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  1. We've been talking about a foldable smartphone by Samsung for years and it seems like the company will finally reveal the smartphone. We will finally get a glimpse at Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event on February 20 as the company teased the smartphone via a tweet. The South Korean company tweeted with the caption “The future of mobile will unfold,” which basically confirms that it would at least give consumers a glimpse into the foldable smartphone which is said to open and close like a book. The future of mobile will unfold on February 20, 2019. #SamsungEvent pic.twitter.com/MHvwrt7Rf4 — Samsung Mobile (@SamsungMobile) February 11, 2019 We've already seen the prototype of the phone back in November when Samsung showed off the foldable phone encased in a bulky cover. Justin Denison, Samsung Electronics America SVP and GM, indicated that the phone was hidden in the case so that the true design could be revealed at its official launch which looks like it will be happening in eight days. © Twitter Denison also detailed that the smartphone could not only expand to seven inches but also run three apps at the same time. It is said to have a very sleek appearance with a screen that “had to be thinner than any other.” © Twitter/CNet Samsung Vietnam may have actually revealed the design of the phone earlier this month in a teaser video that is now deleted. Samsung is not the only phone maker that has been working on a foldable smartphone as Rouyu and LG both plan to launch their foldable device later this year.
  2. Seems like Samsung Galaxy S10 will keep leaking more details about its capabilities every week and we couldn't be more happy about it. In fact, a major new leaked image today shows off Samsung's new phone with a feature that will get smartphone and audio fans excited. © OnLeaks_Twitter This leaked image shows off the Galaxy S10 in a charging case which also has the new Samsung Galaxy Buds sitting on its back. Basically, the charging case of the earbuds is being charged by the smartphone as the Galaxy S10 is now almost confirmed to support reverse wireless charging. The only other smartphone that has this feature is the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and it works like a charm. It's probably the smartest incorporation of reverse wireless charging we've seen as it solves the problem of charging your earbuds when on the move. The reverse charging feature can, of course, be used to charge other smartphones. However, this is probably the most logical and obvious incorporation we've seen. © Twitter Of course, this information is based on a leaked image and can only be confirmed when Samsung makes it official at its Unpacked event later this month. A previous leak also suggests that the Samsung Galaxy S10 will have support for an in-display fingerprint sensor and you can read about its details here. We know almost everything about the Samsung Galaxy S10 and you can read our roundup about the smartphone here Main Image for representation purposes only*
  3. Galaxy S10 is now probably the most leaked smartphone before its launch this year and previous leaks hinted towards an in-display fingerprint. Now the news may have been confirmed, thanks to a since-deleted tweet that highlighted this feature. © Twitter The in-display fingerprint sensor will work similar to what you've seen before on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and the OnePlus 6T. A leaked picture shows that the Galaxy S10 will also have a specific spot on the screen where users can place their finger. The placement of the sensor is right between the camera and phone shortcut you see on the lock screen. There's also a good chance that the in-display fingerprint sensor will be used to make secure payments via Samsung Pay. Samsung is expected to use Qualcomm's ultrasonic in-display fingerprint reader technology which works differently than what we have already seen on the OnePlus 6T. The OP6T uses optical sensors which is a tad bit slower than Qualcomm's ultrasonic readers. The Qualcomm tech also enables the display to read your fingerprint in a wider area. We've already seen something similar being tested at Xiaomi and a video showed off its capabilities. © BCCL The fact that Galaxy S10 will have a different way to unlock the smartphone via the in-display fingerprint sensor, we are quite excited to test it out for ourselves. Users still prefer to use a fingerprint scanner for security purposes as it is a more reliable way to secure a smartphone. We've seen numerous instances before where facial recognition systems have been fooled by pictures. In fact, over 30 smartphones have already failed this test and you can all about it here. Main image for representation purposes only*
  4. Samsung's next launch event is right around the corner and the Korean company may have just made the event a bit more exciting. Samsung is scheduled to announce the Galaxy S10 and its different models. However, a foldable smartphone may also be unveiled. In one of the videos promoting the Unpacked 2019 event, Samsung teased a foldable smartphone that may launch alongside the Galaxy S10. © LetsGoDigital Based on these teasers, renders of the Galaxy F or Galaxy Fold may look like have surfaced online. Samsung did give us a glimpse last November of the foldable smartphone; however, it was encased in a thick dummy case. Samsung promises that the final version of the phone will be a lot thinner. However, it did not stop LetsGoDigital from making renders based on the promo video and past leaks. The bezels are thin around the edges and it looks rather sexy as compared to what Samsung showed off last year. © LetsGoDigital The overall form factor in the render is a lot wider which gives it a uniform look you would expect from a tablet. It looks less square which means it will also be a wider screen when folded. The smartphone will use Samsung's new One UI which will have easier functionality for one-handed use. However, this is all based on Samsung's promo video and if Samsung sticks to what it showed, the final device will look very similar to these renders. Having said that, you must take this news with a pinch of salt as you never know whether Samsung will show off a foldable smartphone in its full glory or not at the Unpacked event later this month. Source: LetsGoDigital
  5. If you've ever faced an issue of running out of storage space, you may have invested in a good microSD to cure your woes. However, using a microSD comes with limitations as smartphones can support only a limited amount of storage. In fact, only the Galaxy Note 9 can support an SD card with 512GB of expandable storage, making it the first smartphone to support a total of 1TB storage. However, we all know that internal storage works at least 10 times faster than a memory card and it seems like Samsung is looking to remove this problem altogether. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla Samsung is known for making premium smartphones; however, the South Korean company also has a very profitable memory division. The company already dominates the SSD segment for PCs and laptops and the company is now taking the game to the next level for smartphones. Samsung announced that it has started to mass produce a 1TB flash storage chip for smartphones and is going to scale production by the first half of the year. © Samsung “Smartphone enthusiasts will soon be able to enjoy storage capacity comparable to a premium notebook PC, without having to pair their phones with additional memory cards,” Samsung said. Currently, Samsung makes a chip that is capable of holding 512 GB of memory and can be found on the Galaxy Note 9. The new chip is said to add double the amount of memory without ever having to use an external memory card. This new chip is also said to improve performance with faster write and read speeds. Samsung says that the new tech reaches speeds up to 1,000 megabytes per second (MB/s). This roughly translates to transferring a 5GB video file in just five seconds. The new memory chip will also help Samsung smartphone cameras to take better videos with higher resolution and frame rates. © Samsung However, we may not see this new tech on a smartphone just yet as it is still in production and won't be ready in time for the Galaxy S10. However, there is a good chance that Samsung may make a 1TB model of the Galaxy Note 10 if production is scaled in time. This is just pure speculation and there's no way to know right now whether Samsung will implement the new 1TB storage with the Galaxy Note 10.
  6. Last year, we witnessed the rise of Xiaomi in India, and the rate at which they've disrupted the market is unprecedented. The brand dethroned Samsung as the number one smartphone maker in the country based on units shipped. In fact, Xiaomi has clearly been the leader these past few quarters when it came to market share in India. Samsung has been far less aggressive in terms of competition, but now the tides are slowly changing. The South Korean giant is going all in to protect its market share and changing its product line-up massively. They've announced the launch of M-series smartphones today, a completely new line-up to cater the budget segment. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla The M10 and M20 are the first phones in the new series and the first thing you'll notice about them is the design. These are also the first phones from the company to sport a notch. Samsung was among the very few major brands to not equip their phones with a notch just for the sake of it. The brand is calling the display notch as "Infinity-V Display", in line with their Infinity Display branding. The M20 is the elder sibling and comes with a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display. Powering the phone is a Exynos 7904 octa-core processor, clocked at 1.8Ghz. It ships with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage in the base variant, while the second option has 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. A microSD card slot has also been included for expansion. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla On the rear, it has a 13-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.9 aperture and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.2 aperture. The secondary sensor is a wide angle lens, similar to what we've seen onboard the Galaxy A7. The front has an 8-megapixel selfie shooter. Lastly, the phone comes with a huge 5000mAh battery that supports fast charging. The M10 has a 6.2-inch HD+ display and is backed by a Exynos 7870 octa-core chipset, clocked at 1.6Ghz. The base variant gets 2GB RAM along with 16GB internal storage. The second option comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. On the back is a 13-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. Even here, the secondary sensor consists of a wide angle lens. The front has a 5-megapixel lens for selfies. Lastly, it has a 3400mAh battery. Galaxy M20 will be priced at INR 12,990 for the 4GB+64GB variant, while the 3GB+32GB variant will cost INR 10,990. Galaxy M10 is priced at INR 8,990 for the 3GB+32GB variant and INR 7,990 for the 2GB+16GB.
  7. Last year, Samsung gave us a sneak peek at its upcoming foldable phone and everyone has been excited about the future of smartphones. We've already heard LG and Huawei working on similar technology and now Xiaomi is joining the battle as well. The company's president, Lin Bin, has now confirmed that the company is indeed working on a "double folding smartphone", and has shared a video showing it in action. Both sides of the phone can be folded back to transform it from a tablet into a more compact phone. We're confident the video shows a prototype in action since creases are easily visible. Considering the new form factor transformation, the device will be running an optimized version of MIUI that will instantly convert the UI for a seamless experience. The video shows the device can quickly change into a compact phone and sports glossy finish. Xiaomi's president revealed that they have employed a four-wheel drive foldable shaft technology and a foldable display to achieve the form factor. This may make this device the first one to sport a double folding mechanism. © Xiaomi The prototype visible in the video demonstrates only the folding functionality of the device and all other specifications remain unknown. In fact, there are no cameras or sensors visible on the prototype. The power button is located on the top, for now. The most important part of the video is how quickly the UI transforms to accommodate a new form factor. If any brand wants success with this concept, a seamless transition in the UI has to be a top priority. © YouTube / Samsung's Prototype One question continues to remain unanswered though, when will we see these prototypes production ready? Recent reports have indicated Samsung will be releasing a foldable phone by the end of this year. We expect Xiaomi too have a similar roadmap as well, considering they want to directly take on the South Korean giant. As far as prices are concerned, we've also heard that these devices are going to be extremely costly in the beginning. MWC 2019 is just a month away now and we look forward to seeing more of this in action there.
  8. The Galaxy S10+ is expected to launch soon. However, we've previously seen various leaks and renders that suggested its design. It was rumoured to have a large Infinity-O display with a wide cutout for front-facing cameras. The cut out was in the shape of a pill that suggested it would sport a dual front-facing camera setup. It seems like the rumours may have been true all along as it was spotted in the wild and we finally have a real-life image. © Slashleaks The image was posted on Slashleaks where the alleged smartphone was being used in a bus. The image is not as sharp as we would like it but it still gives away quite a few details. We can see on the top right corner of the screen where the pill-shaped dual camera setup is present. The bezels have also been reduced considerably as we can see the display covers most of the front. © Twitter/VenyaGeskin1 We've already seen a punch-hole design on the Honor View 20; however, it would be interesting to see if Samsung's front-facing camera actually works in the favour of the user. It could be a bit more intrusive. However, we can only know that once we use the device for ourselves. Previous rumours have suggested that the Galaxy S10 and S10 E will have a similar punch-hole camera setup as renders have shown a smaller cutout. The Galaxy S10+ is also said to have a 4,000 mAh battery just like the Galaxy Note 9. © Twitter/Evan Blass The launch date for these phones have already been confirmed and will launch on February 20th in San Francisco. The company has decided to skip the Mobile World Conference and it is unlikely that we will see any other major announcements from the South Korean giant that week. It's not the first time Samsung has skipped the conference, as in 2017, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S8 at a separate event in March. The smartphones are also rumoured to have an in-display fingerprint sensor and a headphone jack. If you want to know more about the upcoming smartphones you can always check out our previous coverage here. Samsung is also expected to launch the first 5G phone alongside the Galaxy S10 and is expected to have souped-up specifications as well. You can read all about Samsung's 5G phone here.
  9. Samsung is all set to launch its next flagship smartphone that will likely be called the Galaxy S10. It will debut a week ahead of MWC on February 20th. The invites for the 'Unpacked' event have been sent out to media and it will take place at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. © Samsung The company has decided to skip the Mobile World Conference and it is unlikely that we will see any other major announcements from the South Korean giant that week. It's not the first time Samsung has skipped the conference, as in 2017, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S8 at a separate event in March. © Twitter/Even Blass It has been long rumoured that Samsung will launch three variants of the Galaxy S10 i,e, the S10, S10 Plus and S10 Lite/E. Previous rumours have suggested that either all or some of these devices will come with Samsung's Infinity-O display, better known as the punch-hole display. The display will basically have a very small circular cutout that will house the front-facing camera. It will be at the top of the screen and looks similar to a punch hole on a paper. We can also see a clue about the new display in the invite, where the middle bezel is extremely thin and will be all around the phone. © Twitter/Venya Geskin1 Additional information from leaks suggests that Samsung may add a third camera to the back of the Galaxy S10 Plus and may sport a wide-angle lens just like the LGv40 and Huawei Mate 20 Pro. Of course, since these are all based on leaks, we can only be sure once Samsung makes it official at the February launch event. What Else Can We Expect? Samsung has already confirmed that it's working on a foldable smartphone and there's a good chance that we may see it unveiled at the “Galaxy Unpacked” event. It has already been confirmed by Samsung that the foldable smartphone will launch in the first half of 2019. We could also hear about the Galaxy Home smart speaker that is powered by Samsung's Bixby digital assistant. The smart speaker was unveiled at the Galaxy Note 9 launch however we haven't heard anything about it ever since.
  10. We're all accustomed to tech companies taking a dig at each other and the most popular of all rivalries is the one between Samsung and Apple. Samsung has constantly mocked the Cupertino Giant ever since Apple decided to remove the headphone jack from the iPhone 7. © Samsung Samsung introduced its latest smartphone i.e. the Galaxy A8s where it has an Infinity-O display, a near edge-to-edge display and a small hole for the front-facing camera. Samsung also quietly removed the headphone jack, directly contradicting the South Korean company's mocking stand over Apple. © Samsung At the Galaxy Note 7 launch, Samsung mocked Apple live at the event as Samsung executive Justin Denison pointed out "Want to know what else it comes with?" he asked. "An audio jack. I'm just saying," he answered, smirking as the audience laughed. Samsung also mocked Apple in its latest advertisements for the Galaxy S9/S9+ which you can see below: It seems like Samsung has gone the Apple way now with the Galaxy A8s, where users have to use a dongle to use their own wired headphones. Users will be forced to use a USB-C to 3.5mm jack adapter just like how one would on an iPhone X/XS/8 and 7. © Twitter Having said that, rumours say that the Galaxy S10 will still continue to sport a headphone jack and will probably be the last device by the company to do so. According to the Korean website ETNews, Samsung is considering removing the headphone jack from the Galaxy Note 10 and all other future phones. Other companies like Google and Huawei who have also poked fun at Apple for the same reasons, have now followed suit with the Pixel 2/2XL and Mate 20 Pro respectively. Oh well, it seems like Apple followed the trend way sooner than any of its competitors and it seems like more companies will be doing the same in the near future. *Main image for representation purposes only. Source: Macrumors
  11. It seems like Samsung is going all out with its upcoming Galaxy S10 with features that would outshine quite a few flagship smartphones. The Galaxy S9 looked like a small upgrade from its predecessor however it seems like Samsung is turning up the heat with the S10 this time. © Twitter According to Wall Street Journal, Samsung is preparing to launch four different models of the Galaxy S10, out of which one will have a massive 6.7-inch screen, have support for 5G and also pack six cameras. The six cameras will include a quad setup at the back and two selfie sensors in the front. Samsung has already launched the Samsung A9 in India yesterday that has a similar setup however the Galaxy S10 is reported to have even better sensors. © Twitter The other three smartphones from the lineup are expected to be smaller and have a screen size ranging from 5.8 inches to 6.4 inches. These models will also have different camera setups as some are expected to have three to five cameras in total. It is also being reported that the new Galaxy S10 device will incorporate reverse wireless charging similar to Huawei's Mate 20 Pro. In previous rumours we've covered that Samsung may not have a notch and instead have something entirely different. The Galaxy S10 is also expected to have chips dedicated for AI functionality and high-resolution cameras. Samsung is trying to experiment and push the envelope with their new smartphones especially since the Galaxy S9 and Note 9 are considered to have incremental upgrades. 5G support on smartphones is the next big step in communication and Qualcomm's new 8150 chipsets will be all about the new capabilities. The Snapdragon 8150 chipset will have the X50 5G modem with is already being utilised by companies such as OnePlus, Xiaomi and LG for 2019 smartphones. Source: Wall Street Journal
  12. Last month, Samsung launched the Galaxy A7 in India and it brought in a triple rear camera setup to the midrange. Not only can it click portrait pictures, but it also sports a wide angle lens for ultrawide pictures. The phone was placed in the midrange segment, which has been extremely aggressively lately. Now, the company is back with the launch of the Galaxy A9. This phone brings in four camera sensors on the back, has a glass-metal build, and Samsung's flagship display. The phone was launched last month internationally and has finally made its way to India. © Samsung To start with, it has a 6.3-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display with a resolution of 1080×2220 pixels. This gives it an aspect ratio of 18.5:9 and a pixel density of about 392ppi. Powering the phone is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset paired with Adreno 512 GPU and 6GB RAM in the base variant. The second option has 8GB RAM while the internal storage remains the same for the two at 128GB. It also has expandable memory support via a microSD card. © Samsung Coming to the optics, the four rear sensors are: a 24-megapixel lens with f/1.7 aperture, a 10-megapixel telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture and 2X optical zoom, an 8-megapixel 120-degree ultra wide lens with f/2.4 aperture and finally a 5-megapixel depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture. Similar to the A7 design, the four lenses are housed in a vertical casing, but the fingerprint scanner is located on the back. The front has a 24-megapixel selfie shooter that supports facial recognition. Obviously, the phone ships with Bixby and Samsung Pay out of the box runs Android Oreo 8.0 with Samsung's own “Samsung Experience” UI running atop. © Samsung Backing these internals is a 3800mAh battery that charges via a USB-C port. The company has incorporated adaptive charging that charges the phone slightly faster. The phone will be competing against the recently launched OnePlus 6T that has been leading this price segment. The phone will be available exclusively online via Flipkart starting 28th November. The 6GB variant costs Rs 36,990 while the 8GB variant is priced at Rs 39,990
  13. The Galaxy Note 7 will always be remembered as the phone that nearly brought down Samsung's mobile dominance, the company did suffer in the short run but came out stronger than ever within a few months. The brand has always been known for making quality products and with the fiasco, the company further ramped up its quality testing as well as reliability statistics. The Galaxy S9 and Note9 are undoubtedly some of the best phones out there today. A brand is built on the trust and recognition it gets in the longer run, and Samsung intends to remain among the top. The company has revealed today how it tests out new smartphones before they are released. © Samsung Firstly, the phone goes through the Image Quality Lab where quantitative and qualitative evaluations are done to verify their performance. The camera lens is the most sensitive module onboard the phone and the test confirms the brightness, color clarity, and image noise of the output. A number of real-life scenarios are enacted to ensure up-to-mark performance in well lit as well as low-light surroundings. © Samsung Then comes the Acoustics Lab where external speakers and call ringers are tested. This is followed by the Heat Lab where the phone is put through performance intensive tasks like gaming and heavy usage to measure the heat generated as well as the dissipation. Nobody likes to hold a warm smartphone, and with increasing, heat comes reducing battery life. Hence, a balance needs to be maintained. © Samsung Now comes the Drop Test lab where the phone is dropped from different heights, at different angles onto different types of surfaces to test the sturdiness of the phone is measured. After the drop tests, the phone goes to the Durability Lab where the phone undergoes simulated conditions of regular usage. These scenarios include tumbling down a flight of stairs, the repeated clicking of buttons or ejection of the SIM card tray. © Samsung A few phones also come with Ingress Protection (IP rating) that describes how much a phone can resist water and dust. The Note9 has an IP68 rating, meaning it can withstand water up to 1.5 metres for at least 30 minutes. In the lab, the phone is put through simulated water jets and submersions to ensure they don't fail. © Samsung Lastly, the phone is sent to the Environmental Test Lab where it is confirmed the phone can survive in different natural habitats. As in, the phone must be able to survive in the Middle East's hot summers as well as Russia's cold winters.
  14. Samsung's next flagship smartphone is expected to launch in a few months however that does not keep details from leaking. According to a report from Korea, the Galaxy S10 is expected to have a design that every manufacturer will strive to achieve. © Twitter/VenyaGeskin1 The Galaxy S10 is expected to have one of the most beautiful screens on a smartphone ever as Samsung has already teased the Infinity-O Display. It's basically a screen that will zero bezels and a tiny dot/hole at the top centre that will house the selfie camera. Korean website, TheElec claims that the screen will have a zero-bezel OLED panel and will have two holes that will have the camera and an infrared sensor. Other sensors, that are generally in the notch or top bezels, will be under the screen to give the smartphone a uniform look. The report adds that Samsung is using diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) lasers to drill holes in displays. Samsung is also busy creating a new user interface that would accommodate these holes. UI tweaks will include displaying information on the left and right side of the hole such as single strength, carrier name, battery percentage and more. © Twitter The report also adds that Apple may adopt a similar screen for future iPhones as Samsung manufactures OLED panels for the Cupertino giant. It's not confirmed whether Apple would drop the notch design as the company uses Face ID and 3D facial recognition for unlocking the smartphone and use other features like Animoji. It's unlikely that Apple will opt for a screen design similar to the Galaxy S10 as the notch have an array of components essential for Facial recognition. Source: TheElec
  15. Samsung recently announced its foldable smartphone, however, the South-Korean giant did not specify the pricing of the upcoming smartphone. The smartphone was shown off at last week's Developer Conference where the phone was concealed with a strong silhouette — only showing the Infinity Flex display. © YouTube The foldable smartphone will basically be a tablet that can be folded into a phone or the other way around. It as a 4.6-inch Super AMOLED “cover display” that can turn into a 7.3-inch Super AMOLED “main display” © Youtube Analysts suggest that components for the new phone will start shipping from suppliers to Samsung early November. Samsung will be able to manufacture the device in time and make it available for consumer next year. Having said that, some analysts have reported that the price of the foldable smartphone will not be in the same price range as the company's other flagships. The foldable smartphone is expected to retail for 2 million won which roughly translates to $1,765. That's very expensive as compared to other foldable devices. Samsung is expected to officially unveil the final smartphone at 2019 CES and wants to grab the title of the “world's first” before its main competitor, Huawei, delivers a similar phone before them. Source: Pocketnow
  16. It seems like history is repeating itself thanks to a leak discovered in an over the air Android Pie update for the Galaxy Note 9. Previously, the Galaxy S7's Nougat update showed the design of the S8 and S9's design was shown in S8's Oreo update. It seems like the leak the design of the Galaxy S10 may have been hinted once again. © Twitter The image shows that Samsung may have removed the iris scanner completely in favour of an in-display fingerprint scanner and may have embedded the selfie camera under the screen. The leak shows that Samsung has also carried forward the same design ethos of having minimal bezels. © Twitter The image was spotted by Twitter user MWeinbackXDA and Ice Universe and it seems like the leak may just be the final calling of the smartphone. There is a good chance that this will be the final design of the Galaxy S10 or the Galaxy S10 Plus. It looks like this particular design will feature a flat display, no notch and a hefty price tag. What makes this leak quite credible is that the artwork used in the Android Pie update does not resemble any smartphone by Samsung right now. The placeholder image looks like Samsung's next-gen smartphones. Of course, this leak should be taken with a grain of salt as Samsung is expected to launch the phone at MWC 2019. There's still quite some time for the official unveil and we will know more about Samsung's next flagship around that time. Source: SlashGear
  17. Every few months, we see a brand ambassador messing up, and the most common blunder is seeing a person market a phone from Company XYZ while actually using an iPhone. Just recently, we saw Gal Gadot tweet about the Mate 10 Pro, from her iPhone. This particular failure has been periodically popping up since years, and the brands have a hard time dealing with it. Back in the days, BlackBerry had gotten Alicia Keys onboard as their brand ambassador and caught her tweeting from an iPhone, while endorsing BlackBerry. © The Mirror Samsung has had its fair share of similar disasters as well. At the Note 10.1 launch in 2012, Kate Upton showed up with her iPhone and actually posed with it for the press. Now, Russian TV personality Ksenia Sobchak is being sued by Samsung for violating a brand ambassadorship contract that specifies she must use the company's phones exclusively. According to The Mirror, Sobchak was spotted using an iPhone X during a television interview, and she was attempting to hide the competing brand's phone under a piece of paper. Obviously, the cameras were rolling and everyone saw the debacle unfold. She was even seen using the iPhone X at social events in Moscow. © The Mirror Samsung isn't happy and wants celebrities to take the contract and the Ambassadorship seriously. Sobchak is now being sued for 108 million Russian rubles (US$ 1.6 million) for the breach of contract. The South-Korean giant has previously paid celebrities like musician Adam Levine and tennis star David Ferrer to use Samsung smartphones, unfortunately even these two were caught red-handed with iPhones in the public. © Huawei Sobchak has been often called the "Russian Paris Hilton," and is reported to be the goddaughter to President Vladimir Putin. Her father, Anatoly Sobchak, is considered to be Putin's mentor. Her representatives are yet to give official statements and the social media is buzzing. It'll be interesting to see how things unfold in Russia, given Sobchak's close political ties. The bigger question remains, why are celebrities so addicted to their iPhones that they can't keep it aside even after being paid loads of money? Source: The Mirror
  18. It has been discussed for years how smartphone makers purposely slow down phones, so that you end up buying a new one. This has been frequently discussed for iOS updates on the iPhones and TouchWiz UI on Samsung phones. This year, the ugly truth finally came out when Apple accepted that it throttles the phone's performance based on battery wear. Italy's anti-trust watchdog has now found both companies guilty and ordered a fine of US$ 5.7 million each. The iPhone maker has been fined another US$ 5.7 million for not making iPhone battery replacement easy or transparent. © Reuters The investigation was launched in January following accusations worldwide, that both companies encourage system updates that slow down older phones. Apple had immediately given a statement last year when the issue came to light, admitting that software released over the year makes your iPhone operate slower to offset problems due to its raging lithium-ion battery. "The two companies have induced consumers to install software updates that are not adequately supported by their devices, without adequately informing them, nor providing them with an effective way to recover the full functionality of their devices," anti-trust authority AGCM said. © YouTube Apple justified the issue by saying that batteries tend to lose life as they get older and can face even worse problems if the charge is too low or the phone is in a cold environment. This would translate to your phone having trouble performing at the optimum speed. To quickly cover up the issue, the company apologized and announced price cuts on battery replacement for older iPhones. The price was reduced from US$ 79 to US$ 29 for a limited period of time. The battery replacement program was applicable to iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus users. © Reuters On the other hand, Samsung has been in denial of the charge. In a statement to Mashable, the company said that it does not agree with the Italian agency's findings and shall take legal recourse to refute the charges. In a statement, the company said, “Samsung did not issue any software update that reduced the Galaxy Note 4's performance. In contrast, Samsung has always released software updates enabling our customers to have the best experience possible.” Source: Reuters
  19. Batteries and Samsung have become a long-running joke due to the Note 7 debacle. While the iPhone price and kidney jokes get more and more relevant each year, the Note 7 explosion joke has become lame now. And it's because the brand has consistently managed to prove that Note 7 was a one-off incident, and it has learned its lesson. Just within two years of the Note 7, Samsung released a beefier Note 9 with 4000mAh battery and made it clear that the past is no longer relevant to judge the company and its products. Now, the brand intends to take another step forward and venture into graphene batteries. © iFixit According to a report by Sammobile, Samsung has completed its research and development of graphene batteries and is now gearing up to introduce the new technology next year. Rumours speculate that the Galaxy S10 could be the first phone to boast of graphene batteries. Though, Samsung Mobile head DJ Koh has promised “very significant” changes to the phone's design. However, SamMobile suggests that the company might bring graphene batteries first to mid-range smartphones. © PhoneArena Reports claim that the company's Advanced Institute of Technology completed the development of its first-generation graphene batteries and will start mass-producing them next year. The same institute had confirmed last year that 'graphene ball material' will be able to increase 45 per cent of charge as compared to the lithium-ion batteries. The material is also able to provide much better health retention and charges five times faster than a standard battery. These also take up lesser space, giving the OEM more room for additional features. © Wikimedia Graphene is a single layer of carbon atoms and is the thinnest compound ever known to man. It is also the best conductor of heat and electricity at room temperature. Even though it has a multitude of applications in every industry, the material hasn't really picked up because of the expensive and complex production process. Conventional Li-ion batteries can also be enhanced by the introduction of graphene to the battery's anode and capitalizing on the material's conductivity. Rumours are circulating that Tesla is working on a car graphene battery as well, drastically improving the efficiency of electric vehicles. Source: SamMobile
  20. Samsung has been working on flexible display technology for years and has been teasing a flexible phone for quite some time. The company has now confirmed that a foldable display laptop is being developed, at the launch event of Samsung Notebook Flash. Lee Min-cheol, Samsung's vice president of marketing for PCs, said yesterday that the company is developing this new form factor for laptops. He added that the company is working with third-party manufacturers — most probably LG — to use large flexible AMOLED displays for its future laptops. © YouTube With the new foldable laptop design, Samsung could really bring some innovation to the saturated laptop industry. Samsung is collaborating with display makers to develop laptops with foldable displays, that will not just simply fold in and out, but create new value and user experience, amid the changing market trends for laptops On the other hand, Samsung is also gearing up to launch a foldable mobile phone. In August, Samsung again stressed that it's working on making foldable phones mass production ready and that it intends to be the first company to launch a foldable phone. © YouTube Even Lenovo and Microsoft are rumoured to be working on laptops with a flexible display. While this would be useful in many cases, we'll just have to wait and watch how companies are able to make full use of a folding display. "We are focused on bringing innovations favoured by consumers, rather than just becoming the world's first. In terms of the foldable phone, however, we do not want to miss the first spot," said DJ Koh, president of Samsung's mobile division. © Reuters Samsung had announced that it is aiming to have a foldable phone — the Galaxy X, unofficially, depending on the rumour — out next year, and has recently been awarded a number of patents towards that end. The Samsung prototype, which bears the internal code name "Winner," features a screen that measures about 7-inches diagonally, according to people in the supply chain. "We want to hear that Samsung Electronics made a quality product when we showcase a foldable phone on the market," Koh said, claiming the release is getting closer. Source: PocketNow
  21. This year, we've seen many phone makers launch a "gaming phone". For years there have been phones that concentrated on the camera, the display or speed. With mobile gaming picking a rapid pace, it's time to bring in gaming phones. Razer is known for making gaming-centric laptops and has launched the Razer Phone, Xiaomi has unveiled BlackShark, ASUS came up with ROG Phone, and Huawei has tried bringing a gaming phone to the midrange with the Honor Play. In the middle of these big names is Samsung, who also wants a piece of the cake now. © Razer According to a report from PhoneArena, Samsung is working on a gaming phone that will be powered by a Snapdragon 845 SoC, incorporate 8GB RAM, and high internal storage. The phone is said to be branded in the current "A" series lineup and feature the same generic design of the A7 and A9. While other phone makers have tried to make design a priority in gaming phones, Samsung intends to keep it basic. It does make sense though, Samsung may be trying to portray the A-lineup as a niche series. The A7 stands out thanks to its wide angle lens, the A9 has four camera sensors on the rear, and the new gaming phone would dictate performance. © MensXP Just like all other gaming phones out there, this phone is expected to have a dedicated cooling system. Samsung has already boasted about the Note9 with a small liquid cooling sink, bringing in a similar setup shouldn't be very difficult. The South Korean giant also has an edge as far as the display is concerned, thanks to its expertise in AMOLED panels. The phone is expected to sport a beefier 4000mAh battery, another element we've previously seen on the Note9. © CNBC Samsung tried its best to market the Note9 as a capable gaming phone by partnering with Fortnite's Android debut. The current Exynos 9810 chipset is extremely fast, according to many benchmarks it is faster than Snapdragon 845. A solid launch date isn't available yet, but the holiday season is around the corner and we expect the company to go official in late-November or beginning of December. Source: PhoneArena
  22. 2018 has been one of the most interesting years for mobile technology, not because we saw mind-boggling flagships with groundbreaking features, but also these features slowly trickled down to the midrange segment. Companies have long focused only on developing markets like the USA and Europe, now it's time for the developing regions. It's no surprise that budget and midrange segments constitute a majority of the sales in markets like India, now that we've seen aggressively priced phones for the last few years, what more can makers do to lure buyers? Add new features, even if they are just a gimmick. The notch is a prime example, but many worthwhile additions like the in-display fingerprint scanner and top-of-the-line processors have made their way to the midrange segment. While we've seen companies like Xiaomi, OPPO, Vivo, and Huawei go all-out in terms of pricing and features offered this year, Samsung has been oddly silent. Not for long though, with the A7 (2018), things are changing, and the behemoth is finally feeling the heat from the competition. The triple camera lens setup on the rear is the A7's forte, and also the most marketed feature. The Huawei P20 Pro also has one, and it has created a storm in the mobile photography world. Is the A7's setup able to actually perform, or just a gimmick? Let's find out: 1. Design and Hardware: © MensXP When you first look at the phone, it has an eerily similar design to we've seen on all other Samsung phones. But, it all changes when you look closely. The back is made of glass and has a mirrored finish, giving it a very premium yet subtle feel. The front has an average chin and top, but the bezels are huge by Samsung standards. For years, Samsung has stressed on its Infinity Display technology, no mention of that here. I wouldn't complain though, in the end, the bezels are tolerable and the 18.5:9 notch-less display is stunning thanks to a 6-inch Super AMOLED panel. While the company did cut corners in the front design, the back makes up for it. The display is class-leading, colours are perfectly saturated, brightness is sufficient, and viewing angles are exemplary as well. © MensXP Ergonomically speaking, the device has a solid feel but is very slippery thanks to the glass back. The power button cum fingerprint scanner has been shifted to the right side and is perfectly located for your thumb to reach quickly. There's a minor indent in the body to help you find the scanner easily and the volume rockers sit just above it. You may end up pressing the volume rockers at the beginning instead of the power button, but you'll have a hang of it soon. Even though the scanner is a lot thinner now, it is fast and accurate. The speaker, a micro-USB port, and the 3.5mm headphone jack sit on the bottom, while the SIM card and microSD card slot are on the left. The triple camera set up on the back is slightly protruded and barely wobbles the phone. 2. Performance: © MensXP The phone is powered by an octa-core Exynos 7885 SoC clocked up to 2.2Ghz. It is accompanied with 4 or 6GB RAM and 64 or 128GB internal storage. In simpler terms, the processor is on-par with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 600 series and supports 4K video recording as well. Honestly, this is where the phone disappoints. Even if we don't consider the POCO F1 and its Snapdragon 845 SoC, the A7 lags and struggles a lot more than the Nokia 7 Plus and its Snapdragon 660 SoC. While it did get regular tasks like browsing, social media, and entertainment pretty well, you open Snapchat and the skirmish begins. Playing games like PUBG is even more disappointing, as the frame drops are frequent and the overall experience is rarely smooth. I'd say the issue isn't just because of the chipset, as the Samsung UI on top of stock Android is also to be partially blamed, although more on that later. © MensXP For a normal joe, the phone is perfectly fine. But if you intend to have above average multi-tasking, keeping multiple browser tabs open, or gaming, you shouldn't consider this phone. The phone has a 3300mAh battery that does a fabulous job of getting you through a full day of heavy usage with data connectivity switch on all the time. While the phone takes almost 2 hours to fully charge, it makes up for the long charge time by heavily optimising background apps and the standby time is insane. 3. Software: © MensXP The phone ships with Samsung Experience 9.0, built on top of Android 8.0 Oreo. It brings a host of new features like gesture navigation, always-on display, smart view, biking mode, multi-window, and Bixby. While I do appreciate the addition of many of these features, the company hasn't been able to make sure that these don't hinder with the day-to-day running of the phone. The UI often stutters and pushing out updates for such a heavily customized skin is going to be a daunting task for the company. To add to this, the phone ships with a list of bloatware apps like Amazon, Microsoft Office apps, and Samsung's own version of all utility apps. Ultimately, the UI is a very subjective thing. Many prefer the clean UX of stock Android, while many do appreciate the add-ons Samsung Experience has to offer. 4. Camera: © MensXP This is the most interesting part of the phone and Samsung has cut no corners. The rear has a 24-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel wide angle lens, and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. They are vertically located and are fully operational via the Samsung Camera app only. The primary lens is able to capture sharp pictures that tend to look slightly oversaturated, but that can be toned down. The white balance is perfect and auto-focus is quick. To capture pictures with a bokeh effect, just switch to the Live Focus mode and you can control the depth of the picture, even after you've clicked it. The phone comes with a plethora of modes like Beauty, Scene Optimiser, Hyperlapse, and Slow Motion. The portrait mode is very well exported when clicking in well-lit conditions, but often lapses when the person is wearing a headgear, or the surrounding isn't easily distinguishable. The Live Focus feature though is just one part of the story. © MensXP © MensXP © MensXP This is the first phone in the price segment to feature a wide-angle lens, and it's too good to be true. The wide-angle lens has a 120 degree field of view and can be toggled with just one click. The pictures captured are sharp, the colours are sublime, and the amount of details it can capture is fascinating. If you travel a lot and are looking for the best way to capture the maximum amount of landscape, this phone can be your best friend. In low-light, the focus tends to be too slow, and the pictures often come out blurry. The LED flash has a slightly warmer tone, giving the images a more natural look. HDR can be set to auto and it does a pretty good job as well. On the front, the phone has a 24-megapixel selfie shooter that works splendidly in daylight but fails miserably in even slightly dim areas. This is definitely not a selfie phone and has been made for the photography enthusiasts out there, who'd like to play around with the fisheye effect of the wide-angle lens. Overall, no, the triple camera setup isn't just a gimmick. It works, and the Ultra Wide pictures are mesmerizing. Even though the Live Focus feature disappoints sometimes, when it works, it's flawless. And for the artists out there, the Pro mode is going to come extremely handy. © MensXP © MensXP © MensXP © MensXP 5. The Final Say: © MensXP For a starting price of Rs 23,990, the A7 is a very well balanced phone. The wide angle lens is something that helps it stand out, while all other features come with a set of their own pros and cons. Compare this phone to the POCO F1, except for the raw processing power, and the A7 excels at all other departments, including design, display, and camera. The phone gets everything right for the normal joe. It has a 3.5mm headphone jack, fast fingerprint scanner, excellent battery life, expandable storage, and dual-SIM setup. The software is something the end user needs to thoroughly think about. Are you actually going to like the Samsung Experience or are you better off with an Android One like Nokia 7 Plus?
  23. Samsung has been slowly losing market share in India this year and even after launching a wide range of products, the company has been unable to recapture the lost share. While the recently launched OnePlus 6, ASUS ZenFone 5Z, and Xiaomi's POCO F1 have been selling like hot cakes, the A7 (2018) is Samsung's answer to the midrange demand. Launched today in India, the phone's unique selling point is its triple camera setup on the rear. We've seen a similar setup previously on the Huawei P20 Pro, but that is a top-tier flagship. While Vivo and OPPO are working around sliding camera mechanism and testing out various notch sizes, Samsung wants to amp up the photography department in midrange phones. © MensXP Starting off with the design, the A7 (2018) follows the same Samsung design language that feels premium, thanks to the glass backing. The first major change you'll notice is the absence of the fingerprint scanner from the back, it has been shifted to the side and integrated with the power button, something we've seen in Sony Xperia phones in the past. The phone has a 6-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display that has an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. The phone is powered by an octa-core processor that is clocked at 2.0Ghz along with 4 or 6GB of RAM, depending on variant. The internal storage has a 64GB and 128GB option that is expandable via a microSD card. © Samsung Coming to the cameras, the rear setup consists of a 24-megapixel autofocus f/1.7 sensor, a 5-megapixel f/2.2 depth sensor, and an 8-megapixel wide angle f/2.4 sensor. Samsung says the three in tandem produce some of the best pictures in the segment. The front of the phone has a 24-megapixel sensor for selfies along with a LED flash for low-light pictures. Backing the phone is a 3300mAh battery that charges via a USB-C port. The onboard sensors include an accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and an RGB light sensor. The phone is available in Blue, Black, Gold, and Pink colour options and will be sold exclusively online via Flipkart. It is priced at Rs 23,990 for the 64GB variant and Rs 28,990 for the 128GB variant.
  24. Samsung smartphones are known to get leaked well before its official launch and sometimes the leak comes accidentally from the South-Korean company. The next flagship to launch for Samsung is the 10th anniversary Galaxy S10 and some details about the smartphone has surfaced online. © Twitter The upcoming device is expected to have an all-new design, an unconventional triple camera setup and a new 'ultrasonic' in-display reader. It's also rumoured that Samsung is working on a proper Face ID alternative and will probably incorporate it on the Galaxy S10. The leak was spotted by reliable leaker Ice Universe, where he came across a benchmarking test for the Galaxy S10 and it seems like the leak comes straight from Samsung. The test revealed details that give us a clearer picture about the new smartphone. According to the test, the Galaxy S10 has a new 19:9 aspect ratio with a resolution of 3,040 x 1,440 pixels. To put things into perspective, the Galaxy S9 has an 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Reports suggest that Samsung will not be making the phone any bigger than its predecessor but rather make the screen taller by removing top and bottom bezels. © MensXP We know that Samsung tries to hide their Galaxy S model by using different code names. For example, Samsung uses names such as 'SM-G4x5' to hide smartphones from the general public before launch. This particular Galaxy S10 leak had a similar code name and was referenced as 'SM-G405F' in the benchmark tests. There's a good chance that this leak comes directly from Samsung, albeit accidentally. © Twitter Of course, since this is just a leak based on a benchmark test, it should be treated with a grain of salt. Leaks generally turn out to be true especially when they are based on a benchmark test. However, one never knows that this might be a prototype device by Samsung that may never see day of light. We'll know more about the Samsung Galaxy S10 near its official launch and that seems a bit far away as of now. Source: Forbes
  25. The Note 7 debacle has scarred the company forever, and even though they did manage to put it behind them, a recent report has reignited the fear of an exploding battery. Since the Note 7, Samsung has managed to launch spectacularly good four flagships, but even a remote incident is enough to spark rumours and fear mongering. The Galaxy Note 9 of a New Yorker has been reported to have burst into flames in her purse. The lady who goes by Diane Chung, a Long Island resident, and an estate agent, reported that the phone was very hot while she was using it on September 3 in an elevator. © Reddit Chung in her lawsuit claims that her Galaxy Note 9 unit became "extremely hot" while using it and she quickly kept it in her purse. Soon after, she heard "a whistling and screeching sound, and she noticed thick smoke" pouring from her purse, New York Post reports. The phone didn't stop smoking until she was off the elevator and a person nearby grabbed the mobile device with a cloth and dipped it into a bucket of water, the suit alleges. © YouTube Following the incident, Chung has filed a lawsuit in the Queens Supreme Court seeking unspecified damages. She is also seeking a restraining order that will bar Samsung from selling the Galaxy Note 9. This is the first time we are hearing of the Note 9 catching fire. In fact, the last few flagships have all managed to keep themselves away from fire-related incidents. Samsung is currently investigating the incident, and the chances of a restraining order being imposed are slim as this could be an end-user initiated incident as well. © Samsung The Note 9 has a 4000mAh battery, up from the Note 8's 3300mAh. Overall, the phone has received a positive response and the ongoing few months are crucial for sales as the new iPhones have been recently announced and the holiday season is soon to come. Samsung Mobile CEO DJ Koh had earlier stressed that the "battery in the Galaxy Note 9 is safer than ever. Users do not have to worry about the batteries anymore." The company has also said that the Note 9 comes with multi-step 'battery safety check', ensuring that the phone would 'absolutely not' catch fire. Source: The New York Post
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