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Samsung Galaxy X Support Page Spotted On Samsung’s Website

Tyler Lee November 20, 2017

We have been hearing the rumors that Samsung could be close to launching their foldable smartphone called the Galaxy X. Whether or not the rumors are true still remains to be seen, but there seems to be evidence that a device called the “Galaxy X” exists, thanks to a recent sighting on Samsung’s own website.

It seems that Samsung Korea’s website has recently uploaded a support page for a phone called the Galaxy X. While the page doesn’t tell us anything about the phone, it does confirm that a phone called the Galaxy X exists. It is possible that the Galaxy X could be the name for just about any phone, but previous reports have indicated that Samsung’s foldable phone could be called the Galaxy X.

That being said, the Galaxy X is rumored to be launched in 2018. The release has been pushed back several times, at least according to the rumors, but this support page does seem to hint that we could be getting close. However we should note that some are saying that the Galaxy X could be a limited-run device and that Samsung does not plan to produce many units, and that its availability could be exclusive to South Korea.

Presumably if things go well and the market reacts favorably, we’ll see Samsung start to churn out more of them in the future.

Samsung Galaxy X Support Page Spotted On Samsung’s Website , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 Could Feature Iris And Facial Scanners

Tyler Lee November 20, 2017

Ever since Apple launched the iPhone X with its Face ID facial recognition feature, the rumors are now all claiming that Android OEMs are expected to follow suit, but could Samsung be one of them? According to a report out of Korea from ETNews (via PhoneArena), the answer is yes, and that the Galaxy S9 could feature a facial recognition system.

This is actually not the first time we’re hearing that the Galaxy S9 could sport facial recognition, but whether or not it will be able to match up with Apple’s Face ID remains to be seen. The report goes on to claim that the Galaxy S9 will also see an improved iris scanner, although it was not stated as to what might be improved on, perhaps faster recognition.

Note that previous Samsung handsets did come with facial recognition, although it used a different system compared to the TrueDepth setup on the iPhone X and wasn’t quite as adept or as secure. So far the rumors we’ve heard about the Galaxy S9 is that it could maintain its 4GB of RAM setup, and that it will be packing the Samsung Exynos 9810 chipset that was officially announced by Samsung earlier this month.

However there have also been reports that the phone could feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, but presumably there will be different models for different markets like we’ve seen in the past.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Could Feature Iris And Facial Scanners , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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iPhone X VS Galaxy Note 8 In LTE Speed Showdown

Tyler Lee November 20, 2017

Apple’s iPhones currently do not support gigabit download speeds, or rather to ensure a uniform experience across iPhones, Apple has capped the speeds on iPhones using Qualcomm’s modems to match those of Intel’s. For those who are wondering what’s the difference, a video uploaded by Booredatwork.com on YouTube demonstrates the differences.

As you can see in the video above, it compares the LTE speeds between that of the iPhone X and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. It is pretty obvious from the video that the Note 8 is much faster, thanks to it being equipped with a gigabit LTE modem. While the Note 8 couldn’t hit the 1Gbps speeds (there are many reasons why, such as coverage, how many people in the area are using the network, and so on), it is still much faster than that of the iPhone X which topped out at 600Mbps.

Whether or not these differences in speed can be felt by users is a different story. If you’re just doing some light work like checking emails, surfing the web, sending instant messages, then chances are the differences might not be so obvious. However if you’re watching movies, playing games, or downloading larger files, then perhaps it will be.

That being said, last we heard Apple’s 2018 iPhones are expected to feature faster baseband chips, but whether or not this will allow the iPhones to achieve gigabit speeds remains to be seen.

iPhone X VS Galaxy Note 8 In LTE Speed Showdown , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Survey Finds That Teens Prefer iPhones, Adults Prefer Samsung

Tyler Lee November 20, 2017

A couple of weeks ago, Samsung released an ad called “Growing Up” which was clearly aimed at Apple and their iPhones. We’re not sure if it was a coincidence or if Samsung was slightly prophetic because according to a recent survey conducted by Propeller Insights on behalf of Ebates (via Forbes), Samsung was right: adults want Samsung products.

The survey asked participants what devices they wanted for Christmas, and based on their findings, those who the survey deemed as adults said that they wanted the Samsung Galaxy S8. The survey found that 38% of adults said they wanted the device, versus teens in which only 28% said they wanted the Galaxy S8.

When it came to Apple’s new iPhones, it seems that the handsets are popular amongst teens, where 25% said they wanted the iPhone 8 Plus versus 23% in adults; 35% for the iPhone 8 versus 22% of adults; and 35% for the iPhone X versus 20% in adults. The survey does not mention why teens prefer iPhones and adults prefer Samsung, but it does provide some insight as to what kind of customers Apple/Samsung should be targeting.

It is also unclear why there were no other Android brands mentioned, so we’re not sure how other brands like LG, HTC, and so on would have fared.

Survey Finds That Teens Prefer iPhones, Adults Prefer Samsung , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Samsung Gear S3 Battery Life Can Now Last 40 Days

Adnan Farooqui November 20, 2017


Battery life is always a concern with smartwatches. Most get you through the day but it all depends on how you’re using them and if they’re connected to Wi-Fi or a cellular network. Samsung has rolled out a new update for the Gear S3 today. It’s called a Value Pack update and it brings a handful of new features for the smartwatch. One of the features enables the smartwatch’s battery to last for 40 days.

The Value Pack update is a major firmware update for the Gear S3. Samsung has updated its smartwatch to Tizen 3.0. That’s the latest version of its own OS that ships with the Gear Sport.

So how does the new update extend the smartwatch’s battery life to 40 days? It has a new feature called “Watch only” mode. As the name suggests, this mode will disable all of the smart functionality of the Gear S3 and make it function as any other watch. In this mode, the Gear S3 will only be good for keeping an eye on the time and nothing else.

The implementation of this feature leaves a lot to be desired, though. The Gear S3 doesn’t show the time constantly even when this mode is enabled. Users have to press the power button to check the time after which the display goes blank once again.

If the idea was to turn the smartwatch into a regular watch with this feature, at least Samsung could have thought that having users press the power button again and again to check the time isn’t conducive to a good user experience.

The Watch only mode can be enabled on the Gear S3 by launching the settings menu and going into the Battery management section.

Samsung Gear S3 Battery Life Can Now Last 40 Days , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Samsung Detachable Chromebook Reportedly Being Developed

Adnan Farooqui November 19, 2017


Samsung unveiled its Chromebook Pro and Chromebook Plus earlier this year and it’s about time that we started hearing reports about a new one from the company. With the new year just around the corner, it may not be long before Samsung comes out with another Chromebook. If a new report is to be believed, the company is actually working on a detachable Chromebook.

According to the report, this Chromebook has been in development at Samsung since late September. It’s also said to feature an Intel Kaby Lake processor.

A comparison can be drawn with the Samsung Galaxy Book. It’s a detachable 2-in-1 with Intel Kaby Lake chips, a keyboard that can be removed easily, and even Samsung’s S Pen stylus.

No further information is available at this point in time with regards to the specifications of this Chromebook.

Given that Samsung unveiled the Chromebook Pro and Chromebook Plus at CES 2017 earlier this year, one would expect that this particular Chromebook would be out at CES 2018 in January.

However, with development believed to have started out just a couple of months ago, the scribe feels that it’s unlikely Samsung will be unveiling this Chromebook at CES 2018. Perhaps this is something to look out for come MWC 2018? Only time will tell.

Samsung Detachable Chromebook Reportedly Being Developed , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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YouTube TV Now Available On Samsung’s Smart TVs

Tyler Lee November 16, 2017

One of the great things about this modern internet day and age is that we are no longer bound by more traditional methods of entertainment. For example just earlier this year, YouTube TV was officially launched which allowed viewers to watch their favorite shows and channels while on the go.

Now if you’re more of someone who prefers watching shows while at home, you’ll be pleased to learn that YouTube TV has announced that its app will now be available on Samsung’s smart TVs. Note that this only applies to Samsung’s 2016 and 2017 models, so if you own an older smart TV device then we guess you’re out of luck, at least for now because according to Google’s support page, support for older models are expected to arrive later.

This one’s for you, @SamsungUS viewers.

YouTube TV is now available on 2016 & 2017 Samsung TV models → https://t.co/uXs8Uw9rXY pic.twitter.com/NvZ3NolF9o

— YouTube TV (@YouTubeTV) November 16, 2017

It reads, “The app will be available soon on 2014 and 2015 Samsung and LG TVs, Sony Linux TVs, and Apple TV.” As Google points out (obviously), you will need to have an account on YouTube TV. Note that as of now YouTube TV is still only available in the US, and even then it isn’t available across the entire country.

The service has been slowly expanding to various markets in the US, and we expect that it should eventually encompass the entire country. You can find out if it’s in your area by going through the signup process, or head on over to Google’s website where you’ll see the entire list of areas that the service is currently available in.

YouTube TV Now Available On Samsung’s Smart TVs , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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AT&T Patches Krack Wi-Fi Vulnerability On Galaxy Note 8

Adnan Farooqui November 15, 2017


AT&T is rolling out a new firmware update for the Galaxy Note 8 on its network. The new software update for Samsung’s latest flagship phablet brings the latest security fixes for the Android operating system. The fixes include a patch for the Krack Wi-Fi vulnerability. It’s a widespread Wi-Fi security exploit that can enable bad actors to listen in on the traffic between Wi-Fi enabled devices and access points.

The second largest mobile carrier in the country is now rolling out software update version N950USQU2BQJA for the Galaxy Note 8 in the United States. The update comes in at just under 390MB.

Even though the Android security patch level hasn’t been bumped up from October, the software update includes fixes for both the Krack Wi-Fi and Blueborne Bluetooth-based vulnerabilities. The latter was discovered about a month ago and has since been gradually patched on most devices.

AT&T is now rolling out this firmware update for the Galaxy Note 8 over-the-air in the United States. It should only be a matter of time before the update goes live for users across all regions.

Galaxy Note 8 owners on AT&T can also try to download the update manually by heading to the Software update menu in the Settings app.

AT&T Patches Krack Wi-Fi Vulnerability On Galaxy Note 8 , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 Could Come With Bluetooth AKG Headphones

Tyler Lee November 15, 2017

With the excitement surrounding the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X out of the way, the next phone that many are excited over is probably Samsung’s next flagship, the Galaxy S9 (and the Galaxy S9+ by extension). Details are scarce but thanks to a recent post on Weibo (via PhoneArena) by leakster IceUniverse, additional information has surfaced.

According to the post, it has been suggested that the Samsung Galaxy S9 could come bundled with Bluetooth AKG headphones. As it stands the Galaxy S8 comes with Samsung headphones that have been “tuned by AKG”, so this rumor doesn’t seem like much of a stretch. However given that Bluetooth headsets tend to be pretty pricey, at least more so than standard wired headphones, it does seem strange that Samsung would be so generous considering it could eat into their profit margins.

This also raises the question of what will happen to the headphone jack? Does the potential inclusion of Bluetooth headphones mean that the headphone jack will be gone? The source claims that as it stands, prototypes of the phone still have the headphone jack in play. Considering that Samsung’s latest ad threw some serious shade at Apple over the headphone jack, it would be ironic that their next flagship would remove that feature.

So far the only official piece of information we have is that the Galaxy S9 could pack the latest Samsung Exynos 9810 processor, but if the rumors of an earlier-than-expected release are true, then we won’t have to wait too long to find out more. Until then take it with a grain of salt.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Could Come With Bluetooth AKG Headphones , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Several Manufacturers May Launch Foldable Smartphones Next Year

Adnan Farooqui November 14, 2017


We’ve been hearing for many years now that Samsung is developing a foldable smartphone. While we’ve yet to see the company come out with one yet, ZTE launched its foldable device just last month. The ZTE Axon M is a dual screen smartphone that’s exclusive to AT&T in the United States. According to a new report, there’s going to be an influx of new foldable smartphones from several manufacturers next year.

Rumors and reports about Samsung’s foldable smartphone continue to come in. The company hasn’t said anything about its plans for a foldable smartphone as yet but the rumor mill is convinced that we’ll see one from Samsung at some point next year.

Chinese tech giant Huawei is also working on a foldable handset. The company’s dual screen smartphone is likely going to be unveiled before the end of next year.

Oppo, another Chinese manufacturer, has filed for patents related to foldable smartphones. This suggests that it’s also interested in launching dual screen smartphones. Since LG’s display subsidiary is said to be developing foldable displays, the possibility also exists that LG might jump on to the bandwagon as well at some point in the future.

If there’s a broad shift in the industry towards this form factor, we can certainly expect more companies to throw their hats in the ring.

Several Manufacturers May Launch Foldable Smartphones Next Year , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.