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Go big or go home, right? That seems to be the general philosophy surrounding smartphones, and in particular Samsung's newest flagship Galaxy S8 handsets. According to a recent report by Yuanta Securities Korea Co., sales of Samsung's larger size 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+ are expected to come out ahead of the 5.8-inch non-plus model (Galaxy S8), reflecting the market's demand for larger phones.Even the smaller of the two would have previously been considered a so-called phablet, a name that was thrown around at devices that walked the line between a traditional smartphone and smaller size tablet. However,... Read more...
Samsung really wants Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ owners to embrace its home grown Bixby digital assistant. So much, in fact, that it recently pushed out an update blocking people from remapping the Bixby button back to Google Now. That bit of software strong-arming did not sit well with some users, particularly since Bixby is not a matured AI at this point—it does not respond to voice commands, for example. Well, a frustrated developer at Reddit decided to push back with an app that gives users the ability to once again map the Bixby button to Google Now. "I was really determined to find a new way... Read more...
Samsung makes some of the best mobile displays in the business. Its Super AMOLED panels are bright, vibrant, and typically better looking than the competition in our experience. However, you might know it if you received a Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ device with an overly red-tinted display. In response to some users complaining of reddish panels, Samsung is prepping an over-the-air software update that should fix the issue. It is not entirely clear why some Galaxy S8/S8+ displays appear more red than others. Some believe it is due to a chip in the phone that adjusts colors on the screen. Since Samsung... Read more...
Is your Samsung Galaxy S8 making you see red? Some customers who pre-ordered their phones are complaining that their AMOLED displays have an excessive red tint. According to the users, these screens did not improve even after altering color settings. Liquid-crystal display (LCD) smartphone panels use three subpixels per pixel in red, green, and blue. AMOLED displays have a PenTile arrangement of two subpixels in red-green and blue-green. These displays need more than two pixels in order to produce a full range of color. This necessity, however, can muck with a device’s color balance. Many... Read more...
Whether it is intentional or the consequence of building increasingly thinner and lighter devices with premium makeups, cracking open today's electronics for DIY repair is oftentimes difficult. Whatever the case might be, Samsung chose not to buck the trend with its Galaxy S8. As with most modern handsets, the Galaxy S8 poses various challenges to anyone attempting to get at its guts, though it is not without some redeeming qualities.The teardown experts at iFixIt put the Galaxy S8 on the operating table and proceeded to play a high-tech version of Operation, only without the buzzer and glowing... Read more...
Buzz for Samsung's highly anticipated "next Galaxy" devices, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, has reached a fevered pitch, and for good reason. When it comes to smartphone market share percentages, there's Samsung and Apple, and then there's everyone else. Huawei and Oppo might be sneaking up on the leaders, but are still in the single digits, while Samsung and Apple are currently jockeying for the 1 and 2 slots. Though Q4 2016 may have been a virtual draw (Apple with a sliver of a lead) between the two handset titans, something tells us Q1 into Q2 2017 is going to swing back Samsung's way. Pre-order... Read more...
  Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ flagships are highly anticipated, and will officially begin shipping on April 21st (if you’re a T-Mobile customer, you might be receiving your smartphone any day now). Today, we’re learning from a new report that Samsung wants to ensure that Galaxy S8 owners have quick and easy access to a hardware button to enable the Bixby digital AI assistant. In fact, Samsung has gone so far as to make sure that the button cannot be remapped. This is according to a post found over at XDA Developers, which indicates that an over-the-air (OTA) update has been pushed out... Read more...
It looks as though Samsung is trying to drum up some good will among its customers, the ones who were not put off by the Galaxy Note 7 debacle and decided to roll the dice on a Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+. To show its appreciation, Samsung has been sending out a free gift to anyone who pre-ordered one of its fancy new flagship handsets. It is an amplified speaker dock in the shape of a cone. Pictures of the free gift are popping up in various corners of the web, including Reddit, where forum member "raistlin89" shared several photos of the accessory. The box it comes in contains a note from Samsung... Read more...
Join us today for another episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast. Today we'll be kicking around AMD's Ryzen 5 processors, the gorgeous LG G6 Android phone, Samsung's Galaxy S8, Dell's Inspiron Gaming 15 notebook, a sneak peek of the Gigabyte Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and details on how YOU could win a Razer Blade gaming laptop! Show Notes: 01:51 - AMD Ryzen 5 1600X And 1500X Processor Review: Affordable Zen Takes On Core i5 13:16 - LG G6 Review: Design Elegance And Efficiency A Winning Combination 24:59 - Samsung Galaxy S8 And S8+ Hands-On Demo And First Look From Unpacked 2017 35:32... Read more...
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...
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...
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