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There have been an almost overwhelming number of rumors floating around about Samsung's Galaxy S6 these past few months, and until the release date hits, they're not going to stop. Today, we can relish yet another, one that could anger, or excite, depending on what you want in a phone. Korean tech site DDaily reports that Samsung is going to be adopting some older iPhone-esque design cues with its S6. That'd be taken care of by implementing a glass front and back, as well as rounding out the package with a metal rim. If true, this would be a huge step away from Samsung's traditional flagship styling -- it's as though the company would want to give the device an even more premium feel, so... Read more...
Last week, we brought you a review of the Galaxy Note Edge, Samsung's new Galaxy Note derivative with a curved edge display along one side. Reviews on the device have been generally strong (we're fond of it, if the form factor and capabilities meet your liking), but one common complaint about the Note Edge is that the titular curved edge is only on one side of the phone. If you hold your phone in your right hand, the edge works well. If you hold it in your left, it actually degrades the experience of using the device. Now, Xiaomi is apparently planning to offer a dual-edged phone -- neatly knocking that problem out for potential converts and putting pressure on Samsung's flagship devices. The... Read more...
We applaud companies willing to push the envelope with innovative new design approaches. Sometimes their efforts aren't rewarded with complete market acceptance, but unique features and hardware that attempt to blaze new trails in existing markets, are always interesting to say the least. In a way, the Galaxy Note Edge fits this description. Similar to 4K curved televisions, one has to wonder if the world truly needs a flagship smartphone with 160 extra pixels along its right edge with an additional curved display. But, as was the case when the original Note launched and many experts shook their heads in disapproval, the Note Edge could strike a chord with consumers and usher in... Read more...
Samsung just rolled out its Milk Video service with eye on competing with YouTube, though it's only available to Galaxy owners. The South Korean handset maker describes Milk Video as being a video discovery platform that makes it easy to find and share the most popular and talked about online videos, and to kick off the launch, there will be exclusive content from various entertainment brands and networks. "The promise of Milk is a well-designed mobile experience that makes it easy to discover the content you want. We did this first with Milk Music, and now, we extend this promise with Milk Video," said John Pleasants, Samsung EVP, Media Solutions Center America. "Samsung is committed to giving... Read more...
Under the hood, the Galaxy Tab S boasts of all of the high-end features you’d expect from Samsung’s latest flagship including an Exynos 5 Octa core processor, Android KitKat 4.4, 3GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of storage, and a microSD slot that supports up to 128GB. You’ll also find a front-facing 2.1 megapixel camera that supports Full HD along with an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash. To deliver the best possible visual experience, the high-resolution Super AMOLED display found in the Galaxy Tab S supports a resolution of 2560x1600 and boasts of a 73% wider color gamut than conventional LCD displays. The display also offers deeper blacks and a 100,000:1 contrast ratio.... Read more...
In June, Samsung announced a new flagship line of tablets known as the Galaxy Tab S. Available in 8.4- and 10.5-inch versions, the Galaxy Tab S is geared towards media consumption, with hardware specifications that are designed to deliver an outstanding media experience. Not only does the Galaxy Tab S have killer hardware, but Samsung also managed to pack these features into the company’s thinnest and lightest tablet design yet. To deliver the best possible visual experience, the high-resolution Super AMOLED display found in the Galaxy Tab S supports a resolution of 2560x1600 and boasts of a 73% wider color gamut than conventional LCD displays. The display also offers deeper blacks... Read more...
You could see this one coming a mile a way.  Though Samsung is clearly Google's golden child when it comes to moving Android-powered smartphones, there's a distinct divide developing between the two when it comes to the latest "wearables" technology trend and even a hint of one in smartphones as well. Further, according to recent reports, apparently Google CEO Larry Page's patience is wearing thin and in a rather "tense" meeting with Samsung Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee, Page made it crystal clear that he is not happy with Samsung's lack of effort in developing Android Wear devices.  Instead, Samsung only currently offers Tizen-based wearable products like the Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch.... Read more...
One of Samsung's goals with its latest Galaxy Tab 4 tablets was to create a family of products that offered good value and versatility to a wide range of potential consumers. The new Galaxy Tab 4 family is available in three sizes: 7-, 8-, and 10.1-inches and the tablets feature lightweight materials, thin bezels, and HD displays. In March, we took a look at Samsung’s Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1. If the flagship Pro series is too much for you in terms of features or price, the Galaxy Tab 4 series may be a better option. Today, we’re going to take a closer look at the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 which is available in black or white with an MSRP of $269.99. LTE versions of the Galaxy Tab 4 are also available... Read more...
One of Samsung's goals with its latest Galaxy Tab 4 tablets was to create a family of products that offered good value and versatility to a wide range of potential consumers. The new Galaxy Tab 4 family is available in three sizes: 7-, 8-, and 10.1-inches and the tablets feature lightweight materials, thin bezels, and HD displays. In March, we took a look at Samsung’s Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1. If the flagship Pro series is too much for you in terms of features or price, the Galaxy Tab 4 series may be a better option. Today, we’re going to take a closer look at the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 which is available in black or white with an MSRP of $269.99. LTE versions of the Galaxy... Read more...
In the bid to dominate all of mobile, Samsung is sinking its teeth into yet another department: e-readers. Over the years, the Kindle (from Amazon) has outsold the Nook (from B&N), and we haven't seen a new one pop out since the middle of last year. B&N informed the public that new Nook products were indeed in progress last fall, but many saw that as a last-gasp effort just to keep the spotlight focused on its brand through the holiday season. Now, it's all becoming clear. The newest Nook will actually be a hybrid of a Nook and a Galaxy Tab, leveraging Samsung's mighty brand to hopefully catapult the Nook back into the mainstream. The Galaxy Tab 4 Nook (that's the actual name) is a co-branded... Read more...
The Android smartphone wars are heating up here in Q2 with Samsung, HTC and soon LG releasing flagship devices targeted at luring in enthusiasts and mainstream consumers who might be looking to upgrade to the latest technologies and screen sizes.  We just gave you a detailed evaluation of HTC's One (M8) for 2014 and today we're here to bring you our view of Samsung's new Galaxy S5 Android superphone... At Samsung's Unpacked event in February, we got some early hands-on time with the Galaxy S5 and what impressed us then is what impresses us now, now that we've had a few weeks to live and work with the device in house.  The first thing that stands out is its beautiful 5.1-inch Super AMOLED... Read more...
The Android smartphone wars are heating up here in Q2 with Samsung, HTC and soon LG releasing flagship devices targeted at luring in enthusiasts and mainstream consumers who might be looking to upgrade to the latest technologies and screen sizes.  We just gave you a detailed evaluation of HTC's One (M8) for 2014 and today we're here to bring you our view of Samsung's new Galaxy S5 Android superphone. At Samsung's Unpacked event in February, we got some early hands-on time with the Galaxy S5 and what impressed us then is what impresses us now, now that we've had a few weeks to live and work with the device in house.  The first thing that stands out is its beautiful 5.1-inch Super... Read more...
Russia seems to be making news these days for all of the wrong reasons, but the latest tidbit doesn't involve military actions or international sanctions. Purportedly in response to the NSA outings in the U.S., Russian government officials have traded in their iPads for Samsung tablets. The telecommunications minister has said that the move is being made to "ensure tighter security," presumably as Apple is a U.S.-based outfit, whereas Samsung is housed in South Korea. The move actually happened a small while ago, but just now came to light. Samsung has made some pretty serious moves in terms of security, with Knox being the most publicized. For what it's worth, the move is said to not be in reaction... Read more...
Today we were on hand at Samsung's Unpacked press event in New York City to see the live unveiling of the upcoming Galaxy S5 smartphone, and Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit smartwatches.  If you haven't already seen our coverage of the original announcment, the Samsung's upcoming flagship features a 5.1-inch (1920x1080) Super AMOLED display and a quad-core 2.5GHz SoC paired to 2GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of storage, and a microSD card slot that supports up to 128GB of additional storage. Right out of the box, the Galaxy S5 will run Android v4.4.2 (KitKat). We had a chance to get a little hands on time with the Galaxy S5 and the Gear 2 and have some video of it in action as well. Take a... Read more...
We got some hands-on time with Samsung’s Galaxy Note Pro and Galaxy Tab Pro tablets at CES, and the company has now stamped a date on the devices’ availability in the U.S. They’ll be available as of February 13th, but you can preorder one today. The first three models in the family are the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 and 10.1- and 8.4-inch versions of the Galaxy Tab Pro, all WiFi-only. Verizon will offer an LTE version of the 12.2-inch Note Pro “later this quarter”, and in March you’ll be able to get a 12.2-inch Tab Pro, too. Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 “The Note Pro and Tab Pro create a more meaningful user experience at the intersection of work and play,”... Read more...
It feels as if Samsung's Galaxy S4 is still pretty fresh, and it's still dominating the sales charts. But could a replacement be just around the bend? Samsung has just issued press invites for an "Unpacked 5" event, slated to take place in Barcelona, Spain during Mobile World Congress. The planet's largest mobile-focused trade event gets going in just a few weeks, and while it has certainly been the launchpad for a number of hero devices over the years (and even Microsoft's own Windows Phone operating system), Samsung has shied away from these mega-events of late. Instead, the company has followed Apple's lead by holding its own events in order to control the spotlight. For whatever reason, that... Read more...
At Samsung’s Press Event last night, we had the chance to get up close and personal with the just-announced Galaxy Note Pro and trio of new Galaxy Tab Pro devices. In our brief time with Samsung Pro series products, it seemed obvious that the company spent significant resources refining their designs, as the fit and finish was top notch. There are also a few new software features on the tablets, as you'll in the video below.  One of the first things you’re sure to notice is the new Magazine UX home screens, but there’s also additional functionality with the S Pen, similar to what's available on the Galaxy Note 3.   Samsung's new Galaxy tablets... Read more...
Just over a year ago, Samsung broadened its Note portfolio to not only include phones, but tablets as well. The company saw a need to introduce a slate that catered to working professionals, power users, and those who need more content creation capabilities -- hence, the  Galaxy Note 10.1 with the S Pen was born. In the ever-challenging world of product naming and differentiation, Samsung decided on quite the mouthful for the Note 10.1's successor. The Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is perhaps awkwardly named, but it's shipping in a market where work-capable tablets are certainly generating a lot of buzz. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition Tablet Review On paper, there's no reason to doubt... Read more...
Just over a year ago, Samsung broadened its Note portfolio to not only include phones, but tablets as well. The company saw a need to introduce a slate that catered to working professionals, power users, and those who need more content creation capabilities -- hence, the  Galaxy Note 10.1 with the S Pen was born. In the ever-challenging world of product naming and differentiation, Samsung decided on quite the mouthful for the Note 10.1's successor. The Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is perhaps awkwardly named, but it's shipping in a market where work-capable tablets are certainly generating a lot of buzz. Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition Microsoft's own Surface 2 line just shipped,... Read more...
When you've got a good thing going, why change it? That's the mantra that Samsung is abiding by, as it continues to milk its longstanding Galaxy line with yet another new addition. The company's latest is the Galaxy Grand 2, a "compact" smartphone that borrows the high-brow faux-leather back from the Note III. Comically, "compact" seems to be a fine definition of a 5.25" (1280x720) widescreen display. So long as that screen suits the bill, you'll be interested to know that there's a quad-core 1.2GHz processor on the inside, a 2,600mAh battery (good for up to 10 hours of playback and 17 hours of calls), and a dual-SIM structure that'll please those who travel frequently and rely on local SIMs... Read more...
Samsung recognizes that the way in which individuals use tablets varies considerably from one user to the next. As a result, Samsung’s tablet portfolio is quite varied, offering something for everyone. Samsung’s tablet portfolio includes models that range in size from 7-inch to 10.1-inch screens. The power and performance associated with the various Samsung Galaxy tablets also varies and includes high-end powerful tablets and models that are more basic and budget-friendly. Today, we’re going to take a hands-on look at the 8-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. This tablet sits in the middle of the Galaxy Tab 3 portfolio, and as a result you won’t get the fastest, cutting-edge processors... Read more...
Samsung recognizes that the way in which individuals use tablets varies considerably from one user to the next. As a result, Samsung’s tablet portfolio is quite varied, offering something for everyone. Samsung’s tablet portfolio includes models that range in size from 7-inch to 10.1-inch screens. The power and performance associated with the various Samsung Galaxy tablets also varies and includes high-end powerful tablets and models that are more basic and budget-friendly. Today, we’re going to take a hands-on look at the 8-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. This tablet sits in the middle of the Galaxy Tab 3 portfolio between the 7-inch and 10.1-inch models. The Galaxy Tab 3 series... Read more...
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