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Smartphone makers seem intent on finding out exactly how much money they can get away with charging for their flagship phones, with several models now topping the $1,000 mark. Traditionally, wireless carriers would let customers spread the cost over a period of 12 or 24 months. T-Mobile is taking things a step further, however, with a with new 36-month installment plan. Being able to break up payments for a pricey smartphone over the course of three years can translate into a lower monthly phone bill. Buyers obviously aren't saving anything in the long run—a $1,000 smartphone is still $1,000,... Read more...
Samsung on Thursday announced the Galaxy Book 2, a new always on and "Always Connected" PC (ACPC) built for all-day productivity. It's powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 850 mobile platform, which Qualcomm purpose-built for these kinds of devices with a claimed 30 percent performance uplift compared to previous generation ACPCs powered by the Snapdragon 835 SoC. The Galaxy Book 2 is one of a relatively new breed of 2-in-1 devices wielding ARM hardware underneath hood and running Windows 10 S. There's an obvious raw performance trade off versus building a 2-in-1 around a burlier x86 chip, but these... Read more...
While Intel has been having problems with mass production of its 10nm product lines, other tech giants like AMD and Samsung are well along in their 7nm endeavors. AMD is currently sampling 7nm EPYC processors, and we're learning today that Samsung has now started mass production of chips using its 7nm LPP EUV process. LPP and EUV stand for Low Power Plus and extreme ultraviolet lithography technology, respectively. Samsung's 7nm LPP EUV process won't just be used for its own processors (a la the Exynos 9820), but also wide range of customers that rely on its fabs. Samsung says that... Read more...
There are lots of wearable devices out there right now, and two of the most popular are the new Apple Watch Series 4 and the Galaxy Watch from Samsung. Right now, the Apple watch is $399 for the least expensive version packing GPS only. However, a killer sale is going on right now for the Galaxy Watch that makes the 42mm Bluetooth version $100 cheaper than the Apple Watch. Right now, you can get the Bluetooth Galaxy Watch with a 42mm face for $299 via Amazon and Walmart.com. If you buy the wearable via Amazon and are a Prime member, you also get free Prime shipping on the black or rose gold version.... Read more...
No Wi-Fi, no problem. Back in June, Samsung rolled out its second-generation Chromebook Plus V2, which is a premium 2-in-1 convertible running Google's Chrome OS. Today, Samsung is expanding the family with the inclusion of a new LTE option, which gives you on-the-go connectivity when a Wi-Fi hotspot isn’t available nearby. The new model is simply called the Chromebook Plus V2 (LTE), and makes use of an unspecified Intel LTE modem. No other specs change with the addition of LTE, but the price of entry does increase from $499 to $599. That means that you'll still get a 12.2-inch Full... Read more...
We know that Samsung intends to unveil its folding Galaxy smartphone before the end of the year, but other than the fact that it has a flexible display, we don't actually know much else about it. Even its name is an unknown at this point, with various sources calling it either the Galaxy F or the Galaxy X. While launching the mid-range, quad-camera Galaxy A9 today, Samsung mobile chief DJ Koh gave a few hints as to what we can expect from the device. For starters, it will be available globally, so it won't be an exclusive to Samsung's home market of South Korea. Instead, Samsung... Read more...
This past Tuesday, Google trotted out a new round of Pixel phones, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. The latter of those two sports what is becoming a familiar notch at the top of the display, making it a target for criticism and, in the case of Samsung, some playful snark. Yes, Samsung is sometimes like those Muppets who sit in the balcony (Statler and Waldorf) and relentless heckle whoever happens to be in the spotlight. Right now it's Google that is in the spotlight, with its Pixel 3 starting at $799 and Pixel 3 XL starting at $899. Those are premium price tags for sure, but are they worth the money?... Read more...
Phones with dual camera arrangements are increasingly common, and even having three rear cameras is no longer uncharted territory—Samsung offers one in the Galaxy A7. Kicking things up a notch, Samsung's new Galaxy A9 is the first smartphone in the world to launch with four rear cameras, underscoring the emphasis on taking photos above all else. The Galaxy A9 is not a flagship phone, though it's no slouch either. It wields a 6.3-inch Full HD+ (2220x1080) Super AMOLED display powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, which is an octa-core part with four high power cores clocked at 2.2GHz... Read more...
Samsung is scheduled to unveil its next-generation Galaxy A9 family of smartphones tomorrow, and one of the headlining features of the device will be its quad-camera setup on the back. While dual cameras have become commonplace in smartphones these days -- even in the mid-range market -- some manufacturers like Huawei and LG are creeping into triple-camera territory. Now, with Samsung bringing on quad cameras, it's all-out war in the arena of smartphone optics. Evan Blass has spoiled a bit of Samsung's surprise ahead of the event, showing off a single image of the rear of the Galaxy... Read more...
Just over a week ago, Amazon was running a pretty enticing deal on the Galaxy Note 9 where it discounted the 128GB model by $70 and included the Gear IconX Bluetooth earbuds and a Samsung Qi wireless charger for free. Today, Amazon is offering an even sweeter deal on the 512GB version of the Galaxy Note 9. The range-topping version of the Galaxy Note 9 typically sells for $1,249, and that's no different today with the Amazon's current promotion. However, the company is throwing in a free Galaxy S3 Frontier smartwatch with the deal. Sure, it's not the fancy new Galaxy Watch (which we... Read more...
Samsung's latest flagship Android smartphones include the Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, and the Galaxy Note 9, however, sales volume for the former two devices hasn't exactly been impressive. In July Samsung reported softer profits with the finger pointed directly at lower than expected sales of its flagship devices. Samsung has now stepped up to the plate and is doubling its Galaxy Note 9, S9, and S9+ trade-in offer on eligible smartphones. Samsung's double trade-in value deal runs from October 5, 2018, through November 3, 2018, and is valid at Best Buy, AT&T, Samsung.com, and other retailers.... Read more...
Samsung is plowing through any pessimism that might exist among financial analysts, and heading towards record quarterly profits, according to the South Korean electronic maker's third quarter guidance. While the official numbers are still be tallied, Samsung expects to report an operating profit of 17.5 trillion Korean won (around $15.5 billion) from 65 trillion won (~$57.5 billion) in sales revenue. Assuming those figures hold true, Samsung's profit will be around 20 percent higher than it was in the same quarter a year ago, and around 18 percent higher than the previous quarter. The numbers... Read more...
You've gotta pay to play, and that is readily apparent with Samsung's top shelf 85-inch QLED 8K TV. Samsung announced the Q900R Series last month, and it is available in 65-, 75-, 82-, and 85-inch sizes. Today, pricing has been released for the largest model, and it comes in at a staggering $15,000. One of the headlining features of the Q900R Series is support for the 8K resolution, although such content will be incredibly hard to find. It's highly likely that we won't see 8K content arrive for mainstream markets for many years to come, but Samsung obviously feels that it's worth getting the hardware... Read more...
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 hasn't been on the market for very long, but Amazon is already discounting the flagship smartphone for those that want an unlocked device and don't want to deal with carrier financing or contracts. The 128GB Galaxy Note 9 has a regular MSRP of $999, but Amazon is currently selling the device for $929 (in either Ocean Blue or Lavender Purple). $70 off a device that costs $1,000 might not seem like much (it barely covers tax for many people), but any discount is much appreciated given how expensive flagship smartphones from companies like... Read more...
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