Samsung CEO says Galaxy Note 8 will be announced in late August, first wave arriving in September

We know for less than a week that Samsung plans to unveil the Galaxy Note 8 ahead of IFA 2017 trade fair, which is set to kick off on September 1. Previous rumors coming from different sources claim the flagship smartphone will be announced on August 23, but the phone won’t be available on the market until September at the earliest.

Over the weekend, Samsung’s CEO DJ Koh told Taiwanese media that his company plans to reveal the Galaxy Note 8 in late August, which comes in line with previous reports.

He went on to say that Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be released …


Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) should start receiving Android 7.0 Nougat update soon

The Galaxy A7 (2017) is one of the many smartphones Samsung plans to update to Android 7.0 Nougat. While not the first to receive the update, the Galaxy A7 (2017) is expected to receive the long-awaited upgrade in the coming weeks.

The smartphone, which goes by model number Samsung A720F, has been recently spotted at Wi-Fi Alliance, which isn’t unusual at all. However, unlike the original model that was launched by in January, the device listed at Wi-Fi Alliance is running Android 7.0 Nougat operating system.

Even though it doesn’t give us an exact release …

Deal: Get the Samsung Galaxy Tab E for free at AT&T, requires 2-year contract

Samsung’s entry-level Galaxy Tab E tablet made its debut in the United States last year. The slate was released with Android 5.1 Lollipop, but Samsung offered users an Android 6.0 Marshmallow update several months later.

AT&T has a great deal on the Samsung Galaxy Tab E if you’re looking for a budget-friendly Android tablet. The US carrier offers the slate for free, as long as you commit to a new two-year agreement.

Keep in mind that AT&T offers the 8.0-inch version, not the larger 9.6-inch model. Unlike the global variant of the Galaxy Tab E that …

These dbrand Galaxy Note 8 skins might reveal the design of Samsung's next big thing

A Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is coming soon, and, most likely, it’s going to be announced at the end of August. Rumors have it that the handset will resemble the Galaxy S8 to a considerable degree (dual curve screen and thin bezels included), though its corners should be a bit more square-ish, while its rear might host a dual camera alongside a fingerprint scanner.

Even if we’re more than one month away from the day when Samsung will officially unveil the new Galaxy, dbrand, an American maker of popular custom skins for smartphones, is already accepting pre-orders for Note 8 skins. dbrand …

The Avengers will join the Guardians of the Galaxy at Disney California Adventure for… something

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Avengers: Infinity War might not be the only place you’ll see the Guardians rubbing shoulders with the Avengers in the near future.

Following the massive success of the Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout! ride at Disney California Adventure, Disney’s hinted that it’s just “the beginning of an even larger superhero presence” at the park.

However, they’re not explaining exactly what that means… yet.

All they’d say at D23 was that the Guardians would soon be joined by Spider-Man and the Avengers in what, Disney Parks & Resorts’ Bob Chapek teased, “will become a completely immersive superhero universe at Disney California Adventure.”  Read more…

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Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition: Unboxing and impressions

There is so much to love about Samsung smartphones, especially the displays and cameras. There are things that some may find a little frustrating too, like inconsistent performance over time. It was the latter that always drove me from keeping my SIM card in a Galaxy S series for any appreciable period of time.

However, the Note series was different, despite the same hiccups I would inevitably encounter as I put the device through its paces, those perfect moments where the S-Pen was handy would prove invaluable – not in a sense of professional productivity, but out of propensity to make …

Photo compares the front panel from the Galaxy S8+ to an alleged panel from the Galaxy Note 8


A self proclaimed Samsung fan posted on Twitter the other day, an image that shows the glass screen from the unannounced Samsung Galaxy Note 8 next to the panel that was used on the Samsung Galaxy S8+. If these are legitimate displays, you can see for yourself the differences between the two handsets. The Galaxy S8+ features more rounded corners while the Galaxy Note 8 has a boxier form factor.

The high-end phablet, now rumored to be unveiled on August 23rd, appears to carry a screen that could be 6.3-inches to 6.5-inches based on the comparison between the two panels. The Galaxy S8+ …

Deal: Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ (US unlocked variants) now cost $575 and $675, respectively

Being Samsung’s newest top-of-the-line phones, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are pretty expensive, so plenty of customers simply can’t afford them. But what if you could buy any of the two handsets for $150 off their regular prices? Well, for a limited time, you can.

Groupon is currently selling the unlocked Galaxy S8 for $574.99 (instead of $724.99), and the unlocked Galaxy S8+ for $674.99 (instead of $824.99). We’re talking about the US-specific S8 and S8+ models, which come with 1-year warranty from Samsung, and are compatible with pretty much all US carriers. …

Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition teardown reveals a new, smaller-sized battery

There is no need to remind you of what happened with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smartphones last year, as their flammability, due to faulty batteries, still hits headlines and is subject of anecdotes to this day. Well, last week was kind of a reminder itself, as the Korean tech giant launched the Galaxy Note Fan Edition, effectively re-offering the Note 7 in a slightly revamped, but apparently safer build.

We wrote about what sets the Note FE apart from its problematic predecessor at first sight, taking note of the omitted Samsung logo under the earpiece, the integrated Bixby support and Samsung …

Samsung Galaxy J3, J5, J7: 2017 vs 2016 versions

The Samsung Galaxy J series is a relative newcomer to the Samsung smartphone family. That being said, it does cater to users that don’t require the best of the best from their handsets, and would rather save a few hundred bucks.

That’s why the series enjoys a moderate success globally, and it’s being upgraded for another year. But what exactly are the differences between last year’s Galaxy J smartphones and the current generation?

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)

SpecsSamsung Galaxy J7 (2017)Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)Display5.5 …