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“Galaxy X” patent reveals Samsung’s foldable smartphone idea

“Galaxy X” patent reveals Samsung’s foldable smartphone idea

Exploding batteries notwithstanding, Samsung isn’t going to shy away from experimenting with smartphones to both push the envelope as well as be the first in the market. The most awaited innovation is, of course, the promise of a foldable smartphone. That might come really soon, based on this recently unearthed Samsung patent for what is being nicknamed the “Galaxy X”, a.k.a. Project Valley. Aesthetically, though, it might not be as impressive, looking less like a smartphone and more like the love child of a Motorola RAZR and a Microsoft Surface Book hinge.

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Galaxy S8 screen tipped to grow to lure Note 7 users

Galaxy S8 screen tipped to grow to lure Note 7 users

A new rumor is making the rounds that claims Samsung is set to enlarge the screen of the Galaxy S8 smartphone in an effort to lure the customers who are considering going somewhere else for a big screen phablet back to the Samsung fold after the Galaxy Note 7 failure. This would dovetail nicely with the rumors from earlier this month that the Galaxy S8 would get a body that was 90% covered by the screen. This new rumor started with a report from a South Korean news outlet called The Bell.

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Samsung runs full page ad in major newspapers to say sorry for Galaxy Note 7

Samsung runs full page ad in major newspapers to say sorry for Galaxy Note 7

Samsung really wants people to feel better about continuing to purchase its smartphones. The problem is that many people aren't feeling very good about the brand after the fires that happened with a large number of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones before and after the recall. Samsung has taken out full page ads in major newspapers around the US to apologize to consumers and to outline its commitment to consumer safety.

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AT&T Blue Coral Galaxy S7 edge: here’s when you can get it

AT&T Blue Coral Galaxy S7 edge: here’s when you can get it

With the Galaxy Note 7 out of the running, Samsung has focused its resources and marketing strategy on the Galaxy S7 and especially the Galaxy S7 edge. Just last week, it announced a variant of the curved smartphone in Singapore that bore a distinctive Blue Coral sheen. Although a Samsung representative did confirm that such a color would be coming to the US as well, it wasn’t clear when that would actually happen. AT&T, however, has just let us know that it’s all taking place next week.

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Galaxy S8’s first detailed secrets spilled in Korea

Galaxy S8’s first detailed secrets spilled in Korea

The Samsung Galaxy S8 appears to have started its trickle of leaks this week with details dripping in from South Korea. The first big change seems to be in the device's next-gen display. It would seem that the company is eager to distance themselves from the design and feel of the Galaxy Note 7, thereby pushing the Galaxy S8 into a different school of industrial design thought. This version of the Galaxy smartphone may be a bit more fragile than previous generations.

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Galaxy S8 confirmed to feature Samsung’s own smart assistant

Galaxy S8 confirmed to feature Samsung’s own smart assistant

Confirming what most have already guessed at this point, Samsung shared that its next flagship, which will undoubtedly be called the Galaxy S8, will have an AI-powered digital assistant, but significantly different from Samsung’s obsolete and underpowered S Voice. This new assistant will be the fruit of Samsung’s acquisition of Viv Labs, which was formed by the a co-creator of Apple’s Siri. But while that’s pretty much a given, the biggest question is how Samsung plans on differentiating itself from the increasingly competitive market.

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Galaxy Note 7 US recall at 85%, battery to be capped at 60%

Galaxy Note 7 US recall at 85%, battery to be capped at 60%

You may no longer hear much about the Galaxy Note 7 in the news recently, except for a few postmortem analyses here and there. Especially now that the spotlight may have just been stolen by Samsung’s own smart washing machines. That’s not to say, however, that Samsung isn’t busy working behind the scenes. Or so it seems to imply. It has just proudly reported that in the US alone, 85% of Galaxy Note 7 devices have already been exchanged or refunded. And for the remaining 15%, it has an unpleasant surprise waiting for them.

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Galaxy Note 7 will soon be blacklisted by New Zealand carriers

Galaxy Note 7 will soon be blacklisted by New Zealand carriers

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will soon be blacklisted by carriers in New Zealand, it has been announced. The blacklisting will take place in two weeks, and will render any Galaxy Note 7 phones remaining in service unusable. The move is necessary to ensure that customers replace the phone with an alternative that isn’t prone to catching on fire…something viewed as important for public, as well as personal, safety. It is estimated a ‘few hundred’ Galaxy Note 7 devices are still being used in New Zealand.

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Rogue Galaxy Note 7 units will soon see stunting battery update

Rogue Galaxy Note 7 units will soon see stunting battery update

This afternoon Samsung released an updated statement on their efforts to recall and replace all Galaxy Note 7 devices. Samsung suggested the following: "nearly 85 percent of all recalled Galaxy Note7 devices have been replaced through the U.S. Note7 Refund and Exchange Program." Samsung PR added that "the majority of the participants [opted] to receive another Samsung smartphone."

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Samsung recalls 2.8m washing machines in US

Samsung recalls 2.8m washing machines in US

For Samsung, it seems that when problem ends, another one rears its ugly head. With the Galaxy Note 7 mess finally beginning to wind down after a second recall and a halt in production, Samsung is now being forced to recall nearly three million washing machines. The recall affects a range of top-loading washing machines sold by Samsung in the US.

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Samsung Gear S3 pre-order and release details revealed

Samsung Gear S3 pre-order and release details revealed

Those of you who have been waiting since August to get your hands on Samsung's Gear S3 will soon get your chance. Samsung has announced pre-order and availability details for the Gear S3 today, revealing that the smartwatch will make it store shelves later this month. Pre-orders open up on November 6 as well - just three days from today.

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Galaxy S8 trademark filing suggests AI assistant named Bixby

Galaxy S8 trademark filing suggests AI assistant named Bixby

Rumors about the Galaxy S8 have been coming in at a pretty steady clip these days, but most of them have to do with hardware. We're hearing new rumors today, but instead of focusing on the internals, this one is focused on the phone's AI assistant. More specifically, we might have a name for the intelligent assistant that is said to be loaded on the phone.

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