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Crazy times we live in, isn't it? No, I'm not talking about virus outbreaks or anything political, though that whole toilet paper shortage was certainly interesting (thankfully it looks like that's well behind us now). Instead, I mean the ability to run Android apps on Windows 10. Not in every situation, but with Microsoft's Your Phone app, it is possible on select Samsung Galaxy devices. The update is the latest in an ongoing partnership between Microsoft and Samsung, with the two hooking up around this time last year to "empower people to achieve more across new Samsung devices and Microsoft experiences." In a way, the partnership is an admission by both companies that PCs and mobile devices... Read more...
While the stars of today’s Galaxy Unpacked event is no doubt the new Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (you can read our coverage here), Samsung has also announced a number of other products that complement its flagship phones. Although we haven’t heard a peep about the Galaxy Z Fold 2, the company has given us the scoop on the Galaxy Tab S7/S7+, Galaxy Watch 3, and the Galaxy Buds Live. Samsung Still Embraces Android Tablets With Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ Although most Android OEMs -- including Google -- have long abandoned the tablet market, Samsung is one of the very few that still cranks out competent devices on a yearly basis. Samsung's Galaxy Tab S range has long been compared... Read more...
It is not a foregone conclusion that NVIDIA will end up acquiring Arm, a move that would send shockwaves through the technology industry. That's because NVIDIA may not be the only suitor. Samsung is reportedly interested in buying a stake in Arm as well, albeit a relatively small one (as opposed to acquiring the company outright). Arm's parent company, Softbank, is shopping the semiconductor designer around, and may have multiple suitors. And with good reason—Arm's intellectual property is found in a wide range of designs and hardware in almost every home. From smartphones to a growing base of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and even computer servers, Arm's technology is practically everywhere... Read more...
Some new renders have surfaced that give us our best look yet at what the coming Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 smartphone might look like. The images show the smartphone will come in Mystic Black and Mystic Bronze colors. Like the original, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 has a folding mechanism with a hinge on the side resembling a book. While the Z Fold 2 5G shares the same book-like folding mechanism as its predecessor, there are some significant changes for the new model. One big change for the second-generation model is the replacement of the notch on the outer and inner displays with punch-hole displays. The cover display also has significantly thinner bezels than the original device allowing for a larger... Read more...
Those who own Samsung devices are very familiar with Bixby and the Galaxy Store, however, these kinds of features may soon no longer be on Samsung devices. Rumor has it that Samsung is considering adopting Google products such as the Google Assistant and Play Store in the future.  The Samsung Galaxy Store was first launched in 2009, while a version of Bixby was introduced in 2017. Although Samsung is one of the largest smartphone makers in the world, these kinds of features have received mixed reviews from users. Google has tried for several years to persuade Samsung to adopt products like its Google Assistant. Android is the operating system on Samsung devices, but Samsung has so far refused... Read more...
I'm going to commit the cardinal sin of journalism and bury the lede (though only a little). Why? Because I've had it up to here (picture my hand at the upper section of my forehead, with my eyebrows squinting angrily inward) with supposedly 'leaked' photos that are blurry and in low light, as if a 5-year-old was running through the house with their Fisher Price camera and hitting the shutter button along the way. Except those pics might be a little better than the leaked photo of the Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G that is making the rounds (and there's your lede, folks). The cropped photo in question is up top (click to enlarge and to see the entire snapshot), posted by XDA Developers (it originally came... Read more...
There may not be many surprises when Samsung gets around to formally introducing its next-generation smartwatch. That is because and extensive hands-on video has purportedly leaked many of the pertinent details, including what sizes the Galaxy Watch 3 will be available in, as well as what it looks like from multiple angles. To start with, according to TechTalkTV on YouTube, it will indeed be called the Galaxy Watch 3. Samsung is apparently skipping the Galaxy Watch 2 branding, presumably to emphasize that is a higher end wearable than its existing Galaxy Watch Active 2. Going with the Galaxy Watch 3 branding would also avoid any potential confusion between the two smartwatches. Shown in the video... Read more...
Samsung threw us a curveball this morning by officially announcing its oft-leaked Galaxy Z Flip 5G a few weeks early. We were expecting the smartphone to be announced on August 5th at Galaxy Unpacked, but here we are without the usual fanfare. The Galaxy Z Flip 5G doesn't change the formula too much compared to the original, but it does ditch last year’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ SoC in favor or the new flagship Snapdragon 865+ Mobile Platform. As its updated naming suggests, that means that the smartphone now includes standard 5G wireless connectivity courtesy of the Snapdragon X55 modem. Samsung also revealed that the Galaxy Z Flip 5G will be available in two new... Read more...
Samsung’s 2020 “Galaxy Unpacked” event will soon be upon us, and the word on the street is that the Galaxy Z Fold 2will be making an appearance after all, following reports that it had been delayed. Confirmation of the device’s appearance at the online event comes from Samsung itself via a leaked render. Although the image is blurry, it does confirm a few things about the device. The eye-catching copper finish that we saw on the leaked Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has also been draped over the Galaxy Z Fold 2. In addition, the rectangular rear camera pod from the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra also has seemingly made the cut. Although we can only see... Read more...
With Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event just a few weeks away, it should come as no surprise that the leaks are starting to ramp up. In today’s case, we’re getting a great look at the new Galaxy Note 20. The Galaxy Note 20 is expected to be smaller than its Galaxy Note 20 Ultra sibling. And as we can see from the render, its display is completely flat (which is a break from what we typically have seen from the Note series in recent years) with small bezels all around. We can also clearly see a cutout for the selfie camera in the center-top of the display, along with a less elaborate camera array on the back. There are three cameras housed within a module that... Read more...
A company in the United Kingdom has received an influx of cash in its patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung, which was initially filed in February of this year. Nanoco, the company behind the lawsuit and which develops and manufactures cadmium-free quantum dot technology, is essentially taking aim at Samsung's line of QLED televisions. Nanoco and Samsung have a bit of history together. According to a statement made by Nanoco chairman Christopher Richards earlier this year, the British firm "worked collaboratively with Samsung" to develop "enhanced quantum dots." "We were therefore naturally disappointed when Samsung ended the collaboration and launched its QD-based televisions without entering... Read more...
Samsung has been the recipient of some criticism over its implementation of a 120Hz refresh rate on its Galaxy S20 smartphones, or more specifically, the seemingly artificial limitations it imposes on enabling the faster setting. The company's upcoming Galaxy Note 20 might be a bit more flexible in that regard, with a rumored refresh rate option that would dynamically change the setting depending on the app that is running. Cranking the dial to 120Hz can make certain content look and feel quicker and smoother. It comes at the expense of battery life, though, and that could be why Samsung decided to block the Galaxy S20 from running at 120Hz at the highest (and native) screen resolution setting.... Read more...
Technology is always expanding, moving towards the next big thing with cold indifference to leaving an inevitable trail of obsolescence in its wake. So even though 5G connectivity has barely had a chance to get its feet wet in the consumer sector, is it any surprise that companies are already looking ahead to 6G? Not faux 6G either—Samsung published a white paper laying out its vision for 6G connectivity with data speeds of 1,000 gigabits per second. In all reality, it will still be at least a few years (maybe longer) before 5G connectivity becomes ubiquitous. It's already available in some major cities and more densely populated locations, but as it always goes with this sort of thing,... Read more...
Microsoft's Surface Duo is joining Google's Pixel 4a in the latest round of "Will they or won't they" when it comes to releases. The launches of both smartphones have been "just around the corner" for months, and it now looks as though the former has yet another delay tacked on to its formal release. This information comes from well-connected Microsoft watcher Zac Bowden, who posted what he gleaned from sources on Twitter. "MS has pushed back internal plans to launch the device later this month," wrote Bowden. "Sounds like it'll still happen sometime this summer, just later than originally planned." So, with July out of the question, it's also appearing that August is off... Read more...
Samsung this week announced that it is holding an "Unpacked" event on August 5th during which it will likely unveil the Galaxy Note 20 Series, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy Watch 3, and possible even the Galaxy Z Fold 2. One of those aforementioned devices is in leaking in full today, and that's the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. Following the leak of the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra in a "copper" finish, Jimmy is Promo has posted a video of what appears to be a preproduction version of the device. Right off the bat, we can see that the smartphone carries the Samsung internal designation SM-N986U and navigating through the user interface appears to be blazing fast (as you'd expect with a flagship Android device).... Read more...
Samsung has taken to Twitter to confirm the date for its Unpacked event that will undoubtedly bring new smartphones (and more) for fans to enjoy. The teaser event shows a copper-colored stylus with a bit of liquid dripping off the tip and splattering on a white surface. The only text reads "Power - a new form for a new norm. Unpacked on August 5, 2020." The tweet also carries the hashtag #SamsungEvent. As for what device Samsung may be teasing with the copper-color dripping off the stylus, if we had to bet we'd say it's the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra that leaked at the beginning of the month. The device that turned up in that leaked image, which can be seen above, has what appears to be the same exact... Read more...
A new rumor is going around that Samsung has a new Galaxy M series smartphone coming with a massive battery packed inside. Rumors suggest the smartphone is called the Galaxy M41 and that it will have a battery rated for 6800 mAh typical capacity. A typical capacity of 6800 mAh would indicate the raw size of the battery of around 7000 mAh. A 6800 mAh battery is massive for a smartphone and is very close to what Samsung has used inside some tablets in the past. One example is the Tab S5e from 2019, which had a 10-inch screen and a battery of 7040 mAh inside. One thing that isn't clear about the smartphone and its massive battery is what type of charging tech will be used to charge it. Typically,... Read more...
We're roughly a month away from Samsung's next big "Unpacked" event, and the electronics giant is expected to launch a number of new products including the successor to the original Galaxy Fold. A new report is suggesting that Samsung is changing up the naming convention of the new device, and will call it the Galaxy Z Fold 2. That name doesn't exactly roll off the tongue with ease, but does align the new smartphone with the Galaxy Z Flip that launched earlier this year. According to SamMobile, this shift also meshes with comments from a Samsung spokesperson during the launch of the Galaxy Z Flip. At the time, the representative indicated that the "Z" moniker was chosen because “it intuitively... Read more...
If there was any question about what Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Z Flip 5G smartphone will end up looking like, a set of leaked renders should put the matter to rest—the phone will look identical to the regular Galaxy Z Flip, just in at least one different color option. Notably, it looks like the 5G variant will come in a "Mystic Bronze" color scheme (and probably some other colors as well). Flip phones were all the rage when cellular devices were relatively new, but waned in popularity when smartphones arrived on the scene. Modern versions attempt to offer the best of both worlds—a smartphone screen and experience in a flip-phone form factor. As such, Samsung earlier this year launched... Read more...
The Galaxy Note 20 family of smartphones are just over a month away from release, but it looks as though Samsung has already leaked images of the device. In this case, the alleged Galaxy Note 20 Ultra appeared on Samsung's Russian language website wearing a rather fetching copper-toned finish. We only get a glimpse of the device from the back and from the side, but we can see what looks to be two standard camera sensors along with a periscope zoom lens at the bottom of the rear camera pod. As for the copper/bronze finish, this was already confirmed by Ice Universe in a tweet earlier this morning. The color is also used for the device's S Pen. Interestingly enough, case images... Read more...
Following the rocky launch of the Galaxy Fold, Samsung debuted the cheaper and more pocketable Galaxy Z Flip, which debuted on February 14th. Samsung is looking to quickly iterate on this design, and the follow-up Galaxy Z Flip 5G is gaining all of the necessary regulatory clearances to launch globally. Earlier this month, the Galaxy Z Flip 5G (SM-N9810) showed up in a China Compulsory Certification listing. This week, the smartphone made an appearance in the Bluetooth SIG database, with models destined for AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint wireless networks. Curiously, there is no mention of a variant for Verizon’s network. This is just speculation on our part, but it could be due to... Read more...
Rumors have been swirling about a second generation Galaxy Fold 2 device for several months now. Unless it has all been a bunch of hogwash up to this point, the Galaxy Fold 2 will sport a bigger display than the first generation model. Hopefully it will arrive without the design hiccups as well, but either way, it is looking like the handset will bring a massive 7.7-inch screen to the table. For reference, the first (current) generation Galaxy Fold features a 4.6-inch display with a 1680x720 resolution when folded, and a 7.3.-inch screen with a 2152x1536 resolution when opened up. It also touts a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processors, 12GB of RAM, 512GB of onboard storage, and either a 4,380 mAh... Read more...
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