Samsung Galaxy Note 9 just got officially confirmed as release date nears

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has been spotted on the official FCC going by the name SM-N960F.

The device was also listed as working with a stylus, something Samsung only uses for its Note line of phones in the form of the S Pen.

Since the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was named SM-N950, this newly listed SM-N960F seems a likely next step progression.

The name appeared on the FCC, which is the US Federal Communications Commission, where every device must pass through before release in North America.

Samsung announced last week that it is holding an Unpacked event  in New York on August 9 where it is almost certain to unveil the Galaxy Note 9.

The Korean technology giant sent out invites to the global keynote with a message that simply reads “SAMSUNG Galaxy” and shows what appears to be a section of the S Pen stylus in a striking gold colour.

This also suggests that leaked renders of the Note 9 which have leaked since that date could indeed be accurate.

Samsung has recently dropped the price of its Note 8, a move indicative of a refresh to that phone line being due soon.

Also listed on the FCC were the SM-N960X and SM-N960F/DS. These are expected to be Asia only and dual SIM versions of the Note 9 respectively, based on last year’s Note 8 naming conventions.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is expected to get lots of new features to set it apart from the last model and the competition.

The Note 9 is rumoured to feature new processors, a larger battery, enhanced cameras, a better S Pen and, potentially, a larger screen.

This last part could be achieved by offering a better screen to body ratio by reducing the bezels but allowing the handset frame to remain the same size.

The battery is rumoured to get a boost from the Note 8’s 3,300mAh unit to 3,800mAh which, combined with a more efficient processor, should mean far longer battery life.

Reports about an in-screen fingerprint reader are conflicting but it seems likely this won’t appear until the Galaxy S10, due in January 2019.

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