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March 29, 2018

How much Samsung’s flagship S9+ costs to make

Samsung Electronics’ latest flagship phone costs more to build than the previous model after the South Korean technology company upgraded the device’s camera, according to research firm TechInsights.

The new Galaxy S9+ smartphone costs US$379 to build, up from $343 for last year’s Galaxy S8+, TechInsights estimated. The S9+ has a more advanced camera system that includes a second rear camera. Those components cost $48 versus $32 on the S8+.

As smartphone cameras have improved enough to be the go-to picture-taking devices for most people, photo quality has become a major battleground between Apple, Samsung and other mobile technology companies.

The most expensive [...]

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February 28, 2018

Samsung’s new flagship Galaxy phone feels a lot like the old one

The Galaxy S9

Samsung has officially unveiled its newest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+.

Business Insider attended the company’s press conference in Barcelona, and got some time to spend hands-on with both devices.

The S9 and S9+ will go on sale March 16, but customers will be able to pre-order it this Friday (March 2).

Here are the key takeaways you should know about if you are considering buying either phone:

The design has remained virtually unchanged.

Edoardo Maggio/Business Insider

The first thing that’s immediately noticeable upon picking up a Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+ is just how similar they are [...]

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February 15, 2018

Samsung’s mobile division continues to struggle

Samsung earned $14.13 billion in operating profit in the fourth quarter of last year but this stellar performance can’t really be attributed to the company’s mobile division. Samsung’s mobile business has been under pressure for quite a while now due to several factors such as increasing competition from Chinese rivals in key markets.

The company released its earnings results for Q4 2017 today and they reveal that the struggles of its mobile business are far from over.

It may get worse before it gets better.

Samsung’s mobile division posted 25.47 trillion won or $23.8 billion in consolidated revenue for the quarter with an operating profit of 2.42 trillion won or [...]

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February 9, 2018

Samsung’s fastest-ever SATA SSD – South African pricing

Benchmarks for Samsung’s new 860-series SSDs are in, showing impressive performance.

Samsung has launched two new SATA SSDs, the 860 EVO and the 860 PRO – aimed at the mainstream and professional markets respectively.

Samsung’s previous-generation 850 EVO SSD dominated performance and endurance comparisons against similarly-priced drives, making it an ideal choice for a consumer SSD.

The more expensive 850 PRO competed against the best drives on the market and regularly outpaced them in terms of performance.

According to early benchmark and pricing data, the new 860-series drives have improved on the previous generation.

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Both SDDs use [...]

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