Samsung to launch foldable smartphone next year: Will it be the Galaxy S8?
Samsung attributes its positive earnings this year to the success of its flagship smartphones the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the S7 edge. In picture: A model poses with the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge.REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

It appears like Samsung is gearing up to launch a few budget and mid-range smartphones now that the much-awaited Galaxy Note 7 has been released. Some of the devices in the offing are the Samsung Z2, Galaxy C9, Galaxy J7 Prime, and Galaxy A4. The company hasn't revealed the release date of the devices, but it is expected to happen in the next few weeks, as they have hit online.

It is reported that the Samsung Z2 will be released in August, but it is yet to be confirmed. The device with model number SM-Z200F has been certified by Bluetooth. It is expected to feature a 4-inch display with LTE connectivity, house Voice Control and S Bike Mode features, and come with My Money Transfer app for Indian users. There are also reports that the Tizen-based entry level smartphone will have a 1.5GHz processor, an 8GB storage with microSD card slot, a 1GB RAM, a 5MP main camera, a VGA front-snapper, and a 1,500mAh battery.

The South Korean technology giant is also expected to release yet another device from C-series called the Galaxy C9. SamMobile has reported citing an insider that the device codenamed "Amy" with model number SM-C9000 will sport a 6-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display. However, it is not known if the device will be exclusive to Chinese market like the Galaxy C5 and Galaxy C7, or released in other markets too.

Another phone called the Galaxy J7 Prime is in the offing. It is expected to sport a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with 1080 pixels, powered by an octa-core Exynos 7870 processor and run on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system. It is also expected to feature a 32GN internal memory, a 3GB RAM, a 13MP main camera, and an 8MP front-snapper.

The South Korean electronics giant is also said to be planning to launch yet another device from its A-series called the Galaxy A4. PriceRaja has claimed that five models of Samsung device with code name SM-A430FD, SM-A430L, SM-A430X, SM-A430S and SM-A430K have been spotted on Wi-Fi certification listing, giving a hint that its release date is not far off. 

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