Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo specs leak

Late last year we mentioned that Samsung have been rumoured to be working on a lower-powered follow-up to the Galaxy Note 3. According to the leaked specifications at the time, the Note 3 Lite (now known as the Note 3 Neo), would be the lower powered brother to the Galaxy Note 3. Thanks to an anonymous tipster, GSMArena have recently acquired official Samsung documents detailing most of the final specifications and features of the Note 3 Neo. As you can see from the specifications listed, there are still a few small aspects of the... Continue reading

Galaxy S5 to launch in April with iris scanner

Samsung are staying true to their history of announcing flagship phones in March, with intention to begin sales in April according to Lee Young Hee - Executive Vice President of Samsung Mobile who advised the Galaxy S5 launch would follow this pattern, in an interview with Bloomberg; at the same time advising that the follow up to the Galaxy Gear will be coming at the same time. "We’ve been announcing our first flagship model in the first half of each year, around March and April, and we are still targeting for release around that time. When we release... Continue reading

Retailer Round-up: In-store Weekly Specials

Well the silly season is officially over, and retailers are now gearing themselves back up once again for the back to school (and work) specials, so here is whats on offer this week from our various retailers around this great country of ours: Big W Mobiles Boost Sony Xperia E - $59 - starts Jan 9 until Jan 15 Vodafone Huawei G300+ - $99 with bonus $30 recharge voucher added - starts Jan 9 until Jan 15 Telstra Huawei Y300 - $79 - starts Jan 9 until Jan 15 Samsung Galaxy Trend unlocked smartphone - $228 - starts Jan 9 until... Continue reading

Leaked screenshots suggest Samsung might be changing TouchWiz

Samsung's mobile products are extremely popular, but one common complaint has been the performance (or lack thereof) of one of the key components of the Samsung architecture, namely TouchWiz. Even we've been critical of TouchWiz and its lags and stutters, and questionable design sense, and the disconnect between various aspects of the user experience. Complaints ranging from child-like icon designs, cluttered interfaces and bloated design have filled much of the discussion about TouchWiz, and sadly, little has changed. However, from the image you can see above, courtesy of @evleaks, it looks as if things could be about to change. There's a... Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) — First Impressions

It's only been a week or so since the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) arrived at my place, and already I'm getting a handle on the device. As a Samsung phone user (Samsung Galaxy S3 followed by my current daily driver, the Galaxy S4) the look and feel of the device physically as well as the software behaviour was very comfortable to me as soon as I turned the tablet on. The traditional "helpful" behaviour of Samsung's Touchwiz UI was there and as predictable as usual. I found it interesting that S Voice... Continue reading

CES 2014 — Samsung announces Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO

Android giant Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd (or Samsung as we know them) have today taken the wraps of two new product lines, the Galaxy NotePRO and Galaxy TabPRO across a range of sizes. Samsung sees these devices as the kick-off to a year in which it will dominate the Android tablet market, and it's easy to see why they're so confident. The Galaxy NotePRO comes in a 12.2" form factor, while the TabPRO comes in 8.4", 10.1" and 12.2". The Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO in 12.2" feature a WQXGA Widescreen (18:10) display, offering a stunningly high resolution of... Continue reading

Samsung shows off Galaxy Note and Tab Pro advertisement and probable specs emerge

Samsung has been a big presence at CES for the last few years and this year is shaping up to be no different, with a press announcement due to start tomorrow morning AEST it seems their advertising has slipped ahead of schedule and some details on the Note and Tab Pro range of tablets have also surfaced. The banner advertising the Note and Tab Pro range, has apparently gone up in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center where CES is being held this year. Although the size of the device pictured in the banner is unclear, it's... Continue reading

Rumour: Samsung to launch Galaxy F metal body along with Galaxy S5

SamMobile has reported that a Korean news publication, ETNews that the South Korean conglomerate, Samsung, is looking to launch the Galaxy F being the first Samsung smartphone to adopt a metal construction, at the same time they launch the Galaxy S5. According to the report and SamMobile, that a metallic prototype of the Galaxy F was currently bring developed in Europe which was then moved to Samsung’s production plant in Vietnam, reaffirming a previous report that said Samsung was developing a metallic casing production facility within the south east asian country. Of course based on this it certainly also confirms... Continue reading

CES 2014 — Samsung announces the ‘New Era of the Smart Home’

CES 2014 hasn't officially kicked off yet (though it isn't far away) and already Samsung has made an announcement that is sure to be of interest. Samsung's Smart Home service is to be a means for users to control all their connected home appliances through a single app on a compatible smartphone, tablet, smart TV or wearable device. Through these devices, users will be able to control things from refrigerators to smart lightbulbs through to air conditioners. All without getting off the couch. As you can see in the graphic above, Samsung is working on three main areas of service... Continue reading

Samsung launches the Galaxy Camera 2 – to be shown off at CES

Samsung has overnight released a successor to the Galaxy Camera, their Android based camera released back in 2012. The Galaxy Camera 2 is set to be shown off at CES in Las Vegas next week, but Samsung has jumped ahead of the pack, announcing the device with specs and photos to get some press time ahead of the massive consumer electronics show, which is sure to swamp everyones feed over the next week or so. The Galaxy Camera 2 has seen a few improvements on the original model, but if you're looking for improved sensor or zoom, then you're looking... Continue reading

Samsung GALAXY Note Pro 12.2 shows up in Antutu benchmarks giving full specs

The seemingly overlarge Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 which has been rumoured for a while now has apparently shown up in the benchmarking site Antutu, offering a full list of what's inside the tablet. SamMobile advise that there will be two models of the Galaxy Note 12.2, an LTE-equipped version with the model #:SM-P905 and a WiFi only version with the model # : SM-P900. The model tested on Antutu appears to have a 12.2" 2560×1600 (WQXGA) Display pixels (16:10 aspect ratio), 2.3GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC (8974-AA) with 450MHz Adreno 330 GPU, although SamMobile does theorise that it... Continue reading

Galaxy Note 3: Wireless Charging S-View Cover

Making news all over Android circles over the Christmas break is the Samsung official Wireless Charging S-View Cover for the Galaxy Note 3. I don't know of anyone who has gone back from wireless charging to a wired option by choice, the convenience of wireless is truly wonderful. Once you've had it wireless is a must have accessory for any new phone. So the hugely popular S-View covers from Samsung with the addition of Wireless Charging to the Galaxy Note 3 version will only add further hype to their accessory sales, except for 1 fairly... Continue reading

New Samsung RAM module could offer up to 4GB of RAM in your next mobile device

Samsung is quite renowned for their mobile chip offerings, famously building the ARM chips inside Apple devices and pioneering their own ARM based system Exynos. Now, Samsung has announced, in an industry first, that they have created an eight gigabit (Gb), low power double data rate 4 (LPDDR4), mobile DRAM chip. The 20-nanometer(nm) manufacturing process will improve throughput of data over the existing 20nm LPDDR3 process offering a 50% performance increase to 3,200 megabits per second (Mbps) at 40% less energy at only 1.1 volts. With all that out of the way, the end result is that this could mean mobile... Continue reading