Camera comparison: Galaxy S8 vs the Galaxy S7

For a long time now, Samsung has been at the top of its game when it comes to smartphone cameras. The Galaxy S7 had the best overall phone camera on the market for quite a long time, and with the Galaxy S8, Samsung has made minor changes to further improve the quality of images captured by the 12-megapixel rear camera. We’ve talked in detail about the Galaxy S8’s camera in our official review, but we haven’t yet talked about how it compares to its predecessor. Well, we’ve decided we’ll just let the pictures do the talking.

The photos you see below were taken in auto mode (with HDR set to auto as well); we didn’t reach for the pro mode for any picture, as we feel most folks simply use their phones as a point-and-shoot camera instead of fiddling around with advanced settings. What we should point out here is the Galaxy S7’s camera still holds its own more than a year later, especially in daylight. Nighttime is where the Galaxy S8 leads the way, doing better with detail and color. The colors in low-light shots aren’t perfect on the S8, either, as they look too white compared to their real-life counterparts. But again, it does better at night compared to the S7, and part of the reason for that is no doubt the new multi-frame processor on the S8.

Well, enough talk. Go ahead and enjoy the pictures below (photos from the S8 are on the left while the S7’s images are on the right), and let us know what you think!

Note: We’re aware that it’s a bit hard to see the differences between two images without being able to see them in a bigger format. We’re working on adjusting our site to fix this, so that our camera comparisons are more useful than they might be right now for some folks. 

Galaxy S6 edge+ now receiving June security update

Samsung’s in the midst of distributing the June security patch for the Galaxy S6 edge+ in Europe. The upgrade bundles all of the patches included in this month’s release, as well as a plethora of additional stability improvements.

For those in need of a refresher, the June update transports 96 fixes for Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) in the Android operating system and 23 patches developed exclusively for Galaxy-branded smartphones.

Related content: Samsung highlights contents of June security patch

If you own a Galaxy S6 edge+, reside in Europe and want to check to see if the upgrade is ready for your handset, open up Settings, tap Software Update, then hit Download Updates Manually.

Galaxy Note 8 to come in 64GB and 128GB variants

A new report has surfaced online claiming that Samsung will launch two variants of the Galaxy Note 8: one with 64GB and another with 128GB of storage. Both handsets are also expected to support microSD cards, which can be used to bump the memory up to 256GB.

Recently, it was revealed that the Galaxy Note 8 will be Samsung’s most expensive smartphone to date, with an eye-watering price tag of around $1,000 in South Korea and more than $1,100 in Europe, North America and South America.

If leaks and rumors are anything to go by, the Galaxy Note 8 will sport a 6.3-inch edge-to-edge Infinity Display, an Exynos 8895/Snapdragon 835 CPU, 6GB of RAM and a 3,300mAh non-removable battery. It should also ship running Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

Unfortunately, it’s looking like Samsung has decided to position the fingerprint reader on the back of the Galaxy Note 8, even though it has the technology required to embed it in the handset’s display, but it reportedly has a major flaw.

Nothing is confirmed at this precise moment in time, so all of this information should be taken with a relatively hefty pinch of salt. However, we shouldn’t have to wait too much longer to find out more as the device is tipped to hit the shelves by the end of September.

Samsung partners with soccer star Oliver Kahn to promote its smart TVs

Samsung has announced that it has partnered with German soccer star Oliver Kahn to promote its new QLED TVs. The former German goalkeeper will be the face of Samsung’s new QLED smart TVs and a representative of the new ways in which users can enjoy soccer on these TVs. The South Korean electronics giant announced its QLED TVs at CES 2017 earlier this year.

Oliver Kahn will feature in the new Goalplay app, which is exclusive to Samsung’s smart TVs. The app will search for soccer-related content from broadcasting channels as well as from Video On Demand (VoD) services. It will also offer exclusive content from Oliver Kahn such as match analysis and goalkeeping tips. These TVs are also the first to offer 100% color volume.

Samsung’s new QLED TVs not only offer great picture quality, but also exclusive content and apps, making them a preferable choice for many consumers. It recently added support for HDR10+ to its QLED TVs. The company wants to offer everything it can before the start of this year’s soccer season so that consumers pick up QLED TVs over products from the competition.

The QLED TV’s Smart Hub interface is one of the most mature on the market, and the One Remote Control makes navigating the platform incredibly intuitive. As someone who enjoys watching television, I find this to be a key criterion in addition to picture quality and design. That’s why I decided to launch my new app exclusively on Samsung’s QLED TVs,” said Oliver Kahn, CEO of Goalplay.

Argentina gets its very own Samsung Newsroom

In a bid to better connect with its millions of fans across the globe, Samsung has been setting up dedicated information hubs for key markets. These hubs, or Newsrooms as Samsung calls them, feature content in that country’s native language so that consumers can get information relevant to their market in their own language.

The company is already running ten different Newsroom websites for key markets like Russia, India, Mexico, Vietnam, Germany, United States, Brazil and South Korea. Samsung Newsroom Argentina takes eleventh position on the list. It’s the second Spanish-language site in the region after Mexico.

Samsung Newsroom Argentina will host latest information about the company, its recent innovations and CSR activities, Samsung’s corporate vision and business insights. It will now be the official company site for Argentina and will regularly feature videos, photos, feature articles, infographics and live streams of important Samsung events.

The company has a long history in the Argentinian market, one that’s over two decades old. It’s one of the leading companies in the country today. Apertura Magazine’s annual magazine ranked Samsung fifth amongst “Innovative Brands” on its “Top 100 Brand Image” list.

Samsung Newsroom Argentina is live now and can be accessed at the following URL: http://news.samsung.com/ar.

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