Samsung has sent out invitations for an event on August 9th for a new Galaxy device — and while it doesn’t call out the Note 9 by name, the picture of a Note stylus plus the timing means it’s almost certain we’ll see the launch of the company’s next flagship device.
The August 9th date was rumored by Bloomberg earlier in the month, and the Note 9 itself recently cleared the FCC, so a launch event was likely to happen sooner or later. As for the Note 9, rumors indicate that it’ll be a similar upgrade to the Note 8 as the Galaxy S9 was to last year’s S8, with a focus on an improved camera rather than a completely overhauled design. The invitation also seems to hint at a new yellow color for the device.
Given that Samsung also tends to use the Note line as a platform for bigger hardware experiments, though, it’s likely we could see some other additions — like say the long-rumored in-display fingerprint scanner. Whatever the case, we’ll find out in just a few weeks when Samsung’s event rolls around (or, if past history is any indication, when the leaks start to come out).