Galaxy S9 Specs

Upcoming Samsung devices may make water bounce right off

By on September 27, 2016 at 4:55 PM.

Upcoming Samsung devices may make water bounce right off

If we can overlook the unmitigated disaster that is the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung has, by and large, had a pretty good year. The company’s S7 lineup proved to be extremely popular both with reviewers and consumers, and leaks surrounding next year’s Galaxy S8 are pretty intriguing.

As we highlighted earlier today, some rumors claim that the S8 will feature a 5.2-inch 4K display and will come jam-packed with a 3.2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 6GB of RAM and more.

But the Samsung Galaxy S8 isn’t the only Samsung smartphone we’ve seen make waves in the rumor mill this week. According to a report from TechRadar, Samsung’s 2018 Galaxy S9 may take water resistance to the next level thanks to a recent deal the company recently inked with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), an R&D lab that falls under the purview of the U.S. Department of Energy.

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Note 7 Recall

‘Safe’ Galaxy Note 7 explodes, burning owner (and Samsung)

By on September 27, 2016 at 11:52 AM.

‘Safe’ Galaxy Note 7 explodes, burning owner (and Samsung)

Samsung is doing well at recalling and replacing millions of potentially explosive Galaxy Note 7 devices, but that recall could all be for nothing. According to a report, a theoretically safe Note 7, bought over the weekend in China, burst into flames and injured the owner. That’s not good.

Bloomberg Quint spoke to a Chinese man, 25-year-old Hui Renjie, who had a Note 7 delivered from an online retailer over the weekend. But according to Renjie, the device exploded on Monday morning, damaging his MacBook and burning two of his fingers.

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Galaxy S8 Rumors Specs Release Date

Let’s hope Samsung’s Galaxy S8 isn’t as crazy as it sounds in this leak

By on September 27, 2016 at 10:58 AM.

Let’s hope Samsung’s Galaxy S8 isn’t as crazy as it sounds in this leak

Samsung isn’t done dealing with the aftermath of the massive Galaxy Note 7 recall, but the first Galaxy S8 rumors have started to emerge. Some even say that Samsung will be forced to launch the new Galaxy S earlier than expected just to make up for lost Galaxy Note 7 sales. A wild rumor from China now suggests that the Galaxy S8 will have specs that sound too good to be true… and we can only hope Samsung won’t actually make the phone described in this crazy leak next year.

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Galaxy Note 7 Exploding

Hundreds of thousands of potentially explosive Galaxy Note 7s are still out there

Hundreds of thousands of potentially explosive Galaxy Note 7s are still out there

By on September 27, 2016 at 9:18 AM.

Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 7 was the most impressive smartphone the world had ever seen when it was first released over the summer. The phone featured a sleek design, a stunning display and more power than we had ever seen before in an Android smartphone. When we reviewed the Galaxy Note 7 back in mid-August, we called it the best phablet the world had ever seen, hands down, iPhones included.

Then, phones began to explode.

BGR was among the first to cover news that a Note 7 handset had combusted while a user was charging the phone, and at the time, some people dismissed the incident as a fluke. When reports of similar explosions began popping up, however, Samsung had no choice but to issue a global recall. Now, in an update, Samsung has reported that the recall is progressing but there are still hundreds of thousands of potentially explosive Galaxy Note 7 handsets in the hands of users. More →

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Galaxy Note 7 Recall Relaunch

Samsung delays Galaxy Note 7 relaunch in Korea

By on September 26, 2016 at 8:10 AM.

Samsung delays Galaxy Note 7 relaunch in Korea

The unexpected Galaxy Note 7 recall represents Samsung’s biggest embarrassment in recent history, and probably the most annoying scandal its mobile division ever experienced. The Galaxy Note 7 isn’t fighting the iPhone 7 Plus in store, as Samsung intended it to be. Instead, Samsung has to complete its recall before starting sales in the markets where the Android phablet was originally launched.
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Galaxy S7 Edge Explosion

Galaxy S7 edge explodes in the Philippines

By on September 26, 2016 at 7:15 AM.

Galaxy S7 edge explodes in the Philippines

The Galaxy Note 7 is the only Samsung phone that experienced widespread battery issues that lead to explosions and fires. Samsung had to recall the handset and offer replacements and refunds to affected buyers. Samsung fixed the problem, and successfully replaced hundreds of thousands of units around the world. However, Samsung has to clean up its image as well, and that’s a tough task when other Samsung phones explode.
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Safe Galaxy Note 7 Battery

Samsung is X-raying Galaxy Note 7s to make sure they’re safe

By on September 23, 2016 at 9:00 PM.

Samsung is X-raying Galaxy Note 7s to make sure they’re safe

Samsung confirmed it has already replaced around half a million Galaxy Note 7 units in the US, but it’s still only halfway there. The company is also taking additional steps to ensure the safety of its customers, including a software update that helps them identify safe batteries, and lowers the maximum charge of bad batteries. But that’s not the only thing Samsung is doing to make sure its unprecedented battery problem is fixed for good.

Regulators ordered Samsung that Galaxy Note 7 replacement batteries go through x-ray testing before shipping, and that Samsung conducts additional quality testing going forward.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Release Date

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 may be a graphics powerhouse

By on September 23, 2016 at 4:30 PM.

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 may be a graphics powerhouse

Samsung’s phones aren’t normally short on power, but a new rumor is suggesting something quite special is going to be under the hood of the Galaxy S8.

According to a report from SamMobile, the Galaxy S8 may be packing a Samsung Exynos 8895 processor, with an ARM Mali-G71 GPU coming along for the ride.  Samsung has traditionally used Exynos processors where possible, so the notable detail here is that GPU. Simply put, it’s a monster.

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Safe Galaxy Note 7 Battery Overheating Charging

Replacement Galaxy Note 7s might be safe, but they also don’t work

By on September 23, 2016 at 10:58 AM.

Replacement Galaxy Note 7s might be safe, but they also don’t work

They might not be exploding, at least not outside of China, but safe Galaxy Note 7 units might be turning into a new nightmare for Samsung. It appears that South Korean buyers who have already received their replacements complain about various issues with the phones, including overheating and battery problems. More →

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Galaxy Note 7 Recall US

Samsung already exchanged 500,000 Galaxy Note 7 units in the US

By on September 23, 2016 at 8:10 AM.

Samsung already exchanged 500,000 Galaxy Note 7 units in the US

The Galaxy Note 7 exchange program is apparently going at full steam ahead, as more conscientious buyers turn in their devices. Samsung said in a statement released to the press that it exchanged “about half of all recalled Galaxy Note 7 phones” sold in the US. That’s “about” 500,000 units. However, that still leaves at least as many phones in the wild, and they’re all potential fire hazards. More →

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Galaxy Note 7 Recall Safe Battery Update

How Samsung will force you to exchange your exploding Galaxy Note 7

By on September 23, 2016 at 7:15 AM.

How Samsung will force you to exchange your exploding Galaxy Note 7

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 recall is going as planned — if you can really ever plan for such a mess. The company has brought in half a million replacement units to the US, and other markets are also receiving the safe Galaxy Note 7 versions as we speak. But Samsung won’t stop until all the damaged devices are replaced. If you’re still oblivious to the problem, Samsung won’t let you sit idly by with a fire hazard in your pocket.
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Galaxy Note 7 Exploding False Reports

Silver lining: Not every exploding Galaxy Note 7 actually exploded

By on September 22, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Silver lining: Not every exploding Galaxy Note 7 actually exploded

They say that all press is good press, but I’m willing to bet that Samsung would beg to differ. The whole exploding Galaxy Note 7 scandal has been nothing short of a catastrophe for the South Korean company, but there is a silver lining.

An extremely thin, almost invisible silver lining, but a silver lining nonetheless: Not all of the reports of exploding phablets has turned out to be real.

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