One look at the news circulating this morning and it's clear that phone rumour season is upon us. It's my favourite time of year, by which I mean the opposite. It's generally pretty soul crushing look at phone cases and leaked screen protectors to gleam some information about the design of the phone. But that's life. The latest leak involves the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, apparently revealed some key specs.
Twitter leaker Ice Universe claims "if [we're] lucky" the Galaxy Note 9 will be available with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage. Needless to say that is a ridiculous amount of juice, further pushing the limits of what sort of laptop-beating hardware can be squeezed into a 6.5-inch rectangle. More and more phones are coming bundled with 6GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, so it makes sense that Samsung would be one to boost those numbers - even if it's only in a limited edition model.
It wouldn't be the first company to increase those, but it's a big player in the smartphone industry and the things it does can't really be ignored. The phone will also likely have a microSD card slot, which means there's room for an absurd amount of storage inside.
Considering we have nothing but Ice Universe's word on the matter, so it's worth taking this rumour with a healthy dose of scepticism - especially at this early stage. The Galaxy Note 9 isn't expected until the end of summer, so there's still a lot we don't know and won't know for quite some time.
It's not worth getting our hopes up about any major spectacular changes just yet, given how the phone business has been the past couple of years. Maybe there will be something of note, but right now we're only hearing about incremental hardware changes. And that's only interesting up to a point. [Ice Universe via Slashgear]