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The year is 2020 and flip phones are back. Are these new smartphones practical for everyday users or are they a novelty piece? iFixit recently disassembled a new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and concluded that the device will be very difficult and costly to repair. The iFixt experts first noted that the Galaxy Z Flip’s specs are more impressive than its competitor, the Motorola Razr. The Flip features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ SoC, 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB of internal storage, and a 3300 mAh battery power in two cells. In comparison, the Razr includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC, 6GB memory, 128GB of storage, and a 2,510 mAh battery. The Galaxy Z Flip is also a little over one hundred dollars cheaper... Read more...
When Google launched its Stadia game streaming service, support on Android devices was incredibly limited. Somewhat predictably, the service was initially limited to Google's first-party Pixel smartphones -- devices that it has full control over with respect to both hardware and software. Now, Google is ready to expand support to a wide range of third-party Android phones from popular brands like Samsung, Razer and ASUS (but mostly Samsung). Here's the list of additional devices that will support Stadia starting on February 20th: Samsung Galaxy S8 Samsung Galaxy S8+ Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Samsung Galaxy Note8 Samsung Galaxy S9 Samsung Galaxy S9+ Samsung Galaxy Note9 Samsung Galaxy... Read more...
One of the key selling points of Samsung's recently announced Galaxy S20 family is the 120Hz refresh rate display. It's found on all three models, including the Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy S20+, and the regular Galaxy S20. Interestingly, the high refresh rate is not enabled by default, and there are certain situations that will force a 60Hz refresh rate, even with 120Hz is selected. All three phones use the same type of display, the only difference being the physical size (and how that impacts the pixels per inch count). Here's a quick breakdown... Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra: 6.9-inch Infinity-O, 3200x1440, 511ppi, HDR10+, up to 120Hz Samsung Galaxy S20+: 6.7-inch Infinity-O, 3200x1440, 525ppi, HDR10+,... Read more...
Samsung’s original Galaxy Fold did a belly flop prior to its initial release in 2019 due to its under-engineered display and hinge mechanism. Samsung delayed the official launch and went back to rework both the display and the hinge, and finally released the revised version in late September 2019.  While Samsung is currently grabbing headlines with its sleek Galaxy Z Flip, a true successor to the Galaxy Fold is reportedly in the works. It’s allegedly being developed under the codename “Champ” and will be called the Galaxy Fold 2. According to Mac Weinbach of XDA-Developers, the Galaxy Fold 2 is expected to ditch the awkward notch on the current folding... Read more...
Jerry Rig Everything (JRE) has long been taking smartphones and putting them through rigorous to see how durable they are. One of the most annoying things for many smartphone users is a screen that scratches easily. After Samsung touted how durable its thin and flexible glass was, being able to withstand 200,000 folds, JRE decided to put the device to the test for screen durability. However, the test didn't go so well. One thing noted before the durability test starts is that the flexible glass over the camera lens has a divot in it and that you can see a crease in the glass over the hinge area when the device is unfolded. JRE also promises to test the hinge for durability later, noting that... Read more...
Samsung and Microsoft have been expanding their partnership together over the last few years, and the two companies now appear ready to tackle gaming. Samsung and Microsoft recently announced at Samsung Unpacked that they will be working more closely together on gaming streaming services and game availability. Samsung and Microsoft’s first step will be to offer Forza Street in the Galaxy Store. Forza Street is a racing game that was released for PC and Xbox last April. This will be the first time that the game will be available on a mobile device. It is possible that other Microsoft games will be available on mobile exclusively through the Galaxy Store. The two companies have provided less... Read more...
While Samsung let the cat out of the bag Sunday night during the Oscars, today is the “official” big reveal for its Galaxy Z Flip folding smartphone. The Galaxy Z Flip is Samsung’s next-generation folding smartphone, and takes on a completely new form-factor. The Galaxy Fold resembled a thick smartphone when closed (complete with a 4.6-inch cover display), it opened up to provide a small, tablet-like 7.3-inch display area. The Galaxy Z Flip is completely different, as it resembles a tall smartphone (22:9 aspect ratio) when open, and halves its size when closed to make it more pocketable. In practice, the Galaxy Z Flip is more akin to the recently launched Motorola... Read more...
After months of speculation, leaks, and teases, Samsung is finally ready to get official with its next-generation family of flagship "Galaxy S" smartphones - and indeed they look pretty sweet. As predicted, the entire Samsung Galaxy S20 lineup is 5G-enabled from top to bottom, and consists of three new devices: the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra. When it comes to design, unlike last year's models, all three members of the family look similar from the front and the back -- although they obviously differ in size and you can tell the Ultra's camera is something special. In general, the Galaxy S20 series is comprised of a minimalistic design, and one that is very clear evolution... Read more...
While the Galaxy S20 family is no doubt the star of Samsung's Unpacked event, we can't forget an update to one of the company's most popular accessories. Last year, Samsung launched the Galaxy Buds alongside the Galaxy S10 family. The Galaxy Buds are wireless earphones that easily pair with your Samsung device, can be charged in their carrying case, and can even be recharged via a Galaxy S10/Galaxy S20 using the Wireless PowerShare feature. This year, Samsung has announced the Galaxy Buds+, which looks to improve on its predecessor in several key areas. Battery life is now rated at 11 hours, or a total of 22 hours if you take into account a fully topped off charging case. The battery... Read more...
You have to love it when a retailer jumps the gun on an unreleased product. Such is the case with Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Buds+ wireless earphones. A retailer in Europe sold and shipped a set to a customer who also happens to be a technology journalist, who promptly uploaded an 11-minute unboxing video. It's not clear which retailer in Europe sold and shipped the Galaxy Buds+ prematurely. Regardless, this is not an obscure leak. In the video, we get several clear looks at the retail packaging, and of course the wireless earbuds themselves, along with the included charging case. Have a watch on your coffee break (this being a work day and all)... The above unboxing comes courtesy of Rland Quandt... Read more...
The Oscars took place last night, and during the broadcast, Samsung ran an ad for its yet unannounced Galaxy Z Flip smartphone. Nowhere in the ad does Samsung mention the name of the smartphone, but it does note that the device will be unveiled at its Unpacked event on February 11, which is tomorrow. The Samsung commercial highlights the folding clamshell design of the smartphone. The commercial gives up no details on the smartphone and only shows it opening and closing. It does show an interesting shot of how calls can be answered or declined on the small display on the front of the smartphone. The commercial can be seen in the tweet embedded below. That Samsung ad. pic.twitter.com/rt7ntg68Oe... Read more...
The first smartphones using Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 865 SoC will be arriving on the market very shortly. And while many people will be looking forward to the Snapdragon 865 with respect to performance and its accompanying Snapdragon X55 5G modem, it will also usher in the era of 8K video recording for Android smartphones. Qualcomm today is showing us what the Spectra 480 image signal processor (ISP) within the Snapdragon 865 can do. Using a prototype Snapdragon 865 smartphone along with a Sony IMX586 image sensor, Qualcomm was able to capture the footage seen below at 8K, which translates into roughly 33 megapixels per frame. The footage that you see was captured back in November... Read more...
The name "Flashbolt" sounds like it could be a comic book superhero, or a spell you cast when running up against some ruffians in a role playing game. Neither of those things are what Samsung had in mind when launching Flashbolt, which is actually its third-generation high bandwidth memory 2E (HBM2E) designed for high performance computing (HPC) applications. Samsung's unveiling comes hot on the heels of JEDEC publishing an updated revision of the HBM2 standard called JESD235C. The updated standard pushes speeds to 3.2Gbps per pin, paving the way for 410GB/s of memory bandwidth per stack. And so it goes with Samsung's new Flashbolt solution, which adheres to those specs. "With the introduction... Read more...
Our first real look at Samsung’s coming Galaxy Z Flip has surfaced in the form of a leaked hands-on video posted to Twitter. The video shows the smartphone in someone's hand as it opened and closes. It looks very thick when folded in half and will certainly make for a significant bulge in a pocket. When folded, the hinge has the same thin gap as the rest of the body. When open, the smartphone appears to be the same thickness as other smartphones on the market today. The device in the video is a shiny pink/purple color, and on the front of it is a small display that shows the time and date. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip - First Hands On Video pic.twitter.com/4b8Uzt5kRB — Ben Geskin (@BenGeskin)... Read more...
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