Last year, following the debacle that was the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung knew it had to come out swinging in 2017. The Galaxy S8 has held its own throughout the year, and now Samsung has a new Galaxy Note smartphone to offer potential customers, hoping to reinvigorate the brand name and earn back some fans.
Samsung has been working on a smartphone that can be folded for quite some time now, and it looks like that might be the next “big thing” in the industry as a whole if a new report is any indication.
DxO Mark has a lengthy, in-depth camera testing procedure, and, as a result, its tests usually gain attention for the score each smartphone receives at the end.
The 6-core A11 Bionic chip inside the iPhone 8 is nothing short of a beast. In benchmarks, the chip easily beats the Snapdragon 835 powering most of the flagship Android devices and even manages to surpass some of the Core processors from Intel used by Apple in its MacBook lineup. Despite its prowess though, the iPhone 8 seems to lag behind the Galaxy Note 8 in a real-world app opening speed test.
As per research firm Counterpoint Technology, Samsung will reportedly make over $4 billion by supplying iPhone X parts to Apple. The analysis expects Samsung to generate $4 billion in revenues within the first 20 months of the iPhone X going on sale.
Like the Galaxy S8, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 Facial Recognition System Can Be Easily Fooled Using a Photo
Back when Samsung launched the Galaxy S8 this year, videos soon popped up on the internet that showed people fooling its facial recognition system using photos displayed on the screen of another device. Almost six months later, the story remains the same with the Galaxy Note 8. Like the Galaxy S8, the Note 8 makes use of its front facing camera to offer facial recognition.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is yet to go on sale, while the iPhone 8 has not even been officially unveiled by Apple. Nonetheless, that has not stopped the folks over at MacRumors to go ahead and compare an iPhone 8 dummy unit with the Galaxy Note 8.
DisplayMate Awards Samsung Galaxy Note 8’s 6.3-inch OLED Panel as ‘Best Performing Smartphone Display’
Ahead of the Galaxy Note 8 launch next month, the folks over at Display Mate have gone ahead and published their analysis of the 6.3-inch QHD+ Infinity Display of the handset. Samsung’s OLED displays have been widely praised for their brightness, color accuracy, and other aspects over the last few years. The OLED panel on the Galaxy S8 was crowned as the Best Smartphone Display and set a benchmark in many regards.
Samsung has been rumored to be working on a smart speaker for a little while now, (probably not) coincidentally starting after the debut of Apple’s own effort, the HomePod, earlier this year.