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.

Meanwhile, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ haven’t exactly set the Korean market on fire during their pre-order period, facing even stronger competition in the groundbreaking triple camera Huawei P20 Pro.

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!

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Adrian has had an insatiable passion for writing since he was in school and found himself writing philosophical essays about the meaning of life and the differences between light and dark beer. Later, he realized this was pretty much his only marketable skill, so he first created a personal blog (in Romanian) and then discovered his true calling, which is writing about all things tech (in English).