In mid-March, shortly after Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S5 to mixed reactions, their mobile boss, JK Shin, told Korean press that his company was not working on an ultra-premium version of the phone. The question was posed to Shin because rumors (benchmarks too) for months leading up to the launch of the GS5 pegged Samsung as introducing a potentially new premium line of devices, one of which sported a QHD (2560×1440). We even saw apps from a Galaxy S5 ROM mention WQHD, but yet, the device came with a 1080p display instead.
With the Galaxy S5 now days away from an international retail launch, speculation over a premium line is back, thanks to another benchmark. (more…)
Rumors of a Galaxy S5 Zoom from Samsung have been popping up here and there, with reported specs for the device already leaked. What we had yet to see is an actual look at the device, and thanks to the most recent leak, we can check that off of our list.
All we have is a single picture from what appears to be some type of Samsung fan site, but at least the photo is in focus. We can’t be thrilled enough to see an in-focus leaked photo. From a look at the image, it appears that Samsung is attempting to cut back on the size of the Zoom line, throwing more mechanical work of the camera into the body of the phone itself. (more…)
Now that we are less than two weeks away from the official Galaxy S5 launch (and eBay is already calling it a Daily Deal), it’s time to look forward to the same phone in different variants. Last year’s Galaxy S4 came in Mini, Zoom, and Active forms, so as far as we know, the S5 will be getting similar treatment.
An exclusive out of SamMobile today, attempts to confirm the existence of the Galaxy S5 Mini, going on to reveal probable specifications of the mid-range device. (more…)
An update is rolling out for the Galaxy Note 3 from Samsung to customers on Sprint, bringing the ability to make calls over WiFi. While it may not be anything too worthy of writing your mother about, this is still more than Note 3 owners on Verizon can talk about. Still no Android 4.4.2 for those poor folks. (more…)
Daily deal aficionado, Woot, is currently hosting what it believes is the ultimate Samsung Galaxy tablet blowout. I wouldn’t necessarily disagree with their mindset, since the tablet lineup includes the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014), which was Samsung’s flagship tablet from September of last year up until the NotePRO lineup was introduced at CES. We’re talking S Pen, an Octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, and a gorgeous 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600. This is a top-of-the-line tablet, my friends.
Woot has both 16GB and 32GB versions available, also in white or black. The 16GB model can be grabbed for $344.99, while the 32GB version will run you $384.99. If you need something to compare to, we can look to Amazon, which is selling the 16GB and 32GB models at $499 and $549, respectively. (more…)
Like clockwork, Samsung revealed today that it’s refreshing its Galaxy Tab line of tablets. Dubbed the Tab4 series, the new devices will come in 10.1-inch, 8.0-inch, and 7.0-inch screen sizes and feature Samsung software. (more…)
Every year, we sit back on March 31 and wait to see what kinds of silly ideas tech companies can try to push through on April Fools’ day. Google has decided to kick things off earlier and earlier each year, but the rest at least wait until it’s midnight somewhere in the world. Two of those companies are HTC and Samsung, both of which tried to pull off the same exact prank – the introduction of a smart glove. (more…)
HTC cracks me up. Because they are fighting for their lives, they’ll say anything at this point to try and win you over. Whether that’s by claiming to reinvent the smartphone or by attempting to re-create the camera with the “UltraPixel” or calling out Samsung for pushing out a couple of gimmicks instead of innovating , they want to be loud and in-your-face. Let’s be clear though – there isn’t anything wrong with a little trash talking, but if we’re being brutally honest here, HTC is guilty of just as many gimmicks as Samsung. And that includes their new HTC One (M8), which may contain the mother of all gimmicks. (more…)