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One UI is a brilliant skin by all metrics. (Source; Samsung)

Opinion | It's about time we got better mobile hotspot controls in One UI

Samsung's One UI skin is generally hailed as one of the best OEM skins available right now, and is packed full with in-depth power-user features. All of that seems to be sorely missing in one segment: mobile hotspot, with Samsung'...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 31 May 2020 16:16:00 +0200
Don't expect the immediate successor to the Exynos 990 to be a complete overhaul. (Source: Samsung)

Why the Exynos 992 is unlikely to get ARM's new Cortex-A78 or Cortex-X1 cores

A few sites have been reporting that Samsung’s new Exynos 992 chipset that could feature in the Galaxy Note 20 line will incorporate ARM’s new Cortex-A78 cores and in-house custom team Cortex-X1 cores. However, given both the mino...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sun, 31 May 2020 10:45:00 +0200
The Galaxy Watch Active 2 was launched in 2018. (Image source: Samsung)

New Samsung Galaxy Watch: Four variants of the possible Galaxy Watch Active 3 start revealing their secrets through FCC filings

A new Samsung Galaxy Watch has been discovered in recent FCC files, with a total of four different model numbers being spotted. It is believed that there will be two variants with LTE connectivity, while two other Samsung Galaxy W...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 29 May 2020 23:29:00 +0200
The Galaxy Note 20 may feature a 5 nm SoC. (Image source: @OnLeaks & @Pigtou_)

Galaxy Note 20: 5 nm Exynos 992 or Snapdragon 865 and a 4,300 mAh battery for Samsung's next flagship?

Rumour has it that the Exynos 992 is headed to the Galaxy Note 20 series and that it will be manufactured on a 5 nm process. Apparently featuring new ARM Cortex-A78 and Mali-G78 cores, the Note 20 has been spotted with a 4,300 mAh...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 29 May 2020 17:33:00 +0200
The Galaxy Note 10. (Source: Business Today)

Details of the Galaxy Note 20 series' cameras revealed: A lower-res telephoto camera for the Note 20+?

The Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20+ are expected to be launched in about two months. Details of the camera setups of the phones have now surfaced, notable takeaways include the change to the telephoto shooter of the Note 20+, with the...
Ricci Rox, Thu, 28 May 2020 09:53:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20+ has a disconcertingly large camera bump. (Image source: @OnLeaks via Pigtou)

New Samsung Galaxy Note 20+ renders and video: Curved screen and massive camera bump

New renders and a video clip of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20+ have been posted online. Unsurprisingly, the Galaxy Note 20+ is larger than the regular Galaxy Note 20, and it comes with a curved display. However, it’s hard to ignore j...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 26 May 2020 16:39:00 +0200
The Galaxy Note 10. (Source: Business Today)

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20+ will be a downgrade on the S20 Ultra in one important aspect

The Galaxy Note 20 phones are just a couple months away from launch at this point, and a new leak has now revealed even more information on the phone. It's hardly good news either, although there may be good reason for the choice.
Ricci Rox, Sun, 24 May 2020 13:48:00 +0200
This Samsung Galaxy Note 20 render has an S Pen surprise on the bottom edge. (Image source: Pigtou)

Latest Samsung Galaxy Note 20 renders and video: More of the same but the S Pen slot has moved from the right side to the left

Some alleged renders of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 supposedly based on genuine CAD drawings have been shared online. The flagship smartphone looks similar to the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, and the S Pen slot has apparently been mov...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 23 May 2020 14:35:00 +0200
Galaxy Note 20+ is likely to come with a periscope camera

Galaxy Note 20 to come with a periscope camera minus the 100x zoom functionality

Insider reports state that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 20+ will come with a periscope camera. Samsung is likely to use a modified version of the Galaxy S20's 108MP lens, and ditch the ToF sensor altogether.
Anil Satyanarayana, Fri, 22 May 2020 18:42:00 +0200
The render of the Galaxy Note 20 is based on current leaks and rumours. (Image source: Ben Geskin)

New Samsung Galaxy Note 20 render shows off Note 10 and Galaxy S20 influences

A new render of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 has been published, based on current leaks and rumours. Detailing a new camera setup, a taller aspect ratio and slimmer bezels, the Galaxy Note 20 looks like a cross between the Note 10 a...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 21 May 2020 20:04:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition is a whole lot more than just a ruggedized S20 variant. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung launches the Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition for use on the battlefield

Samsung has unveiled a special edition of its Galaxy S20. Dubbed the Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition, the new variant is loaded with software and other features that make it suitable for deployment by the military in the field. It als...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 21 May 2020 13:23:00 +0200
The Galaxy Note 10 duo. (Source: Yahoo)

Samsung Galaxy Note 20+ to feature a 108 MP camera, tackle focusing issues with new hardware

The Galaxy S20 Ultra may flaunt some impressive camera hardware but the effectiveness of its 108 MP sensor has been hampered by focusing issues. Reportedly, the Galaxy Note 20+ will also sport that same sensor, but with new hardwa...
Ricci Rox, Tue, 19 May 2020 07:10:00 +0200
The LG V40 still looks good. (Source: Mashable)

Feature | The LG V40 ThinQ was the underappreciated flagship no one bought

The LG V40 had it all: three versatile rear cameras, five cameras in total, an excellent display, and competitive pricing. And yet, it never quite managed to hit the heights attained by its contemporaries; why?
Ricci Rox, Sun, 17 May 2020 17:33:00 +0200
The Galaxy Note 10 duo. (Source: Yahoo)

Touted Galaxy Note 20 change could massively improve user experience over the Note 10 and S10

The Galaxy Note 20 phones are less than three months away from launch at this point, and the rumor mill now grinds faster. By most indications, the phones will be an incremental upgrade on the S20 series, but one touted change is ...
Ricci Rox, Thu, 14 May 2020 22:23:00 +0200
The Note 20 series will only feature two devices, according to Ross Young. (Image source: Concept Creator)

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series will have "killer displays"; 60 Hz for the Note 20 and no Note 20 Ultra though

Samsung will continue to step up its display game with the Note 20 series, according to a new report. However, the entry-level Note 20 will be limited to 60 Hz, and there will be no Note 20 Ultra. Instead, Samsung will position th...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 13 May 2020 00:02:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. (Source: Samsung)

Galaxy S20 Ultra: DxOMark's review of the flagship's 40 MP selfie camera further places the effectiveness of high-res Quad Bayer sensors in doubt

The Galaxy S20 Ultra features a 40 MP sensor as its selfie camera. Bigger is supposedly better and one would expect it to be the best on the market, yes? Well, no. The S20 Ultra only finishes joint second on DxOMark's selfie chart...
Ricci Rox, Wed, 06 May 2020 22:04:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy S8. (Source: Trusted Reviews)

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ have now been relegated to quarterly security updates

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ celebrated their three-year birthdays a while ago, and Samsung has now relegated them to its quarterly update list, with support expected to end completely in a year. The S8 Active and Galaxy Note 8, ...
Ricci Rox, Mon, 04 May 2020 22:59:00 +0200
Samsung will have a successor to the original Galaxy Fold ready for launch in the second half of 2020. (Source: @BenGeskin)

Samsung confirms Galaxy Fold 2 is will launch in 2H20 along with the Galaxy Note 20

Samsung has officially confirmed that it will be launching a sequel to the Galaxy Fold. The news was buried in its financial report last week as it sought to assure investors that it is going to continue to try innovating itself o...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 04 May 2020 14:55:00 +0200
The 250 MP ISOCELL sensor could end up being larger than 1/1 inches. (Image Source: Photonics Online)

Samsung starts developing the 250 MP ISOCELL mobile image sensor

Chinese sources report that Samsung has finished development for the 150 MP sensors and started work on the 250 MP ones. The first 150 Mp sensors are expected to launch with Xiaomi's flagship handhelds later this year, while the 2...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 29 Apr 2020 15:54:00 +0200
One user claims his Galaxy S20 Ultra rear camera glass cracked despite being in this heavy duty case and not dropped. (Source: Samsung)

Not all it's cracked up to be? Galaxy S20 Ultra users now complaining of broken rear camera glass

Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Ultra was expected to be the Android enthusiast’s smartphone of choice in 2020, however, things don’t appear to be going too well for the high-end handset. Following reports of a range of issues plaguing the f...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 29 Apr 2020 15:42:00 +0200
The Exynos 990 has disappointed. (Source: Samsung)

Galaxy Note 20: New leak claims Samsung's next flagship will be powered by an Exynos 992

The Exynos 990 used on the global Galaxy S20 phones has come under fire for poor sustained performance and efficiency, and it would seem that Samsung plans to ditch it. The South Korean company is reportedly working on a 6nm Exyno...
Ricci Rox, Wed, 29 Apr 2020 11:12:00 +0200
At least one Samsung Galaxy S21 model could be set to feature a BOE-sourced OLED panel. (Source: Samsung)

Already using BOE to supply Galaxy Book S displays, Samsung to tap them for Galaxy S21 OLEDs too

Samsung is one of the leading mobile device panel makers in the world, so it came as a bit of a surprise to learn that it is using BOE to supply the displays on its sleek Galaxy Book S. A new report points to Samsung potentially u...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 28 Apr 2020 14:47:00 +0200
The Discord Mobile Voice Overlay now works on more phones. (Source: XDA)

Discord is rolling its Mobile Voice Overlay feature out to non-Samsung phones

Discord for Android has a useful feature in which a button for its voice-chat functions can float over every other aspect of the UI. Unfortunately, it was originally launched as an exclusive to the Samsung Galaxy Notes 10. However...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 26 Apr 2020 22:18:00 +0200
Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 users will get the One UI 2.1 update soon

One UI 2.1 update for Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 reportedly under development

A Samsung Community forum moderator has stated that the company is reportedly working on delivering the One UI update to Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 users. Unfortunately, there is no word about when the firmware will be av...
Anil Satyanarayana, Fri, 24 Apr 2020 15:08:00 +0200
Galaxy Note 20 series might not ship with a ToF sensor

Samsung likely to remove the ToF sensor from the Galaxy Note 20 series

Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 20 series might not come with a ToF sensor. The company cites a lack of user interest as one of the primary reasons. Additionally, some of the ToF sensor's work can now be done via software.
Anil Satyanarayana, Fri, 24 Apr 2020 09:32:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra packs a massive 1/1.3" 108 MP main sensor. (Source: Samsung)

DxOMark: US$1400 Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra fails to break into the top five

US$1400 should get you the absolute best smartphone around, one would think. Apparently not, as the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra has made the trip over to DxOMark and mostly disappointed, with an overall score that places it outside t...
Ricci Rox, Wed, 22 Apr 2020 11:43:00 +0200
The 108MP Samsung ISOCELL Bright HM1 sensor. (Source: Samsung)

600MP for the masses? Samsung outlines its plans for the image sensors of the future

A Samsung executive has written a piece on where this OEM's image sensor technology is headed. It includes claims that it is working on new components with qualities that beat those of the human eye. This includes estimated resolu...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 21 Apr 2020 17:31:00 +0200
A concept of how the Galaxy Note 20 could look. (Image source: @_yptech_)

Galaxy Note 20 render shows off radiant colourway and boxy design amid claims of improved battery life for Samsung's next phablet

Rumour has it that Samsung will be equipping its entry-level Galaxy Note with a 4,000 mAh battery this year. Not only will the Galaxy Note 20 have a significantly larger battery than its predecessor, but it may in fact be the cel...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 20 Apr 2020 15:32:00 +0200
Samsung's ultrasonic fingerprint reader tends to be frustrating. (Source: YouTube)

How to improve the fingerprint reader speed of your Samsung Galaxy S20, Note 10, or S10

Since the launch of the Galaxy S10 series a year ago, Samsung users have complained heavily over the slow unlocking speeds of the in-display fingerprint readers on their phones—including the S10, Note 10, and S20 series. Here's ho...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 19 Apr 2020 17:56:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. (Source: Android Central)

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are billed to receive the One UI 2.1 update

Rejoice, Galaxy S9 series owners, you may just be set to receive the One UI 2.1 update after all. A Samsung chat rep has confirmed that the Galaxy S9 Plus—and the S9 by proxy—will receive the One UI 2.1 update that has already bee...
Ricci Rox, Sat, 18 Apr 2020 09:06:00 +0200
The One UI 2.1 update could arrive on the Galaxy Note 9

Galaxy Note 9 users might get the One UI 2.1 update after all

There is still hope for Galaxy Note 9 owners who are eagerly anticipating the arrival of One UI 2.1 on their devices. A Samsung Community moderator said the process is under review, but it'll be a while before the update is rolled...
Anil Satyanarayana, Thu, 16 Apr 2020 13:24:00 +0200
The red Galaxy Buds+ are coming to Taiwan soon. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy Buds+: new software update fixes major call issue; red versions launch in a new market

The latest variant of the Samsung Galaxy Buds+ are hailed as some of the best non-ANC TWS earbuds out there. However, they are also affected by the potential for severe wind-noise during voice calls. Their latest firmware update i...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 15 Apr 2020 17:10:00 +0200
Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 users faced screen rotation issues with the One UI Home launcher (Image source: Samsung)

Samsung updates One UI Home launcher to fix wallpaper rotation issues on Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10

Samsung recently updated is One UI Home launcher app to address a screen rotation issue affecting Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 users. The update also patches bugs affecting shortcuts and Task Changer.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Mon, 13 Apr 2020 12:47:00 +0200
Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Fold 2 will be released sometime in late July or early August

Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Fold 2 release date to remain unaffected despite global slowdown

Samsung is expected to release its upcoming flagships —Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Fold 2— as per schedule. Both devices will be unveiled sometime in late July or mid-August at an online event. It could be a while before both device...
Anil Satyanarayana, Wed, 08 Apr 2020 17:28:00 +0200
A render of how a Galaxy S smartphone with a quad-curved display could look. (Image source: Concept Creator & LetsGoDigital)

Renders combine the Galaxy S20 Ultra with a quad-curved display to show what a Galaxy S smartphone of the future could look like

Following the publication of a patent filed by Samsung for a quad-curved display, Concept Creator and LetsGoDigital have teamed up to imagine what such a smartphone could look like. Featuring the rear-facing cameras from the Galax...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 08 Apr 2020 14:18:00 +0200
Samsung's next gen flagship Galaxy Tab S range will pick larger 11-inch and 12.4-inch displays. (Source:Samsung)

Samsung retargeting Apple iPad Pro line with new 12.4, 11-inch Galaxy Tabs for 2020

Samsung once again trying to get Apple directly in its sights with rumored new 12.4-inch and 11-inch Galaxy Tabs. It has been all over the shop with display sizes and ratios, but is once again following Apple’s lead.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 08 Apr 2020 11:11:00 +0200
The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung discontinues official support for the Galaxy S7 series

Samsung has published an update to its security patch update roadmap. It outlines which devices get monthly, quarterly or less frequent upgrades of this nature, revealing in the process that the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are on neithe...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 07 Apr 2020 23:25:00 +0200
One UI 2.1 offers a 120 Hz refresh rate option for the Galaxy Note 10, but it is of no use.

One UI 2.1 update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy S10 adds 120 HZ refresh rate and re-enables NavStar, but there's a catch

The recent One UI 2.1 update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy S10 adds a 120 Hz display refresh rate option, but the phones cannot make use of it as their displays are hardware-limited to 60 Hz. The new update also re-ena...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Tue, 07 Apr 2020 14:33:00 +0200
An Exynos 990-powered Galaxy S20+ 5G in Cloud Blue. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Opinion: An alternative take on the Exynos 990-powered Samsung Galaxy S20 range

Samsung has been taking quite a lot of flak for its semi-custom Exynos 990 SoC as there are some performance differentials between it and the models shipping in its home market of Korea, China and the US, which are fitted with the...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 07 Apr 2020 12:32:00 +0200
The Galaxy S20 range is struggling under currenrt market conditions. (Source: Samsung)

Galaxy S20 only mustering 60% of Galaxy S10 sales

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Samsung’s Galaxy S20 series isn’t selling anywhere near as well as the Korean tech giant had hoped. A report coming out of its home country says that it has only sold around 60 percent of the volume of Gala...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 27 Mar 2020 10:53:00 +0100
All metal Galaxy Tab A (2020) 8.4-inch with LTE and hi-res display is now shpping in the US. (Source: Samsung)

Refreshed 8.4-inch Galaxy Tab A (2020) with LTE, hi-res display hits the US for just $279

Samsung has launched a refreshed 8-inch Galaxy Tab A that brings a number of notable improvements, particularly with the addition of LTE connectivity. The new model also brings upgrades to its performance, the display and camera b...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 26 Mar 2020 09:45:00 +0100
The new driver updates are part of Qualcomm's Elite Gaming initiative. (Source: Qualcomm)

Android GPU Inspector to bringe huge performance gains to Snapdragon 855-powered phones

Qualcomm has announced that its collaboration with Google to bring upgradable mobile GPU drivers has started to bear fruit. The first smartphones to receive driver upgrades will be the Snapdragon 855 =-powered Google Pixel 4 and P...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 25 Mar 2020 10:25:00 +0100
The Galaxy S20 series' One UI 2.1 update is making its way to older devices

One UI 2.1 update rolling out to Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy S10 users

The One UI 2.1 update is finally here for the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 series. It adds a host of new features including new camera modes, and Samsung's file-sharing service Quick Share. The update is currently rolling out in ...
Anil Satyanarayana, Wed, 25 Mar 2020 08:07:00 +0100
Samsung is suspending its PlayGalaxy Link. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung discontinues its PlayGalaxy Link service

PlayGalaxy Link is a feature of some Samsung Galaxy flagships by which PC gaming can be done on these devices via a streaming connection. Or was, rather: the OEM has announced that it will wrap this resource up by March 27, 2020.
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 17 Mar 2020 21:10:00 +0100
Chinese OEMs have demanded a 200 MP sensor, yet Samsung apparently can only deliver a 150 MP in the desired time-frame. (Image Source:Samsung)

Rumor | Samsung may launch 150 MP mobile sensors by Q4 2020

Chinese smartphone OEMs like Xiaomi, OPPO and Vivo apparently demanded the development of a 200 MP sensor by the end of 2020, but Samsung could only offer 150 MP for that specific time-frame. The upcoming sensor is supposed to off...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 17 Mar 2020 16:29:00 +0100
Does One UI 2.1 count as another OS update? (Image source: PhoneArena)

Samsung prompts speculation that it could be bringing a third OS upgrade to the Galaxy S9 and Note 9

Samsung has come in for plenty of criticism about its software update policies. With the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 unlikely to ever receive Android 10, it has now emerged that the company may be bringing One UI 2.1 to devices as far ba...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 13 Mar 2020 14:41:00 +0100
Concept Creator and LetsGoDigital have offered an idea of what the Note 20 series could look like. (Image source: Concept Creator)

Galaxy Note 20 renders show Samsung giving the Note 10 a twist of the Note 8 and Galaxy S10 series

There is no escaping that the Galaxy S20 Ultra has a huge rear-facing camera housing. Stretching across a large portion of its rear glass, there has been talk of Samsung doing the same with the next Galaxy Note series. Others have...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 11 Mar 2020 22:53:00 +0100
The Galaxy S20 Ultra proves to a tough nut to crack. (Source: Samsung)

Galaxy S20 Ultra performs well in torture tests

As has become the norm, Samsung has released its latest smartphone and a couple of YouTubers have done their best to destroy it. It appears the Korean giant has noticed this tradition and has made the Galaxy S20 Ultra in a way tha...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 09 Mar 2020 11:31:00 +0100
The Galaxy Fold finally gets HDR support for Netflix. (Source: Samsung)

Galaxy Fold, Galaxy S20 range among those added to Netflix HDR support list

Netflix has updated its support pages with new mobile devices it is supporting for both HDR and HD playback. Among the list of devices added with HDR support are Samsung’s Galaxy Fold models (4G/5G) as well as Samsung’s new Galaxy...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sun, 08 Mar 2020 10:00:00 +0100
The best video smartphones in the test: All against the iPhone

The best video smartphones in the test: All against the iPhone

Action! We test the best smartphones for videography and let them compete against each other in a direct comparison. The iPhone 11 Pro is considered to be the top device in this discipline, but the competition in the form of the Galaxy Note 10+, Mate 30 Pro, and Xiaomi Mi Note 10 can also convince. Find out which is the top smartphone in the review.
Daniel Schmidt, Tue, 03 Mar 2020 08:34:00 +0100


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