Even though we are months away from the huge burst of flagships from Apple and other companies, Samsung has decided to launch the Note 9 sooner than expected.
A report from Bloomberg says that the the Galaxy Note 9 could be announced on August 9th, with camera being the selling point just like the Dual aperture one on the S9, we saw earlier this year. Samsung reportedly intends to release the phone by the end of August.
Last year, the Note 8 only went on sale after the iPhone 8 and X had been announced in September, which could have depressed sales by losing would-be buyers to Apple’s new tech.
The phone is also supposed to come with a new Qualcomm processor, presumably the Snapdragon 845, in some markets, which only makes sense for a 2018 Android flagship.
Bloomberg says it was warned that plans could still shift around the announcement date. But it’s easy enough to believe: Samsung announced new Note models near the beginning or middle of August in the past, so this is more of a move back to its previous release schedule.