Earlier today a rumor told us that the design of Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note9 would be virtually unchanged from its predecessor’s, in order for the company to cut some costs. Now a bunch of CAD-based renders have leaked portraying it in all its glory, and mostly confirming that theory.
From the front it definitely looks indistinguishable from the Note8, but that’s not very surprising – the same can be said of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ when compared to their predecessors.
Samsung Galaxy Note9 CAD-based renders
On the back, the Galaxy Note9 gets a more sane position for its fingerprint scanner, but it’s not encased in the same island as the dual cameras as we’ve seen in the S9+. Instead, it kind of awkwardly sits below the horizontal island, and is once again quite small for no good reason.
Anyway, at least it’s in the right place this time around. Oh, and if you were anticipating an under-display sensor, well, that’s not happening.
The Note9’s dimensions are said to be 161.9 x 76.3 x 8.8 mm, which means it’s slightly shorter, wider, and thicker than the Note8. The screen size should “remain roughly the same, at around 6.3-inches”, whatever that means. The increased width does suggest a marginally bigger panel is being used, but we’ll see.
The good news is that the extra thickness means there will be a much bigger battery in there, namely a 3,850 mAh cell – a far cry from the Note8’s measly 3,300 mAh unit. The camera system will probably be identical to what’s in the S9+, the chipset options and RAM likewise. But the Note9 will have the S Pen stylus, don’t forget.