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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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Samsung faces increased competition from LG Display, Sharp for future iPhone OLED panel orders

01/12/2018, 08:01 am

Samsung may soon face increased competition from its display production rivals, with a report claiming LG Display and other manufacturers are stepping up their OLED panel efforts to try and secure future orders from Apple to supply screen components for future iPhones.

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Apple putting pinch on worldwide OLED supply, Chinese vendors looking to mini LED in 2018 phones

01/11/2018, 08:01 am

Supply chain reports from China suggest that Huawei, Oppo, and Xiaomi are looking at alternatives to OLED, as Apple grows the quantity of screens it needs for the iPhone.

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Apple picked as 'most innovative' company in recent US survey

01/10/2018, 11:01 am

Among a list of 12 major corporations, Apple was picked as the most innovative by a wide margin in a poll of U.S. adults.

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Samsung will debut 'Galaxy S9' at Mobile World Congress next month

01/10/2018, 09:01 am

Samsung will be launching its next flagship smartphone in February, the South Korean electronics giant has confirmed, with the expected unveiling of the 'Galaxy S9' and the 'Galaxy S9 Plus taking place at this year's Mobile World Congress.

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Samsung's Exynos 9810 mobile processor follows Apple's A11 chip with machine learning features

01/04/2018, 11:01 am

Samsung has launched its newest application processor for mobile devices, the Exynos 9 Series 9810, but claimed new features to the processor line, including depth-sensing face detection and deep learning capabilities, suggest Samsung may be borrowing some concepts from in Apple's A11 Bionic, used in the iPhone 8 and iPhone X.

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TSMC said to have locked up all 'A12' chip orders for Apple's 2018 iPhones

01/04/2018, 09:01 am

Chip manufacturer TSMC has reportedly secured all of Apple's "A12" processor orders for this year's iPhones, once again scoring a coup over Samsung.

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Extreme OLED test finds Apple's iPhone X takes much longer to 'burn in' images than Samsung Galaxy Note 8

01/03/2018, 10:01 am

OLED technology is prone to image burn-in -- something that Apple worked hard to compensate for in designing the hardware and software of the iPhone X. A new and extreme stress test puts the iPhone X anti-burn-in capabilities to the test, discovering Apple's efforts have, in fact, put it ahead of the competition under the most difficult conditions.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 users reportedly unable to recharge completely flat battery

01/01/2018, 12:01 pm

Samsung's Note line of smartphones is continuing to have battery-related issues, with reports of owners discovering their Note 8 fails to recharge at all once the power level for the battery hits zero percent, a problem the South Korean electronics giant has acknowledged and is attempting to rectify.

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Hoping to capitalize on Apple battery controversy, HTC and Motorola volunteer that they don't slow down old phones

12/28/2017, 02:12 pm

Bad publicity for Apple is a potential opportunity for competitors to gain ground, as seen with the iPhone battery controversy compelling HTC and Motorola to issue statements, saying they do not throttle performance on phones with older batteries.

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Apple tops device activations during holidays, iPhone X handily beating iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

12/27/2017, 09:12 pm

Apple once again leads the industry in smartphone and tablet activations during the week before Christmas, with very strong sales of the iPhone X leading the iPhones released in 2017, with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 availability both overseas and as used devices adding to the lead.

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South Korean prosecutors seeking extended 12-year sentence for Samsung heir apparent Jay Y. Lee

12/27/2017, 07:12 pm

Prosecutors have appealed a lesser five-year sentence, and are requesting that the South Korean court system extend the prison term for Samsung executive Jay Y. Lee already found guilty of bribery.

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Bigger yields could let Samsung churn out 180-200M iPhone OLED panels in 2018

12/20/2017, 12:12 pm

Samsung Display has allegedly improved the yield rates for the OLED panels used in the iPhone X, and could manufacture as many as 180 to 200 million OLED panels for Apple next year.

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Samsung's Bixby-powered HomePod competitor to debut in first half of 2018, report says

12/14/2017, 07:12 pm

According to a report on Thursday, Samsung's smart home speaker is expected to debut in the first half of 2018 with support for the firm's Bixby virtual assistant, setting the device up for direct competition with Apple's delayed HomePod.

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Apple & Samsung could be only smartphone makers with 7nm chips in 2018

12/13/2017, 04:12 pm

Apple and Samsung could potentially become the only smartphone vendors and chip designers to adopt 7-nanometer processors for 2018 phones, owing to the costs involved, a report noted on Wednesday.

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Comparison: iPhone X vs. Galaxy Note 8 biometrics

12/11/2017, 08:12 pm

Both Apple's iPhone X and Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 offer camera-based biometrics for unlocking your handset, but which one is better? We put both to the test in this video.

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Comparison: iPhone X vs. Galaxy Note 8 video quality

12/01/2017, 09:12 pm

Apple's iPhones have been compared to Samsung flagships for a long time, and there's usually a lot of talk around camera quality. We already compared the quality of still photos between the iPhone X and Galaxy Note 8, so let's take a look at video.

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