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Sammsung has rereleased the Opera Max browser under its own name and exclusively for Galaxy smartphones. (Source: Google Play)

Samsung releases own version of Opera Max browser for Galaxy smartphones

Samsung has released an adjusted version of Opera Max, a mobile browser with a heavy focus on saving data by using compression techniques. Opera discontinued the browser last year, but it appears Samsung has given it a second life...
The price tag leaks came from "mobile reporter" Evan Blass. (Source: Forbes)

Price tags leaked for Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

As Samsung has been shipping over 70 million smartphone units each year for the last two years, it certainly seems likely the South Korean company is not short of loyal fans. But will these loyal fans be willing to shell out on th...
Face ID technology is expected to be featured in future Apple flagships. (Source: MacRumors)

Smartphone market share forecast predicts Apple gains

A leading market intelligence research company has issued a report forecasting smartphone market share gains for Apple in 2018. Samsung remains in the top spot but could see a drop in overall market share.
Samsung will launch a new wireless charging pad alongside the Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones. (Source:

Leaked manual reveals a new wireless charger for the Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung has prepared a new wireless charging pad for its upcoming flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+.
The Galaxy S9 shown with headphone jack on DeX Pad. (Source: Evan Blass)

Galaxy S9 to keep headphone jack in DeX Pad leak

Samsung's Galaxy S9 has leaked once more courtesy of serial leakster Evan Blass. In addition to getting a good look at the new DeX Pad, the leaked images show the bottom edge of the S9 confirming that it has retained a headphone j...
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a premium device with dual camera technology. (Source: CNET)

Samsung bringing dual cameras to entry-level devices

In a press release today, Samsung has announced a software solution for dual camera features which will enable the technology to be introduced into budget and mid-range smartphones. ISOCELL Dual image sensors will offer refocusing...
The S9+ will likely go for US$950. (Source: GSMArena)

The Samsung Galaxy S9 will set you back $850

The Samsung Galaxy S9 is set for a February 25 launch, and word on the grapevine claims it will be launched with an MSRP of $850, $100 more than its predecessor.
Samsung Headquarters. (Source: Social Barrel)

Global smartphone sales figures for 2017 released - Samsung still kings, Xiaomi now fifth-largest brand

Reports by Strategy Analytics and IDC have provided data that gives a clearer idea of the state of the global smartphone market over 2017. Samsung rests cozily at the top, Apple follows steadily, and Xiaomi sees incredible growth....
The Galaxy S8. (Source: Trusted Reviews)

List of Samsung devices to receive Android Oreo revealed, Galaxy S6 missing

A list of Samsung devices to receive the Android Oreo update has been gleaned from firmware files of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Most devices listed are no-brainers but the Galaxy S6 is a notable absentee.
Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus renders. (Source: @evleaks)

The Galaxy S9/S9 Plus could feature 'Intelligent Scan' biometric authentication and depth-sensing stickers

An APK teardown of the Settings APK in Note 8 Oreo builds reveals a new biometric authentication called 'Intelligent Scan' that could probably feature in the upcoming Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. The APK teardown further reveals that th...
Exynos 7872. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung's new Exynos 7872 brings class to the budget segment

The Exynos 7872 was released a few days ago, and we’re impressed, especially by its performance.
All the sensors, the camera and the upper speaker are integrated in the display. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung files patent for in-display camera and fingerprint scanner

The patent may be implemented in the successor of the Galaxy S9 at the soonest, but then again, as with many patents, it could only be just a cool concept that may never be featured in Samsung's devices.
The S8 was one of 2017's best flagships. (Source: Trusted Reviews)

The Samsung Galaxy S9 will ship with a 3000mAh battery, go on sale on March 16

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ will keep the same battery capacities as their predecessors, with the smaller sibling to house a 3000mAh battery, and the plus-sized variant to opt for a 3500mAh one.
The Samsung Exynos 9810 SoC. (Source: Samsung)

CES 2018 | Samsung intros the Exynos 9 Series 9810 SoC aimed at richer multimedia and AI applications

Samsung has announced the new Exynos 9 Series 9810 SoC based on the 10nm fabrication process. The SoC's high performance cores can reach 2.9 GHz and has a 6CA LTE modem along with the capability for deep learning processing.
Samsung Headquarters. (Source: Social Barrel)

Samsung sets objective for 2018 at 320 million smartphone shipments, company to focus on higher profit margins

Samsung has reportedly set its target for smartphone shipments for the year at 320 million, just about the same figure the company achieved in 2017. This is said to be the first step in a transition to a business model focusing mo...
Samsung Galaxy S9 unofficial render (Source: DBS DESIGNING TEAM)

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ all set to hit production

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are all set to enter into production this January for an official unveiling during MWC in February followed by public availability in March.
The S8's fingerprint reader's placement was divisive. (Source: Atodomomento)

Images of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ revealed, S9 to feature just one rear camera

Rendered images of the Samsung Galaxy S9 have surfaced, showing the S9 with a single rear camera, the S9+ with a dual rear camera setup, and both with a new fingerprint sensor placement.
The Samsung Galaxy S8. (Source: Trusted Reviews)

Samsung Galaxy S9 to be unveiled at MWC in February

The Samsung Galaxy S9 is expected to be announced on February 27, at the Mobile World Congress that will hold in Barcelona. This is plausible, of course, as previous Galaxy S devices have usually been launched within a three-week ...
The Galaxy S8. (Source: Trusted Reviews)

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ set to receive Oreo in January 2018

A member of Samsung's UK Oreo beta team has confirmed that the S8 and S8+ will receive final, stable Oreo updates in January, with the Note 8 to follow immediately after.
Samsung Headquarters. (Source: Social Barrel)

Samsung has no place in the Chinese smartphone market, data shows

A report by Kanta World Panel has shown the state of the Chinese smartphone market, with figures indicating Huawei's lead, Apple's growth, and Samsung's almost palpable irrelevance.
The primary use of the palm ID system would be an intuitive way to retrieve a forgotten password. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung could include palm ID system in future Galaxy phones

A recent Samsung patent describes how the palm scanner could help users remember forgotten passwords. The image of the user's palm features embedded incomplete characters that would appear random to other people, but could juggle ...
Snapdragon 845 will be featured in Samsung's Galaxy S9 and Xiaomi's Mi7 flagship smartphones. (Source: Qualcomm)

Rumor | Upcoming Snapdragon 845 SoCs to feature third gen Kryo cores

The new Kryo cores should include four ARM Cortex-A75 processors and four efficient Cortex-A53 cores, along with the Adreno 630 GPU. The Snapdragon 845 is also expected to support quad 25 MP cameras (2 front + 2 rear) and the X20 ...
Samsung manufacturing plant in Hwaseong (Source: Samsung)

Samsung begins mass production of second generation 10 nm chips

Samsung's second generation 10 nm SoC products deliver a 10 percent performance increase and a 15 percent power consumption drop when compared to their predecessors. These new chips use a new 10 nm FinFET technology known as 10LPP...
The micro-LEDs are less than 100 micrometers wide. (Source: ZDNet Korea)

150-inch micro-LED TVs to be demoed by Samsung at CES 2018

Samsung claims the micro-LEDs are better than OLEDs when it comes to larger screen TVs. The microscopic LEDs would solve the burn-in problems that come with the OLED displays, and would allow for larger screen sizes at a fraction ...
Christmas comes early for S6 users. (Source: The Android Soul)

The Samsung Galaxy S6 may just receive Android Oreo

The Samsung Galaxy S6 is way over two years old, so it comes as a pleasant surprise that Samsung service representatives have confirmed that the device will receive Android Oreo in the near future.
Reviewers are very disappointed in the quality of the dual-camera of the Razer phone. (Source: Razer)

Razer CEO ensures camera fixes for the Razer gaming phone will be released soon

Reviewers were quite displeased with the overall quality of the dual 12 MP camera setup on the Razer phone, so the Razer CEO himself came forth and ensured everyone the company is well aware of the camera bugs and it will roll out...
Samsung Galaxy S9 unofficial render (Source: DBS DESIGNING TEAM)

Purported Galaxy S9 benchmark scores are no match for the iPhone X

Benchmarks of a purported Samsung Galaxy S9 model have surfaced on Geekbench. While the scores show it to be one of the fastest Android flagships, it still is miles behind the iPhone X.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 Mini would come with a 4-inch display, but still retain the other top features from the flagship versions. (Source: BusinessKorea)

An early 2018 Samsung Galaxy S9 Mini is highly likely, according to new rumors

U.S.-based investment information firm Valuewalk informs that a Samsung Galaxy S9 Mini version is most likely to be launched in early 2018, along with the S9 and S9+ flagship models. The Mini model would get a 4-inch display with ...
The Galaxy S8. (Source: Trusted Reviews)

Details of the Samsung Galaxy S9 revealed

Samsung's latest press release contains a number of new technologies that we expect to be seen on the S9. The most notable of them is the Exynos 9810, Samsung's newest flagship SoC.
Motorola smartphones making a comeback in the U.S. (Source: Strategy Analytics)

Motorola smartphones making a small comeback in the U.S.

The Lenovo-owned telecommunications company has clawed its way back to the list of top 5 largest smartphone manufacturers through outreach and strong sales of the Moto Z2 Play.
The Neffos flagship features the ever trending 18:9 screen with thin bezels and curved edges. (Source: Tehnot)

TP-Link Neffos smartphone with 18:9 screen and Snapdragon 835 SoC gets leaked

The surprising leak reveals high-end specs for the unnamed Neffos flagship: Snapdragon 835, 6 GB RAM, 20 MP + 16 MP rear cameras, 16 MP front camera and a trendy 18:9 display with thin bezels and curved edges.
The S8+ will receive Oreo.

Samsung to release Oreo updates in Q1 2018

Samsung is set to release updates to Android Oreo by the start of 2018. Particular details of the company's plans are unknown at the moment but we expect the Galaxy Beta program to be re-opened soon.
The Galaxy S9 could feature a display notch to incorporate a fingerprint sensor. (Source: Samsung)

Galaxy S9 could get a front-facing finger print sensor

Samsung's Galaxy S9 could feature a display cut out to allow it to integrate a front facing fingerprint sensor. The move could be potentially controversial, but it would correct the odd location of the fingerprint sensor on the re...
The Samsung J7 smartphone. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung J7 catches fire in an Indian flight causing a mid-air scare

A Samsung J7 smartphone caught fire on a Jet Airways flight bound to Indore from New Delhi causing mid-air panic. The flight staff were unable to extinguish the fire and had to drop the phone in a tray of water to put off the flam...
The Snapdragon X50 mobile modem will be shipped with the 2019 smartphones. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm is first to reach 5G speeds using the X50 mobile modem

The X50 modem provides downlink speeds of over 1 gbps in the 28 GHz mmWave spectrum. Qualcomm also presented the first 5G smartphone reference designs for OEMs. The 5G standard, together with supporting smartphones, is expected to...
The new image sensors will be featured in the 2018 mobile flagships from Samsung. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy S9 to integrate the 12 MP ISOCELL Fast 2L9 and 24 MP Slim 2X7 Camera Sensors

The new sensors come with reduced pixel sizes, the ISOCELL Slim 2X7 being the world's first mobile image sensor with 0.9 μm per pixel. These allow for better results in low-light environments and provide improved details with incr...
Apple looks set to tap LG for its pOLED tech for a rumored foldable iPhone. (Source: LG)

Apple could release a foldable iPhone in 2020

Apple and LG are partnering on a foldable iPhone planned for 2020, if a report out of Korea is accurate. With the two companies have partnered on iPhone components in the past, it seems like a plausible response to Samsung's plans...
Apple iPhone. (Source: Pixabay)

iPhone 7 was the most purchased phone internationally in the first half of 2017

Market intelligence firm, IHS Markit, have released their research showing the most popular models for the first half of 2017. The top 10 contains five Samsung models, four Apple models, and one Oppo model.
Image: The Inquirer

Samsung will make a lot of money... from the iPhone X?

As the sole supplier of the OLED displays used in the upcoming iPhone X (and one of the main suppliers of NAND flash memory used in the phone), Samsung is poised to make quite a bit of money on total sales if the iPhone X is as su...
The Wi-Fi exploit could be affecting billions of devices. (Source: Google)

Google and Apple release emergency patches to fix Wi-Fi exploit in iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7 Edge

The Wi-Fi exploit works with any mobile device that integrates Broadcom Wi-Fi chips. Google and Apple claim they have released emergency patches for Android 8.0 Oreo and iOS 11, but it may take some time to patch all devices.
Armis Labs warns that current security solutions will not detect BlueBorn, beacuse these are focused on IP attacks, not on airborne attacks. (Source: Armis Labs)

BlueBorne vulnerability could target billions of unpatched Bluetooth devices

Armis Labs discovered a Bluetooth vulnerability codenamed BlueBorne that could affect billions of devices including smartphones like Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy, tablets like Samsung Galaxy Tab, smartwatches like LG Watch Spor...
The Snapdragon 845 will power next year's Samsung Galaxy S9. (Source: Qualcomm)

First Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 benchmark surfaces

Next year's flagship SoC from Qualcomm seems to be a bit better than Apple's A9 chip, but it's still behind the A10 and most likely A11 chips when it comes to single core performance tests.
T-Mobile's offer makes purchasing more than one Note 8 much more affordable. (Source: T-Mobile)

T-Mobile's latest BOGO promotion gets you two Note 8 phones for the price of one

Buy a Note 8, get a second Note 8 for free (after rebate). T-Mobile's latest incentive offers the best deal yet on the upcoming handset, and is compatible with Samsung's Do Bigger Things promotion.
Early Samsung Galaxy S9 rumors claim Snapdragon 845 SoC and H1 2018 launch window (Source: XDA)

Early Samsung Galaxy S9 rumors claim Snapdragon 845 SoC and H1 2018 launch window

The Galaxy S8 successor is expected to be just a slight step up in both software and hardware with the small possibility of an embedded onscreen fingerprint sensor.
Samsung logo (Source: Samsung)

Judge gives Samsung heir five years in jail for bribery scandal

A judge has sentenced Lee Jae-jong, the Samsung heir, to five years jail time for his part in the bribery scandal with the administration of the former President of South Korea. He was also found guilty of giving false testimony i...
The Galaxy S8 Active includes many key aspects of the S8 but excludes the curved bezels, presumably for ruggedness reasons. (Source: Samsung)

Galaxy S8 Active is now official and it releases tomorrow on AT&T

Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy S8 Active with the rugged phone being exclusive to AT&T for a limited time before it will presumably be available on other US carriers as well as off-contract. During the launch period, ...
Verizon releases security update for Samsung's flagship phones... from 2015

Verizon releases security update for Samsung's flagship phones... from 2015

A new update for the Verizon Galaxy S5, Note 4, and Note Edge will roll out over the next few weeks, patching a few security holes and fixing some call-related bugs.
The unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 is now available in Coral Blue. (Source: Android Central)

Deal | The best deal on the Galaxy S8 is now live — get it now for as low as US$425

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is now available for $150 off the regular price: combine that with Samsung's trade-in program for eligible phones and reap the rewards of the limited period discount.
The Cat.18 6CA LTE modem will see mass production towards the end of 2017. (Source: Investopedia)

Samsung readies industry-first 1.2 Gbps downlink LTE mobile modem

With speeds of up to 1.2 Gbps, the new LTE modem allows users to download full-length HD movies in 10 seconds.
This is the second time this year that a broadcom WiFi chip has caused security issues. (Source: Business Insider)

Broadcomm WiFi can be hacked on iPhone and several modern Android phones

A Black Hat researcher has found a vulnerability with Broadcom wireless chips used in various phones including iPhone, Nexus, and Galaxy S phones. This bug allows a hacker to overflow the memory in the wireless chip and execute co...

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