More Galaxy S9 Exynos vs Snapdragon benchmarks leak, top the iPhone X score

After seeing Samsung’s newfangled Exynos 9810 chipset that will be in the Galaxy S9 make the benchmarking rounds yesterday with 4GB RAM, today brings us the Galaxy S9+ appearing on AnTuTu with a Snapdragon 845 on board, and 6GB of the stuff. 

This is arguably the handset that leaked not long ago, and scored similar to 9810 in the multi-core tally, but much lower in single core, so what else are we learning about it from AnTuTu’s post today? 
Well, the screen resolution of the SM-G965 handset (S9+) won’t be 1080 x 2020 pixels, as is depicted …


The first Samsung Galaxy S9 teaser videos are here: 3D emoji, slow-mo, superb low-light camera teased

SamsungMobileKorea has just uploaded a slew of Galaxy S9 teasers on its YouTube page, and just like any self-respecting video teaser should do, these all but confirm many of the key features that the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are wildly expected to have.

The first video blatantly reveals the advantages of slow-mo videos, the second one is a dead giveaway for superb low-light photography thanks to the variable aperture that can go as wide as f/1.5, and the third one… Well, the third one is a sign of the times as it features 3D emoji, which would allow users to create animated …

Qualcomm unveils 2Gbps X24 modem, hinting at 7nm Snapdragon 855 for the Galaxy S10

Despite its spats with Apple, and the subsequent loss of one of its biggest clients to Intel, Qualcomm remains the top dog when it comes to cellular connectivity, and it just announced the first wireless modem that can hit 2 Gbps 4G LTE downloads, the X24, and the first chip announced to use the 7nm production process, ready to go into “commercial devices” by year’s end. 

That’s much faster than the X20 in Snapdragon 845 which is arriving with Galaxy S9. That one can take advantage of up to 1.2 Gbps speeds, just like the current top modem, found …

Stereo speakers reiterated for the Galaxy S9, along with '3D emoji'

Not that it will come as a huge surprise to our regular visitors, given that the alleged retail box of the Galaxy S9 already stated so, but Samsung’s spring flagship is again rumored to come with a dual stereo speaker set at long last by today’s freshest Korean media reports.
 
That is right, you will finally hear a flagship Galaxy S-line member thunder and roar when loaded with the newest Bruno Mars single! Besides the “tuned by AKG” earphones that the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 also have, the S9 is listed as sporting “stereo speakers,” which will again be… tuned by AKG, …

Samsung Galaxy S9 with Exynos 9810 on deck pops up in benchmark, humiliates Snapdragon 845

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ are just around the corner, and just as one could expect, almost everything regarding these anticipated devices is known at this point. Come to think of, only camera samples remain to be released to the world, but we probably wouldn’t have to wait for those for too long – after all, the Galaxies go official in less than two weeks and we will be at the epicenter of their debut to provide you with all the necessary coverage.

Now, a new benchmark entry on Geekbench seems to be giving us a sneak peek at the performance of the Exynos 9810-powered …

Note 9 won't have in-display finger scanner, but the Galaxy S10 might

Well, it was too good to be true. The in-display finger scanner of the Galaxy Note 9, that is, as rumors that Samsung won’t be ready to produce those in mass quantities for the S9, but may be for the Note 9, are quickly getting deflated.

Korean media is reporting today that the Note 9 will come with the good ol’ rear-mounted finger scanner, probably just the one you are seeing on the latest Galaxy S9 renders. Yes, it is apparently still working with a variety of suppliers, as well as the technology’s creators from Synaptics, to introduce a fingerprint …

Android Oreo update rolling out OTA for Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ in three more markets

Last week, Samsung started rolling out the Android Oreo update to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ in the Netherlands and in Germany. The update, which includes the Samsung Experience 9.0 UI, weighs in at 487.04MB and carries firmware version G950/G955-FXXU1CRAP for both of Samsung’s 2017 flagship models. Today, the update is being pushed out to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ models in India, Poland and France. In all three countries, those who participated in the beta program are getting first crack at the OTA update.

Samsung is trying to get the latest Android build on Galaxy …

Deal: Buy an unlocked Galaxy Note 8 or S8 and get a free Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit ($200 value)

Want to hear about yet another deal involving Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8, S8, and S8+? If you do, we’re glad to inform you that the unlocked versions of the three smartphones are now offered by Best Buy alongside a free SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit. 
Normally costing around $200 (more or less, depending on where you’re getting it from), the Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit enables you to automate, control, and monitor your home via a dedicated SmartThings app. The kit is compatible with a wide range of smart appliances, lights, speakers, locks, cameras, …

Samsung's official cases for the Galaxy S9/S9+ leak

Two weeks from today, Samsung will hold its 2018 Unpacked event in Barcelona on the eve of MWC. And you know what that means. The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+ will be unveiled, kicking off the new smartphone season. Besides the two handsets, a number of new accessories will also be available for Sammy’s 2018 flagship models. And what is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of accessories? Cases, of course.

Samsung’s official cases for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ have surfaced. There will be two new styles, Hyperknit and Protective Standing Cover. The former is a …

Deal: Save up to $300 on a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 or S8 (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile), or get a $350 gift card (Sprint)

Since their release, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8, and Galaxy S8+ have been included in so many deals and promotions that we kind of lost track of them. Still, we have to report about the newest deals involving Samsung’s three phones, as they’re pretty tempting (particularly if you’re interested in a Verizon Note 8), and don’t require trade-ins.  
As of this weekend, Best Buy lets you purchase a Verizon Galaxy Note 8 at $300 off. Verizon was already taking $200 off the Note 8 (reflected in reduced monthly payments), but Best …