Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Renders Show the Handset From All Sides

Earlier this month it announced plans to invest $18 billion in South Korea in its chip business, as it doubles down on the division.

Of course, anonymous tips online should always be taken with a huge grain of salt but that doesn't mean we can analyze and debate the claim.

This slowdown is anticipated due to up-front costs involved with the production of a new organic light emitting diode (OLED) production line, as well as a squeeze on liquid crystal display (LCD) price competition.

Just like its predecessor, the Galaxy A7 (2018) will sport a 16-megapixel rear and 16-megapixel front-facing camera.

It's important to note that this information is not coming from Samsung.

Samsung Electronics has finally ended Intel's quarter century reign as the world's biggest chipmaker by sales and outstripped smartphone rival Apple in quarterly profits, thanks to booming demand for one of its simplest products: the humble memory chip.

Analysts had forecast 10.1 trillion won in net profit according to FactSet, a financial data provider. Overall operating profit for the company surged 72% year-on-year to $12 billion.

Samsung is reaping the rewards of dominating in the memory chip market that is growing much faster than the market for computers that rely on processing units dominated by Intel, said Chung Chang Won, a senior analyst at Nomura Securities. "So Samsung's massive profits this past quarter may already reflect some of the heightened competitive environment it expects to see in the fall". But now another shift is underway towards the internet of things, meaning loads of devices that are connected to the internet, as well as artificial intelligence.

A bounce back in profits comes less than a year after the company recorded a multi-billion dollar loss tied to the recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone. April-June is typically a slow season for Apple.

Looking ahead, the company said it will be "putting customer safety first and foremost".

Of late, Samsung has been expanding its Galaxy J-series range in India. If the Note Series' release pattern is to be referred to, then September will be the month where Samsung brings out the Note 8.

In the meantime, Samsung has largely insulated its day-to-day operations from Lee's legal troubles, though the longer term implications for Samsung's leadership remain unclear.

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