Galaxy Note 7 to Launch August 19, Pre-Orders Start as Early as August 3

On Tuesday, Samsung is going to officially unveil the Galaxy Note 7, that much is certain. We’ll be on hand in New York City that morning as they show the phone off on stage. For weeks, though, rumors surrounding the phone’s availability have been all over the board in terms of timing. We’ve heard reports suggest the phone will be available the minute Samsung announces it or as far out as a couple of weeks. According to a reliable source, Samsung’s next phone, the Galaxy Note 7, will arrive in stores on August 19(more…)

#TBT: When We Reviewed the Samsung Galaxy Note 2

This time next week, Samsung will have announced the Galaxy Note 7. Before that happens, though, let’s take a step back in time to late 2012. Nearly four years ago, we reviewed the Galaxy Note 2, and at that time, the Galaxy Note 2 was one of my favorite Android devices. I was getting pretty big into mobile gaming, and thanks to the 5.5″ HD AMOLED display, my gaming was on point. Keep in mind, though, not everyone shared my love of the bigger displays, Kellen included.  (more…)

Watch: Samsung is Hyping the Galaxy Note 7 on YouTube

I know we keep saying this, but for real, we are now just a few days away from Samsung’s unveiling of the Galaxy Note 7. We will be on-hand in NYC as Samsung gives us all of the details, but until then, the hypetrain rolls on.

Posted onto Samsung Korea’s YouTube, a video details what appears to be theme-able lock screens thanks to an updated TouchWiz UI. In addition, we see old telephones underwater. Water resistant Galaxy Note 7? Most definitely. We also see sentences on paper marked with highlighter, possibly detailing changes for S Pen.  (more…)

It’s the End of July and I Keep Coming Back to the Galaxy S7

After reviewing the Samsung Galaxy S7 back in March, I have since reviewed the LG G5, HTC 10, OnePlus 3, and Moto Z. I’ve also spent dozens of hours using the Moto G4 Plus and Galaxy S7 Active, while tossing in some Nexus 5X time here and there whenever a new Android N preview arrives. That’s basically me admitting that I’ve used just about every single major 2016 phone enough to spit out thousands of words on each in a review format, yet there is one common action that happens after I’ve finished up – I immediately jump back onto the Galaxy S7 without hesitation.

In recent years, I have often found that as new phones come out and I spend increasing amounts of time with one, that I tend to just adopt them until the next phone arrives. But not this year. I just think that Samsung absolutely nailed it with the Galaxy S7.

Here are some of the reasons I just keep coming back to it after all these months and phones.  (more…)

Here’s the Galaxy Note 7 From All Sorts of Angles in Different Colors

With each passing day, we get closer to Samsung’s unveiling of the Galaxy Note 7. Thanks to yet another leak, we can see the device from a ton of different angles, as well as in three different colors – Gold, Blue, and Silver.

After looking over the device pretty well, I must say, the design is pretty much what we would expect from Samsung these days. We have a body drenched in glass and metal, along with the ever-so-slightly curved edges on the frontside display. Looking at the side view, the Galaxy Note 7 appears to be extremely thin, but not too thin, since we still need room to fit the S Pen inside of the body.  (more…)

Video: Short Clip Shows Working Galaxy Note 7 In-Hand

August 2, the date set by Samsung for the unveiling of the Galaxy Note 7, is right around the corner. In fact, it’s less than two weeks away. Since we are so close to an unveiling and possible launch of the device, you can expect to see plenty of leaks taking place. The latest is a very short clip posted to YouTube, showing someone fondling the device and pressing down on its buttons, apparently testing to make sure everything is functional. As far as context goes, that’s all we have.  (more…)

Update for Gear S2 Brings Easier Watch Face Downloads, S Health Data Sharing, and More

Samsung is shipping an update out to the Gear S2, focusing on “improvements of both ease of use and speed of access.” Inside of the update, owners will find that discovering and downloading new watch faces has been made very easy, with the ability to set new faces directly from the watch now available. Previously, users would need to find new watch faces via the mobile phone application, but now all of the process can be done on the smartwatch. If you find a face you like while searching on your watch, simply press download and install.  (more…)