Wait -- what? Yup, you read that headline right -- Samsung is updating its current Galaxy J lineup of midrange smartphone devices by releasing the Galaxy J2 Pro. As mentioned in this post’s title, the Galaxy J2 Pro does not indeed come with any Internet connectivity capabilities -- no Wi-Fi, no 3G, and certainly no 4G LTE.
As indicated in a report recently published by South Korean news website The Investor, it appears that production of Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 9 flagship coming along faster than expected. Because of this, it is quite possible that the newest addition to the phone maker’s lineup of phablet devices will launch as early as July later this year.
Samsung has officially announced by way of an update on its community web page that it is looking to roll out the Android 8.0 Oreo update for all Galaxy S8 models as well as Galaxy Note units in the next two or three weeks.
It appears that initial sales of Samsung’s newest flagship devices -- the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9 Plus -- are either at par or have failed to improve upon the initial sales of last year’s Galaxy flagship, the Galaxy S8 models. If the numbers do not gain upward momentum soon, it could cause various wireless service providers in the United States mobile market to be concerned that the Galaxy S9 phones may not be popular enough sales wise to draw switchers from rival networks.
According to a report recently published by Tech Insights, it turns out that the total cost of procuring the parts and the process of assembling the components for one of Samsung’s flagship device offerings -- the Galaxy S9 Plus -- is estimated at $379 per unit.
Samsung’s newest flagship offerings -- the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9 Plus -- come with some really cool features, such as Intelligent Scan (which combines facial recognition technology with iris scanning software) and AR Emoji (which allows users to transform their selfies into their own AR enhanced emoji). But some may argue that as cool as these features are, they do not quite reach the levels of the iPhone X’s Face ID tech and Animoji feature (helped immensely by the device’s 3D camera on its front side).
Despite the fact that Samsung’s new flagships -- the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9 Plus -- will not hit store shelves everywhere until this Friday (March 16th), apparently the South Korean tech giant is already rolling out the first ever software update for the devices.
Ming-Chi Kuo, the noted mobile industry analyst from KGI Securities, has predicted before that Samsung’s follow up to last year’s Galaxy Note 8 would be equipped with a fingerprint reader underneath its display. But this week, Kuo has since revised his forecast, saying that the upcoming Galaxy Note 9 (expected to be released some time within the second half of this year) will not be sporting the feature after all. According to Kuo, unforeseen technical issues are to blame for Samsung’s decision to do away with the embedded fingerprint sensor, at least for its second flagship device offering for 2018.
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