The mother of all leaks: Samsung spills the Galaxy Note 9 beans on YouTube

The mother of all leaks: Samsung spills the Galaxy Note 9 beans on YouTube
Welp, that just happened. What was already the mobile tech world’s worst kept secret is completely out of the bag now, thanks to Samsung’s negligent New Zealand branch. After confirming the rear design of the Galaxy Note 9 and offering yet another glimpse of an all-new S Pen companion in an official render no doubt published by mistake, the company’s “Kiwi” division strikes again today.

This time, we’re looking at a full-on promotional video of the as-yet-unreleased flagship phone, uploaded to Samsung New Zealand’s official YouTube channel. Not for long, of course, but rest assured, the 30-second clip has been mirrored and saved by many YouTubers for posterity.


The very title of the video suggests this wasn’t supposed to go live this early, revealing (or rather confirming) multiple key selling points, starting with a more powerful stylus than previous generations. The Galaxy Note 9 will obviously be advertised as offering “all day” battery, which may not turn out to be such an inflated claim, as we expect the jumbo-sized phone to pack a fittingly large 4,000 mAh cell.

In addition to a colossal 512GB internal storage, the Note 9 will apparently support expansion with a maximum of 512 gigs, exceeding a whopping 1 terabyte of total digital hoarding space with the right microSD card. No wonder Samsung insisted on berating Apple for the lack of a card slot on existing and future iPhones.

Aesthetically, there are no surprises here, and once again, we see a blue-coated Galaxy Note 9 model promoted alongside a gold (yellow?) S Pen, producing an interesting contrast that you couldn’t get from past members of the Note family. But doesn’t this kill all the excitement for next week’s formal announcement event?

source: SamMobile

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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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27 Comments

1. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Can't wait for mine!

2. BearHug

Posts: 27; Member since: Jan 27, 2017

Oh yeah!

3. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Can't come close to the A11 Bionic Chip! Just stop trying Samsung!

4. galaxius

Posts: 82; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

Haha What can Apple come close with the Note 9 then? Are you even a joke? Such a pathetic comment fanboy. Let's start With Battery? Screen quality? Camera? Vast numbers of features come with? Bezel free sides? Multiple unlock features? Dolby Athmos? 960 fps slow mo? Should I go on? Grow up

5. technitude

Posts: 263; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

You're just responding to jealousy.

9. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Basic answer is... Apple does EVERYTHING better. And please do go on because my answer would still suffice! Please do grow up yourself!

25. Alcyone

Posts: 489; Member since: May 10, 2018

Correction. Apple doesn't make jack shat lol. Where is Apples assembly line...? If my 5s was made by Apple then I'm Santa Claus.

26. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

I don't see in my comment where I said Apple makes anything.. Get some glasses and try again kiddo

7. cmdacos

Posts: 4267; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Does it matter when apple is having troubles managing Ram?

10. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

That is a figment of you imagination... Might want to go see a therapist kiddo

13. cmdacos

Posts: 4267; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

My imagination seems to be blanketed across YouTube...

18. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

No it doesn't. LMAO There goes your imagination again!

12. MrSolo

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Cpu wise, a11 is better in terms of raw power. Gpu wise , adreno 630 is unmatched in terms of raw power. Android optimization does not take advantage of it though.

19. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Is there any point in having a 'powerful' GPU then?

24. MrSolo

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Yes, very important cause it renders what u see on the screen. It is also coming to the point where the gpu is starting to do more cpu task.

27. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Read the comment I replied to first and then leave your juvenile comment kiddo.

23. srgonu

Posts: 558; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Super powerful Bionic chip which can't multitask or manage the same number of apps in RAM as Note 8. Thx

28. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

It can multi task. You need to look up the definition before making childish comments.

29. srgonu

Posts: 558; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

ok let me spoon feed you. Heard about split screen multitasking?

30. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Yeah, but you said multi tasking, not 'split screen multi tasking.' Plus anyone wanting that on a phone need their head testing. Its a subpar experience. If it was up to Samsung users they'd end up having a 3.5' Floppy Disk drive on the phone along with a CD ROM Drive and only f*ck know what else. I just destroyed you, go to sleep old man!

31. srgonu

Posts: 558; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

That's funny. You need to use it to know it. I don't blame you if you didn't think about split screen when I said multitasking. It's the limited functionality you guys are used to in walled garden. As it was said, frog thinks well is the world.

6. NinoH

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 09, 2018

This was accidental?I doubt it, off course there are going to be leaks in last minute,that’s how these things work. Ohh and why people don’t buy Damnsung phones anymore?Easy there are much better cheaper alternatives in android and apple is in its own game with unpresidented software support IMO.

20. alvxxxzmx

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 07, 2018

Remember S9 'accidental commercial leakage' back then? Samsung is suffering from leakgate.

8. cmdacos

Posts: 4267; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Could be accidental but certainly didn't reveal much at all.

15. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

"But doesn’t this kill all the excitement for next week’s formal announcement event?" Sooooooooo you've never heard of a teaser, Phone Arena?

21. deleon629

Posts: 469; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

I long for the day when we'll be able to get leaks for months...Only to see A TOTALLY DIFFERENT DEVICE in the livestream launch lol

22. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The music is cool

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