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Minimized notification pop-ups are one of the One UI 2 enhancements. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung One UI 2 beta with Android 10 coming soon for Galaxy Note 10 users

Samsung has posted a notice on its Korean website announcing that its One UI 2 beta built on Android 10 is coming soon. The One UI 2 beta has been available for the Galaxy S10 range since the middle of October but only in select m...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 22 Oct 2019 11:40:00 +0200
Samsung's DeX mode. (Source: Wikipedia)

Samsung discontinues its Linux on DeX beta

DeX is Samsung's proprietary facility that converts one of its Galaxy flagships into a desktop PC on connection to a monitor. One environment supported by the mode in Android 9.0 (Pie) is GNU/Linux. Unfortunately, its beta program...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 21 Oct 2019 00:23:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy S11 allegedly won't feature an under-display camera. (Image source: PhoneArena)

Samsung Galaxy S11 news: Model numbers for three 5G-capable SKUs leaked; no full-screen display coming

Some new details about Samsung’s Galaxy S11 series have been shared online concerning the amount of SKUs that will be part of the lineup, the communication abilities of the devices, and the expected screen design. While some may h...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 20 Oct 2019 07:52:00 +0200
Newer Samsung Galaxy flagships may have a security flaw. (Source: YouTube)

Samsung Galaxy flagship fingerprint sensors are reported hackable using cheap screen protectors

A British Galaxy S10 user has claimed that this phone's ultrasound sensor could be fooled into unlocking for non-registered fingerprints. This issue was allegedly caused by a cheap gel case with a clear flap to cover the screen. S...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 18 Oct 2019 23:48:00 +0200
The Galaxy Note 10 is now said to be getting a cheaper variant. (Source: CNET)

Samsung may release further 'budget' versions of the Galaxy S10 and Note 10

According to recent reports, Samsung are about to release 2 new phones with the model numbers SM-G770F and SM-N770F. Due to their similarity to those of the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 respectively, it is now believed that they are bud...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 12 Oct 2019 19:54:00 +0200
Keeping the Galaxy Fold mint could get expensive. (Source: Samsung)

Breaking a Galaxy Fold's screen more than once could cost as much as a whole premium phone

Samsung has released an updated schedule of repair charges for a number of its newer phones. The recently-released Galaxy Fold is at the top of this list. It sh...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 | Qualcomm Adreno 640 | 7.3" | 276 g
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 09 Oct 2019 22:25:00 +0200
Image via Microsoft.

You can now make and answer phone calls on your PC via Windows 10 Your Phone app

A new feature in the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build allows Windows to make and receive phone calls when synced with a compatible Android smartphone. The feature, part of Microsoft's Your Phone app, is expected to roll out...
Sam Medley, Wed, 09 Oct 2019 21:45:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy S10 series. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Korea prepares an Android 10 beta program for the Galaxy S10 series

Samsung has announced that it will start a new beta program for One UI 2.0, its latest software skin based on Android 10. Unfortunately, it may only apply to those who own Galaxy S10-line devices in South Korea to start off with. ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 09 Oct 2019 16:58:00 +0200
The Exynos 9830 could be the first Korean SoC to integrate custom mobility GPUs from AMD. (Source: iotgadgets)

Leaks suggest upcoming Samsung Exynos 9830 SoC will only use ARM Cortex cores

Samsung might be done tinkering with the ARM core designs, as the Mongoose proprietary cores appear to be missing on the upcoming Exynos 9830. The Korean giant is rumored to drop its two homegrown high-performance cores for a coup...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 08 Oct 2019 16:32:00 +0200
The older 0-day exploit allows hackers to gain full control of the affected smartphone through pieces of code hidden in an untrusted app. (Source: Portal GDA)

Older zero-day Android exploit still affects Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy and other handhelds

Many models that launched with Android 8.0 are still affected by a 0-day vulnerability that was not properly patched in 2017. The list of models includes: Google's Pixel 1 and 2, Samsung's Galaxy S7/8/9, Huawei P20, Xiaomi Redmi 5...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 04 Oct 2019 17:05:00 +0200
A 5G variant of the Galaxy Tab S6 is enroute. (Source: Samsung)

Galaxy Tab S6 to get 5G variant, will be first 5G tablet on the market

Samsung has been helping to blaze the 5G smartphone trail and it looks set to do the same for tablets. A new Galaxy Tab S6 variant has been spotted going through a Wi-Fi and Bluetooth certification process that also carries the la...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 03 Oct 2019 07:50:00 +0200
The Galaxy S10 5G. (Source: Trusted Reviews)

September update makes night mode on the Samsung Galaxy S10 line more useful than ever before

Samsung has steadily improved night mode on the Galaxy S10 phones over the past few months. The latest update allows users to use night mode on all of their phones' cameras. And yes, that includes the selfie camera.
Ricci Rox, Sun, 29 Sep 2019 11:18:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. (Source: Trusted Reviews)

Galaxy S11 phones set to finally feature the camera hardware Samsung flagships deserve

Samsung has been unable to compete with Huawei in the camera hardware department but tables may be set to turn with the Galaxy S11, as a new report touts some monstrous camera hardware for the upcoming Samsung flagships.
Ricci Rox, Thu, 26 Sep 2019 20:57:00 +0200
The Samsung W2019. (Source: TrustedReviews)

A probable successor to the Samsung W2019 flip phone has just been approved

The Wi-Fi Alliance has certified a device called the Samsung SM-W2020. As the SM-W2019 is a high-end flip phone released last year, it appears that this new model number will conforn to the same form-factor. If so, it may have a n...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 21 Sep 2019 16:49:00 +0200
Could this turn out to be the Samsung Galaxy S11? (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Galaxy fans are in for a treat: Here's how the Samsung Galaxy S11 and S11 Plus might look like

If renders based on Samsung's recent patents turn out to be accurate, the upcoming Galaxy S11 and S11 Plus could offer a unique take on the slide phone concept. Renders seem to suggest that the Galaxy S11 could use a rolling displ...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Tue, 17 Sep 2019 08:04:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy W20 5G will turn from a high-end smartphone into a compact flip-phone. (Image source: Twitter/Ice universe)

Leaked Samsung exhibition poster names foldable Galaxy W20 5G flip-phone

A revealing leaked image of an exhibition poster has shown that Samsung is preparing to unleash another foldable device onto the market. However, this is not about a successor to the now somewhat notorious Samsung Galaxy Fold, as ...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 16 Sep 2019 19:27:00 +0200
The Galaxy Fold is highly sought after by tech early adopters. (Source: Samsung)

Galaxy Fold sells out in Korea 24 hours after going on sale

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold has already sold out in its home market of Korea just a day after its launch. Admittedly, only around 2,500 units were on sale of the blee...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 | Qualcomm Adreno 640 | 7.3" | 276 g
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sun, 08 Sep 2019 05:43:00 +0200
Corephotonics has a strategic licensing agreement with Oppo. (Image source: DPReview)

Samsung has a secret weapon up its sleeve to take on the iPhone and Pixel

A recent tweet posted by Ice universe has made strong implications that Samsung will be focusing on the camera equipment used in future devices, including the Samsung Galaxy S11. Although the tipster did not reveal any specifics, ...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 07 Sep 2019 18:46:00 +0200
The long-awaited Samsung Galaxy Fold has officially been re-launched and will be in user hands by the end of the week. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy Fold officially launches in Korea, due this Friday

The wait is over. Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy Fold in its home market of Korea. Locals will get the Fold in a 5G variant with 512 GB of storage on board while other markets will also get the 5G option or a 4G LTE ve...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 05 Sep 2019 11:23:00 +0200
The Exynos 980 is Samsung's first SoC to integrate a 5G modem. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung announces Exynos 980 SoC with integrated 5G modem

Samsung does not directly specify this, but the Exynos 980 appears to be aimed at premium mid-range handhelds like the top-of-the-line Galaxy A-series. Its main features include a 5G modem with E-UTRA-NR Dual Connectivity for down...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 04 Sep 2019 16:45:00 +0200
The Galaxy A90 5G is packed with the tech to take on the Chinese competition. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy A90 5G official, brings 5G to the masses

Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy A90 5G. Although ostensibly a mid-range device given it is part of Samsung's A-series of smartphones it also packs a high-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset matched with up to 8 GB of RA...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 03 Sep 2019 12:49:00 +0200
Retail packaging for the Galaxy A90 5G has been leaked suggesting a launch is imminent. (Source: @slashleaks)

Samsung Galaxy A90 5G leaks in retail packaging, will be its first mid-range 5G handset

Samsung first mid-range 5G-capable smartphone will be the Galaxy A90. The new device will be an important device for the company as it looks to take 5G technology downstream in the hope of boosting its sales.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sun, 01 Sep 2019 05:05:00 +0200
The revised Galaxy Fold will also be showcased at this year's IFA expo in Berlin. (Source: Wall Street Journal)

Samsung's Galaxy Fold set to launch September 6 in South Korea

Samsung discussed with the major South Korean carriers and is ready to launch the Galaxy Fold in early September in order to sync with the IFA expo in Berlin. I...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 | Qualcomm Adreno 640 | 7.3" | 276 g
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 30 Aug 2019 15:18:00 +0200
The form factor of the upcoming Galaxy Fold reminds of a handheld console. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 could feature horizontal hinge and bigger external screen

The newest patents published by EUIPO reveal two possible designs for the 2020 Galaxy Fold models. One design is almost identical to the current Fold, except it...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 | Qualcomm Adreno 640 | 7.3" | 276 g
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 29 Aug 2019 16:37:00 +0200
You can skip these. (Image source: Samsung)

Good news awaits for smartphone camera fans

You can skip the mediocre cameras of the Note 10 series, at least according to renowned leaker Ice Universe. Samsung apparently has something special planned for the Galaxy S11 series, which should be announced in under six months...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 29 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0200
Apple continues to sell fewer iPhones and is now in danger of being overtaken by Xiaomi for the number 3 global smartphone vendor position. (Source: Apple)

Gartner: Huawei, Samsung up in Q2 smartphone sales, Apple down and under threat from Xiaomi

Despite the cards being stacked against it last quarter, Huawei managed to record an increase in smartphone sales of 16.5 percent for the quarter, while Samsung also saw a 3.8 percent bump. Apple, on the other hand, continued its ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 28 Aug 2019 07:39:00 +0200
A Samsung Galaxy A90 render. (Source: GSMArena)

Samsung accidentally references the A91 on its new 45W charger page

Samsung may have divulged the existence of a heretofore unreleased phone, the A91. It is included in a list of phones that work with the OEM's new 45W charger, alongside the Galaxy Note 10+. This phone may be an additional variant...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 26 Aug 2019 19:38:00 +0200
You can pick up four months of YouTube Premium with your Tab S6 pre-order. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 goes up for pre-order with free 4 month YouTube Premium sub

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S6 Android tablet is up for pre-order in the US with some pre-order bonuses. These include four months of YouTube Premium as well as 50 percent off the keyboard cover if purchased at the same time.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 26 Aug 2019 10:39:00 +0200
The alleged S10+ on Android 10. (Source: YouTube)

One UI 2.0 based on Android 10 for the Samsung Galaxy S10+ may have been leaked

A Portugese YouTuber called Dudu Rocha has demonstrated what may be Samsung's next major software upgrade on camera. This ROM, which was shown in comparison to a second phone running One UI 1.0, exhibits an About page that clearly...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 23 Aug 2019 19:55:00 +0200
Samsung's next foldable could be an updated clamshell smartphone. (Source: Letsgodigital)

New Samsung patent renders point to flip phone with foldable display

Samsung’s next foldable smartphone looks like it could be a spiritual successor to the flip phones or clamshell devices of yesteryear. Like the forthcoming reborn Moto Razr, the next foldable device from Samsung looks to be pure s...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 22 Aug 2019 07:13:00 +0200
This year's Galaxy A80 surprised with a rotating rear cem setup and 48 MP sensors. (Source: Livemint)

Leaked Samsung Galaxy A 2020 models first to include the new 108 MP sensors

It looks like Samsung continues to ignore the imagining potential of its flagship smartphones, as the latest 64 and 108 MP will first be featured in the top-of-the-line 2020 A-series. According to a recent leak, the entire 2020 A...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 16 Aug 2019 16:31:00 +0200
Evan Blass is one of Twitter's most prolific tech leakers. (Image source: Digit.in)

The Note 11 or Galaxy S12 may be Samsung's first graphene powered smartphones

Are you tired of the limited battery capacities of modern smartphones? Well, Samsung has a plan to revolutionise smartphone battery technology as early as next year, according to Evan Blass. Do not hold out for a graphene powered ...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 13 Aug 2019 17:15:00 +0200
New Galaxy Note 10 accessories are already on sale in Australia. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 accessories are already on sale in Australia

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 range is still only up for pre-order but unusually a number of official Samsung accessories have already reached retail channels. Australian consumer electronics retailer JB Hi-Fi has been spotted by Noteb...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sun, 11 Aug 2019 11:54:00 +0200
Samsung Galaxy Note 10, 10+ and Note 10+ 5G now official with a few impressive new tricks

Samsung Galaxy Note 10, 10+ and Note 10+ 5G now official with a few impressive new tricks

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ are finally official. Although most of the details were accurately leaked ahead of launch, there are some interesting tidbits that that only surfaced during the official reveal.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 08 Aug 2019 07:33:00 +0200
Samsung could launch the Exynos 9630 for mid-range Galaxy A-series phones next year. (Source: Galaxy Club)

8nm Exynos 9630 rumored to feature in 2020 Samsung Galaxy A51 and A71 mid-range devices

Samsung is internally working on an Exynos 9610 successor called the Exynos 9630 to power its next generation mid-range Galaxy A51 and A71 smartphones. The Exynos 9630 is expected to be fabbed on the 8nm process and could bring in...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Sat, 03 Aug 2019 17:35:00 +0200
The "new Samsung Galaxy Active". (Source: Android Headlines)

New Samsung Galaxy Active render emerges with AT&T branding

An Android blog has posted new leaked images of a phone with the hallmarks of Samsung's Galaxy Active design and the AT&T logo. Accordingly, it seems that this carrier may start selling this new putative toughphone soon. However, ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 01 Aug 2019 19:06:00 +0200
The Galaxy Tab S6 fills a niche somewhere between the iPad Pro and Surface Pro. (Source: Samsung)

Galaxy Tab S6 now official, Snapdragon 855, lots of RAM and new S-Pen

Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy Tab S6, its latest attempt to stay in the tablet game by offering features that aim to deliver what the iPad Pro doesn’t. In doing so, it also includes some new features that will also he...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 01 Aug 2019 04:04:00 +0200
Image via JerryRigEverything (YouTube)

New video from JerryRigEverything demonstrates critical design flaws of foldable smartphones

A new video from the popular YouTube channel JerryRigEverything shows that foldables that keep their displays on the outside of their case are at severe risk for damage. Simple items like keys or extreme heat could permanently mar...
Sam Medley, Mon, 29 Jul 2019 21:49:00 +0200
Oppo Find X on the left, new "waterfall screen" on the right. (Source: Oppo)

Oppo shows off new edgeless "waterfall screen"

Oppo has given us our first look at what it is calling a “waterfall screen.” The new display aggressively curves around the side of the device eliminating side bezels altogether creating a dramatic waterfall effect.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 29 Jul 2019 12:39:00 +0200
The Galaxy Buds may now come in this new Aura shade for the Galaxy Note 10 launch. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung develops new colorway for Galaxy Note 10 line - and the Galaxy Buds

Some up-to-date renders of the Galaxy Note 10 are depicted as having an unfamiliar finish that appears as a gradient from pale purple to pale green. The latest rumors indicate that this is in fact an official color option, called ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 28 Jul 2019 22:39:00 +0200
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G Smartphone Review: A turbocharged S10 with a cutting-edge addition

87% Samsung Galaxy S10 5G Smartphone Review: A turbocharged S10 with a cutting-edge addition

First! Samsung announced the Galaxy S10 5G at MWC 19, but it has taken a while to arrive in Europe. It is bigger, has more cameras and has a larger battery than its S10 siblings, but there are some trade-offs too. Samsung has not managed to eradicate the issues we had with the rest of the S10 series, either. Read on to find out more in this detailed review.
Samsung Exynos 9820 | ARM Mali-G76 MP12 | 6.7" | 198 g
Daniel Schmidt, Sun, 28 Jul 2019 04:27:25 +0200
The top 5 brands in terms of 2Q2019 Indian smartphone market share. (Source: Counterpoint Research)

OnePlus takes the premium-smartphone crown in the Indian market for the 2nd quarter of 2019

The latest Counterpoint Research report has found that OnePlus was able to knock Samsung off the top in the premium sector of the Indian smartphone market in 2019's 2nd quarter (2Q2019). However, Xiaomi still leads this market as ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 27 Jul 2019 17:36:00 +0200
The next generation of Samsung flagship cameras may have an edge over current models. (Source: AndroidPIT)

Samsung trademarks names for new smart camera features

Some new trademarking applications associated with the OEM Samsung have reportedly been filed with UK and EU authorities. They are for "Smart ISO" and "AI ISO", and apply to Class 9 equipment. This suggests a new dimension of cont...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 25 Jul 2019 14:36:00 +0200
The new redesigned Fold is in the foreground in this image. (Source: Samsung)

Revised Samsung Galaxy Fold will officially relaunch in September for US$1,980

After keeping us waiting for 69 days after it was originally due to launch, Samsung has finally revealed that the Galaxy Fold will go on sale in September. The ...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 | Qualcomm Adreno 640 | 7.3" | 276 g
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 25 Jul 2019 12:37:00 +0200
The Galaxy S10 series scored well in our reviews earlier this year. (Image source: Samsung)

Deal | Save up to US$500 until August 3 on an unlocked Galaxy S10e, S10 or S10+ or get a second one for free

Best Buy has teamed up with AT&T, Sprint and Verizon to offer up to US$500 off an unlocked Galaxy S10e, S10 or S10+. The sale applies to all colours and storage variants, with the Galaxy S10e costing as little as US$349. Alternati...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 24 Jul 2019 23:13:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy S8. (Source: Walmart)

A Samsung Galaxy S8 reportedly helps avert a potential tragedy at sea

According to a new report, a Canadian citizen was able to call for help for himself and his island-hopping fellow tourists using his Samsung Galaxy S8, the only device that apparently survived when their boat capsized off the coas...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 22 Jul 2019 20:16:00 +0200
Tech journalists have noticed something unusual about the Galaxy S10 5G sold by Sprint. (Source: The Verge)

The Sprint Samsung Galaxy S10 5G may be bootloader-unlockable

The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G sold by Sprint is reportedly the Exynos-powered variant of this phone, and not the Qualcomm Snapdragon variant that may be sold elsewhere in the United States. Therefore, the former may be OEM-unlockable,...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 20 Jul 2019 20:41:00 +0200
Record numbers of iPhone users are switching to Android, study says. (Source: Apple)

iPhone loyalty drops to lowest level in years with 1-in-4 switching to Android

A new study suggests that iPhone loyalty is at an all-time low. According to BankMyCell, which tracks smartphone upgrades, iPhone users are switching in record numbers and they are largely turning to Samsung for their upgrade when...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sat, 20 Jul 2019 11:41:00 +0200
Render of an unnamed smartphone with an apparent Infinity-O display. (Image source: Twitter/Ice universe)

Smartphone with 108 MP camera and 10x optical zoom apparently coming in 2020; Samsung Galaxy S11 suggested

A particularly well-known tech tipster has made the startling proclamation that there will be a smartphone on the market by next year that will not only sport a 108 MP camera but will also offer 10x optical zoom capability. Unsurp...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 18 Jul 2019 20:34:00 +0200
The new LPDDR5 chips are 1.3 times faster than the LPDDR4X modules and require 30% less power. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung starts producing 12 Gb LPDDR5 memory for premium handhelds

The LPDDR5 standard was supposed to hit the markets in 2020, but it looks like Samsung rushed the mass production schedule in order to consolidate its premium handheld offering and promote the adoption of 5G and AI tech for future...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:03:00 +0200

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