The latest report says the update to the popular Android phone line could include a new kind of lithium ion battery that holds 20 percent more energy in the same size module as the Galaxy S4 battery, and also carries a rapid-charging technology that will get you powered up in less than two hours.… Read more
At the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show we learned that we could expect to see the Samsung Galaxy S5 in a few months, around the same time the company introduced its predecessor, the Galaxy S4, last year. Now, a lone "insider" has passed on some specs for Samsung's next Android flagship phone to Samsung-obsessed site SamMobile along with some of what can be expected in a new S5 Mini and S5 Zoom.
SamMobile has proven to be a pretty reliable source for Samsung leaks, so this report bears repeating with the usual grain of salt that these things can change at any time and not all leaks are good ones. The site says there will be a premium metal body version of the S5, as was reported earlier, alongside a standard plastic version. The phone gets an impressive 2560x1440 AMOLED display, a 16-megapixel camera, and either an Exynos 6 processor or a Snapdragon 805 running Android 4.4 KitKat.… Read more
Welcome to month two of our tech leaderboard, where we use a unique algorithm to tell you which tech (currently for sale) is getting the most buzz. Consider the CNET 100 a Billboard 100 for gadgets.
Last month, we kicked off with a list that showed the power of Google and the impact that November's big gadget announcements made. This month, we see how the December rush of gift-buying played out. Remember: Even though CES is already behind us, very few 2014 products exist in the wild now. This list gives one last nod to the tech that beat … Read more
The Korean electronics giant is "becoming a little more cautious about integrating unproven technologies in devices," Ryan Bidan, director of product marketing for Samsung's US mobile business, told CNET here at the Consumer Electronics Show. That includes fingerprint or iris scanning or any other technologies the company has considered using in its gadgets, he said.
"What we want to make sure is not only does it have a useful purpose, but does … Read more
Samsung Electronics said Monday it expects to record an operating profit of 8.3 trillion won ($7.8 billion) for the fourth quarter of 2013, an 18 percent drop from the previous quarter's record earnings due to smartphone market saturation and increased competition from Apple.
The guidance, issued ahead of the release of full quarterly financial results later this month, was lower than the 10 trillion won average analysts polled by Bloomberg had expected. The South Korean electronics giant also expects to report fourth-quarter sales of 59 trillion won ($55 billion) for the three-month period ended December 31, compared … Read more
Here's some Grinchy news for those of you who put Samsung's Galaxy S4 on your holiday wish list: Israeli researchers have identified a vulnerability in the smartphone that allegedly allows a hacker to easily intercept secure data.
"Based on the information we currently have, the threat appears to be equivalent to some well-known attacks," Samsung said. "KNOX already includes mechanisms, such as per-app … Read more
Before we head into the new year, let's take a moment to look back at some of the most epic videos of 2013. This list represents the top non-product-reviewed videos most watched by you, our CNET viewers!
Though it never did come to fruition in 2013, Apple's iWatch still managed to stir up quite the commotion throughout the year. In the most popular video of 2013, let's take a look back on the very early rumors and speculations spilled by Apple Byte.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 was one of the most viewed products of the year on … Read more
The Korean electronics giant, which reorganizes its businesses annually, this week told Korean media outlets that it plans to fold its camera operations into its wireless business. That will allow it to "integrate the technical know-how of the two business divisions" to differentiate its smartphones. It also will allow Samsung to use insight gleaned from its successful phone push to boost its position in the camera market.
We've contacted Samsung for information and will update the … Read more
Apple's iPhone 5S and iPhone 5 both outsold Samsung's Galaxy S4 worldwide in October, says market researcher Counterpoint.
In its latest Market Pulse report released Thursday, Counterpoint said that the iPhone 5S retained its top spot for global smartphone sales in spite of supply shortages that forced customers to wait to snag the phone. As 5S supply has ramped up, the research firm expects Apple to meet even stronger demand for November and December.
The iPhone 5 took home second place in Counterpoint's rankings, leaving the Galaxy S4 in third. The iPhone 5C was No. 4, followed … Read more
Certain Apple and Samsung products will drop down to no money down at T-Mobile starting Wednesday, the company said today.
The same offer applies to the iPad Air and Galaxy Tab 2 10.1.
While T-Mobile is easing the upfront payment, … Read more