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Motorola outdid themselves with this impressive budget smartphone

Early Galaxy S9 rumors also claimed that Samsung was eying a January 2018 launch to counter the then-popular iPhone X. As we approached January, those rumors died down, and Samsung stuck to its regular MWC announcement schedule for the Galaxy S series. Out of these, two iPhones will come with OLED display (5.85-inch and 6.46-inch) and the third one may sport an LCD display (6.04-inch).

Yesterday we reported that the Samsung Galaxy Note9 - successor to last year's Galaxy Note8 - had appeared on Geekbench that revealed some of its key specifications. But, don't be disappointed as Samsung could pull a last-minute surprise. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was unveiled in late August and went on sale in mid-September. To be fair, though, an early Note 9 launch is certainly possible.

On the other hand, it seems that carrier Galaxy S9 units are fine from this point of view.

On the display front, the Galaxy Note 9 will feature a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED bezel-less display, which is the same as the previous counterpart. Ultimately, it's a feature we'd rather have on our phone than not. However, we can expect only the 64GB and 128GB storage variants with Exynos 9810 to be launched in India. It's not clear if the Galaxy Note 9 will follow the same path or offer something truly different. Sadly, it doesn't look it'll be getting its hands on an in-display fingerprint scanner. The device expected to be Samsung's first one to run Android 8.1 Nougat out-of-the-box, although the phone will arrive after Google has released Android 9.