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Samsung's Galaxy S9 and S9+, for example, have “the world's first variable aperture” phone camera. Sony's Xperia XZ2, meanwhile, sports a camera that is “the world's first to shoot 4K HDR videos and 960fps slow motion videos at 1080p”. Not to be outdone, Huawei's just-launched P20 Pro has “the ...
Samsung on Friday debuted its first-ever LED cinema screen in the U.S. at Pacific Theaters Winnetka in Chastworth, Calif., pitching the new technology has a money saver for exhibitors that offers greatly improved color quality. The new screen, which measures 34 feet wide and 17 feet tall, is essentially a ...

Apple used LCDs on every iPhone until last year, when it finally moved to OLED for the iPhone X. Apple reportedly intends to use more OLED panels for this year's iPhone refresh, but sources indicate the company's plans to source some of those panels from LG is falling flat. As LG spins up its mobile OLED ...
Wireless charging is becoming an ever more popular way to juice up consumer gadgets, but an international team of scientists may have figured out how to scrap the mat too. Research by the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology offers a way to wirelessly transfer power consistently over longer ...
The Galaxy S8 changed a lot about Samsung's design language, but looking back on it, it wasn't as fundamental a change over the Galaxy S7 as it initially appeared to be. The Galaxy S7 series — and especially its curved edge variant — was the culmination of many years of maturation on Samsung's ...
Want to watch 3D movies at the theater without the picture quality limitations that come with projectors? You'll want to plan a trip to Switzerland. Samsung's 34-foot 3D Cinema LED screen has premiered at Arena Cinemas' Silhcity theater in Zurich, promising moviegoers 3D without the usual drawbacks ...

Samsung's Galaxy Tab Active2 is available starting today for $420 if you go the WiFi route; there's also an LTE option available on AT&T and Verizon. Whether you're on the shop floor or working outdoors, the slate's unique build should be up to the task at hand. Samsung made the S Pen a bit more rugged, ...
There are plenty of great ad blockers to choose from, but most just delete the ads or replace them with something less offensive. If you're looking for an ad blocker that can do a little more (and you have a Samsung phone) here's a new app worth checking out. Created by developer NeedleGames from the ...
Samsung is bringing the Galaxy Tab Active 2, previously only available in Europe, to U.S. shores, offering businesses even more choice when it comes to picking a rugged tablet that can survive the rigors of mobile office work on the go. No, you won't be able to purchase this tablet as it's strictly not a ...
First fondle When Samsung gave the world its DeX dock last year, we rated the device a solid, thoughtful job for its feat of allowing a smartphone to deliver a decent desktop experience. In case you missed it, DeX is the name for an app, a desktop environment and the dock that boasts HDMI and USB out, ...
Samsung is bringing its latest rugged tablet to the US, with an eye toward selling it to companies that send workers outdoors, to industrial locations, or to areas with bad weather. The Galaxy Tab Active 2 (Samsung styles with as “Active2” — I don't know why) was announced last year and went on sale in ...
A former Samsung exec is headed to prison after losing his appeal on charges of wire and tax fraud. John Lee had pled guilty to the charges in 2008, admitting that while he served as a director for Samsung America's Korean export department between 2002 and 2007, he embezzled between $1m and ...
Addressing the need for a cleaner way to cook, Samsung's recent partnerships with Green Development SA and Rural Development Solutions have helped to deliver 20,000 bioethanol stoves to residents of Mombasa, the second largest city in Kenya, and the Kakuma Refugee camp, in northern Kenya.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ will integrate real-time makeup simulation into live videos straight from the device's default camera. ModiFace, the same tech company that powered Sephora's augmented reality (AR) mobile app, is also behind the in-device capability on the new Samsung phones. Parham Aarabi, CEO ...
Smartphone manufacturers such as Apple, Samsung and Google are facing an uphill battle to attract buyers to new products, because their own older models are flooding the market, a report suggests. According to a recent study undertaken by Counterpoint, consumers are becoming increasingly more ...
Swedish football striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has inked a multi-year sponsorship deal with Samsung's Nordic branch. Starting in the spring of 2018, Zlatan will act as the brand's ambassador across the Nordic region with "the mission to challenge, test and promote Samsung's products in completely new ways," a press release ...
SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd plans to begin building a new memory chip production line in China in late March, a spokesman said on ... memory capacity to handle increasing data traffic, is expected to underpin revenue growth and margins for Samsung's NAND Flash business in 2018, ...

Samsung is working toward becoming the world's No. 1 camera sensor maker, according to a new report, and is increasing production of its Isocell-branded sensors at its Hwasung, South Korea factory. What does this mean to you? If Samsung wants the top spot in the market, it will have to dethrone Sony, ...
And the latest stunt the Un-carrier pulled to show off the new Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus is certainly no exception to the provider's over-the-top practices. T-Mobile has managed to set two Guinness World Records titles with the two new Samsung smartphones, and tomorrow, you'll be able to buy the S9 and S9 ...
The Bixby voice assistant is still a dud; Samsung focused its efforts on small, mostly unseen changes that result in a better overall experience. Both phones have curved glass screens; the company packed the new phone with a bunch of gimmicky features — face-scanning, aperture-switching, Super Slow ...
The 2018 Samsung QLED TV has evolved again. This year's models take QLED innovation and versatility to new heights, thanks to enhancements that have made the TVs that much more immersive, intelligent and in tune with users' lifestyles. Let's take a closer look at the 2018 QLED TVs that redefine ...
Microsoft is once again selling its own custom version of Samsung's Galaxy S9. The handset is available in Microsoft Stores in the US, and will ship with some customizations from Microsoft. “A Microsoft customization is applied to the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus Microsoft Edition when the ...
The TV market is heating up again as manufacturers jockey for position, hunting for the features that will spur customers to upgrade. OLEDs, quantum dot LCDs, 4K, and HDR are just a few of the new capabilities we've seen debut in the past few years, and Samsung thinks it's hit on a new idea to snare ...
Analyst Jeff Johnston with research company Arthur W. Wood (via Barron's) has some bad news about Samsung's (NASDAQOTH:SSNLF) recently announced Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ flagship smartphones. According to Johnston, citing information from the smartphone distribution channel, pre-orders ...
Bixby is, by far, the most frustrating part of the S9. It's true, of course, that no voice assistant is perfect, but a full year after Samsung's smart assistant debuted on the Galaxy S8, it still feels unfinished. Of course, the company's made some significant progress, and a slew of artificial intelligence startup ...
Samsung's big push this year is the camera. On both the S9 and the S9+, that means you rear dual-pixel camera shooting at 12 megapixels with autofocus and optical image stabilization. What phone nerds will love, however, is that the S9's main rear shooter features a mechanical aperture that lets it shift ...
“Since introducing CSP technology to the industry in 2014, we have put extensive effort into advancing the performance levels and design flexibility of every one of our CSP LEDs,” said Yoonjoon Choi, Vice President of the LED Business Team at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung will continue to bolster its ...
MWC 2018 is drawing to a close, and we've had an exciting level of launches to plough through in our time here. TechRadar has spent nearly 30 hours checking out the very best the show has to offer and finding the most impressive devices to give our hotly-contested awards to. Judges from the US, Middle ...
You may have been disappointed by the incremental nature of Samsung's upgrades this year, but it's hard to argue that there was any better phone at MWC than Samsung's new flagship duo. With a new dual-aperture camera, a fingerprint reader now sanely position in the middle of the back, and the best ...
If you have any technical questions about the Oculus Go headset, just tweet John Carmack, Oculus Chief Technology Officer, and he'll probably have an answer. In a Twitter exchange with a curious Samsung Galaxy S7 owner, Carmack assured them that the Oculus Go mobile VR headset will perform ...
Samsung's newly announced flagship device, the Galaxy S9, is getting destroyed in benchmark tests meant to gauge performance and speed. The device, which we recently got our hands on (along with other members of the press), is lagging behind last year's iPhone X, and iPhone 8. In benchmark tests ...
But one area that doesn't get as much attention is South Korea-based Samsung's push to boost the Galaxy Enterprise Edition segment, an effort to gain market share in the often ignored, and recently decentralized, business-sales side of mobile devices. As of the first quarter of 2017, Apple AAPL, -0.15% ...
Samsung is now making products that people want to buy as opposed to looking to be first in everything. The company is no longer obsessed at being first to release new technologies, and that it wants to be more committed to developing products that can deliver meaningful value. Koh comments came at a ...
MWC 2018 is drawing to a close, and we've had an exciting level of launches to plough through in our time here. TechRadar has spent nearly 30 hours checking out the very best the show has to offer and finding the most impressive devices to give our hotly-contested awards to. Judges from the US, Middle ...
Samsung is now making products that people want to buy as opposed to looking to be first in everything. The company is no longer obsessed at being first to release new technologies, and that it wants to be more committed to developing products that can deliver meaningful value. Koh comments came at a ...
The Samsung Galaxy S9 is the best OLED display ever made, according to DisplayMate's rigorous testing, earning the highest score achievable. Despite running at the same 2,960 x 1,440 resolution as its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S8, a number of improvements have been made to the new device ...
But one area that doesn't get as much attention is South Korea-based Samsung's push to boost the Galaxy Enterprise Edition segment, an effort to gain market share in the often ignored, and recently decentralized, business-sales side of mobile devices. As of the first quarter of 2017, Apple AAPL, +0.40% ...
Samsung DeX, the brand's dock to turn your phone into a PC environment has been rebooted, to encourage more people to do more things with their new Galaxy S9. The main change is to the design of the dock - it's not actually a proper dock any more, rather a pad that clips the phone into, allowing you to ...
In the battle to win in Africa's biggest mobile market, China-based Transsion Holdings seems close to edging out Samsung, the South Korean giant. Data from Counterpoint's market monitor shows Samsung's market share of smartphone shipments in Nigeria dipped slightly to 34% in 2017. In comparison ...
Worldwide Olympic Partner Samsung is bringing technological innovations to the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 through interactive experiences at the new Samsung Olympic Showcases. Samsung is encouraging fans and athletes to “Do What You Can't” through fun, immersive experiences ...
The Galaxy S9 is the latest in a long line of Samsung flagship phones to launch at Mobile World Congress. Over the years, Nokia, HTC, Sony, and LG have all competed with Samsung for the spotlight, but this year all the leaks, hype, and interest have been soaked up by the next pair of Galaxy devices.
Samsung's market share in the TV market fell from 57 percent in 2015 to a mere 20 percent in 2016, as it OLED TVs failed to compete with LG's – which saw its share rocket from 17.5 to 43 percent in the same period. That's why Samsung introduced its trademark QLED TV range, a competitor to OLED that ...
Taking place on February 25 in Barcelona ahead of MWC, the launch event will introduce the next Galaxy, and in doing so, change everything you know about the camera. Can't make it to the actual event? No problem! Simply tune into Unpacked via one of the sources below to get a virtual front-row seat to ...
Samsung Electronics has begun construction of a new semiconductor line in its Hwaseong plant that will produce chips in 7-nanometers and smaller, the company said. Samsung will invest $6 billion into the line that will be finished in 2019 and begin operations in 2020. The company will invest more ...
Samsung Electronics, today introduced Samsung Max, a new and free Android application designed to promote mobile data savings and application privacy management, with data usage monitoring and enhanced Wi-Fi security. Starting on February 23th, 2018, the application will be available for ...
Opera Max lives on after Samsung acquired the mobile browser to save it from oblivion. The browser was one of the first data-friendly mobile browsers and it later added privacy-focused settings, including safeguards against insecure WiFi connections and a VPN. The popular app clocked up more than ...
Mobile World Congress (MWC) is the biggest mobile event in the world, and often sees electronics giants like Samsung, Sony and Huawei launch their latest devices. Samsung is expected to launch its Galaxy S9 smartphone on Sunday. Other big themes include 5G, artificial intelligence and virtual and ...
Commonwealth Bank's Samsung Pay release follows its move in November to include Android Pay as a payment method. With Android Pay, Australian consumers can make payments at 800,000 stores across the country. The customers of the banks can also make payments via a Fitbit and Garmin smartwatches that have ...
... exacting tolerances; economical; and, they make the finest Switch watches look like belching steam engines in comparison. But, hard drives win on cost per bit. And that's why cloud vendors will continue to buy them. And I will too. Still, kudos to Samsung for driving flash technology to this level. Well done!
The global smartphone market is shrinking for the first time as choosey buyers in emerging markets hang on to their mobiles for longer. In Gartner's Q4 sales stats, Samsung maintained a narrow lead in global volume shipments of smartphones – but every major (top five) vendor outside of those based in ...


 

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