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  • Samsung Galaxy S7: everything the S6 should’ve been

    In a kiss-and-make-up session in Barcelona, Samsung practically remedied all that was wrong with the Samsung Galaxy S6 series, announcing the new Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The new S series is undoubtedly one of the company's most important devices ever, competing against stiff competition in the form of the LG G5 (announced earlier today) and September's iPhone 7. So what do these two devices do to impress? Well, for one, both feature a microSD card slot for data expansion, both feature water and dust protection with an ingress rating of 67, and the S7 and the S7 Edge are now...

  • Samsung Galaxy S7 rumour roundup: sales to begin from 11 March

    Feature image: Evan Blass via Twitter 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 Gear S2 review: intuitive but imperfect

    Android Wear currently rules the smartwatch roost, running on more devices than we could possibly list off the top of our heads. While that's a great thing for Google, it's not for consumers. Although Google recently updated its OS, it remains immature in a relative young market segment, and as a result, smartwatches haven't seen the rise and rise that we've expected from them in their early days. This isn't to say that some smartwatches are completely hopeless though. What I will say however is that few Android Wear smartwatches really impress enough to leave a lasting impression. But what if...

  • This llama saw the Samsung Galaxy S7 before you [video]

    Related: Samsung Galaxy S7 rumour roundup Llamas are cool, right? Damn right they are. But they aren't what we'd classify as professional unboxers (or painters, for that matter). Still, that didn't stop Samsung Sweden from publishing one of the strangest hype videos we've ever seen. Allegedly, Kuzco the llama was allowed to unbox the Samsung Galaxy S7 before launch (what embargo?) and was politely asked to paint what he saw. If the phone looks anything like the painting though, Samsung's design department will probably be fired in the morning. But you can't really trust a llama, can you? The Samsung Galaxy S7 and...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5, A7 South African prices announced

    Vodacom has announced its pricing for two of Samsung's flagship smartphones: the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the trendier, cheaper Samsung Galaxy A7. The former, although currently offered by online retailers like Takealot for less, will retail for R14 579 while the Galaxy A7 will fetch R7259. The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is undoubtedly Samsung's stand out product launch of 2015, featuring 32GB of internal storage, a 5.7-inch 2560x1440 screen and a 16MP rear camera. The Samsung Galaxy A7 however, aims its wares at audiences looking to remain trendy but benefit from a large, lightweight device. It features a 5.5-inch screen, a...