Ever since the original iPhone was released in 2007, smartphones have made incremental baby steps toward modern features rather than sudden giant technological leaps into the future.
This year, the status quo was widely expected to be shattered by the launch of foldable devices, which have been touted by several phone companies. This week, reports suggest South Korean electronics giant Samsung could be first to reach the market thanks to next-generation battery technology.
In comparison, the Galaxy S9 houses a 3,000mAh battery while the Samsung Note 8 comes with a 3,300mAh pack, according to specialist phone website GSMArena. The much-discussed foldable phone, which still has no solid release date, is currently known under the codename “Galaxy X.”