Budget-friendly Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2017) spotted again, launch seems imminent

It appears that Samsung has another entry-level Android tablet in the pipeline, a sequel to the Galaxy Tab A 8.0, which is likely to make its debut very soon. The so-called Galaxy Tab A (2017) was spotted for the first time about two months ago.

Earlier this week, the slab appeared at TENAA, the Chinese regulatory body, so an announcement looks imminent. The tablet is listed with model number SM-T385C, but TENAA doesn’t reveal any information about its specs.

However, a previous report suggests the Galaxy Tab A (2017) sports an 8-inch display with 1200 x 800 pixels resolution, as …


Deal: Select Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ protective covers are now $20 off

Do you own a Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+, but don’t have a protective case for it yet? Well, maybe it’s time to buy one, as select cases are now available for $20 off their regular prices. Mind you, we’re talking about official Samsung-made cases that will precisely fit your S8 or S8+.

Here’s what you can get to protect your Galaxy S8 or S8+:

S-View Flip Cover Case – $39.99 (instead of $59.99)LED Wallet Cover – $39.99 (instead of $59.99)Silicone Cover – $9.99 (instead of $29.99) – deal available until August 28Keyboard Cover (S8+ only) – $39.99 (instead of …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 pricing in China slips out?

Every day between now and next Wednesday brings us a step closer to the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. On August 23rd, the high-end phablet will be made official by Samsung, and everything about the eagerly awaited device will be out in the open. Until then, we are still receiving rumors and tips pertaining to the model. For example, rumored pricing for the device was leaked out of China this morning.

The buzz around the water cooler in the country has the Galaxy Note 8 available with 64GB, 128GB and 256GB of native storage. All three models will be carrying 6GB of RAM and will …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to be launched in September, free 256 GB microSD cards offered with pre-orders

Last week, we heard that the Galaxy Note 8 could be released on August 24, just one day after Samsung’s Unpacked event where the handset will be officially announced. However, according to Evan Blass (aka @evleaks), who almost always gets things right when it comes to leaked information, August 24 is the day when the new Note will only be available to pre-order.

Apparently, the launch date of the Galaxy Note 8 is set for September 15, at least in the US. The good news is that folks who pre-order the smartphone will receive a free 256 GB microSD card, in addition …

Samsung, Apple, LG or HTC? US cell phone market roaring back with a surprising success story

There were much more movers and shakers in the US mobile landscape last quarter than the fact that Galaxy S8 took the top spot as the best selling Android. Research firm Counterpoint probed the different sales channels, and painted a very interesting picture for Q2. First off, the lull in smartphone sales is over, as many people are looking for an upgrade, and last quarter saw 14% growth year-on-year. surprisingly, out of the top 5 brands that sell in the US – Samsung, Apple, LG, ZTE and TCL-Alcatel – it was ZTE that racked up the largest growth percentage. 
It …

Next best phones from Samsung, LG, Sony and more will be at IFA 2017: here's what to expect

So, how do you plan on spending the days between September 1 and 6? At the beach, playing volleyball and drinking cocktails with umbrellas on top? Or maybe up in the mountain, becoming one with Mother Nature? None of that is on our agenda. Actually, we’ll be in Germany once again for this year’s Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin exhibit, better known as IFA.
The IFA 2017 tech show is set to kick off on September 1, and most of the world’s top smartphone brands will be present at the event. Naturally, announcements will be pouring. Many …

The original Samsung Galaxy A8 expected to receive Android 7.0 Nougat update soon

The first Galaxy A8 made its debut on the market back in 2015. In the meantime, Samsung launched one more Galaxy A8 model last year, but it’s unclear if there will ever be another one launched in 2017.

The original Samsung Galaxy A8 came with Android 5.0 Lollipop on board, but the South Korean company has already released a Marshmallow update last year. Since the smartphone was launched two years ago, it was highly unlikely that the Galaxy A8 would receive further Android OS updates.

However, because the Galaxy A8 running Android 7.0 Nougat has been recently …

Pictures of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 leak less than one week before unveiling

In less than one week, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be official at last. And as is typical for such a high-profile handset, the closer we get to the unveiling date, the number of leaked photos increases exponentially. The eagerly awaited phablet will be made official on August 23rd during Samsung’s next Unpacked event. Today, a number of new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 images have been discovered, including one picture of a Galaxy Note 8 dummy.

By now, you probably know by heart some of the phablet’s specs. It will feature a rear-facing dual-camera set up, and the fingerprint scanner is placed …

AT&T's refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is recalled due to counterfeit batteries

Memories of last year’s Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recalls will resurface once you hear the story about the AT&T refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 4. 10,200 units of this refurbished phone had to be voluntarily recalled through the FedEx Supply Chain. These units were shipped to consumers by Federal Express from December 2016 through April of this year to replace units that the carrier’s device replacement insurance agreed to replace.

The problem with these units is that the third party battery used to power up these refurbished Galaxy Note 4 models are counterfeit. If one of these phones were …

Samsung Galaxy S8 is the best-selling Android phone in Q2 2017, but iPhone 7 is king of the world

The only real competitor for Samsung’s flagships are Apple’s iPhones, so there will be no surprise if the Galaxy S8 will be the best-selling Android smartphone in 2017. But for now, let’s just say that it’s the most popular product among Android fans in the second quarter.

The latest research from Strategy Analytics suggests Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones shipped 19 million units worldwide. That makes these two devices world’s best-selling Android phones in Q2 2017.

Apple’s iPhone 7 remains world’s most popular smartphone model overall with no less …