The beginning of the year is pretty busy with new smartphone announcements. Apple isn’t part of that mix, of course, but its biggest competitor, Samsung, certainly is.
Samsung has unveiled its next-generation Exynos chipset that will be found inside its upcoming flagship: the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus. Samsung is among the very few Android OEMs that builds and designs its own chipset for use in its devices. However, it also continues to make use of Qualcomm’s flagship chips inside its devices for the U.S. due to modem compatibility issues.
One of the most recurring news elements over the years have been court battles between Samsung and Apple.
Samsung has taken a direct potshot at the iPhone in its latest ad. The 1-minute video shows the smartphone journey of a young guy starting from 2007 who buys the original iPhone.
U.S. District Court Judge, Lucy Koh, who has been part of the Apple v Samsung lawsuit regarding design patent infringement has ordered that there should be a new trial to ascertain whether the quantum of the penalties awarded to Apple is adequate or if adjustments should be made to the amount. As it stands, Samsung is required to pay $399 million as damages for copying the iPhone’s design with a number of Samsung smartphones.
Last year, following the debacle that was the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung knew it had to come out swinging in 2017. The Galaxy S8 has held its own throughout the year, and now Samsung has a new Galaxy Note smartphone to offer potential customers, hoping to reinvigorate the brand name and earn back some fans.
Samsung has been working on a smartphone that can be folded for quite some time now, and it looks like that might be the next “big thing” in the industry as a whole if a new report is any indication.
DxO Mark has a lengthy, in-depth camera testing procedure, and, as a result, its tests usually gain attention for the score each smartphone receives at the end.
The 6-core A11 Bionic chip inside the iPhone 8 is nothing short of a beast. In benchmarks, the chip easily beats the Snapdragon 835 powering most of the flagship Android devices and even manages to surpass some of the Core processors from Intel used by Apple in its MacBook lineup. Despite its prowess though, the iPhone 8 seems to lag behind the Galaxy Note 8 in a real-world app opening speed test.
As per research firm Counterpoint Technology, Samsung will reportedly make over $4 billion by supplying iPhone X parts to Apple. The analysis expects Samsung to generate $4 billion in revenues within the first 20 months of the iPhone X going on sale.