Samsung Galaxy Note 8 rumored to have 12MP and 13MP cameras on back with OIS and 2X optical zoom


The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 phablet is expected to feature a dual-camera system in back. A report published Monday out of South Korea gives us some more information about the two camera module expected to be found on the back of the unit. While many have expected Samsung to deploy two 12MP sensors, Monday’s report states that an optical 12MP dual-image pixel sensor and a telephoto 13MP sensor will be placed on the back of the phablet. Both will feature OIS and 2X optical zoom.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be the first handset to come from the manufacturer with a dual-camera setup. Following …


Samsung unleashes new summer-ish Galaxy S8 commercials

Although autumn is slowly but surely on its way, Samsung doesn’t want us to forget that its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are “made for summer.” Thus, the company just released four short video commercials to remind us how great of a companion an S8 can be in this time of the year.

Unsurprisingly, all four new commercials – included below – involve water and/or sand, as the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are built to withstand both these elements, being IP68-certified.

While some interesting new high-end smartphones will be released in the coming months – including Samsung’s …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 benchmarked by GFXBench

It’s hard to believe that a week from tomorrow, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 unveiling will be over and Samsung will have officially introduced its high-end phablet. Today, the Galaxy Note 8 made an appearance on GFXBench which gives us a good idea what the specs are going to be like on the device when it becomes official next week. According to GFXBench, the Galaxy Note 8 will come with a 6.4-inch screen carrying a maximum resolution of 1440 x 2960 (QHD+). By default, the phone comes out of the box with a 1080 x 2220 FHD+ resolution and this can be changed at the discretion of the phablet’s owner.

The …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 scores 179,000 on AnTuTu

No sooner had the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 been discovered on the GFXBench site, word got around that the phablet had been put through AnTuTu’s benchmark test. The version of the Galaxy Note 8 tested was the one headed for the U.S., powered by the Snapdragon 835 chipset. This unit carries an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 540 GPU. Elsewhere on this planet, you can expect to see the Note 8 powered by the Exynos 8995 SoC, with the Mali-G71 GPU.

According to AnTuTu, the Galaxy Note 8 display carries a resolution of 1080 x 2220. That is the default FHD+ resolution found on the device. Users can change …

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro revealed, should be announced alongside the Galaxy Note 8

Last year’s Samsung Gear Fit 2 is about to get a successor called Gear Fit 2 Pro. Samsung already confirmed the name of the new wearable device, and now we can actually see images of it – thanks to Venture Beat, which also revealed some of its features.

Similar to its predecessor, the Gear Fit 2 Pro sports a curved AMOLED display (unknown size and resolution), and is based on Tizen OS, although it will be compatible with Android and iOS smartphones. The new fitness band comes with “5 ATM” water resistance, which means it’s capable of withstanding water pressures equivalent to depths of …

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 may have a dual-SIM variant, support pages suggest

Samsung is well-known for not being that good at keeping its secrets, even when it comes to information published to its own website. It’s been just a few days since the latest occasion of an unreleased product making its way to Samsung’s support pages, and yet here we are again. But today’s piece of info is regarding none other than the Galaxy Note 8, the company’s next flagship set to release in less than two weeks.

The device recently made its way to Samsung’s Austrian site under the code number, SM-N950F, but with a curious /DS suffix slapped at …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 could be released way sooner than expected (in the US)

Are you impatiently waiting for the Galaxy Note 8? If you do, Samsung may have a surprise for you – one related to the release date of the phone. According to a Best Buy employee who posted on Reddit today, the Galaxy Note 8 will be released in the US on August 24, just one day after Samsung’s Unpacked event where the device is going to be officially presented to the world.

Reportedly, the fact that the Note 8 is launching on August 24 has been “confirmed through both Verizon and Samsung channels.” A Reddit moderator has verified that the source of this information …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with Snapdragon 835 SoC gets benchmarked

The first benchmark that shows the performance results of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 appeared yesterday. Samsung SM-950F is the Exynos-based version of Galaxy Note 8, one that will be sold as the international model.

However, customers in the United States will get a slightly different Galaxy Note 8 model, which will be equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor instead of the Exynos 8895 that was benchmarked recently.

If you’ve seen the benchmark scores for the Exynos-based Galaxy Note 8, then it’s time to compare them to those of the Qualcomm-powered model, which …

Sprint rolls out CallingPLUS, new messaging features to Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are definitely great smartphones if you measure them against any other Android handset launched this year. But they’re even better since many retailers and carriers are already discounting them like crazy a few weeks ahead of the Galaxy Note 8’s big reveal.

All carriers in the United States offer Samsung’s flagship smartphones, but if you’ve bought the Sprint version, then you’re eligible for a new update that brings a handful of new features and improvements.

For starters, the update brings a new security patch, although Sprint doesn’t …

Samsung's Galaxy A5 (2017) is now getting Android 7.0 Nougat


It looks like Samsung is slowly beginning to roll out Android Nougat to the 2017 version of its notable Galaxy A5 mid-ranger. The update is reportedly rolling out in Russia as we speak, but it’s quite likely that rollout to other regions is also underway. Thus, if you own a Galaxy A5 (2017), it’s worth heading to Settings -> Software update and manually checking if the update is available for you. 

Aside from the latest openly available version of Android, the update also brings a slightly refreshed interface, a redesigned Multi Window multitasking feature that feels …