Samsung Galaxy S9 to be unveiled in February 2018

Ben Travis
Coming soon: the follow-up to the Samsung Galaxy S8 (pictured) is coming in February: Drew Angerer/Getty

Samsung is looking likely to unveil its new smartphone in February.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 will be shown off earlier in the year than previous Galaxy mobiles according to a Bloomberg report.

The S9 had previously been rumoured for a reveal at CES, the major tech industry trade show in January, though it seems that’s no longer the case.

The early reveal is thought to be part of an effort to compete against Apple’s iPhone X, which launched in November.

If the S9 is revealed in February, the phone will likely go on sale in March.

This year, Samsung announced the Galaxy S8 in late March, with the handset hitting the high street in April.

While the S8 and S8+ brought a major overhaul to Samsung’s previous phone designs, bringing thin-bezel edges and removing the home button for a full front screen, the S9 is thought to bring more incremental design tweaks.

Rumoured improvements include a relocated fingerprint scanner, and camera upgrades.