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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 Compared to iPhone 8 Dummy

Samsung yesterday unveiled its new Galaxy Note 8 in New York, introducing a device with a 6.3-inch AMOLED Infinity Display, 12-megapixel dual rear cameras, a new S Pen, a 10nm processor, 6GB RAM, IP68 water resistance, and a few features cribbed from Apple, including a “Live Focus” photo mode for adjusting depth and dual rear cameras with telephoto and wide-angle lenses. MacRumors videographer Matt Gonzalez attended Samsung’s launch event and was able to get some hands-on time .

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 Expected to Debut at Upcoming August 23 Event

Samsung today sent out invitations announcing an upcoming Unpacked event set to be held on August 23 in New York City. The South Korean company is widely expected to introduce its next-generation Galaxy Note device at the event, with the new smartphone hinted at through a “Do Bigger Things” slogan and a stylized image of an S Pen next to a smartphone-sized device. Rumors suggest the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 will feature a design that’s similar .

Consumer Reports Rates Galaxy S8 Over iPhone 7 as ‘iPhone 8’ Rumored to Address Most Shortcomings

The newest smartphone ratings from Consumer Reports have been shared this week, and the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have beaten out its smartphone competitors, including Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, in categories related to design, battery life, camera, and more. Apple’s current generation of iPhone (launched September 2016) is older than the Galaxy S8 family (launched April 2017), so it makes sense that Consumer Reports’ ratings would end up favoring .

Galaxy S8 Preorders Were Samsung’s ‘Best Ever’

Samsung’s trouble with the Galaxy Note 7, which notably caused several fires due to battery troubles and led to a full recall, hasn’t affected demand for its newly launched Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. According to a statement released this morning by Samsung (via VentureBeat), Samsung saw 30 percent year-over-year growth in preorders compared to the Galaxy S7. While Samsung did not give specific sales numbers, the company said it saw its “best ever” .

Android phones are safer than you think, says Google’s head of Android security

Android phones are safer than you think, says Google’s head of Android security
The idea that the Android platform is insecure is popular and persistent. And quite possibly wrong. Barely a week goes by without a new headline about a freshly uncovered vulnerability or new malware affecting millions of devices. These issues are exacerbated by the fact that the Android ecosystem is complicated. Fragmentation makes it incredibly difficult to update the platform. A glut of different device manufacturers build thousands of different phones and tablets running different .

Galaxy S8 beats expectations with 550,000 pre-orders in South Korea

Last week, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus went up for pre-order in South Korea. The smartphones are off to a good start, as the initial demand has exceeded expectations. The flagship devices received 550,000 pre-orders in just the first two days. This means that they are a lot more popular among consumers than Samsung’s previous high-end smartphones. The Galaxy S7 series, for example, received just 100,000 pre-orders in the same time period .

Facial Recognition Feature on Galaxy S8 Bypassed Using Just a Photo

The security of the facial recognition feature on Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 smartphone has come into question, after a video was shared online that appears to show one of the handsets being unlocked by waving a photo of the user’s face in front of the camera. The YouTube video embedded below, recorded at the S8 launch event, shows the registered user of the device presenting a picture of himself to the phone’s front-facing camera. After .

The 8 most important features of Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 phone

Samsung may still be trying to make up for its debilitating hardware nightmare, but it has one distinct advantage: it’s launching its new flagship phone, the Galaxy S8, early enough in the year that it gets to help establish a new standard for what a 2017 premium smartphone should be. One analyst even went as far as calling yesterday’s S8 event the launch of the “smartphone innovation Super Cycle.” If you believe that to .

Samsung to Pre-Empt Apple’s ‘iPhone 8’ With Bezel-Free Display and Virtual Home Button on Galaxy S8

Samsung will beat Apple to the punch in next year’s smartphone wars by including features in its Galaxy S8 handset that have long been mooted for the 2017 “iPhone 8”, such as a bezel-free wraparound OLED screen with a virtual home button embedded in the display. Bloomberg on Thursday referred in its favored manner to “people with direct knowledge of the matter” who said that Samsung is targeting a March release for the redesigned .

Galaxy Note 8 And iPhone 8 Plus: Phablets’ Wish List

The two big phablet releases of next year will be the replacement for the exploding Galaxy Note 7, the Galaxy Note 8, and Apple’s market-leading iPhone 8 Plus. Both of these phablet contenders will have to be particularly impressive if they are to attract consumers in what is a retracting mobile niche. So here is a rundown of everything we’d like to see Apple and Samsung included in these critical devices. Galaxy Note 8 .