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Samsung Exynos 8 Octa officially unveiled – what to expect from this SoC

Samsung Exynos 8 Octa chipset was announced last year and it was said to greatly improve performance on smartphones and tablets. The chipset has finally been unveiled and it is said to be one of the leading application processors of the year. It brings 10% enhanced energy efficiency and 30% enhanced performance when compared to its predecessor, Exynos 7 Octa.

 

 

 

Samsung Exynos 8 Octa uses the first custom-designed CPUs from Samsung and it integrates modem and application processors into a single chip. It is the first Samsung hardware to do this. The chip will be able to deliver high performance at lesser energy consumption (it uses the HMP solution that uses the bigger and smaller cores at the same time). The GPU improves the 3D graphics capability and it praises its PC-like gaming experience.

 

Exynos 8 has a built-in LTE modem for an uninterrupted experience when you stream videos and share data. The devices running on this SoC will have a maximum speed of 600 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 150Mbps. The processor allows for High Resolution Display Support, which allows displays to show images four times more detailed than Full HD.

 

It is rumored that Samsung Galaxy S7 will have Exynos 8 Octa 8890 and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820. The new Samsung flagship will be announced sometime in February, most probably at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

 

Source: AndroidCommunity

 

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge AnTuTu benchmark shows possible specs

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge  appeared in AnTuTu tests this morning and it appears that some rumored specs will not make an appearance in the device. According to this “official” spec benchmark, Samsung’s 2016 flagship will have a 5.1-inch QHD display paired with a Snapdragon 820 processor and some other interesting features like water resistance and an SD slot.

 

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Apart from the processor and display size, Galaxy S7 Edge AnTuTu information says that the device will have 4GB of RAM, and a 12MP rear camera. Why only 12MP though, other reports put the camera at 20MP?! Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have 16MP back cameras and this drop in megapixels could be seen as an alarming point for many, but less MPs does not mean less-detailed pictures. It could just mean a slight drop in overall resolution. Previous reports suggested a camera with an aperture of f/1.7, which means that Samsung fans should not feel startled yet.

 

The last piece of info from the AnTuTu benchmarks relates to the OS, which will be, of course, Android 6.0 Marshmallow. No surprises there.

 

Source: Droid Life

 

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Samsung Galaxy S7 renders appear online – could the 2016 flagship really look like this?

Samsung Galaxy S7 may have leaked in some very revealing photos earlier today and there’s even a video of it out there! Its official release is still a long way away, but that does not mean that the internet and its snitches will not show us everything there is to know about a device beforehand.

 

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The released images show a Galaxy S7 pretty similar in shape and form to Galaxy Note 5. In order to make the device look thinner, its corners are curved inwards on the back of the device. The S7 Edge variant should be the same with the exception that its edges would point up front. We don’t have an official spec list yet, but speculation runs amok.

 

Here’s what we know about Samsung Galaxy S7:

  • 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with 1440 x 2560p (Quad HD)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Samsung Exynos 8890
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 20MP back camera with 4K video recording features
  • 8MP front camera
  • 3,500 mAh battery
  • 16/32/64 GB storage with microSD slot (possibly)
  • fingerprint scanner
  • force touch pressure-sensitive panel under the display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5 front and back panels, curved glass edges on the rear
  • dimensions: 143.4 x 70.8 x 6.9mm.

 

 

 

The video above was published by 3D designer Jermaine Smit, who says that he based his images on the leaked designs of Samsung Galaxy S7. The images in this article are also based on Smit’s 3D designs – they are not photos. Expect the real device to make an appearance at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which takes place between 22 and 25 February 2016.

 

Source: Slash Gear

 

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[CES highlights] Galaxy TabPro S – Samsung and Windows’ love-child revealed!

Samsung announced the Galaxy TabPro S at CES this week, and the device seems to be a melange of Samsung refinery and Microsoft innovation. This tablet takes Samsung hardware and empowers it with Microsoft software in the hope of creating the perfect premium tablet. By using the most important features of a tablet and a laptop, you get the full notebook PC functionality on the go with the slimmest of devices.

 

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Samsung Galaxy TabPro S runs on Windows 10 and offers users the best PC-tablet experience yet! The age of hybrids has changed and now we also have PC-tablet hybrids, not just mobile-tablet ones.

 

Samsung Galaxy TabPro S specs:

 

  • 12-inch Super AMOLED display at 2160 x 1440p
  • Intel Core M processor (Dual Core at 2.2 GHz)
  • 4GB RAM
  • 128/256GB SSD
  • 5,200 mAh battery
  • LTE Cat 6
  • 5MP rear camera and 5MP front camera
  • keyboard cover included for enhanced usability
  • 6.3mm thin
  • weight: 693 grams
  • NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, WiFi Direct, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO.

 

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Samsung Galaxy TabPro S is the first tablet to be powered by Windows and support LTE Cat 6 for the most advanced and fastest connected experience. The device has enhanced charging features, which supposedly allow for a full charge in 2.5 hours, and you get no less than 10 hours of battery life in one charge. The Intel Core M processor is used without a fan to minimize noise and maximize efficiency and performance.

You also get a multi-port adapter and a Bluetooth pen for when you need to scribble something down real fast, but these you will have to buy additionally. Thekeoboard you get when you buy the device.

 

Galaxy TabPro S will be available globally starting February 2016.

 

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[CES 2016] Samsung Gear S2 support for iOS incoming!

Samsung is trying to win every aspect of the market right now and in an attempt to become more approachable it just announced that its Tizen Gear S2 smartwatch will work with iPhones too. The device has been compatible with most updated Android devices already, so this move into enemy territory is at least interesting coming from the South-Korean monolith.

 

Samsung Gear S2

 

 

 

The support was announced at CES a few minutes ago, but no additional details or a specific date were made public so far. It is clear the Samsung Gear S2 will lose some of its functionality on iOS as opposed to its Android version support, but this is expected to happen. The smartwatch is considered one of the best, well-designed devices in its niche at the moment and it may appeal to some Apple users who were not impressed by the Apple Watch.

 

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Samsung also announced that Gear S2 Classic will be available in two new finishes: rose gold and platinum.

 

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[The rumor mill] Samsung Galaxy S7 to have 5.7″ display with 12MP camera

Samsung Galaxy S7 is expected to launch in February at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and this can only mean that rumors regarding the device are starting to pour in. A photo recently posted online shows some of the specifications for the device – one of the few variants Samsung will reportedly launch.

 

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If this photo is true, Samsung Galaxy S7 would be a replacement for Galaxy S6 Edge +. The new smartphone has a 5.7-inch 2560×1440 display but we do not know yet if the said display will be flat or curved.

 

Some rumors put the original S7 at a flat 5.2-inch display with the Edge variant sporting a 5.5-inch curved display.

 

Among the leaked specs we found are the 12.2 MP rear camera and a 5MP frontal snapper. This is a drop from the 16MP sensor on the Galaxy S6, but the decrease could be explained by a better-quality sensor with larger pixels that would perform better in low-light conditions. S7 is also said to sport 4GB of RAM and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip. Possibilities also include a pressure-sensitive screen, a retina scanner and an USB Type-C port.

 

Source: The Verge