First leaked Galaxy Note 9 hands-on video confirms conservative design


It may feel like we already know everything there is to know about Samsung’s as-yet-unreleased Galaxy Note 9, and in theory, that might even be true, between all the leaked pictures and renders, detailed availability information revealed over the past few days, and a spec sheet that hasn’t been a secret for a long time now.

But we’ve actually been missing a key piece of this extensive puzzle, as the Galaxy Note 9 never showed up on video to offer a complete view, front and back, of its largely repetitive design. Until today, that is, because now a reputable British retailer of mobile accessories claims to have the first exclusive hands-on look at a “real” Note 9.

We obviously can’t verify the “realness” of the device manhandled for a few seconds in front of Mr. Blurrycam here, but as multiple YouTube commenters point out, this is a far too polished and premium-looking product to be a dummy unit or cheap Chinese clone.
 
MobileFun says the short clip was “acquired” through the retailer’s “extensive contacts in China”, showing the Galaxy Note 9 being used for “screen protector testing.” That sounds plausible… enough, and it certainly helps that the handset itself looks legit, with those sharp edges, razor-thin screen bezels, and especially that reorganized back, featuring a centered fingerprint reader below a horizontally-arranged dual camera setup.
 
Unfortunately, it looks like we’ll have to wait a little while longer for the first hands-on video showing a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 with its “Infinity Display” switched on. Oh, well, we're only a week or so away from the official announcement anyway.

source: MobileFun

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

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36 Comments

1. Hollowmost

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

Conservative design like iPhone 6/6s/7/8 ?

5. NateDiaz

Posts: 1088; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Only difference it won't sell like 6/6s/7/8 did.

6. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

It'll perform better though.

11. adecvat

Posts: 640; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Like a flop Note 8?

14. cmdacos

Posts: 4200; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Note 8 was a flop? Huh?

17. talon95

Posts: 998; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Consumers that buy and love the Note because of the features it offers, don't remotely care how it sold. In fact they'd probably prefer that they had the only one on the planet. Who really wants to be like 50% of all the other people and forced to distinguish your device with a cheap case? Do you work for these companies because you're not talking or thinking like a consumer.

21. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

But it wasn't a flop though. Try again.

22. Y.S.L..

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 03, 2018

No like an exploding iphones which killed several off people, including an airplane and other tragedies. How evil is Apple, that Thier phone has caused human deaths....

27. Trex95

Posts: 2381; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Might be in some area, but overall iPhone still perform better.

29. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

LMAO! Okay.........

12. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1821; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Got to get my hands on one yesterday. I can confirm that the base storage is 128gb. The battery is 4000mah. The spen is Bluetooth, you can take pics with the spen as I snapped a few pics, controlled music with it, I tried to write on a surface but it did not translate over to the note. The Samsung rep said they are working on that and it may come with a software update. There is a little new spen Bluetooth icon in the icon bar that displays when you take the spen out to let you know it has been removed and is communicating with the phone via Bluetooth in case you forget you have removed it. It looks pretty much the same as the 8, it seems like the side bezels are a tad bit thicker. It is a little wider so it sits better in the hand. The finger print sensor of course is below the camera module. It has the speaker in the earpiece now as well. The software didn't look any different from my S9+ as I compared them but there were software Samsung water marks along the sides of the display so maybe it was just pre production software.

35. Mixkhata1

Posts: 162; Member since: Feb 26, 2017

True that!

2. haruken

Posts: 306; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Or this year's iPhones that will look exactly like last year. But of course, everyone expected Samsung to radically change right before their 10th anniversary phone. Right?

3. izim1

Posts: 1599; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

"Conservative design"... i never understand what you guys want from cell phone manufacturers. Theres only so much you can do with a rectangle. You guys want handles on it?

9. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

That’s PA for you.

10. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Double post

15. cmdacos

Posts: 4200; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Was worth saying twice anyway...

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Wow, that was a quick Unpacked Event.

7. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

Lol! I know, right?!

8. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

"First leaked Galaxy Note 9 hands-on video confirms what we've already known about the phone for months, but we're still gonna waste digital space with this article" Fixed.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Getting close to the reveal.

25. Y.S.L..

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 03, 2018

We all ready know it's the same as the N8, but wider. Which is superp. Unlike the N8 looks like a tall TV remote. Ugly POS. The original Note phones had 16.9 screen, where viewing was great, because it was wider.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

These leaks kinda kill the anticipation. I think that’s an actual Note 9.

23. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

I think so too. I saw one on the gram & the camera was protruding out the back of the phone. Just looked fake as hell. This one looks legit.

30. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Should be a killer phone.

32. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1821; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

That's it. Got my hands on the blue one yesterday and it looks just like that. The stickers on the back are in the exact same place as the one's in the video. Samsung Reps are showing these off to retail associates in their back rooms.

33. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

How’d you like it?

13. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 930; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

What will they say when the phones go full screen? Same boring design. No notches or bezels?

16. cmdacos

Posts: 4200; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

It will be in the cons column in the review. No notch to cover up your media content...

20. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

No notch like my iphone X? Another flop then like the S9. Should be bundle with their TV’s and washing machine for 1k to sell.

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