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As we get closer to the unveiling of the Galaxy S8, we’re hearing more positive things about it – like The Guardian reporting that it has new information that seems Samsung keeping the 3.5mm headphone jack on the Galaxy S8, and more.

They add that the Galaxy S8 will have a 3.5mm headphone jack, something they’ve heard from “multiple sources”, and that it does indeed rock that beautiful “all-screen” design that we’ve been reporting. Inside, we are to expect Qualcomm’s powerhouse Snapdragon 835 processor, USB-C connectivity, microSD card support, and more.

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If all the leaks are true, there’s a lot to be excited about in the Samsung Galaxy S8. One of the big additions is Bixby. The new virtual assistant is even tipped to be accessible on all native apps. Now, a fresh leak gives an insight on how Bixby will work inside the Galaxy S8 camera app.

According to Sammobile, the device will give camera access to Bixby, and it will be able to perform a visual search or even text recognition. On the Samsung Galaxy S8, the camera app will integrate a Bixby button, which the user can activate to do a visual search on the thing that the camera is pointed towards.

The report states that ‘Bixby will analyse the image, and identify objects and text. It will help you search for that object, or use optical character recognition to process any text you point the phone at’. Bixby is a result of Samsung’s acquisition of Viv Labs- a company that was responsible for building Siri.

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Adding more features has always been Samsung’s approach with new flagships, but as the company is no doubt aware after the Galaxy Note7 literally burned out, everyone will be watching closely to see what new safety measures it includes on the S8.

What exactly can we expect from the S8? Here’s what we’re hearing from the rumor mill.

 

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The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017), which was first spotted on India’s import/export tracking website Zauba back in October this year, has now been certified by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). The device carries a model number of SM-J727V.

 

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 is surely one of the most anticipated smartphones of next year and information on the upcoming device continues to surface online. GizmoChina recently came across new renders of the phone, showing its stunning design.

Judging by the renders, the Galaxy S8 will be a gorgeous phone with dual-curved display. Samsung has reportedly decided to ditch the flat-screen variant and provide the phone in two curved-display variants. The decision was surely influenced by higher sales of the Galaxy S6 edge and S7 edge, compared to their flat-screen counterparts.

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Samsung Electronics has pledged to boost its 2016 dividend more than one-third to Won4tn ($3.5bn) and expand its share buyback programme, in a move aimed at assuaging investors’ anxieties over meagre returns and poor corporate governance.

The move by the South Korean technology group comes two months after Elliot Management, the activist hedge fund, launched a campaign for a slice of Samsung’s $60bn cash pile by calling for a special $27bn payout to shareholders.

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Three models, three display screen sizes three viewpoints. The Nexus 6p provide excellent performance and always on the top with a huge 5.7-inch screen, the Galaxy S7 Edge will provide you powerful processors alongside with a gorgeous camera features whilst the iPhone 7 brings rather small display but an unmatched performance and gets better in time. Which one to pick?

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Samsung Electronics Co plans to equip its next Galaxy S smartphones with a Siri-like digital assistant, seeking to make a comeback after the global debacle that precipitated the death of its flawed Note 7 lineup.

Samsung, which last month acquired US-based artificial-intelligence software company Viv Labs Inc, said the Galaxy S8 slated for next year will come with AI-enabled features “significantly differentiated” from those of Apple Inc’s Siri or Google, executive vice president  Rhee In-jong told reporters.

Those services now offer up potentially useful information from the weather to flight times based on user activity.

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The Department of Transportation’s ban on the Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 could be leaving some users in a lurch if they try to bring the phone on any flight going to or from any part of the United States. To help those folks, Samsung is setting up pop-up exchange booths of sorts at airports to offer customers another Samsung phone in exchange for their faulty Notes.

In a statement, Samsung said booths in the U.S. will be at “some of the most frequently visited airports around the country,” but did not provide a full list of airports. The San Francisco International Airport seems to be one of them as Twitter users have reported seeing the booths there.

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Samsung Electronics said Sunday it’s investigating a Galaxy Note 7 that is reported to have caught fire in Kentucky, a third incident in less than a week involving its replacement phones.

Michael Klering of Nicholasville, Ky., told WKYT that he woke up to a hissing sound in his bedroom Tuesday and found his replacement Note 7 on fire. He said he had owned the phone a little more than a week before it caught fire.

“The phone is supposed to be the replacement, so you would have thought it would be safe. It wasn’t plugged in,” Klering told the station. Klering said he went to a local emergency room due to vomiting and was diagnosed with acute bronchitis. He is now seeking a lawyer.

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