Galaxy Note 9 tipped to be a tad smaller than Note 8

Galaxy Note 9 tipped to be a tad smaller than Note 8
Infinity Display design or not, let's face it, a 6.3" panel makes for a huge handset, no matter the screen aspect ratio, how much Samsung has trimmed the bezels of the Note 8, or curved its sides. 

That is why it's refreshing to hear a tip that its successor, the Note 9, might be shorter, but probably retain its width. While the phone is narrow enough to peruse across with one hand in fair comfort, it's very tall, so chopping off its top and bottom bezels further is welcome news when it comes to handling or carrying. While "2mm shorter than its predecessor" may not sound like much, any little bit counts for daily usage in these times of 6-inchers taking over.

The thing is, however, that the Note 9 is also rumored to finally be equipped with a larger battery than the usual pack. Previous leaks pegged it at 4000 mAh, compared to the current 3300 mAh unit in the Note 8, which is a big jump in capacity, and might account for a thicker handset. To wit, we might be looking at a shorter, slightly chubbier Note 9 come August, which is not a bad thing especially if the design choice returns better battery life.

source: @IceUniverse

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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 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(29h 3G talk time)

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31 Comments

1. kevv2288

Posts: 298; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

I had the note8 and I thought it was just a little too big. S9+ is the perfect size

2. Cat97

Posts: 1921; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Actually, S7 Edge is the perfect size, S9+ is huge without any reason. I mean, why decrease bezels but also increase the size by like 10mm ? This is beyond stupid from Samsung's part, and it probably hides some technical difficulties in achieving a smaller size.

5. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

So like ..there's this thing called a display that covers most of the front of the device. Maybe that's why it's a tall phone?

18. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

But for example Mate 10 has more screen than 10 Pro. It is also shorter. They could just have moved from 5.7" to 5.9" , then trim 3 or 4mm from each bezel. S8 is just 1mm shorter than S7 Edge. But is thicker and lost 600mAh. There was no advantage.

12. AustinPaul

Posts: 155; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

"Beyond stupid" smh

17. kevv2288

Posts: 298; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

I had the s7 edge and yeah it was a good size. I'm just saying in my opinion that for the latest Samsung flagships I like the S9+ size better then the note8. Anyways the regular S9 is smaller then the s7 edge but has a similar screen area.

21. tedkord

Posts: 17397; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I'm sure he appreciated you telling him what the perfect size for him is.

24. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

"Actually, S7 Edge is the perfect size" Well, that's your opinion.

3. Micah007

Posts: 266; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

I actually love the height. Hope this is false.

13. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

It will be false. I don't see Samsung make the note smaller. The whole idea of the note line is that it is larger then the S models.

30. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

The display is not smaller, just the footprint.

4. blkatfirstsight

Posts: 39; Member since: Mar 05, 2018

One of the selling points for me was that it was going to be taller in size. If it is smaller I may not be that interested in it anymore.

7. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Wtf? When it was tall people complained and now when it is going to be somewhat short than again people complain. People aren't happy with anything.

22. DeanMachine

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 26, 2017

Au contraire, "People" are happy about everything ;) As long as there is a difference in taste and opinions there will always be someone complaining and someone overjoyed.

6. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1831; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Top bezel of my S9+ seems large to me... Slim that top bezel down and they'll have a definite winner in their hands..

15. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Large, ok They are the perfect size. Just enough without having to have a ugle notch like others are doing.

8. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

That's nice as the 18:9 aspect ratio makes the device much more taller. Reducing the size might make it somewhat short.

9. Sparkxster

Posts: 1238; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Note 7 had best design but the issue with ka-booming. 9 being a little smaller is a good thing it should help with the portability of the device. Hope they make it lighter as well.

11. Rager722 unregistered

Note 7 was the perfect phone. Sad it had to go the way it did.. Note 4 would be in second place.

27. Fellwalker

Posts: 538; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Note 4 on first place for me. A proper flat screen, reasonable sized battery and even replaceable.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31269; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I’m waiting for the 10.

14. torr310

Posts: 1667; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Glad to know that our phones do not keep "growing" endlessly! Maybe phone manufacturers can make thin bazels mini tablets with LTE function, so those who always prefer larger screens can get enough of it.

16. p51d007

Posts: 705; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

4,000mAH battery is in line with what Huawei has used for years. A little late to the party, but nice to see. Problem is, with the Samsung name, it will be priced TOO HIGH.

19. gamehead unregistered

im not mad

20. Nickfuryroad

Posts: 43; Member since: Oct 25, 2017

As long as there's no freaking notch, I'm cool.

23. srgonu

Posts: 557; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Making note wider instead of 18:9 will make sense sporting am Spen.

25. ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Shorter is good. And make wider too. It's way too skinny. Need 16:9 aspect ratio to upgrade outta my Note 5.

26. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

its not tipped you liars you know dam well the s9 got shorter and wider so you apply that to the note 9 and post this to allure people to your website

28. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

it must be just shorter and little bit wider but not smaller !!

29. MrFreeman

Posts: 57; Member since: Jan 29, 2016

The perfect size card has always been personal preference. For myself, I believe the Note8 size is manageable, it does take time to adapt but once you do, the true beauty of the phone is unleashed essentially. If anything, Samsung may improve the screen to body ratio.

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