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New rumor again claims Samsung cutting OLED shipments because of unexpected drop in iPhone X orders

03/01/2018, 12:03 pm

Samsung is once again said to ship only half the number of OLED panels to Apple because of iPhone X order cuts as a result of poor demand, a questionable report again claimed on Thursday.

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Samsung's attempt to catch up with iPhone X's Face ID security may be hampered by poor facial recognition

03/01/2018, 12:03 pm

The Intelligent Scan security feature of the Samsung Galaxy S9 may not be as secure as it seems, as a report suggests the facial recognition technology it uses is a weaker component of the biometric-based system compared to Apple's Face ID used in the competing iPhone X.

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Samsung's Galaxy S9+ trumps Apple's iPhone X in latest DxOMark benchmark

03/01/2018, 11:03 am

DxO on Thursday announced that the new Samsung Galaxy S9+ has achieved its best-ever DxOMark score, 99, toppling the Google Pixel 2's 98 and the Apple iPhone X's 97.

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Early Samsung Galaxy S9 hardware beats iPhone X in DisplayMate's extensive screen testing

03/01/2018, 09:03 am

A report evaluating the OLED screen used in the Samsung Galaxy S9 has declared it the "best smartphone display," with the creation by Apple's rival said to be better than screens used in the iPhone X and premium mobile devices by other manufacturers under a series of benchmarks.

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User satisfaction, refurbished device prevalence may hurt future iPhone sales

02/28/2018, 01:02 pm

Many users of high-end smartphones are keeping older models and opting for refurbished phones over expensive new ones, which has the potential to draw down Apple and Samsung's hardware sales volumes in the future, if trends continue.

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Early benchmarks shows Samsung Galaxy S9 well behind iPhone X in processor performance

02/27/2018, 09:02 am

The Samsung Galaxy S9 has a slower processor than the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X, according to early benchmarks of Samsung's new device, after tests of the Android smartphone's Exynos 9810 chip reveal it to lag far behind the Apple-created A10 and A11 processors.

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Samsung delays its Bixby-powered HomePod competitor into second half of 2018

02/26/2018, 02:02 pm

Samsung's attempt to take on Apple's HomePod, Amazon's Alexa range and other smart speakers will apparently arrive far later than originally expected, after Samsung's mobile chief advised the Bixby-powered audio device will be making its debut in the second half of this year.

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Samsung defends Galaxy S9's 'AR Emoji,' says feature doesn't copy iPhone X's Animoji

02/26/2018, 11:02 am

"AR Emoji" -- a feature on the newly-announced Galaxy S9 -- has been in development for many years, and isn't a copy of the Animoji found on Apple's iPhone X, said Samsung mobile head D.J. Koh.

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Samsung launches Galaxy S9, S9 Plus with greater focus on smartphone photography

02/25/2018, 12:02 pm

Samsung has revealed its new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, at its launch event at Mobile World Congress today, with the South Korean giant this time focusing on photography and improved imaging efforts in its latest attempt to beat Apple's iPhone X and iPhone 8.

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Apple's iPhone outpaces overall smartphone market, Gartner finds

02/22/2018, 12:02 pm

New data from market analyst firm Gartner saw Apple's holiday percent of sales slightly drop to 17.9 percent, with Samsung holding a slight edge at 18.2 percent in a contracting market fighting a consumer base reluctant to upgrade.

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Samsung to more than halve OLED production due to slow iPhone X demand, Nikkei says

02/19/2018, 11:02 pm

Piling on to its own rumors of slower than expected iPhone X demand, Nikkei on Tuesday said Samsung is drastically slashing OLED output in response to Apple's supposed decision to cut production of the flagship handset.

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'An incredible money-making machine:' Apple's iPhone captures record 51% of global smartphone revenues

02/15/2018, 12:02 pm

For the first time ever, Apple's iPhone captured more than half of all global smartphone revenues in a single quarter, outperforming the rest of the industry on the strength of the premium-priced iPhone X.

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Samsung's Galaxy S9 expected to copy iPhone X's animoji with '3D emoji' feature

02/13/2018, 12:02 pm

Looking to keep up with Apple's iPhone X, Samsung is planning to add an animoji-like "3D emoji" feature to the Galaxy S9 premiering later this month, according to a Korean report.

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Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee suspected of evading $7.5M in taxes by South Korean police

02/08/2018, 10:02 am

Lee Kun-hee, the chairman of South Korean electronics giant Samsung, has been identified by police as a suspect in a tax evasion case, after authorities discovered evidence that 8.2 billion won ($7.5 million) in taxes was avoided by concealing funds in bank accounts opened under the names of other company executives.

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Samsung's vice chairman pardoned in time for the Olympics it's sponsoring

02/05/2018, 07:02 am

A South Korean corruption scandal involving millions of dollars in bribes made by Samsung's de facto leader Lee Jae-yong in exchange for government favors has been conveniently pardoned just in time for Samsung to sponsor the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games.

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Apple beat Samsung in unit sales with iPhone X during Q4, during the "biggest annual fall in smartphone history"

02/02/2018, 12:02 pm

Last year, Samsung's exploding Galaxy Note 7 created a catastrophically distracting meltdown for the company that enabled Apple to surpass it in total unit sales of smartphones during the winter quarter. This year, Apple has again surpassed sales of all Samsung smartphones in the quarter, except this time it's by virtue of trend-bucking new demand for the innovative, revolutionary iPhone X--without much apparent regard for its price.

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Apple remains second-largest semiconductor customer in 2017 behind Samsung despite increased spending

01/29/2018, 10:01 am

Apple and long-time rival Samsung continue to be the top two buyers of semiconductor chips, according to a Gartner report, with both firms growing their share of the global market year-on-year by increasing the amount they spend, potentially caused in part by flash memory price increases.

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Samsung confirms 'Galaxy S9' launch for February 25 by teasing changes to the iPhone rival's camera

01/25/2018, 11:01 am

Samsung will be revealing the 'Galaxy S9' on February 25, the South Korean electronics giant has confirmed, with the video posted to Twitter teasing a major change to the rear camera, one that leaks suggest could be the use of a variable aperture imaging sensor.

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Supply chain rumors again point to OLED and LCD iPhone models in 2018

01/23/2018, 12:01 am

A new report claims Apple is meting out display orders for its next-generation iPhone lineup, which is rumored to include two OLED versions -- 5.8 and 6.5 inches -- and a 6.1-inch LCD variant.

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'Galaxy S9' packaging leak hints at single rear camera sensor with variable aperture

01/12/2018, 01:01 pm

Samsung's upcoming 'Galaxy S9' smartphone may include a dual-pixel rear camera with a variable aperture, according to an image allegedly showing part of the mobile device's packaging, which also claims it to have a similar-sized display to its predecessor, last year's Galaxy S8.

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