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All posts tagged "Samsung"

  • 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...

  • Snapdragon 855 benchmarks leak: is it faster than the Kirin 980?

    The upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 has reportedly been profiled and benchmarked on Geekbench. Scores published to the benchmark site earlier this week allegedly parades some of the chipset's hard performance numbers. The American chipmaker's new silicon outpaces the current Snapdragon 845 by around 50%, scoring 3697 on its single-core performance run. The 845 scores around 2400. Additionally, the 855's multi-core performance numbers is now pushing 10000 points. 10469 to be exact. How does this compare to its rivals? The 855 will be quicker than the HiSilicon Kirin 970, which powers the Huawei P20 Pro and Mate 10 Pro. The latter is considerably slower, scoring...

  • Samsung launches its 8K TV screens at IFA 2018

    If 4K just isn't enough for you, you'll soon be able to purchase an 8K television screen. Samsung has announced its new 8K television lineup at IFA 2018, covering a number of sizes. Starting at 65 inch for the baby model, consumers can also consider mounting an 85 inch set to their lounge walls. Notably, this is Samsung's first foray into consumer 8K screens and brings with it a host of jargon. "Samsung QLED 8K TV will feature several 8K-ready enhancements, including Real 8K Resolution, Q HDR 8K and Quantum Processor 8K, all created to bring 8K-quality images to life,"the company writes...

  • Huawei’s phones are now more popular than Apple’s

    Huawei now sells more smartphones globally than Apple, this according to data released by research firm Gartner. The firm's Q2 2018 reports suggests that the Chinese manufacturer sold in excess of 49-million devices within the quarter, around 13.3% of total market share. For Huawei, that's a gain or more than 13-million units year-over-year. Apple in comparison sold 44.7-million units, just over 400 000 more than the same quarter last year. Samsung remains the biggest selling smartphone manufacturer with 72.3-million units. Notably, that's a drop of some 10-million year-over-year. The Chinese onslaught continues further down the table. Xiaomi cements its place in fourth position, reclaiming it...

  • Samsung debuts ‘bezel-less’ curved gaming monitors at Gamescom 2018

    Samsung has today announced new "affordable" gaming monitors at Gamescom 2018, dubbed the CJG5 series. "The newly-developed CJG5 32-inch (C32JG5) and 27-inch (C27JG5) monitors feature key gaming technologies such as WQHD high resolution, curved display, 144Hz refresh rate and a high contrast ratio," the company announced in its release. The company also touts its curved displays, featuring a "three-sided bezel-less design", a "1800R curvature" and a contrast ratio of 3000:1. Both screens will be available "globally" in the third quarter of 2018. The company has yet to announced more granular regional pricing information just yet. Feature image: Samsung    

  • 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...