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Galaxy S8 packing LG Chem batteries expected to launch at April event

Galaxy S8 packing LG Chem batteries expected to launch at April event

Some new rumors concerning the Galaxy S8 smartphone are making the rounds today that fit in nicely with the big rumor roundup of all we think we know so far about the S8 from earlier this month. This new rumors suggest that the Galaxy S8 smartphone won't be unveiled at MWC 2017 as we would normally expect. Rather, the S8 will launch at a dedicated event that will beheld in NYC in April 2017.

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Samsung Notebook 9 refresh is “impossibly light”

Samsung Notebook 9 refresh is “impossibly light”

There have been quite a few interesting PCs introduced this year, from VR laptop backpacks to Lenovo’s Yoga Book. Some users, however, just need a no fills, no nonsense, portable computers they can rely on without being bothered by fancy gimmicks. Samsung’s new laptop from its Notebook 9 series might offer just that, with its promise of high end performance and specs. But best of all for the mobile worker, the new Notebook 9 boasts of a weight that Samsung claims to be the smallest among its peers.

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Galaxy Note 7 investigation done, Samsung wants no more leaks

Galaxy Note 7 investigation done, Samsung wants no more leaks

2016 is nearly over, and Samsung can put its past behind it. Well, almost. That will actually depend on two critical factors: whether the Galaxy S8 will return consumer trust and whether the company’s explanation for the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco will satisfy both consumers and regulators. The former is still a good few months away but the latter might already come before the year ends. Samsung has reportedly concluded its more in-depth investigation into the cause of the explosions, which it could be sharing with the rest of the world really soon.

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Two new Samsung Gear VR coming soon, one jumping to AR

Two new Samsung Gear VR coming soon, one jumping to AR

You might think Samsung will be too busy putting out fires (caused by the Galaxy Note 7, of course), that it wouldn’t have time for more experimental technology, but this is Samsung we’re talking about. At a virtual reality gathering in California, Samsung Electronics VP Dr. Sung-Hoon Hong confirmed rumors that there would a “Gear VR 2” coming soon. But wait, there’s more! There’ll even be a “Gear VR 3”, but that might be a bit of a misnomer because that headset might actually be more about AR than VR.

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The BIG Galaxy S8 rumor roundup: Release date, camera, more!

The BIG Galaxy S8 rumor roundup: Release date, camera, more!

With the Galaxy Note 7 soon to be well and truly dead, it's time to turn our attention toward the Galaxy S8, Samsung's next flagship device. We're not likely to find out any official details until sometime in February at the earliest, but as always, the rumor mill has been churning and pumping out plenty of snippets in the meantime. What can we expect from the Galaxy S8? Here's what the rumors thus far claim.

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Samsung Glass AR headset tech teased (pre-MWC)

Samsung Glass AR headset tech teased (pre-MWC)

Samsung AR glasses may be on their way not long after the Galaxy S8 and the newest Gear VR headset is revealed this February. These would be the newest edition of the Gear VR and a pair of smart glasses that haven't yet been revealed. "If there are any good ideas to make AR glasses [out there], we want to talk to you," said Dr. Sung-Hoon Hong, Vice President of Samsung Electronics. The doctor spoke at the Virtual Reality Summit in San Diego this week.

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Verizon will kill the Galaxy Note 7 on January 5

Verizon will kill the Galaxy Note 7 on January 5

Verizon has apparently changed its mind, and now states that it will release an update that disables the Galaxy Note 7's ability to charge on January 5, 2017. This follows previous statements to the contrary, with Verizon initially declining to send Samsung's update on to customers. Though the carrier reversed its decision regarding the update, the reasons Verizon gives for the January date are staying the same.

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Galaxy S8 release details: Y this display is sweet

Galaxy S8 release details: Y this display is sweet

The Samsung Galaxy S8 may well bring technology from the dead Galaxy Note 7 back to life in a display that's ultra-thin. This new display technology, introduced for Samsung with the Galaxy Note 7, goes by the name Y on-cell touch AMOLED. The letter Y in this case stands for the revision number, while OCTA stands for On-Cell Touch AMOLED. This might not be a shocker for those readers who watch Samsung's releases closely.

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Synaptics FS9100 optical fingerprint sensor may be how Galaxy S8 ditches the home button

Synaptics FS9100 optical fingerprint sensor may be how Galaxy S8 ditches the home button

We have been hearing a lot of rumors about the coming Galaxy S8 smartphone and one of the more interesting and disturbing of them is that the smartphone will ditch the physical home button and have a display with no bezel. That home button was where the fingerprint sensor was located in previous Galaxy smartphones leaving many wondering how Samsung would pull that off. Synaptics has just announced a slick new FS9100 optical fingerprint sensor that might just be how Samsung will ditch that home button.

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Samsung Pay Mini for iOS won’t launch following Apple rejection

Samsung Pay Mini for iOS won’t launch following Apple rejection

We’ve been hearing for months that Samsung planned to launch a version of its mobile payment app for iOS, but now it seems those plans have been scrapped. According to a new report, Apple rejected Samsung's mobile app from its App Store, the reasons for which aren't clear, and the South Korean company doesn't plan on resubmitting the app. Samsung will instead double down in its focus on Android.

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Galaxy S8 to have no flat version, market might not agree

Galaxy S8 to have no flat version, market might not agree

The Galaxy Note 7 seems to have driven Samsung to desperation, with the Korean manufacturer eager to do whatever it takes to restore trust and interest in its brand by the time the Galaxy S8 comes out next year. Its zeal, however, might have the opposite effect and turn consumers off instead. That is the possibility that market watchers are presenting based on speculation that both Galaxy S8 models will sport dual curved edge screens with no flat variant in sight.

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This is when your US Note 7 will die

This is when your US Note 7 will die

Samsung's decision to not just ask nicely for Galaxy Note 7 recall hold-outs to return the phone but brick it altogether has left some wondering "when will my Note 7 die?" Tired of waiting for remaining owners to come in for a refund, Samsung has opted to take more drastic actions. However, with the news that Verizon doesn't plan to release the new firmware, which prevents the problematic phablet's battery from charging, attention has turned to the other major US carriers to confirm when - or indeed if - their customers will receive it.

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