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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    Samsung has added one more market to its target demographic for the Tizen-powered Z2. From ETNews's industry sources, lingua franca from South Africa has been included into the Z2's language packs besides India, Indonesia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Kenya and Nigeria. The Z2 will be Tizen's first effort with 4G connectivity and will help customers jump onto developing LTE infrastructure at a low price. Sources believe that Samsung will be able to dominate the market with this initiative with features like remote support and its IoT products. The Samsung Z2, said to have 1GB of RAM and ...

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    The best of yesteryear (or perhaps maybe even two years ago) may arrive in a more modern suit and at an affordable price tag. That's if you're a fan of Samsung. We're picking up data from GFXBench of the SM-A810, what's believed to be the successor to the incredibly thin SM-A800 or the Galaxy A8. An Exynos 7420 powers Android 6.0.1 on a 5.1-inch screen at full HD. There's 3GB of memory and 32GB of storage on this pickup. Add in a 16-megapixel camera and a 5-megapixel selfie unit and you've got the results — one step better than last year's A8. Sample phones found on Indian import-export ...

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    Xiaomi's more price-aggressive brand, Redmi, has a new phone out simply called the Redmi Pro. It starts at the equivalent of about $225, but it also has a full HD OLED screen — something rare at this price point. Samsung, which produced the Xiaomi Mi 5's OLED panels, did not produce the Redmi Pro's screens, though. Not even LG got the job. Instead, Xiaomi Today is reporting that two Chinese firms, EverDisplay and BOE, made the grade. It's not known how the order split down. The two companies are heading off Samsung's reported 95 percent share of the OLED market with more orders from ...

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    This supposed phablet started out in the rumor mills as the Samsung Galaxy Note 6. Since then, we've been trying to parse together the ins and outs, the hairpins and straightaways, and all of the jokes claiming that six was too afraid of seven because the marketing team got involved. We are T minus five days to the next Samsung Unpacked event in New York, which is where we expect the Galaxy Note 7 to be launched. What better time to look back at how we, the tech media, have built this speculative motherboard up? Power The Note's legacy has been to be the leading edge of how much horsepower ...

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    Could it still be possible? Certainly not. But what if… no, it’s best to go with your reason rather than your gut, and nip all hopes of ever being able to buy a flat-screened Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in the bud. That’s obviously easier said than done when a weirdly advanced, functional and fairly smooth-operating prototype of the non-“edgy” phablet keeps making headlines, desperately clinging to its own 15 minutes of fame. Almost literally 15 minutes today, as live pics of the no doubt canceled product from a little while back are followed by a lengthy, in-depth video preview. This ...

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    Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. That’s probably the best way to describe in a nutshell both the latest “exclusive information” about the fast-approaching Galaxy Note 7 and the phone itself. Shared by TalkAndroid’s Editor-in-Chief Justin Herrick after purportedly checking with a “trusted source who has indeed used a consumer-ready version” of the next big thing, and tacitly backed by Evan Blass on Twitter, the report rehashes many features and details previously rumored, expanding on a few, and adding a couple of fresh ones in the mix. It’s ...

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    If the cornucopia of recent leaks is of any indication, the upcoming Galaxy Note7 will feature a USB Type-C port. All of the leaked images and renders (like the one above from @evleaks), seem to testify that the Micro USB on the bottom is gone. Thankfully the headphone jack port is still in. It is also common knowledge, by now, that there will be a new Gear VR 2 headset accompanying the Note7. This is exactly because of the fact that the current Gear VR uses Micro USB connection, making the upcoming Note7 incompatible. Said headset will purportedly set you back 90EUR in Europe. So ...

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    Anyone planning to make a stop in Berlin, Germany during a late summer/early fall Eurotrip to catch one of the oldest, largest industrial exhibitions in the world is probably disheartened by Samsung’s decision to not only “unpack” the Galaxy Note 7 a full month ahead of IFA, but possibly launch the thing in August as well. On the plus side, it’s now a near-certainty the Gear S3 smartwatch will be formally unveiled at or shortly before the 2016 Internationale Funkausstellung (International Radio Show), set to take place between September 2 and 7. Was that ever doubtful? Not if you ...

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    Cryptic teasers or just complete pre-release silence, leaving fans wondering and questioning every tipster and leaker’s credibility? Forget all that, as Samsung takes a page from the candid playbooks of OnePlus or Xiaomi today with an extremely revealing albeit short Galaxy Note 7 commercial. Mind you, this 30-second clip comes straight from the horse’s mouth, i.e. Samsung Mobile Korea, and doesn’t appear to have been accidentally pushed early to YouTube. It’s part of the official buzz-building campaign instead, and while the juicy bits of the next-gen phablet hero are carefully ...

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    Apple somehow managed to defy market trends for the large part of last year, seeing both iPhone shipment numbers and overall earnings surge quarter after quarter, and now, it’s Samsung’s turn to beat analyst estimates and the industry’s general stagnation with strong performance from high and low-end Android devices. Obviously, the flagship Galaxy S7 duo was the main driver of profit during Q2 2016 as well as Q1, but Samsung takes the time once again in its latest financial report to acknowledge the essential part played by the Galaxy A and J series in achieving growth across the ...

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    Samsung might be turning On another set of phones for its budget lineup. There have been hints on Indian import-export database Zauba of new Samsung model numbers within this range that may end up being the names of 2016's Galaxy On5 and On7. About a month ago, what was deemed the "SM-G6100" came to light on GFXBench. And now, we have another incremental step towards revelation with fresh tests of the SM-G5700 on Geekbench. What we know so far is that the rumored Galaxy On5 (2016) may have an Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 and 3GB of RAM. The On7 (2016) will also have 3GB of RAM, but will likely ...

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    While waiting for Samsung’s full Q2 2016 financial report to go public, which will probably not include explicit smartphone sales figures or official forecasts anyway, it’s time to take a look at another analyst cume and short-term projection. According to unnamed inside sources quoted by hit-and-miss Taiwanese publication Digitimes, Galaxy shipments could exceed a colossal 350 million copies for the whole of 2016. How big of a number is that? Well, it would be more than 25 mil up from Samsung’s already remarkable 2015 total. Meanwhile, Apple merely managed to push around 230M ...

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    A Chinese startup called Mobvoi — which has successfully closed three rounds of funding, the latest led by Google — has decided to bring an Android-powered smartwatch out of China. The Ticwatch 2 technically isn't even an Android Wear watch — it's a watch that runs a skinned version of Android with something more like Tizen in mind. The watch, running Ticwear OS, is compatible with smartphones running iOS 8.0 and Android 4.3 and fills the typical bill for notifications, media control, watchfaces, voice interactions, Android Wear apps, gestures etc., but the interface is set up ...

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    It’s no longer a big secret the rapidly approaching Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will have many great things going for it, including iris recognition, an enhanced S Pen, snazzy dual-edged screen, all the RAM you could ever need, and water resistance. While probably not compatible with the existing first consumer edition of the Gear VR headset due to USB Type-C adoption, the phablet should come to market chaperoned by its own affordable new pair of virtual reality goggles. But what about support for Google’s industry-paramount Daydream platform? Seeing as how ZTE is already on board, and ...

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    You already have enough to plug into your power strips. Putting in two chargers for your smartphone and smartwatch just to have them charge at the same time shouldn't have to be a problem. Samsung may be taking a crack at that issue with a new patent application at the US Patent and Trademark Office. A filing last week shows off a new design for a wireless charger — in the form of a tall block — that can transmit electromagnetic fields in both the vertical and horizontal axes. A smartwatch could take in power when wrapped around the block while a phone could charge when laid on the top ...

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    Now that we know literally everything about the Galaxy Note 7, it’s time to dig a little deeper and try to find out more details on Samsung’s VR hardware-advancing plans. Rumor has it the Korean tech giant wants to run with the big dogs in addition to strengthening its low-cost domination, though we’re afraid there’s nothing new to report on the standalone Odyssey front. Meanwhile, the second consumer edition of the smartphone-compatible Samsung Gear VR most likely carries the SM-R323 model number (its predecessor being the SM-R322), picking up USB Type-C connectivity and GNote 7 ...

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    If there’s one thing preventing Samsung these days from selling low to mid-end Android gear in comparable numbers to premium members of the Galaxy S and Note smartphone families, it’s probably an acute lack of identity. Everybody likes choice and diversity, but not brand dilution and disorientation, which is exactly what you get when releasing a Galaxy J2 Pro mere weeks after the “standard” J2 (2016), not to mention the Galaxy Tab J that’s virtually identical to the also recently unveiled Galaxy J Max “phoneblet.” Check that, the Samsung Galaxy Tab J and Galaxy J Max are 100 ...

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    If you’re still wondering how it might be possible for an Android handheld manufacturer to realistically predict 100 million unit global shipments without much of a presence in many key European markets or the US, Counterpoint Research should give you a solid clue. According to the firm’s latest “Monthly Market Pulse”, OPPO claimed a big domestic win for the month of June not only in offline sales, but overall China demand, including both physical stores and online smartphone orders. This is the fast-rising OEM’s first ever victory of such a magnitude, although Huawei ...

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    Technically, Samsung isn’t suited (yet) to directly battle the likes of HTC (in partnership with Valve), Sony or Oculus when it comes to high-end VR hardware. In terms of virtual reality experiences however, the HTC Vive recently made headlines by supporting the world’s most immersive music record, as well as Fruit Ninja and a game called Front Defense, while the Gear VR countered with exclusive Olympics content, and now Suicide Squad X. This looks just as cool as it sounds, allowing you to take part in the crazy action of the upcoming DC Comics-based Warner Bros. movie. Not only can ...

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    Gimmick or huge step forward for biometric authentication and professional-grade security optimization? That, our friends, is the million-dollar question concerning the iris recognition system no doubt incorporated by the hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 7. It’s a question we’ll only get the proper, unbiased answer to once the dual-edged phablet actually rolls out and ends up in our review labs for a thorough examination, but right now, it looks like a case can be made in either direction. On one hand, the idea of unlocking your phone and perhaps authorizing payments and whatnot ...

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    There was a moment where we'd suspect that the upcoming Galaxy Note 7 would be getting two cameras on the rear. It's been a trendy thing to include on this year's big flagships, why not continue that trend through the fall? Well, it seems that with a component listing on Zauba, an Indian import-export database, may prove those hopes unfounded. Several camera components said to be for the "SM-N930F" have actually come through the site, rating the sensors' resolution at 12 megapixels. The listing mentions OIS. Physical image stabilizing hardware has been considered incompatible with ...

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    We're going to tackle ALL of your questions about the Moto Z, the Moto Z Force, and Moto Mods! Plus, we'll chat about mobile use in the military, Google's potential VR strategy, and what responsibility do companies have to provide access to encrypted devices? Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 210 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the live video broadcast at 2:00pm Eastern on July 21st (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version later this week. And don't forget to shoot your listener mail to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at ...

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    If it’s legal war Huawei wants, that’s exactly what the world’s third largest smartphone manufacturer will get from the industry’s overall ruler, which we know to never back down in a court of law, whether it’s fighting Apple, Nvidia or Ericsson a while ago. Oftentimes, being right or wrong, as well as having grounds to sue and countersue, are mostly irrelevant, with companies like Samsung instead focused on making headlines and/or forcing the other guys to settle and ultimately enter cross-licensing agreements. No way to tell if that’s going to be the case here, or how long it ...

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    Mere days ahead of official financial reports coming from most of the mobile industry’s heavyweights, research firm TrendForce has issued its own worldwide smartphone market analysis for the year’s second quarter, with overall production volume sitting at a solid 315 million units, up 8.9 percent sequentially and 3.2 percent compared to the same timeframe back in 2015. No big surprises ranking the top six global brands, as Samsung holds on to a comfortable lead, followed by Apple, Huawei, OPPO, LG, and Vivo. But even though Galaxy S7 sales are deemed “brisk”, both the Korean ...

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    We have a great deal to cover here today, so let’s skip the introductions and get down to business. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7, which we all know and are ready to fall in love with, is unofficially rendered for the press again, this time from all possible angles in gold, blue and silver. No doubt in our minds these images depict the finished, elegant, somewhat familiar yet also different product due out August 2 in a single, dual-edged variant, following the cancellation of the flat-screened prototype. Speaking of release dates, it seems at least one major US carrier could kick off ...

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