Samsung Galaxy Note 9 rumors: Device to reportedly launch this September; Phone to feature 18.5:9 aspect ratio?

(Reuters/Andrew Kelly)Samsung may likely launch the Galaxy Note 9 in September.

Not much has been said regarding the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and its specs, at least officially. The latest alleged leak, however, apparently shows some interesting details that the upcoming device may sport once it is launched.

According to a browser benchmark test that is alleged to be that of the Galaxy Note 9, the device will likely feature an 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Moreover, the device was also shown running on the Android 8.0 Oreo. The benchmark test also showed the device scoring 522 out of a possible 555 points on the Samsung Internet application.

Meanwhile, Sammobile noted that though the benchmark test listed the device to be running on the Android 8.0 Oreo, it will still likely run on the Android 8.1. Meanwhile, a new leak posted on Chinese website Weibo hinted that the Galaxy Note 9 will receive a launch date slated sometime in September of this year. The leak also gave out other key details that include the device's chipset, which will be the Snapdragon 845 from Qualcomm.

Another feature that may possibly be present in the upcoming device is the Super Slow-motion that was used in the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+. Interestingly, a report from Alphr noted that the previous Galaxy Note models, namely, the Note 7 and the Note 8, were both launched in the month of August. It is also possible that the Galaxy Note 9 will be launched in August before being sold to the public come September.

Meanwhile, AndroidCentral noted that if Samsung is looking to make the Galaxy Note 9 relevant and appealing, it should sport a new design that will distance itself from the Galaxy S9+. The report said that the upcoming device should offer something more than a stylus, which has been a staple in the earlier Galaxy Note models. Other than the stylus, the device may not bring anything significantly new to the table that the Galaxy S9+ does not yet offer.

With still several months to go before the alleged launching of the device, it will be interesting to see how Samsung will try to give it a new twist that will make the Galaxy Note 9 more appealing to the market.