There’s no question that Samsung is the first company that comes to mind when talking about foldable phones, and that’s because the Korean company has been teasing this new form factor for several years. An increasing number of reports said some three years ago that Samsung was getting ready to launch a foldable phone, but Samsung kept delaying it. The handset is finally hitting stores in 2019, but Samsung will have plenty of competition from several major Chinese smartphone makers, including Huawei and Xiaomi.
Apple, meanwhile, has been working on its own foldable devices for quite a while, although, as with any other Apple project, the foldable iPhone is very secret. [...]
An update to the Galaxy Wearable app for Android gives us an early look at Samsung’s upcoming wearables.
Samsung is all set to unveil the Galaxy S10 series at an event in San Francisco next week, and it looks like we’ll also see a slew of wearables make their debut alongside the phones. An update rolled out to the Galaxy Wearable app for Android inadvertently displayed several unreleased products, including the Galaxy Watch Active, the Galaxy Fit and Galaxy Fit e, and Galaxy Buds, Samsung’s upcoming truly wireless earbuds.
Ever since HMD Global resurrected the Nokia smartphone brand some two years ago, we’ve been waiting for the company to release a flagship smartphone that would compete directly against the latest iPhone and the most powerful Android flagships in town: the Nokia 9, as report after report called the device. And now, after all this time, HMD is actually about to unveil it. The Nokia 9 PureView was featured in several leaks in the past few weeks, but we now have further confirmations from two sources that can be ignored, including Google and the FCC, proving that the phone actually exists and is about to be announced.
It’s a bit peculiar how easy it is for industry watchers to accept Apple and Samsung’s explanations for why smartphone sales slowed down so much last year. Sure, issues with China might have played a role. But it’s a pretty big coincidence that both companies saw big slowdowns in the same year that they also released their most boring flagship phone upgrades ever. In Apple’s case, the iPhone XS series marks the first time Apple has ever released an “S” upgrade without adding a single new marquee feature. Every other “S” phone since the iPhone 3GS has been used to introduce exciting new tech like Touch ID, Siri, and 3D Touch. The iPhone [...]