Samsung's trouble with the Galaxy Note 7, which notably caused several fires due to battery troubles and led to a full recall, hasn't affected demand for its newly launched Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. According to a statement released this morning by Samsung (via VentureBeat), Samsung saw 30 percent year-over-year growth in preorders compared to ...continue reading Galaxy S8 Preorders Were Samsung's 'Best Ever'
Samsung's new flagship Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones went on sale today in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, and Korea, as the company looks to rebound from last year's Note7 debacle. Samsung will be encouraged by the record one million pre-orders it has already taken in Korea alone, while analysts are predicting global sales to ...continue reading iPhone 7 Plus and Galaxy S8 Cameras Compared as New Samsung Phones Go on Sale
Reviews of Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ hit the web today, and given each smartphone's potential similarities to Apple's rumored iPhone with an OLED display, we have rounded up some of the impressions below. Galaxy S8's Infinity Display (Image: The Verge) The vast majority of reviews praised Samsung's so-called Infinity Display, which takes ...continue reading Galaxy S8 Reviews: Full-Front Display Scores Top Marks, But Rear Fingerprint Scanner is Awkwardly Positioned
Samsung's Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, announced in late March, are set to go on sale starting on April 21, but one feature will be notably missing on smartphones sold in the United States - Samsung's Bixby voice assistant. Samsung is planning to delay the launch of the English-language version of Bixby, reports The Wall ...continue reading Samsung to Delay English-Language Launch of Siri Rival 'Bixby'
Samsung is on course to record a three and a half year high in first quarter profits this year, with analysts predicting record earnings for the rest of 2017 as the company gears up to start selling its Galaxy S8 smartphone (via Reuters). Shares in the tech giant are nearing record highs after gaining nearly ...continue reading Samsung to Declare Record Q1 Results, Bumper 2017 Predicted on S8 Profits
The security of the facial recognition feature on Samsung's new Galaxy S8 smartphone has come into question, after a video was shared online that appears to show one of the handsets being unlocked by waving a photo of the user's face in front of the camera. The YouTube video embedded below, recorded at the S8 ...continue reading Facial Recognition Feature on Galaxy S8 Bypassed Using Just a Photo
Samsung officially announced its much-anticipated Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones today at simultaneous launch events held in New York's Lincoln Center and London's Olympic Park. The company's post-Note7 comeback device and de facto "iPhone 8" rival has already been the subject of several leaks in recent weeks, but today we finally got the full picture ...continue reading Samsung Unveils Galaxy S8 and S8+ With Iris and Facial Recognition, No Home Button
Samsung announced on Monday that it will sell refurbished versions of its Galaxy Note7 smartphones, the model it officially discontinued last year because of fire-prone batteries. Samsung's Note 7 devices were permanently scrapped in October and recalled globally, after multiple reports of some phones self-combusting. A highly publicized in-depth investigation by the company discovered that ...continue reading Samsung to Sell Refurbished Note7 Phones 'to Minimize Environmental Impact' of Recall
Samsung today officially announced Bixby, a new intelligent interface for its devices, starting with the upcoming Galaxy S8. Galaxy S8 renders leaked by Evan Blass Samsung said Bixby will be "fundamentally different" than virtual assistants like Siri and Cortana in that it will be deeply integrated within apps. The interface will be able to support ...continue reading Samsung Introduces Siri Rival 'Bixby' Ahead of Galaxy S8
Fresh leaks of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 have revealed that the de facto "iPhone 8" rival will come in three colors and cost upwards of 799 euros ($859) when it goes on sale next month in Europe. Serial mobile leaker Evan Blass revealed the news in a Sunday tweet, which included an official press ...continue reading Galaxy S8 Retail Price to Significantly Undercut Premium 'iPhone 8'