LeTV will be in Las Vegas this year, but not at CES. It’ll be presenting a day before just outside of grounds. It’s likely then that we’ll learn more about the latest mega-flagship phone that the conglomerate has up its sleeves. It was clocked with record-breaking Snapdragon 820 performance and teased with a whole lot of attitude.
Well, if it weren’t enough to pack the muscle into this thing, we now have new limbs growing off of it: namely, ultrasonic fingerprint recognition, conventional fingerprint scanning on the main display area, iris scanning and [...]
Can’t you feel that holiday cheer, Samsung? The Ga-la-la-la-laaa-la-la-laxy A9 is back on the eggnog overflow and we have more details as to what it tows. And there’s also a little quirk that made us shift in our seats just a little bit. See if you can spot it and guess what we think it means while we go through the laundry list.
The new leak from Weibo seems to be a showroom specifications card meant for Samsung plots in retail stores or carriers. This one’s for the dual-SIM version that can apparently come in salmon, champagne or white [...]
The current breadth of mobile payment systems is still fairly limited. We’ve focused in-depth pieces on the three major efforts from Android, Apple and Samsung so far. In regards to the chaebol of the group, it says that Samsung Pay has been doing well for them, especially in its home country, and expansion is not a question of if, but how and when.
Rival chaebol LG hopes that the wild west is still open enough for one more payments solution as it plans on launching something that could appear in both Korea and the US as early as next month.
The company is signing [...]
Samsung’s pretty satisfied with its new mobile payments system that it’s worked hard at putting together. Money’s been trading hands at a good clip. The company’s Injong Rhee has been rallying retail support in the US. But one of the big stumbling blocks that appears in contrast with the number of smartphones the manufacturer sells every year is that Samsung Pay’s reach is limited to owners of this year’s flagships.
We’ve had breadcrumbs about the chaebol’s plans to expand the service to mid-range and low-end phones. But for that [...]
On a Thursday in New York, we’ll be waiting on Microsoft to introduce some new Lumias and LG to introduce a one-sided cyclops. But this Tuesday on the left coast, we’re chomping at the bit for some new hardware and one big reveal on software from Google. If you haven’t brushed up on the details of what we’ve been talking about, don’t worry! “S’more” details are coming at you right here with our rumor roundup.Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P
Arguably the graham crackers of this sweet, sweet sandwich, we (and by “we,” I do mean [...]
Fingerprint scanners have become synonymous with mobile security. Ever since the iPhone 5s introduced Touch ID, the use of PIN codes has skyrocketed in users. Of course, fingerprint scanners weren’t the first method of protecting personal information — far from it. PIN codes, alphanumeric passwords, and even facial recognition had been on smartphones for years before the biometric boom. The one thing Touch ID has that the rest lack, however, is profound convenience. Typing in a four to six digit PIN every single time you want to access your phone, while protective, gets old fast, [...]
Touch. Tap. Push. Prod. Swab. Stab. The button takes a lot of nonsense from its users. And also Benny Benassi and The Biz, but if I hear “push me and then just touch me” one more time, I might need a barbiturate. Anyways, people usually don’t give these things much credit for doing what they do and what engineers have made them do.It didn’t need to be a button
Take the iPhone 5S with its home button. It implemented a fingerprint sensor on top of it and Apple thus created Touch ID.
Touch ID was made to take the taps and swipes and [...]