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If you are a Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ owner, we have some good news for you. The company has resumed the rollout of its Android 8.0 Oreo update after running into a pothole last week, although it may still be a few days before U.S. users receive the software. If you recall, the G950/G955-FXXU1CRAP update was pulled because it was causing unexpected reboots on some devices. The problem was discovered after the update had already be pushed over-the-air to customers in Turkey, Norway, the UAE, India, Belgium, Germany, France, and Poland. Once the problems were discovered, Samsung yanked the... Read more...
We just can't escape the fact that flagship smartphones are getting even more expensive. Apple dropped jaws when the iPhone X debuted with a starting price of $999 last year, it appears that Samsung is fully prepared to follow closely in Cupertino's footsteps with the Galaxy S9 family. According to leaked pricing posted by incredibly reliable gadget leaker Evan Blass, the Galaxy S9 will have a base price of €841 in Europe, while the Galaxy S9+ will be priced at wallet busting €997. Those figures would put the smartphones at around $1,040 and $1,230 when straight converting to U.S. dollars.... Read more...
There is not a lot of mystery surrounding the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus at this point. Numerous leaks and rumors have pretty revealed all there is to know about Samsung's upcoming flagship phones, barring a last minute surprise or two of course. Even so, something new has emerged in the final stretch leading up to the launch—Samsung plans to show off its Galaxy S9 phones in augmented reality at Mobile World Congress. Source: XDA Developers This new tidbit was revealed through Samsung's recently released Unpacked 2018 app. Samsung built the app for registered users and those who receive... Read more...
If you need ultra-fast storage for your computing needs, the obvious solution is, of course, a solid state drive (SSD). If you need an incredible amount of storage, where speed isn't exactly your first priority, a high-capacity hard disk drive (HDD) will probably fit the bill. But what if you want the best of both worlds? That's where Samsung's new PM1643 Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) SSD comes into play with its absolutely massive 30.72 terabytes of storage. Samsung claims that the PM1643 is the world's largest SSD (they're probably not counting Seagate's 60TB SSD, as it still hasn't shipped) and... Read more...
As is often the case when it comes to such a popular device like Samsung's Galaxy S series, the leaks for the 2018 renditions have been coming in at a fast and furious pace. Today, we have numerous new press images of both the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. These are official images from Samsung that will likely be plastered all over the official product pages for the devices once they launch. We see both the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in Titanium Gray, Midnight Black, and Lilac Purple thanks to notorious leaker Evan Blass posted below: In case you need large, unmarked versions... pic.twitter.com/d233KC1cI8—... Read more...
A new Android tablet has made an appearance on GFXBench and it hints at Samsung releasing a Galaxy Tab S4 in the near future. The listing in GFXBench displays the model number SM-T835. If you follow these things, you know that Samsung's Galaxy Tab S3 released last year has the model name SM-T825. It is therefore reasonable to assume that the SM-T835 at GFXBench is the Galaxy Tab S4, or will be when it's formally announced. We suspect Samsung will unveil its new tablet at Mobile World Congress (MWC) later his month. Incidentally, Samsung introduced its Galaxy Tab S3 at MWC 2017, so the writing is... Read more...
Apple may have put up some record numbers for revenue in its last earnings report, but the company reportedly isn’t seeing the kind of demand that it expected for the high-end iPhone X smartphone. Supposed weak demand has allegedly led Apple to slash production of the smartphone in 2018. That reduced production means that Apple suppliers, like Samsung, are now scrambling to find other customers to keep their production lines humming. Reports indicate that Samsung is currently searching for a new customer that can use its excess capacity to produce OLED screens -- capacity that was originally... Read more...
We are still waiting for Samsung to officially launch its Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus handsets, but be that as it may, there is already chatter about what comes after in the company's flagship smartphone space. The Galaxy S10 rumors have begun in earnest, and word around the online water cooler is that it will wield a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC (system-on-chip) with a speedy Snapdragon X24 LTE modem. There is not a whole lot to go on at this early stage. However, a Twitter post by Roland Quandt, an active leaker (or "finder," as he prefers) of unreleased mobile devices claims that Qualcomm's... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, Marco, Paul, and Dave get in the mood for V-Day and also chat about AMD's Raven Ridge Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G desktop APUs, a rumored NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2080, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 performance benchmarks, creepily clever dog robots, a couple of new SSDs from Samsung and Intel and more... Show Notes: 03:01 - AMD Ryzen 5 2400G And Ryzen 3 2200G Review: Raven Ridge Desktop Debuts 19:06 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2080 Rocking GA104 Ampere GPU Rumored To Arrive In April 31:23 - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845: Benchmarking A Hot Rod Mobile... Read more...
Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ owners were excited to learn that Samsung’s Android 8.0 Oreo update had exited beta, and was being distributed to regular customers. Samsung initially began the over-the-air (OTA) rollout for users in Germany, and then expanded it to additional global markets. Unfortunately for Samsung (and Galaxy S8/Galaxy S8+ owners), there appears to be a major bug in its Android Oreo update. The update, G950/G955-FXXU1CRAP, was pulled from Samsung's servers yesterday following wide availability for customers in Turkey, Norway, the UAE, India, Belgium, Germany, France, and Poland... Read more...
The Samsung Galaxy S9 is going to be an insanely fast smartphone, and doubly so if you don't live in the United States or China. New leaked benchmarks for the Galaxy S9 with the Exynos 9810 processor show that Samsung's newest SoC is a performance beast. The benchmarks come courtesy of Geekbench, and show that the Galaxy S9 with a Snapdragon 845 processor putting up single- and multi-core scores of 2455 and 8312 respectively. Those numbers compare favorably to our own numbers from a reference Snapdragon 845 smartphone, which came in at 2476 and 8411 respectively. While those numbers are no doubt... Read more...
Samsung recently launched its latest SATA-based solid state drives, the SSD 860 Pro and SSD 860 EVO, featuring 2-bit (MLC) or 3-bit (TLC) versions of the company’s 64-layer 3D V-NAND flash memory. We’ve put up a review of a 2.5” Samsung SSD 860 Pro 2TB drive a couple of weeks back, but have something a bit different in store for you today. On tap here is an evaluation of a 2TB Samsung SSD 860 EVO, but of the M.2 variety. This drive is still packing a SATA interface, but is designed for the sleeker, more modern M.2 2280 form factor. In the current PC landscape, which is chock full... Read more...
Samsung is planning to introduce a Desktop Experience (DeX) docking station would allow the company's upcoming Galaxy S9 smartphone to be used as a touchpad, or maybe even a virtual keyboard. Lest anyone doubt it, famed leaker Evan Blass (better known as @evleaks on Twitter) posted a couple of official-looking press renders of what he says is called the "DeX Pad," and boy is it a bit funky looking. In Samsung's defense, there may not be that many ways to design a dock like this without it looking a little weird. Blass acknowledges this very thing in a follow-up comment to his tweet. The so-called... Read more...
It's been a long time coming, but the official Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ is now rolling out to customers. News of the final build of Android Oreo being delivered over-the-air to customers came from Germany. The first customers to receive the update are testers that have been in Samsung’s beta program for the past few months. However, according to SamMobile, everyone else currently running Android 7.x Nougat will start receiving the update starting tomorrow (at least in the German market). Additional rollout timetables will depend on what region you live... Read more...
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