Galaxy Note 9 tipped to be a tad smaller than Note 8
by Daniel Petrov / May 11, 2018, 5:59 AM
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.
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.The thing is, however, that the
- Display 6.4" 1440 x 2960 pixels
- Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
- Storage 512 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 4000 mAh(29h 3G talk time)
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I had the note8 and I thought it was just a little too big. S9+ is the perfect size
posted on May 11, 2018, 6:24 AM 1
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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.
posted on May 11, 2018, 6:54 AM 6
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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.
posted on May 11, 2018, 9:08 AM 1
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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.
posted on May 11, 2018, 8:40 AM 1
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I actually love the height. Hope this is false.
posted on May 11, 2018, 7:06 AM 2
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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.
posted on May 11, 2018, 8:14 AM 2
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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.
posted on May 11, 2018, 7:13 AM 4
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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.
posted on May 11, 2018, 7:38 AM 10
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Top bezel of my S9+ seems large to me... Slim that top bezel down and they'll have a definite winner in their hands..
posted on May 11, 2018, 7:25 AM 1
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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.
posted on May 11, 2018, 7:51 AM 2
Note 7 was the perfect phone. Sad it had to go the way it did.. Note 4 would be in second place.
posted on May 11, 2018, 7:57 AM 0
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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.
posted on May 11, 2018, 8:16 AM 1
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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.
posted on May 11, 2018, 8:08 PM 2
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