Samsung Starts Production of 512 GB UFS NAND Flash Memory: 64-Layer V-NAND, 860 MB/s Reads

Samsung Starts Production of 512 GB UFS NAND Flash Memory: 64-Layer V-NAND, 860 MB/s Reads

Samsung on Tuesday announced that it had initiated volume production of UFS NAND flash memory chips with 512 GB capacity based on its latest 64-layer 512 Gb V-NAND. The new UFS packages employ Samsung’s latest controller, which sport some performance improvements over its predecessors. The new UFS devices are expected to be used for various applications, including smartphones,

Samsung releases new Galaxy Note 8 Enterprise Edition aimed at businesses

Samsung releases new Galaxy Note 8 Enterprise Edition aimed at businesses

Today Samsung announced the release the Galaxy Note 8 Enterprise Edition in the US, which takes the core Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and stuffs it with options that should be appealing to business owners looking for a common smartphone for all employees. It’s an unlocked device as a result, with some of its chief attractions being Samsung Knox Configure and Samsung Enterprise Firmware Over the Air, which let IT administrators

Samsung HMD Odyssey

Samsung HMD Odyssey

Samsung is the latest to join the Windows Mixed Reality (MR) milieu with the Samsung HMD Odyssey, essentially a virtual reality (VR) headset running Windows 10. Microsoft – and a digitally-rendered Samsung executive – showed off the new head-mounted display (HMD) at a press event in San Francisco. Samsung’s new headset is the most expensive in the Windows MR family, coming in at $499 (about £377, AU$635).

Samsung MU7000 Series (UN49MU7000)

Samsung MU7000 Series (UN49MU7000)

The Samsung UN49MU7000 (UE49MU7000T in the UK) isn’t the company’s most glamorous TV of 2017. It doesn’t use the South Korean manufacturer’s new QLED technology to boost the brightness and colour of its pictures, and its backlight system doesn’t support local dimming. What it does do, though, is combine an efficient smart TV system with arguably the best all-round picture quality – especially with high dynamic range

Samsung Galaxy J7+ is official with a 13MP+5MP dual rear camera

Samsung Galaxy J7+ is official with a 13MP+5MP dual rear camera

  Now that the Note8 has been announced, Samsung can go ahead and release dual camera smartphones down the ranks. And it has – the Galaxy J7+ has gone official in Thailand with a 13MP+5MP combo on its back, just like leaks in the past few days suggested. Joining the vanilla Galaxy J7 (2017) and the J7 Pro, the Galaxy J7+ comes with a 5.5-inch FullHD Super AMOLED display in an aluminum body. Unlike those two, however, the J7+ isn’t powered by the in-house Exynos 7870 chip, but what appears to be the Mediatek Helio P20 – the specs page doesn’t name…

Weekly poll results: Samsung Galaxy Note8 feels the love

Weekly poll results: Samsung Galaxy Note8 feels the love

Nearly half the people that answered our poll are happy with the Samsung Galaxy Note8. The Note line is one of Samsungs big money makers but has struggled in the last two generations. Now it seems to be back on track. The Galaxy Note FE formerly the Note7 received weak support, about half of the votes that the Galaxy S8+ scored. And from past polls we know that the S Pen is a huge differentiator, but apparently the older hardware didnt excite the crowd. Not that there were no complaints about the Galaxy Note8 either. Most of those that complained grumbled about…

Samsung Galaxy S8 Showdown: Exynos 8895 vs. Snapdragon 835, Performance & Battery Life Tested

Samsung Galaxy S8 Showdown: Exynos 8895 vs. Snapdragon 835, Performance & Battery Life Tested

The Samsung Galaxy S8’s headline features are its edge-to-edge Infinity Display and striking new design. Of course it still comes packed with the latest hardware and technology like previous Galaxy phones, including iris recognition, wireless charging, and a flagship SoC. Actually, there are two different SoCs for the S8 and S8+. Most regions around the world will get

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ get another discount

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ get another discount

With flagship prices dropping, the Galaxy S8 duo was starting to feel a bit pricey. This isnt much, but its something if you go through eBay, you can save around $30. The Galaxy S8 is $550 on eBay and $575 on Samsung.com (not counting trade ins). The Galaxy S8+ is $640 on eBay, compared to $675 on the official site. Note that were talking about unlocked 64GB phones with warranty. Galaxy S8Galaxy S8+Samsung.com$575$675 eBay.com$550$640Saving$25$35

Android 7.1 update for Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ imminent

Android 7.1 update for Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ imminent

The Android 7.1 update for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ flagship smartphones is likely to arrive anytime now. Vodafone Australia has provided a heads-up on its website that the update has been submitted for review, which is the last stage before the roll out begins. So in all likeliness, other key markets should also get the update sooner than later. Sadly, there’s currently no information on the

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) getting Android 7.0 Nougat in Russia

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) getting Android 7.0 Nougat in Russia

The Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) is now receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat update, just under two months after the 2016 model. The updates for the A5 (2017) and A7 (2017) are not out yet, even though they received Wi-Fi certifications before the A3 (2017) did. Back to the update in question. Its currently rolling out in Russia (has been for a couple of days, actually). It bears a firmware version A320FXXU2BQG5

Analysts: ASP of Samsung phones on the rise, thanks to Galaxy S8

Analysts: ASP of Samsung phones on the rise, thanks to Galaxy S8

Strategy Analytics have tallied the numbers and discovered that the average selling price (ASP) of Samsung phones during the April-June quarter was the highest in the last three years – $235. The analysts attribute this to strong sales of the Galaxy S8 duo. Last year, the ASP was $232, dropping to $227 in the second half of the year when the Galaxy Note7 was supposed to take over as the new flagship. The historic high, however, was

Samsung Galaxy Note8 ‘final’ specs leak in full

Samsung Galaxy Note8 ‘final’ specs leak in full

Samsung is officially unveiling the Galaxy Note8 phablet on August 23. That’s exactly three weeks from today for what it’s worth. And with just three weeks to go until the grand event, today what are purported to be the phone’s “final” specs have been leaked in full by the usually reliable Evan Blass. So here’s what you can expect. As evidenced by the leaked press renders below, the Note8’s design will be similar to that of the Galaxy

Samsung topped global smartphone shipments in Q2 2017

Samsung topped global smartphone shipments in Q2 2017

Samsung shipped 22.1% of all smartphones around the world in Q2 2017, maintaining its leading position in the smartphone market. This equals in 79.5 million devices or 1.9 million more than the same quarter of 2016. Samsung recovered from the Galaxy Note7 fiasco effortlessly, with 2% rise from 77.6 million units in April-June 2016. Apple is still second, but even though it shipped more units YoY, it failed to match the overall market

Former Samsung CEO appointed as President of Nokia Technologies in the US

Former Samsung CEO appointed as President of Nokia Technologies in the US

Nokia announces its newest hire: Gregory Lee, (now) former CEO of Samsung Electronics North America. After being 13 years with Samsung, where he most recently led all of Samsungs businesses in North America along with its vast portfolio of mobile and consumer electronics. Nokia has appointed Lee as the head of its US executives team, where Lee will lead Nokias efforts in consumer products and further push the companys presence in

Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition is just days away

Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition is just days away

There’s been talk for a while that Samsung would sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 handsets, and a recent rumor that the phone would launch on July 7 has turned out to be true, with Samsung officially confirming the Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition will launch then. The phone has essentially the same design as the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, but with the new name plastered across the back, and it’s apparently built using “unused” parts.

Rumors of Samsung Galaxy S8 mini point to 5.3″ screen, Snapdragon 821 chipset

Rumors of Samsung Galaxy S8 mini point to 5.3″ screen, Snapdragon 821 chipset

It has been a while since Samsung released a mini flagship and those older S minis were flagships in name only. Now unsubstantiated rumors suggest that a Galaxy S8 mini is in the works and will debut in South Korea at some point in the future. The mini will allegedly have a 5.3 screen but will have the feel of a 4.7 screen due to the extra wide aspect ratio (18.5:9).   Suggested specs for the S8 mini include

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2015) will get Nougat in November

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2015) will get Nougat in November

A couple of months ago, a list of updates designated for Samsungs devices leaked from Turkey and revealed which of Samsungs mid-range devices, like the A and J series) would be getting Android Nougat. In that list, the Galaxy J5 (2015) was nowhere to be seen. A revised list has been spotted, complete with the expected dates of arrival. The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2015) is now listed to receive an Android Nougat update which is set with

Galaxy J5 (2017) listed for pre-order in Germany – announce it already, Samsung

Galaxy J5 (2017) listed for pre-order in Germany – announce it already, Samsung

  Samsung’s hugely popular J-series of smartphones is due for a refresh and by all accounts an official announcement should happen any day now – the Galaxy J7 (2017) and J5 (2017)even starred in hands-on videos, yet there’s no word from Samsung on the matter. Well, retailers in Germany seem to know a few extra details, as the Galaxy J5 (2017) has been listed for pre-order on a few major online stores.   Price has been set at 279 for the J530FD version, in other words the Galaxy J5 (2017) Duos dual SIM flavor. Otto says the phone will ship at the…

Fix for Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ red tint issue now rolling out in India

Fix for Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ red tint issue now rolling out in India

After South Korea and Europe, Samsung has now started rolling out the Galaxy S8/S8+ red tint issue fix in India as well. Weighing in at around 426MB, the update arrives as firmware version XXU1AQDG.   Both S8 as well as the Plus variant are getting the update. It’s worth mentioning that the flagships aren’t yet on sale in India – they’ll will be available for purchase starting May 5, although pre-orders