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Internet sleuths were all over a new listing in the Windows Store that appeared over the weekend. Developed by Samsung, the new app is called Book Settings. What caught everyone's attention is the description making a reference to a Galaxy Book, a device that does not yet exist (or has not yet been announced, anyway). This suggests that Samsung is getting ready to release a new convertible laptop for Windows 10.The description lists a handful of things contained in Book Settings, such as Battery Life Extender, Screen Mode, Pattern Log-in, a user manual, and other Samsung features. It then says,... Read more...
It's said that bad publicity is better than no publicity, though Samsung might disagree as the latter continues to pile on. Following its Galaxy Note 7 fiasco and the subsequent fire that broke out at its battery plant, the latest bad news for Samsung is that its de facto leader, Lee Jae-yong, has been arrested over his alleged role in a political corruption scandal involving tens of millions of dollars in bribe payments.Authorities have detained Lee, the 48-year-old grandson of Samsung's founder and heir apparent to take over the company, on multiple charges including bribery, embezzlement, and... Read more...
This year’s Mobile World Congress kicks off later this month, but one of 2017’s most hotly anticipated smartphone won’t be on display. We’re talking of course about Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Samsung is rumored to officially launch the Galaxy S8 family on March 29th, with a global release taking place over one month later on April 21st. However, Samsung will give us just a little taste of what to expect with the Galaxy S8 at MWC 2017. Kim Dong-jin, Samsung Chief Executive for the wireless division, says that the company will confirm launch details for the Galaxy S8 on February 26th, and... Read more...
We are still at least 6 months away from the reveal of Apple’s next generation iPhone, but leaks from the Cupertino, California-based company’s supply chain are already giving us some insight into what to expect. The latest info pouring out regards the suppliers that Apple has selected to produce the iPhone 8’s OLED display. First things first, it’s reported that Samsung has won a secondary $4.3 billion contract to produce OLED screens for the iPhone 8. Samsung has already allegedly been tasked with producing 100 million OLED screens for this year’s launch, but this contract expansion will see... Read more...
  It looks as though we have received just about as close as we’ll likely get to confirmation of the official name for Samsung’s next Galaxy “S” flagship. Notorious gadget leaker Evan Blass over the weekend tweeted that the larger-than-life smartphone will be called the Galaxy S8+. Last year’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge were equipped with 5.1-inch and 5.5-inch displays respectively. The “standard” Galaxy S8 is rumored to come with a 5.8-inch display, but will have largely the same physical dimensions as the Galaxy S7 Edge thanks to its near bezel-less Infinity Display. However, the smartphone... Read more...
We are inching closer to the launch of Samsung's next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8, which is expected to official sometime after Mobile World Congress (Samsung pushed back the launch so that it could put the phone's battery through a new and more rigorous testing protocol to avoid another Galaxy Note 7 scenario). However, there might not be all that much left to reveal. The latest leak surrounding the Galaxy S8 is of another alleged case showing a bezel-free design.The newest images trace back to Weibo, a Chinese-language microblogging website that is a sort of hybrid of Twitter and Facebook.... Read more...
A common criticism of the iPhone 7 is that Apple did not innovate enough with the design or overall set of features. It is an incremental upgrade from the iPhone 6s that is better in a lot of ways and faster, but not very exciting. True as those criticisms are, it did not stop people from rushing out and buying the iPhone 7. In fact, demand for the iPhone 7 is how Apple was able to outsell Samsung in the smartphone category during the fourth quarter of 2016. Market research firm IDC says the holiday quarter capped off what was another positive year of smartphone growth even though there were concerns... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware’s Two And A Half Geeks, we chat about Intel Kaby Lake Overclocking and the Core i3-7350K, low power Kaby Lake-Y performance on Dell's XPS 13 2-in-1, the Google Pixel XL versus the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, DIY Game Consoles goodness with the Raspberry Pi and RetroPie, NVIDIA's SHIELD TV Android Nougat Update, and hints of our next giveaway... Show Notes: 02:14 - Overclocking Intel Kaby Lake Core i3-7350K 13:31 - Benchmarking Intel Kaby Lake-Y With Dell's XPS 13 2-in-1 23:59 - Building Your Own Classic Game Console, A DIY RetroPi Project With Raspberry Pi 34:14... Read more...
  Here it is, folks! Notorious gadget leaker Evan Blass has done it again, giving us our first real glimpse at Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 flagship. The image, which includes both the front and rear of the device, confirms some of the rumors that we’ve heard about the highly anticipated Android device. The front of the Galaxy S8 appears to be an interrupted piece of glass (aka, Infinity Display), with no sign of a home button. Samsung is said to use a virtual home button in its place to give a more uniform look to the smartphone. The touch sensitive navigation buttons have also been given... Read more...
The rumors surrounding Samsung's forthcoming Galaxy S8 handset are plentiful with no sight of a slowdown, at least not until Samsung gets around to actually announcing its next flagship phone. Incidentally that will not occur at Mobile World Congress next month. Instead Samsung will wait until around the third week of April and use that extra time to test the phone's batteries with its new protocols in place (Samsung can ill-afford another Galaxy Note 7 situation). When the Galaxy S8 does finally launch, buyers will have two display sizes to choose from, if the latest chatter is correct.Dubbed... Read more...
Given that Qualcomm recently announced the availability and details for its next-generation Snapdragon 835 SoC, we just assumed that the incoming 2017 class of flagships would all be using the chip (after all, this is traditionally what has occurred year after year). Well, you know what they say when you assume things… However, 2017 is a new year and it looks as though there’s a shakeup in store for the status quo. It has been reported that Samsung has taken it upon itself to gobble up nearly all of Qualcomm’s initial Snapdragon 835 production. Samsung wants to ensure that it has an ample supply... Read more...
Having survived the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, Samsung is in the process of some final housekeeping (officially presenting results of its investigation into what caused the Galaxy Note 7 handsets to overheat and catch fire) before putting the matter to rest and looking ahead to what is next. We already know what that is—it's the Galaxy S8, Samsung's next flagship phone, but surprisingly it will not make a debut at Mobile World Congress.Samsung mobile boss Koh Dong-jin confirmed as much during a press briefing on Monday. The revelation is somewhat a surprise because Samsung has typically used the annual... Read more...
We’re inching closer to the release of the Samsung Galaxy S8, which is destined to be one for the best-selling smartphones of 2017 if we go by the performance of its predecessors. Leading up the launch, Samsung has filed for a patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) seeking protection for the name, Galaxy S8. The trademark was officially applied for on January 12th, 2017. It is widely expected that Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S8 at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, and launch it shortly after. Over the past few weeks, we’ve been getting what... Read more...
At long last, we have some details on why exactly some of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 devices were prone to overheating and catching fire, including replacement handsets that used batteries from a different manufacturer. Samsung has completed its investigation and determined that irregularly sized battery packs were to blame in many cases, while problems in manufacturing affected others. These details have not yet been made public from Samsung—the South Korean handset maker will hold a press conference on Monday to talk about the defects. However, The Wall Street Journal received word early and while... Read more...
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