Friday, 20 July, 2018

Samsung is reportedly developing a curved battery for its foldable phone

Do note that the Rs 7,990 price tag refers to the 64GB variant of the smaller Galaxy S9 Do note that the Rs 7,990 price tag refers to the 64GB variant of the smaller Galaxy S9
Nina Mathis | 07 July, 2018, 03:02

Samsung has put out earnings guidance for its Q2 which indicate quarterly growth at its slowest for more than a year - as a lack of new ideas to sell high end smartphones drags on the company's bottom line.

"Overall, third-quarter profit will be stronger than the second quarter as Samsung will perform better in the semiconductor and display businesses", Song Myung-sup, an analyst at HI Investment & Securities, said.

Operating profit for the three-month period is expected to come in at 14.8 trillion won ($13 billion) from 58 trillion won (£39bn) in revenues. Thanks to the Huawei P20 Pro, the benefits that can be achieved by having three cameras on a smartphone have been made clear (though Huawei also uses AI algorithms to further improve photos), and Samsung is said to be working on a competing setup for the Galaxy S10 camera.

Early next year, it's likely that Samsung is going to announce the Galaxy S10.




Back in April, Counterpoint's data placed both versions of the Galaxy S9 in the top two positions, followed by the iPhone X, 8 Plus, and 8. These OELD displays are said to be 7.3-inch wide while unfolded and 4.5-inch in folded state.

IBTimes previously reported that Samsung is preparing to launch its Galaxy X foldable phone at CES 2019 in January and its Galaxy S10 flagship handset at MWC 2019 in February. A folding phone can't be easy to make, hence why it's supposed to be playing it safe by only making a limited number of devices.

"We are preparing for foldable phones very intensely".

CHIPPING AWAY While the smartphone business struggles, Samsung's profits are being driven by strong global sales of DRAM and NAND chips which account for about a third of its revenue. However, it looks like the company might be changing a key element of the device.

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