Mobile devices are increasingly becoming personal and ubiquitous — which means you’re probably carrying more personal information on your smartphone than your wallet. This comes with a host of security issues, of course. If you lose your smartphone or tablet, then whoever picks it up might be able to glean a lot of information about you, to the extent that your device can be a potential threat to the security of your identity. You lock your phone anyway, you say? But a Consumer Reports survey done earlier this year indicates that only a third of Americans bother to lock their…
Earlier today, Samsung’s Exynos division took to twitter and began teasing that something “new and exciting” is coming tomorrow. So what can we expect? The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 may still be a couple months away, but we could soon get a better look at the device’s next-gen Exynos processor, which will reportedly be used in select markets as a substitute for Qualcomm’s Snapdragon series. Back in June we heard a rumor claiming that Samsung would be pushing its Exynos line with the Note 4, despite the fact that the Note 3 shipped only with Qualcomm processors. The new Exynos…
Samsung in 2014 and beyond: 560 ppi, foldable displays, custom 64-bit processors, 16MP Isocell sensors
Samsung just held its first Analyst Day event in eight years, offering us a glimpse of its plans for 2014 and beyond. Some of the most interesting tidbits coming out of the event concern the advancements in mobile technology that the Korean conglomerate expects to make starting with next year.
We’ve already heard that Samsung is close to completing the development of a 64-bit Exynos chip, but now we have official confirmation. A director with Samsung’s System LSI division confirmed during a conference call that the chipmaker is ready to manufacture its first 64-bit SoC.
Mobile boss JK Shin confirmed that some Samsung smartphones coming next year would be powered by 64-bit processors, though that shouldn’t surprise anyone.
According to industry insiders, Samsung is interested in supplying chips to Amazon, NVIDIA, and Sony, to replace the company’s contract with Apple which is set to expire next year.
In this Back to Basics edition, we take a look at processors. Dual-core, Octa-core, SoC. All shall be explained. Read on for the full details.
Leaked specifications show that the soon-to-be-released Samsung Galaxy S4 mini will be powered by a 1.6 GHz dual-core Exynos 5210 processor, will use a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 540 x 960, come with 1GB and RAM, and pack an 8MP camera on the back. What would you like to see in the Galaxy S4 mini and would you buy one?
Lenovo is reportedly creating its own chip design division, that will focus on creating systems on a chip for mobile devices. One on of the reasons behind the move is the strained relationship with Samsung.
Like it or not, it’s becoming clearer and clearer that Samsung is prepping a mid-range Galaxy S4 mini to follow in the footsteps of the S4 in a similar fashion to last year’s S3/S3 Mini duo.