Meanwhile the South Korean company has managed to have the Galaxy Note 9 confirmed. Thanks to a number of leaks we have three key details. The headline feature (an under the screen fingerprint reader), the key specification change (a 4000 mAh battery), and the promise of a codename (‘Crown’). Let’s add it all up:
Uber-leaker Evan Blass has revealed Samsung’s codename for the Galaxy Note 9 (SM-N960U) is “Crown”. If ever a codename was designed to exude confidence and status, this is it. And as the leaks continue to break through Samsung’s famous Swiss Cheese security, it is easy to see why.
Just last week mysterious leaker Ice Universe (who broke the Galaxy Note 8 design, attained the first real-world photos of the Galaxy S8 and nailed every single detail of the Galaxy S9) revealed the Galaxy Note 9 will be the first mass-market smartphone to feature an in-display fingerprint reader as well as a huge 4,000 mAh battery.
Sitting ahead of the rest of the smartphone pack, including Apple’s iPhone, is Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. The latest look at the durability of your handset comes from Consumer Report and is covered by SamMobile.
Samsung’s efforts to make the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ faster and more durable and equipping them with fantastic stereo speakers seem to have paid off, at least when it comes to Consumer Reports’ smartphone rankings. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ sit at the top of the ratings at Consumer Reports thanks to their impressive performance in the durability, speed, and sound categories. Not surprising, given these are the segments in which Samsung’s latest flagships offer the most substantial upgrades, in addition to the primary camera.