As recently as the Galaxy S5, Samsung had a fundamentally different strategy from companies like HTC and Apple. While design wasn’t ignored completely, Samsung Mobile had a different set of priorities. In general, it felt like Samsung wanted the phone to have every feature possible to please every possible potential customer. Features like a removable battery and microSD card slot seemed to be a crucial point of differentiation. TouchWiz focused on delivering a full suite of applications even if they were pretty much redundant when compared to Google’s applications. Samsung also seemed to cost-optimize their external shells, favoring polymer builds over glass or aluminum. Since the Galaxy S, this strategy paid off handsomely. With the help of strong marketing, Samsung proceeded to dominate the...

Announcing the AnandTech Mobile Show & Meetup at IDF, Today at 12:30PM PT & 3:30PM PT

Brian and I are both at IDF this week, and later today we will be doing our first video show from Moscone West. If you've followed our Podcast, you...

14 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 9/11/2013

Samsung Announces big.LITTLE MP Support in Exynos 5420

It hasn't been much of a secret in the SoC space that big.LITTLE on the original Exynos 5 Octa (5410) didn't end up working in the most optimal fashion...

30 by Brian Klug on 9/11/2013

Hands on with the new iPhone 5S

After playing with the iPhone 5C, I played with the new iPhone 5S that includes a faster A7 SoC and M7 sensor fusion hub, fingerprint sensor home button, improved...

41 by Brian Klug on 9/10/2013

Hands on with the new iPhone 5C

We just spent some time going hands on with the two new iPhones that Apple announced in their town hall event which just wrapped up. The iPhone 5C comes...

54 by Brian Klug on 9/10/2013

Apple iPhone 5S: Hands On Video

Brian just went hands on with Apple's new iPhone 5S, showing off its performance (courtesy of the new 64-bit A7 SoC), Touch ID fingerprint sensor and camera features. Check...

12 by Brian Klug & Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/10/2013

iPhone 5S and 5C Available on September 20th

Both the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C will be available starting on September 20th in the US. Pre-orders for the 5C begin on the 13th. Check out our full...

4 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/10/2013

Apple Announces A7, World's First 64-bit Smartphone SoC

Apple just announced the iPhones 5S featuring the A7 SoC, which is the world's first consumer ARM based SoC with 64-bit support. We're likely talking about an updated version...

89 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/10/2013

Apple Announces iPhone 5S

Apple just announced the iPhone 5S. The chassis remains similar to the iPhone 5, although it's now available in three finishes: silver, gold and space grey. The latter replaces the...

17 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/10/2013

iWork, iPhoto & iMovie for iOS Free with Any New iOS device

Apple just announced that any new iPhone, iPad or 5th gen iPod Touch will come with free copies of iWork, iPhoto & iMovie. Check out our full coverage of Apple's...

3 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/10/2013

Apple iOS 7: Available September 18th for Free

Apple just announced that iOS 7 will be available starting September 18th. Check out our full coverage of Apple's Town Hall event in our live blog.

3 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/10/2013

Apple Announces iPhone 5C

Apple just announced the iPhone 5C. 4-inch Retina Display, A6 SoC, single piece polycarbonate back, 8MP iSight camera and new front facing FaceTime HD camera with 1.9µm pixels. Internally...

16 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/10/2013

Apple's Town Hall iPhone Event Live Blog

Brian and I are at Apple's Campus today for the unveil of the next-generation iPhone. Check back here for the live blog that should start at 10AM PT.

68 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 9/10/2013

Audience Announces earSmart eS320 for Ultrabooks and All-In-Ones

One of the interesting trends of late has been the slow trickle of features which originated in the mobile space over to the more traditional notebook and desktop PC...

8 by Brian Klug on 9/9/2013

Seagate's Ultra Mobile HDD: Putting HDDs in Android Tablets

In a move I honestly never thought would happen, Seagate is announcing today plans to brings its 5mm 2.5" Laptop Ultrathin HDD to Android tablets. The drive will come...

42 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/9/2013

Sony Announces PS Vita PCH-2000, PS Vita TV

Kicking off today is what’s sure to be a busy week. Both Apple and Intel have events scheduled over the next few days, with an Apple product announcement and...

13 by Ryan Smith on 9/9/2013

LG G2 and MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 - Mini Review

The LG G2 is the spiritual successor to the Optimus G, a device that we looked at last year and eventually went on to become the Nexus 4. LG...

119 by Brian Klug on 9/7/2013

Potential Nexus 5 FCC Approval Reappears - LG-D820 (Update: Snapdragon 800, Android 4.4)

The past few days have been interesting in the way of Nexus 5 (or Nexus 4 2013) rumors. After a few grumblings that seemed to confirm that LG would...

75 by Brian Klug on 9/5/2013

Amazon Launches New Kindle Paperwhite

With all the advances in tablet technology, the experience of reading a physical book is still preferred by many people – or if not a book, then an e-book...

21 by Jarred Walton on 9/5/2013

Xiaomi Announces the MI3 - Tegra 4 and MSM8974AB inside

Xiaomi has been making some interesting news lately, first with the abrupt transition of Hugo Barra from Google to Xiaomi, now with the announcement of their latest high end...

28 by Brian Klug on 9/5/2013

Samsung Introduces Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) with 2560x1600 Display

Alongside the Galaxy Note 3, Samsung also updated its 10.1-inch Galaxy Note with a 2014 Edition of the tablet. The changes to the 10.1-inch Galaxy Note mirror those of...

31 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/4/2013

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