There a handful of smartphone releases expected within the next coming months, and one of which is the king of phablets, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Thanks to many leaks, we already have a solid idea of what to expect when this device is unveiled.

A beautiful 6.3-inch display, an updated S-Pen with Bluetooth technology, dual rear cameras, and a massive 4,000 mAh battery are just some of the features buyers are soon to enjoy on next Note.

While the design language won’t differ much from its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 9 shouldn’t disappoint in that department, as the past iterations are still fantastic looking products and rank among the best currently.

Maybe it’s due to the leaks, or the pressure from the anticipation of the unveiling of Apple’s next round of iPhones, but according to the ever-reliable SamMobile, Samsung was spotted listing the Note 9 on their support page with a model number SM-N960F.

With the real possibility of 6GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, and the Snapdragon 845 processor, we are getting nothing less than a premium smartphone with of course a premium price-tag to match.

The consensus seems to point towards a built-in fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy S10, and not on this year’s Samsung phablet which will have it on the back.

An integrated fingerprint scanner sounds great and all, but for power users such as myself, what we genuinely scream for is more screen real estate, a larger battery, and security.

I’d rather regular patches, and quicker OS updates over a scanner for my finger.

I can even do without quick charging, heck I still haven’t bought the $100 fast charge cable for my iPhone X after all this time.

We have just over a month until the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 on August 9th in Brooklyn at 11 am EST. Big shout out to Brooklyn!

Only Samsung can confirm or deny all of what we think we know next month. This year’s Note may be my go-to Android device.