Report: Samsung Going “All-Screen” Design in Galaxy S8, May Launch in April

According to a report out of Bloomberg, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Edge will sport all-screen front designs, much like Xiaomi introduced with their new Mi Mix phone. We’re talking mostly bezel-less designs that laugh at companies who have bragged in the past about screen-to-bezel ratios. Today’s report also predicts a potential delay in the launch of each, along with a couple of other features like the end of physical home buttons.  (more…)

Samsung Intros Galaxy S7 Edge in Black Pearl, Jack Sparrow Approves

Samsung has a new color for the Galaxy S7 Edge this week, available in select markets beginning tomorrow, December 9. The new color is named Black Pearl, and if I didn’t know any better, I’d say it’s quite reminiscent of Apple’s “Jet Black” for the iPhone 7. Not only that, I’m somewhat shocked Disney doesn’t have a trademark on “Black Pearl.” However, let us not forget that the Galaxy Note 7 was available in a Black Onyx color, well before Apple launched Jet Black.  (more…)

Tuesday Poll: Does Your Smartphone Need a Headphone Jack?

Here’s a simple Yes or No question for you. Does your smartphone need a headphone jack? With news surfacing that Samsung may soon be ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack in favor of USB Type-C and all that courage bullsh*t, it’s time we discover just how important the headphone jack is.

For me personally, I use the headphone jack on my phone daily, so long as the phone I’m currently using features one. I have used the LeEco Pro 3 and Moto Z, so I’m used to having to go the Bluetooth and adapter route, but it isn’t all that great. Given this experience, I’m leaning towards “Yes” for headphone jacks.

What do you think? Yay or nay for the headphone jack?

Does your smartphone need a headphone jack?

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More Reported Galaxy S8 Details: Samsung to Ditch Home Button, Not Going With 4K Display

In the latest news concerning the Galaxy S8, the folks at SamMobile offer more details, this time regarding Samsung’s plan for the device’s display and the home button. While none of this is official from Samsung, SamMobile has had pretty reliable sources in the past, so until we hear otherwise, you can probably feel pretty confident in what you are about to read.  (more…)

Samsung Pay for Gear S3 Works on Many Phones, Except for Pixel

Recently discovered, Samsung Pay for the Gear S3, Samsung’s latest smartwatch, is working for many smartphones on the market that aren’t made by Samsung. For example, if you utilize a LG G5 and a Gear S3, you can now use Samsung Pay from your smartwatch. Considering Samsung’s rather closed approach to its ecosystem in past years, this is pretty major. I mean, you couldn’t even use their smartwatches without a Samsung phone for a while, so this news is great.  (more…)