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In step with Apple's move towards fingerprint recognition technology with the introduction of the iPhone 5S, Samsung introduced similar (yet by all accounts not as good) functionality when their Galaxy S5 bowed last spring. Now, though, just a year later, Samsung looks to be pointing the finger elsewhere, coming together with the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) to bring iris-scanning technology to their future mobile products. SRI, an independent non-profit research institute, already offers its award-winning Iris on the Move (IoM) biometric system via various SRI-branded products,... Read more...
If you were disappointed with Samsung’s [specs bump] transition from the Galaxy S4 to the Galaxy S5, you’ll be delighted to hear that Samsung is looking to redesign the Galaxy S6 from the ground-up to make up for lost ground. Samsung expected great things from the Galaxy S5 and early on boosted production by 20 percent compared to the Galaxy S4 in anticipation of record sales. However, not everything went according to plan for the South Korean electronics company. While Samsung saw sales increases in its largest smartphone market, the United States, it saw a 50 percent decrease in the critical... Read more...
Samsung to date hasn't sold as many Galaxy S5 smartphones as it hoped, and as a result of the flagship device not meeting sales expectations, there could be a major shakeup among management at the South Korean electronics firm. Should that happen, nobody at Samsung would be untouchable, not even co-CEO and mobile boss J.K. Shin, who navigated Samsung through its rapid rise in the smartphone wars, as well as its more recent decline.It's being reported that Samsung sold just 12 million Galaxy S5 devices during its first three months on the market, which is around 4 million fewer than its predecessor... Read more...
It’s sometimes easy to forget how far camera quality on smartphones has come in a relatively short time; just like point-and-shoot digital cameras did, mobile cameras pumped up the megapixels and then started enjoyed higher-quality optics and manual exposure controls, as well. Samsung’s latest flagship handheld, the Galaxy S5, has what is apparently a very nice camera, as evidenced by a short film called “Sunrise to Sunset”. Unless you knew that the whole thing was shot on an S5, you’d never have guessed. Samsung Mobile created the film, a sort of day in the life bit... Read more...
It’s almost as if mobile carriers are throwing money at people to switch carriers these days. The latest overtures are from Sprint, which is offering up to $650 in incentives for those who switch their numbers from a competitor with the Framily Switching Bonus. “For a limited time, new customers who bring their number to Sprint can receive up to $300 in credit for their current phone through Sprint Buyback and a Visa Prepaid Card worth up to $350 to cover switching fees”, reads the announcement. Customers will get a chunk of cash for trading in their current phone right away (and... Read more...
The Samsung Galaxy S5 has arrived. While the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4 was a blockbuster event, the successor to the role of Samsung’s flagship phone hasn’t made nearly such an impact despite sporting strong features and specifications. The LTE-equipped Galaxy S5 has a 5.1-inch (1920x1080) display and rocks a quad-core Snapdragon 801 SoC (2.5GHz), 2GB of RAM, 16 GB or 32GB of onboard storage (with a microSD slot that allows for another 128GB), and 16MP/2MP rear/front cameras. The 16MP on the back had autofocus, HDR, selective focus, and shoots in UHD at 30fps, while the wide-angle... Read more...
Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, is coming soon, but its release is reportedly being delayed by an issue with its camera. Specifically, according to Korean news site ETNews, is that Samsung can’t figure out a way to fit all the parts for the device’s 16MP camera together without damaging the lens. The lens module is comprised of six plastic parts, which is one piece more than the 13MP module; however, while the number of parts has increased, their thickness has not decreased, thus leading to a situation wherein the whole unit is a hair too thick. The lens could... Read more...
After the blockbuster spectacle that was the release of the Samsung Galaxy S4, the hullabaloo over the next generation of Samsung’s flagship smartphone seems almost demure, but in any case the company announced the new Samsung Galaxy S5. The phone features a 5.1-inch (1920x1080) Super AMOLED display and a quad-core 2.5GHz processor with Android 4.4.2 (KitKat), 2GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of storage, and a microSD card slot that supports up to 128GB of additional storage. The front camera is a solid 2MP, but the rear 16MP camera is where it’s at. The rear camera also features 0.3-second... Read more...
We’re already hungry for more information about the successor to the Samsung Galaxy S4, which is presumably going to be dubbed the Samsung Galaxy S5, and Rightware has offered up a benchmark result that could be from the new phone. The handset that posted the score is listed as the Samsung SM-G900F, which Rightware says could be the Galaxy S5. The device scored a 3303.88 in BrowserMark, good for third place out of all handsets tested. The device is running a slightly older browser, Chrome 28, and Rightware noted that if it had the up-to-date Chrome 31, it may have leapfrogged the second-place... Read more...
Although owners of the new-ish Samsung Galaxy S4 may still be swooning over the popular smartphone, the successor to Samsung’s flagship phone is already in the works. A new report has emerged that pegs the Samsung Galaxy S5’s release for March of 2014, with mass production beginning in January. It will come in two variants, one with an aluminum and a bendable OLED display, and another sporting the same sort of plastic body we’re used to seeing from Samsung. Other reports indicate that the aluminum S5 will rock a 64-bit Exynos processor while the plastic version will have a Qualcomm... Read more...