Deal: Select Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ protective covers are now $20 off

Do you own a Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+, but don’t have a protective case for it yet? Well, maybe it’s time to buy one, as select cases are now available for $20 off their regular prices. Mind you, we’re talking about official Samsung-made cases that will precisely fit your S8 or S8+.

Here’s what you can get to protect your Galaxy S8 or S8+:

S-View Flip Cover Case – $39.99 (instead of $59.99)LED Wallet Cover – $39.99 (instead of $59.99)Silicone Cover – $9.99 (instead of $29.99) – deal available until August 28Keyboard Cover (S8+ only) – $39.99 (instead of …


Nokia 8 vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs Galaxy S8 vs OnePlus and the rest: size comparison

The Nokia 8 is out and it is a beautifully designed flagship phone that will compete with the very best out there.
But there is something interesting and slightly atypical about the Nokia 8: it features a 5.3-inch display, not quite as large as the other 5.5-inch ones out there, but not small either.
The space savings that a smaller display offers can make a difference for those who prefer a more compact phone, but keep in mind that the Nokia 8 does not follow the latest bezel-less, full-screen design trend and has …

Samsung Galaxy S8 is the best-selling Android phone in Q2 2017, but iPhone 7 is king of the world

The only real competitor for Samsung’s flagships are Apple’s iPhones, so there will be no surprise if the Galaxy S8 will be the best-selling Android smartphone in 2017. But for now, let’s just say that it’s the most popular product among Android fans in the second quarter.

The latest research from Strategy Analytics suggests Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones shipped 19 million units worldwide. That makes these two devices world’s best-selling Android phones in Q2 2017.

Apple’s iPhone 7 remains world’s most popular smartphone model overall with no less …

Samsung unleashes new summer-ish Galaxy S8 commercials

Although autumn is slowly but surely on its way, Samsung doesn’t want us to forget that its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are “made for summer.” Thus, the company just released four short video commercials to remind us how great of a companion an S8 can be in this time of the year.

Unsurprisingly, all four new commercials – included below – involve water and/or sand, as the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are built to withstand both these elements, being IP68-certified.

While some interesting new high-end smartphones will be released in the coming months – including Samsung’s …

Sprint rolls out CallingPLUS, new messaging features to Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are definitely great smartphones if you measure them against any other Android handset launched this year. But they’re even better since many retailers and carriers are already discounting them like crazy a few weeks ahead of the Galaxy Note 8’s big reveal.

All carriers in the United States offer Samsung’s flagship smartphones, but if you’ve bought the Sprint version, then you’re eligible for a new update that brings a handful of new features and improvements.

For starters, the update brings a new security patch, although Sprint doesn’t …

Samsung, retailers continue to discount Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ prior to Galaxy Note 8 unveiling

Samsung plans on reverting to its usual methods of pricing before the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is launched, an event that reportedly will take place on September 15th. In order to help Samsung lighten its inventory of merchandise prior to the release of its high-end phablet, prices for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ will continue to decline through various sales and promotions.  
        
For example, Amazon and Best Buy will both sell you the unlocked Galaxy Note 8 for $574.99, a $150 or 21%  haircut off the original retail price. …

Tinkerers, rejoice: Snapdragon-powered Galaxy S8+ has been successfully rooted

All facts point out that the Snapdragon 835+ (SM-G955) powered US version of the Samsung Galaxy S8+ has just been rooted. 
Being such a high-profile and popular handset, one would probably expect avid developers and Android tinkerers to have cracked the system gates of the Snapdragon-powered Galaxy S8+ long ago, but sadly, this was not the case until recently, when XDA user BotsOne announced in the main XDA root thread for the device that root access has been successfully gained, and subsequently, SuperSU has been installed on the device. …

A regular Galaxy S8 in Rose Pink may actually exist

Around the end of June, we got word that Sammy is preparing a Galaxy S8+ in a bright and sparkly pink color. The bad news was that it was a limited run for the Taiwanese market only and that only the large S8+ would have the paint job.

Well, we suppose it did OK, because a new rumor claims that another run of pink Sammy flagships is about to launch — this time, we are expecting a Galaxy S8 in Rose Pink hitting Eastern Europe.

The report comes from serial leakster Roland Quandt, who is usually quite on point with his predictions. According to him, the new color is about to launch on …

Deal: Samsung lets you buy the Galaxy S8 Active for $699.99 ($150 off)

Officially announced yesterday, the rugged Samsung Galaxy S8 Active can be pre-ordered in the US as of today – only on AT&T for now. The smartphone can be purchased both from AT&T, and from Samsung’s website, and should start shipping later this week, on August 11.

If you’re getting the S8 Active from Samsung, you can save $150, as the company is offering the handset for $699.99 (instead of AT&T’s $849.99 outright price). Samsung also lets you buy the Galaxy S8 Active for $29.17 per month for 24 months ($700.08 in total) with Samsung Financing – in …

Samsung beats Apple for the US market share crown, but S8 not in the top three

Samsung has climbed up to the top in US market share in the three-month period that ended in May, says research shop Kantar, as often happens in this weak for Apple and strong for Samsung quarter, given that the Koreans launch their flagships in the spring, while Apple does it in the fall. Still, while Samsung reached 36.2% market share this past quarter, and Apple sits at 34%, Samsung’s achievement is still a bit shy from what it managed to pull off last year in the same period with the S7 and S7 edge.
“The Galaxy S8 launch helped Samsung …