WSJ: Samsung to launch the Galaxy Note 7 (FE) on July 7

Samsung has been rumored to bring the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 to market sometime in early July, but the South Korean company did not make any official statements regarding the subject.

The Korean media reported earlier this month that Samsung could introduce the Galaxy Note 7 FE (Fandom Edition) on July 7. Well, it looks like Wall Street Journal has it from trusted sources that the Galaxy Note 7 FE will indeed hit the shelves on July 7.

However, the smartphone will only be available for purchase in South Korea. No more than 400,000 units will be spread …


Verizon pushes new update to the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, here is what's changed

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are eligible for a new maintenance update at Verizon, which mostly addresses some issues that users probably noticed in the past. Moreover, the update adds the latest Android security patches on both Samsung smartphones.

The first thing worth mentioning is that all preloaded Google apps (Chrome, Drive, Gmail, Hangouts, Maps, Photos, Play Movies & TV, Play Music, Play Store, YouTube, and Android Pay) will now be accessible and available for use in Easy Mode.

Furthermore, the update brings performance improvements to Wi-Fi Calling …

Samsung just announced a flashy pink Galaxy S8+ variant, and you can't have it

Given the current overcrowded smartphone market, it’s a bit of a mystery why most manufacturers choose dull, lifeless colors for their flagship phones: surely chasing the best-in-line specs doesn’t imply not caring about looks, no? Still, a couple of the big names on the market have been making baby steps toward a more colorful future: HTC and Huawei are the first that come to mind, but it might be time to add Samsung to this list, as well.

This is, you see, because its latest flagship, the Galaxy S8, has had its fair share of unorthodox variants: apart …

Alleged Galaxy Note 8 promo poster shows us its dual-cameras, rear fingerprint scanner

There’s a new Galaxy Note 8 leak on the block, and this one’s pretty saucy.

A purported promotional poster of Samsung’s upcoming handset has been unearthed, giving us a sneak peek at the possible final design of the Note 8. There are dual cameras at the back, which falls in line with what has been expected for this year’s phablet, as well as a rear-positioned fingerprint scanner at the rear, which coincides with the latest news on the matter. 
Apparently, Samsung has been unable to come with a workaround for a brightness …

Galaxy S8 continues to break records in Korea, sales exceed 1.3 million

Samsung has managed to sell over 1.3 million units of its 2017 flagship duo on home ground. Media outlet The Investor reports that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ have broken all sales records in South Korea.

It is estimated that between 11,000 to 12,000 units of the two models are sold on a daily basis – a feat that no other high-end handset has managed to achieve in the East Asian country. The strong results have also caused the share price of Samsung Electronics to hit an all-time high of $2,123 on Monday. 
While nobody …

The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) is coming to Cricket as the Samsung Galaxy Halo

Earlier this month, the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017), Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) and Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) were unveiled in Europe. The latter model is coming to Cricket Wireless in the U.S. as the Samsung Galaxy Halo. An image of both the front and back of the device was disseminated today via a tweet sent out by reliable tipster Evan Blass. The image shows the back of the phone branded with the Cricket logo. The Galaxy Halo is equipped with a 5.5-inch display carrying a 1080 x 1920 (FHD) resolution.

The Galaxy J7 (2017) is powered by an Exynos 7870 SoC featuring an octa-core 1.6GHz CPU, although …

Samsung re-introduces the Galaxy Folder 2 with a model for its hometown market

Samsung’s Galaxy Folder 2 offers the mid-range Android experience in a flip phone. Already unveiled in China last September, Samsung re-introduced the model today in its home country of South Korea. There is but one screen on the model, which means that you have to open it up every time you use the device. Still, that allows you to look cool by using that nonchalant single hand flip close, which also results in that satisfying sound made when the device is shut.

The Galaxy Folder 2 uses a T9 “keyless” pad which is made of a smooth surface with the keys outlined on top. A social app key places …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to be unveiled in September, might cost around $900

After the disappointment brought by the Galaxy Note 7, all eyes are now on Samsung to see how the company deals with its next generation Galaxy Note, aptly called Galaxy Note 8. 

According to Venture Beat, the Note 8 will be officially unveiled in the second half of September, and could become Samsung’s most expensive mass-produced smartphone. This contradicts a previous rumor, which had it that the Note 8 would be unveiled in August.

Reportedly, an unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will cost €999 in Europe. In the US, the new device will probably cost a bit less, …

Galaxy Note 7R (FE) speculated to come on July 7 with a $700 price tag

Samsung has long been reported to be preparing a refurbished version of its notorious Galaxy Note 7 for some markets, but the company is yet to confirm the pricing and availability details. A Korean media, however, speculates that the so-called Galaxy Note 7R (or FE – from Fandom Edition) may be coming on July 7 and with a $700 price tag.

If the information happens to be correct, it may mark a release date delay for the Note 7R and a price, which is higher than expected so far. As a reminder, the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 was previously reported to be set for a …

June security update coming to Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

Samsung Galaxy S7 and  S7 edge owners should feel a little more secure following the latest OTA update sent out to the 2016 flagship duo. The Galaxy S7 is receiving software version G930W8VLS2BQF1, while the Galaxy S7 edge update contains software version G935W8VLS2BQF1.

As usual, the changelog doesn’t specify which vulnerabilities were exactly addressed for security reasons. In addition to the June security patch, the update also includes stability and performance optimizations and bug fixes. 
When you get …