Coral Blue Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ coming to the U.S. on July 21

If you were looking for something a bit different in the color of your next phone, Samsung is adding the Coral Blue version of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ to their lineup in the U.S. market. We are used to seeing carrier exclusive phones, but in the case of the Coral Blue Galaxy S8 devices, the exclusivity is extended to a retailer – Best Buy – as well as Samsung themselves. The new color will be available for purchase starting this Friday, July 21.

OnePlus 5 units may reboot instead of calling 911

In an all-too-common situation, owners of the just launched OnePlus 5 are discovering a rather disturbing flaw with the device. Although not a universal problem, enough instances are popping up to indicate OnePlus has an issue that needs to be addressed. The problem occurs when users dial their local emergency number, which triggers a phone reboot instead of the call going through to the emergency dispatch center.

LG V30 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 likely to work on T-Mobile’s 600MHz network

Normally gains in smartphone technology are realized through improvements in components like the processors or better screens or beefed up cameras. One area poised to see gains in the not too distant future is in connection speed, but it is going to take the work of both smartphone manufacturers and wireless carriers to make this happen. T-Mobile is working on it and has made significant investments in 600MHz spectrum which will provide the framework for the eventual deployment of 5G technology and speeds. In anticipation of that, the carrier revealed today that at least a couple devices will be able to tap into the new spectrum this year. The devices appear to be the LG V30 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.