Recently in DxOMARK camera ranking, Huawei’s P30 Pro defeated Samsung’s Galaxy S10+ to receive the status of the highest rated camera in a smartphone with a score of 112. But it appears that Samsung is not willing to accept this defeat.

Samsung has officially posted a poster on Weibo that the 112 score of Huawei P30 Pro is for photography only, whereas DxOMark usually also assigns separate scores for another main feature of smartphone camera capabilities i.e. selfies. As the Galaxy S10+ scored 96 in selfies which is far more than any Huawei phone as Samsung revealed in the artwork; 109+96 is greater than 112+89. Hence, Samsung is claiming the top spot for Galaxy S10+ instead of Huawei P30 Pro.

It must be noted here that DxOMARK is a camera-benchmarking website which scientifically tests the ability of a smartphone camera. A few weeks ago, DXOMARK released their review on the Galaxy S10 Plus which received the highest ever front camera rating of 96, beating Pixel 3 and Galaxy Note 9 and the joint-highest rear-camera rating of 109. However, a day after P30’s launch the website declared Huawei P30 Pro a champion in the rear camera and the overall smartphone camera rating.

Meanwhile, if we count a cumulative score the Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 would also be superior in terms of overall camera performance as compared to Mate 20 Pro. However, it must be kept in mind that DxOMark is just one system of review, whereas real-world assessments include various testing systems when judging smartphone camera expertise.

An estimation published by TechInsights reveals the component value of Samsung’s latest flagship. The 128GB storage model, which is the base variant belonging to the Galaxy S10 Plus, features component costs amounting to $420, making the total $40 more than what it took to make the 64GB Galaxy S9 Plus variant. It isn’t difficult to believe that the most expensive component in the entire list is the Galaxy S10 Plus’ 6.4-inch Infinity-O AMOLED screen, with a price of $86.50.

Looking at the impressive screen-to-body ratio, coupled with the two camera cutout holes at the front of the phone, the bill difference is evident. The second-most expensive component is the Exynos 9820 and modem, costing $70.50. Adding the triple camera setup at the backside paired with the dual-sensors at the front of the flagship also increased the price to $56.50, with storage and RAM costing an estimated $50.50. We are certain that because Samsung manufactures its own RAM and flash memory chips, it would cost the company less than what it would cost its clients for the same two components.

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The bundled accessories cost $34.50, and in case you forgot, Samsung generously included a 128GB storage card in the packaging. It will be interesting to see how much the most expensive model costs the Korean giant, which retails for $1599.99 and sports 12GB RAM coupled with a whopping 1TB of flash memory. The bill of materials carrying a cumulative price of $420 represents around 42 percent of the retail price.

Additionally, the cost of marketing, shipping, R&D, and others obscure the entire story, and since those costs aren’t listed in the TechInsights estimates, we just have the bill of materials to rely on. Regardless, even a $420 bill is significantly high as you’ll find several premium mid-range handsets carrying a similar price tag.

Source: TechInsights

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Fold alongside the Galaxy S10 series at its Unpacked event. While the Galaxy S10 phones were later demoed at the announcement, the company didn’t put the Galaxy Fold on display, which led to several questions about the phone. While some of them remain to be answered, such as whether the screen will crease in the middle and what its dimensions are, Samsung has now proceeded to open up more about its most expensive handset.

Samsung isn’t the only company that has introduced a foldable phone. Huawei unveiled its Mate X earlier at MWC 2019, which folds outwards, and Xiaomi has also teased a prototype which features dual folds. Samsung says that it considered different designs for the Galaxy Fold but ultimately settled on an inward fold as it better protects the main display of the product.

According to Samsung UK’s director of product, services, and commercial strategy, Kate Beaumont, making a device that folds on the outside doesn’t require the same amount of research and development like a device which folds with a lower angle degree on it. Such a design would apparently make the Galaxy Fold more usable and durable. Samsung is going to hold another press conference for the Galaxy Fold in April prior to its release on April 26.

Unlike other Samsung phones, the Galaxy Fold would only be available in select locations and it will be produced in limited numbers. Samsung has touted it as a super premium device and wants to make its purchase a very personal experience. The company has also promised intensive after-sales service for the phone. This is all part of a campaign to market the Galaxy Fold as a premium, exclusive device, but also because customers will be willing to shell out close to $2000 for the foldable handset.

Restricting its supply and availability would make it stand out from other devices that are freely available and can be tried out at any store. The $1,980 Galaxy Fold will be sold in a premium packaging and will also come with free Galaxy Buds that would otherwise cost $130. It remains to be seen which sales strategy would be used by the company to sell its foldable phone.

Samsung has not reported how many units of the Galaxy Fold will be made for the masses, but considering its price, the company will most likely be playing it safe with a smaller figure.

Source: The Verge

Samsung CEO Dj Koh took on stage yesterday to make some very important announcements regarding the Galaxy S10 models and Samsung’s first ever foldable phone, the Galaxy Fold. He also announced that Samsung has sold more than 2 billion Galaxy smartphones worldwide and the anniversary of the Galaxy S smartphones was probably the best day to make that announcement.

To put that number into perspective, we have around 7.7 billion people on our planet and that makes Samsung’s reach to an approximate 25.9 percent of the human population, which frankly is quite a staggering figure showing Samsung has quite a large fanbase. In comparison to Apple, the Cupertino-based company has sold over 1 billion iPhones during its first decade.

Samsung announced 5 Galaxy models yesterday which include the Galaxy S10E, Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, S10 5G, and the Galaxy Fold during its UNPACKED event. The Galaxy S10E will directly compete with the iPhone XR whereas the other two S10 variants will compete with the iPhone XS and XS Max respectively. The Galaxy S10 5G will remain exclusive to Verizon before it is available to other carriers in the US. As for the Galaxy Fold, it is Samsung’s take on a foldable smartphone and the first ever in the Galaxy lineup.

Do you think Samsung will be able to maintain its record-breaking sales stats in the years to come?

After months of leaks, the Samsung Galaxy S10 lineup is now official. As expected, the Korean tech giant has launched three new smartphones yesterday. These are the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Plus and Galaxy S10e. The third device is a new, entry-level gadget, and you can find all the details for it here. So let’s take a look at what the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus have to offer.

Samsung Galaxy S10 And Galaxy S10 Plus Specifications: Snapdragon 855 Processor, Up To 12GB RAM And Triple Rear Cameras

After the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT, the Galaxy S10 smartphones now also feature Qualcomm’s latest processor, the 7nm Snapdragon 855. The 855 features a completely different cluster architecture over its predecessor and Qualcomm’s AI support on the chip will usher in a new era of software development.

Moving towards the RAM count, the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus will be available with three different configurations. Battery capacity for the Galaxy S10 is 3400mAh and for the S10 Plus, it is 4100mAh. Both the devices also support USB Type-C. The pair will be available in two storage+RAM configurations. You can take a look at all the technical specifications in the table below.

For a brief look, here are the RAM+storage configurations of the two smartphones. Keep in mind that both gadgets support LPDDR4X RAM:

Galaxy S10: Galaxy S10 Plus:
RAM: 8GB 8GB/12GB
Storage: 128GB/512GB 128GB/512GB/1TB

Galaxy S10 And S10 Plus Display Specifications: Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O Displays With 3040×1440 QHD+ Resolution

Moving towards their displays, the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus feature 6.1″ and 6.3″ display panels respectively. These displays have a 3040×1440 pixel resolution and their cover glass is the Corning Gorilla Glass 6. The displays are what Samsung calls Dynamic AMOLED panels capable of HDR+. These panels, according to the company, are some of the most advanced found in smartphones. Most color accurate display ever on a mobile device. This display also reduces blue light emissions by 42%.

The Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus are also Samsung’s first smartphones to feature ultrasonic fingerprint recognition. As opposed to traditional fingerprint sensors, Samsung claims that this feature maps a 3D image of your fingerprint leading to a more secure solution. The ultrasonic sensor also performs better in all lighting conditions as compared to others. Your data is protected by machine learning algorithms, although all fingerprint computations are still performed by the smartphone’s CPU. Display brightness for these displays is 800 – 1200 nits.

Samsung’s representatives on stage were also careful to mention the company’s brand new laser cutting technique that was hard to develop. According to the company, slicing out a portion of the display with laser damages the surrounding pixels, making it hard to maintain a consistent output.

 

 

 

Galaxy S10 And Galaxy S10 Plus Camera Specifications: Three Rear Camera Sensors With 12+12+16MP Resolutions; Dual Front Camera Setup For The S10 Plus, Single For The S10

The Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus also receive important upgrades in the photography department. While the S9 and S9+ differ in rear lens options, this isn’t the case with their successors. Both the S10 and S10 Plus feature three photographic sensors at the back. These are capable of Telephoto, Wide angle and Ultra Wide angle with 12MP, 12MP and 16MP resolutions respectively.

The smartphones can expand a 0.4-second video clip for 14.8 seconds and a 0.8-second clip for 27.6 seconds for Super Slo-Mo video recording. This is a big upgrade over the Galaxy S9 lineup, showing how well the Snapdragon 855 and Exynos 9820 can handle the computations. Speaking of which, Samsung’s Scene Optimizer is also updated, and it can now recognize 30 different scenes (up from the S9’s 20 scenes). The S10 pair will capture dramatic 2K slow motion videos for longer than its predecessor.

Moving to their front cameras, the Galaxy S10 has only a single lens while the S10 Plus has two. The Galaxy S10’s front camera has a 10MP resolution with an f/1.9 aperture width. It supports Dual Pixels, Auto Focus and Ultra-High Definition Selfies. The Galaxy S10 Plus has an additional 8MP sensor with an f/2.2 aperture width. The front cameras also support AR Emoji, live focus, zoom effect, live effect and color point effect.

Galaxy S10 And Galaxy S10 Plus: Design Details And Miscellaneous Features

Finally, let’s move towards the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus’ design details and other miscellaneous features. The smartphones are IP68 certified and feature an all display design with minimum bezels. Additionally, they also keep Samsung’s trademark sloping edge design, and their rear cameras are horizontally arranged. Furthermore, Samsung’s latest laser drilled AMOLED displays ensure a non-intrusive viewing experience.

The Galaxy S10 pair support AKG headphones and speakers. They also support HDR10+ playback and recoding. The S10 also allows Dolby ATMOS sound. Both the S10 and S10 Plus will be available in Prism White, Prism Black and Prism Green color options. The larger Galaxy S10 Plus will also be available in Ceramic Black and Ceramic White color options, but these will be limited to 1TB internal storage and 12GB RAM. The S10 also increases storage to 1.5TB via a MicroSD card, and the gadget supports WiFi6, making it the first phone on the planet with this support.

Additionally, the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus will also support two nano SIMs, or one nano-SIM and one MicroSD card.

The Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus will be available in six different color options. These are:

  • White
  • Black
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Yellow
  • Pink

Additionally, the S10 Plus will be available in Ceramic Black and Ceramic White. For those of you wondering about headphones, Samsung’s latest smartphones will come with a 3.5mm earphone jack as well.

If there is one reason why you should get a Samsung phone in spite of better offerings, it involves the amount of radiation being emitted. Recently, a study by The German Federal Office for Radiation Protection (Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz) released a database of phones and the amount of radiation they emit.

The database includes all current phones that were released as of December 10, 2018, and the measurement is done with the handset on the ear while calling.

On the phones with the least radiation emitted, five Samsung phones made it to the list, with the Galaxy Note 8 emitting the least amount of radiation at 0.17 watts per kilogram. The other Samsung phones that are part of the list include the Galaxy A8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S7 Edge, and Galaxy S9+

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On the other side of the spectrum, Xiaomi and OnePlus lead the top 10 for phones with the most radiation emitted. The Mi A1 tops the list at 1.75 watts per kilogram.

Samsung is just about ready to launch their new Galaxy S10 flagship series this month. Unlike last year, Samsung is launching their new phones ahead of the biggest smartphone show on Earth, Mobile World Congress. The world will meet Samsung’s new flagships on Feb. 20, but you don’t have to wait that long to find out what the company has in store for their flagship line. Here’s everything we know about Samsung’s Galaxy S10 so far:

1. It’ll come in four variants

Samsung’s flagship S series typically came in two models: regular and plus. But this year we expect Samsung to unveil four versions of the Galaxy S10: a limited edition variant of the top-end model which is expected to come in a ceramic coating, the top-end Galaxy S10 Plus, the regular Galaxy S10 variant and a smaller Galaxy S10e.

The main differences here is the screen size: the Galaxy S10 Plus and the limited edition variant are expected to come with large, 6.4-inch displays, while the regular S10 variant will have a 6.1-inch screen. The smallest, pint-sized variant will have a 5.8-inch panel.

2. More new tech than ever before

Samsung’s made very iterative changes to its previous flagships, but that’s no longer the case with the S10. The Korean company is stuffing the new phone with every new tech possible, which includes an ultrasonic in-screen display scanner, hole-punch cameras in lieu of a notch (two of them in the case of the S10 Plus), reverse wireless charging, triple cameras and depending where you are in the world, either Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 or Samsung’s own Exynos 9820 inside.

3. Possible 1TB of storage for the top-tier model

Lest we forget, Samsung makes storage solutions for other smartphone vendors and PCs as well as make phones and other appliances. The company just recently announced that they’ve already begun mass producing the world’s first 1TB embedded Flash Storage for phones. It’s very likely that the company will be putting these 1TB eUFS storage chips in the top-tier, limited edition Galaxy S10 Plus.

4. Still no notch, but it’ll have hole-punches instead

Samsung’s smartphones so far have managed to keep away from the whole notch bandwagon, but it seems they’re finally succumbing to another, emerging design trend this year: the hole-punch display. All of the Galaxy S10 models are expected to come with hole-punch displays, with cameras offset to the upper left side in lieu of a typical notch.

Additionally, the Galaxy S10 Plus is expected to come with two front-facing cameras. The second camera will likely be for wide-angle selfies.

5. Triple camera for Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus

The smaller variant of the S models usually only rocked a single camera with the larger Plus model getting the multiple camera treatment. That’s no longer the case with the new S10 lineup – from leaked renders, it looks like both the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus will have triple camera modules, arranged horizontally across the phone’s rear.

The smaller Galaxy 10e will have dual cameras as well as a more traditional fingerprint scanner integrated on the frame of the phone. The Galaxy 10e is more than likely targeted to a wider base of users thanks to a lower price point.

Samsung Electronics has today announced that it has developed Exynos Modem 5100, the industry’s first 5G modem that is fully compatible with 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Release 15 (Rel.15), the most up-to-date standard specification for 5G New Radio (5G-NR).

Built on power-efficient 10-nanometer (nm) process technology, the new modem also supports legacy radio access technologies designed into a single chip.

The Exynos Modem 5100 supports both sub-6GHz and mmWave spectrums specified in 3GPP’s 5G standard as well as legacy networks, including 2G GSM/CDMA, 3G WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, HSPA, and 4G LTE, with a single chip solution. As 5G is expected to be first deployed over existing network infrastructures, commercial implementation will benefit from the single-chip design that maximizes data transmission efficiency and reliability between other communication networks.

The modem delivers a maximum downlink speed of up to 2-gigabits per second (Gbps) in 5G’s sub-6-gigahertz (GHz) settings and 6Gbps in mmWave settings, which are about 1.7 and five times the data transfer speeds of its predecessor respectively. Fast and stable data communication can also be secured in 4G networks with the downlink speed of 1.6Gbps.

5G’s capability to transmit large-capacity data and real-time low-latency communication is expected to bring new user experiences not only in mobile but also in areas such as the Internet of Things (IoT), ultra-high resolution videos, holograms, real-time artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous driving.

Exynos Modem 5100 is also offered with radio frequency IC (RFIC), Envelope Tracking (ET) and power management IC (PMIC) solutions, and will be available to customers by the end of 2018.

Counterpoint Research has revealed its latest Market Pulse report on which smartphone models were purchased most often around the world in the month of May.

According to purchase receipts, Apple has three models within the top five positions: the iPhone 8 Plus took fifth at 2.1 percent, the iPhone X was third at 2.3 percent and the iPhone 8 had pole position at 2.4 percent — it’s the first month in Counterpoint’s tracking that the iPhone X has not led Apple’s pack since its launch.

For Samsung, the Galaxy S9 was inches behind first at 2.4 percent while the Galaxy S9 Plus trailed the iPhone 8 Plus in sixth place at 2.1 percent. Sales in the United States were steady, but European sales slipped. Overall, the company expects that slowness to have a major impact of its second quarter earnings.

For Xiaomi, its budget Redmi 5A was fourth at 2.2 percent and the Redmi 5 Plus took ninth with a 1.3 percent share. The mid-range Huawei P20 lite was seventh and the high-end vivo X21 — with its in-display fingerprint sensor — followed, each with about 1.4 percent. Rounding the list was OPPO’s refreshed A83 with 1.2 percent. The Chinese brands did best in their home market as well as India.

As the big OEMs’ loosen up on the throttle for the spring, Chinese brands have taken up the rear of the ship. In April, both the Galaxy S9 and S9+ took the top spots while the Galaxy S8 was tenth. Five of the top ten shareholding spots were held by Apple that month. Xiaomi, with sixth and eighth positions, was the only Chinese representative.

Samsung Electronics has opened the world’s largest manufacturing plant in India.The factory is claimed to be the world’s biggest, with a production capacity of up to 120 million phones annually.

Samsung’s decision to expand their existing operations come courtesy of the Government of India’s Made in India Initiative, which also saw Apple deciding to start production of the iPhone 6 locally in India. The Made in India initiative has attracted a record amount of $62 billion of foreign direct investment to the country.

The Indian market is one of the most enticing markets worldwide. With a population of 1.3 billion people and a current smartphone user base of 425 million people, India is the second largest smartphone market in the world. To further sweeten these numbers, this figure is expected to grow to 700 million users by 2021. This growth rate is in line with the current growth of the Indian market, which saw a 14% rise in shipments in 2017.

According to Samsung, the factory will produce a number of smartphones, starting from budget phones priced near $100 all the way up to the flagship model, Galaxy S9. The Indian market is intensively price-sensitive, which can be seen by how Samsung wanted to meet consumer demands by expanding their production capacity instead of importing handsets into the country (which would subject them to a tax of 20%).

Although Samsung is the top smartphone manufacturer globally, it has failed to retain its throne in India, wherein it was taken over by Xioami. Xiaomi has multiple factories set up throughout the country now the question is, will Samsung’s initiative actually have a role in increasing their market share in the country or will they be overpowered by other manufacturers like Xiaomi in the future as well?

India is progressing rapidly in the field of technology. They have managed to attract many multinational companies to the country. This progress should serve as a base for the Ghanaian government to introduce measures that bring these companies to Pakistan as well. After all, we want more jobs too, right?