Galaxy S9 launch to reportedly take place as early as January

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We have heard rumors of Samsung bringing its Galaxy S flagships to market ahead of its regular schedule quite a few times before, but those rumors have never panned out. Now, Korean publication The Bell, which had earlier reported that development on the Galaxy S9 had begun ahead of schedule under the codename Project Star, is saying that Samsung’s next flagship could be launched in January. The Bell believes the early Galaxy S9 launch can be chalked up to the fact that a device is usually assembled and launched two to three months after its display panels are shipped to Samsung, which, for the S9, is set to happen in November.

Quicker shipment of a phone’s parts doesn’t necessarily mean Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S9 in January. The company could be planning on putting a couple of months of extra work on its next flagship, perhaps to make the rumored move to SLP technology, which should theoretically allow the company to fit in a larger battery inside the phone. But The Bell thinks Samsung is accelerating the launch to combat sales of the iPhone 8, and that does make sense. The iPhone 8 is expected to sport a bezel-less display like the Galaxy S8 (without the curves), and the resultant increase in consumer demand for the upcoming iPhone could eat into Samsung’s sales of the Galaxy Note 8. The company also did start launching Galaxy Note flagships a month earlier with the Galaxy Note 5, and we might just see the same happen to the Galaxy S lineup with the S9.

The rumor mill has only just begun churning out information about the Galaxy S9, and it’s too early to take anything seriously. Not a lot is known about the handset at this point; a rumor suggested the S9 could have a modular design, and obvious reports that the phone will feature an Infinity Display and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 SoC are also floating around.

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danioliver1985
2 months 16 days ago
danioliver1985

Eu sempre comprei samsung, estou atualmente com o s8, mas me pintou uma dúvida s9 ou partir para iphone 8

o0MHJ0o
2 months 21 days ago
o0MHJ0o

I’m pretty sure this is rumoured every year lol

2 months 21 days ago
artocube
On the other hand, think about this scenario: S series starts releasing on January, X series on May and Note series on September. Samsung has 3 flagships on a year. Sales of each one of those flagships might not be as high as before but with the many entry-level phones releasing throughout the year (who, by the way, gradually get flagship-like features like Infinity Display, Dual Cameras etc), Samsung gets bigger piece of the pie and leaves little (to no) space on other companies to promote (and sell) their phones. IOT gets more and more popular on every home. Skynet… Read more »
2 months 19 days ago
IonutSkillzz

No more weed for you!

gtone339
2 months 21 days ago
gtone339

Since I have the S8, I’ll definitely have a look at next year’s flagship hehe! #GalaxyS9

RoadRunner99
2 months 21 days ago
RoadRunner99

Never too early to say this:

Warped display = no sale.

2 months 21 days ago
Micah

B.s., I here the same crap every year, never ever going to happen and it never has

2 months 21 days ago
Horus Osiris

Here we go again

Osensnolf
2 months 21 days ago
Osensnolf

Huge THANK YOU for not saying “grain of salt”. Would be best to never hear that again.

Osensnolf
2 months 21 days ago
Osensnolf

We’ve only just begun…

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