Samsung rumored to be working on a gaming smartphone
With the wide variety of things that Samsung dabbles in, it was only a matter of time before a rumor about the company working on a gaming smartphone would show up. And it has. Chinese leakster MMDDJ has posted a simple tweet that says “Samsung is preparing gaming smartphone.” Not a lot to go on, but an interesting rumor nonetheless given how smartphones aimed at gamers have become somewhat of a trend in the past year or so.
A gaming phone from Samsung still doesn’t make sense
Now, the Wall Street Journal’s recent report about Samsung’s foldable smartphone also mentioned that gaming would be one of the key areas the device would target. No other details were given, so whether the new rumor talks about the same device or something else altogether is unclear. To us, a dedicated gaming phone doesn’t make sense for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, an AMOLED display with a high refresh rate (120 Hz, as other gaming phones) isn’t feasible or cost-effective right now. However, the display part may not be a problem if the gaming phone is indeed the foldable device, as it is expected to be quite costly when it launches next year.
But if it’s a regular smartphone, then there’s not enough of a market for Samsung to be wasting resources on a gaming phone. Not to mention Samsung’s flagship phones already come with excellent hardware for gamers (and the Note 9 will be even better thanks to its large 4,000 mAh battery), so it remains to be seen if there’s any merit to this particular rumor about the Korean giant working on a dedicated gaming smartphone.
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