Waiting for Galaxy S9? Well, there’s some serious good news for you. Probably your wait just got much shorter than it would have been in traditional case, as Samsung is rumored to launch Galaxy S9 much before than expected.
That’s right – the word is out that Samsung is doing everything possible to launch Galaxy S9 in January. This information has come from South Korean site The Investor, which said from citation of another Korean site The Bell that Samsung has pushed the date forward to defend itself against the aggressive capturing of market by iPhone 8, which is due for a release within next two weeks. So while we had expected Galaxy S9 to be released at MWC in February, the company doesn’t want to wait until then.
The Bell states in its report that Samsung OLED, the display-making arm of Samsung Group, will start supplying OLED panels to Samsung Mobile in November. That’s two months earlier than the supply schedule of Galaxy S8, for which OLED panels were supplied from January this year. The device launched two months later in March.
If OLED panels for Galaxy S9 start to be supplied from November, then a January release will be pretty much confirmed. OLED panels are supplied before other items like cameras and sensors etc., and full assembly of phones takes anywhere between 2-3 months after the supply of panels. Earlier we also reported that Galaxy S9 is coming with 8GB Ram.
The rumors of early release had first emerged way back in April, when Samsung started OLED manufacturing process for the device. That was 3-4 months ahead of the traditional schedule. The project name “Star” also came out in public, and collectively these two leaks hinted that Galaxy S9 manufacturing process had already started.
Now, if Samsung Galaxy S9 is launched in January, we can safely expect it to hit the shelves by mid-February. The wait got slightly less, and excitement got slightly high with this leak.
Galaxy S9 is expected to come with Snapdragon 845 processor, modules, more bezel-less design and possibly an under-display fingerprint sensor. Let’s hope for the best!
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