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Samsung has a couple of new laptops rolling out soon, and we're getting our first look at them today. According to this leaked information, the machines are called the Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 -- both devices will be available with either a 13-inch or 15-inch display. The leak comes from none other than Evan Blass, who is well known to the enthusiast community for his exclusive leaks on unreleased mobile devices. The Galaxy Book Pro will be available with 11th generation Intel Core i3, i5, and i7 Tiger Lake processors with integrated 12th generation Iris Xe graphics. The 15-inch model, however, will have optional support for the NVIDIA MX450 discrete GPU. The... Read more...
Although all three smartphones have leaked in various forms over the past few weeks, Samsung today announced the launch of the Galaxy A52, Galaxy A52 5G, and Galaxy A72. As has been the case with previous mid-range Galaxy A-Series launches, Samsung added even more high-end features. In the case of this new trio of devices, the Galaxy A52 5G is the mid-range flagship, as it offers a 6.5-inch FHD+ (2400x1080) Super AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate (matching the Galaxy S21 family). That is a big step up from the previous 60Hz displays that have graced Galaxy A-Series smartphones. As its name implies, a 5G modem is included with the A52 5G, which gives you access to next-generation... Read more...
In recent months, there have been plenty of signs that Samsung might not launch a new generation of Galaxy Note devices for the first time since the original launched in 2011. The rumors picked up considerable steam when the Galaxy S21 Ultra debuted with optional S Pen support (Samsung even indicated that additional future Galaxy smartphones would gain S Pen support). Now, we're hearing straight from the horse's mouth that the next-generation Galaxy Note might be skipped this year. "Note series is positioned as a high-end model in our business portfolio," said Samsung Mobile co-CEO Koh Dong-Kin. "It could be a burden to unveil two flagship models in a year so it might be difficult to... Read more...
Samsung launched its flagship Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra last year, and they're still highly desirable machines (even with the arrival of the Galaxy S21 Series). Given that the two smartphones have been on the market for nearly six months, the discounts are starting to pile up for those looking to score a deal. Woot.com, an Amazon subsidiary, is currently selling both the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra in brand new condition and carrier unlocked. If you want the cheapest deal, you can get the Galaxy Note 20 in Mystic Green with 128GB of storage for just $599, which is $400 off its MSRP.  If you want the flagship model, the Galaxy Note 21 Ultra in Mystic Bronze... Read more...
Samsung is one of the leaders when it comes to advancing TV display technology. The South Korean company has been touting its MicroLED technology in its ultra-expensive "The Wall," which measures up to 292 inches diagonally. However, most of us mere plebeians don't have enough wall space (or the bank account) to accommodate such televisions in our homes. As a result, MicroLED technology is filtering down to smaller and more affordable TVs from Samsung. The company says that its edge-to-edge TVs will be available to purchase in 110- and 99-inch sizes starting this month. A smaller 88-inch display will launch later this fall, while an even smaller 76-inch model is in Samsung's "future... Read more...
A consumer rights group in the United Kingdom is suing Qualcomm, a major chipmaker in the United States, for allegedly abusing its position to overcharge for chip and patent licensing. According to the lawsuit, Qualcomm's actions led to consumers paying too much for smartphones produced by Apple and Samsung, and is seeking £482.5 million (around $680 million in US currency) in damages. "We believe Qualcomm’s practices are anticompetitive and have so far taken around £480 million from UK consumers’ pockets—this needs to stop. We are sending a clear warning that if companies like Qualcomm indulge in manipulative practices which harm consumers, Which? is prepared to... Read more...
For the most part, Samsung's home brewed Exynos silicon chips have not been able to dethrone Qualcomm's ever-expanding Snapdragon lineup, but perhaps infusing AMD's Radeon DNA graphics architecture into its designs will make things more interesting. We'll see, and perhaps soon—rumor has it Samsung and AMD will show off a custom RDNA GPU this summer. In case this partnership is new information to you, let's back up a moment. AMD and Samsung announced a multi-year collaboration in June 2019, for the latter to license the former's graphics IP. Samsung said at the time it aimed to deliver "disruptive changes in technology," which strongly suggests it is aiming for the performance crown in the... Read more...
When it comes to updates for Android devices, Google has made some critical infrastructure improvements over the years to streamline the process for users. It's now easier for OEMs to push out standalone updates for devices, including security updates, to customers. However, for whatever reason, some OEMs aren't too keen on keeping devices updated for three or even two years down the road in many cases (they’d rather you just buy a new smartphone). Samsung, which is the top Android OEM, has bucked that trend by providing three years of security updates for its Galaxy devices. But today, the company announced that it is tacking on another year of support for devices that have been released... Read more...
Samsung has gone all-in with high refresh rate displays in its flagship devices (the Galaxy S21 family features 120Hz displays), and now the company is looking to spread the love to more affordable members of its smartphone lineup. A new report alleges that both the upcoming Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72 will be equipped with faster 90Hz displays. This would mark the first time that a Galaxy device has used a 90Hz display, which is a half-step between standard 60Hz panels and 120Hz panels. Samsung skipped right over 90Hz when it went to 120Hz initially with the Galaxy S20 family in 2020. Given that the South Korean company is looking to get high refresh rate panels to a lower... Read more...
On Monday, we brought you news of some very enticing deals on Samsung's new Galaxy S21 family. Amazon took $100 off the already attractively priced Galaxy S21, which brought its starting price to just $699. Likewise, both the Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra are available for $200 off, taking them to $799 and $999 respectively. However, Amazon is now extending its discount spree to the Galaxy Buds Pro wireless earbuds, which were announced alongside the Galaxy S21 family. The Galaxy Buds Pro typically retail for $199, but when purchased with the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ or Galaxy S21 Ultra, you'll get them for just $100. First, you'll want to add either of these three devices to your... Read more...
The ink is barely dry on the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S21 family of Snapdragon 888-powered smartphones, but as is often the case when new flagships launch, there are already some sweet discounts available for bargain shoppers. When the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra launched last month, they were priced from $799, $999, and $1,199 respectively. Today's deal, however, sees those prices fall by up to $200 if you opt for the pricier members of the Galaxy S21 family. Starting things off is the Galaxy S21, which is already a good bargain at $799. That price gets you a 6.2-inch FHD+ display (2400x1080), a Snapdragon 888 SoC, 12GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, and a... Read more...
If you've had your eyes on Samsung's folding smartphones, but wasn't quite ready to make the plunge, we've got some good news for you today. The Galaxy Z Flip 5G was introduced during the summer of 2020 with a price tag of $1,450. That is a lot money to spend for any smartphone, and Samsung has definitely been listening. As a result, Samsung has instituted a permanent price cut for the Galaxy Z Flip 5G, which sees its price drop down to a more affordable $1,199. That puts pricing more on line with high-end flagships like Samsung's own Galaxy S21 Ultra. The new pricing also puts even more daylight between the Galaxy Z Flip 5G -- which is Samsung's entry-level foldable -- and... Read more...
While Samsung may be the leading the folding phone market with the Galaxy Z Fold 2 or Galaxy Z Flip, it could being sharing the wealth of knowledge and technology it possesses with other companies. According to a new report, Samsung will be offering its folding screen tech to competing smartphone manufacturers. It seems that some Chinese companies are ready to take Samsung up on the offer as well, as we could see more folding phones enter the market in the latter half of this year. ETNews reported on industry rumors that Samsung Display plans to supply horizontal and vertically folding phones to companies, including Chinese smartphone makers this year. Specifically, there are plans to produce... Read more...
There have been several rumors suggesting that the Galaxy Note family won’t be long for this world. The rumors became even louder when it was confirmed that the Galaxy S21 Ultra would feature [optional] support for the S Pen stylus.  If a report from DisplaySearch analyst Ross Young is to believed, the fate of the Galaxy Note family might be a bit more complicated. According to Young, what we would have known to be the Galaxy Note 21 and Galaxy Note 21 Ultra have indeed been canceled. Those two smartphones would have served as the flagships for Samsung’s [traditional] 2021 smartphone lineup. However, he now alleges that Samsung is going to throw a curveball... Read more...
First announced back in September, we've now gotten a chance to test drive the new Samsung Galaxy Tab Active3. Samsung's new Android slate manages to fill a rather specific niche for those that require the versatility of small tablet, but also need something that is rugged enough to be used outdoors and won’t be affected if it takes a quick dip. The Galaxy Tab Active3 meets these requirements while also boasting support for touch input with gloved hands, which is plus for some the market segments that Samsung is targeting with this tablet. We took a look at the Galaxy Tab Active Pro in June but the Tab Active3 is dialed-up even more robustly, perhaps. Samsung sees the Galaxy Tab Active3... Read more...
While the new Galaxy S21 family was the star of Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event this morning, there was another accessory announced that will pair nicely with the new smartphones. We're talking of course about the Galaxy Buds Pro. Like the Galaxy S21/S21+/S21 Ultra, the Galaxy Buds Pro leaked frequently prior to their official debut. The Galaxy Buds Pro are Samsung's most advanced wireless earbuds to-date, and will be going head-to-head against Apple's popular AirPods Pro. As you might imagine, Samsung has placed a heavy emphasis on audio quality with the Galaxy Buds Pro, and has incorporated a 11mm woofer (for deeper base reproduction) along with a 6.5mm tweeter (for enhanced treble). Samsung... Read more...
In an effort to facilitate even skinnier laptop design and blanket the laptop market with OLED screens, Samsung Display is getting ready to introduce new OLED panel for notebooks that are thinner than any US coin, be it a quarter, nickel, dime, penny, or anything else. Samsung is calling it the "Blade Bezel," and to achieve the extreme thinness, the company moved the webcam underneath the display. We don't mean the webcam sits at the bottom of the display, as Dell experimented with on some of its previous laptops, like the XPS 13 9370 in 2018—we were never big fans of that placement, because nobody needs a clear view of our nostrils (and fortunately Dell went back to putting the webcam... Read more...
Samsung's new Galaxy S21 family of smartphones have been leaking like crazy for the past few months, so at this point, most details have already been made available. However, Samsung this morning made its Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra official, and it has also revealed the full specs and features rundown along with some interesting surprises when it comes to pricing. So, let's get started... Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+ The first members of the family are the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+, which are of course replacing the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+. The new smartphones largely share the same feature set, with the Galaxy S21+ being the larger of the two devices. The Galaxy S21 has a... Read more...
We have known for over a year and a half that Samsung intended to eventually inject Radeon graphics into its system-on-chip solutions for supercharged mobile devices, including high-end smartphones. But lest anyone forget or begin to wonder if things have changed, Samsung doubled down on those plans, though the company did not exactly tip its hand entirely. The reiteration to eventually lean on AMD's Radeon hardware in its mobile design came during Samsung's Exynos 2100 SoC unveiling yesterday. Dr. Inyup Kang, vice president and general manager of Samsung's System LSI Business division, stated during the press event that the company's "next flagship product" would sport a "next-generation mobile... Read more...
After several early teasers, Samsung has officially unveiled its next-generation Exynos 2100 SoC. As we previously reported, Samsung jettisoned its custom, in-house Mongoose cores this time around, and is instead going with the stock Arm designs.  Samsung's custom cores in practice haven't been able to keep up with what Qualcomm has offered year-after-year, so perhaps this move to a more "reference" design will bring performance more in line with what the Snapdragon 888 is currently able to offer.  Given Samsung's design direction, it should come as no surprise that the Exynos 2100 looks quite familiar to the Snapdragon 888 with regards to specs. At the heart of the SoC is... Read more...
In just a few more days—January 14, the last day of this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES)—Samsung will host its Unpacked event, starting at 10:00am Eastern (7:00am Pacific). At this point, we have little doubt the company will unveil its much-anticipated Galaxy S21 series of flagship phones (which might actually be cheaper than their predecessors), and there are reason to be both excited and disappointed. Starting with the former, flagship launches from the likes of Apple and Samsung are typically intriguing. Upgraded cameras, faster processors, new features, and usually a few surprises are common when either company launches a new round of top shelf smartphones. The Galaxy... Read more...
Unless you've been living under a big rock for the past few years, you know that Intel has run into difficulties shifting to smaller process nodes. The company has relied on its venerable 14nm process node for far longer than it had originally anticipated -- the upcoming Rocket Lake family should be the last new consumer desktop processors to use the node -- and its shift to 10nm so far has been limited to mobile processors. With this in mind, Intel has been looking at other options to ensure that it can stay competitive with perennial rival AMD, which has been kicking butt and taking names (and market share) with its Zen family of processorsin all market segments that Intel competes... Read more...
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