Samsung Electronics Co.’s response to Apple Inc.’s much-improved iPhone 11 cameras is going to be a giant photographic arsenal strapped to the back of its 2020 flagship phones.The Korean company is preparing the biggest overhaul to the cameras on its flagship phones for next year, according to people familiar with the company’s plans. Its upcoming Galaxy S11 will sport a 108-megapixel sensor for the main camera -- versus the iPhone 11’s 12 -- flanked by three more on the back of the device including an ultrawide-angle lens and 5x optical zoom, they said. The marquee device will also adopt a time-of-flight sensor for depth detection similar to one already in the Note 10+, a feature that can aid portrait photos and augmented-reality applications, the people said, asking not to be identified discussing specifications that haven’t been made public.Samsung will also extend the high-resolution sensor and 5x zoom camera to the … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S11 to feature 108MP quad camera, to launch in February
Advertisement Samsung has finally figured out what was causing the Galaxy Note 7 to explode. After a long investigation, the Korean company has identified the issue, and taken steps to avoid a repeat performance. Now it can focus on salvaging consumer confidence in the Samsung brand.It’s fair to say Samsung didn’t have the best 2016. And it was all because of the Galaxy Note 7, which had a habit of exploding in people’s pockets (although Samsung’s dodgy washing machines Samsung Recalls Millions of Exploding Washing Machines Samsung Recalls Millions of Exploding Washing Machines Samsung is being forced to recall 2.8 million of its washing machines due to the possibility of them shaking themselves apart. Or, to put it another way, exploding. Sound familiar? Read More didn’t help). This cost the company dear, both in terms of cold hard cash, and its reputation.In September 2016, Samsung recalled the first batch Samsung Recalls the Galaxy Note 7, … [Read more...] about Why the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Keeps Exploding
The generous way to describe Apple’s AirPods is to call them “hockey sticks.” Less charitable folks say they look like cigarette butts. Regardless of what you call them, they’re hard to miss, dangling from an increasing number of ears as the convenience of fully wireless earbuds catches on. Samsung’s answer to Apple’s oddball design is the new Galaxy Buds, which are cheaper, better looking, and bring some really neat features. Can Galaxy Buds snuff out the AirPods? Debuted Wednesday at Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event in San Francisco, the Galaxy Buds are very similar to 2018’s Gear IconX, which were packed with features and decent sound, but struggled in a very competitive market. A lot has changed in the year and a half since Samsung unveiled them; the company must clear a very high bar just to compete. For starters, there’s battery life. The IconX was good for 5 hours of playtime, but the case supported just a single charge. In … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy Buds first look: Are they ear candy or ear worm?
If you’ve been hunting for all the best smartphone discounts this holiday shopping season, look no further. Amazon is discounting the iPhone XR and Samsung Galaxy S10e refurbished models to just under $500. At its launch, the price for the iPhone XR was about $700, with the recent iPhone 11 drop, it has been lowered to $600, and Amazon has the refurbished (practically new) model for as low as $491. The Samsung Galaxy S10 series launched this February with the price for the S10e (the smaller version) at $750, but Amazon is offering it for as low as $417. It’s no surprise that iPhones and Samsung Galaxy smartphones are the most sought-after gadgets this time of year. While refurbished models might not seem like the first go-to option they make for great savings on top-selling electronics if you know how to buy refurbished. And iPhone deals don’t come by easily so hurry because stock on these smartphones is quickly running out. iPhone XR — $491 In our iPhone XR … [Read more...] about Need a cheap smartphone? Apple iPhone XR and Samsung Galaxy S10e under $500
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more. Splish Splash Courtney Lynch 6 Dec 2019 Source: Android CentralBest answer: Yes! The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 is water-resistant to 5 ATM, which means it's can withstand splashes, rainfall, showering, and even swimming. Just keep swimming: Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 ($279 at Amazon) Swim your heart out The Galaxy Watch Active 2 was designed with durability in mind. The 5 ATM rating means it's water-resistant in depths of up to 50 meters. It's suitable for low velocity and shallow water activities, so you can take it swimming. However, it's not suitable for high-pressure water activities. It's also IP68 and MIL-STD-810G-certified, so it's been tested against various conditions, including drops from 4.9 feet, extreme temperatures, shock/vibration, low pressure/high altitude, along with its ability to withstand dust, dirt, and sand. As you might recall, its predecessor was released less than a year ago … [Read more...] about Is the Galaxy Watch Active 2 waterproof?
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more. Do you have the time? Samsung's also launching new bands for the smartwatch. Jason England 23 Jul 2019 2 What you need to know The Galaxy Watch Active is getting updated with a bunch of new features. Samsung's added automatic swim tracking, SmartThings control using Bixby, and a lot more. There's also a new lineup of watch bands, including a reflective textile band and stylish active leather collection. The Galaxy Watch Active is already one of the best smartwatches you can buy in 2019, but now it's about to get even better thanks to a new software update. First up, Bixby can now help you get even more done without the need to touch your watch or get your phone out. Using Bixby, you can start customized exercise routines, control your SmartThings smart home, or get the time difference between cities. Bixby will also begin learning from your routine and questions to become more helpful in the future. The … [Read more...] about Galaxy Watch Active gets low heart-rate alerts and automatic swim detection