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Samsung, what did we ever do to you? Samsung ticked off quite a few enthusiasts with the release of the Galaxy S6 earlier this year. While the smartphone brought with it a swanky metal and glass body, a fast octa-core processor and a QHD display, it also ditched the waterproof body, removable battery, and microSD slot. That last point was probably the most harped on omission. Given its position in Samsung’s smartphone lineup, many had hoped that Samsung would spare the Galaxy Note series from such feature reductions. As we come closer to the August 13 reveal of the Galaxy Note 5, it appears that... Read more...
The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge were supposed to be sales blockbusters for Samsung. After all, the highly rated smartphones brought with them speedy octa-core processors, gorgeous 5.1-inch QHD displays along with premium glass and metal construction. However, Samsung witnessed a 38 percent decline in operating profit last quarter, which was attributed to a number of factors. For starters, Apple ate Samsung’s lunch at the high-end with the hot-selling iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. On the low-end, Samsung’s share of the smartphone market was further eroded by the likes of Xiaomi and Huawei. And we... Read more...
Samsung has a special “Unpacked” event scheduled for a little under two weeks from now. The company will reportedly launch two new flagship phablets, and both are equally sexy. Thankfully for us (and not so much for Samsung), leaked press renders of both the new Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ have made their way to the Internet courtesy of serial device leaker Evan Blass. Not surprisingly, the Galaxy Note 5 looks like a supersized Galaxy S6 complete with a metal body, however, like its Galaxy Note 4 predecessor includes a stowable stylus. The Galaxy Note 5 is said to feature a 5.66-inch QHD... Read more...
It should come as a surprise to no one that consumers hate bloat. It's been made clear time and time again, and it's a reality that hit Samsung hard earlier this month when it was hit with a lawsuit over it. It's not as though vendors are unaware of the desire to get rid of bloat, though. We covered earlier this week that Sony is one company soon to test the waters with a cleaner OS. Well, at least for Chinese users, some relief is in sight. Samsung is soon going to be allowing Galaxy Note 3 users the ability to uninstall preinstalled software, of which there appears to be lots. According to those... Read more...
Samsung's uniquely designed Galaxy S6 Edge with its display that curves around both sides was part of the company's comeback plan in the high-end smartphone market. It was supposed to help renew interest in the Galaxy series after consumers had grown bored with the same plastic phone being recycle and upgraded each generation, and the problem is, the strategy worked.How is that a problem? Simply put, Samsung failed to predict how popular the Galaxy S6 Edge would be. Combined with manufacturing difficulties, the company saw a shortfall in sales partially because it just couldn't produce them fast... Read more...
You can't take two steps outside without seeing someone using a smartphone. From texting to selfies, smartphones have become a part of everyday life for millions of people. Be that as it may, there's still a market for flip phones. Yes, flip phones! And a competitive market, at that. Hot off the heels of LG unveiling an Android Lollipop-powered flip phone called "Gentle," Samsung has announced its second generation Galaxy Folder.Like LG's newest offering, the Galaxy Folder is an Android Lollipop device. It also sports a 3.8-inch touchscreen display with an unspecified resolution (presumably it... Read more...
Samsung has scheduled its next Galaxy Unpacked event to take place on August 13, 2015 at 11:00 AM ET, with doors opening an hour ahead of time. It will take place in the Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center in New York, and it's there that Samsung is widely expected to unveil its newest flagship phablet, the oft-rumored Galaxy Note 5.The location represents a change in venue from past Galaxy Unpacked events, which have typically taken place at IFA in September. It appears that Samsung is eager to release whatever it has on tap, of which there will be two devices -- very likely the aforementioned... Read more...
Here’s another innovative product straight from the “Why didn’t I think of that?” file. Samsung has introduced the new SE370 gaming monitor series which brings clutter-free, wireless charging support for your smartphone (or other supported mobile devices). Wireless (inductive) charging is accomplished using the Qi wireless standard, which was developed by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC). When a compatible device is placed on the circular charging area built into the monitor’s stand, an LED lights up to confirm that the device is being recharged. It’s a simple and effective way to recharge your... Read more...
If the multitude of companies telling us are to be believed, mobile payments are going to be a huge part of our future. It's not exactly hard to understand why. Most of us tote around a phone at all times, and in some cases, it might be easier to take out of a pocket than a wallet. But, with most things that are convenient, there are some caveats to be aware of. In this case, the biggest one is security. While Samsung has proven in the past that it doesn't mine compromising its users' security, where money's concerned, it means business. So, to prevent possible exploitation, it's been discovered... Read more...
Join us for another episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks Webcast! In this episode, Dave, Marco, Paul and newcomer "The Game Technician" Jason Evangelho talk tech from Windows 10 to AMD's new Radeon R9 Fury (on air), 11K displays, Xotic PC's Executioner gaming system, affordable Microsoft CloudBooks, Lenovo's ThinkPad W550s, details of our current sweepstakes where you could win some cool Intel gear, and a whole lot more! Show Notes:02:08 - Windows 10 Hits RTM Two Weeks Ahead Of Global Debut09:48 - AMD Radeon R9 Fury Review: Fiji On Air Tested17:30 - Xotic PC Executioner Stage 4 Gaming... Read more...
If you live in Canada, go ahead and stop reading now to avoid any feelings of jealously and resentment. That's because Samsung is offering one heck of a bundle offer to U.S. residents -- purchase a select 4K SUHD television and receive a 32GB Galaxy S6 smartphone for free, zip, zilch, nada! That's a tantalizing offer that could be of interest to anyone shopping a TV or phone.It's an especially good deal if you're looking to upgrade your aging television to a 4K Ultra HD model. The only caveat is that you have to stick with a handful of specific models, those being the Samsung JS9500 (65-inch),... Read more...
Whether your old tablet is starting to spit and sputter or you're looking to buy a slate for the first time, you have a lot of options to choose from. And if you can hold off until next month, you can add Samsung's newly unveiled Galaxy Tab S2 in two different size options -- 9.7 inches and 8 inches -- to the list of potential candidates. The ongoing trend among mobile device makers is to build increasingly thin and light models, and according to Samsung, the Galaxy Tab S2 boasts the thinnest and lightest metal frame of its size on the market. It has a thickness of just 5.6mm and checks in at just... Read more...
Many folks consider Samsung's more curvaceous Galaxy S6 Edge to be the more appealing of its two most recent flagship smartphone offerings, but there are also plenty of folks still holding out for an even bigger Galaxy. The follow-up to Samsung's popular Galaxy Note 4, not surprisingly expected to be dubbed the Galaxy Note 5, is due to hit the market some time in the not so distant future, but there’s also another Samsung phablet that should be arriving shortly. The Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is currently making the rounds in dummy form, and it’s just as gorgeous as its lesser sibling. Whereas the Galaxy... Read more...
Apple and Samsung don’t always see eye-to-eye, and we have years of countless lawsuits to backup that statement. However, every once in a while, the two companies come together to push innovative initiatives that help to advance the tech products that we use everyday. The proposed e-SIM standard is one of those ideas that sounds great on paper, and could turn out to be a huge boon for customers in the real world. An e-SIM is essentially an embedded SIM card that is not accessible by the end-user. But that shouldn’t concern you, as the e-SIM would allow you to choose wireless carriers within software... Read more...
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