Razer Phone beats Samsung Galaxy S8+ in benchmarks
Published in Mobiles

Better cooling, higher clock or something else

One thing that caught our eye during Razer's presentation is the fact that it managed to beat Samsung's Galaxy S8+ in plenty of benchmarks - at least according to Razer's own slides.

Samsung's new bosses step from out of the shadows
Published in News

Huge payouts to shareholders 

Samsung Electronics named a new generation of top managers on Tuesday and promised to reward shareholders with $26 billion in payouts to 2020, as it reported record third quarter profits.

Samsung makes mining rig out of old smartphones
Published in News

"Upcycling" initiative

To show off how recycling old smartphones can be a lucrative exercise, Samsung has rigged up 40 old Galaxy S5 devices and turned them into bitcoin mining machine.

Samsung PM971 SSD M.2 spotted in the wild
Published in Memory

512GB of V-NAND on a 22x16mm chip

Samsung PM971 SSD has now been pictured, suggesting that we will soon see the launch of the Samsung 970, next to the earlier leaked Samsung PM981 SSDs, which is expected to hit the market as the Samsung 980 SSD.

Samsung 850 120GB model listed online
Published in Memory

Based on MGX controller and MLC V-NAND

It appears that the previous rumor saying Samsung could drop the Pro/Evo naming scheme is true after all, as the 120GB Samsung 850 SSD model has been spotted online.

7nm mobile SoCs to arrive in late 2018
Published in Processors

Volume shipments in early 2019

It looks like that you will see first 7nm SoCs in the second half of 2018 and currently all the major players are working on designs.

Samsung will allow Linux on Note8, Galaxy S8 and S8+
Published in News

"Linux on Galaxy" uses same Linux kernel that powers Android

Samsung has announced it will soon become possible to run actual proper Linux on its Note8, Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones.

Samsung, Intel and Globalfoundries woo HiSilicon
Published in Processors

Outfit looking for second 7nm supplier

HiSilicon Technologies wants another supplier for the fabrication of its 7nm chips and apparently Samsung, Globalfoundries and Intel are trying to get the Chinese fabless firm's attention.

Samsung’s "Mr Chips" CEO shocks with surprise resignation
Published in Processors

Goodbye Mr Chips

CEO and Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-hyun has shocked analysts with a surprise plan to step down from management – just after announcing stonking profits.

Samsung has great results thanks to chips
Published in News

Chips important part of Samsung's diet

Samsung Electronics  is expected to forecast a record third quarter profit on Friday thanks to the strong market for memory chips, and as mobile earnings make a killing as rival Apple drops the ball.