The 3.5mm headphone jack, a standard feature on mobile phones for years, is gradually getting phased out. Apple was one of the first to remove the jack with iPhone X in 2017. Soon, several Android players followed the suit. Samsung, however, was one of the biggest names to resist the idea of removing 3.5mm headphone jack. Two years since iPhone X launch, Samsung finally removed 3.5mm headphone jack in one of its biggest phones – Galaxy Note 10. Samsung is hoping the hardware optimisations, especially the battery, made on Galaxy Note 10 will compensate users for the missing 3.5mm headphone jack. It is worth noting that Samsung Galaxy Note 10 comes with a 3,500mAh battery whereas Galaxy Note 10+
US President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he had spoken with Apple Inc's Chief Executive Tim Cook about the impact of U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports as well as competition from South Korean company Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. Trump said Cook “made a good case” that tariffs could hurt Apple, given that Samsung's products would not be subject to those same tariffs. Tariffs on an additional $300 billion worth of Chinese goods, including consumer electronics, are scheduled to go into effect in two stages on Sept. 1 and Dec. 15. By contrast, the United States and South Korea struck a trade agreement last September. “I thought he made a very compelling argument, so I'm thinking about it,” Trump
Users of Samsung devices experienced faster download speed than Apple and Huawei users in about 14 countries, a latest report by Opensignal has shown. Opensignal in its Mobile Network Experience study across 40 countries found that Apple users were faster in 17.5 per cent of the countries and in the remaining 48 per cent, two or more of the brands tied in a statistical dead heat. According to the findings of the study, none of the countries saw Huawei users experience the fastest download speed, but the smartphone brand had tied in download speed in 17.5 per cent of countries. Analysts at Opensignal noted that in the United States, which is a strong iPhone market, Apple users experienced download speeds 8.2 Mega bytes per seconds slower than Samsung users.
If you are looking for the best wireless earbuds for your phone's music, then Samsung is going to be very quick to point out that its Galaxy Buds have picked up the first 'excellent' rating for sound quality by a wireless device. Meanwhile Apple is going to be licking its wounds as the AirPods sit in a lowly 49th place in the same chart. The rankings come from Consumer Reports' study of the market, and it picks out a number of key features. Kim Eun-jin reports for Business Korea: The Galaxy Buds were ranked first with 86 points, while AirPods, which are used by about 60 percent of wireless earphone users, came in 49th with 56 points. Consumer Reports ranked the wireless earphones based on an
If you've been following the world of TV tech for the past few years, you might know that there are basically two kinds of premium displays currently vying for your hard-earned TV dollars: OLED and QLED. But a recent report confirms that Samsung, the biggest player in the QLED space, is about to make a complete 180 by jumping into the OLED TV game despite having avoided the space for years and creating its largest competitor. After years of championing LED TVs with Quantum dots (i.e., QLED TVs), Samsung has completely flipped the script. It's throwing out the playbook. It's starting … well, not totally from scratch, actually. Instead, Samsung's new plan appears to be marrying everything the company
President Donald Trump met with Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday. Trump told reporters on Sunday that Cook had warned about tariffs hurting Apple and benefiting its main smartphone rival Samsung. Apple will see tariffs slapped on the iPhone, its laptops, AirPods, and a host of other devices because they're mostly manufactured in China. Samsung won't need to pay equivalent tariffs. This is a major reversal from Cook, who last July said he was “optimistic” that China and the US would resolve their trade dispute. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he had spoken with Apple CEO Tim Cook about the impact of US tariffs on Chinese imports as well
Samsung Electronics vice chairman JY Lee has called for active recruitment of software talent in a rare visit to one of the company's education centres. Lee, the de facto leader of Samsung Group, visited the Samsung S/W Academy for Youth (SSAFY) at the city of Gwangju, one of four such institutions, to meet students and promote software development. The South Korean tech giant set up the SSAFY institutes last year which offers free software education to unemployed university graduates under the age of 30. Students also get a monthly allowance of 1 million won ($830) and those with good grades get opportunities for training at Samsung's overseas research centres. Besides Gwangju, the South Korean
President Trump made comments about his dinner with Apple CEO Tim Cook. He said they discussed tariffs and Apple's rival Samsung. CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" crew discusses.
Trump said Cook "made a good case" that tariffs could hurt Apple, given that Samsung's products would not be subject to those same tariffs. Tariffs on an additional $300 billion worth of Chinese goods, including consumer electronics, are scheduled to go into effect in two stages on Sept. 1 and Dec. 15.
Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 10 nearly two weeks ago, and the new flagship phone has been available for preorder ever since. The first numbers are already in for the handset, and it looks like Samsung's newest Note has been crushing it in Korea, where it shattered the preorder numbers of its predecessor.The Note 10 is a massive upgrade over the Note 9, featuring an all-screen display that looks even better than the Galaxy S10's Infinity-O screen, a redesigned camera system, and much better hardware. S Pen functionality has also been tweaked, and the new phone delivers fast battery charging speeds like no other Samsung phone. In the past few weeks alone, we've also learned that the Note 10 features the best display in the industry, which is slightly better than the S10's OLED panel, as well as the best camera system.In other words, the phone should definitely be on your radar if you're shopping for flagship Android handsets. And it sure looks like the phone has been selling well in Samsung's home country.Preorders surpassed 1.3 million in the company's home country, Samsung told The Korea Herald, which is double the number of Galaxy Note 9 preorders last year. The Note 10 and Note 10+ have been available for preorder for 11 days, from August 9th through August 19th.The most popular Note 10 model wasn't the cheapest, smallest Note you can buy. Instead, it's the cheapest Plus version of the handset, the one which ships with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage out of the box. Samsung actually said that it was the Aura Glow 256GB Note 10+ model that sold the best in the region.The report notes that carrier subsidies may have played a huge role, with carriers offering anywhere from 280,000 won ($232) to $450,000 ($372) subsidies to buyers. Before the carriers set subsidy limits, some agencies illegally offered up to 700,000 won ($579) for Note 10 purchases, which accounts for more than half of the phone's price.Prices start in at $949.99 and $1,099.99 in the US for the Note 10 and Note 10+, respectively. The phones will start shipping on August 23rd in all markets.
US president Donald Trump says he has talked about tariffs on Chinese imports with Apple CEO Tim Cook, who made it clear they affect the iPhone maker more than its South Korean rival, Samsung. Trump said Cook "made a very compelling argument" over the impact of tariffs on Apple in the context of its competition with Samsung, which doesn't face the same higher costs because its products are made in South Korea. "I have a lot of respect for Tim Cook. And Tim was talking to me about tariffs," Trump told reporters on Sunday. "And you know one of the things that he made a good case is that Samsung is their number one competitor and Samsung is not paying tariffs because they are based in South
No matter what side of the fence you land on — Apple die-hard or completely loyal to Windows-only tech — there's always going to be something on sale for you, so let's focus less on the "which is better" debate, and more on how much money you can save on a laptop or tablet of your choice. SEE ALSO: 7 of the best laptops that cost less than $300 This weekend, there's a bunch of great personal devices on sale — from regular laptops, to 2-in-1 computers, to fancy tablets. Some of our favorites this time around are a big discount on the iPad Pro, and a nice deal on the Microsoft Surface Pro, among others. Take a peek at all the great laptop and tablet deals we found for this weekend: Laptops $499
President Donald Trump says Apple CEO Tim Cook “made a very compelling argument” that tariffs on China will hamper Apple's ability to compete with Samsung. The pair had dinner on Friday night at the president's golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, and Trump described the conversation to reporters from publications including Bloomberg, CNBC, and Fox News on the way back to Washington. “I had a very good meeting with Tim Cook,” Trump said. “I have a lot of respect for Tim Cook, and Tim was talking to me about tariffs. And one of the things, and he made a good case, is that Samsung is their number-one competitor, and Samsung is not paying tariffs because they're based in South Korea.” “And it's
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he has spoken with Apple Inc's Chief Executive Tim Cook about the impact of U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports as well as competition from South Korean company Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. Trump said Cook "made a good case" that tariffs could hurt Apple given that Samsung's products would not be subject to those same tariffs.
US President Donald Trump's escalating trade war with China will make it harder for Apple to compete with Samsung. That was the basis of Apple CEO Tim Cook's message to Trump when the two had dinner on Friday, according to Trump. Apple would be hit by new tariffs set to come into effect Sept. 1 because its products are largely made in China, while Samsung would avoid such a hit thanks to its manufacturing taking place mostly in Vietnam, India, Indonesia and other countries. "I had a very good meeting with Tim Cook," Trump told reporters Sunday. "Tim was talking to me about tariffs. And one of the things, and he made a good case, is that Samsung is their number one competitor, and Samsung is not