Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are two of the most popular flagship smartphones on the earth proper now… however nobody actually cares. Samsung’s choice to reuse the identical design as final yr’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ is popping out to have dire penalties, and the truth that the telephones don’t embody any novel new options isn’t serving to issues both. As we’ve famous a number of instances up to now, a variety of impartial reviews counsel Galaxy S9 gross sales have are available nicely beneath expectations. In reality, there are indications that gross sales to date have been downright terrible, like the truth that the S9 and S9+ received big price cuts at three major wireless carriers within a month of their release. Now, on prime of every little thing else, an business insider with a dependable monitor document has steered that full-year mixed gross sales of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ are anticipated to complete fewer than 30 million units. That could be terrible — whereas Samsung doesn’t report smartphone unit gross sales, it did say that it anticipated full-year gross sales of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ to succeed in 60 million units last year.
The ethical of the story right here is that Samsung isn’t positioned fairly in addition to Apple with regards to flagship telephones. Apple can reuse the identical design time and again, and nonetheless see spectacular iPhone gross sales numbers as a result of it’s the one sport on the town with regards to iOS. Meanwhile, if Samsung launches a boring telephone, customers have dozens of different choices to discover. Yes, the ethical is certainly clear, however the issue doesn’t seem as if it’ll be corrected this yr as a result of it’s too late to do something to repair the boring Galaxy Note 9 set to debut lower than 2 months from now.
Based on every little thing we’ve seen and heard to this point, the Galaxy Note 9 will probably be to the Note eight what Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S9+ are to final yr’s S8 and S8+. It’s going to be an improve, certain. It’ll be extra highly effective and have higher specs, too. The Note 9’s rear digital camera can even get an enormous improve, identical to the rear cameras on the Galaxy S9 and S9+. But the Note 9 goes to look nearly precisely like final yr’s Galaxy Note eight, and it’s not going to introduce any thrilling new options. Well, except you contemplate Samsung’s creepy (and crappy) Animoji ripoff to be an thrilling new function.
Long story brief, the percentages of Galaxy Note eight homeowners being wooed into an improve are very slim. The Note 9 will principally be a “Note 8s,” just like the “S” upgrades Apple used to launch each different yr. Again, that was a tremendous technique for a corporation with no competitors, nevertheless it clearly isn’t the perfect technique for an Android telephone maker with loads of competitors.
The silver lining is the truth that these with older smartphone fashions who do find yourself upgrading to a Galaxy Note 9 will find yourself with an excellent flagship telephone. Just just like the Galaxy S9 and S9+, the Note 9 goes to be among the many greatest new smartphones available on the market when it launches in August. We’ve seen loads of leaks that paint an image of the telephone’s specs, and now the most recent tidbit brings extra excellent news.
Reliable leaker Ice universe has a wonderful monitor document with regards to details about unreleased Samsung smartphones. On Tuesday morning, he shared a brand new piece of data that he says is 100% confirmed. If he’s that assured we will possible take this new information to the financial institution, and this specific piece of information is sort of interesting. According to the leaker, Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 9 will function an enormous four,000 mAh battery.
The Galaxy Note eight already has superb battery life, and it packs a a lot smaller three,300 mAh battery. The Galaxy Note 9 will probably be powered by a extra environment friendly Snapdragon 845 chipset, and it’s prone to embody different energy optimizations as nicely. Couple that with a battery that’s over 21% bigger, and also you’ve received a recipe for probably the most spectacular telephones available on the market with regards to battery life. It’ll be a incredible profit for individuals who do purchase the telephone, however sadly it’s nonetheless not terribly thrilling and is unlikely to draw customers searching for progressive new options.