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Unboxing: Samsung Galaxy A50s

Oct 16, 2019 - 5:41 PM

We unbox Samsung's refreshed A50 with an improved processor and main camera


Samsung Electronics flags 56% fall in Q3 operating profit

Oct 08, 2019 - 12:05 PM

This marks the 4th consecutive quarter in which the company has recorded a profit drop in the face of falling semiconductor prices and weakened demand for its mobile devices

SAMSUNG. This file photo taken on October 11, 2016 shows the Samsung store in Paris. Photo by Bertrand Guay/AFP


Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ review: Design, weight top list of improvements

Sep 26, 2019 - 1:14 PM

Other improvements such as the new camera, and enhanced video capabilities are useful but also feel fairly conservative

All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Unboxing: Samsung Galaxy Note 10+

Sep 25, 2019 - 6:49 PM

Check out what you're getting with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+


BTS member RM donates $83,000 to hearing-impaired students

Sep 21, 2019 - 10:29 AM

To celebrate his birthday, RM donates around 100 million won to the Seoul Samsung School for hearing-impaired students

Samsung A-series refresh: Specs, features, and price in the Philippines

Sep 13, 2019 - 8:12 PM

The A10, A20, A30, and A50 receive a spec boost with new 's' models

A50S. All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Samsung to launch foldable smartphone after major delay

Sep 05, 2019 - 3:23 PM

After months of 'refining' the Galaxy Fold, Samsung says it will release the smartphone in South Korea on September 6, followed by select countries like the US and France

GALAXY FOLD. Samsung senior vice president of product marketing Justin Denison speaks on stage about the new foldable phone during the Samsung Unpacked product launch event in San Francisco, California on February 20, 2019. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Retrials ordered for ex-South Korean leader Park, Samsung heir

Aug 29, 2019 - 3:08 PM

South Korea's Supreme Court sends their cases back for new proceedings, saying that errors had been made in the judgments

PROTEST FOR PARK. Supporters of South Korea's former president Park Geun-hye shout slogans during a protest demanding her release from prison, outside the Supreme Court in Seoul on August 29, 2019. Photo by Jung Yeon-je/AFP

In PH, Samsung, Apple edge out Huawei in mobile download speeds

Aug 16, 2019 - 4:28 PM

Opensignal studies how mobile phone quality can improve or degrade one's mobile network experience

Samsung embroiled in 'One China' row after K-pop star pulls out

Aug 14, 2019 - 3:46 PM

The row breaks out after Chinese viewers notice Samsung offers different language versions of its website for users in Hong Kong, China and Taiwan – in English, simplified Chinese and traditional Chinese

SAMSUNG'S NEW WOES. This file photo taken on June 26, 2019 shows people visiting Samsung stand during the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2019) introducing next-generation technology at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) in Shanghai. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

512GB Note 10+ pre-orders come with Samsung UHD Smart TV

Aug 09, 2019 - 9:03 AM

Pre-orders begin Friday, August 9

NOTE 10. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Galaxy Note 10 price starts at P53,990

Aug 09, 2019 - 9:00 AM

It’s P2,000 cheaper than last year’s base Note 9 variant

NOTE 10. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


IN PHOTOS: Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+

Aug 08, 2019 - 4:05 AM

It's the first Note to have a plus variant

NOTE 10. The new Note 10, pictured here, has a 6.3-inch screen while its Plus version will have a bigger 6.8-inch screen. All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Samsung reveals Galaxy Note 10, Note 10 Plus

Aug 08, 2019 - 4:01 AM

Samsung comes out swinging with two Galaxy Note devices this year: the Galaxy Note 10 and the Galaxy Note 10 Plus. Check out the specifications here!

SAMSUNG'S NEW NOTES. The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus. Photo by Angelo Gonzales

LIVE UPDATES: Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2019

Aug 07, 2019 - 8:18 PM

Tune in on Wednesday, August 7 at 4 pm Eastern time (August 8, 4 am Manila time) as Samsung shows off the latest in its Galaxy Note line

The Samsung Galaxy Note series' innovations through the years

Aug 07, 2019 - 5:47 PM

We're taking a look back at what Samsung's series of 'phablets' brought to the table just in time for the Note 10's impending reveal

4 Samsung Galaxy Note 10 alternatives for savvy phone fans

Aug 05, 2019 - 3:51 PM

Don't feel like breaking the bank for the new Galaxy Note 10? Here are some alternatives.

How the Galaxy Note 10 is shaping up compared to the S10 and Note 9

Aug 04, 2019 - 9:32 AM

Check out how the Note 10's expected specs compare against other recent Samsung flagships

Image by Nappy Manegdeg/Rappler


Samsung Galaxy Note 10: Expected specs, features, price

Aug 02, 2019 - 2:41 PM

One week to go before Samsung showcases its new plus-sized flagship

NOTE 9. The Note 9 has a stylus whose clicker allowed you to take a photo. How will the Note 10's stylus evolve? Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Huawei still number 2 smartphone seller despite U.S. sanctions

Aug 01, 2019 - 3:49 PM

The Chinese firm manages to boost its sales even as the overall market declined, remaining on the heels of sector leader Samsung and ahead of US-based Apple

Photo from Huawei


Samsung profit slumps more than half as chip market weakens

Jul 31, 2019 - 11:45 AM

Samsung Electronics has enjoyed record profits in recent years despite a series of setbacks but is now struggling with chip prices falling as global supply increases.

SAMSUNG. This file photo taken on October 11, 2016 shows the Samsung store in Paris. Photo by Bertrand Guay/AFP


Samsung to launch foldable smartphone in September

Jul 25, 2019 - 1:28 PM

Samsung says it has 'made improvements' to the Galaxy Fold

GALAXY FOLD. Samsung senior vice president of product marketing Justin Denison speaks on stage about the new foldable phone during the Samsung Unpacked event in San Francisco, California on February 20, 2019. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Samsung Electronics flags 56% fall in Q2 operating profit

Jul 05, 2019 - 12:06 PM

Samsung is facing some challenges, with chip prices falling as global supply increases while demand weakens.

SAMSUNG. This file photo taken on October 11, 2016 shows the Samsung store in Paris. Photo by Bertrand Guay/AFP


Samsung to unveil Galaxy Note 10 on August 7 – report

Jun 19, 2019 - 1:27 PM

The Galaxy Note 10 is expected to come in two display sizes: 6.28-inches and 6.75-inches.

NOTE 9. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


AMD, Samsung team up for mobile Radeon graphics

Jun 05, 2019 - 3:32 AM

AMD's Radeon graphics technology may soon be used to give us better visual mobile experiences

Samsung shares surge as Huawei struggles

May 21, 2019 - 1:47 PM

Analysts say the US ban will damage Huawei's ability to sell phones outside China, offering Samsung a chance to consolidate its position at the top of the global market

Samsung Galaxy A70: Price, specs, features in the Philippines

May 16, 2019 - 4:58 PM

It competes with the Xiaomi Mi 9 and the Vivo V15 Pro

Samsung's cheapest A-series phone priced at P6,990

May 08, 2019 - 6:20 PM

The Galaxy A10 is set to compete with the equally priced Realme 3, the OPPO A5s, and the P7,990 Xiaomi Redmi Note 7

GALAXY A10. Photo from Samsung


Samsung Electronics hit with quarterly profit slump

Apr 30, 2019 - 1:27 PM

Net profits for Samsung Electronics in the January-March period were 5.04 trillion won ($4.3 billion) – the lowest since the third quarter of 2016 and down 56.9% year-on-year

SAMSUNG SLUMP. The Samsung Electronics flag (L) and South Korean flags (C) flutter outside their headquarters in Seoul on November 6, 2013. File photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Samsung launches P5-million 8K TV

Apr 25, 2019 - 6:20 PM

If you're on a tighter budget, a P1-million 82-inch model and a P600,000 75-inch model have also been launched

Photo from Samsung

Samsung delays launch of folding Galaxy smartphone

Apr 23, 2019 - 10:21 AM

Samsung says it decided to put off this week's planned release of the Fold after some reviews 'showed us how the device needs further improvements'

GALAXY FOLD DELAYS. Samsung senior vice president of product marketing Justin Denison speaks on stage about the new foldable phone during the Samsung Unpacked product launch event in San Francisco, California on February 20, 2019. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Samsung to inspect Galaxy Fold phones after reviewer complaints

Apr 18, 2019 - 2:49 PM

Is Samsung facing another huge hardware issue?

FOLD. Samsung Senior Vice President of Product Marketing, Justin Denison, speaks during the Samsung Unpacked product launch event in San Francisco, California on February 20, 2019. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


Early reviews for the Samsung Galaxy Fold trickle in

Apr 16, 2019 - 12:23 PM

The phone debuts in the US on April 26

FOLD. Seeking to rev up demand in the slumping smartphone market, Samsung on Wednesday unveiled a folding handset, becoming the first major manufacturer to offer the feature. Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP


World's first 5G phone released in South Korea

Apr 05, 2019 - 4:19 PM

South Korea's 3 mobile carriers – SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus – hold launch events across Seoul for the Galaxy S10 5G, whose base version costs 1.39 million won, or $1,200

SAMSUNG'S 5G PHONE. The day's first Korea Telecom 5G customers receive a Samsung Galaxy S10 5G phone at a KT launch event in Seoul on April 5, 2019. Photo by Ed Jones/AFP

Samsung Electronics flags 60% fall in Q1 operating profit

Apr 05, 2019 - 8:35 AM

Operating profits drop year-over-year in the face of a weakening chip market and tough competition from Chinese rivals like Huawei

SAMSUNG. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


World’s first 5G phone to launch April 5 in South Korea – reports

Mar 22, 2019 - 9:18 AM

South Korea may be the first to have a commercially available 5G phone, just days apart from US Verizon's April 11 launch for its Motorola Z3 with 5G attachment

GALAXY S10 5G. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


WATCH: Is this the first user-made Samsung Galaxy Fold hands-on video?

Mar 20, 2019 - 11:00 AM

The video shows a slight crease running in the middle

Screenshot from YouTube/phoneoftime


Samsung holding another ‘Galaxy’ event on April 10

Mar 19, 2019 - 2:12 PM

It may be an event for a new midrange phone or their foldable Galaxy Fold

GALAXY. Samsung tweeted their next big event scheduled for April 10


Samsung A30 priced at P13,990, arrives March 30

Mar 14, 2019 - 3:54 PM

The slightly pricier A50 variant comes in at P17,990

GALAXY A30. Photo from Samsung


Samsung Galaxy M20 budget phone lands in Philippines for P10,990

Mar 06, 2019 - 1:30 PM

Samsung is gearing up against the budget phones from China

M20. Photo from Samsung

First impressions: Samsung Galaxy S10

Feb 21, 2019 - 10:35 PM

There’s definitely plenty to 'unpack' from Samsung’s 10th S-line flagship

Samsung Galaxy S10: Key specs, new features

Feb 21, 2019 - 9:53 AM

Here are the new features that last year's S9 didn't have

S10. Photo by Kyle Chua/Rappler


Samsung Galaxy S10: Price, availability details

Feb 21, 2019 - 7:24 AM

The entry-level variant S10e is priced at P39,990 while a 1TB version of the S10+ propels the series' pricing to a new high

IN-DISPLAY SCANNER. Photo by Kyle Chua/Rappler

Samsung launches the Galaxy Fold and its first 5G handset

Feb 21, 2019 - 6:18 AM

Samsung's foldable and a 5G S10 are now official

FOLD. Seeking to rev up demand in the slumping smartphone market, Samsung on Wednesday unveiled a folding handset, becoming the first major manufacturer to offer the feature. Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP


WATCH: Official S10+, Galaxy Buds commercial leaks

Feb 20, 2019 - 2:55 PM

It confirms the key rumored features of the new flagship

Screenshot from YouTube

Samsung Galaxy S10: Expected price, specs

Feb 20, 2019 - 11:29 AM

A 'budget' version is being added to the mix

Samsung dating app connects people based on fridge contents

Feb 14, 2019 - 6:03 PM

Samsung, best known for its phones and TVs, launches a free dating app called Refrigerdating to promote its Family Hub fridges

Tech today: Samsung stylus camera, PH startup bill, FB critic's new book

Feb 07, 2019 - 6:47 PM

Samsung's patent for a stylus with a camera on the non-writing tip gets approved by the US patent office

Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Tech today: Self-lacing Puma, FBI's Huawei sting, Samsung x 'fake Supreme'

Feb 05, 2019 - 5:27 PM

Puma's taking on Nike's Adapt BB with their own 'Fit Intelligence' self-lacing shoe, coming in 2020 for $330

Puma Fit Intelligence. Photo from Puma

Once red-hot smartphone market sees cooler trend

Feb 03, 2019 - 4:50 PM

The smartphone remains a must-have device, but sales are slowing down

IPHONE X. Shutterstock photo