by DroidModderX at Mar 30, 2017
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With every new smartphone announcement Samsung is known for also announcing a full lineup of device specific accessories. Samsung official accessories are some of the most beloved when it comes to OEM accessories. Their are plenty of all new designs here as well as some familiar designs. For more discussions, be sure to check out the new Galaxy S8 Forum on DF: Galaxy S8 Chat

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The new Clear View case also comes with an adjustable stand which provides an optimal viewing experience for landscape content. The clear view color protects the display from inadvertent scratches. You can even swipe to answer calls, control music, and more without removing the cover. The case comes in 6 colors to match the colors of the device.

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Alcantara seems to be all the rage in automobile applications. Now you can wrap your smartphone with the same luxurious material with the new Alcantara cover. The case gives your phone a suede like handfeel that is both durable and...
by DroidModderX at Mar 30, 2017
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The release of the HTC U Ultra was so lackadaisical. It was hard to find anyone who was actually interested in the device. All it really had going for it was an attractive design and decent camera. The scathing reviews by most of the tech community didn't help much and neither did the over the top pricing. It looks like HTC is working on a true flagship device for 2017 after all. An unannounced HTC device with Snapdragon 835 processor has shown up in Antutu benchmarks.

HTC had earlier announced that they would be eventually releasing a phone with the new Snapdragon. This may be that phone. Other specs for the benchmarked phone include a 12mp front facing camera, 16mp rear camera, QHD display, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage as well as 7.1.1 Nougat. Now that sounds like a genuine flagship. It is too bad Samsung hoarded all the Snapdragon 835 chips from the initial batch. Either way it is exciting news to see that HTC will eventually have a true flagship of their own. Because of the Snapdragon availability we may not see this phone launch until some time in May or later. Is anyone skipping the Galaxy S8 in anticipation of this phone?

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by DroidModderX at Mar 30, 2017
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If you are going to have to pay full retail price for a cell phone you might as well buy it unlocked if the option is available. According to a Best Buy listing they plan to offer unlocked variants of the phone beginning May 9th. The phone will certainly work on GSM carriers, but I have not read anywhere whether or not it will include CDMA radios. The unlocked variants will also come with a $25 discount being priced at $724.99 for the S8 and $824.99 for the S8 Plus in Midnight Black on either variant. Unlocked phones are great because they don't include all the bloatware that their carrier version counterparts carry. The phone actually feels like it belongs to you as oppose to being rented by the carrier.

The only drawback may be the speed at which Samsung has been updating their unlocked variants. The unlocked S7 and S7 Edge have been the slowest to receive updates so far. The listing links can be found below.

Unlocked Galaxy S8...
by DroidModderX at Mar 30, 2017
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Like the new Galaxy S8 lineup the New Gear VR was announced yesterday with an all new design. The new Gear VR comes with an all new controller. Previous versions had a very basic controller mounted to the sides of the Gear VR. That control system was a bit clunky and hard to get used to. The new controller is motion sensitive with an accelerometer, gyroscope, and magnetic sensor on board. The controller also features a home, back, and volume buttons on the front and a trigger button on the back as well as a clickable trackpad. Two AAA batteries power the controller which gets 40 days of battery power. Oculus is on board with 70 new titles with support for the new controller coming soon.

You will be happy to know that Samsung has decided to offer the new Gear VR which retails for $129 with Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus pre-orders. Samsung has been doing different things to increase the value of their phones at launch for quite sometime. This was almost expected.
by danDroid at Mar 29, 2017
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Samsung has today launched its new flagship Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones at dual events in Lincoln Center in New York and Olympic Park in London. The potential rival for Apple’s forthcoming iPhone 8 needs to be a huge success for Samsung in the wake of the exploding Note7 recall debacle last year. Also, it’s interesting to study some of the phone’s new features, as they give us an inkling as to what we might expect from the iPhone 8 later in the year.

The phones come in 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch versions and have curved edge-to-edge QHD AMOLED displays with a 2960x1440 resolution and minimal bezel, meaning that the home button and fingerprint sensor is now on the back of the phone, just as has been rumoured elsewhere today for the new iPhone 8.

The back camera has a 12 megapixel f/1.7 lens, and the front-facing camera has an 8 megapixel f/1.7 camera with autofocus, as well as integrated iris scanning and facial recognition for the purposes of unlocking the phone and various other authentication uses. Both of these features have been rumoured for the forthcoming flagship OLED iPhone 8.

Other Galaxy S8 features unveiled today include Samsung’s new virtual assistant, Bixby, which was developed by the original team behind Apple’s Siri.

The Galaxy S8 runs Android 7.0, and has a Snapdragon 835 processor, a 10 nanometer chip made by...
by DroidModderX at Mar 29, 2017
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Today is the big day for Samsung, but LG is making some news of their own. AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint will all begin shipping pre-orders of the LG G6 today. This means that some devices will arrive a week early. Some customers have already received notices that their devices have shipped even though LG promised units would be shipped on April 7th. If your G6 was pre-order you should be receiving it very soon.

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by DroidModderX at Mar 29, 2017
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If you aren't all about that Samsung life then skip the Samsung event and check out these leaked images of the upcoming 2017 Moto X. Leakster Jerry Yin posted the photos to his Google+ page showing off the next gen Moto phone. We can see a few things from these images. The fingerprint sensor appears to be located on the front of the device. The phone looks to be all metal. We have the same large camera on the back of the device this time it seems to include a dual lens setup. We don't see the connection points at the bottom of the back of the phone used for the Moto Mods like on the Moto Z lineup.

The specs that accompanied the images include 3GB of RAM, Snapdragon 625 processor, and 32GB of onboard storage. The Model number is XT1801. While the leakster seems to think this is the Moto X I find it hard to believe that Motorola would include a Snapdragon 625 in their latest flagship. If this phone doesn't include Moto Mods are you the least bit interested?

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by DroidModderX at Mar 29, 2017
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HTC released the U Ultra this year. The phone was met with plenty of criticism. Most people didn't like the price point for what the phone was. The phone seemed large enough to fit a larger battery and surely large enough to include a headphone jack. Pretty much the only nice thing anyone could say about the phone was to give HTC props for the camera and design. HTC may be looking to finally annouce the rumored "HTC Ocean" phone in April.

This will be the HTC U and reports indicate that it will include a 5.5" QHD display, Snapdragon 835 processor, and an all new gesture technology that works with the U's metal frame. HTC probably should have released this to begin with or waited to release a phone until this was ready. The phone should be announced some time in April with an expected launch in May.

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by DroidModderX at Mar 29, 2017
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Today is one of the most anticipated phone announcements in recent history. Coming off a huge loss with the Galaxy Note 7 Samsung is looking for a big win with the Galaxy S8. They will be unpacking the phone for the world to see for the first time officially today in New York. The Event will begin at 11AM EDT/8AM PDT/4PM BST/ 5PM CET. If you don't have a ticket to the event now worries as it will be live streamed from Samsung's website. You can view the event from the link below.

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by pc747 at Mar 28, 2017
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