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2022 OLED iPad Air in Doubt After Apple Turns Down Samsung's Display Panels

Wednesday September 29, 2021 1:31 am PDT by
Apple has called off a joint project with Samsung to use a Samsung-developed OLED display for a forthcoming 10.9-inch iPad Air, according to a new report today from The Elec. The project was stopped due to either the single stack structure of OLED panel or profitability issues or both, people familiar with the matter said.Single stack refers to the current widely used OLED panel structure...
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Samsung Begins Mass Production of 14-Inch and 16-Inch OLED Displays That Apple Might Use for 2022 MacBook Pro

Wednesday September 15, 2021 4:30 pm PDT by
Samsung Display today announced that it has started mass production of 14-inch and 16-inch OLED displays for laptops, and a key feature of the panels is support for up to a 90Hz refresh rate for smoother appearing content. Samsung Display said it has been supplying the OLED panels to global manufacturers, including ASUS, Lenovo, Dell, HP, and Samsung Electronics, for use in laptops,...
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Samsung Galaxy Watch Gets Walkie-Talkie App Similar to Apple Watch Feature

Tuesday August 31, 2021 2:53 am PDT by
Three years after Apple released walkie-talkie functionality for the Apple Watch, Samsung has released a similar app for the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. Samsung released the app via the Google Play Store, which was first spotted by XDA Developers. Similar to Apple's own Apple Watch app, Samsung says its walkie-talkie app allows users to "have instant conversations, just like...
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Hands-On With Samsung's New $1,800 Galaxy Z Fold 3

Thursday August 26, 2021 1:16 pm PDT by
Samsung earlier this month unveiled the new Galaxy Z Fold 3, its latest flagship foldable smartphone. We thought we'd check out the Z Fold 3 to see the technology improvements that Samsung has made to its foldable smartphone lineup. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Foldable smartphones are still expensive, and as a Samsung flagship, the Z Fold 3 is priced starting...
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Samsung Unveils New Foldable Smartphones, Galaxy Buds 2, and Galaxy Watch 4

Wednesday August 11, 2021 8:58 am PDT by
Samsung today unveiled a series of new products at a virtual event, including the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 foldable smartphones, Galaxy Buds 2 wireless earbuds, and Galaxy Watch 4 smartwatch. We've provided a high-level summary of the new products below for Apple users who are interested in learning about the latest competition. Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 A key new feature of the ...
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Samsung Reportedly Begins Production of 120Hz Display for Upcoming iPhone 13 Pro Models

Saturday May 29, 2021 10:42 am PDT by
Samsung has begun production of LTPO displays for the upcoming iPhone 13 Pro and ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ Max, which will support a high refresh rate of 120Hz, while LG has begun production of LTPS displays for the lower-end models of the 2021 iPhone lineup, according to a new report from The Elec. Apple was widely rumored to introduce its ProMotion technology, which first debuted in the 2017 iPad Pro...
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Apple Set to Surpass Samsung as Largest Purchaser of AMOLED Displays in 2021

Tuesday May 25, 2021 10:42 pm PDT by
Apple is set to surpass Samsung as the largest purchaser of AMOLED displays for smartphones later this year following the release of the iPhone 13 lineup, which will push the adoption of flexible AMOLED displays in iPhones to 80%, according to a new report from DigiTimes. Apple adopted flexible AMOLED displays for its entire iPhone 12 lineup and is expected to continue doing so for the 2021...
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Samsung Pokes Fun at iPhone 12 Pro Max's Lack of 100x Digital Zoom in New Ad

Monday May 24, 2021 6:05 am PDT by
In a new ad, Samsung is poking fun at the iPhone 12 Pro Max's lack of 100x zoom compared to its flagship Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. In an ad posted late last week titled "Space Zoom," an ‌iPhone 12 Pro Max‌ and Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra can be seen taking a photo of the moon in total darkness. The ‌iPhone 12 Pro Max‌ zooms in at its max 12x ability, while the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra gets a...
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Samsung Expected to Supply 120Hz Displays for iPhone 13 Pro Models

Monday May 3, 2021 7:38 am PDT by
Apple's upcoming iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max models are widely rumored to feature OLED displays with up to a 120Hz refresh rate, resulting in smoother content and scrolling, and additional reports continue to surface. Korean website The Elec today reported that Samsung will be the exclusive supplier of 120Hz displays for iPhone 13 Pro models:Meanwhile, the two higher tier iPhones...
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Samsung SmartThings Update Aims to Prevent Tracker-Based Stalking

Tuesday April 20, 2021 4:21 am PDT by
Ahead of Apple's "Spring Loaded" event later today, Samsung has announced an update to its SmartThings Find platform that can scan for unknown Galaxy SmartTags and other Tile-like trackers nearby and alert the user if one appears to be moving along with them in their vicinity. Called "Unknown Tag Search," the anti-stalking feature aims to detect if someone has slipped a SmartTag into the...
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Samsung May Drop Time-of-Flight Sensor in Next Flagship Galaxy Phone

Monday April 19, 2021 1:50 am PDT by
Samsung is not planning to include a ToF (time of flight) sensor in its upcoming Galaxy S22 flagship smartphone, according to Korea IT News, due to the South Korean tech-giant believing the technology lacks a "clear advantage" for the front-end consumer. Apple first introduced ToF, or LiDAR, with the iPad Pro in 2020, and first on the iPhone with the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max....
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Samsung to Reveal 'Most Powerful Galaxy Device' at April 28 Event, Likely Referencing New Laptops

Wednesday April 14, 2021 2:28 am PDT by
Samsung has teased a new Galaxy Unpacked virtual event on April 28 that will see the company reveal "the most powerful Galaxy" device, which very likely means new laptops rather than new Samsung smartphones. The next Galaxy phones aren't expected to surface for a while yet. According to a report by The Elec, the company is set to launch a Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 2 at a July event....
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Samsung's 'iTest' Lets You Try a Galaxy Device on Your iPhone

Thursday April 8, 2021 12:42 pm PDT by
Samsung has launched "iTest," an interactive website experience that's designed to allow iPhone users to test out Android on a Galaxy device, or "sample the other side," as Samsung puts it. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The iTest website is being advertised in New Zealand, according to a MacRumors reader who came across the feature. Visiting the iTest website on...
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Samsung's Galaxy SmartTag With UWB Beats AirTags to Market, Launches April 16 for $39.99

Thursday April 8, 2021 6:38 am PDT by
Samsung will release the Galaxy SmartTag Plus on April 16 for $39.99, becoming the first mainstream item tracker with support for ultra-wideband technology, The Verge reports. In January, Samsung announced the "Galaxy SmartTag," a small squircle-shaped device that can be used to track and locate items such as keys, bags, and more. Samsung announced two versions of the SmartTag, one that uses ...
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iPhone 12 Holds Its Value Over 20% Better Than Samsung Galaxy S21 Range

Wednesday April 7, 2021 9:47 am PDT by
Apple's iPhone 12 lineup holds its value over 20 percent better than the Samsung Galaxy S21 range, according to data gathered by SellCell. Despite having been on sale for considerably less time than the ‌iPhone 12‌ lineup, with orders arriving from late January this year, the Samsung Galaxy S21 series is failing to hold its value as well as its main competitor. By measuring each handset's ...
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Apple 'Likely' to Reimburse Samsung for Missing OLED Display Purchase Targets Due to Poor iPhone 12 Mini Sales

Tuesday March 23, 2021 3:37 am PDT by
Apple is likely to reimburse Samsung Display over a shortfall in OLED panel orders owing to lower-than-expected demand for iPhone 12 mini models, according to The Korea Herald. Samsung's small OLED shipments dropped globally in January by 9 percent month-on-month to 45 million units, according to market data gathered by Omdia, which pins the decline on sluggish iPhone 12 mini sales. Apple is ...
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Samsung Says It May Skip Galaxy Note Release This Year Due To Global Chip Shortage

Wednesday March 17, 2021 4:06 am PDT by
Samsung is ringing the alarm bells, signaling that it may skip releasing a new Galaxy Note device this year due to the fallout from a global semiconductor shortage. As Bloomberg reports, Samsung's co-CEO Koh Dong-jin said during an annual shareholder meeting that there's a "serious imbalance in supply and demand of chips in the IT sector globally." Specifically, D J Koh said the Galaxy Note...
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Qualcomm Struggling to Keep Up With Processor Demand and Shortages Could Impact Samsung

Friday March 12, 2021 12:35 pm PST by
Qualcomm is having a hard time keeping up with demand for the processor chips that Android manufacturers rely on, reports Reuters. Chip shortages have been impacting multiple industries, and have now hit the electronics business. There's no indication that Qualcomm's supply troubles will impact Apple, but smartphone manufacturers like Samsung could be in trouble. Apple develops its own...
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TrendForce: Apple Overtook Samsung to Become World's Largest Smartphone Maker in Fourth Quarter

Tuesday March 9, 2021 3:17 am PST by
Apple produced 77.6 million iPhones units in the fourth quarter of 2020, 69.8 million of which were iPhone 12 models, helping the company overtake Samsung to become the top global smartphone brand, according to TrendForce. The analysts' latest report says Apple sold 10 million more phones than its biggest rival over the quarter, with Samsung selling 67 million phones, a quarter-on-quarter...
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Samsung Promises 'At Least Four Years' of Security Software Updates for Recent Galaxy Devices

Tuesday February 23, 2021 1:12 am PST by
In what could be seen as an attempt to catch up to Apple's legacy software support for older iOS devices, Samsung is now promising Galaxy users that they'll receive security software updates for "at least four years" after a device's initial release. Samsung and Android have long had a reputation of being a fragmented ecosystem when it comes to OS updates. Samsung, unlike Apple, has...