Netflix: sorry, our UHD streams don't support the Galaxy S8 or LG G6 HDR displays for now

As you can see in our chat with Netflix reps below, only devices that are certified as being able to display its streaming UHD content can show it in its full glory. Both the Galaxy S8 and LG G6 aren’t among those just yet, despite being tagged with “Mobile HDR Premium” and “Dolby Vision” displays, respectively. Thankfully, Netflix is said to be working on mobile-first streaming, so we hope that these two flagships’ HDR abilities will be in the mix, along with more coming down the pipe, like Sony’s Xperia XZ Premium, which actually has a 4K display, and is HDR compliant …


Samsung ramps up production for the Galaxy S8+, retailers more interested in the larger flagship variant

According to a new report from South Korea, Samsung has decided to ramp up production for the Galaxy S8+ due to retailers showing higher initial interest in the 6.2-inch variant of the flagship.

As such, Samsung has increased the production ratio of the Galaxy S8+ to 45% of total output, which is a 5% increase compared to the 40% it enjoyed in mid-March. Also, a further increase is likely to follow before the device hits the shelves on April 21st.

This means that Samsung could start producing the S8 and S8+ at an equal rate around launch date. Compared to …

4K UHD wallpapers mega collection: stunning backgrounds, perfect for your LG G6, Galaxy S8/S8+, Pixel XL, HTC 10, Xperia XZ Premium, and others

With smartphone display sizes and resolutions on an upwards spiral of constant growth, finding a wallpaper that looks good and fits well on whatever crazy aspect ratio phone makers come up with next, becomes a rather annoying exercise in trial and error.

Aaaaaand that’s where we step in to save the day bring you an awesome collection of ultra high-res images that can automatically transform the home screen of any smartphone in existence into something utterly amazing! We kid, we kid! The part about providing you with copious amounts of top-notch wallpapers is still …

Thanks to the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ Samsung expects a record breaking Q2

A report sent to clients by IBK Securities says that the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ will help the manufacturer set a new record for second quarter operating profits. After taking a big hit last year when the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was pulled off the market after a pair of recalls, this could be a very profitable rebound for Samsung and its investors. The previous record was set during the third quarter of 2013. Back then, Samsung reported operating profits of $9.2 billion USD thanks to the launch of the red hot Samsung Galaxy S4.

This year, IBK sees Samsung producing a 49% gain …

Samsung spent $10.2 billion to get you to buy the Galaxy S7 and other S-stuff last year

Samsung is notorious for its huge marketing spending, but fellow Korean big shot LG is catching up each year. Still, there’s a lot of spending LG has to do before the $1.6 billion it scrounged together in 2016 touches Samsung’s $10.2 billion.

This billion-dollar marketing doesn’t include just smartphones, of course, that would be quite desperate! But the two do spend a lot of money to get you to buy their phones, regardless. Industry watchers say Samsung spent most of that money on promoting smartphones like the Galaxy S7 and the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7, while LG promoted “high-end home …

There's a secret native screen recorder on the Galaxy S7/S7 edge, here's how to make use of it

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where regular screenshots simply don’t cut it? Chances are that you have, and this is exactly where a screen recording app might come useful.

However, not many Android devices have such a feature built-in into their interface, which means that users have to find an app of that kind themselves and these can often misbehave and not function as advertised. 

Turns out that none other than Samsung has been hiding a useful system functionality that lets you record your screen on some of its top-end devices: senior XDA member …

Barely there: the best thin and light Galaxy S8/S8+cases

Samsung unveiled a bunch of cases and intriguing accessories together with the newly-minted Galaxy S8 and S8+. Barring the 2Piece abomination that serves a mysterious purpose, some of those are pretty well thought-out, so you might pick one of the official wrappers to go with your fresh S8. 
That’s if you have money to burn, though, as we all know that third-party makers will be filling the value-for-money void in no time with their own cases for the Galaxy S8. Here’s a preliminary shortlist of a few worthy thin …

How to rearrange the Galaxy S8 icons with a tap for easier one-handed use

Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 and S8+ flagships offer 83% screen-to-body ratio, the best in its class, and one of the best ever on an Android phone this side of the Xiaomi Mi Mix slab. The achievement is a result of extremely thin top and bottom bezels, curved screen sides, and new 18.5:9 aspect ratio for the display. That aspect ratio means that the phone is narrow but tall, and some of us short-fingered folks won’t be able to reach everywhere on the display while using the phone with one hand, despite that it is unbelievable compact for its 5.8″ screen diagonal.

Fret …

So, there's no flat screen variant of the Galaxy S8. What do you think about that?

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are out and they are as pretty as expected! Shiny and futuristic, the phones sport edge screens and minimal bezels around them. Yes, we said “phones” in plural — while for the past 3 years, going back to the Note 4 and Note Edge, Samsung has always given us the option to get an “ordinary”, flat screen model, or shell out an extra $100 for a dual-curved edge display, the option is now gone.

Unfortunately, this means that you can’t go for a “cheaper” version of the new Sammy phones — prices usually start from $750 for the regular S8, while last year’s Galaxy …

Samsung Galaxy S8+ battery life test result is out

We already know that the Samsung Galaxy S8+ is an incredible phone: it has the stunning, futuristic design, it has the camera and it has the performance, but how does it do in terms of battery life?
After all, the Galaxy S8+ has the tough task to deal with a large, 6.2-inch display and it has a very powerful system chip (for this test, we have the Exynos 8895 version of the S8+, we will test the Snapdragon 835 model at a later point in time), both factors that could potentially consume a lot of power.

We have tested the …