Samsung responds to Galaxy S8 iris scanner hack
A couple of days back, we got word that a group of developers had found a way around the Galaxy S8‘s iris scanner. According to the folks at Chaos Computer Clubs, the iris scanner in the Galaxy S8 can be beaten with a high-resolution, infrared photo of the iris in question with a contact lens laid over it. That, obviously, … Continue reading...
This app replaces the Galaxy S8 navigation buttons with Pixel ones
After years of stubbornness, Samsung has finally moved away from hardware or capacitive navigation buttons to on-screen ones. Not that it had a choice anyway, with its new Infinity Display design. There are, however, two catches. The order and design of the buttons don’t adhere to Android guidelines. The order is easily changed via Samsung’s own settings. Changing how the … Continue reading...
Samsung’s Galaxy S8 BOGO deal is weirdly competitive
Samsung hasn’t been slow in selling Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ phones, but if you’ve been holding off buying the new Android flagship then it may have the deal you’ve been waiting for. Although its curved AMOLED touchscreen, slimline glass and metal construction, and speedy Snapdragon 835 processor have meant the Galaxy S8 isn’t cheap – especially if you buy … Continue reading...
Galaxy S8 claimed faster than iPhone 7 in battery of tests
The never ending rivalry between Apple and Samsung always leads to their respective flagship getting compared generation after generation, even if they are launched practically half a year apart. With the Galaxy S8 having reached major markets, the comparisons with Apple’s current champ, the iPhone 7, has naturally started. Is the Galaxy S8 faster than the iPhone 7? Does the … Continue reading...
5 million Galaxy S8 units sold in less than a month
The Galaxy S8 is off to a rocking start, perhaps providing the salvation that Samsung has been praying and working hard for. According to the company, sales of its latest champ has crossed over 5 million unts, though it’s coy about sharing actual numbers, not to mention profits. And that’s in the Galaxy S8’s first few weeks alone, with more … Continue reading...
Mophie Juice Packs bring extra battery life to Galaxy S8 and S8+
When a new high-end smartphone is released, Mophie usually isn’t very far off with a new Juice Pack. That’s held true for the Galaxy S8 and S8+, as Mophie today announced the launch of two new Juice Packs for Samsung’s latest flagships. If you’re the type to use your phone constantly, then you might want to have a look. By … Continue reading...
Galaxy S8 is still only second best to Pixel, says DxOMark
The Google Pixel, the tech giant’s first ever “made by Google” phone, burst into the market with a shockingly good camera. So good that it has topped DxOMark’s charts months after its launch. If you expected that the most recent batch of new smartphones would be toppling it, think again. DxOMark has just given the Samsung Galaxy S8 an extensive … Continue reading...
Galaxy S8 ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Edition surfaces in photos
It appears Samsung is gearing up to offer a special ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ edition of the Galaxy S8, at least per photos of such a device that have surfaced online. This wouldn’t be the first time Samsung launched a movie-themed special edition handset — we’ve seen it do similar for Batman and Iron Man. This latest phone has surfaced … Continue reading...
Galaxy S8+ gets 6GB RAM, 128GB storage in Hong Kong
The moment that Galaxy S8 fans have been waiting for with both anticipation and dread has finally arrived. There is now, indeed, a better version of the Galaxy S8+ that they may or may not be able to buy. Unless they happen to live in Hong Kong. There, Samsung launched a variant of the Galaxy S8+ that is exactly the … Continue reading...
GeekBench score of upcoming Google Pixel 2 with codename ‘Taimen’ leaks online
The Pixel smartphones will get a refresh this year as Google will launch a new range with its Android ‘O’ update. Certain speculation suggests that Google is preparing three Pixel smartphones this year, moving from the traditional two-size strategy. One of the three (codenamed ‘Taimen’) was recently tested on GeekBench and the scores have made their way to the public. The smartphone features a Qualcomm octa-core processor clocked at 1.9 GHz and there is 4 GB of ...
Samsung expected to deliver healthy profits this year thanks to the Galaxy S8 and S8+
The world’s top smartphone maker is expected to deliver record profits this year, on the back of a memory market boom and strong sales of its Galaxy S8 smartphones. The stock is up more than 26 percent in 2017. Lee’s arrest in February has had little financial impact so far, but it has raised doubts about how Samsung will tackle future decisions concerning acquisitions or investments in new businesses that would normally need his approval. As long as the profits keep rolling in, anal...
Samsung expected to deliver healthy profits this year thanks to the Galaxy S8 and S8+
The world’s top smartphone maker is expected to deliver record profits this year, on the back of a memory market boom and strong sales of its Galaxy S8 smartphones. The stock is up more than 26 percent in 2017. Lee’s arrest in February has had little financial impact so far, but it has raised doubts about how Samsung will tackle future decisions concerning acquisitions or investments in new businesses that would normally need his approval. As long as the profits keep rolling in, anal...
Show your Galaxy S8 you care with one of these great cases
Protect that curvy display and stamp your own style on Samsung's smartphone with the best Galaxy S8 cases and covers. We've got everything from rugged drop protection to minimalist shells. The post Show your Galaxy S8 you care with one of these great cases appeared first on Digital Trends.
You can now buy an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 in the U.S.
 The Samsung Galaxy S8 is one of the best Android phones out there. Until now, you had to contact your phone carrier to get a new phone with some bloatware. What a terrible deal. Starting today, you can now buy a Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ without any of the bloatware. You can purchase the device on Samsung.com or in Best Buy stores. The Samsung Galaxy S8 starts at $724.99 with 64GB of storage,… Read More ...
Galaxy S8 models said to have different UFS storage types
Manufacturers don’t usually rattle off component models and sources for a variety of reasons. One is to protect their partners and another is to save majority of consumers from boredom. But thanks to some recent events, consumers might be a bit more paranoid about those unidentified components. Astute observers and powers users are now bringing forward the speculation that Samsung … Continue reading...
Galaxy S8 and S8+ red tint fix arrives on T-Mobile, but it’s imperfect
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones are a hit, but they’re not quite perfect. Users have complained about a strong red tint on some of the handsets’ displays which Samsung has denied is a bug. In response to the user complaints, the Korean company developed a software fix or sorts that gives users manual control over the various colors … Continue reading...
Galaxy S8 and S8+ red tint fix arrives on T-Mobile, but it’s imperfect
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones are a hit, but they’re not quite perfect. Users have complained about a strong red tint on some of the handsets’ displays which Samsung has denied is a bug. In response to the user complaints, the Korean company developed a software fix or sorts that gives users manual control over the various colors … Continue reading...
Samsung Galaxy S8 Review: An Android masterpiece, but it’s not without flaws
After a long, twisted and explosive affair with its Galaxy Note 7, Samsung is back in the flagship smartphone scene with its Galaxy S8. The smartphone was announced in India on 19 April at a price tag of Rs 57,900 with pre-orders beginning the same day, while the device goes on sale in stores and online from 5 May. I received the review unit two days after launch and have had plenty of time to go through its feature list. Being a Samsung phone, there were some gimmicks of course, but there ...
Samsung Galaxy S8 Review: An Android masterpiece, but it’s not without flaws
After a long, twisted and explosive affair with its Galaxy Note 7, Samsung is back in the flagship smartphone scene with its Galaxy S8. The smartphone was announced in India on 19 April at a price tag of Rs 57,900 with pre-orders beginning the same day, while the device goes on sale in stores and online from 5 May. I received the review unit two days after launch and have had plenty of time to go through its feature list. Being a Samsung phone, there were some gimmicks of course, but there ...
Galaxy S8 Battery Life Optimization Tips and Tricks
It’s time to face reality. User removable batteries are never going to return, at least not in the foreseeable future, leaving us at the mercy of sockets and power banks. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and especially the Galaxy S8+ come with more or less decent packs, but they too will eventually need to juice up. We aren’t completely helpless, however. … Continue reading...