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Apple made 86% of ALL phone profits in Q4 2017: A few fast facts

Apple made 86% of ALL phone profits in Q4 2017: A few fast facts

Let it not be said that Apple doesn't know how to turn a profit. In the fourth quarter of 2017, iPhone X accounted for 35% of handset profit share worldwide. Thats more than a third of the profit generated in the entire world by mobile phone sales - all for iPhone X. One must go down to the 6th spot on the topmost smartphone model profit share chart to find a device not made by Apple.

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Samsung phone design patent shows iPhone X-esque notch

Samsung phone design patent shows iPhone X-esque notch

Samsung has patented a smartphone design that features a "notch" similar to the one popularized by the iPhone X. The controversial design element has appeared in a growing number of smartphones, and the patent hints that a Samsung model may one day be featured among them. The patent was filed with China's SIPO patent office late last month.

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iPhone X Plus vs Galaxy Note 9: In this fight, everybody wins

iPhone X Plus vs Galaxy Note 9: In this fight, everybody wins

We're well out from the reveal and/or release of the next hero phones from Sasmung and Apple. But once we've moved past the last device in a brand line, there's no bad time to start hypothesizing about that'll come next. In this case, that means using the iPhone X (the first one), iPhone 8 Plus, Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 8, and Galaxy S9 Plus to figure out what both companies might well be up against.

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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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Samsung Chromebook Pro gets backlit keyboard one year later

Samsung Chromebook Pro gets backlit keyboard one year later

Laptops are made for typing and Chromebooks are really no different, be it traditional, convertible, or even detachable. But typing on the go doesn't always happen in the most favorable conditions and you might find yourself fumbling in the dark for the right keys. So it was terribly baffling when Samsung launched its Chromebook Pro last year without one critical feature: a backlit keyboard. And now just as baffling, Samsung has very silently sneaked in a new Chromebook Pro model that adds exactly that but at an unsurprisingly higher price.

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Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro can’t connect to the Internet

Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro can’t connect to the Internet

Our smartphones are pretty powerful devices but, truth be told, most of their impressive functionality comes from their ability to connect to the Internet. Whether that's through a web browser or through apps, Internet connectivity is pretty much a must have for smartphones these days. Some people, however, see the Internet as a burden, a distraction, and a liability. That is why Samsung is offering these people the Galaxy J2 Pro, which is a smartphone that is really close to being a feature/dumb phone because of its lack of connectivity.

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Samsung hit with patent lawsuit over Galaxy S biometrics tech

Samsung hit with patent lawsuit over Galaxy S biometrics tech

Encryption technology research firm PACid Technologies has filed a lawsuit against Samsung Electronics for allegedly infringing upon its biometric patents. The complaint was filed in the Texas Eastern District Court on April 6. In it, PACid claims Samsung has violated three of its patent, two of them filed in the United States and the third in South Korea. All three relate to data encryption.

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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 specs leaks keep getting better

Galaxy Note 9 specs leaks keep getting better

This week we're having a peek at the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 as it exists in this very pre-official state. At the moment, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in a sort of limbo between development and reality. As such, the specifications we've got today are in a bit of a limbo as well. We're relying mostly on the kindness of anonymous insider sources from South Korea and/or China on this one - for now.

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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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Samsung’s best wireless earphones just got a big upgrade

Samsung’s best wireless earphones just got a big upgrade

It's been a little while since we last heard from 2018's Gear IconX model, but today Samsung is back with a new software update for the earbuds. While the list of new features isn't exactly extensive, what's being added today will be handy nonetheless. Best of all is that the update is available immediately, so if you like what you read here, you'll be able to enable this functionality right away.

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Samsung Pay PayPal support starts rolling out in US

Samsung Pay PayPal support starts rolling out in US

Last year, Samsung announced that it had struck a partnership with PayPal, one that would bring the latter service to its mobile payment platform. Samsung Pay users in the US have waited over the months since for the support to actually arrive, and that day has finally come. Many Samsung Pay users in the US are seeing PayPal listed as a supported option.

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