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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...
The supposed leaks related to Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 9 handset are piling up. Whether they are actual leaks or part of a controlled campaign by Samsung to drum up excitement and generate buzz is up for debate. Either way, several of them point to the Galaxy Note 9 having an S Pen with Bluetooth support, including a 'leaked' poster. Assuming the poster is legitimate, this is the first official shot of the Galaxy Note 9 from top to bottom, though only from the backside, and at angle. The Bluetooth-enabled S Pen rests on top and is shown in its entirety. As depicted, the S Pen in this latest... Read more...
Usually when Samsung releases a new flagship phone, most of the attention is focused on the raw performance upgrades and camera improvements. When the Galaxy Note 9 arrives, however, expect a fair amount of hype on the S Pen. Samsung teased as much when it sent out a closeup shot of the upcoming S Pen in a recent press invite, and now it's rumored the S Pen will introduce a brand new functionality. Prominent tipster Ice Universe indicated on Twitter that the Galaxy Note 9's S Pen will feature Bluetooth support, thus enabling it to do things unrelated to the pen, such as using it to control music.... Read more...
The wait is finally over; the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is finally here. Unfortunately for Samsung, nearly every detail about its latest flagship smartphone was leaked in the months leading up to today, but there is still plenty let to talk about with regards to this stellar new smartphone. We now have confirmation of all of the Galaxy Note 8’s specs, which are quite stout for a flagship Android device. As you may have already read, the Galaxy Note 8 features a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display with a WQHD+ resolution (2960×1440). For comparison, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ feature displays... Read more...
If you insert the Galaxy Note 5's S Pen into the device the wrong way -- blunt end first -- not only is it likely to get permanently wedged into the device, it can also break the handset's ability to detect when the S Pen is in or out. Some users found that out the unfortunate way, so Samsung is now including a warning sticker on new handsets. An unboxing video of the Galaxy Note 5 Gold Platinum for use on T-Mobile's network shows the new warning label. It instructs users to "Be sure to insert your S Pen with the nib pointed inward. Inserting the S Pen the wrong way can cause it to become stuck... Read more...
Earlier this morning, we brought you news that Samsung’s brand new Galaxy Note 5 can be easily damaged by the simple action of inserting the S Pen (stylus) in backwards. In previous iterations of Galaxy Note series (including the Galaxy Note Edge), it was not possible to insert the stylus into the device backwards. However, the design of the Galaxy Note 5’s S Pen allows it to easily be inserted “blunt end” first, which causes it to become stuck. Once this happens, one of two things is bound to happen: 1) the S Pen will become permanently wedged into the device or 2) if you do manage to retrieve... Read more...
Samsung may have goofed up when designing its Galaxy Note 5, depending on your perspective. How so? If you accidentally insert the S Pen backwards into the Galaxy Note 5, you could permanently damage your handset. And unlike previous Galaxy Note devices, there's no mechanism in place to prevent you from pushing a backwards oriented S Pen into place.The folks at Android Police decided to test the design flaw with a review sample by inserting their S Pen the wrong way. What they confirmed is that once the S Pen is far enough into the slot, it gets stuck -- in their case, permanently so. It's not... Read more...
Samsung has a goal of selling 10 million Galaxy Note devices by the end of this year. It's only March, and the manufacturer is already half way to reaching that goal. Near the end of February, Samsung confirmed that it had sold more than 2 million Galaxy Notes worldwide. Just one month later, Samsung claims sales have reached 5 million units. When we reviewed the Samsung Galaxy Note, we found a lot of features that we really liked about the device. The biggest drawback to us was the fact that its large size made us feel awkward holding it to our ear like a phone. The pen technology and added features... Read more...
Given the success of Conroe and Kentsfield, there has been a lot of speculation as to what Penryn will be bringing to the table. Is it simply a 45nm version of the Conroe/Kentsfield with a few new features thrown in to make it look more attractive, or is this a serious upgrade? If you were thinking it was anything but a serious upgrade, then perhaps a quick look at some of the features and how they'll help Intel fight AMD's upcoming Barcelona might change your mind. As always, until Intel officially releases the Penryn family of CPUs treat this as nothing more than interesting... Read more...
Intel has accelerated the launch date of its “Penryn” 45nm quad-core chips to Q4 of 2007. Such a move would allow for head-to-head competition between Intel’s Penryn and AMD’s K10 Phenom processors. “According to documents seen by X-bit labs, Intel will release its new ‘Intel Core Extreme’ processor with four processing engines made using 45nm process technology in Q4 2007. The document states that ‘launch of the Intel Core Extreme processor pulls into Q4’07,’ emphasizing that the actual brand-name of the product is not yet determined. What is highly likely is that the top-of-the range extreme... Read more...
There's an interesting article posted over at MadShrimps this morning. The crew took a couple of Intel Mobile processors -- the Core Duo and Pentium M -- and tested them "shoot-out" style in a desktop platform.  If you're not familiar with Intel's mobile processors, you're going to be surprised by their performance. "The Pentium Mobile line of processors have become quite popular with hardware enthusiasts as they offer a better performance per Mhz than their desktop companions. We compare Intel's Core Duo... Read more...
The HardwareZone has taken a look at Intel's current flagship Pentium Extreme Edition 955 and 965 processors. We evaluated both of these CPUs a while back as well.  You can see our take on the 955 here, and the 965 here. "Succeeding their lackluster predecessors, the new Pentium XE processors based on the Presler core sport some serious specs. With clock speeds of up to 3.73GHz, loaded with 4MB of L2 cache and taking advantage of a 1066MHz FSB, they seem to instill fear into AMD's A64 FX series; but are they that extreme?"... Read more...
Our friends at the TechReport have just posted and article that pits Intel's Pentium M 760 up against AMD's Turion 64 ML-44.  These two mobile CPUs represent the best single-core technology available from AMD and Intel for the mobile space.  Core Duo is here and dual-core Turions are on the Horizon, but if you want to know which processor reigns supreme in the current landscape, Scott's bound to give you his opinion. "ALTHOUGH INTEL HAS BEEN STRUGGLING on the desktop front of late, things on the mobile side have been going just fine,... Read more...
Good evening folks.  We've got some news from ECS just now that we thought may be of interest to many of you. The company has added support for Intel's Pentium M processors to the PF88 though the use os a new SIMA card. Check it... ECS Adds Intel Pentium M Support with the Launch of I9S SIMA Card -- Expanding platform flexibility of PF88 Extreme Hybrid motherboard, the new SIMA card bridges support between Intel mobile processors and Intel desktop processors -- Fremont, CA (October 26, 2005) – Elitegroup Computer Systems, Inc., world's leading computer hardware and notebook manufacturer,... Read more...
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