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All posts tagged "Samsung"

  • Samsung Galaxy F will launch in March 2019, report suggests

    After Samsung revealed its foldable smartphone/tablet concept early last week, "industry sources" chatting to Korea's Yonhap News believes that a consumer device is just on the horizon. The publication suggests that Samsung will launch a foldable smartphone alongside the Samsung Galaxy S10 in March. "According to the sources, the South Korean tech giant plans to unveil the flagship Galaxy S10 smartphone in February, followed by the presumed foldable Galaxy F and another edition of the Galaxy S10 that runs on the 5G network in March," the publication's report reads. The phone, which has been called the Samsung Galaxy F, will feature a...

  • Samsung reveals One UI for larger screen smartphones

    Alongside its foldable smartphone concept, Samsung has revealed its upcoming brand new look, called One UI. The new user interface, which was presented at Samsung’s Developer Conference, is all about simplicity and comfort, the company explained. At present, One UI runs on top of Android 9.0 Pie. “Find and focus on the content you want easily. The decluttered screen shows relevant information with each tap, so you only get the essentials, one at a time,” said the company on its website. The design features new icons and neater, rounded displays. It's also said to be easier to use on bigger screens, taking ergonomics...

  • Samsung could reveal its foldable smartphone this week

    A new report suggests that Samsung will this week reveal its foldable smartphone at its annual Developer Conference. The event does not usually focus on devices, however it is believed that Samsung will use the opportunity to "provide some details" about the eagerly awaited model. "Before we take it to the market, we want to share with developers what we’ve done so far and see what they think of it," said an unnamed official quoted by Reuters. Samsung was expected to be the first firm to launch a foldable smartphone, but Chinese startup Royole has already taken that honour. Royole revealed a developer...

  • Samsung Galaxy A9S introduces the five camera phone to China

    Alongside the launch of the first smartphone that bears its name that it didn't bother making itself, Samsung this week also launched the Galaxy A9S, a flagship killer specifically for the Chinese market. The Galaxy A9S is extremely similar to the A6S beneath its skin. It too sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Notably, the screen is larger at 6.3 inches, but the sAMOLED panel remains. But where the phone really impresses is its rear... to the left of its fingerprint sensor. It features the same quadruple camera setup as the Galaxy A9, announced just a...

  • The Galaxy A6S is the first Samsung not made by Samsung

    Samsung has this week launched two new smartphones specifically for the Chinese market. One, however, is of particular importance for an interesting reason. Dubbed the Galaxy A6S, it's the first Samsung smartphone to not be manufacturered by the Korean firm. The manufacturer in question is Wintech, a company owned by Samsung's Chinese rival Xiaomi. If it sounds complicated, that's largely because it is, but using a manufacturer from China does help Samsung keep costs down. You wouldn't really say that looking at the Galaxy A6S's spec sheet though. The A6S itself is a promising prospect on paper, featuring a 6.0 inch screen,...

  • Samsung Galaxy A9 features four rear cameras, five in total

    The Samsung Galaxy A9, and its five cameras, are now official. Because more is better in Smartphoneworld, the Korean manufacturer has stuck four cameras onto the A9's rear plate. It's the first smartphone to boast such a claim, and is a particularly interesting move for the company's mid-range smartphone series. With that said, the phone does keep the big, heavy fad of 2018 alive. A 6.3 inch sAMOLED screen with 2220x1080 pixels is employed. It's powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset -- also seen on the BlackBerry Key 2, Xiaomi Mi A2 and Nokia 7 Plus -- alongside a base of...

  • First look: this is the new ‘cloud silver’ Samsung Galaxy Note 9

    Samsung did a damn good job of making its black and lavender Note 9's desirable, by flooding the market with its blue hero device. But a new colour combo is on the horizon for a select few. The company today announced that a silver sheen version of the Note 9 will be available in the US, and only the US for now. Officially called "cloud silver", the colour's about as neutral as you could get. If you love modern fridges, you'll love this colour. Additionally, the S Pen is also slathered in the new paint scheme. Have a look at all of...

  • Samsung’s four camera Galaxy A7 will cost R8499 in South Africa

    The Samsung Galaxy A7 is now official, at least on paper. It might not be an S or Note series device, but Samsung thought it wise to put three cameras on the phone's rear plate. But we'll get into this later. For now, what you should know is that it's a 6.0 inch smartphone, keeping up with large, tall-screen trends of 2018. It's also an AMOLED panel, with 2220x1080. For the size though, it's pretty light, weighing in at just 168 grams. The Note 9, in comparison, is around 40 grams heavier. The Samsung Galaxy A7 also features an unnamed eight-core processor running...

  • Pixel 3s, V40s and Mate 20s: October’s a busy month for smartphone lovers

    Welcome to smartphone launch silly season. Now that Apple has paraded its three new iPhone X devices for the world and its competitors to see earlier this month, the latter now have their chance to claim the spotlight. Yes. October is going to be a busy month for smartphone fanatics. Whip out those diaries, because here's what you can expect from the likes of LG, Samsung, Google and Huawei. LG V40 ThinQ 3 October The first contender is a new LG flagship. The company's V series has been known as a poster for its new tech ideas. Who can forget the second screen,...

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9 reportedly catches fire in woman’s bag

    A Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has reportedly caught fire inside a woman's purse, she claims in a lawsuit. According to a New York Post report, the phone "became extremely hot" while the woman was using it in an elevator. She popped it in her bag, but this didn't remedy the issue. Instead "whistling and screeching" and "thick smoke" was the result. The phone reportedly caught fire. "The mobile didn’t stop burning until a good Samaritan grabbed it with a cloth and plunked it into a bucket of water, Chung claims in the Queens Supreme Court lawsuit," the NY Post's report continues. All this...