Category Archives: Samsung

270 units of Galaxy Note 8 sold over weekend just in Korea, or how Samsung makes cha-ching

Ever since its debut on 15th September, over 270 thousand Koreans have bought themselves a Galaxy Note 8 smartphone (South Koreans, naturally. North Koreans maybe one half a Samsung that someone accidentally dropped into the border river). Pretty large number, especially considering the phone’s rather hefty price of KRW 950950, or 849 pounds. The only Samsung phone that sold better than that is Galaxy S8, who sold 260 thousand units just on day one. ...

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) and A Tab 8.0 are about to receive Android update

Two Samsung devices have been spotted in GFXBench and Geekbench benchmark logs; Galaxy J5 (2016) smartphone and A Tab 8.0 tablet. According to these logs, both the phone and the tablet will have their OS’ updated to Android Nougat 7.1.1. Some believe this to be an error in writing and that the device’s systems will be updated to just Nougat 7.0. I guess we will wait and see.We do not know when will the updates become available for download, but presumably soon. ...

Galaxy Tab Active 2 appears on GFXBench

The device was first spotted at FCC; now is the time for GFXBench. The second listing of tablet reveals some of its specification:– 8′ display, 1280 x 800 pixels,– Exynos 7870 CPU, 8-core,– 3GB RAM, 16GB ROM,– 8mpx main camera, 5mpx selfie shooter,– Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS.Everything else that is known about the device is that it will be released in both Europe and South America and that it will cost around 500 to 600 dollars. ...

Verizon releases first OTA update for Galaxy Note 8

Which is hilarious, because Galaxy Note 8 only just comes out today. But hey, this is 21st century, I should be used to day one updates by now. Anyhoo, the update’s kernel version is 4.4.21. It will turn Verizon’s Galaxy Note 8 software version to N950USQU1AQI5.What is the update’s changelog? Oh, the usual. It fixes some bugs and improves phone’s performance and stability. It also improves the stability of Google Maps and Navigation apps and Weather widget. The update does not, uhm, update phone’s security featues to September, so you will have to wait for that ...

Foldable Samsung Galaxy X may launch next year

Who knows, perhaps the foldable Galaxy X is nearing the end of its long, long development process? The first time we have ever heard about Samsung’s attempt at foldable phones was way back in 2011. Ever since then Galaxy X suffered numerous leaks, gossips and release dates. Today we get another (rather general) release date given to the phone. This one, though, has much more credibility than most of the earlier rumoured dates. Why? Because this time it is Koh Dong-Jin, president of Samsung Mobile himself, stating that Samsung Galaxy X will be released sometime during 2018.Whether or ...

Unlocked variant of Galaxy S8 Active receives Wi-Fi Alliance certification

Until now, we have not heard of any other variants of Galaxy S8 Active. This one, spotted in Wi-Fi Alliance’s database, holds a model number SM-G892U. The device may turn out to be an US-only release. Its specification is pretty much the same as that of the original Galaxy S8 Active. The only difference are a 4000mAh battery instead of a 3000mAh and a military-grade polycarbonate body instead of the original’s glass frame. ...

Galaxy Tab A2 S renders leaked

Images were published online by famous Roland Quandt, leakster extraordinaire himself. Along with the images, Quandt stated that two Galaxy Tab A2 S models are in the works, bearing model numbers SM-T380 and SM-T385. SM-T380 is said to be a Wi-Fi only device, while SM-T385 will enable 4G LTE connection and accept a Nano SIM card. Its price is said to oscilate around $300, while the former will cost around $210. With that being said, what can we expect from the A2 S?– Kids Mode app and a few other features directed at children,– 8′ display, 1200 x 800p resolution,– ...

Oy wey, another Samsung burns

The story is mostly a simple one. Last July, a young lady from South Korea bought herself a Samsung Galaxy S7. Until now, the phone is said to have worked perfectly well, no problems. A week or so ago it happened so that she needed to charger her phone. After plugging it into the charger, it turned out that she needed to use it – maybe someone called her, or she needed to write an important SMS. She turned the phone on and that is when it erupted into flames. Thankfully, that did not start a large fire.That would be the end of the story if not for Samsung’s odd behaviour. After ...

Galaxy Note 7 FE completely sold out. Nice

Few months after a Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, Samsung decided to make a bold move. Instead of throwing Galaxy Note 7 away and acting like it never happened, the company embraced its failure and set out to salvage what it could, refurbishing the phone with a new battery and then offering it for a significantly lowered price. The best part? It paid out. Four hundred thousand units of Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition (because only a true fan would decide to buy it after all that happened) were sold in South Korea alone. While there is stil no word on the phone being available outside SK, it is not out of ...