The new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is expected to launch at the August 9 Unpacked event and its design may have been revealed early.
A front panel, claimed to be that of the new Galaxy Note 9 leaked in June and now it has appeared again to add weight to its validity.
The panel, shown in the image above, was sent by “reliable sources” to AndroidHeadlines which claims this is the final model we can expect to see launched soon.
While this does offer an early look at the handset it also soberingly reveals that we can expect the Note 9 to look very similar to the Note 8, from the front at least.
That said, the rear is also expected to be similar with a dual camera and fingerprint reader.
Previous rumours suggest Samsung might launch a new ultrasonic under-screen fingerprint reader in the phone.
Now it seems that the Korean company is holding out until early next year to launch the finalised version of the tech in its flagship Galaxy S10 smartphone.
Previous rumours also suggested the Note 9 might get an enhanced iris detection system.
This image suggests the layout and front-facing sensors will be the same as the Note 8.
One variation which might be visible, for the eagle eyed, is a slightly smaller slot for the S Pen stylus.
Samsung is rumoured to be making the S Pen the star of the launch event of the Galaxy Note 9.
This new S Pen stylus is thought to come with Bluetooth connectivity and more sensors.
The result could be an S Pen that doubles as a controller.
Using the button you could skip slides on a presentation, activate the camera shutter, even control a smart TV, and more.
There is talk of the new sensors allowing the S Pen to also double as a controller for use when the phone is in a VR headset.
This image seems to suggest that the S Pen will also be smaller, or at least will fit more flush with the Note 9 than the current model does with the Note 8.
Other specs expected on the Galaxy Note 9 include a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display with 2960 x 1440 resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 CPU backed by up to 8GB of RAM.
There could also be dual 12MP rear cameras and an 8MP front-facing selfie snapper.
A 4,000mAh battery is expected on the new Note 9 to offer true all day battery.
Rumours suggest the Note 9 will launch on August 9 and go on sale as early as August 24.
Source : EXPRESS