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Galaxy Note 9 looks rather disappointing in leaked introduction video

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be more a minor update than expected, if a leaked promotional video is to be believed.

Samsung’s successor to the Galaxy Note 8 was the star of a 30-second ad that was accidentally published by the firm’s Kiwi arm on August 3, less than a week before the handset’s unveiling, highlighting the selection of new features it brings to the table.

It’s all a bit underwhelming to be honest, with the most notable addition being the much-rumoured Bluetooth-enabled S Pen – and we get the impression that won’t be enough to encourage existing Galaxy Note customers to upgrade to the latest model.

Another interesting takeaway is that the Galaxy Note 9 will be available with a colossal 512GB of storage, which can be expanded up to 1TB through the use of 512GB microSD card. But that’s not something the average consumer will be interested in.

If that’s the extent of the changes Samsung has made, the Galaxy Note 8 is the far more appealing option. Based on the rumours we’ve heard to date, it offers near enough the same experience the Note 9 is set to offer, but for a fraction of the cost.

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That said, we’ve come across a number of leaks in recent weeks claiming that the Galaxy Note 9 has a mammoth 4000mAh battery, something Samsung hints at in the short trailer, which could be reason alone to upgrade to the latest handset.

But that’s where we expect the changes to end. After all, if Samsung had more tricks up its sleeve, as we were hoping would be the case, it would almost certainly showcase them in the ad it’s intending to use to drive the initial wave of orders.

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