Samsung has already teased three top Galaxy Note 9 features, but it looks like there are some surprises left.
All you’ll need to enjoy Android apps and videos on the big screen will be a DisplayPort-enabled USB-C cable. You may not even need a keyboard or mouse, as the Note 9’s screen would double as a touchpad, though presumably you’d have the option to use those peripherals over the phone's Bluetooth connection.
Samsung wouldn’t be the first to offer a desktop-like mode without a cable. Huawei did it with the Mate 10 Pro and its Easy Projection mode. All you needed was a USB-C to HDMI cable.
According to SamMobile, which spotted the original report, Android Oreo makes it easy to use your phone’s screen as a trackpad, and the Note 9 will launch with that OS.
Previously, Samsung charged upwards of $99 for the DexPad, which also came with 2 USB ports, HDMI and USB-C charging. It also supported displays up to 2560 x 1440 pixels in resolution. It will be interesting to see if the Note 9 can handle 4K displays.
WinFuture also says that the Note 9 will be released August 24th, despite reports that the phone would hit store shelves in early August.
Make sure you catch up on all of the Galaxy Note 9 rumors before the launch event on August 9.