Samsung’s successor to the Galaxy Note 9 won’t launch until the second half of 2019, but reports about its specs and features have begun trickling in this week. 

AT&T announced via its online newsroom on Wednesday that it is working with Samsung to bring another 5G-ready device to the United States in the second half of 2019. The announcement comes a day after the carrier confirmed that it’s launching a 5G-capable smartphone with Samsung in the first half of next year. 

Even without naming the two devices, it’s easy to tell that they are bound to be flagship phones. The device that’s coming out sometime in the January-June period is believed to be one of the Galaxy S10 variants. On the other hand, the smartphone that’s set to debut with 5G capability in the July-December period is believed to be the Galaxy Note 10. 

The launch window that AT&T announced for the second device is highly indicative of the next-generation Galaxy Note installment. Every year since 2011, Samsung introduces a new Note-branded phone in the second half of the calendar year. Hence the Galaxy Note 10 is the only possible option when guessing about the second 5G-ready device that AT&T teased, as pointed out by Android Headlines

The Galaxy Note 10, as with the Galaxy S10 models, is expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 855, the latest System-on-Chip that Qualcomm announced on Wednesday. During the announcement, Qualcomm even emphazied that the Snapdragon 855 is the only 5G-ready module it has come up with to date. 

As per usual, fans can expect the Galaxy Note 10 to come equipped with more RAM and bigger storage options. Its display is also rumored to be bigger, with notable Twitter leaker Ice Universe claiming that it could measure 6.66 inches and could have a longer screen ratio of 19:9 or 19:5:9. For comparison, the Note 9 has a 6.4-inch screen and an 18:5:9 aspect ratio. Despite the longer screen, the Note 10 is said to be smaller than the Note 9 due to its narrower border. 

No information about the phone’s other specs and features has been leaked so far. But there’s high expectation for the Galaxy Note 10 to come with more advanced technologies. When it comes to its release date, Expert Reviews says the device could be announced in August and released shortly after. After all, the Galaxy Note 9 was announced on Aug. 9 and was released on 15 days later.  

Note 9 The successor to the Galaxy Note 9 is expected to be 5G-ready. Photo: Getty Images/Jung Yeon-Je