Samsung is done as far as smartphone launches and 2017 is concerned. A new report China-based website, The Investor suggests that the company has already begun work on Galaxy S9. If things work out as planned, the South-Korean firm will be able to debut its 2019 flagship in January – roughly two months ahead of its expected launch date.

The phone might come in January

According to a report by The Investor, the company’s sister unit, “Samsung Display” has already begun manufacturing of OLED panels. This is believed to be solely for Galaxy S9. The manufacturing of these units is scheduled to get done by November this year.

If the display is delivered on time in November, the company will begin putting all the other components together for the handset. Samsung ideally begins this procedure in November, finishes it by end of January and launches their smartphone for sale by the end of March. Things will be different next year. The firm plans on bringing the smartphone for sale before consumers could even consider purchasing its substitutes. As noted by Express, this will provide Samsung with an upper hand over its arch-rival, Apple. The Tim Cook-led firm usually launches its products between August and October. But by that time, most consumers might already have their hands on Samsung’s Galaxy S9. The device will also be available in the US.

As far as its rumored specifications are concerned, the handset is reported by Tech Radar to feature a 6.2-inch curved SUPER AMOLED display.

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The smartphone will further be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. There won’t be any significant difference as far as its storage is concerned. The firm is planning on sticking to the traditional 4GB RAM/64GB ROM and 6GB RAM/128GB ROM option. The product will run on Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box with no mention of its battery size as of yet. Whether Samsung will continue to retain the dual rear camera setup or not is something that will be known with time.

An expensive phone

The majority of its “speculated” features come across as disappointing to most, as they are pretty similar to Galaxy S8 and Note 8. Most Samsung users face a lot of trouble especially when it comes to the smartphone’s storage capacity. Apart from this, they have retained the 4GB RAM option since the launch of Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge – which was roughly three years back. Thus, the fans were hoping that the firm would bring about changes next year. The company will launch two variants: Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus at a price of $900 and $1000 each.