It is hardly a mystery that Samsung's schedule has fallen into chaos due to external factors. There was the literal explosion of the Galaxy Note 7, the arrival of the iPhone X and now the slow sales of the Galaxy S9. All this seems to have at least one side effect: Samsung hurries. As if this expectation were confirmed, the Galaxy Note 9, two of them, recently appeared at CMIIT's China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, suggesting that we could only be three months away from another Samsung flagship.
Samsung often launches a new Galaxy Note in early September or late August, usually on the occasion of the annual IFA Congress in Berlin. But because of the above forces, it has reportedly postponed its schedule to offset the potential decline in worse-than-forecast Galaxy S9 sales. This year it is said that it will start in July.
If that were indeed the case, Samsung would have to compromise to meet its schedule. Unlike TENAA, we hardly get any information from this CMIIT appearance of a particular SM-N9600 and SM-N9608, which are both Chinese versions of the Galaxy Note 9. We can, however, make some assumptions.
No new mobile processors are planned for this year, so the Galaxy Note 9 will be equipped with the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. Samsung also has no time to develop a new Exynos chip, the Exynos 9810. Samsung is quite stingy on RAM, so that will not be more than 6 GB in it. And let's hope that there will not be a score here either.
The timetable could make Samsung refrain from using the in-display fingerprint scanner even though this option is supposedly still on the table. The deployment of the Galaxy Note 9 could create space for the foldable Galaxy X at the IFA, although rumors now point to another delay until 2019.
VIA: Let's Go Digital