Industry insiders say Samsung is looking to get a head start in the competitive market by releasing its latest device ahead of Apple's iPhone, which usually comes out in September.
Past rumours claimed that the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 may incorporate a triple camera setup like the Huawei P20 Pro and an under screen fingerprint scanner. Some experts are speculating that Samsung will unveil its Galaxy S10, its 10th-anniversary Galaxy smartphone, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January instead of at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February, where it is usually revealed. The company could move the S10's release date so it doesn't steal the X's thunder.
For several years Samsung has been using the "Gear" brand for things that aren't phones: Gear Fit, Gear VR, and the Gear smartwatches. The update includes the much awaited Android Oreo build and some other security improvements.
Bloomberg does add the caveat that Samsung's plans could still shift but a launch event at some point in August still looks likely to us. Samsung was unavailable for comment about this news. The phones will then go on sale on June 15. Samsung hasn't confirmed anything though, so it's best to stay skeptical. Camera-wise, A9 Star sports dual camera set up on the back with a 24MP primary sensor and a 16MP secondary sensor whereas Star Lite features a 24MP camera at the back as well as the front. More specifications of the two smartphones will be clear when the chaebol will officially launch them on June 7. Samsung's Galaxy S9 is emblematic of the trend.