Days after Samsung revealed its Galaxy Note 8, we have started to hear rumors about the company’s next flagship, the Galaxy S9 and its expected released date. Sources claim the Galaxy S8 successor will be announced towards the end of January and released in mid-February, The Investor reported.
The sources are making these assumptions based on the claims that the production on the Galaxy S9 began three to four months earlier than expected, and the Samsung Display’s OLED panel shipments will start in November, which is two months in advance of the Galaxy S8, whose display shipments started in January this year before the phone was unveiled in March.
As for the other phone itself, sources claim that the device is in development under the code name “Star,” and is expected to launch with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and run on the latest Android Oreo.
Early reveal and launch of the Galaxy S9 makes sense given the company’s track record, and Samsung’s attempt compete with Apple’s iPhone 8, which is expected to launch in the next several weeks.