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Samsung may opt to push back the launch of its upcoming Galaxy S21 FE (Fan Edition) smartphone just a tad, and announce it at the same time as the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 in August of this year. That would give Samsung three high-end smartphone launches this summer, despite there not being another Note-branded handset on the horizon. For anyone who is not familiar, Samsung's FE variants aim to deliver a premium smartphone experience with the features it deems most important to Galaxy users, at a lower price than the non-FE models. It's a decent strategy—in our Galaxy S20 FE 5G review, we called it a budget-conscious Android phone with flagship specs, which is an appealing proposition.... Read more...
The inevitable Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 will soon be upon us from Samsung. Samsung launched its second-generation folding smartphones last year, and this year's crop of third-generation devices is highly anticipated. Images of both the Galaxy Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 have appeared in what looks to be leaked marketing materials from Samsung. While the photos look like they were taken with a potato phone that had Vaseline smeared on its lens, we do get a relatively good look at the rear camera module for the Galaxy Z Flip 3 with three sensors arranged vertically. Galaxy Z Fold 3 But the rear cameras aren't the most exciting thing here; the marketing materials confirm that the Galaxy Z Fold... Read more...
It looks as though Samsung is ready to take another stab at an Arm-powered Windows 10 laptop. The company entered the fray with its Galaxy Book S, which features a Snapdragon 8cx SoC, a 13.3-inch display, and a starting price of $949. However, Samsung is looking to deliver Arm performance and battery life at a much lower price point with the Galaxy Book Go. Although Samsung had the perfect opportunity to announce the Galaxy Book Go at its Galaxy Unpacked event earlier this week, it chose not to. Samsung apparently pulled the device from its lineup at the last minute because just about every specification concerning the device, along with official renders, have now leaked. WinFuture claims that... Read more...
We've seen plenty of leaks over the past few weeks and months concerning Intel's 11th generation Tiger Lake-H processors and NVIDIA's [thus unannounced] GeForce RTX 3050 GPUs. Today, however, Samsung just put it all out in the open with the announcement of its Galaxy Book and Galaxy Book Odyssey gaming laptops. The standard Galaxy Book features a 15.6-inch FHD display and is available with a variety of processors to cater to a wide range of gamers. At the low end, Samsung makes available Intel Celeron or Pentium Gold processors. However, those with a bit more money to spend can opt for 11th generation Core i3, Core i5, or Core i7 Tiger Lake processors. Base configurations are equipped with 4GB... Read more...
Samsung's new Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 laptops have been leaking for weeks, but the company officially announced its latest ultraportable laptops today. As expected, the former is the company's new laptop offering, while the latter is a 2-in-1 convertible. Both models are available with either 13.3-inch or 15.6-inch FHD displays, bucking the trends of newer laptops that have increasingly shifted to a 16:10 aspect ratio. However, you did get a gorgeous Samsung AMOLED display in return. While these are Samsung's first Windows PCs to get an AMOLED display, Samsung did introduce an even more dense 4K AMOLED display with its Galaxy Chromebook earlier this year. No matter if you opt... Read more...
Samsung introduced the Galaxy S20 family of smartphones in early 2020, and the Galaxy S21 series has since superseded it. However, the Galaxy S20 is back in the news this week, and it's not for a good reason. Samsung faces a new lawsuit alleging that it knowingly sold Galaxy S20 smartphones with defective glass covering the rear cameras. According to the class-action lawsuit, Galaxy S20 smartphones are ticking time bombs with the defect. The camera module glass can shatter spontaneously even without any external force applied to the device. Interestingly enough, it's alleged that the defect can occur even if a Galaxy S20 is ensconced in a protective case. When the defect occurs, users are typically... Read more...
Samsung was among the first to bring a foldable smartphone to the consumer market with its original Galaxy Fold and then followed up with devices like the Galaxy Z Flip 5G and Galaxy Z Fold 2. The latter is currently Samsung's largest device with a flexible display, measuring 7.6 inches across when unfolded. However, according to a new report, Samsung plans a folding device much larger than the Galaxy Z Fold. The Galaxy Z Fold Tab is reportedly in the pipeline for Samsung and will employ a tri-folding display. The display will allegedly be covered in the latest version of Samsung's Ultra-Thin Glass, which will hopefully be even more durable than the current iteration. It will also likely support... Read more...
Samsung's last Unpacked event was held back in January when it launched the Galaxy S21 family of smartphones. The South Korean electronics giant has just announced its next Unpacked event, set for April 28th at 10 am ET. In the lead-up to the event, Samsung is proclaiming that it will reveal "The most powerful Galaxy" device that it has ever launched. Samsung also posted a short teaser video that doesn't tell us anything about the device. It's kind of cool with a Harry Potter vibe to it, but it brings us no closer to understanding what Samsung has in store for us. We think that we know what Samsung could be unveiling, and it likely won't be a smartphone. It's too early to announce a Galaxy Note... Read more...
It's been a few months since Samsung launched its Galaxy S21 family of smartphones, which means that attention is starting to shift towards the next iteration of the Fan Edition. Luckily for us, some new information has come down the news pipeline concerning the Galaxy S21 FE, and it could be a compelling entry into the fiercely competitive smartphone market. Although the Galaxy S21 FE looks quite familiar to those that have already laid their eyes upon the standard Galaxy S21, there are some slight differences according to renders provided by OnLeaks. The Galaxy S21 FE is slightly larger than the Galaxy S21, adding 4mm in length and 3.3mm in width. The Galaxy S21 FE is also said to include a... Read more...
How do you get an iPhone user to switch over to Android? Well if you are Samsung, you could try sending them a free Galaxy handset. Of course, that would get expensive in a hurry, and quite frankly, is not going to happen. So, Samsung has come up with a different, more economical stunt—it's offering up a free web-based demonstration that turns iPhone handsets into a simulated Galaxy device. I gave it a test run myself, as you can see in the photo above. At first glance, it appears to be a Galaxy phone, but look closer and you will see an it is an iPhone XS Max. How did Samsung pull it off? The company's team in New Zealand concocted the demonstration, which you can try out yourself by directing... Read more...
When T-Mobile acquired Sprint, it made big promises regarding blanketing the United States with 5G connectivity. T-Mobile has made good on those promises with a rapid rollout of low- and mid-band 5G spectrum in addition to mmWave spectrum where possible. Today, the company has announced a couple of initiatives to bring 5G to even more people. According to the company, the quick spread of 5G networks across the United States and the billions of dollars being invested is pointless if Americans can't access those [potentially] higher speeds. According to T-Mobile, 92 percent of Americans don't even have a 5G-capable smartphone, so it is ramping up efforts to make such devices available to everyone.... Read more...
Samsung has come out swinging with a lineup of aggressively priced Galaxy A smartphones, the cheapest of which is just $109. If you want 5G connectivity, you will have to pay more, though the starting price for its 5G offerings start at a reasonable $279. All five of the new handsets are available in the United States, which is not always the case when it comes to affordable smartphones. This is great news for people who have no interest or desire in setting foot in ultra-premium territory, where flagship smartphones command more than a grand. Obviously a $109 smartphone is not going to deliver the same level of performance and features as one that runs $1,000 or more, but not everyone needs... Read more...
When it comes to folding smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 is one of the most ambitious devices to launch to date. As a follow-up to the problematic Galaxy Fold, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 entered the market with a price tag of $1999.99. However, that exorbitant price tag put the Galaxy Z Fold 2 out of the reach of most mainstream smartphone buyers. Samsung addresses that issue somewhat today with the announcement of a $200 price cut for the smartphone, taking its price down to $1,799. When purchasing directly from Samsung, you also get an instant $200 accessory credit that can be used towards Galaxy Buds Pro earbuds, a Galaxy Watch3, or any other device that you might want to pair with your... Read more...
Today is World Backup Day, which means that there are some great deals to be found on storage devices if you're in need. Amazon is currently discounting SSDs -- both internal and external -- from companies like Samsung and SanDisk/Western Digital. Internal SATA-III And PCIe SSDs While these wouldn't traditionally be considered "backup" devices, we're not going to a let a good deal go to waste. Samsung has the most discounted SSDs available across SATA-III and PCIe interfaces. The fastest Samsung SSDs on sale are the 1TB and 2TB versions of the 980 Pro (discounted up to 22 percent), which feature sequential read speeds of up to 7,000 MB/s.  Samsung 980 PRO 2TB PCIe NVMe Gen4 (MZ-V8P1T0B)... Read more...
Premium smartphone prices have ballooned over the past several years, and hey, we get it—paying north of a grand for a handset is a tough proposition. Fortunately, periodic sales, discounts, and promotions help take some of the sting out of buying a top-end device. To that end, Samsung's venerable Galaxy S21 family is marked down on Amazon right now. What you see pictured above is the regular Galaxy S21 5G. You can check out our Samsung Galaxy S21 5G review for our full analysis and benchmark details, but in short, it offers excellent performance, a killer OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, stellar photo taking capabilities, and all things considered, a decent value proposition. That's... Read more...
As we inch closer to Intel's Alder Lake and AMD's Zen 4 architectures (late this year and/or early next, barring any delays), memory makers have started announcing advances in DDR5 memory, which will deliver a big increase in bandwidth. We've even seen some DDR5 module launches. Samsung, however, has managed to separate itself from the pack on announcing what it says is the industry's first 512GB memory module based on high-k metal gate (HKMG) process technology. You may have heard of HKMG before, as it has been around for a long time—Intel first leveraged HKMG transistors in 2007 with its 45-nanometer logic technology (Penryn), which combined a hafnium-based dialectic layer (rather than... Read more...
Samsung has a whopper of a deal on the still relatively new Galaxy S21 Ultra. The Galaxy S21 Ultra is currently the flagship of Samsung's mainline "S" family of smartphones and has a base MSRP of $1,199. We've seen the Galaxy S21 Ultra fall to a low $999 at retailers like Amazon in the past month; however, there's a deal direct from Samsung that is by far the best that's we've seen yet. Samsung has the unlocked smartphone on sale for $999.99, but if you enter the code GALAXY100 at checkout, the price drops down a new low of $899.99 unlocked with free shipping. Samsung is also throwing in a $250 accessories credit that can be used on anything from smartwatches to wireless earbuds.... Read more...
Samsung has a couple of new laptops rolling out soon, and we're getting our first look at them today. According to this leaked information, the machines are called the Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 -- both devices will be available with either a 13-inch or 15-inch display. The leak comes from none other than Evan Blass, who is well known to the enthusiast community for his exclusive leaks on unreleased mobile devices. The Galaxy Book Pro will be available with 11th generation Intel Core i3, i5, and i7 Tiger Lake processors with integrated 12th generation Iris Xe graphics. The 15-inch model, however, will have optional support for the NVIDIA MX450 discrete GPU. The... Read more...
Although all three smartphones have leaked in various forms over the past few weeks, Samsung today announced the launch of the Galaxy A52, Galaxy A52 5G, and Galaxy A72. As has been the case with previous mid-range Galaxy A-Series launches, Samsung added even more high-end features. In the case of this new trio of devices, the Galaxy A52 5G is the mid-range flagship, as it offers a 6.5-inch FHD+ (2400x1080) Super AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate (matching the Galaxy S21 family). That is a big step up from the previous 60Hz displays that have graced Galaxy A-Series smartphones. As its name implies, a 5G modem is included with the A52 5G, which gives you access to next-generation... Read more...
In recent months, there have been plenty of signs that Samsung might not launch a new generation of Galaxy Note devices for the first time since the original launched in 2011. The rumors picked up considerable steam when the Galaxy S21 Ultra debuted with optional S Pen support (Samsung even indicated that additional future Galaxy smartphones would gain S Pen support). Now, we're hearing straight from the horse's mouth that the next-generation Galaxy Note might be skipped this year. "Note series is positioned as a high-end model in our business portfolio," said Samsung Mobile co-CEO Koh Dong-Kin. "It could be a burden to unveil two flagship models in a year so it might be difficult to... Read more...
Samsung launched its flagship Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra last year, and they're still highly desirable machines (even with the arrival of the Galaxy S21 Series). Given that the two smartphones have been on the market for nearly six months, the discounts are starting to pile up for those looking to score a deal. Woot.com, an Amazon subsidiary, is currently selling both the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra in brand new condition and carrier unlocked. If you want the cheapest deal, you can get the Galaxy Note 20 in Mystic Green with 128GB of storage for just $599, which is $400 off its MSRP.  If you want the flagship model, the Galaxy Note 21 Ultra in Mystic Bronze... Read more...
Samsung is one of the leaders when it comes to advancing TV display technology. The South Korean company has been touting its MicroLED technology in its ultra-expensive "The Wall," which measures up to 292 inches diagonally. However, most of us mere plebeians don't have enough wall space (or the bank account) to accommodate such televisions in our homes. As a result, MicroLED technology is filtering down to smaller and more affordable TVs from Samsung. The company says that its edge-to-edge TVs will be available to purchase in 110- and 99-inch sizes starting this month. A smaller 88-inch display will launch later this fall, while an even smaller 76-inch model is in Samsung's "future... Read more...
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