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Reservations are now available for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 won’t be revealed officially until next week on Aug. 9. However, those interested to purchase the upcoming Samsung smartphone can reserve their orders right now.

It’s been discovered recently that Samsung has already set up a reservation page on its website. Interested buyers will also be able to reserve a Galaxy Note 9 unit on the Shop Samsung app. The reservation option appears to be only working on the Android app and not on iOS, according to CNET.

To sign up for a reservation, users will have to provide their name, email address and ZIP code. They will also be able to choose from Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and US Cellular as one of their carriers, or purchase the device unlocked. Samsung is also offering its trade-in program that enables users to save up to $450 on the Galaxy Note 9.

Unfortunately, Samsung didn’t provide any information on the Galaxy Note 9 specs. The South Korean phone maker also didn’t give out any storage options or even colors for the handset. Another thing missing here is the device’s price tag. It’s very likely that Samsung has set up this reservation service in order to gauge initial demand for its upcoming handset, as pointed out by 9To5Google.

It can be a little daunting to reserve a flagship smartphone without knowing any of its official specs. However, this reservation system doesn’t actually require people to cough up any money. Users who reserve a unit are also not obliged to buy the Note 9 once it’s officially been released. But if people are interested to get one, they should just reserve a unit just in case.

Another perk in reserving a unit this early is that Samsung is guaranteeing that customers will receive their Note 9 by Aug. 24, which is now confirmed to be the device’s official release date. This also means that users who have reserved a unit will get early access to the Galaxy Note 9’s pre-orders.

Although Samsung is still keeping mum on the Galaxy Note 9 specs, several rumors and leaks have already provided everyone with enough information on what to expect from the handset. The Note 9 is believed to have nearly the same design as the Note 8 and it is likely to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with 6GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage. The Note 9 is also expected to arrive in different colors along with a redesigned S Pen stylus that has a built-in battery and Bluetooth support.