The Galaxy Note 9’s sudden popularity might be short-lived. Samsung is scheduled to launch its phablet early to offset the Galaxy S9’s weak sales. However, it seems it may have yet another reason to do so: to give it enough time in the market before it gets shoved out of the spotlight. A new rumor has appeared that reveals Samsung’s early 2019 schedule and it looks like even the Galaxy S10 is in danger of being overshadowed by the Galaxy X.
The Galaxy Note 9 would have been panned as yet another incremental upgrade if not for recent news about its S Pen. That stylus will apparently come with Bluetooth capabilities, allowing users to use the button as a single-button remote control. Launching in August, the Galaxy Note 9 would have at least four months before Samsung’s next big thing debuts.
That, according to prolific leak source Ice universe, is the Galaxy X. The long-awaited foldable phone, if it is indeed that, is going to be revealed in full in January at CES 2019. Given the novelty, it may be shown off as a prototype. It does not imply Samsung will be selling it en massse and when it might do so.
It might not, at least not immediately, if the second part of the leak is correct. Samsung might defer Galaxy X sales, if it will sell it at all, to give way to the Galaxy S10 that will be announced at MWC 2019. That would be Samsung’s tenth anniversary S model, though the “X” in Galaxy X almost hints it will be doing an Apple next year.
Of course, it’s pretty much conjecture at this point. The Galaxy S10 is, of course, expected sometime between CES and MWC anyway, though the planned arrival of the Galaxy X pushed it to the later date. Samsung’s foldable smartphone is rumored to start production in the last quarter of the year, giving a bit of credence to this timeline.