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Purported Galaxy Note 9 screen protectors leak

The Galaxy Note 9 leaks have started in earnest it seems. We spotted the Exynos-powered Note 9 on a benchmark database for the first time over the weekend, and now, a video and some images showing screen protectors that are purportedly for the Galaxy Note 9 have appeared online. Well, it’s not easy to say if these are indeed for the Note 9, especially with the Galaxy S9 also featuring sharper edges for a more boxy shape compared to the Galaxy S8. The length of the protector does seem to be longer, though, just as one would expect on a Note device.

Galaxy Note 9 screen protectors show smaller bezels

There have been rumors of a 6.4-inch display for the Galaxy Note 9, but the overall size of the device is reportedly 2 mm shorter than the Galaxy Note 8. That would be thanks to the reduced bezel sizes on the top and bottom, similar to the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. The screen protectors shown here also seem to have the same camera and sensor cutouts as the S9. That’s not surprising, as the Note 9 isn’t expected to change much as far as the specs and features are concerned. Even an in-display fingerprint sensor looks unlikely at this point, but we’re hopeful that rumors of a larger battery turn out to be correct.

The Galaxy Note 9 is also expected to come with a new and improved S Pen, though there’s no word on the improvements the new stylus will offer. Bixby 2.0 will make its debut with the Galaxy Note 9 as well, with quicker response times and improved recognition abilities confirmed by Samsung officials. Some reports also suggest the possibility of an earlier than usual launch for the Note 9. Such rumors come out every year, though, so it’s not certain Samsung’s next flagship will break tradition as far as the launch time frame is concerned.

What do you think about the screen protector seen in the images and the video below?

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Bigsmoke79
Bigsmoke79

I wish they would go back to a flat screen too, curved screens are all well and good but trying a screen protector on one ruins the experience, which means you have to go without one and then your screen ends up with micro scratches like my note 8!

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

I don’t use screen protectors and though I’m fine with the edges (I’d be happier if the phone was wider) I also prefer a flat screen.
I think that since getting a good screen protector and Samsung is insisting on pushing the edges on consumers it should also design and include a proper screen protector in the box.

daemmon
daemmon

All my hopes of seeing Samsung giving us a flat-screen flagship are slowly drifting away… I really hope the Pixel 3 won’t disappoint

kloony11
kloony11

For me, the new fingerprint location under the camera is a good enough reason to upgrade. I know there is not many changes from the Note 8 but it makes sense for Samsung to keep all major improvements until their 10th generation anniversary model.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Nothing exciting or new, everyone knows it’s a rehashed note 8 design with s9+ tech. But real kicker it will be £100 more expansive with no added functionality over last year model.

Just exactly like the s9. It’s a dud, when its so pricey but doesn’t offer anything significant over last year model. After 2 months use of the s9 and s9+ and then picking up an s8. The difference is minor, not worth £300 or so difference in price now.

locarno
locarno

Why do you picked up S8 ? S9 was bad ?

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

S8 is my personal phone and the s9 and s9+ has been my work phones

Unusually personally upgrade every year but the s9 is not worth it at all. Especially the 5.8 model. I can see Samsung only targeting people upgrading from an s6 or s7. I would actually recommend buying the s8 over the s9 with the big price discounts

AntroksRD
AntroksRD

Seems cool!