A jury has told Samsung it must pay Apple $539 million for infringing on three design patents with Android phones sold between 2010 and 2011. The number is significant because it’s higher than what Apple was likely to get based on past court decisions.
Samsung’s next-generation Note flagship could be just two months away as supposedly poor sales of the Galaxy S9 series prompted the South Korean firm to roll out the next Note one month earlier, as early as August. Plus, a foldable “Galaxy X” device will reportedly be joining the lineup in 2019.
The smartphone patent infringement case that produced a $1 billion verdict against Samsung is still chugging along, having dragged itself into an eighth year. While the jury is set to hear a retrial of the case, the Galaxy maker is expected to downplay Apple’s profits from shape over function.
According to DisplayMate, OLED has gotten to the point where its tremendous performance advantages over LCDs make it the definitive premier display technology for top-tier smartphones in the foreseeable future over the next 3-5 years.
While iOS is the most popular mobile platform for big business, Samsung has decided to double-down on enterprise so they’ve created a pretty compelling ad touting the features of its devices built specifically for business customers.
It seems that Samsung and Apple have a new smartphone battleground: emojis. Apple, of course, was the first to bring out an AR emoji on iPhone X last year, but now Samsung is defending its own AR emoji implementation as not being a carbon-copy of Apple’s Animoji feature.
Representing an evolution of last year’s Galaxy S8 series, the new Samsung flagships focus on camera improvements and related features, like a variable-aperture dual-lens camera setup, super slow-motion video at 960 frames per second, Samsung’s Animoji ripoff and more.
Samsung’s upcoming Galaxies are up for an unveiling later this month and leaked press shots suggest no changes in industrial design, with the exception of what appears to be a dual-lens camera setup out the back, aligned vertically.