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.
Samsung is always working on the next big thing when it comes to smartphones. The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are old news on the market and prices are already coming down in an effort to move more devices. Samsung has never been exactly watertight when it comes to details leaking about future products. A recent leak has dropped a few hints about the Galaxy S7 smartphone.
As Qualcomm is steadily building up to the official release of its new system-on-a-chip (SoC), the Snapdragon 820, Samsung is trying to keep step. The Korean gadget giant is making sure that its chip business will remain viable even when Qualcomm outs the SD820, and from this leak, the new chipset from Samsung – codenamed Mongoose – seems to be doing just fine.
Pitting the Galaxy Note 5 against its most recent predecessor, the Galaxy Note 4, we see a device that gets a rather interesting kick in the specs. While the device's basic premise doesn't change - it's still a big phone with a Samsung-made unique stylus inside - the design gets a reboot. Taking after its closest cousin, the Galaxy S6, the detailing on this smartphone becomes refined.
Just a day or so after Qualcomm made public its newest baby, the Snapdragon 820, we are seeing Samsung do the same with their newest processor from the Samsung foundries – the Exynos 8 Octa . Speaking of Qualcomm, these two new processors are practically brothers, as the SD820 was made in the same foundries with the same 14-nanometer FinFET process.
Now we know one of the new things that the Galaxy S7 could be boasting about next year. That is, if you lavish attention to intricate tech details such as these. Samsung has just announced the Exynos 8890, its first chip in the new Exynos 8 Octa series.
We've seen a bunch of different leaks on the Galaxy S7 smartphone over the last few weeks. One of those leaks claimed that the S7 would come in two models with one using a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and the other using Samsung's own Exynos chip. The thing we were wondering is where each model would be offered.
Are you already confused with so many Samsung Galaxy devices out in the market, and very little distinguishing one line from the other? Well, get ready to be even more confused as the Korean OEM is set to release a new series which will be called On or O (depending on the region where it will be released) and is closely similar to the entry-level Galaxy J devices.
A new Galaxy tablet is coming. Yet another Galaxy Tab? Nope. Surprisingly, the South Korean tech giant decided on a new series name this time. The upcoming Android tablet is believed to be the Samsung Galaxy View which was also teased during the IFA 2015 last month. The tablet is said to have a larger display and is aimed for the homes, offices, and classrooms.
Samsung fans are eagerly awaiting the release of the upcoming newest member of the Galaxy Note family. Tradition says it will come out in September, in a side-event at the IFA in Berlin, which is where the four Notes were unveiled year after year. But a rumor is now spreading that it might actually come earlier than expected and be released as early as August.
Samsung has opened the public beta of its new phone-based Pay service ahead of its official launch late next month. Beta participants will need to have a Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Note 5, or S6 Edge+ ( unrooted, mind you ) as well as a credit or debit card from US Bank (Visa) or Bank of America (Visa or MasterCard). Additionally, they'll need cellular service from AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, or US Cellular.
This week is bringing events from a few big companies, but Samsung is not one of them. Instead, the Korean company will be having its next event in mid-August, but before that it has started teasing what we can expect.
We were just talking about Samsung’s new midrangers for 2016 in the updated Samsung Galaxy A5, A7 and A8. It’s early days, but the rumor mill is full of new information for us. We start with this image from the AnTuTu benchmark database – purportedly of the Samsung Galaxy A7 . Dig in.
Samsung's latest Galaxy S6 and S6 edge may already be making waves and running the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop version but the two still don't have a new TouchWiz . The South Korean giant's very own user interface on the smartphones is still the old version. Owners have been craving for a redesign to match the new phone themebut there haven't been anything official from Samsung yet.
Samsung Pay is set to launch by September 29, but as early as now, you can sign up and be a beta tester. There are certain requirements that you need to meet in order to qualify for the program, specifically regarding your Samsung unit, having an active account, having a qualifying credit card, and lastly, which carrier you’re currently subscribed to.
"Anything you can do, I can do better." That seems to be, or has always been, Samsung 's theme in its rivalry with Apple . It was the first to out a 12.2-inch tablet, larger than any Android tablet or iPad ever conceived. Now that Apple is rumored to also have a large iPad Pro coming soon, Samsung is raising the stakes by increasing the size. How big, you ask? Well, 18.
One of the problems with leaks is that there is really no telling which leak is the most accurate one until the fated day finally arrives. Take for example the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, whose leaks are starting to heat up as the August 13 announcement date fast approaches. Many aspects of the S Pen phablet remains in limbo, like the presence, or absence, of an auto eject mechanism for the stylus.
Aside from the Binge On free video streaming service , T-Mobile announced the availability of the Gold Platinum Samsung Galaxy Note 5. This version follows the Black Sapphire and White Pearl models also available from the mobile carrier. The phablet is ready in either 32GB or 64GB storage capacities for $699 as full retail price.
If you think that Samsung already has too many smartphones in the market, brace yourself for more. An industry source has said that the Korean OEM is planning to unleash several mid and low-end smartphones but with some of their features that are already in their newest high-end devices, like fingerprint scanners and the mobile payment gateway Samsung Pay .