Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy Note 8: size comparison
by Milen Yanachkov / Jul 25, 2018, 6:29 AM
We even managed to get our hands on some CAD drawings of the Galaxy Note 9, which have revealed the device's dimensions. As we'd already expected, it is almost the same size as its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 8. Seems like this year, the Note 9 will be more of an iterative upgrade over last year's phablet, much like the Galaxy S9 and S9+ were refinements of the formula established by the S8 models last year.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 dimensions based on CAD drawings for the device
Galaxy Note 9: 162 x 76.4 x 9.5 mm
Galaxy Note 8: 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm
The Galaxy Note 9 will feature a 6.3-inch QHD+ display, almost identical to the one on the Note 8. In fact, the biggest design change this year comes in the form of a relocated fingerprint sensor on the back of the Note 9. This is something we expected to happen, given how many people have complained about the placement of the fingerprint sensors on the Note 8 and the S8 models. Interestingly, however, this was reportedly done not so much to prevent the lenses from being smudged by accidental taps, but to allocate more room for a bigger battery, as shown in the image below:
CAD drawing of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 next to a render of the device
As far as bezels go, there won't be a big difference between the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and the Note 8. The Note 9 has a thinner bottom bezel, but not by much, and that's pretty much it. But even though the design will be similar to last year's, the Note 9 will feature a functional upgrade over its predecessor in the form of a revamped, Bluetooth-enabled S Pen. If this will be enough to make the Note 9 stand out, remains to be seen.
Some of the rumored new S Pen features include remote music playback control, using the S Pen as a remote camera shutter, unlocking the Note 9 when the stylus is out of the device, and improved AirCommand integration in different apps. To learn more about the new S Pen, check out the stories below.
Disclaimer: The images featured in this material have been made by PhoneArena and are based on preliminary information about the respective device(s), such as, but not limited to, factory CAD blueprints and live photos of the device(s), or accessories thereof. As such, the images found herein may not be fully representative of the final design of the device(s).
- Display 6.4" 1440 x 2960 pixels
- Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
- Storage 512 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 4000 mAh(29h 3G talk time)
- Display 6.3" 1440 x 2960 pixels
- Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
- Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3300 mAh
Posts: 413; Member since: Jan 26, 2014
It is still too big. Oh come on, 162 mm? It is as big as your head. It could not even fit comfortably in any pockets. Not everybody is that tall. The specs are of course very good as usually, the rumors says it is going to rock a 4000 mAh of battery. This is also good!
posted on Jul 25, 2018, 7:41 AM 0
Posts: 599; Member since: Dec 20, 2017
Clearly it's not for everyone, but the Note has been one of the biggest phones available since its inception. If you don't like it, there are plenty of smaller alternatives out there.
posted on Jul 25, 2018, 8:45 AM 7
Posts: 1757; Member since: Aug 27, 2009
Glad they are making it a little bit wider. These stretched ultra tall, super thin phones aren't really making phones easier to use. Sure it's a little easier to hold in the hand, but you still need 2 hands to interact with the device. But Samsung is the king of the one-handed mode. I use that all the time on my Galaxy S9.
posted on Jul 25, 2018, 8:16 AM 1
Posts: 69; Member since: Jun 20, 2012
Makes no sense buying these phones advertised as most powerful & cant get software updates after 2 yrs and then Sammy wonders why people moving to other brands
posted on Jul 25, 2018, 9:28 AM 0
Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017
LMAO! They're phones, not cars. Only gramas hold onto their phones longer than 2 years. Oh, and in regards to your last sentence: https://www.phonearena.com/new
posted on Jul 25, 2018, 11:47 AM 0
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