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Galaxy S8 US pre-orders are shipping with a surprise gift

Galaxy S8 US pre-orders are shipping with a surprise gift

How determined is Samsung to make a good first impression with its Galaxy S8 and S8+? Apparently enough to thrown in a completely unexpected freebie for those who have committed early to its smartphone. Someone who pre-ordered the Samsung’s flagship directly from Samsung itself has reported receiving a conical Amplifier Speaker Dock, something Samsung never let on at any point in time.

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Galaxy S8’s Bixby will have a confusing, convoluted rollout

Galaxy S8’s Bixby will have a confusing, convoluted rollout

Gone are the days when you could expect most smartphone features, save for network support, to be uniform across all devices everywhere. These days, you have to be more aware of how certain features might be available for one market but not for your market. Or that those features might not come all at the same time, if at all. That mess is what will greet new owners of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ when the smartphones rollout next week without one key feature: Bixby voice control.

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Samsung ‘Galaxy X’ dual-screen foldable smartphone prototype tipped in testing

Samsung ‘Galaxy X’ dual-screen foldable smartphone prototype tipped in testing

We've been hearing rumors about a foldable Samsung smartphone for months, and the latest rumor is no exception. According to industry insiders, Samsung will soon start testing a prototype of a phone being called the 'Galaxy X' that features two screens instead of one. This phone is said to be hinged horizontally in the middle, enabling the lengthy handset to be folded in half when not in use. This would be made possible, in part, by using the company's flexible OLED panels.

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Is this our first look at the Galaxy Note 8? Probably not

Is this our first look at the Galaxy Note 8? Probably not

Samsung's spring flagship - the Galaxy S8 - hasn't even shipped yet, and already we're onto what to expect in autumn. An image of an alleged Galaxy Note 8 is making the rounds today, giving us what could be our first look at the next phone in the Note lineup.

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What Note 7 fallout? Galaxy S8 preorders are huge

What Note 7 fallout? Galaxy S8 preorders are huge

This morning reports from several sources suggest that preorders for the Samsung Galaxy S8 are well and above those for the Galaxy S7. Last year's Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, says Samsung, have been "outpaced" by those of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus (or S8+, if you prefer) in pre-orders here in the United States. Samsung adds that this outpacing is "with strong double digit growth" to boot.

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Galaxy S8 pre-orders break Samsung records in Korea

Galaxy S8 pre-orders break Samsung records in Korea

It would seem that consumers in South Korea aren't shying away from the Galaxy S8 because of the Galaxy Note 7 battery debacle. In just two days, Samsung's new flagship phone has managed to hit 550,000 pre-orders in Korea, surpassing the other flagships that came before it.

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Refurbished Galaxy Note 7 begins appearing in the wild

Refurbished Galaxy Note 7 begins appearing in the wild

It was only a few weeks ago that Samsung confirmed the ongoing rumors that it would release the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 on the world once again as a refurbished device. It appears the Korean phone maker is wasting no time, as one of the first refurbished Note 7s has made its public debut, sporting some slightly modified hardware.

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Samsung drops digital cameras in favor of ‘new camera product category’

Samsung drops digital cameras in favor of ‘new camera product category’

It's not entirely clear what is going on with Samsung's camera business, but the writing has been on the wall for over a year. Rumors appeared in early 2016 making various claims about Samsung's dedicated digital camera plans -- mostly that it was abandoning the market -- something further spurred by a tweet that appeared from the Samsung India account. Yet another source has cropped up with information about this, and assuming the source is correct, it seems Samsung has entirely stopped its digital camera production.

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iPhone 8’s humongous release tipped to force Samsung Display hand

iPhone 8’s humongous release tipped to force Samsung Display hand

OLED displays are coming in hot for Apple's next smartphone and in no place is it more apparent than Samsung Display's factories. At least right here before manufacturing begins in earnest, a report from South Korea-based ET News says that Samsung Display's latest move is to convert an ASA LCD factory to OLED for one reason only. That is making room for the capacity needed to create the iPhone 8 - or iPhone Pro, or whatever you'd like to call it. Just don't call it a comeback - or an iPhone 7s, which will come with an LCD panel, more than likely.

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This is Samsung’s big Galaxy S8 commercial

This is Samsung’s big Galaxy S8 commercial

Even with the Galaxy S8 and S8+ undoubtedly the most eagerly-anticipated Android phones of the year, Samsung is leaving nothing to chance. The company has revealed its first TV commercial for the upcoming smartphones, and it's playing up their most obvious change over the Galaxy S7. That's the so-called "Infinity Display", Samsung's curved Super AMOLED screen with tiny, weeny bezels.

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Galaxy S8 Bixby button can be repurposed with this app

Galaxy S8 Bixby button can be repurposed with this app

You know that Samsung really wants Bixby to be its next big thing when it dedicated a physical button just for it. Pretty much like how older Sony Xperia phones had a physical shutter button to emphasize their photographic bent. Not everyone, however, is going to be a fan of Bixby, which means that's one hardware button wasted. Not unless you use this All in one Gestures app to let you remap that button to launch something else, like, for example, Google Assistant.

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Galaxy S8 dropped to test survivability

Galaxy S8 dropped to test survivability

The problem with smartphones is that as they become more sophisticated, more "premium", and more expensive, they also start to look more fragile. The transition from polycarbonate plastic to aluminum to glass definitely makes devices look more exquisite, but, at times, they also make them more susceptible to certain kinds of accidents. So when Samsung went with a nearly all glass Galaxy S8, one whose display stretches over almost its entire face, one of the biggest questions that comes to mind how well will it survive the most common accident of all: dropping the phone on pavement. The answer might surprise you.

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