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Here's how much a flagship phone's price could decline after a year – report

Feb 27, 2020 - 1:20 PM

Online shopping aggregator iPrice takes a look at price decline rates for Samsung's S phones

GET IT CHEAPER. The price of Samsung's newest flagship phone will drop by 30% within just 6 months after release, an independent research on price trends predicts

Unboxing: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

Feb 16, 2020 - 8:58 AM

The Z Flip looks and feels amazing

SAMSUNG Z FLIP. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

First impressions: Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

Feb 12, 2020 - 8:03 PM

We get a nice bump-up in specs, especially with the 100x zoom, but its 5G-readiness, even if it's disabled at launch, gives it some edge

S20 ULTRA. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Prices in the Philippines: Samsung S20, S20 Plus, S20 Ultra, Z Flip, Buds+

Feb 12, 2020 - 3:56 AM

Prices start at P49,990 for the S20 line

S20 PLUS. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Samsung launches its second foldable, the Galaxy Z Flip

Feb 12, 2020 - 3:00 AM

Samsung's second foldable boasts new bendable glass, moving away from the Fold's plastic screen

Z FLIP. Samsung showcases their new foldable at Samsung Unpacked 2020. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


WATCH: Samsung launches all-new S20 phones

Feb 12, 2020 - 3:00 AM

Check out Samsung's new flagship here in this short video

S20 PLUS. The Plus version has a 6.7-inch screen and a time-of-flight camera for image depth, which isn't found in the base S20. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Samsung S20 sets pace for 5G tech but some regions get 4G-only variants

Feb 12, 2020 - 3:00 AM

While 5G networks still have to find their legs, Samsung offers some future-proofing with the first phone that offers compatibility with both sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G

S20 ULTRA. Other than 5G-readiness, the range-topping S20 Ultra also boasts a 100X Space Zoom camera. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Specs comparison: S20 vs. S20 Plus vs. S20 Ultra

Feb 12, 2020 - 3:00 AM

Check out how each S20 variant measures up with one another

S20. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


IN PHOTOS: Samsung Galaxy S20

Feb 12, 2020 - 3:00 AM

The boxy, black camera housing looks to become the line's distinctive design feature

All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Cheapest Note 10 variant lands in the Philippines

Feb 06, 2020 - 5:56 PM

It's priced at P29,990, and will be available starting February 14

Samsung S20 name, appearance confirmed in product page leak

Feb 05, 2020 - 1:33 PM

Also leaked is an S20 case with LED lights that can display symbols and a countdown when taking photos

'S20 Ultra,' 'Z Flip': Expected specs, features for rumored, new Samsung flagships

Jan 30, 2020 - 4:46 PM

The S line will reportedly add an 'ultra' model while a new foldable will also be launching

NEW FLIP. Samsung's launching a new foldable called the Flip Z, according to rumor, with a new leak from Evan Blass showing the purported device. Photo from Evan Blass/Twitter


Samsung Electronics says Q4 2019 net profit slumps 38%

Jan 30, 2020 - 12:10 PM

'Fourth-quarter profit dropped from a year earlier due to the continued fall in memory chip prices and weakness in display panels,' Samsung says in a statement

SAMSUNG. The world's biggest smartphone maker, Samsung Electronics, reported a slump in fourth-quarter net profits on January 30, blaming weakening demand in key products and falling chip prices. Photo by Jung Yeon-je/AFP


LIST: Samsung, Huawei, OPPO, and Xiaomi flagship phones for 2020

Jan 25, 2020 - 8:30 AM

120Hz screens, 5G-readiness, 12GB RAM – check out what the decade's first batch of flagships is looking to offer

GALAXY S10. Last year's Samsung Galaxy S10 was the first Samsung to carry 5G functionality. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Samsung Electronics flags one-third drop in Q4 operating profit

Jan 08, 2020 - 9:48 AM

Analysts expect Samsung to perform better this year on the back of a recovery in chip demand and limited supply, along with new 5G smartphone models

SAMSUNG. A man walks past the logo of Samsung Electronics at the company's Seocho building in Seoul on October 31, 2019. Photo by Jung Yeon-je/AFP


Samsung CES 2020 keynote highlights: Fitness exoskeletons, ball-shaped robots

Jan 07, 2020 - 4:24 PM

From ball-shaped robots to fitness exoskeletons, here are the key announcements from Samsung’s CES 2020 keynote

GEMS. The GEMS (Gait Enhancing & Motivating System) exoskeleton device, paired with augmented reality glasses, works as a personal fitness coach. CES is one of the largest tech shows on the planet, showcasing more than 4,500 exhibiting companies representing the entire consumer technology ecosystem. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP


CES 2020 highlights: Toyota's 'woven' city, TVs as smartphones

Jan 07, 2020 - 9:47 AM

TCL introduces a 5G phone that's under $500 while LG announces a feature that allows people to shop on-screen for things they see on shows

Samsung guns for wider market with cheaper Note 10, S10 models

Jan 06, 2020 - 1:32 PM

The Note 10 Lite and S10 Lite may give midrange buyers some pause if priced correctly

NOTE 10 LITE. Photo from Samsung


Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2020 slated for February 11

Jan 06, 2020 - 1:27 PM

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2020 will happen on February 11 in San Francisco at 11 am PST, with livestreaming available to the public

UNPACKED. Samsung will have a new event on February 11. Screenshot from Vimeo video.

Samsung apologizes after chairman jailed for union sabotage

Dec 18, 2019 - 3:30 PM

Chairman Lee Sang-hoon and executive vice president Kang Kyung-hoon are both jailed for 18 months for leading a wide-ranging operation to deter staff at Samsung's customer service unit from operating a union

SAMSUNG APOLOGIZES. A man walks past the logo of Samsung Electronics at the company's Seocho building in Seoul on October 31, 2019. Photo by Jung Yeon-je/AFP

Unboxing: Samsung Galaxy Fold

Dec 03, 2019 - 6:46 PM

Get a closer look at Samsung's most advanced mobile device yet


Smart offers Samsung Galaxy Fold in PH via limited pre-order until December 1

Nov 20, 2019 - 1:11 PM

The innovative smartphone is a breakthrough in mobile design

Impressions: Samsung Galaxy Fold

Nov 14, 2019 - 6:58 PM

Here are our thoughts on the soon-to-be-released foldable smartphone from Samsung

SAMSUNG GALAXY FOLD. All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Smartphone sales see modest rebound after 2-year slump – survey

Nov 01, 2019 - 10:20 AM

Strong pricing competition, larger screens, and 5G connectivity are said to be among reasons for the recovery

SMARTPHONES. Samsung phones on display during the Samsung Unpacked event on February 20, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP


Samsung Electronics Q3 2019 net profit slumps 52%

Oct 31, 2019 - 10:55 AM

The company continues to be battered by falling memory chip prices as global supply increases


Samsung building a new foldable phone

Oct 30, 2019 - 7:47 PM

Samsung's developing a folding phone using a clamshell-type fold, making it reminiscent of flip phones

SAMSUNG'S CLAMSHELL FOLDABLE. In a teaser video, Samsung shows the possibilities for a foldable clamshell-type smartphone. Screenshot from YouTube video

iPhone’s Slofies coming to a Samsung Galaxy near you

Oct 29, 2019 - 7:59 PM

The slow-motion selfie feature is said to be heading to Galaxy S10 devices through a new Android Pie update

SAMSUNG'S OWN 'SLOFIES.' Samsung's Galaxy Note10+ 5G smartphone is displayed at a telecom shop in Seoul on October 8, 2019. Photo by Jung Yeon-je/AFP

Samsung urges S10, Note10 users to reregister fingerprints amid security issue

Oct 23, 2019 - 9:12 PM

When certain silicone covers are used on the screen, the phone's in-display fingerprint reader may accept any fingerprint for access

IN-DISPLAY SCANNER. Photo by Kyle Chua/Rappler


Samsung confirms Galaxy Fold coming to the Philippines

Oct 22, 2019 - 3:42 PM

After a global delay, the novel foldable is coming to the Philippines 'soon,' the company says

GALAXY FOLD. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


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