A lot of phones have already been released in the first half of this year, but there are even more on the way before 2019 rolls around. One of those phones is Samsung's Galaxy Note 9, currently expected to be unveiled on 9th August. As is the way, some alleged renders of the phone have leaked, and they reveal a phone that looks exactly how you'd expect it to look.
The renders come thanks to a collaboration between @onleaks and 91mobiles, and come in the form of a video. Unsurprisingly there aren't a whole lot of surprises, because the Note 9 looks remarkably similar to last year's Note 8.
In case you can't watch the video, it's assumed that the phone has a 6.3-inch Infinity display with the same button layout as the Note 8. That includes the dedicated Bixby button, which shouldn't be a shock considering Samsung has confirmed the next version of its AI assistant will launch on the Note 9. There's also a dual camera system which has had yet another redesign from both the Note 8 and the S9+, keeping the horizontal lens placement but placing the fingerprint scanner underneath where it should be easier to access. The renders still show off the 3.5mm headphone jack, alongside the expected USB-C port and S-Pen housing.
@OnLeaks has a pretty good track record with this sort of thing, but that doesn't mean we should take the leak at face value. While it's unsurprising that Samsung would announce something that has an unremarkable design similar to last year's model, there's always a chance it will mix things up again. In any case, if reports of a 9th August launch are true, we don't have very long to wait and find out. [91mobiles via Ubergizmo]