In January, movie ticket company Fandango reported that Black Panther set a record for ticket presales for Marvel movies (beating out 2016’s Captain America: Civil War’s previous record), setting up it up for a massive box office haul that’s since surpassed $ 1 billion. Tickets for Marvel’s upcoming Avengers: Infinity War just went on sale on Friday, and Variety reports that the ticket sales for the film have already blew past Black Panther’s record — in just six hours.
Marvel released its final trailer for the superhero team-up movie yesterday in conjunction with the start of ticket sales, which comes out on April 27th. Variety says that Fandango released results from a user survey that showed a high level of excitement for the film,…
The final Infinity War trailer presents a terrifying, monumental threat to earth. Armies clash. Dead bodies are strewn about the screen. Music blares. Impressive percussion stirs up emotions. Lightning cracks. And at the center of it all is… Thanos! The terrifying universe-destroyer! Who, unfortunately, looks like a bald purple plastic mannequin with weird grooves in his chin to make up for the fact that he can’t grow a beard.
There’s no kind way to put it: Thanos isn’t impressive; he’s ridiculous. A villain named after death should look frightening, maybe with some sort of visual reference to death. Instead, Thanos comes across as an over-inflated cousin of Grimace from McDonald’s marketing. Except Grimace is actually kind of scary.
Marvel Cinematic Universe fans are going to be able to see the next big installment a little sooner than expected. Today, Marvel Studios announced that the worldwide release date of Avengers: Infinity War has been moved to April 27th, a full week in advance of the previous May 4th date.
The announcement came in the form of an exchange on Twitter, with Marvel tweeting a teaser about the film, and star Robert Downey, Jr. responding. The two accounts went back and forth — I’m not going to lie, it was pretty cute — before the new release date was formally revealed.
Any chance I could see it earlier?
— Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) March 1, 2018
Great. With friends?
— Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) March 1, 2018
The latest teaser for Avengers: Infinity War debuted during the Super Bowl tonight, and features all your favorite heroes from the various Marvel properties that have been piling and interlocking for the last 10 years.
Black Panther is there, as is the original set of Avengers, as is the Guardians of the Galaxy crew, Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange, Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, and Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man. This should be fun and very confusing! They’re all teaming up to face down Thanos, the evil space god last seen in a post-credits scene from 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. He was fully introduced as a primary villain in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, but his status as the big bad guy of the extended universe was hinted at in a…
Samsung is bringing the Infinity Display design that it debuted on the Galaxy S8 to more devices.
The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) are now official. Like the Galaxy S8 and S8+, the new A8 and A8+ feature tall displays with 18.5:9 aspect ratios and slim bezels. The A8 features a 5.6-inch 2220×1080 Super AMOLED display while the A8+ has a 6-inch 2220×1080 screen. Both phones lack physical home buttons, giving them a clean, curved glass front.
Around back, each phone features more curved glass and a 16-megapixel rear camera with phase detection autofocus and an f/1.7 aperture. There’s also a rear fingerprint reader, but thankfully Samsung has placed it below the rear camera on both phones rather than to its right like on the Galaxy S8 and S8+.
Both the A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) also offer dual front-facing camera setups, with one 16-megapixel f/1.9 sensor and one 8-megapixel f/1.9 sensor. You can use these two cameras along with the Live Focus feature to give your selfies a blurry background which can be applied before or after you take the photo.
Inside the IP68 water and dust resistant bodies of the Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) is an octa-core processor, NFC, and a microSD card slot. The A8 offers 4GB of RAM, 32/64GB of storage, and a 3,000mAh battery, while the A8+ steps up to 4/6GB of RAM, 32/64GB of storage, and a 3,500mAh battery.
Rounding out the feature set for both phones is USB-C, Samsung Pay support, and Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Also of note is that these phones are the first in Samsung’s Galaxy A series of devices to support Samsung Gear VR, bringing Gear VR capabilities to a new price range.
Samsung says that the Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) will launch in early January 2018. Not other launch or pricing info is available.
The Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) look like solid additions to Samsung’s lineup. Smartphones with tall, all-screen designs are all the rage now, and these phones ought to help bring that kind of hardware to more people. They’re also interesting because they have rear fingerprint readers below their displays, which could be a hint about where Samsung will place the fingerprint readers on the Galaxy S9 and S9+.
Meet the Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) – Samsung’s new naming scheme hides it, but these are the successors to the Galaxy A5 (2017) and A7 (2017). These two sit closer to the S-series than any of their predecessors and even bring something unique. On the front is Samsung’s first dual selfie camera – a 16MP + 8MP combo. The Live Focus feature lets you chose whether the background is in focus or blurred to a soft bokeh. The phone will seamlessly switch between the two front cameras to get the effect you need. The main camera has been upgraded with a brighter f/1.7 aperture for…
Samsung’s most recent Galaxy A-series models were released at the start of this year, way back in January, so it’s safe to assume the next generation will make an appearance around the same time early next year. There have been plenty of rumors about the mid-range lineup, and we’re pretty sure the naming convention will be changing, with this year’s A5 and A7 becoming the A8 and A8+.
New information coming from a leaked user manual confirms that the new A-series devices will have dual front-facing cameras and a Galaxy S8-esque ‘Infinity Display’ – or an 18:9 screen with minimal bezels.
Samsung Galaxy A8 will have dual front cameras and infinity display, according to leaked manual was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
As this year nears its end, we’re getting ever closer to the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy A (2018) series, comprised of follow-ups to the Galaxy A (2017) devices of course. Today the upcoming Galaxy A5 (2018) has been leaked once again. This time around we get to see it inside a case, in four different color versions. As rumored extensively before, the A (2018) family will sport Infinity Displays, and the A5 is no exception. Samsung is intent on bringing one of the main differentiators of its high-end S and Note lines to the mid-range with the new A series. Like 2017’s flagship Samsungs, the…