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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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  • The Galaxy S8 is undoubtedly one of the most generous phones in terms of security features and biometric authentication offering users not one, but three trendy ways to lock or unlock the device: through a fingerprint scanner, an iris scanner, and face detection capabilities. But neither these, nor ..

    Samsung patents an authentication method for Gear VR based on “head recognition”

    The Galaxy S8 is undoubtedly one of the most generous phones in terms of security features and biometric authentication offering users not one, but three trendy ways to lock or unlock the device: through a fingerprint scanner, an iris scanner, and face detection capabilities. But neither these, nor ..
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  • Here's something the Samsung Gear S3 can do that other smartwatches don't – it can play your Spotify tunes offline! To get going, you must download a Spotify add-on app for the smartwatch through the Gear Manager app on your paired smartphone.Following which, you'll have the option t..

    Samsung Gear S3 to be the only smartwatch that plays Spotify tunes offline, though not for long

    Here's something the Samsung Gear S3 can do that other smartwatches don't – it can play your Spotify tunes offline! To get going, you must download a Spotify add-on app for the smartwatch through the Gear Manager app on your paired smartphone.Following which, you'll have the option t..
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  • Samsung is manufacturing smartphone chipsets since it launched the Galaxy S series back in 2010. Now with smart devices gaining more and more traction, the company is ready to expand and it announced it started mass production of the Exynos i T200, a solution for the Internet of Things. The chipset is built on a 28-nanometer High-K Metal Gate (HKMG) process and features Wi-Fi connectivity. It utilizes a Cortex-R4 processor and an Cortex-M0+ co-processor, enabling devices to operate without the need for an extra controller. I To keep up with security requirements from users, Samsung implemented designated security management hardware block in the Exynos i T200. The new chipset is an upgrade from the Samsung Artik platform, launched back in 2015. Source

    Samsung starts mass production of Exynos i T200 IoT chipset

    Samsung is manufacturing smartphone chipsets since it launched the Galaxy S series back in 2010. Now with smart devices gaining more and more traction, the company is ready to expand and it announced it started mass production of the Exynos i T200, a solution for the Internet of Things. The chipset is built on a 28-nanometer High-K Metal Gate (HKMG) process and features Wi-Fi connectivity. It utilizes a Cortex-R4 processor and an Cortex-M0+ co-processor, enabling devices to operate without the need for an extra controller. I To keep up with security requirements from users, Samsung implemented designated security management hardware block in the Exynos i T200. The new chipset is an upgrade from the Samsung Artik platform, launched back in 2015. Source
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