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  • One of the highest anticipated devices of this year might be launching later than expected. No, we're not talking about the iPhone 8 this time around, but Samsung's Galaxy Note8. A new report from Evan Blass (a.k.a @evleaks) claims the handset will only be unveiled in the second half of September, contradicting earlier rumors that talked about a late August intro. According to "an individual briefed on the company's plans", the Note8 will be Samsung's most expensive smartphone yet, retailing for 999€ unlocked in the Eurozone. Since the initial prices of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ started at 799€ and 899€, respectively, this makes some sense. If you're wondering how this will translate into US dollars, we're guessing the unlocked model will retail for $925 (because the S8 is $725 and the S8+ is $825). The Note8 is said to come with a 6.3-inch 18.5:9 AMOLED touchscreen which would make it only marginally bigger than the 6.2-inch S8+. So this time around the Not..

    Galaxy Note8 to launch in late September priced at 999€, 6GB of RAM and dual camera in tow

    One of the highest anticipated devices of this year might be launching later than expected. No, we're not talking about the iPhone 8 this time around, but Samsung's Galaxy Note8. A new report from Evan Blass (a.k.a @evleaks) claims the handset will only be unveiled in the second half of September, contradicting earlier rumors that talked about a late August intro. According to "an individual briefed on the company's plans", the Note8 will be Samsung's most expensive smartphone yet, retailing for 999€ unlocked in the Eurozone. Since the initial prices of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ started at 799€ and 899€, respectively, this makes some sense. If you're wondering how this will translate into US dollars, we're guessing the unlocked model will retail for $925 (because the S8 is $725 and the S8+ is $825). The Note8 is said to come with a 6.3-inch 18.5:9 AMOLED touchscreen which would make it only marginally bigger than the 6.2-inch S8+. So this time around the Not..
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  • We’ve already reported the Galaxy S8 Active appearing on Geekbench. Now another listing, this time on GFXBench, reveals some more info about the more rugged version of Samsung’s latest flagship. The phone reports a 5.4” screen with 2008 x 1080 resolution. Those both sound a little off though - the second seems a result of the phone's built-in downscaling feature, while the display size is often wrongly listed on GFXBench scorecards. The listing confirms the Galaxy S8 Active will run on Snapdragon 835 with an octa-core CPU and Adreno 540 GPU. The RAM will be 4 GB and the internal storage will be 64 GB, 53 of them user-available. The Galaxy S8 Active unsurprisingly will have one 12 MP camera on the back. The OS is Android 7.0 Nougat, probably with Samsung’s latest UI on top. We are yet to see any official info from the Korean company. Until then, feast your eyes on the previously reported no-dual curved screen render of the Galaxy S8 Active. Source | Via

    Samsung Galaxy S8 Active shows up on GFXBench

    We’ve already reported the Galaxy S8 Active appearing on Geekbench. Now another listing, this time on GFXBench, reveals some more info about the more rugged version of Samsung’s latest flagship. The phone reports a 5.4” screen with 2008 x 1080 resolution. Those both sound a little off though - the second seems a result of the phone's built-in downscaling feature, while the display size is often wrongly listed on GFXBench scorecards. The listing confirms the Galaxy S8 Active will run on Snapdragon 835 with an octa-core CPU and Adreno 540 GPU. The RAM will be 4 GB and the internal storage will be 64 GB, 53 of them user-available. The Galaxy S8 Active unsurprisingly will have one 12 MP camera on the back. The OS is Android 7.0 Nougat, probably with Samsung’s latest UI on top. We are yet to see any official info from the Korean company. Until then, feast your eyes on the previously reported no-dual curved screen render of the Galaxy S8 Active. Source | Via
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  • After the disappointment brought by the Galaxy Note 7, all eyes are now on Samsung to see how the company deals with its next generation Galaxy Note, aptly called Galaxy Note 8. According to Venture Beat, the Note 8 will be officially unveiled in the second half of September, and could become Samsu..

    Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to be unveiled in September, might cost around $900

    After the disappointment brought by the Galaxy Note 7, all eyes are now on Samsung to see how the company deals with its next generation Galaxy Note, aptly called Galaxy Note 8. According to Venture Beat, the Note 8 will be officially unveiled in the second half of September, and could become Samsu..
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  • Samsung's Galaxy Folder 2 offers the mid-range Android experience in a flip phone. Already unveiled in China last September, Samsung re-introduced the model today in its home country of South Korea. There is but one screen on the model, which means that you have to open it up every time you use..

    Samsung re-introduces the Galaxy Folder 2 with a model for its hometown market

    Samsung's Galaxy Folder 2 offers the mid-range Android experience in a flip phone. Already unveiled in China last September, Samsung re-introduced the model today in its home country of South Korea. There is but one screen on the model, which means that you have to open it up every time you use..
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  • Samsung has started rolling out a new update to its Galaxy S6 and S6 edge smartphones. Arriving as build number G920FXXS5EQF9 and G925FXXS5EQF9, respectively, it's a security update that brings along Android fixes for the month of June. While a detailed changelog isn't available, the update is also said to include some system-related enhancements as well as some bug fixes. Recently, the Samsung Galaxy S7 flagship duo also got the June security patch. Via

    New update hitting Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 edge

    Samsung has started rolling out a new update to its Galaxy S6 and S6 edge smartphones. Arriving as build number G920FXXS5EQF9 and G925FXXS5EQF9, respectively, it's a security update that brings along Android fixes for the month of June. While a detailed changelog isn't available, the update is also said to include some system-related enhancements as well as some bug fixes. Recently, the Samsung Galaxy S7 flagship duo also got the June security patch. Via
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  • Samsung has started rolling out a new update to its Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017) smartphones. Currently hitting units in India, the update brings the Android security fixes for June. Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) A detailed change-log isn't yet available, so it's difficult to say what other changes (if any) are included in the update. As is usually the case with OTA roll outs, it might take sometime for the update to hit your device. Via

    June security patch hitting Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) and A7 (2017)

    Samsung has started rolling out a new update to its Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017) smartphones. Currently hitting units in India, the update brings the Android security fixes for June. Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) A detailed change-log isn't yet available, so it's difficult to say what other changes (if any) are included in the update. As is usually the case with OTA roll outs, it might take sometime for the update to hit your device. Via
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  • You may have lived thus far while thinking that the most important question one could ask about a smartphone was "Will it blend?". But apparently you were wrong. "Will it fry?" is much more relevant we're told - at least in Scotland. So what are some enterprising chaps from Glasgow to do then? Naturally, coat the Galaxy S8 in authentic Scottish chip shop batter mix, and then place it into an electric fryer (with oil preheated to 200 degrees Celsius). The phone was left in there for a total of 60 seconds, and you can see what came out in the video below, which documents the whole ordeal. Perhaps surprisingly, the Galaxy S8 still works after being subjected to such a treatment. It's not all perfect, though - the sole area of the phone that wasn't covered in batter (because it's the part The Fryer was holding with his glove) has a gold shine when the screen is off and a yellow cast when it's on. Additionally, the fingerprint sensor is pretty much toast. Otherw..

    New video answers important question: will the Samsung Galaxy S8 fry?

    You may have lived thus far while thinking that the most important question one could ask about a smartphone was "Will it blend?". But apparently you were wrong. "Will it fry?" is much more relevant we're told - at least in Scotland. So what are some enterprising chaps from Glasgow to do then? Naturally, coat the Galaxy S8 in authentic Scottish chip shop batter mix, and then place it into an electric fryer (with oil preheated to 200 degrees Celsius). The phone was left in there for a total of 60 seconds, and you can see what came out in the video below, which documents the whole ordeal. Perhaps surprisingly, the Galaxy S8 still works after being subjected to such a treatment. It's not all perfect, though - the sole area of the phone that wasn't covered in batter (because it's the part The Fryer was holding with his glove) has a gold shine when the screen is off and a yellow cast when it's on. Additionally, the fingerprint sensor is pretty much toast. Otherw..
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  • Remember the Galaxy S5 Neo? Samsung does - the device was spotted on GFXBench' database flaunting the spanking new Android 7.0 Nougat. This doesn't outright confirm that Samsung is aiming to release a firmware update for the Marshmallow-locked S5 Neo but makes it seem quite imminent. The Galaxy S5 Neo recently received the March security update so it's clear that Samsung isn't stopping its support just yet. Source | Via 1 | 2

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo could be getting Nougat soon

    Remember the Galaxy S5 Neo? Samsung does - the device was spotted on GFXBench' database flaunting the spanking new Android 7.0 Nougat. This doesn't outright confirm that Samsung is aiming to release a firmware update for the Marshmallow-locked S5 Neo but makes it seem quite imminent. The Galaxy S5 Neo recently received the March security update so it's clear that Samsung isn't stopping its support just yet. Source | Via 1 | 2
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  • Samsung has long been reported to be preparing a refurbished version of its notorious Galaxy Note 7 for some markets, but the company is yet to confirm the pricing and availability details. A Korean media, however, speculates that the so-called Galaxy Note 7R (or FE – from Fandom Edition) may be com..

    Galaxy Note 7R (FE) speculated to come on July 7 with a $700 price tag

    Samsung has long been reported to be preparing a refurbished version of its notorious Galaxy Note 7 for some markets, but the company is yet to confirm the pricing and availability details. A Korean media, however, speculates that the so-called Galaxy Note 7R (or FE – from Fandom Edition) may be com..
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  • The Samsung Galaxy Folder 2 flip phone - which was made official back in September last year, and has been only available in China so far - has now arrived in the company's home country of South Korea. Samsung says both LTE and 3G variants of the phone will be launched in the country. Color options include black and burgundy. The handset will carry a price tag of KRW 297,000 ($260). The Galaxy Folder 2 is powered by a Snapdragon 425 SoC, and sports a 3.8-inch display of a WVGA resolution. It comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory. The flip phone features an 8MP main camera with LED flash and a 5MP front shooter. Measuring 122 x 60.2 x 15.4mm and weighing in at 160g, it runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box and packs in a 1,950mAh battery. Source | Via 1 2

    Samsung Galaxy Folder 2 lands in South Korea for $260

    The Samsung Galaxy Folder 2 flip phone - which was made official back in September last year, and has been only available in China so far - has now arrived in the company's home country of South Korea. Samsung says both LTE and 3G variants of the phone will be launched in the country. Color options include black and burgundy. The handset will carry a price tag of KRW 297,000 ($260). The Galaxy Folder 2 is powered by a Snapdragon 425 SoC, and sports a 3.8-inch display of a WVGA resolution. It comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory. The flip phone features an 8MP main camera with LED flash and a 5MP front shooter. Measuring 122 x 60.2 x 15.4mm and weighing in at 160g, it runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box and packs in a 1,950mAh battery. Source | Via 1 2
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