Earlier today, we got the sad news that due to concerns over the Corona Virus, Mobile World Congress was canceled. Fortunately, that doesn’t mean we won’t be seeing great new hardware this spring. Samsung led the way at their Unpacked event, announcing the new Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra.
Samsung is a major player in many areas, but one of the places where they’re consistently pushing the envelope is in televisions and displays. Sometimes what they’re offering isn’t so much for the average person’s living room, but inevitably the tech they show off in their fancier concepts eventually shows up in our living rooms, so it’s worth paying attention to even their wilder ideas!
It’s a good year to be in the market for a high-end computer monitor. There are curved monitors, HD resolutions that are off the charts, and sizes for everyone’s needs. Samsung’s getting into it too with two new gaming monitors for serious screen time.
When Samsung pulled the Galaxy Fold due to some issues with the hinge, they promised that — like Arnold in Terminator — it would be back, and it is!
If the era of the $1000 flagship phone is over, someone forgot to tell Samsung. At their Unpacked event in New York, they introduced their new flagship Note phablet in three varieties, and also highlighted a couple of other recently announced products.
One of the big debates behind the scenes at Gear Diary is whether a tablet makes more sense than a low-end computer like a Chromebook. The consensus is that sometimes you still need a computer, but there’s a lot of potential benefit to a good tablet. Samsung agrees, and they’re throwing all sorts of features into the Android-powered Galaxy Tab S6!
It is hard to believe that my Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is nearly a year old already, and it’s still my main daily driver due in large part to the awesome S-Pen. In case it isn’t obvious – I have long since decided I would upgrade to the Note 10 based on the many rumors of enhanced performance, upgraded cameras and AI, and of course the all-new S-Pen features.
In a move that should surprise absolutely nobody, Samsung today announced that their $2,000 Galaxy Fold phone — which apparently had trouble folding repeatedly without breaking — would be on an indefinite hiatus.
You have to hand it to Samsung, they are nothing if not persistent in sticking with their AI assistant named Bixby. They even continue to have dedicated physical buttons on the new Samsung Galaxy S10 devices like the S10e I recently reviewed. Now there’s an easy way to take back the button and use it for an actually useful Assistant – Google’s.
We have been trained over recent years with phones to equate larger phones as being more premium and providing a better experience. Bigger is better as they say. The Samsung Galaxy S10e is here to blow away your ill-conceived perception and show you why it is one of the best phones to come along in many years.
We know Speck makes some of the most protective cases on the market; we know Speck has cases for pretty much every device currently available, and we know Speck rolled out cases for each of the new Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphones. And now, you should know… we are giving away three different Presidio cases for the Samsung Galaxy S10.
Once upon a time, Samsung’s Galaxy line was seen as a copy of the iPhone; there were even multiple lawsuits between the two companies over it. There’s no mistaking the new Galaxy S10 line for an iPhone now, though, it’s gone from a “copycat” to a “holy crap” with some amazing new models including the new Galaxy Fold!
We had the chance to check out Samsung’s new QLED televisions at CES, and they were stunning. Samsung sells literal work of art TVs called “The Frame”, but even their QLED televisions are jaw-dropping in both looks and price!
Even though we’re less than two weeks from Christmas, if you’re looking for some great last-minute items for family, friends, or even just a great white elephant gift, Samsung‘s got your back.
There’s no need to run around like a turkey with its head cut off: there are plenty of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals available that don’t require getting up at the crack of dawn or standing in any lines — there’s no need to wrestle your chosen item from someone else’s arms, either. Just sit back, relax, and click.
The only thing more sought-after than cold fusion and alchemy is a tablet/laptop hybrid that actually delivers on the best parts of each. Microsoft laid the groundwork with the Surface line, and now Samsung is jumping in with the Galaxy Book 2, boasting Windows 10, LTE connectivity, and an eye-popping 20 hours of battery life.
We recently reviewed the Ventev wireless chargepad+. It’s a small, round disk covered with fabric that delivers 7.5W of wireless charging to Apple devices and 10W of power to compatible Samsung devices. To charge a device, you simply lay your phone on the chargepad+. If you need something fancier, more powerful and flexible, check out the Ventev wireless chargestand.
It is natural to compare the new iPhone XS Max with the recently released Samsung Galaxy Note 9, as they are the two flagship phones from the two most important smartphone companies in the world.
The faster technology improves, the better the features are that trickle down to mid-tier devices. Samsung is definitely proving this to be true with their newest smartphones, the Galaxy A6, J3, and J7, and their new tablet, the Galaxy Tab A 10.5″.
The annual IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin covers about 160,000 square meters and almost 2,000 exhibitors. Whether it was on the floor, at a press conference, at the media-only Showstoppers event, or in private meetings, we scoured IFA to find the latest and greatest to make up Gear Diary’s Best of IFA 2018 list.
Samsung first introduced the Galaxy Note series in 2011 with a huge stylus-driven 5.3″ screen and a direct appeal to power users who wanted more than current small-screen devices could offer. Today a variety of smartphones with screens larger than 5.3″ are available bearing a ‘Plus’, XL or other monikers to differentiate them.