At the beginning of this month, Korean publication The Investor reported that Samsung will launch the Galaxy S10 at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, the reason being to make room in the calendar for the foldable phone the company promised for next year.
Since the beginning of the year there have been some clues that the new phablet, Galaxy Note 9, will be launched earlier. First of all, it appeared very early in some benchmarks. On HTML 5 it was spotted in early March, and a few weeks later it appeared in the Geekbench database. At the end of March, it was reported that the production of displays for this model will begin two months earlier than normal.
Earlier this month, it received certification for the Chinese market. Pretty early, for a smartphone that is normally expected for early September. And smartphone makers get TENAA certification as close the launching dates as possible, because the Chinese authority forces them to publish specifications and product pictures before the official launch, and manufacturers do not want that.
Now, it looks like we have another important piece of this puzzle. Korea Herald reports that Galaxy Note 9’s release will take place earlier than usual, and the foldable smartphone is the main reason, due to which Samsung is moving earlier to launch the Galaxy S10 anniversary.
Samsung may launch the new Galaxy Note 9 either at the end of July or at the latest in the first few days of August. The Galaxy Note 5, launched in 2015, was unveiled on Aug. 2, so it wont be some too unusual if Note 9 to be released in early August.
So Samsung hurries things up, that the long-awaited foldable smartphone to not have any competition from any other devices, the Korean tech giant makes.