Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ may have the thinnest bezel on any smartphone ever.Since the iPhone X debuted in September 2017, Apple has monopolized, all the smartphone attention.But Samsung, which sells more phones than Apple or any other company globally, is rumored to have no shortage of new, cool features, for its next flagship phone.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, are among the best smartphones you can get. They offer gorgeous bezel-less designs, sexily curved displays, and top-of-the-line specs. But they do have their faults. These include the weirdly positioned fingerprint scanner, the lack of dual-cameras and more. Fixes for all of these drawbacks and some new features could be part of the new Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus.
Knowing Samsung, the next generation of devices will not change too much on this front. Therefore, the Galaxy S9 will again come with the trusted dual-edge display, no home key, and a display that covers a large part of the phone’s front.
At the moment it does not seem like the fingerprint sensor will make its way to the display of S9. And as the iris scanner gets faster and better, there will be less need to use it anyway.Concerning the display of the Galaxy S9, only one question matters. Will the device come with the long-awaited bump in resolution os the screen to a 4K pixel count?This step is needed in order to evolve not only the visual experience of Galaxy S9 but also the VR ecosystem as well. At this point in time, however, tangible details have yet to emerge.Whether the S9, will increase its display size further, remains to be seen for now, though Korean site (The Bell) claims the Infinity Display will remain a key focus for the 2018 flagship.
According to a Pocket-Now report, (Korean Media) has claimed the S9 and S9+, will both retain the current screen sizes of 5point8-inch, and 6point2-inch respectively.We’d expect the display to stick with -Super-AMOLED), given it has offered Samsung so much success in the last few years.
Iris scanning is present on the Galaxy S8 and S8+, and it works well, so we expect to see the technology on the S9 also, probably a better version of it.
There have been some more reports, claiming that the iris scanner will increase in resolution, to make it more capable. There are reports that Samsung is keen to get more -banking apps compatible with the iris scanner.
Vivo, presented a public demo of the first-ever device, with on-screen scanning, in June 2017. And Qualcomm hashed out serious plans, about letting manufacturers sample their implementation of the tech. Samsung is said to still be working on an in-display fingerprint sensor, and maybe they are planning the tech, for the Galaxy-Note-9.
The Samsung Galaxy S devices have offered excellent camera- functionality, since the Galaxy S6, improving year on year. So we’d expect the same from the Galaxy S9.Rumors point to the Galaxy S9 having a single rear camera, and the Galaxy S9 Plus has a dual-lens camera and both cameras featuring dual optical image stabilization.
According to a new report, published by ET-News, the Samsung Galaxy S9 will be able to shoot some incredible slow-motion video.Industry sources claim, Samsung is working on a rear camera that can shoot at (1,000 frames per second), which would be better than anything on the market in a phone right now.We’ve also heard more generally that it will have an upgraded camera system.
The Galaxy S9 and S9+, are going to be the most powerful phones of the first half of this year.A Weibo user first posted the following list, which supposedly includes all the android-devices that will come with Qualcomm’s newly unveiled best processor to date.
supporting this idea, it has been claimed we will see the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 appear in the Galaxy S9. possibly as an exclusive.The chipset also allows cameras to record 4K video at 60 frames per second.We will see Exynos in some regions too. Like in the UK.
Samsung will use the Exynos nine eight one zero chip, which will apparently feature, -an (integrated neural engine) that will be responsible for all the AI tasks, freeing up some of the responsibilities of the main processor, for improved battery life and performance.Furthermore, we can expect even more Android-devices to make use of newly unveiled, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 chip this year.
The S9 will come with 4 and S9+ with 6 GB of Random-access-memory. Both the devices will have 64 GB internal memory with MicroSD card support, expandable up to 256GB.
Battery-wise, we could see an increase in capacity for the S9 to 3,200 milliamp hours, according to a Chinese report. However, it’s not clear if the S9+ will get an increase as well.
In a tweet, by Ice-Universe (who has been known to have leaked some pretty accurate information in the past), it has been suggested that the upcoming Galaxy S9 and S9+ could finally be launched with (stereo speakers).
This image, posted online on, slash leaks.com, features the USB type-C flex cable. As we can see in the image, there’s a cutout in there for the headphone jack port, confirming that Samsung will not kill the headphone jack, this year.
In 2017, Galaxy S8 was released with Samsung Experience UX, which was formerly known as TouchWiz. The Note 8 came out with version 8.5, so it is not hard to spot the pattern.The Galaxy S9 is expected to be released with SE 9.0. Needless to say, the S9 will ship with Android 8.0 (Oreo) out of the box.
A report back in September suggested that the Galaxy S9 could make their debut in January. But more recent reports tell us a different story.The other three reports we’ve come across, all claim that the S9 series will actually be announced in February, with sales kicking off a month later.The company is still expected to hold an Unpacked event in March, where the two handsets will be officially announced.
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ were launched with a price tag of $725 and $825, making them more expensive than their predecessors. Even though the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, likely won’t offer a lot more, than the S8 series, rumors claim they might come with higher price tags.
If prices do increase, we will likely see a domino effect. The fact is that Samsung dictates pricing with its -Galaxy S Series.
Keep in mind that, nothing has been confirmed yet. It’s still possible we won’t see a price hike, and that the Galaxy S9 handsets, will cost the same as their predecessors. What we can be sure of is that they won’t be cheaper.
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Samsung Galaxy X Is Finally Here!
The Samsung Edge display was cool, but Something much cooler and exciting could be coming very soon. Samsung has been working on foldable displays for a number of years, and the Korean giant might finally, be ready to showcase its first completely flexible Smartphone, in twenty eighteen.
Foldable phones are about to hit the market – it’s only a matter of time – and it’s looking increasingly like Samsung could be the first company, to commercially launch one, possibly as soon as this year.
We may even know what it’s called, with the mysterious Samsung Galaxy X being the subject of several, bendable leaks, foldable patents, and flexible rumors.
But whether the galaxy X marks the spot or not, we’re clearly entering a foldable future.
So, what is a foldable phone?
A foldable phone is exactly as it sounds, one that either folds inward like a clamshell phone or outward and reveals a tablet like a device when stretched out. This is possible with the use of a bendable rather than flexible O-LED panel.
Samsung, Lenovo, and LG have each showed off, bendable displays and devices at various industry events, and have registered many patents for the technology.
Previously called Project Valley, Samsung’s technology has become known as the Samsung Galaxy X.
Bloomberg says, the company plans to announce a foldable phone under its Note brand, in 2018, According to The Korean Herald, the foldable device was revealed to industry leaders, at a behind-closed-doors at January’s 2018 tradeshow, which also included a launch schedule for the handset. This Could be the Galaxy Note X, a fierce competitor to the newly announced iPhone X.
The paper claims, 2 models were shown, one inward folding and the other, outward folding phone. The latter is described as a more advanced, next-generation technology, although it’s the inward folding Galaxy X, that is expected to be first adopted by Samsung.
On November 9, 2017. Sam-mobile released, a whole host of images, that appeared to show the Galaxy X. Patents filed by Samsung has been the only real clues as to the Galaxy X’s eventual design, that we have so far. A previous patent from Samsung Display at the end of September 2016.
Light Polymers launched a new polarizer which is circular in shape designed for OLED displays, which is based on lyotropic liquid crystal technology. The new polarizer is the world’s thinnest polarizer, at only 45 µm.
These lyotropic liquid crystals, are water-based and can be coated using industry standard, coating equipment, at nearly room temperatures. This enables the company to produce these displays, at a much lower-cost compared to the other alternatives.
The Galaxy X is rumored to have a 7point3-inch 4K OLED display, DJ Koh stated, “Samsung has the foldable smartphone in its roadmap for the Note series, and is currently working to solve a series of hurdles before unveiling it, next year.”
Samsung will make the Galaxy X a high-end device, that could run on a powerful processor, like the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip, but Samsung hasn’t confirmed that.
We don’t know much about the camera quality yet, it is also not sure that whether this foldable phone would incorporate, the fingerprint, iris- and face scanning features, found on current Samsung flagships.
Although more recent news, comes directly from Samsung’s mobile head and is a little better, as he claimed, the company was aiming for a 2018 launch, later this year, assuming, it could overcome certain unspecified problems.
According to a report from ET News, Samsung plans to begin manufacturing its new folding OLED panels, in September, and ready to fire-up the Galaxy X production line in November.
Flexible OLED technology is still in its infancy, and as a result, the all-new Galaxy handset is likely to be more expensive, than both Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and, upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9.
Since the Galaxy Note 8 is priced at around $950, the Galaxy X could easily be more expensive than the iPhone X’s eye-watering $1200 price tag.
So, What do you think of Samsung’s foldable phone design? Would you buy it or not? Let us know down in the comments.
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Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8 plus 2018 Rumor Round Up
Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8 plus 2018 Rumor Round Up
This is 2018 already and the phone manufacturers are already releasing their 2018 version of their existing smart phone lineup. This is a recent trend which is gaining momentum , the trend of updating your mid range lineup according to the year, sort of indication of the next gen stuff, with something updated if not everything. Many smartphone manufacturers are setting up for this trend , the Xiaomi have given out the Redmi 5 series in the January itself, of course it’s not released in India , but will soon be released. Nokia has also unleashed the Nokia 6 , 2018 edition , it’s price hovering around 13k to 16k. So how can we not expect the south Korean tech giant Samsung to do the same for it’s mid range as well as budget devices.
Samsung’s budget devices always get a refreshed look, like every six months or so . Samsung’s J series have all got the weird updates like the J7, J6, J7 max ,J5 ,J5 max and whatnot. Samsung has also got the On series with On5, On7, On Nxt ,On Max and whatnot. Samsung mid range lineup consist of the Galaxy C series and the Galaxy A series. For the C series it’s been like only one year or so while for A series it’s been here for long , and we have seen a lot of changes in design aesthetic.
The Galaxy A8 and A8 plus 2018 series.
Samsung launched the 2018 A8 and A8+ on 2nd January, 2k18 in Vietnam we were not even done wishing out new year and Samsung already launched their device , seems like Samsung is playing for a good start with the new year. Samsung has also released the price and the availability of the two smartphones in Vietnam. Samsung also mentioned that the two smartphones will be available for sale from 6th of January 2018. Samsung’s A series was also featured on Amazon India website, the device may soon be available for grab in the Amazon’s exclusive sale. The Amazon’s exclusive deal has featured only the A8+ model , so we can conclude that only the A8+ model will be sold in the country.
So what’s new in the Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8 plus 2018 edition.
Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 features a 5.6 inch full HD+ (2220 x 1080) Super AMOLED 18.5:9 aspect ratio while the A8+ (2018) features 6 inch full HD+ (2220 x 1080) super AMOLED display with the same aspect ratio , which is slightly curved like the Samsung’s flagship S8 and S8+.
Under the hood it is powered by a 2.2 GHz octacore processor on both the phones. Now coming to camera segment it is the very first smartphone from Samsung which features two front cameras, which is the best for the selfie lovers. There is a 16 megapixel fixed focus f/1.9 aperture and an 8 megapixel f/1.9 aperture. There is also a live focus feature which enhances the bokeh effect even after the photos have been clicked.
The color variants for the device are black, gold, Blue, orchid grey. Both the devices come with 32/64 GB onboard storage options, which can be expanded up to 256 GB with micro SD card, which may lead you to compromise on the second sim card. Moreover the Galaxy A8 packs a 3000 mAh battery and the A8+ packs in a 3500 mAh battery, surely the A8+ will last longer, but the screen size may be determinant factor.
Both the phones come with an IP68 certification which will protect it from water, dust etc. It is also preloaded with Samsung PAY integration, further the smartphones support the Samsung Gear VR headset. The Android version of both the devices are Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Samsung A8 comes with 4 GB of Ram , while the Samsung A8+ comes with 4/6 GB Ram variant.
Now coming to the pricing the Samsung Galaxy A8 will be sold for around 30k to 31k and the A8+ will be sold for around 38k to 40k. It will be available for sale from 6th January 2018.
In conclusion, Samsung has been pushing the limits to get a better phone for their users but, in the same price range there are a while lot of devices which will compete for that price bracket like the one plus 5 and the one plus 5T, Nokia 8 devices which likes in the same range, it will be interesting to see how much Samsung can sell it’s devices in 2018. Hope you liked the “ Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8 plus 2018 Rumor Round Up” , to visit official website click here.
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