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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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    Samsung’s reaction to the whole Galaxy Note 7 chain-of-explosions debacle was certainly prompt and fair, with all buyers offered full refunds off the bat or eventual safe-to-use replacement devices, but many mistakes were made in handling and enforcing the global recall, not to mention the phablet’s very production. As you may have already suspected, the Korean tech giant reportedly cut corners in accelerating the dual-edged S Pen 5.7-incher’s launch for iPhone-undercutting purposes. But even after repeatedly apologizing to its customers, and vowing to right all wrongs, Samsung would ...

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    Will the madness and uncertainty ever end? Can Samsung still regain the trust of millions of endangered customers, as well as a few who were actually physically injured by faulty Galaxy Note 7 units sold in markets as diverse as the US, Korea and Australia? Not if recent fire reports in China turn out to be authentic. For the time being, we’d like to keep our skeptical hats on, since Samsung specifically green-lighted sales of the dual-curved S Pen phablet on those uber-competitive shores, ensuring buyers they’ll be getting devices with batteries inside supplied by a different company. ...

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    One of the first lawsuits in the Galaxy Note 7 recall saga was filed on Friday. Jonathan Strobel of Florida alleges that endured wounds as a result of his phone's battery exploding while shopping at a Palm Beach Gardens Costco on September 9, a week after a voluntary recall was issued, but a week before a government-sanctioned recall followed. It was on Thursday that the Consumer Product Safety Commission officially recalled about 1 million devices. Strobel's lawyer Keith Pierro claimed that his client was severely burned on his thigh and his left thumb in an attempt to distance himself ...

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    The following piece of news comes out of multiple first-hand accounts posted to Reddit — it's a forum of questionable repute, especially after when Samsung shot down a report about Galaxy Note 7 remote deactivations. But it seems like if there's any way to tell that we're on the downhill of Samsung's recall process of some phones with explosive batteries, it's with the start of a status quo exchange program. Those who have registered with Best Buy to get notified of when new, safe Galaxy Note 7 units were available have started getting the notifications. However, when customers arrived ...

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    The Galaxy Note 7 has been recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission for an endemic and potentially explosive battery quality assurance issue. But you can't just blame the media for having the CPSC look into cases of other exploding Galaxy phones, too. Other Samsung phones which have also had their batteries exploded recently include what's been reported first as a Note 7 by the New York Post, then as a Galaxy Core series device by WNBC-TV and now, a Galaxy S4 by ABC News, and a few Galaxy S7 phones, too. Some of those cases are now in the hands of the CPSC. Another case from ...

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    When not busy urging Galaxy Note 7 buyers to return the hazardous S Pen phablet, handling exchanges, and giving out compensatory freebies, Samsung likes to flood the global mid-range market with 2017 upgrades of A3, A5 and A7 models (already?), a somewhat tardy 2016 A8 configuration, and a Galaxy A9 Pro that doesn’t really need a year attached to its name. This 6-incher comes as close to flagship Android material as it gets, falling short of the hero title due mostly to Full HD screen resolution and an octa-core Snapdragon 652, not 820 or 821, processor. Otherwise, power users can’t ...

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    The official wheels are finally turning to ensure Galaxy Note 7 fires and explosions come to a halt instead of potentially (and catastrophically) spreading to public transportation. Hot on the heels of the CPSC’s long overdue formal involvement in the previously unsanctioned recall process, the US Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has just issued safety requirements for airline passengers or crew traveling with a Note 7 device “subject to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Recall No.16-266.” Mind you, we’re talking ...

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    Enough confusion, speculation, mixed public messages, and failed attempts at containing one of the biggest scandals in the smartphone industry’s history without properly involving the authorities. Samsung is ready to take the bull by the horns at last, working with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission to ensure the “about 1 million” hazardous Galaxy Note 7 devices sold in the country before September 15 are all taken off the streets, replaced, and buried somewhere they can do no more harm. Speaking of, the CPSC has confirmed the overheating battery report count now ...

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    We're running a special segment this week to discuss Samsung and the response to the Note 7. Is the media doing a fair job in reporting on these incidents? Has Samsung responded appropriately? Is there any way to salvage the Galaxy brand name? Also, the iPhone 7 will be in our hands in less than 24 hours, and it's apparently selling out like crazy! HTC has a new phone headed to Sprint! We've got a fresh look at the Google Pixel phone! Microsoft kills the Lumia! Watch the live video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on September 15th (click here for your local time), or check out the ...

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    Keeping with the virtual experience theme, we turn to Samsung and its Gear 360 camera, the first consumer-grade camera dedicated to 360° visual content. But what if consumer-grade just isn't enough for you? We're seeing more of these 360° documentaries coming around all the time, but the visual quality hasn't been something to write home about. Maybe a Gear 360 Pro could change that, according to SamMobile. There aren't any specifics about the device just yet, but a "Pro" model would presumedly entail "improved image and video quality as well as more features." The Gear 360 out on ...

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    It’s perhaps needless to stress that, wherever or however you might intend to travel, by car, bus, train or plane, continuing to use and especially charging potentially hazardous Galaxy Note 7 units isn’t a good idea. But just as an extra precaution, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has taken to Twitter the other day to urge its customers “not to use or charge their #Samsung Galaxy Note 7 mobile device on trains and buses.” Similar to a number of airlines around the world, the public benefit corporation responsible for public transportation in the US state of New ...

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    When Motorola, or just Moto, how parent company Lenovo likes to call the Android OEM these days, pointed the finger at Samsung for allegedly “stealing” its “original” Always On Display feature about a month ago, the attack came off as bitter, misguided and even a little desperate. Then, while everyone was mocking the newly unveiled iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, the Moto Z makers again took aim at the troubled Galaxy Note 7-producing Korean giant, accusing it of not adhering to “the highest standards in quality and testing” of batteries. Relatively fair point, though it still felt low to ...

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    Samsung is in full damage control mode as exploding Galaxy phone reports don’t seem to be slowing down even with the Note 7 recall effectively going global of late, and while the Korean tech giant would never admit it, your best replacement for the newest flagship phablet is probably the company’s previous hero device. Think about it, why wait up to a few more weeks, risk the next Galaxy Note 7 batch presenting its own manufacturing flaws, and settle for a modest J-series handheld in the meantime, if you can even get that from your retailer of choice, when the S7 Edge is here, ...

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    Roughly 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 units sold by Samsung from Korea to the US, Canada, Australia and even China are clearly not safe to use under any circumstances, especially while charging, endangering private and public property and causing minor harm to a number of people around the world, so why aren’t they all being returned? You can get full refunds if you so choose, replacement devices with working batteries shouldn’t take much longer, and Samsung will give you temporary J-series subs while you wait. And still, you insist on rolling the dice. At this point, we doubt another car ...

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    Popular Weibo tech analyst Bing Yuzhou isn't afraid to toss around silicon and yap about it like the rest of their kind. AnTuTu here, HiSilicon over there, CPU, GPU, multi-thread, multi-core... just a whole bunch of numbers get put out there. But since we're in Galaxy S8 territory and looking towards what a rumored Exynos 8895 might have, we find ourselves without any evidence at this point, so take this news lightly. Bing posted that the 8895 has a top speed potential of 3.0GHz and can score a 2,301 in an unnamed single-thread test (maybe Geekbench) and 7,019 in a multi-thread test. The ...

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    We've been triangulating Samsung's next move after it had to suffer through the Galaxy Note 7 recall. A burst of Galaxy S8 chatter was quick to surround the chaebol's Note 7 introduction and then its recall announcement, faster than previous years. Perhaps, the tech press surmised, the next Galaxy S would chase away this burning, bitter pill. Well, financial analysts are agreeing as their intel suggests that Samsung cannot afford to wait through the first quarter of next year to launch the S8. For one, Mirae Asset Securities suggests that Samsung would do better forwarding S8 sales than ...

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    As Samsung continues pressing further recalls for its defective and exploding Galaxy Note 7 devices around the world, it's also finalizing new units that will be shipped to replace each and every one of them. Plans in Australia have new units out by next week while the US is getting an "expedited" treatment. How sped up? Maybe a hint could be found in responses from Samsung Canada as it is working to replace about 22,000 units in the country. Customers were asked — and encouraged by Health Canada — to register for a Note 7 exchange program. Once that was done, users received an email ...

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    If you were expecting some long overdue positive development on the exploding Samsung phone news front, we guess you’ll just have to wait until next week, when replacements for faulty Galaxy Note 7 units should gradually start shipping around the world. Meanwhile, more Galaxy devices, including older ones, are seen suspiciously blowing up on camera, software patches near their rollout for battery charge-limiting purposes, and the global Note 7 recall that reached Canada the other day now spreads to China. But fret not, as only 1,858 copies of the hazardous S Pen phablet sold in the ...

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    With the Galaxy Note 7 currently not safe to use, and dependable new inventory for folks who didn’t prematurely buy an explosive original variant still needing several weeks to become available, there’s little reason to pick up the “New” Samsung Gear VR headset, aka “Latest Edition.” As long as you plan to hold on to your micro USB-supporting Galaxy Note 5, S6 Edge+, S6, S6 Edge, S7 or S7 Edge, you might as well save a few bucks and get the first Gear VR Consumer Edition, model number SM-R322. Granted, its field of view is limited to 96 degrees, compared to 101 for the ...

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    We’re going to be brutally honest with you off the bat here. Sometimes, electronic devices will break sans an apparent cause. And in very rare cases, they’ll do so by overheating, catching fire and, ultimately, blowing up, threatening the user’s well-being. Phones, tablets, laptops, desktops, you name it, it happens, regardless of the make and model. Of course, when it happens on a relatively large scale, it’s the manufacturer’s fault for cutting quality control corners, recklessly speeding up production, and not discovering a damning component defect. But if all of a sudden ...

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    The Brooklyn, New York, boy that had one of his hands burned by an exploding battery within a Samsung smartphone is still shook up, but is doing okay overall this week. But the Samsung smartphone that was reported to be a recalled Galaxy Note 7 by the New York Post — a rag with a very spotty record — was not as such. WNBC-TV reported yesterday that the phone was actually a Galaxy Core phone, specifically the Galaxy Core Prime, a phone not under recall by Samsung. The explosion, which happened as six-year-old Kadim Lewis was playing games on the phone, is currently considered an ...

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    Desperate times call for desperate measures, and while Samsung insists no potentially hazardous Galaxy Note 7 units will be remotely deactivated, some kind of a backup plan needs to be worked out to keep stubborn users from hurting themselves and those around them. As BNP Paribas analyst Peter Yu recently told the Associated Press, Samsung “has to contain the battery explosions but people are not returning the phones.” Why? Misinformation, recklessness, or just good old fashioned laziness, you name it, and it probably applies in a vexing number of cases for thousands of ticking time ...

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    It’s the same slightly larger, beefier 10.1-inch 2016 derivation of the 9.7-inch mid-range Galaxy Tab A released back in the spring of 2015, now including a dedicated slot for a productivity and creativity-enhancing S Pen accessory. That’s the “new” Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2016) with S Pen in a nutshell, and it costs the rough equivalent of $445 (489,000 won) over in Korea. It doesn’t run full Windows 10, and settles for a conventional slate form factor rather than a hip 2-in-1 convertible setup, also sticking to a PLS LCD screen instead of making the jump to an arguably sharper ...

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    Remember how quickly the Galaxy Note 7 explosion frenzy escalated, from one or two reported cases to 35 worldwide, at which point Samsung pulled the plug on sales and started recalling potentially hazardous devices? It turns out those were the good times, as you may have suspected by following the news lately, and unfortunately seeing no substantial drop in coverage of high-profile fire incidents causing harm to children, destroying expensive automobiles, and burning down residential garages. Unsurprisingly therefore, the grand total of Galaxy Note 7 battery overheating instances reported ...

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    Checking back in on one of the more unique phones in Samsung’s lineup, Jaime tackled the main review for this beauty, but we couldn’t let him have all the fun. For 2016 this manufacturer focused on refining the Galaxy, improving on what worked, fixing what didn’t. Though the Galaxy S6 Active was a formidable entry last year. The S7 Active also represents a focus on refinement. Increasing the battery capacity, replacing the micro SD card expansion, and providing the first fingerprint sensor on a rugged phone, the S7 boasts some welcome improvements over its predecessor, though the ...

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