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Samsung touts 650k Note 8 pre-sales; 2.5x faster than Note 7 pre-orders

Another tidbit pertaining to Samsung's incoming Note 8, with the company hoping its premium phablet brand can rise phoenix like from the ashes of the Note 7 flaming battery debacle.  

Here’s an early look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

We’re just weeks away from Samsung’s next major launch event on August 23, and already we have a full visual of the device it is expected to unveil — the Galaxy Note 8. That’s

Samsung will reportedly revive the Galaxy Note 7 with a Korea-only ‘Fandom Edition’

Samsung is reportedly gearing to revive the Galaxy Note 7, its disastrous 2016 smartphone that was recalled after battery problems caused units to catch fire, with the limited release of a new model.

Samsung is hoping to rekindle Note brand name next year

Samsung is stepping up its brand damage limitation efforts in the wake of the flaming battery disaster of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone by offering owners of the recalled device in South Korea the abil

Samsung offers U.S. Note 7 owners $100 to buy another Samsung

After the flaming disaster of the defective Galaxy Note 7, which earlier this week drove Samsung to nix production of the device for good, the South Korean electronics giant is upping its damage limit

Samsung kills the Galaxy Note 7 for good

Samsung is permanently discontinuing production and sales of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, owing to safety fears over defective batteries -- including in replacement handsets the company had subsequen

Samsung investigating reports of Galaxy Note 7 explosions

Samsung is looking into reports from multiple users that the recently released Galaxy Note 7 has issues wherein a few phones have exploded during charging. A Samsung spokesperson told TechCrunch that

Huawei outs dual-lens flagship smartphones, co-branded with Leica

The third largest smartphone maker by global marketshare, China's Huawei, has just unveiled two new flagship handsets -- announcing the 5.2 inch P9 and 5.5 inch P9 Plus at an event in London today.

Hands-On With The Modular LG G5

It’s nice. That’s about the G5 in a nutshell. With rounded edges and premium build, the handset feels great in your hand. The camera works well and dual lenses allow for different shooting options

Mobile App Usage Up 58 Percent In 2015, With Emoji Keyboards Leading The Pack

The number of mobile addicts is increasing, according to a new report released this morning from Yahoo-owned mobile analytics firm Flurry, which found that 40 percent of the 58 percent total growth i

Report: Apple Devices, “Phablets” Dominate Holiday Sales

More consumers were unwrapping new “phablet” devices this holiday season, according to a report out this afternoon from Flurry. The big-screened form factor, whose name is a mashup of &#82

The Stylus Still Rules The Galaxy Note 5

The concept Galaxy Note 5 is at once a thing of genius and a nod to a benighted world before the modern touchscreen. Born in the swamps of the resistive LCD, the stylus lurched onto dry land and lives

Phablets Are Eating Phones And Tablets

It's been increasingly evident for years: smartphone users are digging bigger phones as they do more on screens, and spend less time talking on the phone. And there's no sign of the appetite for super

Flurry Finds That Apple Devices And Phablets Scored Big On Christmas

Flurry has released its annual Christmas report. Each year, the holiday sees the highest number of device activations and app installations as people open presents, and last week was no exception. Wha

Larger Phone Screens Drive Mobile Video Consumption

No, it's not an hilarious analyst April Fools' Day joke. Although, the elementary logic may suggest otherwise: larger screen phones -- such as phablets -- are a key driver in increased mobile video co

Phablets Are Officially A Thing, With 20M Shipped In 2013

God help us. Phablets are officially a thing. According to Juniper Research, phablets are expected to hit 120 million units shipped by 2018, up from the estimated 20 million phablets shipped last year

IDC Lowers 2013 Tablet Forecast To 227M, As Phablets And Wearables Crowd Into The Market

The PC industry may be shaken up by the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/07/29/at-current-pace-tablets-will-outsell-pcs-by-q2-2014/">rapid encroachment of tablets into consumer and enterprise

Samsung Launches New Phablet Brand — Galaxy Mega — Confirms Two Devices: 6.3″ HD, 1.7GHz Dual-Core & 5.8″ QHD, 1.4GHz Dual-Core

Samsung has confirmed the arrival of a new sub-brand within its Galaxy range of mobile devices: the Galaxy Mega expands its mini-tablet-sized-phone (aka phablet) portfolio by firing two new devices in

Flurry’s Latest Calls Phablets A Fad – Devices Don’t Show Disproportionally High Enough Usage To Justify Developer Support

Flurry, an app analytics firm with a presence on some now 1 billion mobile devices, <a target="_blank" href="http://blog.flurry.com/bid/95652/Size-Matters-for-Connected-Devices-Phablets-Don-t">has tak

Analyst: 5-Inch+ Phones Will More Than Double Marketshare In 2013 — 60M Incoming, Up 136%

Smartphones with very large displays are set to take a much bigger chunk of the market this year, according to analyst IHS iSuppli which is predicting so-called phablets will more than double their sh
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