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Samsung is a Korea based company that was founded in 1938, and is one of the most popular and successful electronics companies in the world. Like its most businesses, Samsung's mobile division creates products that are widely sold all over the world. Today Samsung smartphones are powered by Google's Android OS and Samsung's own BADA OS. Some popular Samsung devices include Nexus S, Galaxy S series, and more. Read our Samsung coverage for the latest news, reviews and videos about Samsung smartphones:

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    The Samsung Galaxy Note is the original phone-tablet hybrid. Each year we get an updated one, and each year we compare the new model with its immediate predecessor to see what’s changed. This year, those changes run to the very core of what it means to be a Note. Join us for our latest comparison, as we dissect the differences between the Galaxy Note 5 and its Note 4 forerunner! Galaxy Note 5 vs Galaxy Note 4   Hardware The changes here are most pronounced in hardware, and many of them are upgrades. The imitation leather back cover has given way to curved glass, last year’s ...

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    Even though there was reason to think something might be awry when it came to Samsung's plans to sell the Galaxy Note 5 in markets around the world, it was still a bit shocking when the phone actually launched and we heard Samsung confirm that it had no immediate plans to sell the phablet to European smartphone users. While it remains to be seen if Samsung will eventually get around to bringing the Note 5 to the continent, other smartphone manufacturers are seizing upon the opportunity to spin this ill-received decision for their own PR benefit, as we see LG doing today. A regional LG ...

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    Samsung may not have been quite ready to launch its first round-screened smartwatch at its Unpacked event last week, but just because it's holding back the formal introduction of the Gear S2 until IFA next month doesn't mean that the company can't get in a few teasers in the meantime. Our first arrived at Unpacked itself, where Samsung revealed the Gear S2 name and gave us a few brief looks at the hardware; some additional pics followed shortly. Today we get to check out maybe the most detailed look at the wearable to date, as Samsung publishes a short video that shows off the smartwatch's ...

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    For its Samsung Pay (re)launch at the company's recent Unpacked event, Samsung was all about emphasizing the service's compatibility: while competing mobile payment services may only work where retailers have NFC-enabled POS terminals, the magstripe emulation built in to Samsung's phones enables Samsung Pay to work with existing credit card infrastructure. Has Samsung finally solved the compatibility question, crafting a mobile payment solution where users would no longer have to worry about how they could and couldn't use their phones to make purchases? Not quite, as it seems, as we get ...

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    With the launch of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge earlier this year, Samsung really put a priority on wireless charging support. Beyond being built right in to these phones themselves – not requiring any hardware add-ons – the hardware was designed to be compatible across popular standards, working just as well with WPC (Qi) as with PMA systems. But for the new Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+, Samsung wanted to step up its wireless charging game even more, and announced support for advanced high-speed wireless charging, capable of fully charging a completely dead battery in just ...

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    There was a time (not too long ago) when Samsung reigned supreme in the fuzzy space that existed somewhere between a smartphone and tablet. We dubbed these devices "phablets", and although that sounded pretty funny, the term sort of stuck. These devices bridged the gap between the previously distinctly different device types. Screens were bigger, that was the first thing you'd notice when comparing devices, but those weren't the only things that were different. Phablets generally had bigger, removable batteries, not just to power their larger screens, but to extend the usable time we ...

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    Galaxy Note 5 pre-orders are available since the announcement on August 13, and the same is valid for the Galaxy S6 edge+. You will be able to get yours, if you have pre-ordered, starting this Friday, August 21. That was the initial plan, and then T-mobile's CEO came along and turned the status quo upside down. According to John Legere, Magenta will simply skip the entire pre-order process. Those of you who want a Galaxy Note 5 or a Galaxy S6 edge+ will be able to buy one starting Tuesday, August 18, 6a PT, and T-mobile will ship it out immediately. You can order yours either online with ...

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    It's well into year four of the Samsung vs. Apple patent war and we're still centered upon the initial case that was filed by Apple and resulted in Samsung having to pay near $1 billion in damages. Samsung has since made repeated appeals at different claims, hoping to overturn some, if not all of the damages. It's won once and has taken off a $380 million chunk of the penalty, but there was still more than half a billion on the tab. Today, we found out that the US Patent and Trademark Office may be rejecting a key Apple patent that served as the foundation of a lot of the remaining ...

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    Samsung's Galaxy S family of smartphones may be the manufacturer's most well known, but the S clan is far from the only group of handsets taking the Galaxy name. In recent years we've seen the flagship S line joined by the Galaxy J, Galaxy A, and Galaxy E brands, all attempting to offer users a little something different and help flesh-out the company's handset offerings, across price points and markets. There's a whole big alphabet out there, though, with plenty of untapped possibilities for additional Galaxy lines, and today we hear about what Samsung's next might be, as sources discuss ...

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    Last week saw the debut of the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+, and while these are certainly some high-end phones worth getting excited about, they didn't launch without a few complaints being raised, maybe most vocally concerning Samsung's decisions regarding the batteries and removable storage options for these models: and in the case of the latter, that there simply weren't any options to be had, with Samsung dropping long-present microSD support. As a result, we found ourselves looking for extra internal storage, and once again ran into Samsung making cuts: neither the Note 5 nor ...

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    To call it controversial would be an understatement. The Galaxy Note 5 is gorgeous, taking from the design of the Galaxy S6, and expanding upon it with a curved back for improved ergonomics, and of course Samsung’s S Pen stylus. The 5.7” QHD AMOLED display is among the best we’ve ever used, and the bump up to 4 GB of RAM on top of already unprecedented specs make the Note 5 one of the most powerful and attractive handsets currently on the market. But this time around, there’s no longer support for microSD expansion or a removable battery, two things that until now have been ...

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    If you're one of the many users who enjoy the size and power of the Galaxy Note series, but don't care one way or the other for the S Pen that comes with it, Samsung thinks it may have just the answer you're looking for. When the company unveiled the Galaxy S6 edge back in April, we were captivated by its dual edge display, but is this new phablet just a blown up version of the same phone we've had for months? Well, that's what we intend to find out, as we begin our coverage of the Galaxy S6 edge+, alongside the Galaxy Note 5 unveiled at the same Unpacked event last week. Will the S6 ...

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    Since this past Thursday, Samsung has been the discussion centerpiece of the mobile tech world. At its Unpacked event in New York, we saw some elegant hardware within the Galaxy S6 edge+ and the Galaxy Note 5. Some say they might be too elegant to serve power users and too reliant on the Galaxy S6's and Galaxy S6 Edge's design languages. As you consider your buying options from the place you're buying from this upcoming fall, should this phablet deserve a place on your list? Well, consider this our official kickoff of the Pocketnow review period for the Note 5 as we see whether or not it ...

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    Update: After updated coverage from ePrice, we are now able to dispel claims that dual-SIM models of the Galaxy Note 5 have microSD expansion. They do not. Check out source link 2. The original story is below. So, does this mean that we throw out all the editorials that we've just written? Does it mean that everyone can stop complaining? Does it mean that Samsung has listened to the thronging internet masses like it says it has? Only if you live in a territory where you can pull up a dual-SIM Galaxy Note 5. And since we know that most of Europe is not going to see the Note 5 anyhow (or ...

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    Update: The YouTube companion video is up, if you prefer listening to your podcasts that way. If you want us to keep on doing these companion videos in lieu of a live Hangouts during busy weeks like these, please give the video a like and subscribe to Pocketnow if you haven't already. It helps us know that our efforts are in the right place. Thanks! Samsung had a few boxes it had to ... unpack on Thursday. One of them contained a device we've really been waiting for. The other held a phone that basically came out this past spring. The compliments and complaints flew, the hands-ons were ...

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    It was just about a month ago when we got the first sign that things might not be shaping up as expected for the Galaxy Note 5 and European markets. While rumors talked about international availability from North America to Asia, a theory emerged that Samsung might sit Europe out for the phablet's debut, and sales might only get started at some unspecified future date. We weren't too inclined to put much faith in the idea at the time, especially considering the sales Samsung would be passing up, but then yesterday, as the Note 5 went official, everything changed. First we learned that the ...

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    Going in to yesterday's Samsung Unpacked event, we had fair warning that we wouldn't end up seeing a new smartwatch. Despite Samsung having long confirmed plans that it's developing a new wearable, and one with a round screen, at that, rumors suggested the smartwatch wouldn't share the stage with the new Galaxy Note 5, and indeed, it did not. What we got instead was confirmation that Samsung would hold its smartwatch announcement back for IFA in early September. That, and an official name: the Gear S2. During its Unpacked event, Samsung shared a few quick pics of the wearable, and while ...

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    Just as Apple has famously overused words like magical, innovative, and revolutionary when describing its own products, Samsung is pretty fond of calling its flagship handsets each year "The Next Big Thing." While that's usually a marketing slogan reserved for its tremendously successful Galaxy S series, this year's Galaxy Unpacked event may have been a better time to break out that boisterous title. Not only did we see the Galaxy Note 5 this Thursday morning, but Samsung also introduced the Galaxy S6 edge+, a phone that's even bigger than the syllable count of its name. It's packing ...

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    Remember when the company even announced Samsung Pay? It was with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge debut. Samsung promised a launch within the year and we got it. In addition to tap-and-go NFC payments, thanks to acquired technology from LoopPay, you can swipe your Samsung phone (S6 or later) down most magnetic stripe readers. But the laggard mobile payment system still needs to mount a credible challenge to its forerunners Apple Pay and Google Wallet — soon to be with Android Pay. And to do that, it will need to hop, skip and jump fast while a new type of "payphone" is still new to ...

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    Samsung finally unveiled the newest addition to its long-running phablet line, Galaxy Note 5, to the world earlier today, and with it came the confirmation of nearly all of the rumors we've been circulating for the past several weeks. The new metal and glass design inspired by the Galaxy S6. The spring-loaded S Pen stylus. The sort of surprisingly small 3000 mAh battery. Most importantly, the omission of expandable storage and a removable battery. For all of the great new software features Samsung has added on to the Galaxy Note 5, there were quite a few changes made to the hardware ...

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    Apple filed suit against Samsung back in 2011, claiming that 25 products from the Korean OEM infringed patents it owned. Counterclaims were filed. Suits were thrown all across the map from Korea to Japan to Australia. Battles were won and lost on both sides. Both sides appeared to have some crack lawyers. It wasn't before August 2012 that the root case in all of this mess, dubbed "Apple I," was sorted out with a $930 million award to the Cupertino tech company. Samsung appealed a part of the ruling this year that related to $400 million of the total damages. Today, the Federal Circuit ...

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    There's a lot of talk floating around about the latest Galaxy Note. From one perspective, it's Samsung's most beautiful phablet yet, porting the top-notch design of the Galaxy S6 to the Note family and bumping some specs in the process. From another, it represents a watering down of an iconic brand once partly known for its no-compromises feature load. We made the case for both sides on the latest episode of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast (coming soon) but there's one thing we're pretty sure most folks can agree on: that keyboard case Samsung's selling alongside it is a very special ...

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    Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 is official and you'll be able to get one on August 21st. But is it still going to appeal to power users? Here's what Samsung took out of the Galaxy Note 5, and what was left in. Earlier today we talked about rumors which indicated that Samsung would be using a non-removable battery in the Note 5, and wouldn't be including a microsd slot. So far, those rumors seem to hold true - however, it might not be as bad as it seems. Removable Battery Unlike other Notes before it, the Note 5 will not be coming with a user replaceable battery. This means users will have to ...

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    Samsung's launch o the Galaxy Note 5 has proven to be a significant departure from any Galaxy Note in the past. That smartphone lineup that was once known for a powerhouse without compromise has now been retooled to be more of an elegant piece of technology. That said, it seems that design isn't the only major change with this lineup. It seems that Samsung representatives in London have confirmed that there are no plans to launch the Galaxy Note 5 in the UK. To provide some context, we did hear some rumors that Samsung would limit the launch of the Galaxy Note 5, and focus more on the ...

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    Today at its Unpacked event, Samsung announced the new Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+, two phones with a heck of a lot in common. Beyond the usual stuff like SoC and RAM, those similarities extended to the same four color options, as well as the same choice of storage capacity. In its official on-stage announcement, Samsung mentioned both handsets coming in your choice of either 32GB or 64GB storage. Those same 32/64 options appear in Samsung's formal press release, as well as in the announcements we're seeing from carriers as they get started with pre-orders of the phones. What about ...

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