A few weeks after its global debut, Samsung announced a new Cloud Silver color variant for the Galaxy Note 9 in the US. It now appears the company may be planning to release yet another new color option for its latest flagship Android smartphone. Trusted leakster, Evan Blass has shared a render of what looks like an all-new pure white color variant of the Galaxy Note 9. While Blass is usually spot-on with his leaks, he mentions that he is not completely sure about the legitimacy of the render.
Pure White Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Color Variant Coming Soon?
The last Galaxy Note series smartphone that was offered in White was the Galaxy Note 5, which was released in 2015. Samsung also launched white variants of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in 2016. If the pure white Galaxy Note 9 variant is indeed legitimate, it will be the first Samsung flagship smartphone since the Galaxy S7 duo to be offered in white. Blass has not revealed any other information regarding the white color variant yet, so it is not clear if it will be exclusive to select markets such as the US or if Samsung plans to launch it in several markets around the world. The Cloud Silver option, as mentioned earlier, has so far been announced only for the US market.
In India, the Galaxy Note 9 (review) is offered in four colors: Metallic Copper, Lavender Purple, Ocean Blue, and Midnight Black. While the Metallic Copper, Ocean Blue, and Midnight Black colors were available since day one, the Lavender Purple variant was launched in India last month. There is no word yet on when the pure white Galaxy Note 9 color variant could be announced officially, we expect more renders to surface online very soon.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie Update to Come With Significant UI Changes
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is currently testing the Android 9 Pie update for the Galaxy Note 9 internally. As shown by screenshots from an early beta version leaked recently, Samsung will be introducing some major UI changes with the Pie update for the Galaxy Note 9 as well as the Galaxy S9 duo. Several stock Samsung apps such as Calculator, Samsung Notes, and Voice Recorder will have a revamped UI with the Pie update. The Samsung Calculator app in the Android 9 Pie-based Samsung Experience 10 will have a black background instead of white in the current version. Similarly, the Samsung Notes and Voice Recorder apps will have some new colors as well as a few new features.
Samsung is expected to begin rolling out the stable Android 9 Pie update for the Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S9, and Galaxy S9 Plus (review) in early 2019. However, a beta program for the owners of Samsung’s 2018 flagship smartphones is expected to be announced soon, which would allow interested users to test out the Pie build before its official release. Apart from the various UI changes, Android 9 Pie update for the Samsung flagship smartphones will also bring Adaptive Battery, App Slices, new emojis, and more. As reported recently, the Galaxy S9 models will be gaining the Scene Optimizer feature from the Galaxy Note 9 with the Android 9 Pie update. The Scene Optimizer feature uses artificial intelligence to optimize camera settings each time the user takes a photo.