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It looks like there’s some big news to discuss with regards to Samsung’s Gear S2 Classic smartwatch. First and foremost, Samsung is adding two more finishes to complement the existing black metal finish: Platinum and Rose Gold. These finishes will be platings on top of the existing stainless steel housing, which should put it more in line with the similar Rose Gold and Gold finishes available on the Apple Watch Sport. In addition to the new two new finishes, Samsung is also introducing a number of new watch bands constructed of leather, steel and even nylon. But perhaps the biggest... Read more...
Usually when there's talk of Samsung releasing a Galaxy device, the mind wanders to Android, Samsung's go-to platform in the mobile space. Not this time. Samsung is prepping a Windows 10 tablet called the Galaxy TabPro S, and while nothing is yet official, the first press renders of the forthcoming device have been leaked to the web. They come courtesy of Evan Blass, otherwise known as @evleaks on Twitter, and let's just say he has a solid history of leaking legitimate photos and accurate specs to the public before they become official. In this instance, it's just a set of pictures, which show... Read more...
News about Samsung’s Galaxy S7 continues to trickle out. As we mentioned this morning, the Galaxy S7 is an important test for Samsung’s new mobile chief, D.J. Koh, who took over the division only a month ago. It looks as though the Galaxy S7 will have 2560x1440 Super AMOLED screens on both its 5.1-inch and rumored 5.7-inch display option (for the Edge model). The phones will have bigger batteries than previous models, though, with the S7 sporting a 3000mAh battery and S7 Edge’s battery at 3600mAh. Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Interestingly, Samsung is reportedly bringing back the microSD... Read more...
Samsung has a new boss in charge of its mobile division, D.J. Koh, and the pressure's on to turn things around after a series of missteps that led to a changing of the guard. His first real test will be the impending launch of Samsung's Galaxy S7 handset, an as-yet unannounced phone that's rumored to ship with a 5.7-inch display.Previous rumors pointed to a 5.5-inch display for the Galaxy S7, though based on a screenshot showing the phone's specs, it appears that Samsung plans to roll with a 5.7-inch display instead, at least for one of the models -- there's been chatter that Samsung could release... Read more...
Traditionally the go-to form factor for portable storage has been the USB flash drive. Samsung may change that way of thinking. Following up on the release of its blazing fast Portable SSD T1, Samsung today announced the Portable SSD T3, essentially an upgraded version of its predecessor with copious storage options to choose from. The Portable SSD T3 (just T3 from here on out) retains the same pocket-friendly form factor of its predecessor, only now it offers multiple gigabyte and terabyte options. Whereas the original topped out at 1TB, the new T3 doubles top-end storage capacity to 2TB, giving... Read more...
Samsung has its own internal skunkworks division that dreams up all kinds of futuristic gadgets called Creative Lab (C-Lab). C-Lab is a breeding ground for startups, allowing its employees to take upwards of a year off from their usual duties at Samsung to hatch new product ideas that could possibly foster new innovative products, which could possibly be spun off into their own thriving companies. Samsung will be showcasing three of its most promising C-Labs projects at CES 2016 next month in Las Vegas. The three products include WELT (fitness belt), rink (motion controller) and TipTalk (audio... Read more...
It's been a pretty big year for the Internet of Things (IoT) movement and it's posed to grow even bigger in 2016. With that in mind, Samsung has decided to make its entire 2016 lineup of smart TVs IoT ready with support for SmartThings, an open platform that allows users to connect and control smart devices. All of Samsung's upcoming smart TVs will feature IoT hub technology, allowing the TVs to act as the sort of control center for the entire smart home. It's not a just a matter of mashing technologies together and hoping for cohesiveness, either -- Samsung developed its own IoT hub technology... Read more...
It seems that Apple has decided to tap both Samsung and LG Display to build OLED displays for its next generation iPhone handsets, presumably the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. While not written in stone, Samsung is likely to produce a larger percentage of displays for Apple because it's already setup to mass produce OLED panels, though the relationship between the two is tricky at best. There's the obvious tiff between Apple and Samsung over patents, which is an ongoing dispute that recently saw Samsung cut Apple a check for $548 million. Now Apple wants an additional $180 million to cover interest... Read more...
Health and fitness has emerged as a key part of the wearables market. Whether it's a dedicated fitness band or a smartwatch, common features include a heartrate monitor, sleep tracking, and other tidbits designed to help users hit their fitness goals. That being the case, we're hardly surprised Samsung has developed a dedicated Bio-Processor. The Bio-Processor is an all-in-one system logic chip for wearables focused on health and fitness. Samsung says it's the first of its kind. It's also pretty advanced with five Analog Front Ends (AFEs), a microcontroller unit (MCU), a power management integrated... Read more...
Samsung was expecting a miraculous turnaround in its smartphone business with the launch of the Galaxy S6 family, but things didn’t exactly go as planned. Mobile profits are down and sales never quite reached the lofty estimates that Samsung envisioned. The South Korean electronics conglomerate has the opportunity to turn things around with the Galaxy S7, but don’t expect to see a total rethink or change in direction as we saw with the Galaxy S5 to Galaxy S6 transition. Samsung is looking to make some meaningful improvements to the Galaxy S7, and this will mainly be an evolutionary redesign. First... Read more...
One of the most interesting use case scenarios for virtual reality technology to date, at least from this sports fan's perspective, is getting an inside and immersive look at what professional athletes go through to get to where they are. We saw an example recently when Google teamed with Visa and Bank of America to provide a 360-degree view of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on the practice field, and now Samsung and Oculus are following suit by offering up a documentary of Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James and his training regime. It's a 12-minute 360-degree video called "Striving... Read more...
Have you ever wondered at what point a smartphone officially doubles as a tablet? The answer is 6 inches. We're declaring it official because hey, why not? Also, that's the size of the display on Samsung's new Galaxy A9 handset unveiled in China yesterday. To put that into perspective, Amazon sells a 6-inch version of its Fire HD tablet. Size matters, but so does resolution and unfortunately the Galaxy A9's massive display is only 1920x1080 (Full HD 1080p). That's certainly serviceable, though not particularly exciting, given all that physical real estate. On the bright side (literally), it's a... Read more...
Samsung could use a financial boost after a decline in mobile profit led to the company posting an overall loss last year. It has a new boss in charge of mobile, and to keep the cash flowing (and investors happy), Samsung will produce 14nm CPU and GPU semiconductors for Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) starting in 2016.AMD currently has all its chips in one basket, so to speak, that basket being GlobalFoundries. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) also used to build chips for AMD, though yield and supply woes forced AMD to look elsewhere for help, and right now it's looking in the direction... Read more...
Typically the best HDTV deals can be found on Black Friday and in the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl. Well, even though one of those events is now in the rear view mirror and the other still off in the distance, Best Buy has an offer that some people will find too good to refuse -- how does free sound?This will be of particular interest to Android fans looking to upgrade their smartphone. Here's the deal -- when you buy or lease and activate any Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+, or Galaxy Note 5 handset, Best Buy will give you a Samsung 32-inch class (31.5 inches) LED HDTV... Read more...
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