A little over a month ago, we talked about the idea of there being a Samsung Galaxy S7 Active, not only because Samsung mentioned the device in a listing for one of their apps, but because this is a long-running line of exclusive phones for AT&T that makes a lot of sense. It’s a pretty brilliant product idea (super high-end rugged phone) that should live on, even if we do all hate the fact that you can’t get it outside of a single carrier.
Today, thanks to a leak out of a Vietnamese Samsung-focused site, we get what might be our first look at the phone. As you probably expected, it’s rugged as hell and has all the camo a rugged person could ask for. (more…)
Verizon approved an update this morning for its variants of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge as software version VRU2APD2. The update includes both security patches and “improvements to various settings and features.” None of those improvements seems to be of the headline variety, but they are worth being aware of. (more…)
How’s this for a deal? For a limited time, if you walk into your local Costco and activate a Galaxy S7 on Verizon, AT&T, or T-Mobile with a device payment plan, you will also walk out with a Samsung-made 32″ HD television. Not too shabby, right?
In addition to the television, Costco is also bundling in a $25 Costco Cash card, as well as a Member Exclusive 5,200mAh portable battery. Seriously, Costco is raining down goodies for those that purchase this really good smartphone. (more…)
Last week, we saw the first photos of two new Samsung wearables dubbed Gear Fit 2 and Gear IconX. Neither has been announced, but Samsung did us a favor and confirmed each device by listing them as available supported accessories for their S Health app.
The S Health website that outed each doesn’t list any details for either device, but we do get official press images. As you can see from the image up top of the Gear IconX, these are indeed wireless earbuds that should make haters of standard Bluetooth bud wires incredibly happy. I, for one, cannot wait to give these a shot during workouts. (more…)
Samsung Pay announced the support of 39 additional banks via the application this week, continuing to bring the mobile payments solution to more Galaxy device owners in the US. For a few of the bigger names included, there is CHROME Credit Union, Corning Credit Union, Los Angeles Federal, Vantage Credit Union, and many more. (more…)
According to the latest exclusive from SamMobile, the Galaxy Note 6 from Samsung will in fact feature USB Type-C — no ifs, ands, or buts about it. It was previously reported from the Wall Street Journal that the Galaxy S7 would feature a Type-C port, but as you can see, that did not happen.
As for why Samsung is one of the last major OEMs to adopt Type-C, it is speculated that the company was not yet ready to toss away all of the Gear VR units it had created with microUSB connections due to a new port. Instead, Samsung would wait until its next big release to introduce not only USB Type-C for its phones, but for its virtual reality platform, too. (more…)
An update out to the T-Mobile models of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge today that not only includes “various system improvements,” but should fix power and volume key issues, assuming you were having them. (more…)
So, earlier today, we shared a deal on an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 that was available over on eBay for just $559. That’s still a hell of a deal, but now we have a Galaxy S7 Edge, a phone that is arguably superior and a fan favorite around these parts, in the same unlocked capacity, for just $628.99.
Come on, that’s just not fair. This phone is well over $700 at US carriers and is inching close to $800 at some. (more…)