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  • Samsung Galaxy S10 5G is hitting South Korea on 5 April

    The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, the company's first phone with 5G support, is set to launch on 5 April. According to Korean sources quoted by SamMobile, the device will likely be the world's first 5G smartphone available to the public. As for US audiences, the phone is set to arrive later in the month on Verizon's network. The US carrier is set to launch its 5G network on 11 April, so likely after this date. The 5G, along with its networking capabilities, also presents some added bonus features over the stock S10 and S10 Plus. It features four cameras at the rear --...

  • This is the Samsung Galaxy Fold showcased in a new leaked video

    We've had the chance to play around with the Samsung Galaxy Fold back in February, but were unable to capture the device in images or videos. Now, a new video showcases the Galaxy Fold in a non-controlled environment, that is, in an average consumer's house. YouTube channel phoneoftime handles the device on camera, detailing the phone's chunky exterior, its two-panel design, and the screen up front. The larger 7.3 inch foldable screen is also paraded, but one can easily see the crease where the display folds. It's not clear if Samsung's solved this issue in production units. It's seemingly an AT&T locked model,...

  • Samsung’s Galaxy A2 Core could be its second budget Android Go phone

    According to a slew of leaks, Samsung is preparing a basement budget smartphone that could run Android Go. Based on press renders leaked by serial leaker Evan Blass, the phone looks notably similar to Samsung's first Android Go device, the J2 core, which launched last year. https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/1106448369566867456 This includes fat bezels top and bottom, and a circa-2013 design aesthetic that you'll either love or loathe. Internally, according to a Geekbench listing of the device (and its codename SM-A260), it could sport an eight-core Exynos 7570 chipset with 1GB of RAM, and sport Android 8.1 Go edition -- Google's lightweight version of Android. Samsung's yet...

  • Samsung Galaxy S10’s face unlock can be fooled by a photo, video or your best friend

    The previous generation of Samsung's face unlock system used an iris scanner, but the firm ditched that specific design element in the S10 series in favour of its cut-out selfie camera. Now, it seems that this decision has come back to haunt users (and their likeness). A video published by AndroidWorld.it demonstrates this vulnerability in detail. To unlock the Samsung Galaxy S10, S10e or S10 Plus, it seems that all a user need do is hold up a photograph or video of themselves to the phone. Others have noted this too. While AndroidWorld used a still image on another device, Unbox Therapy...

  • Samsung Galaxy A60 specs leak flaunts phone’s flagship-level credentials

    I understand the inability to keep smartphone flagship secrets, but here goes Samsung, letting its upcoming upper mid-range device specs leak. The Samsung Galaxy A60 is the latest device to be caught by Pricekart with its pants down, just a few weeks after the A50 and A30 devices were announced. At least the numbers are impressive though. The A6 will sport a 6.7 inch 2160×1440 sAMOLED display with an Infinity-U notch, an underscreen fingerprint scanner, a choice between 6GB or 8GB of RAM, and a 4500mAh battery. That's quite the package. Additionally, you'll find three cameras at the rear of the device: a 35MP...

  • It takes deep, deep scratches to kill the Galaxy S10’s ultrasonic fingerprint sensor

    Zack Nelson, better known as YouTube's favourite smartphone durability tester JerryRigEverything, recently found himself a Samsung Galaxy S10 to destroy. I mean, someone has to do it. And it's good that he does. In his latest clip, he tests the S10's ultrasonic fingerprint sensor thoroughly with his extremely relaxing voice and sharp set of picks. While he lauds the device's solid build, he takes particular interest in the ultrasonic fingerprint scanner placed beneath the screen of the S10 and S10 Plus. When scratched excessively with a level 7 pick on the Moh's Scale of hardness, the fingerprint reader functioned admirably. But what about...

  • Samsung’s eUFS 3.0 is set to make your future phone’s storage a lot faster

    Samsung's Galaxy S10 was the first phone to feature the fast eUFS 3.0 (embeded Universal Flash Storage) standard, but now the company has announced plans to ramp up production of the module for other devices. This begins with its first 512GB eUFS 3.0 storage chip, which it claims is 20 times faster than your average microSD card and four times faster than a SATA-based SSD found in laptops. In terms of real numbers, that's a write speed of 410MB/s, up by 50%, while there's a 36% performance increase in terms of input-output operations per second, or IOPS. And as for reads, you're...

  • South Africa’s getting the ‘slower’ Samsung Galaxy S10 variant, benchmarks suggest

    If you couldn't care less about benchmarks and actually use your smartphone as a phone, this news probably won't apply to you. But if you care about floating points, PCMark scores, and raw performance numbers, you may want to take a seat. Even more so if you're planning to purchase a Samsung Galaxy S10 or S10 Plus. According to benchmarks performed by Anandtech, the Exynos 9820 version of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus -- the version of the phone South Africa will receive -- is notably slower than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855-powered devices offering in the likes of the US. The 855...

  • Gearburn’s MWC 2019 smartphone power rankings

    We're barely into day two of MWC 2019 and already, we've seen a slew of new flagship smartphones from almost every big manufacturer. So how do they rank? How much were we shook? We take a look at Samsung's devices launched prior to MWC 2019, all the way through to Sony which launched its device on Monday, and see which device really left us with sufficient shock and awe. Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus There's very little this phone lacks. The underscreen fingerprint sensor still can't steal my heart, but the phone's speed and build quality makes up for it. And let me not...

  • Samsung Galaxy A30, A50 mid-rangers get big feature improvements

    With all these foldable smartphones and talk of 5G, you'd easily forget that there's actually a mid-range and budget smartphone segment. On Monday, Samsung announced two new devices that'll play in these categories, the Samsung Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50. These two devices begin an A series refresh for the Korean company, and both focus on content consumption, longer battery life, and camera performance. The two phones are practically the same. Both sport 6.4 inch sAMOLED screen with 2340x1080 resolution. Both feature Infinity-U notched displays. They're also the same size, with a 7.7mm thickness and 158mm length. Even the battery sizes are shared,...