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All posts tagged "Samsung"

  • Samsung Galaxy A8s has a hole in its screen, no audio jack

    Launched today in China, Samsung's Galaxy A8s breaks many a boundary for the Korean manufacturer. For one, it's the company's first phone with the selfie camera cut-out. Instead of a notch or a large top bezel, the 24MP selfie camera is sunk into the top-left portion of the screen itself. This does give it a particularly striking appearance, but you are sacrificing a large chunk of notification space on the 6.4 inch AMOLED LCD screen. Additionally, it's also the first Samsung to kill the headphone jack. Yeah, don't make promises you can't keep, smartphone manufacturers. This decision might be because the phone has...

  • Huawei’s quickly closing the global phone sales gap to Samsung

    Huawei, Xiaomi and Oppo -- the big three Chinese smartphone makers -- just can't stop selling devices. This according to global sales data from Gartner. The research firm, in its Q3 2018 smartphone sales report, revealed that the trio helped push global smartphone sales to beyond 389-million units. While Samsung remained the world's biggest smartphone seller, pushing 73.3-million units in the quarter, its overall market share fell by 3.4% year-on-year. Huawei saw substantial growth, from owning 9.5% of the global market share in Q3 2017 to 13.4% in Q2 2018. It sold more than 15-million more units during this period than last. "The...

  • Samsung debuts Exynos 9820 chipset with NPU, 8K video recording

    Samsung has today announced its latest flagship smartphone chipset, the Exynos 9820. While it might sound pretty similar to the outgoing 9810 in the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Note 9, it's a notable bump. For one, the chip is based on the 8nm process, a slight shrink from the 9810's 10mm process. It also features a tri-CPU cluster design, with two custom cores, two ARM Cortex-A75 cores, and four Cortex-A55 cores for low power usage. It's notable that Samsung has decided to forgo using the ARM Cortex-A76 cores that the Huawei Mate 20 Pro's HiSilicon Kirin 980 employs. Nevertheless, the Samsung chip also features...

  • Samsung Galaxy S10 to feature a cut-out selfie camera within the screen

    We're probably a few months and a festive season from the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S10, but trust serial leaker Evan Blass to out some juicy information. The Venturebeat writer took to Twitter to divulge some S10 details. Firstly, Blass suggests the phone will feature a "punch hole" selfie camera up front. This isn't a notch in the traditional sense, but rather a hole within the screen itself that houses the camera. Few preliminary Galaxy S10 details: - "Punch hole" style selfie cam cutout (sounds like Infinity-O display). - Ultrasonic, in-display FPS - Three rear cameras (standard/wide/tele) - One UI over Android Pie — Evan Blass...

  • 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...