Samsung warns Galaxy S8 should not be a dog’s chew toy
Published in Games


OK for babies though

Samsung is worried that people are going to feed their smartphone to their dog as a rather expensive chew-toy.

Samsung's facial recognition not ready for mobile payments
Published in Mobiles


Feature can be easily manipulated versus a traditional PIN entry

Samsung’s facial recognition technology for its Galaxy smartphone series is at least four years away from practical use with mobile payment apps, according to at least one company official.

Samsung readies MRAM
Published in Memory


Fast RAM out on an electron spin

Samsung is about to apply MRAM to its system semiconductor foundry services.

Samsung prepares 10nm Low Power Plus
Published in Processors


To manufacture future 10nm SoCs

The first 10nm SoC announced was the Snapdragon 835 and Samsung also followed on with its own Exynos 8895. They were both manufactured in 10nm LPE (Low Power Early) process and Samsung is now getting ready to launch Low Power Plus. 

SK Telecom to launch a 5-Band CA
Published in Mobiles


700 Mbps speeds today, GigabitLTE in 2018

SK Telecom is Korea's largest wireless carrier and the company promised to start 5G trials in early 2018 and align with Fa ebruary start in Korea’s own PyeongChang 2018. Before that happens, the company is getting ready to roll out the 5-Band CA next month. 

Samsung will fix red screen tint
Published in Mobiles


After saying it was a default setting 

After initially saying that the red tint on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ was just a setting problem, Samsung has announced that it is issuing a software update to fix it.

Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ SoCs compared
Published in Mobiles


Exynos 8895 vs. Snapdragon 835

Both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ will be available with two SoCs, Samsung's own Exynos 8895 chipset and Qualcomm's pride and joy, the Snapdragon 835 chipset, and now, both of them have been pitted against each other in a couple of benchmarks.

3D NAND flash output to increase in 2H 2017
Published in Memory


Industry attempts to close global supply shortages


According to sources within the memory industry, global production of 3D NAND flash memory chips is expected to expand substantially in the second half of 2017, exceeding the output of 2D NAND chips by the fourth quarter of the year.

Samsung Galaxy 8 has red tint
Published in Mobiles


You can hear the howls


Some South Korean Samsung Galaxy 8 users are complaining that the display on some S8s had an odd, red tint.

Even stabbing the S8 will not cause it to explode
Published in Mobiles


Tame Apple Press jokes fail

The Tame Apple Press has been trying to spoil the release of Galaxy S8 with lots of gags about exploding batteries. The only problem is the S8 battery tech is surprisingly robust.