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Samsung Gear 360 Canadian pricing and availability

The Samsung Gear 360 is a solid follow-up to last year’s model, and should be a good fit for casual videographers looking for a portable device to record life’s important moments — in 4K no less. The portable camcorder is now officially available for pre-order. Priced at $349.99 CAD, the Samsung Gear 360 will be…

ZeniMax sues Samsung for copyright infringement over the Oculus Rift

Following a lengthy legal dispute with Oculus, ZeniMax is now suing Samsung over copyright infringement virtual reality (VR) technology. In the lawsuit, ZeniMax alleges that Samsung knowingly used Oculus tech that was developed at ZeniMax then misappropriated by Oculus executive John Carmack. Carmack was one of the leading forces behind the Samsung’s Gear VR, with the…

Samsung has sold more than 5 million Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones

Since the Galaxy S8 and S8+ first launched in South Korea, the U.S. and Canada on April 21st, Samsung has sold more 5 million units of its latest pair of flagship smartphones, according to South Korea’s The Investor. Samsung did not break down sales by region, but did note, in an interview with the publication,…

Specs comparison: HTC U11 vs. LG G6 vs. Samsung Galaxy S8 vs. Sony Xperia Premium

HTC has announced its newest device, the HTC U11. The phone includes a new feature called ‘Edge Sense,’ the latest innovation in the company’s 20-year history. Finally seeing the smartphone after weeks of rumours, we now know that the device isn’t bezel-less and doesn’t feature an 18:9 aspect ratio, but does include an all-new squeezable…

Samsung announces finalists in Canada 150 student competition

Samsung has announced the regional finalists for its Solve for Tomorrow Challenge. Students from 150 schools across Canada will be awarded a ‘Samsung technology package,’ that includes a Gear VR, Galaxy Tab A, Galaxy S7, and Samsung Gear 360 camera. The Solve for Tomorrow Challenge is a STEM competition designed to encourage students between grade…

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 reported to feature 6.3-inch display

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8, which is expected to arrive later this year, is rumoured to feature a 6.3-inch display. Sources from Weibo, a Korean blogging platform, revealed the phablet will be slightly bigger than the Samsung Galaxy S8+ and 0.8-inches larger than the exploding Note 7. Previous leaks indicated that the device would feature a…

Samsung forms new contract chip manufacturing division

Samsung has announced that it’s creating a new division dedicated to contract chip manufacturing. No specific title for the new branch was revealed, but it will be responsible for making mobile processors and other non-memory chips for clients such as Qualcomm and Nvidia. Analysts previously speculated that the firm would eventually split apart its foundry and…

Samsung announces Tizen-powered low-end Z4 smartphone

Samsung has announced its latest Tizen 3.0 smartphone, the Z4. Set to arrive in developing markets later this month, the entry level Z4 features an 800 x 400 pixel 4.5-inch display, quad-core processor clocked at 1.5Ghz, 1GB of RAM, 2,500mAh battery, 5-megapixel back-facing camera, 5-megapixel front-facing camera and 4G connectivity. In select markets, the Z4 will…

OnePlus 5 beats Samsung Galaxy S8 and Sony Xperia XZ Premium in speed, says report

The upcoming OnePlus 5 beats Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Sony’s Xperia XZ Premium phones in speed, according to GSM Arena. The site says it received exclusive info from Geekbench which scored 1963 (single-core) and 6687 score (multi-core), topping the Geekbench 4 list for smartphone speed. On Geekbench’s scale, the higher a number, the better ranked a phone is….

The Galaxy S7 is Samsung’s most popular smartphone, says report

The word is out; Samsung’s Galaxy S7 is the Korean company’s most popular smartphone ever released. The news comes from advertising agency ScientiaMobile’s ‘Mobile Overview Report’ for this quarter, indicating the S7’s popularity. The report reveals that the Galaxy S7 “generates the most mobile browser activity than any other device.” It’s worth noting that Samsung’s Galaxy S5…

Telus Samsung Galaxy S6 customers are getting their Nougat update on May 8

Telus Samsung Galaxy S6, S8 and S8+ users should expect an update to Nougat within the next four days. The Samsung Galaxy S6 will get their long awaited Android 7.0 update on May 8th, catching them up with the other approximately 7 percent of Android powered devices running Nougat. Galaxy S6 owners can expect a…

Samsung’s Bixby Voice AI raps and disses Apple’s Siri

Though we here in Canada don’t have access to Bixby Voice yet, Samsung recently started rolling out the Galaxy S8 and S8+ feature in its home country. Now that Bixby Voice is out in the wild, people are beginning to uncovered some of the voice-activated assistant’s neat tricks. Like Cortana and Siri, Bixby adds a dash of…

Samsung approved to test self-driving cars in South Korea

Samsung has been approved by the South Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport to test self-driving cars on public roads. According to The Korea Herald, what’s being tested is a “commercialized Hyundai vehicle equipped with the latest cameras and sensors.” Little else was revealed about the autonomous vehicle, however. The goal is to bolster growth in…

Samsung releases Gear S3 Android and iOS compatibility chart

Samsung’s Gear S3 doesn’t play well with others. All of the smartwatch’s core functionalities work well with Samsung smartphones. The same, however, can’t be said for other Android or iOS devices. Samsung posted a chart that details how well certain features work with non-Samsung devices. Although we here at MobileSyrup haven’t tested the Gear S3 with an…