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  • 48 hours with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9

    If you were looking for a surprise on Thursday from Samsung, think again. After practically every detail of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 leaked before launch, there wasn't much to say. Hell, Samsung even acknowledged this, sparing to mention anything bar the battery size, camera wizardry and "1TB ready" storage model. Apart from those little tidbits, the Note 9 is about as conventional as a 2018 smartphone can get, bar the S Pen stylus and the extremely large screen. The Korean marque's new flagship smartphone was unveiled at an event in New York last Thursday. Luckily, I got my grubby little paws...

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9: how does it compare to its rivals?

    The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is now official. Much of its specs aren't much of a surprise, thanks to the plethora of leaks that surfaced just prior to its unveiling. Now that the numbers are official, how does it stack up to its two big rivals, and its predecessor? We take a look at the numbers and specs behind the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, iPhone X and the Huawei Mate 10 Pro when compared to Samsung's latest flagship. !function(e,t,n,s){var i="InfogramEmbeds",o=e.getElementsByTagName(t),d=/^http:/.test(e.location)?"http:":"https:";if(/^\/{2}/.test(s)&&(s=d+s),window&&window.initialized)window.process&&window.process();else if(!e.getElementById(n)){var a=e.createElement(t);a.async=1,a.id=n,a.src=s,o.parentNode.insertBefore(a,o)}}(document,"script","infogram-async","https://e.infogram.com/js/dist/embed-loader-min.js");Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs. the iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Huawei Mate 10 ProInfogram Feature image: Samsung

  • Almost nothing’s secret about the Samsung Galaxy Note 9

    Tomorrow's a big day for those who love large smartphones with styluses. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be unveiled at the company's Unpacked event in New York City. It's usually one of the Korean firm's premier events, and has seen the launch of a few of its iconic devices. I mean, who can possibly forget the Note 7? But unlike that device, we already know almost everything about the Note 9 thanks. German tech website Winfuture (translated) spilled all the beans in a report published Tuesday. From the suggested price of 899 euro for the base model, to the 4000mAh for all...

  • Fortnite on Android: good luck sideloading if you don’t have a Note 9

    Reports last week suggested that Epic Games' smash battle royale game Fortnite for Android will launch exclusively with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. This week, XDA Developers has unearthed a healthy lump of evidence to support that theory. According to a new report, an APK of the game's installer found on APK Mirror reportedly screens the device its running on before it downloads the files needed to run the actual game. It scans the device's hardware as well as the model code and manufacturer of the device. XDA discovered that the Google Pixel 2 XL and the Essential Phone were not...

  • Fornite heading to the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 as timed exclusive

    If you want to be among the first to play Fornite on Android, you might have to buy a Samsung Galaxy Note 9, according to reports. 9to5Google suggests that the phone, which is due to launch next month, will be the exclusive carrier of Fortnite on Android for at least 30 days after its launch. After this, the game will be available for other Android devices. Furthermore, continuing Samsung's love of launching their devices with big-name player in attendance, XDA Developers reports that pro-gamer Ninja may be in attendance at the launch event. Samsung has confirmed none of this to the publications, but...

  • Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus rumoured to have 5 cameras

    The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is rumoured to have a total of five cameras. According to Korean website The Bell (translated), one of the rear cameras will have an ultra-wide angle of 120°. Also referred to as the Beyond 2, the S10 Plus will apparently have two front-facing cameras and three rear cameras, similar to the Huawei P20 Pro. The site also claims that the phone’s front facing cameras are set to produce high quality self-portraiture. There’s no clear indication of the camera sensors’ megapixel count. Additionally, two other S10 models are reportedly in the works. Codenamed Beyond 0 and Beyond 1, these devices...

  • Foldable Samsung Galaxy X set for a January 2019 debut

    We could be just a few months away from the first major Samsung foldable phone launch. Excited? You bet we are. According to leaker Ice Universe, the Samsung Galaxy X will be ready in time for Las Vegas's CES 2019 in January. CES2019:Galaxy X MWC2019:Galaxy S10 — Ice universe (@UniverseIce) July 4, 2018 But we're not just looking at another flagship here though. The phone with a split body is set to cost more than double that of the Samsung Galaxy S9+. It's also the company's first real go at crafting a flagship smartphone with a foldable display. Not only that, other murmurs in the industry...

  • Samsung’s Messages app is randomly sending pictures to random people

    Samsung's Messaging app is doing some odd things this week. According to reports on Reddit, the Korean smartphone makers' phones -- namely the S9 and S9+ -- are sending pictures from their galleries to random contacts in their address books. "Last night around 2:30 am, my phone sent her my entire photo gallery over text but there was no record of it on my messages app. However, there was record of it on tmobile logs. Why would this happen?" wrote one Reddit user. "UM THIS IS DISTURBING" was the top comment. But what's the reason? And are we affected in South Africa? As far...

  • Exynos 9610: a rival to Snapdragon 660, Helio P60?

    Samsung's Exynos chipsets are nothing to scoff at, frequently sparring with Qualcomm's top-flight processors. The firm also produces mid-tier chipsets for its cheaper smartphones, and the latest chip, the Exynos 9610, looks to take on Qualcomm and Mediatek's cheaper offerings. Samsung is clearly positioning the chipset as an AI-focused bit of silicon, touting a vision and image processing unit. However, as the name implies, it seems like the AI bits are purely for camera-related tasks. "The unit consists of a DSP (Digital Signal Processor) that efficiently converts analog streams of images and video into a digital signal and a neural-network engine that analyses...

  • Galaxy S9 disassembled, gets 4/10 rating from repair website iFixit

    Flagship smartphones generally have a reputation for being difficult to repair, so is there any surprise that iFixit has delivered a four out of 10 rating for the larger Galaxy S9? The repair-focused website disassembled the plus-model Samsung flagship, finding it similarly tough to repair as the Galaxy S8 and S8+. In fact, between opening the device, detaching the display and removing the fingerprint scanner, the website noted that glue was a big problem. Ultimately, the Galaxy S9+ was criticised for its screen repair difficulty, as well as the "unnecessary challenge" of replacing the battery. By comparison, the iPhone X received a...