If the Note 9 looks like the Note 8, would you be disappointed?
by Preslav Kateliev / Jul 11, 2018, 8:28 AM
But is this a bad thing? Thin-bezeled smartphones still feel pretty futuristic and Samsung's curved Infinity Displays (a.k.a. Edge screens) are still very pretty to look at and rarely replicated by the competition. Yea, a new design would be nice but... where to? The Note 8 already has non-existant side bezels and super-thin "forehead and chin".
On the other hand, of course, if you are a fan that upgrades their $900+ smartphone every year, you'd expect your favorite company to push the envelope and try and surprise you again and again.
So, if the Note 9's design really is (almost) the same as the Note 8's — would that upset you?
Would you be disappointed if the Note 9 looks like the Note 8?
Nope! The Note 8's looks still hold up quite well!
I was hoping for some progress, but I could live with it...
Yes! I want a fresh design!
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No, the Note 8 design is good. They should work on performance and reliability.
posted on Jul 11, 2018, 8:31 AM 29
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Absolutely agree! And it seems like they did concentrate on reliability for the Note 9. 4000mah battery, many blogs and articles are disregarding how significant that is, but Huawei has had it in their Mate series for multiple years already, so it's about time that Samsung caught up. Additionally, the fingerprint sensor is where it should be. I seem to remember that being the MAIN complaint about blogs and articles last year, but somehow nobody is really talking about that being a fix that Samsung has corrected. The narrative changes every single year and many articles knocking Samsung for not having a "huge" change, but what about looking at the historical pattern Samsung has had. They have always had only a slight change, after a significant design change.
posted on Jul 11, 2018, 9:25 AM 0
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YES, YES, YES. I'm tired of looking at all the other Chinese phone makers come up with such beautiful innovative designs for cheap prices and top specs while I'm holding an ugly brick of a phone since 2016....
posted on Jul 11, 2018, 11:28 AM 0
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What do people who voted either yes option want? This is Samsung's current design aesthetic. I don't see any polls of people wanting new Apple designs, even though they've been the same since 2007.
posted on Jul 11, 2018, 8:31 AM 13
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Apple.could get away with whatever they do.its not the case with other oem. I will hold onto my note 5 for another year so that the upgrade to note 10 will be huge.and for the first time in my life I'm using a phone for 3 years.thanks to stagnant innovation in smartphone industry
posted on Jul 11, 2018, 8:38 AM 2
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i feel you on that one, i went from an lg g3 to an s9+ and the difference was massive. i dont understand why people upgrade every single time a new phone is out then complain that its not a big difference.
posted on Jul 11, 2018, 8:46 AM 4
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True Galaxy fans will not be disappointed on 2 a years old design , apple used iPhone 6 design for 5 years yet true ifruit fans still buy iPhone 8
posted on Jul 11, 2018, 8:43 AM 10
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That's really a shame for Samsung, their innovative, beautiful, infinity design can't outsell a 4 year old design.
posted on Jul 11, 2018, 9:27 AM 8
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Note 9 = note 8 + f1.5/f2.4
posted on Jul 11, 2018, 9:03 AM 0
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+ 960FPS + centralized FPS + SD 845 + built around Android 8.0 + improved S-Pen
posted on Jul 11, 2018, 9:13 AM 11
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What y'all want? A notch? How refreshed can it get? Just because Vivo and Oppo got bezeless displays or minimal bezels doesn't mean Samsung should rush it. We don't want display recalls do we? Most brands recycle their design for 2 years. Samsung has always been known to make their phone look different every year. So chill people. Just because they finally recycle the S8 for the S9 and the upcoming Note9 isn't all bad. Hell, if the S10 and Note 10 looked similar I wouldn't even complain, apples been using the iPhone 6 design since 2014. And don't say it's because it's Apple. Lack of upgrades on the Galaxies are because Galaxy users ar truly happy. I still love my S8 as my back up device, but bought an S9 because I need the upgrade camera and speaker. And those upgrades have made me want to take more pictures and really come around for when I'm at a loud environment like Starbucks. Designs have been to blame for the s9 sales, when it's really just people are happy with their S8.
posted on Jul 11, 2018, 9:36 AM 9
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Which other company redesigns their phone every year???
posted on Jul 11, 2018, 10:20 AM 3
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Apple took years to update their look and i didn't see any post about would you buy it if it didn't have a new look. If the design is solid, why keep changing it every year? Do they do that with TV's? Popular cars? No, the design stays mostly the same, but the technology inside(something Apple isn't great at innovating) is what's important. But of course, give Apple fan boys a chance to try and knock Samsung by putting some biased post up.
posted on Jul 11, 2018, 10:23 AM 5
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Same design doesn't sell when the S9+ is a better phone minus the S-Pen. Hyping the S-Pen won't be enough. What set the Notes apart was that they were bigger and different. Samsung ate it's own market by growing the S-models. If they were going to stick with the same design, they should have bundled a significant number of new features/technologies that are being held back for the S10. Oh, there again, allowing the S to eat the Note market.
posted on Jul 11, 2018, 12:01 PM 1
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