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A couple of days ago, notorious mobile leaker Evan Blass took to Twitter to reveal the official naming of Samsung's next phone: Galaxy Note 7. Despite the phablet moniker being thrown around a lot with this phone, it's actually only a 5.7-inch device.As you might have guessed, we now know the specs as well thanks to Mr. Blass. In a follow-up tweet, he revealed that the phone has a QHD (2560x1440) super AMOLED display, includes both 64GB internal memory and a microSD slot for external storage, and sports a 12-megapixel camera at the back, as well as a 5 megapixel one up front.Samsung's... Read more...
Samsung is expanding its presence in the Windows 10 2-in-1 convertible market with the new Notebook 7 Spin lineup. Available in both 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch screen sizes (both with 1080p screen resolutions), the Notebook 7 Spin features a 360-degree hinge that allows the convertible to operate in laptop, tablet, and tent modes depending upon your needs. No matter which one you select, you’ll find two USB 2.0 ports, one USB 3.0 port, a lone USB-C port, microSD reader and HDMI. Both convertibles also come standard with a 1TB hard drive and those that opt for the 15-inch model gain a GbE port for... Read more...
Rumor has it that Samsung plans on naming its Galaxy Note device the Galaxy Note 7 instead of the Galaxy Note 6 to avoid confusion with its Galaxy Edge handset, which is a numerical release ahead of the phablet. Whether that turns out to be true or not remains to be seen, but one thing we can say with confidence is that another Galaxy Note device is nearing release.Samsung made that much clear when it setup a new User Agent (AA) Profile page on its website for the not-yet-released SM-N930F. If past history is any indication, that couldn't be anything other than the next Galaxy Note device—the Galaxy... Read more...
Samsung will soon introduce Smart Glow, an alternative to notification LED’s found on many Android devices. Smart Glow is an illuminated ring around the camera lens which lights up for notifications. The main purpose of the feature is to provide at-a-glance notifications. Android phones often come with a separate notification LED on the front of the handset that alerts users to missed messages and calls. Most other notifications usually appear on the display screen. Users will be able to change the color of Smart Glow to display usage alerts, battery status, and other options. Users will simply... Read more...
Samsung recently acquired cloud-service company Joyent for an undisclosed sum. Joyent will continue to operate as a standalone subsidiary and provide infrastructure and software services to its customers. Samsung stated that it had looked at a number of cloud companies, but decided on Joyent because it has “an experienced management team with deep domain expertise and a robust cloud technology validated by some of the largest Fortune 500 customers.” Joyent will provide Samsung with its own cloud platform to support mobile, IoT and cloud-based software and services. Joyent claims to have pioneered... Read more...
Samsung is testing a very big TouchWiz redesign in China and Korea right now. A “New Note UX” redesign on the Galaxy Note 5 is part of the new Samsung Galaxy Beta Program. The test makes several changes to the original design. First, it eliminates the app drawer. Supposedly users in Eastern Asia prefer smartphones without an app drawer. The redesign places apps instead on consecutive home screens. This redesign has been seen previously on ZTE’s Axon phone, LG’s G5’s, the Huawei Mate 8 and various Lenovo products. Whether or not you feel this is a good move of course is up to your personal preference. Second,... Read more...
When it comes to smartphones, Samsung isn’t afraid to take design risks. The company arguably created the phablet category with its original Galaxy Note and brought sleek (if not always practical) curved screens to the masses with the “Edge” lineup. Now, according to a new report, Samsung may be bringing bendable OLED displays to its smartphones as soon as next year. In fact, according to Bloomberg, Samsung could release at least two smartphones in 2017 that are equipped with bendable displays. According to the publication’s sources, one of the displays is capable of bending in half, which could... Read more...
Rumors of Samsung’s rugged Galaxy S7 Active have been making the rounds for months, but the South Korean electronics giant and AT&T today officially announced the follow-up to the Galaxy S6 Active. As its name implies, the Galaxy S7 Active uses the garden variety Galaxy S7 as a starting point, then throws everything but the kitchen sink at it to not only improve durability, but also battery life. Compared to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, the Galaxy S7 Active isn’t nearly as sexy — and with good reason. The Super AMOLED QHD display is not only covered in Gorilla Glass 4, but it also has... Read more...
Leaks sure have come a long way, haven't they? It used to be that sometimes, a leak would occur when someone in a privileged position spotted something of interest on some paper, while other times, we might have even been blessed to see a photo that someone managed to snap. But that's all old-school. Today, with huge capabilities at our fingertips, some have gone to the extent of rendering an upcoming smartphone based on leaked blueprints. We're seeing that happen now, with Samsung's Galaxy Note 6. After infamous leaking account @OnLeaks leaked the phone's blueprints to the internet, website uSwitch... Read more...
Now you can work out and fit right into Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 prediction because sci-fi has, as is often the case, become reality. Samsung just unveiled the Gear Fit2 Fitness Tracker and Gear IconX Premium Smart Earbuds. The Gear IconX is a cordless fitness earbud that can still track fitness information and provide users with running feedback on their exercise performance. Younghee Lee, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics stated, “Living a healthy lifestyle is a top priority for consumers to enjoy fulfilling lives. Our wearable... Read more...
If you missed your chance to preorder a Samsung Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge and receive a free Gear VR headset, it appears that the train is pulling into the station again. In celebration of Father’s Day, Samsung is once again throwing in the Gear VR freebie for flagship smartphone purchases. Unfortunately, getting the free Gear VR isn’t as easy as receiving the peripheral while making a retail purchase of a smartphone. Instead, you’ll have to purchase (or lease) the smartphone, visit Samsung’s promotional website and fill out an online claim form. Once your claim has been approved, Samsung will... Read more...
When it comes to making advances in the solid state drive (SSD) space, you can always count on Samsung to spice things up a bit. While Samsung’s most recent SSDs have been hellbent on breaking data speed records, its latest product is more concerned with miniaturization. The new PM971-NVMe is the world’s first NVMe SSD that fits into a single ball grid array (BGA) package, measuring just 20mm x 16mm x 1.5mm. Samsung says that the total volume of the PM971-NVMe is roughly one hundredth of a standard 2.5-inch SSD, while its surface area is just one fifth that of an M.2 SSD. Amazingly, Samsung was... Read more...
Samsung recently demoed a 4K smartphone display designed for virtual reality (VR). The South Korean electronics behemoth showcased the screen at the Display Week conference in San Francisco, California. A Samsung representative confirmed that the demo was a prototype despite rumors that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 6 will have a 4K display. The display measures 5.5” with a 4K resolution (3840 x 2160), has a pixel density of 806 ppi, 350nit brightness, and 97% color gamut. It is important to note that the display seemed to be running at a slower frame rate, however, this could be adjusted... Read more...
We're coming up to the three year anniversary of the mobile game Injustice: Gods Among Us, and to celebrate the occasion Samsung has teamed up with Warner Bros. Interactive and DC Entertainment to deliver a Batman themed version of its Galaxy S7 Edge. If you're a Batman fan, grab a rag and get ready to wipe up the drool. The Galaxy S7 Edge Injustice Edition pairs one of the best (if not the best) smartphones on the planet with one of the most iconic comic book characters. If you're a Batman fan in need of a new handset, then 'nuff said, though there's more awesomesauce in this delectable pairing,... Read more...
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