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Eventually we will all be enjoying faster wireless performance thanks to the advent of 5G. There are pockets around the United States where it is already available, but for the most, it is a waiting game for consumers—5G requires compatible networks and hardware. On the latter side, Samsung today announced the Exynos Modem 5100, the industry's first 5G modem that is fully compatible with 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) Release 15, which is the most up-to-date standard specification for 5G New Radio (5G-NR). The 3GPP Technical Specifications Group only recently completed the full... Read more...
U.S.-based wireless carriers are expected to start lighting up their first 5G wireless networks in late 2018 through early 2019, and enthusiasts that like to be on the bleeding edge are no doubt looking forward to the arrival of 5G smartphones. However, if you were expecting for Samsung's next Galaxy S iteration to have 5G, you're probably going to be disappointed by some new comments from a top company executive. At the Galaxy Note 9 unveil last week, Samsung Mobile President DJ Koh confirmed that the Galaxy S10 will not have integrated 5G wireless capabilities. According to Koh, there will be... Read more...
Samsung is upgrading its SmartThings family with the addition of some newly upgraded products. Samsung has been working to bolster its smart home credentials ever since its purchased the SmartThings home automation platform four years ago, and today we're seeing the release of the all-new SmartThings WiFi mesh network system. As its name implies, this is a wireless router that leverages mesh technology to blanket a home or office with high-speed internet coverage. This isn't Samsung's first mesh WiFi router, as it currently sells the Connect Home Mesh WiFi system. However, the new SmartThings WiFi... Read more...
Yesterday, Samsung officially launched the Galaxy Note 9, which is its latest and greatest smartphone. Naturally, everyone is wanting to compare the Galaxy Note 9 to the iPhone X, which has been out for nearly a year at this point. Now, Samsung is looking to take some additional shots at the iPhone X with a fresh round of "Ingenious" ads. The new ads, “Pen” and “Power”, highlight two of the headliner features of the Galaxy Note 9. The first commercial dubbed “Pen” talks up the Galaxy Note 9’s powerful Bluetooth-enabled S Pen. A customer talks with... Read more...
Samsung is ending the work week with a bang. Yesterday the company launched its much-anticipated Galaxy Note 9 handset, and today it is opening up preorders for the device. Pricing starts at $999.99 so it is not for the faint of wallet or purse, however there are buy one, get one (BOGO) offers available at Best Buy to significantly soften the blow. Before we get to more pricing details, let's quickly recap the specs. The Galaxy Note 9 wields a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with a 2960x1440 resolution (18.5:9 aspect ratio), 83.4 percent screen-to-body ratio, and HDR support, and Gorilla Glass 5... Read more...
After months and months of leaks, we’ve finally had a chance to lay our hands on the Galaxy Note 9, Samsung’s latest Android 8.1 Oreo smartphone. Given that nearly all of the Galaxy Note 9’s specs have been leaked ahead of today’s official reveal, you’re likely already familiar with what the smartphone has to offer. However, we’ll give you a quick rundown of what makes the smartphone special. Starting things off, there’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC running the show in this beastly device. Samsung has kicked things up a notch on the storage front, doubling... Read more...
Samsung is set to launch its Galaxy Note 9 this morning in New York, and luckily for you, the company is livestreaming the event for all to see. The event starts at 11am EST and you can view livestream below. We’ve seen plenty of leaks, with some of them even coming directly from Samsung. At this point, it’s pretty much a given that the smartphone will be available in the United States with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and up to 512GB of internal storage. Other rumored specs include a 4,000 mAh battery with fast charging and wireless charging support, and a versatile Bluetooth-equipped... Read more...
Samsung is betting big on artificial intelligence and 5G technologies to drive future growth (among a few other technology segments). Exactly how big are we walking? Well, the South Korean electronic giant announced plans to invest 25 trillion South Korean won (around $22.3 billion in US currency) over the next three years in AI, 5G, automotive component, and biopharmaceutical technologies. The company said it "expects innovations powered by AI technology will drive the industry’s transformation, while the next-generation 5G telecommunications technology will create new opportunities in autonomous... Read more...
Samsung is once again showing itself to be among the leaders in NAND storage technology by today announcing that it has started production of 4-bit QLC (quad-level cell) SATA SSDs. The new QLC SSDs leverage 64-layer 1Tb V-NAND that retains the performance levels afforded by current 3-bit SSD offerings. This QLC V-NAND will initially be used in mainstream consumer applications, which means that we're looking at SSDs with a SATA interface. Sequential read and write speeds are pegged at 540MB/sec and 520MB/sec respectively, and the SSDs will be available in a 2.5-inch form-factor for desktops and... Read more...
We have seen numerous leaks of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 9, though the bulk have been from outside sources, not from with the South Korean handset maker itself. Not this time. The company 'accidentally' posted a intro video of the unreleased handset, and in the process it confirmed a few details about the device. Now who really knows if it actually was an accident or a planned leak to generate some buzz. Companies like Samsung know how to leverage social media the and the press at large, and are believed to feed prominent leakers inside information at strategic points during a product's development.... Read more...
Earlier this month, Samsung issued guidance for Q2 2018, indicating that revenue and profit would be down compared to the previous quarter and that profit would be up slightly for the quarter, year-over-year. Samsung blamed this guidance on soft sales of its premier Galaxy S9 family. Today, the company released its official results for Q2, and they're right in line with the earlier guidance. Consolidated revenue for the quarter came in at KRW 58.48 trillion ($52.3 billion), which represented a 4 percent drop compared to the same period last year. However, operating profit rose by 6 percent... Read more...
Gamers around the world have been enjoying Fortnite's Battle Royale for the past year, and have in turn filled developer Epic Games' coffers with over a billion dollars in revenue. Fortnite is available to play on PC, macOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and iOS. Up until this point, the world's most dominate mobile operating system -- Android -- has been left out of the fun. That will change this summer when Fortnite finally lands for Android. However, we're learning that the initial release of Fortnite for Android might be exclusively tied to a single device. 9to5Google is... Read more...
Samsung Display recently developed an "unbreakable" screen for smartphones and it has now been certified by UL (Underwriters Laboratories), an official testing company for OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the US Department of Labor. Outside of smartphones, Samsung says its flexible display will find residence in other electronic devices, such as display consoles for automobiles, portable game consoles, tablets, and mobile military devices. Unlike traditional smartphone displays, Samsung's creation ditches the glass casing and uses plastic to cover the organic light emitting... Read more...
Samsung is reportedly wrapping up development of an all-new in-house GPU design, which has reportedly been dubbed SGPU. SGPU is a brand-new GPU design that potentially will be able to scale from devices like smartphones to applications in the supercomputing realm. Dr. Chien-Ping Lu, known as CP, has been brought in by Samsung to help put the finishing touches on the product and to ensure that it has a successful launch. CP is a known quantity in the tech space, having been involved with the development of NVIDIA's ahead-of-its-time nForce IGP along with his subsequent work at MediaTek. According... Read more...
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