The latest leak involving the Galaxy Note 9 shows us what Samsungâ€™s next flagship looks like in use.
Just before you go off thinking itâ€™s another crummy live shot, think again. The leak actually comes from Samsung itself. So weâ€™re getting an unofficial-yet-definitely-accurate view.
DJ Koh, who leads Samsungâ€™s mobile division, was speaking at an industry event in China when someone snapped a photo of him using a phone. That phone is none other than the Galaxy Note 9 thatâ€™ll be made official in a few weeks.
Hereâ€™s the photo in question, which was posted on Weibo:
It may resemble Samsungâ€™s Galaxy Note 8 from last year, but zoom in on the backside. Youâ€™ll see thereâ€™s a fingerprint scanner positioned below the dual-camera setup. In 2017, Samsung put its fingerprint scanner on the side. Thatâ€™s since been changed because many consumers and critics complained. The new spot for Samsungâ€™s fingerprint scanners is below the camera module.
Thereâ€™s also no doubt this is a Galaxy Note phone at the very least since Koh is holding an S Pen as well. Samsung pairs this series with a stylus to improve productivity.
The executive even mentioned the Galaxy Note 9 during his presentation. Although details were not provided, he said the S Pen has many advancements over previous models.
Samsung will make an announcement early next month. The Unpacked 2018 event for the Galaxy Note 9 will take place on Thursday, August 9. Expect it to be a major unveiling as Samsung is bringing in media outlets from around the world to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.