Some recent renders of the Galaxy Note 9 show Samsung has reverted to a horizontal camera design after opting for a vertical array on the Galaxy S9 duo. At first, it could have just been a case of Samsung sticking to one design for the Note series and another for the S series.
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However usually-reliable Twitter tipster Ice Universe has weighed in to suggest Samsung has gone for the horizontal design so that it can fit in a much larger battery, a 4,000mAh battery to be precise. A vertical camera module would take up more space inside the phone 8211; as seen in Ice Universe8217;s diagram 8211; while a horizontal module frees it up.
The Galaxy Note 9 already needs more space than the Galaxy S devices as it needs to house an S Pen stylus as well. The Note 9 is also a large device with a big screen, so needs all the power it can get. Ice Universe has previously said it will come with either a 3,850mAh or 4,000mAh battery 8211; he has since said it will be 4,000mAh 8211; both of which will trump the 3,500mAh battery found in the Galaxy S9+.
The final design of the Galaxy Note 9 hasn8217;t been confirmed by Samsung itself just yet, however given the number of leaks and renders showing the horizontal array, we wouldn8217;t expect to see anything else come launch day. What is also apparent from the renders is that Samsung has stuck with a physical fingerprint sensor, instead of one embedded in the display, that will likely feature in the Galaxy S10 instead.