The Galaxy Note 9 may include a physical shutter button that can also take screenshots

The Galaxy Note 9 may include a physical shutter button that can also take screenshots
Following in the footsteps of the Galaxy S9 series, the Galaxy Note 9 was initially expected to include a volume rocker alongside a power key and a dedicated Bixby button. However, thanks to a recently-leaked Galaxy Note 9 case, the existence of an unknown extra physical button was revealed. Now, if new information obtained by Korean news outlet Herald is anything to go by, it turns out the button may actually be quite practical.

According to the publication, Samsung recently filed a trademark for something called “perfect capture technology,” which hints at the new button being a shutter key, similar to the one included on Sony’s Xperia smartphones. If this is the case, the button will likely act as a shortcut to the camera via a double tap and, when open, should allow users to refocus on objects and take images. Not only this, but the report claims owners of the Galaxy Note 9 will be able to record video via the button too. Also, in order to get the most out of the new physical key, it’s claimed that it may double as a dedicated screenshot key, allowing users to take screengrabs upon pressing it.

For now, it’s unclear if these claims are accurate but considering the brand’s focus on photography with the Galaxy S9 lineup, a dedicated shutter key may be the next natural step in order to enhance the photography experience, while allowing it to double as a screenshot button would likely be a welcome addition from users.

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

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23 Comments

1. SamsungNewbie

Posts: 143; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

That would be amazing! Samsung has the best buttons. You know it, I know it, everyone knows it.

15. Switch00

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

I have been saying physical camera button will be back for years and that touch technology is an inferior one. But stupids protested. For years. Eat your shorts losers. What a sheep losers.

2. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

Samsung always copy hahahahaha años más tatde

3. joshuaswingle

Posts: 349; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Pero mejor tarde que nunca

6. NanaK252002

Posts: 3; Member since: May 29, 2018

Every body copies. Were you the first person to wear shoes?

7. sissy246

Posts: 6826; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

OMG, get over it. They all copy at some point. This will be cool to have.

4. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Camera button ftw, screenshot button option to drive you mad via accidental presses.

5. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Another copied stuff.. LOL Xperia shutter button : two stage locked focus, press/hold to open can and take pic in less than 0.5s, start/end video.

20. drunkenjay

Posts: 1574; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

no-one uses an xperia though so this is new tech in the global market.

22. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

"Another copied stuff." What're you, 5?

8. torr310

Posts: 1602; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Dedicated physical buttons are always faster and convenient to use!

9. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1779; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

This is shaping up to be a killer device!

10. Ninetysix

Posts: 2931; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

:( Too soon.

12. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1779; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Oh dang... I didn't even realize that while typing.. Whoops...

23. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

But it didn't kill anyone so.............

11. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Loved this on Lumia.

13. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

Will it have a camera like the one in the xz2 p or will it continue with the camera trash in the s9? https://youtu.be/LXXmK71aRV0https://youtu.be/INTlfdCTN7I

14. Tipus

Posts: 750; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Did samsung touch you inappropriately ?

16. aegislash

Posts: 1425; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Circo, Piyath, Umaru, the rest of the herd....it's time they have their day in court and show the judge where Samsung touched them.

21. drunkenjay

Posts: 1574; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

apple-rulez

19. sissy246

Posts: 6826; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

It will have a better camera just like the s9+ https://youtu.be/d5QypRuSE50

17. ad33lmalyk

Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 29, 2017

Just need a shutter button like of a DSLR functional of half-hold to focus and full press to capture. That'd be awesome.

18. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

You just described Xperia cam button.

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