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Samsung has apparently settled on a physical rotating bezel for this year's Galaxy Watch. (Image source: Samer Khodeir)

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 2 will have a rotating bezel, among other new features

Reportedly launching as four variants in August, Samsung is also said to be bringing back the physical rotating bezel back for the Galaxy Watch 2. Rumoured to be available in two sizes too, the Galaxy Watch 2 may also come in LTE ...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 02 Jun 2020 22:36:00 +0200
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 Samsung Galaxy Book S is powered by Intel Lakefield. (Image Source: Samsung)

Updated | Now official: First x86-based Samsung Galaxy Book S powered by Intel Lakefield Core i5-L16G7 shows up on the company's Canadian online store

A Samsung Galaxy Book S powered by the Intel Lakefield Core i5-L16G7 processor has popped up on Samsung Canada's online store making this the first x86-based Galaxy Book S. The Lakefield-based Galaxy Book S sports a similar design...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Fri, 29 May 2020 11:10:00 +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
Samsung Galaxy Book S Hands-on: Extremely light and long battery runtime

Samsung Galaxy Book S Hands-on: Extremely light and long battery runtime

The Samsung Galaxy Book S has arrived in our office for our full review. We are positively surprised by the very light chassis as well as the initial battery runtime test. However, there are also software limitations due to the Snapdragon processor.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx | Qualcomm Adreno 680 | 13.3" | 951 g
Andreas Osthoff, Wed, 27 May 2020 15:05:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy S20 range.

Galaxy S20 series sales numbers are worse than the S10 series'; S20+ the people's choice

The Samsung Galaxy S20 series was launched back in February, and it's now been about three months since the phones hit shelves. Sales numbers are out, and it would seem that the S20 phones have sold considerably less than the S10 ...
Ricci Rox, Tue, 26 May 2020 16:55:00 +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
Galaxy S20 series' cameras just got even better

Latest update for Galaxy S20 series brings forth better Night Mode performance and other camera improvements

The Galaxy S20 series is billed to receive additional camera improvements via a software update. Although Samsung hasn't specified what they are, user reports suggest that it has improved the camera's low-light performance. The so...
Anil Satyanarayana, Thu, 21 May 2020 15:44:00 +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 S20 Ultra's 108 MP sensor just isn't as good. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung's new 50 MP sensor bests the 108 MP sensors on the Galaxy S20 Ultra and Mi 10 Pro

Samsung recently unveiled its newest CMOS sensor, the ISOCELL GN1 with a 50 MP resolution, 1/1.3" physical size, and 1.2μm native pixel size. While one could assume that the 108 MP sensors on the Galaxy S20 Ultra and Mi 10 Pro are...
Ricci Rox, Wed, 20 May 2020 22:57:00 +0200
At least one Galaxy S21 series device will come with a BOE-made display

Galaxy S21 likely to come with BOE a panel instead of Samsung's in-house offering

Samsung is reportedly in talks with Chinese display maker BOE to source some panels for its upcoming Galaxy S21 series. The news confirms an earlier report which suggested that at least one device in the series would come with a B...
Anil Satyanarayana, Wed, 20 May 2020 19:47:00 +0200
Apple's EarPods might not come included with iPhone 12 series devices (Image source: Apple)

First the headphone jack, now EarPods: report suggests Apple might not include free EarPods with iPhone 12 and 12 Pro series devices to nudge consumers towards AirPods Pro and AirPods Studio

A report by Ming Chi-Kuo indicates that Apple might not include EarPods with its iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro series devices this year. The move appears to be an effort to nudge consumers towards buying AirPods Pro and the upcoming...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Wed, 20 May 2020 15:34:00 +0200
2020's Samsung Galaxy A70 might feature OIS (Image source: Samsung)

2020's Samsung Galaxy A50 and Galaxy A70 could get cameras with optical image stabilization, but the iPhone SE 2 already delivers it

According to a report accessed by SamMobile, Samsung's Galaxy A series smartphones could feature optical image stabilization (OIS) technology this year.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Tue, 19 May 2020 14:20:00 +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 A21S has a punch hole display and quad camera (Image source: @evleaks)

No competition for the Poco X2: Samsung Galaxy A21S launched with a punch hole display and quad camera but mediocre Exynos 850 performance disappoints

Samsung recently launched its midrange Galaxy A21S smartphone at an event in London. The device offers a quad camera, Dolby Atmos, and a generous 5000 mAh battery at £179. However, a lower end Exynos 850 SoC tempers expectations.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sat, 16 May 2020 13:01:00 +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
It's not bad-looking either. (Source: Nillkin)

Galaxy S20 Ultra: Nillkin's Camshield Pro Cover case offers protection for the delicate camera glass

There have been multiple reports from Galaxy S20 Ultra owners of their phones developing cracks on the huge camera glass. Some claim it happens even without dropping the phone or any such impact. While the veracity of such claims ...
Ricci Rox, Wed, 13 May 2020 21:10:00 +0200
The Galaxy Fold Lite or Flip Z Lite may resemble the Z Flip. (Image source: Samsung)

Snapdragon 865 powered Samsung Galaxy Fold Lite or Galaxy Z Flip Lite to launch in 2H20 for US$1,099

Rumour has it that a "Lite" Samsung Galaxy foldable smartphone will be arriving later this year. A blend of parts from the last three years, the Galaxy Fold Lite or Galaxy Z Flip Lite will apparently retail for US$1,099.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 13 May 2020 18:42:00 +0200
The S20+ is widely considered to be the best S20 model. (Source: Samsung)

DxOMark: The Samsung Galaxy S20+'s "fake zoom" is better than the S10's optical zoom

The Samsung Galaxy S20+ has now been tested by DxOMark. The scores offer a few notable takeaways, including inferiority to the S20 Ultra, an overall lack of improvement over the Note 10+, and the real-world effectiveness of the S2...
Ricci Rox, Mon, 11 May 2020 13:54:00 +0200
The Honor V30 Pro. (Source: Honor)

DxOMark: The Honor V30 Pro's selfie cameras raise some questions

The Mate 10 Pro, P20 Pro, and Mate 20 Pro all delivered sub-par selfie cameras, and it seemed Huawei was working on that with its recent flagship phones. The Honor V30 Pro appears to be a deviation from that path, as the phone onl...
Ricci Rox, Sat, 09 May 2020 11:49:00 +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 Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro are powered by the Snapdragon 865. (Source: Xiaomi)

Sketchy Exynos 990-powered "Mi 10e" supposedly appears on Geekbench, and we're leery

A device listed as the Mi 10e has surfaced on Geekbench. While that's already surprising enough, the phone is shown to be powered by an Exynos 990, and actually posts scores typical of the disappointing Samsung SoC.
Ricci Rox, Wed, 06 May 2020 22:03:00 +0200
The Galaxy Z Flip is one of a few phones with the May 2020 security patch. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung updates the Galaxy Z Flip, S10 and A50 with May 2020 security patches

Google has released its latest security patches for Android, and as usual, the Pixel series of phones had first pick of them. However, Samsung has reportedly gotten ahead of all other OEMs by rolling these May 2020 upgrades to 3 o...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 05 May 2020 22:39:00 +0200
Samsung offering store credit for Galaxy S20 pre-orders in India

Samsung India offering Rs 4,000 in-store credit with every Galaxy S20 pre-order

In an attempt to bolster Galaxy S20 sales in the subcontinent, Samsung India is now throwing in a voucher worth Rs 4,000($53) for everyone who pre-ordered a Galaxy S20 series phone. The offer is eligible for pre-ordered devices th...
Anil Satyanarayana, Tue, 05 May 2020 17:06:00 +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 Exynos 990 has been a colossal disappointment. (Source: Samsung)

Exynos 990-powered Galaxy S20+ flops hard in gaming comparison video versus the Redmi Note 8 Pro

The Exynos 990 on the Samsung Galaxy S20 has failed just about every test it's been presented with and that trend continues. In a gaming comparison video versus the MediaTek Helio G90T-powered Redmi Note 8 Pro, the Exynos 990-powe...
Ricci Rox, Mon, 04 May 2020 01:07:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. (Source: Samsung)

DxOMark: The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip delivers cameras unworthy of its US$1400 price tag

The Galaxy Z Flip is Samsung's contemporary attempt at a clamshell-style foldable phone. The phone starts at just under US$1400, and has now made the trip over to DxOMark where it posted scores akin to two-year-old flagship phones...
Ricci Rox, Sat, 02 May 2020 22:01:00 +0200
AMD's mobile GPU reportedly ourperforms Qualcomm's Adreno 650 by a wide margin

AMD and Samsung's upcoming mobile GPU reportedly 'destroys' the Adreno 650 in GFXBench

AMD's upcoming mobile graphics chip reportedly outperforms the Qualcomm Adreno 650 by a significant margin on GFXBench. According to a post on a Korean tech forum, the yet-to-be-named chip trounced the Qualcomm GPU by a factor of ...
Anil Satyanarayana, Thu, 30 Apr 2020 16:54:00 +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 Galaxy S10 5G likely accounts for a good chunk of Samsung's 5G sales (Image source: Samsung)

Huawei and Samsung dominate the 5G market with nearly 70 percent market share, but 5G iPhone 12 models could tip the scales

A Strategy Analytics report indicates that Huawei and Samsung together account for a tremendous 67.6 percent share in the market for 5G smartphones. Vivo, Oppo, and Xiaomi trail far behind. However, with Apple set to launch its ow...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Wed, 29 Apr 2020 15:07:00 +0200
Samsung's upcoming TWS buds are likely called the Galaxy Buds X (Image source: Winfuture)

A new AirPods Pro competitor? Samsung trademarks the Galaxy Buds X, likely successor to the TWS Galaxy Buds and Galaxy Buds+

Samsung recently filed trademarks for the Galaxy Buds X in India, the UK, and the European Union. The trademark filing comes just a month after leaked renders for a new, bean-shaped Buds SKU popped up, indicating that the Galaxy B...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Wed, 29 Apr 2020 14:41:00 +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 Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus. (Source: AndroidPit)

Opinion | One year on, the Samsung Galaxy S10 is the one for me

The Samsung Galaxy S20 series are Samsung's most ambitious devices yet, and have been painted to represent a giant leap forward. But things aren't always as they seem, and considerably better value can be found elsewhere in Samsun...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 26 Apr 2020 14:41:00 +0200
Upcoming Galaxy A series smartphone will be the first from Samsung with a pop-up selfie camera. (Source: @OnLeaks and @Pigtou_)

First Samsung phone with pop-up camera leaks out, looks to be new A series entrant

Samsung has decided it is time to ditch notches and punch-hole cameras, at least for one of the upcoming devices in its range. Looking like a Galaxy A series contender, the new smartphone will be the first from Samsung to feature ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sun, 26 Apr 2020 14:40:00 +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 Galaxy S20 Ultra. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung says the Galaxy S20 Ultra autofocus issue is not a bug that can be fixed with an update

Some owners of the most expensive Galaxy S20 variant have reportedly complained to its maker, Samsung, that its rear cameras cannot focus over very short distances. The same users have called for a firmware upgrade that might fix ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 22 Apr 2020 22:25:00 +0200
The Galaxy Tab S7 may resemble the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, pictured. (Image source: Samsung)

Galaxy Tab S7: Optional 5G, S-Pen in the box and a Q3 2020 release for Samsung's premium tablets?

Coming in 11-inch and 12.4-inch variants, Samsung will pitch the Galaxy Tab S7 series as a direct competitor to Apple's fourth-generation iPad Pros. With an S-Pen included in the box and optional 5G, could the Galaxy Tab S7 and S7...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 22 Apr 2020 13:09:00 +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
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 S20 Ultra. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra: Samsung promises to fix the green tint display issue

Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra have complained about a bug that makes their displays assume a green tint when brightness is reduced. It also appears to be present on the regular S20 and S20+. Thankfully, though, Samsung ha...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 19 Apr 2020 08:37:00 +0200


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