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Samsung’s facial recognition tech needs years of work before it will be ready for mobile payments

Galaxy S8 facial recognition

Samsung's new flagship Galaxy S8 is packed with interesting new features, but a few of them haven't been received quite as well as the phone maker might have hoped they would be. One of those features is facial recognition, which is perhaps the easiest biometric authentication method to trick.

Considering the security concerns surrounding facial recognition, you shouldn't be surprised to learn that it will be quite some time before the feature is used for secure mobile payments.

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Jacob Siegal

April 25th

Mobile

Apple’s iPhone 8 delay is starting to sound like great news

iPhone 8 Release Date Delay Samsung OLED

A flurry of reports from different sources have basically said the same thing about the iPhone 8’s launch. The phone may be introduced in September when Apple usually announces new smartphones, but iPhone 8 supply will be significantly constrained at launch. The worst news came earlier this week when a trustworthy analyst with inside knowledge of Apple’s roadmap said the iPhone 8 may be delayed all the way to November.

A brand new report also indicates the iPhone 8 will see a one to two month delay, as various suppliers are facing yield issues with specific iPhone 8 components. It may sound like bad news for Apple fans but it’s actually great news, because this particular report also offers a few interesting new details.

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Chris Smith

April 25th

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Some Galaxy S8 users experience Wi-Fi and wireless charging issues

Galaxy S8 Issues Wi-Fi and Wireless Charging

The Galaxy S8’s first reported issue concerns the display. Some units out there suffer from a red tint issue that Samsung claims isn’t a real problem. The company will still roll out a software fix for it. But other users have reported two other issues that are probably a lot more annoying, as they affect Wi-Fi connectivity and wireless charging.

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Chris Smith

April 25th

Mobile

The Galaxy S8’s red display problem isn’t really a problem

Galaxy S8 Red Display Consumer Reports

Samsung acknowledged last week that there’s a red tint issue with the Galaxy S8, but the company said a software fix should help users get rid of it. The first reports detailing the problem emerged out of South Korea, where the Galaxy S8 was first released. It’s unclear at this time what causes the problem or how many users are affected. Consumer Reports set out to investigate the matter and discovered that out of eight Galaxy S8 units it purchased, half of them had reddish displays. But, overall, the organization concluded it “is not a controversial issue.”

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Chris Smith

April 25th

Mobile

The Galaxy S8’s red display problem isn’t really a problem

Galaxy S8 Red Display Consumer Reports

Samsung acknowledged last week that there’s a red tint issue with the Galaxy S8, but the company said a software fix should help users get rid of it. The first reports detailing the problem emerged out of South Korea, where the Galaxy S8 was first released. It’s unclear at this time what causes the problem or how many users are affected. Consumer Reports set out to investigate the matter and discovered that out of eight Galaxy S8 units it purchased, half of them had reddish displays. But, overall, the organization concluded it “is not a controversial issue.”

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Chris Smith

April 25th

Mobile

Samsung announces new pre-order record set by Galaxy S8

Galaxy S8 Sales 2017

Remember when industry watchers couldn't stop talking about all of the damage that the Galaxy Note 7 debacle did to Samsung's reputation? Remember when they were saying Galaxy S8 sales would be damaged as a result. As we said repeatedly back then, the general public has a very short memory. And as we said when the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ were announced, these new Samsung flagships are more than impressive enough to make consumers forget all about Samsung's exploding phablet.

While Samsung never announces firm sales figures, the company on Monday released a statement announcing that its new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ combined to set a new pre-order record for the company.

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Zach Epstein

April 24th

Mobile

The Galaxy S8 is cheaper than it should be, thanks to Samsung’s screw-up

Galaxy S8 vs. Galaxy S7 Price

Unless you’re Samsung, you should be happy the Galaxy Note 7 exploded last year. Not only was Samsung able to find some serious quality control issues and hopefully eliminate the risk of exploding batteries, but the brand new Galaxy S8 phone, available on Friday in stores, is probably a lot cheaper than it could have been.

Pricing starts at $720 for a phone that’s miles better than its predecessor, and most of its competitors made so far this year, even though the handset cost $40 more to make than the Galaxy S7.

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Chris Smith

April 21st

Mobile

As long as it doesn’t explode, Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is going to be a smash hit

Galaxy S8 Release Date

Last fall, Android fans were buzzing like never before as Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 7, which at the time was by far the most impressive Android smartphone they had ever seen. The Note 7 flew off of store shelves following its release, and sales continued to soar until, well, you know the story. Now, contrary to the expectations of a number of high-profile industry watchers, it appears as though no one cares at all about Samsung's explosive Galaxy Note 7. Instead, they're all focused on the new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, which officially go on sale today.

We can't ever recall a time that there was this much buzz surrounding the release of a new Samsung phone, including back in the days of Samsung's multi-billion dollar campaign that focused on attacking iPhone users and depicting Galaxy phones as the cool new alternative. At this point, it looks like the only thing that can prevent Samsung's new Galaxy S8 from being a smash hit is if the phone starts spontaneously exploding. Again.

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Zach Epstein

April 21st

Mobile

TGIF: The Galaxy S8 is finally available in stores

Galaxy S8 Release Date April 21st

April 21st isn’t just another Friday for smartphone users who live in certain markets. It’s the Friday when they’ll finally be able to use the phone they’ve already preordered, or test one in a store. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are finally available in four markets, including Canada, Korea, Puerto Rico and the US.

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Chris Smith

April 21st

Mobile

The all-glass Galaxy S8 can really take a beating

Galaxy S8 Durability Bend

Drop it just right from a considerable height, have it land on a hard surface, and the Galaxy S8’s glass will crack. It’s not Samsung’s fault. It just what happens. Glass shatters in some scenarios no matter how durable it’s supposed to be. But other than that, the Galaxy S8 is virtually indestructible. A new video shows the phone successfully passing a variety of torture tests unscathed, including the infamous bend test.

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Chris Smith

April 20th

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