Samsung is currently preparing to launch its next flagship smartphone under the Note series — Samsung Galaxy Note 9. We recently heard that the device launch might be delayed by two weeks due to minor design changes ordered by the company’s vice-president.
However, a new report suggests that the company’s Unpacked event might take place in New York about two weeks earlier this year than a similar occasion last year. The South Korean company aims to release the new model as early as the end of August, the people said, though plans could still shift.
If that happens, it would give Samsung a head start against this year’s iPhones. Last year, the Note 8 only went on sale after the iPhone 8 and iPhone X had been announced in September, which could have depressed sales by losing would-be buyers to Apple.
Samsung is said to be working on revamping the camera of the flagship. The upcoming flagship from Samsung would be named Galaxy Note 9 and will include an upgraded processor from Qualcomm — Snapdragon 845 for some markets and Exynos chipset for others.
The company has already confirmed that Bixby 2, the next-generation of the company’s digital assistant will make its debut on the Note 9.
Earlier this year, Samsung released the Galaxy S9 phone with an upgraded camera, which has been well received by consumers. It featured an adjustable aperture, a super slo-mo video feature and multi-frame noise reduction for improved images.