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Samsung plans to allow Samsung Pay users to pay for purchases using PayPal

Samsung has announced that Samsung Pay users will soon be able to use their PayPal account to pay for purchases in-store and online. Currently, support for PayPal is only available in the U.S. However, the company says it’s working on enabling Samsung Pay users in other countries, including its native South Korea, to tie their…

Samsung confirms Galaxy Note 8 will be revealed in late August

Samsung’s often-rumoured Galaxy Note 8 is set to be revealed in August, according to the company’s global chief DJ Koh, as originally reported by Taiwanese publication ePrice.  Koh, however, stopped short of revealing the device’s exact launch date, though rumours point to an August 23rd to 26th reveal and an early September release. He did…

Samsung Game Live app allows for game streams to YouTube, Facebook, Twitch

Samsung has released an app called Game Live, which lets users live stream games to Facebook, YouTube or Twitch. With Game Live, users can launch a game, log into one of the three platforms and start streaming video content up to 4GB in size. Samsung says this should allow for “around 200 minutes at high quality,”…

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition changes very little about the original Note 7

Bring out the explosion jokes again, as the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is back in the form of the South Korean-exclusive Note 7 Fan Edition, the tech giant’s refurbished iteration of last year’s fiery smartphone. Samsung previously announced that it planned on using some of the materials from last year’s Note 7 in the Fan…

Samsung Canada, MLB partner to offer baseball content in virtual reality

Samsung Canada has announced that it is partnering with Major League Baseball (MLB) to offer provides fans a virtual reality sports experience. With the Samsung Gear VR, users will be able to get immersive 360-degree view access to players, ballparks and key baseball moments throughout the remainder of the 2017 MLB Season. Furthermore, over 20…

New South Korean variant of Galaxy A7 comes with Samsung’s Bixby AI

Samsung has released its Galaxy A7 smartphone in Korea with a feature the global version doesn’t have: the company’s AI-powered personal assistant Bixby. The A7 is now the first device other than the S8 and S8+ to include the assistant. However, like the Canadian and U.S. version of the AI, it lacks voice functionality. The…

Samsung plans to unveil the Galaxy Note 8 on August 23, says report

Samsung is set to unveil the Galaxy Note 8 on August 23rd, according to Korean publication The Bell and later confirmed by The Investor.  The report claims that a Samsung executive leaked to The Investor the reveal date of the device. This is now the earliest rumoured release date for the Note 8. Furthermore, the…

Samsung may release Galaxy Note 7 FE outside of South Korea

Canadians that miss their Note 7 could soon have a chance to pick one up again. The Korean Herald, citing several unnamed sources, says Samsung is considering releasing the Galaxy Note 7 ‘Fan Edition,’ FE for short, outside of its native South Korea. Better yet for Note 7 fans, the Herald reports the Note 7…

Samsung to invest $18 billion USD to meet demand for memory chips and OLED displays

In an attempt to stay ahead of its competitors, Samsung announced plans on Tuesday to invest $18.6 billion USD into its memory chip and smartphone display manufacturing divisions. Of that $18.6 billion USD, Samsung will invest 14.4 trillion won ($16.1 billion CAD) towards its new factory in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. It will put another 6 trillion won ($6.73…

Samsung delays North American Bixby release due to lack of English language data

The English launch of Bixby, Samsung’s voice-activated virtual assistant, has been officially delayed, according to The Korean Herald. In a statement issued to the publication on Tuesday, a spokesperson for Samsung blamed insufficient amounts of English language data for the company’s inability to deliver Bixby to English-speaking S8 users on time. “Developing Bixby in other…

Samsung reportedly working on standalone VR headset called the Exynos VR III

Samsung is reportedly working on a new standalone virtual reality (VR) headset. This device would work differently than the Korean company’s current Gear VR headset, as it isn’t powered by a smartphone. Visual Camp, a VR eye-tracking firm, revealed an early version of Samsung’s standalone VR headset in a recent press release. According to Visual…

Samsung said to be developing a Bixby-powered speaker

Samsung is reportedly developing a voice-activated speaker powered by its Bixby virtual assistant. According to The Wall Street Journal, “people familiar with the matter” say the device’s release timing, as well as many features and specifications, have yet to be decided. However, the project — currently codenamed ‘Vega’ internally — is said to have been in production…

Samsung’s Flow authentication app now works with all Windows 10 PCs

If you own a recent Galaxy phone and a Windows 10 PC, you’ll want to check out Samsung’s Flow Android app. The company has updated the authentication app to allow Galaxy smartphones running Android Marshmallow and up to unlock any Windows 10 PC using the operating system’s Hello functionality. Previously the app was only compatible…

Samsung smartphones could start featuring safer solid-state batteries before the end of 2019

Samsung could start integrating next-generation solid-state batteries into its smartphones within the next two years, according to a report published by The Korea Herald. “Our technological level to produce a solid-state battery for smartphones will be mature enough in one to two years,” said an anonymous executive with Samsung SDI, the battery-making arm of Samsung…

Samsung expected to ship both 64GB and 128GB variants of Galaxy Note 8

The Galaxy Note 8 rumour mill continues its endless churn, with a new rumour out of Korea stating Samsung will ship separate 64GB and 128GB storage variants of the Note 8. In addition, both variants are said to come with support for microSD expandability. Previous rumours have indicated the Note 8 will feature a 6.3-inch edge-to-edge…

Samsung announces Rose Pink Galaxy S8+

Samsung is adding a new ‘rose pink’ colour to its lineup of Galaxy S8+ models. The company says Galaxy S8+ units featuring the new paint job will be available starting tomorrow, June 30th, in select markets, including South Korean and Taiwan. We’ve reached out to Samsung to find out if the company plans to bring the…

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 specs leak on Weibo

Yesterday, 3D renderings of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8’s rear facing camera appeared online and now a user on Weibo has reportedly revealed the specs of Samsung’s still-unannounced Galaxy Note 8. According to the leak, the Galaxy Note 8 is set to feature a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display with a 2K resolution and a 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Depending on…