Samsung profits slow after poor smartphone sales

Samsung Galaxy X

Samsung Galaxy X

Apparently, this year's flagship is seeing the lowest sales of any Samsung flagship since the Galaxy S3 back in 2012. We'll have to wait until early January to find out whether Samsung plans to make any smartphone announcements at CES, but it sure looks like 2019 will be the year when we'll see more foldable smartphones in stores. Now that mid-2018 is here and the expected release date is drawing near, new Chinese and Korean rumors concerning the specs of the Galaxy X emerge, presenting truly revolutionary technologies.

The Galaxy S9 and Note 9 may be boring, but Samsung has a spectacular year ahead, assuming it does launch its most innovative Android phone ever right alongside the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 in 2019.

Instagram announces one billion members, launches video app IGTV
Younger audiences are apparently spending more time watching amateur content creators in place of professionals. IGTV allows everyone to be a creator, except smaller and new accounts; but that feature will arrive soon.

Moreover, a Chinese rumor claims that Samsung SDI is already manufacturing the batteries for the Galaxy X model.

The information comes from leaker Ice universe, who says the Gear S4 - which is likely to be called the Galaxy Watch - will run on Google's Wear OS. But each year, the device's launch is delayed, leaving the world speculating on when it'll finally hit store shelves. All three phones will feature fingerprint sensors located under the display or on the sides, that report said. Analysts point to a weaker smartphone sales as the reason for the disappointing results, as the company's market share is expected to fall from 21.4 percent to 20.4 percent in the second quarter, as Chinese companies such as Huawei and Xiaomi increase their presence. It seems that the manufacturers are seeing the foldable smartphones as the next big thing and want to get on this trend as soon as they can.

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