If you’re still using a Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, the new Android 8.0 Oreo update has finally arrived in Malaysia. This also brings the latest Samsung Experience version 9.0 that comes with additional UI tweaks.
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
Got a problem with your old Samsung Galaxy smartphone? Samsung is now running a service campaign where you can get 40% discount on replacement screens and motherboards. A Galaxy S6 edge+ screen which usually costs RM840 is now going for RM504, while a Galaxy S7 edge motherboard now costs RM627 instead of RM1,045.
Samsung has been quite slow when it comes to Android Oreo updates and even the first devices of the year, the Galaxy A8 and A8+, were launched with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. Since last month, Samsung appears to be taking software updates more seriously as they have just updated both Galaxy S8 and S8+ to the latest Android 8.0 with Samsung Experience 9.0.
If you’re using a Galaxy Note8, Galaxy S7 edge and Galaxy A (2017) series smartphone, your Android Oreo update is just around the corner,
If you’re not looking for the latest, the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge can be yours at an even lower price. Originally launched at RM3,099 in early 2016, the Galaxy S7 edge with 32GB of storage is now offered for only RM1,959 with free delivery.
UPDATE: The Galaxy S7 edge is now offered at RM1,899.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is getting more affordable in Malaysia but if you’re looking for an alternative, here’s another device to consider. Last year’s Galaxy S7 edge with more storage and a larger capacity battery is now going for less than RM2,500. This is the 128GB model which comes only in Pearl Black.
The Galaxy S8 is no doubt an improvement over the Galaxy S7/S7 edge. It gets a fresh new design that enables a large display to be fitted on a smaller form factor. When it comes to the main camera, many were somewhat disappointed that the main camera remains virtually the same. It gets a 12MP dual-pixel camera with the same f/1.7 aperture.
Legacies aren’t built overnight. It takes time, effort and the ability to take a step back to really see what’s working or what isn’t. You can see this in all great legacies in life.
In the smartphone world, however, few demonstrate this better than Samsung’s Galaxy S line. We take a look at what Samsung has done over the past 7 years to build this incredible legacy for themselves.
Cash is such an archaic way to make payments. Not only is it more prone to being stolen, you also have to make constant trips to the ATM machine to withdraw more cash. Cards, on the other hand, require signatures or pins and that’s pretty inconvenient when you’re in a rush.
So, what’s left then? Well, that’s where Samsung Pay comes in and here are the 3 reasons why you should start jumping on this bandwagon right this moment.
The upcoming Galaxy S8 will be getting bigger displays than its phablet Note series. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are expected to come with 5.8″ and 6.2″ Super AMOLED displays respectively, making them the biggest Galaxy S series yet.
Similar to the LG G6 that was announced recently, the new Samsung flagships will be going for a taller proportion with an 18:9 display aspect ratio. Combine that with a reduced bezel design, it’s now possible to have a larger screen without having to feel like a mammoth phablet in your hands.
Furthermore, Samsung will continue to use dual curved displays which would also reduce the overall width. So how do they stack up against the rest? We now have a better visual comparison thanks to serial leakster @onleaks.