IDC charts tablets’ demise
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 03 February 2017 14:15

IDC charts tablets’ demise


From Apple cheerleaders to “realists”

Beancounters at IDC have added up some numbers and divided them by their shoe size and worked out that they really cocked up when they believed Apple’s propaganda that tablets were “game changers”.

Sony’s new Xperia delayed because of Samsung
Published in News
Thursday, 02 February 2017 13:49

Sony’s new Xperia delayed because of Samsung


Can’t show it off at MWC

As we thought, Sony will not be announcing its flagship Xperia smartphone at MWC this month because Samsung appears to be hoarding the chips.

Samsung is number one chip shifter
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 01 February 2017 12:53

Samsung is number one chip shifter


Beats Apple in "total addressable semiconductor" market


Beancounters at Gartner have added up some numbers and divided them by their shoe size and reached the conclusion that Samsung is the world leader of the "total addressable semiconductor" market.

Voice assistants are a priority in smartphone launches
Published in News

This year, several smartphone manufacturers, including Apple, Samsung Electronics, Huawei, LG and Xiaomi are expected to introduce new devices that feature better AI-based assistants in an effort to increase overall market share, according to industry reports.

Samsung called dibs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC
Published in Mobiles


No chip for others

According to the latest report, it appears that Samsung managed to secure an exclusive deal with Qualcomm, scoring the latest and fastest Snapdragon 835 SoC for its upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone, which means that other flagships will have to settle for Snapdragon 821.

AMOLED getting second life in China
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 12:25

AMOLED getting second life in China


Not going away soon


While the big names of smartphones are less interested in AMOLED displays, it appears that the industry will continue to grow.

Samsung’s chip earnings cover all manner of sins
Published in Processors


Note 7 and bribery scandal can be safely glossed over

Samsung might have been having a trying time this year, but at least none of it appears to have kicked it too hard in the bottom line.

Note 7 not our fault claims Samsung
Published in News
Monday, 23 January 2017 11:31

Note 7 not our fault claims Samsung


Acting oddly over flaming phones

Samsung Electronics is denying that that its design had anything to do with the incredible Note 7 and is putting the blame squarely on its two battery suppliers.

Galaxy S8 to use S7's ultra-thin heatpipe design
Published in Mobiles


About 0.5mm thick with vapor chamber


Similar to the Samsung Galaxy S7’s use of a single ultra-thin heatpipe for internal thermal dissipation, the upcoming flagship Galaxy S8 replacement is expected to use the same design, according to the latest info from Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Samsung and LG working on folding phones
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 19 January 2017 10:27

Samsung and LG working on folding phones


Xiaomi too, late 2017 if not later

We are facing two major trends in 2017 and 2018. One is having phones with really small bezels and the second is a way toward folding phones. The latter is expected in late 2017 at the earliest, but all major companies have filed patents covering folding phones.