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Exynos Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8 can do 4K 60fps recording

Exynos Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8 can do 4K 60fps recording

Just because you have a fancy, advanced image sensor capable of 4K 60 fps video recording doesn't mean you'll be able to do that on your smartphone. Your phone's processor needs to be able support that rather heavy load and, even if it could, your OEM has to allow that feature to be made available to users. When one of those requirements aren't met, users are sadly deprived of what they should have. Fortunately for owners of the Galaxy S8/S8+ and Galaxy Note 8 using Samsung's Exynos processors, that's possible now.

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Galaxy S10 and beyond: No front camera at all!

Galaxy S10 and beyond: No front camera at all!

Samsung's plans for the future with the Galaxy S10 are coming on quick - even before the Galaxy Note 9 is fully revealed. What we're looking at today is a set of plans for a Galaxy smartphone with the potential for more than one display. And before you say it - no, this isn't the Galaxy X with a folding screen and another screen on its back, this is a completely separate device with two displays - because why not?

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Galaxy S8, S8+, Note 8 Oreo coming to unlocked models soon

Galaxy S8, S8+, Note 8 Oreo coming to unlocked models soon

Samsung isn’t exactly known for speedy updates (though, surprisingly, it’s not exactly the worse by some standards). It has, however, at least started to roll out the Android 8.0 (not 8.1) Oreo update to carrier models of its Galaxy S8 and S8+ 2017 flagships. What about the unlocked models, you ask? Samsung has finally broken its silence and is promising it will happen next month, if all goes well. It also goes on to explain why it actually takes unlocked models longer to get updated than carrier ones, which defies logic a bit.

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Galaxy S8 Oreo update released by Verizon

Galaxy S8 Oreo update released by Verizon

Verizon has begun rolling out its Galaxy S8 Oreo update, coincidentally bringing last year's flagship up to date in Android at the same time as the Galaxy S9 arrives in stores. The update includes features like picture-in-picture for apps, app notification dots, and a number of background improvements.

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Galaxy S8 Oreo update: here’s what’s new

Galaxy S8 Oreo update: here’s what’s new

After a false start that has sent some users fuming, Samsung has finally gotten the ball rolling again in pushing out Android 8.0 Oreo to last year’s flagship, the Galaxy S8. Of course, given your typical Samsung rollout, it’s not happening for everyone at the same time. To keep those who haven’t been so lucky, or drive them nuts with excitement or anxiety, Samsung has finally released the changelog for the update which, of course, also bumps up the Samsung Experience custom UX to version 9.0.

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Galaxy S9 vs S8: The reasons to upgrade

Galaxy S9 vs S8: The reasons to upgrade

The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ have arrived, and with them a big question for Samsung fans: should you upgrade to the S9 from the Galaxy S8? The lure of the newest, shiniest gadget is always strong, and Samsung even has some tempting trade-in deals for those wanting to ditch their old phone for a brand new Galaxy S9. If you're on the fence, here's what you get with your upgrade.

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Galaxy S8 Oreo update stopped because of this grave reason

Galaxy S8 Oreo update stopped because of this grave reason

After what felt like an eternity, owners of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ were naturally overjoyed to finally receive the much-awaited Android 8.0 Oreo update. And, naturally, they were equally cross when Samsung halted and pulled out the update almost immediately. While they definitely have reason for their ill-feelings, Samsung has an even bigger reason why it did so. Apparently, the update has caused some handsets to randomly reboot, which would have been an even bigger fiasco than pulling it out before it spreads any further.

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Samsung just slammed the brakes on Android Oreo

Samsung just slammed the brakes on Android Oreo

Some Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners began seeing the Android Oreo update arrive in recent days, but Samsung has put a stop to that. The update had first arrived on handset owners who were in the beta program, though it started appearing for other users a couple days ago. Unfortunately, those who haven't received the Android 8.0 update yet will have more waiting to do: Samsung has pulled the release.

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Bixby Vision real-time text translation tipped with Google Translate

Bixby Vision real-time text translation tipped with Google Translate

Samsung's Bixby AI will be getting some new capabilities in the future, and rumor has it that real-time translates are among them. The assistant already offers translations of written text via Bixby Vision, but Samsung is gearing up to add real-time translation, sources claim. The AI may soon also be equipped with better recognition of landmarks and other notable destinations.

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Galaxy S8 Oreo update arrives just ahead of S9

Galaxy S8 Oreo update arrives just ahead of S9

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones are on the receiving end of the big Android Oreo software update. The update is rolling out to handsets now, but not everyone is getting it at the same time. Those who do get it will see a software update clocking in around 500MB with the February security patch. Galaxy S8 owners who are feeling impatient can manually check for a software update now.

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Galaxy S9 vs iPhone X: Why you see no choice in 2018

Galaxy S9 vs iPhone X: Why you see no choice in 2018

In the year 2018, most Americans only consider one of two smartphones to purchase as their next mobile device. One is the iPhone, the one and only choice for many users who've only ever owned an iPhone and don't plan on switching any time soon. The other is the Galaxy S9, part of the Galaxy S line that's held the "wow" factor in many other American minds over the past half-decade. But why is that?

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Galaxy S8 Active has a plastic screen protector on top of Gorilla Glass

Galaxy S8 Active has a plastic screen protector on top of Gorilla Glass

Rugged or “active” variants of smartphones don’t often make headlines. They’re already expected to be tough anyway. The Moto Z2 Force, however, did make quite a splash when it was chastised for having a scratch-prone plastic layer on its screen. The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active apparently has something similar, practically a plastic polyurethane screen protector. While that may be damning or not, depending on your take, the situation might not be as simple as it sounds and may even have an advantage for users.

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