Samsung Galaxy Note 9's 'biggest' feature dropped

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Samsung will launch its second flagship smartphone for the year in the coming months and we will gradually start hearing more rumors and reports about this handset.

Published on Chinese Twitter Weibo are photos of a Burgundy Red and a Black Galaxy phones that look a lot like the Galaxy S8 with curved edges, an Infinity display, glass back panel, and aluminum frame. The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Android 8.0 Oreo update also requires the latest version of some preloaded apps, including Samsung Pay, Samsung Internet, Samsung Notes, and Email, that users can install individually. The website claims the device has shown up on CMIIT (China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology), a certification platform.

The TENAA listing also includes photos of the smartphone, and it looks almost identical to the existing Galaxy S8, except for the rear-mounted heart rate monitor which is absent in the Lite version. Pixel count is not everything, however, and the Galaxy S8's camera is more advanced. If you've been wanting the premium Galaxy S8 or S9 but can't afford twice that amount, then Galaxy S8 Lite may be good enough.

Improved camera: The camera is one of the biggest highlights of any flagship smartphone launching these days, and it goes without saying that Samsung might come up with an improved camera setup on the Galaxy Note9.

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A separate trademark application sees the company granted use of the name Samsung Galaxy Fit, which may be for the follow up device to the Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro.

Other specs include 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of native storage space expandable via microSD, an iris scanner, and a 3,000 mAh battery with fast-charging support via USB Type-C. These details are based on the recent-most rumours.

In the US, the price of the unlocked Galaxy Note 8 was around $930, which has made it the most expensive smartphone to date from Samsung.

Samsung was long-rumored to equip the Galaxy Note 8 with an in-display fingerprint sensor, but the world's largest smartphone manufacturer stuck to a conventional fingerprint sensor for the Note 8.