Samsung wants to launch a foldable smartphone in 2018

Samsung wants to launch a foldable smartphone in 2018

Samsung has revealed that its next Galaxy Note smartphone should be foldable, according to Dongjin Koh, the president of Samsung's mobile business.

Just as a red-hot sports vehicle lures showroom gawkers who then opt for a more conservative model, a $1,000 to $1,200 iPhone X may prove more of a come-on than a hit. It's all a complete mystery until more information emerges. The display is surrounded by the same glass and metal body as the S8, only the Note 8 is less curvy and looks more professional (which is deliberate, given the Note line has always been aimed at professionals and the businessmen). However, there's not a lot of video in 4K and HDR yet, nor are there many TVs that can display it. Apple TV doesn't have its own display and needs to be connected to a TV. The rear-mounted fingerprint sensor may be in an incredibly awkward position compared to other smartphones, but it does the job well.

Bixby and Bixby Voice: Bixby will be available to consumers of the Note 8 and Galaxy S8 and S8+ starting from 30 September. Apple's iPhone 8, obviously, doesn't have any dimensions to speak of as of yet, but we can probably expect it to be of a similar size and weight to the iPhone 7.

Samsung does have a little bit of wiggle room with the unveiling of their first bending screens as Koh added, "When we can overcome some problems for sure, we will launch the product", he said.

To push sales, the Korean smartphone leader will introduce finance schemes besides an automatic update programme for existing customers, which can be activated from the Samsung app on the phone.

After two full generations of design similarity from Apple and an nearly certain shift to the winning 18:9 aspect ratio as the tip of the iceberg, Apple's new iPhones will serve a feeding frenzy of pent-up demand from the tony end of its base. As the failure of premium smartphone manufacturer Vertu illustrated, most luxury buyers are fine with Apple or Samsung, as they're popular, well-built and signal that you can afford to drop significant cash on a phone. Because it's a 2K AMOLED screen, Samsung packs in an impressive 570ppi pixel density too. Apple is expected to retain a physical appearance for the iPhone 8 Plus that is very much akin to the existing iPhone 7 generation.

For those still interested in what Apple has to offer, you can read up on what the new iPhones are set to offer here.

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But can the iPhone 8 compete?

Price: The Samsung Galaxy S8 starts at £689, with the Plus model hitting £769.

Samsung has equipped the Galaxy S8 with a Snapdragon 835 processor (Exynos 8895 in Europe) along with 4GB RAM.

Koh expressed confidence in the success of the Note 8, saying domestic pre-orders in the first five days have reached over 650,000 already, some 2.5 times more than those of its predecessor previous year. On the software front, iPhone X will run the iOS 11 with features such as improved Siri. There's also a Live Messages option that lets you doodle and draw something on the screen, which the phone then saves as a GIF file that you can share online.

In comparison, if these suggested iPhone 8 rumours do become a reality, they will seem like excellently executed flourishes on a standout device - but still not truly innovative. The ultra-premium iPhone X, plus sly price increases Apple made to the less-fancy new iPhones, should help the company get there. Both the snappers feature optical image stabilisation. Like the iPhone 8, the iPhone X also has True Tone display technology.

Another thing that both Samsung and Apple do is offer their flagship phones in multiple flavours. It's likely the iPhone 8 will retail at the same price if it hasn't been given the limited-edition pricing treatment. It covers only 89.8% of the sRGB colour space and red tones, in particular, look tiresome. The phones are physically almost the same size, but the S8 Plus's screen is huge next to the iPhone 7 Plus - 6.2 inches compared to suddenly puny 5.5 inches. And in 2013, a Samsung Galaxy S4 and an iPhone 5 was priced anywhere between $650 and $750.