Samsung teases better battery life in new Galaxy Note9 video

Samsung Galaxy Note9

A lot can change in a day? At least that’s what Samsung’s narrative is heading with its upcoming Galaxy Note9. The South Korean consumer electronics giant has released a new teaser video that touches on battery life, an aspect that could be improved in its current Galaxy Note8.

After the fiasco that was the Galaxy Note7, Samsung made sure to play it safe with the Galaxy Note8. The onboard battery was without a doubt safer and more reliable, but also smaller than expected. In fact, it’s smaller than the Galaxy S9+’s 3,500mAh cell.

Well, things are about to change. The upcoming Galaxy Note9 is expected to come with a 4,000mAh battery which will put in on par with other flagships like the Huawei P20 Pro.

The video is a light-hearted take on what a smartphone user goes through daily, when the device gets low on juice. It signs off with “A lot can change in a day” before displaying the date of Samsung Unpacked – 9 August – where it will unveil the Galaxy Note9.

A bigger 4,000mAh battery is a welcome improvement to Samsung’s flagship productivity device, although through experience with it, I never found battery life to be much of an issue in general. The 3,300mAh typically lasts the day based on “regular” use.

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The Galaxy Note9 is an evolution of the Galaxy Note8. If you’re expecting a huge change in terms of looks then you’re going to be disappointed. Aside from the change to the rear camera array and the fingerprint sensor, the Galaxy Note9 looks wholly similar to its predecessor.

The S Pen, however, gains a flashy new yellow colour and is rumoured to have Bluetooth connectivity.

As leaked earlier, the device will feature up to 512GB of storage, with up to 8GB of RAM. It will retain the Galaxy Note8’s 6.3-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display and will be powered by the Exynos 9810 (or Snapdragon 845).

Stay tuned for the big unpacking on 9 August 2018.

For everything Galaxy Note9, head over to this page.


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