We’re expecting Samsung to introduce its Galaxy Note 9 flagship for the second half of 2018 as soon as early August. Amid sluggish Galaxy S9 sales, the company needs to bounce back with something new, and it does not seem that Galaxy Note 9 will be the device to do that.
The first batch of renders have come out this week, depicting a familiar design for the Galaxy Note 9. We can see just about every angle of the device painted in silver. Previous reports were mostly right about the phone’s design, and like the Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 9 doesn’t change a whole lot from the exterior. Lack of change might have caused the Galaxy S9 to be poorly received in some markets, but Samsung doesn’t seem to think so.
Keep in mind that what you’re seeing are CAD (computer-aided design) drawings. They have been accurate in the past, but may or may not resemble the finished design. The device looks a lot like the Galaxy Note 8 with slim bezels and the same port cutouts. However, one change is with the camera, which is a bit different from what we have on the Galaxy S9 models. The dual cameras are placed horizontally, and the fingerprint scanner below it is more rectangular. In terms of overall size, the Galaxy Note 9’s dimensions will be most similar to Galaxy Note 8. And inside the device we could get a much larger battery, said to be one of the big improvement’s over last year’s generation. The camera itself is also expected to be a significant improvement over previous generation Galaxy handsets, and once again a major focus of the company’s efforts.
More leaks are bound to surface before the phone is officially announced by Samsung. It seems that instead of pushing the envelope with Galaxy Note 9, Samsung will save design changes for the Galaxy S10 or Galaxy X such as the beneath-display fingerprint scanner and full bezel-less design. This is understandable given that the company is no longer looking to be first in everything and is instead taking its time. What do you think of the minor changes seen in the renders? Drop us a comment.