Samsung didn't forget about the disappointed customers who had to return their Galaxy Note7 after the faulty batteries issues.
During the unveiling of the Galaxy Note8, the company announced that they would be offering a significant discount on the Note8 to those who bought the Note7.
In the US, eligible customers will get a $425 discount, which is almost 50% off, if they trade in their current phone for the new Note8. The deal will be available through Samsung's own online store.
Samsung has finally unveiled the most anticipated smartphone of the year - the Galaxy Note8. The expectations were high considering the last year's fiasco with the Note7. A year ago, there were even some rumors that the Korean giant might give up on the Note line, but the company worked hard and delivered another amazing device.
The Galaxy Note8 features a 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display with a minimal bezel design, similar to the one of the previously announced Galaxy S8 and S8+. The device runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
As expected, the Note8 is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8895, depending on the market. The phone comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB of internal storage, expandable with a microSD card.
Just a day before the official Galaxy Note8 launch, a new rumor has appeared claiming that the device with 6GB/64GB configuration would carry a CNY 6,288 price tag which translates to around $944. Have in mind that this is the price for the Asian market so that it could be higher in Europe and the US.
There will also be two other models - 6GB/128GB which should cost $1,065 and the rumored Emperor Edition priced at $1,200.
The Galaxy Note8 will be unveiled tomorrow when we will finally have all the details about the phone.
Xiaomi has launched another smartphone, the Redmi Note 5A. The phone, as most of Xiaomi's phones, offers good price and decent specs.
The phone is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 435 chipset with octa-core Cortex-A53 CPU and comes in multiple configurations. The base model comes with 2GB of RAM and costs mere $105. There's also a 3GB/32GB version which will cost you $135, and the top version with 4GB/64GB will carry a $180 price tag.
The Redmi Note 5A features a 5.5-inch LCD. The phone has a 16MP front facing camera, and a 13MP rear cam. Other features include a fingerprint sensor and a decent 3,080 mAh battery.
Back in May, Qualcomm has accidentally revealed the name of its upcoming platform, the Snapdragon 845. We already heard that Samsung and Qualcomm are in talks to determine the details of their cooperation.
This year, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ were the first major flagships on the market to be powered by Snapdragon 835, and it appears that we will see the same scenario next year.
According to a new report, Samsung will once again grab the first batch of the new Snapdragon chips, and the S9 will be the first device on the market powered by next year's flagship processor.
The Galaxy Note8 will be unveiled in just a few days, and we know pretty much everything about the upcoming phone. The last piece of the puzzle has now been revealed by Evan Blass.
According to his report, the pre-orders for the Note8 will start on August 24th, just a day after the official launch. Blass also states that the phone will come with a 256GB microSD card and a choice of a convertible wireless charger or a 360 camera.
Official sales, according to Blass, will start on September 15th.
Just a week before the Galaxy Note8 launch, Samsung's faulty batteries are once again making headlines. And once again, it's the Note line in question.
US Consumer Product Safety Commission has declared that around 10,200 Note 4 batteries are being recalled due to fire risk. As you are probably aware of, Samsung had issues with Note7's faulty batteries and had to recall the smartphones. Twice.
According to the release, FedEx and Samsung have determined that some of the recalled batteries are counterfeit and show anomalies that can lead the batteries to overheat.
Netflix is unstoppable right now, with the streaming giant eyes wide open with thirst to dominate the digital content world in 2018 with a planned $7 billion on the table.
This year, Netflix coughed up a huge $100 million to secure comedian Jerry Seinfeld for two brand new stand up specials, and a bunch of scripted content. Netflix has also scooped up Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, and How To Get Away With Murder creator, Shonda Rhimes. Rhimes was working with Disney, so Netflix must be mad about that - oh, no matter - Disney are making their own digital streaming network.
Netflix has smashed home run after home run in 2017, with nearly 1000 hours of original content. Doubling down on this with a huge, ever-expanding library of movies and other TV shows, the 104 million users on Netflix will never get bored.
During a recent interview with Variety, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said that the streaming giant will splash into 2017 with $7 billion on content. Most of this money will be used to license existing content, which costs a lot. Sarandos said: "The vast majority is still licensed content. We're still a couple years from seeing it go 50-50".
A recent patent discovered online indicates that Samsung is exploring the possibility of using a breathalyzer connected to your smartphone. Specifically, using the stylus of a phone like the Note9 where the stylus also operates as a breathalyzer that can then check your blood alcohol content.
This feature may not seem like a big deal, but it could serve as a way to prevent people from drunk dialing exes or calling their bosses while drunk.
Since Note devices tend to be more business-focused, it could be very interesting to see the various applications of such a technology, no matter how silly it sounds.
We recently reported that Samsung plans to introduce a new color option with the Galaxy Note8, Deep Sea Blue.
Evan Blass, a trust-worthy leaker, has now revealed the Note8 in this new color. Unfortunately, the image shows only the front of the phone, but it's still enough to get an impression of what to expect. Samsung's S pen will also come in the matching color.
The image doesn't reveal much else, but it does confirm that the previous leaks were spot on when it comes to the design of the phone.