Samsung Electronics is said to unveil new flagship phones slightly earlier than previous years, possibly due to lower that expected sales of the latest Galaxy S9 series.
As the Korea Herald reports, local part suppliers for Samsung's upcoming flagship phones claim that the top Korean smartphone maker will launch the Galaxy Note 9 smartphone in August rather than September, which has been the company's choice in previous years.
Samsung Display is also said to have begun mass production of 6.38-inch organic light-emitting diode displays for the Galaxy Note 9 in April, about two months earlier than before.
Samsung has been introducing two flagship Galaxy phones mostly in March and August for the past years.
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 Consumer Electronics Show 2019 in January, while using the Mobile World Congress 2019 in February to unveil its first foldable smartphone.
Codenamed as 'Beyond,' the 10th edition of Galaxy S series could adopt various new technologies such as in-display fingerprint sensing.
Samsung declined to comment.
Apple is also expected to release the second edition of iPhone SE in June and the successor of iPhone X in September.