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Camera Comparison: iPhone 11 Pro Max vs. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

Friday March 6, 2020 8:54 am PST by Juli Clover
Earlier this week we picked up a Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and did a feature overview to see if it's worth $1,400, but we also thought we'd take a deeper look at Samsung's newest smartphone to see how the cameras measure up to the cameras in Apple's iPhone 11 Pro Max. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Hardware Details Samsung's Galaxy S20 Ultra, like the iPhone, has...

Hands-On With Samsung's New S20 Ultra: Is It Worth $1400?

Tuesday March 3, 2020 2:37 pm PST by Juli Clover
Samsung in February announced its most expensive non-foldable smartphone to date, the Galaxy S20 Ultra, which has a starting price of $1,400, which is $300 higher than the starting price of Apple's $1,099 iPhone 11 Pro Max. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Apple is often criticized for its high price points, but this year, Samsung went above and beyond matching...

Testing Samsung's New $1,380 Galaxy Z Flip Foldable Smartphone

Wednesday February 19, 2020 2:24 pm PST by Juli Clover
Samsung last week unveiled the Galaxy Z Flip, which began shipping out over the weekend. We managed to get our hands on one of the new foldable smartphones, and thought we'd check it out to see how it compares to the Galaxy Fold and how foldable smartphone technology is progressing. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The Galaxy Z Flip is the followup to Samsung's...

Latest Foldable Smartphones Experiencing Failures and Durability Issues

Tuesday February 18, 2020 11:47 am PST by Juli Clover
Foldable smartphones are the latest device trend, and companies that include Motorola and Samsung have released new foldable smartphones over the course of the last few weeks. The first foldable smartphone from Samsung, the Galaxy Fold, had major durability issues that caused its launch to be delayed. Samsung's newest foldable device, the Galaxy Z Flip, seems to be faring a bit better so far,...

Samsung's New Galaxy Buds+ Compared to AirPods and AirPods Pro

Thursday February 13, 2020 1:40 pm PST by Juli Clover
Samsung at its Unpacked Event in San Francisco this week unveiled the new Galaxy Z Flip and the S20 smartphone lineup, and accompanying its new flagship devices, Samsung also launched its next-generation wire-free earbuds, the Galaxy Buds+. In our latest YouTube video, we took a look at the new Galaxy Buds+ to test them out, and we did a quick comparison with the AirPods and the AirPods Pro. ...

Samsung's Answer to AirDrop Finally Arrives With the Galaxy S20

Wednesday February 12, 2020 2:26 am PST by Tim Hardwick
Last month we reported that Samsung was working on its own AirDrop killer for Galaxy devices, called Quick Share. On Tuesday, the Korean company unveiled its new trio of Galaxy S20 phones, and we finally got a better idea of what the local file-sharing feature can do. On the face of it, Quick Share works just like Apple's AirDrop, in that if you're near another user with a supported device,...

Samsung Unveils Galaxy S20 Smartphones With 5G Connectivity, New Cameras, $1,000 to $1,400 Price Range and More

Tuesday February 11, 2020 10:41 am PST by Juli Clover
At its Unpacked event in San Francisco, Samsung today introduced its Galaxy S20 5G lineup, featuring the Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra smartphones with 5G connectivity, new camera technology, and more. The Galaxy S20 features a 6.2-inch AMOLED display, the Galaxy S20+ features a 6.7-inch AMOLED display, and the Galaxy S20 Ultra features a 6.9-inch AMOLED display. All three displays are full...

Samsung Debuts New 'Galaxy Z Flip' Foldable Smartphone, Priced at $1,380

Tuesday February 11, 2020 10:13 am PST by Juli Clover
Samsung today officially debuted the Galaxy Z Flip, its newest flagship foldable smartphone. Unlike Samsung's first foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold, the Z Flip is a smartphone-sized device that folds in half. Samsung called it a stylish smartphone designed for trendsetters and people who want to stand out. Samsung first unveiled the smartphone on Sunday with a commercial that was shown...

TV Ad Reveals Samsung's Unannounced 'Galaxy Z Flip' Phone

Monday February 10, 2020 2:17 am PST by Tim Hardwick
In an ad break during last night's Academy Awards, Samsung gave viewers an unexpected first look at its yet-to-be-announced Galaxy Z Flip foldable phone, which the company is supposed to officially unveil on Tuesday. _ The look of the phone in Samsung's commercial matches up with previous leaks, with the device being shown folded up, opened at various angles as well as opened completely flat. ...

Apple App Store Preview Confirms Existence of Samsung's Rumored Galaxy Buds+ With Official iPhone Support

Wednesday February 5, 2020 1:53 am PST by Tim Hardwick
Apple last night unwittingly confirmed the existence of Samsung's upcoming next-generation Galaxy Buds+, which are set to compete directly with Apple's own AirPods Pro wireless earphones. Confirmation came via an App Store preview of the wireless earphones' iOS app, first spotted by CNET, indicating that the Galaxy Buds+ will be officially compatible with iPhone 7 and newer devices running...

Alleged Leaked Video Shows Samsung 'Galaxy Z Flip' in Action

Monday February 3, 2020 1:01 am PST by Tim Hardwick
An allegedly leaked video showing Samsung's upcoming "Galaxy Z Flip" has been shared online, offering a hands-on preview of what the company's second attempt at a folding phone will look like. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip - First Hands On Video pic.twitter.com/4b8Uzt5kRB— Ben Geskin (@BenGeskin) February 2, 2020 Shared on Twitter by mobile leaker Ben Geskin, the short clip shows the clamshell-like...

Apple Matched or Surpassed Samsung for Smartphone Shipments in Q4 2019

Thursday January 30, 2020 2:27 am PST by Tim Hardwick
Apple matched or overtook Samsung to become the world's biggest smartphone maker in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to new data from market tracking firms. A new report by Strategy Analytics put Apple's iPhone shipments for the fourth quarter of last year at 70.7 million units, slightly ahead of Samsung's estimated 68.8 million. Apple grabbed first position with 19 percent global...

Samsung's Long-Awaited Answer to AirDrop Expected to Arrive Next Month

Friday January 24, 2020 1:29 am PST by Tim Hardwick
Samsung is said to be working on its own answer to AirDrop, Apple's ad-hoc service that lets users transfer files among Macs and iOS devices over Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. According to XDA Developers, "Quick Share" will work similarly to AirDrop, enabling files to be sent "instantly" between two Galaxy phones in close proximity, so long as both devices have the feature turned on. Like AirDrop, ...

CES 2020: Samsung Debuts New T7 Touch SSD With Fingerprint Sensor for Securing Files

Wednesday January 8, 2020 6:00 am PST by Juli Clover
Samsung today announced the launch of its new Portable SSD T7 Touch, an SSD with 500GB, 1TB, or 2TB of storage space. According to Samsung, the SSD T7 Touch combines a sleek and compact design with the fastest transfer speeds that are offered by the USB 3.2 Gen 2 standard. Users can expect to see read speeds up to 1,050MB/s and write speeds up to 1,000MB/s, with the SSD T7 Touch coming in ...

Samsung to Unveil New Smartphones at Galaxy Unpacked Event on February 11

Monday January 6, 2020 1:02 pm PST by Juli Clover
Samsung this weekend announced that its next event will take place on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, with the South Korean company set to unveil new smartphones that will compete with Apple's iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max. Samsung is expected to launch a trio of Galaxy S11 smartphones, which will be the company's new flagship devices when they debut, plus there's been talk of a new foldable ...

Alleged Leaked Images of Samsung's Clamshell-Style Galaxy Fold Appear Online

Thursday December 19, 2019 2:17 am PST by Tim Hardwick
Leaked images allegedly showing Samsung's next folding smartphone have appeared on Weibo, offering a preview of what the company's Galaxy Fold successor could look like. Images via Wang Benhong - Weibo First spotted by mobile leaker Ice Universe, the images depict a clamshell-like device reminiscent of a traditional flip phone that folds up into a compact palm-sized phone, making it small...

Samsung Galaxy S11 Said to Boast 108-Megapixel Camera and 5x Telephoto Lens

Friday December 6, 2019 2:24 am PST by Tim Hardwick
Samsung aims to usurp Apple's iPhone camera supremacy next year with a massive overhaul to the cameras on its flagship phones, reports Bloomberg. Galaxy S11+ Render from @OnLeaks Its upcoming Galaxy S11 will sport a 108-megapixel sensor for the main camera -- versus the iPhone 11's 12 -- flanked by three more on the back of the device including an ultrawide-angle lens and 5x optical zoom, they...

Android Security Flaw Let Apps Access People's Cameras for Secret Video and Audio Recordings

Tuesday November 19, 2019 11:09 am PST by Juli Clover
A security flaw in Android smartphones from companies like Google and Samsung allowed malicious apps to record video, take photos, and capture audio, uploading the content to a remote server sans user permission. The vulnerability was discovered by security firm Checkmarx, and was highlighted today by Ars Technica. The flaw had the potential to leave high-value targets open to having their...

Samsung Shows Off New Foldable Smartphone Concept

Tuesday October 29, 2019 4:56 pm PDT by Juli Clover
At the Samsung Developer Conference this week, Samsung showed off a new conceptual design for a foldable smartphone, which could be technology that the company works on after the Galaxy Fold. Rather than folding from tablet sized to smartphone sized like the Galaxy Fold, the design Samsung showed off today features a smartphone-sized device that folds in half much like a flip phone, collapsing ...

Samsung Issues Software Patch to Fix Screen Protector Flaw in Galaxy S10 Fingerprint Sensor

Thursday October 24, 2019 2:17 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Samsung has issued a software patch for its Galaxy S10 smartphone to fix a flaw in the under-screen fingerprint sensor that allowed anyone to unlock the device with the help of a cheap screen protector (via Reuters). The problem was brought to light last week, when a British user who applied a gel screen protector to her Galaxy S10 subsequently discovered that unregistered fingerprints could ...