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Rumors are swirling that Samsung will at the very least tease the Galaxy F foldable phone at their S10 Unpacked event in San Francisco next month, but that is yet to be seen. However, Italian-language blog Tutto Android claims that the Galaxy Fold is set to launch in Italy towards the end of March, or in early April at the latest, priced around €2,000 ($2,272). Just to recap, this device sports a battery divided into two packs — one per blade — with a total capacity of 5,000 to 6,000 mAh, which is necessary to power its internal 7.3-inch (2152 x 1536 resolution) foldable screen and the front cover display. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Samsung’s (EP-NG930TBUGUS) Qi Certified Fast Charge Wireless Charging Stand not only works with the company’s own smartphones, but compatible iPhones as well, and it’s being offered for just $23.99 shipped, today only, originally $69.99. You’ll still be able to use your device while its charging, and since it’s always accessible, answers calls without unplugging. Charge your Samsung Fast Charge compatible device with up to 9 watt wireless charging power, which is 1.8x more power output than a standard wireless charger. Product page. Read more for a video review and additional information.
The Samsung Group is following in Apple’s footsteps by not making major announcements at tradeshows, but rather their own events. They recently posted an invite for a special “Galaxy Unpacked” event for the S10 on Twitter that would take place in San Francisco, London, as well as being livestreamed on February 20th. Rumored to be called the “Galaxy F”, this foldable smartphone could start at an eye-watering $1,770, a price that makes even the 5G-enabled S10 a more affordable alternative. Read more for another video and additional information.
Unlike traditional LCDs, microLED displays consist of arrays of microscopic LEDs forming the individual pixel elements, whch offer better contrast, response times, and energy efficiency. Samsung just unveiled an all-new 75-inch “The Wall” microLED television at CES 2019, and thanks to its modular design, you’re able to either use it as a single display or combine them to form a giant panel. “This screen with transform the traditional idea of a TV. This screen is customizable and can be placed anywhere in the home,” said Samsung’s visual display division president Jonghee Han. Read more for another video and additional information.
Tech reporter Evan Blass, known for his leaked photos of upcoming devices, posted a new image of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Beyond 1 variant (5.8-inch model) that confirms the rumored near bezel-less, hole-punch display with a selfie camera in the top corner. Set to be officially revealed at Mobile World Congress 2019 next month, the Beyond 1 and its Beyond 2 (S10 Plus) models will both be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 processor / Samsung’s Exynos 9820 chip, while the larger phone sports two front cameras and three rear cameras. Read more for a Galaxy S10 size comparison video and additional information.
Samsung’s 860 EVO 500GB Internal SSD lets you turbocharge your computer in minutes, all for $68.40 shipped after clipping the on-page 5% off coupon, originally $109.99. It’s specially designed to enhance performance of mainstream PCs and laptops, thanks to the latest V-NAND technology. The 860 EVO performs at sequential read speeds up to 550 MB/s with Intelligent TurboWrite technology, and sequential write speeds up to 520 MB/s. The TurboWrite buffer size is upgraded from 12 GB to 78 GB.Product page. Read more for an installation video and additional information.
The Samsung Group is set to showcase eight innovative new projects related to Artificial Intelligence (AI), developed from its C-Lab (Creative Lab) program, from January 8-11 at CES 2019 Eureka Park in Las Vegas. One of them is the “Girin,” which is basically an auto-adjusting monitor stand that ensures users have proper posture while on their computers at work. This sensor embedded stand automatically tracks the user’s posture, especially neck and head, in real-time. When bad posture is detected, it subtly moves the monitor which naturally trains users to assume better posture without actually noticing the change in monitor position. Read more for additional images from around the web.
Tom Brewster, a Forbes reporter, spent roughly $378 USD on a 3D-printed model of his own head using gypsum powder to test the face unlocking systems of a range of smartphones — an iPhone X, an LG G7 ThinQ, a Samsung S9, Samsung Note 8 and a OnePlus 6. The Samsung and LG phones came with an option to turn on a slower and more thorough version of facial recognition, but both facial recognition systems were bypassed by the head. “Face recognition is a secondary unlock method that results in your phone being less secure,” said LG. Read more to see if the iPhone X succumbed to the same fate.
Samsung Electronics revealed its largest-ever 3D-ready Onyx screen at Capital Cinema located in the Xicheng district in Beijing, China at a grand opening ceremony on December 7. This high-tech display installed at Capital Theater combines 4K resolution, HDR picture quality and peak brightness level of 88fL — almost six times greater than standard projector technologies. The Onyx LED technology is also 3D-ready and Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI)-certified. “Our new Onyx display reflects a momentous step for the industry, as we usher in the next generation of cinema around the globe. We’re excited to partner with Capital Cinema to help showcase the new industry standard for picture quality on the big screen,” said Seog-gi Kim, Executive Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. Read more for two more videos and additional information.
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The Samsung Galaxy S10 may still be months from its official release, but leaks have already given us a glimpse at its successor, which may be the S11 (XI). Both the Galaxy S11 and Galaxy S11 Edge are expected to be unveiled in late 2019, after the launch of the Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10 Edge. Patents show that at least one model could feature a bezel-less AMOLED display, in which the four sides of the device also are also touch surfaces. This also means that the speaker(s), front-facing camera and various other sensors will be integrated directly beneath the display. Read more for additional pictures of the patents and information.