Galaxy S9 Plus costs less to build than the flagship iPhone X

Galaxy S9 Plus costs less to build than the flagship iPhone X

The smartphone accessories market is a ridiculously successful one simply because we're not capable of keeping our nice things in nice condition without that added layer of protection. This is especially true with Samsung's Galaxy S like of phones, which a year ago adopted the company's Infinity Display across all models.

The spotted trademark listing doesn't reveal much more than the application date, which is March 12th and that too comes from Samsung, which is already verified by its official South Korean HQ address.

Now that the Galaxy S9 is available, it's time to put it through its paces, and SquareTrade is doing just that. At present, a consumer switching to another mobile carrier and using a certain credit card can get the Galaxy S9 at 460,000 won (US$4,140) or so, about half of its factory price. In all cases, the phone showed some form of damage on the first drop, whether that was something simple like hairline cracks, or something far more severe, such as a shattered display with loose glass.

As things stand now, AT&T remains the last major USA carrier to update its Samsung Galaxy S8 phones to Android Oreo, but we hope it'll do it in the near future.

Side and Back Drop Tests: A big difference from the S8 was the result of the side drop test. Going by the rumors surrounding Galaxy Note 9, a report by Forbes predict that the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 successor is set to be one of the most exciting and potentially radical smartphones released this year.

Samsung's new phone for 2018 has a new augmented reality feature to turn you into an onscreen character, and Disney is joining in on the fun.

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