So, Samsung raised the curtain on its Galaxy Note 5 flagship and we have been getting up close and personal with the device to bring you the lowdown. Samsung has decided to explore an evolutionary approach with this handset instead of going for a huge leap, and as a result there are certainly disappointments here, but those gripes are not the be all and end all of what is an amazing product. The Galaxy Note 5 is Samsung's best smartphone ever, with some caveats.
A Samsung smartphone has passed through benchmark database AnTuTu and smashed the record with that software, with an amazing score of 95,972. Meaningless numbers for some of you I imagine, but this is a stunning score that blitzes the current record holder. That device is the Samsung Galaxy S6, but the company's upcoming Galaxy Note 5 has recently recorded a score of 69,702 pre-launch.
In the wake of the recent Stagefright vulnerability found in the Android platform, Samsung has decided to knuckle down and will start releasing monthly security patches for its devices. Simply put, this will mean that any future security problems will be dealt with quickly, instead of merely waiting for them to happen before acting. Samsung will also be rolling the patches out directly, so they will not have to pass by (and inevitably arrive late) a carrier first.
With the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 launching next week, there is no surprise that the phablet is passing through benchmark software, with AnTuTu claiming the device passed through its tests. As is usually the case, it means the specs of the handset were also revealed while the Note 5 is shaping up to be the beast we all think it will be.
It seems as though Samsung will be launching the Galaxy Note 5 earlier than normal as was predicted. The company hinted today that its already scheduled August 13th event will be in honor of launching the newest version of its phablet flagship. The Korean giant teased by saying we should "Note" the date, which means you do not have to be a genius to know this means the Note 5 is imminent.
While Samsung's high end smartphones like the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5 occupy all the headlines, the company is the largest handset vendor in the world simply because it sells many other devices besides. Just like the Galaxy S5 Neo, a new handset that has accidently leaked on a Dutch retailer's website, following the device being benchmarked and certified for Wi-Fi a few weeks back.
Samsung has been the biggest global smartphone brand for several years, but while the company's position at the top is unlikely to change anytime soon, there are certain things happening within the market, resulting in rivals gaining ground. By rivals we of course mainly mean Apple, as Cupertino saw its share of the market rise through the second quarter of the year, with Samsung's lead shrinking.
Samsung announced the Galaxy A8 via its official Chinese division last week, revealing a high end smartphone that is the thinnest the company has ever made. Because of its Asian launch, we speculated that the A8 would land in markets such as China and Samsung?s homeland of South Korea before making its way to Europe and the United States. The company has today confirmed that is the case.
A new leaked image has landed online that reportedly shows Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 5, the company's latest flagship phablet. The photo follows weeks of leaks, rumor, and speculation around the handset where we have seen design renders, CAD designs, spec leaks, benchmarks, and release date information.
Samsung has not been too ambitious with its Tizen based smartphone so far, but the company certainly has huge plans for its own platform in the long term. The Z1 launched in India and so far is Samsung's only Tizen smartphone (the company's wearables also run the OS), but the Korean giant is going to spread Tizen's wings and may even launch a new smartphone in the process.