Samsung is said to have uploaded a promotional Galaxy Note 9 video onto its New Zealand YouTube media channel, depicting the new design as well as a couple of its newer distinguishing features. Samsung deleted the video, but SamMobile was able to download and re-host it.

In the video we see the basic design of the phone. Overall it seems Samsung has kept the changes very minor as the only really distinguishing difference to the Note 8 is the relocation of the fingerprint module from the right side of the horizontal camera setup to a centre placement underneath the cameras.

A big surprise is the advertising of maximum storage of 1TB. Naturally this is achieved by including microSD cards of up to 512GB, but the phone itself having a storage configuration of up to 512GB is notable as it’s the first time a mainstream vendor will be offering such high capacities. In all likelihood this would mean an across-the-board storage bump to 128/256/512GB tiers which is very much welcome.

Lastly Samsung advertises “all-day battery” with the new phone. We don’t usually report on unconfirmed rumours, but it is said that the phone might come with a 4000mAh battery, which represents a 21% increase over the Note 8’s 3300mAh capacity.

Samsung plans to officially launch the Note 9 at the next Unpacked event next Thursday on August 9th, and we’ll be there for hands-on coverage.

Source: SamMobile

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  • StrangerGuy - Friday, August 3, 2018 - link

    I hoped it would come with inscreen fingerprint sensor which will make it at least a wee bit interesting, I stopped caring completely when it didn't.
  • timecop1818 - Friday, August 3, 2018 - link

    Bingo. Stopped caring about Samsung after they moved fingerprint to the back after S7.

    For me to consider anything from them again would need front fingerprint and removal of idiotic edge curved glass.
  • sharath.naik - Friday, August 3, 2018 - link

    Agree, removal or replaceable batteries was bad enough, now the stupid curved glass.
  • ImSpartacus - Sunday, August 5, 2018 - link

    I don't mind as long as the Active line continues.

    The flat screen and larger battery are kinda awesome.
  • flyingpants1 - Monday, August 6, 2018 - link

    I'd be completely OK with the battery thing, if the battery could still be removed by a normal person without basically breaking the phone in half.

    The perfect phone needs:
    Pro version with 1.25-1.5x battery over stock (3750mAh for example)
    Ridiculously low drain/great battery life (like I've seen on A5, like 18hrs+ screen on time)
    Waterproofing (obviously, for rain, spills, bathrooms, sports, accidentally leaving the phone outside)... Water damage is a common repair...
    In-screen fingerprint reader would be nice.
    Wireless charging would be nice - charge port fix is one of the most common repairs.

    Once they make a phone like that, I'll maybe consider paying $1000+, plus $100 larger internal memory, plus $30 case, plus the $100+ for the inevitable screen replacement (since we insist on using breakable screens).

    Before then, nooooo way in hell. No way would I ever buy a $1000 phone and have to cup my hand around the back like an idiot to hear anything.
  • timecop1818 - Monday, August 6, 2018 - link

    USB-C takes care of the charge port issues mostly. You'd have to try really hard to trash that port. Hopefully nobody will ship new stuff with micro USB garbage.
  • flyingpants1 - Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - link

    Yeah, quick charge is also pretty good. And you can't use the phone while wireless charging anyways

    Waterproofing is just a nice addon for an expensive phone... I've never used a waterproof phone and thought "Gee, I really wish this didn't have waterproofing.".
  • drajitshnew - Monday, August 6, 2018 - link

    If you find a phone line that, WITH a stylus, I'll buy 1.
  • motopen1s - Sunday, August 5, 2018 - link

    Exactly my thoughts.

    It took me around 1,5 seconds in the store with the first Galaxy phone that used the edge glass to realise how bad of an idea it was - the reflections were all over the sides of the display.

    I am pretty sure that next year we will see an in-display fingerprint reader from Samsung, but it seems like they "edge display" is there to stay for the time being. Voting with our wallets is all we can do really.
  • milkywayer - Saturday, August 4, 2018 - link

    I boycotted Sammy after they curves edges. My wife's gone through 3 broken galaxy screens and that's with Case

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