According to local part suppliers for Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9, the Korean smartphone maker is preparing to unveil their flagship phones slightly earlier than previous years for various reasons, including low sales of the latest Galaxy S9 series.
Samsung Display began mass production of 6.38-inch organic LED displays for the Galaxy Note 9 in April, about two months earlier than before, according to the source.
Considering the earlier-than-expected panel production, Samsung is likely to roll out the upcoming flagship model as early as August, one month earlier than it did for the Note 8 series last year. The South Korean company has been introducing two flagship Galaxy phones mostly in March and August for the past years.
The reasons why Samsung would launch the Note 9 earlier than before are unconfirmed, but industry officials assume the Galaxy S9 series phones are selling much poorer than expected, despite its early release in March.
Some other officials consider it as Samsung’s strategy to be unaffected by Apple’s timeline for new products — the second edition of iPhone SE in June and successor of iPhone X in September — is to be launched in the second half of the year.
According to the latest benchmark, the Galaxy Note 9 has the model number SM-N960U. The phone will feature Snapdragon 845 processor and 6GB of memory.
According to previous rumors, the Galaxy Note 9 will get a 3850mAh battery, a big improvement over the Note 8’s 3300mAh. The Samsung Galaxy Note series launch in the latter half of the year by tradition.
Along with the predictions about the early launch of the Note 9, rumors are circulating that Samsung is preparing to announce the Galaxy S10 at the CES 2019 in January while using the MWC 2019 in February to unveil its first foldable smartphone.