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The Google Pixel which according to some reports was the top phone for the second half of 2016 is coming back!

Yay!

It also marked a move towaGoogle-branded smartphones along with a move to the ‘premium’ price range. 

Now before we get too excited, there are no official details on the phone and all but at least we know the Nexus is gone and the Pixel is here to stay.

 

According to a new report by AndroidPit, Rick Osterloh, the Senior Vice President of Hardware at Google confirmed at MWC 2017 that Pixel 2 is coming later this year and that ‘Pixel stays premium’.

He further went on to add that “There is an annual rhythm in the industry. So, you can count on us to follow it” when asked about the announcement and launch date of the successor.

We know nothing more at this point, what we know is that there will be no cheap variant to the Pixel but it remains a flagship phone. 

The Pixel 2 is expected to arrive in the second half of the year with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and probably second generation of Google Daydream View. 






The news that the iPhone 8 might cost more than a thousand dollars was received with mixed feelings-- some were of the opinion that this was way too much while others accepted that with the many features that were being introduced, it had to cost a pretty penny.



From the looks of things though, it seems like Apple might not be the only company with super expensive phones. Android device makers are expected to match some of the iPhones key parts.


This comes from a new report courtesy of research firm TrendForce who say that prices for key components including DRAM memory, NAND Flash storage, and AMOLED panels will continue to climb this year. Apparently, smartphone makers are looking for better parts when it comes to RAM, storage, and screens, facing tight supplies.

READ: ANDROIDS ARE MORE RELIABLE THAN APPLE PHONES- REPORT



What this means is that it is quite likely that more and more high-end phones that use state of the art component are going to climb in prices too. 

For Instance, the report notes that numerous smartphone vendors are adopting faster LPDDR4X memory, which is more efficient but not more expensive than the LPDDR4 kind. Tight RAM supply is expected to keep pushing up the price of memory this year, which will see an average increase of 10% compared to last year.

The report notes that eMMC and UFS memory prices are going up, partly fueled by Chinese smartphone vendors who are looking to match storage specification of their devices with the iPhone. That means more flagship devices will move from 32GB/64GB storage options to 64GB/128GB but this also means that phones are likely to be more expensive due to memory and all.


So Phones are certainly getting better what with all the improvements we've read that will be made for phones everywhere, but this also translates to the fact that they will also likely be more expensive to purchase. 





It has been speculated that the Samsung Galaxy S8 was going to be one heck of a sleek phone and all the leaks and rumours surrounding it gave this outlook credence.

Now with the launch of the phone a mere weeks away, the most realistic leak of the phone so far has surfaced.

Thanks to prolific Tipster Evan Blass, we have an idea what the Galaxy S8 might look like and if he is right, then dear me it's beautiful.





From the photo, the front of this phone is almost all screen. With hardly a hint of Bezel.


On the right side looks to house the power button and the left side has volume controls and what is likely a dedicated button for Bixby, Samsung's upcoming virtual assistant that will take on both Siri and Google Assistant.

Also it seems the rumours were right that Samsung was doing away with the home button as there is none to be seen and only software buttons are seen towards the bottom of the screen. 

Looking at the right-hand side of the screen, it seems like there's a little tab that's waiting there to be swiped which would probably launch Edge screen shortcuts, similar to the Galaxy S7 Edge.

From what is known of the phone currently, it is expected to come in two variants; 5.7-inch screen and 6.2-inch screen for the Galaxy S8 Plus. 


We will enjoy this leak and hope that come Samsung's big reveal day (Allegedly March 29th) we'll get to see this and then we can give actual, proper impressions on it.










Ask anyone on the street which they'd prefer in an Android and an iPhone and you'd get different answers, but most people would probably (albeit grudgingly) accept that the iPhone is more efficient.

But is that really the case?

According to a new research report released by the Blancco Technology Group, the failure rate on Apple’s iPhone is far greater than it is on competing Android devices. Not only that, but the failure rate experienced by iOS users has only increased with each passing quarter over the past year.

According to technology news agency BGR, the report states that iOS devices during the last quarter of 2016 experienced a failure rate of 62%. By way of contrast, Android smartphones during the same quarter saw a failure rate of 47%. Also of note is that Apple’s iPhone 6 continues to be the worst offender among varying iPhone models.



For the purpose of the study, failure refers to when a device (iPhone or otherwise) doesn't do what it should, this includes camera problems, touchscreen problems, battery charging issues, software errors and so on.

The report says “The iPhone 6 has been the worst performing iOS device consecutively for four quarters with the highest failure rate compared to other models,

“25 percent in Q1 2016, 29 percent in Q2 2016, 13 percent in Q3 2016 and 15 percent in Q4 2016.”

This is probably referring to the issues that plagued the iPhone 6. A lot of people complained about a problem with the touch screen that was called the Touch Disease. 

What happened there was that a large number of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners began noticing that the touchscreen on their device either stopped working or only worked intermittently. Other users, meanwhile, found that the responsiveness of the iPhone’s touchscreen display became temperamental and less responsive. Once the problem became too large to ignore, and perhaps motivated by a rash of bad press, Apple in November agreed to fix affected devices.

Apple didn't cover themselves in glory when they went on to blame iPhone owners themselves. Apple’s multi-touch repair program reads in part: “Apple has determined that some iPhone 6 Plus devices may exhibit display flickering or Multi-Touch issues after being dropped multiple times on a hard surface and then incurring further stress on the device.”

According to BGR, iPhone 6 issues aside, the issues said to impact iPhone owners most frequently include overheating, crashing apps and “headphone malfunctions.”

Blancco in their report was favourable towards Android phones, but this does not include Samsung devices which they said were the worst of the bunch. 

The report said “Samsung consistently had the highest failure rate among Android manufacturers for five quarters in a row,

 “At 27 percent in Q4 2015, 43 percent in Q1 2016, 26 percent in Q2 2016, 11 percent in Q3 2016 and 16 percent in Q4 2016.”





Nokia made a seemingly easy move by bringing back a modified Nokia 3310 which sold over 126 million units since it was first introduced back in September, 2000. 

It was a beloved phone especially popular for its Long lasting Battery, its ruggedness and most importantly, for Snake.

I kid, but it was a huge part of what made it fun and Nokia were nice enough (smart enough) to add that to its list of features.

While it's still the Nokia 3310, it's not without its changes (Seeing as they're with HMD now), the new/old phone runs on Nokia’s Series 30+ software, with a 2.4-inch QVGA display, a 2-megapixel camera, and even a microSD slot.

In the world of the iPhones and the powerful Samsungs, these are fairly plain features but perhaps that's exactly what Nokia wants, it was what made the original 3310 such a joy to begin with.


With some design touch up-- the modern variant is a little smaller, thinner, and lighter all round-- It's added some modern beauty to this antique.

It’s also a lot more colorful this time around, with glossy yellow and red colors, and matte grey and dark blue models. It’s instantly recognisable as a Nokia, and HMD has even included a modern Snake game on the handset just to play on the nostalgia.

For internet it comes with Opera Mini, but the real selling point is battery life. Just like most feature phones, standby time on the Nokia 3310 is 31 days, alongside a talk time of 22 hours. That’s a massive amount of battery life, but as the phone is so basic you’re hardly going to be wasting battery away on Snapchat or Facebook.

Price wise, the Nokia 3310 is also going to be affordable with HMD planning to make the phone available in Q2 this year for around $52 (about N17,000)

So are you going to be getting one?





With the Mobile World Conference in Full swing a lot of announcements have been coming through and one of the most interesting was from Google who announced that their AI helper, Google Assistant, will begin rolling out to users with smartphones running Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 6.0 Marshmallow. 


This is a new direction with the AI previously being exclusive to the Google Pixel. 

The Google Assistant is reportedly going to arrive first to English users in the United States this week, followed soon after with an English debut in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. 

Then next up is German speakers and Google have said that it will "continue to add more languages over the coming year." Users with eligible Nougat and Marshmallow devices will automatically gain Google Assistant through Google Play Services. 


READ: HOW TO GET GOOGLE INSTANT APPS WORKING ON YOUR PHONE



Other Android phones will also be incorporating the Google Assistant from the get-go as well, like the LG G6 and some other "newly announced partner devices." Sony, Huawei, Samsung, and HTC are all listed as companies with Android smartphones that will support Google Assistant.

This is Google's way of fighting against Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa and since Android owns most of the market, the Google assistant might just win.

 This would be necessary as the iPhone 8 is reportedly going to be having a more knowledgeable Siri and Google needs an answer to that.

According to Google, the ultimate goal "is to make the Assistant available anywhere you need it." 

That seems like a noble goal if ever there was one.






We have more information now about the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (Or Edge, but we think Plus) and it looks like a doozy! 

Thanks to reliable leaker Evan Blass, we have the specs for the upcoming phone. While it doesn't add much new detail, it does confirm a lot of the rumours flying about it.

For instance, we know we're getting a mammoth 6.2-inch screen. We also know that the display will be a QHD+ Super AMOLED one, and above it, you’ll find an iris scanner and an 8MP front-facing camera.

On the back of it there'll be a 12MP Dual Pixel camera.

The Galaxy S8 Plus is also apparently IP68 certified dust and water resistant, which is the same level of waterproofing as the Galaxy S7.

Credit: Evan Blass





For the memory side of things, it is believed to be coming with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in storage, along with a microSD card slot. The S8 Plus also supports wireless charging and Samsung Pay, and it’s 4G LTE capable, as you’d expect.

The leak also highlights that the phone will be secured by Samsung’s Knox security service, and that it comes with earphones tuned by audio specialists AKG.

That's what's on the list, how about what's not on it? Well according to Blass, it is believed that the S8 Plus will use a Snapdragon 835 chipset, this might only be true of the US though with everyone else getting a Samsung Exynos one.

While there's a picture and everything, this should still be taken with a pinch of salt cos....you never know.





With the release of the Samsung Galaxy S8 almost upon us, a new leak has surfaced online giving us some fresh (barely) insight into the coming Flagship phone.

After series of alleged spec details, a clip art image of the said smartphone now proliferates the internet.


Another unconfirmed leak regarding the Galaxy S8 has been reported online. The newly leaked data has been spotted with clip art images sketching out the possible new look of the said device.




From the little we can glean from the leak, the Samsung S8 smartphone would be a new look with its on-screen soft keys. Another change is to the home button key has been changed into an almost square shape, but lacking some corners. The home key will soon look like two opposite L shapes if the leaked images would be accurate.




A second image outline of the upcoming Galaxy S8 also showcases the back portion of the device. The said image indicates one sensor on left of the rear camera, while another sensor, purportedly a fingerprint sensor, has been placed on the right.


Moreover, the third and final clip art of the leaked images involved the DeX dock for the Galaxy S8. Dex dock is an unverified accessory that would allow the Samsung smartphone to be used as an ordinary desktop computer.




So we continue to wait. With the Mobile World Conference coming so soon, we expect to learn even more of Samsung's flagship phone.


Photo Crd- Reuters





Samsung may be focusing on getting a Galaxy S8 which will blow our minds out there as soon as possible, but the ghost of the Note 7 fiasco is still hanging over their heads it seems.

The company has now taken a hit to its reputation with their reputation ranking plummeted among US consumers. In an annual survey, it was discovered that the Korean manufacturer struggled with the fallout over its Galaxy Note 7 recall.

According to the Korea Herald, Samsung came in 49th in this year’s Reputation Quotient Ratings from Harris Poll, which ranks the 100 most visible companies in the US according to public reputation. In last year’s ratings, Samsung ranked seventh, and it ranked third in 2015, ahead of Apple and Google.


READ: HARDWARE UPGRADES FOR GALAXY S8 PROMISE TO BE INSANE


At the top of the rankings was Amazon for the second consecutive year, followed by Wegmans and Publix Super Markets. Other companies in the top ten include Apple, Google, and Tesla Motors, which was not included in last year’s rankings. Netflix and Microsoft each ranked in the top 20 (18th and 20th, respectively), while Facebook ranked 66th.

The Harris Polls (which is what the rankings are called) are based on an online survey of more than 30,000 adults in the US, carried out between November 28th and December 16th of last year. 

What the survey does is they study brand reputation based on six dimensions: social responsibility, vision and leadership, financial performance, products and services, workplace environment, and emotional appeal.

Samsung apart from suffering from the Note 7 issue also had to contend with their CEO being questioned by police after it was alleged he was involved in corruption along with impeached South Korean President Park Guen-Hye.





The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is set to be launched at the upcoming MWC 2017 and at this point we really can't wait to see what it looks like, so we resort to speculation and so on to whet our appetite till it comes forward.




Now there's little that can be gleaned from a user manual, but the keen eyes of those waiting for the Tab's release have already noted a couple of things.

This is basically some features we knew were coming and a couple we might not have picked on earlier.

From the looks of it, The tablet will have an S Pen even though there actually won't be anywhere to keep it.


Also revealed in the manual is the Screen Off Memo feature, which lets you write on a black canvas even when the tablet’s screen is off. This feature has been around since the Galaxy Note 5 but never before on a tablet, even those with a stylus like the Galaxy Tab A.


Another thing the manual shows off is the connector for a keyboard dock with dots not unlike the POGO connectors on an iPad Pro or Surface. What this tells us basically is that there could be a keyboard cover accessory similar to those as well. Again something not found in previous Android Galaxy tablets, be it the Galaxy Tab S2 or the Galaxy Tab A.


So after all this i guess what we can say about the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is that it will be the flagship in terms of Android tablets for 2017. We will probably know more about the tab and many other expected gadgets and devices at the MWC later this month.







It must suck to be Blackberry or Windows right now as the latest smartphone figures coming out from Gartner makes for extremely grim reading for them.

According to the figures, iOS and Android are the 2 undisputed kings of the market and account for an insanely high 99.6 percent of all smartphone sales in the fourth quarter of 2016. 

This isn't really new as iOS and Android have been ruling the market for a while now, but the numbers do make for fascinating reading.

Of the 432 million smartphones sold in the last quarter, 352 million ran Android (81.7 percent) and 77 million ran iOS (17.9 percent), but what happened to the other players? Well, in the same quarter, Windows Phone managed to round up 0.3 percent of the market, while BlackBerry was reduced to a rounding error. The once-great firm sold just over 200,000 units, amounting to 0.0 percent market share.

You can see the figures yourself below.


Worldwide smartphone sales in the fourth quarter of 2016. (Thousands of units.) Image: Gartner




It's pretty remarkable when you consider that a little while ago (3 years) analysts were predicting that Microsoft’s mobile OS would overtake iOS for market share in 2017, while BlackBerry would still be hanging around as a sizable (if small) player.

In this latest report, there's no mention of Microsoft growing or catching up tp the Android or iOS, but it is speculated that the smartphone market continues to shift. 







With the Mobile World Conference coming up in another week or so, people are already looking out for what Samsung might do and whether they will be unveiling the Galaxy S8.

Sadly they will not.

What they will do is unveil a new Android tablet at the show. But all is not lost as there have been reports that we will get a teaser video at the MWC which is on the 26th of February.

Also reports have suggested that we get the release date of Galaxy S8 the day after (that's the 27th)


READ: HOW THE SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 7 FIASCO HAS AFFECTED THE S8



According to Hankyung, a Korean outlet, Samsung’s DJ Koh will announce the Galaxy S8’s launch date at MWC 2017. The most recent rumors said the phone will be unveiled on March 29th at an Unpacked event in New York City, but the Galaxy S8 series won’t hit stores until a few weeks later — April 21st is one possible release date for the phone, according to a source with a good track record.



Koh previously confirmed that the Galaxy S8 will not make an appearance at the mobile trade show in Barcelona, Spain.

The Galaxy S8 might have come earlier but for the disaster with the Note 7 which meant that Samsung not only had to investigate but also had to figure out how to get safer batteries and so on.

The MWC is less than two weeks away, so till then we'll update you if we get something new.






Google's Instant Apps was announced last year at a Google event and it has now started to roll out on the Android platform.

What Instant Apps does essentially is let users access apps without needing to download them on the device.

According to Android Central, a few people were able to use the Wish shopping app on their smartphones running on Android 7.0 operating system. If you are using a smartphone running on Nougat too, you could look it up if you got access too, here’s how it works.

  • Go to your phone settings and move to Google settings from there. Look up Instant Apps option in there and switch the toggle on. Check the terms and conditions, if you agree that's that. 
  • Next up, you search for any random website or company, you might see a search result for an Instant App version. Reason for this is that at the moment the search is working only for Wish’s Instant App. So when you open the Instant App suggestion, you will be able to jump right into the app, without needing to download the app in your device.

Explaining why there's the need for Instant Apps, Google stated that it's all an “effort to help users discover and run apps with minimal friction.” 


In the same way streaming works, Instant Apps technology runs an Android app without the user having to install the original app on the device. Now this could be understood as a system where clicking on a link with an associated app will launch the bite-sized version of the app sans the need for installation. The feature is compatible with majority of Android devices that use Google Play services or with those running Jelly Bean and above.

On a deeper level, this means that apps are split into multiple modules and with deep linking Google Play fetches only those modules which are necessary to run it. Using search, social media links, messaging links, and other deep links, developers can thus offer a full app experience without the need to install the app first.

So for those who want to see what an app is like before downloading, much like watching a trailer before seeing the full movie, Instant Apps is for you.






Okay, so let's get this straight; the Samsung Galaxy S8 is coming with a headphones jack. 

Now we can move on.

This particular rumor has scared many Samsung fans as there were reports that Samsung planned to go the Apple route and cut off the headphones jack in favour of a more wireless option. Now while Samsung might still go this way, it doesn't seem to be happening with the S8.

A set of photo-quality renders (not actual photos) have appeared this week and the phone in the renders has the Jack safe and sound. This seems to tally with the various other rumors and reports that Samsung will indeed continue with the headphones jack.
READ: NEW LEAKS SHOW WHY SAMSUNG S8 COULD BE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL




The images are provided courtesy of a skilled creator by the name of WaaNee – aka WoOS. They’ve been created – it would seem – to promote the maker’s collection of wallpapers and themes. In the process of promoting these themes, WoOS has created some of the most realistic and final-looking renders of the Galaxy S8 we’ve seen so far.




The images are in line with the current specs of the Galaxy S8 as we know it. In terms of his references, this is likely from schematics from model-makers for accessories. 

We're likely to find out more from official channels in the coming weeks especially with the MWC coming up in a little bit.

For now, feast your eyes on the renders below.




















With the anticipation for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the iPhone 8 on ridiculous levels, many would be forgiven for forgetting that the Nokia P1 is also coming out this year.


While it may be a bit under the radar, some new images if the phone suggest that it may be a bit of a dark horse in terms of top phones this year.

Ever since the Finnish company came back on the map, there has been a steady hubbub surrounding it.






A new leaked video shows that the phone won't do too badly from the looks of things and it's move into the world of Android might stand it in good stead moving forward.

In terms of looks, the Nokia P1 will sport an all-metal body that is curved at the corners, similar to many leading Android devices around today.

The device looks like it will have a 5.3-inch display covered in Gorilla Glass 5, making it hopefully resistant to drops and spills, and come with IP57 dust and waterproof protection

Below this is a physical home button with an embedded fingerprint sensor for speedy locking and unlocking.

READ: WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT THE NOKIA 6 PHONE?


Camera-wise, the P1 will come with a 22.6MP rear camera (whistles). For charging, it will have a USB-C port, but the device is also expected to sport a 3.5mm headphone jack.




Under the hood, Nokia isn't even playing with what they have under there. According to reports, the device is going to be sporting a Snapdragon 835 processor, which is currently the most powerful mobile processor available today.

This will be backed up by a massive 6GB of RAM and your choice of 128GB or 256GB storage.

This is all kept running by a huge 3,500mAh battery that should provide you with all-day battery life.





Nokia is set to reveal all on its new smartphones at an event in Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona on February 26th.

Check out the video showcasing the new phone below.


Photo Credit: Onleaks & GearIndia





With the anticipation of the Samsung Galaxy S8 reaching fever pitch, new leaks have raised the heart rate quite a bit.

A new leak released jointly by OnLeaks and GearIndia reveals what the Galaxy S8 should look like when launched later this year. 


While it should be put in mind that the renders mean it might not be the actual device, but as it stands it is based on previous leaks of everything we know of the device at the moment.

From the renders, it seems like we’re getting two devices, measuring at 5.7 inches and 6.2 inches for the display. Both, of course, will have Quad HD (2560×1440) resolution and be of the Super AMOLED variety. While the smaller model will go by the obvious name, Samsung is allegedly switching the larger model’s name to the Galaxy S8 Plus. 



The renders also reveal a USB Type-C port and an auxiliary port on the bottom, no physical home button on the front, and a dedicated button for Samsung’s new virtual assistant. And, yes, the renders are still putting the fingerprint scanner on the back of the device.

Samsung should announce the Galaxy S8 this soon with April 21 being a rumored global release date. 






This is a rather annoying problem. What happens is that sometimes you download this cool new App and then you install it and open it for the first time, it does the normal asking for permission thingy and you want to give it said permission. Then this happens.





And then you can't find an option to turn this thing off and then it just gets on your nerves. Never fear, it can be fixed. What the problem is, is a screen overlay issue which is a feature of some apps that makes it able to display over the top of other apps. The most well-known example is chat heads in Facebook Messenger. 

So if you have this issue, your best bet is simply to do what the dialog box tells you to do. Now before you go all "but i tried to", the language is a little confusing, but what it's saying in essence is:
  • Launch the Settings app from your home screen or app drawer.
  • Scroll down and tap Applications.
  • Tap Application Manager.
  • Tap More to open the menu in the top right corner.
  • Tap Apps that can appear on top.




Once you can get this done you'll need to track down the app that needs permission to use a screen overlay — usually the app you were just using. Once found, just tap the toggle next to it to turn it off, and you should be good to go.

That's the simplest way, but sometimes this is a bit of an issue, tracking what app that is. If you use apps like Clean Master or alert center app Drupe or Lux, those may be the apps causing the issue.

If you follow these steps, then you should have no problem sorting out a screen overlay problem.






Samsung seems to be taking the market with a double pronged attack: One is the much awaited Galaxy S8 that has gotten everyone into a frenzy, the other one is the lesser hyped Samsung's Galaxy Tab S3 

The tab has not been as heralded as its counterpart which has hogged all the spotlight, but the Galaxy tab S3 is no slouch and will be announced at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2017.


While there has been an abundance of leaks, renders and rumors surrounding the S8, the Galaxy tab S3 hasn't exactly been left behind as there have been a raft of leaks and rumors that gives us a taste of what to expect from Samsung's latest foray into the tab market.



Perhaps the most prominent leak surrounding the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is the notion that it will be launching with an S Pen. According to Sam Mobile though, it seems that there is no secure space on the tab for the S Pen.


The Samsung S Pen before now had been the exclusive property of the Note series and was preferred by many because of its accuracy and quality.

READ: SAMSUNG TAB S3 TO BE ANNOUNCED AT MWC

It has been reported that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 will come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC and a 9.6-inch display. The screen will have a 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution which ensures a high-enough pixel density for the large size.


Google's new Android 7.0 Nougat version will be run by the tablet out of the box. It will also come with 4GB of RAM which means multitasking will be a breeze. Users can also take selfies with the 5MP front camera and capture moments with the 12MP rear snapper.


We can't wait to see the full thing, sure sounds exciting.

Photo crd Reuters





The woes of Samsung as regards the Galaxy Note 7 are well documented with not one but two recalls necessary to even begin to clean up the mess.

What has happened afterwards has been sheer madness with the company scrambling to find a cause and also get reluctant consumers to give up their Note 7. It has cost Billions of dollars and God knows how many hours to sort out the entire thing.

They did come out with a cause for the explosions and it was down to the batteries, this has prompted the South Korean company to change its battery testing practices and place many other safeguards so as not to have this happen again.



Another change that the company might be making according to reports is their battery supplier. It has been gathered that Samsung might switch to a new Japanese manufacturer for the Galaxy S8. This is according to Korean news site Han Kyung.



This could be another step in making sure that the disaster that was the Note 7 doesn't happen again. The new company according to reports is Murata manufacturing company and they could well be the suppliers for the Samsung Galaxy S8 which is due to be launched in a couple of months.

Murata Manufacturing acquired Sony's battery manufacturing subsidiary last year. The Japanese manufacturer is rumored to be the secondary supplier behind Samsung SDI -- Samsung Electronics' own battery division, and the group called out by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission for making the Note 7's first-run of flawed batteries.

It should be noted that Samsung are yet to confirm this so it is at the moment uncertain, but if Murata can make safer batteries it would absolutely make sense for Samsung to make the move for the safety of their consumers and their stocks.

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The wait may finally be over. If rumours are to be believed, phone giant Samsung is set to announce the Galaxy S8, Galaxy Tab S3 and Galaxy J7 (2017) devices at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 event that will be held later this month.


Samsung had earlier stated that they would not be launching the Galaxy S8 at the MWC 2017, but some Korean news outlets are stating that a preview of the Galaxy S8 flagship phone would be showcased at the Samsung's upcoming press event. 


The reason for this is quite simple-- hype.



A lot has already been said of the S8 but with the issues trailing the Galaxy Note 7 still fresh in the minds of consumers, Samsung have been keen to push the Galaxy S8 and up the anticipation for the device as much as possible.

The Samsung press conference is slated to happen on Feb. 26 beginning at 7 PM CET. The teaser image of the press meet includes an outline of a tablet. It is speculated that the Galaxy Tab S3 that has been in the rumors since the third quarter of 2016 is most likely to get unleashed at the forthcoming event.

So what do we know about the Galaxy Tab S3? Not much, but online reports speculate that the Galaxy Tab S3 exists in Snapdragon 820 and Exynos 7420 chipset variants. Also the SoC of the device is supported by 4 GB of RAM. Out of the native storage of 32 GB, users are expected to get around 24 GB of user space. It has a rear-facing camera of 12-megapixel shooter and a 5-megapixel selfie snapper.


The physical Home button will include a fingerprint reader and it will be also featuring a USB Type-C port. The tablet will come in a Wi-Fi only edition as well as in a Wi-Fi + LTE variant.



The Samsung Galaxy J7 also seems to be getting the hype treatment at the forthcoming MWC. It's mid-range so it doesn't have all the cool specs that the flagship phone is expected to have, nevertheless it is still expected to come in two CPU editions of Snapdragon 625 and Exynos 7870 along with a 5.5-inch full HD screen, 8-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front camera, 16 GB storage, 2 GB of RAM, Android 7.0 Nougat OS and a 3,000 mAh battery. 

So the wait is almost over, it remains to be seen if Samsung will come through and announce the Samsung Galaxy S8, we hope so, cos that would be excellent, but till then fingers crossed.
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