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As of now, a Galaxy S20 pre-order is the only way to get hold of a Home Mini (Image source: Android Police)

Spooked by Alexa? Samsung says it has no plans to sell the Galaxy Home Mini separately

In a conversation with a prospective Galaxy Home Mini buyer, a Samsung rep stated that the company has no plans to sell the Galaxy Home Mini on a standalone basis. This makes a Galaxy S20 pre-order the only way to get hold of the ...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Tue, 18 Feb 2020 08:32:00 +0100
The Samsung Galaxy Fold's successor could sport an under-display camera.

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 may feature an under-display camera, likely to launch around the same time as the Note 20

Fresh leaks about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 indicate that the device's display is likely to be made of ultra-thin glass like the recently launched Galaxy Z Flip. The Fold 2 is also tipped to feature an under-display camer...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Tue, 18 Feb 2020 08:00:00 +0100
The Galaxy Z Fold's display needs to be handled with extreme care. (Image Source: JerryRigEverything on YouTube)

Samsung's claim of the Galaxy Z Flip using a glass display is potentially misleading but is not false

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip has received much criticism owing to its highly fragile display. While durability tests do not show any indications of the display being made of glass, a closer examination does confirm the company's clai...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Tue, 18 Feb 2020 02:10:00 +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 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip's keyboard does not seem to like letters in caps. (Image Source: Samsung)

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip's default keyboard has a bug that can get quite annoying

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip's default keyboard seems to have a bug that automatically lowercases any letter typed in uppercase and this behavior is persistent even after fiddling around with the settings. It is not a big deal-breake...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Sat, 15 Feb 2020 22:20:00 +0100
Samsung says the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+ use a Telephoto Camera but they don't. (Image source: Samsung)

Fake Zoom, Samsung! Neither Galaxy S20 nor S20+ feature real Telephoto or Zoom Cameras

After carefully inspecting Samsung's hidden spec sheets for the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+, we have to conclude, that neither the Galaxy S20 nor the Galaxy S20+ have any kind of real telephoto or zoom cameras. Instead, Samsung's fake marketing wants you to believe a second wide-angle lens and a crop into a 64 megapixel image can be considered "Hybrid Optic Zoom". Only the expensive Galaxy S20 Ultra actually has a real telephoto camera.
Alexander Fagot, Sat, 15 Feb 2020 16:15:00 +0100
A live image now linked to the Find X2. (Source: Twitter)

OPPO's Find X2 may have an important advantage over the Samsung Galaxy S20

Some recent leaks have asserted that the second-generation Find X flagship phone from OPPO will have a 120 hertz (Hz) refresh rate at a QHD+ resolution. The freshly-launched Samsung Galaxy S20 series has similar properties - howev...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 14 Feb 2020 19:49:00 +0100
3x optical zoom for the Galaxy S20 and S20+? Not quite

3x optical zoom for the Galaxy S20 and S20+? Not quite

The Galaxy S20 and S20+ both have 3x optical zoom, right? Well, not quite. A quick look at the phones' official technical specs reveals that they likely offer just 2.5x optical zoom, with some image cropping done to reach the 3x l...
Ricci Rox, Fri, 14 Feb 2020 07:07:00 +0100
The Galaxy Buds+ also come in Aura Red. (Source: Instagram)

The red versions of the Samsung Galaxy S20 series are coming to Europe: new leak

The Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra were launched in their new Cloud- or Cosmic-themed colorways on February 11, 2020. However, other reports have revealed that they have drastically different options on the South Korean ma...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 13 Feb 2020 22:34:00 +0100
The Samsung Galaxy S10+. (Source: AndroidPit)

Samsung's business model change could imply three OS upgrades for the Galaxy S10 series

Instead of ending production of the Galaxy S10 series, Samsung will keep making them and selling them officially with a US$150 permanent price drop. That could have an interesting effect on the support lifespan of the phones, and ...
Ricci Rox, Thu, 13 Feb 2020 19:41:00 +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
First Impressions: Samsung Galaxy S20 Series Hands-On

First Impressions: Samsung Galaxy S20 Series Hands-On

As expected Samsung revealed the new Galaxy S20 series comprised of three different models during yesterday's Unpacked event. We were able to take a first peek at Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra and want to give you our first impressions made during this hands-on experience where we encountered well-done evolution but also the first minor imperfections.
Daniel Schmidt, Wed, 12 Feb 2020 23:25:00 +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
Samsung now accepting $700 trade-ins for your Galaxy S10 or iPhone 11 Pro towards a new Galaxy S20

Deal | Samsung now accepting $700 trade-ins for your Galaxy S10 or iPhone 11 Pro towards a new Galaxy S20

You can get 50 percent off the Galaxy S20 or more if you own a Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Galaxy S10, iPhone 11, or iPhone XS. Owners of the Pixel 4 should definitely consider the $600 trade-in offer as that is more than what the...
Allen Ngo, Wed, 12 Feb 2020 03:45:00 +0100
Google Duo's Live Caption feature. (Source: YouTube)

Galaxy Unpacked | Google announces new Android features at Galaxy S20 event

Earlier, Android teased "something exciting" that might debut alongside Samsung’s new flagships. Now, this has been realized in the form of a new Live Caption feature in Google’s Duo app. In addition, the OS may get much more fold...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 11 Feb 2020 23:40:00 +0100
Forza Street on Android will be a Galaxy Store exclusive on its launch. (Source: YouTube)

Galaxy Unpacked | Samsung and Xbox unveil a new mobile gaming partnership

The Galaxy S20/Z Flip launch event also saw the announcement of a new level of collaboration between Microsoft and Samsung. It involves porting PC games to this OEM’s phones, starting with Forza Street. It will be exclusive to Sam...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 11 Feb 2020 22:33:00 +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 new phones will launch alongside Galaxy Buds+. (Source: Samsung via LetsGoDigital)

Both good and bad Samsung Galaxy S20 news may have been confirmed just hours ahead of launch

The Dutch tech blog LetsGoDigital claims that its official Samsung Galaxy S20 press-pack is out of embargo, and can now be shared with the world. Its contents appear to match corresponding leaks almost exactly: for example, the 3 ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 11 Feb 2020 15:06:00 +0100
The Samsung Galaxy S20 series will be unveiled tomorrow. (Source: Winfuture)

Leaked Galaxy S20 photo samples give first look at what the S20/S20+'s cameras are capable of

The Samsung Galaxy S20 phones will be unveiled tomorrow but why wait till then to have an idea of what the phones' cameras are capable of. The first photo samples of the Galaxy S20 have now been leaked; better still, with the same...
Ricci Rox, Mon, 10 Feb 2020 19:56:00 +0100
The Galaxy S10's successor may outdo them in the market. (Source: Samsung)

The Samsung Galaxy S20 series will outsell the S10s, according to a prominent analysis firm

Counterpoint Research now believes that the upcoming Galaxy S20 flagships will maintain an upward trend in Samsung sales that began with their S10-series predecessors. Furthermore, the new phones' performance in the market could r...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 09 Feb 2020 19:11:00 +0100
Sadly, Apple isn’t working on a quantum mechanic-based smartphone camera (Image source: Cisco)

Putting the Mi Note 10, Galaxy S20, and Huawei P30 Pro to shame? Satirical “unlimited detail” iPhone exclusive raises questions about the future of smartphone tech

A satirical news report claimed that Apple’s working on an “unlimited detail” camera based on quantum mechanics. While this is not the case, the report raises questions about the possible role of quantum computing in the future of...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sat, 08 Feb 2020 14:07:00 +0100
The Samsung Galaxy A10 comes with an Exynos 7884B SoC. (Image source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018), A10, A10e, and A20e seemingly next in line for welcome One UI 2.0 update

It appears Samsung has been working hard to make sure owners of some of its wide range of smartphones can start enjoying the Android 10-based One UI 2.0. It’s not just the famous flagships of the South Korean manufacturer that are...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 08 Feb 2020 10:38:00 +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
The Android logo takes on Galaxy Unpacked branding for some reason. (Source: Twitter)

Android hints at a new feature to debut at the Samsung Galaxy S20 launch

The Android OS' official Twitter account has posted a message alerting us all to "something exciting" that is "just around the corner". However, we will have to wait until Samsung's next big event to see what it is. The announceme...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 07 Feb 2020 19:07:00 +0100
The Galaxy S20 Ultra. (Source: 91Mobiles)

How much will the Samsung Galaxy S20 phones cost?

Going by all available information, the Galaxy S20 phones will be more expensive than their predecessors—in the US at least. While that may sound like a thoughtless move by Samsung, some context is necessary.
Ricci Rox, Thu, 06 Feb 2020 10:44:00 +0100
8K video recording will be available on this year's Snapdragon 865-powered flagships, but do we really need this feature right now? (Image Source: Qualcomm)

Updated | Qualcomm showcases 8K video recorded with Snapdragon 865-powered phone, quality is iffy

8K video recording capabilities are coming to Snapdragon 865-powered flagships this year, even though they will be mostly useless and potentially buggy, at least judging by a showcase video posted by Qualcomm on YouTube. It is imp...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 06 Feb 2020 09:38:00 +0100
The Samsung Galaxy A50 features an Exynos 9610 SoC. (Image source: Samsung)

The legions of Samsung Galaxy A50 owners should brace themselves for an impending One UI 2.0 update

It appears one of the world’s current best-selling smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy A50, could be receiving the expected update to One UI 2.0 soon thanks to the information revealed in a recently spotted Wi-Fi Alliance certificatio...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 06 Feb 2020 08:53:00 +0100
An up-to-date Galaxy Home Mini render. (Source: TizenHelp)

Samsung reportedly sows confusion over the Galaxy Home Mini and its launch date

Samsung has been linked to an upcoming budget smart speaker since 2018. More recent reports appear to confirm that this device will be called the Galaxy Home Mini and that it would launch on February 12, 2020. An even newer leak a...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 05 Feb 2020 19:08:00 +0100
The rear camera bump on the Galaxy S20 Ultra in all its glory (Image Source: Ice Universe)

Real life pictures of Samsung's Galaxy S20+ and S20 Ultra plus "reliable" U.S. pricing scheme get leaked

Behold the majestic camera bump on the Galaxy S20 Ultra model! It is twice as wide as the one from S20 / S20+ and almost half as wide as the phone itself. There is a dedicated mic between the main sensor and the LED, as well. Care...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 05 Feb 2020 16:55:00 +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
New Galaxy S20 series US pricing leak makes for some hard reading

New Galaxy S20 series US pricing leak makes for some hard reading

The Galaxy S20 phones are billed to be unveiled in a week. A new leak has given us pricing information for the phones across US carriers, and, well, it doesn't sound too good. The base S20 could potentially start at US$999, making...
Ricci Rox, Tue, 04 Feb 2020 09:25:00 +0100
A shot of what might be the Z Flip hands-on. (Source: Ben Geskin via Twitter)

A new leak may confirm the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip's 8GB of RAM and Snapdragon SoC

The foldable and clamshell nature of the Samsung phone that may launch as the Galaxy Z Flip seems to have been confirmed in a few recent leaks. Now, a new one purports to outline its performance and specs as well. This next-gen de...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 03 Feb 2020 17:58:00 +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
If not the Galaxy S20 series, then what? (Image source: WinFuture)

Rumour | The Galaxy S20, S20 Plus and S20 Ultra do not exist, according to Samsung

It has almost become a given that Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus and S20 Ultra next week at Galaxy UNPACKED. However, the South Korean company has had its say on the matter, and it contradicts the foundations of what...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 03 Feb 2020 16:01:00 +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
Renders of the Galaxy Z Flip. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Leaked Galaxy Z Flip hands-on video may make you want to buy one...or not

A new video has shown the upcoming Galaxy Z Flip in action, and we have a feeling public opinion on it could be divisive. The clamshell-style foldable phone will be launched on February 11, alongside the Galaxy S20 series.
Ricci Rox, Sun, 02 Feb 2020 16:20:00 +0100
The Samsung Galaxy S9 series originally came with Android 8.0 Oreo. (Image source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus user reports indicate wider global rollout of One UI 2.0

The confusion over Samsung’s rollout of the Android 10 based One UI 2.0 for the Galaxy S9 series seems to be settling as users around the globe have been reporting the update’s availability. Owners of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 ...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 02 Feb 2020 11:23:00 +0100
The iPhone X can be cracked by Cellebrite's tool. (Source: Business Insider)

Cybersecurity experts: Android phones may now be more secure than iPhones

iPhones are way more secure than Androids, right? Apparently not. A new report with information from forensic experts heavily points towards the reverse being the case. Androids may now be more secure than iPhones, with a Huawei f...
Ricci Rox, Fri, 31 Jan 2020 06:52:00 +0100
The Exynos 990 is a bit worse than the Snaodragon 865. (Source: Samsung)

Exynos 990 Galaxy S20 surfaces on Geekbench - How does it compare to the Snapdragon 865 model?

The Exynos 990 variant of the Samsung Galaxy S20 has now been tested on Geekbench 5.1. The big question, of course, is how it compares to the Snapdragon 865 models. Well, your guess is probably the case.
Ricci Rox, Fri, 31 Jan 2020 06:52:00 +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 S20 Ultra will use an entirely different telephoto sensor—the 48 MP Sony IMX586. (Source: 91Mobiles)

Samsung will do something interesting with the telephoto cameras of the Galaxy S20 and S20+

A new leak has thrown more light on the sensor Samsung will use on the telephoto shooters of the Galaxy S20 and S20+. Sadly, all it manages to do is raise more questions, as it potentially implies terrible low-light performance wh...
Ricci Rox, Wed, 29 Jan 2020 18:58:00 +0100
The Galaxy Z Flip, bringing clamshell phones back like its 2004. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)

Opinion | The Galaxy Z Flip may be what the Motorola Razr 2019 should have been, but it is still a waste of money

Is 2020 the year when foldables go mainstream? Probably not, but it is likely the dawn on mainstream OEMs releasing foldable smartphones en-masse, albeit at ludicrous prices. The Galaxy Z Flip may seem better value than the Motoro...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 29 Jan 2020 14:17:00 +0100
Flip teasing with the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. (Image source: WinFuture)

Leaked official Samsung Galaxy Z Flip renders and full specs will make you flip out

A whole host of renders of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Z Flip have been posted online. The numerous images make it clear how the expensive flagship will look, and it seems quite eye-catching in either purple or black. Full specifi...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 29 Jan 2020 07:45:00 +0100
The iPhone 11 Pro Max. (Source: Gadgets Now)

Opinion | DxOMark somehow thinks the iPhone 11 Pro Max takes worse selfies than most other 2019 flagships

DxOMark has now tested the iPhone 11 Pro Max's selfie cameras, and given it a score that places it below other phones like the Galaxy S10+, Note 10+, Asus Zenfone 6, and Huawei Mate 30 Pro. There's one problem with that, though—th...
Ricci Rox, Tue, 28 Jan 2020 18:45:00 +0100
This is likely to be the final update that the Galaxy S9 series will receive. (Image source: Reddit)

Samsung confuses Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus owners with latest One UI update

In what may well be a u-turn, Samsung has started releasing One UI 2.0 to the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus. The Android 10 update may be the last OS that the two devices receive, but it is better than having to wait another month ...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 28 Jan 2020 18:18:00 +0100
One UI 2.0 is likely to be the last update that the S9 series will receive. (Image source: PhoneArena)

Rumour | Samsung fuels theories that the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus have had their One UI 2.0 and Android 10 updates rescheduled

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ have been eligible for beta versions of One UI 2.0, Samsung's custom version of Android 10, for months now. The arrival of Android 10 on the Galaxy Note 9 brought hope to the idea of Samsung honouring its Jan...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 27 Jan 2020 14:22:00 +0100
No luck for S20 buyers? (Source: Evan Blass)

Pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S20+ or S20 Ultra and get a free pair of Galaxy Buds+

What appears to be official promotional material for the Samsung Galaxy S20 phones has surfaced, confirming the names and designs of the S20+, S20 Ultra, and Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Buds+ TWS earphones. Those will pre-order the ...
Ricci Rox, Sat, 25 Jan 2020 09:29:00 +0100
The Samsung Galaxy S20 series will be unveiled on February 11. (Source: 91Mobiles)

New leak reveals massive price tags for the Samsung Galaxy S20 series

For the first time, pricing details of the Samsung Galaxy S20 phones have been revealed. Going by the leak, the Galaxy S20 could share a base price tag with its predecessor, the S10, but things go downhill from there, with the mos...
Ricci Rox, Sat, 25 Jan 2020 08:58:00 +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
The S20 Ultra, so big it could have its own postcode. (Image source: 91mobiles & @ishanagarwal24)

Opinion | The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra looks worse than could have been imagined

A new day, and a new set of leaks about the Galaxy S20 series. These, as most tend to, purport to be the most accurate yet, and they do not show the S20 Ultra in a good light. Who knew that Samsung could go bigger than Google and ...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 23 Jan 2020 23:23:00 +0100


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