The wait for the Galaxy Note 9 may have gotten a little shorter. That’s because production of Samsung’s next Note phone is reportedly ahead of schedule, according to Korean news outlet The Investor, which claims the Galaxy Note 9 may be released as soon as July or early August.
This would be earlier than the release of the Galaxy Note 8, which Samsung announced on Aug. 23 last year and put on sale in mid-September.
The Galaxy Note is Samsung’s line of high-end phones that comes with a digital stylus. It also often debuts new hardware and software features that the current Galaxy S phone doesn’t have, making it a more cutting-edge device.
The Investor bases its prediction on reports that Samsung Display will start making OLED screens for the Galaxy Note 9 in April. Since the report claims that display production usually starts in June, this would put the Galaxy Note 9 two months ahead of schedule.
In turn, this could mean the Galaxy Note 9 may release earlier, but it also may be too soon to tell. Samsung declined to comment when CNET asked about switching up the Galaxy Note’s usual late-August launch.