Galaxy Note FE’s July 7 launch date confirmed by Korean carrier

Galaxy Note FE’s July 7 launch date confirmed by Korean carrier

The refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note7 turned Galaxy Note FE is indeed set for a July 7 launch, just like previously reported. The confirmation came from a post by Korean carrier LG Uplus (part of LG Corporation) on Facebook, which has since been taken down. We did manage to save the picture, which, aside from the July 7 date, states there are limited quantities of the device. The post also detailed that the Note FE will be on pre-order

Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition is just days away

Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition is just days away

There’s been talk for a while that Samsung would sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 handsets, and a recent rumor that the phone would launch on July 7 has turned out to be true, with Samsung officially confirming the Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition will launch then. The phone has essentially the same design as the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, but with the new name plastered across the back, and it’s apparently built using “unused” parts.

Rumors of Samsung Galaxy S8 mini point to 5.3″ screen, Snapdragon 821 chipset

Rumors of Samsung Galaxy S8 mini point to 5.3″ screen, Snapdragon 821 chipset

It has been a while since Samsung released a mini flagship and those older S minis were flagships in name only. Now unsubstantiated rumors suggest that a Galaxy S8 mini is in the works and will debut in South Korea at some point in the future. The mini will allegedly have a 5.3 screen but will have the feel of a 4.7 screen due to the extra wide aspect ratio (18.5:9).   Suggested specs for the S8 mini include

Refurbished Galaxy Note7 listed by South Korean retailer

Refurbished Galaxy Note7 listed by South Korean retailer

  Weve heard reports and saw leaks about the reborn Samsung Galaxy Note7, but the latest discovery shows us the device is ever so closer to a relaunch. Although some called it the Galaxy Note7R, a device with the latest rumored title Galaxy Note FE appeared on the South Korean retailer Danawa.   The listing does not reveal more than what we already know. The phone will come via a USB-C port. Apart from these specs, the Galaxy Note7R will look and feel exactly like the discontinued Galaxy Note7. The retailer still says that pre-order would start in June, but is yet…

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2015) will get Nougat in November

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2015) will get Nougat in November

A couple of months ago, a list of updates designated for Samsungs devices leaked from Turkey and revealed which of Samsungs mid-range devices, like the A and J series) would be getting Android Nougat. In that list, the Galaxy J5 (2015) was nowhere to be seen. A revised list has been spotted, complete with the expected dates of arrival. The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2015) is now listed to receive an Android Nougat update which is set with

Galaxy J5 (2017) listed for pre-order in Germany – announce it already, Samsung

Galaxy J5 (2017) listed for pre-order in Germany – announce it already, Samsung

  Samsung’s hugely popular J-series of smartphones is due for a refresh and by all accounts an official announcement should happen any day now – the Galaxy J7 (2017) and J5 (2017)even starred in hands-on videos, yet there’s no word from Samsung on the matter. Well, retailers in Germany seem to know a few extra details, as the Galaxy J5 (2017) has been listed for pre-order on a few major online stores.   Price has been set at 279 for the J530FD version, in other words the Galaxy J5 (2017) Duos dual SIM flavor. Otto says the phone will ship at the…

A Kickstarter project wants to kill the Galaxy S8 Bixby button

A Kickstarter project wants to kill the Galaxy S8 Bixby button

While some sought to remap the Bixby button, others sought to erase it completely – theres even a Kickstarter dedicated to the cause! For a mere $20 pledge, you can have a carbon-fibery case that hides the button on your Galaxy S8 or S8+.   Or, if you prefer to be more passive-aggressive, you can have a $3 I HATE BIXBY sticker. Note that the sticker is included with the case. True haters could go for the $40 option, which also includes a hat that proclaims your animosity towards Samsungs virtual assistant. If you hate Bixby that much, you can disable com.samsung.android.bixby.agent…

Fix for Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ red tint issue now rolling out in India

Fix for Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ red tint issue now rolling out in India

After South Korea and Europe, Samsung has now started rolling out the Galaxy S8/S8+ red tint issue fix in India as well. Weighing in at around 426MB, the update arrives as firmware version XXU1AQDG.   Both S8 as well as the Plus variant are getting the update. It’s worth mentioning that the flagships aren’t yet on sale in India – they’ll will be available for purchase starting May 5, although pre-orders

Samsung Galaxy S7 sales hit 55 million milestone

Samsung Galaxy S7 sales hit 55 million milestone

Samsung has managed to sell more than 55 million units of its Galaxy S7/S7 edge flagship smartphones till date. This was revealed by market research firm Strategy Analytics in a new report. The first quarter of the ongoing year saw the South Korean tech giant selling 7.2 million Galaxy S7/S7 edge units, the report noted.   In total, Samsung sold 92.8 million handsets in the January-March period, of

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) April security update

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) April security update

Well, that was quick. It’s April 1, and Samsung has already started rolling out the security patch for the month. The update – arriving as build number J320FXXU0AQC3 – is currently hitting Galaxy J3 (2016) units in Europe. Some regular bug fixes as well as device optimizations are included as well. As is usually the case with OTA roll outs, it might take time for the update to hit your device. Meanwhile,

Galaxy S7 can now be yours for just $399.99

Galaxy S7 can now be yours for just $399.99

Sure, the Galaxy S8became official this week and it’s impressive and exciting and already up for pre-order. Yet it’s only going to be shipping in mid-to-late April, so maybe you don’t want to wait that long to have a new high-end smartphone in your hands. Or perhaps you don’t necessarily care for the latest and greatest (and Infinity Display-est). What then? One option would be to go for last year’s flagship. You’d expect this to

Samsung Galaxy S8 stock wallpapers bunch

Samsung Galaxy S8 stock wallpapers bunch

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ were announced this past week and we spent some time with the two – check out our first impressions if you’ve somehow missed those. We’re now in a new state of absence of leaks, but we can fill that vacuum with some wallpapers. While you can’t have an S8 to enjoy them on just yet, you can trick out your S7 and pretend it’s the real thing. Click on the thumbnails below and then on the magnifying glass

Samsung Galaxy S8 uses two different camera sensors

Samsung Galaxy S8 uses two different camera sensors

It turns out that Samsung is using two different sensors for the back and front camera in the Galaxy S8 and S8+. Units have been spotted using a Sony IMX333 sensor and a S5K2L2 ISOCELL sensor made by System LSI, a subsidiary of Samsung. The same goes for the new 8MP autofocus front-facing camera – underneath the optics is either a Sony IMX320 unit or an ISOCELL S5K3H1. The different cameras share the same

Samsung Launch the Galaxy Book 10.6-inch and 12-inch: Windows Tablets with Kaby Lake

Samsung Launch the Galaxy Book 10.6-inch and 12-inch: Windows Tablets with Kaby Lake

The announcements this year from Samsung are notably muted without the launch of a new Galaxy smartphone, but despite this being a mobile-focused conference in Barcelona this week, there were a few new Samsung devices to whet the appetite. The first is actually more of a PC, in a Windows-10 based tablet called the Galaxy Book, available in either 10.6-inch LCD or 12-inch Super AMOLED

Samsung has quietly made the Galaxy Xcover 4 official

Samsung has quietly made the Galaxy Xcover 4 official

A few hours ago, the Galaxy Xcover 4 was spotted in an official FCC listing – traditionally indicative of an impending release. Still, Samsung might have just broken some kind of speed record, since the handset is already up on its German website. The specs info in the press release does seem to mostly match what we already know from previous rumors. Design-wise, it bears quite a bit of resemblance to its Xcover

Samsung Galaxy S8 leaks in press image

Samsung Galaxy S8 leaks in press image

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone has leaked yet again. The leak comes courtesy of the usually reliable leakster Evan Blass (@evleaks on Twitter), and shows the front of the device in what seems to be a press image. I think this is what you’ve been waiting for. pic.twitter.com/FvYfsLOy0R Evan Blass (@evleaks) March 1, 2017 There’s no information on whether the device shown in the image is the

Samsung Galaxy S8 live images leak

Samsung Galaxy S8 live images leak

It’s not that we haven’t seen real-life images of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8, but a new leak has surfaced that probably gives you the clearest view of the flagship’s design. The leak comes just a day after the usually reliable tipster Evan ‘@evleaks’ Blass shared a Galaxy S8 image also showing the front of the handset. That was, however, a press render, and the model (regular S8 or S8+) the render

Samsung Galaxy TabPro S2 leak reveals pretty much everything

Samsung Galaxy TabPro S2 leak reveals pretty much everything

Samsung is expected to launch at least one new tablet at MWC 2017 in Barcelona at the end of the month, and the latest leak suggests we’ll see the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S2 break cover. The slate appears to have passed through US regulator the FCC, and in the process pretty much all the specs for the TabPro S2 have been revealed. It would follow on from the Galaxy TabPro S, which means Windows 10 rather than Android

Samsung Galaxy S5 in Europe is now receiving the January security update

Samsung Galaxy S5 in Europe is now receiving the January security update

Following the similar rollouts that went out in the last 24 hours for Sprint’s and Verizon’s versions of the Galaxy S5 in the US, Samsung is now busy pushing out an update to those units purchased from Europe. The update is now rolling out over-the-air in several countries across the continent, coming in as a 53MB download. It will add the usual unnamed bug fixes and performance improvements, but also the security update for January.

We may see Samsung Galaxy S8 this month after all

We may see Samsung Galaxy S8 this month after all

The Samsung Galaxy S8 isn’t going to officially be announced this month a MWC 2017, but that doesn’t mean it’ll be completely absent. Samsung’s flagship Android phone for 2017 will be teased on February 26 at the company’s Barcelona press conference, according to The Korean Herald. The sneak peak is said to come in the form of a one-minute video clip, which sounds like just enough time to catch