Customers want to see improved software on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 more than any other upgrade, according to data extracted from a poll Trusted Reviews ran in partnership with interactive media distributor Apester last month.
When asked what feature they’d like to see upgraded on the upcoming Galaxy Note 9, around 48% of voters were in favour of improved software, while 18% said they’re hoping for a handset that’s been designed from the ground up – not a retrofitted Galaxy Note 8.
The remaining votes were split between the camera and other hardware upgrades.
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What’s clear here is that with such a large lead, fans, or prospective fans, of the Galaxy Note series aren’t satisfied with the current software – be it because it’s lacking new features (that’s set to change with the new Bluetooth-enabled S Pen) or it’s a bit too volatile for their liking.
It’s not surprising that a fair amount of consumers want the Galaxy Note 9 to be a significant upgrade on its predecessor, but that, unfortunately, won’t be the case. The handset is all bit confirmed to be near-identical to the Galaxy Note 8, save for a couple of minor changes.
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It’s also not surprising that voters are hoping to see a larger cell on the Galaxy Note 9, Samsung was treading on eggshells with the release of the Galaxy Note 8, following the great Galaxy Note 7 debacle, so it decided against bundling a massive battery on the handset.
The latest leaks suggest it’s rebuilt its confidence, however, as the Note 9 has been spotted on more than one occasion with a 4000mAh battery in tow, putting it on par with the Huawei P20 Pro, which has been praised by consumers for its fantastic screen-on time.
The Galaxy Note 9 will also come with an Exynos 9810/Snapdragon 845 CPU, at least 6GB of RAM, an improved dual-camera and an all-new S Pen that can double as a remote trigger for controlling music and snapping pictures from afar, according to the latest rumours.
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