According to a report posted by Forbes, Samsung apparently published a support page for the Galaxy S8 Plus on its official website for the Indian mobile market (the content of the page has since been removed).
Here is some interesting bit of news for customers of Verizon Wireless who do not have mobile phone insurance yet -- the biggest mobile operator in America has announced an open enrollment period for all of its existing subscribers to its Total Mobile Protection plans, which have now been updated to include same day repair for damaged display screens.
According to Adam Khan, the chief executive officer of Akhan Semiconductor, display screens made of diamond glass will prove to much durable and clearer than any display screen ever produced before. And it is quite possible that before this year is over, there might be a smartphone out in the market with a diamond display screen.
In light of what has happened to its latest flagship device, the Galaxy Note 7 phablet, Samsung simply can not afford its upcoming flagship offering, next year’s Galaxy S8, to not be a blockbuster hit.
For several months now, some owners of iPhone 6 Plus devices and independent repair technicians have been complaining about “touch disease” whose symptoms include a flickering gray bar that displays across the top section of an iPhone 6 Plus’ display and inconsistent responsiveness on the touch screen. These symptoms are said to get worse, eventually rendering the affected unit basically useless.
Its fiercest rival has already done it, so Samsung might as well give it a shot. The South Korean phone maker’s upcoming flagship device for next year is the highly awaited Galaxy S8, and according to a report published by Korean news website The Investor, the device could feature a pressure sensitive display screen, the same way that Apple’s recent iPhone models have 3D Touch technology.
Two of the biggest names in the smartphone industry are investing significantly in OLED display screens in order to win new orders for Apple’s highly anticipated iPhone 8. Combined, Samsung and LG are investing about $11.3 billion in flexible OLEDs, as reported by Business Korea.
AT&T is planning to debut a repair service for its subscribers, specifically those mobile users in possession of insured handsets that have sustained cracked display screens. The repair service will start to go live on November 15th of this year, and will be made available to subscribers under the wireless carrier’s Mobile Insurance, Mobile Protection Pack, Mobile Protection Pack for Business, and Multi-Device Protection Pack programs.
According to the newest leak (courtesy of SamMobile), Samsung’s upcoming flagship device for 2017, the Galaxy S8, is said to sport a 4K display screen as well as an artificial intelligence (AI) assistant developed by Viv, the startup that Samsung had acquired about a week ago.
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