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 …


OnePlus hired "stupid men" for a speed test between its 5T phone and Samsung's Galaxy Note 8

OnePlus  never shies away from a little controversy, and that’s exactly what we’re being served via the company’s latest promo video. Titled OnePlus 5 – The Cactus Test, the new video pits the OnePlus 5T against Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8, but it does it in a most unusual way. 
As you can see below, the video presents two “stupid men” (OnePlus’ words, not ours) who, according to the narrator, are “testing the processing speeds” of the 5T and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. 
One man uses the Galaxy Note 8, while the other has a OnePlus …

Samsung's new ISOCELL sensors will shoot 480fps slo-mo in Full HD, are Galaxy S9&S9+ getting that?

Samsung has just detailed a trove of intriguing new camera features of its newest ISOCELL camera sensors, which are quite likely making it to the upcoming Galaxy S9 and S9+ flagships. We’ve already explained at large how important the Galaxy S9/S9+ will be for mobile photography, but Samsung’s recent detailing of the camera sensor really turns up our expectations to 11.

Thanks to the all-new 3-stack fast-read-out sensor that Samsung is incorporating in its sensors, the cameras of upcoming Galaxy devices will be able to focus even faster and more accurately than before thanks …

Samsung's profits hit record

Samsung may be aiming to make us fat and lazier than ever, checking the fridge content and the visitor at the door from the couch in front of the TV, but obviously it is delivering what people want, as it just did a record profit forecast song and dance for this past quarter. 

In a regulatory filing ahead of its Q4 earnings announcement, which is apparently obligatory to do in South Korea for listed companies, Samsung says that it expects to have pocketed about $14.1 billion in the October-December period. For comparison, its last earnings guidance, for Q3, was $12.8 billion, …

10 phones that redefined Samsung's identity

Now that 2018 is finally underway, we’re all eager to see what’s in store for us in the flagship range. CES 2018 is seriously right around the corner, but if the trends from previous years continue to exist, we won’t be seeing or hearing about anything substantial – then again, mid-rangers are more than likely to be expected. Things will really begin to heat up during the time period between CES 2018 and MWC 2018, with the latter tradeshow generally dishing up the juicer, more prized devices in the stable.

Out of all the companies that are looking to make some noise in the crowded …

Samsung's foldable smartphone might include technology similar to Apple's 3D Touch

If Samsung manages to launch the long-rumored Galaxy X, the foldable smartphone might benefit from some technologies that have yet to make it in any of the company’s products. One of these technologies is already implemented by the competition and everyone knows them as 3D Touch (Apple) or Force Touch (Huawei).

To some degree, Samsung implemented the pressure-sensitive technology to the Galaxy S8/S8+, but it’s only present around the virtual home button. Last year, the South Korean giant filed for a patent that describes a technology similar to Apple’s 3D Touch and Huawei’s Force Touch, …

Samsung's new Galaxy A8 and A8+ will be released in the first week of 2018


A couple of days ago, when Samsung announced its new Galaxy
A8 and Galaxy A8+, it said that the phones would be available in “early
January 2018.” Now, we have an exact release date – at least for one
market.  

 

Samsung says that the Galaxy A8 (2018) family is going to be
launched on January 6 in Vietnam.
Official prices have also been revealed: $485 for the Galaxy A8, and $595 for
the Galaxy A8+. Of course, these are local prices, so the two new phones may
cost a bit more in other countries.

 

The Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) are Samsung’s first mid-range smartphones
to …

Results: Samsung's design is on point!

The Samsung Galaxy S9 is approaching its announcement date and, we kind of, sort of know how it’s going to look. Yes, it’s always a good idea to take leaks and rumors with as much salt as you have in your kitchen, but it has been leaked multiple times from multiple sources. Usually, when this happens, it’s a pretty clear sign that the phone’s design has already been set in stone.

And what the leaks and rumors are saying is that the Galaxy S9 will be only a small, incremental upgrade over the Galaxy S8 — slightly slimmer forehead and chin, same frame, same back. But, that’s not such a bad …

Samsung's global market share estimated to fall in 2018 for the first time ever (not including 2016)

Despite having strong momentum thanks to some big winners this year, Samsung is expected to lose some market share in 2018 according to Strategy Analytics. Thanks to 2017 models like the Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8+ and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the manufacturer will have an estimated 20.5% share of the smartphone market this year. But with Chinese manufacturers on the rise, Samsung’s global market share is forecast to drop to 19.2% next year. 

Samsung is being challenged on the high end by Apple, whose popular iPhone X costs $999 to $1,149. On the low-end, a large contingent …

Galaxy A8 (2018) leaks in new renders: Samsung's bezel-less mid-ranger is a beaut'

Official renders of the Galaxy A8 (2018) have just been unraveled by popular Dutch website Galaxyclub.nl.
Showing the upcoming mid-range bezel-busting trooper that Samsung is prepping in concert with an official-looking flip cases painted in different colors. Provided that the renders are real, which is rather likely, they will be confirming the much more logical placement of the fingerprint scanner at the back, which will be placed immediately below the camera unit and not offset to the side like on the Galaxy S8.

Of course, a fingerprint …