Samsung’s expensive foldable phone is sounding more likely

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Currently, Samsung's most expensive phone is the Galaxy Note 8, which starts at $US960.

As the official launch date of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 approaches, the number of leaks and reports with additional details is gradually increasing on the internet.

However what makes next year's phones more anticipated is the fact that they will be the 10th smartphone in the Galaxy S lineup which we reckon Samsung will want to make a big deal of. Separately, a couple of hands-on images of the upcoming Galaxy Note model has been leaked.

Finally, ZDNet Korea claims that preorders for the Galaxy Watch will begin on August 14th - just five days after the Galaxy Note 9 Unpacked event takes place in New York City on August 9th. The latest developments come weeks ahead of the formal launch of the Galaxy Note 9 that is set for August 9.

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The first ever high-quality render of the Galaxy Note 9 has been leaked by none other than renowned tipster Evan Blass. The handset is expected to come with dual rear camera setup with improved ISOCELL technology and optical image stabilization. The Galaxy Note 9 on its own isn't likely to make waves, but perhaps a rebranded smartwatch with fresh new features and interactivity with the Galaxy smartphone line will reinvigorate the fan base.

The Journal says the phone will be introduced "early next year", which squares with other reports about the Galaxy X. Those rumors have Samsung unveiling the Galaxy X during February's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. As for the side profile, the Tab A doesn't look very thin.

Apple is also reported to launch three devices, a 5.8-inch OLED, 6.1-inch LCD and 6.5 inch OLED.

So far with the Galaxy S phones, Samsung has typically chosen to use either Qualcomm or their own in-house Exynos chipsets, depending on the market that the phones will be headed for.

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