Here's what the Samsung Galaxy S9 might look like next to the Galaxy S8

Earlier today, we saw what seem to be the first legit renders showing the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. We’re saying that these might be legit because they originate from Evan Blass (aka @evleaks), who almost always provides correct details when it comes to unannounced smartphones. At the same time, we can’t be fully certain of the renders’ accuracy. Nevertheless, assuming that these really show the Galaxy S9 and S9+, it appears that the two handsets have thicker side bezels when compared to the S8 and S8+ of last year.
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Results: Galaxy S8 trumps Galaxy A8 in the public eye

Samsung just launched the Galaxy A8 (2018) less than a month ago and it looks like a pretty solid midranger through and through… well until you see its price that is. With a tag of about €500 in Europe, where it’s currently available, it’s just €40 shy of the price of the Galaxy S8. Sure, the latter is Samsung’s flagship for last year and is about to be replaced, but is it really that old that the Galaxy A8 (2018) surpasses it?

Sure, the midranger has the looks, but it does lack a certain oomph, especially when it comes to the camera. We were wondering — would people make the choice to …

Which would you buy: the brand-new Galaxy A8 (2018) or the year-old Galaxy S8?

The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) is an upper-tier midranger, which was launched right at the end of 2017, so it’s still a fairly new phone. It sports a homemade Samsung Exynos 7885 SoC with 8 cores and clock speed of up to 2.2 GHz, 4 GB to 6 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of storage. Not a bad phone by any means, and it looks pretty sweet as well.

But the price is a bit of a head-scratcher. The Galaxy A8 (2018) is currently available in Europe for the price of €500. “What’s the problem?” you ask… Well, the Galaxy S8 is available for about €530-€540 right now.

So, Sammy’s …

Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 vs Galaxy S8: camera comparison

The new Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 is a phone that is surprisingly similar to the flagship Galaxy S8, yet it costs slightly less and has its fingerprint scanner at a much more sensible and easy-to-reach position below the camera.
But one big question about the Galaxy A8 2018 remains: how good of a camera does it have?
That’s what we have set out to learn, and we took the Galaxy A8 2018 and the Galaxy S8 along for the ride to compare the difference in image quality.
But first, let’s go through the camera specs briefly. The …

Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S9: all major differences to expect

The rumor mill is in a full apocalypse mode about the Galaxy S9 and S9+ handsets, and information on anything, from the rear design, to the camera upgrades, is trickling down from places close and far. Until someone put up the eventual Galaxy S9 box for our eyes to feast on, confirming most of the specs we’ve heard so far.
Previously, we didn’t expect grandiose changes in looks, compared to the Galaxy S8, given that Samsung just introduced the Infinity Display design last year, but there will apparently be some, yet the grand upgrades …

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8 now come with free AKG wireless headphones (US only)

If you’re not waiting for the Galaxy S9 or the Galaxy Note
9, and you’re in need of a new high-end Galaxy right now, Samsung Mobile USA has a cool
offer that you should know about. The company is currently offering a pair of AKG on-ear wireless headphones for free with the purchase of a Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+,
Galaxy S8 Active, or Galaxy Note 8. Both unlocked, and carrier models are
included here, although (for some mysterious reason) all Sprint models are excluded.

 

The AKG wireless headphones that Samsung is giving away – model number AKG Y50BT – are normally priced at $180. They offer …

Deal: Save $250 on Verizon's Samsung Galaxy Note 8, S8, and S8+

If you’re a Verizon Wireless customer, or want to become
one, and you need a new high-end Android phone, Best Buy currently has a pretty
attractive deal for you. The retailer lets you save $250 on the Samsung Galaxy
Note 8, Samsung Galaxy S8+, and Samsung Galaxy S8, as long as you’re buying
them with a monthly Verizon Device Payment.  

 

The $250 savings aren’t instant, but will be reflected in reduced monthly
payments over 24 months. At the end of this period, you’ll end up paying $686
for a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (instead of $936), $590 for a Galaxy S8+ (instead
of $840), and only …

Zagg's new Glass Curve Elite screen protector may be the best thing that happened to your Galaxy S8 or Note 8

Curved glass protectors are a pain to get right, and most of them, even from reputable brands, are a tradeoff when it comes to side touch functionality or aesthetics. Enter Zagg’s new Glass Curve Elite series for handsets with flexible OLED displays that are sloping to the sides, such as the Galaxy S8 or Note 8. Zagg’s previous curved protector efforts were as good as anyone else’s, barring those that have to be installed using ultraviolet baking. 

Most of the curved shields so far suffered from the usual touch sensitivity problems due to the adhesive being used at …

Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo beta program ends January 15th, public update could roll by end of January

Samsung rolled out the first Android 8.0 Oreo update public beta for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in early November, and it’s now been two months since it’s been beta-testing the update. The company now says it will close access to the public beta program today, on January 5th (it’s your last chance to sign up), as the beta testing will officially end on January 15th.
This means one thing: Samsung is done testing and it is preparing to officially release the Android 8.0 Oreo update to the public soon, and as we’ve heard in previous reports this could even happen by the end …

A leaked Android 8 build for Galaxy S8 brings Dolby Atmos to the phone!

With recent stirrings in the Samsung Beta Program for Android 8 on the Galaxy S8 and S8+, it’s become obvious that an official update to the next major Android build is drawing near. Official info from the company now states that the Beta Program will be closed on January 15th. This falls in line with earlier reports, which claimed that Android 8 Oreo will be pushed to the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in late January. Also, reports of Oreo hitting Note 8 units have also surfaced today.

An unreleased beta build has now leaked on Reddit and fans were quick to sideload it on their phones. They …