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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 leak reveals mystery button, new fingerprint reader position

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Case

A portrait of the Galaxy Note 9 has begun taking shape over the past few weeks thanks to numerous leaks. It seems Samsung is going to stick to the same design, but with a few tweaks here and there.

One of those tweaks could arrive in the form of a repositioned fingerprint scanner. To recall, the Galaxy Note 8 has its reader next to the dual camera module. Some folks aren’t too pleased with this since the chance of camera smudges are very high.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Case Leak

Frequent tipster Ice Universe has now taken to Twitter to leak photos which show that Samsung is going in a different direction for the Galaxy Note 9. One is a live image of a case for the device. It has a very wide cutout for the horizontal twin lenses. It’s joined by a smaller rectangular cutout below it which is presumably for the fingerprint scanner.

The second image is a drawing of the alleged Galaxy Note 9. It features the same fingerprint sensor position. As some have pointed out, it’s a bit too close for comfort to the dual shooters. The risk of smudges is still very high since users will have to be careful not to overextend their fingers.

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That’s not the only big change in store for fans. Samsung appears to have added an all-new button at the bottom-left side of the phone. It may just turn out to be a dedicated shutter key, but no one knows for sure. The other buttons are presumably the volume keys, Bixby button, and power button.

The Galaxy Note 9 is probably going to sport a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845/Exynos 9810 processor, Android 8.1 Oreo, and a 4000mAh battery. Chances are, the handset will get launched in August or perhaps even July.