Reserve the Galaxy Note 9 right now

Yeah, Samsung hasn't even announced it yet.

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You can reserve the Galaxy Note 9 even before it's announced.


Update, Aug. 9: The Galaxy Note 9 is now official, and we've gone hands-on. Original story follows.

Samsung's next big phone -- literally huge, that is -- is most likely the Galaxy Note 9. It's expected to be announced on Aug. 9 at an event in New York. But there's no need to wait until then to claim one: You can reserve the newest Galaxy phone right now.

As spotted by Droid Life, you can use the Shop Samsung app to reserve the phone now and have it delivered by Aug. 24. This reservation is technically not a preorder, but that also means you don't have to buy it if you change your mind.

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The Shop Samsung app also shows a trade-in program that offers up to $450 off the future Galaxy phone, but sadly it doesn't list price, storage options or colors.

We noticed the reservation worked on the Android version of the Shop Samsung app, but not the iOS one. To catch up on everything we expect for the new phone, you can read our Galaxy Note 9 rumor roundup here.

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