Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S7 – What’s New

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Samsung have just updated their flagship Galaxy S lineup with two new models. This time around there is no flat screen version like there was with the S7. The S8 features a curved display like the S7 edge and S8+. However, the differences don’t just end there. So let us compare the two smaller flagships with each other in detailed specifications.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 might not have a flat screen variant

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Samsung first introduced the edge feature with the Galaxy Note Edge and a double edged feature with the S6 edge. Since then, they have announced an Edge variant alongside a flat screen variant up until the Note7. Now, it seems that the Galaxy S8 might not come with a flat screen variant either.

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Huawei P9 with Dual Leica Lens vs Samsung Galaxy S7 – Camera Comparison

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Up until August, there was possibly only one front-runner for the title of best camera-phone on the market and that was the Samsung Galaxy S7/ Edge. However, Huawei just released the P9 and it packs some seriously impressive photography abilities thanks to its Dual Leica Lens camera setup. In this post we’ll be examining samples taken by both phones to see which one will take the title of best camera-phone.

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Samsung patent listing hints at upcoming Galaxy Note6 Edge

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Samsung introduced an Edge variant of their Note smartphone alongside the Note 4 back in 2014. While the Note Edge wasn’t a runaway success and more of a prototype to test the market, Samsung decided not to bring out an Edge variant of the Note5 last year.

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Samsung’s Lens Cover for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge now available in Europe

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Back during MWC 2016 in February, Samsung showcased a really interesting accessory for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The Lens Cover basically is a protective case for the flagship devices that also come with lens attachments to enhance your camera experience.

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Samsung working on a 1/1.7″ camera sensor for smartphones

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Samsung really pushed the envelope by reducing the pixel count, increasing the pixel size and giving a bigger aperture to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The result is better image quality and performance in low light. It seems that Samsung is planning on further improving the camera experience for smartphones users through a new sensor. Continue reading “Samsung working on a 1/1.7″ camera sensor for smartphones”

Samsung Galaxy Note6 is codenamed Grace – Will launch in Europe as well

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The Samsung Galaxy Note5 was one of the best smartphones that was released in 2015. The only issue was availability since Samsung decided that some markets were better off with just the S6 edge+. A few markets got both but countries especially in Europe didn’t receive the Note5.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have a built-in spam call identification feature

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Many readers might be users of Truecaller or similar services that allow users to identify and block spam calls. However, if you are the user of a Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, you may no longer have to rely on a 3rd party app to do so.

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Samsung Galaxy Note6 could sport a waterproof design

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Samsung brought back waterproofing and dustproofing on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge with an IP68 rating. The feature has proven to be popular and gives the handsets an edge over the competition.

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Be worry free with the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge were good devices and upgrades to the S5 in many ways. However, one feature that went missing in the pursuit for better build quality is the waterproof abilities of the Galaxy S5. Don’t get me wrong, the customers demanded and Samsung provided with better build quality and premium materials but the waterproof ability was definitely something worth having and fortunately Samsung have brought back the feature with the S7 and S7 Edge.

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Samsung reclaims DxOMark throne with the Galaxy S7 Edge

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Samsung shot to the top of the DxOMark ratings last year which is one of the top sites for camera benchmarks. First with the S6 edge and later on with the S6 edge+. Shortly after, Sony’s Xperia Z5 challenged the smartphone and finished with an equal score which resulted in a tied first place between both the smartphones. Now, Samsung has a new champion in the form of the Galaxy S7 Edge.

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LG G5 supports Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0 but Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge don’t

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Earlier, it was expected that if you pack the latest processor from Qualcomm, it would in effect be able to have the fast charging properties of the particular processor. However, the OnePlus 2 showed that it is possible to remove the fast charging abilities if needed.  Similarly, now it seems that Samsung have bundled only QuickCharge 2.0 with their Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge while LG’s G5 is capable of doing QuickCharge 3.0.

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LG G5 will not be powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor in Latin America

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This year at MWC, we saw LG and Samsung go head to head with their new flagships, the G5 and Galaxy S7/S7 Edge respectively. One of the many things that the handsets have in common is that they will be having a Snapdragon 820 variant. However, it seems that while Samsung will be offering a similarly high end Exynos 8890 chipset in other regions, LG will opt for a lower end processor to power its flagship instead.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge waterproof abilities showcased in new video

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Among the many rumors that have been circulating about the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, the most interesting is probably that Samsung will be bringing back waterproof abilities for the smartphones. While we didn’t have any concrete evidence regarding the same, a new video promoting “TheNextGalaxy” does provide some evidence to support the rumor.

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Source code of Samsung Unpacked event hints at Gear 360 launch

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A few days back, we reported that Samsung might be looking to release a Gear 360 VR camera alongside the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge later this month. Now, the source code of the Unpacked event seems to indicate that the device will be announced there.

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