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Samsung Announces Updated iMac-Style Smart Monitor M8 With HDR10+, Portrait Orientation, and New 27-Inch Model

Wednesday May 24, 2023 2:09 am PDT by
Samsung has announced its popular Smart Monitor M8 is getting an update for 2023, with a new 27-inch size joining the previous 32-inch option, and both 4K screens gaining HDR10+ support, a new portrait orientation, and more. Priced at $700 (32 inches) and $650 (27 inches), the M8 models house a 4K UHD flat LCD panel providing 400 nits of brightness, a 60Hz refresh rate (non variable), 99%...
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Samsung Unveils World's First OLED Display With Built-In Fingerprint and Blood Pressure Sensing

Tuesday May 23, 2023 4:52 am PDT by
Samsung Display has unveiled a new generation of OLED panel that it says can recognize fingerprints anywhere on the screen and even check the user's heart rate, blood pressure, and stress levels using multiple simultaneous finger readings. Samsung's 'Sensor OLED Display' at SID Display Week 2023 Usually, fingerprint sensors in smartphones are attached under the display panel as a separate...
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Microsoft Planning Privacy-Focused Version of ChatGPT as Apple AI Efforts Flounder

Tuesday May 2, 2023 7:11 am PDT by
Microsoft is planning to launch a privacy-focused version of ChatGPT amid Apple's apparent lack of grip on emerging AI technologies, The Information reports. Microsoft's Azure cloud server unit plans to offer a version of ChatGPT that runs on dedicated cloud servers where the data is kept separate from that of other customers later this quarter. Data on this isolated server will not...
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14- and 16-Inch MacBook Pros Reportedly Not Getting OLED Displays Until 2026

Tuesday April 4, 2023 7:00 am PDT by
Apple's 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models will not offer OLED display technology until 2026, display analyst Ross Young today reaffirmed. In a tweet, Young shared a new Reuters report detailing Samsung Display's $3.1 billion investment in OLED production in Asan, South Korea and said that the facilities will be used to make OLED displays for 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models from 2026....
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OLED MacBook Air Reportedly Now in Development as Apple Plans to Bring New Display Technology to Multiple Product Lines

Thursday March 30, 2023 4:18 am PDT by
Samsung Display is developing a 13.3-inch OLED panel for a future MacBook Air model amid plans to switch several of Apple's product lines to the display technology, The Elec reports. LG Display is apparently developing OLED displays for both of the next-generation iPad Pro models in 11- and 13-inch sizes, and lacks sufficient production capacity for the ‌MacBook Air‌, leading Apple to choose ...
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Samsung 'Fake' Moon Shots Controversy Puts Computational Photography in the Spotlight

Monday March 13, 2023 7:07 am PDT by
Samsung's "Space Zoom" feature has come under fire amid complaints that images of the moon are being artificially enhanced to an extreme extent. Samsung introduced a 100x zoom feature with the Galaxy S20 Ultra in 2020, becoming a mainstay on recent flagship handsets from the company. Since its debut, Samsung has touted its devices' ability to take impressive pictures of the moon. Unlike...
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Video: Samsung's New S23 Ultra vs. Apple's iPhone 14 Pro Max

Monday March 6, 2023 1:02 pm PST by
Samsung in February launched the Galaxy S23 Ultra, its newest flagship smartphone. The S23 Ultra is a lot like the S22 Ultra, but it has a 200-megapixel wide-angle camera lens that supports 8K video capture. Given that the S23 Ultra is a direct competitor to Apple's iPhone 14 Pro Max, we thought we'd take a look at both smartphones to see how they compare. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube ...
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Report: Apple's Struggle to Develop MicroLED Technology Led to iPhone X Changes and Reliance on Samsung

Monday March 6, 2023 6:25 am PST by
Apple has heavily invested in developing its own MicroLED technology for almost a decade to break away from Samsung as a supplier, The Information reports. The iPhone X's flexible OLED display supplied by Samsung Apple's MicroLED displays have reportedly taken much longer to develop than expected, forcing it to deepen its ties with Samsung until the technology is ready. MicroLED offers better ...
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Samsung to Rival Apple Silicon by Developing Custom PC and Mobile Processors

Monday March 6, 2023 5:38 am PST by
Samsung plans to rival Apple silicon by developing its own custom processors for future smartphones and personal computers in an effort to develop more advanced chips. According to Business Korea, Samsung has already formed an internal team dedicated to CPU core development and has recruited Rahul Tuli, a former AMD developer, to lead the group. Samsung has traditionally relied on...
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iPhone 14 Pro Over 20% Faster Than Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra in Benchmarks

Wednesday February 8, 2023 1:22 am PST by
Samsung's newly announced Galaxy S23 Ultra hasn't quite hit the market yet, but unearthed benchmarks for the device suggest Apple still has the world's fastest mobile processor by a considerable margin. According to Geekbench scores for single-core performance discovered by CompareDial, the Galaxy S23 Ultra scored 1480, while its closest rival, the iPhone 14 Pro, achieved 1874. That suggests ...
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Samsung and LG Preparing for Next-Generation iPad Pro With OLED Display

Monday February 6, 2023 7:57 am PST by
Samsung and LG are preparing their factories for mass production of the first iPads with OLED displays, according to South Korea's ETNews. The report describes the displays as "hybrid" panels, as they use a combination of flexible and rigid OLED technologies. Apple plans to introduce new 13-inch MacBook Air, 11.1-inch iPad Pro, and 13-inch iPad Pro models with OLED displays in 2024,...
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Samsung Announces New Galaxy S23 Ultra With 200-Megapixel Camera

Wednesday February 1, 2023 9:00 am PST by
Samsung today announced the launch of its latest flagship smartphones, the 6.1-inch Galaxy S23, the 6.6-inch Galaxy S23+, and the 6.8-inch Galaxy S23 Ultra. All three devices feature AMOLED displays with 120Hz refresh rates, and the Ultra has an edge-to-edge display similar to prior-generation models. The Galaxy S23 Ultra is equipped with a new 200-megapixel wide-angle camera, while the...
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Samsung Launches Galaxy Book3 Ultra With OLED Display, S Pen and 2-in-1 Form Factor

Wednesday February 1, 2023 9:00 am PST by
Alongside new Galaxy smartphones, Samsung today introduced the Galaxy Book3 Ultra, a new premium PC with a 2-in-1 convertible form factor and included S Pen. Samsung says the Book3 Ultra is the thinnest clamshell device in its class, featuring a lightweight aluminum frame. The Galaxy Book3 Ultra includes a 13th-generation Intel Core i9 processor and an NVIDIA RTX Geforce 4070 GPU, and it...
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Samsung Releases 4TB T7 Shield Portable SSD

Tuesday January 31, 2023 10:29 am PST by
Samsung today announced the launch of a 4TB version of its popular T7 Shield portable SSD, with the new version joining the 1TB and 2TB size options that Samsung debuted last April. The T7 Shield is Samsung's most damage-resistant SSD, offering a durable casing that protects the device both indoors and outdoors. The Shield's enclosure is made from aluminum and has an IP65 water and dust...
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Samsung's SmartThings iOS App Now Lets You Control Matter Devices

Monday January 30, 2023 10:36 am PST by
Samsung's SmartThings app for the iPhone and iPad was today updated to add support for Matter devices. For those unfamiliar with SmartThings, it is a smart home platform that is a subsidiary of Samsung, and it is akin to Apple HomeKit. The SmartThings platform was updated with Matter support back in October, with Samsung rolling out Matter integration to SmartThings hubs last year. With the...
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Samsung to Debut First OLED Laptop Display With Integrated Touch Sensors Next Week

Tuesday January 24, 2023 4:32 am PST by
Samsung says it is set to begin mass producing OLED laptop displays that integrate touch sensors directly into the panel, with the technology expected to make a debut in new Galaxy Book models next week (via ZDNet). The panels use OCTA, or on-cell touch AMOLED technology, to achieve the feat, which allows them to be thinner than solutions that use a separate touchscreen panel film. Samsung...
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Samsung Expected to Unveil New Galaxy S23 Flagship Smartphones on February 1

Tuesday January 10, 2023 2:41 pm PST by
Samsung today announced that it will hold its first Galaxy Unpacked event of 2023 on Wednesday, February 1, unveiling new flagship smartphones that will directly compete with the iPhone 14, ‌iPhone 14‌ Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max from Apple. Like Apple, Samsung has a regular release cycle for its smartphones, and new Galaxy models come out in the spring. This year, we're...
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Kuo: Apple Picks BOE for Initial Order of iPhone 15 Displays, Could Potentially Overtake Samsung as Leading Supplier

Tuesday January 3, 2023 9:05 pm PST by
Apple has placed orders with display supplier BOE for the iPhone 15 and ‌iPhone 15‌ Plus for the second half of 2023, with the supplier potentially overtaking Samsung as the iPhone's largest display provider by 2024. Writing in his ially-overtaking-samsung-and-lg-ca594ccfeaf0">Medium blog, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says BOE has beaten Samsung for orders for the upcoming ‌iPhone 15‌ and ‌iPh...
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CES 2023: Samsung's Latest Monitors Include an Apple Studio Display Rival, Updated M8 Smart Monitor

Monday January 2, 2023 8:08 am PST by
Ahead of CES 2023 this week, Samsung has announced several upcoming additions to its monitor lineup, and perhaps the most interesting model for Apple users is the ViewFinity S9, Samsung's first 27-inch 5K display that will compete against Apple's Studio Display. 27-inch 5K displays remain fairly rare, but Apple has long embraced the higher pixel density for its ability to display true...

'The Galaxy Awaits You' Says Samsung in Anti-Apple Ad Pushing Z Flip 4

Thursday December 15, 2022 11:38 am PST by
Samsung today shared another ad in its anti-Apple "On the Fence" series that encourages iPhone users to switch over to Samsung devices. In the spot, a man sits on a literal fence while a woman using a Galaxy Z Flip 4 starts a conversation. "I used to be you," she says. "Sitting on the fence between Apple and Samsung." The man laments on how he wants to switch to a Samsung device, but he's...