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Samsung has been rumored to be hard at work on a smartphone with a folding screen for a long time now. Fans of Samsung Galaxy devices have been excitedly curious about the device and a bunch of new renders have turned up showing what the smartphone might look like. First of all, the folding Galaxy device has been rumored as the Galaxy X in the past. These renders call the device the Galaxy F and they are claimed to be the result of a deep dive into the patents Samsung has on folding devices and a conversion of schematic drawings into renderings. The massive amount of space in the hinge area of... Read more...
If we were to characterize a Samsung Galaxy Note user in a single word it would have to be "enthusiast." Specifically, we're talking about an Android smartphone enthusiast but regardless, among the vast general populous of smartphone consumers, if you're packing a device like any of the previous Samsung Galaxy Notes, you likely want the most powerful, feature-rich, large format device you can get your hands on. And when it came to the 9th incarnation of the Galaxy Note, the Galaxy Note 9, Samsung spared no expense once again, not only in its design and feature set, but even the venue it chose to... 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...
The original Motorola Z Play made a name for itself among users who champion smartphone battery life above all other features. It was not uncommon to hear of Moto Z Play users getting multiple days of power out of a single charge. In our review, Its battery life trounced every other phone we have ever tested by a wide margin. So, when the Moto Z2 Play was introduced last year, many lamented Motorola’s decision to slim the phone down and ultimately reduce battery capacity. While battery life was still exceptional, it fell far from eclipsing its processor. It is no surprise then that demands... Read more...
The Red Hydrogen One Android smartphone has been something of an enigma in the mobile industry. Red has a huge name and stands for high-end quality in the video and camera business, but the company is unknown in the smartphone realm. Its smartphone has started to seem more like vaporware than a real device with continued delays, and here we are with another delay. The smartphone was previously expected to launch this summer, and with summer coming to an end the launch was expected this month. The only folks who will get hands on the Red Hydrogen One smartphone this summer will be pre-approved beta... Read more...
Android fans who have been wondering when they can get hands on the next flavor of Android have a date to look forward to. According to leaker Evan Blass, Android P will be launching on August 20. Blass tweeted an image of a calendar noting that fans might want to save the date. He didn’t give an indication of where this rumor was sourced. Blass does have quite the track record of accurate rumor mongering. The one thing that we still don't know about Android P is what its official name will be. Some reports suggest that the "P" will stand for Pistachio Ice Cream, which doesn’t... Read more...
Samsung has accelerated past providing teaser videos of its Galaxy Note 9 and just tossed out a pre-order page onto its website for all to see. It's quite apparent that Samsung is trying to drum up interest in the upcoming flagship, and we're sure that the company has plenty to be proud about. What we can tell from the pre-order page is that it is exactly like those press renders and real-world images that leaked last month.  The preorder page was spied by Evan Blass and saved posted to his Twitter account. According to Blass, the preorder link on the page didn’t work so we still... Read more...
Huawei has been trying its best to break into the U.S. market for smartphones and other devices, but is facing significant roadblocks. Specifically, U.S. lawmakers have urged Google and other U.S. firms to get away from using all Huawei hardware over security concerns and its close ties to the Chinese government. Despite being blocked in the U.S., Huawei says it won't give up on the U.S. market. Despite the U.S. uncertainty, Huawei has now taken the second-place spot in global smartphone rankings. It took that spot from Apple in Q2 2018 according to IDC. In Q2 2018, Huawei shipped 54.2... Read more...
We know that Samsung is eying the end of the Galaxy Note line if the Note 9 doesn't do well. That device has been leaked multiple time so far including pricing rumors and benchmarks showing it's a fast device. Pricing will have as much to do with if the Note 9 is successful as performance. Early indications were that the smartphone could cost somewhere between $1,200 and $1,500 depending on the storage you choose. A new pricing rumor is making the rounds and alleging that the 128GB device will go for 13,500,000 IDR in Indonesia, which is around $940. The costlier 512GB version is said to sell for... Read more...
Samsung is set to unveil to the world its latest device on August 9th in New York: the Galaxy Note 9. We already know a lot about the device thanks to multiple leaks. We already know what the Galaxy Note 9 will look like and that Samsung is alleged targeting a very high price for the smartphone. Today, Samsung is teasing the device in the form of three videos that show different aspects of the daily use of a smartphone that the Note 9 will presumably improve on. The videos focus on storage space, battery life, and how fast the smartphone operates. The catchphrase in each of the videos is “A... Read more...
Samsung is working hard to claw its way back to the big profits it enjoyed in years past. An oversaturated smartphone market and competition from Chinese rivals like Huawei and Xiaomi have meant lower sales figures for the South Korean company. One segment that seems to be booming of late is for the gaming-specific smartphone. A new rumor is making the rounds that Samsung is looking to get into the gaming smartphone market. That should come as no surprise at all; the company seems to have a device for every type of user. The tweet below comes from a source that reportedly has a good track record... Read more...
Smartphone fans can thank the iPhone X for ushering in an era of insanely high-priced flagship smartphones. While Apple has certainly sold a lot of iPhone X models, Cupertino wasn't exactly happy with the sales numbers and has been looking for ways to slash costs and increase sales. Other smartphone makers seem to have missed that pricing issue and the fact that most smartphone buyers have opted to keep their devices or buy cheaper models as evidenced by smartphone market stagnation. Rumors have even recently claimed that the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note families could be merged in the future.... Read more...
Qualcomm has rolled out the world's first fully-integrated 5G NR millimeter (mmWave) and sub-6 GHz RF modules for smartphones and other mobile devices. The new chips include the QTM052 mmWave antenna and the QPM56xx sub-6GHz RF module family. The new chips have a compact footprint, pair with the Snapdragon X50 5G modem, and deliver modem-to-antenna capability across several spectrum bands.  "Qualcomm Technologies’ early investment in 5G has allowed us to deliver to the industry a working mobile mmWave solution that was previously thought unattainable, as well as a fully-integrated sub-6... Read more...
Sony has revealed a new image sensor that is made specifically for smartphones called the IMX586. The image sensor has the highest resolution in the industry with 48 effective megapixels. It also offers the world's first ultra-compact pixel size of 0.8 μm. Sony says that the compact size makes it possible to pack 48MP onto a 1/2-type 8.0mm diagonal unit. Sony says that the pixel count its new smartphone sensor offers rivals that of high-performance SLR cameras. Sony uses a Quad Bayer color filter array that allows 2x2 pixels that are adjacent to come in the same color allowing for high-sensitivity... Read more...
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