KGI analyst predicts Galaxy S8's full specs, says sales will be lower than predecessor

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo made a name for himself predicting all things Apple, but the from time to time he’s offering his analytic expertise on other subjects. Recently, he issued a report for the company he’s working for, KGI Securities, which concerns Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8.

Before going into details, it’s worth noting that Kuo’s predictions are most of the time correct, even though they’re not always 100 percent accurate. In the latest report, Kuo connects the dots between all the previous rumors regarding the Galaxy S8’s specs and puts them in a larger …


Samsung Galaxy S8 is certified by Chinese product quality testing agency CCC

Product testing lab UL tests products sold in the U.S. to make sure that they won’t electrocute users or burn down their homes. In China, any device that is imported into the country or produced domestically, must receive the China Compulsory Certification (CCC). And that obviously applies to smartphones, which are tested in labs inside China. We can now tell you that the Samsung Galaxy S8 has received its CCC certification.

While the model number for the phone in most regions is SM-G950 (and SM-G955 for the Samsung Galaxy S8+), in China the Galaxy S8 appears on the CCC documentation …

Deal: AT&T Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are now $200 off, free 128 GB memory card included

Looking to buy a new high-end smartphone on AT&T? If you do, you need to know about Samsung’s latest deal, which lets you purchase AT&T’s Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge for $200 off the regular price.

With these $200 instant savings, you can get an AT&T Galaxy S7 for just $394.99 (instead of $594.99), while the Galaxy S7 edge can be yours for $494.99 (instead of $694.99). What’s more, both handsets come with free 128 GB memory cards. This is a limited time offer, and is available only via Samsung’s website (see the source links at the end of this article).

Sure enough, both …

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) battery life test shows some interesting results

The Galaxy A3 (2017) is Samsung’s new and smallest member of the affordable A series. A 4.7-inch phone with tiny bezels, it’s smaller than an iPhone 7 (yet not quite in iPhone SE territory), but still packs some impressive features like a stylish glass-and-metal design, IP 68 water protection, the new Samsung interface and more.
The new A3 also packs a 2,350 mAh battery, which may sound small, but let’s not forget that this phone has an HD display and features Samsung’s new and more power efficient Exynos 7870 system chip. With all the excellent …

You can already pre-order dbrand skins for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

dbrand, the well-known maker of custom skins for smartphones and other devices, today revealed two collections of vinyl skins for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.

Of course, Samsung has yet to officially announce the Galaxy S8 and S8+, so we’re a bit surprised to see dbrand’s collections already listed online. Nevertheless, this is not a leak or something like that. It’s serious news from a respected accessory maker. 

Interested customers can already pre-order dbrand’s skins for the Galaxy S8 family, though we assume that not many will want to do that before …

Galaxy S8 will support more LTE bands than the S7, almost hitting the iPhone 7 record

We already informed you that the Galaxy S8+ has passed the FCC grind in its unlocked form, and now three versions of the international G955F model are getting their certification chops there, too. While Samsung is careful this time around not to disclose any photos or other info via an FCC filing, and the phone just “incorporates a camera, Bluetooth, ANT+, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC, MP3 /MP4 player, Wireless Charging, MST, OTG and DP,” there is also one very interesting tidbit listed – the number of LTE bands that are supported. 

It turns out that the S8+ will come with support for …

Fake Galaxy S8 pops up on photos again. Beware, this thing may actually be real and for sale

So, a few days ago, we saw photos of a knock-off Galaxy S8 unit caught in the wild in China. Of course, despite the evidence of its existence looking pretty convincing, with these things, you don’t know if it’s a gag, a misplaced early prototype, or whatever else. However, today, a different source has leaked another set of photos of a fake Galaxy S8, and we may or may not see these boom in the near future.

The source is a Weibo (Chinese social media) poster, who uploaded the pictures of the handset, tagged with the simple sentence “Huaqiangbei is being abusive”. The photos show a phone, …

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) Review

Introduction
Samsung released a pretty strong entrance in the mid-range Android segment with the waterproof 2017 A-series trio, and now we have the largest of them all – Galaxy A7 – to check out on. It shares specs with the A5, which we already reviewed – 14nm Exynos chipset and two 16 MP cameras – but has a half an inch longer display diagonal and a 20% larger battery. Will these warrant the price difference between the two for big screen aficionados? Let’s find out…

What’s in the box:

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) model SM-A720F/DS (dual SIM)User Manual and warranty leafletsSim …

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ pose for a portrait with the Galaxy Note 7


Found among the treasures posted on weibo today, is a photograph of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+. But this isn’t any regular portrait of the upcoming Galaxy S8 family, for smack dab in the middle of the picture is the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The twice recalled phablet, as you can easily see in the photogrpah, is larger than the Galaxy S8 but slightly shorter than the Galaxy S8+. You can see a huge difference in the size of the top and bottom bezels on the Galaxy Note 7 and the two upcoming Galaxy S models.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ are expected to be …

Another source suggests that the Galaxy S8 will cost an upwards of $840

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, chances are you’ve heard a thing or two about Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8. The phone has been leaked an absurd amount ever since speculation first began pretty much right after the release of the Galaxy S7, and Samsung’s latest flagship is shaping up to be a true behemoth if we’ve ever seen one. Between iris-scanning, a near bezel-less display, Snapdragon 835, and plenty more, there’s going to be a lot to love with the S8.

Earlier today, Ronald Quandt took to Twitter to share some new info on the upcoming smartphone. …