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On the back is an opening for the camera and another just above for the flash. Will we see a Galaxy S8 Plus? Probably not (credit: MobileFun) Fuss about the S8 Plus MobileFun also included the above photo of the "Galaxy S8 Plus" case, a name we haven't heard floated around for the new Samsung line up of devices - and another point we're a little dubious about. Samsung did release the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus back in August 2015 as an alternative to the Galaxy Note 5 , but 2016 saw it replaced by the smaller Galaxy S7 Edge and global availability of the ill-fated Note 7 . All the rumors so far suggest Samsung will be sticking with its 2016 naming convention, so expect to see the Galaxy S8 and S8 Edge. We're not ruling out a S Pen accessory for the phone completely though as rumors over Christmas suggested the Galaxy S8 was originally designed to come with an S Pen, but the idea was reportedly dropped in favor of an add-on stylus.
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One of the biggest questions in tech last year was whether Apple will keep the headphone jack on the iPhone 7 or lose it in favor of Bluetooth and a Lightning cable adapter. You know what happened then. Apple decided it was time to say goodbye to the 3.5mm port, and quite a few people were unhappy about it. Exactly why the tech was dropped hasn't been made absolutely clear as the iPhone 7 wasn't thinner than previous phones, but the decision has had a ripple effect onto other manufacturers. For example, both the HTC 10 Evo and Moto Z do not have headphone jacks and it's certain others will soon drop the aging tech too. The big question though is whether Samsung will follow suit. There are plenty of rumors out there, so here's everything we've heard so far on whether the Galaxy S8 will keep its headphone jack. December 2016 - First word it is gone Back in December last year we saw a rumor come from trusted Samsung fan blog SamMobile, which cited sources claiming the Galaxy S8 would leave the headphone jack behind.
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0 has arrived - though Google has promised two new Android Wear watches in the first few months of 2017. What we want to see We've covered what we expect to see, but there's plenty more that we want to see and the following five things top our list. A foldable phone It feels like we say this every year, but we’re going to keep saying it until it happens, and it actually might happen this year, as Samsung is rumored to be launching two foldable handsets in 2017, though not necessarily at MWC. There have been foldable concept and prototype phones popping up for years and with curved displays now a mainstream thing this is the obvious next step. If a commercially available folding phone launches at MWC it could easily be one of the highlights of the show. Long-lasting batteries This is the other thing we’re always wishing for, and while the occasional handset will come along that can stretch to two days of life, such phones are few and far between.
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LG G5 Click here to see the full resolution image Here’s another example of dodgy white balance and color accuracy, as the LG G5 is all over the place in its color rendering. Skin tones are hugely oversaturated, while the background wall is a rainbow of color casts. The image is also underexposed by at least 1 stop, but detail is fairly good, if ever so slightly painterly in a few places. Motorola Moto Z Click here to see the full resolution image The Moto Z ’s performance here isnt as bad as in some of our tests, as detail is quite well preserved, though it’s still some way off what the Pixel XL and HTC 10 can resolve. Auto white balance has also done a good job, though a slightly longer exposure would have helped lift the shot. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Click here to see the full resolution image A rare exposure metering error here sees the S7 Edge produce an underexposed image.
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Lithium-ion batteries offer numerous benefits which make them perfect for use in the electronics we use every day but one of their major downsides is that they carry a fire risk. Though safer and equally efficient technology is undoubtedly coming, researchers at Stanford University have developed lithium-ion batteries with flame retardant properties built-in to keep us safe while we wait. Lithium-ion battery explosions are relatively uncommon and largely weve taken the technology for granted. However, Samsungs Galaxy Note 7 scandal has drawn attention to the fact that simple manufacturing errors or charging too fast can make these batteries hazardous. This is going to become a larger problem as we push energy densities higher and demand faster charging. In an effort to make this less of an urgent safety issue, the researchers have inserted a flame retardant compound into a thin polymer capsule and placed it inside the flammable liquid electrolyte of the battery.
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The Incipio DualPro Shine delivers two layers of defense, with an impact resistant ABS polymer frame and a shock absorbing TPE inner core. That makes it one of the more protective Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge cases around, but it’s also fairly slim, and has a certain amount of style, thanks to a brushed aluminum-effect finish, though sadly it’s still plastic in reality. OtterBox is one of biggest names in cases, and the Symmetry case is one of its best, combining a surprisingly slim finish with serious protection. During development, the case underwent over 238 hours of testing, across over 24 different tests, to ensure it was as durable and protective as possible. The finished product will keep your S6 Edge safe from all but the worst drops and scrapes, while remaining fairly sleek and stylish, and allowing full access to the curved screen edges. Another official Samsung case, this one cleverly covers the screen while still letting you see the time and any notifications, thanks to its semi-transparent design.
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The JS8500s make it easy to find your favorite content via a new, improved version of Samsung's Tizen smart interface, too. Bright objects can cause some backlight striping and blocking when they appear against dark backgrounds and, if you're a fan of 3D, the JS8500 offers active shutter 3D (though weirdly no 3D specs are included). The bottom line, though, the UE48JS8500's superb colour, awesome 4K detail and sublime depth make this one special TV and remains a good value way to sample Samsung's impressive SUHD TVs. LG's taken an unusual approach with its 2017 OLED TV range, choosing to base the differences across the series in the range more on design than picture quality concerns. So it is that while the entry level OLEDB6 series isn't quite as ultra-slim and unfeasibly gorgeous as the premium 'picture on glass' OLEDE6 models, they do deliver broadly similar picture quality.
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NEW YORK: Apple, Google and Tesla today retained their positions as the world's most innovative companies on an annual top-50 list, even as Tatas have moved out after being the only Indian entity there for two years. The latest list for 2016, released today by the Boston Consulting Group, has Apple, Google, Tesla, Microsoft and Amazon in the top five positions. Among these, the top-four have retained their positions while Amazon has replaced Samsung on the fifth slot. There is no Indian entity on the latest list, though the ranking for 2015 had Tata Motors at 26th place. Before that, another Tata group firm TCS was ranked 43rd in 2014 list. The 2016 list has 34 companies from the US, 10 from Europe, and 6 from Asia. The top 10 most innovative companies for 2016 include, Netflix at the 6th place, Samsung Group (7th), Toyota (8th), Facebbok (9th) and IBM (10th).
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Nothing's certain As well as a headphone jack, the bottom of the case shows space of a USB-C port on one side as well as a third space on the opposite side which we would expect is to accommodate a speaker. Three button spaces on the left hand side of the case point towards volume up and down buttons as well as a power button, leaving a mysterious gap on the top of the case which could possibly be a microSD card slot. On the back of the case theres a space which is clearly intended for a camera. Its only big enough for a single lens though so if this render is accurate then we shouldnt expect any dual camera technology in the S8. Theres no official confirmation as to whether or not this case is indeed an accurate Galaxy S8 render so we could still be surprised. Fortunately, we dont have too long to wait anymore; for the last couple of years Samsung has revealed its flagships at Mobile World Congress in February, though delay rumors suggest this reveal might be pushed back to April instead.
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We werent expecting to see the Huawei P10 until April, but it seems an announcement at least will be happening over a month earlier than that on February 26. That date comes from an invitation for a press event sent to TechRadar by Huawei itself, so its certain that Huawei will be unveiling something on that date, and while the P10 isnt named the invitation does promise the global unveiling of a new flagship device. With a description like that, theres basically nothing else the company could be talking about, though it puts the launch surprisingly soon after the high-end Huawei Mate 9 . Flagship season February 26 is the day before MWC 2017 properly gets going, so could see the Huawei P10 get its share of the limelight just ahead of the launch of even more highly anticipated handsets, like the Samsung Galaxy S8 , LG G6 and HTC 11 .
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She says over 30 pending deals have been cancelled - instantly losing the family millions of dollars. And an ethics advisor will be appointed to approve all dealings that might raise conflict of interest concerns or be seen to exploit the office of the presidency. Many critics though think the plan doesn't go nearly far enough. We will be speaking to an expert in 20 minutes' time. We are also in South Korea where technology giant Samsung has been battling to rebuild its reputation after its top of the range phone had to be withdrawn following a spate of battery fires.
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When unfolded, the handset will transform into a working 7-inch tablet. Samsung apparently started out developing a device that folded inward, but switched gears in August 2016, thinking it'd be too much of a hassle for someone to unfurl the phone anytime they wanted to use it. We've seen this fold-out design before in devices created by Lenovo, including a phone that turns into a wearable device and a foldable tablet that becomes a phablet-sized device. Lenovo Folio tablet concept Though Samsung is seemingly pushing ahead with its foldable smartphone, sources say it could nix a 2017 unveiling due to marketing and profitability concerns. A decision reportedly won't be made until an executive reshuffle is completed in February or March. One factor that could spur an unveiling is LG's reported plans to produce 100,000 foldable devices in Q4.
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Theres plenty of competition though, like the DeWalt MD501 , the Blackview BV6000 , the Cat S60 , not forgetting the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active and S7 Active . None achieve the price/feature combination of the Armor, but the BV6000, with a more rounded offering and more powerful system-on-a-chip, comes very close this phone remains our preferred option, and its well worth spending a bit extra on it. At any rate, back to the Ulefone Armor we certainly miss the notification lights, and the killer combo of bigger screens/higher resolutions you can get elsewhere. Still, there are no single deal breakers in sight and its price the cheapest of the IP68 smartphones on the market makes it a bit of a no-brainer for those who want an affordable ruggedized smartphone. These are the 7 best business mobiles in the UK
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Samsung employed a strange method to announce its latest all-in-one PC, the aptly named Samsung All-in-One: a super-stealthy showing at CES 2017 followed by some slick, short YouTube videos. The firm has released two videos first spotted by SamMobile teasing two versions of its latest all-in-one desktop PC, one with a 24-inch, Full HD (1920 x 1080) Gorilla Glass touchscreen and one with an identical screen sans touch. Both models feature said display resting atop an equally-wide soundbar with 10W stereo speakers inside, though only the touch-enabled version seems to support Windows Hello login for Windows 10 via an infrared camera. Samsungs video(s) goes on to tease out the following components for each model: a 7th generation (Kaby Lake), quad-core Intel Core i5-7400T processor, 8GB to 16GB of memory and a 1TB hard drive, according to SamMobile.
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Samsung took to a strange method to announce its latest all-in-one PC, the aptly named Samsung All-in-One: a super stealthy showing at CES 2017 only to be followed by some slick, short YouTube videos. The firm released two videos today first spotted by SamMobile teasing two versions of its latest all-in-one desktop PC, one with a 24-inch, FHD (1,920 x 1,080) Gorilla Glass touchscreen and one with an identical screen sans touch. Both models feature said display resting atop an equally-wide sound bar with 10W stereo speakers inside, though only the touch-enabled version seems to support Windows Hello login for Windows 10 via an infrared camera. Samsungs video(s) goes on to tease out the following components for each model: a 7th generation (Kaby Lake), quad-core Intel Core i5-7400T processor, 8GB to 16GB of memory and a 1TB hard drive, according to SamMobile.
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The matte finish only adds to the appeal of the Samsung UD970 by giving it a smudge-reducing, glare-reducing face for the absolute best work environment possible. Samsung also includes Picture By Picture (PBP) support on the UD970, which makes for the ultimate multi-tasking scenario if you have multiple inputs connected to your display at the same time. Just make sure its worth the high cost of entry if you arent using it for 4K production. Read the full review: Samsung UD970 With the UltraWide 34UC97, LG has added not only a curved design to its impressive lineup of cinematic monitors, but an Ultra HD resolution as well. A hulking goliath of a monitor, LGs best UltraWide melds a commendable sense of fashion with the specs you need to effortlessly get through your day to day tasks. Though it takes some extra effort to assemble, LG makes it well worth your time with vivid color accuracy, radiant backlighting and contrast that keeps shades dark enough to tell them apart from everything else onscreen.
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It simply doesnt reach down that low, rolling off as it does at 40Hz, and although it delivers movie sound effects with plenty of impact, the deep bass rumble that the very best low-frequency speakers provide evades it entirely. You need to be careful where you put it, too. The elephant in the room, though, is the Samsung HW-K850. It costs the same as the Philips, yet produces audio that’s infinitely superior, delivering a richer, more tonally balanced sound, with far sweeter-sounding treble and a much more convincing Atmos effect. Philips Fidelio B8/12 SkyQuake review: Verdict The trouble with producing Atmos surround-sound products right now is that, although on the increase, they’re still comparatively thin on the ground, and the competition that does exist is extremely strong. If you’re not as good as the competition, it’s plainly obvious.
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Vodafone | Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ | 199.99 upfront | Vodafone | Unlimited calls and texts | 1GB data | 28pm This is the cheapest deal for a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ on Vodafone. You'll get the phone for quite a hefty upfront cost and it comes with 1GB of data. It's only 28 a month though, so if you're looking for the lowest monthly amount go for this deal. Total cost over 24 months is 871.99 Get this deal: from Carphone Warehouse Vodafone | Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ | 89.99 phone | Unlimited calls and texts | 3GB of data | 37pm This is the best deal for a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ in January 2017, but we'd recommend looking at the rest of the networks on this page before choosing it. It comes with 3GB of data for 37 a month - a price which only got you 1GB all the way back in October last year - as well as a free phone and unlimited calls and texts.
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Samsung’s Gear VR and Google’s Daydream have made untethered VR the norm for Android devices. Mobile VR devices like the Pico Neo CV that track users as they roam around a room, however, are something a bit more special. Pico’s Neo CV is similar to devices like the HTC Vive in that it offers true untethered VR with six degrees of freedom. Though the Vive uses a pair of base stations to track movement, the Neo CV does not. Instead, it uses a front-facing fisheye camera and a series of gyroscopes to track the user’s relative position inside of a room, company executives said. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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On paper, it is one of the best value rugged smartphones on the market, and only the likes of the Galaxy S7 Active or the S6 Active prevent it from being the overall ruggedized champion. However, theres more to a rugged smartphone than merely an IP68 rating or a utilitarian design. Small things like the lack of notification lights, the way the backplate is secured, or the 32GB microSD card support lead us to believe that, while being close to the perfect ruggedized handset, Nomu still has some work to do to grasp that accolade. Then theres the issue of size. Quite a few competing handset vendors stopped at a 4.7-inch display to keep the overall girth of the device within reasonable limits but Nomu didnt. If you have big hands or are used to the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note series, then this shouldnt be an issue. For many users though, the size of this phone may be a bit too much to handle. These are the 7 best business mobiles for 2017
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It did have a pretty big price tag, but now that the S7 variants are out in the wild, you could pick up this impressive device at a bargain. Samsung Galaxy S6 review See the best Samsung Galaxy S6 deals Samsung Galaxy Note 5 OS: Android 6 | Screen size: 5.7-inch | Resolution: 1440p | Memory: 4GB | Storage: 32GB/64GB | Battery: 3,000mAh | Rear camera: 16MP | Front camera: 5MP Though we'd love to include the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on this list, a series of unfortunate burning issues has caused Samsung to officially recall the device for the time being. On that note (hehe), we're going to hold off on including it here until it's back on store shelves and the recall has finished. With that said, people after a phablet may want to consider last year's model, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, as it has one of the best-looking screens next to the S7 Edge. It ditches the plastic casing and back everyone disliked about Samsung phones, but it did make a few key sacrifices along the way.