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Color aside though this is exactly the same as the not-at-all-limited Gun Metal and Soft Gold versions of the OnePlus 3T, so youll get a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a metal unibody, a high-end Snapdragon 821 chipset and 6GB of RAM. And you wont pay any more for the Midnight Black model either. Its only available in 128GB (where the normal version can also be found in a cheaper 64GB variety), but it costs the standard $479/439 (roughly AU$630). The Samsung Galaxy S8 could prove a strong alternative.
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That suggests this middle setting might be the default one, meaning you wont benefit from all those extra pixels without delving into the settings screen. Its an odd decision if true, but not an unprecedented one, as with the update to Android Nougat, Samsung made a similar change to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The truly odd thing about it though is that users werent even alerted to the change in resolution, so if the same is true here many buyers may not realize that theyre not getting the full resolution of the phone. Of course, there are benefits to a lower resolution, and you can make the juice last even longer by dropping the resolution to 720 x 1480 if this image is to be believed, but youd think this would be a decision that would be best left to buyers. Method in the madness The lower resolution could hurt first impressions of Samsungs flagship, but conserving battery life may just be that vital, as were not expecting a very large unit in the phone.
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That suggests this middle setting might be the default one, meaning you wont benefit from all those extra pixels without delving into the settings screen. Its an odd decision if true, but not an unprecedented one, as with the update to Android Nougat, Samsung made a similar change to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The truly odd thing about it though is that users werent even alerted to the change in resolution, so if the same is true here many buyers may not realize that theyre not getting the full resolution of the phone. Of course, there are benefits to a lower resolution, and you can make the juice last even longer by dropping the resolution to 720 x 1480 if this image is to be believed, but youd think this would be a decision that would be best left to buyers. Method in the madness The lower resolution could hurt first impressions of Samsungs flagship, but conserving battery life may just be that vital, as were not expecting a very large unit in the phone.
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4K/HDR performance Great though the 55X930E looks with HD standard dynamic range sources, this is clearly a TV thats been built for todays bleeding edge 4K and HDR content. And for the most part it delivers such cutting edge goodies blisteringly well. Its extreme brightness which is up there with what weve been led to believe we can expect from Samsungs upcoming QLED Q7 and Q8 models does a stunning job of expressing the wider brightness range HDR is designed to deliver. In fact, the brightest parts of pictures - street lights, sunlight, metallic reflections, etc... look far more punchy and intense than they did even on Samsungs 2016 flagship KS9800 TVs. Even better, the high brightness performance isnt restricted to just the most dramatic highlights.
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Black levels are excellent, and signs of backlight clouding/blocking around bright objects are both rare and really faint even when they do show up. HD/SDR Performance TL;DR: Class-leading upscaling and brilliant colour and light management deliver state of the art HD and SDR quality. 4K/HDR performance Great though the 55XE9305 looks with HD standard dynamic range sources, this is clearly a TV thats been built for todays bleeding edge 4K and HDR content. And for the most part it delivers such cutting edge goodies blisteringly well. Its extreme brightness which is up there with what weve been led to believe we can expect from Samsungs upcoming QLED Q7 and Q8 models does a stunning job of expressing the wider brightness range HDR is designed to deliver. In fact, the brightest parts of pictures - street lights, sunlight, metallic reflections, etc.
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I will sincerely undergo an investigation, Park said when arrived at a Seoul prosecutors' office. She did not elaborate and went inside the building amid a barrage of camera flashes. Prosecutors later said they began questioning Park with her lawyer present. It was not clear if Park's brief statement meant she acknowledged the corruption allegations, as she has repeatedly denied any legal wrongdoing. South Korean politicians embroiled in scandals often offer public apologies for causing trouble though they deny their involvement. The questioning of Park was expected to last until late in the evening, and South Korean media reported prosecutors won't likely summon her again after Tuesday's questioning. Dozens of high-profile figures including some top Park government officials and Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong have already been arrested or indicted in connection with the scandal.
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Even though its one of the largest electronics firms in the world, Samsung doesnt have a storied history of leading the way in the phone world. Im not talking about the innovative hardware it develops internally the constantly-impressive Super AMOLED screens that adorn its top-end phones are testament to that ability but rather its modest record when it comes to defining the next chapter in mobile. So when I read that Samsung was developing its own AI assistant last year, one to rival Apples Siri, Microsofts Cortana and Amazons Alexa, it felt very much like a case of me too. Samsung saw what its competitors had, and wanted in. But now we know more about Bixby and its going to have a very prominent place on the forthcoming Galaxy S8 in the shape of a dedicated Bixby key.
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The partnership between Korean electronics giant Samsung and Yveshar's design firm fuseproject continues to be a fruitful, if not unexpected creative outlet for envisioning the television beyond an electronic device. Their latest endeavor, The Frame , takes a more artful approach to what we watch. A large SUHD display, The Frame is a television inhabited with a split personality. While on, The Frame is designed to operate like any other modern television for all binge-worthy content. It's when The Frame is switched off and into Art Mode the set reveals its more unique feature (though not wholly unique when considering the crowding market of digital art displays by the likes of Electronic Objects and Meural ). Noting most televisions are watched for only a few hours per day, Samsung and Béhar equipped their television to showcase over 100 paintings and artwork from 38 different artists, including artist Barry McGee and photographer Todd Eberle .
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However, we can see this irritating the bejesus out of lefties, as that's where the finger will naturally rest and could see accidental activation - but we assume Samsung will have thought this through. It's interesting to see the Galaxy S8 packing such a feature though - given it clearly sees Bixby as a function for the future, and it seems many apps won't be 'Bixby-enabled' at launch, it seems an odd investment to have an extra piece of hardware eating into profits. And what will happen with Google Assistant? Presumably long-pressing the home button will activate this function, and if Samsung couldn't remove that then it explains why there's a dedicated hardware key to solve the problem. We're mere days away from the Samsung Galaxy S8 launch - here's everything you need to know. Main image credit: Evan Blass / @evleaks
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It's interesting to see the Galaxy S8 packing such a feature though - given it clearly sees Bixby as a function for the future, and it seems many apps won't be 'Bixby-enabled' at launch, it seems an odd investment to have an extra piece of hardware eating into profits. And what will happen with Google Assistant? Presumably long-pressing the home button will activate this function, and if Samsung couldn't remove that then it explains why there's a dedicated hardware key to solve the problem. We're mere days away from the Samsung Galaxy S8 launch - here's everything you need to know.
Mashable
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Samsung has a new voice. And it has world-changing ambitions. In the upcoming Galaxy S8, users will find an extra button on the left side of the phone, just below the volume controls. Pressing it will activate Bixby , Samsung's new voice assistant. Once activated, Bixby will help you navigate what's arguably the most sophisticated piece of technology you own the smartphone in your hand. If Samsung gets its wish, though, Bixby will eventually do much more than just help you order Lyfts or set up complex calendar appointments. The long-term vision is for Bixby to act as a kind of uber-interface for all of Samsung's products: TVs, wearables, washing machines, even remote controls. Read more... More about Bixby , Galaxy S8 , Samsung Galaxy S8 , Samsung Bixby , and Samsung
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Richard Goodwin 20/03/2017 - 12:38pm With the LG G6 release date just around the corner, we thought it high time to have a look at what carriers have the best deals The LG G6 release date is just around the corner, and if you’re thinking of upgrading to this phone, well… you have a lot of offers to choose from. LG has remained pretty tight-lipped about the actual price of the LG G6; though it is expected to be cheaper than the incoming Samsung Galaxy S8, which will retail for close to $1000. In the run up to the LG G6’s release date, US carriers are now starting to publish details about the types of deals US punters can expect to get once the phone is officially available. LG G6 Best Deals Verizon is giving away free Google Home units with every LG G6 order . That’s right: get and LG G6 and you can net yourself a free Google Home smart hub (worth $130).
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Obviously, none of this information has been confirmed by Samsung, though its worth noting that Blass was responsible for giving us what appears to be the first real promotional picture of what the Samsung Galaxy S8 looks like . The Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to be officially announced on March 29 with a proper release date of April 21 . Why Samsung Galaxy S8 should grab Sonys best new feature
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Obviously, none of this information has been confirmed by Samsung, though its worth noting that Blass was responsible for giving us what appears to be the first real promotional picture of what the Samsung Galaxy S8 looks like . The Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to be officially announced on March 29 with a proper release date of April 21 . Why Samsung Galaxy S8 should grab Sonys best new feature
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Its specs are the same as its top competitors, including the ZTE Axon 7 , HTC 10 , LG G5, and Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in the US. It has the same processor, RAM and internal storage and even a microSD card slot (no modding needed). The 13MP camera on back and real-flash-included 5MP camera in front are solid, though you can't miss that extreme camera bump in back. Somehow, even with that bump, it's still not the best in the world, just really good for everything but low light. Goodbye 3.5mm headphone jack, hello easily losable adapter Three things will throw people about the Moto Z: its lack of a headphone jack in favor of audio through the USB Type-C port, its initially limited availability and its un-Moto-like price. Its USB-C means of piping audio to earbuds means that the phone comes with an easily losable 3.5mm adapter, and you won't be able to charge and play music through headphones at the same time.
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The brightest LCD TVs (Samsungs upcoming QLED models) can get as bright as 2000 nits. The 2017 generation of OLED TVs are reckoned to get to between 800 and 1000 nits. Contrast ratio Few TV brands still quote contrast ratios. But if you do see one, its basically a calculation of the difference between a screens deepest black and brightest whites, written as, for instance, 10,000:1. Its generally worth taking these figures with a pinch of salt, though, as they can be measured in multiple, very different ways. Speakers The sound quality of flat TVs can vary immensely. So if youre not intending to use some sort of external sound system, this is something you should pay attention to. Most brands quote a number of Watts of power for their TV speaker systems, but this is seldom helpful in deciding how a TV is likely to sound.
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The display panel is a 5.2in Super AMOLED screen with a 1080p Full HD resolution at 424ppi - decently sharp, though apparently a little lacking when it comes to the close proximity of VR; therefore, Samsung hasnt made the phone compatible with its Gear VR headset. Still, for normal viewing this is nice and clear, and as we’ve come to expect from Samsung display tech the colour gamut is fantastic, contrast is excellent, and the brightness levels are quite capable, though not the brightest on the market by any means. Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review: Processor Performance The Galaxy A5 runs a new Samsung Exynos 7880 octa-core CPU, with a Mali-T830MP3 GPU, 3GB of RAM and a clock speed of 1.9GHz. It’s based on ARM Cortex-A53 cores using the 14nm FinFET semiconductor architecture; that’s the same architecture inside the current-gen Galaxy S7 series.
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Don't use it. Click here for the full res image Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Yes, it's another 'Apple vs Samsung' battle and the South Korean firm is the only one that's really offering anything resembling an alternative to Apple's efforts to dominate the tablet market. The Tab S2 is a really nice-looking device though, and it has the power of the Super AMOLED screen to make images and video look really great. The power and battery life both outstrip the iPad mini 4, with the former scoring highly in our benchmarking tests. In fact it's only bettered by a handful of slates, like the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Pro, in the tablet market. There are a lot of reasons to dislike the Tab S2, thanks to the slightly cartoonish UI, but it's a nice tablet that's perfect for the Android fan. Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 review Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact This is Sony's smaller tablet competitor, and it's getting on a bit now.
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We're just weeks away from the Samsung Galaxy S8 reveal, but it seems we learn something new about the forthcoming flagship phone every day. The latest rumor points to Samsung's next big thing using facial recognition to help verify mobile payments. That's right: Your mug could soon be used to purchase your morning mocha. "People familiar with the matter" revealed the face-reading tech's implementation on the S8 to Bloomberg . According to the people, facial recognition will land within months of the phone going on sale. Interestingly, it appears as though Samsung's smartphone will use a combo of fingerprint, iris and facial identification to complete transactions through mobile payment apps, including Samsung Pay. This triple layer of identification verification could potentially make the Galaxy S8 the most secure device available to send mobile payments.
Mashable
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Productivity tablet wars, begun they have. When Samsung unveiled its new 9.7-inch Galaxy Tab S3 tablet last month , it was clear Samsung designed it to take on Apple's 9.7-inch iPad Pro, a tablet that can transform into a powerful productivity device with the addition of a Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil. What wasn't clear, though, was how aggressive Samsung would be in the pro-tablet battle. SEE ALSO: The first-look at Samsung's Galaxy S8 was probably just leaked in these videos On Thursday, Samsung announced pricing (and availability) that puts Apple on notice. Starting at $599 for a 32 GB model (Wi-Fi-only) with expandable memory up to 256 GB, the Tab S3 sounds, at least, competitive. Apple's 9.7-inch Apple iPad Pro also starts at $599 for a 32 GB Wi-Fi-only model. However, Samsung's price includes the S-Pen. Apple charges an additional $99 for its Apple Pencil.
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It's a Pogo-attached keyboard that easily auto-pairs with the tablet. That costs $129.99 (about 110, AU$170) and its availability is scheduled for March 24, the same day the Tab S3 goes on sale in stores. Samsung's new tablet for 2017 is being pitched as an productivity machine as well as an entertainment tablet, so this accessory is helpful for the former. Are its specs worth the price? We tested the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 at MWC 2017 , but we haven't been able to run a final review. From what we saw, though, it's an improvement over the Tab S2 . It's another 9.7-inch tablet with a Quad HD display, but there's a noticeable difference on the Super AMOLED screen when you switch between HDR and non-HDR video. This means its high-res display is built for your entertainment future. Likewise, it runs Android 7.0 Nougat , has USB-C, and a 6,000mAh fast-charging battery.
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Welcome to the web's repository of all the best Samsung Galaxy Tab deals! On this page you'll find the best deals currently available for all models of Samsung Galaxy Tab, whether it's the latest and greatest Galaxy Tab Pro, the Tab S line, all the way down to the older Galaxy Tab 3. If you're after the super new Galaxy Tab S3, you'll have to wait a little bit longer. Feel free to bookmark this page though and we'll add the best Galaxy Tab S3 pre-orders once they're available. We'll walk you through each model type so you can work out which one is best for you and then we'll help you find the best deal. Here are the best Samsung Galaxy Tab deals on the market... Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch deals Samsung's latest flagship Android tablet is a real stunner With a stunning AMOLED screen to match any of Samsung's latest smartphones, this 9.7-inch Android tablet is one of the absolute best out there.
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If there's one complaint about Chrome that keeps popping up lately, it's that Google's web browser once a lightweight alternative to the much slower Internet Explorer and Firefox is a resources hog. Now, Google has partly addressed that issue by throttling background tabs so that they don't use a lot of CPU time, thus saving power. SEE ALSO: Samsung's Chromebook Pro gives Chromebooks a much-needed creative boost According to a post on Google's Chromium blog , the change, which went live with Chrome version 57, makes background tabs 25% less busy. This, in turn, should have a considerable impact on a laptop's battery life, though Google doesn't state exactly how big. Read more... More about Energy , Battery Life , Saving Battery , Tabs , and Google Chrome