Will Foldable, 5G Phones Improve Samsung Electronics’ Sluggish Smartphone Sales?

Samsung Galaxy A7

Samsung Galaxy A7

Samsung has overnight released its Q3 2018 report where it stated that it has posted a 17.57 trillion Korean won (US$15.45 billion) operating profit. Even if such a fingerprint scanner doesn't cut it under the display, a fingerprint embedded right into the power button on the side could be an appropriate Plan B. We've already seen such an accommodation on the mid-range Galaxy A7.

The new sensors are expected to enter mass production in the final quarter of the year, so we will probably see them at work in new handsets in early 2019, if not before the end of 2018.

But while the folding phone is a good guess, there have been some new rumors about Samsung also taking a stab at the gaming smartphone market to compete with Razer and Asus.

The ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 may not be remembered for a happy reason today but it was the first Samsung phone to come with an iris scanner.

The render also shows off an in-display fingerprint sensor, but the chances of Samsung going ahead with this may not be as high as that of the in-display camera.

Samsung hosted the 4X Fun event in Malaysia in October to unveil the world's first smartphone with four rear cameras.

Other specifications of the smartphone include a 6.3-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2200 pixels. Additionally, he continues to confirm that the fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy S10 will be the only biometric feature on the phone.

Are you a techie who knows how to write? The company's been working with YouTube and Netflix on ways to best deliver content on the foldable phone.

In terms of innovation, and the changing of the guard, so to speak, Samsung seems to be moving away from the features that Galaxy owners have been using for over a half decade.

Samsung Electronics is seeking to revitalize its sluggish smartphone business by introducing 5G phones and foldable phones at the right time. Until we get to meet Samsung's special guest to their anniversary party, all we can do is wait and speculate.

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