• A new estimate says Samsung's Galaxy S8 costs much more to make than Apple's iPhone 7

    4 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Samsung's Galaxy S8 phones are officially on sale, but don't expect to grab one for cheap. The entry-level Galaxy S8 starts at $720, about $70 more than competing flagships like Apple's iPhone 7 and Google's Pixel . And that's just on Verizon; with other carriers, it starts as high as $750. The Galaxy S8+ goes for even more.
    But as this chart from Statista shows, Samsung has some justification for the price premium. According to recent estimates from analytics firm IHS Markit , the cost of the materials and manufacturing needed to put the Galaxy S8 together is a good ways higher than any...
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  • 'Millions' in enterprises expected to buy Galaxy S8

    'Millions' in enterprises expected to buy Galaxy S8

    4 monthes ago - By Computerworld

    Enterprise customers are expected to snap up the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ that hit store shelves today, given the phones' strong focus on worker productivity as well as security. IDC analyst Bryan Bassett predicted that "millions" of enterprise customers will buy one of the devices, some of them partly out of the pent-up demand created when the enterprise-focused Note7 was recalled globally after some units overheated and caught fire. "Samsung won't have any trouble selling these devices and they will do well with both consumers and businesses," Bassett said in an interview. "Business...
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  • SyrupCast Podcast Ep. 117: The ‘Essential' S8 podcast

    SyrupCast Podcast Ep. 117: The ‘Essential' S8 podcast

    4 monthes ago - By MobileSyrup

    This week on the SyrupCast, Igor Bonifacic , Patrick O'Rourke , Zach Gilbert , and Ian Hardy give their updated perspectives on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and speculate about Andy Rubin's rumoured Android phone. The MobileSyrup team has had its hands on the Galaxy S8 for a few weeks now and is bringing you their more detailed impressions of the device, including the phone's design, comparing it to LG's G6 and Bixby's lacklustre launch . The team also discusses a new possibly player entering the game very soon. Andy Rubin, co-founder of Google's Android operating system, is working on a new...
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  • Verizon's Galaxy S8 Ad Talks About their Network

    4 monthes ago - By Android Headlines

    Verizon's newest advertisement uses one of their very own network engineers as a mouthpiece to boast about how well Samsung's new flagship performs on their network, all while an unidentified man appears to nab himself a couple of Galaxy S8 units that seem to be in use for some kind of testing. The commercial starts out innocently enough, with the soon-to-be thief grilling a Verizon network engineer named Ammara Bhaimeah on why Verizon's version of the Galaxy S8 is so great. This commercial is the first of many in the “Network Superhero” series, meant to celebrate the people behind...
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  • 24 Hours with the Samsung Galaxy S8: Hello Beautiful!

    4 monthes ago - By Pocketnow

    Watch our first impressions of the Samsung Galaxy S8 as we go through an extensive look at all the new Galaxy's software and experience
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  • The reported cost to make a Samsung Galaxy S8 is revealed

    The reported cost to make a Samsung Galaxy S8 is revealed

    4 monthes ago - By MobileSyrup

    The Samsung Galaxy S8 has a bill of materials that cost $301.60 USD , according to a preliminary estimate by IHS Markit , making it much pricier than previous Samsung smartphones. By comparison, this is about $43.34 USD higher than the S7 and $36.29 USD more than the S7 Edge, as per the London-based financial service company's estimates. Factoring in $5.90 USD for basic manufacturing costs, Samsung's total cost to produce the S8 comes up to $307.50 USD . “The higher total BOM costs for the Galaxy S8 seem to be part of a trend that reflects something of an arms race in features among Apple...
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  • It's Samsung Galaxy S8 day: Here's why you should buy

    It's Samsung Galaxy S8 day: Here's why you should buy

    4 monthes ago - By SlashGear

    They're here: the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are officially available, and while preorders have been arriving over this past week, now you can walk into a store and pick up the new flagship straight away. Unarguably some of the most eagerly-anticipated phones of 2017, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ take Samsung's familiar design language and evolve it into...
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  • Samsung is looking to use the Galaxy S8's iris scanner for financial transactions

    4 monthes ago - By AndroidPhoneFans

    A new report claims that South Korean banks have reached out to Samsung to implement the Galaxy S8's iris scanner for mobile banking transactions.
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  • Iris Scanner On Galaxy S8 To Be Used For Money Transactions

    4 monthes ago - By Android Headlines

    Samsung Card Co., according to industry sources, wants to become the first credit card company to allow mobile payments authorized via the iris scanner found in the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. Users in South Korea can unlock their devices with the iris scanner just like everyone else, but allowing its use inside Samsung Card's mobile payment app would be the first such move for the Galaxy S8 in its home country. So far, a few other companies have already announced that they're on board with this idea, including Shinhan, Woori, and Hana. It should be noted that the phone already allows...
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  • Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ launch at T-Mobile today

    Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ launch at T-Mobile today

    4 monthes ago - By TmoNews

    Today's the day that one of the most hotly-anticipated smartphones of 2017 arrives on store shelves. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is now available from T-Mobile. Both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ can be bought from T-Mobile online and they should be hitting your friendly neighborhood store today as well. Both phones are available in Midnight Black, Arctic Silver, and Orchid Gray color options. Pricing for the Galaxy S8 is set at $30 down and...
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  • A starter guide to taking the best photos with the Galaxy S8

    A starter guide to taking the best photos with the Galaxy S8

    4 monthes ago - By The Verge

    The Samsung Galaxy S8 hits store shelves today, and in our short time with the new smartphone it's become clear that the it's one of the best for mobile photographers. It combines really fast autofocus, great low light performance, and improved image processing for an on-the-go shooting experience that would have been hard to believe a few years ago.
    The good news is, if you've used a recent Android phone , there are no major differences in how the camera app works. But there are lots of little things that you should know if you're planning to pick up and start shooting with an S8 today or...
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  • Mobile Roar 166: Galaxy S8 quick review, HTC U Squeeze, and Juicero fail

    4 monthes ago - By AndroidPhoneFans

    This week on the podcast, Chris and Joe have the Samsung Galaxy S8. An excellent phone with no shortage of annoyances. The guys share their honest opinions.
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  • Samsung Galaxy S8's iris scanner could be used for mobile payments

    Samsung Galaxy S8's iris scanner could be used for mobile payments

    4 monthes ago - By Phone Arena

    The iris scanning authentication method which Samsung introduced with the Galaxy S8 and S8+ could soon be used for secure financial transactions.
    A new report from The Korea Herald suggests that several South Korean credit card companies are looking to implement the feature for the verification of mobile payments, lauding it as a more secure tool than passwords and fingerprint scanners. Samsung Card Co. is said to be among the first businesses to apply the method to its mobile app, while other big financial institutions are also ...
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