The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is one of the most anticipated devices of 2018, and it looks like we won’t have much longer to wait for it.
According to the most recent rumor, the latest flagship from Samsung could be launching as soon as late July. This would put them in stores in August, which is usually when Samsung flagships launch.
The rumor comes from the Korea Herald, which claims that “industry sources” have reported that Samsung began making 6.38-inch OLED displays for the Galaxy Note 9 in April. This would be two months earlier than display production began on the Galaxy Note 8.
While we can’t say how credible these sources are, the Korea Herald has been known to leak devices months before their launch.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 could launch even earlier than we thought
These rumors of an early release for the Galaxy Note 9 make sense for a few reasons. For one, Samsung may be trying to re-cooperate lost profits after sales of the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus didn’t hit their targets.
Secondly, Samsung may be trying to get the jump on Apple, who is reportedly releasing eleven new iPhone models, which should be unveiled at the WWDC next month. These new models will almost surely include new iPhone SE versions, as well as variants of the iPhone X. If Samsung waits until these devices come out, the Korean company may be facing another short sales season.
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If Samsung gives us the Galaxy Note 9 early, it will also mean that the company will most likely release the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy X a month earlier.
It was originally thought that the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus would make appearances at CES 2018 in January, however Samsung decided to wait until MWC in February.
It’s now speculated that the Galaxy S10 will be released at CES 2019. Shortly afterwards, Samsung is expected to release its foldable phone, the Galaxy X.
Not much is known about either device at the moment, however the Galaxy S10 will be code-named “Beyond”. It’s also speculated that Samsung may have an in-screen fingerprint scanner in the Note 9, but if not, then surely the S10 will have one.
Speaking about the early release schedule, a Samsung official said:
“The internal atmosphere is not much different compared to last year for early launches. There are a lot of co-works underway with outside part suppliers to develop various prototypes. Their supply timing wouldn‘t determine our schedules for new launches.”