Don't Wait for a Drastically Different Design
If you're hoping for a brand new design, one that differs quite a bit from the Galaxy Note 8's form factor, don't hold your breath.
Noted mobile leak artist Ice Universe has released what very well could be the first render of the Galaxy Note 9's design.
In addition to the picture, he or she claims the Galaxy Note 9 design won't change much from the Galaxy Note 8's design.
The leakster adds that the Galaxy Note 9 is 2mm shorter than the Note 8, but nothing more that that. In fact, it looks like you won't be able to "distinguish between them without careful observation".
Nothing is confirmed, but if you aren't a fan of the Galaxy Note 8 design, you might not want to wait for the Galaxy Note 9.