Last week, we highlighted a genuinely fantastic looking Galaxy S6 concept that finally gave Samsung’s flagship device the premium metal design that fans have been demanding for years. This week, we’re bringing you another, equally believable look at one concept artist’s vision of both the Galaxy S6 and the second generation Note Edge. More →
Samsung on Friday posted on its official blog a list of answers to questions potential Galaxy Note Edge buyers might have about the phone and its unusual curved-edge design. The company addressed various matters, including durability, unintended touches, design, and Edge screen functionality. More →
Samsung doesn’t need saving just yet, but most people seemed to laugh it off last year when I said that the South Korea-based giant was quickly headed toward a big mess. In developed markets, customers flocked to Samsung’s giant phones and their magnificent displays. In regions where mid-range and low-end phones are more prominent, Samsung flooded the market with dozens of affordable models. Even more important, perhaps, the company devoted double-digit billions each year to marketing and advertising its devices, and all that money helped Samsung keep its impossible promise.
But a huge problem was developing and not everyone saw it. Samsung apparently didn’t even see it, or it simply turned a blind eye. The problem with being a leader is that others will follow. Apple’s lawsuits may have branded Samsung a copycat, but the company was absolutely a leader in building a wide range of big-screen smartphones and an even bigger arsenal of capable, affordable mid-range and low-end phones.
Then, others followed. And they did it better. Now, no one seems to be laughing anymore. More →
More and more reports are detailing Samsung’s next flagship handset, the Galaxy S6 “Project Zero” that’s supposed to launch next year, with Samsung said to be creating the handset from scratch rather than simply improving on previous Galaxy S models. While the Galaxy S6 is far from becoming official, The Korea Herald notes new speculation that Samsung might be planning a bold new design for the Galaxy S6, even more interesting than the Galaxy Note Edge curved handset — that is, if you like having special displays on the phone’s edges. More →
Samsung has gained a reputation for releasing a solid, predictable lineup of smartphones year after year. It’s not often that the company surprises consumers, but that’s exactly what it did with the reveal of the Galaxy Note Edge earlier this year, one of the first phones with a curved display to hit the market. If you’re thinking about picking up the Note Edge, you’ll have to wait until November 14th, but Samsung’s unboxing video should tide you over in the meantime. More →
AT&T on Monday announced a variety of new products, including new smartphones, wearable devices and a connected camera that will soon hit store shelves. AT&T’s new mobile toys include Samsung’s Galaxy Note Edge, HTC’s Desire Eye, RE camera and One M8 for Windows, Microsoft’s Nokia Lumia 830, Motorola’s Moto 360 and LG’s G Watch R. More →
Bad news if you live in Australia: If you’re one of the many people who plan to preorder the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, it will be delayed. The much-anticipated Galaxy Note 4 was set to go on sale on October 29th, but Samsung Australia has just issued a statement saying that it will not be able to hit that launch date.
The new Galaxy Note Edge is coming out soon — although Samsung hasn’t said when — and the first thing you probably noticed about it is that weird curved screen. What purpose does it serve other than to look like that part of the yearbook that no one can sign?
Well, the people over at Samsung took the time to outline the five features of the Edge screen in a nifty looking infographic that will hopefully explain what it’s all about. It shows a few things that aren’t quite possible on rivals phones, so you may be interested in giving this long infographic a look. More →
Samsung’s bold Galaxy Note Edge was announced alongside the regular Galaxy Note 4 during the company’s September event, but the curved handset won’t be as widely available as the normal phablet version. Unsurprisingly, Samsung can’t mass produce enough units for a big launch, and ZDNet Korea reports that the South Korean giant has confirmed the Galaxy Note Edge will be a limited edition run. More →
Samsung at IFA 2014 unveiled two new Galaxy Note phablets, the “regular” Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge, a device that features a two-sided wraparound flexible display. The phone represents Samsung’s second take at smartphones with curved screens, following last year’s strangely curved Galaxy Round, but ZDNet Korea reports that Samsung still isn’t ready to mass-produce such devices in large numbers. More →
Samsung has proven time and time again that it is not afraid at all to experiment with new ideas. Sometimes, those ideas lead to huge new product segments — imagine Samsung hadn’t pushed so hard with supersized smartphone screens. Other times, the company falls flat on its face. Of course, Samsung has enough money in the bank that it can afford to fall down while it searches for “the next big thing.”