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Despite recent rumors, Samsung claims that they will not be releasing a folding galaxy phone anytime soon. The Korean conglomerate stated that bendable devices would be available no earlier than 2019. Kim Tae-woong, Samsung Display’s principal engineer remarked at the Display TechSalon in Seoul, South Korea that “Because the bezel-free display currently sells well, we still have enough time to develop bendable display. The technology is expected to be mature around 2019”.Chung Won-seok, an analyst at HI Investment and Securities, further noted that “Samsung Display is expected to commercialize bendable phones in 2019 because the company does not need to sell the new hardware because it is already... Read more...
We all know that Samsung makes some of the most gorgeous displays in the smartphone world. The South Korean electronics giant has long been praised for its Super AMOLED displays, and those accolades continue with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. There are some notable physical changes to the display this time around, with Samsung going with an 18.5:9 screen ratio, a nearly bezel-less design, and Gorilla Glass 5 to protect the display from damage. Sporting a resolution of 2960x1440 and peak brightness in excess of 1,000 nits, the Galaxy S8’s display can now represent 100 percent of the DCI-P3 color gamut and it becomes the first smartphone to gain UHD Alliance for Mobile HDR Premium certification.... Read more...
We spent the better part of this morning at Lincoln Center in New York City attending Samsung’s Unpacked 2017 event, where the company unveiled its brand-new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones and a few new accessories. If you missed our early coverage of the event, you can check out the initial announcement here and the new Gear 360 Camera, cool DeX Dock, and Gear VR right here. While at Unpacked 2017, however, we also got some hands-on time with both devices that we wanted to share with you. Take a look... The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are virtually identical, save for their screen sizes. The S8 features a 5.8” QHD+ screen, while the larger S8+ has a 6.2” screen. Other than the screen size though,... Read more...
For whatever reason, Samsung had only been doling out security updates to unlocked Galaxy devices every three months in the United States. Given the growing threat landscape and attention being paid to mobile, that meant a Galaxy device owner could conceivably wield an insecure device for a quarter of a year, leaving him or her vulnerable to whatever exploit(s) might exist. Well, good news—Samsung is moving to a monthly schedule. Samsung's mobile security division is now telling inquisitive owners of unlocked Galaxy devices to let them know of its new policy. In its letter, Samsung explained that "various circumstances" were to blame for the previous three-month roll-out schedule for security... Read more...
If you thought Samsung was going to fold after its Galaxy Note7 debacle played out, you'd be partially right. As has been rumored for quite some time, Samsung has been hard at work on a new smartphone concept that would allow its users to fold it up to save on space. We're not talking flip-phones here, but a phone that literally folds up like a wallet, thanks to its bendable display. Now we have even more proof of this concept, as Samsung has filed a patent which shows rendered images - and, for the most part, it looks exactly as you'd expect: As seen in the render, the middle of the phone is essentially a hinge that allows the entire device to fold in half - but not perfectly. When folded, you'll... Read more...
Following the debacle that was the Galaxy Note7, Samsung has a huge PR fire to put out, and looks towards a challenging future as it tries to regain trust with its customers. But given the sheer magnitude of its mobile recall, making people forget its past transgressions is going to prove quite the exercise. However, we are now find out one of the company's plans that could help get the public back on its side: infusing its Galaxy S8 with an incredibly powerful AI assistant. If this sounds familiar, it's probably because Google's Pixel features the same functionality - AI that's built into the OS, rather than as an add-on. Samsung's goal would be the same as Google's: to give people a useful... Read more...
It's almost hard to fathom that bad news surrounding Samsung's ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 still continues to emerge. While the Korean electronics giant sticks to its claim that there is currently no major issue with regard to the safety of customers that own the device, it's becoming increasingly difficult to believe. Last week, we reported that a replacement Note 7 exploded on a Southwest aircraft, which followed other reported incidents. In addition, a few days ago, AT&T began to ponder if it should pull the model from its shelves entirely. Now we have yet another alarming story, of a Kentucky man who woke up in the middle of the night to a hissing sound and smoke-filled room. He had considered... Read more...
Samsung has had to deal with one heck of a headache following the launch of its top-end Galaxy Note7 smartphone. From lost property to a global recall, the whole ordeal has, without question, tarnished Samsung's otherwise impeccable reputation for quality devices. Yesterday, we wrote that roughly half of all Note7s sold in the US have been returned, and that 90% of those who've returned a defective device were pleased to receive a new replacement in exchange, and were sticking with the phone.Unfortunately, as it now appears, it seems that some of the replacement devices are also acting up a bit, although it's much too early to jump to conclusions. Still, Samsung is just trying to put this... Read more...
The sky is most certainly falling over Samsung headquarters in the wake of reports that its hottest new smartphone, the Galaxy Note7, might actually be too hot to handle, literally. Samsung has received at least 92 reports of Note7 batteries overheating in the U.S. alone since its launch, with 26 of those resulting in burns and more than half causing property damage. While officially recalled in the U.S. now, Samsung has been criticized heavily in the media for their alleged slow response and hackneyed initial exchange program. [Image Source: Baidu] Samsung's public relations disaster may actually be the worst in smartphone history. The Galaxy Note7 was released for sale on August 19th. The first... Read more...
Update 4:25PM - Samsung is also now urging customers not to use their Galaxy Note 7 devices, stating: "Because your safety is our utmost concern, we ask you to power down your Galaxy Note7 and exchange it now. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of the U.S. Note7 Exchange Program detailed above." You can find Samsung's notice here and their statements in the FAQ.To say that the launch of the Galaxy Note7 has been less-than-ideal for Samsung would be a gross understatement. Almost immediately following the device's shipment in market, it was discovered that some batteries in certain devices had a design flaw that could cause them to catch fire, or more accurately, explode. News of a recall... Read more...
Samsung announced earlier today that it would be recalling the recently released Galaxy Note7 due to reports of exploding batteries. It was confirmed by Samsung that a small number of Note7 devices (35 at last count) had exploded when charging, and the company quickly moved to recall the phones to ensure customer safety. If you’ve got a Note7, and are wondering how to get your replacement, you’ve got a couple of options. Samsung just sent word that they’ve setup a replacement and exchange program that gives Note7 customers a couple of options. Rather than re-has the details, here is the information direct form Samsung... Samsung Establishes US Product Exchange Program for the Galaxy Note7 Exchange... Read more...
Update - 9/2 - 8:40AM EST: Samsung has issued a global recall and replacement of all current Galaxy Note7 devices and will replace all phones. You can read more about it here. We applaud Samsung for stepping up quickly and addressing the potential battery issue for early customers of the Note7. It's an excellent smartphone and this recall does not change our view of Samsung's flagship device. Once early units are purged from the marketplace, we are confident replacement units will meet customer expectations. We did not experience any anomalies with our test unit so please read on for our full review here... The Galaxy Note line of stylus-equipped Android smartphones have carved... Read more...
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier (Left), Gear S3 Classic (Right)Samsung just wrapped up an event at the IFA expo in Berlin, at which the company unveiled a duo of new Gear S3 branded smartwatches. The new Samsung Gear S3 Classic and Gear S3 Frontier leverage many of the design elements from last-year’s sleek Gear S2, like the rotating control dial, perfectly round screen, and fast wireless charging, but many other aspects of the Gear S3 have received significant upgrades.Gear S3 Frontier Control Dial And ButtonsAlthough they are internally similar, there are a few external differences between the Gear S3 Classic and Frontier. The Gear S3 Classic is the sleeker, more streamlined version of the two. The... Read more...
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 Galaxy Note 5One of the more alluring parts of the phone might be the fact that it's IP68 compliant.... 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, all of the icons have rounded square shapes or rounded square backdrops. The Dialer... Read more...
It looks like Microsoft’s grit is paying off. After years of shepherding its Surface tablets, Microsoft seems to have convinced its partners that there is a market for premium, Windows-based ultra portables. HP’s Spectre x2 caught our attention late last year and Dell’s XPS 12 and Lenovo’s Yoga (technically a convertible) impressed us more recently. Now Samsung, another major Android tablet maker, has taken the wraps off its own Surface alternative, the Galaxy TabPro S. The tablet runs Windows 10 Home and features many of Samsung's key mobile innovations, like a gorgeous AMOLED display. All of the tablets we just mentioned mimic the Surface’s 2-in-1 design by including a keyboard. You trade away... Read more...
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge don’t officially launch for a few more days, but some carriers appear to have shipped pre-orders early and some phones are already in consumers’ hands. A few commenters on our hands on video mentioned receiving their phones early, and we are aware of a number of industry contacts that have already gotten their devices as well. One early Galaxy S7 Edge owner, who reported his findings in this thread over at the XDA Developers forum, appears to have tested his phones’ water-resistance already and uncovered another new feature in the process. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge The user submerged his Galaxy S7 Edge in water and snapped a photo, then about four hours later plugged... Read more...
Samsung announced its latest flagship Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones, along with a slick 360-degree portable camera dubbed the Gear 360, yesterday at its Unpacked event at Mobile World Congress. If you’d like to check out the original announcements, you can find our coverage of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge here and the Gear 360 right here. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (Top) and Galaxy S7 (Bottom) To quickly reiterate, Samsung’s latest flagships are both packing a Qualcomm 820 SoC (up to 2.1GHz) with Adreno 530 graphics, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Both phones also have 12MP rear and 5MP front facing cameras (f/1.7), built-in fast wireless charging, microSD expansion... Read more...
Samsung has done very well with a couple of key design elements in their previous smartphone offerings, curved displays and the larger format Galaxy Note line. The Galaxy Note series has done especially well for the brand, with a user base that doesn't mind a bit more heft in exchange for more screen real estate, as well as other unique functionality that comes with the Note series. So too have Samsung "Edge" devices like the Galaxy Note Edge and Galaxy S6 Edge, which offer curved glass styling that turns heads and offers some additional differentiating functionality of its own.  Samsung is intent on capitalizing further on those successes in both their larger 5.7 inch Super AMOLED displays... Read more...
Join Marco, Dave and Jason today for our Two And A Half Geeks Webcast! We be kick around our Intel IDF coverage, the brand new Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Note 5, DirectX 12 graphics performance with Ashes Of The Singularity, the hot Asus ZenPad S, gaming on Windows 10 and more... Show Notes: 01:40 - Intel Skylake Architecture Preview Quick Take From IDF 2015           - Intel Skylake Gen9 Series Graphics Architecture Unveiled           - He Pours Liquid Nitrogen On An Intel Skylake CPU At IDF. What Happens Next...           - Intel Demos Project Tango Smartphone And Ultra-Fast 3D Xpoint Optane Drive  ... Read more...
It was only yesterday that we gave you a close-up look at some of Samsung’s hottest new gear at the Samsung Unpacked 2015 event. The Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ were stars of the show with sleek exteriors and high-end guts. Then, things got a little weird. If you followed the coverage yesterday, you know that both smartphones will be available with 32GB or 64GB of storage, depending on the size of your budget. Today, Samsung threw everyone for a loop by putting a 128GB model on its website.  Speculation that the company was quietly rolling out 128GB models (after Samsung denied that 128GB models would be offered only yesterday) quickly swamped the Internet and probably caused some... Read more...
We just left Samsung’s Unpacked 2015 event in New York City, at which the company unveiled its latest flagship, big-screen smartphones, the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Note5. Immediately following the on-stage presentations and big reveals, Samsung opened up a demo area featuring the new devices and we got to spend some hands-on time with each of them. A video of both devices in action is embedded below. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ Home Screen Before we dive into the video, we should point you all towards our existing coverage. We’ve got additional details regarding the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ available at this URL. And the Galaxy Note5 announcement is available here. To reiterate some of the details, both... Read more...
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