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Samsung has already begun taking preorders for its forthcoming Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ handsets, both of which will be available at the end of the next week. On paper, the company's new flagships bring the boom. However, one of its most hyped features, its Bixby AI voice assistant (Samsung's own version of Siri, Cortana, and Google Now) will not be fully functional at launch. More specifically, it seems as though you won't be able to bark commands at Bixby, not initially anyway. Samsung has been telling media outlets that Bixby Voice will not roll out until "later this spring." In the meantime,... Read more...
Samsung announced the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ to great fanfare late last month. As the follow-up to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, both are highly anticipated and expected to continue dominating the sale charts for Android smartphones throughout 2017. Now that pre-orders for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are well underway, Samsung has given us just a small peek into how the phones are stacking up compared to their predecessors. According to Samsung, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have shown “strong double-digit growth” compared to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge this time last year. As has been... Read more...
Your unreleased Samsung Galaxy S8 is already so last season. Rumor has it that Samsung is already working on its next flagship phone, tentatively called the S9. The corporation has also supposedly increased production of the much anticipated Galaxy S8+. If Samsung is indeed working on the Galaxy S9, then the company is six months ahead of the previous year’s schedule. An anonymous source stated, “Since late last month, a display team for the S9 has started the development work with aims to supply samples from mid-April. About a month after the display, other key parts such as modules are expected... Read more...
Once you have experienced an ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio monitor, it can be hard going back to using a more traditional 16:9 aspect ratio display. That added horizontal real-estate comes in handy for multitasking. It can also be great for gaming, allowing for a wider field of view without investing in dual monitors. Now imagine what it would be like using a 32:9 aspect ratio display! It does not exist yet, but soon will thanks to Samsung. Samsung has been teasing a 49-inch display with a 32:9 aspect ratio since the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year. In just a few months from now, it... Read more...
Despite recent rumors, Samsung claims that they will not be releasing a folding galaxy phone anytime soon. The Korean conglomerate stated that bendable devices would be available no earlier than 2019. Kim Tae-woong, Samsung Display’s principal engineer remarked at the Display TechSalon in Seoul, South Korea that “Because the bezel-free display currently sells well, we still have enough time to develop bendable display. The technology is expected to be mature around 2019”.Chung Won-seok, an analyst at HI Investment and Securities, further noted that “Samsung Display is expected to commercialize... Read more...
Samsung has proven to be quite the worthy adversary to Apple in the mobile space. Despite hitting some bumps and potholes in the road over that past few years, including the seemingly disastrous Galaxy Note 7 debacle, Samsung is set to announce record earnings for the first quarter. It will also report a Q1 profit that is the highest is has been in three and a half years. That is pretty remarkable considering what Samsung had to overcome. After killing off its fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 handset that went through not one, but TWO recalls last year, it would not have been surprising if consumer confidence... Read more...
We all know that Samsung makes some of the most gorgeous displays in the smartphone world. The South Korean electronics giant has long been praised for its Super AMOLED displays, and those accolades continue with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. There are some notable physical changes to the display this time around, with Samsung going with an 18.5:9 screen ratio, a nearly bezel-less design, and Gorilla Glass 5 to protect the display from damage. Sporting a resolution of 2960x1440 and peak brightness in excess of 1,000 nits, the Galaxy S8’s display can now represent 100 percent of the DCI-P3 color... Read more...
When WikiLeaks revealed the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA’s) hacking arsenal to the world, it was made clear that the agency is capable of snooping on Samsung Smart TVs thanks to various security exploits. However, it’s not just Samsung Smart TVs that are susceptible, a new report suggests that a number of Samsung devices running the Tizen OS are at risk due to unpatched exploits. Tizen is Samsung’s homegrown operating system that can be found on its low-end smartphones, smartwatches and of course smart TVs. Like Android, it’s based on the Linux kernel. However, unlike Android, it isn’t nearly... Read more...
The venerable Samsung EVO brand is well known among PC performance enthusiasts and workstation pros for its speed and reliability with respect to NVMe and SATA-based Solid State Drive (SSD) products. However, you may not recognize the brand so easily as is relates to the microSD card format for Flash memory. What's interesting here though is that microSD cards are getting much more capable, and as you can see, Samsung has some new EVO goodness on tap here as well.  The SD memory card format has been around for many years and has evolved greatly to the point that the newer SDXC card format... Read more...
Samsung and Apple may be fierce competitors in the smartphone space (a rivalry that is only intensifying with the release of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+), but the latter still relies on the former for crucial components in its iPhone. In the case of upcoming iPhone 8, Apple will lean heavily on Samsung for display panels. A new report coming out of Japan says that Apple recently placed an order for 70 million organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels for use in the iPhone 8 flagship (or whatever it will be called when it is announced in September). This will mark the first time that Apple has... Read more...
Microsoft appears to be abandoning its Lumia smartphone hardware, but that doesn’t mean that the software giant has given up on smartphones altogether. The company still provides a wide variety of software for competing platforms like iOS and Android in the form of Office, OneDrive and Cortana (among others). With that in mind, Microsoft has announced a rather peculiar partnership with Samsung and its newly announced Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ flagship smartphones: it will sell the Galaxy S8 and S8+ Microsoft Edition in its retail stores. According to The Verge, the smartphones will come preloaded... Read more...
We spent the better part of this morning at Lincoln Center in New York City attending Samsung’s Unpacked 2017 event, where the company unveiled its brand-new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones and a few new accessories. If you missed our early coverage of the event, you can check out the initial announcement here and the new Gear 360 Camera, cool DeX Dock, and Gear VR right here. While at Unpacked 2017, however, we also got some hands-on time with both devices that we wanted to share with you. Take a look... The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are virtually identical, save for their screen sizes. The S8 features... Read more...
While the big news coming out of New York City today was no doubt the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, Samsung had a number of accessories that will complement its latest flagship smartphones. In fact, Samsung showed off a new Gear 360 camera, the Windows Continuum-esque DeX Dock and a new Gear VR headset bundle. As its name implies, the Gear 360 is capable of shooting pictures and videos in 360 degrees, but now features an integrated hand grip, which Samsung says is easier to use. The camera has been upgraded with dual 8.4MP image sensors that are capable of capturing 4K video at a resolution of 4096x2048... Read more...
The time has finally come for the official unveil of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. After months of photos and specifications leaks, we now are able to lay our eyes on the real deal. Samsung Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ - Live from NYC - Hands-On Coming Soon! As expected, the Galaxy S8 has a 5.8-inch display, while the Galaxy S8+ pushes the screen size to 6.2 inches. The screen takes up nearly the entire front of the smartphones, something that Samsung calls an “Infinity Display”. Although the bezels aren’t completely gone, it is still a rather breathtaking design. Both displays are Quad HD+... Read more...
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