Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Specs (Official)

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have gone official at its Unpacked events in New York City and London. That, of course, also means we finally have official official specs to share with you. Not that much of this is a surprise at this point, but it’s all here for you to drool over.

The Galaxy S8 sports a large 5.8-inch QHD Super AMOLED display, while the Galaxy S8+ will feature a 6.2-inch panel of the same resolution. Each phone also runs a Snapdragon 835 processor in the US with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. They’ll feature 12MP (f/1.7) rear cameras, 8MP front cameras, USB Type-C ports, and the latest version of Samsung’s skin on top of Android Nougat.

The rest of the details can be had below.  (more…)

Samsung Galaxy S8 Unpacked Live Blog!

You ready for it? Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Unpacked event is finally here. We’ll get all of the official goods from Samsung in a couple of hours at live events being hosted in both New York City and London.

Tim and I are in attendance in New York, but we’ve got a live stream embed for you below to watch along with us, plus a chat since we’ll be live blogging today’s happenings. Our live blogs are always a good time, especially when a big Samsung event is the topic.

The Unpacked event kicks off at 11AM Eastern (8AM Pacific). You can watch it below.  (more…)

Unlocked Galaxy S7, Which Samsung Hates and Never Updates, Received March’s Security Patch That Isn’t Nougat

The unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are the absolute worst phones you could buy if you care about timely updates, current security patches, and fun new versions of Android that include new features and all that jazz. I say that because the US unlocked Galaxy S7 I have (and the S7 Edge I don’t own) is almost always behind in updates, still doesn’t have Android Nougat, and only today, received March’s security patch. Samsung hates these phones and has since day 1.  (more…)

Samsung is Going to Sell Refurbished Galaxy Note 7 Devices…Ugh (Updated)

Samsung announced today that they plan to recycle returned Galaxy Note 7 devices “in an environmentally friendly way.” In doing so, they also announced that they plan to sell some as refurbished. Seriously, not again.

To recycle bad Note 7s properly, Samsung said  that they will first determine if a phone can be used as a refurbished or rental device. After that, they’ll look for salvageable components (think semiconductors, camera modules, etc.) before extracting precious metals (copper, nickel, gold, and silver) from remaining parts as the devices are then trashed responsibly.  (more…)