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Samsung, don't give in!! We've seen a number of manufacturers embrace the "display notch" when it comes to the 2018 refresh of flagship smartphones. Up until this point, Samsung has stayed the course, delivering the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+with traditional Infinity Displays. However, a newly uncovered design patent shows that Samsung could be pulled to the Dark Side with future Galaxy smartphones. The images in the design patent show a device with minimal display bezels and a notched display at the top that houses the selfie camera, speaker and various other sensors. Out back, we... Read more...
If you're looking for a swanky new accessory to increase the productivity of your new Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+, Samsung has announced that its DeX Pad will ship next month (May 13th). The DeX Pad in effect turns your relatively small Galaxy S9 into a near-desktop class computing machine. You will of course need to attach a monitor, keyboard and mouse to the DeX Pad to access the desktop mode, which still runs the Android interface. However, with the added real estate of a desktop monitor, you can enjoy big-screen gaming, movies and multitasking that you would otherwise need a PC to... Read more...
Samsung Electronics has announced its estimates for Q1 operating profit, which jumped 56% to a record high. Analysts believe that the increased profit estimates have to do with high demand for DRAM memory chips. That record demand for memory could be an offset to the glut of inventory Samsung has on the display side. Samsung allegedly is scrambling to find buyers for the OLED screens it made for Apple after the company reportedly reduced orders due to slow sales of the iPhone X. Samsung has stated that its preliminary earnings reports for the quarter spanning January-March 2018 had operating income... Read more...
Earlier this week saw the release of new Notebook 3 and Notebook 5 mainstream notebooks from Samsung, both of which feature Intel's 8th generation Core processors. Now the company is offering up something a bit more interesting in the form of the Notebook Odyssey Z, which is a gaming laptop also powered by Intel's new Coffee Lake processors. The focal point of the Odyssey Z, of course, is its 15.6-inch display. In this case, the IPS panel has a Full HD resolution (1920x1080), which is powered by an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU with Max-P. No, that's not a typo, Samsung is calling this version of... Read more...
April Fools is a day that is typically filled with fake news in the technology sector, with companies engaging their funny bones with a barrage of prank press releases. So, you do not often see major tech firms announce products on the annual day of jest. Be that as it may, Samsung on Sunday announced its Notebook 5 and Notebook 3 machines, a pair of real-life laptops that aim to deliver "the perfect balance of style, comfort, and performance for casual gamers and general users." Both notebooks are thin and light, with a "zero-screw contemporary finish" for an overall sleek looking design. Interestingly,... Read more...
Updated 3/31/2018: T-Mobile has confirmed that its Galaxy Note8 Android Oreo update will be distributed to customer starting April 1st... and no, it's not a joke. If you are a Galaxy Note 8 owner in the United States, we've got some exciting news for you. The Android 8.0 Oreo update is finally rolling out to owners, with those on AT&T and Verizon being the first recipients of the yummy, crunchy treat. Earlier this week, Samsung said that the update would be rolling out within 2 to 3 weeks, so it looks as though AT&T and Verizon decided to jump the gun (not that we're complaining). It remains... Read more...
Samsung already refreshed its flagship smartphone family with the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, so what's next for the South Korean handset maker is to focus on its phablet, the Galaxy Note. Don't worry, that is getting a refresh for 2018 as well, presumably very soon. We are starting to see leaked information appear in regards to the Galaxy Note 9, including some preliminary benchmark figures. Those benchmarks appear on Geekbench, a popular destination for such things. The database entry points to a "Samsung SM-N960U," which is almost definitely the Galaxy Note 9—the previous model (Galaxy Note... Read more...
We have probably said it a million times by now, but Samsung's Super AMOLED displays are some of the best looking panels on mobile, bar none. The same is true of the company's newest flagship phones, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, though unfortunately the experience is being marred for some due to an unknown issue that is causing the parts of the touchscreen to be unresponsive. "Does anyone else have issues with the Galaxy S9 touchscreen? I've got a few dead spots on the bottom half of my screen. Getting a replacement phone shipped but do wonder if it is bad luck or a more common issue with the... Read more...
Samsung has announced that it has launched the Galaxy Tab Active 2 in the U.S. The tablet is ruggedized, making it suitable for people who are hard on electronics or business users who frequently work outdoors. The tablet is designed to function in extreme conditions and offers an integrated LTE modem for connectivity on-the-go. The tablet can be used to access job-specific tasks and software with support for software for asset management or factory automation. "As digital transformation of business accelerates, mobile workers across industries require a device that is purpose-built to fit their... Read more...
If you weren't among those that preordered Samsung's new Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ earlier this month, you can now walk into a brick and mortar retail store or wireless carrier to purchase the smartphones. Today is the official launch day and as we showed you in our review, the Galaxy S9+ is a fantastic flagship Android smartphone. While the Galaxy S9 is impressive in its own right, it's the Galaxy S9+ that will garner much of the attention (and will be Android smartphone to beat) for the next year. It features a 6.2-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display along with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 processor... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks podcast, Marco and Dave discuss some KILLER fast new SSDs from Intel, Samsung's great new Galaxy S9/S9+ and camera performance versus the potent Google Pixel 2 XL, very FISHY AMD chip flaw allegations, a tiny Mini PC from MINIX, Trump going nuclear on Broadcom over its proposed Qualcomm takeover and more... Proudly Streaming Over Logitech's C922 Pro Stream Webcam Show Notes: 03:56 - Intel Optane SSD 800P Review: A Speedy M.2 Solid State Drive With 3D XPoint For The Masses 13:02 - Intel SSD DC P4510 NVMe PCIe Review 19:45 - Samsung Galaxy... Read more...
Nobody is perfect, and sometimes accidents happen. This is especially true with smartphones, which are seemingly held in front of our faces 24-7-365. With that constant usage comes a continual threat of doing some serious damage to your smartphone from dropping or it to encountering some other day-ruining calamity. Samsung is looking to come to the rescue for Galaxy smartphone owners in need of assistance by offering same-day repair service in the United States. To pull this off, Samsung is partnering with over 300 uBreakiFix locations across the U.S. that are Samsung Care authorized (there will... Read more...
Mobile device makers have made a concerted effort to improve camera performance on each new generation of smartphone. While there is still a gap between a handset and a Digital SLR (DSLR), today's phones are capable of taking excellent photos. It's become a point of focus, and with the advances in imaging, like Bokeh effects, armchair photographers can snap some truly remarkable looking shots. Two recent flagships, Samsung's Galaxy S9+ and Google's Pixel 2 XL, both have been praised for their photo taking capabilities. Is one appreciably better than the other? The only way to find out is through... Read more...
As we discovered last week, Samsung's Galaxy S9+ is the new Android smartphone to beat in the flagship sector. It looks great, has a crisp screen, is fast, and has a camera capable of capturing some awesome slo-mo video.  Like clockwork, the folks over at iFixit have torn into the S9+ and revealed all we need to know about its repairability factor. On a scale of 1 - 10, with 10 being the "easiest to repair", the S9+ scores a lowly 4/10. That's because accessing the battery is needlessly difficult, and removing either the display or glass back can easily result in breakage. Credit: iFixit... Read more...
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