Samsung may accelerate launch of Galaxy S8

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As Samsung deals with the fallout from the Galaxy Note 7 battery debacle, reports are starting to surface suggesting the electronics giant may look at moving up the launch date for their next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8. Making this move should not be a surprise as Samsung needs to take steps to minimize the damage to their company from such a high profile problem. Moving up the launch date would mean Samsung would have to jump off their normal cycle and it may mean abandoning some planned features. Read more

Codenames and likely model numbers leak for Samsung’s Galaxy S8

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With Samsung in the middle of one doozy of a global recall for its recently released, much vaunted but potentially explosive Galaxy Note 7, we have some news about the Korean handset maker’s Next Big Thing. That’s right, it may only be mid-September but the scuttlebutt regarding the Galaxy S8 has already begun leaking. Today’s leak reveals the various code names for the Galaxy S8 and the story behind its model numbers.   Read more

Yet another Galaxy Note 7 explodes in public [Update: It was a Galaxy Core!]

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Update: Days later, it looks like this wasn’t a Galaxy Note 7 explosion, as originally suspected. NBC New York was able to identify the phone as a Samsung Galaxy Core. It’s certainly still not good news for the company and will still start an investigation, but there’s likely more factors at play here than just a faulty manufacturing process as we’re seeing on the Galaxy Note 7.

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[Video] Unboxing the LG V20

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With all the hoopla going on about the explosive Galaxy Note 7, it’s easy to forget that LG launched its latest flagship, the V20, just over a week ago. The successor to last year’s V10 has moved away from the V10’s textured exterior and instead appears to have taken a great deal of inspiration from the design of the modular-ish G5 that launched earlier this year. It isn’t necessarily a good move on LG’s part, as TalkAndroid’s very own Justin Herrick will mention while he unboxes the V20 and shows off its secondary ticker display in the video embedded below.  Read more