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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    With virtually all your design questions answered in an unofficial but credible-looking recent exposé, many of its specifications similarly rumored by generally trusted tipsters, and even the convoluted naming equation seemingly solved, all that’s left to be revealed is the fall 2016 Unpacked date. Make that late summer, as the successor to the Note 5 and S6 Edge+ should in fact debut on August 2. At least according to a sketchy yet reasonable event teaser image, which also lists the venue and presentation start time. Like last year, Samsung is therefore expected to unveil its “next ...

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    While Samsung is about as forthcoming as any tech firm in terms of general financial reports, quarterly revenue and things like that, the days when the box-office scores of a particular Galaxy phone were officially broken down and touted to the media are long gone. As such, we’re coerced into relying on supply chain and analyst-based estimates and forecasts of Galaxy S7’s popularity, which can often be conflicting, confusing or outright wrong. But today, two separate and relatively reputable Korean news sources convey the same exact number the latest Android flagship duo should reach ...

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    In case you’re still wondering what’s the point of an Active take on a flagship Samsung phone capable of withstanding water interaction, a nifty drop test video comparing the ruggedness of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Active provides the ultimate answer. The AT&T-exclusive 5.1-inch beast is nowhere near as pretty, stylish and slim as the base GS7, but it’s so much tougher that you could realistically call it unbreakable. It’s practically impossible to accidentally destroy the Galaxy S7 Active, no matter how many times it comes in contact with the hardest surfaces known to man. ...

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    Comparing Galaxy variants was pretty easy a few years ago. Each had its own little set of compromises that made the choice a a no brainer. 2016 is a very different animal, and with three great Galaxy flagships, the stakes are rather high. If we were comparing vehicles, the Galaxy S7 would be the sedan, the S7 Edge would offer a higher trim, and well, the Galaxy S7 Active is the Truck. In the past if you went Active, you’d have to put up with a certain degree of compromise over the flagship sibling, but in 2016, there’s no compromise in buying into this truck. Some claim that the Galaxy ...

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    We got an early hint at what the Galaxy Beta Program would bring to the fore, including a bit of what the supposed Note 7 would have for hardware. But as the program has officially launched in Korea and China, there's more we need to learn about in preparation for the next S Pen-toting phablet. What Samsung has dubbed the "New Note UX" has spread out to select Note 5 users and it is likely to come to all S7 and S6 variations in the two countries. We see a Chinese unit with the new skin, courtesy of PLAYfuldroid and it seems to make the app drawer an optional feature. It's especially canny ...

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    Samsung still seems to hold the flip phone in very high esteem. So much so that it's been said the chaebol will pack in an Exynos 8890 chipset, a pair of AMOLED screens and what sounds to be standard S7-caliber cameras into the fourth iteration of its Galaxy Golden series. In a bit of hubris, the internal name for this "SM-W2017" is internally called Veyron. Yep, it's a Bugatti model. SamMobile details the screens as 3.9-inchers with HD resolution, the cameras with 12 megapixels on the rear and 5 megapixels in front. The device's build could be similar to the Galaxy S7's glass and metal ...

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    The convoluted matter of when Samsung intends to bring the first fully flexible smartphone to market appeared settled a few days ago, with an extremely reputable source claiming not one, but two such bendy devices would debut early next year. While Samsung has been working on foldable screen technology for roughly a decade, it’s still not sure it’ll be able to precede rivals LG, OPPO and Lenovo to stores, which is why Gregory Lee just came out to reveal and remind the world that Project Valley will spawn a functional prototype extremely soon. As in, possibly by the end of this year, as ...

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    After the IDC back in April came out with preliminary data upholding a predictable decline in global tablet demand between January and March 2016, Strategy Analytics just issued its full and final quarterly report providing additional insight into the floundering market. Essentially, 2-in-1 and “Pro Slate” devices are all that keep this industry from completely collapsing, yielding higher revenue and stabilizing average selling prices (ASPs) at $241. In total, there were just 46.7 million tablets sold in the 90-day timeframe, down 10 percent year-on-year and a massive 33 percent ...

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    Samsung clearly has great ambitions for its first “basic” activity tracker in two years, taking the wraps off the Gear Fit 2 just last week, instantly putting it up for pre-orders stateside, and already crowing over the wearable’s wide availability today. According to a new press release, the Samsung Gear Fit 2 is “now commercially available in select markets including the US, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Australia”, gradually heading soon “around the globe.” Priced at $180 on American shores, the standalone GPS-packing sports band however is still listed on ...

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    What do you call spending your honeymoon phase with a beast? I mean hey, first impressions are everything, but if there is one thing rugged phones are never apologetic about, is looks. To be fair, rugged phones were never meant to be pretty. If anything the idea is to serve a purpose, and that's to become as handy of a tool, as the drill and the wrench that you need to get a specific job done. The Galaxy S7 Active is a beast of a phone. It's padded borders hint to a product designed to take a beating, but even as commanding as it is, you'd be surprised that good looks came in the package. ...

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    The same Justice Department that was able to snare through a couple of iPhones' encryption is siding with Samsung on a years-long patent suit that's about to be taken up by the Supreme Court. The department has penned an amicus brief on behalf of the chaebol and against Apple, calling for a new trial. "We welcome the overwhelming support for overturning the ruling in favor of Apple, including [...] the US government," a Samsung spokesperson said. An Apple spokesperson declined to comment on the brief. The original award to Apple of $930 million has been pecked away at since it was ...

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    Look into your eyes and you may soon see more of Samsung. After launching the Galaxy Tab Iris just a few weeks ago, it looks like another device should be able to scan your iris — and it may be the Note 7. In addition to a passcode or a fingerprint tap, a leaked screenshot from a recent Galaxy device shows an option to use Iris-scanning for security verification. Windows Hello has brought iris scanning to Windows 10 Mobile while one of the few recent iris-scanning smartphones on the Android side only served a limited audience for ZTE. This should bring a new form of security to a mass ...

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    With a more pronounced curve on one side of its screen than the S6 Edge, Edge+, and S7 Edge, as well as a straight left border, the road-opening Samsung Galaxy Note Edge was clearly meant as a limited aesthetic experiment. But a refreshingly large number of adventurous consumers were willing to experiment with it, so naturally, Samsung couldn’t abandon the ingenious 5.6-incher on either the KitKat or Lollipop island. Bizarrely enough, the Sprint-locked version got treated to a Marshmallow makeover a full month before unlocked international models, while Verizon follows suit at last as we ...

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    The two-horse race for global mobile payment gold is clearly a marathon, not a sprint, as road-opener Apple Pay continues to be chased down by Samsung Pay. The latter service recently saw a limited rollout in Singapore, also adding its first European country to its world tour, with Australia reportedly next to support easy and secure Galaxy transactions in a matter of days. Although Samsung Pay’s regional website emphasizes “a specific launch date has not been announced” down under, it’s increasingly likely all the official details will be unveiled next week. Apple Pay is already ...

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    The typical eBay listing has the Samsung Galaxy S7 going for about $500 these days. The S7 edge? $700 or so. The S7 Active? $795. The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Injustice edition? Hold onto your britches. The "new" phone was introduced with a Batwing-emblazoned S7 edge and a whole bunch of other "freebies" such as a black Gear VR, a kinda-sorta Batarang, in-game credit for "Injustice: Gods Among Us" and some free Oculus content as well. Samsung Indonesia has its special site set up and pre-orders are being taken for the equivalent of $1,136. Reservations go on through June 19. Deliveries begin ...

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    How durable is your phone? Or better yet, how confident are you in your phone's ability to survive daily lifestyle abuse? Do you use your phone "naked", or is a case a mandatory accessory when leaving the house? We're seeing some progress with manufacturers advertising more durable build quality for consumer facing devices. No longer just the ultra-tough construction site gadgets, many flagship phones now champion improved drop protection or enhanced water resistance. We currently have the Galaxy S7 Active in house to review, and that's a perfect time to revisit the topic of "ruggedness". ...

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    Can we all agree resolution beyond the Quad HD pixel count on a display smaller than 6 or even 7 inches is overkill, as the human eye will never be able to perceive any difference between 2,560 x 1,440 and 3,840 x 2,160 content? Apparently not, with Sony back on the Full HD bandwagon after a short incursion on Ultra HD quicksand, but Samsung purportedly intent on taking the Galaxy S8 to the next level, mainly for high-quality VR-supporting purposes. Mind you, we’re talking the distant Galaxy S8 here, not the fast-approaching Note 6 or Note 7, so a nice dose of skepticism is advised. UBI ...

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    It’s sure been an eventful past couple of days in the “Uncarrier” camp, what with John Legere turning it up to 11 and offering T-Mobile shares to customers just for being customers, and yesterday’s free perks paralyzing the operator’s servers for many hours straight due to ridiculously high demand. But T-Mo being T-Mo, it’s not about to stop there in its never-ending quest to woo disgruntled Verizon, AT&T and Sprint users, incentivizing potential switchers with free iPhones and cheap tablets for Father’s Day. Father’s Day, of course, is still more than ten days away, so ...

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    Google releases new Nexus hardware early in fall and puts out final images of the next version of Android shortly after that. Samsung has been pulling up its fall summer flagship releases to be more like late summer. The company's rumored to launch its Galaxy Note 7 in just a couple of months' time. And so, the twain shall never meet — at least, when it comes to getting Android N native to the Note 7. But if you wanted a little more evidence to back this very likely conclusion, take a look at the Mobile User Agent log above. The string is what's generated on a web server's side about ...

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    2016 is far from over, and there are plenty of interesting high-end gadgets left to be unveiled by the end of the year, including new iPhones, a second-gen Apple Watch, Samsung Galaxy Note 6 or Note 7, LG V10 sequel, HTC-manufactured Nexus duo, and Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book follow-ups. But none of those appears to generate as much buzz as two devices expected out sometime in 2017, namely the first ever iPhone with an AMOLED screen and likely all-glass design too, and the so-called Samsung Galaxy X, aka Project Valley, foldable handheld pioneer. What could the two possibly have in ...

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    Here we go again, rumor-mongering endlessly about possibly the biggest mobile technology breakthrough since the invention of the touchscreen. It’s the foldable, bendable touchscreen, which companies like Samsung and LG have been working on for ages, only to hit major roadblocks when it comes to the flexibility of other smartphone components, as well as the durability of the stretchy ensemble. OPPO may have recently joined the ranks of Android device manufacturers cooking up fully malleable, not just curved, handhelds, but naturally, we still expect Samsung’s Youm concept, now codenamed ...

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    AT&T has come to Samsung for the fourth year in a row with its desire for a more rugged, durable phone for its customers. It comes in the form of the Galaxy S7 Active — the largest and most massive of the series yet. But with that bulk comes more of the features that have been missing in past Actives and some new ones that might have Motorola scared. Pretty much all of the internal specs borrow from the regular Galaxy S7: the same 5.1-inch quad HD AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 820, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, a 12-megapixel main camera with DualPixel focusing and a ...

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    There was a time where it seemed Samsung was releasing a different experimental Android device every week. One of the more successful phone lines has come form Samsung's partnership with AT&T to produce rugged phones. First the Rugby, then the Active, we're now entering the fourth generation of "tough" Samsung's with the Galaxy S7 Active. We have fewer compromise here than ever before. Not only does the S7 Active continue to offer both Mil-STD-810G drop resistance with IP68 water resistance, Samsung has included standard Galaxy features like the fingerprint sensor, the 12MP rear ...

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    Remember the “good old times” when Samsung’s mid-range smartphone lineup included confusingly named models like Galaxy Grand Prime Duos, Galaxy Ace Style, Star 2 Plus, Core Lite, S3 Neo, S3 mini VE, Core Advance, and Galaxy Super Star Grand Extra? Granted, I just made up that last one, but you probably didn’t even notice, which thoroughly proves my point. Unfortunately, the new single-letter/single-digit branding scheme is threatening to get as bad and convoluted as the old one, with a few “Pro” configurations now added in the mix. Exactly like the Galaxy A9 Pro, the Samsung ...

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    It was only a matter of time until tipsters took the Galaxy Note 6 (Note 7?) rumor games to the next level with leaked imagery of sorts. The result of the latest inside info-digging partnership between @OnLeaks, aka Steve Hemmerstoffer of French publication NowhereElse, and telephone comparison service uSwitch, is a short video clip allegedly starring Samsung’s “next big thing.” Not in the actual flesh, of course, but rather rendered form “based on leaked blueprints.” A separate image supposedly shines some light on not just the front panel of the Galaxy Note 7 or Note 6, but its ...

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