Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8, S8 vs LG V30 vs Essential Phone: "bezel-less" size comparison

Xiaomi, a company that is big in China, but has no official presence in the United States (and very little in Europe), has launched its best phone yet: the bezel-less Xiaomi Mi Mix 2.
The Mi Mix 2 is the successor of what’s arguably the first bezel-less phone: last year’s gigantic, 6.44-inch Mi Mix.
The original Mi Mix was deemed a “concept phone” and sold in limited quantities, and it never really proved all that practical, not least because of its huge size. The new Mi Mix 2, however, has taken some valuable lessons …


Samsung working on 11nm chipsets for its mid to high-end phones

It looks like Samsung is developing a new type of chipset for some of its future devices. On Monday, the Korean phone maker announced the addition of a 11nm (nanometer) FinFET process technology to its foundry process portfolio. 
In its press release, Samsung states that the new 11LPP (low power plus) process offers a performance increase of up to 15% compared to the chipsets built on the 14LPP technology. Such 14nm CPUs can be found on some members of Samsung’s 2017 A and J series. Also, chipsets built on the 11LPP technology …

Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2017) goes official with 8-inch display, 5,000 mAh battery


As expected, Samsung
quietly introduced its budget-friendly Galaxy Tab A (2017) tablet.
Despite rumors suggesting the slate will be launched on the market as
Samsung Galaxy Tab A2 S, the South Korean company chose another name,
at least in some regions.

Specs-wise, there are no
surprises if you’ve read out previous reports about the tablet. The
Galaxy Tab A (2017) is an entry-level slate that sports an 8-inch
display with 1280 x 800 pixels resolution.

On the inside, the tablet
packs a 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, coupled
with 2GB RAM and 16GB expandable storage. …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 guide: How to enable the display's native WQHD+ resolution output

While the official launch of the Note 8 is about a week or so away, but this doesn’t mean that we can’t show you a few tricks that will help you make the most out of your Note 8 once you get into possession of one.
Today, we will address one of the features that you might want to micro-manage on your own – the default resolution of your device. In case you’ve played around with a Galaxy S8 or S8+ before, you might know that although it comes with a WQHD+ 1440 x 2960-pixel display, by default the phone runs at FHD+ resolution, or 1080 x 2220 pixels. For …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: tips and tricks

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a powerful big phone with a beautiful, 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display, a dual camera and an S Pen, along with a top-grade Snapdragon 835 system chip, but how do you make the most of it?
We have taken a deep dive in the Galaxy Note 8 to come up with some tips and tricks that will unleash its full potential.
The list of Galaxy Note 8 tips and tricks below includes shortcuts and time-savers for the Samsung Experience user interface (formerly TouchWiz), a few neat S Pen functionalities, a few …

Samsung started working on Android 8 Oreo updates for Galaxy S8 and S8+


Samsung is undoubtedly planning to update many of its
high-end and mid-range smartphones to Android 8.0 Oreo, but the company has yet
to share specific details on the matter. Fortunately, if you own a Galaxy S8 or
Galaxy S8+, it looks like you won’t have to wait too long to get an official
taste of Oreo.

 

According to SamMobile, Samsung has started working on
Android Oreo updates for both the S8 and S8+. Reportedly, the Oreo firmware version could
be G950FXXU1BQI1 on the Galaxy S8, and G955FXXU1BQI1
on the Galaxy S8+. For now, there is no word on when Samsung is hoping to start
rolling …

Improve the battery life on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with these 17 tips and tricks

The Galaxy Note 8 is the hottest new Samsung super-phone in town. This handset is the latest representative of the company’s new design approach which emphasizes on keeping the displays big and bezels small. 
The results from this philosophy are quite impressive – the latest Note packs a massive 6.3-inch panel at the front which is easily one of the largest screens we’ve seen on a high-end smartphone to date. The majority of its specs and features are equally awe-inspiring: the powerful Snapdragon 835 chipset, …

Wi-Fi Alliance certifies the unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 Active?

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is designed for those who want a top-shelf phone like the Samsung Galaxy S8, but need protection from drops, falls, water and other things that can permanently damage the phone. Back on August 11th, the Galaxy S8 Active launched as an AT&T exclusive in the U.S. Sporting a flat AMOLED panel instead of the curved Infinity Display found on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, the Active variant of the phone also features a large 4000mAh battery and includes military grade MIL-STD-810G protection. Like the standard Galaxy S8/S8+, the Active offers an IP68 certification rating.

Today, …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 sets a new pre-order record in South Korea and in the U.S.

Last year, when the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was unveiled, pre-orders for the device went through the roof. Had the phone not been recalled twice and subsequently taken off store shelves, it might have become one of the most popular handsets ever offered by Samsung. This year, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is smashing pre-order records set by previous Galaxy Note devices.

For example, after 24-hours in South Korea, 395,000 units of the Galaxy Note 8 were reserved. Last year, it took 13-days for the Galaxy Note 7 to hit the 380,000 mark for pre-orders. The record this year was achieved by the Galaxy …

Here is the Samsung Galaxy Tab A2 S in all its glory

Samsung Galaxy Tab A2 S is an unannounced entry-level tablet aimed at children. Sadly, the slate was not introduced at the last Unpacked event where Samsung announced a couple of wearable devices, so we strongly believe the tablet will quietly make its debut on the market.

The budget-friendly tablet will come in two variations: Wi-Fi only and LTE. Both models will run Android 7.0 Nougat operating system right out of the box, but it’s unlikely that they will receive any major updates in the future. 

Specs-wise, the Galaxy …