Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ get another discount

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ get another discount

With flagship prices dropping, the Galaxy S8 duo was starting to feel a bit pricey. This isnt much, but its something if you go through eBay, you can save around $30. The Galaxy S8 is $550 on eBay and $575 on Samsung.com (not counting trade ins). The Galaxy S8+ is $640 on eBay, compared to $675 on the official site. Note that were talking about unlocked 64GB phones with warranty. Galaxy S8Galaxy S8+Samsung.com$575$675 eBay.com$550$640Saving$25$35

Android 7.1 update for Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ imminent

Android 7.1 update for Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ imminent

The Android 7.1 update for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ flagship smartphones is likely to arrive anytime now. Vodafone Australia has provided a heads-up on its website that the update has been submitted for review, which is the last stage before the roll out begins. So in all likeliness, other key markets should also get the update sooner than later. Sadly, there’s currently no information on the

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) getting Android 7.0 Nougat in Russia

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) getting Android 7.0 Nougat in Russia

The Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) is now receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat update, just under two months after the 2016 model. The updates for the A5 (2017) and A7 (2017) are not out yet, even though they received Wi-Fi certifications before the A3 (2017) did. Back to the update in question. Its currently rolling out in Russia (has been for a couple of days, actually). It bears a firmware version A320FXXU2BQG5

Analysts: ASP of Samsung phones on the rise, thanks to Galaxy S8

Analysts: ASP of Samsung phones on the rise, thanks to Galaxy S8

Strategy Analytics have tallied the numbers and discovered that the average selling price (ASP) of Samsung phones during the April-June quarter was the highest in the last three years – $235. The analysts attribute this to strong sales of the Galaxy S8 duo. Last year, the ASP was $232, dropping to $227 in the second half of the year when the Galaxy Note7 was supposed to take over as the new flagship. The historic high, however, was

Samsung Galaxy Note8 ‘final’ specs leak in full

Samsung Galaxy Note8 ‘final’ specs leak in full

Samsung is officially unveiling the Galaxy Note8 phablet on August 23. That’s exactly three weeks from today for what it’s worth. And with just three weeks to go until the grand event, today what are purported to be the phone’s “final” specs have been leaked in full by the usually reliable Evan Blass. So here’s what you can expect. As evidenced by the leaked press renders below, the Note8’s design will be similar to that of the Galaxy

Samsung topped global smartphone shipments in Q2 2017

Samsung topped global smartphone shipments in Q2 2017

Samsung shipped 22.1% of all smartphones around the world in Q2 2017, maintaining its leading position in the smartphone market. This equals in 79.5 million devices or 1.9 million more than the same quarter of 2016. Samsung recovered from the Galaxy Note7 fiasco effortlessly, with 2% rise from 77.6 million units in April-June 2016. Apple is still second, but even though it shipped more units YoY, it failed to match the overall market

Former Samsung CEO appointed as President of Nokia Technologies in the US

Former Samsung CEO appointed as President of Nokia Technologies in the US

Nokia announces its newest hire: Gregory Lee, (now) former CEO of Samsung Electronics North America. After being 13 years with Samsung, where he most recently led all of Samsungs businesses in North America along with its vast portfolio of mobile and consumer electronics. Nokia has appointed Lee as the head of its US executives team, where Lee will lead Nokias efforts in consumer products and further push the companys presence in

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

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…

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,

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