The Samsung Galaxy S9 will most likely be available in early 2018, either later in the first quarter of the year or very early in the second quarter. In this article we’ll discuss some details about how widespread the availability of the Galaxy S9 will be, especially as far as the UK region is concerned.
Firstly, the Galaxy S9 should be released in either March or April 2018, however UK mobile networks will start to accept pre-orders for the device as early as the initial announcement, which may happen in late February or early March. Like previous Samsung handsets, the Galaxy S9 will be made available on a wide variety of UK networks. This will allow the top network providers such as 3, EE, Vodafone and O2 to offer the smartphone both SIM free and on contract.
Smaller networks and MVNOs will also offer the Galaxy S9 upon it’s release, but they may not have any stock available until a month or two after the big networks get stock. These networks will include giffgaff, Tesco Mobile, Life mobile, ID mobile, Virgin Mobile, Asda, BT Mobile and more.
It’s very unlikely that stock will be an issue for the big network operators mentioned above, but smaller networks and MVNOs, including but not limited to those listed above could have trouble with holding onto stock, at least for the first few months.
If you’d like to own the Galaxy S9 as soon as possible, your best bet is to opt for one of the bigger networks to guarantee yourself a contract. If you’d prefer to wait, or would like a better deal, you should wait 4-6 months after the Galaxy S9 release and keep an eye out on any great contract or SIM free deals from some of the smaller networks available.
Whether you pick up the Galaxy S9 on release day or a whole year later, rest assured that you’ll be getting a very high end experience as soon as it lands in your hands.