Latest rumor claims camera on Samsung Galaxy S8 can record 1000fps videos

Latest rumor claims camera on Samsung Galaxy S8 can record 1000fps videos

Latest rumor claims camera on Samsung Galaxy S8 can record 1000fps videos

The rumor mill surrounding the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ continues without a break. The latest such unconfirmed report claims that while the rear camera on these flagship phones will only be 12MP, they will include a feature that will allow it to record videos at speeds of up to 1000fps.

The report was first posted on the Korean site Raver, claiming that Samsung will be adding an unknown amount of DRAM into the Galaxy S8’s camera sensor so it will be able to handle that kind of high frame rate recording for videos. In addition, the site claims that the phone will have an 8MP front-facing camera with an autofocus feature. Finally, the rumored iris scanner on the front of the Galaxy S8 will reportedly have its own 3.7MP RGB camera sensor.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 nav bar update adds new ‘full screen’ button

Samsung Galaxy S8 nav bar update adds new ‘full screen’ button

Samsung Galaxy S8 nav bar update adds new ‘full screen’ button

Update: Sam Mobile has noted that the update described below has also added a new prompt just above the navigation bar. The new “button” now reads “tap here to fill entire screen” in apps that don’t natively support the Galaxy S8’s 18.5:9 aspect ratio. While there’s already a button in the app overview menu for that, it seems Samsung felt the need to make the option more explicit.

Samsung has been rolling out Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus updates recently with Bixby improvements and fixes for SD card related issues. The South Korean manufacturer has also just started to roll out the June security patches in Europe and India, and with these comes an update to the navigation bar settings that might not please everyone.

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Download the official Samsung Galaxy S7 wallpapers here

Download the official Samsung Galaxy S7 wallpapers here

Download the official Samsung Galaxy S7 wallpapers here

The Galaxy S7  and Galaxy S7 Edge may not be the latest hotness from Samsung, with the Galaxy S8 and upcoming Note 8 stealing the thunder, but both phones are still very capable and popular even in 2017. Both devices have luxuriously bright and saturated AMOLED displays, perfect for showcasing colorful and detailed wallpapers. But plenty of other new smartphones have displays of equal resolution and brightness and everybody loves a good wallpaper gallery.

So if you want to enjoy the wallpapers the Galaxy S7 wallpapers that came with the S7 and S7 Edge ‘out of the box’ on your own device, you can grab them right here. The images have been converted to jpeg format at 2240x 2240 pixel resolution so you can simply download them and apply them as a wallpaper through your gallery app.

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Samsung is now selling virtual reality using an ostrich in a Gear VR

Samsung is now selling virtual reality using an ostrich in a Gear VR

Samsung is now selling virtual reality using an ostrich in a Gear VR

Samsung just concluded its Unpacked event and it was light on virtual reality news, but the company is making up for it with a Gear VR ad that’s… quite odd. If you can’t or don’t want to watch the video above, the joke is that an ostrich (which, you may recall, is a flightless bird) puts on a Gear VR headset and launches a flight simulator inside it, after which said ostrich is literally able (I think?) to begin soaring above its bemused companions. “We make what can’t be made, so you can do what can’t be done,” reads the tagline, which would also be a decent slogan for Aperture Science.

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How to force apps into full screen on the Samsung Galaxy S8

How to force apps into full screen on the Samsung Galaxy S8

How to force apps into full screen on the Samsung Galaxy S8

The Samsung Galaxy S8 has a stunning display, but quality is not the only thing that differentiates it from the crowd. The phone is narrower and taller than others, thanks to its 18.5:9 screen ratio. This is an unusual practice, but it does make the phone easier to handle, while keeping that Infinity display looking sharp. The only issue is most apps are not optimized for it.

Some applications actually don’t take advantage of that extra space, leaving weird black bars above the navigation buttons and below the notification area. Thankfully, there is a solution for those of you who find this annoying. Apps can essentially be stretched to properly fit your screen.

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Update: Some Verizon customers could receive their Galaxy S8 orders early

Update: Some Verizon customers could receive their Galaxy S8 orders early

Update: Some Verizon customers could receive their Galaxy S8 orders early

Update, April 17: It’s not just T-Mobile. It looks like Verizon is shipping some Galaxy S8 Plus orders early. According to a tip from one of our readers, the Big Red network has already shipped some Galaxy S8 Plus orders, with the delivery scheduled for Wednesday, April 19. That’s two days before the official Galaxy S8 release date of April 21, and potentially sooner than T-Mobile.

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Nyko’s new Gear VR gamepad isn’t actually strapped to your face, despite what it looks like

Nyko’s new Gear VR gamepad isn’t actually strapped to your face, despite what it looks like

Nyko’s new Gear VR gamepad isn’t actually strapped to your face, despite what it looks like

Nyko is teaming up with Samsung as an officially licensed partner to build controllers and accessories, and its first product is here to enhance your VR experience by offering a controller that you can conveniently keep with your headset when it’s not in use.

The controller is the PlayPad VR, designed to work with Samsung’s Gear VR headset. And while it may look like Nyko is trying to strap a controller to your face, the PlayPad VR simply attaches to the front of the Gear VR for storage when not in use, replacing the usual plastic cover. (When in use, that spot will continue to be taken up by a smartphone serving as a display.)

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Nyko’s new Gear VR gamepad isn’t actually strapped to your face, despite what it looks like

Nyko’s new Gear VR gamepad isn’t actually strapped to your face, despite what it looks like

Nyko’s new Gear VR gamepad isn’t actually strapped to your face, despite what it looks like

Nyko is teaming up with Samsung as an officially licensed partner to build controllers and accessories, and its first product is here to enhance your VR experience by offering a controller that you can conveniently keep with your headset when it’s not in use.

The controller is the PlayPad VR, designed to work with Samsung’s Gear VR headset. And while it may look like Nyko is trying to strap a controller to your face, the PlayPad VR simply attaches to the front of the Gear VR for storage when not in use, replacing the usual plastic cover. (When in use, that spot will continue to be taken up by a smartphone serving as a display.)

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How to change navigation buttons on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

How to change navigation buttons on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

How to change navigation buttons on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

It’s a mess, right? Some Android phones have the back button on the left, some on the right. Manufacturers just seem to be doing whatever the heck they want with these, so it’s nice to see some phones have the option to re-arrange them. Of course, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 navigation buttons can be customized, so let’s get right down to business and show you exactly how this is done.

How to re-arrange navigation buttons

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Use this Galaxy Note 8 mod to unlock some pro video recording features

Use this Galaxy Note 8 mod to unlock some pro video recording features

Use this Galaxy Note 8 mod to unlock some pro video recording features

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has an outstanding camera, one that was briefly at the top of the DxoMark best smartphone camera tree (until it was knocked off its perch by the Google Pixel 2). Its video recording capabilities are also standout, but if you want to squeeze even more out of the Note 8 camera, now you can, thanks to a mod from the XDA Developers forums.

The Zero Camera Mod, released October 11, is largely an upgrade that unlocks walled off features of the Note 8’s video settings. This includes enabling HDR support when shooting at 4K (usually capped at 1080p), 60 fps recording at 2K resolution, and the removal of the 4 GB file size recording limitation. It also increases the JPG quality for single and burst shots.

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