Samsung Galaxy Note Edge with Curved Display

Posted in SmartPhones by Darrin Olson on September 3rd, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Note EdgeSamsung announced on Wednesday the Galaxy Note Edge, the companies latest release of the Galaxy Note smartphones. The un-missable feature with the Note Edge – the screen is bent on one side to make use of the edge of the phone as part of the interactive display.

Although there is one single continuous piece of glass as the display, the side bar interactions happen independently of the rest of the display to help with navigation and display side-note information. Samsung has some unique apps that take advantage of the curved side with a matching game, camera controls and date/time information when the phone is in standby.

Samsung Announces Gear S Smartwatch

Posted in Smart Watch by Darrin Olson on September 3rd, 2014

Samsung Gear S SmartwatchAlong with the Gear VR headset, Samsung today announced the Gear S Smartwatch, Samsung’s sixth, (yes six) entry into the wrist-wearable technology space. What’s so special about this smartwatch is that it can run on its own – no need for a smartphone to go along with it and communicate. It has a built-in nano SIM card and came make its own phone calls and receive emails directly to the device. You can even type emails right on the Gear S with a tiny touchscreen keyboard. Whether or not you want to do that might still be in question.

The Gear S features a 2-inch curved AMOLED screen at 260×480 with interchangeable bands and a slot for the SIM card in the back. In addition to calls and emails, it will support turn by turn navigation, a news feed and a couple of running apps from Nike+ and S Health.

Samsung Debuts Gear VR Virtual Reality Headset

Posted in Virtual Reality by Darrin Olson on September 3rd, 2014

Samsung Gear VR Virtual Reality HeadsetToday at Samsung’s IFA event the company announced its entrance into the Virtual Reality product space along side of Facebook, Playstation and Google with the Gear VR virtual reality headset. The headset is built so that the Galaxy Note 4 (also announced today) with its 5.7 inch screen will fit inside and act as the display.

According to Samsung, Oculus is actually behind the software handy work while Samsung takes care of the hardware. They are also expecting the Gear VR to be released to consumers yet this year, way ahead of the competition. We’ll provide more info as it becomes available.

via The Verge

Samsung Announces Galaxy S5 Launching April 11

Posted in Samsung by Darrin Olson on February 25th, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5Samsung announced the release of the Galaxy S5 on Monday at the Unpacked 5 conference in Barcelona. According to the announcement, the much anticipated S5 will be available to the public in the US beginning April 11, but the initial release of pricing or what colors will be available, were not specified.

In this release, Samsung appears to have focused on improving more of the practical, day-to-day functionality’s of the device instead of adding any new bleeding edge features. Some of those include improvements to the phone’s camera, processing speed and most importantly batter life. The S5 will support up to 24 hours of standby time, 10 hours of web browsing or 12 hours of video playback (both on LTE, of course). The company did add a finger print scanner and a heart rate monitor which puts the device in line …

Samsung helps you upgrade to SSD drives

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on August 2nd, 2011

Upgrading your hard disk is a pain, you have to backup, transfer files, and reinstall all your programs. Samsung to the rescue! Samsung will be including a full version of Norton Ghost 15 with their new SSD drives, which allows users to safely and quickly migrate their existing system data to another hard disk.

This allows users to skip the whole process of having to reinstall their OS. Plus with SSD you get increased speeds, less energy consumption and a longer lifespan. All good reasons to upgrade.

Samsung To Produce 7-inch AMOLED Display With Higher Resolution

Posted in Samsung by Reuben Drake on August 2nd, 2011

We all want higher resolution for better image quality, especially on smaller screens. The good news is that Samsung Mobile Display will be developing a new 7-inch AMOLED display with a higher resolution.

This AMOLED display will feature a resolution of 1024×768. The previous AMOLED display had a resolution of 1024×600. But you won’t be seeing the new displays on tablets this year. When we hear more we will let you know.

White Galaxy S II leaks

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on July 29th, 2011

The white Samsung Galaxy S II has been spotted. This leaked snap appears just one day after a UK retailer promised that it would go on sale August 15th. We don’t know if that’s true, but we know that you can now sign-up for “more info” on Samsung’s website.

In any event US fans of this phone should be hearing more from the company soon. So do you like your phones in white or black? Or do you want another color entirely?

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with 4G LTE hits Verizon Wireless on July 28th

Posted in Verizon by Reuben Drake on July 26th, 2011

Just a few more days until this dual-core Android 3.1 Honeycomb tablet arrives at Verizon Wireless. Best Buy already put the device up for sale last month. Verizon’s version is now up for pre-order, with a 10.1″ display at 1,280 × 800 resolution, a 3-megapixel camera right at the back, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat, and 4G LTE connectivity.

The 16GB and 32GB models will retail for $529.99 and $629.99, with a two-year contract. A Wi-Fi-only 16 GB model is $499.

First Samsung Slider for Boost Mobile Shows Up

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on July 24th, 2011

It was thought that Samsung’s SPH-M930 would be coming to Sprint as the followup to the mid-range Transform (SPH-M920), but now it looks like this model will be landing at Sprint-Nextel’s prepaid operator Boost Mobile.

This device runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a 1GHz MSM8655 SoC from Qualcomm, up to an HVGA-resolution display and a camera as low as two megapixels. The M930 has picked up its Bluetooth and Wi-Fi certifications, but hasn’t received FCC approval, so it’s probably still a month or two from release.

Samsung Galaxy S II Coming To The US In August

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on July 20th, 2011

Samsung has to be very happy about sales of their new Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone in Europe and other countries. They have already sold more than 3 million S II handsets, but in the US, Samsung still hasn’t released it.

Now it looks like we may have a firm launch date. According to the president of Samsung mobile, Shin Jong-Kyun, the Galaxy S II will arrive in the US in August, but we still don’t know an exact date. To refresh your memory, the Samsung Galaxy S II features a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus display, with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, and also comes with a dual core 1.2GHz processor, 16GB of built in storage and a microSD card slot.

Samsung distances itself from Anymode Smart Case

Posted in Samsung by Reuben Drake on July 19th, 2011

Samsung has issued an unusual statement in response to the launch of a third-party iPad Smart Cover made for its Galaxy Tab 10.1. In the statement Samsung has denied any involvement with Anymode stating that the company used its branding without its permission, and they want to make sure that everyone knows that they distance themselves from the imitation of what is a patented Apple design.

Samsung doesn’t need to be fighting a war on another front since they are currently in the middle of a serious ITC patent infringement dispute with Apple already.

Samsung Galaxy S II / Galaxy Within for Sprint spotted?

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on July 17th, 2011

Many believe that Sprint and other US carriers are preparing releases of branded handsets based on the Galaxy S II, Samsung’s successor to the Galaxy S. Now some new shots seem to support this rumor. One shows the textured back of a device bearing both Sprint and Samsung logos along with an 8 megapixel camera.

The texture and camera are similar to what we’re expecting from S II-based models, so it makes sense. It might be called the Galaxy Within when it launches within days or weeks. It will probably be marketed as a high-end alternative to the EVO 3D that swaps 3D support for Samsung’s Super AMOLED Plus display tech.

Samsung S27A950D 27-Inch 3D LCD Monitor

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on July 8th, 2011

Samsung has just released a stylish new 3D LCD monitor, the S27A950D, for the European market. This 27 inch monitor features a 120Hz panel, it is LED-backlit and provides 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution, and a 5,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio.

Other features include 300 cd/m2 brightness, a 2ms response time, and comes with a pair of active 3D glasses. There’s also a built-in IR emitter for synching with the 3D glasses, dual-DVI, HDMI 1.4 and DisplayPort 1.2 connectors. The S27A950D is available for pre-order in Europe for about $812.

Samsung i727 spotted

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on July 8th, 2011

Some photos of the AT&T-bound Samsung SGH-i727 have surfaced. This is 80% of it. The rest of the phone had to be reconstructed with Photoshop. That’s why the perspective is off.

This phone has its Wi-Fi certification, but isn’t yet in the Bluetooth or FCC databases, so the i727 is probably still a few months from launching. It’s expected to be a mid-range handset when released. When we hear more we will let you know.

Google Nexus Prime

Posted in Samsung by Reuben Drake on June 27th, 2011

We knew that Google was working on a new Nexus smartphone and now we have some news. According to BGR, Google’s first Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone will be called the Nexus Prime, and it will be made by Samsung. The display is expected to feature a 720p resolution, and it looks like it will be a Super AMOLED HD display, and feature a dual core 1.2GHz or 1.5Ghz OMAP 4460 processor.

It will be the first to launch with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Other features include 1GB of RAM and a five megapixel camera that will be able to record full High Definition video in 1080p. It sounds pretty tasty so far.