Huawei to beat Samsung by launching world's first foldable smartphone

The hapless Samsung owner tries all the usual tricks to eke out a few more precious minutes - darkening the screen, turning off wifi and Global Positioning System, etc.

The videos show smartphone users' every day dilemmas caused by low batteries, low memory, and slow performance.

It was only a matter of time before we got a really good look at the upcoming phone.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be introduced on August 9 and pre-orders are rumored to ship on August 14th and land in stores from August 24th.

It's clear that Samsung has bumped up the battery in the new device but, by how much? The report also claims that the phone would no longer require a USB-C port or a display adapter to connect to a larger display.


Samsung's folding phone, which could be named the Galaxy X, has been heavily rumoured to be launching in 2019. Under the hood, there's an octa-core Snapdragon 450 SoC paired with 3GB of RAM, along with 32GB of storage.

CHINESE PHONE MAKER Huawei is reportedly planning to launch the first foldable phone early next year ahead of Android rival Samsung.

These renders come courtesy of German site WinFuture, showing off the new accessories and seemingly confirming the different colours Samsung will make the Note 9 available in. There have been reports of Samsung moving to 128GB internal storage for the base variant of the Galaxy Note 9, up from 64GB inside the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy Note 8. In India, the company is expected to host a local launch event and start taking orders from August 19 onward and would be retailing the device for around Rs 73,000.

Samsung will begin sales of its Galaxy Watch smartwatch on August 24 together with the Galaxy Note 9, ZDNet Korea reports.

  • Kara Saunders