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Samsung’s Galaxy S6 is now end-of-life at Bell and Virgin

Marking the end of an era, the Samsung Galaxy S6 is now marked as end-of-life (EOL) stock at Bell and its sub-brand Virgin Mobile, according to an internal source. EOL is a carrier industry term that means no additional stock of the S6 is incoming and the company’s aim is to push out its remaining…

Samsung to use technology built by Canada’s NewNet to build its RCS solution

Midway through last week, Google announced it was rebranding Messenger, its RCS-enabled SMS app, to Android Messages. It was an important milestone for a company attempting to solidify RCS as the de-facto next generation messaging standard. However, it was hard to be overly enthusiastic about the announcement for one major reason. In addition to the rebranding, Google…

South Korean authorities have formally charged Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong

On Tuesday, local authorities in Seoul, South Korea laid formal charges against Samsung Electronics vice chairman Lee Jae-yong, as well as four other Samsung executives. Prosecutors charged Lee with multiple offences, including bribery, embezzlement and perjury. However, his most notable alleged misdemeanor involves reportedly paying $36 million USD in bribes to Choi Soon-sil, a close confidant of Park…

Leaks show Samsung Galaxy S8 might have customizable navigation buttons

As the March 29th launch date draws closer, the torrent of Samsung Galaxy S8s only grows stronger. Most recently, there have been videos from MobileFun and Slashleaks, along with a library of photos. Among those photos, Android Police and its avid readership managed to find an interesting tidbit: it appears the order of the navigation…

Samsung Galaxy S8 revealed in new leaked video [Update]

Update – February 28th: Reputable device leaker Evan Blass has once again revealed additional details on the upcoming Galaxy S8. This time, Blass has shown the masses what looks to be an official press rendering of the upcoming flagship. As expected, home button has vanished as the Samsung branding on the front. Samsung recently announced…

Samsung and Microsoft announce partnership on new Galaxy Book 2-in-1 at MWC

Samsung and Microsoft expanded their enterprise mobility partnership at Mobile World Congress 2017 with the launch of the new Galaxy Book 2-in-1. The Galaxy Book is an enterprise-targeted device designed for customers using their devices mainly for business. The device is built on Microsoft’s Windows 10 platform and includes a full range of Microsoft’s Office software. Peter…

Samsung reveals new Gear VR with included controller

In what is an effort to catch up with Google’s recently released Daydream View virtual reality headset, Samsung is releasing a new version of its Gear VR headset that features a packed-in controller, according to an announcement the company made today at Mobile World Congress (MWC). The controller, which the South Korean tech giant designed…

Samsung will reveal the Galaxy S8 on March 29th

Rumours indicated that Samsung had plans to tease the launch date of its next flagship smartphone at its Mobile World Congress event in Spain, Barcelona, and that is exactly what occurred. “On March 29, Samsung Electronics will unveil the newest Galaxy as part of its endeavour to unbox your phone. The forthcoming addition to the…

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3 is coming to Canada for $799

Samsung’s successor to the Tab S2, the Tab S3, is set to come to Canada for $799 CAD, according to a press release from the South Korean tech giant. Samsung revealed the Galaxy Tab S3 today during a press conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The tablet, which adopts a 9.5-inch form factor,…

Samsung’s new Exynos 9 chip supports 4K VR and 1 Gigabit download speeds

Samsung today announced its newest flagship mobile chip, the Exynos 9 Series 8895. Built on the company’s 10nm FinFET fabrication process, the same process Qualcomm uses to manufacture its new Snapdragon 835 SoC, the octa-core processor features four custom Samsung designed cores and four ARM-designed Cortex A53 cores. According to the company, the new 8895 performs…

Samsung Galaxy S8+ specs revealed in new leak

The specs sheet for Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8+ handset appears to have been revealed by prolific mobile tipster Evan Blass. Blass tweeted an image that includes a laundry list of specifications consumers can expect from the new plus-size flagship. Among them: a 6.2-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display (though the sheet specifies it’s 6.1-inch with…

Samsung Galaxy A5 will retail for $500 in Canada

While many Canadians are waiting for Samsung to unveil the Galaxy S8, the company will first release the 5.2-inch Galaxy A5. Samsung hasn’t announced when it plans to release the A5 in Canada. However, an internal document obtained by MobileSyrup reveals the A5 will cost $499.99 off contract. It’s expected that the handset will be…

Samsung’s Flow authentication app will soon work with all Windows 10 PCs

Samsung will update its Flow app to allow all Windows 10 users to take advantage of its authentication functionality, according to a posting on the app’s Google Play store page. Samsung first introduced the Android app alongside its recently released Galaxy TabPro S two-in-one. The app allows TabPro S to users to unlock the computer…

Samsung C-Labs to announce four VR projects at Mobile World Congress 2017

At this year’s upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung will showcase four projects in virtual and augmented reality. According to a release from the South Korean giant, these projects will be exhibited at ‘4 Years From Now (4YFN),’ a showcase for startup businesses. The products on display include, a smart aid for visually impaired…

Samsung to reportedly resurrect Note 7 as ‘refurbished’ smartphone in India and Vietnam [Update]

Samsung’s ongoing Note 7 saga seems like it’s set to continue. Korean publication Hankyung is reporting that Samsung could be preparing to sell “refurbished” versions of the Note 7 featuring smaller batteries, solving the power source overheating issues the original smartphone suffered from. These devices, however, won’t be coming to the U.S., European or Canadian market, likely due to the…

New leaked images provide our best look yet at the Samsung Galaxy S8

Showing no intention of slowing down, leaks of the Galaxy S8 continue to make their way online at a torrid pace. The latest S8 leak, courtesy of Twitter user Ice Universe, includes new images that confirm a lot of what we’ve heard about the upcoming device. Specifically, these shots give us a good look at…

Samsung Galaxy S8 leak reveals potential colour options, European price

The Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950) and S8 Plus (SM-G955) are likely to come in three colours according to a leak from a Ukrainian retailer’s database: Black, Gold and Orchid Gray. The leak also provided the prices in Ukrainian Hryvnia, showing UAH 25,999 (over $1,200 CAD) for the S8 and UAH 28,999 (around $1,400 CAD) for the…

Samsung teases new Exynos 9 series chipset

Samsung has started teasing its next-generation Exynos system-on-a-chip, the Exynos 9. In a tweet sent out on Friday morning from the company’s official Exynos Twitter account, Samsung says, “Be ready for the #TheNextExynos.” An accompanying image notes the silicon is “coming soon.” Be ready for #TheNextExynos pic.twitter.com/rpod9jVOd7 — Samsung Exynos (@SamsungExynos) February 17, 2017 Samsung…

South Korean court approves arrest of Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong

A South Korean judge has approved the arrest of Samsung Electronics vice chairman Lee Jae-yong, according to the Wall Street Journal. South Korean federal prosecutors sought Lee, the heir apparent to the entire Samsung empire, in connection to the country’s ongoing corruption scandal involving disgraced president Park Guen-hye. BREAKING: South Korea court approves arrest of Samsung’s de…