Fairly consistently Samsung uses a similar suite of hardware in the Galaxy Note series as it does in the Galaxy S flagship for a given year, with one or two tweaks.

According to a new report, Samsung might add a new colour variant for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

The move may come after some criticism of the Galaxy S9 series having inferior battery performance to the Galaxy S8 series and Galaxy Note 8.

For context, the Galaxy Note 8’s charger was 9V at 1.67A. A couple of Twitter tipsters have piped up recently with details regarding the display and battery of the Galaxy Note 9.

The reports reiterate earlier rumours that the Galaxy Note 9 is expected to retain the same 6.32in display size as the Galaxy Note 8 from this year.

Chinese tipster IceUniverse, who has a good track record with leaked information, claims that the Galaxy Note 9 will have a much larger battery than the Galaxy Note 8, which has a 3,300mAh cell.

According to new reports in early June, the Galaxy Note 9 will allegedly keep a broadly similar design to the Galaxy Note 8; it’s claimed this decision was made in order to keep costs low.

“KGI further reports that Samsung will switch from Synaptics to Egis at the time of the Note’s release to supply the company with fingerprint sensors on the Galaxy Note 9,” reports 9To5Google, “It’s also important to note that the switch to this technology is not a simple one, as the cost of that sensor is estimated to be 4-5 times as expensive.”

The report goes on to add that a central arrangement below the camera, as we see on leaked images of the Galaxy S9, is most likely, and that Samsung is indeed working with a selection of suppliers, including Synaptics, on the in-display tech; it’s just that it won’t likely manifest until the Galaxy S10, as Samsung won’t have it prepped for mass production in time for the Galaxy Note 9’s planned launch.