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Global PC Shipments Up 35 Percent in Q4 2020: Report

The global PC market increased 35 percent year-over-year, as shipping reached 143.7 million units in the fourth quarter of 2020. A new Canalys report reveals that total shipments for 2020 increased by 17 percent to 458.2 million units, which is the highest volume since 2015. "The holiday quarter brought continued strength to tablets, with shipments reaching an all-time high of 52.8 million units, for a total of 160.6 million units in 2020 and a 28 percent growth over 2019 ", highlights the report. Lenovo led the market in the final quarter of 2020 and throughout the year, reaching shipments of 28.8 million and 87 million units, respectively. “Thanks to a stellar performance on iPads, Apple, which ranked second, closed the gap with Lenovo and shipped 26.4 mi...
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Apple’s next iPhone could include an optical in-display fingerprint sensor

It looks like Apple's next line of iPhone, possibly called the iPhone 13, could feature an in-display fingerprint sensor with Face ID by switching to a secondary biometric authentication option. According to The Wall Street Journal Joanna sternApple has been experimenting with in-display fingerprint technology for several years, and it could finally make its way to the next generation of iPhones. Stern says he was briefed on the new feature by a former Apple employee, who claimed the company is working with optical sensors for on-screen fingerprint authentication, rather than an ultrasonic sensor because "it may be more reliable." While on-screen optical sensors like the ones featured on OnePlus' high-end smartphone use light to map a fingerprint, ultrasonic scanners like th...
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Samsung’s Galaxy S21 series is now available in Canada

Following its reveal on January 14, Samsung's latest line of flagship smartphones, including the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 +, and Galaxy S21 Ultra, is now available in Canada. The Samsung Galaxy S21 is available in 'Phantom Pink', 'Phantom Violet', 'Phantom White' and 'Phantom Gray'. The 128GB variant of the phone costs $ 1,129.99, and the 256GB variant is priced at $ 1,199.99. The 256GB model of the device is only available in Phantom Gray. The smartphone features a 6.2-inch 120Hz dynamic AMOLED flat screen with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB or 256GB of storage. On the camera side, the rear-facing array features a 12-megapixel wide lens, a 64-megapixel telephoto lens, and a 12-megapixel ultrawide shooter. On the other...
Manufacturers, News, Samsung

Samsung Sees 26.4 Percent Increase In Profits Despite Slump In Phone Sales

Samsung saw a 26.4 percent increase in profit for the fourth quarter of 2020 despite seeing an 11 percent drop in smartphone sales from the previous year. "Although the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic continue, company-wide efforts to ensure a stable supply of products and services globally helped Samsung's fourth-quarter results," the tech giant noted in its quarterly report. For the fiscal year, Samsung reported that its revenue increased 29.6 percent to 236.81 trillion won (about $ 272 billion Canadian dollars). In addition, his earnings increased by 2.78 percent to 35.99 trillion won (about C $ 41 billion). Samsung says the increases were mainly due to its memory and display businesses. The tech giant noted that it saw hi...
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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is the first to introduce a new OLED screen with greater energy efficiency

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is the first phone to feature Samsung Display's new more energy efficient OLED panels. As seen by The edge, a Samsung screen launch explains that the S21 Ultra has a screen that consumes 16 percent less power. The company says it uses a "newly developed organic material" that allows "electrons [to] they flow faster and more easily through the organic layer of the screen. " "Thanks to this process, OLED panels can create a brighter light while consuming less power, which improves battery life," Samsung explained in the statement. MobileSyrup's Patrick O'Rourke noted in his review of the S21 Ultra that it had excellent battery life that easily lasted a day and a half with "moderate use." Additionally, t...
Apple, News, Samsung, Wearables & Gadgets

Samsung’s upcoming smartwatch may include blood sugar monitoring function

Samsung's upcoming smartwatch will reportedly be able to track users' blood glucose levels, more commonly known as blood sugar. A report from South Korea Post ETNews notes that the smartwatch would use an optical sensor to track blood sugar instead of drawing blood, which is the way blood sugar is generally monitored. The function will be made possible by "raman spectroscopy" technology. It is worth noting that it is not clear how accurate the blood sugar control function will be compared to traditional methods, considering that the function will be primarily aimed at users with diabetes. Samsung's next smartwatch, which could be called the Galaxy Watch 4, is expected to be unveiled in the second half of this year. It is worth ...
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Bell allegedly sold Samsung’s Galaxy S21 series early

It looks like Bell is selling Samsung's Galaxy S21 series a bit earlier than expected. According to a tip sent to MobileSyrup, Bell now sells the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 + and Galaxy S21 Ultra in Canadian stores. Additionally, pre-orders will also ship on Monday, January 25. As soon as the carrier has shipments of the smartphone in stock, you can sell them. It is important to note that the physical locations of the Bell stores are only open by appointment for essential services in Ontario and Quebec, given current stay-at-home requests from the provinces. Samsung's official launch date for the S21 series is January 29, following the launch of pre-orders on January 14. Most online order shipments from retailers including Samsung a...
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Samsung offers students a 20 percent discount on select phones and tablets

If you are looking for a new Samsung phone that is not part of the Galaxy S21 series and you are a student, then this offer could be for you. That said, you also need to do a free 'StudentBeans account' (yes, that's a real thing) to take advantage of the deal. Right now, the best deal in this deal is the Galaxy A71, Samsung's mid-range phone as of 2020. It usually costs $ 600 in Canada, so cutting the cost down to $ 469 makes it a attractive option compared to a device like the Pixel. 4th. The Galaxy S20 FE is also included in this offer for $ 765.99, which is a great price for Samsung's "secret flagship" as of 2020. Beyond that, the company also has discounts on the S20 FE, on both the Note 20s and Tab S7 models. You can find the...
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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra ‘Silicon Cover with S Pen’ bundle costs $ 69

When Samsung's Galaxy S21 Ultra was first announced, it was unclear exactly how much the smartphone's 'Silicone Case with S Pen' bundle would cost. Although we don't have an official release date yet, the accessory pair is currently on sale for $ 69 (normal price is $ 99). While the package is available to pre-order now, it won't start shipping until January 26. It also looks like the S Pen will be sold only without the case according to Samsung website. That said, prices are not included yet. The S21 Ultra is the first smartphone in the Samsung S series to feature S Pen support. While using a stylus with the device works great, Bluetooth functionality such as 'Air Gestures' is not supported. It's also worth noting that while t...
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Samsung Display to start manufacturing 90Hz OLED laptop screens in March

Samsung's display division announced plans to make the world's "first" 90Hz OLED panels for laptops. in a Press release, Joo Sun Choi, CEO of Samsung Display, said that the company will start producing large quantities of 14-inch 90Hz OLED panels in March. However, it is unclear what resolution or aspect ratio the displays will have, or if Samsung Display will make a variety of resolutions and aspect ratios in the 14-inch size. Even if the company does go for normal 16: 9 1080p panels, those are quite a popular format. Additionally, gamers will likely enjoy the new panels, which will offer a combination of excellent OLED screen quality with the higher refresh rates preferred for gaming. Many PC gamers own 120Hz and 144Hz monitors...
Canada, Manufacturers, News, Samsung

Samsung Canada Expands Tech Institute’s Partnership with Centennial College

Samsung Canada has announced an extension of its partnership with Centennial College Toronto in its Electronic Engineering Technician program until 2023. Through the agreement, the Samsung Tech Institute and Electronic Engineering Technician curricula are combined to offer more comprehensive instruction in electronic engineering. The program provides students with a fully functioning appliance and digital service lab on Centennial's Progress Campus. Samsung says this initiative has supported more than 275 Centennial students over the past five years, with some now working at its service centers in Ontario. Additionally, students learn about mobile app development and appliance specialty training, while also offering the opportunity...
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Samsung Korea brings ‘sexy back’ with retro mobile phone headphone cases

Sometimes companies do nice things. On January 14, Samsung introduced its latest pair of truly wireless earbuds, the Galaxy Buds Pro. But what Samsung didn't bring to the main stage of its Unpacked event was its new retro cell phone-like charging case.The cell phone-themed Samsung Anycall T100 or Anycall E700 headphone charging cases scream nostalgia and should bring back memories to a lot of '90s kids - well, at least those who owned cell phones back then. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like Samsung is bringing these trendy cases to Canada. And you'll want to head to a retailer in South Korea to get the accessory for free with the purchase of the Galaxy Buds Pro. Reportedly, some outlets sell it as a gift with the purchase of t...