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Samsung beats Apple to remain Asia’s number one brand

Seoul - South Korea’s Samsung has retained its position as the number one brand in Asia, beating Apple, its main rival in the mobile phone business, according to a survey.

Samsung may adopt Tizen over Android for next-gen smartphones

Samsung is considering using its Tizen operating system in "all" its future products, according to a new report. It would see new Samsung products favour Tizen above rivals. The company is said to be uneasy about its strong reliance on Google's Android.

Samsung preparing two folding smartphones for February launch

Samsung is known to be working on bendable displays that could be used on future smartphones. According to a new report, the company will finally launch the first devices to use the technology at the MWC tech fair next February.

Samsung patents smartwatch that projects display onto your hand

Samsung has developed a concept smartwatch that projects an image of its display onto the wearer's hand. The idea increases the size of the display, letting developers create more complex apps and allowing users to type with more precision.

Samsung's crazy touchscreen smart fridge launches for $5,600

Three months after announcing it at CES 2016, Samsung has officially launched its new Family Hub fridge. The smart appliance features a huge 21.5-inch touchscreen that dominates the front fascia. It pairs with a mobile app for control from the Internet.

Serious security vulnerabilities discovered in Samsung Smart Home

Serious security vulnerabilities have been discovered in Samsung's Smart Home system for connecting household items to the Internet. The system allows you to automate things such as locks and thermostats but several critical areas are exposed to hackers.

Rumours: Samsung Galaxy Note 6 to be fully water resistant

Rumours surrounding Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 6 phablet are beginning to pick up, revealing what the next generation of the power user phone will include. A new report claims the Note 6 may feature an iris scanner to let you unlock it with your eyes.

Samsung planning to launch a folding smartphone next year

Samsung is designing a folding smartphone for launch in 2017, according to a new report based on its efforts to create folding displays. Such a design would make larger phones easier to put in pockets while retaining the high-resolution display.

Brighter, clearer AMOLED displays to come to more smartphones

Higher quality displays are likely to be available on more smartphones in the near future, giving you a better experience regardless of your budget. The price of high-quality AMOLED displays has recently dropped significantly to undercut older LCD panels.

Samsung wants VR to be a 'whole body' experience with new headset

Samsung has unveiled a pair of unique headphones that let you "feel" virtual reality content instead of just seeing it. The headset tricks the section of the ear responsible for balance and motion into detecting physical movement in VR videos.

Waffle is a new collaboration-oriented social network by Samsung

Samsung is building its own social network that aims to bring people together and inspire collaborative content creation. Users create a feed of expandable, image-based content arranged in a grid, giving the app its quirky name 'Waffle.'

Samsung's Galaxy S7 includes an overlooked phone-saving feature

People who have bought the Samsung Galaxy S7 have discovered it possesses a unique feature to go with its waterproofing. A tiny moisture sensor in the charging port detects if the phone is even slightly wet and refuses to charge, protecting the device.

Samsung's huge 15 terabyte SSD is now available to buy

Samsung has launched its enterprise-grade 15.36TB SSD. The ultra-high capacity drive offers more storage space than the majority of mechanical hard drives while offering performance that HDDs cannot reach.

Samsung selling 'Edge' screens to rivals including Xiaomi, Huawei

Samsung has begun selling its curved Edge display to third-party manufacturers for use on their own phones, according to reports. The panel is used on Samsung's Galaxy S7 Edge and features two curved sides, increasing the display's perceived size.

5 things to know about Samsung's new flagships: the S7 & S7 Edge

Nearly a decade since their arrival and smartphones still manage to pack in new features with each successive generation. They are brighter, sharper, faster, and more powerful than ever. And yet, they only get better.

Samsung refines the Galaxy with the waterproof S7 and S7 edge

Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, its next generation flagship smartphones for 2016. The phones feature improved cameras, increased performance, water resistance and expandable storage.

Samsung planning to take virtual reality beyond smartphones

Samsung is planning to expand its virtual reality business by deemphasising the role of the smartphone in the emerging technology. The company wants to see virtual reality involved in all areas of life, including business scenarios.

Op-Ed: I have seen the future of entertainment and it's virtual reality

After test-driving a Samsung Gear VR headset for several weeks, I am convinced this technology will soar to eye-bending heights, especially in entertainment fields such as filmmaking and gaming.

Review: The best of Samsung Gear VR so far Special

Until the Oculus Rift comes out later this year as a competitor, the Samsung Gear VR is far and away the best virtual-reality device on the market. Here, I'll explain how it works it and what to check out.

Samsung's Galaxy S7 may be physically identical to the Galaxy S6

Samsung's 2015 flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6, brought in a sweeping redesign not seen in the Galaxy range for some years. Fans hoping further changes would come this year may be disappointed though, as reports say the S7 may be identical.

1.4 billion smartphones were shipped in 2015

1.4 billion smartphones were sold during 2015 according to market analysts IDC. Smartphone sales may be slowing but overall volumes are still very high. Samsung remains the largest manufacturer, followed by Apple and Huawei.

Samsung Galaxy S7 release date leaked as images appear online

The release date of Samsung's upcoming flagship Android smartphone for 2016 has reportedly leaked online alongside images that allegedly show the handset's display and front camera model. The Galaxy S7 will be an important device for Samsung.

U.S. judge bans sale of Samsung phones in meaningless patent case

Apple has won a victory in its patent dispute with Samsung as a U.S. court has ruled Samsung should be banned from selling its smartphones in the country. The case is meaningless though because the phones are all years old and the patents almost invalid.

Samsung to exclusively build the chip inside 2016's top phones

Samsung has reportedly scored an exclusive contract to manufacture Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 flagship mobile processor in a deal worth over $1 billion. Samsung already builds its own Exynos-branded processors as well as the chips in Apple's iPhone.

CES 2016 showcased the best in consumer tech

Las Vegas - The annual International Consumer Electronic Show (CES 2016) that took place in Las Vegas featured hundreds of next generation innovations in consumer tech.

Samsung's 'Family Hub' smart fridge features a 21.5-inch display

Samsung has created a smart fridge that you never have to open to see what is inside. The fridge has a camera system connected to a 21.5-inch touchscreen on the front that displays its contents and lets you access webpages to order new food from.

Google and Samsung want to give Android 'more fluency' than iOS

Google and Samsung are reportedly working to make Android feel more fluid to use than Apple's iOS. iOS is generally considered the most consistently responsive mobile OS, something that Android fans and manufacturers are understandably unhappy about.

Samsung planning '3D Touch' display, retina scanner for Galaxy S7

Samsung is reportedly hard at work preparing the next generation of its flagship Android smartphone, to be launched in March as the Galaxy S7. The South Korean manufacturer is rumoured to be developing a pressure-sensing display to rival Apple's 3D Touch.

Samsung might finally be ready to bring the Note 5 to Europe

When Samsung announced its much-loved flagship phablet for 2015 wouldn't be coming to Europe, it was quickly met with outcry from people forced to buy a Galaxy S6 instead. It now looks like the Note 5 may arrive in Europe early next year though.

Samsung's new VR web browser makes the Internet immersive

Samsung has launched a new app for its Gear VR headsets that lets users browse the Internet in an immersive, optimised browser. It natively supports 360-degree video streaming and can be navigated using voice commands.
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