All Samsung fans want is to get some news regarding the company’s foldable phone. PCMagpoll asked them what do they think the South Korean tech giant will be talking about during the event on 11th of October and 44 percent of the voters chose the foldable phone variant. Unfortunately, they did not guess good.
Samsung is keeping its focus on a foldable phone, DJ Koh, the mobile head of the company, said that they have started to work on it since 2017. He also announced, earlier this month, that this year will be the one when the foldable phone will be in our hands. Rumors and other estimations suggest that we will see the real Galaxy X on 7th of November during the developer conference of Samsung.
2,500 people chose their estimation on the PcMag poll, and 34 percent of them seem like they are hoping to see the next participant of the S series, Samsung Galaxy S10. However, we already know that its time will be in January during CES or at least that it will not happen until then. Most of the Samsung fans can’t wait to get the Galaxy S10 for a sole reason, the Galaxy S9 did not rise to their expectations, and you can’t blame them. It was just an update from its predecessor, S8 which is a good phone but not as good as we expect S10 to be.
This does not happen only with Samsung, 2018 is simply not the year of the best phones. This is happening because everyone is working on providing support for the 5G. Not much is happening now in the phone industry, but we got new features such as pop-up cameras, in-display fingerprint sensors, and multi-camera arrays but those are not enough for what some were expecting.
As we mentioned above, Samsung will hold a special event on 11th of October which looks like for some fans and analysts to be a major global launch. The reasons behind this are that no satellite press events will be present and neither any launch parties, the event was pushed out through a webpage, and it will take place in Malaysia at W Hotel. With that being said it does not look like a global launch.
From what we have seen so far, U.S. is mostly focusing on their high-end phones, contrary to Asia where the $350-$600 mid-range phones are a must and where Samsung is no longer exceeding because of Huawei, OnePlus, Xiaomi, and other Chines phone manufacturers that know exactly what their budget fans desire. For example, according to the stats from Counterpoint Research, there is a continuous battle between Samsung, Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi to lead the market.
One of the most popular trends being actual both in the United States of America and in Asia as well as the crazy proliferation of phone cameras. Almost every phone manufacturing company is trying to come up with the most professional and most numerous cameras in a phone. Huawei started this trend by mounting three cameras on the back of their P20 Pro. Three rear cameras will also be found in LG V40 which came out yesterday. Even Nokia is testing the water by promising a new phone with five rear cameras.
What we assume is that the event from 11th of October will be a great opportunity for Samsung to come up with something that will help the company excel in the Asian midrange phone industry. With that being said, do not except that the company will talk much about her foldable phone with the estimated price of $1,000, but they will surely keep their focus on the Galaxy A9 Star Pro which will be equipped with five rear cameras.
On the other hand, we still have that event from 7th of November which will take place in San Francisco. The U.S., however, is now a $1,000 and not too many people are looking for $580 phones. Just take a look at the iPhone XS Max which can be purchased at the price of $1,099.99.
Unfortunately just because you vote something on the internet, it does not mean that Samsung will see that and do what you want.