Earlier this month, leaks suggested that Samsung’s upcoming Note 9 would barely be distinguishable from its predecessor, making little to no external changes to the phablet. Under the hood is a different story, however, as the latest rumours hint at a much larger memory and storage than any of the company’s other devices.
Consistently reliable leaker Ice Universe, who was the first to tip the public off regarding the unchanged chassis being just 2mm shorter than that of the Note 8, is back again, this time revealing what the Galaxy Note 9 might house underneath its bezel-less screen.
Samsung is apparently in talks to double the Galaxy Note 8’s memory and storage, resulting in a Galaxy Note 9 variant housing 8GB RAM and 512GB internal storage. This is a step up from its flagship Galaxy S9 Plus smartphone, which itself houses just 6GB RAM and 256GB storage.
If you are lucky, you will see 8GB RAM and 512GB ROM Galaxy Note9
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) May 26, 2018
Nothing has been confirmed ahead of its release, with Ice Universe noting that this would only happen “if you are lucky,” meaning that the company is uncommitted to the idea or that the potential variant might only come to specific markets.
If plans do come to fruition, the Galaxy Note 9 would become the first mass-market 1TB-capable handheld smartphone/phablet when combined with its 512GB-compatible microSD slot.
Ice Universe has also suggested that there might be some changes to the Galaxy Note 9’s iris sensor thanks to more of an opening on the front chassis where the camera would sit. All remains to be confirmed, however, so take these rumours with a pinch of salt.
KitGuru Says: I’m unsure if I would ever fully use 8GB memory in a smartphone, but it does intrigue me as to what others would use such a jump in hardware for. Would you push the smartphone to its limits or do you think such high-end hardware would be wasted on you?