New Samsung Galaxy Note 9 teaser touts battery life improvements

The Galaxy Note 9 could come with a larger battery. (Source: Samsung / Mashable)
The Galaxy Note 9 could come with a larger battery. (Source: Samsung / Mashable)
Samsung's new teaser for the impending Note 9 launch is about our smartphone batteries dying in the middle of something important. While nothing much was revealed in the video, we do know that the battery in the Note 9 is going to get a significant bump.

In a new teaser in the run up to the Galaxy Note 9 launch, Samsung shows the Achilles' heel of almost every smartphone — dying batteries in the middle of work. The 30-second video shows desperate measures one does before reaching for the charger only to find out that the battery has already given up. Nothing else is shown in the teaser except a line that says, "Battery can't keep up? A lot can change in a day." and shows the August 9 date clearly implying that this is regarding the upcoming Galaxy Note 9.

While it is not exactly clear how Samsung plans to tackle battery life, we do know that there have been rumors about the Galaxy Note 9 sporting a 4,000 mAh battery. That's a decent bump from the Note 8 that had only a 3,300 mAh battery. To accommodate the bigger battery, the Note 9 will opt for a horizontal rear camera placement instead of the vertical alignment found in the Galaxy S9+.

Although the Note 7 battery fiasco is well behind now, Samsung would want to tread carefully with respect to increasing the battery capacity. But as with all preliminary information, the purported increased battery capacity in the Note 9 is still unofficial so we'll have to wait till August 9 to find out if Samsung has any other tricks up their sleeves. 


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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2018-07-27 (Update: 2018-07-27)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.