Category: Samsung

4K TV Tech: IPS vs VA vs PLS LCD Panels

While many affluent enthusiasts are migrating to OLED based TVs for your average consumer, they are a bit too pricey, even if the prices are dropping. So, if like me, you can’t quite afford OLED, you may be curious about the different panels available within the LCD / LED range.  In fact, most consumers probably won’t even know there are different types of panel. In the PC gaming industry, it feels like everyone is familiar with the differences between IPS and TN based displays, with IPS being more expensive and offering better image reproduction but suffering from response times....

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Samsung Galaxy S9 Hands On & Camera Specification : MWC 2018

It would appear leaking of product information is an excellent marketing tool for the social media and news sites are posting about the latest Samsung Galaxy S9 daily. Less then a week out from the official announcement at MWC 2018, there has been a Reddit user that has posted a hands-on review of a pre-production model, and today we have more information on the camera. A couple of days ago a user posted an AMA on Reddit saying he had a 20 min hands-on with the device. The user has since deleted his account but the Internet never forgets,...

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 vs Exynos 9810 vs HiSilicon Kirin 970

Mobile World Congress 2018 is just a week away, and we will undoubtedly see multiple phones announced with the next generation of system on chips (SoC). The Snapdragon 845 is likely to be used in the next flagship phone which is due to be announced at the Nokia event on the 29th. Historically Samsung has used 2 different SoCs on their flagship Galaxy device; if they follow a similar pattern as the S8, it is likely it will use their own Exynos 9810 in the US and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 for the rest of the world on the...

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Samsung Launch 860 PRO SSD from £126.49 and 860 EVO Solid State Drive from £90.49

Samsung has developed the best SSDs for years now, this includes both SATA based drives and the new NVMe based drive. They have now announced the successor to the legendary 850 series, the 860 PRO and 860 EVO. As we are already pushing the limits of SATA there are not massive improvements here, but an improvement nonetheless. The new 860 PRO and 860 EVO SSDs combine the latest 512Gb and 256Gb 64-layer V-NAND, up to 4GB LPDDR4 mobile DRAM and a new MJX controller to elevate the user experience for both consumers and businesses,” said Un-Soo Kim, senior vice president of Brand...

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Samsung Galaxy S9 to launch on February & specification Mobile Work Congress

We have been bombarded with product news this week thanks to CES, but it is only one month away from another major international tech event, the Mobile Work Congress (MWC). Like CES but for Mobiles this event will see the launch of dozens on new and innovative products. The most significant release undoubtedly is going to be the Samsung Galaxy S9, which has now been confirmed to occur during MWC. It is expected the Samsung Galaxy S9 will follow suit from its previous iteration and come in two variants, the standard Galaxy S9 and the larger S9+ Rumours about...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Officially Launched

The disastrous Galaxy Note 7 hasn’t stopped Samsung moving ahead with their flagship phablet style phone. The Galaxy Note 8 has been officially announced and can be pre-ordered for £869 (inc. VAT) with deliveries starting September 15th The Note 8 is equipped with a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display with a Quad HD+ resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels and it comes with 521 ppi. It has an edge to edge display similar to its smaller cousin the S8. It is powered by an octa core Snapdragon 835 processor in some countries and an Exynos 8995 in others. There is...

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Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Announced with Infinity Displays

Following the disastrous few months for Samsung, it is pretty important that their new flagship products are something special and ideally won't explode. Samsung seems to have pulled all the stops out by creating a beautiful pair of phones using what they call infinity displays, which is a near bezel-free display. The S8 has a 5.8” screen and the S8+ has a 6.2” and Both run at what Samsung calls Quad HD+ resolution, otherwise known as 2,960 x 1,440, since these screens are longer than normal. The US Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will feature one of Qualcomm's octa-core...

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Samsung unveils Bixby – Another Voice assistant like Alexa & Siri

With the success of Alexa, everyone wants to get in on the voice control action. Siri has been around for years, and I don’t know anyone that actually uses it. Google has Assistant, so now Samsung have released their own fully fledged assistant with Bixby. Bixby is supposed to be different though it's meant to serve as a new voice-based interface for controlling your apps, rather than just something that you can ask a few questions. “Instead of humans learning how the machine interacts with the world (a reflection of the abilities of designers), it is the machine that...

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Samsung Announces the Galaxy S7 Active

Just as expected from previous years, and the leak back in March, Samsung have announced the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Like previous active series phones, it is basically the same as the normal Galaxy S7 with the same internal hardware, including the latest Snapdragon 820 SoC with a quad-core CPU utilizing Qualcomm's custom 64-bit Kryo cores and Adreno 530 GPU. This is paired with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 32GB of UFS 2.0 NAND. Though you only get one choice of internal storage, it is still upgradable via MicroUSB. The S7 active also uses the same 5.1-inch QHD SAMOLED...

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Samsung’s 2016 4K TV Pricing & More Details: Quantum Dots, & IoT.

As someone that is wanting a big TV upgrade this year, I have eagerly been waiting for the 2016 line-up of TVs to launch. Sony have released some of theirs, and we know about the LG line-up, but no when it is out. Now we have more details on Samsung’s releases, though it is mainly US specific for now, the UK shouldn’t be too much different. All of Samsung’s new 4K TVs feature quantum dot technology, which promise more accurate colours compared to LED on its own. They have also revamped their Smart Hub interface for all the new...

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Leaked – (SM-G891A)

Samsung have accidentally leaked the details of their own Galaxy S7 Active. The previously unknown phone appears in a long list of supported devices in the Google Play listing for the Samsung Level app, spotted by SamMobile. The active range started out in 2013 with a waterproof, and tougher version of the Galaxy S4, and each phone since has had an active variant. However, this year the main selling point of the Active already exists in the S7, and that’s the waterproofing. So this year’s model looks like it will just be focussing on the increased battery life Active...

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Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Announced: Launch March 11th

Samsung are the biggest Android developer out there, and last year the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge were probably the biggest change to the Galaxy S range in the last few years. So it’s no wonder that this year the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge has been announced with few daring changes, unlink the LG G5. Both phones ship with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and both with have either an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 (quad-core 2.15GHz + quad-core 1.6GHz processors) with 4GB of RAM or an Exynos chipset, depending on where you're buying one. Both are available only with 32GB...

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