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Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Fold features more than an outlandish design, it is also outfitted with some serious horsepower. The Galaxy Fold is packing Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 855 SoC, 12GB of RAM, and a whopping half-terabyte of internal storage. This is the same SoC found in all of the new Galaxy S10 variants, but only the Galaxy S10+ can match its 12GB of RAM in its highest-end configuration. Obviously, we are interesting in seeing how these specs translate into performance. Fortunately for us, benchmarks for a "Samsung SM-F900F" have found their way into GeekBench's database. The SM-F900F model number corresponds to the international variant of the Galaxy Fold. The listing indicates 11388MB... Read more...
Samsung pulled the wraps off its Galaxy S10 family of smartphones in late February, and the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ went on sale earlier this month. One member of the family that hasn’t yet launched, however, is the Galaxy S10 5G. We’re now learning that this smartphone is expected to launch in South Korea on April 5th according to YonHap News. If you’re a U.S. resident hoping to get your mitts on the Galaxy S10 5G, you’ll have to wait just a bit longer. Word is that it will be available as a Verizon Wireless exclusive starting from April 11th. If that April 11th date sounds familiar, it’s because that’s the same date that... Read more...
One of the most hyped smartphones that was unveiled earlier this year was the Samsung Galaxy Fold. It represented the first entry from a mainstream smartphone OEM into what’s sure to be a hot category over the next few years: folding smartphones. Today, we’re getting a closer, real-world hands-on look at the Galaxy Fold and more specifically, its ingenious folding display. While we’ve seen the smartphone on video from multiple angles before, that was Samsung-produced footage with quick cuts and careful camera work to minimize the appearance of the crease where the display folds. This new footage gives us a more realistic idea at how the display looks in everyday use.... Read more...
Samsung's recently launched Galaxy S10 series represents the best of the popular smartphone line yet, with a gorgeous display, an excellent camera system, and some nifty features. There is that punch-hole cutout, though, which some people find annoying. If you are one of them, you can turn the eyesore into a showpiece by downloading specially designed wallpaper. Users have been getting creative with the punch-hole cutouts, which is circular on the Galaxy S10e and pill-shaped on the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+. Recently designed wallpapers do not just obliviously wrap around the front camera(s), they incorporate the cutouts into the design so that it looks like they belong, as part of the image.... Read more...
In a relatively short period of time, we’ve gone from relatively thick bezels at the top and bottom of our smartphones, to increased real estate courtesy of a central notch, to punch hole displays. Samsung’s most recent Galaxy S10 family of smartphones (read our review here), which were announced last month, fully embrace their punch hole “Infinity-O” display. "Punching a hole in the OLED display is a very challenging technology," said Yang Byung-duk, who serves as Samsung’s vice president of Mobile Communication R&D Group Display. "We tried the technology for Galaxy's 10th anniversary model and think the strategy worked as a result."  Samsung... Read more...
Samsung Electronics has launched the highest capacity mobile DRAM for smartphones promising it will power next-gen experiences for devices. Samsung's new memory tech is the industry's first 12GB low-power double data rate 4X, or LPDDR4X, package that is optimized for premium smartphones. The new chips provide higher capacity than most ultra-thin notebooks offer, and should give smartphone users plenty of headroom to tackle more demanding applications in the future. Samsung promises a seamless user experience for features like multiple-cameras, 2x screen sizes, AI, and 5G connectivity. Samsung notes that the 12GB mobile DRAM will maximize the potential of devices that have more than five... Read more...
Samsung is doing extremely well -- so far -- with its Galaxy S10 line of devices. The smartphones set a record in the U.S. for pre-orders showing that finally, Samsung appears to have a device that will lure users into upgrading. The S10's OLED dispaly has also scored the highest-ever A+ rating in the DisplayMate benchmark. Now that the devices are making their way into the hands of customers, many are looking into the source code to find hints at new features or additional models. Sleuthing into the source code of the Galaxy S10 kernel has unveiled hints that a 5G version of the Galaxy Note 10 smartphone is in the works. The discovery came after Samsung posted the source code for the Exynos... Read more...
How resilient is your brand new Samsung Galaxy S10 to the rigors of daily use? SquareTrade recently conducted a drop “test” and noted that Samsung’s three new Galaxy S10 devices are all susceptible to cracking. Interestingly, SquareTrade concluded that Galaxy S10 performed better than the S10e and S10+. SquareTrade dropped the Samsung Galaxy S10, S10e, and S10+ from six feet both face down and face up. The camera lens and flash of the Galaxy S10e broke when it was dropped face up and the device was completely unusable when it fell face down. The Galaxy S10+ shattered after both drops but continued to remain somewhat functional. The S10 cracked after it was dropped, but it was... Read more...
Samsung may have been the first mainstream smartphone company to unveil a production folding smartphone, but Huawei arguably stole the limelight with its more elegant Mate X. While the Galaxy Fold has a display that folds inward (which admittedly adds additional protection) and has a smaller secondary display on the outside, the Mate X's display folds outward.  The Mate X's design means that the display is always visible, even when folded. The display may be more prone to damage when dropped, but damn it sure does look good in the process. Huawei Mate X However, a new patent filing from Samsung -- which was unearthed by Let's Go Digital-- shows that the company's second-generation... Read more...
Following an incredibly long tenure at the top of the semiconductor sales charts, Intel found itself playing second fiddle to Samsung in 2017, thanks to a booming memory business. According to a new report by IC Insights, however, the Korean chip giant is not going to be sitting on top for too long - and it's due more to its own losses than Intel's gains. In 2016, Intel peaked hit $57.0B in sales, easily placing itself in first ahead of Samsung's $44.3B. Despite a healthy sales surge, Intel's $61.7B revenue number in 2017 wasn't enough to take out Samsung at $65.9B, although in 2018, both companies continued to enjoy prosperous revenue growth. Things look to be changing soon for Samsung, however.... Read more...
Samsung has rolled out its recently launched Galaxy S10 family to around 70 countries, including the US, Canada, China, and all of Europe, and is planning to offer its newest flagship phones in about 130 markets by the end of the month. Ahead of that rapid expansion, Samsung has seen record preorder tallies in a couple of territories. Heading into the weekend, Samsung said its Galaxy S10 lineup generated more preorder sales in the UK than any of its previous smartphones, and now it is saying the same for preorders in the US. That is quite the accomplishment, given the company's 10-year history in the smartphone business. What also makes this impressive is that smartphone growth as a whole has... Read more...
At long last, Samsung's much anticipated Galaxy S10 family is on sale today, as in you can actually pluck one from a retail shelf and bring it home (as opposed to going the pre-order route). Already, however, some users have noticed a blinking white pixel that is causing concern. Rest assured though, it is a feature of the phone, and not a bug. We mean that humorously (in reference to Apple using explanation) and not snarkily. It actually is a feature—the blinking white pixel is related to the proximity sensor. This allows the Galaxy S10 to detect when your face or ear get close to the phone, as would be the case when making an actual phone call, so it can automatically turn off the display... Read more...
As OEMs scramble to find ways to get people to upgrade to new and expensive devices, folding smartphones are seen as a way to do that. Samsung has one folding smartphone called the Galaxy Fold that will launch in April and sell for nearly $2,000. Now, a new report making the rounds claims that Samsung has two more folding screen smartphones coming after the Galaxy Fold launches. Reports indicate that Samsung is getting set to launch a folding clamshell device that folds similarly to the Huawei Mate X, which features a single large folding display. Huawei's folding device has a design that prevents any significant gaps in the device when closed, something that the Galaxy Fold has been criticized... Read more...
We have long felt that Samsung makes some of the best and most vibrant displays in the business, and have been particularly enamored with the Super AMOLED panels that it uses on its flagship phones. If you do not want to just take our word for it, though, check out DisplayMate's evaluation of the Galaxy S10. DisplayMate is one of the definitive sources of panel testing, and many sites (HotHardware included) use the company's tests when evaluating monitors. Following the launch of the Galaxy S10 series, the company subjected the regular Galaxy S10 to its battery of display benchmarks, which now includes new tests and even tougher grading systems than before. Even so, the Galaxy S10 receive DisplayMate's... Read more...
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