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We had the chance to spend some time at Samsung’s Unpacked 2017 event in New York City today, where the brand new Galaxy Note 8 was officially unveiled. If you missed our initial coverage of the announcement, the Galaxy Note 8 features a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display with a WQHD+ resolution (2960×1440) and many design cues borrowed from the Galaxy S8. Here’s a quick hands on to give you a closer look at the device and how it handles... The Note 8’s design is slightly more square in comparison to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. We should also mention that the near bezel-less display means... Read more...
The wait is finally over; the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is finally here. Unfortunately for Samsung, nearly every detail about its latest flagship smartphone was leaked in the months leading up to today, but there is still plenty let to talk about with regards to this stellar new smartphone. We now have confirmation of all of the Galaxy Note 8’s specs, which are quite stout for a flagship Android device. As you may have already read, the Galaxy Note 8 features a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display with a WQHD+ resolution (2960×1440). For comparison, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ feature displays... Read more...
After the device leaked earlier this month, the Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro has officially been revealed. In fact, the fitness wearable was posted a little bit ahead of schedule via Samsung Spain, with the official reveal [perhaps] coming in a few short hours at the Galaxy Note 8 press event. As expected, the Gear Fit 2 Pro features a prominent 1.5-inch curved Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 432x216 and the ability to display 16 million colors. Although there is no information on what processor is being used by the Gear Fit 2 Pro, we do know that it features 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal... Read more...
Samsung is finally bring voice control for its Bixby digital assistant to a wide audience. The South Korean electronics maker announced today that Bixby's voice capabilities have expanded to more than 200 countries and territories, which effectively unlocks the feature for millions of consumers who previously were not able to bark out commands like they could with competing assistants, such as Siri, Google Now, Cortana, and even Alexa. Bixby's roll out has not exactly been smooth. It debuted without voice capabilities even though two supported devices—the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+—brought a dedicated... Read more...
Samsung briefly eclipsed the upcoming launch of its Galaxy Note 8 handset by going live with a product page on its website this morning. But like the total solar eclipse that will take place today, it was just a temporary thing—Samsung removed the listing after realizing its boo-boo, or after deciding it had sufficiently teased the handset (that would be called a controlled leak, though they are usually done through third parties). The Galaxy Note 8 is expected to make its debut at Samsung's Unpacked event in New York next week (alongside a new GearVR headset and Gear Fit2 Pro fitness band). What... Read more...
There’s not much left to the imagination when it comes to Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 8 flagship smartphone. Specs have been known for quite a while, and earlier this month, official renders of the gorgeous device were leaked to the world. This weekend, gadget leaker Evan Blass dove deeper into Samsung’s stash of secrets with information on the freebies that will be offered to customers who preorder the device. Free offers are nothing new when it comes to newly released Samsung smartphones, and in the past, have included accessories like the Gear VR headset. This time around, the Galaxy Note... Read more...
We already know that Samsung is going to release its Galaxy Note 8 handset in black and gold color options. However, those will not be the only choices. Infamous inside man Evan Blass (you might know him better as @evleaks on Twitter) posted another official looking press render of the Galaxy Note 8, this time dressed in what he describes as a "Deep Sea Blue" color scheme. Sadly the single front-facing shot does not show a whole lot of the Deep Sea Blue color scheme, though what little is visible indicates it will be a snazzy looking color option. Since the display is so large and wraps around... Read more...
Samsung is certainly looking to make a splash during its forthcoming Unpacked event on Wednesday, August 23. The big unveiling will be that of the Galaxy Note 8, the long-awaited successor to the Galaxy Note 7 that went up in flames (literally or figuratively, take your pick). However, a couple of other items will be joining the show, including a new GearVR headset and a new Gear Fit2 Pro fitness band.Do not let the name of the Gear Fit2 Pro fool you, it will actually be the third generation fitness tracker from Samsung. Its second generation model is simply Gear Fit2 without the "Pro" label at... Read more...
The Samsung Portable SSD T3 was a compact, durable, lightweight, and fast external solid state storage device, that offered killer performance when it launched. The T3 has been out for quite a while, however, and Samsung has since released a few newer types of flash memory, which are better suited to low-power, portable storage devices. As such, the company decided to tweak the T3’s design, update it with newer 64-layer 3D V-NAND flash memory, massage the firmware, and the brand-new Samsung Portable SSD T5 was born.We’ve got one of the new Portable SSD T5’s on-hand and have some benchmarks to share... Read more...
As a major player in the storage market, Samsung has the advantage of also being a producer of its own flash memory chips. That means it does not have to rely on other chip makers, but can innovate and actively drive the market forward. And that is exactly what Samsung is doing. At its inaugural Samsung Tech Day at this year's Flash Memory Summit, Samsung trotted out various vertical NAND (V-NAND) solutions. It also announced a 1-terabit V-NAND chip that will pave the way for more capacious M.2 NVMe solid state drives. This is something that Samsung has been working on for quite some time. After... Read more...
We have already spied some early looks at the Galaxy Note 8 as it appears in press renderings, though never have we seen pictures of the real deal. That is, until now. With just over a couple of weeks separating us from Samsung's August 23rd Unpacked event in New York City where the company is expected of official unveil the Galaxy Note 8, some real life images of the handset have found their way to the web.The leaked photos originally appeared on an obscure blog called My Everyday Tech (yeah, we had never heard of it either) before they were taken down. The Internet has a way of never letting... Read more...
After what seems like endless leaks, Samsung and AT&T have officially confirmed the Galaxy S8 Active along with its availability. The Galaxy S8 Active is being billed as the “toughest Galaxy Smartphone yet”, although we’ll wait for independent verification of those claims given what happened last year with the Galaxy S7 Active. Samsung says that the Galaxy S8 Active is shock-, water-, shatter- and dust-resistant, and according to previous leaks, it should have longer battery life compared to its siblings. The Galaxy S8 also has a massive 4,000 mAh battery compared to 3,000 mAh and 3,500 mAh... Read more...
Like many people back in the day, I owned a Motorola Razr flip phone and thought that device was the coolest phone ever made at the time. I particularly miss being able to flip that thing shut when the person calling me was annoying, it was almost as fulfilling as slamming the receiver down back in the corded phone days.  Samsung has a new smartphone that will make fans of those old-school flip phones smile called the Leader 8, and it just launched in China. The Leader 8 has two displays with one on the front, outside of the device and another tucked away inside the phone above the keypad.... Read more...
Just a few days ago, notorious leaker Evan Blass (otherwise known by his Twitter handle, @evleaks) tweeted out official press renderings of Samsung's forthcoming Galaxy Note 8 handset. At the time, he said that more details would be revealed soon. Making good on that promise, Blass has now revealed a bit more about the phablet, including the fact that it will ship with a 6.3-inch  Super AMOLED display.In our experience, Samsung's Super AMOLED panels are some of the best looking displays around. It is no surprise that the Galaxy Note 8 will wield one, though some may find the actual size a... Read more...
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