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Samsung Mobbed With Demand For The Galaxy S8 Ultimate!

Samsung Mobbed With Demand For The Galaxy S8 Ultimate!

Ever since it was leaked that Samsung is giving away limited number of the exclusive Samsung Galaxy S8 Ultimate Edition smartphones, people have been frantically trying to find out how to get one. Samsung stores are being mobbed all over the world. Find out what the heck is going on!

 

Hunt For The Galaxy S8 Ultimate!

Former Galaxy Note7 users have been questioned whether they still have their devices. One wife reportedly ransacked her husband’s belongings, only to find a second smartphone he used to keep in touch with his mistress. But no Galaxy Note7. #SoDead

Others resort to sharing the Samsung Galaxy S8 Ultimate Edition‘s picture on social media in hope of snagging one.

1 like = 1 chance to win the Galaxy S8 Ultimate Edition
1 share = 10 chances to win the Galaxy S8 Ultimate Edition
1 like + 1 share = You do the math! 

#S8Ultimate #iCantWait #h3h3

 

Samsung Mobbed!

But as our international correspondent, C. Lee Yu, reports from a particularly badly-mobbed Samsung Experience Store in New York City, some people are refusing to rely on their luck or social media skills. Instead, they are mobbing some Samsung stores, demanding to BUY the Galaxy S8 Ultimate Edition.

When told that the Samsung Galaxy S8 Ultimate Edition is not for sale, they literally turned into ravaging zombies… No shit.

C. Lee Yu only barely made it to safety, thanks to the kungfu skills that all Asian people are born with. He advises everyone else to pack guns, or just stay at home and pre-order the regular Galaxy S8Seriously.

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How To Get The Exclusive Samsung Galaxy S8 Ultimate Edition!

If you are one of the few with a Samsung Galaxy Note7 (dead or alive), Samsung will give YOU the Samsung Galaxy S8 Ultimate Edition in exchange! But don’t worry if you were not a Galaxy Note7 user. We will share with you how you can to get your hands on the Galaxy S8 Ultimate Edition!

 

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Ultimate Edition

Samsung is only making a limited number of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Ultimate Edition available in select countries around the world. How does it differ from the regular Samsung Galaxy S8? See for yourself!

SpecificationsSamsung Galaxy S8 Ultimate EditionSamsung Galaxy S8
Display5.8" Super AMOLED dual-edge display
- 1440 x 2960 pixels (570 ppi)
5.8" Super AMOLED dual-edge display
- 1440 x 2960 pixels (570 ppi)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5 (front & back panels)Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (front & back panels)
Operating System (At Launch)Android 7.0 NougatAndroid 7.0 Nougat
System PlatformSamsung Exynos 8895
or
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Samsung Exynos 8895
or
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Memory6 GB LPDDR4 SDRAM4 GB LPDDR4 SDRAM
Storage Options256 GB internal flash storage
One microSD slot (shared with SIM 2) - supports up to 256 GB
64 GB internal flash storage
One microSD slot (shared with SIM 2) - supports up to 256 GB
Front Camera8 MP sensor with f/1.7 lens8 MP sensor with f/1.7 lens
Rear Camera12 MP Sony / Samsung (1.4 µm) sensor with f/1.7 lens, optical image stabilisation (OIS) and LED flash12 MP Sony / Samsung (1.4 µm) sensor with f/1.7 lens, optical image stabilisation (OIS) and LED flash
Dual SIM capabilityHybrid dual SIM (dual active capability)
- SIM 2 + microSD shared slot
Hybrid dual SIM (dual active capability)
- SIM 2 + microSD shared slot
ConnectivityNetwork : LTE Cat. 16 (1 Gbps / 150 Mbps)
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ (2.4 GHz & 5 GHz), MIMO (2 x 2)
Bluetooth : Version 5.0 LE, ANT+
Others : USB 3.1, NFC, GPS
Network : LTE Cat. 16 (1 Gbps / 150 Mbps)
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ (2.4 GHz & 5 GHz), MIMO (2 x 2)
Bluetooth : Version 5.0 LE, ANT+
Others : USB 3.1, NFC, GPS
Fingerprint SensorYes, Rear MountedYes, Rear Mounted
Iris ScannerYesYes
Other SensorsAccelerometer, Proximity, RGB Light, Geo-magnetic, Gyro, Barometer, Hall, HRMAccelerometer, Proximity, RGB Light, Geo-magnetic, Gyro, Barometer, Hall, HRM
Water & Dust ResistanceIP68IP68
Battery3,000 mAh lithium-ion battery (non-removable)
- fast charging capability (wired & wireless)
- wireless charging (WPC and PMA)
3,000 mAh lithium-ion battery (non-removable)
- fast charging capability (wired & wireless)
- wireless charging (WPC and PMA)
Dimensions159.5 mm tall
73.4 mm wide
8.1 mm thick
148.9 mm tall
68.1 mm wide
8.0 mm thick
Weight173 g152 g
Colour OptionsBlack As Night, Monday Blues, Good As GoldMidnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold
AWESOME Ultimate Edition LogoOF COURSE!Nahhhh....

Basically, it is the Samsung Galaxy S8 with 50% more memory, and 4X the internal storage! AWESOME, isn’t it? But you can’t buy it because it’s currently not available for retail sale!

 

If You Still Have A Galaxy Note7…

If you still have a Samsung Galaxy Note7 with you, in any condition, you can trade it in for a Samsung Galaxy S8 Ultimate Edition for FREE! No shit.

Just walk right up to any Samsung store, plunk down your Galaxy Note7 (dead or alive), and ask for the Samsung Galaxy S8 Ultimate Edition. So much #win! 😀

 

Why Is Samsung Doing This?

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The Samsung Galaxy Note7 has been the butt of many Internet jokes, memes and fake stories. But despite its battery woes, it was a very popular phablet.

It was so popular that many people refused to return their Galaxy Note7, despite Samsung’s extensive recall program. In fact, Samsung had to issue a “kill order” at the end of 2016 to try and disable the Galaxy Note7 phablets that are still out there!

The “Galaxy Note7 For S8 Ultimate Edition” exchange program is their way to thank their most fanatical fans.

 

But I Don’t Have A Note7….

Don’t worry. Samsung is reserving a limited number of Samsung Galaxy S8 Ultimate Edition smartphones for those who get the most likes for pictures of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Ultimate Edition.

All you have to do is share one of these pictures PUBLICLY in social media, using these details and hashtags :

1 like = 1 chance to win the Galaxy S8 Ultimate Edition
1 share = 10 chances to win the Galaxy S8 Ultimate Edition
1 like + 1 share = You do the math!

#S8Ultimate #iCantWait #h3h3

 

Samsung will use the third-party tracking service H3H3 to track the number of likes on your post, and award those with highest number of likes with a Samsung Galaxy S8 Ultimate Edition!

Obviously, you can increase your chance by posting multiple times, and getting your friends to like your post! 😀

Make sure you share them publicly. If they cannot see them, they cannot track them!

 

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Stacker NAND Technology TRIPLES Flash Capacity

Terrarium Labs announces the successful certification of their Stacker NAND technology which triples the capacity of existing flash memory technologies. As an IP R&D company based in the China West Technology Park, Terrarium Labs has been focused on developing compression technology to massively expand flash storage capacity.

 

Stacker NAND Technology

Unlike existing MLC and TLC NAND technologies, Stacker NAND works independently of NAND process technologies. In fact, it is applied to existing NAND flash technologies to triple their capacities.

The Stacker NAND technology uses two different compression methods to deliver TRIPLE the capacity of any existing NAND flash storage technology.

The first is a lossless data compression algorithm that compresses data before they are written to the NAND flash memory. Depending on the file type, this can almost double the amount of data that can be stored in a particular flash chip.

To further increase the storage capacity to 3X, they add a lossy compression technology which applies filters that reduces the randomness of the data. This allows the earlier lossless compression technology to be even more effective.

At the moment, Terrarium says 3X more storage is a good compromise between additional storage and loss of data. But if necessary, they can scale it up to 5X or even 6X.

 

Only For Photos & Videos

As you can tell, the Stacker NAND technology cannot be used for regular data. It is designed to be used only for photos and videos. Terrarium Labs was very explicit that their compression technology will change some data in return for much small file sizes when compressed. However, they see this as a small price to pay for much larger storage capacities at the same price.

According to Terrarium Labs, a 256 Gbit Stacker NAND module paired with a regular 256 Gbit NAND module will double the effective capacity for very little cost – 768 Gbit of lossy storage + 256 Gbit of lossless storage.

Below is a prototype M.2 SSD module they created out of one regular 256 Gbit NAND module and two 256 Gbit Stacker NAND modules for 2.33X the effective storage capacity – 1,792 Gbits of storage, instead of just 768 Gbits. That’s just over 1,000 Gbits of extra storage!

Although Terrarium Labs admits that their lossy compression algorithm will reduce image quality, they say that at 3X, this is minimal and will only be obvious if the pictures or videos are examined very closely. They also pointed out that some of the filters used will actually reduce noise, which enhances picture and video quality.

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Photo Comparison

Obviously, we found that hard to believe, so they invited us to send them some photo samples. We sent them a dozen photo samples from the ASUS ZenPad 7.0 and the recently-reviewed honor 5X smartphone. Take a look at the four comparisons of their lossy compression filters at work.

They are correct that the difference is subtle and only apparent up close. There is some loss of detail, but also less noise. But would you accept such changes?

 

Adaptable

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Terrarium partners can pair the Terrarium Stacker processor with any number of NAND modules, and choose either lossless or lossy compression, or both.

Terrarium is also offering the compression software to partners who prefer to do without the processor, but it may sap up to 30% of a quad-core processor’s cycles.

They claim they’re currently in talks with the top smartphone manufacturers from the United States, Korea and China to introduce the Stacker processor and/or software into the next-generation smartphones.

 

Fun Fact

Tech old-timers will remember Stacker, the disk compression utility for MS-DOS. It not only doubled the capacity of our puny 42 MB hard disk drives, it also sped up reads and writes by compressing data before they were written to the abysmally-slow hard disk drives of the day. However, Stac Electronics, the company that developed Stacker soon crumbled after Microsoft introduced their free DoubleSpace disk compression software.

Little known to many, Stac Electronics spun off a chip making company called Hifn, which makes encryption and compression processors. Some of Hifn’s key engineers are those who helped form Terrarium Labs. That’s why they named their first product – Stacker.

 

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