Samsung made an even better Galaxy S8+, but you can’t have it

In just a few weeks, Galaxy S8s will begin appearing in mailboxes, and people will be posting pictures and videos of their new phones to make all their Twitter followers and Facebook friends who don’t have one jealous. But even if you’re rocking the Galaxy S8+ with the upgraded Y50BT AKG headphones and packing a 256GB SD card, you still won’t have the best model money can buy. According to a report by ET News, Samsung will be selling a souped-up version of the Galaxy S8+ in China and Korea…

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Samsung Galaxy S8 to feature AI assistant

Samsung said on Monday it would launch an artificial intelligence digital assistant service for its upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone, seeking to rebound from the Galaxy Note 7’s collapse and differentiate its devices. The world’s top smartphone maker in October announced the acquisition of Viv Labs, a firm run by a co-creator of Apple’s Siri voice assistant program. Samsung plans to integrate the company’s AI platform, called Viv, into the Galaxy smartphones and expand voice-assistant services to home appliances and wearable technology devices. Samsung is counting on the Galaxy S8 to help revive…

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Samsung seeks redemption with AI-infused Galaxy S8 phone

Samsung Electronics Co plans to equip its next Galaxy S smartphones with a Siri-like digital assistant, seeking to make a comeback after the global debacle that precipitated the death of its flawed Note 7 lineup. Samsung, which last month acquired US-based artificial-intelligence software company Viv Labs Inc, said the Galaxy S8 slated for next year will come with AI-enabled features “significantly differentiated” from those of Apple Inc’s Siri or Google, executive vice president  Rhee In-jong told reporters. Those services now offer up potentially useful information from the weather to flight times based on user…

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Samsung Galaxy S8 to Launch With AI-Powered Virtual Assistant

Samsung Electronics said Sunday it will offer an artificial intelligence assistant service in the upcoming flagship smartphone, as the South Korean firm seeks recovery from its global smartphone recalls. The Galaxy S8 will let users order food or perform other tasks without going through a third-party application but by simply asking the phone’s virtual assistant, Samsung said in a statement. The artificial intelligence service will also be made available in Samsung’s other consumer electronics products, such as refrigerators. The company declined to disclose what specific tasks the S8 phone will…

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Huawei takes jab at Samsung with ‘no explosion’ phone

Chinese electronics firm Huawei yesterday unveiled its latest Mate 9 smartphone in Munich, designed to challenge global market leaders Apple and Samsung with features including a high-quality camera and higher-capacity battery. As Korea’s Samsung struggles with negative publicity following the high-profile recall of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone in response to reports of it catching fire and exploding, Huawei has scented an opportunity. Standing in front of a graphic comparing how hot the new phone gets while charging compared with a Samsung handset, Huawei consumer electronics chief Richard Yu…

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All the phones you can buy instead of the Samsung Note 7

From being called ‘ISIS’ favourite phone’ to getting its name on the ‘no-fly’ list, it’s been a rocky ride for the Samsung Note 7. The Korean major’s flagship phone has been blowing up left and right, and the worst part is Samsung, according to most recent reports, hasn’t even been able to identify the problem. Even the recall didn’t work. This, despite thousands of its engineers working overtime to trace the spark. Samsung finally called it quits on its shaky relationship with the Note 7 and decided to kill the model…

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Samsung Launches 2 New J-Series Smartphones

NEW DELHI: South Korean giant Samsung on Monday expanded its J-series portfolio by launching Galaxy J5 Prime and Galaxy J7 Prime smartphones that offer indigenously developed S-secure and S-power planning features. The features, developed in Samsung’s India R&D centre, provide the devices better security and more battery power along with a host of other functionalities. The Galaxy J5 Prime is available for Rs 14,790 and Galaxy J7 Prime is priced at Rs 18,790.   Galaxy J7 Prime has a 5.5-inch full HD display with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass. It is packed with…

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Samsung Launches Galaxy A9 Pro For Rs.32,490

NEW DELHI: Extending its Galaxy A series in India, South Korean technology giant Samsung Electronics on Friday launched Galaxy A9 Pro smartphone with glass and metal body for 32,490. “The 6-inch sAMOLED display on Galaxy A9 Pro enhances the content experience. Fitted with high memory and advanced processor, the device is made for lag-free multitasking,” said Manu Sharma, Vice President of Mobiles Business at Samsung India Electronics, in a statement. The unified combination of glass and metal gives Galaxy A9 a luxurious look. Protected by Gorilla Glass 4, the Full HD display has a narrow…

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Samsung Launches Galaxy A9 Pro For Rs.32,490

NEW DELHI: Extending its Galaxy A series in India, South Korean technology giant Samsung Electronics on Friday launched Galaxy A9 Pro smartphone with glass and metal body for 32,490.   “The 6-inch sAMOLED display on Galaxy A9 Pro enhances the content experience. Fitted with high memory and advanced processor, the device is made for lag-free multitasking,” said Manu Sharma, Vice President of Mobiles Business at Samsung India Electronics, in a statement.   The unified combination of glass and metal gives Galaxy A9 a luxurious look. Protected by Gorilla Glass 4, the Full HD display has…

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Samsung ‘will limit faulty Note 7 batteries’ to 60% charge

Samsung will limit the batteries of South Korean Note 7 smartphones to 60% of their capacity following a recall of the devices. The firm asked for Note 7s to be returned following cases of phones that exploded during or after charging. An ad announcing the move appeared on the front page of the JoongAng Daily newspaper. The software update to limit batteries seems intended to provoke users who haven’t yet returned their handsets. It will begin to be rolled out from 20 September, the ad says. The Associated Press reported…

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