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).
New Note, familiar design (and that's not a bad thing)
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?