New press render reveals the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in Deep Sea Blue
Confirming what is already known, the image in question shows off a design that is pretty similar to that of last year’s Galaxy Note 8. This means that a tall Infinity Display will once again dominate the front panel, although Samsung has made an effort to reduce the bottom bezel ever so slightly. Moreover, despite the horizontal camera setup making a return on the rear, Samsung has modified the placement of the fingerprint scanner. Also, significant improvements to the S Pen have been made, with the stylus now supporting Bluetooth. This means users will be able to control music, remotely unlock the Galaxy Note 9, and also utilize the accessory as an external shutter button. As an added note – no pun intended – depending on the color variant of the Galaxy Note 9 chosen, some S Pens will be shipped in contrasting colors. For example, the Deep Sea Blue variant seen in the image above looks set to include a gold-colored S Pen.
In regards to the actual specifications of Samsung’s next flagship, a pair of 12-megapixel sensors are expected to be present on the back of the device – a telephoto lens is among the two – while the front will be adorned by an 8-megapixel camera. Additionally, on the processor side of things, the Galaxy Note 9 will match the setup seen on the Galaxy S9 series. This means the US will receive a Snapdragon 845-powered variant, while international markets will receive the Exynos 9810 processor, although 6GB of RAM should be present in either case. Users should also be able to choose between 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB of internal storage which will be further expandable via microSD. Lastly, rounding out the package will be Android 8.1 Oreo straight out of the box and a large 4,000mAh battery.
For those interested in Samsung’s next flagship, an announcement is currently set to take place on August 9 alongside the Galaxy Watch. Shortly after this, pre-orders are expected to commence on August 14, while shipments are slated to begin on August 24.