Just a week before the Galaxy Note8 launch, Samsung's faulty batteries are once again making headlines. And once again, it's the Note line in question.
US Consumer Product Safety Commission has declared that around 10,200 Note 4 batteries are being recalled due to fire risk. As you are probably aware of, Samsung had issues with Note7's faulty batteries and had to recall the smartphones. Twice.
According to the release, FedEx and Samsung have determined that some of the recalled batteries are counterfeit and show anomalies that can lead the batteries to overheat.
Netflix is unstoppable right now, with the streaming giant eyes wide open with thirst to dominate the digital content world in 2018 with a planned $7 billion on the table.
This year, Netflix coughed up a huge $100 million to secure comedian Jerry Seinfeld for two brand new stand up specials, and a bunch of scripted content. Netflix has also scooped up Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, and How To Get Away With Murder creator, Shonda Rhimes. Rhimes was working with Disney, so Netflix must be mad about that - oh, no matter - Disney are making their own digital streaming network.
Netflix has smashed home run after home run in 2017, with nearly 1000 hours of original content. Doubling down on this with a huge, ever-expanding library of movies and other TV shows, the 104 million users on Netflix will never get bored.
During a recent interview with Variety, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said that the streaming giant will splash into 2017 with $7 billion on content. Most of this money will be used to license existing content, which costs a lot. Sarandos said: "The vast majority is still licensed content. We're still a couple years from seeing it go 50-50".
A recent patent discovered online indicates that Samsung is exploring the possibility of using a breathalyzer connected to your smartphone. Specifically, using the stylus of a phone like the Note9 where the stylus also operates as a breathalyzer that can then check your blood alcohol content.
This feature may not seem like a big deal, but it could serve as a way to prevent people from drunk dialing exes or calling their bosses while drunk.
Since Note devices tend to be more business-focused, it could be very interesting to see the various applications of such a technology, no matter how silly it sounds.
We recently reported that Samsung plans to introduce a new color option with the Galaxy Note8, Deep Sea Blue.
Evan Blass, a trust-worthy leaker, has now revealed the Note8 in this new color. Unfortunately, the image shows only the front of the phone, but it's still enough to get an impression of what to expect. Samsung's S pen will also come in the matching color.
The image doesn't reveal much else, but it does confirm that the previous leaks were spot on when it comes to the design of the phone.
Just a day after a leak revealed some interesting design changes and specs of the upcoming Mate 10, Huawei has released the first official teaser.
As rumored, the Mate 10 will be launched on October 16th in Munich, Germany. The teaser doesn't reveal much, but the company promises it will be a device 'worth waiting for'.
The company's CEO already confirmed that the phone would have a bezel-less design and some reports suggest a 6.1-inch QHD screen. The Mate 10 will be powered by Huawei's first 10nm processor, the HiSilicon Kirin 970. The Mate 10 should be the Huawei's first smartphone to feature this yet-to-be-announced chipset. The phone is expected to come with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
Nokia is back. After the launch of the modern version of the Nokia 3310 and three new smartphones at MWC in Barcelona, HMD Global has finally launched their long-expected Nokia flagship.
The Nokia 8, as a true flagship, is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 and comes with 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage, expandable with a microSD card.
The phone features dual rear camera setup (13MP + 13MP) designed in cooperation with Zeiss and a 13MP front shooter.
Along with the Galaxy Note8 and the iPhone 8, Google's Pixel 2 and XL 2 are certainly the most anticipated smartphones that are yet to be unveiled this year.
The Pixel 2, as we recently learned, will be the first device to feature Qualcomm's yet-to-be-announced Snapdragon 836 platform.
A new leak has now appeared revealing more info about the upcoming devices. According to the leaks, the Pixel 2 is made by HTC while LG is working on the Pixel XL 2. The Pixel 2 will reportedly feature a squeezable frame, like the HTC's U11, but it will carry a different name - Active Edge. This feature will let you invoke the Google Assistant by squeezing the phone's frame.
In just a little over a week, Samsung will announce the Galaxy Note8. Considering last year's fiasco with the Note7, it's pretty clear why the Note8 is one of the most anticipated devices this year.
The company published the first official teaser this week, but it didn't reveal much about the phone. However, according to numerous reports, we pretty much know what to expect. The Note8 will feature a dual rear camera setup, which will be the first with Samsung's smartphones.
Benchmarking results have also leaked showing Note8's performance with Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8895, the two processors that the company will use, depending on the market.
Huawei should announce the Mate 10 flagship sometime in October, and we already have some idea of what to expect.
The company's CEO already confirmed that the phone would have bezel-less design and some reports suggest a 6.1-inch QHD screen. A new video has now appeared showing the 3D renders based on the actual schematics.
The phone does look good in the video, but we can't confirm if this is the final design, at this point. The phone should also feature a dual front and rear camera setup.
We heard that Samsung plans to introduce at least one new color option with the Galaxy Note8, and according to the latest rumors, Apple will do the same with the iPhone 8.
Multiple reports state that the company would introduce a color allegedly called Blush Gold. The color seems to be slightly darker than Apple's Rose Gold color.
Earlier rumors suggest that the iPhone 8 might come in fewer color options than Apple's previous phones. We will certainly see a black color option, but others are unknown at this point.