Today Samsung announced two new smartphones that fit into their portfolio of mid-range devices. They are the Galaxy A3 and A5. Normally there's not a lot to get excited about when it comes to the launch of mid-range phones, but there's something very unique about these two new phones from Samsung. Samsung has long been criticized for their primarily plastic construction on their phones and tablets. This was improved with the designs of the Galaxy Alpha and the Note 4 which sported a metal band that went around the edges of the device. The Galaxy A3 and A5 take this even further with full metal unibody designs, much like what HTC has been doing for quite some time now. Before getting into the design...

Affordable Chromebooks for the Holidays

We received two press releases this morning relating to Chromebooks, one from Acer and one from Samsung. Starting with Acer, they have announced a $50 price drop on their...

16 by Jarred Walton on 11/21/2011

Galaxy Nexus & Ice Cream Sandwich: Initial Performance Analysis

The road to Google's Galaxy Nexus and Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) is finally nearing its destination. As of yesterday, the Samsung made Galaxy Nexus went on sale in...

70 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/18/2011

Samsung Surface SUR40 Available for Preorder

First demoed at CES in 2008, Microsoft's Surface started as an idea for making it easier to interact with information, pictures, video, and other content. Imagine a touchscreen interface...

17 by Jarred Walton on 11/18/2011

Samsung and AT&T Announce Galaxy Tab 8.9, Six new LTE Markets

Not to be outdone by Verizon with its LTE-enabled Galaxy Tab 10.1 (which we reviewed), Samsung and AT&T today announced that it's introducing an LTE enabled Galaxy Tab 8.9...

9 by Brian Klug on 11/14/2011

Samsung Licenses PowerVR SGX MP from Imagination Technologies

Samsung is a bit of a mobile GPU conoisseur it seems. Its previous flagship, Hummingbird, used a PowerVR SGX 540 GPU. Its most recent high-end SoC, the Exynos 4210...

18 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/10/2011

T-Mobile Introduce HSPA+ Equipped Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus

With the WiFi SKU just a week from release, we knew we'd see a cellular radio sporting SKU crop up sooner or later. And so, T-Mobile and Samsung announced...

5 by Jason Inofuentes on 11/8/2011

Confirmed: Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Uses Exynos SoC

In August, at the TouchWiz UX event, we asked a Samsung representative when we would see Exynos in a tablet, he promised it would be within the year. They've...

23 by Jason Inofuentes on 11/2/2011

Samsung Bringing Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus To US: 1.2 GHz Dual-Core Tablet For $399

Samsung hasn't been shy about pumping out Android tablets abroad, and so far we've seen them trickling our way steadily but surely. And so, today Samsung announced that the...

13 by Jason Inofuentes on 10/21/2011

Confirmed: Galaxy Nexus Includes PenTile

Though we've learned a lot about the Galaxy Nexus specifications already, one of the things that has remained a question thus far is whether its 4.65" 720p HD Super...

152 by Brian Klug & Jason Inofuentes on 10/21/2011

Samsung Focus S & Flash: Official Images, 1.4GHz Mango Devices Shipping This Fall

The one area Microsoft hasn't touched while upgrading Windows Phone has been the SoC requirements. The platform launched with 65nm Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs featuring the quite-slow Adreno 200 GPU...

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/19/2011

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Officially Announced

Samsung today officially announced the specifications for the newest member of the Nexus family - Galaxy Nexus. The announcement closely matches what we've been anticipating for some time now...

52 by Brian Klug on 10/18/2011

Samsung and Google Android Event Moved to October 19

Google and Samsung will be hosting their joint Ice Cream Sandwich-New Nexus Phone event in Hong Kong on October 19th at 10:00am local time (which is October 18th at...

20 by Andrew Cunningham on 10/13/2011

CTIA: AT&T Outs 5 New Android Phones, Atrix 2 for $99 on-contract

The Fall hits just keep coming. Today AT&T joined partners Motorola, Samsung, Pantech and newcomer ZTE to announce 5 new Android handsets due out this Fall. The line-up includes...

5 by Jason Inofuentes on 10/11/2011

Samsung Stratosphere: LTE and QWERTY for $149 [UPDATED]

With Palm essentially dead, and RIM undergoing a less than smooth transition, it seems at times that more companies are going after the suits and ties crowd that have...

11 by Jason Inofuentes on 10/10/2011

Samsung and Google Cancel Unpacked Event - May Delay Nexus Prime and Ice Cream Sandwich

Google and Samsung had scheduled an event, Unpacked: Google Edition, for October 11th, but the companies today reported that the event has been canceled. It was expected that Samsung...

30 by Kristian Vättö on 10/7/2011

Samsung Teases Nexus Prime in Video Form

Samsung has teased us a few times about the Nexus Prime which is expected to get a full debut at CTIA Enterprise. We got the invite and will be...

19 by Brian Klug on 10/5/2011

Samsung Gives Portability Another Try with Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus

The original 7-inch Galaxy Tab wasn't all that impressive. It was a premature release with an inadequate SoC running a version of Android intended for smartphones, not tablets. Since...

11 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/30/2011

Samsung Talks About 32nm 1.5GHz Exynos SoC

In our Galaxy S 2 review we highlighted an extremely unique aspect of Samsung's latest: its Exynos 4210 SoC. The 4210 features two ARM Cortex A9 cores running at...

14 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/29/2011

Introducing the Tizen Project

When Intel first announced its intentions to enter the smartphone space it needed an OS that demanded the additional silicon Intel was willing to invest in this market. With...

10 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/28/2011

Hands-on With The Galaxy Tab 8.9

First revealed at CTIA, alongside it’s big brother the Tab 10.1, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 has been a long time coming. At today’s launch event Samsung gave the...

33 by Jason Inofuentes on 9/27/2011

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