Samsung Galaxy J4 with 5.5-inch display, Exynos 7570 14nm SoC, Android 8.0 Oreo live images surface


Samsung is prepping to launch the Galaxy J4 in the J-series, and now the live images of the phone have surfaced online including the official Galaxy J4 support pages. This new series of leaks suggest that the phone is on the verge of going official.

Unlike the recent Samsung mid-range smartphones, the Galaxy J4 will have a plastic build, removable back and the battery can also be replaced. While the other J-series phones might have infinity display, the J4 will retain the regular 5.5-inches 16:9 display and will also have the physical home button at the front. As for the specifications are concerned, the J4 will be powered by the Exynos 7570 chipset.

It will have a 2GB RAM and will ship with Android 8.0 Oreo with support for Bluetooth 4.2. Furthermore, the first official firmware of the J4 is already available which is another indication that the official launch is not too far away. Further to the live-images, we also have the official Galaxy J4 support pages on Samsung’s India, Philippines and Saudi Arabia websites with the model number SM-J400F. However, they don’t reveal much in terms of specifications though.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Lite press images surface, could be announced on May 21


Samsung Galaxy S8 Lite (SM-G8750) surfaced in benchmarks last month, and it got certified by TENAA last week, which confirmed its specifications. Now the renders of the smartphone has surfaced confirming its design. It only shows the glass-back of the phone with a metal frame in Black and Burgundy colors. It has a SIM slot on the top and also comes with a dedicated Bixby button.

The fingerprint sensor is present next to the camera, same as the S8, but it doesn’t have a heart rate sensor below the LED flash like the S8.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Lite (SM-G8750) rumored specifications

5.8-inch Full HD+ (2220×1080 pixels) Infinity display
Octa Core Snapdragon 660 14nm Mobile Platform (Quad 2.2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs) with Adreno 512 GPU
4GB LPDDR4x RAM, 64GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
16MP rear camera with LED Flash
8MP auto focus front-facing camera with wide-angle lens
Water and dust resistant (IP68)
Dimensions: 148.9×68.1×8.mm; Weight: 155g
4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS with GLONASS, USB 3.1, NFC
3000mAh battery with fast Charging

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Samsung Galaxy S10 might feature an in-display fingerprint sensor


In-display fingerprint sensors are slowly catching up with tier one brands like Huawei, Vivo included the tech, and it’s about time Samsung jump in on the bandwagon as well. Adding to the speculation that the 10th anniversary model of Samsung’s flagship series might be a standout, in-display fingerprint sensor.

While some report claims that this year’s Note 9 might in-display fingerprint sensor, Samsung is aiming to include the in-display fingerprint sensor only next-year with the Galaxy S10. However, it was reported that Samsung would make a final decision on this shortly and it now looks like the company has made a decision.

Furthermore, it is also reported that Samsung has informed its suppliers that it has abandoned its plan to introduce the sensor with the Galaxy Note 9. Obviously, Samsung won’t be the first company to bring a smartphone with an in-display fingerprint sensor to market, but it should be superior compared to the one that Chinese OEMs are using.

Samsung is said to be developing an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor, which is said to be much more accurate. This sensor works by transmitting an ultrasonic pulse against the finger some of which is absorbed, and some sent back to the sensor through the minute details such as …

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Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ Sunrise Gold and Burgundy Red Editions announced


Samsung just announced new Sunrise Gold and Burgundy Red color variants of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones. These join the Midnight Black, Titanium Gray, Coral Blue, and Lilac Purple versions that were introduced earlier this year.

The Galaxy S9  Sunrise Gold is the first smartphone from Samsung to feature a satin gloss finish which wraps the smartphone in a tranquil glow and glimmer.

Regarding the new color  variants, Samsung said:
The new Sunrise Gold color creates a feeling of both vibrancy and calm. This sophisticated finish was developed to appeal to all users by bringing a stylistic touch of high fashion and urban interior design to a user’s mobile device. The Burgundy Red edition is one of the deepest red colors available featuring restrained gloss for added density and a look that is contemporary and traditional – perfect for users who appreciate luxurious design.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ Burgundy Red editions will be available in Korea and China starting in May. Sunrise Gold will also be available in Australia, Chile, Germany, Hong Kong, Korea, Mexico, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam starting in June, and will expand to other countries in coming months.

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Samsung suspends Galaxy S7 Android Oreo update over random reboots


Samsung started rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in the UK recently, the company is now suspending the update because some devices are experiencing random reboots. The company has even sent out an official statement with instructions for those who are experiencing rebooting phones.

Early reports regarding the random reboots started from a Vodafone UK store who received more than a 100 calls in one day regarding the issue. Post which users have started emailing the CEO of Samsung UK. As for those who have already updated to the Oreo will have to visit a local Support Centre to restore the phone. If you can’t visit a service center, a factory data reset via Recovery Mode is recommended.

Samsung in a statement said:
Following a limited number of cases where Galaxy S7 devices have rebooted unexpectedly with the Android 8.0 Oreo, we have temporarily stopped the rollout of the update. We are investigating the issue internally to ensure that the impact to the affected devices is minimized and the rollout of the update can resume as quickly as possible.
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