Posts tagged with: Samsung

Samsung is a Korea based company that was founded in 1938, and is one of the most popular and successful electronics companies in the world. Like its most businesses, Samsung's mobile division creates products that are widely sold all over the world. Today Samsung smartphones are powered by Google's Android OS and Samsung's own BADA OS. Some popular Samsung devices include Nexus S, Galaxy S series, and more. Read our Samsung coverage for the latest news, reviews and videos about Samsung smartphones:

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    March 11, 2016. If that date sounds a little familiar to you, even though we're not there yet, it's because it's been mentioned in the context of the Samsung Galaxy S7 before by none other than Evan Blass. But as the US looks to March 11, so will Europe now. Shai Mizrachi, head of Mobile faculty at John Bryce college in Tel Aviv, has tapped into his sources and has tweeted out that the Galaxy S7 (by name) will get its European launch on March 11. Mark your calendar: the first European rollout for #GalaxyS7 family starts on 11/3 pic.twitter.com/TdhtJIJ2dD — Shai Mizrachi (@ShaiMizrachi) ...

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    While we could rehash battery issues on the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, the sheer endurance we're talking about here blows away a lot of other devices. Does our Michael Fisher still have the Huawei Mate 8? Maybe he can have some fun with a full-brightness video test. One Russian leaker has claimed that the Galaxy S7 can last 17 hours in such a test before powering off. Samsung has pushed around its second-generation 14nm FinFET process in its Exynos 8 Octa cores. But between innovations in battery charging and discharging and Android Marshmallow and the above, we really don't know what to make ...

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    At this point we've heard a ton about what to expect from the Galaxy S7, and we're looking forward to a launch just a few more weeks away. But what's proved impressively (to Samsung's credit) difficult to come by has been imagery of the actual hardware. At least, early renders made a few attempts, and we checked out a shot earlier this week that might be the real deal (if it weren't so obscured by a testing rig), but a really convincing, fully revealing shot of the phone remianed elusive. Earlier this week, leak superstar Evan Blass teased us on social media with some promises of HQ Galaxy ...

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    It looks like Samsung may have learned quite a bit from its recent mistakes, as the rumored Galaxy S7 plan calls for a vastly improved flagship device in the battery capacity department, also capable of microSD storage expansion and underwater operation. But as far as endurance is concerned and little else, the lower-end Galaxy J7 (2016) could prevail over the “next big thing”, somehow accommodating a 4,300 mAh battery, according to info revealed on GitHub. Kernel code exposes the 5.5-incher’s on-board fingerprint scanner as well, a first for the mid-range J family, but hardly a ...

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    As efforts like After The Buzz, the Pocketnow Weekly and Empty Nest demonstrate, we’re constantly searching for fresh ways to review mobile technology. The newest product of those efforts is Pocketnow’s “Review Rebuttal” series, in which a member of our team is assigned to test a smartphone or tablet that’s already gone through our standard review process. While the resulting video or editorial doesn’t affect the “official” Pocketnow review score, we hope it provides added context by showcasing an editor’s personal opinion, rather than a team-wide consensus. We call it ...

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    The claws are out. Both Samsung and LG have major new smartphones just over the horizon, and you'd better believe that once the Galaxy S7 and the G5 are official, we're about to see some serious PR muscle deployed in the hopes of drumming up public interest in those new flagships. But for LG, at least, the company's not content to wait around for that new hardware to land before going on the offensive, and its social media team appears that it can't help itself but to throw some shade at Samsung as the latter tries to play up its quick-charging tech. All Samsung wanted to do was to remind ...

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    As you’d probably expect, we’ve seen a number of fairly tempting deals on the ancient Galaxy S5 in the months following its sequel’s launch, but most of the recent ones offered refurbished or open-box units on the cheap. For three whole days now however, the bargain website Daily Steals lets you score the untouched, unused 5.1-inch phone at a measly $260, which is roughly 90 bucks south of Amazon’s lowest current listing. Compared to Best Buy, you save even more, namely $140 or so, whether you’re into classic black devices, slightly swankier white ones, or outright posh gold ...

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    The yet to be disputed mobile hardware heavyweight champion of the world has just come out with its financial figures for 2015’s final quarter and the year as a whole, having both good and bad news in store for investors, much like Apple and LG. First, the bad, because it’s more palpable and there’s more to discuss on that front. Despite the holiday season traditionally improving demand for essentially everything that plugs in and connects to the web, Samsung saw a “slight” quarter-on-quarter decrease in smartphone shipments, which it blames on “year-end inventory adjustment ...

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    A teaser of a leak. That’s certainly something new in the mobile landscape, but considering how popular unofficial press renders of unannounced smartphones can get, it was bound to become a thing sooner or later. Less than 24 hours after revealing there are most likely only two Samsung Galaxy S7 variants in the pipeline rather than three or four, tipster legend @evleaks tweets proof he’s in possession of a high-quality product image starring the standard, flat model. Why isn’t he just giving us that then? Maybe he wants to garner even more buzz than usual, and make sure the whole ...

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    Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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    When's the last time a new mobile gadget had you really excited? Were you awed by the sheer size of the iPad Pro? Rendered speechless by the 4K screen on the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium? Whatever that piece of hardware was, though, there's a good chance we're talking about a 2015 model. After all, so far this year we've yet to see much in the way of high-profile launches, and while CES brought us lots of cool stuff to check out, some of the season's biggest devices have been holding back for MWC. With the expo getting ready to let loose upon Barcelona in just a few more weeks, we're taking a ...

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    Much ado about nothing. In a nutshell, that’s how we can label all the hoopla, controversy and turmoil recently surrounding Samsung’s rumored plans for its spring 2016 flagship(s). The gossip bonanza started off reasonably enough, with word of standard Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge sequels. But then, the number of expected Samsung Galaxy S7 derivations jumped to three, even four, including a non-curved S7 Plus that made absolutely no sense when the Note 5 is still young. Ultimately, both the prospectively cannibalizing phablet and the GS7 Edge+ were canceled, delayed or never real in the first ...

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    With less than a month to go until the presumed announcement of the Galaxy S7, Samsung’s pre-release testing of multiple “next big thing” configurations has to be in full swing. That’s corroborated by several visits paid to several benchmarking authorities in recent weeks, the latest of which sees the SM-G930A model rated for single and multi-core speed in Geekbench. This is without a doubt the standard, flat Samsung Galaxy S7 designed specifically for AT&T use stateside, and unlike the Canadian SM-G930W8 version, it appears to pack a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 ...

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    It’s no longer a secret the worldwide mobile hardware industry has reached a point of saturation and stagnation, with its two most popular companies in particular feeling the heat from consumers lacking incentives to upgrade on a regular basis. Samsung lost smartphone market share for the first time in years, as the Galaxy S6 family only managed to pull in 40 million unit shipments in 2015, and the Note 5 barely crossed the 10M mark, both numbers falling short of optimistic expectations. Meanwhile, Apple took the lion’s share of the year’s profits once again, but the striking visual ...

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    With Qualcomm pretty clearly out of contention for the title of last year’s fastest and most reliable smartphone SoC, due to Snapdragon 810’s highly publicized overheating woes and SD808’s sub-flagship capabilities, you have to figure Samsung and Apple ultimately disputed the crown. Technically, Nvidia could have posed a threat too, but its otherwise impressive Tegra X1 silicon only saw daylight inside an Android TV set-top box, with the Google Pixel C tablet nowhere to be found on store shelves yet. As for MediaTek, the budget-first Chinese chip maker remains too small a player for ...

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    It was certainly weird of Samsung to announce the commercial launch of the Gear S2 Classic “New Edition” in China, and its approaching global expansion without giving away anything on the retail cost front. But don’t worry, that doesn’t mean the fashionable Tizen timepiece will be priced in the Apple Watch Edition’s ballpark when plated with 18K rose gold or platinum. You’ll merely be asked to pay 100 bucks more than the MSRP of the standard Gear S2 Classic, and $50 north of the 42mm “iWatch” Sport. That’s right, $450 is how much Amazon charges stateside, though the ...

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    It’s pretty hard to get excited about something else Samsung may have planned for the next couple of months besides the Galaxy S7 duo, trio or quartet, especially if that something is yet another low-end Android tablet. Or two, or three, joined by a refreshed user interface for children. Still, the Galaxy Tab E family must have garnered a decent amount of attention in the handful of markets 8 and 9.6-inch models were sold in last year, since the former recently expanded to Taiwan, and now rumor has it there’s a 7-incher in the pipeline as well. A standard, low to mid-end Galaxy Tab E ...

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    When you're creating the latest entry in a long, prestigious line of smartphones, it's easy to feel trapped by consumer expectations; with shoppers returning year in and year out, it's likely they've got a powerful sense of what they'd like this latest model to be, and the desire to not let them down can ultimately be a bit crippling. Perhaps that's why Samsung decided to do things so differently with last year's Galaxy S6, dropping features like waterproofing, a removable battery, and microSD expansion – and freeing itself from some limitations in the process. Say what you will about ...

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    Apple hasn't jumped platforms very well. But everyone else has — which only serves to reinforce the idea that the iPhone is the phone to have forever and ever everywhere. Microsoft and Google have come to play, now there's word that Apple's largest competitor in the mobile space will bring its software over to the App Store. Samsung may be planning on bringing its S Health, Gear Fit Manager and Gear Manager apps to iOS. This would open up the company's Gear wearables to iPhone compatibility. It also plans on bringing Remote Control and the Family Square apps for use with the the ...

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    Over the past several weeks and months, we've heard no shortage about what to expect from Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S7: how many different models to look forward to, what sizes we're likely to get – all that jazz. And while we've seen plenty of schematics, and even some case pics, we've been coming up short in the leak department when it comes to the good stuff: imagery of actual phone hardware. Apparently all of our patience is finally starting to pay off, and today we get to check out what might just be the first real pic we've seen of the Galaxy S7 in the flesh. Admittedly, there's ...

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    Samsung has rarely led the way in software support and bumps to the newest Android iterations for even its best smartphones, but it’s never been as late as this year either. Marshmallows are yet to officially roll out to a single Galaxy “star”, unlike LG, Motorola or HTC devices. Several upgrade timelines were rumored for handhelds as diverse as the Note 5, S6, Note 4, S5, A3 or J5, with the latest flagships initially expected to score 6.0 goodies as early as December, then January, and now February. According to a refreshed guide, phase 1 of the industry-leading (in terms of sales, ...

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    Luxury smartwatch manufacturers are obviously competing for a very small piece of a slowly growing pie, so it probably shouldn’t come as a great surprise Samsung chose to merely plate its upscale Gear S2 variant with precious metals rather than make it all gold and platinum. The Gear S2 Classic New Edition nonetheless “wowed the tech world by merging fashion with technology” at CES earlier this month, according to its not-so-modest designers, and is now fairly quickly going on sale in China, followed by markets “across the globe” in the next few weeks. Oddly enough, we’re yet ...

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    Virtual reality tech has made its way to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah this year. The HTC Vive Pre and Oculus Rift are making their presence known to developers. But while the indie flicks and the musical acts (s/o to Air Traffic Controller!) play on and on, Samsung is making the show all about itself. Its chief marketing officer for the US, Marc Mathieu, announced that its investing in studios to shoot VR movies at its existing New York offices. Its partnering with the Sundance Institute, the organization behind its namesake film festival, for a year of fostering ...

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    In terms of Android updates, Samsung hasn't been the speediest in delivering them. Whether that has to do with it being the largest OEM for the OS is something to consider. In fact, it could have something to do with the leakage of the v6.0.1 Marshmallow betas intended for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge to a Note 4 and an S5. Note that we used singular terms for those devices. We can now confirm a plurality of Galaxy S5 phones now have the beta build from January 1. A European unit got the unwarranted update this week (screenshots above). But since we're talking about weeks between OTA ...

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    This is pretty much upgrading upon the upper mid-range of smartphones to the point where the company should just call it a flagship. With the Galaxy A9 being promoted — because why not? — and sold for good, but not great wads of cash, we're left trying to figure out what a Galaxy A9 Pro would do for the lineup. SamMobile reports that device firmware development is ongoing for the SM-A9100, intended for China. The SM-A9000 is the regular Galaxy A9. Are we talking about a quad-HD 6-point-something-inch screens and a terajig of storage? We don't know, but there wasn't much of a price gap ...

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