Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung’s next Galaxy could be a radical departure from iPhone X

Samsung’s next Galaxy could be a radical departure from iPhone X

We've been tracking the Galaxy S9, S9 Plus, and now the Galaxy Note 9 too - but what comes next? Is it worth the wait to skip over the Galaxy S9 and Note 9 altogether? Today we're having a peek at some clues that suggest Samsung's next Galaxy smartphone might be the most radical departure from their biggest rival - Apple's iPhone X - since the two companies began warring.

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5 uses for a smartphone with no internet

5 uses for a smartphone with no internet

The Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro was revealed this past week as a smartphone with no internet access. Today we're having a peek at 5 reasons why you might want a smartphone that's not quite smart enough to get online. Why would someone want a device that looks like a smartphone, feels like a smartphone, but cannot access the internet or run mobile apps*?

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A slightly better Galaxy S9 you can’t have

A slightly better Galaxy S9 you can’t have

A device popped up in regulatory filings this week that has us thinking: Could Samsung flip their script? In the last few years, Samsung's released hero phones in two waves. Nearer the start of the year came the Galaxy S, then nearer the end, the Galaxy Note. With the device we've just seen, might Samsung try the OnePlus "T" strategy and risk enraging Galaxy S9 owners before releasing the Note 9?

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Galaxy Note 9: If it looks like this, sign me up

Galaxy Note 9: If it looks like this, sign me up

The Samsung Galaxy S9 could be one of the simplest - yet most stunning - smartphone designs of the year. If Samsung plays their cards right, they could have a device that does not follow the (nonsensical) trends grabbing hold of manufacturers of smartphones of all sorts. If Samsung stays true to their roots, they'll have a smartphone that doesn't over-think what consumers want.

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Galaxy S9’s Samsung DeX Pad price and US release confirmed

Galaxy S9’s Samsung DeX Pad price and US release confirmed

Samsung's DeX Pad for the Galaxy S9 and S9+, the docking station which turns the Android smartphones into a desktop PC replacement, has finally got a US shipping date. Announced alongside Samsung's 2018 flagship phones, the DeX Pad is the company's second generation of desktop dock and addresses a number of criticisms about the original.

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Galaxy S9 mini spotted on Geekbench

Galaxy S9 mini spotted on Geekbench

Once upon a time, premium phones were often accompanied by smaller, less powerful, and less expensive "mini" or "lite" models. Those included the Xperia Compacts, Huawei P Lites, and Galaxy minis. Samsung used to practice that but seems to have silently dropped its mini flagship line after the Galaxy S5 mini above. As mysteriously as it disappeared, it seems to be returning with what may be the Galaxy S9 mini. That is, if the SM-G8750 seen in Geekbench will indeed carry that name.

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Some Galaxy S9+ phones reported to have touch screen issues

Some Galaxy S9+ phones reported to have touch screen issues

Considering how little of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ have changed over their predecessors, you’d think that they wouldn’t be experiencing that much problems. After all, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ were relatively problem-free compared to the late 2016 disaster. Unfortunately, there are already some problems reported that mar the Galaxy S9’s reputation right off the bat. The worst, so far at least, is the random and inexplicable case of dead zones on the screen, mostly on the larger Galaxy S9+.

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Disney’s AR Emoji for Galaxy S9 are thankfully less creepy

Disney’s AR Emoji for Galaxy S9 are thankfully less creepy

Disney's Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse have arrived on the Galaxy S9, and the good news is that - unless you're musophobic - they're a lot less creepy than Samsung's AR Emoji. The Disney tie-in launched today, kicking off with America's favorite mouse couple as free downloads for the facial-tracking AR Emoji feature on the newly-shipping Android smartphone.

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The 5 Galaxy S9 must-have accessories on launch day

The 5 Galaxy S9 must-have accessories on launch day

It's Galaxy S9 and S9+ release day, but Samsung's newest Android smartphone shouldn't be the only thing you put in your pocket. No new gadget is complete without the essential accessories that make it easier to live with, and the Galaxy S9 is no different. Read on for our favorite picks in charging and protecting the S9 and S9+, as well as some other must-have accessories.

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Disney’s Mickey and Minnie AR Emojis arrive on Galaxy S9

Disney’s Mickey and Minnie AR Emojis arrive on Galaxy S9

Samsung promised us Disney AR Emojis for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, and sure enough they're arriving here on launch day. One of the headline features on the Android smartphone, AR Emojis use the front-facing camera to track face and body movements and animate a virtual character on-screen.

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Galaxy S10 release will be 3D special, like iPhone X

Galaxy S10 release will be 3D special, like iPhone X

Samsung is almost certainly set to bring their 10th Galaxy S smartphone into this world with a bang. A report from South Korea suggests this week that they'll do something not unlike Apple's iPhone X, what with its replacement of the number 10 with the letter, and the 3D scanning abilities - though from a slightly different angle than Apple.

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Galaxy S9 update targets Samsung’s 2 big selling points

Galaxy S9 update targets Samsung’s 2 big selling points

Samsung's Galaxy S9 and S9+ may not have even arrived in stores yet, but the Android smartphones have already seen their first firmware update. The new software was released this week - it popped up on our Galaxy S9 review device today - and focuses on two of the headline areas of the smartphone, its camera and its biometric security.

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