It might be earlier than you think.
The new year is almost upon us, which means that it’s time to start looking forward to the fantastic new technology that 2018 has to offer.
The wait for the next Samsung flagship phone could soon be over, with rumours flying left, right, and centre about when the device is being released.
In a leak, first reported by The Bell (via Ausdroid), it’s claimed that the phone is be unveiled on 27th February 2018. Bloomberg is now also reporting a late February release date.
— Ausdroid Tech News (@Ausdroid) December 18, 2017
This is earlier than some previously expected. This year, Samsung Galaxy S8 was announced late March, which led many to believe that the follow-up Galaxy would appear at around the same time the following year.
After all, many manufacturers (a la Apple) tend to stick to a fairly rigid schedule when it comes to releasing new smartphones. With that in mind, an April release date wouldn’t be out of the ordinary.
However, there could be a reason for the earlier date. It just so happens to coincide neatly with the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018.
MWC starts on 26th February 2018, and would be a prime place for the Samsung team to announce its latest line of smartphones, going on sale shortly after. There’s usually a press event the day before, in fact, which would provide the ideal platform to let the world know just what Sammy has in store for us.
In the past, Samsung has used MWC to announce big name devices, including some from its Galaxy S flagship series. So it’s entirely possible that the latest Samsung Galaxy S9 release date rumours are true…