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Samsung Galaxy X said to be the firm's first gaming phone

by Mark Tyson on 26 July 2018, 13:11

Tags: Samsung (005935.KS)

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Samsung Galaxy X for gaming

Gaming phones appear to be an attractive new smartphone niche with companies like Razer, Xiaomi, and most recently Asus, putting in considerable development resources to create powerful and attractive gaming designs. Now it looks like a true tech giant is readying a gaming smartphone - Samsung.

GSM Arena reports that a reputable Twitter tipster, with a good track record, has indicated that the previously namechecked Samsung Galaxy X won't be a foldable device. This name will instead be used for Samsung's upcoming specialised gaming smartphone(s).

Will the Samsung Galaxy X be a minimal or RGB gamer OC design?

Details on what to expect are very thin on the ground but one would expect it to leverage the best SoCs available at launch time and come with lashings of RAM, fast storage, and fast screen. It would also be natural to tie it in with Samsung's VR headset and controller initiatives and cross promotions in this area.

Samsung's flexible OLED screen is "unbreakable"

Samsung Display has shared a video showing off a new "unbreakable OLED panel". It says it doesn't break, "even with a hammering" and then goes on to show that later in the video.

A smartphone screen's vulnerability to damage is such that it is surprising that the industry has popularised glass backs… Thankfully, Corning has just launched a new version of its Gorilla Glass (version 6) with much greater abilities to survive multiple drops. This new glass material is also formulated to be eminently suitable for covering the backs of modern smartphones.

Meanwhile, Samsung is demonstrating a plastic fantastic future where it will be difficult to damage your screen. It will use this flexible OLED screen and plastic cover tech in phones, cars, game consoles, tablets and "mobile military devices," where it sees demand. Unfortunately, smartphone fashion has already driven Samsung away from practical plastic use for things like removable back covers. Top end devices now all strive to present slippery glass and metal structures with minimal ports or physical buttons.



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Still going to scratch like crazy?, Also that looks to be a rubber hammer, hardly a test lol
So now they can't justify the increased top tier phone pricing with meh camera upgrades,now they are going to target gaming on a phone,which does not have physical controls??

Why bother when you can get a cheaper smartphone and something like the Nintendo Switch??
Why does this music make me want to see Mario bouncing on it rather than tapping lightly with a rubber mallet on something that appears to be flush with the desk behind? C'mon, apply a little bit of physics Samsung and try and con us whilst reducing the amount spent on Gorilla Glass. I say “something” as there's no proof that this is a functional display and whilst there are no cracks, we can't see if the screen internals are undamaged. When someone was proving my old HTC One X had a robust screen, they used it to hammer nails into wood whilst it was switched on. Now THAT was a convincing test.

Oh and you might want to get some better marketing - “Plastic window is Good” is not exactly a well thought out slogan.
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So now they can't justify the increased top tier phone pricing with meh camera upgrades,now they are going to target gaming on a phone,which does not have physical controls??

Why bother when you can get a cheaper smartphone and something like the Nintendo Switch??

Did you buy a mobile internet device or did you buy a camera? Thought so… And who would actually want to waste money on Nintendo's latest failure? Runs like crap, doesn't have any games and is always experiencing problems.
With how absolutely top grade the S8 already is, and I'm sure the S9 is (don't have it), this can't be anything but another massive winner for Samsung. You want a quality mobile device, there's nowhere else to look!

And with the new GG, you have to worry about scratches even less than the S7 or 8. The new glass is amazing stuff. GG has been amazing stuff for years, though.