Galaxy Note 9 Screen Panel Leaks, Still Rocking the Notch-Free Design

By Tom Pritchard on at

You know what time it is? It's time for our daily post featuring a brand new leak and/or rumour about Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 9. Are you excited? Good, someone has to be. Today we bring you a look at the latest bit of the phone to trickle out of the internet, and it's the front screen panel. It's really not that surprising to see, but it does confirm what we all assumed anyway - this phone will not have a notch.

Like the Galaxy S9, the Note 9 won't be digging into the screen space to add sensors, cameras, and the top speaker. Instead it's sticking to the bar across the top of the screen, giving it ample room to spread out all the different sensors and components Samsung feels the phone needs.

There's a lot of them too, seemingly more than the Galaxy S9, so you have to wonder what that's about. Obviously there's the camera and ambient light sensors, but what are the rest? Maybe it's an infra-red face-sensing array, like the iPhone X, or maybe it's something completely different that has a very boring function. We'll have to just wait and see. No doubt this information will make its way online long before the expected launch on 9th August.

In the meantime, though, we get to see that this phone still looks just as unremarkable as the rest of them. It's big, it has thin bezels, and it's a rectangle. It looks just like the Galaxy Note 8, but we'd pretty much figured out that was going to be the case a while ago. [Ice Universe via Slashgear]