Leaked Note 9 retail box lists larger display, 4000mAh battery, 'remote control' S Pen

Leaked Note 9 retail box lists larger display, 4000mAh battery, 'remote control' S Pen
In Soviet Russia devices release themselves, and Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 is no exception, it seems. After the new Duo wireless charger launched itself in flesh and blood in Moscow stores, now the Note 9 shows up for the camera, retail box and all. The alleged wrapper of the most anticipated Samsung phone for the season clearly depicts all the specification details we have been discussing for the last few weeks, confirming a few very important tidbits.

First off, the Note 9 is listed with a 6.4" display, against the 6.3" in the official Note 8 specs. This might have something to do with the alleged more refined Infinity Display design with a tad slimmer bezel, or could be a different type of rounding, though the rules are pretty set on that. We did have CAD dimensions sent to us not long ago, and made a render out of them showcasing a tad shorter and wider handset, so that might be it. Let's not forget that recent rumors pegged the Galaxy S10+ display to grow to 6.4 inches in order to chase the eventual iPhone X Plus diagonal, so that might be the panel we are looking at here.

Furthermore, the leaked box which, according to the tweet has simply been chillaxing in the store's warehouse in Moscow waiting for the official pre-order announcement, confirms a 4000 mAh battery. Samsung's leaked promo video of the Note 9 has long battery life as one of its key points so that ties up nicely. 

Another new feature will be the 128GB basic storage, compared to the Note 8's 64GB, which shouldn't be reflected in the price at launch, too. The camera setup seems to be the one from the Galaxy S9+, though probably with some craftier algorithms thrown in as enhancements. AKG-anointed stereo speakers and earphones round up the pretty picture, as well as IP68 water-tight certification, iris scanning, and wireless charging to go with the new Duo pad.

Last but not least, the box mentions a digital stylus S Pen with what we can translate from Russian to be "remote control," and ties up nicely with the rumors that the new Bluetooth-enabled stylus will let you unlock the phone, control your stereo, and even shooter games, so we can't wait to hear more at Samsung's event in New York next week.

source: @dryab (Twitter)

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Galaxy Note 9
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(29h 3G talk time)



1. vasra

Posts: 133; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

I hope they fixed the fingerprint reader from Note8, which it total crap and much slower and less accurate than even most of the cheap Xiaomi phones, not to mention the newer Huaweis that are lightning quick.

6. corvette72778

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

I disagree. The fingerprint reader on the Note 8 has worked extremely bwell for me. It's one of my favorite features on the Note 8.

14. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Yep, works very well on my note 8 also.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31757; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Mine too.

11. srgonu

Posts: 568; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Try re-registering. I have no issues.

12. geordie8t1

Posts: 318; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

Im using a note 8, and the fp is running perfectly, instantaneous! perhaps delete ur prints and try again

2. cmdacos

Posts: 4383; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

My fps was a light tap n go, same as it was with s8 and now s9+. Maybe you had a bad unit.

19. izim1

Posts: 1614; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Cant speak for the note 8 but the S8 fp and iris scanners were absolute turds compared to the ones on the s9. The s9 has been absolutely beyond perfect, while the s8 made me want to slam it against a wall at times.

3. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1859; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Mercia will be getting base 128gb of storage, 4000mah battery, and the blue version with yellow s-pen. I think T-Mobile is getting the purple and blue version but no black this year...

4. bucknassty

Posts: 1395; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

at this point... ya'll have the phone... and you know what is has and what it looks like!!!!!

5. ReticentHamster

Posts: 158; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

We've actually known this for a while. The millimeter conversion puts it at 6.377", or 6.38" which is what "The Bell" reported Samsung ordering a month or more back. Also, as noted, the phone is 1.6mm wider than before, so it would have been weird if the screen wasn't bigger.

8. KashunatoR

Posts: 47; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

I wonder if this will be noticeable in real life.

13. ReticentHamster

Posts: 158; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Not likely... there have been two unofficial hands-on reports of the Note9, and both of them said they thought the screen was the same size as the Note8. Granted, they likely didn't have a Note8 to put beside it, and it's unlikely they actually measured the screen, but if the screen were a LOT bigger, they surely would have noticed it.

7. dimas

Posts: 3446; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

With big display, I am expecting note 9 to have 5000mah but 4000mah is ok. Looking forward for a wide angle camera in the official launch.

10. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1859; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I've played with one already. No wide angle. It's the same as the S9

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31757; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

How is, cause I’m starting to consider getting one. I have 14 days buyers remorse with AT&T to decide...might as well.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31757; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

How is it?

9. axc06j

Posts: 26; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

I can't wait to get yhe note 9, may have to be the last phone i buy for a while, but will be a good daily driver for the time being.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31757; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I just might not to give this 9er a chance...hmmmm.

20. taz_chaz

Posts: 135; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

its like note 8s...or samsung note 9 plus..ish,,,but its gonna be a beautiful device and the storage dear me is monstrous....

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