Samsung brings new features to the Galaxy A8 (2018) and the Galaxy J7 Prime

Samsung has released the April Security Patch for its Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy J7 Prime, which brings in fixes for some security-related issues, as well as a brand new option for the Galaxy A8 (2018).

Тhe patch has arrived for the Galaxy A8 (2018) and the Galaxy J7 Prime with security updates A530FXXU2ARD1 and G610FXXU1BRC1 respectively. The patch brings in fixes for seven security issues found in the Android software and eight more fixes, this time regarding only Samsung software.
The Galaxy A8 update is the more interesting of the two, as it …


Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo appears with dual camera, AMOLED display

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo quietly appeared on the company’s Indian website earlier – perhaps prematurely, as the link to the page has already been taken down. Its specs and features indicate that we’re dealing with a low-priced smartphone, but also one with a trick or two up its sleeve.
On the outside, the Galaxy J7 Duo looks like a typical budget Samsung phone. The 5.5-inch screen is of the Super AMOLED variety, but a 720p resolution sounds underwhelming. Below the screen is the home button with a built-in fingerprint scanner, and on …

First Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo render confirms front-facing LED flash

The latest reports about the unannounced Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo suggest the smartphone is almost ready for prime time. Since the South Korean giant has already uploaded the phone’s manual on its website, it’s just a matter of time until the Galaxy J7 Duo goes official.

Today, an image showing off the front part of the phone has just been leaked from China. The picture confirms some of the details that we already knew about, such as the front-facing LED flash and the home button meant to house the fingerprint sensor.

The Galaxy J7 Duo is surely one of Samsung’s unusual devices since …

Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo manual leaked out, confirms dual rear cameras, front-facing LED flash

Samsung Galaxy J7 is one of the many mid-range Android smartphones that are expected to make their debut on the market in the coming months. We’ve been reported in the last couple of weeks about various Galaxy J7 models that may have similar specs but different names, so many of you probably know about its existence already.

Today, another Galaxy J7 model appeared online, but this time the information comes directly from Samsung. The Galaxy J7 Duo manual that’s now available for download tells the story of a decent mid-range smartphone.

Apparently, the phone will include a dual-camera …

Samsung trademarks Galaxy J7 Crown and Galaxy J3 Orbit names for the US market

It looks like there are a lot of Galaxy J series smartphones coming to the US in the next couple of months. Four variations of the Galaxy J3 2018 were spotted at Wi-Fi Alliance earlier this week, which are likely to be introduced in the US as Galaxy J3 Express Prime (AT&T), Galaxy J3 Prime 2 (T-Mobile), Galaxy J3 Emerge (Sprint), and Galaxy Amp Prime 3 (Cricket Wireless).

But these aren’t the only Galaxy J handsets coming to the US in the first half of the year. Samsung recently trademarked the Galaxy J3 Orbit and Galaxy J7 Star names at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

No …

The unannounced Galaxy J7 Prime 2 inadvertently confirmed by Samsung

A bunch of new Galaxy J series handsets leaked in the last couple of, but we have yet to learn when exactly Samsung will bring them to market. Well, it looks like one of these upcoming smartphones was made official for a few hours due to a mistake.

The unannounced Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2 briefly appeared on the company’s official website before being pulled by the South Korean company. The sequel to Samsung’s Galaxy J7 Prime launch back in 2016, the Galaxy J7 Prime 2 comes with a large 5.5-inch full HD (1080p) display that features Corning Gorilla Glass coating.

When it comes to …

Samsung is rolling out the February security patch to the Galaxy J5 / J7 (2017)

The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017)

Samsung is rolling out the February security patch for its Galaxy J5 (2017) and Galaxy J7 (2017) devices. The smartphones follow the already updated Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 and Galaxy A5 (2017) to be of the first receiving the fixes.

The Korean company rolls out security improvements every other month, tackling numerous security based issues. February’s patch includes all the changes from the Android Security Bulletin, fixing six crucial vulnerabilities …

T-Mobile will update its Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime and Galaxy Tab E to Android 8 Oreo

T-Mobile recently revealed that it’s going to update two of
its affordable Samsung devices to Android 8 Oreo: Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime, and Samsung
Galaxy Tab E 8.0 (both launched last year with Android 7 Nougat on board). This is
newsworthy because cheap phones and tablets are often neglected when it comes
to new software updates. The Galaxy J7 Prime and Tab E are joining a bunch of
high-end Samsung phones in the waiting line for Oreo, including the Galaxy Note
8, plus all Galaxy S8 and S7 models available on T-Mobile (or course, we
already knew that these would be updated to Oreo). At …

Amazon India teases new Samsung Galaxy On handset which could be a rebranded Galaxy J7 Pro

Amazon India has started teasing a new Samsung Galaxy On handset. Considering that the Galaxy On models have always been rebranded Galaxy J units, the question is which one of the latter models is getting turned on. Or should we say, turned into an On. Amazon’s Indian website mentions the phone’s “Superior Performance,” and a “New Way To Shop.” The latter could be hinting that the phone will be equipped with Samsung Pay or another mobile payment system. Since the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro is the only model in the series with support for the complete Samsung Pay package, that could be the phone that …

T-Mobile begins Android 7.1.1 Nougat rollout for the original Samsung Galaxy J7

The original Galaxy J7 is the latest Samsung smartphone to receive the long-awaited Android Nougat update at T-Mobile. The US carrier has already published the changelog of the update, but there isn’t anything interesting mentioned there.

Although T-Mobile claims the Galaxy J7 (SM-J700T) is getting Android 7.0 Nougat update, the smartphone is being upgraded directly to Android 7.1.1. A security patch is included in the update as well, but we can’t say for sure whether it’s the one released by Google in September or October.

We can definitely say that you …