Samsung has finally revealed the next Galaxy Note series phone to the world and with it, the most monumental evolution of the phablet’s iconic S Pen we’ve seen to date. Editor's PickThe Galaxy Note 9 is here: Everything you need to knowThe Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has landed and we have all the official details here. Read on for a full rundown of the Galaxy Note 9 specs, features, price, and release date. The Galaxy Note series … Outfitted with Bluetooth support and its own battery, Samsung hopes that the Galaxy Note 9 S Pen will change the way we use the retractable stylus forever with a potentially endless list of remote-use features.Following such a dramatic overhaul, we thought it’d be fascinating to look back at the history of the S Pen for Galaxy Note smartphones to see how it transformed into the beloved multi-purpose pen we have today. This is the evolution of the Samsung Galaxy Note S Pen. Samsung Galaxy Note Built in partnership with Wacom, the … [Read more...] about The evolution of the Samsung Galaxy Note S Pen
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The casual observer might think that Samsung has too many Android tablets. Between the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition (from 2013, of course), no less than four versions of Tab and Note Pros, and the fourth generation of low-end Galaxy Tab hardware, the casual observer is right. But that's not stopping Samsung's shotgun approach to market coverage. The company has just announced the new Galaxy Tab S line, modeled after the flagship Galaxy S5 in more ways than one. The 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch tablets use the same looks as the S5, complete with a dimpled plastic rear and Samsung's ubiquitous physical home button, which still looks pretty awful on an Android tablet. But what will certainly turn heads more than the trim are the brand-spanking new screens, both of which use the Super AMOLED technology seen on most Samsung phones. Samsung hasn't made a Super AMOLED tablet since the Galaxy Tab 7.7 way back in 2011, instead opting for cheaper LCDs for the larger panels. Super AMOLED isn't … [Read more...] about Samsung Announces The Galaxy Tab S In 8.4″ And 10.5″ Flavors, Complete With 2560×1600 Super AMOLED Screens [Update: Pricing]
Home / News / [Poll] How do you like the Galaxy S9’s Super Slow-mo feature? The Super Slow-mo camera feature has been at the forefront of Samsung’s marketing push for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, and the company says its engineers had to sit down and design a faster image sensor so that its latest flagships could slow down a 0.2-second moment to nearly six seconds. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ can even record super slow-motion videos on their own when they detect movement, and in manual mode, one can capture up to 20 super slow moments in a single video.Super Slow-mo is great, but it’s not perfectSuper Slow-mo isn’t a perfect feature, though. It doesn’t work great indoors or at night, even when you think the lighting is good, since the camera has to use a fast shutter speed to record these videos. These videos are also recorded at only 720p resolution, so they don’t do justice to the beautiful high-resolution display on the Galaxy S9 and S9+. But, when … [Read more...] about [Poll] How do you like the Galaxy S9’s Super Slow-mo feature?
The only things that actually move on a modern smartphone these days are the silencing switch, the lock button, a volume rocker, and (if you’re lucky) a dedicated button for Bixby. So it’s natural that we’re a little curious to see how the Samsung Galaxy S9’s new dual aperture works. Lucky for us, iFixit’s requisite teardown of the phone includes a couple of close-up shots of the aperture in action. As iFixit points out, a regular camera’s aperture is controlled by a number of aperture blades, which are designed to keep the hole which the light goes through (that’s all an aperture is) roughly circular. The S9, however, does it with just two blades — because the aperture only has two settings, f/1.5 and f/2.4; two blades was apparently enough. Here’s a fancy slider widget, built out of two iFixit photos of the S9 Plus, so you can have the virtual aperture adjustment experience: Still not sold on this phone? Check out your local Best … [Read more...] about iFixit has some close-up photos of the Galaxy S9’s aperture blades
Julian Chokkattu/Digital Trends The biggest addition to Samsung’s Galaxy S9 isn’t the dual camera system on the 6.2-inch Plus version — it’s the variable aperture available on the main camera of both smartphones. You can read our in-depth explanation about how it works, but it boils down to the camera being capable of mechanically switching between an f/1.5 aperture and an f/2.4 aperture. A wide aperture (lower number) means the camera takes in more light, which is beneficial for low-light environments. The downside is photos aren’t as sharp, as they lose more detail. Samsung’s solution is to have the camera predominantly use the f/2.4 aperture, but when it’s much darker, the camera automatically switches to the f/1.5 aperture to absorb as much light as possible. We spent an hour with the Galaxy S9 Plus at Mobile World Congress 2018 to show you how the camera works. Now we’re back with a more challenging test, after spending … [Read more...] about The lights went down in Barcelona, but the Galaxy S9’s camera didn’t miss a shot