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Max Weinbach
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Contributor to the XDA-Developers Portal. I do some Android stuff, focusing on Samsung phones. My Twitter is @MaxWinebach, Instagram is mweinbach, and my email is [email protected] If you have any questions or want to contact me for whatever reason, use that.

Developers have exploited the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Note 9 to get root access on the Snapdragon models

Samsung phones sold in the U.S. are notoriously difficult to root. Samsung Knox makes rooting especially annoying, and it tends to break a lot of things if you do manage to get root. Users in the U.S. can't even unlock the bootloader to root their devices in the first place. Every once in awhile, though,...

Everything we know about the Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra

Samsung’s Galaxy S line of Android smartphones is inarguably the company’s most popular smartphone lineup. This year, Samsung will be launching the 11th Galaxy smartphone but will be taking a break with its naming convention -- so instead of Galaxy S11, we will be getting the Galaxy S20. With Samsung Unpacked 2020 coming up next...

Exclusive: Quick Share is Samsung’s alternative to AirDrop for Galaxy phones

Competition is huge in the phone industry, as we all know. Previously, the competition used to be restricted to hardware and who could have the best hardware, but we've progressed from that era. The area of real competition now is with software, and the software experience can now make or break purchase decisions, as companies...

Exclusive: Leaked Samsung Galaxy S20+ Hands-on confirms 120Hz display, ultrasonic under-display fingerprint scanner, and no headphone jack

The Samsung Galaxy S20 series is Samsung's next mainstream flagship series, and all eyes are set on the top Android OEM for its biggest guns yet. We know that Samsung is skipping over the Galaxy S11 moniker in favor of "Galaxy S20", and we have brought to you other leaks detailing some of the upcoming...

Exclusive: Here are the new camera features in the Samsung Galaxy S20+

Next month, Samsung will be launching the new smartphones in its Galaxy S line up. Previously believed to be the Galaxy S11, we now know that the devices will be called the Galaxy S20 series. Thanks to a series of images shared with us by an anonymous source, we got our first real-world look at...

Exclusive: Download some of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Wallpapers

The Galaxy S20 is launching in just a few weeks. A lot of information about the phone has leaked, but that doesn't mean everything. For example, the wallpapers. We usually don't see those until the official renders leak or the device launches. Luckily, we have access to a few of the wallpapers launching with the...

Exclusive: This is the Samsung Galaxy S20+

The next major smartphone launch event for Samsung, Samsung Unpacked 2020 is just a few weeks away. On February 11th, Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy S20 trio of flagship smartphones as well as a new clamshell foldable smartphone. As we approach the launch event, we've already seen a few live images of the alleged...

You can now opt out of having your Samsung Pay data sold

In the internet age, privacy is a big topic. How much privacy we should have, how to keep our data private, how should companies be able to take and sell our data? It's all very important to talk about and have control over. Companies are just now starting to give us more control over what...

[Update 2: 400-500k] Samsung says it has sold 1 million Galaxy Fold devices

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is undoubtedly one of the most interesting phones of 2019. There is no arguing it is a breathtaking phone that truly represents what the future will hold. That bleeding-edge tech comes at a price, though, retailing at $1,980 in the US, it's one of the most expensive phones on the market....

[Update: Confirmed] Samsung Unpacked 2020 may take place on February 11th

Samsung Unpacked is Samsung's big event for its flagship phone launches, and this year the brand is expected to unveil the Galaxy S20. While Samsung hasn't officially confirmed when the Samsung Unpacked 2020 event will take place, we think we now have a good idea. In an unlisted video posted by Samsung Korea on Samsung's Vimeo...

Samsung shipped 6.7 million 5G phones in 2019 and plans to launch a 5G Tab S6 soon

Samsung is one of the largest phone manufacturers in the world. Annually, they sell millions of phones throughout the world. They kept up this tradition in 2019 with not only LTE phones but also a growing number of 5G phones. But just how many 5G phones did it ship? Samsung says it shipped 6.7 million...

Latest One UI 2.0 update reveals more about the Samsung Galaxy S20’s camera features, Fold 2’s charging, more

Samsung's latest software builds usually gives us a good idea about what Samsung is working on for its upcoming smartphones. The added strings, resources, and code give clues about future products, devices, and features here and there for bored nerds like me to find. For this year's H1 flagship devices, namely the Galaxy S11 (Galaxy...