Although we still have one more flagship level device, the Galaxy Note 6, to be released this year and some new lines of devices like the Galaxy C series that should hit the market in 2016, some sources are already looking ahead to what Samsung may have planned for 2017. Besides four expected flagship devices consistent with prior years, rumors suggest Samsung has a new Galaxy X device in the works that will have the company’s first foldable screen. Read more
AT&T has begun pushing the May security update to both the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
One theme that seems to have surfaced during 2016 is a move by several Android manufacturers to accelerate the release dates for flagship devices compared to prior years. In the case of Samsung’s Galaxy Note line of devices, this year’s version will continue an effort that started last year when the Galaxy Note 5 launched in August and kicked off this acceleration on the part of Samsung. One factor that may have played into Samsung’s decision-making is an effort to get a bit of a jump on Apple and their traditional September release dates for new iPhone devices. Read more
The leaks appear to be intensifying in frequency for Samsung’s Galaxy C range of handsets, having made an appearance last week showing off its metal body. Today, we have another leak showing off the C5 in greater detail as well as the alleged specifications for it and its larger C7 sibling. Join us after the break for more details. Read more
If you are in the market for a family plan, T-Mobile is hoping to entice you to jump over to their network with a new Simple Choice family plan launching on May 11th. Consumers do have to sign up for at least four lines of service, but if they do they will get 6GB of LTE data on each line at a cost of $30 per line per month, or $120 per month for a family of four. Additional lines can be added for only $20 per month. Read more
You may not be able to get your hands on a new Samsung Gear 360 quite yet, and we don’t know when the day will come when you can, but while you wait Samsung is providing plenty of material to help you get up to speed on using the Gear 360. The company has posted a page on their web site covering a wide range of topics from the very basics, like charging the battery, to selecting video shooting modes and then sharing your videos and images. Read more
Although much of the attention on self-driving cars has focused mainly on Google and to some extent other auto manufacturers that are jumping in the race, Samsung recently launched a new division in hopes of playing a key role in the new market. Sources indicate Samsung has created a task force within their System LSI unit to focus on development of processor chips to be used in self-driving vehicles. Read more
A new report says that Samsung is working on a feature similar to that of BlackBerry Hub. This report comes by way of SamMobile, saying that it’ll be called Samsung Focus and launch alongside the upcoming Galaxy Note 6.
It was just a few days ago that Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Active made an unofficial appearance with AT&T branding, as seen in the image above. While it was assumed that it would come with similar hardware as the regular Galaxy S7, its specifications have been leaked today on a benchmarking site. Read more
The Galaxy S7 is Samsung’s stab at a 2016 flagship, following the very well received Galaxy S6. It’s facing some incredibly stiff competition again this year, with LG’s module-driven G5 and HTC’s polished-to-perfection HTC 10, but Samsung has always held up against most other companies in the market. It’s taking a safe approach with the Galaxy S7 by building off of the successful aspects of the Galaxy S6 instead of a radical redesign like we’re used to seeing.
So how well does the Galaxy S7 hold up?