Also, the cutout won't resemble the notch and will be smaller in size but won't be hideable with black notification bar, Blass states.
An in-display fingerprint reader will be part of the package and rely on an ultrasonic sensor, a significant improvement over existing implementations of under-screen authentication systems, Mr. Blass said. This signals that Samsung will use the Infinity-O display it revealed last week in the Galaxy S10.
During its developer conference keynote in San Francisco, Samsung insisted it had designed One UI to make navigating on larger devices with one hand easier.
Its mobile department profits suffered a bit this transitional year when the Galaxy S9 wasn't accepted as a meaningful upgrade over its predecessor, and the empty upgrade cycle was compounded by stats that users are keeping their older phones much longer than before. It's likely you'll see this chip in the global Galaxy S10 in early 2019.
The series itself is expected to consist of three models, with the most affordable one reportedly marking Samsung's return to flat screens in the high-end segment of the market. While the United States and Chinese variants will come powered by the all-new 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, the other markets will be getting the Exynos-powered variants. Thought the company launches its flagship devices with both the Exynos as well as the Snapdragon flagship SoCs.
The Exynos 9820 is also the first Samsung SoC to include a dedicated AI processing core. That particular device is rumored to support 5G New Radio connectivity but may only end up being sold in the company's home country.
Model numbers SM-G9500, SM-G9550 and SM-N9500 are listed on the WiFi Alliance certification website, notes the report, and these are all Chinese variants of the Galaxy phones.
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The new Samsung Exynos 9820 with AI-enabled features. When it comes to Android updates, Samsung doesn't have a stellar record; even for one year old flagships, the latest Android update does take some time.