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# 210480 29-Mar-2017 11:41
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May as well get it started.

 

Official release early hours tomorrow morning, shipping expected to begin in April.


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  # 1750062 29-Mar-2017 12:28
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Thinking I'll take advantage of Sparks trade up for this.


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  # 1750065 29-Mar-2017 12:30
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28 MARCH 2017 • 7:17PM

 

Samsung has had a lot of trouble with fire and the bad luck has continued after a blaze at a store in Singapore ahead of the launch of its flagship Galaxy S8.

 

After the South Korean company had to issue a global recall of the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7, it has had to deal with a small stockroom blaze, of which the cause is unknown.

 

“We are currently assessing the property damage and working closely with authorities to determine the cause of the fire,” a spokesperson for Samsung told Mashable.

 

“The store will remain temporarily closed during this period. We sincerely regret any inconvenience caused.”

 

Investigations into the cause of the fire are ongoing, according to The Straits Times.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1750105 29-Mar-2017 13:17
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I have a feeling i will be pre-ordering it from spark, hoping the page goes live tomorrow


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  # 1750118 29-Mar-2017 13:25
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Aside from a slight aesthetic change and a bump in screen size there doesn't appear much of a change overall. Camera seems largely the same, batteries are fairly average on both.

 

Not sure I'll jump on this, would rather look at the Note 7 if the refurb launch is true.


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  # 1750133 29-Mar-2017 13:48
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None of the leaks make me feel like I need to upgrade my S7E at this point. The only benefit is that aesthetically the device looks like a winner. If that makes me shell out $1300+ for one, then i'll be a bit surprised. That being said i've been known to disregard this for other devices in the past, so who knows.


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  # 1750167 29-Mar-2017 14:45
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The only thing putting me off about this phone is that fact that we get the 4GB Ram while Korea and China get the 6GB RAM. I know this isn't a big deal to some but most phones this year are coming out with 6GB Ram. I wonder if it's possible to order a 6GB one from overseas somehow?


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  # 1750180 29-Mar-2017 15:05
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Kopkiwi:

 

Aside from a slight aesthetic change and a bump in screen size there doesn't appear much of a change overall. Camera seems largely the same, batteries are fairly average on both.

 

Not sure I'll jump on this, would rather look at the Note 7 if the refurb launch is true.

 

 

Plus speed bump.

 

Same size battery with much bigger screen does make me wonder.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1750211 29-Mar-2017 15:36
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If you are planning on rooting this phone look elsewhere. Knox is so locked down on the S8 any attempted root will brick the phone.

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  # 1750248 29-Mar-2017 16:19
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i would definitely wait for pixel 2 rather than risking my life buying s8





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  # 1750250 29-Mar-2017 16:23
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MrAmerica: If you are planning on rooting this phone look elsewhere. Knox is so locked down on the S8 any attempted root will brick the phone.

 

 

 

Source?


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  # 1750266 29-Mar-2017 16:42
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To upgrade from iPhone or not...Here we go.


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  # 1750292 29-Mar-2017 17:04
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KillerHulk:

 

i would definitely wait for pixel 2 rather than risking my life buying s8

 

 

I have samsung watches and gear fit so looking forward to getting those working correctly again.


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  # 1750315 29-Mar-2017 18:00
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MrAmerica: If you are planning on rooting this phone look elsewhere. Knox is so locked down on the S8 any attempted root will brick the phone.

 

Source?

 

 

Yeah I'm not sure where you are getting that, I've seen nothing.

 

I can't image imagine it will be any different to the S5/S6/S7 where flashing an unsigned bootloader trips a fuse. Phone still works but you will lose access to the Knox features.


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  # 1750456 30-Mar-2017 05:53
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Spark site is updated.  Pre-orders for nz start april 20th :(

 

 


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  # 1750458 30-Mar-2017 06:22
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Not too fussed about when preorder starts because it should launch at the same time globally. However I'm keen to know how much more it's gonna cost!

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