A SAMSUNG customer claims his phone exploded, setting fire to towels – and leaving him close "to getting severe burns". The disgruntled owner says he's "done with Samsung" after the incident, which joins a catalogue of dozens of similar claims made about Samsung handsets. Writing on Reddit, Rokhana described how he took his phone out of his pocket to take a picture, before it froze and shut down. "After trying and failing to turn it back on for a minute or so, I put it down on my countertop and figured I'll just try again later," the disappointed Samsung customer explained. "Literally no more than a couple seconds after putting it down the whole thing spontaneously went up in flames. "I had a couple nearby towels catch fire too, thought my kitchen was gonna burn down for a moment." The customer said they took the Galaxy S7 Edge phone to Samsung's local customer service in Morocco, but received zero help. "[I] was told nothing can be done since I bought it two years ago and … [Read more...] about Another Samsung phone ‘went up in flames’ after user claims handset EXPLODED in his kitchen
The latest Bixby update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 adds a new option to Bixby’s settings. You can now set the Bixby button to only activate Bixby after a double-tap, rather than a single tap. This isn’t as good as being able to disable the Bixby button entirely, but at least it’s something. While Samsung is continuously pushing its Bixby virtual assistant as one of its flagship products, it’s hard to deny that the overwhelming majority of people think that Bixby needs a lot of work if it’s ever going to take hold. But to give credit where credit is due: Bixby has come a long way.Even if you find yourself in the pro-Bixby camp, it’s pretty universal that the dedicated Bixby button on Samsung devices is a huge pain. Not only is it annoying that you can’t change the Bixby button’s function to open your preferred virtual assistant (*cough* Google Assistant *cough*), it’s physical placement underneath the volume rocker causes … [Read more...] about Samsung takes pity on us, makes it harder to activate Bixby on Note 9
Samsung may be working on four versions of the Galaxy S10, as indicated by a recent software build teardown. One of these versions is likely to support 5G. This speculation supports what we’ve heard previously about Samsung’s plans for the Galaxy S10. A teardown of the Android Pie Beta for the Samsung Galaxy S9 hints that Samsung is working on four versions of the Samsung Galaxy S10. XDA Developers discovered mentions of devices code-named Beyond 0, Beyond 1, Beyond 2, and Beyond 2 5G, all of which are believed to relate to its 2019 Galaxy S flagships.The news lines up with rumors we have heard previously that suggest Samsung is planning to release three main versions of the Galaxy S10, as well as a 5G version of the phone. The speculation suggests Beyond 1 will be the successor to the Galaxy S9, Beyond 2 will be the successor to the Galaxy S9 Plus, and Beyond 0 will be an entry-level device. Based on what we have seen in the teardown plus these rumors, … [Read more...] about Samsung working on four Galaxy S10 models, including 5G Galaxy S10 Plus?
GalaxyClub Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) hands-on images and press renders leak showing triple rear camera. The phone also appears to feature a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. An official launch is expected on October 11. Samsung recently promised that it would start bringing new technology and innovation to its mid-range phones before its flagships. It certainly looks like the South Korean giant will be staying true to its word if today’s Galaxy A7 (2018) leaks are anything to go by.Based on a hands-on image and leaked press renders (thanks, GalaxyClub), it seems that the Galaxy A7 (2018) will feature a triple camera on the rear — a first for a Samsung Galaxy smartphone, and potentially a sign of things to come with next year’s Galaxy S10. Editor's PickHere are the Samsung phones that will get RCS support Samsung and Google are teaming up to make RCS better. Samsung announced today it’s working with Google to make their respective texting apps fully … [Read more...] about Looks like we won’t have to wait for the Galaxy S10 for a triple camera Samsung phone
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus appear set to receive an update with Super Slow Motion video and AR Emoji. Until recently, both features were exclusive to the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy Note 9. This comes soon after some Samsung Galaxy Note 8 users also reported receiving the update. Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus users will receive Super Slow Motion video and AR Emoji features in the next update, according to user reports on Reddit (via XDA Developers). The new camera features are said to come with the September security patch, which numerous Reddit users say they have already received.The most exciting thing about the two features is that they were both originally exclusive to the Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 Plus, and, more recently, the Galaxy Note 9. While reports from earlier this month also suggested that the Galaxy Note 8 would receive the features, this is the first we have heard about them coming to the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus look set to get Super Slow Motion video and AR Emoji