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Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Leaked images, specs, price, release

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Samsung, as you might recall, has sent out press invitations to an Unpacked event in Brooklyn, New York. The date to circle is August 9, and all signs suggest that one of the world’s largest smartphone vendors will finally unveil the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in its entirety.

As you might have also heard, the Galaxy Note sequel will probably look a lot like the Galaxy Note 8. Which is expected but nonetheless somewhat disheartening to hear, especially with brands such as OPPO and Vivo finding new and ingenious ways to deliver a full-screen experience even without sporting a notch.

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Alas, it seems the Galaxy Note 9 will indeed adopt the same design language as last year’s release. AndroidHeadlines claims to have obtained an image sent by a reliable source showing the front of the Galaxy Note 9 with a blank display.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 image render on Revu Philippines

Alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 9 image render

The website added that the image “is understood to be an official render” of the phone in question. The picture also confirms the overall design of the front panel, as well as the placement of the selfie camera and sensors and earpiece at the top bezel of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, which were leaked on Chinese social media back in June.

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Expectedly, the supposed render reveals a dedicated Bixby button on the left cheek, right below the volume rocker, to bring up Samsung’s digital assistant with ease. As is the case with previous Samsung flagships, the Galaxy Note 9 will feature a tall, curved display with minimal bezels. The same 2,960 x 1,440 AMOLED screen with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio is expected to be on offer this year.

We also have an image of the rear panel to show you, albeit from a different and unverified source. It hints at the possibility of the device arriving with similar hardware elements to the Galaxy S9+, with Samsung opting to place the fingerprint scanner near the center of the panel, under the dual-camera system, which remains in a horizontal position. The main camera system has been tipped to boast enhanced low-light capabilities and depth effects.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 poster on Revu Philippines

Purported Samsung Galaxy Note 9 poster (via SlashLeaks)

The bottom of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is shown as well, revealing the headphone jack, USB-C connector, mono speaker, and trademark S Pen holster. The smartphone’s updated stylus will reportedly have built-in Bluetooth functionality this time around — a first for the series. 

Inside, the Galaxy Note 9 has been rumored to run a skinned version of Android 8.1 Oreo on the latest Samsung Exynos 9810 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, depending on the market. The battery could be bumped up to 4,000mAh from 3,300mAh. It is said that at least five color options will be offered — Coral Blue, Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Teddy Brown, and Titanium Gray.

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Meanwhile, a new report from Poland has leaked pricing information for the upcoming Note. A Polish website says the phone will command the same base price as the previous model. The cheapest variant features 6GB RAM and 128GB storage and will carry a price tag of PLN 4,299, which is equivalent to roughly P62,0236 or $1,160. The Note 9 will start shipping in the Polish market from August 24.

Last year, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 hit Philippine retail a few weeks after its global announcement. It sold for P49,990 ($935) at launch.

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 16 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between.