Despite some of its shortcomings, the BlackBerry Motion has become my "daily driver" of a smartphone for one very big reason: it has a very big battery. I can literally go up to 48 hours between charges with moderate usage thanks to its 4,000 mAh battery. And now it looks like the upcoming Galaxy Note 9 from Samsung will have an equally impressive battery.

Of course, we'll need to take these kinds of rumors and speculation with as much salt as we can muster. The "confirmation" comes by way of Ice Universe on Twitter who proclaims that he (?) is "100% sure" that the Galaxy Note9 battery is 4,000 mAh.

To put this into a bit of perspective, the Galaxy Note7 had a 3,500 mAh battery. The Note8 then proceeded to take a small step backwards with its 3,300 mAh battery. Samsung probably recognizes as well as anyone that power users are drawn to the Note series and, well, power users need power.

So many tech journalists and YouTubers have flatly pointed out that they'd prefer a phone with a bigger battery life over one with an incrementally thinner profile. "MKBHD" Marques Brownlee has said so. Casey Neistat has said so. And I guess Samsung is listening.

Recent Galaxy Note 9 rumors also point toward a 6.4-inch display and an in-display fingerprint scanner, but I wouldn't hold my breath for the latter. Expect the new flagship to drop this fall.

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