Samsung Still Pursuing Outdated In-Display Fingerprint Readers

In short: Samsung is still pursuing optical fingerprint readers meant to be implemented below conventional touchscreen panels, according to new patent documentation published by WIPO on Thursday. The company’s newly awarded intellectual property, first spotted by Dutch tech blog LetsGoDigital, describes a type of an in-display fingerprint scanner that has already been commercialized by the […]

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Branding Impacts Device Lifecycle More Than Components: Study

In short: The branding stamped on a smartphone can directly impact the overall lifespan of the device more than internal hardware or repairability, according to a recent study led by Yale University doctoral student Tamar Makov. Focusing on the two top brands in mobile, Apple and Samsung, the research began as an examination of environmental […]

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First Samsung Foldable Phone Will Also Be A Tablet But Not Really

In short: Samsung appears to be sending mixed signals regarding its first-ever foldable Android smartphone; just over a month after its mobile chief DJ Koh said the company spent a great deal of time figuring out how to differentiate the device from an ordinary tablet that simply folds in half, the executive suggested that’s exactly […]

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After Losing Triple-Camera Race, Samsung Touts Quad-Camera Phone

In short: After losing the triple-camera smartphone race to Huawei, Samsung debuted a quadruple-lens device in the form of the new Galaxy A9 on Thursday and has now launched a global marketing campaign meant to let the public know it has the world’s first handset with four sensors on the back. The first in a […]

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Samsung Intros Galaxy A9 (2018), World’s First Quad Camera Smartphone

Samsung has just introduced its very first smartphone with four rear-facing cameras, the Galaxy A9 (2018). As expected, this is a mid-range smartphone, even though it belongs in the upper-mid-range sector. The Galaxy A9 (2018) is not only Samsung’s first smartphone with four rear-facing cameras, but first in general. This handset resembles a number of […]

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How To Watch Samsung’s Event & See If The Quad-Cam Galaxy A9 Shows Up

In short: Samsung’s live streams are officially set and ready to kick off the company’s October 11 ‘A Galaxy Event’ at 5 p.m. Malaysia Time. The key focus of the event is expected to center around the launch of a 2018 update to the company’s Samsung Galaxy A9 series featuring no fewer than four primary […]

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Samsung W2019 Flip Phone Nearing Release, Will Run Android 8.1

In short: Samsung’s next Android flip phone is nearing release, with the successor to last year’s W2018 (pictured above) now being confirmed to be called the W2019, according to a Wi-Fi certificate reviewed by AndroidHeadlines. The document issued by the Wi-Fi Alliance reveals the device will be identified by the model number SM-W2019 and run Android 8.1 […]

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Chip To Have Dedicated AI Unit À La Kirin 980

In short: Samsung’s next flagship system-on-chip expected to be integrated into select Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 models is likely to feature a dedicated neural processing unit (NPU) designed for on-device artificial-intelligence computing. The company already completed the development of its second-generation NPU solution, as suggested by a LinkedIn profile of one of its […]

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Samsung Envisions A Bizarre New Case For Curved-Display Phones

In short: Samsung is considering a new case design for its ‘Edge Display’ equipped devices that would feature cutouts allowing more device features to be accessed without removing or opening the case, based on a recently awarded patent reviewed by AndroidHeadlines. Specifically, the documentation describes a method for controlling a portion of a smartphone’s display […]

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Samsung’s Mid-Range Phones May Soon Support Wireless Charging

In a bid to make wireless charging more accessible, Samsung is planning to bring the feature to its mid-range smartphone lineup, as per a recent report by ET News. The report informs that the Korean company is planning to bridge the gap between its premium and mid-to-low line of smartphones and the inclusion of wireless […]

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