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[Humor] The Samsung Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy Note 8 Violate Android’s Compatibility Requirements

Over the years, hundreds of Android devices have been released. Among the dozens of manufacturers building Android phones, Samsung is one of the more prolific of the bunch. But Samsung is best known their two flagship smartphone series: the Samsung Galaxy S and the Galaxy Note line. The latest flagship offerings from Samsung include the...

Unofficial TWRP Recovery Released for Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Exynos)

TWRP has become an essential tool in the life of an Android enthusiast. It's a must have if you're serious about modifying your device with custom ROMs, kernels, and more. Official and unofficial builds are available for dozens of different devices, but today we are adding another new device to that list: the newly launched...

Samsung Likely to Hit Record Profits Due to Increased Demand of DRAM Chips

If you've been following the trends in both the smartphone and personal computer space, then you likely know that there is a supply and demand issue happening in regards to memory chips. Due in part by the demand of smartphone components, the demand of memory chips has been increasing over the last year and that...

Report: Samsung to Mass Produce a 3-Layered Image Sensor Capable of 1,000 FPS

Back in February of this year, we learned that Sony had been working on a 3-layer stacked CMOS image sensor for their smartphones. This was interesting because the new sensor was going to enable slow motion video recording at up to 1,000 frames per second. Most smartphones these days can only go up to a...

Samsung’s Dedicated Bixby Button Can Now Be Disabled, but Not Remapped

Samsung won a lot of fans when they finally got rid of the dedicated navigation buttons with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. This was a big move as they've been hanging onto that aging system for so long, and this allowed them to decrease the size of the bottom bezel. With this change, the...

Speed, Thermal, and Performance Comparison of Fast Charge Standards

One of the most common qualms from smartphone users is how their phones never last through the whole day. Despite all the advances in smartphones in recent years, such as quick charging solutions like Quick Charge, Dash Charge and SuperCharge, batteries feel like they have not evolved quick enough to keep up with our needs. Part...

Samsung: Initial Galaxy Note 8 Pre-Orders Hit the Highest-Ever for the Note Series

The PR issues Samsung went through thanks to the battery issue of the Galaxy Note 7  made a lot of people question if the company could bounce back from it. They were still able to maintain a number of their loyal customers, but it made some think twice. Analysts even felt the issue would impact...

Samsung’s Foldable Smartphone Scheduled for a 2018 Release with Galaxy Note Branding

After a decade of innovation, we're getting to the point where technology just doesn't move as fast as it used to. Sure, the performance of CPUs, GPUs, RAM and other components are increasing, but not at the speed we have seen in the past. This has made some OEMs look elsewhere in their attempts to...

Samsung Announces a New 11nm LPP Process; Says 7nm LPP Process is on Schedule

Samsung might not have their Exynos SoC in the majority of smartphones today, but they build the ones that a lot of people are using. For example, since the last two years, Qualcomm has hired Samsung to fabricate their high-end Snapdragon chips after being partnered with TSMC for so long. Thanks to these partnerships, Samsung has...

Galaxy Note 8 Teardown Guide Released, Receives a Repairability Score of 4/10

Repairing our own smartphone isn't something that the average customer does, but us enthusiasts really appreciate it when the process is made easy... just in case. This is why a big reason why the idea of a modular smartphone is so enticing to the community and it can be a contributing factor when it comes...

YouTube HDR Playback Support is Rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Xperia XZ Premium

HDR video is an interesting new type of media that has slowly started to creep its way into the smartphone industry. Some platforms with HDR are littered with bugs right now (such as Windows 10), but a big drawback to the technology is a limited number of content sources. Netflix is slowly adding more smartphones...

Samsung Launches Mobile Security Rewards Program, Releases September Update Details

Samsung's software gets a lot of criticism within the Android community for a couple of reasons. One reason is because their hardware is so popular and since they sell so many devices, they are bound to get more people critiquing their work. The other is because there is an actual reason to criticize performance issues...