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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 S5, while not a showstopper or ground-breaking piece of hardware, is a great smartphone, designed to appeal to a very large demographic. However, its size is simply too large for some. What if there were a device with almost the exact same specifications in a smaller package? Would that phone be as good – or even better – than the Galaxy S5? That phone does exist but, unsurprisingly, it isn't made by Samsung. Instead, Sony makes it, and it's the smaller version of its newest hero device, the Xperia Z3. It's called the Xperia Z3 Compact and it's nearly a spec for ...

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    Samsung is on to something big with the Galaxy Note 4, and we're not just referring to its size. The device was highly praised by our team as we got some hands-on time with it at IFA in Berlin, and we'll admit it's one of the devices we're anticipating most for this holiday season. If you thought we were the only ones excited, think again, as it seems to be significantly delayed in certain parts of the world. Samsung had committed to have the Galaxy Note 4 arrive to customers in the UK on October 10, but it seems that those plans just got ditched. Samsung Mobile UK has just replied to a ...

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    Nobody wants a broken smartphone, but accidents happen, hardware fails, and all it takes is some bad luck to leave us high and dry without a functional handset. In order to protect themselves against such disaster, plenty of phone users pick up insurance, replacement plans, extended warranties – any sort of service that helps cushion the blow of repair or replacements costs and gets a working phone back in their hands as soon as possible. Apple's got its AppleCare+, and today we learn of a similar service coming from Samsung, as the manufacturer begins selling its Protection Plus Mobile ...

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    On the surface, it may seem like the HTC Desire EYE and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 are entirely different beasts, but as it turns out... never mind, this really is no contest. We try to find just how large a spec gap lies between the two phones in our HTC Desire EYE vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 specs comparison, right down below. Let us begin by first stating that there is only one category where the Desire EYE beats out the Note 4, and that's also the most obvious one: the front-facing camera. Seeing as though HTC's shoved a 13MP BSI sensor and dual-LED flash in the front of the Desire EYE, ...

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    Samsung is definitely not having its best couple of quarters when it comes to its economics, but we wish this was the only drama the Korean giant faces right now. We've seen the continuous patent lawsuits that the company has lost against Apple, and we also know this is not the only lawsuit Samsung faces. NVIDIA is another company that's currently battling Samsung over patents, and some recent developments might complicate things even more. NVIDIA has recently announced that the ITC (US International Trade Commission) has voted to investigate whether certain of Samsung's recent devices ...

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    For some, there's nothing cooler than to be able to immerse yourself in the game you enjoy the most. Playing games on a touch screen can be cumbersome as you either cover the screen with your fingers, or you simply can't enjoy the lack of physical controls. Samsung is trying to solve that with its Gear VR, though new reports claim that it isn't succeeding yet. Reports claim that the Gear VR is considerably overheating after around 25 minutes of use. It is definitely uncomfortable for any product to overheat after use, but for this to be a device that you wear on your head, a lot needs to ...

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    For as intriguing a smartphone as the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is, it's also been a frustrating one to talk about, as even as we find ourselves over a month post-launch, plenty of important details about the model's release have continued to be unavailable. Questions about pricing have forced us to turn to retailer pre-orders, and the best we'd managed to come up with in regards to availability is this vague “later this year” release window. Today Samsung finally comes through with some new launch details, committing to getting Note Edge sales underway by the end of the month. Before ...

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    At the end of August, Nokia shared important information about the fate of its Here Maps offering, namely, that it will soon be available for Android users. There was a catch though: as an effect on an agreement between Nokia and Samsung, Here Maps for Android will initially be only available for Samsung Galaxy devices. If you do, however, have a such a gadget in your hand, look for Here Maps for Android (currently in beta) in the Samsung Galaxy Apps Store, also linked in the source below. You'll be able to take advantage of offline maps and turn-by-turn navigation in all those situations ...

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    After bending the Note 4 a week ago, because it can take it (and mostly because the iPhone 6 Plus can't take it: #bendgate), Samsung has officially published a Galaxy Note 4 drop test video on its YouTube channel. Fueled mostly by the success of its previous campaign showing off the durability of the phablet (or simply because it wants to show you just how tough it is), the smartphone in this video is repeatedly dropped from different heights and different angles. Whether it's concrete or solid granite, Samsung drops its phablet on it. The Note 4 drop test video also contains a nice ...

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    If you're the biggest smartphone manufacturer in the world, we also expect you to be the most successful one when it comes to income, but Samsung has not been having its best times lately. We've seen the company's numbers slip quarter over quarter, and instead of things changing with its new line of products, problems just get deeper. We've seen the company move employees around in order to make its mobile division more efficient, but today's numbers might require some more of that. Samsung's Q3 results show that the company's profits have sunk 60% when compared to the same quarter last ...

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    In the last two years or so, one word in particular has become increasingly popular in this industry: flagship. Samsung’s new flagship this or that. What’s the best flagship of 2013? Is this new phone Company X's flagship? It gets tossed around endlessly, and practically every new high-end smartphone is considered a “flagship”. But what is a flagship, exactly? What does the term actually mean? Are we using it improperly and, thusly, altering its meaning in the mobile realm? According to Wikipedia, a flagship is "the best or most important thing owned or produced by a particular ...

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    Samsung arrived at the IFA in Berlin last month ready to impress, bringing along hardware like the Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge, Gear VR, and Gear S. And while we were expecting a lot of those devices, the company still managed to deliver a few surprises, like its new Galaxy Tab Active. After all, the company had introduced so many new tablets already in 2014 that we figured it had the whole tablet thing out of its system for awhile – but then again, this is Samsung we're talking about, a company never known for much in the way of restraint. The Tab Active certainly wasn't a flagship-level ...

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    Just yesterday we were checking out the latest leaks surrounding Samsung's upcoming Galaxy A-series, the descendents of the also-still-new Galaxy Alpha, and we had the opportunity to check out a new render of the Galaxy A5. At the time we noted that it sure seemed like this phone was getting ready to launch in the near future, and today we're picking up a better sense of just when that might be, with a new source talking about A5 availability, as well as some A7 hardware specs. Supposedly, Samsung is planning to announce the Galaxy A5 (and, we assume, the A3 and A7) sometime later this ...

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    One of the many reasons the Galaxy Note line of products from Samsung is so popular is because of the S Pen, and all of the software features that are baked-in to TouchWiz allowing the stylus to serve as a useful productivity tool. With the Note 4's release, the list of features has become so long, that it was decided that a whole Samsung S Pen video was to be produced to help Note 4 owners (and soon-to-be owners) out with their new phone. You're walked through three features: Smart Select - Capture and Share, Smart Select - Link to related apps, and Photo Note. The former lets you capture ...

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    It's hardly a surprise that Samsung is hard at work at yet another phone, but we're always excited to see every last one of the devices the OEM puts out. The latest looks to be a continuation of the Galaxy Alpha line of metal-trimmed smartphones, the Galaxy A5. We just saw press renders leak of it earlier today, and now we have our hands all over a Samsung Galaxy A5 benchmark, revealing a 64-bit processor and more. There's supposedly a 4.8-inch 720p display, contrary to what we heard earlier about a 5-inch screen. The benchmark also divulges the inclusion of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 ...

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