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Unless you've been living under a rock, then you know that Samsung is working on a folding smartphone that will be released in 2019. Today, at the Samsung Developer Conference, the South Korean company gave us our first look at the device, and it's quite interesting. Samsung has announced new display technology, which it calls Infinity Flex Display. When folded, there is what Samsung calls a Cover Display. In this orientation, the phone is pretty much like any other smartphone giving you a full touch screen in a portrait orientation. However, if you unfold the smartphone, you're... Read more...
Samsung is hoping to knock it out of the park with its upcoming Galaxy S10 family of flagship smartphones. Its current Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ haven’t exactly been [sales] winners for the company; in fact, reports suggest that they are the slowest selling Galaxy flagships since 2012. Given that the Galaxy S10 will represent the 10th anniversary of Samsung’s “S” line, the company has a host of fresh technology on deck to impress customers and spark a “super upgrade” cycle as we saw with the launch of the Apple iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus back... Read more...
After a few leaks regarding its impending arrival, Samsung has officially unveiled its Galaxy Tab S4, its latest take on a "premium" Android tablet. A few years ago, Android tablets seemed to be all the rage, but they have seemingly fallen out of favor in recent years (Google has abandoned its own fist-party hardware altogether). But Samsung is striking back with a vengeance, giving the Galaxy Tab S4 a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor (last year's flagship phone chip of choice) and a 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560x1600 (287 ppi). Display bezels are also slimmer this... Read more...
Earlier this week saw the release of new Notebook 3 and Notebook 5 mainstream notebooks from Samsung, both of which feature Intel's 8th generation Core processors. Now the company is offering up something a bit more interesting in the form of the Notebook Odyssey Z, which is a gaming laptop also powered by Intel's new Coffee Lake processors. The focal point of the Odyssey Z, of course, is its 15.6-inch display. In this case, the IPS panel has a Full HD resolution (1920x1080), which is powered by an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU with Max-P. No, that's not a typo, Samsung is calling this version of... Read more...
Samsung's efforts to revitalize its mobile business after it'd grown stagnant under the old regime appears to be paying off. The South Korean electronics maker posted its earning guidance for the second quarter of 2016, noting that it expects to pull a profit of 8.1 trillion won (just over $7 billion in U.S. currency) on consolidated sales of 50 trillion won (~$43.3 billion).It's been two years since Samsung has seen a quarterly profit like that. It represents about a 17 percent jump from the 6.9 trillion won it posted a year ago, with revenue rising 3 percent 48.5 trillion won. These are estimates,... Read more...
Samsung today announced that it's begun mass producing 14nm LPP (Low-Power Plus) logic chips based on its three-dimensional (3D) FinFET process. The South Korean chip maker also confirmed that Qualcomm is among its "many foundry customers" and that it is fabricating Qualcomm's forthcoming Snapdragon 820 SoCs. FinFET isn't new to Samsung by any means. In the first quarter of last year, Samsung launched its own Exynos 7 Octa processor built on the industry's first 14nm LPE (Low-Power Early) process. The new LPP version is the second generation of Samsung's 14nm FinFET process technology and it will... Read more...
Going on a bug hunt might not sound like the most exciting thing in the world, but for Project Zero, the name for a team of security analysts tasked by Google with finding zero-day exploits, a good old fashioned bug hunt is both exhilarating and productive. As a result of Project Zero's efforts to root out bugs in Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge device, owners are now more secure. In a blog post describing the bug hunt, Project Zero (correctly) notes that the majority of Android devices are not made by Google, but by third-parties known as Original Equipment Manufacturers, or OEMs. Having researched vulnerabilities... Read more...