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Logo for LG V30+ hints at second variant

All eyes are on Samsung today, but it will not be long before other manufacturers reclaim the spotlight with their own product announcements. One of those will be LG which is launching the LG V30 next week as part of the IFA 2017 event in Europe. Evan Blass has revealed the announcement of the LG V30 may be a bit bigger than expected as a new logo he shared via Twitter suggests LG will have two variants of the LG V30.

Samsung to announce new Gear smartwatch at IFA 2017

Samsung just held their big Unpacked 2017 event a short while ago to reveal the new Galaxy Note 8 smartphone. In an interview with CNBC, Samsung’s DJ Koh revealed the company has more mobile market devices ready to be launched including a new Gear S smartwatch device to be announced at IFA 2017 next week. Just like Samsung has tried to time their Galaxy Note 8 launch ahead of Apple’s next iPhone reveal, a new Gear S smartwatch revealed at IFA 2017 might give Samsung a small jump on a potential Apple Watch announcement later in September.

Samsung is offering former Galaxy Note 7 owners a big discount to pre-order the Galaxy Note 8

Last year’s Galaxy Note 7 debacle is well documented, the worldwide recall of the handset left many fans of the series bitterly disappointed, and without a like-for-like upgrade path. It seems that Samsung hasn’t forgotten about previous owners of the Galaxy Note 7 though, with the Korean electronics manufacturer offering to discount the Galaxy Note 8 that launched earlier today by up to $425.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 specifications

Samsung has just announced the Galaxy Note 8 at an Unpacked event held in New York. We’ve endured weeks of leaks and rumors but now we have the official specifications for this latest edition of the Galaxy Note series. There’s an improved S Pen, a larger Infinity display, fast wireless charging, as well as a dedicated Bixby button. The big change over the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus is the presence of dual rear cameras, both of which boast 12MP sensors and for the first time, Optical-Image-Stabilization. Hit the break for the spec sheet. 

BlackBerry confirms the KEYone will get an Oreo update at an unspecified date

Everybody suspected it, and Google finally confirmed on Monday night that Android 8.0 would indeed be named after the Oreo biscuit. The search giant then posted a list of its partners that would have Oreo flavored hardware before the end of 2017. One name that was originally missing from the list was BlackBerry, although the company has since confirmed that its KEYone handset will receive some Oreo goodness. 

Watch the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Unpacked live stream right here!

The waiting is almost over, the time for leaks has come and gone. Samsung is set to launch the Galaxy Note 8 just a couple of hours from now at an Unpacked event in New York, starting at 11:00 AM ET/ 3:00 PM GMT. Just because you can’t be there in person doesn’t mean that you have to miss out because Samsung will live stream the launch event. 

UK retailer accidentally confirms pricing and specs for Galaxy Note 8 ahead of launch

After weeks of leaks and rumors, today is the day that Samsung finally takes the wraps off of its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 8 at an Unpacked event in New York. If you thought that the upcoming announcement would result in an end to the leaks, you are sadly mistaken. The UK retailer, Carphone Warehouse, has managed to accidentally confirm some of the Galaxy Note 8’s specifications, as well as pricing details. 

Verizon to start limiting video resolution on all plans

At the beginning of August, OpenSignal released results of their latest analysis of how the major carrier networks were performing. One of the key takeaways from that was the fact that Verizon and AT&T’s switch to unlimited plans earlier in the year was having a negative impact on their networks. For Verizon, it appears their slowly degrading network performance has prompted a major change to how they handle video. Announced as part of some tweaks to their plan pricing, Verizon will now limit videos to 480p, 720p or in some cases 1080p resolutions depending on the device being used, with no option for consumers to upgrade or pay for access to higher quality video.