A new concept photo of Samsung's as-yet-unannounced Galaxy Note 9 has now cropped up online in a striking "Burgundy Red" configuration. The render was created and tweeted out on Twitter by concept designers at SamsungMobile.News, who posted the image on June 12. It goes without saying that with Samsung not expected to launch the device until early August and no official ties between the Korean tech giant and the Twitter account, the images are anything but official. That said, the design itself is somewhat understated aside from the red coloration. However, that shouldn't come as too much of a shock since most of the leaks so far have pointed to a device designed very similarly to the Samsung Galaxy S9 family and the previous Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
Nearly everything pictured in the rendered image seems to be where it would be following the natural progression of Samsung's design language. From the front of the device, the volume rocker sits just above a power button on the left-hand edge while another button, presumably tied to Bixby, is on the opposing edge. The back shows a rectangular camera array, set into a glass back with a dual-camera, dual LED, and heart rate sensor. Below that is a fingerprint scanner following the same rectangular cues while the company's branding is a brilliant silver just a bit further down. A thin slot rests along the front at the top, in the only portion of the bezel that really seems to have enough room for the forward-facing earpiece speaker. There are almost no bezels at all along either the left or right of the panel and a similarly tiny bezel lines the bottom.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 isn't expected to officially be launched until August 2 or August 9. However, there have already been plenty of leaks and rumors associated with the flagship phablet. This latest render, although only a concept, appears to match up very well with the current expectations for the handset with regard to aesthetics. If those turn out to have been accurate, then this representation may signal a shift by the company to redirect assets to internals rather than design.