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Samsung, one of the top smartphone makers in the world, is shaking things up behind the scenes as an imminent unveiling of the Galaxy S20 series of smartphones looms. Former mobile boss DJ Koh will not be overseeing the launch, however, and instead Samsung has appointed Tae-moon Roh as its new mobile chief, according to multiple reports. Koh is not out of the picture completely. He will retain his role as boss of Samsung's IT and mobile communications operations. However, Roh will take over the smartphone division and oversee the Galaxy S, Galaxy Note, and Galaxy Fold product lines, at least for the foreseeable future. For how long, well, that remains to be seen (Samsung has a history somewhat... Read more...
An alleged spec sheet has leaked that shows features of the entire three-model Galaxy S20 smartphone range. As it stands now, Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S20 Plus 5G, and Galaxy S20 5G devices at an Unpacked event next month. We will start with the high-end version of the phone, the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G. According to the spec sheet, the device will have a 120Hz Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED display and a Dolby Atmos stereo speaker system designed by AKG. The screen on the Ultra 5G is a 6.9-inch, 3200x1440P unit featuring a 20:9 aspect ratio and 511 pixels per inch (PPI)i. The SoC is listed as a Samsung Exynos 990 paired with either 128GB or 512GB of storage and... Read more...
Samsung is gearing up to launch its next-generation of truly wireless earbuds to go supplant the existing Galaxy Buds. The new product is tipped to be called the Galaxy Buds Plus, and today, some new rumors surfaced. Some fans of the Galaxy Bud line might be sad to hear that active noise cancellation reportedly isn't expected on the Plus version. The Galaxy Buds Plus will instead feature passive noise cancellation, which is the same type of noise cancellation featured on the existing Galaxy Buds. Essentially the passive noise cancellation is what you get from stuffing the earbuds into your ears. With most other high-end true wireless earbuds offering active noise canceling, lacking that feature... Read more...
Another day, another leak featuring new details of the Samsung Galaxy S20 smartphone. The latest leak came in the form of a hands-on video that can be seen below. One of the big features that the leak confirms is that the display will have a 120Hz refresh rate. The display is listed as having a 3200 x 1440 resolution and a tall 20:9 aspect ratio. While the size of the display wasn't confirmed in the leak, the S20 is expected to have a 6.3-inch screen and the Galaxy S20 Ultra a 6.9-inch screen. The hands-on has confirmed that the Galaxy S20+ will support 120Hz mode in FHD+ resolution; 120Hz mode isn't available in WQHD+ resolution. At the higher resolution, the screen uses the familiar 60Hz refresh... Read more...
Little by little, we are learning new things about Samsung's Galaxy S20 handset, which figures to be a beastly smartphone. One of the standout features will be its 120Hz display. That puts it squarely into 'gaming phone' territory (it won't be marketed as gaming phone, though), but there might be a pretty big caveat—the high refresh rate will not apply to the phone's native resolution. If you follow the rumor scene, you may recall that Samsung tipped a 120Hz display on its next flagship Galaxy phone through leaked firmware code for the One UI 2.0 beta on the Galaxy Note 9, which pointed to a hidden menu referencing 120Hz. At this point in time, there are only a handful of phones that can... Read more...
We aren't far off from the official unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S20 family of devices at a Galaxy Unpacked event next month. Ahead of that unveiling event, we have a new leak that tips a lot of detail about the top-end device in the S20 family. The Samsung Galaxy S10 Ultra 5G is tipped to retain its microSD slot with support for up to 1TB cards. Some had feared that the device might lose the SD card slot, so this is great news. Samsung will also offer the smartphone with 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB of storage. The big news is that the S20 Ultra will have both a 12GB of RAM and a whopping 16GB of RAM option. We already knew that the cameras would be a big deal on the Ultra, and now there are camera... Read more...
We had boots on the ground again at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and we of course ran across a number of stellar products that will hopefully be making their way to consumers this year. Even though we saw literally hundreds of exciting new tech products and gear at CES 2020 this year, a few stood out that were near and dear to our hearts, and we think will be for you as well.  This year's CES was punctuated with lots of burgeoning new technologies from AI bots, to 8K TVs and all new mobile PC platforms. In fact, we were encouraged and impressed at the pace of innovation this year, especially in the PC and gaming arenas. To be honest, sometimes CES shows can be real... Read more...
The Samsung Galaxy S20 family will be the new 2020 flagship Android device for Samsung. Instead of calling the device the Galaxy S11, as fits with the sequential order, Samsung is skipping ahead to the S20 name. While we've seen benchmarks and heard rumors about what the smartphone would offer, we have yet to see any clear images of the device in the wild until now. Keep in mind that the Galaxy S20+ 5G smartphone pictured here is the mid-range offering in the coming Galaxy line. The Galaxy S20 Ultra will allegedly sit above it, and the base Galaxy S20 will sit below it. The images turned up on XDA Developers and were sent in by an anonymous source who completely ignored the sticker on the... Read more...
Samsung has confirmed a new ruggedized smartphone called the Galaxy XCover Pro that is enterprise-ready and aimed directly at business users. Rather than being a smartphone made out of metal and glass, it's covered in a ruggedized case that some may find more attractive than a regular smartphone stuffed inside a protective case. Along with being rugged enough to survive in the field with workers, the device also has enterprise-ready features like support for the new walkie talkie capability in Microsoft Teams. Samsung says that it has optimized the smartphone for retail, manufacturing, healthcare, and logistics environments. The Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro is IP68 water and dust resistant and can... Read more...
What would a smartphone launch be without the usual round of pre-launch leaks and rumors? We may never find out the answer to that question, because frequent leaks are simply part of the game these days (whether they're real or controlled leaks is another matter). And so it goes over at Geekbench, where where a bit of specs and performance data has seemingly been revealed for Samsung's next generation Galaxy S20 handset. Or you can call the Galaxy S11. That is still a possibility, though rumor has it Samsung is rolling with "Galaxy 20" for its next-gen flagship phone. To avoid confusion, we will refer to it as that from here on out. All that really matters is that we are clear on this being the... Read more...
Reports indicate that a secret meeting was held at CES 2020 with Samsung and various industry insiders. At that meeting, the subject is said to have been the upcoming Galaxy Fold 2 and the actual name for the smartphone when it launches. The smartphone will allegedly be called the Galaxy Bloom. Interestingly, Bloom was the codename for the development of the device according to some rumors. A slide that leaked out of the meeting shows what appears to be a rendering of the smartphone along with the Bloom name. The interesting thing about that rendering is that the smartphone doesn't appear to fold in half; it appears that a smaller portion of the lower section folds. However, this could just be... Read more...
If you're currently in possession of an AMD X570- or TRX40-based motherboard, we've got some excellent news for you. The folks at Samsung have long offered some of the fastest PCIe 3.0 based SSDs on the market, and the company is now ready to start shifting its attention to the [consumer] PCIe 4.0 market. The folks at AnandTech were able to lay eyes on Samsung's upcoming 980 Pro M.2 NVMe SSD, and it will take full advantage of the additional bandwidth offered by PCIe 4.0. According to the report, the 980 Pro will be available in capacities of 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB. However, what everyone wants to know is how these new SSDs will perform. While previously announced PCIe 4.0 SSDs typically... Read more...
What a difference a month can make. Around four weeks ago, Samsung Electronics president Young Sohn bragged about "selling [a] million" Galaxy Fold devices, which would be quite the achievement, given the phone's rocky start and $2,000 price tag. This was followed up by a Samsung representative saying sales had not in fact reached 1 million units, and now it is being reported that actual sales of the Galaxy Fold are likely less than half of that figure. It is an interesting situation because the folding form factor is, for the most part, new and uncharted territory. You can bet other phone makers are keeping an eye on the situation, because how well (or not so well) the Galaxy Fold fares can... Read more...
Samsung has announced a new portable storage drive that it is aiming at professionals and casual gamers. The portable SSD is called the T7 Touch, and the big feature is that it has an integrated fingerprint scanner for data security. Samsung also notes that the drive has the fastest transfer speeds currently available. Connectivity is via a USB 3.2 Gen 2 port offering read speeds of 1,050MB/s, and write speeds of 1,000MB/s. Samsung says the T7 is roughly twice as fast as its predecessor, the T5, and 9.5 times faster than external HDDs.  The aforementioned fingerprint scanner is used on top of password protection and AES 256-bit hardware encryption. It also has a Motion LED that allows the... Read more...
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