Apple will not announce its new 2018 smartphone ever around mid-September, but given a wealth of leaks and rumors, we have a clear picture of what can be expected.
We can not have true iPhones to compare with Galaxy Note 9, but we have taken a look at Samsung's new flagship side next to dummy models of 6.1 and 6.5-inch iPhones to see how Apple's larger screened devices will measure up to note 9.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has a 6.4-inch display, but Samsung has refused to embrace the chopping, so it continues to contain facades at the top and bottom. It's different from Apple's selection, as all three iPhones adopt the edge-to-edge design introduced with iPhone X.
Apple plans a second-generation 5.8-inch OLED iPhone, a 6.5-inch OLED iPhone, and a 6.1
Size is 6.4- inch Galaxy Note 9 most resembles Apple's upcoming 6.5 inch iPhone, but the note 9 feels heavier in the hand because it's higher with buttons located in inconvenient locations. 6.5-inch iPhone is a more comfortable shape, while 6.1 and 5.8-inch iPhones are even easier to hold.
Apart from the size, Apple's iPhones and Samsung Galaxy Note are quite different. Along with the difference in decorations (Apple is much smaller), note 9 continues to offer a headset connector, a fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone, and S-Pen, Samsung's stylus integration.
Some rumors have suggested that Apple plans to introduce Apple Pencil support in at least some of the new iPhones, but it is unclear whether this will actually happen. If so, it would introduce additional functionality between the note and the iPhone.
Double cameras are included in note 9, as we also expect in two out of three of the upcoming iPhones. Both the 5.8 and 6.5-inch models will feature a dual-lens camera layout, while the 6.1-inch model will have a single-lens camera.
Since these are iPhone dummy models and not genuine, we can not compare the performance between the note and the coming iPhones . Samsung's new smartphone uses a Snapdragon 845 chip, which is already better than the A11. Apple's new iPhones will use a faster, more efficient A12 chip, which will introduce further speed improvements. The 5.8 and 6.5-inch models are also rumored to include 4GB of RAM. Galaxy Note 9 offers 6 to 8GB of RAM, but Apple often matches or exceeds the performance of Android phones with more RAM due to the tight integration of hardware and software.
Samsung's smartphones win out at LTE speeds right now, but it may change with the 2018 iPhone setup that Apple uses upgraded Intel chips that offer faster connection speeds than the chips in the iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus. Note 9 may also have superior battery life with the included 4000 mAh battery, but we have not heard many rumors about Apple's battery plan from now on.
Galaxy Note 9 is actually one of the Android smartphones that looks the least like iPhone X and iPhones coming in 2018, but as Samsung's latest flagship performance and features close to what we expect to see in the new iPhone lineup, it's going to be be one of the most important competitors Apple will have to fight with this fall.
What do you think of Galaxy Note 9 compared to the design of Apple's larger screened 6.5 "iPhone? Let us know in the comments.