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We are just a few days away from the official launch of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, but one previously launched (and notorious) Samsung smartphone is still making news over six months after it was first unveiled. Samsung today confirmed that it intends to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 smartphones dependent on “consultation with regulatory authorities” and “local demand.” We previously heard rumblings about refurbished Galaxy Note 7 devices making their way to consumers just over a month ago. Those reports suggested that the refurbished devices would ship with a smaller battery ranging in capacity... Read more...
A new flagship smartphone from Samsung is an exciting thing in and of itself. However, it looks like Samsung's retail partners will have some nifty promotions tied to the South Korean handset maker's upcoming Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ launch. Target, for example, is going to offer a $100 gift card and a free Samsung Gear VR headset to anyone who pre-orders one of Samsung's upcoming flagships. The promotion appears in a leaked ad preview from Target's weekly catalog covering deals valid from April 2 to April 8. Unfortunately, the original source was asked by (and complied with) Target to remove the... Read more...
  Just like we mentioned earlier this week, the Galaxy S8 leaks are going to pick up in speed as we approach the March 29th “Unpacked” event in New York City. With that in mind, we have two new leaks for you today that slowly lift the veil on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The first leak is rather mundane, and simply gives us a look at the retail packaging for the Galaxy S8+; specifically the Verizon version of Samsung's flagship Android smartphone. The packaging tells us that the smartphone will be available in a 64GB SKU, and that the in-box contents are standard fare (i.e., SIM card, USB-C... Read more...
We’ve been hearing about Samsung’s upcoming Bixby virtual assistant for a quite a while, but the South Korean company is now ready to talk about what exactly how smartphone users will interact with it when the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ launch globally next month. Samsung’s entry into the world of virtual assistants comes late in the game following successful entries from Apple (Siri), Google (Google Assistant), Microsoft (Cortana) and of course Amazon (Alexa). Instead of being a copycat of virtual assistants that have come before it, Bixby instead tries to chart its own course. “Instead of humans... Read more...
Today we have two more Galaxy S8/Galaxy S8+ leaks to present to you, and there should be more on the way as we lead up to the March 29th unveil of the flagship Android smartphones. This time around, reliable gadget leaker Evan Blass took to Twitter to give us information on both pricing and color options for the two smartphones. First of all, let’s talk pricing. Blass is confident that the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and DeX dock will be priced at 799€, 899€ and 150€ respectively upon launch. Converting that to USD gives us pricing of $850, $966 and $160 respectively. That pricing definitely keeps the... Read more...
You can almost feel the excitement in the air, as the Galaxy S8/Galaxy S8+ unveil is about a week and a half away. However, in the meantime, we have a fresh benchmark to whet your appetite until the smartphones are officially unveiled and eventually find their way into the hands of reviewers and customers. The latest leak involves a Galaxy S8 (SM-G950), which can be seen running the AnTutTu benchmark in full. After the benchmark finishes, we see that the flagship Android smartphone garners a score of 205,284 points. Looking at the current ranking of production smartphones, the Apple iPhone 7 Plus... Read more...
Imitation might be the sincerest form of flattery, but if Apple seems a bit red in the face as of late, it's probably out of anger rather than blushing. Bear in mind that Apple has long accused rival Samsung of ripping off the look and design of its iPhone line for the company's own Galaxy devices. Now there are pictures floating around of a glossy black handset that is purported to be the Galaxy S8. Apple calls the color scheme "Jet Black," a new color option it introduced with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Knowing it would be a hit, Apple limited the Jet Black color option to its more premium... Read more...
The word from South Korea is that Samsung plans to invest $6.98 billion (8 trillion South Korean Won) into extending its high-tech semiconductor production lines. Specifically, Samsung is looking to remain on the cutting edge by making supplemental investments into its 10-nanometer production lines while building out new facilities capable of producing 7nm semiconductors.Samsung has some empty space located in Hwasung-si that it plans to fill with equipment than can fabricate 10nm chips. It has already ordered the necessary machinery from major domestic and foreign partners. The investments will... Read more...
Samsung today announced the availability of its 2017 model quantum dot televisions, which it is marketing as QLED for short. The new QLED sets represent the very best that Samsung has to offer, with price tags to boot—cost of entry into QLED territory is $2,800. That gets you a 55-inch class (54.6-inch diagonal) QLED TV with a 4K Ultra HD resolution and High Dynamic Range (HDR) support. This is a bold play to bring premium features and products into the living room, and it comes at a time with 4K televisions are become more affordable. For those who want superior picture quality than those lower... Read more...
When we first starting hearing early rumors concerning the Samsung Galaxy S8, it was widely suggested that the smartphone would ditch the home button (which is true) and would employ through-the-glass fingerprint reading technology (something that hasn’t come to fruition). A new report is shedding some light on why Samsung is instead using a less ergonomic rear fingerprint reader on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. If we roll back the clock a few months, you’ll remember that Synaptics announced the Natural ID FS9100 optical fingerprint sensor, which is capable of capturing high-resolution images through... Read more...
For whatever reason, Samsung had only been doling out security updates to unlocked Galaxy devices every three months in the United States. Given the growing threat landscape and attention being paid to mobile, that meant a Galaxy device owner could conceivably wield an insecure device for a quarter of a year, leaving him or her vulnerable to whatever exploit(s) might exist. Well, good news—Samsung is moving to a monthly schedule. Samsung's mobile security division is now telling inquisitive owners of unlocked Galaxy devices to let them know of its new policy. In its letter, Samsung explained that... Read more...
The PAX East 2017 convention in the great city of Boston, Massachusetts is currently under way. A few of HotHardware's troops are at the expo, including site founder and editor-in-chief Dave Altavilla, who had a chance to visit Samsung's booth and get a hands-on look at the company's Notebook Odyssey, a pretty sweet laptop designed specifically for playing PC games. This is the same laptop that made our "Best of CES 2017" list. Samsung offers the Notebook Odyssey in both 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch form factors. The one it's showing off at PAX East 2017 is the 15.6-inch model, which like its bigger... Read more...
  As we fast approach the March 29th official unveil for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, we’re beginning to learn more details about both flagship smartphones. Earlier this week, the following image was provided which gives us a look at the [reported] 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 side-by-side with its 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+ big brother. Image Source: SlashLeaks However, it would be nice to see how both smartphones stack up against their predecessors and the competitive set in the flagship smartphone arena. Luckily, OnLeaks has all of those bases covered with numerous renders. In the first render... Read more...
Several technology firms have issued statements after Wikileaks published a massive cache of documents alleging that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had developed methods to hack popular electronics devices, including iPhones, Android handsets, and Samsung smart TVs. Dubbed "Vault 7," the data dump is considered the largest public reveal of confidential documents related to the CIA.If the documents are real, they contain detailed exploits on popular devices that would allow the CIA to snoop on users and even take control of gadgets. The documents, which are dated between 2013 and 2016, purportedly... Read more...
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