Galaxy Note 9 in yellow confirmed? Here's what it could look like

Galaxy Note 9 in yellow confirmed? Here's what it could look like
Galaxy Note 9 in mellow yellow? Sure, but that's not the shade of yellow we'd imagined Samsung would use. And here's why...

After so many Galaxy Note 9 leaks in over the previous couple of months, Samsung has finally set a date for the long-awaited "Unpacked" event where the Note 9 will be revealed -- August 9th.

As usual, the company teased us with a short video, this time around highlighting the S-Pen, which is rumored to pack a number of improvements over previous models, but there's something else that caught our attention. The color of the stylus that was shown in the teaser video. Upon seeing it, the first thought that sprung to mind was:


It's obviously yellow, but look closer. It has this dirty quality to it and it's nothing like the "Gold" colors that we've seen on the Galaxy S7, S8, S9, and Note 8. It looks much more saturated and garish, but that's not what bothers me. It just doesn't look like 'pure' yellow is what makes it weird. In fact, many people would unfavorably equate this color to a certain bodily fluid, but it's likely just an illusion.

After giving the video a second watch, it became apparent that this is likely a result of the rendering technique that was used to create it. Notice the deep blue background against which everything takes place. The S-Pen shown in the teaser is actually a 3D model, and as such, it is made up of different materials that have different reflective properties. The slight greenish tint on the S-Pen is likely a result of the 3D model reflecting some of that blue in the background, which creates a green cast on the S-Pen itself. But either way, we thought we'd take a look at what a garish yellow Note 9 would look like, so we took what we saw in the teaser and created some new renders.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 render in yellow next to stills from the official "Unpacked" event teaser

Just look at that "yellow"

Blue 'clicker' = blue frame?

What's more interesting, is that the the "clicker" of the S-Pen is blue, while the rest of it is yellow. This could potentially mean that Samsung is preparing a version of the Note 9 with a yellow back and blue frame. If you look at previous Samsung devices with S-Pens, the clicker part of the stylus has always had the same color as the frame of the device. Does this mean that we are 100% getting a blue-and-yellow Galaxy Note 9? We can't be 100% sure at this point, but looking back at previous designs, it is indeed possible, so we decided to visualize this possibility as well.

We got rid of the green tint that was present in the teaser video and tried to visualize what a blue-and-yellow Samsung Galaxy Note 9 could look like in neutral lighting. We also made a render that is all-yellow (save for the S-Pen clicker)

We also tried to get rid of the green cast that was present in the video and our renders with the blue background, and tried to imagine instead what a Galaxy Note 9 with a yellow back could look like under a bright, white light. It certainly does look better without the greenish tint, but we can't be a sure if this is what Samsung has in mind for the new color option.

But anyway, are you interested in a yellow Samsung Galaxy Note 9? What do you think about the color shown in the teaser? Do you like it, or would you rather have regular yellow and/or "Gold"? Tell us in the comments below?

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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)



1. JMartin22

Posts: 2389; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

What are they going to call something like that if it turns out to be real “Mustard Gold”?

8. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Korean Gold

25. NateDiaz

Posts: 1092; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Nope, it'll be called Taxi Yellow.

2. asirfaysal

Posts: 98; Member since: Jul 19, 2016

Its like 24k gold

3. Slytherin

Posts: 268; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Bring back the f**kin white! Lol

12. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015


28. Slytherin

Posts: 268; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

They need to listen to us!

18. maherk

Posts: 7017; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

And the emerald green ffs.

19. bucknassty

Posts: 1373; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

that emerald green was beautiful!

29. Slytherin

Posts: 268; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Emerald green was lush, and I would mind a ruby red version!

30. Slytherin

Posts: 268; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Wouldn't lol

4. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

the phone mailbox

13. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Oh look it apple-rulz and the other biggest troll on here.

5. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

That yellow is ugly!

6. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

When you have to be super productive on the school bus!

7. cmdacos

Posts: 4330; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Hmm I kinda like this (all yellow, don't care for the blue mashup). I usually go all black but I've used bright dBrand skins on the past as well.

9. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 390; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

I love mustard yellow. Brings me back to the days when I had a yellow lumia 920

17. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Yellow was the best color for Lumias

26. fyah_king unregistered

I had yellow and red.

10. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 762; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

I would buy it.

11. Lememurilo

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 13, 2014

Probably all blue, just with the pen, and maybe some accents in yellow

14. cmdacos

Posts: 4330; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Interesting thought. Could be pen body, fps and side buttons gold/yellow while the body is blue. That could be nice

15. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1849; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

It will definitely stand out in the crowd of all the darker blue and black phones out there. With that being said Samsung really needs to get that emerald green out the crates and get to painting!

16. yeayeayeaaa

Posts: 53; Member since: Oct 07, 2014

^^^ So much this.

20. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Just bring back the white for the note 10.

21. fyah_king unregistered

That’s mine!!!

22. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

This is one of the ugliest colors I have seen in a smartphone. Please tell me this isn't real.

23. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I think it's one of those that will have to be seen in person. And this is what it could look like so this my not even be the true color.

24. dimas

Posts: 3420; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

This yellow note 9 should stay as 'render' and 'rumor'

27. Tipus

Posts: 905; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Terrible color

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