Samsung may unveil Galaxy S9 in February 2018
People close to the matter revealed to Bloomberg what the Galaxy S9 may feature
South Korean giant Samsung Electronics is planning to debut its next Galaxy smartphone in late February, a month earlier than the Galaxy S8 unveil.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus may make its debut in February 2018 and officially release the following month, according to Bloomberg who spoke with people familiar with the matter.
Typically Samsung releases its next flagship line in April, as it announced the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus in March and released the devices in April. The reveal by Bloomberg would mean that the Galaxy S8 would not have made its one year anniversary before the release of next flagship device.
There is possibly a motive behind Samsung's expected early release, since Apple's iPhone X gained positive reviews and increased sales, the Galaxy S9 could challenge Apple's sales.
However as device rumours circulate, the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus mirror its predecessors but feature enhanced cameras and processors, which may not be quite the pulling factor for Samsung fans, especially as Apple's iPhone X had a full makeover.
Despite the date announcement, people close to the matter also told Bloomberg that the plans for the new models are fluid and subject to change.