Google Play Music will be the default music player on Samsung devices globally

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Samsung and Google have teamed up to make Google Play Music as the default music player for all Samsung phones and tablets starting with flagships Galaxy S8 and S8+ globally. Google is also collaborating with Samsung to create special features in Google Play Music for Samsung customers. Continue reading “Google Play Music will be the default music player on Samsung devices globally”

Samsung Pay now supports UPI payments in India

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Samsung officially launched Samsung Pay, contactless mobile payments service in India last month. The company had confirmed it will add UPI support for Samsung Pay in future. Now, the company UPI support has gone live for Samsung Pay that will allow users to make payments with their bank accounts. Continue reading “Samsung Pay now supports UPI payments in India”

Samsung Galaxy Book Windows 10 2-in-1 now available for pre-order starting at $629.99

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Samsung introduced Galaxy Book, Windows 10 2-in-1 tablets at the MWC 2017 back in February in 10.6 1080p and 12-inch 1440p versions. We even went hands-on with the devices at the event. Today Samsung has started taking pre-orders for both the versions of tablets in the U.S. The Galaxy Book 12-inch LTE model will be available at Verizon Wireless, said the company. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Book Windows 10 2-in-1 now available for pre-order starting at $629.99”

Samsung’s second-gen 10nm FinFET process technology ready for production

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Samsung started mass production of System-on-Chip (SoC) based on 10-nanometer (nm) FinFET technology last October, which is being used in the Exynos 9 Series 8895 that powers the Galaxy S8 series of smartphones. It recently announced that production ramp-up of the 10-nanometer (nm) FinFET process technology is on track with steady high yield to meet customer needs on schedule. Continue reading “Samsung’s second-gen 10nm FinFET process technology ready for production”

Samsung Galaxy S8 Benchmarks – Exynos 8895

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Samsung launched Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones in India yesterday for Rs. 57900 and Rs. 64900, respectively. We already brought you the unboxing of the Galaxy S8, here we have the benchmarks. The Samsung Galaxy S8 that has launched in India is powered by an Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 9 Series 8895 processor that has four of the company’s 2nd generation custom designed CPU cores clocked at up to 2.5GHz per core and four ARM Cortex-A53 cores clocked at up to 1.7GHz per core. It uses big.LITTLE architecture similar to earlier Samsung’s high-end SoCs. It has 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM and packs a Mali-G71 MP20 GPU.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 tipped to feature 6.4-inch display and dual cameras

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Samsung will include a dual camera setup to its next flagship Galaxy Note 8 similar to the iPhone 7+, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities. Kuo says the dual rear camera on the Note 8 could be the most significant design difference from the S8 and larger Galaxy S8 Plus.

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Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge Android 7.0 Nougat update starts rolling out in India

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Samsung has finally started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat update for Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge devices India, few months after rolling out the update for the S7 and S7 edge smartphones in the country. Even the Galaxy Note5 got the Nougat update recently. The update brings several UX and performance fixes, including improvements to notifications, multi-window mode and enhancements to the system upgrade and app installation process. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge Android 7.0 Nougat update starts rolling out in India”

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ launched in India for Rs. 57900 and Rs. 64900

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Samsung just launched its flagship Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones in India, as it had promised. These phones were announced last month and pack a 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch Quad HD+ infinity screen, both with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the front and the back. These also have Iris scanner on the front, on the back there is a fingerprint sensor as well as heart rate monitor. These are water resistant up to 1.5 meters of water for 30 minutes with IP68 ratings. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ launched in India for Rs. 57900 and Rs. 64900”

Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ Bixby button remapping being removed confirms company representative

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Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones have a dedicated button on the left side to launch Bixby, the company’s dedicated assistant. Even though the company already confirmed that Bixby Voice assistant will not be available at the launch, it will have Bixby Vision, Home and Reminder features. Even though Samsung doesn’t allow remapping the dedicated button to launch other apps such as Google Assistant, some third-party apps like All in one Gestures that is available for free could do this. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ Bixby button remapping being removed confirms company representative”

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ teased on Flipkart ahead of launch on April 19

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Samsung already confirmed that it will launch its flagship  Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones in India on April 19th. Now Flipkart has a separate Samsung Galaxy S8 Store that hints that it might go on pre-order through the online retailer on the same day, before it goes on sale in the country. There is no #OnlyOnFlipkart exclusive tag so other online retailers such as Amazon.in could sell the smartphone soon, but they are yet to post teasers. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ teased on Flipkart ahead of launch on April 19”

Samsung Galaxy S8+ variant with dual rear cameras, on-screen fingerprint sensor surfaces

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After some prototypes of Galaxy S8+ variant with dual rear cameras, new images of the smartphone with the same dual rear camera arrangement has surfaced in live images. These coincide with earlier image and has a slightly different arrangement on the heart rate sensor and the flash on the back. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S8+ variant with dual rear cameras, on-screen fingerprint sensor surfaces”