Tag Archive: Samsung

Samsung probably didn’t sell a million Galaxy Folds after all

Reports of its sales have been greatly exaggerated

What you need to know Samsung’s Galaxy Fold probably didn’t sell a million units as earlier stated. The erroneous statement was made by a Samsung exec at TechCrunch Disrupt earlier this week. A Samsung spokesperson said the exec had confused sales targets with actual units sold.

Samsung probably didn’t sell a million Galaxy Fold smartphones, contradicting an earlier statement that it did. The statement was made earlier this week  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Note 9 Android 10 beta now available in the U.S.

For unlocked users.

What you need to know Android 10 beta with One UI 2.0 is now rolling out for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Note 9 in the U.S. for unlocked users. To sign up, it will require registering via the Samsung Members app. The update includes the latest December security patch for both models and comes in at a little under 2GB.

Samsung has been on a roll lately beta testing the latest version of  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S10 Android 10 update is now rolling out in India

Now available for non-beta users as well.

What you need to know The stable Android 10 update for the Galaxy S10 is now rolling out in India. In addition to all the Android 10 features, the update brings new One UI 2.0 goodies as well as the latest December security patch. Apart from India, the Galaxy S10 Android 10 update is currently rolling out in nine other markets.

Samsung surprised everyone by rolling out the stable Android  [Read More…]

Theme Park lets you create custom themes for your Samsung phone

It’ll automatically craft a new theme for your phone using your current wallpaper.

What you need to know Theme Park is a new module for the Good Lock app. It allows you to make custom themes for your Samsung smartphone. The software automatically detects the palette of your current wallpaper and uses that as a base to come up with a new, customizable theme.

Samsung’s always been the king of customization in the Android world, and it’s  [Read More…]

The Samsung T5 portable SSD is terrific, and it’s nearly half off right now

I’ve been using Samsung’s T5 portable SSD for years now, and it’s without a doubt one of my favorite pieces of tech in my kit. There’s no worse feeling while you’re shooting and editing a large video project than running out of storage, and having a speedy drive you can edit off of makes sure you don’t need to worry about that.

The Samsung T5 is sleek and well-made with a durable aluminum casing, and it’s crazy fast with read/write  [Read More…]

Should you buy the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 or the Fitbit Versa 2?

Beauty and brains Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2

$ 229 at Amazon

Pros Digital touch bezel LTE capability Samsung Pay Built-in GPS Cons Shorter battery life More expensive

There’s a lot to love about the new Galaxy Watch Active 2 from Samsung. While activity tracking remained mostly the same, the most notable upgrade is optional LTE capability. You’ll also enjoy onboard GPS, Samsung Pay, and a digital touch bezel.

Tried and true Fitbit Versa  [Read More…]

Samsung is selling a boatload of AMOLED displays these days

Not that it’s that much of a surprise, but Samsung Display took the top spot for AMOLED displays for mobile devices in 2019.

What you need to know Samsung went from supplying 21.3% of AMOLED displays in Q2 to 29% in Q3. In Q3 alone, Samsung Display shipped 146 million mobile AMOLED panels. The previous leader was BOE Technology, whose share dropped below 20% for Q3.

While it is a reasonably well-known fact that Samsung has some  [Read More…]

Samsung will greatly simplify update process for new emoji with One UI 2

Could this be the harbinger of simpler updates for other system features?

What you need to know Samsung is moving emoji updates from the system software to a standalone .APK package. This could mean shorter testing time and fewer approvals in between updates. The new procedure will be part of Samsung One UI 2.0, according to XDA Developers.

In the past, if Samsung updated its emoji, the manufacturer included the update as part of a larger system-wide  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S11e renders show curved Infinity-O display, triple rear cam

The Galaxy S11e may not look very different from the standard Galaxy S11.

What you need to know CAD-based renders showing the Galaxy S10e successor have surfaced. Unlike the Galaxy S10e, the Galaxy S11e will have a curved display with a centered hole-punch cutout. The leaked renders also reveal a camera bump with three sensors.

After giving us our first look at the Samsung Galaxy S11, reliable leaker @OnLeaks has now teamed up with the folks over  [Read More…]

Would you buy a Samsung phone with a 120Hz display?

Let’s chat with the AC forums.

Samsung’s One UI 2 Beta is currently underway, and with one of the latest updates that’s gone out, we’ve gotten a sneak speak at what’s likely a future feature for the company’s upcoming flagships.

The beta has a page for enabling a 120Hz display, and while this obviously doesn’t do anything on any of Samsung’s existing phones, it is a strong indication that devices like the Galaxy S11 and Note 11  [Read More…]