GALAXY NOTE 7 Posts on XDA

With the Note 8, Samsung No Longer Delivers Embarrassing Real-World Performance [Comparing Note 8, Pixel XL, OnePlus 5]

For the longest time, TouchWiz was often criticized for its inability to get with the times and correct some of its longest-running points of criticism. Bloatware, a myriad of redundant features, outdated aesthetics and sub-par performance were the main things that stood out to many enthusiasts -- particularly those enamored with stock Android. Through many...

The Note FE is a Captivating Re-Do That’s Still Worth Considering, Even in 2017

The Note 7 was such an important device both for Samsung and for Android enthusiasts, and so we were very excited to take a look at its replacement. The Note FE is identical to the Note 7, except for a bump down in battery capacity by 8.5%, a bump up to newer Nougat-based software (which...

Galaxy Note FE May Be Released On July 7 with Samsung’s Bixby

Samsung is planning to sell the refurbished Galaxy Note 7 models soon, according to the South Korean technology portal etnews. Reports suggest that it will be called the Galaxy Note FE or "Fan Edition" and it may cost over $600. Saying that the Galaxy Note 7 was a failure is an understatement. Samsung's no-compromise flagship might...

Substratum Beta for Unrooted Samsung Experience/TouchWiz ROMs Now Available

XDA users are quite fond of substratum, a theme engine that has assumed the mantle of previous projects and is quickly becoming not only a standard among tinkerers, but also an all-time favorite. This theme engine has been made available on all sorts of devices, with a Play Store application and a rootless release for OMS-based...

Refurbished Galaxy Note 7R Passes FCC Certification, Expected to Hit Market Next Month

Samsung has been planning to release a refurbished version of the last year's ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 in order to recoup some of the costs that they incurred with manufacturing so many devices. Following the two unprecedented recalls of the Galaxy Note 7 last year due to some dangerous battery issues, Samsung was forced to...

Report: Samsung To Launch Refurbished Galaxy Note 7 With a Smaller Battery

A new report coming out of South Korea suggests Samsung is considering selling refurbished units of the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung's flagship phablet which the company had to discontinue last year due to dangerous battery failures. Last month, Samsung released its investigative report regarding the Galaxy Note 7's battery fiasco. In which the company blamed the...

Battery Failures May Delay Release of Samsung Galaxy S8

As previously explained, Samsung revealed the exact causes of the battery failures that ultimately led to the Note 7's global recall in a press conference on January 22nd. While it was likely one of the most expensive consumer recalls in history, Samsung is still expecting Q4 2016's gross income to be more than a three year high,...

Samsung Details Issues with Galaxy Note 7 Batteries, Phone Itself Not to Blame

The Galaxy Note 7 was recalled on September 2, only two weeks after its initial release. By October 11, the phone had been discontinued globally following reports of continued failures in the replacement models Samsung shipped shortly after. As of today, 96% of around 3 million Galaxy Note 7 units that were sold and activated have...

Report: Samsung Completes Note 7 Investigation, Blames Faulty Batteries

The Galaxy Note 7 was one of the most anticipated smartphones when it was first launched, thanks to its symmetrical design and superior camera performance. But a few weeks after the device went on sale, reports started coming in about the device's explosive performance. This led Samsung to immediately recall and replace Note 7 devices with what...

Report: Samsung to Produce an Initial Output of 10 Million Galaxy S8 Units

Samsung may have stumbled during the second half of 2016 with the battery issues that plagued the Galaxy Note 7. Interestingly enough though, it didn't seem to have much of an effect on the company's profits for the last quarter of the year. Naturally, they could have made more if the Note 7 didn't have its...

[Update: U.S. too] Samsung to cut WiFi, Bluetooth & Cellular Connectivity of the Note 7 in Canada

To this day, there are still customers who insist on keeping their Samsung Galaxy Note 7, despite knowing the risks. Samsung has been continuously taking steps in an attempt to force people to abide by the recall. We've covered the explosiveness of this phone in depth here at XDA, so it shouldn't be of any surprise...

Report Says the Galaxy S8 will have 5.7″ and 6.2″ Displays

A new report out of South Korea claims that Samsung will be changing things up a bit for their upcoming flagship series. With the loss of the Galaxy Note 7, it seems Samsung might feel they are losing out on customers who prefer a larger display on their smartphone. To compensate, the upcoming Galaxy S8 will...