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Galaxy S8 with flat screen might be eliminated next year

Galaxy S8 with flat screen might be eliminated next year

Samsung produced one of the most popular Android devices it has ever created when it launched the Galaxy S6 Edge with its curved edge screen back in 2015. The next version, the Galaxy S7 edge also proved very popular, in fact, it was so popular Samsung was unable to meet demand. The reason for being unable to meet demand for the device was some sort of issue with the production of the curved edge screen.

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You have to wait a little longer for Samsung’s Gear IconX earbuds

You have to wait a little longer for Samsung’s Gear IconX earbuds

Bad news if you were waiting for Samsung's Gear IconX headphones, with word today that Samsung has decided to slightly delay the launch of the cable-free earbuds. Announced back in June alongside the Gear Fit 2 smartwatch, the battery-powered 'buds each connect wirelessly to your smartphone with no cables connecting them, though they also have a fitness angle too.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 release date and Galaxy S7 price war

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 release date and Galaxy S7 price war

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 shipping dates span from late August to mid-September, depending on the carrier each user chooses. This includes each of the major carriers, the lot of which each have their own end retail price for the smartphone. For instance, ordering a Blue Coral 64GB edition Galaxy Note 7 from T-Mobile USA will cost a user $849.99 USD. If that same smartphone with Verizon connectivity were purchased - 64GB edition, Blue Coral Galaxy Note 7 - it'd cost $864.99 USD. Strange how that works.

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Galaxy Note 7 with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage tipped for China

Galaxy Note 7 with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage tipped for China

If you were among the many who hoped that Samsung would launch the Galaxy Note 7 with 6GB of RAM and were a bit disappointed when it landed with only 4GB, you aren't alone. A new rumor is making the rounds that Samsung may have a version of the Galaxy Note 7 up its sleeve that does pack 6GB of RAM under the hood. The catch is that the rumor claims that the 6GB device might only be for the Chinese market.

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Samsung might push iris scanners even to mid-range phones

Samsung might push iris scanners even to mid-range phones

One of the new stars of the new Galaxy Note 7 is undoubtedly its iris scanning technology. Although fast, reliable, and useful, especially when paired with Samsung's equally new Secure Folders, iris scanners, as a whole, are still too new for mobile devices. But if Samsung has its way, that won't be for long. According to the company's mobile division president DJ Koh, the technology could eventually trickle down even to mid-range devices in the not so distant future. With some cost cutting, of course.

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Galaxy S7 edge vs. Galaxy Note 7: Which one should you buy?

Galaxy S7 edge vs. Galaxy Note 7: Which one should you buy?

As far as this year's flagships are concerned, Samsung has already laid out all its cards. And like it or not, its cards look eerily alike. But the most striking similarities can be found in the newly announced Galaxy Note 7 and the slightly older Galaxy S7 edge. Given their near identical status, consumers will undoubtedly ask, "which one is which?" If you're in the market for a 2016 Samsung champion and feel a bit stumped choosing between its two curved models, this little guide can hopefully help narrow down the choice to a few factors.

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Galaxy Note 7 iris scanner beans spilled

Galaxy Note 7 iris scanner beans spilled

Certainly, the big news so far this week has been the launch of the new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone from Samsung, which we spent some hands-on time with. This device was long rumored and a slew of those rumors focused on the fact that the Note 7 would have a fancy iris scanner in it for security. We even say a video leak of a guy showing us how the iris scanner would work. Now that the Note 7 is official, Samsung is offering up all the details on its iris scanner.

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Galaxy Note 7 power saving mode lowers resolution to save battery

Galaxy Note 7 power saving mode lowers resolution to save battery

With removable batteries becoming rarer, power saving modes have become increasingly useful. As time goes on, we're seeing manufacturers stuff their phones' power saving modes with more options, but the freshly announced Galaxy Note 7 will be coming with a power saving feature that should actually do a lot to cut down on battery drain.

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Galaxy Note 7 just cleared the runway for iPhone Pro

Galaxy Note 7 just cleared the runway for iPhone Pro

Samsung releases the Galaxy Note 7, a device that's traditionally come with features that favor the power user. This generation it would appear that Samsung is making clear that they're aiming directly for the features that make the most sales. As they should. They're going for profit, after all - why make another truck when a luxury race car sells so much better?

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Galaxy Note 7: compelling first device, disappointing upgrade

Galaxy Note 7: compelling first device, disappointing upgrade

Samsung has finally removed the covers off the Galaxy Note 7, perhaps one of this year's worst kept secrets. Unsurprisingly, the phablet is getting rather mixed reviews, with most of the negativity coming from those who have spent quality time with a Galaxy Note or two in the past. But why is this phablet, whose size and stylus has already been vindicated by Apple, failing to capture the hearts of even some of Samsung's stalwart fans? The reason is less about the specs, which are excellent in themselves, but more about a trend that has the stylus-faithful a tad worried.

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Galaxy Note 7 will launch with dual SIM slots too

Galaxy Note 7 will launch with dual SIM slots too

The Galaxy Note 7 phablet has gone official and we now know all there is to know about the device. A new tidbit about the smartphone has surfaced today; there is a version available that has dual SM cards. This is a big deal for people who want to be able to use multiple numbers with a single smartphone. This is also a feature that the Galaxy S7 edge lacks right out of the box.

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Samsung Z2 Tizen smartphone coming to Kenya this month

Samsung Z2 Tizen smartphone coming to Kenya this month

Samsung has just unveiled the Galaxy Note 7 and its curves to the whole world, but, in some local simultaneous events, it is by far not the only one getting the spotlight. In a local Kenya unveiling, an unexpected guest also arrived. There, Samsung revealed the Samsung Z2, its third, yes third, Tizen-powered smartphone. And although there is no definite word yet where the Z2 will debut first, it is, at least, scheduled to be announced in full in Kenya on the 26th of August.

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