Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 is set to be released this summer, and, based on the specifications known so far, it will undoubtedly be one of the best smartphones in the market at its time.
With an impressive performance, a sleek design, a beautiful Super AMOLED screen, plenty of power, and the stylus features that have become loved on the Galaxy Note series, the Galaxy Note 9 seems to be a phone that will be loved by many. However, it may eventually suffer the same fate that the Galaxy S9 and S9+ did.
Earlier this year, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ were launched, and they are amazing phones. However, sales of these flagship devices have gotten slower and slower over the weeks. This is hugely due to the fact that these phones did not offer much as improvement over their predecessors, the Galaxy S8 and S8+, which were released last year. Instead, the S9 series look almost exactly like the S8 series, with no exciting new features to encourage people to upgrade.
It appears that the Galaxy Note 9, which is expected to be released in August, will likely feature specs that are identical to those of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ while carrying a design that is identical to the Galaxy Note 8.
Before now, there was talk of an exciting new feature on the Galaxy Note 9, but report has it that it has been scrapped. Rumors had it that the device would feature a fingerprint sensor integrated into the display. That news was received with pleasure. However, new leaks have revealed that Samsung will not actually be adding the on-display fingerprint sensor, but that the “Galaxy S10”, set to debut early next year, might be Samsung’s first phone to feature an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor under the screen.
Now that the one feature that might actually make people want to buy the phone is off the table, can Samsung do something else to make this flagship phone a bit more appealing?
Well, the good news is that Samsung has confirmed a new feature that will debut on the Galaxy Note 9. The bad news is that it is a feature that no one probably wants.
On Thursday, a Samsung executive revealed that the Galaxy Note 9 will be the first from Samsung to feature the next-generation version of the company’s Bixby personal assistant – Bixby 2.0. This news was confirmed by Samsung Research’s Artificial Intelligence boss, Gray G. Lee.
For now, there are not many details about this, but it was reported that Bixby 2.0 will feature enhanced natural language processes, improved noise resistance capability and quicker response times.
These features do not seem really catchy, especially since Google is also in the process of adding to Google Assistant. The full details of Samsung’s plans for Bixby 2.0 are not yet available, but it still may not be as exciting as an on-display fingerprint sensor would have been.
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