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Reddish Tint on Some Galaxy S8 Units “Not a Controversial Issue,” Will be Fixed in Next Software Update

Early reports indicate that Samsung's new flagship devices are off to a pretty great start, with the lineup breaking the previous pre-orders records set by the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. However, not all things are bright and beautiful: the Galaxy S8 and S8+ have attracted a quite a bit of criticism for its...

Samsung Chooses Google Play Music as the Default Music Player for its 2017 Devices

Samsung has a long history of duplicating applications and services which are already offered by either AOSP or a proprietary service from Google. Some OEMs have chosen to embrace the fully-featured applications and services that Google offers (like we saw with the HTC 10), but then some OEMs like Samsung have chosen to be as...

Samsung Galaxy S8 Teardown Reveals Front Facing Camera Hardware Features OIS

Some of the "smallest" improvements found in the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ reside in the camera department. That is not entirely a bad thing, because the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge did set the bar really high for their camera performance. The front camera on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ did receive a hardware upgrade....

Galaxy S8’s Iris Scanner Will Authenticate Mobile Transactions in the Near Future, Starting with South Korea

When it comes to security, the recently-released Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus offers a plethora of authentication options a user can choose from to securely unlock their device. The user can choose whether they want convenience over security or vice versa and set an unlocking method accordingly. The device comes with a fingerprint scanner, iris...

Three Actually-Hidden, Non-Clickbaity Tricks for Your New Galaxy S8 or S8+

If you had pre-ordered a Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+, you likely woke up to your package tracker displaying a satisfying "DELIVERED TODAY BY 8:00PM." We would know, as our staff's Galaxy S8 and S8+ units are arriving today and tomorrow, too. Setting up a new Galaxy smartphone (or any smartphone, for that matter) is...

Galaxy S8 and S8+ Teardowns Show Extremely Similar Interiors, Interesting Details

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are now available and shipping to their lucky new owners, and as review embargoes drop, we get to learn a lot about these new flagship devices. Samsung is often praised for its build quality (well, since the S6 anyway), and they go to great lengths to accomplish a solid construction chock-full...

South Korean Samsung Galaxy S8’s Owners Facing Reddish Display Issue

Samsung began shipping the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus on Tuesday in South Korea and looks like the device is not off to a good start. Some users who pre-ordered the Galaxy S8 in South Korea have complained that the display on their Galaxy S8 has an excessive reddish tint, with some claiming the...

[Update: Samsung Confirms] Samsung has Removed the Ability to Remap the Bixby Button on the Galaxy S8/S8+

Though the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ has yet to reach the hands of the vast majority of users, some users have gotten their models a few days early. As is typical with new smartphone releases, there are often minor OTA updates available to fix some bugs that weren't caught in the Q&A process....

Video shows how GameCube Emulation performs on the Galaxy S8

We're a little over a week away from the release of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus to consumers. For those avid mobile gamers still on the fence about whether or not to purchase either smartphone, perhaps a video might color your opinion. A recent video by YouTuber GuruAidTechSupport shows off how the Samsung...

Galaxy S8’s Bixby Voice Assistant Reportedly Won’t be Available Out of The Box

With the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus approaching the consumer launch, Samsung has revealed somewhat-unpleasant news for potential buyers (well, depending on how you look at it). One of the main focus during Samsung's Unpacked event for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus last month was its own virtual assistant called Bixby. Similar to already-available...

Editorial: The LG G6 User Experience Proves 18:9 Has a Long Way to Go Before It’s a Worthy Replacement

We’ve heard time and time again that 2017 is all about eradicating the bezel. One way or another, OEMs want you to forget that your phone is more than a screen. Thin bezels can make for an attractive phone, but it’s also an obsession that can hurt the user experience when taken too far. The first...

Will Samsung Finally Put an End to their Long-Running Performance Woes?

Another year, another Galaxy S smartphone. We’re now a couple generations away from Samsung's new metal and glass re-imagination of their flagship smartphone line. The physical changes came with the S6 and along the way, TouchWiz was supposedly “lightened” significantly too. I specifically recall how in Samsung Unpacked 2015, the company made ambitious claims about real-world performance,...