Smartphones

Samsung Galaxy F Folding Smartphone Gets A Price And Launch Date: Report

A ridiculously high price tag will apparently be a barrier to entry for some, when it comes to Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy F flagship folding smartphone. Samsung unveiled the smartphone (in disguised, prototype form) last week, and today South Korea’s Yonhap News reportedly confirmed not only the name, but also the price and release date. According to the news agency, the Galaxy F will be priced at a lofty $1,750.   To put that in perspective, the Galaxy Note 9 starts at $999 for 128GB of internal…

Smartphones

Samsung to reintroduce flat displays to flagships with the Galaxy S10

Samsung is preparing the next generation of OLED displays dubbed M9, which will be used in the Galaxy S10. Buried at the bottom of a report of changes in chemical suppliers are details on the screens of the three variants. Samsung will reintroduce a flat screen option with the base 5.8” model. There will be a curved 5.8” option as well (the middle phone). The top-specced version will come with a curved 6.2” display.   It’s been a while: Samsung Galaxy…

Technology

Samsung Ramps Production Of 7nm EUV LPP Process With 50 Percent Lower Power Consumption

While Intel has been having problems with mass production of its 10nm product lines, other tech giants like AMD and Samsung are well along in their 7nm endeavors. AMD is currently sampling 7nm EPYC processors, and we’re learning today that Samsung has now started mass production of chips using its 7nm LPP EUV process. LPP and EUV stand for Low Power Plus and extreme ultraviolet lithography technology, respectively. Samsung’s 7nm LPP EUV process won’t just be used for its own processors (a la the Exynos 9820), but also wide…

Smartphones

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 4,000mAh Battery Completely Safe: CEO

After releasing it for eligible smartphones earlier this week, Xiaomi on Saturday announced that it is suspending rollout of the MIUI 10 Global Beta ROM 8.8.9 due to major bugs in the Dual Apps feature. The suspension appears to be temporary and the Chinese phone maker might soon be ready with a fix, however an exact timeline has not been mentioned. The latest global beta ROM version 8.8.9 was released with numerous bug fixes and updates for UI elements including System, Lock screen, Bluetooth, Security, and…

Software

Samsung sells 2 million Galaxy J8 and J6 phones in India

Samsung India has just issued a press release, stating that 2 million units of the Galaxy J8 and the Galaxy J6 have been sold. The company claimed the models were attracting 50,000 consumers a day since the launch of the J6 on May 22 and the arrival of the J8 at the start of this month. The Samsung Galaxy J6 was the first of the affordable portfolio to sport the Infinity Display with 18.5:9 ratio and AMOLED panel. It runs on Exynos 7870 chipset and has…

Technology

Everything we know about Samsung’s rumoured new foldable phone

Samsung is reportedly preparing to launch a flexible 7-inch screen smartphone with a secondary display bar on the outside of the device Back in the hazy, pre-smartphone days of yesteryear, flip phones were all the rage. Brick phones were out and anyone with even an ounce of street cred had a cool-looking flip phone. Who can forget Kelly Rowland messaging her boyfriend via Microsoft Excel on her Nokia flip phone in Nelly’s 2002 song ‘Dilemma’? Iconic. Now, Samsung is reportedly planning…

HARDWARE

Samsung SSD 970 Pro And 970 EVO Review: Faster, More Endurance Than 960

Samsung SSD 970 EVO & PRO: Specifications And Features Samsung has been at the forefront of NVMe-based solid state storage essentially since the standard’s inception. The Samsung SSD 960 Pro and 960 EVO that were released all the way back in 2016 have been among the best performing, most sought after M.2 NVMe-based gumsticks available. It’s kind of hard to believe the 960 Pro and 960 EVO have been riding high for so long in such a rapidly advancing space, but it’s true. Samsung, however, is finally…

Gadgets

Samsung’s next flagship probably won’t have an under-display fingerprint scanner

A recently unveiled concept phone from Chinese company Vivo got us all excited that we’re finally getting phones with a fingerprint scanner built into the screen. Unfortunately, Samsung probably isn’t jumping on that bandwagon just yet. This is according to a new report by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has backtracked on his earlier position and is now claiming Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 9 smartphone probably won’t have an under-the-display fingerprint scanner. “We now believe Samsung will cancel this feature on Note 9 because both…

Technology

Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ to Feature AI Chips: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ reported to sport initial AI chip models Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is also said to come with a dedicated AI chip Samsung’s AI chips are claimed to take on Apple and Huawei   While the tech world is all set to see some of the major rumours getting transformed into reality at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, Samsung is reportedly preparing a surprise, too. This is the building of the company’s native neural processing units aka artificial intelligence (AI) chips that…

Technology

Samsung Galaxy S9 Release, Ship Dates Leaked

It’s getting to be Galaxy S9 season, and that’s a big deal in Android land. Samsung’s annual flagship phone release sets a benchmark by which all other phone releases are judged, and now we know when it will (probably) happen. Serial phone leaker Evan “evleaks” Blass has posted the announcement, pre-order, and release dates for the Galaxy S9. Things get underway in just a few weeks on February 26th. That’s when Samsung will take the wraps off the Galaxy S9. We’ll have specs, images,…

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Italy Is Now Investigating Apple, Samsung Over Device Slowdowns

Italy’s antitrust regulatory organization has launched a probe into allegations that Apple and Samsung used software to throttle older devices, according to a new report. The Autorit Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (AGCM) is investigating the two tech giants due to a slew of consumer complaints of poorer device performance after operating system updates. It’s looking to determine whether or not the performance throttling is being done intentionally to force Italians to buy new devices, the AGCM said in…

Computer

Samsung Announces Large-Scale Production Of GDDR6 Memory Chips

Samsung has beaten SK Hynix and Micron to be the first to mass produce GDDR6 memory chips. Samsung’s 16Gb (2GB) chips are fabricated on a 10nm process and run at 1.35V. The new chips have a whopping 18Gb/s pin speed and will be able to reach a transfer rate of 72GB/s. Samsung’s current 8Gb (1GB) GDDR5 memory chips, besides having half the density, work at 1.55V with up to 9Gb/s pin speeds. In a pre-CES 2018 press release, Samsung briefly mentioned…