Looks like the release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 may come sooner than expected. Two different versions of the Galaxy Note 9 were certified by the China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology in the last two months.
The bad part of the certification is that there aren't any details in the listing released by China about the Galaxy Note 9.
Galaxy Note 9 Confirmed
Samsung began to focus on the Galaxy Note 9 after sales for the Galaxy S9 were lower than expected. Dutch website Let's Go Digital found that China posted its certification of the new phones recently. In March, the Samsung SM-N9600 was certified, then on April 24, another version of the phone SM-N9608 was added. Galaxy Note's models start with the number SM-N960.
Both models appear to be the Snapdragon and Exynos versions of the phone. Typically, Samsung sells the Snapdragon version of the phone in the U.S. and the Exynos version elsewhere. These are the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and the Samsung Exynos 9810 processors.
No further specs were released in the certification so there is still rampant speculations on what will be included on the phone. Samsung previously trademarked the name Galaxy Note 9 in Colombia but not anywhere else.
Galaxy Note 8 was released in September 2017, the release of the Galaxy Note 9 may be earlier in 2018. Reports say that Samsung started producing the OLED displays for the Galaxy Note 9 in April, which is two months earlier than usual. There are rumors that the Galaxy Note 9 will be released in July.
Galaxy Note 9 Rumors
The Galaxy Note 9 was spotted on Geekbench, where some of its specifications were revealed. This is where it was revealed that it would be running with the Snapdragon 845 and Exynos 9810 processors. This means that it will possibly have a 6GB of RAM instead of 8GB.
There were also rumors on Twitter about the specs of the Galaxy Note 9. The tweet said that the phone will have a 6.4-inch screen, which is larger than the 6.32-inch found in the Galaxy Note 8. It will also come with a 4,000 mAh battery, which is also larger than the 3,330 mAh battery. A larger display shows that the larger space could be used to cram a bigger battery into the phone.
Past reports have also said that the Galaxy Note 9 could feature an in-display fingerprint scanner. There have also been conflicting reports saying that Samsung was having difficulties developing the fingerprint scanner for the Galaxy Note 9. This feature was reported to be in the Galaxy S9 but when it was released the in-screen fingerprint scanner was nowhere to be found.