Samsung released two variants of the Galaxy S7, and which one you have likely depends on where you live. If you bought it from a carrier in the US, for instance, you’ve got the Snapdragon 820 version, while the international models use Samsung’s own in-house Exynos CPU. Both models perform very well, but some new benchmarks and tests show that one of those models has better performance than the other. Read more
The Galaxy J1 is a relatively new smartphone out of the Korean tech giant that features low-end specs and a competitive price point. According to famous tipster Evan Blass who posted on Twitter, the handset could be on its way to U.S. carrier AT&T.
Early in the day yesterday, Sprint surprised us with Android 6.0.1 updates on both the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note 5. Later in the day, Sprint added the Galaxy S6 Edge+ to the mix.
Update (1:20PM ET): Verizon reached out to Talk Android to clarify that the carrier’s Gear S2 is not yet getting iOS support. It was incorrectly mentioned in the changelog for today’s update.
We’re in March 0f 2016, and Google’s latest version of Android is finally beginning to roll out to a large sum of handsets. Today, Sprint pushed Android 6.0.1 to both last year’s Galaxy Note 5 and 2014’s Galaxy Note 4.
Despite a workforce of over 300,000 employees, Samsung Electronics says they want to adopt a corporate culture similar to a startup company in an effort to retain a lead role in the markets where they operate despite projected slowdowns in growth opportunities. The manufacturing giant says their executives will be expected to embrace open dialogue even as the company moves to reduce the levels of hierarchy that exist. Read more
Samsung is no stranger to producing a large number of variants of their devices, so new versions of the just released Samsung Galaxy S7 should be no surprise. As spotted by Twitter tipster Evan Blass, @evleaks, a device believed to be the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is listed in the Zauba database in India. Read more
As of late, we’re seeing people put the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge through different durability tests. The world is just so curious to see whether or not Samsung’s new flagship can handle scenarios both usual and odd. On March 1, the Galaxy S7 Edge was put through a torture test and then faced a drop test against Apple’s iPhone 6S Plus. Shortly after, the phone was scratched with a knife and slammed by a hammer, a test that has been viewed by more than 3.5 million people. Somehow, despite the extreme degree of these tests, Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge seems to survive and remain usable.
The latest test we’re getting comes from Max Lee on YouTube. Lee is putting the Galaxy S7 in a washing machine, which is made by LG, to see how the IP68 rating holds up.
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One of the neat features on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge from Samsung is the fingerprint scanner. Everyone’s familiar with this convenient feature, so much so that many are surprised when a device doesn’t have it. The fingerprint scanner provides some useful security features and adds some convenience to your general web browsing as well as quick access to certain applications, such as banking or money transfers from PayPal. It really is useful, and it’s quick and easy to set up.
New reports coming out of Korea indicate Samsung may be accelerating the standard release schedule for the next device in their Galaxy Note line of mobile devices. Sources are claiming that Samsung intends to launch the Galaxy Note 6 in mid-July, which is less than one year after the Galaxy Note 5 was launched in August 2015. Read more