Alleged Galaxy Note 9 render shows that it looks like more of the same

Alleged Galaxy Note 9 render shows that it looks like more of the same
While the Galaxy S line is Samsung's flagship family of smartphones, it's the Galaxy Note devices that powerusers usually look forward to. Announced early in the second half of each year, the Notes sport the latest-and-greatest hardware Sammy could cram into them paired with the signature S Pen stylus, which is pretty much unrivaled in the smartphone sector.

We've already had a few leaks about the upcoming Galaxy Note 9 but this latest one claims to show us how exactly it's going to look. And, disappointingly to some, it appears that Samsung doesn't intend to change much about the new note's looks, compared to last year's Galaxy Note 8.

Now, this is not necessarily a bad thing, as the Galaxy Note 8 still looks super-sleek, with its insanely thin bezels and industrial design. In reality, what a ton of users are waiting for is a screen-mounted fingerprint scanner.

A lot of leaks and reports have suggested that Samsung might introduce this tech to its phones with the Note 9. And that'd mean that the fingerprint sensor will finally find its way back on the front of the device, where it's much more comfortable to use when the handset is laying down on a table or against a stand.

We would say that if Samsung pulls a "Galaxy Note 8s" this year around, it may still be forgiven, so long as it has this practical upgrade and the new stereo speakers we got to experience with the Galaxy S9. What say you?

source: @UniverceIce

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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 128GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(29h 3G talk time)



1. dubaiboy78

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Hahah 8s!!! Good job PhoneArena!

2. WPX00

Posts: 513; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Im 90% sure someone took a note 8 and changed the number next to it.

5. ahmadkun

Posts: 691; Member since: May 02, 2016

Yeah too hahaha

10. NateDiaz

Posts: 1094; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Edit coming soon. UPDATE: It's fake.

14. maherk

Posts: 7054; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Exactly. And when did Samsung ever used a theme in the official pictures of their phones?

67. Man_Utd

Posts: 190; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

And I'm fine with it being the same design. As long as it doesn't have one of those stupid notches. So many companies have jumped on the notch... I personally find it a lazy design and ugly.

68. Man_Utd

Posts: 190; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

double post

3. Atheneum

Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

I don't mind if it's the same design as the note 8, but the battery better be much higher.

4. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

Look like a note 8 as a note 9 photoshop picture.

6. khomeni

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 27, 2018

Touch-screen remote control with stylus.

23. Papa_Ji

Posts: 912; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

It's still much better than iBrick....

24. NateDiaz

Posts: 1094; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Best part is that you can't afford any of them.

26. Papa_Ji

Posts: 912; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

I am not sure about Note 9 (is not released yet)....But I am sure that I can easily own you along with your family members.

7. Babert

Posts: 165; Member since: May 08, 2013

Galaxy Note 8S as Note 8 Scanner! :D

8. Clars123

Posts: 1079; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

This is literally a photoshopped Note8 but okay...

9. USuck

Posts: 76; Member since: Apr 07, 2018

Sammy is waiting for Apple's new design they can copy.

12. damonarena

Posts: 47; Member since: Apr 30, 2018

after the iphone x copied the s8 in a horrible way?

25. NateDiaz

Posts: 1094; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Lol what?

34. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

What? Samsung hasn't copied Apple for a long time, if anything Apple copied Samsung's trend towards creating a bezeless design. Samsung was moving closer and closer towards a bezeless design while Apple was keeping their outdated bezel design with the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone 7 and iPhone 8. How on earth has Samsung copied Apple in any of the recent years? Samsung has led the front if anything, when it comes to design in the last many years with their curved glass/screen and bezeless infinity design language.

37. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Somebody get this man a coloring book and take him to a safe space...☝

42. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

Ah yes, be arrogant and derail the conversation through a condesending insult, because you can't prove anything i said wrong. I think you need to lay down your coloring book for once and actually look at the world with an open mind, you might actually learn something, instead of having everything controlled by your prejudice and bias.

11. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

What are you waiting? no bezel design? lol

13. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1860; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Top bezel needs to be slimmer... The top bezel on my S9+ is too thick...

31. tedkord

Posts: 17511; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Not slimmer, it needs to house a front facing speaker. A real one, not the combo earpiece/speaker the S9 has. And a matching one in the bottom bezel.

50. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

That I can agree with. If you are going to put stereo speakers then do it right.


Posts: 952; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

I'm sorry but a bigger battery and on screen finger print scanner is not enough for me to upgrade.

27. Babert

Posts: 165; Member since: May 08, 2013

isn't that the only thing note has to offer every year?! bigger battery and a pen?! but a fingerprint scanner is welcomed! although I wouldn't get the first device who gets it!

16. gd761

Posts: 216; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

What I "Have To Say" is; Samsung, since You have been Producing a 512GB Chip, then Provide the New Samsung Galaxy Note 9 with the 512GB Storage Option Here in the US on Carrier Branded and Unlocked Phones from the Pre-order Date. Anyone else Want Samsung to do this from the Pre-order Date and Not Weeks or Months Later, Pleas Speak Up and Voice Your Opinions Here. Also for the people who are just happy with the 64gb version, Please Don't have Any negative comments here. Thank You.

38. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Are the official spokesmen for Samsung now? Tell them I want a 2.13TB storage with a wrap around screen made out of diamonds

17. japkoslav

Posts: 1553; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Seriously who cares? Note 8 looks really decent, if Note 9 = same case, better hardware ... who cares.

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