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Instead, in a sentence from its blog post Qualcomm wrote "Inventions from Qualcomm lay the foundation for so many technologies and experiences we value in our smartphones today - on Android and other platforms (emphasis ours)".

Based on leaked information gathered by Phone Radar, the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Samsung Galaxy S8 is code-named G955FXXU1BQI1, while the S8+ will have the G950FXXU1BQI1 version.

In terms of specifications, the Galaxy Note 8 sports an identical camera system as the new iPhone is expected to come with.

Pre-orders reached about 650,000 Note 8 handsets over five days from about 40 countries, making the initial response "very encouraging", D.J. Koh, president of Samsung Electronics' mobile communications business, said at a media event.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices have not yet been upgraded to Android 7.1.1 Nougat. In 2008, new customers who signed two-year contracts typically paid about $200 upfront for an iPhone with an official base price of $600, with carriers picking up the difference.

It also doesn't take the quality of the technology into mind.

The Galaxy Note 8 is the first Samsung device to arrive with a dual camera setup. However, a survey conducted recently by Creative Strategies and SurveyMonkey found out that 21 percent of consumers planning to buy the new iPhone would do it no matter what the cost. Following the same, the reports tipped that Samsung has received over 2.5 lakh registrations for the device.

The 6.3-inch screen is Super AMOLED with a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels. For security, the company has added iris scanner, facial recognition and fingerprint sensor, which is situated on the back panel. Display technology isn't cheap, and when it's as big as this, there's no doubt Apple will ask for a little more. Samsung brings a lot of new features and enhancements with the latest updates. Alternatively, you can try checking the update manually via Settings About phone, but only if you have this variant of the phone.

In the past, the latest iPhone's name hasn't been a mystery - with the exception of the iPhone SE.

The 1.6 GHz processor is coupled with 3 GB of RAM which can help cycle between several apps. Could this be the first 10nm chip in an iPhone?

It has a dual-camera setup - a 12 MP primary camera (Wide-angle lens with f/1.7 aperture and dual-pixel autofocus) and another 12MP Telephoto camera (f/2.4 aperture and 2x Optical Zoom) with OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation).

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