We've known for a while that Samsung is already working on a successor to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. Now it's been revealed that the firm has internally codenamed the handset 'Star' and its larger sibling 'Star 2,' though they'll probably be known as the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus when they're made official.

According to The Bell, Samsung has also accelerated production of the components for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus. It's believed that it started development of the handsets early, so it can commence production later this year — and if that turns out to be true, it shouldn't be too much longer until we know more about them. After all, the Galaxy S8 was one of the most-leaked smartphones of all time.

It's too early to speculate about the Galaxy S9

Obviously, it's a little too early to speculate about the Galaxy S9. That said, we expect it to be available in two sizes — 5.8 and 6.2-inches. There's also a good chance it will pack Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 845 CPU and have the same optical fingerprint reader as the much-anticipated Galaxy Note 8.