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Study: Samsung’s S8 phones more prone to screen cracks

NEW YORK — Samsung’s latest phones feature big wraparound screens and lots of glass. SquareTrade, a company that sells gadget-repair plans, says the phones also appear to break more easily. The nearly all-glass design of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus makes them beautiful, SquareTrade says, but also “extremely susceptible to cracking when dropped from any angle.” Related Articles Galaxy …

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Samsung to update software over ‘red screen’ smartphone

Samsung Managing Director of Samsung Sri Lanka Youngmin Shin displays a Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone during the ceremony to launch the phone in Colombo on April 21, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Ishara S. KODIKARA Electronics giant Samsung will this week offer an unusually early software update for its newly-released Galaxy S8 phone, it said Monday after some consumers complained …

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Apple, Google now ‘copying’ Samsung’s design

Samsung has long had a reputation for copying Apple’s designs for its smartphones. Apple even took Samsung to court in an epic, multiyear legal battle over designs and alleged patent violations. But now something unusual is happening in the smartphone world: Apple and Google are copying Samsung. Back in 2015, Samsung brought out the Galaxy S6, a premium handset, and …

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Samsung’s Galaxy S8 hits stores, aims to move on from recall crisis

Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 went on sale over the counter in South Korea Friday as the world’s biggest smartphone maker seeks to move on from a disastrous handset recall and corruption scandal that has hammered its once-stellar reputation. The device, unveiled in New York last month and a challenge to Apple’s iPhone, is the firm’s first major launch since last …

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Galaxy S8: More screen and elegance, but a hefty price tag

NEW YORK — Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 phone is stunning. But its $100 price hike is hard to swallow. That’s how much extra you’ll shell out for the S8, which starts shipping Friday for about $750 — $100 more than the iPhone 7 and last year’s Galaxy S7 when it launched. A larger sibling, the S8 Plus, goes for about …

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Samsung faces ‘biggest test’ with Galaxy S8 launch

PHOTO:AFP The world’s biggest smartphone maker Samsung will unveil its latest flagship model, the Galaxy S8, on Wednesday in New York as it seeks to move on from last year’s humiliating burning handset recall. Samsung Electronics was forced to abandon its premium Galaxy Note 7, originally intended to compete with Apple’s iPhone, after a chaotic recall that saw replacement devices …

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How Samsung plans to kill all Note 7 devices

When it was released, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 was the hottest Android phone the world had ever seen. Unfortunately though, the Galaxy Note 7 was literally the hottest Android phone the world had ever seen. A poor battery design caused dozens of phones to explode while being charged. In some cases the phones caught fire when unplugged and in use. …

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