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  Our favorite gadget leaker has just handed over specs for Samsung’s much ballyhooed Galaxy S8+ Android smartphone. The Galaxy S8+ will be Samsung’s next flagship, a distinction that it will share with its smaller Galaxy S8 sibling. According to Evan Blass, the Galaxy S8+ will have a massive 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display with a QHD+ resolution (3200x1800), which is a nice upgrade from the QHD (2560x1440) resolution displays found on previous generation Samsung flagships. Other specs aren’t too surprising given what we’ve learned about the phone over the past few months. The smartphone will... Read more...
Samsung today announced that it has begun mass producing its Exynos 9 series 8895 application processor (AP), the first processor chipset built on an advanced 10-nanometer FinFET manufacturing process. It is expected that the Exynos 8895 will find its way into one of the versions of Samsung's next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8, which is slated to arrive sometime after Mobile World Congress. According to Samsung, the move to a 10nm FinFET process node comes with an improved 3D transistor structure that allows for up to a 27 percent bump in performance while consuming 40 percent less power compared... Read more...
It looks as though Samsung is expanding the capabilities of its Windows 10 unlocking app. Called Samsung Flow, the main function of the app is to allow Galaxy smartphone owners to unlock their Galaxy TabPro S Windows 10 convertible using their phone's fingerprint scanner. It also allowed users to see phone notifications on their desktop and to transfer files from one device to the other.One of the user reviews for the app complains that it will not install on his Windows 10 device. A support representative for Samsung responded to the review and reiterated to the user that Samsung Flow only works... Read more...
New pictures and clipart images purporting to show Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S8 handset have emerged. They supposedly originate from an unnamed tipster who performed a system dump on an unannounced Galaxy Tab S3. The pictures are not labeled, but assuming they are in fact real, the pictures are consistent with previous rumors surrounding Samsung's next flagship handset.While it may seem odd that pictures of the Galaxy Note 8 would be on a pre-production tablet, it likely has to do with a syncing ability between it and the Galaxy S8 (or some other supported interaction). Have a look.The clipart... Read more...
We thought that we had heard the last of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7, but it looks as though the story just won’t die. When we last visited the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung confirmed that the smartphone’s fiery temper was the result of irregularly-sized batteries and other manufacturing irregularities. While the cause of the Galaxy Note 7 fires and subsequent global recall is now known, there are still millions of smartphones just sitting there in warehouses, adding absolutely nothing to Samsung’s bottom line. However, a new report suggests that Samsung might refurbish its quarantined smartphones that haven’t... Read more...
Internet sleuths were all over a new listing in the Windows Store that appeared over the weekend. Developed by Samsung, the new app is called Book Settings. What caught everyone's attention is the description making a reference to a Galaxy Book, a device that does not yet exist (or has not yet been announced, anyway). This suggests that Samsung is getting ready to release a new convertible laptop for Windows 10.The description lists a handful of things contained in Book Settings, such as Battery Life Extender, Screen Mode, Pattern Log-in, a user manual, and other Samsung features. It then says,... Read more...
It's said that bad publicity is better than no publicity, though Samsung might disagree as the latter continues to pile on. Following its Galaxy Note 7 fiasco and the subsequent fire that broke out at its battery plant, the latest bad news for Samsung is that its de facto leader, Lee Jae-yong, has been arrested over his alleged role in a political corruption scandal involving tens of millions of dollars in bribe payments.Authorities have detained Lee, the 48-year-old grandson of Samsung's founder and heir apparent to take over the company, on multiple charges including bribery, embezzlement, and... Read more...
This year’s Mobile World Congress kicks off later this month, but one of 2017’s most hotly anticipated smartphone won’t be on display. We’re talking of course about Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Samsung is rumored to officially launch the Galaxy S8 family on March 29th, with a global release taking place over one month later on April 21st. However, Samsung will give us just a little taste of what to expect with the Galaxy S8 at MWC 2017. Kim Dong-jin, Samsung Chief Executive for the wireless division, says that the company will confirm launch details for the Galaxy S8 on February 26th, and... Read more...
We are still at least 6 months away from the reveal of Apple’s next generation iPhone, but leaks from the Cupertino, California-based company’s supply chain are already giving us some insight into what to expect. The latest info pouring out regards the suppliers that Apple has selected to produce the iPhone 8’s OLED display. First things first, it’s reported that Samsung has won a secondary $4.3 billion contract to produce OLED screens for the iPhone 8. Samsung has already allegedly been tasked with producing 100 million OLED screens for this year’s launch, but this contract expansion will see... Read more...
  It looks as though we have received just about as close as we’ll likely get to confirmation of the official name for Samsung’s next Galaxy “S” flagship. Notorious gadget leaker Evan Blass over the weekend tweeted that the larger-than-life smartphone will be called the Galaxy S8+. Last year’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge were equipped with 5.1-inch and 5.5-inch displays respectively. The “standard” Galaxy S8 is rumored to come with a 5.8-inch display, but will have largely the same physical dimensions as the Galaxy S7 Edge thanks to its near bezel-less Infinity Display. However, the smartphone... Read more...
We are inching closer to the launch of Samsung's next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8, which is expected to official sometime after Mobile World Congress (Samsung pushed back the launch so that it could put the phone's battery through a new and more rigorous testing protocol to avoid another Galaxy Note 7 scenario). However, there might not be all that much left to reveal. The latest leak surrounding the Galaxy S8 is of another alleged case showing a bezel-free design.The newest images trace back to Weibo, a Chinese-language microblogging website that is a sort of hybrid of Twitter and Facebook.... Read more...
A common criticism of the iPhone 7 is that Apple did not innovate enough with the design or overall set of features. It is an incremental upgrade from the iPhone 6s that is better in a lot of ways and faster, but not very exciting. True as those criticisms are, it did not stop people from rushing out and buying the iPhone 7. In fact, demand for the iPhone 7 is how Apple was able to outsell Samsung in the smartphone category during the fourth quarter of 2016. Market research firm IDC says the holiday quarter capped off what was another positive year of smartphone growth even though there were concerns... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware’s Two And A Half Geeks, we chat about Intel Kaby Lake Overclocking and the Core i3-7350K, low power Kaby Lake-Y performance on Dell's XPS 13 2-in-1, the Google Pixel XL versus the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, DIY Game Consoles goodness with the Raspberry Pi and RetroPie, NVIDIA's SHIELD TV Android Nougat Update, and hints of our next giveaway... Show Notes: 02:14 - Overclocking Intel Kaby Lake Core i3-7350K 13:31 - Benchmarking Intel Kaby Lake-Y With Dell's XPS 13 2-in-1 23:59 - Building Your Own Classic Game Console, A DIY RetroPi Project With Raspberry Pi 34:14... Read more...
  Here it is, folks! Notorious gadget leaker Evan Blass has done it again, giving us our first real glimpse at Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 flagship. The image, which includes both the front and rear of the device, confirms some of the rumors that we’ve heard about the highly anticipated Android device. The front of the Galaxy S8 appears to be an interrupted piece of glass (aka, Infinity Display), with no sign of a home button. Samsung is said to use a virtual home button in its place to give a more uniform look to the smartphone. The touch sensitive navigation buttons have also been given... Read more...
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