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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    When given the option to spruce up how their phone looks, people will often take it. That said, they often don't go beyond the bounds of what's already built-in to their phones. That includes themes stores. It's hard to sell people on any given peripheral, but especially when it comes to OEM-provided software features. That said, if you own one of the recently-released Galaxy A phones from Samsung, the company will at least give it a go with 11 free theme packs exclusive to you. None of these packs should come up for any other Samsung device. From curves to angles and muted colors, it's ...

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    Synthetic benchmarks: are they the end-all, be-all of device rankings? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Really, though, even if the dream of a single figure that reliably reflects a model's performance is an elusive one, a well-executed benchmark can still give us a useful point of comparison, and when we run enough of them, we just might start to close in on some respectable rankings that really do show how one phone's sheer processing power measures up against another's. With 2016 now in full swing, AnTuTu's looking back on all the phones that passed through its database last year, ans has crunched the ...

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    The “if” of the AMOLED iPhone equation no longer feels like a question mark, as the display technology is definitely the industry’s future (and for the most part, current) gold standard, but the “when” and the “who” remain largely up in the air. What’s etched in stone is this year’s new iPhones, the 7, 7 Plus and 6c, 7c or 5e, will continue to use IPS LCD panels, with Apple still working on component-producing partnerships and funding for said collaborators to ramp up their mass-manufacturing capabilities and modernize their equipment. Never a fan of an ...

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    The beginning of 2016 seems to be all about the latest wave of ultra-low-cost Android smartphones, which set the “entry-level” bar much higher than their 2015 predecessors, with massive batteries or super-sharp screens in tow. Resting on the laurels of its strong brand recognition and big marketing budget however, Samsung isn’t prepared to offer similar bang for buck as Xiaomi or Lenovo with the Galaxy J1 (2016). This is up for grabs in Dubai already, despite technically not going through the typical announcement motions first, priced at a fairly extravagant AED 499 ($135). The $30 ...

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    There are many theories concerning what Samsung might have in the pipeline in terms of spring flagship (s), with the number of forthcoming Galaxy S7 variants ranging anywhere from two to four. Now, Twitter tipster @evleaks aims to put all controversy to rest, “confirming” one flat, standard model, and a couple of curved editions. The screen sizes of the three aren’t mentioned in Evan Blass’ terse tweet, but assuming that recent benchmark was correct, the Samsung Galaxy S7 should measure 5.1 inches in diagonal, the S7 Edge 5.1 inches also, and the S7 Edge Plus between 5.5 and 5.7 ...

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    Apple has its own problems keeping up with labor conditions. It's been also been a longstanding issue for Samsung Electronics since 2007, when Hwang Yu-mi, an employee at one of the company's chipmaking facilities, died of work-related leukemia. SHARP, a Korean workers' advocacy group, claims that there are more than 200 sickened employees and 71 deaths up to the end of September. Now comes word of an agreement between Samsung and representatives of the victims and their families in which the company will introduce preventative and managerial structures to support workplace health. The ...

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    Is there still a market for crappy modest 4.3 or 4.5-inch Android smartphones with WVGA screens, a maximum of 1GB RAM, 4GB internal storage space, and 5MP cameras when a little over 100 bucks buys you a robust 5-incher with a sleek design, gigantic battery in tow, 2 gigs of memory, and 13MP rear shooter? Before you answer with a resounding no, keep in mind the Xiaomi Redmi 3 may never officially make its way stateside, and even if it does, mainstream audiences there love their high-profile, hyped-up brands. We’re talking Apple and Samsung, obviously, as the latter looks just about ready ...

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    Vice City. Full of fattening foods, business propositions of the nether regions, fewer grand theft auto charges than you'd think would be there and — for one week out of the whole year — tech here, tech there and tech everywhere. I don't know how Pocketnow's largest ground crew survived through all of it, but they did. And they're here to tell the tale. (Recorded) LIVE from CES 2016, this is episode 182 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Check out the high-quality audio version of our podcast right here or on your podcasting feeds starting today at 11:00am Eastern or you can also catch our ...

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    2015 has been a year of radical transformation for the previously monotonous Samsung Galaxy family, both as far as flagships and lower-end devices are concerned. But continuous change can be tricky, pricey and, in a way, risky, so by the looks of things, 2016 will be a year of much safer bets. The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge should greatly resemble their predecessors from an aesthetical standpoint, a full roster of upper mid-range A-series handhelds has already gone official with refined rather than altered designs, and next up, we might see the 2016 editions of the Galaxy J1 and J5 break cover. ...

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    As if the Samsung Galaxy S7 rumor storm of late didn’t leave enough question marks and uncertainty behind, a purported new SM-G935A benchmark further complicates the size and variation affairs. If there are indeed only two main GS7 configurations in the pipeline, they might both sport 5.1-inch displays, just like the S6 and S6 Edge before them. SM-G935A, mind you, is a model number clearly following in the heels of the SM-G925A and SM-G928A, aka S6 Edge and S6 Edge+, most definitely heading for AT&T with a curved screen. Preliminary AnTuTu data shows this isn’t as massive as ...

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    Samsung is attempting to shore up margins for its premium smartphones while attempting to keep its stronghold of the mid-range mobile market with a revised strategy. The company did well last quarter, but how this past quarter's strategy failed to meet the banks' targets is not going to bode well for the path going forward. Q4 operating profit was up 15.3 percent year-over-year to ₩6.1 trillion ($5.1 billion). Interestingly, these numbers are down 17.5 percent from the sequential Q3. Market consensus was pegged at ₩6.5 trillion ($5.4 billion). Sales totaled ₩53 trillion ($44.3 ...

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    The mobile industry’s unicorn for many years now could finally be tamed and propelled into the limelight by the end of 2016. Samsung may not have much choice but to gamble on “Project Valley”, as its smartphone sales enter a vexing stagnation phase, and Galaxy market share collapses. Don’t hold your breath for checking out a finished, fully polished foldable handheld in the flesh this month, this quarter or even this first half of the year though, with financial analysts predicting a formal announcement after June. H2 2016 is only expected to see the Samsung SM-G929G break cover ...

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    It essentially came out of nowhere, even though Samsung toyed with gargantuan Windows tablets in the past (without much success), and aside from a clearly inferior SoC, it looked like a strong Surface Pro 4 contender on paper. Now, the Galaxy TabPro S has a semi-official price tag attached to its name, making your buying decision a very tricky to navigate process. According to a reputable German publication, the 12-inch convertible shall start at €999 around those parts, which is likely to convert to $1,000 stateside. What AllAbout Samsung doesn’t say is whether the keyboard cover is ...

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    CES 2016 has officially started, and, as it is usually the case with trade shows, it is pretty much over. Companies are generally unveiling products and services, making announcements, and gathering media at their press events prior to the official start of the show. However, that doesn't mean that Day 3 (which is the official day one of CES) was a boring one. Check out the most important things that saw the light of day, rounded up for you below, in case you missed any of the action. Alcatel OneTouch Alcatel OneTouch already announced a line-up of Pixi products, powered by Android (and ...

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    If you're into Iggy Azalea songs of yesteryear (who the heck isn't, am I right?), you'll notice that we've been getting a little fancy up in this place. Huawei first classed up its Huawei Watch for women, now Samsung is putting some classic touches on its Gear S2 Classic. If you're familiar with our coverage — which includes a full review of the Gear S2 — you'll find spare change to the internal specs, if any at all. You're also going to see the same knurled and rotatable bezel as you have before on the Classic. Not the same, though, are these finishes — and if you read the title of ...

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    Samsung wants to put out professional-grade tablets to the market and it wants people to buy them. This year, that means kicking out its Android and TouchWiz and moving in full-blown Windows 10. The Samsung TabPro S steps away from the ATIV and Galaxy Tab brands to launch into what seems to be a very crowded field these CES days: versatile Windows tablets. A 6.3mm-thick magnesium alloy chassis holds in a 5,200mAh battery, 4GB of RAM, a solid state drive (128GB or 256GB) and an Intel Core M3 processor. Not bad on most counts, but further review is required on our end. With the Super AMOLED ...

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    Aside from its new Notebook 9 series laptops and the Galaxy TabPro S 2-in-1, Samsung also brought a new Chromebook 3 to Las Vegas. At 17.7mm in thickness and 1.14kg in weight (has a reinforced metal body), it features an 11.6-inch display with a 1,366x768 resolution, dual-core Intel Celeron N3050 processor, 2- or 4GB RAM variants, and 16GB of internal storage. There's no exact word on pricing and availability aside from "early 2016". Additionally, Samsung has announced two new color options for its Gear S2 Classic smartwatch (not the sporty Gear S2). It will be available in Platinum ...

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    We weren't far from the truth with most of our assessments with the occasion of yesterday's Samsung Galaxy TabPro S leak. The South Korean manufacturer officially unveiled this Windows 10 2-in-1 tablet, and, as such, has officially brought the "Galaxy" name to the Windows world, instead of going with the "ATIV" moniker we've seen in the past. With a magnesium alloy frame and 6.3 millimetres thickness, the Galaxy TabPro S is very portable, weighing only 693 grams, which makes it a serious competitor for Microsoft's own Surface Pro 4. What doesn't, however, is the horsepower, as the Galaxy ...

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    It's been a busy CES 2016 so far with lots of cool things coming out of Las Vegas, but we're taking a break to look at another hot topic. The Samsung Galaxy S7 might be missing from the show floor (and it's not quite sure whether it will make an MWC appearance, or, on the contrary, it will be the star of a separate, dedicated event), but it's not absent from the headlines. We recently heard of a possible 5.7-inch version with a 12MP camera, and we also caught wind of future possible features, like waterproofing and the return of the microSD card. The images contained in this article are ...

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    Let’s take a short break from the exciting avalanche of official product announcements at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, and once again check out what might be in store for Samsung’s “next big thing” ahead of a reportedly tough year. First, we’d like to underline the abundance of conflicting rumors of late pretty much offers no guarantee regarding the Galaxy S7 and its single or multiple derivations yet. That said, not only is Evan Blass, aka @evleaks, one of the most respected voices in the mobile speculation game, but his latest exclusive is shared via Venture Beat, an equally if not ...

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    2014 was the year of the Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 10.1 and TabPRO 8.4, but, judging by this recent leak, 2016 will be the year of the Windows 10-powered Galaxy TabPRO S, that might even turn out to become a Surface Pro 4 (or Surface Book) competitor. We don't have any specs to accompany the leaked renders (though we're guessing it's just a matter of time), but what we're seeing is pretty self explanatory. A tablet that can turn into a notebook once a keyboard (probably cover as well) is attached, a tablet that seems to follow Samsung's design guidelines, as we're seeing nothing special ...

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    "Exclusive mobile experiences curated with the world's coolest apps and top brands", that's how Samsung sums up its "Made for Samsung" program that was introduced by the company at the 2016 CES. What is Made for Samsung? It's an initiative, a framework, where Samsung will work closely with its partners in order to bring experiences that are unique and tailored for its products. These solutions will be co-branded and will bring differentiated features or services, as well as unique benefits, to users and owners of Samsung smartphones, tablets, wearables, TVs, IoT, VR, and future ...

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    As we're getting closer and closer to when Samsung is usually unveiling its flagship smartphone, Galaxy S7 rumors are taking more and more headlines. After rebooting the line-up with the S6 (edge, edge+) and Note5, Samsung has found itself in a place it didn't expect to be, as forecasts were more optimistic than reality turned out to be. Furthermore,  Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is expecting a tough 2016, mostly due to weaker global economic conditions, as well as competition that's getting serious with memory chips and smartphones. Samsung's CEO Kwon Oh-hyun also mentioned that in ...

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    No, we don't cover refrigerators here at Pocketnow, but this one from Samsung has a phone embedded in it. Wait, what? It is not yet clear what specific features this smart refrigerator will have, due to the language barrier (Korean press release), but it appears to have an embedded camera looking at what's in the fridge. That Android smartphone-looking "thing" on the right is a touch screen, a tablet, or a smartphone, if you will, embedded in the fridge, that allow you to operate several features of the appliance, including said camera. The feature is also accessible via remote apps, and ...

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    Remember when the points at issue leading up to a major Samsung Galaxy product announcement concerned things like build materials, screen resolution, and RAM count? Those were the days. Now, it’s all about how many flagship models are coming, which of them might be curved, and exactly what do they measure in diagonal. Of the countless theories floating around the interwebs lately, possibly the most plausible calls for 5.2 and 5.5 or 5.7-inch variants with both flat and dual-edge panels. To avoid sales cannibalization and market flooding, Samsung may trim down the four GS7 flavors to just ...

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