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  Samsung has sent out invites for its “Unpacked” event, which is scheduled for August 23rd in New York City. Judging by all of the previous leaks and the image that Samsung sent out (which shows an Infinity Display device with an S Pen), it should come as no surprise that this will be the coming out party for the Galaxy Note 8. Samsung is expecting us to “Do bigger things” with the Galaxy Note 8, and we can’t wait to see what the company has in store for customers.Save the date! August 23, 2017 #DoBiggerThingshttps://t.co/uSEvuV1QKN pic.twitter.com/9lbxtDtm0l— Samsung Electronics (@Samsung)... Read more...
While nothing is yet official, it is a pretty safe bet that Samsung is going to release a rugged version of its Galaxy S8 handset called the Galaxy S8 Active. Previous reports say the unannounced handset is codenamed Cruiser and that it will be an exclusively offered by AT&T. The Galaxy S8 Active has also popped up on benchmarking websites and has received its Wi-Fi certification. And thanks to a third-party accessory company on Amazon, we now have what could possible be the first render of the unreleased smartphone.Even though Samsung and AT&T have yet to officially acknowledge the Galaxy... Read more...
At long last, Samsung feels comfortable enough its in-house Bixby smart digital assistant to roll out voice control in the United States for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. With voice control in hand, Bixby can finally be taken seriously as a competing digital assistant, a somewhat crowded field that also includes Apple's Siri, Google Assistant, Microsoft's Cortana, and Amazon Alexa. This was a long time coming for Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ handset owners, and also a point of contention between users and Samsung. Without voice control, Bixby's functionality could be viewed as half-baked and not ready... Read more...
  The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ have only been out the for just a few months, but talk is already heating up with regards to its successor. In this case, we’re talking about the Galaxy S9. A new report suggests that the Galaxy S9 will debut early next year with the same display sizes currently found on the Galaxy S8. That revelation isn’t too surprising given that the S8 was a rather thorough remake of the Galaxy design aesthetic with its bezel-free Infinity Display. Available in 5.8- and 6.2-inch sizes, the Infinity Display is incredibly dense, with a resolution of 2960x1440, and is generally... Read more...
Samsung is currently the only memory chip maker that is producing 8-gigabyte (GB) HBM2 (second generation high bandwidth memory) chips. In order to keep up with demand from a growing field of customers and applications, Samsung is ramping up production of its 8GB HBM2 chips, which will find their way into systems tasked with artificial intelligence chores, HPC (high performance computing), advanced graphics, network systems, and enterprise servers. Both AMD and NVIDIA use HBM2 chips in some of their high-end graphics card solutions as well. With NVIDIA, HBM2 can be found on its Quadro GP100 card... Read more...
If we are allowed to be hyperbolic, we can say your local movie theater is obsolete. Or more specifically, the large screen displays inside your local theater are outdated. Sure, there might be exceptions in various spots around the country, but next to Samsung's new Cinema LED Screen, a massive 33.8-foot (10.3 meters) wide display with a 4K resolution (4096x2160) and high dynamic range (HDR) support, most theaters are left found wanting. Samsung has found its first customer for this display in Korea, where it recently installed the Cinema LED Screen at the Lotte Cinema World Tower. In addition... Read more...
Twitter users are debating whether or not a picture posted by Samsung's Exynos processor division depicts the South Korean electronics maker's forthcoming Galaxy Note 8 handset. If that is indeed the case, then pat Samsung on the back for a clever use of social media. And even if that is not the case, it is good publicity for Samsung and its unreleased phablet handset. The picture shows a Exynos 9 system-on-chip (SoC) sitting on top of an unmarked smartphone. It is intended to promote Samsung's Exynos 8895 silicon, though Twitter users seem more interested in figuring out what handset is in the... Read more...
The wait is nearly over for Samsung’s next generation stylus-equipped flagship smartphone. A new report says that the South Korean electronics giant has penciled in Wednesday, August 23rd as the unveil date for the Galaxy Note 8. Samsung is expected to adopt the design language of the Galaxy S8 family for the Galaxy Note 8, which means that we should see new bezel-less Infinity Display, glass on both the back and front of the device, and a rear-mounted fingerprint reader (if Samsung can’t get its in-display fingerprint sensor operational ready in time). Where the Galaxy Note 8 is expected to distance... Read more...
Much to Samsung's chagrin, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ owners can once again configure the Bixby button on their handsets to perform alternative actions, such as taking a screenshot, launching the built-in camera app, silencing the phone, or whatever else. The latest app update to bxActions - Bixby Button Remapper (just bxActions from here on out) in Google Play restores the remapping functionality that was recently thwarted through an over-the-air update delivered on T-Mobile's network. Samsung has been taking a stubborn approach to the Bixby button, which is supposed to serve as a shortcut to its... Read more...
If you have a Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ smartphone on T-Mobile and have remapped the Bixby button to perform other tasks, we have some bad news to give you. T-Mobile’s latest over-the-air (OTA) update for Samsung’s latest flagships once again disables the ability for users to remap the button. That means that workaround apps like bxActions can’t be used for remapping purposes. bxActions, for example, lets you repurpose the Bixby button to launch the Google Assistant, take a screenshot, toggle the flashlight, launch your camera app, or countless other actions. But what makes this move so infuriating... Read more...
Samsung is on the verge of becoming the most profitable technology company on the planet, a distinction that currently belongs to Apple. The South Korean electronics juggernaut tipped the media and investors that it expects to post a record operating profit of 14 trillion won (around $12.1 billion) for the quarter ended June. That would represent a massive 72 percent increase from the same period a year ago, and just as importantly, it would further distance Samsung from the financial fallout of its Galaxy Note 7 recall.Apple is not likely to be far behind—estimates peg the Cuptertino outfit at... Read more...
Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy Note Fan Edition (FE), thereby affirming its belief in resurrection, at least as it applies to the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7. The new Galaxy Note FE is Samsung's attempt at an "eco-friendly project," and though not stated, also as a way to mitigate the losses from its Galaxy Note 7 recall that hit the company to the tune of an estimated $5.3 billion.It was previously assumed that the Galaxy Note FE would essentially be refurbished Galaxy Note 7 devices. That is still true, though it does not look like Samsung will be using any of the parts that were returned... Read more...
Samsung is officially owns an image sensor brand. Adding to its many product segments—smartphones, televisions, displays, washing machines, and the list goes one—Samsung today introduced its image sensor brand called ISOCELL at the 2017 Mobile World Congress in Shanghai. Fittingly enough, the new brand is named after Samsung's own ISOCELL technology. Might we find this integrated into the company's forthcoming Galaxy Note 8? More on that in a moment. This is not actually Samsung's first foray into image sensors. Samsung first introduced its ISOCELL technology in 2013. What it does is separate each... Read more...
The Galaxy Note 7 is a black eye for Samsung, one that largely faded with the release of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. And when the Galaxy Note 8 comes out, it will have nearly faded away completely, save for the history books. That said, the Galaxy Note 7 was actually a really good handset, save for its nasty habit of overheating and catching fire. While Samsung was able to weather the financial storm of a global recall, it will look to recoup some of its losses by selling refurbished models as Fandom Edition handsets.It is a bit of a quirky strategy, though the alternative is to take a total... Read more...
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