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The Samsung Galaxy A51's new renders. (Source: OnLeaks/PriceBaba)

New Samsung Galaxy A51 renders hint at a punch-hole, quad cameras and a 3.5mm jack

The Galaxy A51 will probably be one of Samsung's new phones for 2020. It has attracted its first 360-degree set of renders (from OnLeaks), which incorporate rumors and theories about the phone such as that it will have quad rear c...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 12 Nov 2019 16:56:00 +0100
The Galaxy A70s. (Source: NDTV)

The Samsung Galaxy A70s' latest update makes it compatible with Link to Windows

Samsung is now rolling a new software update out to the Galaxy A70s. The OTA package adds the ability to use Link to Windows, as well as USB type C headphones. It also contains general stability upgrades and the October 2019 secur...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 11 Nov 2019 20:11:00 +0100
Samsung Galaxy S10 is more like the Note 10 than ever thanks to latest software update

Samsung Galaxy S10 is more like the Note 10 than ever thanks to latest software update

Samsung is bringing a few Galaxy Note 10-exclusive features to the Galaxy S10 line. The update improves system-wide and picture-specific search and an Auto Hotspot feature that can automate connecting a device with a Samsung accou...
Sam Medley, Mon, 11 Nov 2019 18:25:00 +0100
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6. (Source: Samsung)

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 gets the November 2019 security patch

The Galaxy Tab S6 is Samsung's latest premium slate. The OEM has just demonstrated it is committed to keeping it that way with a new software update containing the latest Android security patch level. This upgrade has also reached...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 08 Nov 2019 19:00:00 +0100
PlayGalaxy Link betas are now available on Galaxy S10 phones. (Source: SamMobile)

Samsung ports its PlayGalaxy Link service to S10-line phones

Samsung launched PlayGalaxy Link with the Note 10 series. It is a service by which a PC connection makes the games thereon available for streaming via a corresponding app on these phones. Its latest beta extends compatibility to t...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 05 Nov 2019 18:38:00 +0100
The recently announced Exynos 990 features Samsung custom Mongoose 5 ARM-based cores. (Source: Samsung)

Confirmed: Samsung shutters custom CPU team

It’s official – the Samsung Austin Research Center (SARC) has been shuttered as rumored around a month ago. As a result, Samsung’s latest Exynos 990 could be the last, or one of the last, chips from the company to feature its cust...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 04 Nov 2019 12:33:00 +0100
Microsoft's effort to raise 2019 Black Friday hype. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft offers a preview of its Black Friday discount event

Microsoft has posted something for consumers to think about prior to their Black Friday shopping this year. It includes some details on its Surface deals for that period, including up to US$230 off the new Pro 7. There is also a l...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 03 Nov 2019 18:20:00 +0100
Impressive camera hardware. (Xiaomi)

Update | Revealed Mi Note 10 details point towards an almost perfect sub-premium phone

It's becoming increasingly apparent that the much-anticipated Mi CC9 Pro will actually be sold as the Mi Note 10 in the global market. A new report has revealed just about everything about the device, and it's starting to look lik...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 03 Nov 2019 12:01:00 +0100
Your Phone via BLE is no more in the latest Windows 10 preview. (Source: The Verge)

Microsoft limits Your Phone screen mirroring compatibility in the latest Insider Preview build

The Your Phone app in Windows 10 has acted to effectively mimic iPhone syncing on Mac, but for Android devices. It has also allowed users with these devices to mirror their phone screens on PCs via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). Howe...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 31 Oct 2019 16:21:00 +0100
The Samsung Galaxy S10 series is currently comprised of the S10e, S10, and S10+. (Image source: Samsung)

Rumored Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite makes light work of all the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 devices in Geekbench multi-core test

A Geekbench record for a “samsung SM-G770F” has been spotted that handily reveals a few details about the mystery smartphone. Some believe this particular device could end up being the Galaxy S10 Lite, which would likely feature a...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 31 Oct 2019 04:20:00 +0100
Early Galaxy S11 renders. (Source: PhoneArena)

Get ready for the incoming flood of juicy Samsung Galaxy S11 leaks

We're less than four months away from the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S11 phones. According to popular leakster Ice Universe, all major design and hardware elements of the phones have now been finalized, and that puts us bang rig...
Ricci Rox, Mon, 28 Oct 2019 20:52:00 +0100
Phones with a headphone jack are a dying breed. (Source: Lifewire)

Best smartphones with a 3.5mm headphone jack you can buy in 2019

Phones with a headphone jack are becoming unicorns, especially in the premium segment of the market. After the launch of the Galaxy Note 10 duo, lovers of the 3.5mm jack now have their work cut out for them in the search for impre...
Ricci Rox, Sat, 26 Oct 2019 23:50:00 +0200
Samsung's next-generation Exynos 980 is set to take on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung has unveiled the Exynos 990, a high-end SoC targeted for the Galaxy S11 in early 2020

Samsung has officially launched the Exynos 990 SoC along with a new 5G Exynos Modem 5123. Both are expected to find their way into the Samsung Galaxy S11 and other high-end devices from the company in 2020.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 24 Oct 2019 11:19:00 +0200
Image via Bleeping Computer

UK banks remove mobile bank services and apps from Samsung Galaxy S10

Two UK Banks, National Westminster and Royal Bank of Scotland, have removed their respective mobile banking apps from the Google Play Store for Samsung Galaxy S10 users. Citing security concerns, it's likely the banks' decisions w...
Sam Medley, Thu, 24 Oct 2019 00:12:00 +0200
Image via CNET

Samsung releases update to patch fingerprint scanner flaw

Samsung has released a software patch to fix a security flaw in the ultrasonic fingerprint readers used in the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 device families. The patch should come as a notification to users who have registered the...
Sam Medley, Wed, 23 Oct 2019 19:22:00 +0200
Minimized notification pop-ups are one of the One UI 2 enhancements. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung One UI 2 beta with Android 10 coming soon for Galaxy Note 10 users

Samsung has posted a notice on its Korean website announcing that its One UI 2 beta built on Android 10 is coming soon. The One UI 2 beta has been available for the Galaxy S10 range since the middle of October but only in select m...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 22 Oct 2019 11:40:00 +0200
Samsung's DeX mode. (Source: Wikipedia)

Samsung discontinues its Linux on DeX beta

DeX is Samsung's proprietary facility that converts one of its Galaxy flagships into a desktop PC on connection to a monitor. One environment supported by the mode in Android 9.0 (Pie) is GNU/Linux. Unfortunately, its beta program...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 21 Oct 2019 00:23:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy S11 allegedly won't feature an under-display camera. (Image source: PhoneArena)

Samsung Galaxy S11 news: Model numbers for three 5G-capable SKUs leaked; no full-screen display coming

Some new details about Samsung’s Galaxy S11 series have been shared online concerning the amount of SKUs that will be part of the lineup, the communication abilities of the devices, and the expected screen design. While some may h...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 20 Oct 2019 07:52:00 +0200
Newer Samsung Galaxy flagships may have a security flaw. (Source: YouTube)

Samsung Galaxy flagship fingerprint sensors are reported hackable using cheap screen protectors

A British Galaxy S10 user has claimed that this phone's ultrasound sensor could be fooled into unlocking for non-registered fingerprints. This issue was allegedly caused by a cheap gel case with a clear flap to cover the screen. S...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 18 Oct 2019 23:48:00 +0200
US$295 for the 128 GB Pixel 3 XL. (Source: Google)

Opinion | Google's Pixel 4 trade-in program is laughable

If you own a Pixel 3 and were about to use the Pixel 4's trade-in program to get Google's latest device for significantly cheaper, think twice. You see, Google seems to be of the opinion that the 128 GB Pixel 3 XL is worth a measl...
Ricci Rox, Thu, 17 Oct 2019 19:51:00 +0200
The Galaxy Note 10 is now said to be getting a cheaper variant. (Source: CNET)

Samsung may release further 'budget' versions of the Galaxy S10 and Note 10

According to recent reports, Samsung are about to release 2 new phones with the model numbers SM-G770F and SM-N770F. Due to their similarity to those of the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 respectively, it is now believed that they are bud...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 12 Oct 2019 19:54:00 +0200
Keeping the Galaxy Fold mint could get expensive. (Source: Samsung)

Breaking a Galaxy Fold's screen more than once could cost as much as a whole premium phone

Samsung has released an updated schedule of repair charges for a number of its newer phones. The recently-released Galaxy Fold is at the top of this list. It sh...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 | Qualcomm Adreno 640 | 7.3" | 276 g
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 09 Oct 2019 22:25:00 +0200
Image via Microsoft.

You can now make and answer phone calls on your PC via Windows 10 Your Phone app

A new feature in the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build allows Windows to make and receive phone calls when synced with a compatible Android smartphone. The feature, part of Microsoft's Your Phone app, is expected to roll out...
Sam Medley, Wed, 09 Oct 2019 21:45:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy S10 series. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Korea prepares an Android 10 beta program for the Galaxy S10 series

Samsung has announced that it will start a new beta program for One UI 2.0, its latest software skin based on Android 10. Unfortunately, it may only apply to those who own Galaxy S10-line devices in South Korea to start off with. ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 09 Oct 2019 16:58:00 +0200
The Exynos 9830 could be the first Korean SoC to integrate custom mobility GPUs from AMD. (Source: iotgadgets)

Leaks suggest upcoming Samsung Exynos 9830 SoC will only use ARM Cortex cores

Samsung might be done tinkering with the ARM core designs, as the Mongoose proprietary cores appear to be missing on the upcoming Exynos 9830. The Korean giant is rumored to drop its two homegrown high-performance cores for a coup...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 08 Oct 2019 16:32:00 +0200
A 5G variant of the Galaxy Tab S6 is enroute. (Source: Samsung)

Galaxy Tab S6 to get 5G variant, will be first 5G tablet on the market

Samsung has been helping to blaze the 5G smartphone trail and it looks set to do the same for tablets. A new Galaxy Tab S6 variant has been spotted going through a Wi-Fi and Bluetooth certification process that also carries the la...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 03 Oct 2019 07:50:00 +0200
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ and free accessories (Source: PhoneArena)

Deal | Galaxy Note 10+ purchases come with free Galaxy Buds and Galaxy Fit in the US

Although US$1099.99 for an unlocked 256 GB Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ cannot be considered affordable, US customers can take advantage of the free Galaxy Buds and Galaxy Fit that come with the flagship. Samsung is also offering a fre...
Codrut Nistor, Mon, 30 Sep 2019 17:05:00 +0200
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Smartphone Review: Optimised SoC promises better runtimes

87% Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Smartphone Review: Optimised SoC promises better runtimes

The S-Pen and stunning display once again distinguish the Galaxy Note from its Galaxy S sibling. This year’s Galaxy Note is the first to feature a newer SoC than the Galaxy S that preceded it, so it will be intriguing to see what improvements the Exynos 9825 brings over the Exynos 9820. In many ways, the Note 10+ is a re-bodied Galaxy S10+ with a few tweaks and omissions. Read on to find out how the Note 10+ performs in this live review.
Update: Live Review completed.
Samsung Exynos 9825 | ARM Mali-G76 MP12 | 6.8" | 196 g
Daniel Schmidt, Thu, 12 Sep 2019 00:29:33 +0200
Samsung Galaxy Note 10

86% Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Smartphone Review: Still the best business smartphone?

Is the Galaxy Note 10 merely a smaller version of the Note 10+, or is there more at hand? Well, the smaller battery, display, RAM, and storage all suggest so, but the Note 10 is more than just a scaled-down Note 10+. The inclusion of an S Pen should still help the Note 10 appeal to business users, as will it being cheaper than the Note 10+ too. Read on in this live review to find out our thoughts on this year’s baby Galaxy Note.
Update: Live Review finished.
Samsung Exynos 9825 | ARM Mali-G76 MP12 | 6.3" | 168 g
Florian Schmitt, Mon, 09 Sep 2019 15:13:50 +0200
The Galaxy Fold is highly sought after by tech early adopters. (Source: Samsung)

Galaxy Fold sells out in Korea 24 hours after going on sale

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold has already sold out in its home market of Korea just a day after its launch. Admittedly, only around 2,500 units were on sale of the blee...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 | Qualcomm Adreno 640 | 7.3" | 276 g
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sun, 08 Sep 2019 05:43:00 +0200
Corephotonics has a strategic licensing agreement with Oppo. (Image source: DPReview)

Samsung has a secret weapon up its sleeve to take on the iPhone and Pixel

A recent tweet posted by Ice universe has made strong implications that Samsung will be focusing on the camera equipment used in future devices, including the Samsung Galaxy S11. Although the tipster did not reveal any specifics, ...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 07 Sep 2019 18:46:00 +0200
The long-awaited Samsung Galaxy Fold has officially been re-launched and will be in user hands by the end of the week. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy Fold officially launches in Korea, due this Friday

The wait is over. Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy Fold in its home market of Korea. Locals will get the Fold in a 5G variant with 512 GB of storage on board while other markets will also get the 5G option or a 4G LTE ve...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 05 Sep 2019 11:23:00 +0200
The Galaxy A90 5G is packed with the tech to take on the Chinese competition. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy A90 5G official, brings 5G to the masses

Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy A90 5G. Although ostensibly a mid-range device given it is part of Samsung's A-series of smartphones it also packs a high-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset matched with up to 8 GB of RA...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 03 Sep 2019 12:49:00 +0200
Retail packaging for the Galaxy A90 5G has been leaked suggesting a launch is imminent. (Source: @slashleaks)

Samsung Galaxy A90 5G leaks in retail packaging, will be its first mid-range 5G handset

Samsung first mid-range 5G-capable smartphone will be the Galaxy A90. The new device will be an important device for the company as it looks to take 5G technology downstream in the hope of boosting its sales.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sun, 01 Sep 2019 05:05:00 +0200
Apple continues to sell fewer iPhones and is now in danger of being overtaken by Xiaomi for the number 3 global smartphone vendor position. (Source: Apple)

Gartner: Huawei, Samsung up in Q2 smartphone sales, Apple down and under threat from Xiaomi

Despite the cards being stacked against it last quarter, Huawei managed to record an increase in smartphone sales of 16.5 percent for the quarter, while Samsung also saw a 3.8 percent bump. Apple, on the other hand, continued its ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 28 Aug 2019 07:39:00 +0200
A Samsung Galaxy A90 render. (Source: GSMArena)

Samsung accidentally references the A91 on its new 45W charger page

Samsung may have divulged the existence of a heretofore unreleased phone, the A91. It is included in a list of phones that work with the OEM's new 45W charger, alongside the Galaxy Note 10+. This phone may be an additional variant...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 26 Aug 2019 19:38:00 +0200
You can pick up four months of YouTube Premium with your Tab S6 pre-order. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 goes up for pre-order with free 4 month YouTube Premium sub

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S6 Android tablet is up for pre-order in the US with some pre-order bonuses. These include four months of YouTube Premium as well as 50 percent off the keyboard cover if purchased at the same time.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 26 Aug 2019 10:39:00 +0200
Discord can now be downloaded as a Galaxy Store app. (Source: Android Headlines)

Discord integration on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series is live

Discord is now available on Samsung's proprietary mobile app store. It is intended to allow for video chats while gaming, and has been introduced as a novel feature on the new Galaxy Note 10 line. It requires that your Discord and...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 25 Aug 2019 20:06:00 +0200
The alleged S10+ on Android 10. (Source: YouTube)

One UI 2.0 based on Android 10 for the Samsung Galaxy S10+ may have been leaked

A Portugese YouTuber called Dudu Rocha has demonstrated what may be Samsung's next major software upgrade on camera. This ROM, which was shown in comparison to a second phone running One UI 1.0, exhibits an About page that clearly...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 23 Aug 2019 19:55:00 +0200
Samsung's next foldable could be an updated clamshell smartphone. (Source: Letsgodigital)

New Samsung patent renders point to flip phone with foldable display

Samsung’s next foldable smartphone looks like it could be a spiritual successor to the flip phones or clamshell devices of yesteryear. Like the forthcoming reborn Moto Razr, the next foldable device from Samsung looks to be pure s...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 22 Aug 2019 07:13:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 phones. (Source: Yahoo)

Hits and Misses: An in-depth comparison of all the Galaxy Note 10 rumors and their accuracies

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 phones were released almost two weeks ago but before then, they were preceded by an incessant in-flow of leaks and rumors. Here. we review those leaks to see which ones turned out to be true or, well, ut...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 18 Aug 2019 16:02:00 +0200
This year's Galaxy A80 surprised with a rotating rear cem setup and 48 MP sensors. (Source: Livemint)

Leaked Samsung Galaxy A 2020 models first to include the new 108 MP sensors

It looks like Samsung continues to ignore the imagining potential of its flagship smartphones, as the latest 64 and 108 MP will first be featured in the top-of-the-line 2020 A-series. According to a recent leak, the entire 2020 A...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 16 Aug 2019 16:31:00 +0200
Evan Blass is one of Twitter's most prolific tech leakers. (Image source: Digit.in)

The Note 11 or Galaxy S12 may be Samsung's first graphene powered smartphones

Are you tired of the limited battery capacities of modern smartphones? Well, Samsung has a plan to revolutionise smartphone battery technology as early as next year, according to Evan Blass. Do not hold out for a graphene powered ...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 13 Aug 2019 17:15:00 +0200
The Galaxy Note 10 phones. (Source: Yahoo)

Opinion | Samsung's new devices are a poor joke and the base Note 10 is the punchline

Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 10 phones a few days ago and the devices have received mixed reviews, most notably for the lack of a headphone jack and the...well, the general existence of the Note 10.
Ricci Rox, Sun, 11 Aug 2019 15:48:00 +0200
New Galaxy Note 10 accessories are already on sale in Australia. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 accessories are already on sale in Australia

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 range is still only up for pre-order but unusually a number of official Samsung accessories have already reached retail channels. Australian consumer electronics retailer JB Hi-Fi has been spotted by Noteb...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sun, 11 Aug 2019 11:54:00 +0200
The Nubia Z20. (Source: ZTE)

Nubia launches the Z20: a new dual-display, Snapdragon 855+ flagship

ZTE's high-value sub-brand Nubia has just released its latest phone. The Z20 looks a lot like the Samsung Galaxy S10, if that phone had an additional display on its rear panel. This new device is powered by the Snapdragon 855 Plus...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 08 Aug 2019 19:26:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 phones. (Source: Yahoo)

Samsung gives its reason for removing the 3.5mm jack on the Galaxy Note 10 phones but it's as dumb as you'd expect

Samsung removed the 3.5mm headphone jack from the Galaxy Note 10+ phones, the first time it's ever done that on a flagship. The company has stated its reasons for the removal but they all sound like, well, bullshit.
Ricci Rox, Thu, 08 Aug 2019 17:00:00 +0200
Samsung Galaxy Note 10, 10+ and Note 10+ 5G now official with a few impressive new tricks

Samsung Galaxy Note 10, 10+ and Note 10+ 5G now official with a few impressive new tricks

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ are finally official. Although most of the details were accurately leaked ahead of launch, there are some interesting tidbits that that only surfaced during the official reveal.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 08 Aug 2019 07:33:00 +0200
With the Exynos 9825, Samsung is finally making the jump to 7 nm. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Exynos 9825 officially announced

Thanks to the new 7 nm EUV manufacturing process, the Exynos 9825 is expected to match and even surpass Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855. The exact core clocks for the new SoC will be revealed with the launch inf the galaxy Note 10. Due ...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 07 Aug 2019 15:30:00 +0200
Renders of the Galaxy Note 10. (Business Today)

New hands-on leak claims the Galaxy Note 10+ will feature a OnePlus 7 Pro-esque display

A new leak has surfaced, claiming that at least one of the Galaxy Note 10 phones will feature a 90 Hz display. The OnePlus 7 Pro was the first phone to bring that feature to the mainstream market, and it would seem that Samsung ha...
Ricci Rox, Tue, 06 Aug 2019 12:20:00 +0200

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