Galaxy Note 9 now one step closer to release

The Galaxy Note 9 has cropped up on Chinese certification commision TENAA’s online database, marking a milestone in the handset’s journey towards release.

Samsung has received permission from TENAA to sell the Galaxy Note 9 in China. That’s important because the firm is known to seek approval from the Chinese government a mere matter of weeks before it intends to launch a new device in the region; while it typically requests approval elsewhere two to three months in advance.

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To be honest, though, we have quite a good idea of when the Galaxy Note 9 is going to hit the shelves. Samsung has all but confirmed that it will take the wraps off the handset on August 9, with pre-orders rumoured to open on August 14. The unit will then start shipping the following week on August 24, according to Korea’s ETNews.

Customers want to see a long-lasting battery on the Galaxy Note 9 more than any other feature, according to a poll Trusted Reviews ran in partnership with Apester last month, and it looks like that’s going to be the case as the handset is tipped to feature a massive 4000mAh cell – the largest bundled on a Galaxy Note handset to date.

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The handset is also expected to ship with an Exynos 9810/Snapdragon 845 CPU (market dependent), 6GB of RAM and an improved dual-camera, which could have a variable aperture, as well as an all-new S Pen that can double as a remote trigger for controlling music playback and taking pictures from a considerable distance.

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