Leaked photo and video of Samsung Galaxy Note 9 screen protectors show changes to the front sensors

The eagerly awaited Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is expected to launch earlier than usual this year as Samsung adjusts its roadmap to accommodate the foldable Galaxy X's release next year. With the Note 9 now expected to launch in late July or August, a photo and a video of two different screen protectors both come to the same conclusion. There are changes to the sensors at the top of the phone with a little more space seen between some of the cutouts. In addition, a few sensors will apparently be larger than the ones employed last year, and the bezels appear to be thinner (especially on top and bottom).

A video disseminated by tipster SlashLeaks shows a screen protector that hints at even more changes to the sensors on the top bezel. Not only are the sizes of the cutouts larger in some places, it looks like a completely new sensor might be added to the Galaxy Note 9. Perhaps Samsung will be introducing its version of the TrueDepth Camera and Face ID seen on the Apple iPhone X. We do need to remind you to take these images with a grain of salt.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 could be unveiled on July 29th (hence the aforementioned late July or August release) and there is talk that we could see a variant of the phone with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of native storage. Also, a 4000mAh battery could be included. Not only would that be great for consumers, it will also mean that Samsung is no longer gun-shy about putting a large cell inside a Galaxy Note phone.

And not that this really is pertinent to the story, but what happened to the term "phablet?"

source: Slashleaks, Weibo

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Galaxy Note9
  • 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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