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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.

Does a Galaxy phone made for gamers interest you?

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Horus Osiris
Horus Osiris

Razer rulesss

madpaulo
madpaulo

theres no need for a gaming phone. samsung already has it. but they want to well good news. but put a higher battery speakers and best or good gpu refresh rate it will be enough . dont put mali gpu beacuse its sucks!!!

vitorvedder
vitorvedder

Put on a bigger battery and a pair of good front facing speakers on top of a s9+ and I’ll be happy enough with the gaming phone

GS7edge
GS7edge

There’s no need to release any gaming phones, samsung flagships are already capable of playing heavy games like pubg

Biransahin
Biransahin

Just on the definition of “resurgence”. It means a revival of something that has gone before, a renewal, something that has lost popularity and made a comeback. As the Razer was the first gaming phone, how the hell can there be a resurgence of something that hasn’t been done before? Check your thesaurus before writing articles! 😉

Biransahin
Biransahin

I don’t where this “resurgence” in gaming smartphones is that you’re talking about. The Razer phone didn’t sell, it’s a flop, the ASUS is the only other one and there’s not much excitement about that. That’s exactly the opposite of a resurgence!! Let’s be honest, flagships from just about any top manufacturers are already gaming smartphones. I doubt this rumor is true.

stoertebecker
stoertebecker

I really dont think they would do it.
Maybe as a limited Edition with a high price