Galaxy Note 8 was announced in August 2017 and hit stores in September, but we might see the Galaxy Note 9 slightly earlier in the year, as Samsung is apparently already working on firmware for the phone. SamMobile reports that firmware builds with these version numbers are both being tested. Perhaps more interesting than the confirmation this firmware provides of the Galaxy Note 9’s existence is the insight it provides into the release date and this is where Samsung looks set to shake things up.
Samsung began testing Galaxy S9 firmware two weeks earlier than for the Galaxy S8 and the result was a significantly earlier launch. It showed the company had the development running smoothly, and the same thing is happening again.
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This Galaxy Note 9 firmware has appeared – yep – two weeks earlier than the corresponding firmware for the Galaxy Note 8. So, this suggests a similar schedule could be planned for the Note 9, meaning the phone might be announced two weeks or earlier in the year than the Note 8, potentially bringing it up to July.
This would make a lot of sense because Galaxy Note launches overlap with Apple’s annual iPhone refreshes. Pulling the Galaxy Note 9 back a month would give Samsung’s big smartphone more time to itself and extra time for Samsung to establish its promotion before Apple announces their new iPhones. But whenever we see the Note 9 though it should be worth the wait, as at the very least it’s likely to be a larger, stylus-toting alternative to the Galaxy S9 Plus, but some rumors suggest it could be a major upgrade, which we’ll find in the days to come as I’m gonna cover each and every update about this phone so make sure you subscribe to my blog to keep up with all of the updates. PEACE!