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The Exynos 9820. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung unveils its new Exynos 9820 with 8nm LPP process and Cortex-A75 cores

Samsung has unveiled its new premium SoC, the Exynos 9820. The chipset will be used on devices like the much-awaited Galaxy S10 and Note 10. It is built on Samsung's 8nm node and features the new Mali-G76 GPU found on the Kirin 98...
Adoptable Storage may be making a return to Samsung Android devices. (Source:

Android's Adoptable Storage feature may be coming back to Samsung devices

Adoptable Storage is a feature introduced with Android 6.0 (Marshmallow). It allows a phone to effectively turn a microSD card into its own internal storage. Some brands still allow Adoptable Storage in their stock ROMs, but Samsu...
The Samsung Galaxy S9+. (Source: Android Central)

The Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+, and Note 9 will not receive Android Pie this year

Samsung's Galaxy S9, S9+, and Note 9 may be some of the highest profile devices of 2018 but the company will not be sending the Android Pie update to users of those devices until next year.
The Infinity Flex Display revealed. (Source: Dezeen)

Samsung to release annual foldable line-up

It appears Samsung already has grand plans for the future of the Galaxy F foldable flagship. A report from the South Korean Yonhap News Agency has stated that the tech giant intends to keep releasing new foldable phones each year ...
2-in-1 devices were not included in the data. (Source:

Global tablet sales to fall; Huawei to make gains

A report from TrendForce has been published that forecasts the state of the tablet industry in 2019. Apple is expected to remain the leader in terms of market share, followed by Samsung, Huawei, Amazon, and Lenovo. However, it is ...
Image via Linux on DeX

Samsung's Linux on DeX will let you run desktop Linux on your Android phone

Remember Samsung's DeX? While that program has so far been a failure, it had led to Linux on DeX, an exciting new feature for select Samsung Galaxy devices. Linux on DeX will allow users to load a full desktop Linux environment wi...
The notched Infinity Displays exhibited by Samsung during the SDC. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung may be working on notched displays after all

This year's Samsung Developer's Conference (SDC) has been interesting already. This is mainly due to the Infinity Flex Display that had finally been confirmed during the event's first day. However, other SDC presenters made announ...
Samsung's One UI will apparently not make it to the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 devices. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung's One UI will not make it to the Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, and Note 8

Samsung's new One UI based on Android 9 Pie will be released sometime next year but apparently, that includes only the latest Galaxy S9, S9+, and Note 9 devices. According to a Samsung representative at the ongoing SDC 2018, the G...
Samsung's next smartphone interface is called One UI. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung shows off its new One UI interface

Samsung has used its Developer Conference 2018 to introduce its next generation custom Android 9 Pie-based user interface design. Dubbed One UI, the new interface has been designed to simplify the user experience by reducing clutt...
Apple enjoyed limited shipment growth of just 0.5%. (Source: Stuff)

Smartphone shipments down as Huawei aims for Samsung's crown

Global smartphone shipments for the third quarter have fallen by 6% over the last 12 months, according to data from IDC. The shipment volume for 3Q 2018 stood at 355.2 million units, compared to 377.8 million smartphones shipped i...
All charts via Geekbench. See below for the top Android and iOS benchmarks, as of 10/28/2018

The iPhone XR is 25% faster than the fastest Android phones in Geekbench 4

The iPhone XR scored about 25% better than Android's best in Geekbench 4's multi-core benchmark. While this is impressive on paper (considering that the $750 iPhone XR is cheaper than most Android flagships), there is much more to...
Samsung Headquarters. (Source Social Barrel)

Samsung hit with massive fine for slowing down devices with updates

Samsung was nabbed slowing down devices with its software updates and has been hit with a $5.7m fine in Italy. This comes after Apple was caught doing the same thing earlier in the year, although the American company did have plau...
The Samsung Galaxy A8s might make an appearance in early 2019. (Source: SamMobile)

Samsung teases the Galaxy A8s; "hole" rumored to replace notch

Samsung has teased a device called the Galaxy A8s at a recent launch event held in China for the Galaxy A9s and A6s. An image of the unexpected third smartphone was displayed at the event, which seemed to show a handset with a com...
Graphene could be the power-storage medium of the future. (Source:

Samsung rumored to have completed graphene battery development, may bring it to Galaxy Note 10

Samsung may have completed work on the graphene battery with which it have been linked over the last few years. This next-gen power-storage technology may improve significantly on its lithium-ion counterpart in some respects. A we...
A recent render of the Galaxy S10. (Source: TheNerdMag)

New Samsung patent may bring optical in-display fingerprint scanner to Galaxy S10 after all

A freshly-submitted patent for Samsung may shed new light on how the company plans to handle fingerprint authentication in 2019. The good news is: It is in the display. The bad news is that it may not be the more state-of-the-art ...
The two color SKUs of the Huawei Mate 20 X. (Source: Huawei)

The Mate 20 X: Huawei's own 'one more thing' is a massive game-focused phone

The Huawei Mate 20 X is another variant of the Chinese OEM's late-2018 flagship device. Like the Mate 20 and 20 Pro, it runs the Kirin 980 chipset and rocks the Leica-branded triple camera. However, it pushes even the definition o...
The audio jack will soon lose its last supporters. (Source: Android Central)

Samsung may ditch the 3.5 mm audio jack on the Note 10 and Galaxy S11 models

A strong supporter for the 3.5 mm audio jack in the past, Samsung may soon be forced to get with the times and move on to wireless headphones. A recent report informs that at least the flagship smartphone models launching from fal...
New Samsung Galaxy Note 9 or old iPhone X? Hm... (Source: CNET)

Samsung US is temporarily doubling its trade-in payoffs - even for iPhones

How about a new Galaxy S9, S9 Plus or Note 9 for your iPhone X? No? What if you get $600 as well? This is the premise of Samsung USA's new promotion. The company will increase its usual trade-in price, even for Apple products, for...
The iPhone XS Max. (Source: ZDNET)

The iPhone XS Max - Excellent but a notch below the best (DxOMark)

The iPhone XS Max was recently unveiled with one of the heftiest price tags we've ever seen on a production smartphone. Thankfully, it offers a matching camera performance, but one still a touch below the absolute best. According ...
A render with the current idea of how the Mate 20 series may look. (Source: SlashGear)

Huawei Mate 20 Pro may cost over US$1000: new leak

The Huawei Mate 20 series' distributor-price structure at launch may have been revealed in a new leak. On the other hand, this leak is Swiss, and, thus, the prices are in francs. However, it may yet be a decent indication of how m...
ARCore supports augmented reality features on some smartphones. (Source: ARCore)

OnePlus 6T may be approved for latest version of ARCore already

The OnePlus 6T is on a short list of upcoming smartphones mentioned in the ARCore 1.5 APK. This app supports up-to-date Google-provisioned features such as Lens. This feature is also to be included in the Nokia 9, as well as two a...
SIM cards through the years. (Source: GSMArena)

eSIM phone shipments could number at least 400 million by 2022

Traditional nano-, micro- or mini-SIMs have dominated mobile connection delivery for smartphones during the devices' rise in the 21st century. Now, however, ABI Research think eSIMs are going to start getting much more popular, ma...
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9. (Source: Trusted Reviews)

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 explodes inside woman's purse in New York

The Note 7 was recalled two years ago for a default that made the devices go up in flames. The new Note 9 may be set to follow the path its predecessor made, though, as a woman in New York has filed a case against Samsung, claimin...
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9. (Source: BGR)

DxOMark: The Samsung Galaxy Note 9's cameras are better than the Pixel 2's but not quite as good as the Huawei P20 Pro's

Samsung's new Galaxy Note 9 is a US$1000 device but, according to DxOMark, it still fails to catch up to the significantly cheaper Huawei P20 Pro in the still photography department.
Samsung Health 6.0 mobile app (Source: Samsung Global Newsroom)

Samsung Health 6.0 comes with a new UI and updated tools

Providing health- and wellness-related services to a crowd of over 65 million active users worldwide, Samsung Health has just been updated to version 6.0. This major release comes with a redesigned interface, updated tools, as wel...
A concept of the upcoming Note 10 featuring a bezel-less curved display. (Source: Wang Haiyin@Behance)

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 gets fancy codename, foreshadows innovative designs

As Samsung pushed hard to introduce the first foldable phone this year, the S10 and Note 10 flagships did not receive significant upgrades, leaving the real innovations for 2019. The Note 10 will be among the first 5G smartphones ...
The weekly roundup - top news from September 2 through September 8

The weekly roundup - top news from September 2 through September 8

Samsung is promising a foldable smartphone soon, GeForce RTX 2080 for laptops could debut as a Max-Q variant, and the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are seemingly inevitable at this point. News has slowed back down to normal following an ...
Only one model in the August rankings from AnTuTu is non-Chinese. (Source: TechRadar)

August top 10 fastest Android smartphones ranked by AnTuTu

August was a slow month for Android smartphone releases, and the new AnTuTu reflects exactly that. The only new entries are the Meizu 16 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, which is the only non-Chinese model featured in the chart...
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Android handset no longer supported with official updates as of September 2018

Samsung kills support for the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+

Samsung continues to ignore those still using premium handsets that are far from museum material yet. The latest victims are the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ — both being barely three years old — which have just been dropped ...
Samsung is turning to Google for help with Bixby. (Source: Smart Mash)

Samsung looking to collaborate with Google for enhancing Bixby's AI capabilities

Samsung CEO Kim Hyun-suk said that the company is looking at collaborating with Google to help augment its Bixby voice assistant. Hyun-suk feels that Samsung could leverage its dominance in device sales to negotiate with companies...
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 teardown reveals low repairability (Source: iFixIt)

No surprises here: The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is hard to repair

With a repairability score of 4 out of 10 awarded by iFixIt, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is considered to have a nicely laid out modular internal design that only uses standard Philips screws. However, to service any of the internal...
Galaxy Note 9 smartphone exhibiting pulse-width modulation (Source: Own)

Take caution: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 display flickers by design and could cause eyestrain

If your eyes are sensitive to flickering displays, then it may be best to avoid Samsung's latest flagship. The Galaxy Note 9 display flickers at a frequency of 227 Hz that could potentially cause headaches and tiredness. The pract...
bxActions - Bix Button Remapper Android app now supports the Galaxy Note 9 (Source: Google Play)

Bixby button remapping now works on the Galaxy Note 9

Those who want to remap the Bixby button of their Galaxy Note 9 can do it thanks to the latest update received by the bxActions - Bix Button Remapper app for Android, which now sports full support for Samsung's latest high-end pha...
Samsung Galaxy Note 9

89% Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Smartphone Review

Go penning. Samsung’s high-end phablet comes with a revolutionary S Pen, which can be used to trigger the camera remotely or switch slides during a presentation, thanks to its Bluetooth capabilities. A great display is accompanied by an intelligent camera. Whether this is enough to make the Note 9 the best business smartphone of the year, you can learn in our review.
Samsung Exynos 9810 | ARM Mali-G72 MP18 | 6.4" | 201 g
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9. (Source: Trusted Reviews)

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 on course to outsell the S9

According to market analysts, the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is currently on course to outsell the S9. What's more, it would appear that most buyers prefer shelling out over US$1000 for the premium model.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 got the JerryRigEverything treatment. (Source: JerryRigEverything)

Durability test video has a piece of bad news for Note 9 fans

The popular "teardown channel", JerryRigEverything on YouTube, has released the results of its durability test for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. The good news is that the main body of the phone basically passed the test. The bad news...
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9. (Source: Trusted Reviews)

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 expected to outsell its predecessor

Market analysts claimed sales of the Samsung Galaxy S9 was one of the worst ever in the series but Samsung has other ideas, and also believes the new Note 9 will outsell the Note 8.
Huawei has issued a message on a Facebook fan page that may target the Galaxy Note 9. (Source: Huawei)

New Huawei Facebook ad does a Samsung - to Samsung

A recently-released piece of marketing by Huawei Taiwan appears to take the same approach with which Samsung have targeted Apple in the past. The apparently jokey image and text may make fun of the "innovation" involved in the des...
The Galaxy Watch was the second device presented at the 2018 Unpacked Event. (Source: Business Insider)

The Samsung Unpacked event also introduced the Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Home

The event that provided the Galaxy Note 9 with its debut also introduced the Galaxy Watch, Samsung's new smartwatch. This device, like the latest Note, uses Bixby as a virtual assistant. The new Galaxy Home smart speaker also runs...
Fortnite (beta) is coming to Android soon. However, it appears Samsung Galaxy phone users are first in line. (Source: howtogeek)

Samsung really does have some Fortnite on Android exclusives - but perhaps not as many as thought

The Fortnite beta is coming to Android after all. However, it is invite-only, and those who own the Galaxy Note 9 will be the first to have access to these invites. On the other hand, the other restrictions on the game's availabil...
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9's specs have been confirmed. (Source: ndtv)

Samsung Galaxy Note 9's release reveals accuracy of its many leaks

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has been officially released. Its specs and appearance match those found in its leaks, some of which were committed by Samsung themselves. The company emphasized the advantages offered by its new S Pen, b...
Retail box of Russian Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Source: SamMobile)

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 retail box surfaces online

With less than a week to go until its August 9 launch, the Galaxy Note 9 is already all over the web, including an official product video that was unleashed — apparently by mistake — by Samsung itself. Now, an image of a Russian G...
Samsung Galaxy S10 concept. (Source:

Samsung Galaxy S10 could be the first 5G smartphone

Samsung Electronics has announced its Q2 2018 results and the company has posted operating profits of KRW 14.87 trillion and a Q2 consolidated net profit of KRW 11.04 trillion. Samsung did acknowledge low sales of the Galaxy S9 bu...
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 could feature copper heat pipes. (Source: Trendytechz)

Pictures of individual Galaxy Note 9 components leak, heat-dissipating copper pipes inbound

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 9 could feature a more robust heat dissipation mechanism via copper pipes if rumors are to be believed. Also, a spares shop has leaked images of some of the Note 9's components leading to speculati...
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Indonesian pricing and pre-order offers. (Source: SamMobile)

Leaked pre-order poster reveals Galaxy Note 9 pricing

A leaked Samsung pre-order poster for customers in Indonesia has revealed the pricing and available color variants of the upcoming Galaxy Note 9. The poster also shows additional offers available for Indonesian customers such as f...
The Galaxy Note 9 will have native support for the Vulkan API. (Source: Droid-life)

Early hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 reveals support for AAA Vulkan games

A Reddit user has managed to get his or her hands on the upcoming Galaxy Note 9 and has detailed some of the features of the smartphone that mostly corroborates to what we've known so far. What is interesting is that Samsung is lo...
Fortnite for Android could be launching exclusively on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Image source: Epic)

Fortnite for Android could be launching exclusively on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9

What better way to show off the power of the Exynos 9820 by letting gamers stream and play Fortnite on the Galaxy Note 9? Samsung wants to associate its upcoming flagship smartphone with the most popular multi-player game on Twitc...
The Galaxy Note 9 could come with a larger battery. (Source: Samsung / Mashable)

New Samsung Galaxy Note 9 teaser touts battery life improvements

Samsung's new teaser for the impending Note 9 launch is about our smartphone batteries dying in the middle of something important. While nothing much was revealed in the video, we do know that the battery in the Note 9 is going to...
The Galaxy Note and Galaxy S lineups could soon merge into one. (Source: Android Central)

Samsung looking to consolidate Galaxy Note and Galaxy S lineups into a single brand

According to reports from Korean media, Samsung could be looking to merge the Galaxy Note and Galaxy S brands given that the differences between them are minimal. This move can reduce the costs of Samsung's mobile development port...
The Samsung Galaxy Watch will sport a 1.19-inch display. (Source: SamMobile)

Samsung Galaxy Watch to launch alongside the Galaxy Note 9

Samsung's upcoming smartwatch will be called the Galaxy Watch instead of the Gear S4 according to its FCC certification. The Galaxy Watch is slated to launch alongside the Galaxy Note 9 on August 9 and comes in two variants along ...

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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)