The Samsung Galaxy Note7 is to be given one final lease of life, in the form of a refurbished device that will be sold at a discount. Available from June, the handsets will initially be available in Samsung’s home market of South Korea.
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The majority of sales from Samsung’s new range of flagship smartphones will come from the larger Samsung Galaxy S8+, according to industry analysts. The 6.2-inch device is expected to account for 53.9% of sales from the series, a report from Yuanta Security has stated.
As Samsung moves towards the launch of the 2017 editions of its budget ‘J’ series smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) has appeared on a popular benchmarking service. The device, which will be the entry-level ‘J’ series model in most markets, recorded a single-core score of 631 and a multi-score score of 1858.
Samsung and Google have made a surprise announcement, with news that the two companies have joined forces to deliver a custom Google Play Music experience. The revised service will be available to Samsung smartphone customers, with Google Play Music becoming the default music player on new devices.
One of the most highly-anticipated smartphones of 2017 has been unveiled, with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8. The handset breaks from the previous-generation design, instead incorporating a near bezel-less layout.
A new patent that has emerged today appears to indicate that Samsung has big plans as far as dual camera solutions are concerned for smartphones. Although unlikely to feature on the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S8, the technology could play a significant role in other future devices.
From today, anyone in the United Kingdom who pre-orders the black version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 from the company’s website will have to wait an extra week. The tablet was originally scheduled to be released on 31 March, but is now delayed until 7 April.
Samsung has soft-launched Bixby, its new artificial intelligence engine. The technology will see the South Korean company go head-to-head with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
Like many other smartphone manufactures, Xiaomi is set to launch its 2017 flagship Android device sans Qualcomm’s flagship chipset. Reports out of China claim that the Xiaomi Mi 6 will not initially ship with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, with the system-on-chip instead being included in a revised edition of the handset.
The international roll-out of Samsung Pay has continued, with the service arriving in Sweden. A beta programme has been established, in order for the South Korean company to make the service available throughout the Scandinavian country.