Heads-up, deal hunters. Verizon is hosting some solid discounts on a bunch of accessories this week.
I don’t know what the occasion is, but you can find steals on items like the Samsung Gear Fit2 for just $99.99 ($80 off). They also have discounts on SanDisk microSD cards, including the Ultra Plus 128GB card for $59.99 ($40 off), or Motorola’s USB Type-C TurboPower charger for $19.99 ($20 off). Finally, and it appears to be out of stock now, but they were selling the Samsung Gear 360 for just $99.99 (!). That’s a $250 discount on Samsung’s 360-degree camera, so you may want to keep an eye on it just incase they re-stock.
It’s already March and the US market has yet to see a major flagship launch from the larger Android OEMs. While a couple have been announced (LG G6 and HTC U Ultra), there are another couple scheduled for unveiling on March 29, those being the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ from Samsung. However, thanks to various leaks and reports, it’s possible many potential buyers have already made up their minds on which phone they’re leaning towards.
To sum up what we have so far, the LG G6 is a huge change up from last year’s G5, featuring water resistance and a 18:9 QHD display. Pricing and exact availability is not yet known, but expect it in April.
The Galaxy S8, at least from what we’ve seen, has a very interesting hardware design with hardly any bezel around its display. It also seems like a safe assumption that it will be water resistant and have a crazy-good camera, too.
As for the U Ultra from HTC, it was announced mid-January and we’re still waiting on an exact launch date for the US. For specs, it has a secondary ticker display, no water resistance, Snapdragon 821, no headphone jack, and a large 5.7″ QHD LCD display. Pricing is confirmed, though, unlocked starting at $749.
Let us know which way you’re leaning!
You could argue that Samsung mostly skipped Mobile World Congress this year. Sure, they announced a fancy new tablet and VR headset with controller, but we’re so used to them showing off their new Galaxy S phone for the year that it was hard to pay close attention. Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in 28 days or so, though, which means we’ll now see a new leak for the phone every 5 minutes. Yes, the Galaxy S8 leak floodgates are now open. (more…)
We are nearly a month away (March 29) from the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, but as we draw closer to that date, we’re likely to see more leaks and intel regarding the devices, simply because that’s how this industry tends to work. In the latest development, two hands-on videos have hit the web, giving us pretty solid looks at what we can expect from Samsung. (more…)
Alongside the Galaxy Tab S3, Samsung also unwrapped a new Gear VR at MWC that should excite VR fans. The new Gear VR is officially called Gear VR with Controller, because well, it comes with a controller. Think Google Daydream, but for Samsung phones.
The new Gear VR with Controller features 42mm lenses with 101-degree field of view (FOV) and “advanced distortion correction technology to minimize motion sickness.” Like the previous gen model, it also lets you swap between microUSB and USB Type-C depending on your phone’s port. As a new feature, since it has a controller, Samsung added in a special strap to hold the controller when not in use. (more…)
Samsung may not have announced the Galaxy S8 at MWC today, but they did show off their new Android-powered tablet, the Galaxy Tab S3. We knew this bad boy was coming, so let’s run through the official details.
To start, Samsung isn’t saying how much this tablet will cost or when you can buy it. Weird, I know, but that’s the situation we are in. Should they make that info available, you’ll get a high-end tablet in a world that isn’t filled with many tablets anymore. (more…)
If you are anything like us, you may have been watching Samsung’s MWC press event just to get a possible peek at what the company is planning for the Galaxy S8. Well, the teaser has hit the web, and we now have an official date for when we’ll see the entire thing. (more…)
Samsung’s Mobile World Congress 2017 press event kicks off in minutes. While we aren’t expecting it to be the showcase for the Galaxy S8, Samsung should still have plenty of stuff to talk about, including a new Galaxy Tab S3.
But if you really just came hoping to see the Galaxy S8, Samsung might show off a couple of minute teaser for the Galaxy S8 at some point during the event. So yeah, you should probably watch it.
The show kicks off at 10AM Pacific (1PM Eastern).