New Samsung Galaxy Note 9 renders reveal redesigned rear camera

New Samsung Galaxy Note 9 renders reveal redesigned rear camera
Not long ago, we made some Galaxy Note 9 renders in an attempt to imagine what Samsung's next high-end stylus-bearing smartphone would look like (based on rumors, leaks, and speculations). Now, reliable @OnLeaks presents what are, allegedly, "official-looking" Galaxy Note 9 renders. Made in collaboration with 91mobiles, these new renders are reportedly based on factory CAD (computer-aided design) drawings, and likely provide an accurate look at what will be the real Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

As it turns out, the Galaxy Note 9 won't be too different from last year's Note 8 – just as we previously assumed. The front of the new Note is barely changed when compared to that of the Note 8, albeit its top and bottom bezels appear to be slightly thinner. Also largely unchanged are the phone’s sides – including the top and bottom (this hosts a USB Type-C port, speaker grille, microphone, a good old 3.5mm headset jack, and the S Pen stylus).

Samsung did make some design changes on the back of the Note 9. The phone's dual rear camera system is arranged horizontally, with a fingerprint scanner positioned just a tad below it.

It's said that the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 measures 161.9 x 76.3 x 8.8 mm. This means it's going to be about as large as the Note 8 (162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm), while sporting a similar 6.3-inch Super AMOLED screen (most probably with 1440 x 2960 pixels).

More significant upgrades should be waiting for us under the hood of the Galaxy Note 9, including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor (at least in North America), and a beefier, 3,850 mAh battery. Of course, the handset's camera will bring important enhancements, too.

Samsung could be ready to officially announce the Galaxy Note 9 sooner than you'd expect – on August 9. Until then, tell us: What do you think of the minor design changes that the device will apparently bring?


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Galaxy Note 9
  • Display 6.4 inches
    2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 6GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh
  • OS Android 10
    Samsung One UI

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61 Comments

48. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

Damm, that's beautiful. The awesome screen-to-body ratio without having to compromise with a notch, and every side of the device curves seamlessly together.

56. Jrod99

Posts: 782; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Samsung thanks you. Please wipe your face.

46. deleon629 unregistered

Please, let me do all you posers-WHO HAVE NO INTENTION ON ACTUALLY BUYING THE PHONE AND PROBABLY NEVER WILL BUY A NOTE SERIES MODEL-a favor and beat you to the punch. This way, none of us who actually buy Note series phones will have to see your comments for the next 5 years or so. Look below: "Meh...I'm just gonna wait for the Note 10..." "Meh...I'm just gonna wait for the Note 11..." "Meh...I'm just gonna wait for the Note 12..." "Meh...I'm just gonna wait for the Note 13..." "Meh...I'm just gonna wait for the Note 14..." "Meh...I'm just gonna wait for the Note 15..."

42. ZanrZij

Posts: 35; Member since: Nov 23, 2013

Note 9 screen 6.38" confirmed so this render will not be real!

41. path45th

Posts: 407; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

Part of the reason why S9 is a flop it’s because it looks very similar to 8 Plus. If the note 9 looks Similar to note 8, wouldn’t note 9 be a flop, too?

45. deleon629 unregistered

Depends on how you look at it: It can be a "flop" if you choose to ignore the fact that it's not just a similar look, but a phone similar to Samsung's best. No one has been able to top the Note 8 in performance and specs, so Samsung is smart for not outdoing themselves and worrying about making a totally different phone every single six months. Besides, Apple (their truest competitors) have kept the same stupid design for almost 10 years, so to suspect that Samsung will hold the responsibility of constantly making drastic changes to challenge them is an insult

32. redmd

Posts: 1965; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

It's good that they beefed up the battery. I might just buy the Note 9. I wished they made it bigger to 6.5 inches. But it seems my money is on the Xs plus this year.

29. Jrod99

Posts: 782; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Thought the camera would follow S9 arrangement. Don’t see a real need for someone to upgrade from a Note 8.

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That’s an ugly camera housing (render)...keyword...render.

30. Trex95

Posts: 2397; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Camera housing looks like Htc u12 Plus and lg v30 prefer the look of S9 plus camera.

34. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

So do I. If that’s real, I’d still pass.

35. Trex95

Posts: 2397; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Better wait for note 10 with new hardware.

25. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

Why I want to buy it if it has the same design as Note 8 and S9 ? Why I want to buy it when it has the same processor as S9 and the same Ram and no new Android version! Why I want to buy it if the fingerprint sensor still on the back!?? Why I want to buy it if it hasn't new unsefull features!! DISAPPOINTED from Note 8 user!

33. Nobias23

Posts: 66; Member since: Jul 17, 2017

It's not here yet.

40. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

Will be after 2-3 months and all news are the same.

23. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Samsung is putting itself in a bit of problem with there infinity display screens,as it very hard to change the fronts,so its only the backs and internal software and chips they can really alter on there next phones,it might be good for buyers not having to change from a different tempered glass,so if the Note 8 tempered glass screen protectors fit the Note 9,it might save the buyer some money and time

52. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

Why would you want to change the front? The only option that is better is a device which has no bezels at all. A notch completely ruins the standard and natural shape of displays.

20. ALMBO6

Posts: 197; Member since: May 28, 2018

Well, I guess I'll just grab a S9+ as soon as the price gets below the 600 € mark. Then I'll wait and see what novelties the S10 or Note 10 will bring, if they are worth the upgrade then I'll get one of them a year after they're unveiled.

17. talon95

Posts: 1012; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

I wouldn't mind a little countersink on the FP sensor, but it looks good. I prefer the look of vertical cameras, but it forces the FP sensor a little too low, so I'll live with this design until it's finally in the screen. I don't mind a slight rim around the camera that is metal to take some abuse and keep my finger out of the camera area.

15. ReticentHamster

Posts: 158; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Hmmm... I'm not too turned off by the camera rearrangement, but something about the screen size staying 6.3" and the increase in width seems wrong. If the phone is indeed 1.5mm wider, the screen should be at least 0.075" bigger (which would only increase the actual screen width by a half millimeter) I suppose another possibility is that the side curves are much shallower, which would also make the phone wider. We shall see.

18. KashunatoR

Posts: 47; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

I think the rumor is that the Note 9's screen will be 0.06" bigger than the Note 8's (6.38 vs 6.32). That's actually my biggest gripe with my Note 8's screen. When use it in landscape mode to watch YT videos, I find the screen not tall enough. I hope we also get less agressive curves :). That would tempt me to upgrade.

14. ad33lmalyk

Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 29, 2017

No notch + better fingerprint sensor placement + 3850 or more mAh battery = I'm buying Note 9

13. Hollowmost

Posts: 425; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

Enfin , NOtchless Smartphone

9. A_A_A

Posts: 230; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

Dissapointed. Looks like it will just as huge, bulky and inconvenient to use as Note 8 is.

11. Blazers

Posts: 793; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

The Note series are supposed to be big. If you don't like the size, the a Galaxy S device.

21. chenski

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

I prefer S series

57. A_A_A

Posts: 230; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

Note 7 ( FE) was quite compact, lightweight and confirtable to use. Not all Notes are supposed to be bulky...

7. Chrusti

Posts: 107; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

Fingerprint on the back? f**k that why would I want to get a phone with a fingerprint scanner on its back if there are chinese alternatives available with the fingerprint in the screen ?

10. Blazers

Posts: 793; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

They're holding it back for the 2019 models. It is what it is.

27. AronWunarso

Posts: 245; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Well, in screen fps isn't mature yet since it's new and a bit not effective like separated fps.

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