Samsung to manufacture 5G Snapdragon 7nm chips

Qualcomm and Samsung announced in separate press releases that the Korean manufacturer would build the upcoming 5G Snapdragon chipsets. They will be made on the 7nm process technology, a massive step in introducing the extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV). Samsung factory in Hwaesong, South Korea Compared to the 10 nm FinFET chips, the EUV tech will provide 40% area efficiency, 10% higher performance and up to 35% lower power consumption. The deployment will break the barriers of Moore’s law scaling and will lead the way to single-digit nanometer semiconductor tech…

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Here’s what to expect from Samsung, LG and others at MWC 2018


The annual Mobile World Congress expo is nearly upon us, and that means we’re in for a bevy of phone launches next week. Here’s a quick rundown of everything we’re excited to see there from major brands in just a couple of days. Samsung Everything you need to know about Samsung’s next flagship has already been doing the rounds: the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will share much of their design thinking with their predecessors, while moving the fingerprint sensor below the camera on the rear panel (seen above). Speaking of cameras, the larger S9+ is slated to get a dual…

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Samsung resumes the Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and S8+

Samsung has corrected the issue with the Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ and the rollout has resumed. The new firmware brings the software version up to G950FXXU1CRB7 for the S8 and G955XXU1CRB7 for the S8+. The update weighs 530MB for users who updated their phones before the rollout was suspended, those who haven’t are looking at a larger download. Samsung Galaxy S8+ receiving the Oreo update (again) We don’t know the exact timing of the latest rollout, though we’ve heard that Galaxy S8+ phones in Germany are currently receiving it. Thanks goes to Ovidiu for sending…

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 caught in another benchmark, 16:10 screen confirmed

It’s been a while since Samsung launched a high-end tablet, but the wait could be almost over. A couple of days ago an upcoming slate from the Korean company was spotted in a benchmark and based on its model number it’s assumed to be the Galaxy Tab S4. Now it’s been caught in another benchmark, HTML5Test, where its screen aspect ratio is confirmed as being 16:10. That’s a bit odd considering that the Galaxy Tab S3 from last year used the 4:3 aspect ratio. It looks like Samsung decided it was time for a change. When you look at the screenshot above, keep in mind that HTML5Test…

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Samsung Galaxy S9 duo to launch on March 16, 256GB version incoming

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will be unveiled this Sunday and they may be on store shelves less than a month later. Korean publication The Investor cites sources who claim that pre-orders for Korea’s major carriers will start on February 28 – the Wednesday after the Samsung Unpacked event. Global sales are set to start on March 16, though those who’ve pre-ordered will probably get it the week before (that’s for Korea, it’s not clear if the global pre-orders will ship before the 16th). There’s no new info on the pricing – last we heard, it would start at €910/£740 for the Galaxy…

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