Samsung Gaming Smartphone Reportedly in Works; To Take on Mi Shark, Asus ROG and Razer Phone


Leading electronics maker Samsung is yet to join to the gaming smartphone bandwagon. That said, a recent report by a popular Samsung tipster makes us believe that we aren’t really far away from seeing a Samsung made gaming-smartphone in the market. The Korean firm is currently, said to be in the process of developing a new smartphone, that’s being built keeping in mind the completion from exclusive gaming smartphones like the Razer Phone, Asus ROG, Xiaomi Shark Gaming smartphone and more.

Samsung currently has two series of flagship smartphones, one being the Galaxy S series and other the Galaxy Note lineup. Just in case, the leak comes out to be true we may end up seeing yet another flagship series from the brand. In fact, another report by The Wall Street Journal make us feel that alleged gaming smartphone may be none other than the foldable Galaxy X that has been making rumors ever since the last few years. For those unaware, Samsung has been rumored to be developing a foldable smartphone, something in similar lines to the ZTE Axon M. The Korean manufacturer, in fact, has registered a number patents with the requisite authorities regarding the technology being used to develop the alleged foldable smartphone.

The new regarding Samsung’s upcoming gaming smartphone was broken by a tipster called MMDDJ_ on Twitter. Unfortunately, the leakster was unable to reveal any other substantial information regarding the alleged smartphone yet. In case, the news was leaked by someone else, we would have asked you to take the report with a pinch of salt, however, the tipster has a formidable record of breaking Samsung related news.

Samsung Gaming Smartphone: Specifications, Features

The all-new Samsung Gaming smartphone is reported to come with top of the line specifications. Rumor mills suggest Samsung plans to launch the smartphone in the first half of next year. Just in case, it comes out to be true we can expect the device to come with the latest and greatest Qualcomm Snapdragon chip or at least Snapdragon 845. That said, we may end up seeing an Exynos chip in the alleged smartphone. The main challenge, Samsung will face while designing the smartphone is in the cooling department. It would be interesting to the cooling technology Samsung would use in its new gaming smartphone. Previously we have seen phones from Xiaomi and Nubia use unique technologies like nitrogen and graphite layer for quickly dissipating the heat generated after intensive gaming on these smartphones.

Samsung Gaming Smartphone: May Opt for IPS LCD Display in Place of Super AMOLED

Besides, the hardware prowess, the display is one of the key factors in developing any gaming smartphone. Therefore, Samsung is expected to include a display with a high refresh rate of at least 120Hz on its upcoming gaming smartphone. Then again to include a display with such a high refresh rate, Samsung in most cases would need to include an IPS panel in place of the standard Super AMOLED panel it has gone on to use in most of its flagship smartphones. Apparently, the cost of manufacturing a Super AMOLED panel with a refresh rate of around 120Hz will be unreasonably costly, which in turn skyrocket the price of the smartphone itself. Moreover, it would put a remarkable stress on the battery life of the smartphone.

Samsung Gaming Smartphone: Price and Availability

It’s however too early to speculate whether or not the alleged smartphone will indeed make it to the mass market. Often than not, smartphones like these never ever leave the prototype stage. That said, considering other brands are embracing the gaming smartphone bandwagon, we can expect a high-key brand like Samsung to try their best in getting their alleged device on the market. Another area of the concern regarding the smartphone is its price. Samsung is believed to priced it gaming offering much higher than its current flagship Note line of devices.