Mobile

Samsung avoids the explosive elephant in the room

Samsung's big Galaxy Unpacked event in New York City was focused squarely on unveiling the new Galaxy S8, but there was a specter hanging over the proceedings: the explosive legacy of the Galaxy Note 7. The fate of the Note 7 is a topic Samsung hasn't been able to shake, as much as the company hopes its impressive new generation of products could make everyone magically forget about it. The scope of its failure was unprecedented, making the Samsung brand…

Hardware

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is here, but does it live up to all the hype?

After months of daily leaks, Samsung finally announced its next flagship Android phones, the Galaxy S8 and S8+. Do the new phones live up to their hype and can they restore confidence in Samsung after the disastrous Galaxy Note 7? Mashable Tech Editor Pete Pachal, Chief Correspondent Lance Ulanoff, and Senior Tech Correspondent Raymond Wong weigh in on this week's MashTalkpodcast. New smartphone releases can feel underwhelming these days with most annual releases being only slightly better versions of the…

Design

Samsung Lost A Ton Of Money Due To Exploding Phones

Samsung just filed its third quarter earnings report, and the results are not looking good. The company’s net profit fell 16.8 per cent following the disastrous launch and unprecedented recall of the Galaxy Note7 smartphone launch. Samsung’s mobile division is reporting the lowest quarterly profit in more than six years, back when its first Galaxy phone came out. Ouch! It’s going to take years to determine the true cost of Samsung’s failed Galaxy Note7 launch, but early estimates are already…

Design

Samsung addresses concerns over Galaxy Note 7 replacement issues

Samsung’s media arm continues code red damage control in the wake of the latest reportsurrounding a faulty Galaxy Note 7. The incident, which occurred on a Southwest flight earlier this week, further complicates the matters for several reasons beyond the already troubling fact that it played out on a plane – which, thankfully, was still at the gate. The device involved in the incident was reportedly in its owner’s pocket at the time of the event, having been powered down…

Gadgets

SAMSUNG SMARTCAM PT SNH-V6410PN REVIEW

PROS No subscriptions Motorised pan and tilt Night vision CONS No cloud storage App keeps losing connection Doesn’t always play nice with mobile networks No IFTTT channel KEY FEATURES 1080p 30fps recording Night vision Built-in microphone and speaker Motorised pan (350-degrees) and tilt (155-degrees) Android and iOS apps MicroSD card recording Manufacturer: Samsung Review Price: £139.99/$209.99 WHAT IS THE SAMSUNG SMARTCAM PT? Adding motorised pan and tilt to a security camera generally jacks up the price, but the Samsung SmartCam…

Gadgets

SAMSUNG GEAR FIT 2 VS FITBIT BLAZE: WHICH TRACKER IS THE FITTEST?

Fitness tracking has become an important part of many people’s lives, and for good reason. Simply by wearing a device on your wrist, you can tweak your activity and eating habits, which may ultimately lead to a healthier lifestyle. And while Fitbit has arguably dominated the fitness tracking industry for the past few years, it doesn’t mean that Samsung can’t compete within the space, especially having released the Gear Fit 2. So which company should you side with? Fitbit’s flagship device, the Fitbit Blaze, is a…

Mobile

Has the newest Samsung Galaxy S8 feature already been revealed?

It's never too early to gear up the rumour mill when it comes to smartphones, with Samsung's Galaxy S8 already receiving the treatment just a few months after the company launched its current flagship model. But we know that tech never sleeps, with Samsung already appearing to have nailed down some specifications for the successor to the Galaxy S7. That's according to the Korean Herald, whose sources indicate the phone will feature a 5.5-inch, ultra-high definition 4K display. While a 4K…

Mobile

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs. LG G5

Samsung's two new smartphones and LG's one phone with a clique of Friends accessories have stirred up most of the hype and excitement around Mobile World Congress this year. It's actually been a terrific show for improved industrial design from all manufacturers, and we've seen more interesting concepts and ideas than usual this year. Still, the biggest interest has been reserved for the two giant chaebols from Korea. Samsung's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are the latest iterations of the…

Mobile

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 makes it a design leader

When Nokia’s cellphone star faded, it was Samsung that stepped into the role of the world’s biggest phone vendor while others took over the mantle of being design leaders. The most copied designs today still come from Apple, but now that Samsung has introduced the superb Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, that’s about to change in a significant way. The world’s biggest manufacturer of phones is now also one of its best designers. It was in the wake of the…

Mobile

THE LG G5 ARRIVES IN THE U.S. IN EARLY APRIL

Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge go on sale Friday Android smartphone fans should be smiling. LG announced today that its new LG G5 is coming to the U.S. in early April at major carriers and retailers. Meanwhile, Samsung's new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones go on sale tomorrow, March 11. All three new phones run Android 6.0 (Marshmallow). Whether the new phones will sell in record numbers is questionable, since U.S.smartphone sales were actually down by…

Mobile

Samsung announces Aussie pricing and dates for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

If you're in Australia and hoping to get your hands on one of Samsung's new Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge smartphones, you won't have to wait too long. On Monday, the company announced that the two products will be on sale Down Under from March 11. The Galaxy S7 will be priced at A$1,149 and the Galaxy S7 Edge will set you back A$1,249. If you're super keen, you can register for pre-sale from February 26. The latest Samsung smartphones…

Mobile

Every Angle Of The New Samsung Galaxy S7 And S7 Edge

Samsung aimed to gather the best features of Galaxies past for their S7 line. That included features missing from the S6 like water resistance and a microSD slot, but the company also took the improved design from the S6 line and made it even better. Check out the photos above to see every angle of the sleek new hardware and look here for a run-down of everything that’s new. You’ll be sure to notice the improved design of the larger S7 edge as soon…

Mobile

2016 Samsung Galaxy A7, Galaxy A5, Galaxy A3: What’s New and Improved

Samsung finally took the wraps off its three new Galaxy A (2016) smartphones on Wednesday that are a definitive upgrade over its predecessors. The new smartphones namely Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016), Galaxy A5 (2016), and Galaxy A7 (2016) feature metal build and will also be available in dual-SIM options. The Galaxy A7 (2016) is the most powerful among the trio, followed by Galaxy A5 (2016), and then Galaxy A3 (2016). As compared to their predecessors, the three smartphones boast of…

Hardware

Samsung’s new Bio-Processor knows more about you than you do

With the rapid growth in wearables, and the resulting variety of “quantified-self” applications, it was only a matter of time before chip vendors started developing custom VLSI to shorten development cycles and decrease cost for consumer hardware vendors. Samsung announced what it calls the Industry’s first Smart Bio-Processor. This all-in-one chip can not only monitor heart rate, but body fat, skeletal muscle mass, heart rhythm, skin temperature, and stress level. Versatile sensing integrated on-chip Early fitness and health-monitoring devices depended almost…

Hardware

Samsung announces 2TB T3 portable SSD

CES 2016 is ground zero for new gadgets and technology, and Samsung has wasted no time. The company unveiled its new T3 portable SSD — a 2TB micro-drive that uses a single cable for both power and data, transfers data at up to 450MB/s, and answers the age-old question: “How can I ensure I don’t run out of TV episodes during my six-month stay in Nepal?” The T3 SSD will ship in 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities and offers…

Online

Samsung’s Galaxy View Would Usher in the Era of Mobile TV

Analyst firm NPD recently estimated that 231 million devices will be connected to the Internet by the end of 2018, an 82 percent increase from 2014. "The two largest drivers of growth will be the increased acceptance of connected televisions in the homes of U.S. consumers, as well as the continued adoption of streaming media players such as those offered by Google, Apple, Roku, and Amazon," NPD's John Buffone said in a statement. That's an impressive projection, but it might be conservative. Many people have two, three, and even four TVs…