Samsung's flagship phablet could be getting a few tricks up its sleeve this 2018.
Samsung is working hard on launching Galaxy Note 9 and it looks like Note 9 might be their last device with Iris Scanner. More than just a stylus, the S Pen works hand-in-hand with the Galaxy Note to offer features unique to the series.
There has been talk about the S Pen supporting Bluetooth this year, allowing users to employ the accessory as a wireless speaker. Considering its various uses, the S-Pen has become a feature that closes the gap between Samsung's flagship-grade units and Apple's smartphones. A dual-camera setup is likely to be part of the upcoming package, though it remains to be seen whether Samsung once again opts to deliver a variable-aperture mobile lens such as the one found on the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus.
According to a report from noted smartphone leaker group Ice Universe, which has a pretty good record of predicting future features and capabilities of mobile devices from the industry's biggest players, the Galaxy Note 9's S-Pen features would be well worth the wait.
The latest report comes from Korean publication The Bell who says Galaxy Note 9 might be the last device from Samsung to carry iris scanner. The Galaxy Note 9 is hence expected to focus on internal improvements instead of visual changes, debuting with a better system-on-chip, enhanced imaging hardware, and more consistent software than its predecessor.
Once again, the aforementioned variant could be sold in different markets and you might have to import one to the US or a different country if you want to take advantage of the higher RAM and internal storage.