Samsung re-introduces the Galaxy Folder 2 with a model for its hometown market

Samsung’s Galaxy Folder 2 offers the mid-range Android experience in a flip phone. Already unveiled in China last September, Samsung re-introduced the model today in its home country of South Korea. There is but one screen on the model, which means that you have to open it up every time you use the device. Still, that allows you to look cool by using that nonchalant single hand flip close, which also results in that satisfying sound made when the device is shut.

The Galaxy Folder 2 uses a T9 “keyless” pad which is made of a smooth surface with the keys outlined on top. A social app key places …


Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to be unveiled in September, might cost around $900

After the disappointment brought by the Galaxy Note 7, all eyes are now on Samsung to see how the company deals with its next generation Galaxy Note, aptly called Galaxy Note 8. 

According to Venture Beat, the Note 8 will be officially unveiled in the second half of September, and could become Samsung’s most expensive mass-produced smartphone. This contradicts a previous rumor, which had it that the Note 8 would be unveiled in August.

Reportedly, an unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will cost €999 in Europe. In the US, the new device will probably cost a bit less, …

Samsung patents an authentication method for Gear VR based on "head recognition"

The Galaxy S8 is undoubtedly one of the most generous phones in terms of security features and biometric authentication offering users not one, but three trendy ways to lock or unlock the device: through a fingerprint scanner, an iris scanner, and face detection capabilities. But neither these, nor the password- or swipe-based methods can be used to unlock the phone if it is inside the Gear VR headset – you need to first get it out, unlock it, and then put it back. But a new Samsung patent application registered in South Korea suggests that the company may have found a …

Samsung Gear S3 to be the only smartwatch that plays Spotify tunes offline, though not for long

Here’s something the Samsung Gear S3 can do that other smartwatches don’t – it can play your Spotify tunes offline! To get going, you must download a Spotify add-on app for the smartwatch through the Gear Manager app on your paired smartphone.

Following which, you’ll have the option to choose playlists, songs, and albums to be saved right onto your Gear S3. This way, you will be able to listen to some of your favorite music when offline and not connected to a smartphone.

With this functionality on board, the Samsung Gear S3, which runs Tizen OS, becomes rather unique as …

June security update coming to Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

Samsung Galaxy S7 and  S7 edge owners should feel a little more secure following the latest OTA update sent out to the 2016 flagship duo. The Galaxy S7 is receiving software version G930W8VLS2BQF1, while the Galaxy S7 edge update contains software version G935W8VLS2BQF1.

As usual, the changelog doesn’t specify which vulnerabilities were exactly addressed for security reasons. In addition to the June security patch, the update also includes stability and performance optimizations and bug fixes. 
When you get …

Samsung working on a standalone OLED Gear VR with ultra-high pixel density

According to sources in Korea, Samsung is cooking a standalone VR headset that is going to sport an inbuilt display with pixel density much higher than any other device on the market at the moment.

Allegedly, Samsung Display, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, has asked partner supplier to develop a 2,000 ppi (pixels per inch) Fine Metal Mask for a new Gear VR set. The FMM is a component used in OLED displays and plays a major role in pixels’ quantity and distribution. Apparently, Samsung is also working on its own ultra-high-resolution OLED display for the VR unit, which …

OnePlus videos show its new phone charging faster than the Samsung Galaxy S8

Remember when the most important thing about smartphone batteries was how long they lasted for? At the time, no one cared about how fast the battery would charge up. In the last three to four years, this has changed as manufacturers started to realize that charging times were half of the equation. While Motorola has its Turbo Charging, Qualcomm has its QuickCharge technology integrated into its Snapdragon chipsets, and OnePlus has Dash Charge.

To show off how fast Dash Charge “does its thang,” OnePlus posted a couple of videos today showing the barely out of the womb OnePlus 5 against the …

Get the most out of your Galaxy S8 with tips and tricks from Samsung

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+  are some of the most popular handsets of 2017 and with good reason. Apart from their stunning looks and powerful specs, the two flagships also feature a custom user interface on top of Android Nougat that is designed to make the most of the bezel-less curved displays while keeping things clean and organized. 
The UX (user experience) of the S8 is labeled as convenient and intuitive by Samsung, but let’s be honest, the sheer quantity of functions present on any modern smartphone can be a bit overwhelming. …

Rugged Galaxy S8 Active inadvertently confirmed by Samsung

Samsung has been releasing rugged, Active versions of its flagship smartphones since 2013, and we’re now confident that the company is planning to launch an Active handset this year, too. Said handset is called Galaxy S8 Active, and it’s been discovered that one of Samsung’s official websites is already mentioning it.

For now, Samsung is only revealing the phone’s name and model number (G892A), plus the fact that the device is running Android Nougat. There’s also a list of apps that will be available on the new handset – among these, there are some AT&T-specific apps, which isn’t surprising, …

Samsung owners, do you ever use the Galaxy app store?

So, for a while now, Samsung has been running its own app store — Galaxy Apps. Full of apps and games that you can usually find in Android’s Play Store, as well as some Samsung exclusives. It’s here that you can find the Edge panels for your curved-screen Sammy handset, and it’s here that you download the Gear watchfaces and mini-apps.

But those things aside, we often wonder — is there really any reason to download your regular apps or games from the Samsung app store? It doesn’t seem like promotions and price-drops are synced between the Play Store and Sammy store, …