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Samsung showed off a handful of monitors at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) earlier this year, one of them being the M8, the newest addition to its Smart Monitor series. It's an intriguing 32-inch display with styling that is someone reminiscent of an Apple product, and it's now up for preorder starting at $699.99... Read more...
Apple and Samsung both rolled out mid-range refreshes to their respective smartphone lineups over the past couple weeks, the iPhone SE and Galaxy A53/A33, respectively. Looking strictly at MSRPs (and ignoring any promotions), the cost of entry is similar across the board. This raises the question, is there a better a... Read more...
Samsung today opened up preorder availability for its Galaxy Book 2 360, Galaxy Book 2 Pro, and Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 laptops. If you take the preorder plunge, Samsung will toss in a 24-inch or 32-inch gaming monitor. Talk about a sweet bonus, and based on our hands-on experience with the previous generation model... Read more...
Samsung's Galaxy A launch event is underway, and right off the bat the company announced a new mid-range smartphone that's been the subject of numerous leaks and rumors, the Galaxy A53. it's a follow-up to last year's Galaxy A52, and while it is not a drastic departure from its predecessor, the Galaxy A53 does deliver... Read more...
Today, Samsung held its 53rd Annual General Meeting with around 1,600 shareholders in attendance. One of the topics of the meeting was the recent controversy surrounding Samsung’s Game Optimizing Service (GOS), which is present on the company’s Galaxy line of devices. GOS throttles game performance, and allegations... Read more...
Samsung became the subject of negative attention earlier this month when allegations began circulating that the company’s Galaxy line of phones includes software that throttles games and other apps while letting benchmarks run at full capacity. The allegations center around a Samsung software component called Game... Read more...
Flagship phones are nice and all, but not everyone is willing or able to spend top dollar on cutting edge hardware with all the bells and whistles. Thankfully companies like Apple and Samsung (among others) don't ignore the mid-range market. We already saw what Apple has planned with its recent unveiling of an... Read more...
Samsung has been the subject of a number of disappointing news reports lately, between a security flaw affecting 100 million Galaxy devices, hacker group LAPSUS$ stealing Galaxy device source code, and Samsung’s Game Optimizing Service (GOS) throttling games, while leaving benchmarks free to run at full tilt. This... Read more...
The hacking group Lapsus$ (or "LAPSUS$") has been extra busy the past couple of weeks. First it breached NVIDIA and stole what it claims is 1TB of data, including what appears to be DLSS source code, and now it has plundered sensitive information from Samsung. Proprietary source code is involved there as well, Samsung... Read more...
Performance comparisons and benchmarks are a big deal in some tech circles. In the smartphone space in particular, performance can vary wildly between devices due to the tight thermal constraints and passively-cooled nature of most devices. Offering competitive performance in the smartphone market is extremely... Read more...
Hacker group LAPSUS$ has seemingly struck again, this time targeting Samsung. The group claims to have released data from the tech giant that includes algorithms for all biometric unlock operations, along with bootloader source code for all recent Samsung phones and other devices, including Samsung Knox data and... Read more...
A service found on some of Samsung's Galaxy smartphones might be holding back performance in games and other applications. It's called Game Optimizing Service (GOS) and it appears to be throttling Galaxy phones in more than 10,000 apps. Curiously, it seems to leave benchmarking applications like 3DMark alone. The... Read more...
No, you have not suddenly entered into a parallel universe despite what a recent teardown of Samsung's flagship Galaxy S22 Ultra might suggest. And what exactly does it suggest? Simply put, that Apple's own flagship smartphone, the iPhone 13 Pro, is less of a bear to repair. It's all relative, of course—it takes some... Read more...
Certain components tend to hog the limelight when a flagship phone emerges. You know the ones—the SoC (processor and GPU), camera arrangement, storage, and of course the display. What about memory? That matters too, though it's usually the capacity that gets talked about the most. Samsung wants to talk performance... Read more...
Samsung is expanding its laptop line with an upgraded and expanded family of Galaxy Book 2 models, including the Galaxy Book 2 Pro, Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360, and Galaxy Book 2 360. There are five main SKUs spread across the three refreshed product lines, each built to Intel's latest Evo certification with 12th Gen Core... Read more...
Earlier this month, we reported on a security flaw in Apple iOS devices and Macs, but now it’s Samsung’s turn. Tel-Aviv University researchers have published a paper detailing a major security flaw in Samsung Galaxy phones going back to the Galaxy S9. The researchers estimate that Samsung shipped roughly 100 million... Read more...
Samsung's latest flagship phone and tablet, the Galaxy S22 series and Galaxy Tab S8 series, released to retail today after a successful round of preorders, which is putting it lightly. Success in this instance amounts to these new devices racking up more preorder sales within the first week than any previous Galaxy... Read more...
Many people have been excited to purchase the new Samsung Galaxy S22 devices. Unfortunately some owners are complaining of an odd line that is blemishing their otherwise pristine screens. Samsung has assured owners that a fix for their screens is on its way, but has issued some advice in the meantime. Several users... Read more...
Another year, another triplet of Samsung Galaxy S flagships. Last week, Samsung launched the Galaxy S22 ($799), S22+ ($999), and S22 Ultra ($1,199), three premium phones with high-end specs that are targeted at dominating the Android landscape in the US, and battling the Android competition abroad. Needless to say... Read more...
Samsung just recently wrapped up its Galaxy Unpacked 2022 event where in introduced its flagship Galaxy S22 smartphone series (check out some photos we took with the Galaxy S22 Ultra and 22+) and Galaxy Tab S8 tablet, but it still has more hardware reveals up its sleeve. We know this because Samsung announced another... Read more...
Following up on our Galaxy S22 hands-on first look at Samsung's newest flagships, which the company unveiled during its Galaxy Unpacked event last week, we've been putting the two higher end SKUs through their paces. We'll have a full review with benchmarks and analysis later this week. In the meantime, we wanted to... Read more...
We were told in no uncertain terms that with the arrival of the Exynos 2200 with a GPU powered by AMD's RDNA 2 graphics architecture, "play time is over." And in a promotional video (see below), Samsung declared this would be the "chip to change the mobile gaming experience." Big words and big promises for sure, but... Read more...
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