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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 must-have fingerprint reader feature of this year may have competition already. (Source: Anandtech)

2019's in-display fingerprint reader may be considerably better than 2018's

There are some phones to be released later this year - as well as some that already have been - with in- or under-display fingerprint (FP) scanners. This technology is based on optical (or light) sensors that act to construct a 2D...
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...
Apple-branded device owners would choose Huawei over Samsung devices. (Source: Tech.Co)

Smartphone research data shows Apple winning over Android users

Research data, created by BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research and shared by Horace Dediu on Twitter, has shown that Apple and its products seem to be succeeding in tempting Android users away from their currently owned devices. For...
Forget about triple-rear-cam setups, quad-cams are coming in hot. (Source: GSMArena)

Samsung Galaxy A9 gets leaked Geekbench results

Since triple-cam setups are becoming the norm, Samsung is upping the ante with rear quad-cam setups now. Surprisingly enough, the first quad-cam model will not be a high-end device, but a premium mid-range one powered by a Snapdra...
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...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 mobile processor with NPU

Samsung's next-gen flagship processor to pack a dedicated neural processing unit

Although Samsung has completed the work on its first-generation neural processing unit, it looks like the successor will be employed by the processor of the company's upcoming flagships, including the Galaxy S10. The new NPU archi...
The Galaxy A7 (2018) was the first tri-rear camera Samsung device. (Source: Android Headlines)

Details of the Samsung Galaxy S10's triple rear cameras surface

The Galaxy S10 will be the biggest smartphone launch after the iPhone X that was released a year ago, in part due to the triple rear camera setup the device will feature. Details of those three cameras have now surfaced.
It looks like Qualcomm is indeed changing the naming scheme for the Snapdragon SoCs, as the successor for the Snapdragon 845 will be the 8150 model. (Source: HotHardware)

Foldable Galaxy phone and Snapdragon 8150 SoC mentioned in Android 9 core files

According to some core files buried deep in the Android 9 core, Samsung's foldable phone gets an interesting codename, while it looks like the rumors regarding a new naming scheme for the upcoming Snapdragon SoCs were indeed spot ...
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...
The burnt husk of the S7 Edge. (Source: /u/rokhana)

Man's Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge explodes, Samsung replies

Only a week after a woman in New York claimed her new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 went up in flames, a Redditor's S7 Edge has also exploded, and this time the user has substantial proof.
Apparently, Samsung is trying out new marketing schemes with the inclusion of its first triple-camera setup on a mid-range smartphone. (Source: Belsimpel.nl)

Galaxy A7 (2018) is Samsung's first triple-rear-cam phone

Currently integrated only in high-end smartphones, the triple-camera setup on the back of the Galaxy A7 (2018) may suggest that Samsung is willing to make it a mid-range feature. The Galaxy S10 is rumored to include three rear cam...
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...
Could this be an invite for the rumored quad-camera Galaxy phone? (Source: Samsung)

Samsung promises '4x fun' in its October 11 Galaxy event

Samsung is holding a Galaxy Event on October 11. There are no details provided but the invite reads '4x fun' implying that this could be related to the announcement of the rumored quad-camera Galaxy phone.
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 ...
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's foldable design is reminiscent of the once popular clamshell phones. (Source: NieweMobile.NL)

Samsung confirms arrival of the Galaxy X foldable phone in late 2018

Samsung claims that it has conducted a series of consumer surveys and it is now confident that there is enough demand for a foldable smartphone, so it decided to move the launch of the Galaxy X from early 2019, to late 2018. The r...
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...
All three Galaxy S10 variants will feature in-display fingerprint sensors. (Source: GrepByte)

In-display fingerprint sensor to grace all Samsung Galaxy S10 variants

Samsung is expected to launch three variants of the Galaxy S10 next year and apparently, all three variants will sport in-display fingerprint sensors with the two higher-end variants housing an ultrasonic scanner and the third low...
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 iPhone X relies on Face ID for biometric authentication. (Source: CNET)

Apple rumored to re-introduce Touch ID...in a way

Apple attracted some criticism when it removed Touch ID from the iPhone X. However, a new leak suggests that the company is working on a new form of fingerprint scanning for its next-generation flagships. This new purported system...
A render of what the foldable Galaxy smartphone from Samsung could look like. (Source: NieuweMobiel)

New renders of Galaxy X foldable look insane

Samsung’s foldable device is coming to market soon, but although there have been plenty of leaks and even official information about the device, not a lot is known about what it looks like. If new renders based on all the availabl...
Is the Galaxy S8 Active the last of its kind from Samsung? (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy S9 Active seems to have quietly dropped off the radar

Samsung doesn’t look as though it will bring a Galaxy S9 Active to market this year. With the typical launch window for the device passed, coupled with the relatively weak demand for the S9 line generally, it seems as though the A...
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...
Meltdown alongside Spectre was originally reported as a hardware level exploit on Intel CPUs (Source: meltdownattack.com)

Qualcomm CPUs have been shown to be unprotected against the Meltdown exploit, researchers say

Earlier this year two large security exploits known as Spectre and Meltdown were reported to exist on modern day CPUs. While Spectre has been confirmed to be exploitable on AMD, Intel, IBM, and ARM, it was previously believed only...
The OnePlus 6. (Source: CNET)

OnePlus knocks out Samsung and Apple to become biggest premium smartphone seller in India

OnePlus overtook Samsung and Apple to become the biggest smartphone brand in India's premium smartphone segment, with the OnePlus accounting for 30% of sales of premium devices in Q2.
LG would feature a smaller rear display that will most liley end up on entry-level and mid-range smartphones.  (Source: Mobielkopen)

Samsung and LG could add rear screens on future smartphones

The latest approved patents show full color rear displays that could be integrated on future entry-level and mid-range smartphones form LG and Samsung. Samsung's rear screen patent depicts a display half the size of the main one, ...
Image source: Samsung

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 is a cheaper Galaxy Tab S4 marketed at families and kids

Samsung's new Galaxy Tab A 10.5 may play second fiddle to the Galaxy Tab S4 on paper, but the tablet is specifically marketed at families with children who may be more budget-conscious. The tablet's specs are fairly mid-range for ...
Huawei is only 5% market shares behind Samsung and 2019 might bring some surprises. (Source: Android Authority)

Huawei sold more phones than Apple in Q2 2018

Thanks to record-breaking P20/Pro smartphone sales and additional support from the secondary Honor brand, Huawei snagged Apple's second place for most handhelds sold in Q2 2018. The Chinese company also aims to break into the U.S....
The Apple iPhone X is outselling the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus

The Apple iPhone X is outselling the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus almost 4-to-1

Approximately 23 percent of all current smartphone users in the United States are using a Samsung model. Sales of the latest Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus smartphones, however, have been sluggish with a worldwide userbase that is less tha...
Samsung Galaxy S10 concept. (Source: Mobil-Helden.de)

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...
A BOE flexible display concept. (Source: Trusted Reviews)

Huawei hopes to beat Samsung in the foldable smartphone race, Samsung's foldable Galaxy to cost up to US$2,000

Sources in the industry are saying that Huawei is looking to beat Samsung in the run up to launching the first foldable smartphone. The flexible OLED panels for this device will be made by BOE and Huawei is expected to launch such...
Samsung bundling a free Chromebook with every purchase of a Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus

Buy a Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus and get a free Samsung Chromebook

Samsung is bundling both a $200 11.6-inch Chromebook 3 and a $200 256 GB EVO MicroSD card with every new purchase of an unlocked Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus for a limited time.
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...
Apprantly, Samsung will stick with the 7-inch display that folds in the middle. (Source: Wall Street Journal)

Samsung's foldable Galaxy X coming in ealry 2019 according to Wall Street Journal

The first foldable phone from Samsung will most likely be named Galaxy X, and Wall Street Journal informs that it is supposed to be launched in early 2019 with a flexible 7-inch display that can be folded like a wallet. It can eit...
In-display fingerprint sensors are slowly becoming mainstream. (Source: Etechro)

Samsung Galaxy S10 to adopt two different fingerprint sensor approaches

While it's still early days yet, more details of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10 phones have surfaced, throwing more light on what we should expect from the trio of devices.
The only two Mongoose M4 cores included with the upcoming Exynos 9820 may be indicative of TDP problems. (Source: Go4It)

Samsung's Exynos 9820 SoC early samples could have TDP issues

Ice Universe informs that the first Exynos 9820 test samples got an unexpected core configuration that includes just two Mongoose M4 cores along with two Cortex-A76 and four Cortex-A55 cores from ARM. This suggests that Samsung m...
The Exynos 9820 is said to feature a 2+2+4 architecture. (Source: Ice Universe)

Galaxy S10 tipped to be powered by Exynos 9820 and Mali G76 GPU

Samsung's Galaxy S10 has been tipped to pick up the company's next-generation ARM-based silicon. Expected to be called the Exynos 9820, the successor to the Exynos 9810 will also be fabricated on Samsung's all-new 7nm FinFet node.
AnTuTu releases monthly updated lists for Android and iOS devices. The June top 10 Android device list is dominated by the Chinese makers.  (Source: AnTuTu)

June Top 10 fastest Android smartphones listed on AnTuTu

AnTuTu's list of the best-performing handheld devices updated for June shows a clear Chinese dominance. Of the ten featured devices, only three are non-Chinese (Samsung Galaxy S9+/S9 and Sony Xperia XZ2). Topping the chart is Xiao...
The Galaxy X phone is rumored to integrate a 7.3-inch display that measures 4.5-inch when folded. (Source: T3.com)

Foldable Samsung Galaxy X smartphone to get 7.3-inch screens and flexible batteries

Latest rumors claim that Samsung's first foldable phone - the Galaxy X - will be getting flexible batteries with capacities between 3,000 and 6,000 mAh. The foldable 7.3-inch OLED displays that will be featured with the Galaxy X a...
The 2018 version of the Galaxy Book should look similar to last year's model, since Samsung intends to replace only the internals. (Source: Samsung)

New Samsung Galaxy Book Windows 10 tablet in the works

Samsung is among the latest Windows-on ARM supporters, intending to launch refreshed Galaxy Book models this year. Two upcoming models have already been certified for mass production by the Russian ECC authorities, and these shoul...
The Samsung Galaxy S9+. (Source: Android Central)

Samsung to ditch the iris scanner on the Galaxy S10

With the recent rise of both 3D facial recognition technology and in-display fingerprint sensors, Samsung is set to ditch the iris scanner on the Galaxy S10 in favor of something more mainstream.
Samsung DeX Pad EE-M5100 Docking Station Review

Samsung DeX Pad EE-M5100 Docking Station Review

Optimized. The Samsung DeX Pad is less a successor for the DeX Station and more an alternative product. Our review will show whether the mixture of a smaller port selection and a lower price is a good concept.
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Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Smartphone Review

91% Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Smartphone Review

Fine-tuning. The big model of Samsung's flagship series not only offers a larger display, it also offers a dual camera and more RAM. This review reveals whether the higher price is justified and how the Galaxy S9+ fares in comparison to its competitors.
Update: software update improves telephony features.
Samsung Exynos 9810 | ARM Mali-G72 MP18 | 6.2" | 189 g
The new LPDDR5 chips should bring a 10% performance boost over the current standard. (Source: Flickr)

Samsung will begin LPDDR5 and UFS 3.0 production in 2H 2018

Judging by the latest leaks, Samsung is most likely preparing major overhauls for next year's Galaxy S10 / Note 10 high-end devices. Apparently, Samsung is planning to begin production on the LPDDR5 and UFS 3.0 chips later this su...
The Samsung Galaxy S7. (Source: CNET)

The Samsung Galaxy S7 finally receives Android Oreo

Earlier this week, Android Oreo for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge finally made its way to users on AT&T and Verizon. This will be the last major update the devices receive, with support set to end completely in Q1 2019.
The new Galaxy Tab S4 will be getting a 10.5-inch 16:10 screen. (Source: Teltarif)

New Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 model to include iris scanner and thinner bezels

The upcoming Galaxy Tab S4 is supposed to compete with Apple's new iPad Pro model. According to the latest Chinese leaks, the Tab S4 will get a larger 10.5-inch screen with 16:10 ratio and thin bezels, plus an iris scanner and ext...



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