The refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note FE to be launched on July 7

Good news for Samsung Galaxy Note fans, as the South Korean company is expected to launch the refurbished version of the Note 7 early next month.

According to the Korean media, Samsung had to delay the launch of the so-called Galaxy Note FE by one week, so instead of bringing it to the market on June 30, the phablet will now be available for purchase on July 7.

As far as price goes, the Galaxy Note FE will sell for around $620 in South Korea. Also, Samsung has decided to boost the number the units available for purchase from 150,000 to 450,000, which is one of the main reasons the …


Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to be powered by the Snapdragon 836 chipset?

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 could be unveiled in August. The other day, one of the big questions surrounding the phablet might have been answered by an unnamed Samsung executive. The latter reportedly told a Korean publication that the fingerprint scanner for the device will not be embedded under the screen. This news has yet to show up on Note 8 renders, most of which fail to show a rear-facing fingerprint button similar to what is found on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+.

While the Galaxy Note 8 has long been rumored to be powered by the Snapdragon 835 chipset, a new rumor suggests …

The Galaxy Note 8 won't have an in-screen fingerprint scanner, according to Samsung official

Almost everyone who’s used Samsung’s latest flagship, the Galaxy S8, will be quick to tell you just how bad the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor’s placement is. As previously reported, this seems to have been a last second decision, made necessary due to the company’s inability to produce a high-quality prototype for an in-screen scanner in time. And while we’ve hoped the technology would be ready by the time the Galaxy Note 8 enters production, a recent piece of news has just crushed those dreams into fine dust.

As reported by Korean-language publication …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 might be announced in late August, ahead of the iPhone 8

The moment Samsung unveiled its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, the rumors for its next flagship started pouring in. Most of the reports claim that the Galaxy Note 8 will be coming with a dual-camera setup, and a rather big 6.3-inch edge-to-edge screen.

However, if the Note 8 does indeed feature 6.3-inch display, and it retains the 9:18.5 aspect ratio, introduced with Samsung’s current flagships, there will not be much that will differentiate it from the Galaxy S8+. Samsung might have to pack a lot of extra features to make the Note 8 relevant, especially considering that the device is rumored …

Latest render of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 reveals embedded fingerprint scanner, dual rear cameras

A Twitter user with the handle @PoyocoTech, has sent out a tweet with a render that he claims is an image of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. As you can see, the phablet borrows the design from the Infinity Display used on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+. The image also reveals that Samsung has worked out the issues it had with embedding the fingerprint scanner under the front screen. We can reach that conclusion because of the lack of a fingerprint scanner on the front or back of the phone, at least in the render that accompanies this story.

On back, you can see a vertically mounted …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to feature Infinity Display, will launch with Android 7.1.1 installed?


Last week, we showed you a video that allegedly revealed the large front panel belonging to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Today, a new report out of the Netherlands suggests that the phablet’s 6.3-inch screen will have the same edge-to-edge Infinity Display as the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+. That means that the larger screen on the Galaxy Note 8 will keep the same 18.5:9 aspect ratio found on Sammy’s latest flagship models. That is considered a better ratio for watching videos than the 16:9 aspect ratio found on Samsung’s 2016 high-end models, including the twice-recalled Samsung …

Motorola bewildered why Samsung didn't do eight-point battery checks prior to Note 7 fiasco


At a recent conference, Motorola battery engineer Russ Gyuenes made some remarks at Samsung’s battery testing practices prior to the Galaxy Note 7’s unfortunate fall from grace. If you can’t recall, the Note 7 was pulled from the market last year when it turned out it had a defective battery prone to exploding.

Following its investigation, Samsung implemented an eight-point battery check system and shared it with the smartphone industry in the interest of consumers. The protocol involves enhanced tests (Durability Test, Visual Inspection, X-Ray Test, Disassembling Test and OCT Test), …

Alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 8 front panel revealed in video

The Galaxy Note 8 is the next big thing coming from Samsung, literally. The company’s flagship smartphone is expected to go official in late summer, slightly ahead of IFA 2017 tech exhibition.

Since we’re just a couple of months away from the official reveal, it’s quite to start talking about the unannounced phablet. The first credible information about the Galaxy Note 8 went public late last week when an image of a supposed dummy unit leaked online.

Today, we have another leak that has Samsung’s flagship in the center. It appears that the front panel …

T-Mobile outs call failure fix for Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ and Note 5

Two new small updates are now being rolled out by T-Mobile for Samsung smartphones. Each of these updates addresses an issue with Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 where users experience call failure.

The roll-out of both updates should be in full swing now, as T-Mobile announced their availability on May 21. The changelog is the same for both smartphones: “Intermittent call failure fix, Android 7.0 Nougat for users still on DQC2.”

However, the software build number is different, so if you own the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5, then you should be looking …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 dummy reveals that an embedded fingerprint scanner is likely

The image of a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 dummy was spotted on Chinese micro-blogging site weibo. A video of this Galaxy Note 8 dummy also exists, showing it next to the obviously much smaller Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. Right off the bat, we can see that the new version of Samsung’s high-end phablet features a vertically placed dual-camera setup on back, with what looks like a dual LED flash underneath.

Also of great importance is the lack of a fingerprint scanner on the back or the front of the device. This means that Samsung has apparently been able to fix the problem that prevented the …