S Pen model numbers suggest yellow Galaxy Note 9 may not launch after all

S Pen model numbers suggest yellow Galaxy Note 9 may not launch after all
Just under three weeks ago new information revealed that Samsung was planning up to five Galaxy Note 9 color variants, although, at the time, it was claimed that only three offerings would definitely launch, with the remaining two still being internally debated. Now, however, thanks to new S Pen model numbers obtained by GalaxyClub, the complete range of colors has been revealed.

When talking about the updated S Pen as a whole, it’s worth noting that the product goes by the code EJ-PN960. However, when the specific color is taken into account, this code is accompanied by even more characters which Samsung has internally assigned to each one. For example, the PN960BBEGWW name is one of the many that has been spotted, suggesting an S Pen for a black Galaxy Note 9 is on the way. In addition to this, the BJEGWW character group is also listed, confirming a grey variant is on the way, while, much like Samsung’s recent launches, a purple model has been exposed thanks to the presence of the BVEGWW code. Lastly, though, revealing that Samsung has greenlit both other models, the Galaxy Note 9 will also be made available in blue and brown, as confirmed by the PN960BLEGWW and PN960BAEGWW model numbers respectively.

Interestingly, there is no mention of the yellow Galaxy Note 9 model which has been teased by Samsung, although this may have a logical explanation. See, despite the fact that the S Pen featured in Samsung’s promotional content is yellow, the clickable tip that it includes is actually purple, suggesting some of the Galaxy Note 9 variants may ship with S Pens that boast contrasting colors. 

At this point in time, this is simply speculation, but considering all of the recent information seems to directly contradict Samsung’s official teasers, contrasting S Pens may be a possibility. In any case, though, with just over a month to go before the official event, it won’t be too long before the colors are officially confirmed.

Related phones

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)



1. aegislash

Posts: 1516; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

One thing that irks me so much about all of these renders is the flash/heart rate sensor. They are stacked on top of each other on every Samsung device since the S6. Looks here like they separated the two and placed them side by side, in order to fill the space left behind from the fingerprint scanner moving. The camera housing could have been so much smaller if they had just kept them stacked. Looks very off to me.

2. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I'll pick sunrise gold (like the new S9 color) over this yellow. Burgundy Red is even better.. They should release all color variant since day-1..

4. Nostromo79

Posts: 169; Member since: Jun 22, 2016

It's okay to dream I suppose. Mine would be going in a case at any rate but it's still nice to see something colorful when I remove the case to dust the phone.

6. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

That's what clear cases are for.

7. Nostromo79

Posts: 169; Member since: Jun 22, 2016

So right you are. I always try to find one (well, not a clear case) which works with a holster clip. I have used the holster-type since my BlackBerry Storm 9530 of June 2009. Most of the phones I have owned were black or grey with the exception being the Coral Blue Note7 I received on 8-22-16.

5. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

"They should release all color variant since day-1.." Agree I really wanted the note 8 in the blue but it wasn't released on day one, a month later it was. It is stupid they wait like that for the new colors.

3. Nostromo79

Posts: 169; Member since: Jun 22, 2016

You'll be able to have any color you'd like so long as that is black or grey. Try getting a Coral Blue Note9; Samsung seems less reluctant in releasing a blue phone since the Note7. I hope they won't trot-out a 64 gig Note9 as the only available option. None of the major details about this smartphone have yet to be settled save for the device having a rectangular shape.

8. wlsdn0128

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 03, 2018


Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.