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Samsung Teases the Exynos 9 Series SoC

From what we know so far, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus devices are likely to be the first commercial devices which will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC. Qualcomm's collaboration with Samsung to bring in 10nm fabrication process could be giving the latter exclusive usage on the upcoming Snapdragon 835, even if due to...

Samsung and Jio Announce Joint Press Conference for MWC 2017

As much as we'd like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus to be made official as soon as possible, the South Korean company has different plans. The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge were released at the Mobile World Congress 2016, so we expected the S8 and S8 Plus to also be unveiled at the same event...

The FTC is Investigating Google for Anti-Competitive Actions Against Samsung

Google is not a stranger to anti-competitive actions when it comes to the Android mobile platform. Things that would be considered okay if the software was only used by a minority of the market are now being frowned upon because of how much market share Android has. Reports say that Android accounts for over 80%...

Leaked Render Claims to Show the Galaxy Tab S3, Said to be at MWC 2017

We've been hearing various rumors about Samsung's upcoming flagship tablet since June of last year. Most of those rumors didn't produce anything tangible (which is why we didn't cover them), but then things started to get interesting around October. A rumor started to spread about halfway through October that claimed the Galaxy Tab S3 would...

Huawei Sold 30% More Phones in 2016, But Made Less Profit Compared to 2015

The global smartphone market is not growing at the rates at which it once used to. Signs of stagnation and even decline are present in several once-prolific markets, forcing smartphone makers to look for new avenues to make profits and keep themselves afloat. Even in such periods of stagnation, China's Huawei recorded a nearly 30% growth...

Google’s Project Zero Discovered how to Bypass Samsung’s Knox Hypervisor (Fixed in January Patch)

Google's Project Zero team has verified a number of exploits that enable Samsung's phones running the supposedly-secure Samsung Knox security suite to be attacked. The blog notes that all vulnerabilities have been passed to Samsung who has actually released fixes for them in a January software update. Background As part of the Samsung Knox security software suite introduced by...

Larger S8 Model Reportedly Packing 3,500mAh Battery

Samsung's latest and greatest is coming our way once again, with the announcement of the Galaxy S8 models being only weeks away at this point. After the failure of the ill-fated Note 7, Samsung needs to hit a homerun with their next device. Leaks suggest that the Galaxy S8 will come in two variants, with rumors...

Faulty Batteries Caused a Small Fire in a Chinese Samsung SDI Plant

Samsung SDI has been making TVs and monitors for generations, but you probably know about them from the recent Galaxy Note 7 battery debacle. This subsidiary of Samsung was one of the suppliers of batteries for the Galaxy Note 7 and they'll be a big supplier of batteries for the upcoming Galaxy S8 as well....

IDC Report States Apple Shipped More Phones in Q4 2016 Than Samsung

The International Data Corporation (IDC) is a highly respected research company that uses often publishes studies on the smartphone market. A new report has just been published by the IDC that highlights the smartphone shipment numbers for the fourth quarter of 2016, and there have been some interesting changes to highlight. For many of the past quarters, Samsung...

Alleged Price, Specs and Release Month Revealed for the Galaxy Tab S3

We haven't heard much about Samsung's 2017 flagship tablet, but now there are some new rumors circulating that claim to give us an idea of what we can expect. The last time we saw rumors about the device was back in October of last year when it was said this new tablet would be released...

Samsung Sends Press Invites for their MWC 2017 Launch Event

Samsung made a big splash last year at MWC 2016 with the announcement of both the Galaxy S7 as well as the Galaxy S7 Edge. We got to see how the RAM management of the Galaxy S7 was compared to the Galaxy S6, and they even showed off Samsung Connect Auto as well as some...

AI in Smartphones: Separating Fact From Fiction, and Looking Ahead

As it goes every year, one hot feature sets a trend in technology, and suddenly every company boasts some variation of which that is uniquely theirs. This year, that feature is AI. Hot on the heels of Alexa's and Google Assistant’s holiday successes, Artificial Intelligence on phones has become the de facto must-have feature –...