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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…

The Source lists Samsung’s S8/S8+ DeX dock for $249 CAD

Samsung’s S8 DeX dock station has appeared on The Source’s website for $249 CAD. The dock, however, is listed as online-only and currently is sold out, according to The Source’s website. It’s unclear if this is the actual price of Samsung’s DeX dock or just a placeholder. The latest statement we’ve received from Samsung Canada…

Samsung Q1 2017: best quarter since 2013 despite weak mobile showing

On Thursday, Samsung announced its Q1 2017 fiscal results, covering the three-month period ending March 31st. Despite the lingering effects of the Note 7’s battery issues and the legal scandal involving the company’s defacto head, Samsung managed to deliver its best fiscal quarter since Q3 2013. First quarter revenues increased by two percent year-over-year to 50.55 trillion won…

Samsung’s new In-Traffic Reply app wants to help stop distracted driving

The penalty for distracted driving in Ontario can amount to an $1000 fine and three demerit points. Samsung’s ‘In-Traffic Reply‘ app is designed to prevent distracted driving, saving people from paying a fine and more importantly saving lives. The Korean manufacturer’s subsidiary Samsung Electronics Benelux B.V.’s new app is currently in beta and slated to…

Samsung’s new Wemogee app aims to help people living with aphasia

While it is unknown how many people live with aphasia on the planet, there are more than 100,000 people suffering from the disorder in Canada. Aphasia is a communication disorder thats stems from a traumatic experience to the brain, like a stroke or aneurysm. It affects the language centres of the brain, resulting in difficulty…

Here are the Samsung Galaxy S8 promotions at Canadian carriers

As the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ rake up rave reviews, some Canadian carriers are offering special incentives to take advantage of the hype. Below is a collected round-up of the current offerings, as well as some related deals that might help you afford the premium flagship. Note: This post will be updated if and…

Samsung and LG reportedly working on smartphones with four-sided curved displays

Samsung and LG are reportedly working on smartphone screens that curve on all four sides. According to Etnews in Korea, via SamMobile, the tech giants are developing curved displays that would theoretically allow for over 98 percent of the front of the device to be used as a screen. The companies have reportedly started development on a four-sided…