Samsung‘s latest iteration of its Note line has now a launch date confirmed, as the South Korean company has already sent invitations for an event on August 9th for a new Galaxy device. Although the invitation didn’t mentioned the Note 9 as the exact device name, the photo below seemed to be a photo of its supposed ‘S Pen’ or stylus, which might denote the launch of the Galaxy Note 9.
Recently clearing the FCC regulatory certification, the August 9 launch date was first rumored by Bloomberg. While the invitations didn’t indicate specs or anything else about the new Galaxy device, it seems that this year’s upgrade was focused on improving the cameras than an overhauled design, just like what Samsung did on its Galaxy S9 from the Galaxy S8. Aside from that, the invite also hints to a new yellow color for the device, which might look interesting given the size of the Note line larger than the S-series.
Aside from clearing FCC, the phablet’s upcoming launch might have been confirmed already through Samsung’s trademark filing in Columbia. Its alleged numerical code name, SM-N960U, has made an appearance in a browser benchmark test earlier this month, scoring 522 out of 555 points.
Samsung’s Note line, just like how LG’s V-series goes, is known to be targeted among power users who prioritize productivity. It is also Samsung’s platform to go along its hardware experiments. With that said, we’re hoping to see the long-clamored and rumored in-display fingerprint scanner, which is already present on some devices by Vivo and Xiaomi.
It is also expected to share some specs with the Galaxy S9+, although there could be more than that. Anyways, we’ll just wait for the leaks to surface out as we’re nearing to the launch date.