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With each passing day, the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco that temporarily rocked Samsung's world becomes an increasingly distant memory. However, it will not be until the Galaxy Note 8 comes out that Samsung can truly put that whole situation firmly in its rear view mirror. That will happen soon, or says the Internet. Reportedly, Samsung is planning to hold a press event in New York City on or around August 26, during which time it will unveil its Galaxy Note 8 phablet.That gives Samsung a little over two months to make sure the Galaxy Note 8 is truly ready for prime time, whereas its predecessor was not.... Read more...
Even though Samsung likely won’t officially unveil the Galaxy Note 8 until late August or early September, that isn’t stopping leaks from spilling the goods on the upcoming flagship smartphone. Today, we’ve got a wealth of information about the smartphone including supposed browser benchmarks of the beastly device and hopeful confirmation of 8GB of RAM onboard for some models. First off, the Galaxy Note 8, which has the internal product name of SM-N950F, was found in the HTML5Test database running Android 7.1.1. Although many would probably have preferred to have seen the device launch with Android... Read more...
Samsung's Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones are some of the best Android models available right now (read our review), but despite that, many of their users haven't been using them to their full potential. While Bixby Voice was revealed alongside the phone, it still hasn't made it to the United States in stable form. If you're keen on trying Bixby Voice and don't mind that it's not in stable form, Samsung has the hook-up. At its website, the company is allowing S8 owners to sign up for an early access program that will ensure they get the latest Bixby features before anyone else. Note that this... Read more...
It is a tale as old as time- one person wants a large, high quality television, while the other desires a television that will blend seamlessly with their decor. Samsung just announced “The Frame”, a 65-inch 4K Ulta HD television that can be used to exhibit art when not playing television shows or movies. Dave Das, Senior Vice President of Consumer Electronics for Samsung Electronics America, “With The Frame, we are changing how consumers actually view the TV itself. The entire concept of The Frame is unique and totally groundbreaking.”  When the Frame is not being used to watch television... Read more...
The memory chip wars are heating up. Just four months ago, Western Digital kicked off pilot production of the industry's first 64-layer 512-gigabyte (Gb) 3D NAND flash memory. While it will take some time to reach mass production status, that's exactly where Samsung is now at with its 64-layer 256Gb Vertical NAND (V-NAND) chips, which were an industry-first back in January. Volume production of 64-layer 256Gb V-NAND flash memory means more availability for high-performance storage solutions in multiple categories, including server, consumer PC, and even mobile. Samsung says it has been working... Read more...
Just over a month ago, Samsung made the unlocked versions of the hit Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ available to the public. The smartphones were eligible for purchase via Samsung.com and Best Buy priced at $725 and $825 respectively without any contracts or strings attached. "By combining the freedom that Unlocked by Samsung provides, with the innovative and groundbreaking features of our latest flagship phones, we are giving consumers even more choice and convenience for their mobile needs,” said said Tim Baxter, president and chief operating officer of Samsung Electronics America, at the time. Now,... Read more...
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is still a few months away from its official debut, but rumors surrounding the upcoming flagship Android smartphone continue to swirl. The latest news from the rumor mill sheds some light onto the smartphone’s processor, which reportedly won’t be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. Instead, the Galaxy Note 8 is said to be powered by a faster, unannounced processor from Qualcomm: the Snapdragon 836. Similar to last year’s Snapdragon 821, which was a higher-clocked variant of the Snapdragon 820, the Snapdragon 836 will reportedly increase maximum clock speeds from 2.45GHz to 2.6GHz.... Read more...
Are you tired of the current smartphone offerings from the Apple-Samsung duopoly? Andy Rubin, the creator of Google’s Android, may have the right product for you. His startup just introduced its new premium-tier device, the Essential Phone. Rubin recently remarked at the Wired conference, “I think when there's this duopoly with these two guys owning 40 percent of the market, this complacency sets in. And that's the perfect time to start a company with this. Some people are complacent and it needs to be disrupted.” Much like third-place U.S. wireless carrier T-Mobile and its brash CEO John Legere... Read more...
Are you ready for some serious widescreen display gaming action? Well, Samsung has you covered with the brand new CHG90, which is an ultrawide 49-inch monitor with 1800R curvature that employs QLED Quantum Dot technology. While the CHG90 is no doubt the star of the show, it is joined by two smaller entries in the CHG70 series that feature display sizes of 31.5 inches and 27 inches (along with the same 1800R curvature). The CHG90 features an aspect ratio of 32:9 and a double full HD (DFHD) resolution of 3840x1080, while the two smaller models have an aspect ratio of 16:9 and a QHD resolution of... Read more...
We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but if you were hoping that Samsung would figure out a way to embed a fingerprint sensor into the display of its forthcoming Galaxy Note 8 phablet, word on the web is that it is not going to happen. The South Korean electronics maker just cannot seem to figure out a way to make it work consistently, it appears.An embedded fingerprint sensor is something that many people hoped would debut on Samsung's flagship Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ handsets. That did not happen, as Samsung had trouble getting it to work properly in time to start mass producing the new phones,... Read more...
IBM has teamed up with semiconductor equipment suppliers and manufacturing bigwigs GlobalFoundries and Samsung to develop a new process for building silicon nanosheet transistors. This new process paves a path to 5-nanometer, with the subsequent "fingernail-sized" chips packing a staggering 30 billion transistors inside. Hooray for keeping Moore's Law intact. Image Source: Connie Zhou via IBM "This announcement is the latest example of the world-class research that continues to emerge from our groundbreaking public-private partnership in New York," said Gary Patton, CTO and Head of Worldwide R&D... Read more...
Having identified the issue that doomed the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 and subsequently put in place more rigorous testing methods to ensure that situation does not repeat itself, Samsung is now getting ready to launch the Galaxy Note 8. That will take place sometime later this year. In the meantime, the Internet is awash with rumors and speculation, the latest of which points to the Galaxy Note 8 debuting with an Infinity Display and Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box.The Galaxy Note series is popular among people who crave a larger size handset. It was previously rumored that the Galaxy Note 8... Read more...
Join us for another episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast. In this episode we kick around Samsung's Galaxy Book 12, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, EVGA's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2 with iCX technology, the Nintendo Switch, AMD ThreadRipper, Ryzen Mobile, Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, EPYC and much more... Show Notes:05:30 - EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2 GAMING Review: Dialing-In On Performance18:24 - Samsung Galaxy Book 12 Review: OLED Display Meets S Pen And Portability18:24 - Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2017) Review: Optimized Mobility36:04 - Nintendo Switch Review:... Read more...
Samsung revealed a brand-new Gear 360 camera in late March alongside the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The South Korean company announced this morning that the Gear 360 will be available for purchase starting tomorrow (May 25th) with a price tag of $229. That’s pretty steep discount compared to its predecessor, which debuted with a $349 MSRP. It’s very aggressive pricing to lure in budding content creators, and we should also mention that the first-generation unit is still available for the low, low price of $169 on Amazon. As its name implies, the camera is able to capture 360-degree video and... Read more...
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