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Verizon to take Samsung Galaxy Note 8 pre-orders starting tomorrow, August 24th

August 22, 2017

The nation’s largest carrier, Verizon Wireless, has announced this afternoon that it will start taking pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 on Thursday, August 24th. For those who don’t keep track of dates and such, that happens to be tomorrow. Big Red will be reserving the Galaxy Note 8 in two colors, Midnight Black and Orchid Grey. On Verizon device payment, the phablet will cost $40 a month over 24 months. The retail price of the phone is $960.

Are there promotions? You bet. With a paid off trade that is in good working and cosmetic condition, you can get as much as a 50% discount …

Samsung will announce a new Gear S smartwatch on August 30th at IFA

August 22, 2017

Samsung will unveil its newest Gear S smartwatch next week, on August 30th at the IFA consumer tech conference in Berlin. The information comes straight from the horse’s mouth: Samsung mobile president DJ Koh confirmed it for CNBC.
The announcement of the new Gear S watch (that is likely to be called the Gear S4) will thus happen a week or two before the expected new Apple Watch unveiling allegedly set for early to mid September. Samsung’s mobile president did not provide any further details about the next-gen Gear S smartwatch, so we’re …

T-Mobile unboxes the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

August 22, 2017

T-Mobile quickly posted its unboxing of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 this afternoon, not terribly long after Samsung officially introduced the latest version of the high-end phablet. While T-Mobile has unboxed newly introduced phones in unusual places (the Samsung Galaxy S7 was unboxed underwater and the HTC 10 video was shot at 10,000 feet), today’s unboxing is a pretty straightforward look at the device.

T-Mobile’s Des, who has been hosting these unboxing videos for the carrier, mentions the Snapdragon 835 chipset under the Note 8’s hood, and states that the device is capable of reaching …

See the Galaxy Note 8’s key features in action in Samsung’s official video introduction

August 22, 2017

Samsung has just kickstarted the late summer smartphone debut season with the long-awaited introduction of the Galaxy Note 8 (not to be confused with the Galaxy Note 8.0). And while the hour-long presentation did pretty well in showing the phone’s major features, few people have the time and patience to watch the entirety of the event.

Samsung clearly knows that, as it published its own video introduction to the Note 8 at the same time as its live stream started. Clocking at 3 minutes and 18 seconds, it shows all the new ways you can use the phone’s major …

Free Gear 360 or charging pad bundle? The Note 8 orders come with bonuses

August 22, 2017

Apart from the free premium AKG earphones tuned by Harman Kardon, which apparently come standard with the Note 8, the new Samsung phablet will have a little something extra to offer for those who braved the $900+ pricing and preordered the freshest S Pen-laden wonder, and those early adopters, too.
The preorderers and early buyers who get a Note 8 by September 24th will be greeted by a multiple choice. On one side will be a free Samsung Gear 360 camera (that’s a $230 value), while the other choice will be the so-called “Galaxy Foundation Kit” that will sport Samsung’s …

Note 8 comes with a set of ‘premium’ AKG earphones in the box, tuned by Harman Kardon

August 22, 2017

While announcing the Galaxy Note 8 a short while ago, Samsung mentioned that it will come with a pair of “premium” AKG earphones in the box, with 11Φ woofers and 8Φ tweeters.. While it’s not clear if this will be the case in every market, or after the promo preorder period, given that this info was shared on the stage of the New York unveiling, we can expect that the US versions of the Note 8 are certainly lined up for the audiophile thrill.
The AKG headphones will be tuned by none other than Harman Kardon, which Samsung acquired for $8 billion not long ago. In …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: price and release date on AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint

August 22, 2017

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 price and release date are now officially confirmed.
The official release date for the Galaxy Note 8 is set for September 15th, 2017. However, pre-orders open earlier, on Thursday, August 24th.

Pre-order Aug 24th, get it on Sept 15th, price set at $930 and more

The full retail price is set at the quite steep $930 for the unlocked version of the phone on T-Mobile. It’s $950 on AT&T and $960 on Verizon Wireless, all of which are higher than the nearly $850 price of last year’s …

Latest Apple iPhone 8 rumors: September 12th unveiling, top-of-the-line version to offer 512GB of storage

August 22, 2017
One down, two to go. With the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 this morning, we still have the August 31st unveiling of the LG V30, and a rumored September 12th introduction of the Apple iPhone 8 to look forward to. You are probably thinking to yourself that this is the first time you have heard about a September 12th Apple event, and you’re right. A website out of France is citing sources from inside the carrier community stating that Apple will unveil the iPhone 8, iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus and the third series of the Apple Watch on that date. And yes, the timepiece will have an LTE …

Note 8 is the first phone with optical stabilization on both cameras

August 22, 2017

Samsung just got on the stage to extol the virtues of the Note 8’s new dual camera, and, among the adjustable focus pre- and post-shot, the 2x zoom, and other shenanigans already done with dual cameras on other phones, it slipped one unique feature in a jiffy. It turns out that the Note 8 is the first major phone that has optical image stabilization on both camera sensors. 

Thus, the 12MP wide angle lens and the 12MP telephoto one both have their system of springs and shocks that compensate for hand movements hundreds of times per second, making …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 hands-on: The Cautionary Follow-up

August 22, 2017

A dark, stormy cloud hung over Samsung’s head for a good time leading up to the announcement of the Galaxy S8 earlier this year. That’s because the company was still enduring the fallout from its failure with the Note 7 during the crucial holiday season last year. Initially, it seemed as though the phone was going to rocket to stardom thanks to positive reviews from critics around, but things went off on a tangent once reports started surfacing about Note 7 handsets exploding. 

Eventually, it was determined that battery faults were the culprit in the phone’s issue, …