Samsung is one of the biggest names in the industry. The South Korean firm is currently the world’s largest smartphone vendor, with hundreds of millions of smartphone units shipped. Samsung also dominates the OLED market as it now holds more than 90 percent market share. The company is providing OLED panels for a wide range of smartphone brands out there.
When it comes to the smartphone, Samsung’s Galaxy Note lineup of tablets is a great success on the market. Last year, the firm announced the Note 8 following the unprecedented recall of the Note 7 due to battery issues. The Note 8 is widely welcomed, building on the previous series traction with a lot of improvements.
Samsung is expected to release the Note 9 this year. And the company confirmed that the device will make its debut on August 9. There are a lot of things we expect to see at this year’s Unpacked event. Sources say that the Note 9 will feature an in-display fingerprint scanner at launch.
In reality, Samsung has been working on a fingerprint scanner that works under the display for years. However, the company needs more time to make sure everything runs perfectly at launch. Samsung’s main rival, Apple is believed to include an under-display fingerprint scanner with its iPhone models. Therefore, Samsung does not want to get left behind in the fight.
Samsung is planning to launch new things at an event which is set for August 30th. That means two weeks after the unveiling of the Note 9. Samsung has not specified what’s coming at the event, but sources say that the company will debut the next generation Gear smartwatch.
In reality, Samsung’s Gear lineup of smartwatches is falling behind Apple Watch out there. So, Samsung has a lot of work to do to rectify the situation this year. Rumors regarding Samsung’s next-generation Gear smartwatch have been out there for months, hinting at some exciting features coming in the device.
Rumors say that the upcoming Gear smartwatch will feature a blood pressure monitor. Besides, the device will also come with Bixby, Samsung’s personal helper.
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