As we are heading towards the MWC 2018, the last-minute rumors have been heavily surfacing throughout the web. They have revealed some key features of the major upcoming smartphones, along with their price tags. The photos of Sony’s upcoming smartphone, called Xperia XZ2 Compact has been leaked. On the other hand, Samsung seems to be planning to increase the price tag of its next-gen flagship phone to a whole new level. You will find all the details in this article, which covers the most buzzing upcoming phone news.
Upcoming Phone News: Galaxy S9 Rumored to Cost Over $1000
The Galaxy S9 is expected to be packed with a significantly upgraded hardware and features. It is expected to be powered by the new Snapdragon 845 chip, which will transform it into the fastest smartphone processor in the market. The shooting capability will reach a whole new level. And the battery will last longer than the predecessor. While everything sounds very exciting, the consumers will have to spend a huge buck to get the device. According to the latest upcoming phone news reports, the Galaxy S9 will cost over $1000, citing information obtained from the leakster Evan Blass. Blass has tweeted that the price of the Galaxy S9 will increase to €847, which is equivalent to $1,044. The larger counterpart the Galaxy S9 Plus will be even more expensive. It will cost €997, which is equivalent to $1,220. The reason behind the higher price tag is not only the inclusion of a larger screen but also a superior dual shooter.
The trend of releasing ridiculously expensive smartphones begin last year when Apple launched the iPhone X. Priced at $999 at launch, it became the most expensive smartphone the Cupertino company has ever produced. The features offered by the device are outstanding. But the price tag is ridiculously high. It was expected that Samsung would bring a superior smartphone to compete against the iPhone X. But no one wanted to see a device that will cost even more money than Apple’s flagship smartphone.
Nonetheless, the Galaxy S9 will sell really well in the global smartphone market. Samsung has earned a huge reputation and trust from the consumers worldwide by delivering outstanding smartphones for years. However, there will definitely be a point in the future when the people will be fed up with the expensive price tag. But right now, there will not be any issue, especially due to the two-year contract option.
Upcoming Phone News: Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact being Leaked
Blass has also revealed key information of another major smartphone lineup. It is the Xperia XZ series. According to the leakster, Sony would bring two new smartphones, called Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact, at the MWC 2018. The former one will feature a 5.7-inch display. The latter will have a smaller 5-inch screen.
Similar to Galaxy S9, both of the devices are expected to sport the latest Snapdragon 845 processor. They will also feature the same 19-MP shooter of the previously released Xperia XZ Premium. There will be several major design changes. For instance, according to the latest upcoming phone news reports, the fingerprint scanner will be placed on the rear, which is different from the button based sensors used in the predecessors.
So, there are a lot of similarities between both the variants. However, being the premium model, the Xperia XZ will have some exclusive features, including glass front and back, and support for USB-C and wireless charging. It will also feature the all new haptic feedback to audio technology. The system will enable the phone to synchronize the vibrations to sound. On the other hand, the Xperia XZ Compact will be packed in a polycarbonate shell. And it will not be compatible with the aforementioned charging technology.
Having great features, both the devices are expected to compete against both the iPhones and the Galaxy smartphones very strong in the global market.
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