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Galaxy S8 to use face recognition for payment, 1000fps slo-mo

Galaxy S8 to use face recognition for payment, 1000fps slo-mo

Usually, at this point in time, rumors and leaks about the Galaxy S8 should have, more or less, settled down and have been whittled down to a few consistent points. And yet there are now last minute details attempting to still provide some substantial new perspective into the smartphone. “Perspective” is probably apt, considering this is about the Galaxy S8’s imaging capabilities. According to sources, Samsung intends to use a still underutilized facial recognition technology to authorize mobile payments. On the opposite side of the phone, the camera is leaked to be capable of a mind-breaking 1,000 fps slow motion video capture.

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Galaxy Tab S3 release date and pricing confirmed for US

Galaxy Tab S3 release date and pricing confirmed for US

A couple of days back, the Galaxy Tab S3 appeared on Best Buy's website, complete with pricing information that put the tablet at $599.99. While that listing didn't have any release information to speak of, today Samsung is filling in the gaps by confirming the US release date and pricing for the Galaxy Tab S3.

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Galaxy S8 confirmed to have Bixby, to have 3D Touch home button

Galaxy S8 confirmed to have Bixby, to have 3D Touch home button

Much of the recent leaks for the Samsung Galaxy S8 have mostly focused on its design, which isn’t exactly out of the ordinary since it is what the user will see and hold all the time. Because of that, one of the earliest leaked features for the smartphone has seemingly taken a backseat. It’s been a while since we last heard about Samsung’s personal assistant named “Bixby” but now that silence has been broken. Keen-eyed sleuths have unearthed evidence buried beneath the legalese of Samsung Italy’s privacy document that the Galaxy S8 will, indeed, have this voice-activated assistant.

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Samsung supposedly begins producing iPhone OLED panels with 3D Touch

Samsung supposedly begins producing iPhone OLED panels with 3D Touch

If you believe the rumors we've heard so far, then the next iPhone will come equipped with OLED display. This has been one of the more prevalent rumors since the mill started churning, and today we're getting new details that seem to solidify it. According to this new report, Samsung Display has started producing OLED panels for the next iPhone, complete with 3D Touch functionality.

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Samsung’s QLED TVs go on sale: The Frame “art TV” lands Spring

Samsung’s QLED TVs go on sale: The Frame “art TV” lands Spring

Samsung's 2017 QLED TVs have hit shelves, with the super-skinny Ultra HD sets that wowed back at CES in January also joined by a new digital picture frame. Priced from $2,799 (MRSP), the QLED TVs use Samsung's Quantum dot display technology for 100-percent color volume along with broader viewing angles than before. A new sound bar and Blu-ray player complete the 2017 line-up.

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Galaxy S8 launcher found with icons

Galaxy S8 launcher found with icons

The launcher for the Samsung Galaxy S8 has appeared this afternoon thanks to an anonymous tip to SlashGear. This launcher is appearing just before the full reveal of the Samsung Galaxy S8, a device that'll do battle with the iPhone 8 and/or the iPhone 7s before the end of the year. Until then, there's the LG G6, a device which will have the shortest wait to launch as it comes to market first of the three this year.

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Galaxy Tab S3 pricing revealed by Best Buy

Galaxy Tab S3 pricing revealed by Best Buy

Back at MWC 2017, Samsung finally pulled the veil back on the Galaxy Tab S3. Thanks to a number of rumors before this reveal, we knew the tablet was coming, but it was nice to get confirmation nonetheless. Now it's time for Samsung to start ramping up toward release, and a new Galaxy Tab S3 listing on Best Buy's website is delivering some important details on pricing.

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Galaxy S8’s odd fingerprint scanner was a last-minute change

Galaxy S8’s odd fingerprint scanner was a last-minute change

When rumors of the Galaxy S8’s nearly all-screen design surfaced, speculation about the new home of the fingerprint sensor was similarly raised. Either it would be removed completely, which would be a regression of more than two years of progress, relocated to the back ala LG, or some other new technology. That last one almost seemed most likely, drumming up hype about the smartphone. Alas, the Galaxy S8 is, instead, left with an oddly-placed rear sensor, because that much hyped on-screen fingerprint scanning technology wouldn’t make it in time.

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Samsung’s foldable smartphone prototype could be ready by Q3

Samsung’s foldable smartphone prototype could be ready by Q3

The prediction that 2017 would be the year Samsung finally shows its foldable smartphone hand may have been only half true. While it’s still too early to discount it, sources are now saying that Samsung only plans to start production of a prototype in the later half of the year. And that’s just a prototype. That would mean the actual consumer models will only start production in early 2018. Presuming, of course, the prototypes are received well at all.

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Samsung commits to monthly updates for unlocked US phones

Samsung commits to monthly updates for unlocked US phones

While perhaps still the top Android smartphone maker, Samsung is hardly considered to be the best representative for Android. Its TouchWiz UX, though now improved, has been called the epitome of bloat and the pace of its software updates would have put a snail to shame. After the high-profile Android security nightmare that was Stagefright, Samsung did pick up the pace but still lagged behind many of its competitors. Change might be afoot, however, as Samsung commits once again to actually rolling out monthly security updates. But there’s a catch: that will only be true for unlocked models in the US.

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Galaxy S8 vs iPhone 8 Release Date Battle

Galaxy S8 vs iPhone 8 Release Date Battle

The differences between the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the iPhone 8 (or iPhone 7s) will be grand - never before will the two phones look more different from one another. Their functionality will also appear different - running the latest Samsung-modified version of Android on one device has never looked more different from Apple's iOS than here in the year 2017. But once that release date comes for both devices, you can bet they'll be sparring up close and personal in the minds of millions.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 details, dates, sales forecast by Ming-chi Kuo

Samsung Galaxy S8 details, dates, sales forecast by Ming-chi Kuo

Ming-chi Kuo, famed analyst from KGI Securities, is usually a name associated with iPhones and iPads. But lets you think he is partial to Apple’s devices, the analyst is now offering a few words to say about Samsung’s upcoming early 2017 flagship, the Galaxy S8. While most of what he said have already been “confirmed” from previous leaks, his analysis on how the market will play out for the smartphone is both interesting and, perhaps, discouraging for Samsung.

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