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Is this why the Galaxy Note 9 has a horizontal dual rear camera like the Note 8?

A big battery is no doubt one of the more interesting rumors about possible Galaxy Note 9 specs. It’s a rumor that has persisted for months, with the exact battery size said to be somewhere between 3,850 mAh and 4,000 mAh. And it seems the larger battery might be the reason why Samsung has decided to keep the horizontal rear camera setup of the Note 8 on the upcoming flagship (as seen on the recently leaked renders of the device) instead of placing them vertically like the S9+.

Galaxy Note 9 battery size could be the main concern

Is this why the Galaxy Note 9 has a horizontal dual rear camera like the Note 8?

Well, it’s either that or the fact that the S Pen takes up precious space inside Note flagships. As you can see in the image above, that requires Samsung to keep the battery dimensions thinner and taller compared to the Galaxy S phones to offer similar battery capacities. So, even without an increase in battery capacity, a vertical dual camera setup like the S9+ would be problematic on the Note 9. And going by the Galaxy S9 and S9+ battery sizes and the recent revelation that the Note 9 would be only slightly thicker than its predecessor, it’s possible the rumors of a big Galaxy Note 9 battery will turn out to be inaccurate.

Ice universe, who is the source of the picture you see above, has also shared images of what is apparently a protective case for the Note 9. The case looks like the plastic one Samsung has been bundling with many of its devices recently, and if it belongs to the Galaxy Note 9, it’s another indication that the rear camera design isn’t going to change over the Note 8. Thankfully, the fingerprint sensor will be positioned below the camera. And while it may be somewhat difficult to reach for those of us with not-so-large hands, it may be a necessary compromise because of how Note flagships are built.

Is this why the Galaxy Note 9 has a horizontal dual rear camera like the Note 8?

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DoctorKDS
DoctorKDS

The position of the fingerprint sensor on the Note 8 is perfect for someone who bolds their phone with their left hand. I have not put smudges on my camera lenses while using the Note 8 fingerprint sensor. BTW, the Note 9 picture showing a small notch below the camera lenses looks more like a flash bar than a fingerprint sensor. My reasoning is that your finger might smudge the lenses above it if used as a fingerprint sensor. Also the Note 8 fingerprint sensor appears wider than the Note 9 notch. In addition the current position of the fingerprint… Read more »

Samarasx
Samarasx

Note devices have never been for those with small hands anyway, so I can’t see the issue here. Most people who usually buy into the Note lineup need large displays and are willing to have a fingerprint high up there. I think the new layout is just fine for a Note device. Those with smaller hands are better off with an S9.

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

I completely agree and I’m irritating by the fact that Samsung keeps insisting in making it a super compact phone when it has never meant to be that. Now we have ended up with this ridiculous narrow phone which you have to use with 2 hands as it is anyway.
Apparently Note 9 could even be slightly narrower than Note 8 which would be a shame. I’d like it to be wider not narrower.