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Samsung's new VI line in South Korea. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung's most advanced factory is up and running

Samsung's newest production line is unique among the OEM's fabricators in that it is dedicated to the extreme UV lithography (EUV) process. This means that it is capable of making chipsets of the up-to-date 7-nanometer (nm) variet...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 21 Feb 2020 23:14:00 +0100
Anyone for some Galaxy Note 20 series concept renders? (Image source: Windows United)

Rumour | Galaxy Note 20, Note 20 Plus and Note 20 Ultra renders show a boxy design and a taste of the Samsung Galaxy S20 series

Samsung may have only just released the Galaxy S20 series, but people are already speculating about what the successors to the Note 10 and Note 10 Plus will look like. Imagined as the Note 20, Note 20 Plus and Note 20 Ultra, all r...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 19 Feb 2020 21:12:00 +0100
The Galaxy Book S looks to be using a BOE-sourced TFT LCD panel with AFFS (not IPS) display tech. (Source: Notebookcheck)

The mystery of the Samsung Galaxy Book S display panel

Reading comments on forums and elsewhere, one aspect of the new Samsung Galaxy Book S that appears to be giving some potential buyers pause is Samsung’s less than detailed description of the display panel it has incorporated into ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 19 Feb 2020 11:01:00 +0100
The Galaxy Book S delivers on its promise of extraordinary battery life. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Tested: Samsung’s Snapdragon 8cx-powered Galaxy Book S lives up to extraordinary battery life claims

One of the touted advantages of porting Windows 10 to work on the ARM64 architecture is the claim of exceptional battery life. Samsung claims its new Qualcomm Snapdragon Galaxy Book S can deliver up to 25 hours of continuous video playback and our testing backs up the company’s claims.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 17 Feb 2020 10:56:00 +0100
The Galaxy S20 series.

Galaxy S10e owners get shafted in the Galaxy S20 trade-in program

Samsung has opened up its Galaxy S20 series trade-in program for reservers and there looks to be a few issues with it. For one, owners of the Galaxy S10e get the short end of the stick.
Ricci Rox, Thu, 13 Feb 2020 09:43:00 +0100
Huawei FreeBuds 3: AirPods-competitors are now available in a striking new colour. (Image source: Huawei)

Huawei FreeBuds 3: AirPods-competitors are now available in a striking new colour

Huawei is now offering the FreeBuds 3 in a new colour. The eye-catching variant continues to offer Active Noise Canceling (ANC) and is now available to purchase in various countries.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 12 Feb 2020 23:36:00 +0100
MWC 2020 has been cancelled due to coronavirus fears. (Image via GSMA)

MWC 2020 | MWC 2020 cancelled over coronavirus concerns

After meeting earlier this week to discuss the viability of Mobile World Congress 2020, the GSMA has decided to cancel MWC 2020 due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus outbreak. Multiple companies have stated they would not be...
Sam Medley, Wed, 12 Feb 2020 22:14:00 +0100
Image via Samsung

Galaxy Z Flip makes an appearance in a commercial aired during the Oscars

A new commercial that aired during the Oscars award show Sunday officially unveiled the final design of the upcoming Galaxy Z Flip foldable from Samsung. The commercial shows nothing more than the design of the phone, which is hig...
Sam Medley, Tue, 11 Feb 2020 15:19:00 +0100
The Galaxy Book S is an Office road warrior's ultrabook dream come true. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy Books S with Snapdragon 8cx and the promise of 25 hours of battery life

After first being announced in August, Samsung's long-awaited Galaxy Books S is finally here. Setting it apart from the competition is its ultra-light sub-1 kg weight and incredible claimed battery life of 25 hours. Has the wait been worth it?
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sat, 08 Feb 2020 07:39:00 +0100
Ice universe also revealed the alleged Note 20 framework. (Image source: @UniverseIce)

Early leak about the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 focuses on mysterious refresh rate technology

The latest leak about the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 has appeared online courtesy of noted tipster Ice universe. There are very little details to be had about the future flagship smartphone in the latest tip, but it seems the device w...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 04 Feb 2020 12:13:00 +0100
The Galaxy S2 and Note 3 never officially made it beyond Android Jellybean and Lollipop, respectively. (Image source: XEETECHCARE)

The Samsung Galaxy S2 and Galaxy Note 3 can now be upgraded to Android 10

While Samsung has adopted a two OS update policy for years, there are still ways of getting new versions of Android on older handsets. The Galaxy S8 and Note 8 are more recent examples of this, but so are the much older Galaxy S I...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 03 Feb 2020 16:08:00 +0100
The S20 Ultra will also feature a "Space Zoom" camera mode (Source: 91Mobiles)

Samsung Galaxy S20 series touted to debut new, improved Night Mode

The Samsung Galaxy S20 phones will feature new camera hardware but that isn't worth much if the supporting software isn't good enough. Thankfully, Samsung appears to be holding down the fort in that aspect pretty well, if a new tr...
Ricci Rox, Mon, 03 Feb 2020 10:17:00 +0100
The Galaxy S8 and Note 8 are unlikely to ever receive Android 10 officially. (Image source: Phone Arena)

The Galaxy S8 and Note 8 can now be upgraded to Android 10

The Galaxy S8 and Note 8 may now be two generations old, but they are still mighty powerful smartphones. Although they have started life on Android Nougat too, both can now be upgraded to Android 10. The Exynos 8895 and Snapdragon...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 29 Jan 2020 20:35:00 +0100
The "Motorola stylus phone". (Source: Twitter)

A new render points to a 2020 Motorola device with a stylus

The eminent tipster Evan Blass has posted images of a Motorola phone with a feature new to this OEM: stylus support. The device as depicted also has a punch-hole camera, suggesting that it is intended for release this year. Howeve...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 25 Jan 2020 20:41:00 +0100
A true successor to the Galaxy Fold is rumored for a Q2 2020 launch. (Source: Samsung)

True Galaxy Fold successor to arrive Q2 with a perfect looking set of upgrades

Samsung will indeed launch a follow up device to its controversial Galaxy Fold. Although some are referring to the Galaxy Z Flip as the ‘Galaxy Fold 2’, the device described by XDA’s Max Weinbach will indeed be a proper successor ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sat, 25 Jan 2020 02:06:00 +0100
Renders of the Galaxy S20. (Source: XEETECHCARE)

The Samsung Galaxy S20 series could offer class-leading performance

The Samsung Galaxy S20 phones are the talk of the town, with most reports focusing on their new, improved camera hardware. Cameras are just one aspect of a phone, though, and potential buyers can rest easy with the knowledge that ...
Ricci Rox, Thu, 23 Jan 2020 23:15:00 +0100
The Galaxy S8 and Note 8 are currently stuck on the Android 9.0 Pie version of One UI. (Image source: The Nerd Mag)

Samsung prompts speculation that the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 will receive One UI 2.0 and Android 10 after all

Despite not being officially confirmed, the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 appeared to have missed the cut for upgrades to One UI 2.0, Samsung's custom version of Android 10. While some people had accepted the notion of their two-year-old h...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 22 Jan 2020 20:04:00 +0100
The Galaxy Note 10 Lite has a 3.5mm jack, but the Note 20 might not. (Source: Samsung)

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 may not have a headphone jack

A new patent reportedly accepted by an Indian authority may kick off speculation about the Note 10's successor. It shows a case design with a cut-out that matches the usual placement of an S Pen, and that suggests a rear-camera mo...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 21 Jan 2020 19:40:00 +0100
Rae Tae-moon has taken over the reigns of Samsung's smartphone division from DJ Koh. (Source: Samsung)

DJ Koh dumped as head of Samsung smartphone division in leadership shake up

Samsung has dumped DJ Koh as head of its mobile division on the eve of the launch of the Galaxy S20. In his place, the Korean tech giant has appointed 20-year company veteran Roh Tae-moon who was the second-in-charge of the divisi...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 21 Jan 2020 06:09:00 +0100
The Galaxy S20 buyers will be limited to 128 GB of onboard storage on all but the S20 Ultra. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Samsung drastically cuts Galaxy S20 storage options

Yesterday’s full Galaxy S20 spec sheet leak revealed one rude shock for Samsung fans. If you want more than 128 GB of standard storage you will need to pony up for the Galaxy S20 Ultra model which is the only one of the three to o...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sun, 19 Jan 2020 09:14:00 +0100
Galaxy S20 Ultra render. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Full Galaxy S20 specs leak highlighting model differentiation

Teenage leakster Ishan Agarwal has managed to get his hands on the complete spec sheet for the upcoming Galaxy S20 series of flagship smartphones from Samsung. Most of the key details have leaked in one form or another, but this i...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sat, 18 Jan 2020 12:34:00 +0100
The Huawei Mate 30 5G variants. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei insists it did better in the 5G phone market than Samsung in 2019

Huawei has released its performance for 2019 to the Chinese media. It claims it shipped approximately 240 million units in total that year, 6.9 million of which had 5G. For context, Samsung has announced that it shipped about 6.7 ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 17 Jan 2020 20:28:00 +0100
Early renders of the Galaxy S20. (Source: OnLeaks)

Revealed details of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra paint an impressive picture

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra will be the big bad wolf of the Galaxy S20 series, as it represents Samsung's attempt at throwing everything but the kitchen sink at the competition. Details of the device have now surfaced.
Ricci Rox, Thu, 16 Jan 2020 10:12:00 +0100
There will be no 3.5mm headphone jack on the Samsung Galaxy S20 phones. (Source: XEETECHCARE)

Opinion | No 3.5mm headphone jack for the Samsung Galaxy S20 phones

Samsung removed the 3.5mm headphone jack on the Galaxy Note 10 phones last year and that decision has carried over to the company's upcoming flagships. Yes, the Samsung Galaxy S20 phones will not feature headphone jacks, but what ...
Ricci Rox, Wed, 15 Jan 2020 19:51:00 +0100
The Note 9 received five One UI 2.0 beta builds. (Image source: Notebookcheck)

Samsung extends Galaxy Note 9 One UI 2.0 rollout

The One UI 2.0 rollout for the Note 9 is well underway, with the Android 10 update slowly making its way around the world. The update is likely the last that the Note 9 will receive besides security patch updates.
Alex Alderson, Tue, 14 Jan 2020 13:30:00 +0100
An accurate render of the forthcoming Galaxy S20. (Source: @OnLeaks x CashKaro)

Samsung Galaxy S20 will come with a gimped 120 Hz display says leaker

The ‘will it or won’t it?’ saga of the Galaxy S20 display capabilities has taken a new twist. Samsung leakster Ice Universe has now confirmed that the Galaxy S20 line up will have a 120 Hz-capable display, but it won’t be enabled ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 14 Jan 2020 11:09:00 +0100
Renders of the Samsung Galaxy S20. (Source: XEETECHCARE)

Details and features of the Samsung Galaxy S20 line's cameras revealed in full

The Samsung Galaxy S20 phones are set to offer groundbreaking camera performance, and a new set of leaks has given us our clearest look yet at the camera hardware and software features of the devices, backed by hands-on images and...
Ricci Rox, Tue, 14 Jan 2020 08:33:00 +0100
Expect at least five Galaxy S20 variants thanks to Samsung's decision to split the range with either 4G or 5G modems. (Source: @BenGeskin)

Samsung's Galaxy S20 to come in 4G as standard, 5G optional except for the S20 Ultra

Samsung will not be fitting 5G radios as standard to its forthcoming Galaxy S20 range of devices. The move follows Qualcomm’s decision not to integrate a 5G modem into the design of its Snapdragon 865 chip. The only device in the ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 13 Jan 2020 10:32:00 +0100
Renders based on Galaxy S11/S20 leaks. (Source: @BenGeskin)

Galaxy S20 could ship with 120 Hz display deactivated, Ultra is no 'Ultra' says leaker

Tipster Ice Universe, in a series of now deleted tweets, has suggested that Samsung could drop the 120 Hz display functionality that he only this week tipped was coming to the new Galaxy S20 range. In another since deleted tweet, ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 09 Jan 2020 10:34:00 +0100
Renders of the Galaxy S20 range based on leaked information. (Source: @BenGeskin)

Samsung insider confirms 120 Hz displays for all three Galaxy S20 models

Samsung insider Ice Universe has started to drip feed specifications of the Galaxy S20 series of smartphones set to debut on February 11. A key feature just confirmed is that all of the three flagship models will feature Super AMO...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 06 Jan 2020 11:12:00 +0100
A still captured from the leaked Galaxy Unpacked teaser video. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung's Galaxy S20, clamshell foldable get February 11 launch date

The Galaxy S20 (formerly known as the Galaxy S11) is set to debut on February 11 according to an official-looking Samsung Galaxy Unpacked teaser video found on the net by XDA’s Max Weinbach. The same clip also implies that there w...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sat, 04 Jan 2020 13:00:00 +0100
The Galaxy Note 10 Lite is real. (All images via Samsung)

Samsung officially unveils Galaxy Note 10 Lite and Galaxy S10 Lite

Samsung officially announced the Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note 10 Lite smartphones today. Both phones have similar FHD+ screens and run flagship-level SoCs. Both phones also sport triple-camera arrays, though the shooter setup d...
Sam Medley, Fri, 03 Jan 2020 16:46:00 +0100
Samsung is bullish about its prospects in a rapidly expanding 2020 5G market. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung expects 2020 to be a breakout year for 5G smartphones

Samsung is bullish about the 5G smartphone market in 2020 quoting figures from Counterpoint Research to support its view. According to forecasts the market for 5G smartphones is expected to undergo substantial growth and will acco...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 03 Jan 2020 13:13:00 +0100
The Galaxy Tab S6 is officially getting a 5G variant in Q1 2020. (Source: Samsung)

The first 5G tablet to hit market is coming from Samsung in Q1 2020

We knew Samsung was working on a 5G variant of its current flagship tablet, the Galaxy Tab S6 but we didn’t know when it was coming. Samsung has now cleared things up at least a little by announcing it will hit the market in Q1 20...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 03 Jan 2020 12:40:00 +0100
The iPhone 11 was the top selling smartphone in the US last year. (Source: Apple)

Survey puts Apple and Samsung with 9 out 10 smartphone sales in the US

Chinese smartphone makers have had huge success globally, but one market they are yet to crack is the US. According to a new survey by Wave7Research, the US market is dominated by just two brands with Apple and Samsung swallowing ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 03 Jan 2020 11:15:00 +0100
A stable Note 9 Android 10 release may arrive soon

Galaxy Note 9 gets new One UI 2.0 beta update

Samsung recently rolled out the fifth One UI 2.0 beta update for Galaxy Note 9 users in South Korea. The update fixes just two bugs, suggesting a stable version might be around the corner.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sun, 29 Dec 2019 18:55:00 +0100
What is Neon? Your guess is as good as ours. (Image via

So long Bixby, hello Neon: Samsung's latest A.I. project teased for CES 2020

Samsung is generating quite a buzz with a mysterious new project. Dubbed Neon, the unknown product is focused around A.I., asking us if we've "ever met an 'ARTIFICIAL.'" While there is little information outside of some press mate...
Sam Medley, Fri, 27 Dec 2019 04:03:00 +0100
The Galaxy Fold is finally starting to receive Samsung DeX functionality. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Samsung finally adds DeX support to Galaxy Fold with November security patch

Samsung has given Galaxy Fold users a small Christmas present with its second significant update for the device since it went on sale a couple of months ago. It raised the security patch level to November while also adding Samsung...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 25 Dec 2019 10:37:00 +0100
The Samsung Galaxy S10+. (Source: Trusted Reviews)

The US unlocked Galaxy S10 line is now receiving the Android 10 update

A week after the carrier models received the stable One UI 2.0 update, unlocked models of the Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10, and S10+ in the US are now also getting the One UI 2.0 OTA.
Ricci Rox, Tue, 24 Dec 2019 10:29:00 +0100
The Galaxy Note 10 Lite's possible color options. (Source: WinFuture)

The Galaxy Note 10 Lite may come with an even bigger battery than the Note 10+

The Galaxy Note 10 Lite is an upcoming device that might put the premium in premium mid-range for Samsung. Its latest leak asserts that it will come with a 4500mAh battery, which would exceed that of the flagship Note 10+ in terms...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 23 Dec 2019 18:40:00 +0100
The Galaxy Note 10 Lite: A half-way house between the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy S11 series? (Image source: Pocket Lint)

The Galaxy Note 10 Lite could be Samsung's new midrange colossus, as official photos appear online

Roland Quandt of WinFuture has all but confirmed the existence of the Galaxy Note 10 Lite, having published a slew of marketing pictures of the device. They confirm that Samsung has taken inspiration from the Galaxy S10e in design...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 19 Dec 2019 13:46:00 +0100
The iPhone 11 Pro lost to the OnePlus 7T Pro in the very first round after messing up the white balance in its shot. (Source: Gadgets Now)

MKBHD's 2019 blind smartphone camera test throws up a few surprises

Last year, popular YouTube tech channel Marques Brownlee hosted a blind smartphone camera test that had some shocking results—with the US$300 Pocophone F1 finishing in second place. This year's version is just as interesting, as i...
Ricci Rox, Tue, 17 Dec 2019 21:05:00 +0100
Ice Universe has given us a little sneak peak of the Galaxy S11+ camera array. (Source: @universeice)

Leakster Ice Universe offers sneak peak at the Galaxy S11 camera array

Noted Samsung insider Ice Universe is back at it again leaking a sneak peak at what he expects the rear camera array on the Galaxy S11 and S11+ to look like. However, the leakster isn’t yet sure how the expected flash and ToF sens...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 16 Dec 2019 06:14:00 +0100
AT&T has launched its 5G service. (Source: AT&T)

AT&T rolls out 5G (for real) to its first 10 US cities

AT&T has announced that its 5G service is now live in 10 different American cities, Los Angeles and New York included. In fact, it claims to have 2 (authentic) flavors of this connectivity: 5G and 5G+, which are based on low-band ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 15 Dec 2019 20:26:00 +0100
The Galaxy Fold. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Looks like Samsung didn't sell a million Galaxy Fold units like reports claimed

Samsung Electronics' President Young Sohn, a few days ago, announced that the company had sold a million units of its US$2000 Galaxy Fold. Apparently, the Samsung executive was wrong. The company did not, in fact, sell a million u...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 15 Dec 2019 19:02:00 +0100
The Galaxy Note 10/10+. (Source:

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and 10+ see a stable Android 10 update roll-out (sort of)

The Galaxy Note 10 and 10+ have started to exhibit updates to One UI 2.0 based on Android 10. This may be good news for owners of these premium phablets, particularly as this upgrade had reportedly been scheduled for 2020. On the ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 15 Dec 2019 16:28:00 +0100
The Galaxy Fold is a hit with 1 million devices sold. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Galaxy Fold a success with 1 million devices sold at US$2,000 a piece

Samsung has revealed that it has sold 1 million units of the Galaxy Fold. The result should help to silence critics of the device who have questioned its resilience, usefulness and value for money.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 13 Dec 2019 11:05:00 +0100
The Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite is currently thought to look like this. (Source: NashvilleChatter)

The Samsung Galaxy S10 and Note 10 Lite variants are now Bluetooth-certified devices

The SM-G770 and SM-N770F have reportedly been certified by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). This leak appears to confirm that these 2 model numbers do in fact refer to the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite respec...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 05 Dec 2019 17:39:00 +0100
Samsung's flagship Galaxy Note 10 ditched the headphone jack. (Image source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite renders reveal welcome presence of the headphone jack

New renders of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite have revealed that the smartphone apparently sports a headphone jack. It also appears to have a central punch-hole front-facing camera and a square housing for the rear-facing camera ...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 04 Dec 2019 19:54:00 +0100
T-Mobile now lists the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G on its network. (Source: T-Mobile)

The T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G ships with the Snapdragon X55 modem and Android 10

T-Mobile has unveiled its branded version of the highest-end Galaxy Note 10+. This device has Qualcomm's 2nd-gen 5G modem, which makes it compatible with the US carrier's new sub-6GHz network. It is also Samsung's first phone to s...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 04 Dec 2019 19:25:00 +0100


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