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Galaxy S8 reaches peak leak: release date, specs, and features

Galaxy S8 reaches peak leak: release date, specs, and features

The Samsung Galaxy S8 seems to have reached the point in its pre-release timeline where we're privy to most of its release details. This is before Samsung has shared much of anything officially, of course, but with a phone this highly anticipated, there's little chance (it seems) that data leaks would occur. As such, we're running down all the details that we've gathered over the past several weeks, lining them up into the best picture of what Samsung will show off this Spring in the Galaxy S line of smartphones.

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LG G6 details spilled in images, plus our rumored list of specs

LG G6 details spilled in images, plus our rumored list of specs

This week the LG G6 appears to have been leaked in an image which shows some extreme close-ups with the smartphone. This is the sort of close-up that generally comes with a press release for magazines - that means massive. And lucky us, there's a fellow out there who is so invested in creating 3D renders of devices, that he's made it even more massive so we can see what it might look like at release.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 release-day branding confirmed

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 release-day branding confirmed

Samsung confirmed this week that they'd be keeping the "Note" branding for products, unafraid that their Note 7 fiasco would hold them down. Samsung mobile chief D.J. Koh suggested that they would "bring back a better, safer, and very innovative Note 8." In that single sentence, Samsung confirmed not only the existence of the Note branding's continued existence, but the Galaxy Note 8 itself - and the "8" branding for the next generation of Samsung mobile devices.

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Galaxy Note 7 battery fire investigation: What you need to know

Galaxy Note 7 battery fire investigation: What you need to know

The folks at Samsung seem to have made an effort to come as clean as possible in public about the Galaxy Note 7 and its battery-related mishap. Not long after the release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in the year 2016, it became apparent that there was a problem. Once it was clear that the problem was not relegated to a few faulty phones, Samsung set about recalling the entire bunch, all around the world, no exceptions.

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Pokemon GO’s most helpful app give you one key Plus feature

Pokemon GO’s most helpful app give you one key Plus feature

The best way to get ahead in Pokemon GO - with evolutions, egg walking, getting all sorts of candy, and the like - isn't in the app itself. It's in an app called "Proximity Service" - and app for Android users that, despite the name, is not made by official Google developers. The name lends itself to the functionality it offers. This app turns a smartphone's display off when its proximity sensor is blocked.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 images may show us our best early peeks yet

Samsung Galaxy S8 images may show us our best early peeks yet

This morning we've had what seems to be our clearest look at the Samsung Galaxy S8 thus far - thanks to a few renders from various sources. I want to be up front as possible about the images you're about to see - most of them are almost certainly renderings of what the device MIGHT look like. That said, it's common knowledge that companies as large as Samsung use rendered elements themselves in the presentation of the Samsung Galaxy S series for consistency's sake.

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Galaxy S7 Nougat update display fix: how to switch back

Galaxy S7 Nougat update display fix: how to switch back

When the Samsung Galaxy S7 is updated to Android 7.0 Nougat, it changes the default settings for its display. This is not the end of the world, believe it or not, and all can be turned back with a few easy steps. Now, if only making this switch had a mega-significant effect on battery life. For now, changing the display resolution only adds a TINY bit of life-per-day on battery to this device - display brightness has a far greater effect.

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Nokia 6 release vs Galaxy J7 Prime: 5 reasons to choose either

Nokia 6 release vs Galaxy J7 Prime: 5 reasons to choose either

The Nokia 6 and the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime are set to be released this year, making way for a midrange smartphone era like none other. Here in the year 2017, we're past the time at which "midrange" is treated like a dirty word. Instead, components from the high end have been produced so long and expectations have come so far that even the midrange, low cost devices on the market today are top notch. They may not be as superior as the devices that cost $800 and up, but they don't need to be - these cost under $300!

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Xiaomi 4 Prime vs Redmi Note 4: 5 reasons why this is war

Xiaomi 4 Prime vs Redmi Note 4: 5 reasons why this is war

It's time to do a duel between two of Xiaomi's most popular "Note" devices - the Note 4 and the Note 3 - and toss in the new Xiaomi 4 Prime for good measure. This battle will be based on specifications, only - we'll have to get the whole collection in our hands at once before we're able to do any face-to-face comparisons. For now we'll go ahead and assume that more advanced processors mean bigger power and that all three devices are equally reliable.

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6 Reasons the Nokia P1 could be the iPhone of Androids

6 Reasons the Nokia P1 could be the iPhone of Androids

This week the Nokia P1 has been teased right on the heels of the announcement of the Nokia 6. The latter device is the real deal - the former isn't yet confirmed as a real device. Sources suggest that the Nokia P1 will utilize company connections to base its design on the Sharp Aquos Xx3. As such, the images you see in this article are literally of the Sharp Aquos Xx3, as it was when it was introduced last year.

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Galaxy J7 Prime out now: 5 reasons you’ll want one

Galaxy J7 Prime out now: 5 reasons you’ll want one

Supposing you're a consumer looking for a new smartphone and you've not already purchased a Galaxy S7, the Galaxy J7 Prime might be right up your alley. Today we're running down 5 reasons why a person might want this smartphone here in the first part of the year 2017. This device isn't quite the most powerful smartphone in Samsung's collection, but it's no pack of small beans to cough at.

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Nokia 6 is almost here: here’s why you’ll want one

Nokia 6 is almost here: here’s why you’ll want one

Today we're running down 5 reasons why the Nokia 6 will be a device that quite a few smartphone users will want. In addition to being a fine looking device, this machine rolls with one of the most recognizable brands in the smart device industry. This device isn't actually manufactured by Nokia, it's made by HMD Global Oy - but as you'll see, that'll be quite similar to the original Nokia squad making it happen.

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