Posts tagged with: Samsung

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 Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge aren't the only upcoming Samsung models we've been tracking, and beyond smartphones entirely we've been hearing about plans for a couple new tablets. After introducing the OLED-screened Galaxy Tab S last year, rumors have suggested Samsung could be cooking-up some new models, and we've both seen mention of a few specific model numbers, as well as claims that the tablets could be fantastically thin. One big question we've had concerns the shape of the Galaxy Tab S2, amidst suggestions that Samsung could be jumping on the 4:3 bandwagon like the Nexus 9 or ...

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    Samsung is clearly famous for playing the smartphone game as a worthy adversary, and as a worthy partner as well. On one hand, Samsung is Apple and LG's worse nightmare when it comes to market share competition, but on the other, Samsung is also their most important partner. We've seen Samsung's silicon chips all over its competing products, and the company has just landed some more. Samsung has just signed a major multibillion-dollar deal with both Apple and LG to supply them with RAM. The details of the deal don't really mention what type of RAM is being negotiated, but judging by the ...

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    By most accounts, Samsung is preparing to unveil two new flagship smartphones at its Unpacked event this coming Sunday: the Galaxy S6, as well as a curved-screen variant in the vein of the Galaxy Note Edge (above). While that much has been suggested by rumor time and time again, the specifics have been a little murky, an in particular regarding how this version with the over-the-edge display might arrive. At first we were calling it the Galaxy S6 Edge, but then about a month ago evidence surfaced suggesting it might mirror the numberless naming of the Note Edge and launch simply as the ...

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    One week from now, the mystery will be over. Samsung will have its Unpacked event behind it, and we'll be talking about the Galaxy S6 no longer in the context of rumor and theories, but as a phone that's very much here, having just launched in Barcelona. Until March 1 rolls around, however, it looks like there are going to be plenty of last-minute reveal to keep us busy, and some of the latest come from Samsung's US carrier partners, as they share some interesting new imagery of the next Samsung flagship. So far we've been talking about a regular flat-screened Galaxy S6, as well as a model ...

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    With MWC 2015 so close we can nearly taste it, Samsung has been stepping up its promo game, and going back about a week now we've been seeing it drop teaser spots for “the next Galaxy.” The first one seemed to call attention to the phone's camera, while the second had us thinking about exceptional performance and battery life. Now a new one's out, this time focusing on how Samsung's building the hardware. Samsung's new video talks about its use of “beautiful things” in crafting its Galaxy hardware, and while it doesn't out and say it, the muted neutral tones and thin slabs we see ...

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    Whether you're using a full-blown smartwatch, a more bare-bones fitness tracker, or even the sensors on your own smartphone, there's all sorts of data ready to be gathered about your activities, crunched by some helpful software, and turned into useful reports you can quickly analyze. Maybe you track steps, monitor sleep patterns, or count burned calories, but now a future smartwatch from Geeksphone aims to analyze some ... interesting other behaviors. The Geeksme smartwatch will feature a circular face with monochrome OLED display, and offer your usual assortment of sensors – so far, ...

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    Even though one of the biggest complaints that many of us have with current smartphone flagships, we continue to be disappointed by the mid-sized smartphone offerings. Really, if you're interested in better battery life, the best solution is to go for a phablet, but not everyone wants to carry a big phone. Samsung has been doing a decent job in raising the bar for battery life with its Galaxy S lineup, but we have more rumors that point to a probable disappointment. We've got some leaked photos that show us the probable battery packs for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S Edge, and everything ...

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    Samsung is leading the pack of smartphones powered by Android. Arguably the primary competition for Apple, Samsung has made some great hardware over the years. This time around we've been teased with “great vision” and “a unique view” coming in "The Next Galaxy". What does that mean, and what can we expect from the Samsung Galaxy S6? Let’s gather all our intel and see what we can come up with! Construction Not long ago we saw what was reported to be a fairly detailed schematic of the Galaxy S6's dimensions. If that document holds true we could see a phone that's 7.19mm thick, ...

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    As we discussed on yesterday's Pocketnow Daily, speed is definitely an important decision factor when most of us acquire a smartphone. Samsung teased that one of the biggest differentiating factors for the Galaxy S6 had to do with speed and productivity, but the company didn't really explain why. Many of us think of processors and RAM when considering how fast a smartphone is, but how about storage chips? Samsung has just announced its new eMMC 5.1 flash storage chips, that comply with many of the standards that would render existing SSDs obsolete. Samsung's announcement claims that these ...

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    Mobile payments are damn tricky. Between issues with compatible phone hardware, retailer POS systems, and payment processors, it can be amazing that solutions like Apple Pay and Google Wallet work as well as they do. Back in December we heard a rumor that Samsung could be looking into entering the mobile payment game for itself, and doing so in a way that could give it a big advantage over its competition. Today those rumors go official, as Samsung announces its acquisition of LoopPay. What's so special about LoopPay? Unlike NFC-based smartphone payment systems that only work with modern ...

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    It's been how long since we looked at new images of the Galaxy S6? For a couple weeks there it felt like we were seeing new pics of hardware arrive every other day – whether they were component shots, renders from case manufacturers, or even just independent mock-ups based on existing leaks. With Samsung's MWC 2015 Unpacked event closing fast, you'd think we'd be seeing the pace pick up, but there just hasn't been a lot in the way of interesting developments on the image front for the past week now. Today we get right back into that game, though, checking out some renders from case-maker ...

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    Android 5.0 Lollipop first began making its presence felt on the Galaxy S5 in the US back at the start of the month, as Verizon users welcomed the update's arrival. A couple days later, Sprint joined its fellow CDMA carrier with an update of its own, but so far the GSM boys haven't been ready to follow suit. AT&T's still a no-show, but today there's motion over at T-Mobile, with report of users seeing their own OTAs arrive. That's confirmed by T-Mobile itself, which reports that system software G900TUVU1EOB3 is available today both as an over-the-air update and one for manual ...

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    The Android Lollipop rollout hasn't been the fastest thing we've ever seen – the first code drop of the Material Design-inclusive update arrived months ago – but it's been chugging along nonetheless. Given that it just recently started rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, it was only a matter of time before the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Lollipop update began making its way to users, and it's done just that today. Just like all good things (read: product launches), this update will begin rolling out first in Australia. Australians will be treated to a whopping 1.02 GB download of ...

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    Samsung's supremacy over the smartphone market has quickly faded over the last couple of years. The company was China's top smartphone vendor for a significant amount of time, and that leadership was taken away by Xiaomi last year.  If you're wondering how Samsung is doing lately with so many entry-level Galaxy phones in the market, you'd be amazed at how the tables have turned for the Korean giant. The IDC has just provided its market share figures for Q4/2014, and Samsung is not second, nor third, nor even fourth place in the Chinese market share, but an unbelievable fifth with only ...

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    Wireless charging tries so hard to catch on. In theory, it's a graceful solution to a world that's cluttered with too many wires already, but a lack of strong manufacturer support, absence of ubiquitous charging points, and confusion over competing standards have all worked together to keep it from becoming more popular than it might otherwise be. Is there hope that the situation will ever get better? Samsung sure seems to think so, and the way the company sees it, this is the year when wireless charging is really going to shine. In a lengthy blog post, Samsung talks a bit about the ...

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    The days are counting down until Mobile World Congress 2015, where at Samsung's Unpacked event the manufacturer is expected to announce its flagship Galaxy S6. Last week we saw Samsung getting ready for its event, starting a promotional campaign to tease the arrival of “The Next Galaxy.” First we saw a teaser hinting at some exceptional camera performance, especially when it comes to low-light environments. Now it seems that Samsung's got its mind on the Galaxy S6's silicon, as its latest teaser alludes to how exceptional performance can help supercharge your productivity. At least, ...

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    On January 14, about a month ago, Samsung decided to make its first Tizen-powered smartphone official. The phone with a four-inch WVGA screen and a 1.2 GHz Dual Core Processor was only announced for India, initially, and according to industry sources cited by Business Korea, its market performance is better than expected. More than 100,000 units have been sold (the source mentions "people who chose" the phone, so we're quite sure we're looking at sales, not units shipped) since its debut, in India. In Bangladesh, since its February 3 availability, 20,000 units reached their owners, for a ...

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    One of the only technologies that hasn't been able to miniaturize successfully at the same trend that the mobile industry has evolved, is battery technology. The way it goes is that the beefier the processor, or the higher resolution the display, the larger the battery you require. We've seen Samsung Galaxy phones not only excel in this department year over year, but new reports claim that the company will take a step back. Reports claim that the Samsung Galaxy S6 will sport a 2600 mAh batter, a step back when compared to the current 2800 mAh power pack of the Galaxy S5. Just to give you ...

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    We first learned of Samsung's Exynos 5433 SoC last summer, the 64-bit octa-core processor that would end up powering the Galaxy Note 4. Why that originally looked like it might land under the umbrella of the Exysno 5 lineup, last fall Samsung formally designated it as the first Exynos 7 chip. While a very capable chip in its own right, Samsung's already looking to give the Exysos 7 Octa a little boost, and today announced that it's beginning mass fabrication under a new 14nm process. The existing Exynos 7 Octa in the Note 4 is a 20nm chip, just like the Exynos 5 Octa you'll find in the ...

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    Last week we heard that Samsung may be readying a 2015 follow-up to last year's OLED-screened tablets, the Galaxy Tab S family. Model numbers hinted that we'd again be seeing two sizes for the Tab S, and again in both WiFi and cellular configurations, but we didn't pick up much in the way of details. Now some of the first specifics are finally starting to come to light, as rumors discuss the possibility of some super-thin hardware. Supposedly, the new Galaxy Tab S2 models would measure even thinner than the current-gen iPad Air. For context, Apple's tablet is 6.1mm thick, and both ...

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    In two weeks (and a couple days) we'll find ourselves in beautiful Barcelona, Spain ready to dive headfirst into Mobile World Congress 2015. That's going to mean event after event, and announcement after announcement, but even with all the myriad products fighting for out attention, there are a few we're anticipating that are just too big to be lost in the sea of competitors, with the Galaxy S6 arguably at the top of that list. With its Unpacked event creeping up over the horizon, Samsung's already getting started with its promotional push for this new hardware, taking to social media to ...

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    It used to be that if you wanted a bright, saturated, high-contrast OLED display on your Samsung mobile device, that meant going with one of its smartphones; for years we've associated such panels with flagship models like the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series. Despite a singular OLED-based tablet years ago, Samsung's tablet lineup had become firmly associated with LCD panels. But still, occasionally we'd catch wind of rumors that Samsung was working on a new OLED tablet project, and last year all that talk finally came to fruition in the form of the Galaxy Tab S. We got both 8.4-inch and ...

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    It seems like the last few days have seen Samsung Galaxy S6 rumors taking a turn for the hardware side of things, revisiting the idea of the Galaxy S Edge, giving us hints about the phone's camera, or talking about what to expect from accessories. But it wasn't long ago when our GS6 focus was pointed at the phone's software, amid reports that Samsung was in the process of seriously slimming-down TouchWiz to deliver core functionality, while moving a lot of what had been perceived as bloat to optional add-on apps. Today we hear from a new source about what Samsung's up to, adding some ...

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    Samsung's got its next Unpacked event scheduled for March 1, and unless we've been hugely misreading the situation, that's the day we're going to see the manufacturer formally announce the Galaxy S6. OK, easy enough to believe, but what then? While it will be fantastic to see the GS6 go official, what most of you are actually interested in is getting your hands on the phone; when can we hope to see sales begin? Like the phone itself, this is something that won't be confirmed for a another few weeks, but today we get what looks like a solid guess at a couple windows for the start of GS6 ...

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    Earlier today we showed you some very attractive-looking renders of HTC's presumed One M9, put together based on the images of hardware and existing renders that had already leaked. It still wasn't anything official, but it sure looked good. Previously, we had the chance to look at something similar done for the Samsung Galaxy S6, with fan renders taking a stab at building a 3D model based on what we had heard and seen to date. Since then, though, some new schematics have leaked, and now we've got some fresh renders to gawk over, constructed from that new info. We've still got that same ...

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