Samsung Galaxy J2 (2017)

The entry level Galaxy J2 (2017) features a 4.7-inch qHD sAMOLED display. It’s powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor. The handset comes with 8GB expandable storage. The Galaxy J2 (2017) sports a 5-megapixel rear autofocus camera with flash, and a 2-megapixel front camera.


Samsung Gear Sport and Gear IconX 2018 get release dates, official prices


Samsung just announced that two if its newest Gear devices –
the Gear Sport and Gear IconX 2018 – will be released in the US on October 27. Interested
customers can pre-order both products starting tomorrow, October 13.

 

The Gear Sport is a Tizen-based smartwatch that, according
to Samsung, enables users to “go beyond fitness.” Compatible with
both Android and iOS phones and tablets, the wearable device will be offered
for $299.99. It’ll come with features like water resistance (up to 50 meters), a
1.2-inch circular Super AMOLED screen, GPS, music player, and NFC (for Samsung
Pay). …

After the Bixby button, Samsung disables the Bixby chief

The latest Samsung software update gives you the ability to completely disable the physical button that launches its Bixby virtual assistant on the latest high-end Galaxy phones. That’s right – you can either launch Bixby with that nice clicky button on the left, or nothing at all. 

Samsung apparently has a small team working on Bixby, and they’ve kept themselves pretty occupied with how to make the thing run in English for months, so, unsure about the pace of development, Samsung spared us yet another smart speaker with a digital butler built in.
The …

Apple tipped to use LG as a foldable iPhone supplier, since Samsung may leak the design

Samsung may finally be producing its unicorn of a foldable phone in a limited batch, but Apple is taking notice, it seems, as Korean media reports today it has tasked LG with the production of flexible OLED panel and circuit board for an eventual bendy iPhone prototype of its own, some Apple patents for which you can see above. Currently, Apple’s OLED screen needs for the iPhone X and, likely, for the 2018 crop, will be supplied by Samsung, but the team from Cupertino may break that monopoly a year or two from now by investing in LG and other smaller OLED makers.

LG …

First Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) renders show a shrunken down Galaxy S8 sans the curved display

Tall, nearly bezel-less displays are old news by now, with nearly everyone in the industry having already shown what its own take on the idea looks like. And in its brief lifetime, the trend has moved beyond just flagship devices, with both little-known Chinese manufacturers and bigger names like LG releasing cheaper devices utilizing the design.

So it was only inevitable that Samsung, one of the biggest smartphone manufacturers in the world, would start moving its own mid-rangers towards the so-called “Infinity Display” design — after all, the …

Samsung Gear Sport gets an "official launch" film, but no release date


In late August, Samsung announced the Gear Sport, a new
Tizen-based smartwatch aimed at very active users. While the company didn’t say
exactly when the Gear Sport would be released, the smartwatch is likely going
to hit shelves in the near future. That’s because Samsung today published a
Gear Sport “official launch film.”  

 

As you can see above, the launch film’s main idea is that
the Samsung Gear Sport is a smartwatch that enables you to “go beyond
fitness.” It can do that thanks to stuff like water resistance (up to 50
meters), weight management features, built-in GPS for accurate …

BlackBerry makes Samsung Galaxy smartphones even more secure with new SecuSUITE features

Samsung and BlackBerry have teamed up to improved the security of Galaxy smartphones a long time ago. Today, both companies announced their partnership is going deeper with the addition of SecuVOICE in Samsung Knox.

Usually, Samsung Knox comes with some BlackBerry security feature grouped together under the SecuSUITE name. This pack of security features is compatible with Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge, Galaxy S8/S8+, and Galaxy Note 8 smartphones, as well as Galaxy Tab S2 (8-inch and 10-inch) and Tab S3 tablets.

The addition of SecuVOICE will allow Samsung users …

Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ to get the new Snapdragon 845 chipset first?

According to a tweet from Russian tech journalist Eldar Murtazin, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Samsung Galaxy S9+ will be the first handsets to sport the Snapdragon 845 chipset. Murtazin’s tweet also hints that the 2018 Samsung flagship models will be the only phones using the new chipsets for an unknown period of time. This is similar to what happened earlier this year when Samsung made a deal with Qualcomm, and purchased all of the Snapdragon 835 chips being produced at the time. The silicon ended up inside the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ As a result, LG was forced to use the older …

Samsung making progress on producing a fingerprint reader embedded under a phone's display

Thanks to the Infinity Display employed on the Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8+ and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, there is no room for a front-facing fingerprint scanner on these models. The manufacturer tried to have the biometric reader embedded under the display, but the technology was too complex to get this done. Instead, the fingerprint scanner was placed near the rear-facing camera on all three models.

Despite recent reports stating that Android manufacturers are now focusing on facial recognition instead of a display embedded fingerprint scanner, Samsung is not giving up on putting …

Save 22% or $187 off the MSRP by purchasing the Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8+ from eBay

There are a few reasons to purchase the Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8+ (SM-G955FD) from eBay seller ‘never-msrp,’ who happens to have a good 99.5% positive feedback rating. First, this is not a model intended for the states which explains why the Exynos 8895 chipset is under the hood instead of the Snapdragon 835 SoC. It is compatible with the major GSM carriers in the U.S., which means that it will work on the AT&T and T-Mobile 4G LTE networks.

While not a huge reason to buy the Galaxy S8+ from eBay, this model will support Dual-SIM cards. Perhaps the top reason to buy the Galaxy S8+ from …