Uh oh: Insider says Samsung’s foldable Galaxy F phone won’t launch next week

Galaxy F Release Date

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 XS, meanwhile, got a minor specs bump and a larger
phablet version that tops out at around $1,500.

In Samsung’s case, the issue might have been even worse. Apple
at least introduced the iPhone XR with a new design and cheaper
pricing to help prop up its boring flagship phones. Samsung’s
Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, and Galaxy Note 9 all used the same designs
as their predecessors and, like the iPhone XS, brought no new
marquee features to the table… only minor specs updates and
higher price tags. Both of these smartphone behemoths will look to
get their smartphone businesses back on track this year, and so far
it looks like Samsung will do the better job of it. The company is
planning two completely redesigned flagship series in 2019, as well
as a third brand new series with an exciting foldable design.
Unfortunately, it looks like we might have to wait a bit longer
than expected to see that design in action.

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Uh oh: Insider says Samsung’s foldable Galaxy F phone won’t
launch next week
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Uh oh: Insider says Samsung’s foldable Galaxy F phone won’t launch next week