Here we go again: Samsung tipped to be considering early Galaxy Note 9 release
It’s never too early to make predictions about the early possible release of a next-gen Samsung flagship phone. These types of predictions almost never come true, yet here we are, reporting on a new rumor claiming the Galaxy Note 9 could see daylight by the end of summer rather than the usual beginning of fall timeline of the company’s Note-series devices.
Pretty much as always, the speculated reasons behind the shift in scheduling are heated iPhone competition and the apparent underwhelming response to the latest high-end Galaxy launch.
That… actually makes quite a bit of sense this time around, seeing as how Apple purportedly plans to roll out three new “all-screen” iPhones with Face ID technology sometime in September after needing to postpone last fall’s X debut.
Besides, that early Geekbench result we told you about earlier today seems to suggest Galaxy Note 9 prototypes are already running polished, modern software, which means they could be ready to hit stores in a matter of weeks.
That will obviously not happen, but if Samsung delays in-screen fingerprint recognition tech adoption, there’s nothing holding the chaebol back from releasing the Note 9 “as early as July or August.”
By the way, this particular prediction is not entirely conjectural, as Note 9 OLED panel production is reportedly starting in April. Typically, that would only happen in June. Intriguing!