Samsung gaming smartphone in the pipeline; to take on Xiaomi Black Shark, Razer Phone 2

The device is expected to feature Snapdragon 845 SoC, and Galaxy Note 9-like Water Carbon Cooling System.

  • Published: October 22, 2018 11:53 AM IST
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Lately we have seen an increasing number of companies launch a smartphone specifically targeted at gamers. If a new leak is to be believed, joining the ranks of Xiaomi, Asus, Huawei and Honor will be Samsung.

While details are scarce, SamsungMobile.News has revealed that Samsung is working on a device with an in-display fingerprint sensor as well as a gaming smartphone. Reports claim that this upcoming device could potentially be the Snapdragon 845 SoC-powered Galaxy A smartphone that leaked earlier this month.

Using a flagship Qualcomm chipset on a mid-range smartphone will enable Samsung to compete against devices like the OnePlus 6, Xiaomi Poco F1, and even the Honor Play to an extent.

If we were to hazard a guess, this gaming device could feature a design that is seen on some of the other Samsung Galaxy A smartphones. Besides the Snapdragon 845 SoC, the smartphone could also feature up to 8GB of RAM, up to 256GB internal storage, and at least 4,000mAh battery. To ensure performance levels are maintained, Samsung could also opt for a water carbon cooling system that is seen on the premium Galaxy Note 9.

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The introduction of premium features on mid-range devices does fall in line with Samsung’s reported shift in strategy. In a recent interview, CEO DJ Koh was quoted as saying, “In the past, I brought the new technology and differentiation to the flagship model and then moved to the mid-end. But I have changed my strategy from this year to bring technology and differentiation points starting from the mid-end.”

  • Published Date: October 22, 2018 11:53 AM IST