Samsung Says 85% of Recalled Galaxy Note 7s Replaced, Confirms Battery Limiting Update is Incoming

This afternoon, Samsung provided new details on the status of the Galaxy Note 7 recall and also confirmed that they will push a software update to all remaining Note 7 devices that will limit their batteries and push additional pop-ups to users.

According to a statement provided by Samsung, “nearly 85 percent” of recalled Note 7 devices have been handed in through the Note 7 Refund and Exchange Program. They also mentioned that the “majority” of returnees are swapping for another Samsung phone. Neat.  (more…)

Galaxy Note 7 Updates Rolling Out to Limit Battery to 60%, Continue to Remind Users of Recall

The Galaxy Note 7 has been dead for almost a month now, but Samsung and its partners are still having to take extra measures to make sure every last device in the wild has been returned. One of those measures is through a software update that will limit the device’s battery while also constantly reminding the owner that it’s time to get rid of it.  (more…)

Samsung Appears to be Starting Its Android Nougat Beta Test for the Galaxy S7

With the Galaxy Note 7 officially dead along with its expected Android Nougat update, we have been on edge trying to figure out when Samsung would push Android 7.0 to its other 2016 flagships, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. According to one of our readers who stumbled into the Galaxy Apps store this morning, the beta test for it could be happening now.  (more…)

Report: Samsung Works on ‘Bezel-Less’ OLED Display for Galaxy S8

As we continue to creep toward the new year, more reports concerning Samsung’s next flagship device are making the rounds. In 2017, the first round of Samsung devices will be a big deal in terms of public adoption, considering the last flagship from the company, the Galaxy Note 7, met a horrible end. To sum up Samsung’s position, the company needs to deliver something truly exciting to make up for lost profits.

A new report out of Korea discusses the possible changes we will see with regard to overall design of the device, and if the reports pan out to be remotely accurate, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Edge may be a huge hit for fans of minimal display bezel.  (more…)

Blue Coral Galaxy S7 Edge is Indeed Coming to the US This Year

Samsung confirmed this evening that the Galaxy S7 Edge will soon arrive at US carriers in Blue Coral.

What’s significant about Blue Coral? It’s the blue and rose gold color scheme that was an early exclusive to the Galaxy Note 7 before that phone was discontinued. Likely in attempt to help stir up end-of-year excitement and bump sales, Samsung is moving the color over to the S7 Edge.  (more…)

Samsung Galaxy S8 Specs Reported to Include 4K AMOLED Display, 8GB RAM

In wake of the Galaxy Note 7 disaster, Samsung may need to bump its launch timeline of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Edge. If that is the case, it should be no shock to see many rumors and supposed leaks flooding the web as we enter the last part of 2016.

In the latest piece to make the rounds, specifications for the yet-to-be-announced device have surfaced, though, there’s no telling how accurate they might be. With the best guess being that Samsung will unveil its newest phones at MWC in February of 2017, there’s still plenty of time for things to change.  (more…)

Samsung Pay Adds Three More Supported Countries, Supports In-App Payments and ‘Nearby’ Savings

At Money 20/20 in Las Vegas, NV this week, Samsung announced Samsung Pay support for three new countries, as well as new features for users in the United States.

The newly supported countries are Thailand, Malaysia, and Russia, bringing the total of supported countries up to 10 by the end of 2016. Additionally, Samsung is partnering with Mastercard to bring Samsung Pay to more places on the web via Masterpass, currently accepted at hundreds of thousands of merchants in 33 countries across the globe for online payments.  (more…)