A new report out of South Korea suggests that Samsung will start producing the OLED panels for the Galaxy Note 9 next month, two months ahead of schedule. Considering that last year’s Galaxy Note 8 (pictured in the photograph at the top of this story) was launched on September 17th, we could see the Note 9 released in July or August. The display is rumored to weigh in at 6.38-inches, up from the 6.32-inch screen on the 2017 model.
The buzz around the watercooler is that Sammy wants to make sure that the Galaxy Note 9 is already available to consumers before the expected September launch of Apple’s 2018 lineup. According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is expected to release a 5.8-inch Apple iPhone x a 6.5-inch Apple iPhone is and a 6.1-inch Apple iPhone 9. All three models are expected to feature an edge-to-edge screen, the TrueDepth Camera and Face ID. The two iPhone Xs models will be equipped with an OLED display, while the iPhone 9 will use an LCD screen. The latter model will also have just one rear-facing camera and will not offer 3D Touch.
The phone will be powered by Qualcomm’s latest and greatest Snapdragon 845 mobile platform in the U.S. and China, and the Exynos 9810 elsewhere. Yesterday, we passed along the results of a Geekbench benchmark revealing that the Note 9 will be pre-installed with Android 8.1 and feature 6GB of RAM.
Last year, the Samsung Note 8 was released just five days before the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus hit the market. This year, if Sammy gets its way, there could be several weeks to as much as two months between the launch of the Galaxy Note 9 and the 2018 iPhone models.
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