Samsung's mobile chief says to expect a foldable smartphone in 2018

Perhaps in a bid to distract all of those smartphone fans watching out for Apple’s introduction this afternoon of the tenth anniversary Apple iPhone X model, Samsung had a big announcement itself. Samsung’s top mobile executive, Koh Dong-jin, said today that the company will be releasing its long awaited foldable smartphone in 2018. The manufacturer has been working on this for some time. Back at CES in 2011, Samsung introduced a 4.5-inch flexible AMOLED display.

Samsung’s press conference today was held to show off the highly regarded Samsung Galaxy Note 8 phablet to the media in the company’s …


LG's OLED vs Samsung's Super AMOLED: what are the technical differences?

The LG V30 is coming out pretty soon — first in South Korea, and later in the rest of the world — and from all we’ve seen so far, there’s a lot to like in it. But its biggest feature is also the one that most sets it apart from its V series predecessors: the FullVision OLED display.

And just like many other choices LG made with the V30, the shift to organics is a direct jab at Samsung, which has been putting AMOLED (or Super AMOLED, as it likes to call them) displays in its flagships for many years now. But this raises the question: on a purely …

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Samsung's new Gear IconX wireless earphones could fix the first-gen model's biggest problem

Samsung’s first foray into the wireless earphone space wasn’t exactly a grand slam. The first-gen Gear IconX had a lot of features that remain unique to this day, such as a built-in music player for phone-free listening as well as an integrated fitness tracker and heart rate monitor. However, the biggest drawback of the wearable was its poor battery life, which, quite understandably, was a deal breaker for most consumers. 
Well, it looks like Samsung isn’t ready to give up just yet, as the tech giant just unveiled version …

Samsung's heir Lee Jae-yong sentenced to 5 years in prison for bribery and corruption

Lee Jae-yong, vice chairman of Samsung and would-be heir of the tech empire, was earlier today found guilty of bribery and embezzlement, and was sentenced to 5 years in prison.

Lee was accused of wiring the equivalent of almost $40 million from Samsung subsidiaries to two foundations set up by a confidante of impeached president of South Korea Park Geun-hye.

Previous reports alleged that the money was paid out to win favor from the country’s state pension fund, which supported a merger between two Samsung affiliates in 2015. This was reportedly done in a …

FYI: The screen of Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 has a default resolution of 1080 x 2220 pixels

Officially announced by Samsung earlier this week, the Galaxy Note 8 sports a dual-curve 6.3-inch screen – the largest ever on a Note smartphone. While this is definitely a Quad HD+ (1440 x 2960 pixels) display, you won’t be seeing that resolution out of the box.

Just as it does on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, Samsung is defaulting the screen resolution of the Note 8 to Full HD+, and it’s mentioning this on the phone’s official website. Due to the 18.5:9 aspect ratio of the display, the resolution is 1080 x 2220 pixels (instead of the standard 1080 x 1920 Full …

Samsung's DJ Koh: here's why the Note 8 has a smaller battery

Now I can guarantee battery safetySamsung Mobile’s boss Koh Dong-jin sat down or an interview after the Note 8 preorders began yesterday, and answered some pressing tech journalist questions about the new phablet that has a lot riding on its success to erase the negative impression left by its explosive predecessor the Note 7. In-between mentions of the rigorous investigative work that went into determining the exact cause of the Note 7’s battery mishaps, he explained why Samsung took the decision to equip the Note 8 with a smaller battery than its predecessor.

There …

Meet the Galaxy J7+, Samsung's second dual-camera phone

It appears that Samsung is readying itself to launch another dual-camera phone. Merely two days after the Galaxy Note 8 officially broke cover, a leak from Thailand revealed the second Samsung handset to officially take advantage of the new ISOCELL Dual image sensors. 
Meet the Galaxy J7+, an upper mid-range successor to the J7 (2017) that should premiere soon in the Southeast Asian country. The device’s main camera composition consists of a 13MP f/1.7 sensor complemented by a secondary 5MP f/1.9 unit. …

Samsung's president confirms a smart speaker is on the way to compete with Google Home

Following the Galaxy Note 8 announcement, Samsung is not slowing down at all. After confirming a new Gear S smartwatch will be unveiled on August 30, the South Korean company now claims a smart speaker is in the works as well.

Although Samsung’s officials previously said the company has no immediate plans to launch a smart speaker, Sammy’s president of the mobile division, DJ Koh confirmed such a device will be announced soon.

Moreover, Samsung’s president says that his company is very serious about offering a solid user experience at home with Samsung devices, which is why it will …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 makes a quick appearance on Samsung's U.S. website

This coming Wednesday, we will see the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Just the other day, Sammy’s U.S. website jumped the gun by accidentally posting the U.S. unlocked version of the high-end phablet. The model number, UZKAXAA, fits in with the stateside unlocked version of the Samsung Galaxy S8. The listing has been since taken down and can no longer be found on the website.

There really isn’t much that we can take away from this brief appearance except that 64GB of native storage will indeed be found on the base model of the Galaxy Note 8. And it also suggests that the unlocked …