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More Galaxy S8 images leak out ahead of release date

More Galaxy S8 images leak out ahead of release date

Though we've seen the Galaxy S8 and its big brother, the Galaxy S8 Plus, from nearly every angle thus far, more images of the two devices have leaked out ahead of release. When compared to some of the other images we've seen, these images are somewhat sharp, giving us a nice, clear look at both phones. These aren't anything we haven't seen before, but when the reveal isn't happening until the end of this month, we'll take what we can get.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 codenamed “Great”, begs to be debunked

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 codenamed “Great”, begs to be debunked

Pride cometh before the fall? Perhaps. It is definitely a case of tempting fate. Word has gone out that Samsung has chosen a codename for this year’s Galaxy Note phablet and, while it doesn’t really tell us anything new, it does hint at the company’s ambitions for the device. The Galaxy Note 8 will supposedly be called, at least internally, “Great”, perhaps to juxtapose it with the not so great Galaxy Note 7. Of course, in doing so, Samsung is almost challenging everyone to prove it wrong.

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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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Low 10nm processor yields could delay high-end smartphone

Low 10nm processor yields could delay high-end smartphone

Newer doesn’t always mean better, especially when it actually makes things worse. For all the benefits that the new 10 nm FinFET manufacturing process has for making silicon, it could put a dent in the schedule of smartphone makers in the long run. Sources are now reporting that the yields for 10 nm chips are lower than expected and it is causing smartphone manufacturers to delay shipments of their smartphones to late in the second quarter, perhaps even later.

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Actual Samsung Galaxy S8 shown off in a super short video

Actual Samsung Galaxy S8 shown off in a super short video

In this industry and in this line of work, leaks are a fact of life. Sure, companies take great pains and sometimes employ drastic measures to prevent leakage of potentially damning information, but even the once tight Apple is no longer immune to that. So it’s not exactly a huge surprise to see a video showing off a purported Galaxy S8 device, especially one so short that it barely adds anything to what we’ve seen so far. More interesting, however, is the origin and “story” behind the video, which might be as short-lived as its running time.

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Galaxy S8+ shows up at Geekbench with impressive numbers

Galaxy S8+ shows up at Geekbench with impressive numbers

We won’t be seeing the Samsung Galaxy S8 later this month but it’s already trying to wow the geek crowd. At least based on the supposed Galaxy S8 that just landed on Geekbench. With model number SM-G955U, which is for the “Plus” model (the plain Galaxy S8 goes by SM-G950 only), the smartphone is noted to have a single-core performance score of 1929 and a multi-core score of 6084, which pretty much puts it at the top of the list as far as CPUs go.

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Samsung secretly had an Exynos-powered VR headset at MWC 2017

Samsung secretly had an Exynos-powered VR headset at MWC 2017

Although it already has its Gear VR platform, co-developed with Oculus, Samsung may have more ambitious plans for its virtual reality push. Behind closed doors at MWC 2017, Samsung was reportedly giving select partners a demonstration of prototype VR headsets, ones that don’t need a smartphone or a PC to function. These standalone headsets, instead, carried their own processing power and at the heart of that is Samsung’s brand new Exynos 9 chip.

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Samsung Pay early access arrives in India ahead of full launch

Samsung Pay early access arrives in India ahead of full launch

We’ve known for a while now that Samsung Pay is inbound for India, and now it looks like users in the nation are able to sign up for early access to the mobile payment platform. It’s still not clear when exactly the service will be available in India, but the early access registration is a reassuring sign that it must be inbound, at least for those who own a Galaxy A5, A7, S7, S7 edge, or Note 5.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 release date joined by new photos

Samsung Galaxy S8 release date joined by new photos

It would appear that the Samsung Galaxy S8 has leaked in a collection of real-world photos. These photos come via BGR where an anonymous source seems to have captured photos of almost every angle of the Galaxy S8. This device has a larger edition called the Samsung Galaxy S8+, but the one pictured here is the more standard-sized version.

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Galaxy Xcover 4 offers up rugged design in April

Galaxy Xcover 4 offers up rugged design in April

While many of us are counting the days to next month's long-awaited Galaxy S8 reveal, Samsung is hard at work launching other smartphones. Today Samsung's German arm announced the Galaxy Xcover 4, and while it certainly isn't a top-of-the-line phone like the Galaxy S8 will be, it will surely find an audience thanks to its rugged design.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 leaks out inside cases

Samsung Galaxy S8 leaks out inside cases

The whole world now knows LG’s vision for a 2017 champion. In less than 30 days, we’re about to see Samsung’s as well. But not before everyone else beats it to the punch. A new set of leaks, both in moving and still images format, show off the gentle curves of the Galaxy S8 and its larger Galaxy S8 Plus sibling. Or at least they’re allegedly the Galaxy S8. And this time, we’re being shown actual working devices too.

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Galaxy Book and Samsung Flow interaction demonstrated

Galaxy Book and Samsung Flow interaction demonstrated

Samsung’s MWC 2017 presentation was pretty much about large screens, from an Android tablet to two Windows 10 tablets. Despite still being outnumered by Android tablets and iPads, Windows tablets aren’t exactly a rarity. Samsung’s Galaxy Books, however, will have some advantages over its distant relatives. One such advantage ironically comes from outside the Galaxy Book itself. With the Samsung Flow app on both a Galaxy phone and a Galaxy tablet, users can enjoy an almost seamless experience between the two devices.

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