- Evan Blass shares an official press render of the Galaxy Note 9 with its S Pen.
- This is the second photo leaked that shows off the blue handset and bright yellow stylus.
- The image confirms the slight design changes we’ve already seen leaked.
Last week, leaker Ice Universe (@UniverseIce) shared a picture of what looked to be promotional material for the upcoming Galaxy Note 9. While we’ve seen countless renders of the handset, this was the first image that had shown up online that displayed the blue and yellow colorway.
But today, instead of another blurry cam shot, Evan Blass (@evleaks) has shared an official press render of the navy blue Galaxy Note 9 with a yellow S Pen.
S Pen? pic.twitter.com/xizmWw9J2W— Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 17, 2018
As you can see from the photo, the image gives us a pretty clear shot of the front and back sides of Samsung’s upcoming flagship and well as the entire length of the S Pen.
Blass’ leaked image confirms once again that Samsung is moving the phone’s fingerprint sensor below the dual-camera array. It also looks like the bottom bezel has been reduced slightly while the power, volume, and Bixby buttons are somewhat raised when compared to the Galaxy Note 8. We won’t know this for sure, though, until we have a chance to go hands-on with the Galaxy Note 9 and compare it to last year’s model.
Lastly, looking at the yellow S Pen, we can see that Samsung is using a dual-tone yellow color for the body of the stylus. The portion of the S Pen that users will hold appears to have a matte finish while the top third looks to be a glossy/shiny finish. To top it off, the back end of the stylus is sporting the same navy blue color to match the handset. This should stop the S Pen from standing out too much when inserted into the smartphone.
Unfortunately, it still isn’t clear just how the S Pen will charge inside of the handset. It’s likely to be done through a pogo-pin setup, but there haven’t been any clear images that show off the charging pads on the S Pen that would be necessary for this system to work.
The number of leaks surrounding the Galaxy Note 9 aren’t uncommon for the South Korean company. Typically, we know almost everything there is to know about any of Samsung’s flagship smartphones before they’re officially unveiled on stage. Plus, when executives like CEO DJ Koh are photographed potentially using the unannounced handset in public, it’s pretty apparent that the company isn’t trying too hard to keep the phone a secret.