Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy Note 8: size comparison

Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy Note 8: size comparison
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 ā€” one of the most anticipated phone announcements of the year ā€” is just around the corner, with an official reveal date set for August 9th. And as is usual with Samsung flagships, we already know pretty much everything there is to know about the Note 9 a good few weeks before its release. Leaks over the past month have already revealed the price of the Galaxy Note 9, the device itself, and the all-new, Bluetooth-enabled S Pen, which will be the major differentiating factor between the Note 9 and the Note 8, functionality-wise at least.

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.

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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).

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Galaxy Note 9
  • 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
Galaxy Note 8
  • Display 6.3 inches
    2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 6GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
    Samsung Experience UI



16. Alex2017

Posts: 32; Member since: Nov 08, 2017

Really very, very ugly and crunchy, and even worse than note 8, just like tv control

15. Fellwalker

Posts: 549; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

What is the flat width of the screen? That is the only part usable by the s-pen, so the only part important for a Note.

14. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

My first wm phone screen was 2.8 inches. Watches are getting that big now. I don't mind little bigger as long we can hold them easier then a box of kd dinner. Wait. Nevermind.

12. antmiu2

Posts: 553; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

Too small, was hoping for 6.8-7" sceen like the honor and 10 mi max 3

10. stulla

Posts: 102; 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

11. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 800; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Considering almost every other Android OEM has the same policy, your comment makes little sense.

13. toosmoove

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:

9. handsomparis

Posts: 130; Member since: Jun 11, 2015

I though the screen was getting a little bigger 6.4 but Iā€™m still getting it

6. redmd

Posts: 1965; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

The Note 9 will for those who still rocks the Note 5 and the Notes before it and who still love the Note series. I think Note 9 will sell less than the Note 8. I wish Samsung would sell it at 800 USD.

5. tokuzumi

Posts: 2029; 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.

4. baldilocks

Posts: 1558; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Making the bottom bezel thinner than the top just makes it look it's upside down. If anything, the top bezel should be thinner than the bottom one.

3. Sealblaighter

Posts: 443; 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!

7. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 800; 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.

17. Sealblaighter

Posts: 443; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Well this is partially true. There is no other choice with an S-Pen. :I

8. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 800; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Double post.

1. Bankz

Posts: 2555; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

isnt this too early?


Posts: 961; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

You mean too late? We have know this for months now?

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