An alleged render of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has been leaked, showing the front view of the phablet. So far, fans are underwhelmed.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Design
The tipster Ice universe shared a render of the Galaxy Note 8 successor on Twitter, which if proved to be true, looks to have no major changes from the 2017 phablet in terms of design. At first glance, it simply looks like a photo of the Galaxy Note 8.
The only difference could be that the Galaxy Note 9 will reportedly be 2 mm smaller than its predecessor. The bezels should also be trimmed down, but they are still there.
Some have foreseen this happening, with Ice saying that Samsung is lazy this year. The Galaxy S9, for instance, is also like its predecessor in outward appearance.
The popularity of bezel-less displays had many Samsung fans hoping for a similar look. Although the company calls it the Infinity Display, which was first introduced on the Galaxy S8, it still has obvious bezels on the top and bottom of the screen.
Current flagships adopted the notch that the iPhone X featured to be closer to bezel-less as possible. However, it seems that Samsun is not taking that route.
A number of fans defended the South Korean company from criticisms. The looks of Note 8 age well that some even think it still rivals the recent flagships. With a sleek, high-end design, it is hard not to realize why the smartphone maker would decide to stick with the formula.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Specifications
The Galaxy Note 9 also recently appeared on the benchmarking website Geekbench, revealing a Snapdragon 845 SoC paired with 6 GB RAM. It is listed with the model number SM-N960U, so industry observers are fairly certain that the device is the follow-up to the Note 8, which has the model number SM-N950U.
It scored 2,411 points on single-core performance and 8,172 points on multi-core. Reports have noted that these scores are rather weak compared to other flagships, but it can be argued that the device was a pre-production unit. More accurate scores should be available as its release date creeps closer.
Other rumored specifications of the Galaxy Note 9 include Quick Charge 4.0, an Exynos 9810-powered variant, and the Super Speed Dual Pixel camera found on the Galaxy S9 Plus. A release date has yet to be announced, but fans believe it will take place in August.
Samsung was lazy in 2018 and I concluded that Note9 will not change much. This is just a small adjustment to Note8. pic.twitter.com/uNoAW1thcT — Ice universe (@UniverseIce) May 8, 2018