Samsung leapfrogs Apple

SamsungKorean giant Samsung intends to launch a new smartphone in August, in a move that is seen as spoiling Apple’s next iPhone launch in September.

Reuters, quoting an unnamed source, said the machine will be a variant of Samsung’s Note and will be a phablet, that is to say a device with a bigger screen.

Several sources in the Far East suggest that Apple’s next iteration of iPhones will be launched in September, although it’s unclear whether they’ll be a departure from its existing iPhone family.

Samsung, said Reuters, is still trying to recover from shortages for the curved screen Galaxy S6 smartphone.

Apple’s Taiwanese partners have already started producing iPhones, according to some reports, while the company may incorporate OLED displays for the new models.