Items tagged with galaxy s9

There’s no question that the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ were a big sales disappointment for Samsung. The smartphones launched around this time last year and right out of the gate, sales were lagging behind its predecessors, with at least one report suggesting that Galaxy S9 sales were the lowest of any Galaxy flagship since the 2012-era Galaxy S3. Fortunately for Samsung, it looks as though last year’s sales slide won’t carry over to 2019. That news comes courtesy of notorious leaker Ice Universe, who claims that during its 24-hour presales period in China, the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ doubled the presale performance of their Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+... Read more...
Android 9 Pie was first released to the public on August 6th 2018, and was quickly made available for production devices including Google's own Pixel smartphones and OnePlus devices. However, the largest smartphone OEM in the world has been extremely slow with its public rollout of the major OS update. One would think that unlocked versions of Samsung devices would be among the first to receive Android 9 Pie, as they don't have carrier bloatware attached, but that just hasn't been the case for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. Carrier-locked models (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, U.S. Cellular) began receiving the OS update earlier this month, and the update for unlocked... Read more...
All eyes may be pointing towards Samsung's Galaxy S10 family of smartphones that will launch next week, but that also means that there are some excellent deals to be had on the current Galaxy S9 family. Today, we've got a smokin' hot deal on the current flagship Galaxy S9+ by way of eBay. eBay seller never-msrp has listed the international version of the Galaxy S9+ complete with dual SIM slots, 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage for just $549.99. The smartphone also comes factory unlocked, meaning that it should work with just about any carrier around the globe (although you will need to pay attention to the supported carrier bands to make sure that you'll be able to... Read more...
Back in May of 2018, we talked a bit about the Visible pre-paid cellular service that is backed by Verizon. It's been a while since we have heard anything about Visible, which first launched with exclusive support for iPhones. Now, Visible has announced that it is extending support to Android devices, starting with the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. For $40 monthly paid up front, you'll get unlimited text, calls, and data. Right now, those are the only two Android phones that are supported by Visible, unfortunately. You can either bring your own unlocked Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+ over to the prepaid service, or you can purchase a device direct from Visible. You can finance the phones at... Read more...
Samsung is offering up a holiday treat for Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ owners. The South Korean electronics maker had previously said it would deliver an Android 9 Pie update to the Galaxy S9 by January, but rather than wait another week (or longer), the update is starting to roll out now to both the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+. In case you pay attention to such things, the update for the Galaxy S9 changes the software version to G960FXXU2CRLI, and for the Galaxy S9+ it changes the software version to G965FXXU2CRLI. It appears that both are rolling out to users in Germany before the rest of the world. If you live in Germany and own either device, head to Settings > Software update and tap Download... Read more...
Take a breath folks, you made it—Cyber Monday has officially arrived, thus capping off a hectic month of holiday shopping starting with the early Black Friday bargains that began trickling in several weeks ago. If your wallet or purse hasn't been thoroughly ravaged by this point and you still have some dough to spend, there are some tasty discounts to be had on a variety of electronics. We already noted a whole bunch from Amazon, but to recap, you can score an All-New Echo Dot for $24 (save $25.99), or grab an All-New Echo Plus for $109.99 (save $40). Amazon also has a bunch of bargains on Fire TV and tablet devices. Here's a sampling of the some of the more interesting ones: Fire TV Stick:... Read more...
Samsung's latest flagship Android smartphones include the Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, and the Galaxy Note 9, however, sales volume for the former two devices hasn't exactly been impressive. In July Samsung reported softer profits with the finger pointed directly at lower than expected sales of its flagship devices. Samsung has now stepped up to the plate and is doubling its Galaxy Note 9, S9, and S9+ trade-in offer on eligible smartphones. Samsung's double trade-in value deal runs from October 5, 2018, through November 3, 2018, and is valid at Best Buy, AT&T, Samsung.com, and other retailers. It's probably going to be best for those wanting to take advantage of this deal to buy directly via... Read more...
Earlier this month, Samsung issued guidance for Q2 2018, indicating that revenue and profit would be down compared to the previous quarter and that profit would be up slightly for the quarter, year-over-year. Samsung blamed this guidance on soft sales of its premier Galaxy S9 family. Today, the company released its official results for Q2, and they're right in line with the earlier guidance. Consolidated revenue for the quarter came in at KRW 58.48 trillion ($52.3 billion), which represented a 4 percent drop compared to the same period last year. However, operating profit rose by 6 percent to 14.87 trillion ($13.3 billion). According to Samsung, the drop in quarterly revenue was primarily... Read more...
Samsung is just weeks away from launching its Galaxy Note 9 smartphone, which will serve as the company's ultimate flagship for 2018. However, could this be the end of the line for the long-running Galaxy Note series? It's possible according to a new report coming out of South Korea. As we all know, the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note families have been increasingly meeting parity with regards to features. And when looking at the Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy Note 8 (and the Galaxy S9+ compared to the incoming Galaxy Note 9), there is very little to distinguish the two other than the inclusion of the S Pen on the latter.  In an effort to reduce R&D costs, the two lines could be merged in... Read more...
Samsung never misses an opportunity to throw some shade at Apple, its main rival in the mobile sector. There is no love lost between these two tech giants, and if anyone needs reminding of that, just check out Samsung's latest advertisement poking fun at the iPhone X. This time it's not over the infamous notch, however, but the phone's download speeds. The ad begins by spoofing the Genius Bar. It's titled "Ingenius: Speed" and it features what is supposed to be an Apple Store employee. A customer walks in, who the employee instantly recognizes as Rosie (from previous ads), and asks about the iPhone X's download performance. "Okay, so the ten doesn't have the fastest download speeds?," Rosie asks.... Read more...
A man from Odessa, Florida claims that his girlfriend's Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphone started smoking and caught fire. Dave Warden III says the pair were wrapping up dinner when he noticed the Galaxy S9 starting to smoke on the kitchen counter.  "There was popping, cracking, tingling," said Warden. He says soon after the smoke started 12-inch flames began to spew out of the smartphone. He attempted to pick up the phone and throw it into the sink but missed the sink tossing the phone onto the floor instead. The man claims that his hands were burned while trying to move the phone. "It burned for so long that we actually had enough time to grab my phone and actually get video of it... Read more...
Shares of Samsung are down more than 2 percent today after the South Korean electronics posted its earnings guidance for the second quarter of 2018. The disappointing numbers suggest that Samsung's flagship handsets, including the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, are struggling to maintain strong sales momentum amid increased competition in the marketplace. Samsung reported that sales for the second quarter fell to 58 trillion won (~$52 billion), compared with 60.56 trillion won (~$54.3 billion) in the previous quarter, and 61 trillion won (~$54.6 billion) in the same quarter a year ago. The company also a sequential decline in operating profit, which dropped from 15.64 trillion won (~$14 billion) to... Read more...
If you own one of Samsung's Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus smartphones a wild bug making the rounds is leaving customers on edge. Reports indicate that some users have seen the default messaging app randomly send photos from their gallery to contacts without their knowledge. One impacted user claims that the Samsung device sent the entire photo gallery to their girlfriend. Another user from reddit reported that the device had sent photos to his wife. The photos are being sent out over the stock Samsung messaging app. The particularly odd thing about this bug is that there is no record that the photos are being sent out left on the phone according to the Reddit user. There is a record, however, in... Read more...
There's no question that Samsung's Galaxy series are among the most popular Android smartphones on the planet. The newest entries into the family -- the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ -- launched earlier the year and were most recently embiggened with larger storage capacities. Now, Samsung is adding a new color to the mix for those that haven't yet upgraded their smartphone: Sunrise Gold. Sunrise Gold joins the existing range of colors that include Lilac Purple, Coral Blue and Midnight Black. The gold-tinged Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will still have an all-black front like the other colors offered.  It should be noted that if you have a hankering for gold, it will be an exclusive via Best... Read more...
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