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Samsung’s market share continues do drop in latest report

Published by on Dec 17th, 2014, 1 Comment

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Manufacturers were expecting smartphone sales to remain relatively flat in 2014 and completely flat in 2015. The former expectation has not realised, mostly because of the availability of many new cheaper devices on the market today.

In Q3 of 2014, smartphone sales jumped a massive 20% to 301 million units. The availability of the cheaper smartphones means that this growth came at the expense of feature phones, where sales slowed by about 25%. (more…)

A new Galaxy Note 4 in the works?

Published by on Dec 15th, 2014, No Comments

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 is a powerhouse of a phablet, and depending on the regional variant you have, it’s running either an Exynos 7 Octa or a Snapdragon 805. Earlier this week we saw a rumour that claimed Samsung could already be working on another hardware revision of the Note 4, one that would ditch that 805 for a next-gen Snapdragon 810 SoC. (more…)

Latest Samsung Galaxy S6 benchmarks leaked

Published by on Dec 11th, 2014, 4 Comments

Samsung-sign1Rumors are heating up surrounding Samsung’s upcoming flagship smartphone the Galaxy S6. Instead of stuff like curved screens, we are looking at straightforward benchmark data. According to PocketNow’s sources, the handset sure looks like a solid one and avid Samsung customers can expect a jump in specs in all areas. The spec-sheet is compiled from mainly benchmark data but usually these leaks are relatively close to the final product. (more…)

Samsung’s Tizen OS isn’t dead yet?

Published by on Nov 25th, 2014, 1 Comment

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Samsung really want us to take Tizen seriously, but we have seen no sign that it would happen anytime soon. It is supposed to be Samsung’s answer to Android and iOS in the smartphone market, but all we have seen thus far is the OS being pushed onto their wearable devices.

We have seen the company trying to get the OS in more people’s hands with the Samsung Z, but we still can’t understand why these products never made it to consumers. We could easily assume that Samsung is thinking twice about Tizen on smartphones, but some new leaks prove otherwise. (more…)

Samsung Galaxy S5 sells 4 million less than predecessor

Published by on Nov 25th, 2014, 2 Comments

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Saying that Samsung’s Galaxy S5 has performed below expectations is an understatement, with the Wall Street Journal reporting that the company sold about 40 percent less than it thought it would. Subsequently, there have been many rumours that they might shake up management before long. (more…)

Samsung will start selling less smartphones

Published by on Nov 19th, 2014, 1 Comment

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What can Samsung do to stop their spiralling profits? Their answer, start making less smartphones, and we thoroughly agree.

The launch of the Galaxy S5 did not help their bottom line, and the Korean giant is hoping that the Galaxy Note 4 will be its saving grace in 2014. In the latest quarter, Samsung saw its lowest profits in over two years, so execs are starting to rethink their strategies. (more…)

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Review: Still the best phablet?

Published by on Nov 18th, 2014, 3 Comments

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Some said that this type of device would never take off, yet here we are in the fourth generation of one of the hottest properties in the mobile world – the Galaxy Note range. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is the newest in the hit range, which is now in a segment that is becoming ever more crowded.

Even Apple, who swore by their “perfect for one handed use” size, has admitted defeat and made their devices larger to keep up with the trend. While there are many more devices of this kind in the market today than even a year ago when the Galaxy Note 3 launched, Samsung wants and needs this device to be a massive success. They are seeing profits slipping drastically, a major factor being the fact that the Galaxy S5 wasn’t as big a success as its predecessors. The Note 4 tries its best with updated design and top-notch specs, but can it deliver? (more…)

Samsung “starting over” with the Galaxy S6 – specs leak

Published by on Nov 5th, 2014, 3 Comments

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Whether you love or hate the Korean electronics giant, you have to admit that they are a big deal. Their devices have been the undisputed Android sales king for some time. Now, however, their sales have started to slip, and after an underwhelming low sales rate of the Galaxy S5 (at least relative to the S4), Samsung profits have started to fall.

This has prompted the executives over at Samsung to have a bit of a rethink as to how they approach this market which is becoming ever more saturated. (more…)

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