New patent suggests better zoom and dual-cameras for the Galaxy S8

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A recently filed patent for Samsung in South Korea hints at improved zoom controls in their camera software for smartphones, which on its own is a pretty boring patent and seems pointless considering how terrible digital zoom is on smartphones. However, if Samsung is investing into a smartphone camera zoom patent, that might mean their next phone will have better zoom, which will probably be accomplished with… a dual-camera setup. Raise your hand if that came as a surprise. No one? Okay, didn’t think so. Read more

Spotify’s mobile lyrics feature debuts in Japan, worldwide launch later

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Spotify has finally made its way to Japan, the company announced in a press release this morning. While Japan is a big market for music, music streaming hasn’t exactly taken off. Despite this, Spotify will be competing with giants already established in the country, such as Apple Music and Google’s own Play Music as well as some local offerings.

But, Spotify’s Japanese launch isn’t the only exciting thing. Worldwide mobile lyric support seems to be on its way, with its first debut happening alongside this launch in Japan.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 problems not turning buyers off

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With all of the challenges related to Samsung’s launch of the Galaxy Note 7 this year many people were concerned that it could have a severe impact on the company’s performance now and moving forward. We have even covered rumors of Samsung possibly moving up the Galaxy S8 release to offset the financial impact. However, according to information released by Samsung today, consumers do not seem to be dissuaded from sticking with Samsung and demand appears to still be high for the Galaxy Note 7. Read more