India’s smartphone market is growing but Samsung loses ground to China

India’s smartphone market is growing, yet Samsung’s share of the market is in decline. According to a recent paper published by IDC, Samsung is the only OEM to have lost significant market share year-on-year since Q3 2018. Xiaomi did too, but not nearly to the same extent, and it managed …

Galaxy A50 gets new update with improved fingerprint recognition in tow

The Galaxy A50 is getting a new software update in some European markets. This is the second update for the device in Europe with the November 2019 security patch, with the first one released just a week ago. The new update comes with build number A505FNXXS3ASK9 and, according to the changelog, …

Samsung close to eliminating big durability concern for the Galaxy Fold 2

There has been a lot of concern about the Galaxy Fold’s durability particularly after the company had to delay the release. It made improvements and released its first foldable smartphone in September. The Galaxy Fold has gone on to sell very well since then.However, Samsung has been working to address …

Galaxy A50s and Galaxy A30s get price cuts in India

Two of Samsung’s mid-range smartphones have received price cuts in India. The Galaxy A30s and Galaxy A50s are now officially available for Rs. 1,000 (~$14) and Rs. 3,000 (~$40) less than their launch prices respectively. The Galaxy A50s can now be purchased for Rs 19,999 for 4GB+64GB configuration and Rs. …

Samsung to sell 2020 Galaxy M models in India through retail stores too

Samsung launched its new Galaxy M lineup of affordable devices in India earlier this year. It created these devices with the sole purpose of reclaiming lost market share in the highly competitive entry-level segment.The devices had respectable specs for the price and were able to stand out against the competition. …

Samsung’s Exynos 990 and the Exynos 9830 are the same chip

The Exynos 990, the flagship 5G-enabled mobile chipset Samsung launched a few weeks ago, is the Exynos 9830 that will power the Galaxy S11. The part number for the Exynos 990 is S5E9830, as seen on Samsung’s website, which is how we have learned that the Exynos 990 is what should …

New Galaxy Buds incoming: Can we expect active noise cancellation?

As you would expect, Samsung is working on the successor to the Galaxy Buds. We’ve found evidence of a device with model number SM-R175 that Samsung is currently developing. The Galaxy Buds have model number SM-R170; if we put two and two together, we can only surmise that the Galaxy …

Rumor: Galaxy S11e to have a curved display and optional 5G

The Galaxy S11 rumor mill keeps spinning as we approach the holiday shopping season, and a few new bits and pieces of information pertaining to the upcoming series emerged over the weekend via industry leaker @evleaks. He claims that the Galaxy S11 series will likely comprise three models, with the …

Samsung secures old patent for Surface-like dual-screen foldable phone

The Galaxy Fold is just a few months old but the work that went into the first-gen device goes way back. Samsung has been exploring both the foldable and dual-screen concepts for many years now, and interestingly enough, one of the company’s older patents for a dual-screen phone was granted …

Samsung drops hint about a Galaxy phone with its 108MP camera

Samsung announced three months ago that it had made a 108-megapixel smartphone ISOCELL Bright HMX camera sensor. Since then, many have been wondering if we’d see the company use the sensor for one of its smartphones.It hasn’t done that yet but one of Samsung’s own apps has now dropped a …

Samsung announces Galaxy A10s and Galaxy A20s prices for Brazil

The Galaxy A10s and Galaxy A20s have been confirmed by Samsung to arrive in Brazil. The company didn’t reveal an exact date when prospective buyers will find the smartphones on shelves, but both devices have already been released in various markets around the world so it shouldn’t take long for …

Samsung devices and services bag 46 CES 2020 Innovation Awards

Samsung Electronics has bagged 46 CES 2020 Innovation Awards for outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology, the company said in a press release. These include three Best of Innovation awards for the Galaxy Note10+ 5G and a couple of Samsung Visual Display products. The awards are sponsored by the …

Helping the competition: Samsung Exynos 980 debuts on the Vivo X30

Samsung’s Exynos chipsets are mainly used in Galaxy devices, but vendors like Motorola and Meizu have used them in a few of their devices in the past. Now, Vivo is doing the same by powering its upper-midrange Vivo X30 with the Exynos 980 SoC, making it the first smartphone (not …

Galaxy A70s update brings features that should’ve been there on day one

When we previewed the Galaxy A70s, we pointed out how the device doesn’t come with the latest version of Samsung’s software on-board, despite having launched after the Galaxy A50s, a lower-end phone with a lower price tag. The Galaxy A70s runs One UI 1.1 out of the box instead of …

Galaxy S10 5G reportedly gets 3D face unlock with Android 10

The front-facing 3D depth camera on the Galaxy S10 5G may finally be put to use for 3D face unlocking. Unlike the Galaxy S10+, the Galaxy S10 5G’s second front-facing camera is not a regular depth camera – it is a ToF (time-of-flight) sensor. A ToF camera emits an infrared …

Galaxy Note 10 One UI 2.0 Android 10 beta program live in India!

At long last, Samsung is opening up the Android 10-based One UI 2.0 beta program for the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ to more countries. After its debut in Germany last month, the One UI 2.0 beta program is now live in India. The beta program is likely to …