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Samsung today announced that it's begun mass producing 14nm LPP (Low-Power Plus) logic chips based on its three-dimensional (3D) FinFET process. The South Korean chip maker also confirmed that Qualcomm is among its "many foundry customers" and that it is fabricating Qualcomm's forthcoming Snapdragon 820 SoCs. FinFET isn't new to Samsung by any means. In the first quarter of last year, Samsung launched its own Exynos 7 Octa processor built on the industry's first 14nm LPE (Low-Power Early) process. The new LPP version is the second generation of Samsung's 14nm FinFET process technology and it will... Read more...
Samsung’s new 2-in-1 tablet made an appearance at CES 2016 this week. The 6.3mm-thin Galaxy TabPro S runs Windows 10 and has an estimated battery life of 10.5 hours. The Hot Hardware team had a chance to check out the tablet in Las Vegas. Featuring a dual-core, Intel Core M processor at 2.2GHz, the Galaxy TabPro S looks like it will have the chops for business use. Memory will be 4GB no matter which model you pick up, but you’ll have two storage options: a 128GB SSD or a 256GB SSD. “We’re thrilled to be working with Microsoft Corp. to deliver a 2-in-1 tablet that truly allows... Read more...
It wouldn’t be CES without a sea of hot new monitors from Samsung. This year, Samsung is showing off three curved monitors – one of which is being billed as the first frameless curved monitor in the world. Curved TVs aren’t entirely new, and the feature is finding its way into more monitors. Samsung CF591 The edgeless Samsung CF591 is the real head-turner, with a noticeable 1800R curvature. One of the chief complaints users have about curved screens is limited viewing angles. If you sit in the wrong position in front of certain curved screens, you can’t see the screen well.... Read more...
In the popular ultrabook category, being thin and light is a surefire way to garner attention from consumers. Samsung is taking thin and light to the extreme with its 2016-model Notebook 9 Series. The Notebook 9 Series is available in both 13.3-inch and 15-inch varieties, and both use a magnesium alloy chassis to achieve incredibly low weights. In the case of the smaller model, it weighs in at an unheard of 1.85 pounds, which makes it the world’s lightest 13.3-inch notebook according to Samsung. While Samsung swung for the fences with respect to weight, the same cannot be said for the display.... Read more...
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...
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