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All posts tagged "Samsung"

  • MWC 2016 preview: the numbers, the launches, the rumours

    It's February, and that for techies means Mobile World Congress. Sunny Barcelona hosts the 30th edition of what is arguably the world's most important mobile device showcase, where some of the biggest names in the smartphone manufacturing market announce and launch new products. So what's in store this year? Well, we like to have our readers covered for all eventualities, so welcome to our MWC 2016 cheat sheet, where all you need to know about the conference is covered, explained and then covered again. MWC's history Born in Cannes, France in 1987, it's safe to say that MWC is the largest exhibition of...

  • Weekend News Recap #1: iPhone error 53, Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro and Titanfall 2

    It's Monday, in case you didn't know. And while that six-letter noun might strike fear into the hearts of even the toughest CEOs of the world, it really doesn't have to. At least not anymore. Relive the weekend in our new Monday morning segment -- the Weekend News Recap: 7-8 February Edition. Kicking us off is good ol' Apple. The company's in the naughty corner once again, thanks to something called error 53. iPhone users who have their faulty home buttons repaired by unofficial repair centre, run the risk of bricking their devices permanently, The Guardian discovered. It's a new...

  • Samsung Galaxy S7 rumour roundup: S7 Edge mistakenly confirmed?

    Feature image: Kārlis Dambrāns via Flickr Samsung has been enjoying some Apple-like rumour attention in recent years, and we're not too sure if its thriving as a result, or cursing that its phones' specifications are seeping through the cracks before launch. Nevertheless, the latest rumours suggests an exciting prospect that will likely be the Samsung Galaxy S7. Have a look at some conformed news from Samsung HQ's back alley below, and further below, have take a look at all the rumours and potential features we've uncovered thus far. Confirmed news: Samsung will launch the Samsung Galaxy S7 at its Unpacked 2016 event, a day...

  • Samsung relaunches the Galaxy A3, A5 and A7 smartphones

    Samsung has, rather quietly, announced newer, upgraded versions of its Galaxy A series. These include the Samsung Galaxy A3, the Samsung Galaxy A5 and the flagship Samsung Galaxy A7. While it might seem strange for the company to launch a new version of the A7 so soon after its Q1 2015 launch, but both the A3 and A5 were due an upgrade. The cheapest model, the Samsung Galaxy A3 (above), now sports a 1.5GHz quad core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage with a microSD expansion slot. There's also a 2300mAh battery, a 13MP rear camera and a...

  • Broken phone diaries: a journey through iFix’s repair shop

    It happens to the best of us. A few months ago I was preparing for a night out on the town with friends and a few drinks. While waiting for my Uber, I idiotically balanced my phone on the sink while freshening up. Naturally, I knocked the device off onto the cold, cold tile floor. Silly me. The Samsung’s display was now completely black -- with only one tiny crack in the LCD. The Uber arrived nonetheless and heading back home, well, required hailing a cab like they did in the heydays. Needless to say, this was only one of the many...

  • Samsung Gear S2 hands-on preview: touch me, tease me

    There are many gimmicky devices floating around in the consumer cloud. Smartwatches are arguably the lousiest of the lot, with manufacturers promising you all and more this world has to offer on the small wearable screen. They rarely deliver on this promise. While there are some great examples of smartwatches, don't get me wrong, including the likes of the Sony SmartWatch 3 and the Apple Watch, I still don't see a reason to buy one. There's no intrinsic need for them. Bread. Water. Air. Sure. But smartwatches? The hardware isn't really the limiting factor either. Some feature internals that could power...

  • Samsung Galaxy A9 reportedly sporting 6.0-inch screen, Snapdragon 620 chipset

    Samsung's launching devices thick and fast now in its lower ranges, most notably the J-Series and the impressive A-Series. But that doesn't necessarily mean that these are inadequate devices. And Samsung definitely wants to drive this point home with its rumoured Samsung Galaxy A9. The latest rumours are courtesy of Zauba, a website that tracks Indian device imports. Muttering has been heard across the internet regarding the A9's specs, and they're nowhere close to the mid-range moniker the A-series tends to wear proudly. In fact, it sounds like a little giant killer. But "little" might not be a fair description. There's a...

  • Android Marshmallow update roundup: Huawei Honor range updating Feb 2016

    Google just loves confectionery and after the slow adoption rate of Android Lollipop, Google will hope that the softer Android Marshmallow will filter through devices more efficiently. Although many smartphones haven't even received Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, there's already talk from other manufacturers about their move to the latest, bleeding edge version of Android. So, with that said, when will your device receive its Android Marshmallow update? Marshmallow will be officially released in September, so we should expect some degree of chatter about it fairly soon. We'll be updating this piece regularly as more information per manufacturer is made available, so stay tuned...

  • Samsung’s trying to remedy Snapdragon 820 heat woes, report suggests

    Poor Qualcomm. It tried its best to disguise how awful its HTC One M9 chip was, the Snapdragon 810, but it seems that its successor is suffering from the same issues all over again. According to Business Korea (picked up by SamMobile), the Snapdragon 820 also gets a little hot under the collar, and unlikely hero Samsung is trying to solve the issue. Of course, the chip uses Samsung's design process, so it does have a certain degree of emotional (if not financial) investment in the chip. More intriguingly though, there have been rumours suggesting that the company wants to use...

  • Samsung Z3 is company’s latest Tizen-powered smartphone for India

    Samsung's Tizen operating system has been seen primarily on smart televisions of late, and on Samsung's smartwatches, but the company's end goal has always been to shove it into smartphones. It's latest attempt, after the rapid selling Samsung Z1, is the Samsung Z3. If we could judge a device's performance solely on looks, we'd say that it's already a winner. Of course, Tizen is a different prospect altogether compared to the commonly used Android. Google's OS owns the best part of 80% of the market share with Tizen practically a crumb on the mobile OS pie chart. But the Samsung Z3...