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Samsung unveils the Galaxy Note 9 early, confirms redesigned rear camera


If you had any doubts about the name of Samsung's next Galaxy Note smartphone, or about the fact that this would come with a redesigned rear camera, you can finally cast them aside. Samsung itself is now confirming that its upcoming flagship handset is called Galaxy Note 9, while also showing off an official render of it and its S Pen.

The Galaxy Note 9 render that we're talking about (seen below) is currently shown only on Samsung's New Zealand website, next to a non-working pre-order button. Since the new smartphone won't be properly announced before August 9, this is likely a mistake - the whole pre-order page will probably disappear in no time and should resurface online on, or after August 9. 

The Note 9 showcased by Samsung is a blue variant, although its S Pen is yellow. Previously leaked images have suggested that this would be the only variant to come with a differently-colored stylus. In other words, the black Note 9 will have a black S Pen, the brown Note 9 should have a brown S Pen, and so on.    

In the US, Samsung only allows customers to reserve the new Note via a special webpage - without really revealing the handset and its name. A reservation is not a pre-order, so you'll have to return to Samsung's website on August 9 to actually buy the Note 9 (which, by the way, is presented as the company's most powerful phone to date). 

Prices for the Galaxy Note 9 should start at around $900 - $950 (128 GB model), going up to about $1,200 (512 GB model). If you want to know what features the new phone is expected to offer, our Galaxy Note 9 rumor review is a good place to start.

source: Samsung New Zealand via @evleaks (Twitter)

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