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Galaxy S20 Ultra render. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Full Galaxy S20 specs leak highlighting model differentiation

Teenage leakster Ishan Agarwal has managed to get his hands on the complete spec sheet for the upcoming Galaxy S20 series of flagship smartphones from Samsung. Most of the key details have leaked in one form or another, but this i...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sat, 18 Jan 2020 12:34:00 +0100
The Huawei Mate 30 5G variants. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei insists it did better in the 5G phone market than Samsung in 2019

Huawei has released its performance for 2019 to the Chinese media. It claims it shipped approximately 240 million units in total that year, 6.9 million of which had 5G. For context, Samsung has announced that it shipped about 6.7 ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 17 Jan 2020 20:28:00 +0100
Image via Samsung.

Verizon will sell rugged Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro in the United States, removable battery and all

Samsung's ruggedized Galaxy XCover Pro smartphone will be coming to the United States after all. Verizon will start selling the phone, which boasts an IP68 rating and a removable battery, for $500 in the latter half of 2020.
Sam Medley, Thu, 16 Jan 2020 16:49:00 +0100
The Galaxy S20 lineup will still feature a triple-cam setup on the back, but the sensor sizes will vary among the three variants. (Image Source: PhoneArena)

Samsung's Galaxy S20 5G handheld with 12 GB RAM and Snapdragon 865 SoC spotted on Geekbench

The Galaxy S20 5G model that just hit Geekbench appears to be the most affordable variant with a smaller 6.2-inch screen, 4,00o mAh battery and 12 GB RAM. It is still powered by the Snapdragon 865 SoC, so the results may be releva...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 16 Jan 2020 15:43:00 +0100
Early renders of the Galaxy S20. (Source: OnLeaks)

Revealed details of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra paint an impressive picture

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra will be the big bad wolf of the Galaxy S20 series, as it represents Samsung's attempt at throwing everything but the kitchen sink at the competition. Details of the device have now surfaced.
Ricci Rox, Thu, 16 Jan 2020 10:12:00 +0100
The hands-on video gives us our best look at the S20 Plus yet (Image source: XEETECHCARE)

Galaxy S20 Plus hands-on video leaks

An XDA Developers source leaked a 15-second hands-on video of what is presumably a Galaxy S20 Plus. Apart from the video, the leaker confirmed a number of other rumors about Samsung's upcoming device.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Wed, 15 Jan 2020 20:29:00 +0100
There will be no 3.5mm headphone jack on the Samsung Galaxy S20 phones. (Source: XEETECHCARE)

Opinion | No 3.5mm headphone jack for the Samsung Galaxy S20 phones

Samsung removed the 3.5mm headphone jack on the Galaxy Note 10 phones last year and that decision has carried over to the company's upcoming flagships. Yes, the Samsung Galaxy S20 phones will not feature headphone jacks, but what ...
Ricci Rox, Wed, 15 Jan 2020 19:51:00 +0100
The Galaxy Z Flip's latest render. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Fresh renders may show the next Samsung foldable in greater detail

The Galaxy Z Flip is currently accepted as the name of Samsung's next upcoming foldable phone. It is anticipated that it will be a clamshell device with a central punch-hole camera. New renders include further possible attributes,...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 14 Jan 2020 15:51:00 +0100
Try the leaked wallpapers out Samsung Galaxy devices

Download the Galaxy S20's official wallpapers before it even launches

A source over at XDA Developers shared a number of official preloaded wallpapers and videos for the Galaxy S20. The phone hasn't even been confirmed officially by Samsung yet. However, these wallpapers may tide Galaxy fans over un...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Tue, 14 Jan 2020 14:05:00 +0100
One UI 2.0 is likely to be the last OS upgrade that the Galaxy S9 series will receive. (Image source: Notebookcheck)

Galaxy S9 receives another One UI 2.0 beta update

Samsung only just rolled out a fifth One UI 2.0 beta update to the Galaxy S9, but the company has already pressed ahead onto a sixth. The new update contains a host of fixes in what may be a final push before releasing stable One ...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 14 Jan 2020 13:00:00 +0100
An accurate render of the forthcoming Galaxy S20. (Source: @OnLeaks x CashKaro)

Samsung Galaxy S20 will come with a gimped 120 Hz display says leaker

The ‘will it or won’t it?’ saga of the Galaxy S20 display capabilities has taken a new twist. Samsung leakster Ice Universe has now confirmed that the Galaxy S20 line up will have a 120 Hz-capable display, but it won’t be enabled ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 14 Jan 2020 11:09:00 +0100
Renders of the Samsung Galaxy S20. (Source: XEETECHCARE)

Details and features of the Samsung Galaxy S20 line's cameras revealed in full

The Samsung Galaxy S20 phones are set to offer groundbreaking camera performance, and a new set of leaks has given us our clearest look yet at the camera hardware and software features of the devices, backed by hands-on images and...
Ricci Rox, Tue, 14 Jan 2020 08:33:00 +0100
Samsung will unveil its next Galaxy S smartphones at Galaxy UNPACKED on February 11. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)

The Galaxy S20 and S20+ are "worth looking forward to", apparently

The Russian blue cat has gone into overdrive lately about Samsung's next flagships, originally thought to be called the Galaxy S11 series. Apparently renamed the Galaxy S20 series, the top leaker has extolled another reason why we...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 13 Jan 2020 18:13:00 +0100
The Galaxy S10 Lite promises flagship specs at an as-yet-unconfirmed value price-point (Image source: Samsung)

Galaxy S10 Lite India launch date unveiled by Samsung

Shortly after confirming its existence, Samsung recently announced the official India launch date for the Galaxy S10 Lite. The near-flagship arrives in India on January 23rd. There's still no word on pricing, however.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Mon, 13 Jan 2020 17:28:00 +0100
Expect at least five Galaxy S20 variants thanks to Samsung's decision to split the range with either 4G or 5G modems. (Source: @BenGeskin)

Samsung's Galaxy S20 to come in 4G as standard, 5G optional except for the S20 Ultra

Samsung will not be fitting 5G radios as standard to its forthcoming Galaxy S20 range of devices. The move follows Qualcomm’s decision not to integrate a 5G modem into the design of its Snapdragon 865 chip. The only device in the ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 13 Jan 2020 10:32:00 +0100
Four lenses, an LED flash, and...a microphone? (Source: XDA-Developers)

Live images: This is the Samsung Galaxy S20+ in the flesh

Less than a month away from Samsung's unveiling event, live images of the Galaxy S20+ have surfaced. Notable takeaways include a quad rear camera setup, what appears to be a rear microphone, and an almost flat display.
Ricci Rox, Sun, 12 Jan 2020 21:30:00 +0100
A render of a Galaxy S20 promo based on this new report. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

The Galaxy S11 actually IS the Galaxy S20, according to a Samsung “insider” tip

Recently, a prominent leaker claimed that Samsung was to disrupt its long-held flagship-naming convention with a possibly 2020-themed re-brand. Now, another media source claims to have heard that this is in fact the truth. It has ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 11 Jan 2020 21:38:00 +0100
The 108 MP sensor may be impressive, but so is this 12 MP one. (Source: Xiaomi)

No 108 MP sensor for the Galaxy S20 and S20+ but they still get a new, impressive 12 MP camera

Samsung will debut its 108 MP sensor on the Galaxy S20 Ultra and fans of the series may have been disappointed that the cheaper S20 and S20+ wouldn't sport that same sensor. While the smaller phones won't be able to boast of a 108...
Ricci Rox, Sat, 11 Jan 2020 11:49:00 +0100
Renders based on Galaxy S11/S20 leaks. (Source: @BenGeskin)

Galaxy S20 could ship with 120 Hz display deactivated, Ultra is no 'Ultra' says leaker

Tipster Ice Universe, in a series of now deleted tweets, has suggested that Samsung could drop the 120 Hz display functionality that he only this week tipped was coming to the new Galaxy S20 range. In another since deleted tweet, ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 09 Jan 2020 10:34:00 +0100
Renders of the Galaxy S20 range based on leaked information. (Source: @BenGeskin)

Samsung insider confirms 120 Hz displays for all three Galaxy S20 models

Samsung insider Ice Universe has started to drip feed specifications of the Galaxy S20 series of smartphones set to debut on February 11. A key feature just confirmed is that all of the three flagship models will feature Super AMO...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 06 Jan 2020 11:12:00 +0100
A still captured from the leaked Galaxy Unpacked teaser video. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung's Galaxy S20, clamshell foldable get February 11 launch date

The Galaxy S20 (formerly known as the Galaxy S11) is set to debut on February 11 according to an official-looking Samsung Galaxy Unpacked teaser video found on the net by XDA’s Max Weinbach. The same clip also implies that there w...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sat, 04 Jan 2020 13:00:00 +0100
The Galaxy Note 10 Lite is real. (All images via Samsung)

Samsung officially unveils Galaxy Note 10 Lite and Galaxy S10 Lite

Samsung officially announced the Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note 10 Lite smartphones today. Both phones have similar FHD+ screens and run flagship-level SoCs. Both phones also sport triple-camera arrays, though the shooter setup d...
Sam Medley, Fri, 03 Jan 2020 16:46:00 +0100
Samsung is bullish about its prospects in a rapidly expanding 2020 5G market. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung expects 2020 to be a breakout year for 5G smartphones

Samsung is bullish about the 5G smartphone market in 2020 quoting figures from Counterpoint Research to support its view. According to forecasts the market for 5G smartphones is expected to undergo substantial growth and will acco...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 03 Jan 2020 13:13:00 +0100
The Galaxy Tab S6 is officially getting a 5G variant in Q1 2020. (Source: Samsung)

The first 5G tablet to hit market is coming from Samsung in Q1 2020

We knew Samsung was working on a 5G variant of its current flagship tablet, the Galaxy Tab S6 but we didn’t know when it was coming. Samsung has now cleared things up at least a little by announcing it will hit the market in Q1 20...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 03 Jan 2020 12:40:00 +0100
The iPhone 11 was the top selling smartphone in the US last year. (Source: Apple)

Survey puts Apple and Samsung with 9 out 10 smartphone sales in the US

Chinese smartphone makers have had huge success globally, but one market they are yet to crack is the US. According to a new survey by Wave7Research, the US market is dominated by just two brands with Apple and Samsung swallowing ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 03 Jan 2020 11:15:00 +0100
Is this what the Galaxy S11+ looks like? (Source: OnLeaks)

Samsung Galaxy S11+: latest leak shows new, cleaner rear camera array

The Samsung Galaxy S11 series is currently believed to have as much as 4 rear cameras in a rectangular module. Some renders associated with the highest-end Plus variant suggested that the lenses were placed in there in a less than...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 30 Dec 2019 18:47:00 +0100
Qualcomm's X55 5G modem, now separated from the Snapdragon 865. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 has an external 5G modem, and that's a good thing

Qualcomm is separating their 5G modem from their flagship SoC, which many are calling a mistake. However, this change almost exclusively benefits everyone, despite what other reports might say.
Loki Rautio, Sun, 29 Dec 2019 23:08:00 +0100
The P30 Pro debuted the periscope lens. (Source: AnandTech)

Update | The Huawei P40 Pro will debut with 10x optical zoom; renders and details revealed

The Huawei P40 and P40 Pro are confirmed to be billed for a launch in March. Details and renders of the devices have now been revealed, painting the pictures of two ambitious flagships set to compete against the Samsung Galaxy S1...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 29 Dec 2019 00:16:00 +0100
The Galaxy S11+ may look something like this. (Source: PiunikaWeb)

Update | The Samsung Galaxy S11+ may be close to launch with new certifications

The Chinese telecomms regulator 3C has just cleared a phone called the Samsung SM-G9880. This phone is currently thought to be the Galaxy S11+, a potential 2020 ultra-flagship phone. If so, it will ship with a 25W charger and supp...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 28 Dec 2019 18:21:00 +0100
The S10+ is available for 30 percent off on Amazon (Image source: Samsung)

Deal | Galaxy S10+ is 30 percent off on Amazon, at $699.99

Amazon is offering great deals on the entire Samsung Galaxy S10 family. The S10 Plus received a steep 30% discount, making it cheaper than the sticker price for the budget Galaxy S10e. The S10 and S10e are also heavily discounted.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Fri, 27 Dec 2019 20:11:00 +0100
What is Neon? Your guess is as good as ours. (Image via

So long Bixby, hello Neon: Samsung's latest A.I. project teased for CES 2020

Samsung is generating quite a buzz with a mysterious new project. Dubbed Neon, the unknown product is focused around A.I., asking us if we've "ever met an 'ARTIFICIAL.'" While there is little information outside of some press mate...
Sam Medley, Fri, 27 Dec 2019 04:03:00 +0100
Image via Counterpoint

Apple's iPhone XR outsold every other smartphone each quarter since launch

The iPhone XR topped global sales charts in the third quarter of 2016, marking its fourth consecutive quarter at the top, according to Counterpoint Research. Other entrants in the top 10 global sales charts for 2019Q3 include Sams...
Sam Medley, Thu, 26 Dec 2019 16:48:00 +0100
The Galaxy Fold is finally starting to receive Samsung DeX functionality. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Samsung finally adds DeX support to Galaxy Fold with November security patch

Samsung has given Galaxy Fold users a small Christmas present with its second significant update for the device since it went on sale a couple of months ago. It raised the security patch level to November while also adding Samsung...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 25 Dec 2019 10:37:00 +0100
Renders of the Samsung Galaxy S11. (Source: XEETECHCARE)

The Samsung Galaxy S11 could actually be the Galaxy S20

Samsung is billed to release the Galaxy S11 phones in February. The problem with that, however, is that there's a chance we won't be getting the S11, as a new tip touts a Huawei-esque naming scheme switch that will see the phones ...
Ricci Rox, Tue, 24 Dec 2019 11:48:00 +0100
The Samsung Galaxy S10+. (Source: Trusted Reviews)

The US unlocked Galaxy S10 line is now receiving the Android 10 update

A week after the carrier models received the stable One UI 2.0 update, unlocked models of the Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10, and S10+ in the US are now also getting the One UI 2.0 OTA.
Ricci Rox, Tue, 24 Dec 2019 10:29:00 +0100
The Galaxy Note 10 Lite's possible color options. (Source: WinFuture)

The Galaxy Note 10 Lite may come with an even bigger battery than the Note 10+

The Galaxy Note 10 Lite is an upcoming device that might put the premium in premium mid-range for Samsung. Its latest leak asserts that it will come with a 4500mAh battery, which would exceed that of the flagship Note 10+ in terms...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 23 Dec 2019 18:40:00 +0100
Android 10 edges nearer for the Galaxy S9 as Samsung releases new beta. (Image source: PCWorld)

Android 10 edges nearer for the Samsung Galaxy S9 as One UI 2.0 enters its third beta

The new build, which contains the January 1, 2020, security patch, brings Android 10 one step closer for Samsung's soon to be two-generations old flagship. The third One UI 2.0 beta should be rolling out to enrolled handsets globa...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 20 Dec 2019 18:30:00 +0100
The Galaxy S10 Lite in render form. (Source: OnLeaks)

Galaxy S10 Lite: new leaks points to TiltOIS, Snapdragon 855 and pricing info

A new and comprehensive Galaxy S10 Lite purports to spill many more details on this upcoming launch. It asserts that it will be a Snapdragon 855 device, and will support the TiltOIS camera feature debuted in the Galaxy A90. The S1...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 20 Dec 2019 15:54:00 +0100
Render of the Galaxy S11. (Source: OnLeaks)

The Samsung Galaxy S11 phones are set to deliver game-changing zoom abilities

Every new leak only serves to confirm that Samsung will offer unrivaled camera performance on its upcoming Galaxy S11 phones. According to a new report, the Galaxy S11 line will feature a high-res sensor—48 MP at least—as its tele...
Ricci Rox, Thu, 19 Dec 2019 21:24:00 +0100
Purported live image of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S11. (Source: Ice Universe)

Are these the first live images of the Samsung Galaxy S11?

About two months away from the launch of the Galaxy S11 phones, we're yet to get concrete, live images of the flagships. Things may have changed, though, as a new leak shows what appears to be live images of the Galaxy S11, albeit...
Ricci Rox, Thu, 19 Dec 2019 12:17:00 +0100
The ISOCELL Bright HM1 is proper massive. (Source: Xiaomi)

Details of the massive 108 MP camera touted for the Samsung Galaxy S11+ revealed

The Samsung Galaxy S11 phones are two months away from launch at this point. The S11+ will feature a massive 108 MP camera and more details of the CMOS sensor, the ISOCELL Bright HM1, have now been revealed.
Ricci Rox, Wed, 18 Dec 2019 23:09:00 +0100
The iPhone 11 Pro lost to the OnePlus 7T Pro in the very first round after messing up the white balance in its shot. (Source: Gadgets Now)

MKBHD's 2019 blind smartphone camera test throws up a few surprises

Last year, popular YouTube tech channel Marques Brownlee hosted a blind smartphone camera test that had some shocking results—with the US$300 Pocophone F1 finishing in second place. This year's version is just as interesting, as i...
Ricci Rox, Tue, 17 Dec 2019 21:05:00 +0100
The Samsung Galaxy S10+. (Source: AndroidPit)

The stable Android 10 update is now rolling out to Snapdragon Galaxy S10 models

As promised, the stable Android 10-based One UI 2.0 update is now rolling out to Snapdragon-powered, North American Samsung Galaxy S10 models. This means that Samsung has now beaten its own ETA for the update in that market.
Ricci Rox, Mon, 16 Dec 2019 22:47:00 +0100
Ice Universe has given us a little sneak peak of the Galaxy S11+ camera array. (Source: @universeice)

Leakster Ice Universe offers sneak peak at the Galaxy S11 camera array

Noted Samsung insider Ice Universe is back at it again leaking a sneak peak at what he expects the rear camera array on the Galaxy S11 and S11+ to look like. However, the leakster isn’t yet sure how the expected flash and ToF sens...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 16 Dec 2019 06:14:00 +0100
The Galaxy Fold. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Looks like Samsung didn't sell a million Galaxy Fold units like reports claimed

Samsung Electronics' President Young Sohn, a few days ago, announced that the company had sold a million units of its US$2000 Galaxy Fold. Apparently, the Samsung executive was wrong. The company did not, in fact, sell a million u...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 15 Dec 2019 19:02:00 +0100
The Galaxy Note 10/10+. (Source:

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and 10+ see a stable Android 10 update roll-out (sort of)

The Galaxy Note 10 and 10+ have started to exhibit updates to One UI 2.0 based on Android 10. This may be good news for owners of these premium phablets, particularly as this upgrade had reportedly been scheduled for 2020. On the ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 15 Dec 2019 16:28:00 +0100
The Galaxy S11+ will be a camera powerhouse. (Source: OnLeaks)

The 108 MP sensor on the Galaxy S11+ will use 9-in-1 pixel-binning technology to devastating effect

The Samsung Galaxy S11+ will feature a 108 MP camera but it will not be the same one Xiaomi used on the Mi Note 10. Apparently, one major difference between the two is the fact that the sensor on the S11+ will use 9-in-1 pixel mer...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 15 Dec 2019 08:36:00 +0100
The Samsung Galaxy S10+. (Source: Trusted Reviews)

The Android 10 update will get to North American Samsung Galaxy S10 models way earlier than expected

The Samsung Galaxy S10 line is already receiving the Android 10-based One UI 2.0 OTA but the update so far is limited to Exynos-powered European models. Samsung's update roadmap says Snapdragon models won't get the update till Jan...
Ricci Rox, Fri, 13 Dec 2019 21:13:00 +0100
Galaxy S11 renders. (Source: OnLeaks)

Huge battery touted for the Galaxy S11 as launch date leaks

The past few days have revealed more information on the Galaxy S11 phones. Most notable of the lot is the fact that the S11 will see a big upgrade in battery capacity over its predecessor. The phones' launch date appears to have b...
Ricci Rox, Fri, 13 Dec 2019 21:11:00 +0100
The Snapdragon 865 might be the smallest SoC out there, but keep in mind it does not integrate any 4G/5G modem. (Source: Qualcomm)

Most 2020 smartphone flagships will have increased power requirements due to the lack of integrated 4G/5G modem with the Snapdragon 865

Qualcomm already presented the premium mid-range Snapdragon 765G with integrated X52 5G modem, so the fact that the Snapdragon 865 comes with no integrated 4G/5G modem does not make any sense. Unless Qualcomm wants to increase its...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 13 Dec 2019 16:08:00 +0100

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