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Leaving the rumors and leaks aside, the alleged Samsung Galaxy A8 Star was spotted at the Wi-Fi Alliance with Android 8.0 Oreo onboard, but it also visited the Washington-headquarted Bluetooth Special Interest Group, widely known as the Bluetooth SIG.

It is now confirmed that the Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S10 phones will be launched earlier than expected.

To strengthen its grip in the mid-range smartphone segment, Samsung is going to launch four new smartphones in India under the Galaxy A and Galaxy J series. That's two months earlier than last year's production run, hinting that the Galaxy Note 9 could launch in August, a month earlier than its predecessor. However, the Samsung Galaxy A8 Star (SM-G885F/DS) is rumored to launch in various worldwide markets as well and not only in China as it happened with various A-series Galaxy handsets that Samsung released in the past.

Samsung has a lot of work ahead of itself before it can compete directly with the likes of Qualcomm and Apple when it comes to mobile processors, but these early steps are moves in the right direction. By shifting its release schedule earlier by a month or two, Samsung will be able to steer clear of September's annual September launch for new iPhones. The S10 may be announced as soon as January 2019 at CES.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 scored better than the iPhone X in Consumer Reports' smartphone rankings, but the iPhone X was the best-selling smartphone in the first quarter.

As it stands, Samsung's Exynos chips are only found in Galaxy phones in certain parts of the world and select Meizu smartphones (Samsung's only client right now). The Galaxy X will likely be expensive to stay in line with competitors.

The so-called Galaxy X will feature a " fold-in structure", The Bell notes, comprising three 3.5in OLED panels. The report claims that this is to make up for the supposed low sales of the Galaxy S9 series, which last we heard only recently hit the 1 million units sold mark in South Korea. Does the foldable Galaxy X sound like a phone you would purchase and is it worth the wait?

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