With Samsung’s first flagship smartphone launch of the year out of the way, the rumor mill has turned its attention toward the Galaxy Note 9 which is due in the second half of this year. According to a new rumor out of China, the Galaxy Note 9 battery capacity might be increased significantly to 3,850mAh.
Customers almost always appreciate bigger batteries particularly if smartphone manufacturers are able to put one in without significantly increasing the thickness or the weight of the device. So if the Galaxy Note 9 does indeed come with a 3,850mAh battery, Samsung will certainly be making its fans’ wishes come true. For the sake of comparison, the Galaxy Note 8 features a 3,300mAh battery.
However, the company will have to move some things around inside to make space for the larger battery. Multiple reports have suggested that the Galaxy Note 9 is going to feature a display-based fingerprint sensor. The latest rumor also reiterates that possibility, which if accurate would make the Galaxy Note 9 Samsung’s first smartphone to feature a fingerprint sensor in the display itself.
None of this has been officially confirmed by Samsung as yet, though, so take the information with a grain of salt until we have more to go on. Samsung isn’t expected to launch the Galaxy Note 9 before the second half of this year.