Samsung's Galaxy S9 sales hit record-lows in South Korea, iPhone X too

A new report claims the latest flagships from Samsung and Apple are seeing record-low sales in South Korea. It has previously been reported a number of times that Apple has been forced to cut iPhone X orders due to lower-than-expected demand, and this appears to have spread to South Korea. Unfortunately for Samsung, however, its brand also appears to be tackling weak demand.

According to the data obtained by ET News, Apple managed to shift just 475,000 units of the iPhone X via the major South Korean carriers over the course of its first four months, with a peak of 163,000 devices in December …


iPhone X wins our blind camera comparison vs Huawei P20 Pro, Galaxy S9+, Pixel 2 XL

A week ago, we invited you to take part in our blind camera comparison – a comparison where you, our readers, got to vote for the images you liked best without knowing which phone took them. The star of the show was the Huawei P20 Pro and it was running against the iPhone X, the Galaxy S9+, and the Google Pixel 2 XL. 
Hardly a surprise: the Huawei P20 Pro takes flagship-grade photosSo, did the P20 Pro dominate this one? Did its triple camera setup obliterate its competitors? Well, not quite. Huawei’s handset won in two out of seven scenes, demonstrating prowess …

Samsung reports record operating profits for Q1; Galaxy S9 production cut says analyst

Earlier this month, Samsung gave a preview of its first quarter earnings and said that it would report record operating profits. And sure enough, the company announced on Thursday morning (thanks to the time difference, it is the next day in South Korea) that it achieved a fourth consecutive quarter of record operating profit. Leading the way for the company was sales of memory chips.

During the first quarter, Samsung reported net profit of 11.69 trillion South Korean won, equivalent to $10.8 billion USD at current exchange rates. That happens to be a healthy 52% gain from the net profit …

Crash! Galaxy S9 has a graphics bug

A bug finder has detected that when a Galaxy S9 device (Snapdragon 845 only) is running Samsung Internet and is strained, the entire device will crash. It has been determined that the Adreno graphics unit along with the app cannot handle certain shaders (think: special effects), and the device simply shuts down. Apparently the browser contributes to this because it does not know when to restart itself. The testers tried reproducing the results in Chrome and it did not reboot the device. They also attempted the test using Samsung’s browser on a Google device, but that also did not produce the …

One thing is better than Galaxy S9, and it's an S9 Active with a huge battery

There is only one thing better than a Galaxy S-line phone, and it is its Active version. Top among the reasons is the fact that those ship with much larger batteries than the originals, righting the main wrong with Samsung’s otherwise excellent flagships.

It seems that the Galaxy S9 Active won’t be an exception, as, thanks to a leaked screenshot with its purported specs, we learn that the rugged phone will sport a 4000mAh battery pack, again. The phone here is coded as SM-G893, hinting at a true Galaxy S8 Active successor, as that one carries the model number SM-G892.
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Best leather cases for Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

Say what you will about the convenience of clear silicon cases, they rarely give your phone the looks and feel in the hand that a stylish leather wrapper would. Leather material is the Cadillac of the casing arts, and with a good reason – it ages gracefully, looks premium, and leaves a natural, satisfying feeling in the palm. 
Needless to say, if you have a high-end phone these days, it is most likely crafted out of glass, and, tucking those polished beach bodies into a yellow-ing silicone case could feel like a blasphemy. You have to, though, as glass handsets …

Great deal: Save $150 on the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S9, $200 on the Galaxy S9+

Pssst, been eyeing the Galaxy S9 or the S9+ but one thing or another kept you from jumping the gun?|

Well, good news, Samsung has just made its latest flagship devices even more appealing. If you purchase the AT&T version from Samsung, the Galaxy S9 will cost you $150 less while the Galaxy S9+ will be $200 cheaper in comparison with the MSRP. 

Thanks to this, you can snatch the S9 for $569.99, while the larger device goes for $639.99. 

And that’s not all: for Samsung, at least, when it rains it pours. You will get a free DeX …

Blind camera comparison: Huawei P20 Pro vs iPhone X, Galaxy S9+, Pixel 2 XL

It is big, it is shiny, it is powerful, and it has over 90 megapixels at its disposal. That’s the Huawei P20 Pro in a nutshell, an we’ve been playing with it for the past week or so, evaluating every single one of its features as part of our in-depth review. Spoiler alert: it’s pretty good!
But what about that fancy triple camera on its back? Is the Huawei P20 Pro as capable of a shooter as its maker says? And no less importantly, is it a match for today’s top performers in the field? Well, maybe you can help us find out.
Yup, it is time for …

Huawei P20 Pro vs Pixel 2 XL vs Galaxy S9+ vs iPhone X: low-light camera shoot-out

Being what my colleagues would describe as a “photography aficionado” (a.k.a annoying camera geek), and someone who loved the 20MP monochrome cameras on the Huawei P9 and the P10, I was excited to learn that the Huawei P20 Pro will feature three cameras and a massive (for today’s smartphone standards) 1/1.7-inch sensor for better low-light performance. Not to mention the f/1.8 aperture, which albeit not the lowest f-stop number we’ve seen on a smartphone, is actually capable of capturing quite a bit more light than the competition, thanks to the increased surface area of the sensor.

So, …

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ get a limited Red Bull Ring edition

Vodafone Netherlands and Samsung have revealed the limited Red Bull Ring edition of the Galaxy S9 and S9+. It is named after the “Red Bull Ring” Formula One racing track in Austria and will be available in the Netherlands between April 16 and May 27.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 / S9+ Red Bull Ring Edition is actually nothing special: it’s just the glossy black variant of the device with an added twist – it comes with a Red Bull branded case. Putting the case on your Galaxy S9 / S9+ will change the UI appearance – you’ll see wallpapers …