You can fold up Samsung’s $2,000 phone, no problem. But for heaven’s sake, keep your fingernails away. Keys, coins and water, too. We got a sneak peek of the Galaxy Fold in April, when it was originally supposed to go on sale and kick-start a new generation of “foldable” screen devices. Then Samsung delayed the launch after its futuristic flexible screen began peeling apart and malfunctioning on early units. Last Monday, I got a new Fold to review, and it hasn’t broken. Yet. The new version, which became available in U.S. stores on Friday, has hardened screen edges, a new hinge and a giant warning about all the ways you might accidentally break it. A phone that can open up into a tablet is truly a precious thing — maybe still a little too precious. Using the new Galaxy Fold has undoubtedly raised my blood pressure. A “care instruction” guide attached to the front of the phone includes the following list of ordinary-sounding activities … [Read more...] about Review: Samsung’s Galaxy Fold is finally here. Handle with care.
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As recently as 2014, Samsung’s big annual Galaxy S smartphone launch extravaganza featured a single smartphone—that year, the Galaxy S5. Then the company started unveiling two Galaxy S models at its bashes: A flagship model, and a super-flagship. Last year they were the Galaxy S9 and S9+, which were essentially the same phone in two sizes. Times have changed. On Wednesday, at its “Unpacked” event at San Francisco’s Bill Graham Auditorium, Samsung began by revealing its Galaxy Fold, a smartphone that unfolds into a tablet and—at $1980–seems aimed at the most hardcore of gadget fetishists. And then it walked through four new Galaxy S phones: the Galaxy S10, S10+, S10e, and S10 5G. Though recognizable as variants of the same brand promise, with the same aesthetic and many shared features, they’re distinct enough that the move feels like a fundamental shift. Now the Galaxy S is about choice—and not just choice between a big phone and … [Read more...] about Samsung’s Galaxy S10 isn’t a flagship phone—it’s four of them
By Joanna Stern WSJ Wed., Feb. 20, 2019 Phones with various screen sizes and colors? Yep! New stuff to talk about? Yep! Prices starting over $750? Yep! Samsung Electronics’ newest Galaxy S10 lineup, announced Wednesday and shipping March 8, checks all the boxes on the Modern Smartphone Release list. They’re great phones, better than your current great phone, with prices that aim to keep the South Korean giant’s mobile business rolling. It’s true, on the 10th anniversary of its flagship, Samsung put some sweet tricks into the new models, the S10e, S10, S10+ and S10 5G. The fingerprint sensor is built directly into the screen, the cameras have multiplied faster than Costco shoppers at a free sample stand, and the 5G model will be one of the first to run on the soon-to-arrive faster networks. Article Continued Below But is there a giant leap here, like the Galaxy S4, with its bigger AMOLEDscreen and point-and-shoot rivaling camera, or the … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S10 First Look: More Phones, More Cameras, More Money
Feb 13, 11:34 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Thomas Halleck @tommylikey 07/08/14 AT 2:44 PM Being an early adopter of new tech often means living with glitches. At least, that's what some of the first users of Google Inc.'s (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Android Wear smartwatches are finding out. Early reports say new Google-powered wearables from LG and Samsung are both subject to software issues.Android Wear sends app notifications, like a missed call or new message, from Google-powered smartphones to your wrist. However, a bug spotted by Android Police in Android Wear prevents users from installing any paid apps from Google's Play Store on the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live, which began shipping to customers this week.The issue stems from a security feature that Google implemented in its app store that was intended to prevent app piracy, a widespread issue on Android devices.While Google’s … [Read more...] about Android Wear Problems: Early Google Watch Glitches Affect Apps, Hardware
Feb 01, 12:19 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Vaishnavi Vaidyanathan 02/01/19 AT 12:16 AM A South Florida man’s cell phone overheated and burst into flames while he was walking along a canal recently.Speaking with NBC 6, Jonathan Wright said his Samsung Galaxy S5 phone, which was not included in the company’s 2016 recall, caught fire suddenly after overheating."It started to get very, very hot. I switched hands so I didn't drop it in the canal and it burst into flames. I dropped it on the ground and there was nothing I could do but just watch it burn," Wright said.Wright added he got the battery changed in 2018 after facing charging issues and the phone was working well till it caught fire. He also considers himself lucky as he escaped with minor burns in his arm."You think it’s just a normal device, but this thing could hurt somebody," he said.Speaking to NBC 6, Wright’s attorney … [Read more...] about Samsung Phone Overheats, Catches Fire In Florida Man’s Hand