Samsung Galaxy S9 News: Successor To The Galaxy S8 Already In The Works

#Samsung #GalaxyS9 – Samsung Galaxy S9 News: Successor To The Galaxy S8 Already In The Works : Reports of a new Samsung flagship device are already all over the internet and it’s not the foldable Galaxy X or the Galaxy Note 8. While the Galaxy S8 has yet to drop in stores and the two other Samsung devices are expected within the year, the Korean tech giant has supposedly started working on the Galaxy S9.

International Business Times cited some sources which said that the Korean conglomerate is already working on the Galaxy S9. The report came all the way from the company’s home turf. “The Bell”, a Korean news outlet, reported that Samsung has begun development on the display panels for next year’s flagship smartphone.

The reason why Samsung is around six months ahead of schedule as compared to its previous devices’ timelines is that it wants the Galaxy S9 to be fool-proof and to be even better quality-wise than the highly impressive Galaxy S8. The debacle that is the Samsung Galaxy S7 is still fresh in their minds which are why the company is taking every precautionary step possible. Furthermore, Samsung already has laid the groundwork for a much safer process in manufacturing its devices after the exploding battery fiasco. In fact, with the way things are going so far for the Galaxy S8, it seems like Samsung has finally succeeded on burying its demons or is at least off to a good start.

BGR reported that the team in charge with the Galaxy S9’s display is already set to supply some samples sometime in the middle of this month which is basically a week or so from now. This bit of news, if proven true, clearly indicates that the display team has been hard at work for some time now. The source also mentioned that development of other vital components of the Galaxy S9 will start a month after the display gets the go-signal.

A leak showing a prototype of the Samsung Galaxy S8 indicated that the company toyed with the idea of giving the flagship smartphone a dual camera set-up. It remains to be seen if the Galaxy S9 will get the feature.

The early start can also mean an earlier launch for the next flagship handset. The launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus was understandably delayed because of their controversial predecessor and the company seems intent to get a good head start with the Samsung Galaxy S9.

Source : iTechpost

Samsung Galaxy S8 Unboxed And Coming On April 21

#Samsung #GalaxyS8 – Samsung Galaxy S8 Unboxed And Coming On April 21 : The Samsung Galaxy S8 is finally here… almost. As expected, the Korean conglomerate unveiled its latest flagship smartphone at the Unpacked 2017 event held yesterday, March 29. Pre-orders for the handset will start on the 31st while the device itself will be shipped to U.S. shores come April 21. This gives fans three weeks to ponder on their decision while waiting for their orders to be delivered.

There’s little to debate about regarding the features and specifications of the Galaxy S8. On paper, the smartphone is arguably one of the best ever. Understandably, some people may be having second thoughts about purchasing the smartphone because of Samsung’s recent bad rep courtesy of recalls, arrests, and exploding batteries.

It’s undeniable, however, that the highly-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S8 is a beautiful piece of machinery. The svelte look of the Galaxy S8 is both surprising and not. Despite the number of rumors and leaks showing the design of the Galaxy S8, seeing and holding the actual device still fuels awe and amazement. The Samsung Galaxy S8 combines glass and metal perfectly while giving its users more space to work on with its huge 5.8-inch screen (6.2 inches for the S8 Plus) packed in a rather lithe body. The bezels are distinctly slimmer, the sides are curved and the physical home button is gone.

Another feature that got an impressive upgrade is its front camera. The Galaxy S8 now sports an 8MP front-facing camera, up from the S7’s 5MP. The rear camera, however, remained at 12MP.

Samsung also introduced its Bixby voice assistant. The company claims that Bixby is capable of doing more as compared to other digital assistants, though, for now, it will only work with certain Samsung apps.

The biggest concern with the Galaxy S8, as CBS noted, is its battery. Samsung acknowledged the embarrassment of the Galaxy Note 7 when its executives explained that the company implemented new and better standards and procedures including an eight-point battery check for their devices starting with the Galaxy S8.

The Verge stated that Samsung did not announce a fixed price for the flagship smartphone. This is a common practice of the Korean tech company which prefers that carriers dictate the actual retail price. However, many estimate the smartphone to be available for no less than $720. While the price will depend on the carriers, what is set in stone is that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will come on April 21.

Source : iTechpost

Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ With Bixby Virtual Assistant, Infinity Display Launched: Specifications, Release Date, and More

#samsung #galaxys8 – Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ With Bixby Virtual Assistant, Infinity Display Launched: Specifications, Release Date, and More  Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have been launched finally, ending months of speculation and anticipation for fans and industry alike. Both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ will be going on sale starting on April 21, and will be offered in Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue and Maple Gold colours.

Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ features

At the event, Samsung stressed how the new Galaxy S8 is the “start of a new era.” The company also showcased its in-house voice-based virtual assistant named Bixby, which makes its debut on the flagship Galaxy S8. As expected, Samsung’s Bixby will be taking on other voice-based virtual assistants powered by artificial intelligence including Apple’s Siri, Google Assistant, Microsoft Cortana and Amazon’s Alexa. The Galaxy S8 will come with a set of pre-installed apps that will work with Bixby.

As rumoured for months, the all-new Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will sport iris recognition, which was earlier seen on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 – which has been discontinued. As the name suggests, the biometric recognition scans iris to unlock the phone, verify Samsung account, and more. Facial recognition is a biometric authentication method that users can choose to use. Additionally, both the devices also sport fingerprint scanner which is located at the back.

Samsung has also finally introduced its Microsoft Continuum-like feature, Samsung DeX, which will let users use smartphone like a computer by docking it to monitor, keyboard, and mouse. Similar to the Galaxy S7, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are dust and water resistant with IP68 certification. Both the handsets run on the company’s UI based on Android 7.0 Nougat.

Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ specifications

In terms of specifications, the Samsung Galaxy S8 features a 5.8-inch QHD+ (1440×2960 pixels) Super AMOLED display while the Galaxy S8+ sports a 6.2-inch QHD+ (1440×2960 pixels) Super AMOLED display. The company is terming these as Infinity Displays, and they are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Samsung also says the smartphones are the first to be certified by the UHD Alliance as Mobile HDR Premium.

 Both the smartphones sport 12-megapixel ‘Dual Pixel’ rear camera with optical image stabilisation and an f/1.7 aperture, while there is an 8-megapixel front camera with autofocus on board as well, featuring an f/1.7 aperture.

Both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will come powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 SoC (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad) in the US, while most international markets (including India) will get the Exynos 8895 SoC (2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad).

Variants which will be released in select markets, including most probably India. Both the handsets pack 4GB of RAM and come with 64GB inbuilt storage while also supporting expandable storage via microSD card (up to 256GB).

Connectivity options on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ include 4G LTE (Cat. 16), Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4GHz, 5GHz), Bluetooth v5.0, USB Type-C, NFC, and GPS. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, gyroscope, heart rate sensor, magnetometer, and proximity sensor. It also supports Samsung Pay, with NFC and MST connectivity.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will support wireless charging as well as fast charging. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ pack 3000mAh and 3500mAh battery respectively. The Galaxy S8 measures 148.9×68.1x8mm and weighs 155 grams. The Galaxy S8+ measures 159.5×73.4×8.1mm and weighs 173 grams.

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will ship with new high-performance earphones tuned by AKG by Harman in the box. Samsung says the earphones have a “comfortable hybrid canal fit for better noise cancellation”, and that they will be made from anti-tangle metal-fabric material. The smartphones also come with the Samsung Connect app, helping control compatible IoT devices.

source :gatgets360

Samsung Galaxy S8 Last Minute Leaks: Design, Specs, Accessories And Pricing Details

#Samsung #GalaxyS8 – Samsung Galaxy S8 Last Minute Leaks: Design, Specs, Accessories And Pricing Details : Samsung Galaxy S8’s official announcement will carry greater expectations at the simultaneous release of the S8 in London and New York. In addition to the details on the Galaxy S8, reports suggest that there will be new thrilling features such as PC dock for the phone, fast charging, USB-C action, and other oddities in the mobile space.

The highly anticipated device comes with a big, curved screen and has small bezels at the top and bottom. It’ll come bezel-less which leaves no room for a physical home button, requiring the device to feature a virtual home button. The rear of the device is said to sport a large camera lens on the back that sits next to the handset’s fingerprint reader. Samsung Galaxy S8 is set to be equipped with 4GB and there is no confirmation of a bigger 6GB model for Korea and China, which is still thought to be in the process. As for the processor, both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will be powered by Samsung’s Exynos 8895 chipset globally, except for the US, China, and Japan which will use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835. For the first time, on both models, the fingerprint scanner will support gesture recognition including programmable gestures to open specific apps.

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus is set feature 3000mAh and 3500mAh batteries. It is also expected to come with faster wireless charging, 64GB of UFS 2.0 storage on both models, up from 32GB last year and the microSD slot remains (supporting up to 256GB cards).  Moreover, both models come with Dual-band gigabit WiFi support, alongside Bluetooth 4.2 (with apt-X and LE). The MicroUSB has been replaced by USB Type-C, and lastly, the 3.5mm jack remains.

Additionally, Both Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will come with Dex Station, that can transform the smartphones into desktop-friendly operating systems if connected to a monitor just like Windows 10 Continuum. Samsung’s latest smartphones are expected to cost around $799 and $899.

Source : itechpost

Galaxy Tab S3 Photo Surfaces Ahead of MWC 2017 Launch

#SamsungGalaxy #GalaxyTabS3 – Galaxy Tab S3 Photo Surfaces Ahead of MWC 2017 Launch : In the next few weeks, Samsung will be officially launching the new Galaxy Tab S3. This has been rumored for weeks since the company announced that it will not be featuring the Galaxy S8 in the said event. Now, a photo of the upcoming tablet from Samsung surfaced the Internet for the first time.

According to German site Winfuture, the new Galaxy Tab S3 tablet will have a new color in the lineup. Instead of the usual white colored backing, it will be replaced by the new silver color. In addition to the silver color, the original black version of the tablet will also be available. However, it would seem that this year’s tablet from Samsung will not be released in a smaller eight-inch screen.

The leaked image of the Galaxy Tab S3 shows that it will also have an S Pen with it. This will be the first time that that Galaxy tablet will support stylus input. Unfortunately, it would seem that the tablet does not have provisions for S Pen storage, according to the report.

The Galaxy Tab S3 will sport an older Snapdragon 820 processor from Qualcomm. This will be paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of flash storage. Users will be able to extend system storage by adding a flash memory into the microSD card slot.

As for the display size, as mentioned, the tablet will only be released as one 9.7-inch version. The aspect ratio of the SuperAMOLED screen is 4:3 with resolutions of 2048×1536 pixels. The camera at the back will be a 12-megapixel sensor while the front snapper is a 4.7-megapixel version.

Apart from two colors, the Galaxy Tab S3 will also be available in WiFi only or WiFi and LTE variants. Both models will support Gigabit WLAN and Bluetooth 4.2.

At the moment, the Galaxy Tab S3 is rumored to be priced somewhere between $500 and $600. Samsung is yet to announce the actual price during this year’s Mobile World Congress in Spain. Based on the initial event announcement made by Samsung, the Galaxy Tab S3 will be featured during the event’s first day, Feb. 26.

Like in any leaked information on the Internet, this one should be taken with a grain of salt too. The good news is, consumers will not have long to wait before the Galaxy Tab S3 is released.

Source : TheBitbag.

MICROSOFT SURFACE PHONE HAS FOUND A COMPETITOR IN SAMSUNG'S FOLDABLE GALAXY X

#MicrosoftSurface #SurfacePhone – MICROSOFT SURFACE PHONE HAS FOUND A COMPETITOR IN SAMSUNG’S FOLDABLE GALAXY X : Samsung is reportedly going to be showcasing its foldable display technology at the upcoming Mobile World Congress. The technology is said to be present on a smartphone dubbed the Galaxy X.

The Samsung Galaxy X could be possibly unveiled at the MWC 2017. Information about the smartphone from the Korean tech giant has been slowly leaking out on the internet. However, nothing concrete has shown up to support these claims of an actual foldable smartphone.

A report from ETNews claims that the company will be showing the Galaxy X behind closed doors at the MWC 2017. Only the “invited” will be able to take a look at the smartphone.

The Korean company is ensuring that any future venture will not cost the company any more money such as what happened with its Galaxy Note 7 thus the closed-door-by-invitation-only presentation. According to ETNews, the Korean tech giant will only be presenting prototypes to a selected few for it to get a better understanding of a possible market response towards the phone. The prototypes are said to be capable of bending both inwards and outwards.

ETNews further mentions that the company is looking to market and license this particular technology to manufacturers present at the trade show. If the market response to its closed-door presentation is optimistic it could pave the way for possible contracts with other mobile device manufacturers. The company is also looking to present a range of other foldable devices along with the Galaxy X at the MWC.

It should be noted that Redmond-based tech giant Microsoft, too, has filed a patent for a device with a flexible hinge and display that could transform a phone into a tablet. Speculations are saying that Microsoft’s foldable display technology could probably appear in the Surface Phone. Apart from Samsung and Microsoft working on foldable phones, LG has also been reported to be working on a similar device of its own.

Source : Autoworld

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: 4K Display, Bezels Rounds, No Home Button and More

#SamsungGalaxy #GalaxyNote8 – Samsung Galaxy Note 8: 4K Display, Bezels Rounds, No Home Button and More : Samsung is all set to introduce its much-anticipated phablet, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The previous model, The Note 7 has brought about real cerebral pains for Samsung. Presently ceased, fans are anticipating the Note 8, which has not been dropped by Samsung yet.

The most recent leaks recommend Galaxy Note 8 doesn’t bolster an S Pen stylus – which may have hurt the Note’s position in the market – and that it will highlight unbelievably thin bezels all around with the loss of the home button and a unique mark scanner on the back. Pcadvisor Reported, Note 8 might feature 4K display. The display size is additionally being supported to 5.7in for the standard model and 6.2in for the Plus.

One can hope to see the loss of the home button, a bigger (potentially 6.2in) screen that spreads a large portion of the front of the gadget, and a unique mark scanner at the back. According to Gadgets 360, The Samsung phablet might come up with 6GB RAM and 256GB internal storage.

Generally, Samsung has revealed another Galaxy Note leader consistently at the IFA tradeshow, which happens toward the beginning of September. For as far back as two years it has reported Galaxy Note 8 right on time in August to stretch out beyond the new iPhone, which is constantly uncovered mid-September.

The clearest release date is August 2017. In any case, there are a few factors indicating a change in the release date. Some say the Note 8 will be released in mid-2017 alongside the Samsung Galaxy S8, however, this gossip seems to have originated from the possibility that Samsung is relied upon to declare two phones and both are thought to have bent edge screens.The price of the device is not confirmed yet. Stay Tune for More Galaxy Note 8 updates.

Source : Latinpost

Samsung Galaxy C5 Pro Might Arrive on February 28, Leaked Retail Video Suggests

#SamsungGalaxy #GalaxyC5Pro – Samsung Galaxy C5 Pro Might Arrive on February 28, Leaked Retail Video Suggests : Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy C5 Pro first surfaced last fall and quite a few months later, the smartphone has yet to be unveiled. SamMobile has just obtained a copy of the Retail Mode demo video of the Galaxy C5 Pro.

The video is used in brick-and-mortar Samsung and third-party retailer stores to promote the phone and all of its features. It suggests that the phone will come in a full-metal body with a new design for the antenna lines.

The video suggests that the smartphone will come with Samsung’s Always-On-Display, and the device will be provided in a pink color variant, aside from other options.

Samsung is expected to launch the phone in China and make it available to other countries as well, but it remains to be seen if the two variants will carry the same specs and components. The fact that Samsung put together a retail video means that the smartphone will soon be announced.

 64GB of internal memory and 16MP rear camera

The Galaxy C5 Pro has already received WiFi, FCC and TENNA certifications, meaning that the phone should be announced very soon. Some rumors say that the phone could come with 6GB of RAM, although it’s most likely to pack 4GB. Internal storage could reach 64GB with the option to expand using a microSD card.

Moreover, the C5 Pro might run a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor and the video suggests that it will feature a 16MP rear camera with a 16MP selfie snapper in the front with skin smoothness features and stickers in the camera mode. Samsung did recently say that it intends to up capacity on upcoming mid-range smartphones, as to provide users with better sensors for capturing pictures or making video calls.

Display size could reach 5.2 or 5.5 inches with Full HD pixel resolution, while the smartphone might run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box, although 7.0 Nougat is also possible. The date featured on the phone’s display in the video seems to suggest February 28, so we’re guessing that may be the day when Samsung will officially announce the phone.

Source : Softpedia

Samsung Galaxy TabPro S2 Specs Revealed

#SamsungGalaxy #GalaxyTabProS2 – Samsung Galaxy TabPro S2 Specs Revealed : We are expecting a number of new tablets at Mobile World Congress later this month, we have already heard about the new Galaxy Tab S3 and now we have details on the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S2.

The Samsung Galaxy TabPro S2 will be a Windows 10 tablet that will come with a 123 inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2160 x 1440 pixels.

The Samsung Galaxy TabPro S2 will be powered by an Intel Core i5-7200U 7th generation processor and will come with Intel HD Graphics 620.

The tablet will feature 4GB of RAM and 128GB of built in storage, it will also come with a 5 megapixel front camera and a 13 megapixel rear camera which will be 4K capable.

Other specifications on the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S2 will include an SD card slot, two USB 3.0 Type C Ports, WiFi, Bluetooth and either Windows 10 Home or Pro.

We will have more details about the new Samsung Galaxy TabPro S2 later this month when it is made official at Mobile World Congress.

Source The Leaker

Samsung Galaxy S8 to Have the Same Battery Capacity as the S7 and Note 7

#SamsungGalaxy #GalaxyS8 – Samsung Galaxy S8 to Have the Same Battery Capacity as the S7 and Note 7 : Samsung is believed to feature the same battery capacity on the Galaxy S8, as on the two previous flagships, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy Note 7. The Investor reported that Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will come with 3,000mAh and 3,500mAh batteries.

The information should be taken with a grain of salt, but these two battery capacities are quite plausible considering that the Galaxy S8 will be about the same size as the Galaxy S7, only the display will be larger.

“After completing a rage of tests, Samsung made a final decision to deploy the battery capacity for the two S8 variants,” a Samsung official said.

The Galaxy S8 is expected to come in two variants, one with a 5.7-inch display and the other with a 6.0-inch screen. The rumored battery capacities should be enough to power the smartphone, considering that it will also pack Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 SoC, with enhanced power efficiency compared to previous chipset models.

Samsung will be starting mass production soon

The Galaxy S8 Plus would have the same battery capacity as the Galaxy Note 7, but will undergo rigorous testing to make sure that it doesn’t pose a safety risk. Samsung did announce an 8 battery tests that each device will undergo before being prepped for shipping.

Samsung is said to have already received phone components in large volumes for starting the mass production of the Galaxy S8. The report also mentions that Samsung tapped Murata Manufacturing from Japan for the supply of Galaxy S8 batteries.

Moreover, China’s ATL and Samsung SDI are believed to be the other two major manufacturers of batteries for the upcoming flagship. However, Samsung SDI’s credibility was quite damaged after the Note 7 fiasco and one of its plants caught fire recently.

It would be interesting to see who will manufacture the battery inside the new flagship, if Samsung has indeed picked the same suppliers as for the Galaxy Note 7, this might affect the market perception about the new phone.

Source : softpedia