Rugged Samsung Galaxy S8 Active to be launched by Sprint

Currently available only on AT&T, the Samsung Galaxy S8
Active should soon be released not just by T-Mobile (as recently reported), but
also by Sprint. We’re saying this because a render of a Sprint-bound Galaxy S8
Active was revealed today on Twitter by Evan Blass (aka @evleaks).

 

Sprint may plan to start selling the S8 Active on November 17, as
this is the date that’s seen on the smartphone’s home screen (for a closer look, zoom in on the image embedded on the left). However, for now, there’s
no confirmation on this.

 

Most likely, Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy S8 Active will offer
the …


Samsung offers a free Gear VR or DeX Station with any Galaxy S8 or Note 8 purchase

If you plan to buy a high-end Samsung smartphone, there are plenty of offers that you can take advantage of, not to mention that you’ll most certainly be getting better deals on Black Friday if you wait until the end of the month.

Samsung is now running a promotion that would allow customers who purchase one of its 2017 flagships to get some free stuff in the process. The deal is only available in the United States via Samsung’s online store.

While the South Korean company does mention that this is a limited time offer, it doesn’t say when it will end. In …

Android 8.0 Oreo for the Galaxy S8 & S8+: All the new features, visualized


As we already reported, Samsung has already kicked off the Android 8.0 Oreo beta for Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices in the US, UK, and South Korea. If you’re located in any of these locations, you can now enlist in the beta, which should be a rather hassle-free experience. 

The prerequisite for you joining the beta program is simple: in the US, you need to have an unlocked, Sprint, or T-Mobile version of the Galaxy S8/S8+ in order to partake. In case you’re a UK resident, an unlocked variation of either device would suffice. If that’s covered, then simply grab either the …

Razer Phone size comparison vs Galaxy Note 8, S8, S8+, Pixel 2 XL, LG V30, iPhone 8 Plus, and all the rest

With no RGB lighting in sight, gaming company Razer has just officially forayed into the smartphone market, a niche that is not quite welcoming to newcomers. The likes of Samsung, Apple, Google, Huawei, and LG are not going to voluntarily squeeze themselves so that the gaming paraphernalia giant could fit in. 

But what if it caters to a subniche that remains largely ignored – mobile gaming? True, mobile gaming doesn’t hold a candle to PC and console ones, but there’s still a large bunch of smartphone users whose needs for exceptional framerates …

Samsung to kick off Android 8.0 Oreo beta program for Galaxy S8 as early as October 31

Rumor has it Samsung won’t release any Android 8.0 Oreo updates until early 2018. If that’s true, then a beta program should be in place before the year’s end.

A new report claims Samsung will kick off the highly-anticipated Android 8.0 Oreo beta program for Galaxy S8 on October 31. However, not everyone with a Galaxy S8 will be able to enroll into Samsung’s beta program.

Apparently, Samsung will initially launch Android 8.0 Oreo beta for Galaxy S8 in the United Kingdom, North America, and South Korea. The second wave of countries getting access to the beta …

Android 8 Oreo for Galaxy S8: beta program allegedly coming soon for US residents

Samsung is well at work on its Android 8 update for its Galaxy S8 and S8+ flagships and it seems the company might be preparing a US beta program for interested fans. The news comes from a leakster who allegedly got a heads-up email from Samsung.

A quick rundown of how this will reportedly work — there are only 7,500 spots for the entire USA. Participants would have to have a Galaxy S8 that’s on T-Mobile or Sprint. Signup is done via the Samsung+ or Samsung Members app and the beta will open up next Tuesday, the 31st of October.

As far as new features go, we expect some goodies like …

How to change the Galaxy S8, S8+, Note 8 ringtone and set a custom one

Okay, we already explored 5 different ways to change the ringtone on your iPhone 8, 8 Plus, or pretty much any iOS 11-running device, and boy, that was a somewhat-challenging ordeal.

 During the creation of that guide, a sneaky thought emerged – how much easier is to set a custom ringtone on the iPhones’ most serious competitors, the Galaxy S8, S8+, and the Note 8?

As you might imagine, Android is not a walled-garden and changing the ringtone of your Galaxy flagship is literally a child’s play.
Here’s how to do it:

Is the Galaxy S8 a better buy than the iPhone X? Here are some reasons it might be…

So, November is nearly here, and with it comes the great holiday shopping. A good time of the year to get yourself a nice, shiny new smartphone, or get nagged into buying one for somebody else. We kid, we kid.

The iPhone X is about to hit the store shelves in just a couple of weeks, and there’s also this other bezel-less kid on the block — you might have heard of it — the Samsung Galaxy S8. Which one should you buy? Do you splurge the $999 required to get the latest and greatest from Apple, or is the Galaxy S8, which can be found for about $625 on Amazon right now, …

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active will be Sammy's first phone to support T-Mobile's new 600MHz Band?

Back in April, T-Mobile spent nearly $8 billion to win 31MHz of 600MHz low-frequency spectrum that was part of an FCC auction. Also known as Band 71, the low frequency airwaves travel farther and penetrate buildings better than higher frequency spectrum. Only one handset, the LG V30, currently is available with support for Band 71. Now, FCC documents reveal which handset will be the first from Samsung to work with the 600MHz spectrum.

A new version of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active (SM-G892U) has been certified by the FCC. This is the rugged version of the Samsung Galaxy S8, better able to …

Samsung adopting Google's ARCore, coming to Galaxy S8 and Note 8

Samsung has partnered with Google to adopt ARCore, Google’s augmented reality platform, and it will bring the experience to its Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and the Galaxy Note 8.
Google announced ARCore earlier this year and it is a rival technology to the already available ARKit on Apple devices. The iPhone 6s and newer iPhones all support the feature and there are already quite a few interesting apps that make use of AI on the iOS platform.
With Samsung joining the Google ARCore camp, developers will now be able to write …