Samsung has just announced the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus smartphones at MWC 2018 but it seems that Samsung is already working on its next flagship device, the Galaxy Note 9. Yes, you read that right. Even though we are roughly 6 months away from a possible announcement of the device, reports indicate that it is likely that a prototype Note 9 may have been benchmarked as a device with a similar model number was spotted on a benchmarking test.
The test, in this case, HTML5test shows that the unannounced Samsung device has the model number SM-N960. To recall, the Samsung Note 8 had the model number SM-N950 so it would make sense that the SM-N960 could be the Galaxy Note 9. HTML5test is a web application for evaluating a web browser's accuracy in implementing the HTML 5 web standards and the SM-N960 scored 522 out of 555.
According to a report by GSMArena, the HTML5test usually shows only a fraction of the device's actual resolution, so it isn't surprising to see the resolution of the SM-N960 as 412x846. The report also points out that it is clear from the resolution that the aspect ratio of the alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is slightly bigger than 18:9. This makes sense since the Note 9 would obviously have an Infinity display and the aspect ratio of such a display is 18.5:9.
The benchmark result of the SM-N960 also pointed out that the device is running Android 8.0 Oreo, which is also present in the S9 phones out-of-the-box. Though it's too early to call out anything definite on the Note 9, stay tuned to our website for more updates about the Galaxy Note 9.