We already had a strong hunch that it was coming to US Cellular, thanks to the FCC, but now it's official: Samsung's iconic Galaxy S II is finally making its way to the regional carrier in the coming weeks for $230 on a two-year contract and after a $100 mail-in rebate. This version of the GSII offers the same 1.2GHz dual-core Exynos CPU found in the original version, as well as a 4.
Of all the phone manufacturers out there, Samsung seems to have a particular talent for creating an anticlimax. Our first thought when holding the Galaxy S5 was that we'd been through all this before a year ago, with the equally underwhelming launch of theGS4.
Samsung has opened the floodgates for tiny versions of the Galaxy S5 this week with a number of smartphones that replicate this generation’s abilities. With the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini we’ll have what replicates the full-sized S5 the most in a 720p 4.5-inch display, Samsung Exynos 3 Quad (3470) processor, and an 8-megapixel camera.
One leaked configuration of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4 phablet shows an unreleased Exynos 5433 processor. While that may sound rather unexciting, scores from AnTuTu has just revealed that this Samsung octa-core chip outperforms Qualcomm 's top high-end processors. Of course, after all that drama about benchmark cheating last year, everyone has become wary of benchmark tests. Nonetheless they still provide some interesting metrics and theoretical numbers. And in theory, the upcoming Exynos chip from Samsung will be leaving even Qualcomm's fastest Snapdragon 805 in the dust.
It'd be silly of me to talk about tablets in the past tense -- we still write stories about them daily and clearly, we review them, too. But of the ones we've seen lately, most have been low-end; mid-range at best. The market for high-end slates, once crowded with companies big and small, now looks more like a fraternity.
Even while scheduled for a mediation session, Samsung and Apple have already notified the San Jose Federal courthouse of both parties' patents and products for inclusion in an upcoming trial. This third trial in the very same courthouse under the very same judge will cover 5 patents and 10 mobile devices on each side.
Proving that miracles still sometimes happen, the almost legendary Samsung Galaxy S II has just been added to CyanogenMod 11 's roster of nightly builds. While it's still a bit too early to get hopes up, it still brings an early taste of Android 4.4 for a device that would have probably never seen it otherwise.
This year for Mobile World Congress was a rebirth of sorts, owing largely to the restructuring of Samsung’s release schedule, Sony’s continued success with their Z series, Nokia’s push of Android, and the next big wave of wearables. We’ve also seen brands like Lenovo and HTC push hard with devices that aren’t aimed directly at the top tier.
There has been plenty of spec related leaks and rumors surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S5 . One important item to remember though, we have yet to hear anything official from Samsung . And while a release date should be getting closer now, it looks like a Korean securities firm, KDB Daewoo Securities Research, has joined in on the spec related rumors.
We've heard rumors about a Galaxy S5 Zoom , though they seemed to have gone quiet for a bit. Naturally, the focus shifted towards the regular Galaxy S5 , a handset Samsung announced back in February during Mobile World Congress.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime, believed to be a higher-resolution version of Samsung's existing flagship smartphone, could have just crossed through Bluetooth certification, supporting rumors of an imminent release.
How do you fit 12.2 inches of tablet into your life? That's a question I'm sure Samsung must have pondered at some point before greenlighting itsGalaxy Note Pro 12.2, a device that stretches the upper limits of what we can easily call a tablet. It's also something I've wondered myself, given that its size puts it within uncomfortably close competition with 11- and 13-inch laptops.
I am the proud father of three, 3, 9, and 12. I recently upgraded from the Samsung Galaxy S3 to the Sony Xperia Z. Having so many kids warranted a change of pace. Let me tell you, it is mind blowing. I love Android, I love tech and I love my family. Not in that order though. I work hard, play even harder and take care of all that are around me when I can.
Samsung 's Polish website has finally put to rest rumors of the Galaxy Note 3 Neo by officially unveiling the smartphone. Not only does the device come with all the features, not to mention warts, that we expected, it even comes in 3G and LTE models.
You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past seven days -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on through the break, and enjoy.
Apple and Samsung's second major patent trial gets underway in California today. While the parties involved remain the same, the products and patents at issue are substantially different. Undoubtedly, in the coming weeks we'll be inundated with day-to-day reports relaying the latest news from the courtroom.
Samsung has just posted on Twitter that it will be revealing a new mobile chip innovation at MWC 2014 next week. With nothing except the words " Exynos Infinity", Samsung's next chip could feature any of the half a dozen things that the company is rumored to have planned.