New details recently emerged about Samsung's "Galaxy X" foldable phone, and following this, new patents have been discovered for two folding phone concepts that LG has in the works.
Released in January, the Honour View 10 plays the AI card with its new-generation Kirin 970 processor. The two companies had a well-documented legal battle between 2012 and 2017 that ended up with Samsung paying a considerable sum of money in damages to Apple.
While Samsung's iteration shows the selfie camera in its normal position at the top of the handset, the company could conceivably place it anywhere, should the technology come to fruition.
We had come across another Samsung patent back in November past year that also showed a phone featuring an under-screen fingerprint scanner.
Samsung was reported to be putting the fingerprint sensor under the Galaxy S9's screen but it could just as well keep it on the back of the phone. Samsung seeks to highlight its flagship Galaxy S9 at the Mobile World Congress. This circuit board is "thinner and narrower" when compared to the technology featured in previous Samsung Exynos chip models. This in-display fingerprint sensor allows the user to have more security for their devices.
Furthermore, the patent also showcases one more hole at the bottom of the display which could be the Physical Home button on the display.
We are still to see the final confirmation from Samsung regarding the S9 and S9 Plus but these specs do look promising for a 2018 flagship device. Perhaps a full HD (1080p) display would be much more suitable for such a device. Outside of the USA market, Samsung typically uses its own custom Exynos CPU.
The Samsung Galaxy A8 has a 5.6-inch Super AMOLED screen with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio.
One piece of hardware in the Galaxy S9 devices that is getting a lot of attention is the rear-facing camera thanks to indications that Samsung is including a variable aperture.