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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iPhone 7 Plus vs Galaxy Note 7 Drop Test

iPhone 7 Plus and Galaxy Note 7 face off in extensive drop tests

By on September 21, 2016 at 6:00 PM.

iPhone 7 Plus and Galaxy Note 7 face off in extensive drop tests

The iPhone 7 Plus and the Galaxy Note 7 are the only two phablets making headlines this fall, if for very different reasons. But aside from the fancy cameras and built-in hand warmers, it’s good to see the physical robustness of both handsets put head to head.

That’s exactly what happens in this drop test video, which pits an iPhone 7 Plus against a Galaxy Note 7 in a series of drop tests onto concrete. It’s glass versus metal the whole way, and the results probably aren’t going to shock you.

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Samsung 960 Pro Evo SSD

Samsung’s insanely fast new SSDs won’t work in your MacBook

By on September 21, 2016 at 3:42 PM.

Samsung’s insanely fast new SSDs won’t work in your MacBook

We just saw the first 1TB SD card in the world, albeit only a prototype at the moment. But now it’s time to look at new SSD hardware that’s even more impressive, and arguably more useful. If you’re searching for incredibly fast SSDs, Samsung’s got you covered.

The company unveiled a pair of drives that will make future laptops crazy kinds of fast. The new drives offer sequential read speeds of at least 3.200Mbps and sequential write speeds of at least 1,900Mbps. Unfortunately, the new Samsung 960 Evo and Samsung 960 Pro will not work with current MacBook Pro and Air models. More →

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Galaxy Note 7 Price In USA

Galaxy Note 7 is back on sale and it probably won’t burn your house down

By on September 21, 2016 at 8:51 AM.

Galaxy Note 7 is back on sale and it probably won’t burn your house down

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 has been a complete and utter disaster, and that’s putting things mildly. We reviewed the new smartphone just over one month ago and in our Galaxy Note 7 review, we called it the greatest Android phone of all time and the greatest phablet ever, Plus-size iPhones included. Then, it blew up. Literally. A critical battery flaw in a seemingly small number of Note 7 handsets caused some units to spontaneously combust. Exploding Note 7 units destroyed people’s cars, caused injuries to children and even burned down one family’s house.

The company was forced to issue an unprecedented global recall, with roughly 2.5 million units having been shipped to distributors and retailers — if you still have your original Galaxy Note 7, you need to return or exchange it immediately and this post will tell you how. With the recall underway, Samsung’s latest flagship wasn’t expected to go back on sale until sometime late next month. As it turns out, however, the phone is available to purchase again in the US beginning today. More →

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Galaxy Note 7 Recall Safe Battery Explosions

Samsung’s exploding Galaxy Note 7 problem in China might be bigger than we thought

By on September 21, 2016 at 7:45 AM.

Samsung’s exploding Galaxy Note 7 problem in China might be bigger than we thought

A report earlier this week revealed that a safe Galaxy Note 7 unit exploded in China. Samsung took notice of the incident and posted an explanation on its website that said it wasn’t a faulty battery that caused the fire. Instead, external heat was responsible for the explosion. The Chinese company that manufactures safe batteries for the Galaxy Note 7 also said it wasn’t the battery cell that caused the explosion.

However, it appears that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 problems in China are bigger than we thought, as multiple explosions occurred in the past few days. A full product recall in the region isn’t in the works, but some models are being recalled.

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Note 7 Exchange

Galaxy Note 7 owners can finally go get a safe device

By on September 20, 2016 at 5:30 PM.

Galaxy Note 7 owners can finally go get a safe device

On Wednesday, Samsung will take the first step on a long, painful road to forgetting about the exploding Note 7 saga. The company says that it’s shipped 500,000 non-combustible Note 7 devices to stores, and they’ll be ready for exchange starting on Wednesday.

In a statement issued today, Samsung gave an update on its progress with exchanging explody phones for less-explody phones, and also announced a software update that will push owners to go participate in the exchange program.

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