Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Envisioned In New Concept Renders

The Galaxy Note 9 has been envisioned in a number of new concept renders based on the recently leaked images depicting what's believed to be a tempered glass screen protector designed for Samsung's upcoming Android flagship. The renders that can be seen above and below have been authored by Milen Yanachkov of PhoneArena, showing a handset that's visually similar to the Galaxy Note 8 but improves on its aesthetic in several ways. An 18.5:9 Infinity Display panel is still part of the package, with its long edges being curved in a rather subtle manner so as to still allow for Edge Sense functionalities while simultaneously not inhibiting the phablet's grip. Compared to the first two iterations of Samsung's curved mobile screens, the tech giant's more recently released flagships featured less aggressively curved edges and the Galaxy Note 9 is expected to follow suit.

The handset depicted in the new concept renders also has a screen-to-body ratio of over 90-percent, with its bezels being noticeably thinner than the ones found on the Galaxy Note 8. This particular design characteristic may end up being pure optimism on the author's part seeing how the leak which served as the basis for the renders doesn't allow for any direct comparisons, whereas previous reports and screen protector sightings pointed to the Galaxy Note 9 having bezels that are comparable in size to those found on its predecessor. A physical Bixby button located beneath the volume rocker on the left edge of the handset has also been envisioned as part of the package, whereas the new renders and previous reports suggested the iris scanner embedded into its top bezel may be somewhat larger relative to the unit found on the Galaxy Note 8 and even the newer Galaxy S9 lineup.

A larger iris sensor may allow for more accuracy and operate over longer distances, with Samsung possibly focusing on improving this aspect of its upcoming Android phablet because it likely won't be commercializing 3D cameras allowing for depth-tracking and significantly better facial recognition until early 2019 and the Galaxy S10 series, as per previous reports. The Galaxy Note 9 is now expected to be introduced in early August, with its supposed launch date emerging online just yesterday.

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