In the meantime, we've collected quite a list of rumored features and specs, including an ultra-HD 2,560x1,440-pixel-resolution display, a fingerprint scanner, and an optional metal finish. There's no doubt in my mind that Samsung will hoist up cutting-edge specs to give us strong mobile photography, a dazzling display, and oodles of Samsung-only software. I've said it before: Samsung excels at checking off the … Read more
With invites for Samsung's 'Unpacked' event sent out, we're likely only a few weeks away from getting our first official look at Samsung's long-awaited Galaxy S5. But Samsung wouldn't have got this far without the Galaxy S3 -- a true turning point for the South Korean tech giant. Press Play on the video above to see how Samsung's third flagship turned the company from imitator to innovator.
The Galaxy S3 wasn't just an amazing smartphone in its own right, it represented a change for Samsung, a moment where the company found its Galactic groove, … Read more
Samsung is aiming to be more stylish with the latest twist on its Galaxy S4 phones.
The new Black Edition of the S4 and its S4 Mini counterpart come with a faux-leather textured back cover and bezel. Riffing on the same theme, the power adapter, data cable, and headphones are black as is the product packaging itself.
Buyers of the new versions will also find a suite of eight new wallpaper designs for the home and lock screens as well as several exclusive ringtones.
The black editions first popped up on Samsung's Russian Web site late last month.
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If you're seeking an affordable Android phone on T-Mobile, the Samsung Galaxy Light is a serious choice. There's nothing flashy or even particularly interesting about a this 4-inch, entry-level smartphone that just looks like a slightly mutated Samsung Galaxy S3. Still, its 4G LTE is pretty fast, the screen is bright and colorful, and Samsung has filled it with many of the software extras you come to expect on its phones.
Its $240 all-in price puts the Light at the bottom end of the price range, which is exactly where it belongs. It isn't the least expensive … Read more
Apple risks falling behind in display tech in 2014, DisplayMate Technologies said in a research note.
Echoing an earlier note, DisplayMate Technologies Raymond Soneira said this week that "Apple has recently given up the lead in displays -- now Amazon, Google, LG, and Samsung are launching products with the best and most innovative displays."
He cited the example of an emerging LCD technology called Quantum Dots that Amazon has tapped for the Kindle Fire HDX 7 (now $199 at Amazon).
"Quantum Dots are going to revolutionize and reenergize LCDs for the next 5+ years," he wrote. &… Read more
Here's a secret for gadget makers: If you want to get a lot of attention for your new device, release it in January.
The first month of the year heralds CES with all its noise and bluster. But after the show, when the insanity dies down and holiday sales recede into history, the gadget landscape dries out. As we do each month, we used our unique algorithm to rank gadget buzz according to search volume, engagement on CNET, and editors' ratings. This month, the effects of a dry release cycle come into clear relief. The usual suspects are still … Read more
Samsung and Swarovski have partnered to deliver a custom cover for the Galaxy Note 3. On display at this year's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, the $300 crystal-clad cover is also on sale for a limited time.
The Galaxy Note 3 case is bundled with a matching bracelet and comes in three color options: Jet (black), Crystal Bermuda Blue and Crystal Metallic Light Gold, and Crystal Metallic Silver. There is one catch -- you'll have to trek to Swarovski's retail store in Manhattan, New York to get one.
This isn't the first time Samsung has … Read more
Samsung's Siri competitor, S Voice, is set for an overhaul, according to a new report.
Sammobile on Wednesday published photos of what it claims is the new-and-improved S Voice app. The app, which allows users to employ their voices to make commands, comes with a two-tone blue design and an interface that embraces flat design -- i.e., simple and minimalistic.
The leaked images come just after Sammobile showed off updated versions of Samsung's S Health and WatchOn apps. All three apps are expected to come with the rumored Galaxy S5.
Sammobile says that the new S Voice … Read more
Apple and Samsung have provided their final list of allegedly infringing devices for their next mega trial.
Apple on Tuesday presented to the San Jose, Calif., federal court a slew of Samsung products -- including the Admire, Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note II, and Galaxy S3 -- that it contends violates its patents. Samsung responded, saying that it believes Apple's iPhone 4, 4S, and 5 -- along with the iPad 2, 3, and 4, among others -- infringe on its patents.