Samsung Teases Galaxy Note 9’s Bigger Battery Ahead of Launch

Posted on July 26, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Hardware, Android with 8 Comments

Samsung is set to launch the next-gen Galaxy Note device next month at its Unpacked event. The company sent out invites for the event earlier this month, and it’s now teasing a bigger battery for its upcoming flagship device today.

In a new 30-second video, Samsung essentially shows how users run out of battery so quick on flagship phones nowadays. “A lot can change in a day” is the tagline for the video, and it ends with the date August 9, which is when the firm is expected to unveil the Galaxy Note 9. We are not sure exactly how much the battery will improve, but rumours suggest that the device will make a 4,000mAh battery.

That’s a major upgrade from the Note 8’s 3,300mAh battery, though Samsung will most certainly have to be quite careful about the bigger battery. For one, the company made the battery on the Note 8 smaller from the Note 7’s 3,500mAh battery after it started catching fire. So the upgrade from 3,300mAh to 4,000mAh is quite large, and Samsung has likely spent months into testing the bigger battery in order to prevent the same disaster from happening again.

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8 responses to “Samsung Teases Galaxy Note 9’s Bigger Battery Ahead of Launch”

  1. wolters

    I love the Note series of phones. Truly a productive, feature packed phone on awesome hardware.

    After the Note 7 debacle, I went Pixel and it is hard to leave it, even if the Note 9 may be tempting:

    • Pure Android with Updates
    • Best Overall Camera and Performance
    • No Samsung Bloat

    Samsung Cons

    • Bixby
    • Galaxy App Store
    • Duplicate Apps you can't uninstall.
    • Slow OS updates.
    • No ProjectFi

    Even with that list, I am always tempted to come back to the Note. But my eyes are on the Pixel XL 3 and here's looking at you "notch."

  2. mmcpher

    I have a Note 8 but have gone so weary over the Samsung Bloating that I am unenthusiastic about the Note 9. I manage to keep enough charge with the Note 8 battery but it would be nice if the Note 9 battery lasted longer because they stripped out all the bloaty, redundant carrying-on or at least gave us the option to pare back to stock Android and enhance as needed or desired. I would add the S-pen as a Samsung "pro" factor and I have heard rumors that it's functions will be improved in the Note 9. The S-Pen is a distinguishing feature but the tall-and-thin form factor is a real and annoying limitation, particularly with the curved screen.

  3. NT6.1

    Thinking different indeed.

  4. jwpear

    I love this kind of market pressure on Apple and others! But I'd love a replaceable battery even more. That'd be a premium feature and people would likely buy multiple. I would. Ching, Ching!

    I used to buy multiple spare batteries before this movement to non-user serviceable batteries. Especially handy when traveling or, you know, when batteries reach the end of their useable life.

  5. briantlewis

    It's going to be interesting to see if Samsung updates the Note to Android P quickly. Since 8, they're supposed to be able to upgrade the core OS faster, but as with many google projects - it just doesn't pan out.

    Will be interesting as I really like the idea of a Note with enough battery to get through the day and enough memory to not ever cause an app to be tossed out of memory.

  6. thisisdonovan

    Huawei have had batteries this big for years.

  7. Jay

    You have to wonder why MS doesn’t just partner with Samsung to get a device out.