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Samsung still isn't ready to launch its next smartwatch, the Gear S2, though it did make sure to tease everyone with a couple of revealing images tossed into a promotional "Lookbook" of mobile devices. Most of the pages are filled with photos of the company's just announced Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Note5 devices, but the round smartwatch is clearly visible on the wrists of fashion models in two of the stills.You may know the Gear S2 as the Gear A or its codename Orbis. All three monikers refer to the same device, which Samsung designed to make a fashion statement. According to the commentary in the Lookbook, Samsung wanted to take a classic design and spruce it up for the modern era, and then combine... Read more...
If you thought that the Galaxy Note 5 was all that Samsung had in store for us today, then you’re sorely mistaken. The company also pulled the wraps off the Galaxy S6 Edge+, which as you may have already guessed, is a supersized version of the Galaxy S6 Edge that was released earlier this year. While the Galaxy S6 Edge features a 5.1-inch QHD (2560x1440) display, the Galaxy S6 Edge+ stretches the screen to 5.7-inches while retaining that same QHD screen resolution. The larger display means that the Galaxy S6 Edge+ is now 5mm wider and 12mm longer than the Galaxy S6 Edge. Interestingly, the larger model is actually slightly thinner, measuring in at 6.9mm thick versus 7mm. There are two other [positive]... Read more...
There was little left to the imagination today as Samsung officially took the wraps off its next generation phablet, the Galaxy Note 5. Images and specs for the device have been leaking for weeks, so today’s unveil in New York is simply a formality at this point. As we previously informed you, the Galaxy Note 5 soldiers on with a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a QHD screen resolution (2560x1440). Under the hood you’ll find the same octa-core Samsung Exynos 7420 processor that powers the lesser Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, albeit with 4GB of RAM instead of a “mere” 3GB. Samsung has also beefed up the cameras that are included with the Galaxy Note 4, bringing the same 16MP OIS unit from the Galaxy... Read more...
Sometimes it's the enterprise sector that gets dibs on the coolest technology, and so it goes with a trio of TCO-optimized, high-performance solid state drives from Samsung, all three of which are based on three-dimensional (3D) Vertical NAND (V-NAND) flash memory technology. And get this -- the fastest of bunch can read data at up to 5,500 megabytes per second. That's the rated sequential read speed of Samsung's PM1725, a half-height, half-length (HHHL) card-type NVMe SSD. Other rated specs include a random read speed of up to 1,000,000 IOPS, random write performance of up to 120,000 IOPS, and sequential writes topping out at 1,800MB/s. On paper, this new PCIe SSD lays to waste even Intel's... Read more...
Earlier this week, we brought you news that Samsung made good on its promise to slash prices on the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge following a disappointing quarter. Those first price cuts hit Europe, and now the price slashing spree has spread to the United States one week ahead of Samsung’s big “Unpacked” event. T-Mobile is the first U.S. carrier to take the plunge, cutting prices on both the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. On the Galaxy S6 front, prices have been dropped by a modest $100 each for the 32GB and 64GB models. That means that you’ll be able to grab the smartphone off-contract for $579.99 and $659.99 respectively. The biggest price cut, however, is reserved for the 128GB model, which... Read more...
As the most dominant mobile platform on the planet (in terms of market share), Android has become a popular target of hackers and cyber scoundrels looking to spread their malware to unsuspecting users. It's something Samsung is taking seriously, and to ensure that you stay protected against new and emerging threats, the South Korean electronics firm is implementing a new Android security update process that fast tracks over-the-air (OTA) security patches. Now when a vulnerability is detected, Samsung will get busy patching it, like it's done the past, and then roll out a collection of applicable fixes to Galaxy devices on a regular basis -- about once per month. In a way, you can think of this... Read more...
In-app purchases are coming to late-model Samsung Smart TVs, thanks to new payment system with the straightforward name Samsung Pay On TV. Anytime you want to load up on gems, gold, or other digital merchandise, you’ll be able to make the purchase with just a few taps on your remote. Samsung Smart TV supports PayPal accounts and credit or debit cards. Initially, you’ll enter your PayPal or credit account login info with the on-screen Samsung Secure Keyboard. One nice touch: If you already have a Samsung mobile device, you should be able to transfer your account info and payment methods immediately, without having to re-enter all that info. Once your PayPal or credit card information is in the... Read more...
Samsung, what did we ever do to you? Samsung ticked off quite a few enthusiasts with the release of the Galaxy S6 earlier this year. While the smartphone brought with it a swanky metal and glass body, a fast octa-core processor and a QHD display, it also ditched the waterproof body, removable battery, and microSD slot. That last point was probably the most harped on omission. Given its position in Samsung’s smartphone lineup, many had hoped that Samsung would spare the Galaxy Note series from such feature reductions. As we come closer to the August 13 reveal of the Galaxy Note 5, it appears that Samsung isn’t paying too much attention to its critics. Like the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge that... Read more...
The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge were supposed to be sales blockbusters for Samsung. After all, the highly rated smartphones brought with them speedy octa-core processors, gorgeous 5.1-inch QHD displays along with premium glass and metal construction. However, Samsung witnessed a 38 percent decline in operating profit last quarter, which was attributed to a number of factors. For starters, Apple ate Samsung’s lunch at the high-end with the hot-selling iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. On the low-end, Samsung’s share of the smartphone market was further eroded by the likes of Xiaomi and Huawei. And we can’t forget that the company made a huge blunder by underestimating demand for the pricier Galaxy... Read more...
Samsung has a special “Unpacked” event scheduled for a little under two weeks from now. The company will reportedly launch two new flagship phablets, and both are equally sexy. Thankfully for us (and not so much for Samsung), leaked press renders of both the new Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ have made their way to the Internet courtesy of serial device leaker Evan Blass. Not surprisingly, the Galaxy Note 5 looks like a supersized Galaxy S6 complete with a metal body, however, like its Galaxy Note 4 predecessor includes a stowable stylus. The Galaxy Note 5 is said to feature a 5.66-inch QHD (2560x1440) display and an octa-core Exynos 7420 processor with 4GB of memory along with 32GB storage.... Read more...
Samsung's uniquely designed Galaxy S6 Edge with its display that curves around both sides was part of the company's comeback plan in the high-end smartphone market. It was supposed to help renew interest in the Galaxy series after consumers had grown bored with the same plastic phone being recycle and upgraded each generation, and the problem is, the strategy worked.How is that a problem? Simply put, Samsung failed to predict how popular the Galaxy S6 Edge would be. Combined with manufacturing difficulties, the company saw a shortfall in sales partially because it just couldn't produce them fast enough.Between manufacturing difficulties and the regular Galaxy S6 seeing stiff competition from... Read more...
You can't take two steps outside without seeing someone using a smartphone. From texting to selfies, smartphones have become a part of everyday life for millions of people. Be that as it may, there's still a market for flip phones. Yes, flip phones! And a competitive market, at that. Hot off the heels of LG unveiling an Android Lollipop-powered flip phone called "Gentle," Samsung has announced its second generation Galaxy Folder.Like LG's newest offering, the Galaxy Folder is an Android Lollipop device. It also sports a 3.8-inch touchscreen display with an unspecified resolution (presumably it matches or exceeds the 800x480 resolution of the original Galaxy Folder), 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel... Read more...
Samsung has scheduled its next Galaxy Unpacked event to take place on August 13, 2015 at 11:00 AM ET, with doors opening an hour ahead of time. It will take place in the Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center in New York, and it's there that Samsung is widely expected to unveil its newest flagship phablet, the oft-rumored Galaxy Note 5.The location represents a change in venue from past Galaxy Unpacked events, which have typically taken place at IFA in September. It appears that Samsung is eager to release whatever it has on tap, of which there will be two devices -- very likely the aforementioned Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+, the latter of which is another handset that's been hanging around... Read more...
Here’s another innovative product straight from the “Why didn’t I think of that?” file. Samsung has introduced the new SE370 gaming monitor series which brings clutter-free, wireless charging support for your smartphone (or other supported mobile devices). Wireless (inductive) charging is accomplished using the Qi wireless standard, which was developed by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC). When a compatible device is placed on the circular charging area built into the monitor’s stand, an LED lights up to confirm that the device is being recharged. It’s a simple and effective way to recharge your smartphone and makes a perfect companion for Samsung’s latest flagships — the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy... Read more...
Samsung did the right thing by ditching the plastic construction that had become so familiar on prior Galaxy devices and switching to a premium design for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Plus, but did a quality look and feel really have to come at the expense of a microSD card slot? Or a removable battery? Unfortunately that's the way things went, though Incipio's offGRIP extended battery case looks to save the day on both fronts.Let's start with the battery. The offGRID case sports a 3,700 mAh battery compared to the 2,550 mAh battery found in both flagship Galaxy devices. That means you can expect more than double the battery life when using the offGRID. Should you drain both batteries, Incipio... Read more...
If you live in Canada, go ahead and stop reading now to avoid any feelings of jealously and resentment. That's because Samsung is offering one heck of a bundle offer to U.S. residents -- purchase a select 4K SUHD television and receive a 32GB Galaxy S6 smartphone for free, zip, zilch, nada! That's a tantalizing offer that could be of interest to anyone shopping a TV or phone.It's an especially good deal if you're looking to upgrade your aging television to a 4K Ultra HD model. The only caveat is that you have to stick with a handful of specific models, those being the Samsung JS9500 (65-inch), JS9100 (78-inch), JS9000 (65-inch), JS8500 (55-inch), JS850D (65-inch), or JS8600 (78-inch).These are... Read more...
Whether your old tablet is starting to spit and sputter or you're looking to buy a slate for the first time, you have a lot of options to choose from. And if you can hold off until next month, you can add Samsung's newly unveiled Galaxy Tab S2 in two different size options -- 9.7 inches and 8 inches -- to the list of potential candidates. The ongoing trend among mobile device makers is to build increasingly thin and light models, and according to Samsung, the Galaxy Tab S2 boasts the thinnest and lightest metal frame of its size on the market. It has a thickness of just 5.6mm and checks in at just 389g for the 9.7-inch version and 256g for the 8-inch model. Those metrics trump Apple's iPad Air... Read more...
Apple and Samsung don’t always see eye-to-eye, and we have years of countless lawsuits to backup that statement. However, every once in a while, the two companies come together to push innovative initiatives that help to advance the tech products that we use everyday. The proposed e-SIM standard is one of those ideas that sounds great on paper, and could turn out to be a huge boon for customers in the real world. An e-SIM is essentially an embedded SIM card that is not accessible by the end-user. But that shouldn’t concern you, as the e-SIM would allow you to choose wireless carriers within software at any time instantaneously. So customers wouldn’t be tied to one particular carrier, and switching... Read more...
In case you haven’t been paying attention, Samsung has been extremely quiet on the smartwatch front for the past year following the launch of the Gear S. After releasing a flood of smartwatches during 2013 and 2014, the company has been relatively quiet on the smartwatch front while Android Wear devices and the Apple Watch have started to gain some traction. The lack of new product releases doesn’t mean that Samsung has abandoned the category; quite the contrary in fact. Samsung is hard at work on its Gear A “Orbis” smartwatch, which could be revealed as soon as this September at IFA in Berlin. Up until this point, all that we have learned about that device’s hardware specs is that it will feature... Read more...
Samsung's prior infatuation with plastic and polycarbonate shells didn't stop the company from using premium materials in the design of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Plus, and going forward, it looks like we expect more of the same. That's certainly true of the Galaxy A8, a new handset that is now official. It's also incredibly thin at just 5.9mm.The translated tagline for the Galaxy A8 is "Fall in love with slim." It's a point of focus for the handset, which is the slimmest phone in Samsung's stable, at least at its thinnest point -- there's a disclaimer pointing out that the Galaxy A8's body is non-uniform and that the 5.9mm claim represents the thinnest measurement. Even so, from the pictures... Read more...
It's beginning to look like there's really no limit to how far display vendors will take their resolutions. While the world is still trying to catch up to 4K, some companies have been promoting 5K, and at this past CES, we even saw an 8K being exhibited. Next up? As far as Samsung seems to be concerned, it's 11K. Let's put things into perspective here. 4K is 3840x2160, and is by all accounts a seriously large resolution. 5K is 5120x2880 and then we have 8K, which checks in at 7680x4320. As you can tell, moving up the "K" scale doesn't signify minor jumps, but rather enormous ones. So where does 11K put us? An exact resolution is not mentioned, although we are told the resulting panel will boast... Read more...
After yet another quarter of declining sales -- now at seven in a row -- Samsung needs to tap into its bag of business savvy and find a way to reverse course. What it's reportedly decided on is to push up the launch of its forthcoming Galaxy Note 5 device to mid-August, a move that would give Samsung time to hype and sell its phablet before Apple releases its iPhone 6S.Under normal situations, the Galaxy Note 5 would launch sometime this fall, as Samsung has done in the past with its oversized handsets. But these are critical times for Samsung. After being stuck with excess Galaxy S5 devices, Samsung reinvigorated consumer interest in the Galaxy line by redesigning its flagship phones for a more... Read more...
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