Samsung recently decided to advance the Note launch to start the phone sales from September globally according to the Korean newspapers. The earlier launch comes amid growing speculations that Apple’s iPhone 8 launch could be delayed due to supply constraints of some parts such as chips and displays.
The Investor that the bigger-screen Samsung phone will be unveiled later next month in New York but declined to confirm the Aug. 23 date.
While launching its flagship S phone early in the year, Samsung has unveiled a Note phone in September usually at the IFA trade show in Berlin in response to a new iPhone that comes out in the latter half of the year.
The new Note phablet, the successor of the ill-fated Note 7 last year, is expected to come with the English version of Samsung’s artificial intelligence assistant Bixby and an upgraded stylus S-Pen that supports translation functions.