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Take note: leaked renders show what the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 could look like

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With the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 reportedly set to launch early on August 9, the leaks surrounding the upcoming business-minded flagship have kicked into overdrive. Now, OnLeaks (opens in new tab) and 91Mobiles (opens in new tab)  have teamed up to drop some very convincing renders (including a 360-degree video) of the device.

Applying the maxim of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it", the supposed Galaxy Note 9 renders show a very similar handset to its 2017 predecessor — albeit with some minor design improvements. 

As expected, the Galaxy Note 9 has seemingly followed the Galaxy S9's example by moving its rear-mounted fingerprint scanner to below the camera sensor, making it easier to find while also avoiding unwanted smudges on the lens. 

If the renders prove accurate, the inclusion of a fingerprint sensor would lend credence to the rumors that it may not get an in-screen fingerprint sensor — even if the tech is ready.

The camera area itself also appears smaller and more subtle than it did on last year's model, leading us to believe it may feature a similar array to this year's Galaxy S9 Plus.  

Thankfully, it appears that Samsung has remained steadfast in its fight against the 'notchification' of smartphones, with the renders showing similarly classy (and maybe even slightly slimmer) top and bottom bezels to last year's Galaxy Note 8 — and it appears the 3.5mm headphone socket is sticking around, too. 

We won't know for sure if these renders are accurate until the device is officially revealed, however, it's worth noting (heh) that OnLeaks has been on the money in the past

In the meantime, you can check out the Galaxy Note 9's supposed design from every angle in the video below.

Stephen Lambrechts
Senior Journalist, Phones and Entertainment

Stephen primarily covers phones and entertainment for TechRadar's Australian team, and has written professionally across the categories of tech, film, television and gaming in both print and online for over a decade. He's obsessed with smartphones, televisions, consoles and gaming PCs, and has a deep-seated desire to consume all forms of media at the highest quality possible. 


He's also likely to talk a person’s ear off at the mere mention of Android, cats, retro sneaker releases, travelling and physical media, such as vinyl and boutique Blu-ray releases. Right now, he's most excited about QD-OLED technology, The Batman and Hellblade 2: Senua's Saga.