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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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    A Galaxy S5 Sport ain't no Galaxy S5 Active. The Sport was Sprint's first try at commissioning Samsung for an exclusive phone that appealed to the fitness or rugged crowd. So far, though, it's been Now Network, one; AT&T, three. Well, we may have to chalk up another point between yellow and blue here as Indian import-export database Zauba has a listing for the SM-G880. We saw an earlier entry for an SM-G891 pop up, which we believe to be the Galaxy S7 Active. Samsung's current model name scheme dates back to the Galaxy S5. The plain "S" series have model numbers with the first of the ...

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    This is part 3,912 of our series, "Phones on Fire," where we talk about how phones catch on fire. The fact of the matter is that things explode sometimes — but how it happens is what makes these stories worth mentioning. Take one person who went to Android Headlines to tell their story of a phone on fire: they bought a Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ fresh from Sprint. During a charge cycle, — using the power adapter and cable out of the box — the user noticed that the S6 edge+ was getting a little too warm, so they disconnected the juice and set the phone back on the same bed that it was ...

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    Infrared keyboards were going to be a thing, right? Type a bunch of stuff on a countertop and have it appear on your phone! Well, sadly, it's a pretty safe bet to say that you're not using an infrared keyboard. That said, interactive projection displays could still have a practical use in smartwatches or so Samsung believes. It has applied for a patent to implement a projector that displays a user interface onto the back of your hand. The watch can pick up input via a camera pointing at your hand. So, what are the possibilities? Well, for one, we might not need a screen on the next ...

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    CEO Tim Cook may try to shine a bright light on Apple’s recent financial numbers, spinning them in such a way that sales decline signals forthcoming growth, and weak China penetration beats yesteryear’s even lousier box-office scores in the world’s largest smartphone market. Meanwhile, the Apple Watch is still considered a hit, and future generations will only make naysayers realize how they can’t live without an iPhone-compatible wearable. Then again, it’s impossible to deny the massive sequential drop in global demand, despite discounts seizing the timepiece its fair share of ...

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    As if high-end smartphone prices weren’t bad enough on the old continent, with VAT and other hefty taxes added in, very few of the innumerable recent US deals on in-demand models like the Galaxy S7 or LG G5 have been brought to British, French or German shores. No BOGO offers, hardly any discounts on S7 + Gear S2 bundles, or combinations of the modular G5 with one or several of its functionality-enhancing “Friends.” On the bright side, you were able to get the Gear VR headset free of charge with GS7 and S7 Edge pre-orders in select European markets, and now that that promo is over, ...

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    Despite its young age, super-appealing design, ultra-high-end specifications, and apparently, solid box-office performance thus far, the Galaxy S7 deals keep piling up. After netting its very early adopters Gear VR and even Gear S2 freebies, Samsung’s “next big thing” was the star of several BOGO arrangements, as well as gratis TV promotions, gift card offers, and now, a tempting bundle at T-Mobile. For a limited time, i.e. until Saturday, May 21, both the flat and edge variants of the latest Android flagship come with Galaxy Grand Primes attached. No extra charge, no catches, no ...

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    Developing smartphones with OLED screens can be tricky. Manufacturing and distributing them on a large global scale is even harder. Until recently, it was also pricier to adopt the organic light-emitting diode technology than LCD, which is mainly why Apple waited so long to follow in Samsung’s footsteps. But in two years tops, essentially every analyst, pundit and tipster agrees Cupertino will bring to light the sharpest, brightest, prettiest iPhone yet, possibly with no visible display borders and fancy, elegant curves added in the design mix instead. Wait, two years? What happened with ...

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    After failing to thrill in the low-cost wearable space with the slightly-too-pricey, not-sufficiently-ergonomic-or-sensor-packed Gear Fit back in 2014, Samsung pressed the pause button on prospective sequels and spin-offs, instead throwing its weight behind the Gear S2 smartwatch. But now it’s (also) time for a fitness tracker resurgence, as Fitbits, Jawbones and Xiaomi Mi Bands prove you don’t need the heftiest of profit margins to be considered a success story. Before the Gear Fit 2 and Gear IconX can go official however, Samsung wants to tap into the fashion sense of the thriftiest ...

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    We're only closing in on three months after the Galaxy S7 was released and the discounts just keep on inching down lower and lower. You want one on eBay for $560? Forget about it, Newegg's giving out some fresh goods for $529.99. It's the dual SIM version of the Galaxy S7 which means that in addition to support for GSM networks like AT&T and T-Mobile, you also see the Exynos 8890 at work instead of the Snapdragon 820 all the US carriers have. The sale's on through Newegg's eBay site 11am Eastern on May 17. As a matter of interest, those of you on Verizon can check out a refurbished ...

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    Beyond matters of personal preference, like how an OS looks or subjective brand reliability, what tends to separate Android devices and iPhones in the eyes of many is security and software stability. Well, pricing too, but let’s leave that aside for a moment. Unfortunately, there’s no fully dependable scientific method of finding out which platform is less vulnerable to glitches, and what phones have the highest failure rate. At least as far as the latter is concerned, though, “leading provider of mobile device diagnostics and secure data erasure solutions” Blancco aims to supply ...

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    Samsung has a lot of ideas about how to put its proprietary digital wallet service one step ahead of Apple and Google-designed rivals at all times, ranging from the sensible to the shrewd to the unconventional. Ultimately, Samsung Pay continues to hold a major advantage over both Apple Pay and Android Pay in its very simple and convenient Magnetic Secure Transmission support, though the many discounts and freebies offered since its inception probably contributed to fast adoption as well. Sprint is now ready to provide you with quite possibly the loftiest savings to date, in the amount of ...

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    Yes, it’s premature, almost ridiculously so, and it’d definitely be wise to wait and see how the Galaxy Note 6 (and its purported “Lite” derivation) come to pass before spreading unsubstantiated gossip about sequels to both it and the S7 that Samsung probably didn’t settle on just yet. Well, we all know a Galaxy S8 (or two) and Note 7 (or two) will roll out at some point next year, but it’s quite the stretch to imagine their timelines and spec sheets are already worked out. It’s even less plausible that an obscure Chinese tipster somehow obtained intel on 2017 Samsung ...

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    When MediaTek held an event to announce the real arrival of its Helio X20 SoC, it also invited Chinese manufacturer Meizu to spill the news that it had taken first dibs on the Helio X25 for its PRO 6 smartphone. But with a benchmark showing off a PRO 6 running with an Exynos 8890, we're left stumped on how Meizu will handle the launch of this darn phone. Well, we're hearing just a bit more about what's going on with the Exynos-powered PRO 6 from a Weibo user who decided to stiff us on the visual front and told us to look at his scrawlings which talk about a Samsung-esque edge display for ...

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    After rediscovering its flagship mojo, Samsung appears to be slowly improving its quality – pricing ratio in the low to mid-end smartphone space as well, a necessary condition for eating market share away from budget specialists in regions like China. That’s exactly where the first two members of a new Galaxy C family are reportedly headed soon, although it remains to be seen how prospective customers will react to Samsung’s designers channeling their inner HTC fandom. But hey, those shores accommodate the bulk of the world’s most shameless clones, and compared to the hilarious ...

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    Judging from recent movement on the tablet release front, the market’s only real hope for survival are 2-in-1 convertibles capable of doubling as mini-laptops. Possibly, gargantuan models too, making the Surface Pro 4 and iPad Pro feel puny, like the Samsung Galaxy View or Alcatel Xess “kitchen aid.” You can add a Lenovo-made 18.4-incher to that list as well, although we’re not sure when the “PB2-690N” is supposed to see daylight. Fairly soon, we presume, since the Android beast was tested through GFX Bench the other day for graphics performance, with a Snapdragon 652 SoC in ...

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    Kantar Worldpanel ComTech’s smartphone numbers for the three months ending March 2016 are in, and it’s the same old story over again. Android keeps surging, Windows Phone moves one step closer to obsolescence, while iOS posts more worrying losses. Wait, that’s not exactly what Apple came to expect from a timeframe in which the latest iPhone release wasn’t quite out-of-date. But after underwhelming holiday sales, and a recent financial report causing panic among investors, we’re not at all shocked to hear the global mobile OS duopoly is slowly heading towards a monopoly. ...

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    Samsung seems to be comfortable releasing another Galaxy Note device ahead of what would be Apple's typical launch period for its major devices. Evan Blass dropped some supposed wisdom on Twitter about when to expect the Note 6 in the US as well as a firmer word on the non-existence of an S7 edge+. Samsung Galaxy Note 6 US release scheduled for week of August 15th. — Evan Blass (@evleaks) May 11, 2016 @mspiccia I think that, since there won't be an edge+, there's almost no chance that it /won't/ be available globally. — Evan Blass (@evleaks) May 11, 2016 The Galaxy Note 5 was ...

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    Although it technically moved out of a two-year-long beta test back in the fall of 2013, “hybrid” mobile operator Republic Wireless continued to offer services that felt experimental and unripe for the mainstream segment. Until today, when a critical T-Mobile collaboration is officially announced, alongside network compatibility for seven of the most popular Android smartphones available stateside. Well, more like six, plus the entry-level Galaxy J3 (2016). The seven handhelds are manufactured by four of the top five US industry brands, and will range in price from $180 to $800. The ...

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    We had the feeling Samsung wouldn’t hold off on the announcement of its intriguing next duo of activity-tracking wearables until fall ever since the Gear Fit 2 and IconX were first pictured and fleshed out by prominent leakster Evan Blass. After all, it makes a lot more sense to unveil the Galaxy Note 6 alongside a full-blown Gear S3 smartwatch in advance of IFA 2016. Also, the original Gear Fit is in dire need of a hardware upgrade, and the Gear IconX is the first hybrid device of its kind, thus escaping typical release cycles and timeframes. Last but not least, with so many of the ...

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    If you feel Samsung’s smartphone portfolio is getting awfully crowded and confusing again, especially in the mid-range market segment, chances are you’ve stopped trying to understand or care about the company’s many similar and forgettable tablets. Last year’s Galaxy Tab S2 dyad remains the cream of the crop, either in original or slightly rehashed 2016 form. That much is clear, but if you add the non-flagship Galaxy Tab A and Tab E families in the mix, headaches seem unavoidable. Luckily, the latest Tab A release is a little more notable than that low-end Lollipop-powered 7-incher ...

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    It's been too long since BlackBerry OS got wide appreciation, especially as we've turned from BB10. But one good vestige of the platform that's made the move to Android was the BlackBerry Hub — a river of communications, calendar and reminder heads-ups and memorandums at a glance. The feature hasn't exactly spread far and wide in the Android world, but it may turn out that a Samsung version of the Hub could reach farther. SamMobile is reporting that the Samsung Focus feature will be launched on the Galaxy Note 6 later this year. The app interface — very faithful to Material Design ...

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    When not busy trying to force Apple’s hand to needlessly undermine its own mobile OS encryption and device security, the US government occasionally gets a half-decent idea of actually acting in the service of the people. Case in point, a joint FTC/FCC examination of the way smartphone and tablet manufacturers, as well as wireless operators stateside, look for, identify and ultimately address vulnerabilities in products designed by them or supported on their networks. Though the two independent government agencies are in this together, the Federal Trade Commission aims to “better ...

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    Perhaps fearing its outdoors-loving fans will not feel compelled to go the Galaxy S7 Active route if the ruggedized phone simply bulks up the exterior of the standard flagship model while replicating all its features to the letter, Samsung apparently has at least one other major change in the pipeline. Namely, GFX Bench shows, the SM-G891A is set to measure 5.5 inches in display diagonal, up from 5.1 on the S7, S6 and S6 Active. Now that we think about it, the muscular new powerhouse did strike us as unusually imposing in a first round of leaked live pics, though it was obviously ...

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    The “Uncarrier” likes to keep both its most generous and tight-fisted subscribers happy, with plenty of smartphone choices currently offered for essentially every budget, and a pair of affordable new Androids also in the pipeline for a commercial T-Mo rollout later this month. Specifically, next Wednesday, on May 18, though it’s a bit of a stretch to call one of the two handhelds new. That’s because T-Mobile apparently intends to pick up last year’s Samsung Galaxy J7 variant instead of the 2016 edition, with plastic everything and only a 3,000 mAh battery in tow. But the 2015 ...

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    Here at Pocketnow, we pride ourselves on producing some of the most in depth lifestyle examinations of smartphone performance available online. Recently we've taken to reviewing phone cameras in the same way we might examine a standalone camera. Our Real Camera Reviews are deep-dive videos for folks who want to know as much about photo and video performance as we can demonstrate while shooting in real world conditions. The major phone releases for the first half of 2016 have all been reviewed. Looking at Samsungs, HTCs, LGs, Huaweis, and iPhones, which phone cameras rise to the top for the ...

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