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Kernel Sources Released for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Exynos Variants

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are now reaching the hands of more and more consumers around the world. With the gradual rise in availability, we were bound to see development work and custom modifications start to pick up for the device. Recently, we featured the release of an unofficial TWRP for the Galaxy S8+ Exynos variants....

Report: More People to Buy the Galaxy S8+ than the Regular Galaxy S8

Samsung made some interesting decisions with the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ this year. Not only did they remove the hardware home button that has defined the South Korean tech giant for so many years, but they also stretched the screen more than they ever have before. This resulted in a higher screen-to-body ratio...

Bixbye bye: 3 Applications to Bypass Samsung’s Latest Bixby Remapping Restriction

A few weeks ago, it was discovered that traditional hardware button remapper applications made it possible to change the dedicated Bixby button on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ to anything else. Naturally, many wanted the ability to change this button to launch Google Assistant or even Google Now. We covered this tip and wrote up...

TWRP Released for the Samsung Galaxy S8+ Exynos Variant

With the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ reaching the hands of more and more consumers, development on the devices was bound to begin sooner rather than later. Kickstarting the slew of software modifications on the S8+ Exynos variant is this release of TWRP. XDA Recognized Developer and Contributor jesec has built TWRP for the Samsung Galaxy S8+...

Galaxy S8 Unboxing and First Impressions

Miles has a new video on XDA TV giving us his first impressions of the new Samsung Galaxy S8. This phone's main selling point is the new infinity display. In this video, Miles will compare it to other leading phones and see how it looks.    

Samsung: We’ll Fix the Galaxy S8 Red Tint Issue with a Software Update

Since the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ was first introduced, a few people noticed that some of them had a red tint to it. The first time I perosnally saw someone notice this was in Erica Griffin's hands-on video at the Unpacked launch event here in the United States. But then a few days ago...

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...

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,...

Samsung Increases Production Ratio of Galaxy S8+ Following Positive Early Reactions

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ have opened up to largely positive responses from critics. The new pair of phones have a lot going on for them, and they are very likely to dominate the smartphone flagship market in the coming months. Between the two smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have very few differences....

DisplayMate Crowns the Samsung Galaxy S8’s OLED Display as the Best Performing Smartphone Display

Every year since the past 8 years, Samsung attempts to cram the best of what it can mass manufacture into their flagship smartphone, which then becomes a hardware benchmark for every other smartphone. Samsung's Galaxy S-series flagships are thus commonly used as the "standard" that other OEMs need to aim for and beat. The Samsung Galaxy...

Samsung’s DeX Setup Is Too Expensive to Shine in the Markets That Need It the Most

The highlight of Samsung's Unpacked Event was clearly the company's new smartphone hardware. But among the set of features brought to us by this "next big thing", the one feature that piqued my interest was the Samsung DeX Station. Samsung's DeX Station is for the Galaxy S8 what Microsoft's Continuum was for Windows 10 on smartphones....