Were you planning on surprising mom with a new flagship smartphone this weekend? How about surprising yourself with one as well?
Currently, T-Mobile, in partnership with Samsung and LG, is offering buy one, get one free deals on both the new Samsung Galaxy S8 as well as the LG G6.
Here’s how it works.
For the Samsung Galaxy S8, simply purchase two Samsung Galaxy S8 devices on a 24-month EIP and add a new line (T-Mobile ONE or Simple Choice with High Speed Unlimited Data). Then, simply head over to T-Mobile’s promotions site to submit a rebate request using the promo code 17SAM8BOGO. Within 6-8 weeks, you should then receive a prepaid [...]
Aside from the whole exploding thing, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was an awesome smartphone, which is a shame since all units were recalled shortly after launch. However, it looks like all that R&D may not have gone to waste as refurbished versions of the recalled smartphones have recently been approved by the FCC.
According to a recent article by SamMobile, the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 will be available in Korea in three variants: the SM-N935K, SM-N935L, and SM-N935S, each tweaked for a specific Korean carrier. The refurbished models are reported to feature a smaller battery rated at 3,200mAh and will sport Android 7.0 out of the box. To distinguish the refurb [...]
Samsung Electronics is poised to surpass Intel (aka Chipzilla) as the world’s largest chip manufacturer.
Analyst firm IC Insights predicted recently that if the current price of DRAM and NAND hold for Q2, Samsung could generate enough revenue to take the number one spot. The firm predicts that Samsung will achieve $14.9 billion in revenue, while Intel is predicted to reach $14.4 billion.
The increase in the price of NAND and DRAM is fueled by significantly increased demand amid a major industry-wide supply shortage. The depleted inventory and industry-wide transition to 3D NAND is significantly increasing the price of storage and isn’t supposed to [...]
According to a recent article from Digitimes, two of the world’s largest memory manufacturers may be having a hard time perfecting their sub-20nm DRAM processes. Micron is experiencing low yield rates transitioning into its 1xnm DRAM node, while Samsung had to recently recall a large batch of DRAM modules built on its 18nm process.
Last month, Micron announced that it was planning to spend $1 billion to upgrade its TaiChung fab to 1x nm, aiming to make its chips ready for the market by the end of the year. Due to the lower yields, its products may be delayed.
Samsung on the other hand had to recall more than 100,000 DRAM modules after PC OEMS reported [...]
According to a recent post by market intelligence firm TrendFocus, SSD prices have jumped over 36% year over year in certain areas despite increasing shipments suggesting demand for flash memory is currently significantly outpacing supply. Trendfocus speculates that these prices are likely to stay inflated until at least 2018, when production of flash memory is expected to increase to match demand.
The current NAND shortage has been caused by a perfect storm of factors which include the transition by all NAND manufacturers to 3D NAND production, major increases in storage capacities of smartphones and significantly increased amounts of laptops adopting SSDs. Currently, [...]
Several years ago, Samsung made their first introduction into the branded memory card space with their EVO and PRO lineup of memory cards and quickly dominated the space thanks to its great performance, reasonable pricing, and strong brand.
Following the introduction of the EVO and PRO memory card lines, Samsung also introduced the EVO Plus and PRO Plus lineup of memory cards back in 2015 to offer consumers a memory card that offers better performance and higher capacities than its predecessors. Although the EVO Plus and PRO Plus memory cards were already a great choice for customers, advancements have been made in NAND flash memory [...]
For those of you still holding onto Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s, Samsung recently announced that an upcoming update next month will completely disable charging for the recalled flagship smartphone. Previously, Samsung has already released software updates to limit Galaxy Note 7 charging capacity and has worked with carriers to disable Galaxy Note 7’s from being used on networks. This latest update effectively disables the smartphone.
For those of you living under a rock, the launch of the Galaxy Note 7 was met with a string of incidents where the internal battery caught on fire. In response, Samsung recalled all Note Galaxy Note 7 smartphones and replaced them [...]
Market research firm, Forward Insights, recently released their 2016 SSD marketshare report and according to the report, 63 million SSDs were shipped in the channel over the past year despite the NAND shortage that occurred during a significant portion of the year. The channel market includes distributors, resellers, retail/e-tail, system builders, and solution providers.
As expected, Samsung took the #1 spot for SSDs shipped in the channel, racking up 21% of the market, or 13.23 million units. Following in the #2 spot is Kingston, which took 16% of the market, or 10.08 million units. This is followed by SanDisk, Micron, A-DATA and Toshiba with between 5%-7% [...]
As Samsung is gearing up to launch the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus at the end of the month, the rumormill is now spinning at full tilt.
The latest rumor regarding the Galaxy S8 and the S8 Plus involves the camera. According to a recent article by ChosunBiz, the new Galaxy S8 camera is supposedly capable of recording at 1000 FPS (Frames Per Second), generating slowmo videos that are unparalleled by other smartphones and even full size point-and-shoot cameras. In order to achieve this, Samsung is said to be adding high-speed DRAM between the image sensor and the circuitry to buffer the frames before they’re offloaded onto the [...]
In a recent announcement, Samsung reports that 10nm FinFET yields are high and they’re on track for a production ramp up.
Samsung initially began production using its 10nm FinFET process with their 10nm FinFET LPE (Low Power Early) process back in October 2016. The process showed a 30% increase in area efficiency with 27% higher performance or up to 40% lower power consumption. Since its initial production, Samsung claims that more than 70,000 wafers have been shipped. Samsung’s Exynos 8895 SoC and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 will be the first chips made with the 10nm FinFET LPE process. Both chips are expected to arrive with Samsung’s next [...]