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It appears that Samsung is finally caving to the wishes of its customers and giving Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ owners to ability to disable the button that summons Bixby, the company's own digital assistant. Now all Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ owners are seeing seeing the new toggle, however, so it is not clear if Samsung staggering the roll out or if perhaps (less likely) this is an experimental feature that unintentionally went out. Either way, some users are seeing a toggle to disable Bixby after downloading the latest update. The toggle lets users decide whether or not Bixby should be launched when... Read more...
If you were disappointed by the fiery disaster that was the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung by all accounts had made up for it with the Galaxy Note 8. First announced in New York City late last month, Samsung's latest flagship smartphone is now available to purchase in stores (and customers should now be receiving their shipments if they preordered). For those that didn't preorder the Galaxy Note 8, you should be able to walk into a Best Buy, Walmart or Target store to get your mitts on one today. You can also drop by the leading U.S. wireless carriers to try out the phone, including AT&T, Verizon,... Read more...
After last year's fiery Galaxy Note 7 disaster, many didn't know whether the "Note" brand was damaged forever or if Samsung would be able to shake off the bad press and move forward. Well, it looks though it’ll take more than battery fires to keep people away, as Samsung just announced that the Galaxy Note 8 has set a new preorder record for the Note family. According to Samsung, more people preordered the Galaxy Note 8 than any other previous Note launch, including the highly anticipated (at the time) Galaxy Note 7 (although the company didn’t give any concrete sales numbers). Either way, that’s... Read more...
It seems like a million years ago when Samsung was known for using plastic in the construction of its Galaxy handsets, which had removable batteries to boot. But like most smartphone makers, Samsung went the premium route with tightly fused glass and metal. That is also the case with its recently introduced Galaxy Note 8, and as a teardown of the device reveals, liberal use of adhesive continues to rule the day.Unlike the phones of yesteryear, most of today's high-end handsets are designed to stay closed up and sealed tightly enough to keep the elements out. As a result, the Galaxy Note 8 is glued... Read more...
It is widely expected that Apple's upcoming iPhone 8 (or iPhone X, depending on who you ask), will be one of the most expensive flagship smartphones ever released by a major manufacturer (the new Galaxy Note 8 retails for roughly $950). Reports peg that starting price of the iPhone 8 at around $1,000, and today, we're being clued in to at least one contributor the lofty price tag: the OLED display panel. According to well-respected KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Samsung is the sole supplier of the OLED display panels that are used by Apple on the iPhone 8. The only other major manufacturer... Read more...
Several of Samsung's smartphones feature displays that support high dynamic range (HDR) visuals, though for whatever reason, streaming giant Netflix up to this point has chosen not to support HDR on any of them. That all changes with the Galaxy Note 8. It joins LG's V30 handset and Sony's Xperia XZ1 and XZ Premium phones as the only Android phones where Netflix is available in HDR.Samsung has a reputation for using high quality displays on its smartphones. Its Super AMOLED panels are top notch and often a step above the competition. When it comes to HDR visuals, peak brightness is a key metric.... Read more...
If you’ve had your eyes on Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8, but has been put off by its enormous price tag, we’ve got some good news for you. In what could a better deal for some customers (if you need to purchase two smartphones), T-Mobile is offering a buy one, get one free offer on the Galaxy Note 8. This is a good way to offset the cost of the Galaxy Note 8, which retails for $930 at T-Mobile. In order to take advantage of the promotion, you will need to purchase a Galaxy Note 8, sign up for a new line for a second Galaxy Note 8, and take advantage of T-Mobile’s Equipment Installment Plan (EIP). You... Read more...
It is a tossup whether Samsung is best known for its smartphones, televisions, or semiconductor business, at least for now anyway. Give it some time and Samsung might end up being associated with self-driving cars. The South Korean electronics maker certainly has an interest in autonomous vehicles—what tech company doesn't these days?—which was reinforced by receiving permission from the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to test cars that drive themselves on state roads. Samsung joins a growing list of companies that have obtained permits from the DMV to test autonomous vehicles. Some... Read more...
How do you follow up the launch of a highly anticipated handset in the Galaxy Note 8? If you are Samsung, you wait a week and then blitz IFA 2017 in Berlin, Germany, with a refreshed wearables lineup. Samsung did exactly that today by introducing three new items to the wearable category, including the Gear Sport smartwatch, Gear Fit2 Pro fitness band, and Gear IconX cordless earbuds. We had an opportunity to spend some hands-on time with each one of them. Before anyone brings out the pitchforks over perceived typos in the product names, that is not our doing. Samsung has seemingly waged war against... Read more...
Since the advent of the smartphone, photography has been a point of focus, and that is true now more than ever. Going forward, the next big thing appears to be dual camera setups. Samsung, one of the biggest fish in the smartphone pond, has embraced dual camera configurations—first with its recently introduced Galaxy Note 8, and next with its upcoming Galaxy J7+, according to what look like official press materials.A website in Thailand leaked a few photos of the Galaxy J7+ that appear to be plucked from Samsung's stash of marketing materials. What they reveals is a dual camera setup on the back... Read more...
Samsung announces its brand-new Galaxy Note 8 flagship earlier this week, and why we all knew that the smartphone wouldn’t be cheap, many shuddered at its ~$950 price tag. However, there is a way to get the Galaxy Note 8 at a steep discount, although you will have to trade in your existing smartphone to take advantage of the promotion. This particular loyalty promotion is being aimed solely at previous Galaxy Note 7 owners — all others are ineligible. If you bought a Galaxy Note 7, and were forced to return it due to the exploding battery fiasco, you are eligible to receive a $425 discount on the... 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...
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