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New Samsung Galaxy Note 9 renders affirm design

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 takes after its predecessor in terms of the design.

  • Published: July 4, 2018 9:44 AM IST
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Samsung is getting ready to launch its next flagship device the Galaxy Note 9 on August 9. And by this time we have a pretty clear idea about what the phone would be like and that includes specifications as well as design.

But that does not mean that it could hurt to see some more design renders of the device that will be official soon. And the latest renders seen on the Russian website Hi-Tech@Mail has given us the most extensive look of the Galaxy Note 9 yet, showing both the front and the back of the device.

As we have seen and started before the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 looks very similar to its predecessor in terms of the design and the only change seems to be in the setup of the fingerprint and the cameras. The setup on the renders seen here show the cameras aligned side by side with the heart rate sensor which is the same as last time, but the fingerprint scanner has been moved below the cameras for a more central placement.

The rumors also talk about the specifications of the phone, and here’s what the report from Eldar Murtazin says about specifications.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is expected to launch with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC in the US and China. In all other markets, the smartphone could be offered with a new Exynos chipset, which could be a faster version of the Exynos 9810 found on Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. The reviewer stresses on the fast and snappy performance of the prototype device. The Galaxy Note 9 is said to start with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage and Samsung plans to offer models with 8GB RAM and 256GB or 512GB of storage.

Murtazin says the Galaxy Note 9’s display will offer improved sunlight visibility suggesting a brighter panel than its predecessor. While the report does not reveal the size of the display, it is expected to measure 6.4-inch diagonally. The prototype device also offers an updated Always On display, which might not be ready for Galaxy Note 9 launch and could be pushed back to Galaxy S10 launch instead.

The Galaxy Note 9 will likely borrow the dual rear camera setup from Galaxy S9+ with the primary camera offering variable aperture. The report mentions minor improvements, but does not offer details. There is a possibility that Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will use improved ISOCELL technology and optical image stabilization to produce better images.

One of the key focus with Galaxy Note 9 is expected to be the S Pen, and the leaks so far indicate Bluetooth support and the ability to unlock the device remotely. Murtazin does not reveal much about new features, but Samsung could launch new S Pen modes that appeal to business users.

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  • Published Date: July 4, 2018 9:44 AM IST