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Samsung's foldable display smartphone could launch in March for over $1700

11/12/2018, 08:11 am

Samsung's first smartphone using the South Korean giant's recently-demonstrated foldable display could be introduced in March, a report claims, launching alongside 5G-equipped Galaxy S10, the 2019 refresh of Samsung's flagship smartphone.

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Samsung's 'Infinity Flex Display' demo shows future of foldable smartphones

11/07/2018, 03:11 pm

Samsung has revealed a prototype flexible display at its developer conference in San Francisco, with the demonstration of the "Infinity Flex Display" allowing for a tablet-sized mobile device to be folded in half to the size of a smartphone.

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Apple Watch grabbed lion's share of Sept. quarter smartwatch market with 4.5M sold

11/02/2018, 12:11 pm

In the September quarter, Apple was the main beneficiary of a 67 percent surge in global smartwatch shipments year-over-year, delivering 4.5 million Apple Watches according to research estimates published on Friday.

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iPhone shipments steady amid contracting global smartphone market in recession

11/02/2018, 08:11 am

The global smartphone market is "effectively in a recession," Strategy Analytics claims, with the firm's estimates suggesting Apple is holding its own in a declining marketplace despite showing minimal growth in its latest results.

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Samsung working on cheaper option for 'Galaxy S10,' just like Apple's iPhone XR

10/26/2018, 09:10 am

Samsung is reportedly working on three different versions of its upcoming "Galaxy S10" flagship phone, including a low-cost one that more people can afford very similar to the approach that Apple has taken with the iPhone XR.

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Samsung brand ambassador sued for $1.6 million for using iPhone X in public

10/24/2018, 09:10 am

Russian brand ambassador for Samsung Ksenia Sobchak is reportedly being sued by the South Korean smartphone producer, for allegedly being caught in public using an iPhone X instead of handsets she was supposed to be promoting.

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Samsung starts 7nm chip production, trailing behind A-series supplier TSMC

10/18/2018, 10:10 am

Samsung has commenced production of chips using a 7-nanometer process, a move that brings it in line with Apple's A-series chip partner TSMC, giving the iPhone supplier potential competition for future iPhone processor orders.

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Analysts change tune, now say $1,000 Huawei Mate 20 Androids are a bargain

10/17/2018, 12:10 pm

Analysts and commentators who spent the first half of 2018 insisting that Apple's $999 iPhone X was suffering from "disappointing" sales because of its premium price, a supposed "lack of innovation," and controversial design choices that included a camera "notch" are now telling us that Chinese companies that struggled to profit from high volumes of cheap phones will now successfully sell expensive models with an imitative notch.

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Watch: iPhone XS Max's A12 Bionic smokes Samsung's Galaxy Note 9

10/12/2018, 11:10 am

Despite promising class-leading performance from the Galaxy Note 9 in August, Samsung's flagship phablet failed to beat out the then nine-month-old iPhone X with A11 Bionic processor. Let's see how the Note 9 fares against a current Apple handset: the iPhone XS Max.

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Watch: iPhone XS Max versus Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in audio test

10/07/2018, 12:10 pm

When pitting the iPhone XS Max against Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 in a gaming death match last week, we noticed audio reproduction was noticeably better on Apple's device. We take a closer listen in this video.

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Samsung profits driven by iPhone XS components, smartphone earnings plummeting

10/05/2018, 08:10 am

Samsung advises it will be reporting record operating profits in its upcoming quarterly results, but while seemingly a return to form for the South Korean giant, its earnings boost is partly due to supplying Apple OLED displays for the iPhone XS range.

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Why Samsung's smartphones are winning in shipments but losing in business

10/03/2018, 12:10 pm

This summer, Samsung Electronics reported a 22 percent drop in mobile revenues and a 34 percent collapse in year-on-year profits in its IM division, which includes smartphones, tablets, PCs, watches, and other products comparable to Apple's business. Over the same three months, Apple reported a greater than 17 percent increase in both its revenues and profits. Why is the world's largest phone maker by unit volume performing so poorly?

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Tests show iPhone XS LTE speeds best iPhone X, can't match Galaxy Note 9 or Pixel 2

10/01/2018, 07:10 pm

Though a handful of early iPhone XS adopters are complaining about less-than-desirable cellular reception, a new test reveals Apple's latest flagship smartphones boast much improved LTE performance over last year's model. However, the XS models, which rely on Intel modems, are still behind handsets that use battle-tested Qualcomm silicon.

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Rematch: iPhone XS versus Samsung Galaxy Note 9 for 'Fortnite' gaming

09/26/2018, 10:09 am

About two weeks ago, AppleInsider compared the iPhone X to the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 while playing Fortnite, but some complained putting a just-released phone against last year's model. With the release of the iPhone XS and XS Max, is there as much of a difference between the flagship models of both companies as last time?

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Apple's Mac, iPad top PC & tablet satisfaction, but Amazon & Samsung close behind

09/25/2018, 10:09 am

While Apple is leading in the American Customer Satisfaction Index's PC and tablet category, the company is just barely ahead of Amazon and Samsung, which tied for second in the Index's latest update.

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Samsung teases mystery Galaxy device launch promising '4X fun' in October

09/14/2018, 11:09 am

Samsung is preparing to launch new Galaxy devices, inviting members of the media to an event on October 11 that offers few clues about the inbound hardware, except for a hint that it will be "4x fun."

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iPhone X versus Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Which phone for 'Fortnite' gaming?

09/11/2018, 12:09 pm

The arrival of "Fortnite" in beta on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 now means there's an Android-based competitor to the iPhone X for mobile gameplay. AppleInsider tries out both versions to see which smartphone you should play the hit game on.

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2019 iPhone sticking with Face ID, but Android moving to in-screen fingerprint sensors

09/04/2018, 12:09 pm

Unsurprisingly, Apple does not plan to integrate fingerprint sensors under the screen of its 2019 iPhone, leaving the field open for Android adoption.

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Samsung's foldable smartphone tipped for November unveiling

09/04/2018, 09:09 am

Following years of rumors of its development, Samsung will be revealing its plans to produce a foldable smartphone later this year, the head of the electronics giant's mobile division has confirmed, with the first appearance of the fabled device potentially occurring in November.

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Development costs 'prohibitively high' for 7nm chips for everybody but Apple and TSMC

09/04/2018, 08:09 am

In the short term at least, Apple's 2018 iPhones are liable to be the only smartphones with 7-nanometer processors, a report suggested on Tuesday.

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