A leaked image depicting what may be early draft listings of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 appeared online over the weekend, pointing to a 512GB storage model being in the works. The screenshot that can be seen below shows placeholder images which appear to be Galaxy S9 Plus renders, according to the industry insider who originally discovered the listing, having shared it on Twitter this Sunday. Another source with a highly positive track record concerning Samsung-related leaks already claimed the South Korean phone maker is considering releasing a 512GB variant of the Galaxy Note 9 late last month, adding that the company would only pair it with 8GB of RAM.
The new leak also indicates that Samsung may be doing away with the 128GB memory configuration of its flagship family, suggesting the Galaxy Note 9 will only be offered with 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB of storage space. While the image may simply be incomplete, delivering four different memory specifications would be an unprecedented move on Samsung’s part and hence isn’t likely to happen. The next addition to the company’s series of high-end phablets is expected to be unveiled in some six weeks’ time, with a number of recent reports stating the Seoul-based tech giant will be officially announcing it at an August 9 “Unpacked” event in New York City.
The Galaxy Note 9 isn’t likely to significantly alter the overall aesthetic of the Galaxy Note 8 and should feature hardware that’s similar to the one found inside the Galaxy S9 lineup released in mid-March. Previous reports pointed to Samsung additionally improving the camera setup of the phablet compared to its last commercialized Android flagships but outside of a twin-lens system, no specific details about the imaging experience offered by the Galaxy Note 9 have been rumored so far. If the device truly ends up launching in early August, it’s likely to go on global sale by the end of that same month.