Samsung: Note 9
The Samsung Galaxy S9 (seen here) has arrived, and it briefly held the top spot on our list of the greatest smartphones in the world today. It has since been dethroned by Huawei’s latest belter, but second place isn’t a bad place to be. What about the Galaxy Note 9, then? Given Samsung’s approach of late, we’d expect it to bear more than a passing resemblance to the Galaxy S9, which means it shouldn’t be too far off from the Galaxy Note 8 in design. We’re expecting a slightly larger 6.4in screen this time around, along with a beefy 4,000mAh battery pack, which is the same size as the Huawei P20 Pro’s. Recent leaks have suggested that the S Pen will also get a boost via Bluetooth connectivity, which will enable remote features for the button like controlling music and alarms. Hopefully there are more exciting tricks in the bunch, too. Samsung has dated its next Unpacked event for 9 August in New York, which is when we expect to see the thing with our own eyes. A release by the end of August might make sense, then, especially with Apple likely to roll out its own phones in early September. Also, we’re already hearing plenty about Samsung’s 2019 plans. Quite likely, we’ll finally see the foldable Galaxy X phone in January, with the Galaxy S10 to follow in February.