- News tagged "samsung"
Thursday, 17 Oct 2013
Samsung Mobile Singapore just announced that the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition (32GB) will be available in Classic White from 19 October. The Jet Black model will be available a week later.
A number of Samsung Galaxy S4 users in Germany are reporting serious draining issues and bloated batteries. We did a check on HardwareZone forums and uncovered several users in Singapore facing similar issues.
Friday, 11 Oct 2013
Swedish biometrics firm Fingerprint Cards AB just announced that it is acquired by Samsung Electronics for $650 million in cash. (Update: Fingerprint Cards issued a statement that it is not acquired by Samsung.)
Korean media sources are reporting that the Samsung Galaxy S5 is slated for an official announcement in January 2014 and will hit retail shelves in February.
Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013
Looks like smartphones with curved displays are ready for prime time with Samsung officially announcing the Galaxy Round, a smartphone with 5.7-inch full HD Super AMOLED display.
Samsung’s mobile business head of strategy marketing D.J. Lee has revealed that the company is planning to introduce a smartphone with a curved display in South Korea this October. (Update: @evleaks has leaked a couple of press shots.)
Tuesday, 8 Oct 2013
There's a rumor that Samsung will be introducing waterproof versions of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, as well as Samsung Galaxy S5. This is likely due to positive feedback and sales numbers of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active.
Samsung has just announced (in Korean) a brand new smartphone camera unit with a 13MP sensor and optical image stabilization (OIS). Not much is known about the new camera module, but the press release claims that the new OIS can correct camera shake up to 1.5°, better than the HTC One's 1°.
Thursday, 3 Oct 2013
AnandTech tested some Android devices and reports that Samsung is not the only phone maker to cheat in benchmarks. Apparently, ASUS, HTC and LG are also involved in tweaking the hardware for better performance when running benchmark apps.
Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013
Tech blog Ars Technica reports that Samsung artificially tuned the processor in the Galaxy Note 3 to "high-power CPU mode" when running popular benchmarking apps.