Samsung is expected to reveal the long awaited S9 to give Apple some extreme competition by having an earlier launch than usual for their latest flagship rumored in February. In one of Bloomberg reports its mentioned that the South Korean giant is planning to introduce its new Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus models by the end of February and have the devices available to the public by the beginning of March, based on their secret and anonymous sources.
The release of the new flagship is estimated to be one month earlier than the release schedule as we know it so far, which is usually in March of every year. The new smartphones are rumoured to be very similar to the existing Galaxy S8 and S8+ models with internal upgrades such as a camera upgrade, cpu update and so forth. Basically nothing major on the external part of the devices.
The release of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will be the first major smartphone that Samsung will introduce and release in 2018 and the first major release they will have since the release of the Note 8 of last September.
Samsung has reported a large amount of shipments in the smartphone industry in the Q3 of 2017 which translates into a hefty 22% of the smartphone market, as reported by IDC. Apple came in second with a relatively low percentage of 13%. New Strategy Analytics reports that are rising are forecasting that Samsung’s global market share will drop even lower than 20% sometime in 2018.
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