April 21, 2017

Review: Samsung Galaxy S8 brings a familiar formula even nearer to perfection [Video]

Samsung has put in a lot of work over the last few years trying to create a better smartphone. The Galaxy S6 — which brought a striking new premium design made entirely of glass and metal — was the first big step forward with this. And in the time since, the Korean company has iterated […]

February 23, 2017

Do you think the screens on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are too big? [Poll]

Over the past 24 hours, we’ve received reports that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 will sport a 5.8-inch screen, while the S8+ will be packing a ginormous 6.2-inch display. While most flagships these days tend to have larger screens, Samsung appears to be going to the extreme. Do you think these screens are too big?

January 19, 2017

Samsung officially kicks off Nougat rollout for S7, confirms updates for Galaxy S6 and Note 5 during first half of 2017

Over the past few days, many Galaxy S7 users have had the official, stable build of Android Nougat become available for download as an OTA, but today Samsung has finally officially confirmed the update.

December 21, 2016

Comment: Can we stop freaking out every time a Samsung phone explodes?

Every day we walk around with potential death-traps in our pockets ─ they’re called our smartphones. Each and every smartphone ever made has the potential to explode, and sometimes they do. For the most part, the batteries in our smartphones are safe. So why does everyone suddenly care whenever a smartphone does explode? The Galaxy […]

August 12, 2016

Galaxy Note 7 might get Android Nougat within a few months, but don’t get your hopes up

At a Korean launch event for the new phablet (via Korea Times), the president of Samsung Electronics’ mobile communications division, Koh Dong-jin, said that the recently-announced Galaxy Note 7 should begin receiving Android 7.0 Nougat in the next 2-3 months. If you were waiting for word on updates before pulling the trigger on a pre-order, though, […]

PSA: You can now pre-order the new Samsung Gear VR at Amazon for $100

With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the Korean company also showed the world the next step for its Gear VR line. Most notably, the redesigned Samsung Gear VR comes in black with a USB-C port (instead of the older microUSB) to support the new Note 7, and a wider field of view — all for $99. […]

June 6, 2016

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy S7 active – a tough shell meets a huge battery [Video]

Over the last fews days, I’ve had the chance to use the Samsung Galaxy S7 active as my daily driver. Like the previous entry into the “active” line, it’s the rugged version of Samsung’s current flagship, the Galaxy S7, and is an AT&T exclusive. With this in mind, sleek design and visual appeal take a back […]

May 1, 2016

Hands-on: Samsung Gear VR unboxing and impressions

I’ve long be intrigued about the potential of virtual reality, and as such, I’ve been dying to try the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive. Sadly, I’ve yet to have the opportunity to try either. I humbly settled on Google Cardboard, which is a nice novelty, but a less than ideal experience. For all that Google […]

April 6, 2016

Samsung issues Q1 2016 guidance, expects to beat estimates with $5.7 billion in profit

Samsung today has announced its earnings guidance for the first quarter of 2016. The company says that it will likely beat expectations with an operating income of $5.7 billion (6.6 trillion won), versus analyst expectations of 4.43 trillion won. The company reported strong results thanks to the release earlier release of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy […]

February 21, 2016

Samsung officially announces Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

After months of rumors and speculation, Samsung finally announced its next flagship handsets at a crowded event here in Barcelona. Thousands of tech journalist watched on as Sammy took the wraps of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge which, in many ways, are the upgraded models we needed from the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge launched […]

August 14, 2015

Samsung showing 128GB Samsung S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 on website (Update: was a mistake)

Update: Samsung has informed The Verge that the listing of 128GB versions was a mistake, and that they do not have plans to sell either the Note 5 or S6 Edge+ with 128GB of storage. While Samsung’s launch of the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 mentioned only 32GB and 64GB storage options, a number […]

July 29, 2015

Samsung announces Q2 2015 revenue of $41.5 billion, operating profit of $5.9 billion

After releasing its guidance earlier this month, Samsung this evening has disclosed its full earnings for second quarter of 2015. The company reports an operating profit of $5.9 billion with revenue of $41.5 billion. In the year ago quarter, Samsung reported operating profits of $6.17 billion.

Samsung reduces camera sensor thickness by 20% in quest for slimmer smartphones

Samsung has begun mass-production of a new 16MP camera sensor a full 20% thinner than existing modules, allowing slimmer devices without “bumps” and without compromising on quality, says the company.

Built with 1.0μm pixels, Samsung’s new 16Mp image sensor reduces the module’s overall height by 20 percent, compared to current 1.12μm-pixel based 16Mp sensor modules. Enabling a module z-height that is less than 5mm, the S5K3P3 offers designers the ability to develop a mobile device with minimal camera protrusion without compromising on resolution.

Smaller pixels usually means more ‘noise’ in photos, especially in low-light conditions, but the company says that the inclusion of physical barriers between pixels – something Samsung calls ISOCELL technology – dramatically reduces noise. It claims that ISOCELL allows it to deliver image quality on a par with 1.12μm-pixel sensors.

Samsung says that the new S5K3P3 sensor is available to mobile device manufacturers from today; bets on it appearing in the forthcoming Galaxy S6 edge+ and possible the Galaxy Note 5 – it gets its current flagship phone cameras from Sony.

July 6, 2015

Samsung issues Q2 2015 earnings guidance, expects to miss analyst expectations

Samsung this evening has issued its guidance for the second quarter of 2015. The company estimated operating profit at 6.9 million won during the quarter, which is below analyst expectations of 7.2 million won. The operating profit number is, however, up from the 6 trillion won earned in the January to March quarter of the […]

April 29, 2015

Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge to gain Guest Mode support with Android 5.1 update

With Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google added support for multiple users sharing a single device. In its own infinite wisdom, however, Samsung decided not to include this feature on its Android 5.0 devices. According to a report from SamMobile, Samsung plans to add Guest Mode to its device with Android 5.1.

April 28, 2015

Samsung announces Q1 2015 revenue of $44 billion, operating profit of $5.63 billion

After releasing its earnings guidance earlier this month, Samsung has just posed its official Q1 2015 earnings. The company reports an operating profit of $5.63 billion off of revenues of $44 billion. These numbers represent a drop in operating profits year-over-year, down from $7.8 billion in Q1 2014.

April 15, 2015

Samsung expected to raise guidance on Galaxy S6 nearly 50% from 35-40M units to 50-55M on strength of Edge

In a recent report, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo noted that Samsung has experienced a better-than-expected market response to its Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge devices. According to the report, Samsung is expected to raise its 2015 shipment guidance by 50 percent from 35-40 million units to 50-55 million units. Kuo says that the increase in expected […]

April 8, 2015

Samsung expects record sales of Galaxy S6, constrained supply of S6 Edge at launch

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge don’t officially launch until April 10th, but the company says it expects the device to set new records. Speaking at a press event, Samsung’s head of mobile J.K. Shin said that the company expects record shipments of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge (via Reuters).

April 6, 2015

Samsung issues Q1 2015 earnings guidance, expects another year-over-year decrease in revenue & profit

Samsung this evening has released its earnings guidance for Q1 of 2015. The company expects to, yet again, post a decline in profit and revenue year-over-year. Samsung expects its operating profit for Q1 2015 to be $5.43 billion (5.9 trillion won), which beats analyst estimates of $4.8 billion (5.3 trillion won). The company expects revenue of […]

March 31, 2015

Roundup: Best April Fools’ pranks yet including Google Panda & Moto Selfie Stick

April Fools’ Day is often one of the more eventual days of the year for Google and other tech companies. This year appears to be no different as a variety of pranks have already appeared around the web. We’ve been analyzing them all, right as they come in, and have listed some of our favorites below. […]

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