In September, the Korean consumer electronics giant unveiled the Galaxy Gear, a smartwatch that connects to a user's smartphone or tablet to provide alerts, take photos, make calls, and access certain apps. For Samsung, the device is more than just another gadget; it also marks an important shift in the company's position in technology: long known as a "fast follower" that's … Read more
You know what's cooler than unlocking your phone by scanning your fingerprint? Unlocking your phone by scanning your eye. And that's what Samsung has planned for next year's Galaxy S5, according to a new report out of Korea.
Our sister site ZDNet Korea quotes industry sources who say the company's next flagship mobile will pack an iris scanner -- a first for any phone -- and a massively high-resolution display. These are just rumors for now, but it sounds like we could find out more soon.
According to the sources, the unnamed phone -- most likely … Read more
There's flogging a dead horse, and then there's the new Samsung Galaxy Core Advance. It looks like last year's S3, but it's not out until next year -- when the S5 will be imminent -- and it's not even as good as the 18-month-old flagship phone.
The Core Advance is more like the old S2, going by the specs, with the addition of a couple of buttons on the front. It has a pathetic dual-core 1.2GHz processor, a mediocre 1GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable storage, no 4G, and the aging Android 4.… 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
Samsung's 2013 flagship phone, the Galaxy S4, has been a smashing success, so it's no wonder people are already guessing about its successor. I'm presuming that the next phone will be named the Galaxy S5, but even that's up in the air.
Though the Galaxy S4 was released in March, rumors started flying about the next Galaxy flagship phone just a few months later. We're tracking all the buzz about the new phone's supposed design, materials, and upgrades to the camera and other features. We'll continue to update the post as new reports … Read more
Santa is sacred.
He's an icon. He's a superstar. He's a traditionalist. You don't imagine him peddling one product or another. He's commercially non-denominational. At least that's how he lives in my childlike mind.
Now along comes Samsung to tell me: "No, no, ninny. Santa is a Galaxy Gear fanboy."
In a new ad that will surely shake the foundations of contemporary culture, we have Santa -- no, Samta -- speaking at what appears to be an elves' sales conference.
Samta is less the genial old man who's seen it all, … 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
The GS4 with Spark will look and act identically to other variations on sale in the US, except that this one is provisioned to hop between 800MHz, 1.9GHz and 2.5GHz network bands while delivering network data.
The device will trickle to Sprint's retail shops and distributors in "the next few weeks" for $200 on contract, joining the HTC One Max and LG G2 as Spark supporters. As with those, the Spark-y S4 … Read more
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has taken notes from 10 million wallets. Samsung has announced it has sold 10 million Note 3 phablets in just 60 days -- clearly the new faux-leather styling is a hit.
The original Note was a surprise hit in 2011, as phone fans went nuts for the huge screen and S Pen stylus. Both the original Note and its follow-up, the Note 2, also sold more than 10 million, but the Note 3 has outstripped both in its rate of sales.
To celebrate the milestone, Samsung has compiled a list of its phones that join the 10 million club. … Read more