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All posts tagged "Samsung"

  • Samsung develops new battery tech based on silicon, graphene

    The one issue that marred the otherwise stellar Samsung Galaxy S6 was its paltry battery life, but it seems that the company responsible has quickly found a possible fix. A Samsung-funded project has made an interesting breakthrough in silicon-based battery technology, which is said to result in up to 1.8-times the capacity of a similarly sized lithium-ion battery -- the tech currently used in modern smartphones. After 200 charges, this only drops to 1.5-times, which is where the real improvement can be seen. The thesis is a dense one, but the takeaway is simple. Previous attempts at silicon-based batteries suffered from "large...

  • 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...

  • Apple’s ‘iPad Pro’ to feature larger screen, Force Touch support

    Although it seems that the time for Apple's sweetheart has long gone, the company hasn't fully given up on its iPad tablet just yet. The device that single-handedly ended the reign of netbooks and thrust the important of tablets in consumers faces has been battered by the tremendous sales figures of the iPhone. Even if the current crop of iPads have sold a paltry collective of 12.2-million units, there might be another device on the cards. AppleInsider has gained word of a new device, boasting a much larger screen, Bluetooth-based accessories and a few features lifted from the company's new...

  • 5 reasons why the gold Samsung Galaxy S6 should be your pocket pal [SPONSORED]

    Samsung South Africa and Vodacom have ushered in a new era of mobile communication with the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Alongside the device's stellar specifications that will look to compete at the very top of the smartphone market, the smartphones also introduces a first for South African consumers -- VoLTE, or voice over LTE. While this is especially exciting, the Samsung Galaxy S6 series is revolutionary in other ways too. The device will look to bolster Samsung's already strong public image and sales figures in South Africa, and with its all-new metal and glass design, it's easy to...

  • 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...