Tag Archive: Samsung


About that Samsung tablet that ‘overheated’ on a plane

If you jam any modern tablet between two airplane seats, bad things are going to happen.

You don’t need to look far for reports of Samsung things catching on fire these days. In the wake of the Galaxy Note 7 recall, the media — and public consciousness — is highly sensitive to anything that looks remotely connected to that phone’s unprecedented battery woes. That’s true whether we’re talking about a completely different phone with no known issues, or a  [Read More…]

Daily brief: LG ramps up, BlackBerry shuts down, and Samsung is on fire

Over the hills and far away.

This morning, as BlackBerry announced the shuttering of its hardware division, which will lead to around 100 job losses at the company, LG began to ramp up the V20 sales machine in its home country of Korea.

Frankly, it’s no surprise that BlackBerry has taken this road given its difficulty selling hardware since the introduction of BlackBerry 10 in 2013. And while the Priv, its first Android phone, was pretty  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S7, six months on

It’s been half a year since we reviewed the Galaxy S7; now it’s time to revisit things.

Oh how quickly time flies. It’s hard to believe that the Galaxy S7 has already been on sale for over six months, as we published our review on March 8. The GS7 has been what I consider my “primary” phone since then (with requisite time spent away from it with review devices), so I’ve racked up plenty of experience  [Read More…]

Samsung faces new Note 7 battery fire claim in China

Guangzhou man claims his Note 7 caught fire less than 24 hours after delivery — but isn’t handing it over for inspection.

Even as Samsung makes strong progress with its Galaxy Note 7 exchange program and looks to reassure customers around the world that the new Note 7s are safe, there’s a new report of Note 7s catching fire in China.

Note 7s sold in China were originally through to be unaffected by the battery glitch  [Read More…]

Samsung: 60 percent of old Galaxy Note 7s exchanged so far

90 percent of customers choosing to stick with the device, as opposed to getting a refund or a different Samsung phone.

Samsung’s Korean HQ has given an update on the progress of its global Galaxy Note 7 recall problem, as we approach a month since the company first halted sales of the potentially explosive phone.

First, the key stats:

60% of old Note 7s have been returned in the U.S. and Korea. In Singapore, 80% of  [Read More…]

Best Minimalist Cases for Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Show off the sleek design of your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 with these minimalist cases.

If you’re the type who shies away from putting a case on your phone because you don’t like all that added bulk in your pocket, then you need to consider a minimalist case. They offer protection from scratches and scuffs while keeping the overall look and feel of your phone intact.

Without further ado, let’s dive in and look at the  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S8 reportedly using powerful new GPU

ARM Mali-G71 could provide the power for a 4K display and enhanced VR.

Rumors of a 4K display in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 have been swirling for some time, with a super-dense display offering a significantly upgraded VR experience in next year’s flagship. And now it’s reported that Samsung could use ARM’s most powerful GPU yet in its next Exynos processors.

SamMobile reports that the company will equip its Exynos 8895 processor with ARM’s  [Read More…]

Frequency illusion and exploding Samsung phones

Just because you’re hearing about Samsung phones exploding, doesn’t mean it’s actually happening more often.

Did you hear?! A Samsung phone caught fire on an Indian airplane! The device in question, a Samsung Galaxy Note… 2 — from 2012 — reportedly went up in smoke in an overhead compartment, before being doused in a bucket of water by cabin crew.

It’s one of a few prominent reports lately of Samsung phones other than the genuinely explosion-prone  [Read More…]

Half of all recalled U.S. Galaxy Note 7s have been returned to Samsung

Samsung has hit a big milestone in its U.S. recall of the Galaxy Note 7, but the next group will be tougher.

Now one full week removed from the official CPSC recall of the Note 7 in the U.S., Samsung claimed in a statement sent to Android Central that “about half” of the 1 million recalled phones have been returned. That’s a large uptick from the numbers of just a week ago, which had shown that fewer than 20%  [Read More…]

Samsung going to great lengths to force return of recalled Note 7s

Samsung is taking unprecedented steps to convince customers to return recalled Galaxy Note 7s.

“Most Canadians are extremely supportive of how we’ve handled things,” says Paul Brannen, COO and Executive Vice President of Samsung Canada, in a Toronto board room.

He’s talking with reporters in 15-minute sessions, hoping to quickly cut to the essential truth of the issue: Samsung Canada has handled the Galaxy Note 7 recall better than any other region. He conveys this without  [Read More…]