Now, we have official confirmation from Samsung Mobile Chief, DJ Koh that indeed a foldable phone is coming next year. He said the Note 8 and new iPhone series will expand the premium segment in India - now around 5% of the overall market - by nearly 25% on-year during October-December.
When Samsung introduced the Galaxy Note-series back in 2011, the smartphone stood for something different, something unique - a large-screen smartphone with support for a stylus. Samsung surely did not with the Galaxy S8 or the Galaxy Note 8. Galaxy Note 8 is water and dust resistant while it also features fast wireless charging.
The additional problem here is that the iPhone 8 simply looks outdated compared to all the minimal bezel phones of this year, and certainly so next to the iPhone X in stores for the iOS users among us.
It will join the new Apple Watch in going on-sale on September 22. If we talk about the price difference, the new Galaxy Note 8 costs just Rs 2,000 more than the Galaxy S8+ (6GB variant). And in 2013, a Samsung Galaxy S4 and an iPhone 5 was priced anywhere between $650 and $750. While it lost out to the LG G6 in terms of launching a smartphone with 18:9 display but the Infinity display of the Galaxy S8 brother succeeded to carve a niche for itself. Fortunately, you have a few alternatives to consider that won't deplete your finances for good.More news: Watching The Pump: Gas Prices Surge After Harvey
But maybe the biggest effect of such a big and compelling screen is that it makes your phone more attractive and enticing.
The new phones promise to shoot pictures with better colors and less distortion, particularly in low-light settings.
With the iPhone 8 set to arrive this September, it's time to decide which phone you'll want to pick up during the heated holiday period. According to Samsung market research, 87% of Note users are satisfied with their devices and 82% would recommend it to their friends. It's vain, I know, but in the same way that some people think your choice of vehicle or watch says a lot about you, your choice of gadgetry can be a personal expression as well. Apple's iPhone 8 uses an A11 chip that likely is built using the same 10nm manufacturing process as both the 835 and Exynos 8895. Samsung's device, on the other hand, already has wireless charging as standard, has removed its home button and comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB of flash storage minimum - with room to expand via microSD.
Better security: Just like in sci-fi flicks and at high-security facilities, you'll be able to unlock the new high-end Apple and Samsung phones with face recognition, in addition to the old reliable number-code entry and the sometimes-cooperative (rarely for me) fingerprint-scanning method.
While it's hard to guess what's actually cooking up at Apple's factory, let's wait for few more hours instead of speculating more about the special edition of iPhone on its 10th anniversary.