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New Samsung Galaxy Note 9 renders essentially show a Note 8 clone

If you were hoping for a big change for Samsung's Note line, sorry: these new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 renders essentially show a Note 8 clone.

Published onJune 6, 2018

  • New Samsung Galaxy Note 9 renders from @OnLeaks show a device that’s incredibly similar to the Note 8.
  • The only big changes are on the back of the device, with the rearrangement of the fingerprint sensor, just like on the S9.
  • Thankfully, the headphone jack sticks around, and there’s no display notch to be seen.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is the next flagship device from Samsung, slated to be announced this summer. Not much is known for certain about the device yet but noted leaker Steve H. (otherwise known as @OnLeaks) just released newly rendered images and 360-degree video of the Note 9.

The renders, via, show a device that looks a lot like the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Since the Samsung Galaxy S9 was pretty much a slight upgrade of the Galaxy S8, it makes sense that the Note 9 doesn’t change up the formula much either.

You should be aware that although @OnLeaks has a solid history of dead-on predictions, these are not official renders of the Galaxy Note 9. Everything shown here should be treated as rumor only.

A leaked render of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

With that out of the way, the most notable alterations are on the rear of the device, with the squircle-shaped fingerprint scanner getting moved to below the dual camera setup and switched from a vertical orientation to a horizontal one.

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While this isn’t all that exciting since the Galaxy S9 did the same thing, it is notable that the fingerprint sensor is there at all, since there were lots of rumors flying around earlier this year that the Note 9 would be the first Samsung device to feature an underglass fingerprint sensor. If we are to assume these renders are accurate, we can put that rumor to rest, as Samsung wouldn’t have both.

Thankfully, the headphone jack also sticks around in the Note 9, and the front display doesn’t have a notch. The hardware buttons on the sides keep their current configuration of the volume rocker and power button on the left, and the Samsung Bixby button by itself on the right.

The renders don’t give us any information about the internals of the Note 9, unfortunately. But if you were wondering if the next iteration of Samsung’s flagship Note line would be wildly different from the Note 8, you can go ahead and assume that it won’t be. Judging from these, we’ll probably be writing an article titled “Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Galaxy Note 8 – Should you upgrade your Galaxy Note 8?” come this fall.

NEXT: Bixby 2.0 confirmed for Samsung’s next flagship, likely the Galaxy Note 9

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