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Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018), Galaxy A8+ (2018) Android 8.0 Oreo Update Reportedly in the Works

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) are all set to get Android 8.0 Oreo OTA update in the coming weeks. The two smartphones were launched originally in December last year and arrived with Android 7.1.1 Nougat, with Samsung Experience 8.5 on top, out-of-the-box. Firmware version for the Android Oreo update A530FXXU2BRDx. In a report by Dutch media outlet GalaxyClub, the Oreo ... Read More »

Samsung Flags Mobile Weakness as Chips Power Record Q1 Profit

Samsung Electronics said weakness in the global smartphone market would slow earnings growth, as it reported record quarterly profit on Thursday thanks to strong demand for semiconductors used in servers. The world’s biggest maker of memory chips, smartphones and television sets also flagged softer demand for smartphone OLED panels as a challenge for the second quarter, while its cash-cow chip business should remain ... Read More »

Samsung Captures Half the Indian Premium Smartphone Market in Q1: Counterpoint

HIGHLIGHTS Company registered 16 percent Year-on-Year (YoY) growth OnePlus remained at second position with 25 percent market share Apple secured third spot with 20 percent market share Riding on the success of its flagship devices like Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy A8+ and the newly-launched Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, Samsung climbed back to the top in the premium smartphone segment in India with 50 percent market share in ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro Price in India Slashed by Rs. 2,500

Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro has received a price drop in India. To recall, the smartphone was launched at Rs. 27,990 in India in April last year, and the price had since fallen to Rs. 24,900. The retailer reports the Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro price in India is now Rs. 22,400 – a price drop of Rs. 2,500. The updated price is already reflecting ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Orchid Gray Colour Variant Launched in India

Samsung India on Tuesday announced the launch of its last year’s Galaxy Note 8 smartphone in Orchid Gray colour. The South Korean giant had launched the Galaxy Note 8 in India in September 2018, within weeks of its global unveiling. Initially, the handsets were available in Maple Gold and Midnight Black colour variants. But now, the company has unveiled an Orchid Gray model of the Galaxy ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ on T-Mobile getting new update

T-Mobile has started pushing out a new update to Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ units on its network. Arriving as build numbers G960USQU2ARC6 and G965USQU2ARC6 respectively, it’s a security update that brings along Android fixes for the month of April. The update, which weighs in at 343MB for the S9 and 373MB for the S9+, also includes “various bug fixes.” It’s been a few ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9 Mini Spotted on TENAA and AnTuTu Sites, Tipping Design and Specifications

Samsung may soon launch a variant of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones, called the Galaxy S9 Mini. The compact counterpart of the South Korean giant’s 2018 flagships may make its way to the markets this year, if certain reports are to be believed. A smartphone, with model number SM-G8750 was spotted earlier this month on a benchmark site. Now, another handset with model number SM-G8850 has ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9+ Cheaper to Make Than iPhone X, But Costs More Than Galaxy Note 8: TechInsights

While it is cheaper than the Galaxy Note 8 for the consumers, the new Galaxy S9+ is apparently the most expensive Galaxy series phone to build. Samsung reportedly spends $379 (approximately Rs. 24,700) in manufacturing the Galaxy S9+. This is more than the cost incurred in producing the Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy Note 8 as well as the Apple iPhone 8 Plus. However, the overall cost of goods sold (COGS) ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ Drop Tests Show They Are Tougher Than iPhone X, Galaxy S8

Samsung claims that the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ feature 20 percent thicker glass protection and a stronger 7-series aluminium frame, compared to their predecessors. A new drop test video puts that claim to the test. The video finds that despite being breakable, the Galaxy S9 models are more durable than the last year’s Galaxy S8 and iPhone X. Another video on YouTube compares the ruggedness of the ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ Will Be Available via Airtel Online Store, Pre-Registrations Now Open

Airtel has announced that it will sell the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ via its online store, and pre-registrations are now open. The latest flagship smartphones were recently unveiled by Samsung at the Galaxy Unpacked 2018 event ahead of MWC 2018. Meanwhile, Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ pre-bookings had already commenced in India via Samsung’s online and offline channels. As mentioned, the pre-registrations for the Samsung Galaxy S9 ... Read More »