Going by the rumors that have surfaced over the last few weeks, we aren’t expecting a major design overhaul with the Galaxy Note9. A new leaked sketch of the Note9 shows that Samsung has shifted the fingerprint sensor on the rear below the rear camera module – the same way it did on the Galaxy S9/ S9 Plus this year.
That’s actually quite obvious and the right way moving forward. It is, however, Interesting that Samsung will retain its horizontal dual camera sensors instead of switching to a vertical alignment as in S9-series phones.
The sketch also implies that there will be no in-display fingerprint sensor on the Note9.
Samsung Galaxy Note9 – What to expect?
- The Samsung Galaxy Note9 will bring in the long overdue Bixby 2.0 update.
- The overall footprint of the phone is expected to remain same as the Note8, but
- Samsung is rumored to be using a slightly bigger display (6.28-inch vs 6.38-inch).
- The handset will be powered by the same chips as Galaxy S9/S9 Plus – Snapdragon 845/Exynos 9810
- The chipset will be aided by 8GB RAM and up to 256GB storage.
- The phone will run Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box. Samsung will expectedly add some new S-Pen innovations as well.
Samsung Galaxy Note9 Expected launch date
Samsung launches its Note-series phones every year in August at IFA. This year, the company is rumored to be gunning for an early launch. We could see it go official in late July 2018.