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Samsung Using Facial Recognition for Mobile Payments is Years Away

Android has had their own version of facial recognition for a while. You can generally find this feature tucked away in the Smart Lock section of the setting's security page under the Trusted Face label. It's a very early version of facial recognition but it works well enough for a number of people to be...

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...

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: 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...

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...

Samsung Completes Qualification of 10LPP, its 2nd Gen 10nm Process Technology

Samsung Electronics announced that it has completed the qualification procedure for its 10-nanometer FinFET process technology and is now ready to move ahead for production. The second generation of Samsung's 10nm FinFET process technology is referred to as 10LPP (Low Power Plus). 10LPP builds up on the first generation 10LPE (Low Power Early) process. With further...

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...

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...