Galaxy S

     restrict settings
additional restrictions: Galaxy S
Meltdown alongside Spectre was originally reported as a hardware level exploit on Intel CPUs (Source:

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:

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:

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.
unknown | unknown | | 135.4 g
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...
The Mongoose M4 will be integrated in the upcoming Exynos 9820 that will power the Galaxy S10. (Source: Biz Dailies)

Samsung Mongoose M4 core specs leaked, expected to perform better than Cortex-A76

According to famous leaker Ice Universe, the Exynos 9820 will integrate Samsung's upcoming Mongoose M4 cores which are said to be better than the ARM Cortex-A76 chips. This should translate into frequencies that go over 3.3 GHz, a...
The Samsung Galaxy S9 devices were unveiled back in February. (Source: The Inquirer)

The Samsung Galaxy S9 devices were the best-selling smartphones in the world in April

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 devices have been said to be numerical improvements over the S8 devices but you wouldn’t think that if you saw their sales numbers. The flagships finally overtook the iPhone X and iPhone 8 pair to become the be...
Samsung will be using Qualcomm's Snapdragon Sense ID 3D tech integrated in the OLED displays. (Source: Qualcomm)

Samsung Galaxy S10 confirmed to integrate ultrasonic, virtual fingerprint recognition

Samsung is finally acknowledging the arrival of the in-display fingerprint sensors with the launch of next year's premium smartphones. The Korean company has closely been working with Qualcomm to deliver what they call the ultraso...
Samsung's top place is expected to remain under pressure from Chinese brands during 2018. (Source: Digital Trends)

Global smartphone sales rise, Samsung still number one

A report from the research company Gartner has stated that global sales of smartphones in the first quarter of 2018 have risen slightly from figures issued in the same quarter of 2017. Over 383.5 million smartphones were sold in 1...
The Samsung Galaxy J series began in 2013 and features affordable handsets. (Source:

Official renders of the Samsung Galaxy J4 appear online

Official press photos of the Samsung Galaxy J4 have turned up online, and they show the device available in two different colors. The Galaxy J4 will be an entry-level smartphone featuring a Samsung Exynos 7570 quad-core SoC. No pr...
It is possible a potential successor to Samsung's Galaxy Tab A 10.1 will also feature S-Pen support. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy Tab Advanced2 device appears in Bluetooth listing

A device labeled as the “Galaxy Tab Advanced2” has been spotted in a Bluetooth declaration. The model number given in the details is SM-T583, which just happens to be the same model number currently cropping up on a Samsung suppor...
Apple has four of the top five selling smartphones in the world according to Strategy Analytics. (Source: Apple)

Apple has 4 of the top 5 best selling smartphones in the world, iPhone X no. 1

The latest data from Strategy Analytics, which tracks global smartphone shipments, shows that iPhone X was the best-selling smartphone in Q1, 2018. Rounding out an impressive quarter for Apple, its iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone 7 mo...
Unofficial Samsung Galaxy S10 concept, launch date set in January 2019

Samsung Galaxy S10 expected to arrive in January 2019

Insiders familiar with the 10th anniversary Samsung flagship claim that the upcoming — apparently not foldable — Galaxy S10 handset is likely going to launch at the CES 2019 trade show. This popular trade show is scheduled to take...
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus in Lilac Purple. (Source: Samsung)

Ultrabook sized storage: Samsung gives the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus 128 GB and 256 GB storage options in the US

The 128 GB and 256 GB versions of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus are now available for pre-order in the United States. These have previously been available in some select markets and are now exclusively available from Samsung's ...
Samsung has sold over 8 million Galaxy S9 smartphones in just the first month (Image source: Samsung)

Samsung has sold over 8 million Galaxy S9 smartphones in just the first month

Prices for the Galaxy S9 series continue to fall to as low as 600 Euros in some regions like Spain. An independent study from a market analytical firm has revealed that Samsung's latest flagship is tracking slower than the Galaxy ...
The Galaxy X looks quite similar to Microsoft's Surface Phone designs. (Source: AndroidLeo)

Samsung Galaxy X concept gets inspired by Microsoft's Surface Phone

While it is still not clear if Samsung is going to release any foldable phones in 2018 or 2019, sleek 3D renders of a rumored Galaxy X model make an appearance in the wild, depicting a device with 1 external display and 2 other in...
The Galaxy A8+ (2018) was launched earlier in the year. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung set to release the Galaxy S8 Lite and A8 Star

Rumors of a Samsung Galaxy S9 Mini have been rife of recent but a new source has claimed that the device is, in fact, the S8 Lite—a mid-range device exclusive to the Chinese market. It will be joined by the A8 Star.
The Infinity Display tech considerably reduces the upper and lower bezels. (Source: BGR)

Samsung Galaxy J6 to come with Infinity Displays according to FCC

This year, Samsung is porting the Infinity Display technology from the high-end Galaxy S and Note models to the more mid-rangy A and J series. According to FCC, the latest model to get the 18.5:9 aspect ratio Infinity Display scre...
Could this be a preview of the Samsung Galaxy S 'X'? (Source: Mobielkopen)

Samsung display patent shows notched display could come to Galaxy S

The next Galaxy S flagship phone from Samsung could well incorporate a notched display, if a new patent application is any indication. Also in tow is a second Galaxy Note-like design that is completely bezel-less.
It is possible sales of the Galaxy S9 will see Samsung's smartphone market share in China increase this year. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung's smartphone market share in China drops to 0.8%

Samsung may still be the world’s largest smartphone vendor but the South Korean company is struggling to make an impact in the important Chinese market. The smartphone market in China is currently dominated by domestic brands, wit...
Samsung Galaxy S9 Smartphone Review

91% Samsung Galaxy S9 Smartphone Review

Galactic evolution. The Galaxy S9 is a great smartphone with powerful specifications and an excellent camera. Samsung unfortunately waives a dual-camera for this smartphone and reduced the RAM, but the price has nevertheless increased. We check if it makes sense to switch.
Samsung Exynos 9810 | ARM Mali-G72 MP18 | 5.8" | 163 g
The Samsung Galaxy S9+. (Source: Android Central)

The Samsung Galaxy S9 running on stock Android gives users the best of both worlds

Project Treble support on the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ ensures that both devices are able to run fully-loaded AOSP ROMs without any issues. Stock Android on Samsung hardware, surely life doesn't get much better than that?
The Exynos 9820 is expected to arrive in early 2019. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Exynos 9820 SoC and 5G RF chips already in the works

A Samsung Engineer leaked the fact that he has been working on the next gen Exynos 9820 since January 2018 on his LinkedIn profile. Additionally, the same engineer has been working on a 5G RF chip that is expected to be integrated...
One of the many renderings that depict the possible look of the Note 9. (Source: Forbes)

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 GeekBench results and specs surface online

The Note 9 prototype that popped up on GeekBench was pitted against the S9+ and it ended up a bit behind in both single core and multi-core tests. However, the Note 9 featured in the tests comes with 5 GB of RAM instead of 6 and i...
The OnePlus 6 will feature the infamous iPhone X notch. (Source: GizmoChina)

OnePlus 6 beats Samsung Galaxy S9+ in leaked GeekBench results

The OnePlus 6 prototype that is featured in the GeekBench results is powered by the same Snapdragon 845 SoC that comes with the Galaxy S9+ (US version) and Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S and it also features the same 6 GB of RAM. Apparently, th...
The Samsung Galaxy J series was introduced in 2013 and features mid-range devices. (Source: PhoneArena)

Galaxy J7 Prime 2 appears on Samsung's Indian website

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2 smartphone has shown up on the South Korean company’s Indian website. The specifications listed by Samsung for the 5.5-inch device include an octa-core 1.6 GHz CPU from the Exynos 7 Series, 3 GB RAM, ...
Samsung is investigating touch issues with its Galaxy S9 range. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung investigating Galaxy S9/S9+ touchscreen anomalies

Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ users are complaining of “dead spots” in their smartphone displays that are failing to respond to touch inputs. With complaints starting to mount on user forums, the Korean tech giant has said that it is acti...
The Galaxy S9+ is the smartphone with the highest production cost released by Samsung to date. (Source: TechInsights)

Samsung is spending US$379.5 to produce a Galaxy S9+

The Galaxy S9+ is Samsung's costliest device to produce to date, but it's still less expensive than the iPhone X. Among the most expensive components integrated in the Galaxy S9 there are the Exynos 9810 SoC, the AMOLED screen and...
Samsung USA is offering big discounts on S9 accessory bundles. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung USA offering steep discounts on S9 bundles

Samsung is pulling out all the stops to encourage people to upgrade to its new Galaxy S9 models. US customers can currently enjoy steep discounts on genuine accessories when purchasing the new models outright.
The Samsung Galaxy S9. (Source: The Inquirer)

Samsung releases kernel sources for the S9 and S9+

Samsung has released kernel sources for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, just weeks after the devices were announced. The combination of kernel sources and Project Treble support should ensure that the devices get excellent communit...
The latest innovations in mobile communication were once again shown off in Barcelona.

The Best Smartphones of MWC 2018

The pick of the crop. The Mobile World Congress is the biggest world fair for mobile technology and communication. This is why many manufacturers choose this event to introduce their latest and greatest smartphones. We picked out the best of the MWC for you.
The Samsung Galaxy S9. (Source: The Inquirer)

The first day of Samsung Galaxy S9 sales in Korea show it lagging behind the S8

A report by a Korean outlet has estimated the S9 day-one pre-order sales numbers to stand at 180,000, down 31% from the S8's 260,000 figure. It's about expected, though, as the S9 doesn't actually offer a substantial upgrade over ...

Working For Notebookcheck

Are you a techie who knows how to write? Then join our Team!

Currently wanted: 
News Editor - Details here

Quality journalism is made possible by advertising. We show the least amount of ads whenever possible. We intentionally show more ads when an adblocker is used. Please, switch off ad blockers.


Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > Topics
Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)