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Samsung has done very well historically with DisplayMate ratings, with the Galaxy S8 receiving its highest ever rating at the time it launched. Earlier this year, the Galaxy S9 was crowned the best smartphone display in the world. DisplayMate's test report for the Galaxy Note 9 shows that the smartphone's display performance has reached record-setting "Outstanding" levels and set many new Display Performance Records. One of those records was for Absolute Color Accuracy scoring a "very impressive" 0.5 JNCD making it "Visually Indistinguishable From Perfect." DisplayMate wrote in the test... 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...
Fortnite fans on Android weren't happy when word surfaced that the game would be an exclusive title for Samsung on the newly unveiled Galaxy Note 9 and other newer Galaxy devices via Galaxy Apps. Fortnite is a huge deal with massive numbers of players battling it out and has turned over a billion dollars in revenue for a game that costs nothing to download. The good news for Android Fortnite fans with no intention of buying a new Samsung device was that Fortnite exclusivity was promised to be short-lived. Samsung's exclusive deal wore off over the weekend and that means that Android gamers on other... Read more...
If there's one bit of messaging we keyed on, with respect to Samsung's recently announced Galaxy Note 9 flagship and its high-level feature set, it was the promise of a robust thermal solution that would maintain performance over time and under pressure. Samsung claims the new Galaxy Note 9 employs a "water-carbon cooling" system, with a heat spreader for its Snapdragon 845 SoC and associated circuitry, that's three times larger than the previous generation Galaxy Note. So we figured we'd like to put that to the test. Meanwhile, we've also been spending quality time in the test lab with none other... Read more...
The biggest buzz in the tech world this week was Samsung's official unveiling of the Galaxy Note 9 smartphone that had been oft-leaked and much talked about for weeks now. The Galaxy Note 9 was unveiled at the Samsung Unpacked event back on Thursday. The main specs for the smartphone (our live hands-on) include 8GB of RAM, Snapdragon 845 SoC, up to 512GB of storage, S Pen, and a big 6.4-inch screen. Preorders opened on Friday and Samsung is already running commercials for the Note 9 poking fun at Apple's iPhone X. Preorders may have only started yesterday, but the folks at the Russian... 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...
The Galaxy Note 9 isn’t the only new device that Samsung launched today at its Galaxy Unpacked event; it also pulled the wraps off the new Galaxy Watch and the Galaxy Home. First out of the gate is the Galaxy Watch, which sheds the “Gear” branding and more closely aligns with the flagship Galaxy smartphones. As with previous Samsung smartwatches, it features a 1.3-inch circular AMOLED touch display (360x360) and is covered in Gorilla DX+ glass. The Galaxy Watch is available in two sizes: 42mm and 46mm, and both of them include 4G LTE connectivity. Both are powered by a Samsung... 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...
Epic Games is planning to port Fortnite Mobile over to Android, though the question is when will it finally happen? There have been rumors that it make an exclusive debut on Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 9 handset, then roll out to other Android devices sometime after. While that has never been corroborated by Epic Games or Samsung, there is new evidence that seemingly confirms that will be the case. The folks at XDA Developers obtained access to the Fortnite Mobile on Android installer APK and promptly dug through the package. They decompiled and analyzed the package, labeled as Fortnite version... Read more...
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