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 – as seen in Ice Universe’s diagram – 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…