Samsung kept the lead in Europe in 2020 but the S20 series held it back

2020 was a tough year for the European smartphone market, and although sales figures have recovered almost entirely by the end of the year, the smartphone market also experienced a massive sales decline of nearly 50% YoY in April 2020, three months after the number of COVID-19 cases started to rise, and one month after […]

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Samsung starts rolling out the March security update for the Galaxy S21

Samsung is rolling out a new firmware update for the shiny-new Galaxy S21 flagship series, and as you’d expect by now, it includes the March 2021 security patch that was released earlier today for a handful of other Galaxy smartphones. The changelog looks familiar as it mentions overall performance improvements as well as camera improvements, […]

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Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G price drops below $1,000 with new Amazon deal

Early Galaxy S21 pre-order figures suggest that Samsung’s new flagship series already enjoys a lot of success in several key markets, more so than the previous flagship models. The company’s pre-order deals and incentives have helped boost sales early on, and a new discount presently offered by Amazon for the Galaxy S21 series in the […]

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Samsung reveals what went into creating the Galaxy S21+ Kvadrat Cover

Today, Samsung shared a few extra details on the new eco-friendly Galaxy S21+ protective case and how it was designed in collaboration with Kvadrat. Similar to last year, the new Kvadrat Cover is a result of Samsung’s Upcycling for Good program wherein the company aims to nurture an eco-friendly environment and give customers a choice to […]

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Latest Galaxy S21 firmware update may have addressed poor battery life

The launch of the Galaxy S21 series hasn’t been without flaws for some customers in Exynos regions, and you might recall that last week we brought an issue to your attention regarding the February 2021 security patch and the possibility that it may have had a negative effect on the flagship’s battery life for some […]

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Galaxy S21 series gets another update, here’s what’s new

The Galaxy S21 lineup has received a couple of software updates since it was announced, and Samsung is now rolling out another new firmware for its latest flagships. This one sports software version G99xBXXU1AUB6 and is being pushed over the air in a number of countries, including the UK, Germany, and Switzerland, in the European […]

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Galaxy S21 February security patch is reportedly causing battery life issues

A fair number of Galaxy S21 owners are complaining about poor battery life on Reddit and a few other forums, and the February 2021 security patch that began rolling out last week might be the culprit. All the customer complaints come from people who own the Exynos variant, though it should be stressed that the […]

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Samsung details its Smart-ISO Pro and Knox Vault technologies on video

Samsung has introduced a handful of new technologies along with the latest Galaxy S21 flagship series, from a more power-efficient AMOLED display to a new ISOCELL camera sensor and improved security through the new Samsung Knox Vault platform. Samsung has revealed these new technologies at Unpacked 2021 — though the nitty-gritty of the new AMOLED […]

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Early Galaxy S21 domestic sales are up 30% compared to the predecessor

Samsung has revealed some interesting figures regarding Galaxy S21 sales in South Korea throughout the first week of market availability. The flagship series has enjoyed great success, and it turns out that it generated a much more positive response from the customer base compared to the 2020 models. According to Samsung, domestic Galaxy S21 sales […]

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Galaxy S21 series sets new pre-order record, beating the S10 and S20

Even though Samsung has reportedly lowered its shipment expectations for the Galaxy S21 series, it turns out that the new flagship has enjoyed massive success throughout its pre-order period, not only in South Korea but also in the UK. According to Samsung UK, the Galaxy S21 series has outperformed both the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy […]

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Samsung Galaxy S21+ review: Feels like money well spent

The ‘Plus’ variants of Samsung’s recent Galaxy S flagships have to strike a balance. They have to differentiate themselves from both the base and the Ultra variants. Otherwise, they risk being neither here nor there, something that wouldn’t really bode well for their sales prospects. These aren’t cheap phones, mind you, so any compromises made […]

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Should you upgrade from the Galaxy S9+ to the Galaxy S21+?

Samsung recently unveiled its next-generation flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and the Galaxy S21 Ultra. They bring a brand new design and improvements in camera quality, performance, and battery life compared to the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and the Galaxy S20 Ultra. However, if you have an older Galaxy smartphone that was launched […]

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A bunch of new Samsung phones are now ARCore-certified

Samsung recently launched its next-generation Galaxy S and Galaxy A series smartphones. The new devices have now received ARCore certification from Google, which means that they will work better with AR applications and games. The newly-certified devices include the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and the Galaxy S21 Ultra. The Galaxy A32 5G, Galaxy A42 5G, […]

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PSA: Galaxy S21 offers the best wireless DeX support yet

Among other generational upgrades, the Galaxy S21 lineup further refines the wireless DeX experience Samsung first introduced last year as perhaps the most meaningful innovation of its phone-to-PC solution to date. Other than that time when it sneakily made it good, of course. After all, the early days of the former Samsung Desktop Experience platform are […]

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Samsung is rolling out the 2nd Galaxy S21 pre-release firmware update

Samsung has released another firmware update for the Galaxy S21 series. Indeed, the new flagship trio has yet to reach customers but the company has already rolled out a first firmware update in anticipation of the phone’s imminent market release, while a second rollout is now taking place for the Galaxy S21 lineup in countless […]

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Galaxy S21 doesn’t support seamless updates, but is that a bad thing?

Samsung is crushing it right now with the Android 11 update for its smartphones and tablets. However, its latest flagship smartphones—Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra—don’t support Android’s seamless updates. This feature has been present in Android smartphones since 2016, but Samsung is yet to implement it. The Seamless Updates feature allows a […]

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It’s not just the US where Galaxy S21 doesn’t get MST for Samsung Pay

It was revealed earlier this week that the Galaxy S21 series is missing Samsung Pay’s MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission) functionality in the US. However, it looks like MST could be missing from the Galaxy S21 in more markets than we initially thought. We can now confirm that the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and the Galaxy […]

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Samsung Korea offering discounts on chargers to those who pre-ordered Galaxy S21

Much has been said about Samsung leaving out the charger and earphones from the Galaxy S21’s box. To those who don’t already have a USB PD charger at their home and want to buy a new one, Samsung Korea is offering a discount on its charger for Galaxy S21 buyers. Samsung Korea has announced that […]

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