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  • 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. ...

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge top 20-million pre-orders since reveal

    If the latest report from the Korea Times is anything to go by, then Samsung executives must be high-fiving themselves behind closed doors back in Seoul. The company has allegedly garnered over 20-million pre-orders for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge combined since the duos announcement just over a week ago in Barcelona. That's a massive win in any company's books, and makes a serious dent in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus's sales figure of 75-million since Apple's launch back in September 2014. The Samsung Galaxy S6 received 15-million pre-order requests, while the slightly more expensive and...

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 will likely feature similar price to iPhone 6

    If you are to believe Samsung's European websites then Samsung's premium fusion of class and metal isn't as expensive as we feared it to be. Granted, it's not a mid-range device, but the price should fall nicely alongside its primary competition -- the iPhone 6. MyBroadband recently spotted Samsung Netherlands' price listings of the new flagship Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, and performed a quick Rand to Euro conversion, which would theoretically render pockets between R9000 and R13 000 more less fortunate. When Apple brought the iPhone 6 to South African shores in late 2014, it was touted to retail...

  • 10 things you should know about the Samsung Galaxy S6 launch

    Samsung had a massive task in its attempts to out do not only the HTC One M9 launch just hours before it, but Apple's iPhone 6's overcast shadow. But the company really did make quite an impact last night with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and it's Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge variant. Was it muted by the rumours? Yes, definitely. But what are the ten definitive things you should know about Samsung's new flagship Galaxy duo? 1. There definitely is an Edge variant with a dual-sloping screen The Gorilla Glass 4 screen allegedly needed temperatures of around 800 degrees Celsius...

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 rumour roundup: it’s here [final update]

    Update: To read the full story regarding Samsung's Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge launch on 1 March, visit our full event round up below. Read more: 10 things you should know about the Samsung Galaxy S6 launch Usually around mid-September, the world gears up for Apple's annual iDevice announcement. We personally love this time of year as rumour upon rumour surfaces of what is purported to be Cupertino's latest device. Although it makes us spectacularly giddy, this year's batch of rumours spoiled the launch for us. Thanks to the hordes of leakers, we knew exactly what to expect, and they weren't too...

  • Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 now available in South Africa

    Samsung has announced the South African availability of two models in its Galaxy A-range, including the Samsung Galaxy A3 and Samsung Galaxy A5 smartphones. Jumping off the back of the failed Samsung Galaxy Alpha, the A-range embodies the all-metal, lightweight and wafer-thin construction philosophies of its more liberally-priced brother. This doesn't mean that the A3 and A5 are ridiculous in any sense though. These phones are geared towards the mid-range consumer markets, according to the company. "This latest series is designed for those who embrace self-expression and with these devices we have demonstrated our commitment to deliver smartphones equipped with the...

  • Samsung will be the main producer of the iPhone’s next-gen A9 chip

    According to a report from South Korea's Maeil Business Newspaper, Samsung will be mainly responsible for the A9 chip -- Apple's next badass processor. Specifically, the same report notes that Samsung is responsible for 75% slice of orders for Apple's upcoming A9 chip. Last year, Apple relied on both Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing for its massive supply in iPhones, so this is a big win for the South Korean tech company. Read more: Samsung Galaxy S6 rumour roundup It's no real secret that Samsung has been behind some of the crucial hardware specs inside Apple's iPhone. But this news comes at the...

  • Samsung Galaxy A7 sports octa-core Exynos CPU, selfie-grade cameras

    Samsung has announced another shiny new phone, but its definitely not the one we were hoping for. The Galaxy A7 is the latest in Samsung's Alpha-level line, embracing the company's new love for unibody construction and a new in-house Exynos eight-core CPU. At 5.5-inches, it's about the same size as Samsung's 2014 star -- the Galaxy S5 -- but its 6.3mm body is more crisp while it weights just a gram less. The screen has also been given the sAMOLED treatment, but we're not quite sure if Samsung's eloquent use of "HD" means 720p or the 1080p standard. Digging beneath the...

  • Samsung debuts Gear VR ‘Innovator Edition’ headset for $199

    Samsung's the latest company to out its virtual reality (VR) contender and it's now on sale in the States for a mere US$199. Chasing after the likes of Facebook's Oculus and Google Cardboard in the VR stakes, the availability of Gear VR wasn't set in stone, but the company has sneaked this one in under everyone's noses. The Samsung Gear VR is designed specifically to hold hands with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 -- the company's flagship 5.7" Quad HD-screened phablet. Like Google Cardboard, the user inserts the phablet into the Gear VR's slot, connects the phone to the headset via USB...

  • Samsung’s latest patent runs rings, quarters around its smartwatches’ interface

    If you think Apple's Digital Crown smartwatch navigation system is awesome, wait until you see Samsung's latest patent. Like those cool Nineties watches of old, Samsung's patent involves a rotating ring around the smartwatch's face, that allows the user to call up and change menus and other visual gismos on the watch's interface. It solves the most annoying thing about smartwatches -- their inability to be controlled in a cohesive and efficient manner. Touchscreens, although sometimes favorable, leave a lot to be desired in terms of usability for such a small screen. But Samsung's answer may be the most innovative concept developed...