We've known for a while that Samsung is set to unveil the Galaxy Note 9 smartphone on 9th August, but now we have to ponder the release situation. When will it be released to the hordes of early adopters who are really hoping it doesn't explode? A new report claims it'll be 24th August, 15 days after launch.
That report comes from ETNews (via SamMobile) which claims less than stellar Galaxy S9 are why Samsung is closing up the gap between launch and release. For comparison Samsung released the Galaxy Note 8 on 15th September following a 23rd August launch - a gap of three weeks.
It's also mentioned that the iPhone's traditional September release window is part of the reason why Samsung moved things forward by a few weeks this year. I personally wonder whether the folding Galaxy X may also play a part. That phone is currently rumoured to be launching at CES in January, which means it'll be entering the manufacturing stages fairly soon. Once that happens details will start leaking almost every other day, and people will likely stop paying attention to the Note 9. But that's just my speculation, and it's not like I have insider knowledge.
It's not the most unlikely rumour in the world, but we still don't have any evidence that ETNews' sources are being truthful. I have no doubt that there will be some retailer leaks in the coming weeks that'll give us a better picture of the Note 9's release date, along with some pricing and pre-order information, but for now we'll just have to be patient. Fortunately the Note 9's launch event is less than a month away. [ETNews via SamMobile]