Samsung Galaxy S8 Active shows off its rugged self

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is a rugged version of the Samsung Galaxy S8. We can expect the device to be certified to meet military specifications for drops and falls; the handset’s IP68 certification rating allows the unit to be submerged in water as deep as nearly 5-feet for as long as 30-minutes, and emerge unscathed. Despite all of this protection, the phone should perform just as powerfully as the Samsung Galaxy S8 does, and once again the Active is an AT&T exclusive in the U.S.

Today, a picture of the Galaxy S8 Active surfaced. The image comes from the Wireless Power Consortium, …


Samsung takes us on an inside tour of Galaxy S8 and S8+: see what it's made of

Samsung has released an official teardown of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, its flagship phones and the first ones with the new ‘infinity’ bezel-less display.
In this post, Samsung shows what are the key components of the Galaxy S8 and where they are located.
Samsung shows key components like the heat pipe that helps cool the powerful Snapdragon 835 system chip. You can also see the positioning of the processor itself, the memory location and other curious details like the NFC / MST / Wireless charging connectors at …

Galaxy S8 vs $2000 mirrorless camera and DSLR: Ultimate camera face-off

Omitting the seemingly mandatory for this type of article introduction, which usually goes over how far smartphone cameras have come, I’ll just say this – we are here to determine whether the Galaxy S8 can hold its own against not one, but two dedicated cameras. Samsung’s latest, bezel-less flagship versus the Panasonic GH4 and the older Nikon D5100. Does a smartphone stand a chance against a $2000 mirrorless camera and an entry-level DSLR? We’re about to find out.

But first, let’s quickly establish why and how we’re going to do this. Many people are of the mind …

HTC U11 vs Galaxy S8 vs LG G6: a three-way specs comparison!

In case you’ve missed the news, the HTC’s U11 flagship is now official. 

The latest and greatest device HTC has ever come up with is a true powerhouse, equipped with the speedy Snapdragon 835, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. A 5.5″ Quad HD display is making the rounds up front, while a 3,000mAh non-removable battery is keeping the show going. A 12MP UltraPixel camera at the back is completing the specs sheet.

This phone will have the arduous task of battling with the South-Korean superstars – the Galaxy S8/S8+ and the LG G6. Either of these are among …

Samsung Galaxy S8 global sales reportedly exceed 5 million in less than a month

Samsung’s new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+, seem to be doing well on the global market. Less than a month after the official debut of the new high-end models on April 21, the Galaxy S8 global sales have reportedly crossed 5 million units.

Samsung did not provide detailed figures, but a company official told The Investor that the Galaxy 8 sales “are going smoothly around the globe” and “are already beyond 5 million units”. The company speaks about “combined” sales, which probably means that the provided figure reflects both the sales of the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy …

ARR! Pirates of the Caribbean version of Samsung Galaxy S8 is coming

Over the weekend, we were surprised to hear that Paul McCartney will have a role in the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales movie. What we’re not surprised about is the upcoming launch of a version of the Samsung Galaxy S8 that ties into the theatrical release of the film. A special case engraved with the movie’s logo, and containing a skull, is added to the back of the handset.

Features related to the movie are added to the UI once the special case is attached to the phone. This is done using the special NFC chip embedded in the case. The Pirates of the Caribbean special …

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active clears Wi-Fi certification on its way to AT&T

The rugged version of Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to arrive at AT&T any moment now. We’ve been hearing about the smartphone for two months now, so there’s no doubt the Galaxy S8 Active will make its debut in the United States very soon.

The smartphone has been spotted on User Agent String last week, and now it’s been listed at Wi-Fi Alliance with the same model number: Samsung SM-G892A. The smartphone has received its Wi-Fi certification, which means it’s one step closer to market release.

Aside from the model number, no other information about the …

Dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy S8+ with Exynos chipset goes on sale in the US

Customers in the United States have the pleasure the being able to purchase the Qualcomm-based Samsung Galaxy S8+ from either of the major carrier and retailers across the country. The smartphone is available unlocked or carrier-bound, so depending on your budget, you can get whichever you want.

However, a new seller is now offering the so-called EMEA version of the Galaxy S8+, which comes with the powerful Exynos 8895 chipset inside. On top of that, the Exynos-based Samsung Galaxy S8+ packs not one, but two SIM slots that can be used to add another SIM or memory …

Samsung Galaxy S8 powered by the Exynos 8895 SoC, breaks the 7000 ceiling at Geekbench for multi-core score

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ are considered among the top two Android handsets currently available. Each model has two different variants based on the chipset employed. In the U.S., the two flagship phones feature the Snapdragon 835 chipset carrying an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 540 GPU. Elsewhere, the home grown Exynos 8895 SoC is under the hood, carrying an octa-core CPU and the Mali-G71 MP20 GPU.

Today, the Exynos 8895 SoC powered Galaxy S8 was put through the Geekbench benchmark test, and the multi-core score of 7101 was one of the highest results ever seen on a smartphone. …

Verizon spreads Galaxy S8 update with fix for red tint display problem

Verizon is the latest carrier to issue an update for the Galaxy S8 and S8+’ ‘Red Tint’ display issue. Software version NRD90M.G950USQU1AQDF for the Galaxy S8 and NRD90M.G955USQU1AQDF for the Galaxy S8+ is now live and seeded over-the-air. In addition to providing adjustments for the display’s color temperature, the build improves device performance and fixes the “DQA keeps stopping” pop-up error on some phones.

To fix up your screen, install the update, then go to Settings > Display > Screen mode and tweak the color temperature until you like what you’re seeing. …