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Samsung Galaxy S9 apparently in development, because of course it is

Galaxy S9 and S9+ development reportedly 3-4 months ahead of previous devices. Once again, your shiny new Samsung Galaxy S8 is OLD NEWS. According to reports from the Korean press, development of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ is apparently already well underway, under the codenames “Star” and “Star 2” respectively. That’s entirely unsurprinsing in itself — you’d certainly expect next year’s phone to be in the works by now, as we approach the midway point of 2017. The main takeaway: GS9 development could be further along than previous phones in…

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Active leaves behind the physical navigation buttons

An active Galaxy that doesn’t really look like it. Leaks don’t get much more verifiable than this. The Wireless Power Consortium —the company in charge of the Qi standard — has posted what appears to be the front of the Galaxy S8 Active, a likely-AT&T exclusive that will debut in the next few weeks. Though the phone shares the same basic design as the Galaxy S8, it doesn’t have the (fragile) curved glass, and a slightly larger side bezel buttresses the 5.8-inch screen, reinforced at the corners to protect against…

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You’ll probably want a case for your Galaxy S8 after seeing these photos

Let this forum member’s sad story encourage you to buy a case for your Galaxy S8. The Galaxy S8 series, beautiful as it may be, is covered in glass. And while Samsung is using Gorilla Glass 5 on both sides to protect against scratches, with enough surface area, and an impact hard enough to cause damage, the substrate can crack and break. Such is glass. One of our writers, Matt Brown, already went through this with his five day-old S8, but now forum member jfreeusa has some brutal photos of…

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Galaxy S8 iris scanner unsurprisingly bypassed with picture of an eye and a little time

Our expectations of what it takes to get into our phones have been set too high. The Galaxy S8‘s iris scanning is quicker and more accurate than when it debuted (for a short period) on the Galaxy Note 7, saving us from using the fingerprint sensor every time we want to unlock the phone. But it doesn’t guarantee your phone can’t be accessed by an unwanted person, as the Chaos Computer Club has easily demonstrated. The CCC shows how it could simply take a photo of a person’s eye —…

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How to prepare your Galaxy S8 for Google Daydream

The countdown to Daydream with a Galaxy S8 has begun, are you ready? Samsung’s Galaxy S8 will soon be the only phone capable of using both forms of high quality mobile VR, so if you’ve been eager to see if the grass really is greener on the other side you’ll soon be able to see for yourself. Just like the Gear VR, you need to do a few things to make sure your phone is good to go for Daydream. Here’s what you need to know! Read more at VRHeads.com…

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How to enable iris scanning and face unlock on the Galaxy S8

How do I unlock the Galaxy S8 with my face? The Galaxy Note 7 (RIP) was the first Samsung device with biometric unlock, but along with iris scanning, the Galaxy S8 brings back an old trick: face unlock. Both are fast and secure, and make up for the awkward placement of the fingerprint sensor. Here’s how to use them to unlock your phone. Biometrics on the Galaxy S8 explained How to enable iris unlock on the Galaxy S8 From the home screen, swipe down on the notification shade. Tap the…

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Samsung’s Galaxy S8, S8+ BOGO deal is infinitely better than T-Mobile’s

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a Galaxy S8 deal you can’t afford to miss! We’ve seen it many times before, and it will continue to happen. New phones release and cellular carriers offer these ridiculous “Buy one get one free” promotions to entice people to purchase them, but most of the time the offers are quite terrible and require you to change plans, get small credits each month for 24 months and more. Samsung is currently running its own offer, which is actually a really…

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Become the next space hero in Galaxy on Fire 3! [Best New Games for Android]

What are the latest games worth checking out in the Google Play Store? There are thousands and thousands of games available in the Google Play Store, with more being added every month. With so much content hitting the app store, it can be damn near impossible to keep up on all the latest releases and determine which games are worth your time. Here at Android Central, we want to help. We’ll be using this space to let you know about the latest gaming releases for Android that we think deserve…

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