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iPhone X OLED burn-in test puts Galaxy Note 8 to shame

iPhone X OLED burn-in test puts Galaxy Note 8 to shame

Korean website Cetizen recently performed an extreme burn-in test with the iPhone X, comparing Apple's latest and greatest iPhone model to the performance of both the Galaxy Note 8 and the Galaxy S7 Edge. The test involved subjecting all three smartphone models (which feature OLED displays, which are notably vulnerable to burn-in) to 510 hours of showing a static image at full brightness. Apple's handset blew both of Samsung's models away.

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Verizon Galaxy S7 and Edge Android Nougat update incoming

Verizon Galaxy S7 and Edge Android Nougat update incoming

If you own a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge on Verizon, you've had to sit by and watch as users on other carriers receive their Nougat updates. While that can be pretty frustrating, there's finally some good news to report: Your wait is finally over, as Verizon has started rolling out Nougat to both devices.

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Samsung Secure Folder arrives for Galaxy S7, S7 Edge

Samsung Secure Folder arrives for Galaxy S7, S7 Edge

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users have some additional security coming their way today, as Samsung has launched a new Secure Folder for those two devices. As the name suggests, Secure Folder is a place where you can put your apps and data to give them an extra layer of security. Secure Folder is backed by Samsung Knox technology, creating an encrypted space on your smartphone.

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Huawei P10 Plus “real photos” and curved-screen debunking

Huawei P10 Plus “real photos” and curved-screen debunking

A number of leaks this week made by odd users with penchants for fakery have shown a curved-edge variant of the Huawei P10. This device has already all-but-been-revealed by Huawei to the point where we can almost list its entire specifications sheet. So when a curved-edge version of the device surfaced, suddenly, without any indication of existence in previous leaks, we investigated.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 release date nears as “photos” quell fears

Samsung Galaxy S8 release date nears as “photos” quell fears

A set of photo-quality renders (not actual photos) appeared this week of the Galaxy S8 to further axe fears of a cut headphone jack. Apple tossed the headphone jack in the iPhone 7 along with a few Android devices before and since - it would seem that Samsung won't follow suit. Instead, with the assistance of the images published this week, we're able to get a look at what this forward-thinking yet conservative-tech-packed smartphone is going to look like.

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New Galaxy S8 leaked renders compare it to the S7, Note 7

New Galaxy S8 leaked renders compare it to the S7, Note 7

We're getting a look at a comprehensive collection of Galaxy S8 renders today. These renders are some of clearest we've seen yet, and they show off the Galaxy S8 alongside the Galaxy S8 Plus. As previously rumored, these renders show off both phones with dual-curved displays, leaving fewer differences between the two.

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T-Mobile dangles Netflix incentive to push Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

T-Mobile dangles Netflix incentive to push Galaxy S7 and S7 edge

We’re not too far away from the Samsung Galaxy S8’s debut, and ahead of that comes a new carrier push to get the current-gen Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge phones into buyers’ hands. T-Mobile is hoping to push some of these handsets out the door by offering a new Netflix promo, one that’ll no doubt appeal to the movie-lovers and deal seekers out there: an entire year of Netflix on the house.

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Galaxy S7 edge owners report vertical pink line display issue

Galaxy S7 edge owners report vertical pink line display issue

Many Galaxy S7 edge owners are reporting a problem in which the display on their Samsung handset develops a vertical pink line running from the top to the bottom of the handset. Reports of this issue have been popping up online for months, including in a large 33-page thread on Samsung’s own forums. No attempts to fix the problem have been permanently successful, according to handset owners, short of exchanging the device or sending it in for servicing.

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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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Here are all of the Samsung devices getting Nougat updates

Here are all of the Samsung devices getting Nougat updates

Samsung has - at long last - revealed a full list of phones and tablets that will receive Android 7.0 Nougat. The list was actually revealed at the end of an announcement for the Galaxy S7's Nougat update. Of course, we already knew that Nougat was being sent out to Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge handsets, but it's nice to get official confirmation in any case.

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Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Android Nougat update begins official roll out

Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Android Nougat update begins official roll out

It looks like the wait is nearly over for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge owners: Android Nougat has started rolling out at last. Of course, we heard back in December that Samsung had finished beta testing the release and would be launch it this month, so this isn't much of a surprise. Previous rumors placed the start date for updates on January 17, but here we're seeing Samsung get underway a little earlier.

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Kantar: iPhone takes top sales spot in early holiday shopping season

Kantar: iPhone takes top sales spot in early holiday shopping season

There's always an interest in seeing which brand of phone did the best during the holiday season, and new insights Kantar Worldpanel suggest that iPhone is the winner for 2016. The analytics firm looked at data for the three months ending November 2016, and is reporting that the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone 6s were the three most popular smartphones during that period in the US. This shows strong sales at the beginning of the holiday shopping season, which would presumably carry over into December.

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