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  • Samsung’s new Galaxy A8 is just 5.9mm thick

    We're skimming limits of what's possible and logical in smartphone design, but more than any other company around, Samsung braves the wall's edge. It's latest example is the Samsung Galaxy A8, and we're starting to wonder when consumers will begin describing smartphones as "too thin". At 5.9mm, it's easily the thinnest phone Samsung has ever made but doesn't exactly feature the thinnest price tag -- US$560. Nevertheless, it really is a gorgeous piece of engineering. Samsung's obsessed with its new all-metal unibody construction and it shows in the Galaxy A8. It boasts long, slick lines with classy touches of glass and...

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge review-in-brief: the edge of reason

    A few weeks back, we received the Samsung Galaxy S6 in all its sparkling glass and gunmetal glory. It was an instant visual hit with the office, and while it wasn't too flash it harboured just enough flair to (dare I say it) outshine the iPhone 6. But that's where Samsung should've stopped. The notion of curving a device's face by shoving a slanted screen on it and releasing it to market is a bold, bold move, especially when consumers are not always ready to take such a huge leap of faith. While it was clear that the company needed to...

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus leaks with Note-like specs

    Samsung seems to be the master of cannibalizing its own smartphone lineup, and it seems it's gunning for its own Galaxy Note range with a larger version of the S6 Edge. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus (quite a mouthful) has recently been leaked by Twitter leakers OnLeaks, and its spec sheet is a little confusing. For one, the device will retain the slick dual-edge design of its smaller sibling, but Samsung will be upping the screen size to 5.5-inches (from 5.1) according to OnLeaks' calculations. This will put it squarely against the likes of its yet-to-be-released Note sibling, the...

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Active hilariously leaks on Samsung US website

    We all love the smooth, stately lines and finishes of the Samsung Galaxy S6 but it lacks many key features its competitors, and indeed its downgrade, has. With that in mind, it seems two new variants are arriving to world markets. One will attempt to shove all of the S6's guts into a smaller body, but the other, and more interestingly so, will cater to the rougher variety of smartphone user. Leaked before its official unveiling, both by Evan Blass (master Twitter leaker) and Samsung US itself, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is a more brash version of the Gorilla...

  • Hold Tony’s Stark in your hand thanks to Samsung

    After much teasing, Samsung recently teased a limited edition variant of their Galaxy S6 Edge phone. The South Korean company is capitalising on Marvel's current popularity and designed the phone around Iron Man, arguably the best Avenger. This limited edition offering is coloured red with gold trims, similar to the MK VII (featured in The Avengers). The phone is packaged in a special Iron Man-themed box, includes a see-through cover, and has a wireless charger modelled after the suit's Arc Reactor power core. It also comes pre-installed with a custom Iron Man theme. Read more: Samsung Galaxy S6 review: rightful leader of the Android...

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 review: rightful leader of the Android army?

    In many ways, Apple is the Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the tech world. It’s obnoxious, super rich and delivers on its promises time and time again. It’s about as consistent as an atomic clock, and well, up until now, it hasn’t really been defeated in the smartphone space. So when Samsung finally unveiled the Galaxy S6 at a massive MWC 2015 event and claimed that it would dismantle the world’s most prolific smartphone company, many were skeptical. I was one of them, even if I was secretly rooting for the underdog. I’m not about to suggest that Samsung is the Manny...

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge ‘Iron Man’ edition officially teased

    Selling smartphones on merit nowadays must be more tricky than it seems. Samsung has officially teased a version of its Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge flagship that will feature Iron Man insignia in some way, shape or form. It's all pretty much still up in the air as to what the Korean manufacuturer is planning, but chances are that we're getting a superhero smartphone sometime "soon". The tweet reads as follows: Coming Soon (*Detailed availability in markets may differ by region) pic.twitter.com/oseZi3fOKn — Samsung Electronics (@SamsungTMRW) May 15, 2015 Excited? We bet you are. It seems that Samsung and Marvel will be looking at a more...

  • Android Lollipop ‘Guest Mode’ coming to Samsung Galaxy S6

    Google's Lollipop 5.1 upgrade willbring with it Guest Mode notes an exclusive by SamMobile. The system was also fully demoed on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, and looks quite the feature. It has come after a long wait though. The feature was, strangely enough, removed from Android after Jelly Bean, but will make a return after the next update to Lollipop is pushed. Guest Mode will essentially allow multiple users to log into a smartphone, akin to users of a Windows PC. Multiple user accounts, if you will, can be added to the device to turn a smartphone into a home...

  • Is there a round Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch in the works?

    Samsung might've revealed an interesting tidbit regarding its next-generation Galaxy Gear smartwatches, in a new press release outed this week. The company, announcing that its new SDK will be available early to global developers before any products are launched (which is also a first), also flaunted an image of a round watch-like depiction in the release. Whether this is sheer graphic designer coincidence or carefully plotted teaser, it certainly has our ears pricked. Previous generations of the Samsung Galaxy Gear range has featured square faces with slightly rounded edges, slightly longer rectangular screens and hell, even slim slivered screens like those...

  • Samsung wants to shove 128GB storage chips into budget smartphones

    Samsung has announced its new 128GB eMMC storage chip, which will look to bring cheaper, denser storage to affordable smartphones in the future. The company notes that its "value-focused" chip will be "targeted at the smartphone and tablet mass markets," which could see the price of storage in these devices plunge as a result. Dr. Jung-Bae Lee, SVR of Samsung's memory and applications team, suggests that the move was made to keep ahead of the demand curve. With the introduction of our value-focused, 3-bit NAND-based eMMC 5.0 line-up, we expect to take the lead in the expansion of high-density mobile storage. ...