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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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    Mobile World Congress 2015: an iterative flagship smartphone and a reimagined one. A handheld intelligent object and a new midranger from a very old brand. And enough wearable releases to completely cover your forearms in technology. But mainly ... we just talk about the Vive. That’s right: against all odds, a room full of former virtual reality skeptics is rendered screamy-excited by a demo of HTC’s new VR headset – and one longtime MWC veteran even goes on the record to say that the HTC Vive is the most exciting product he’s ever seen at the show. We’ll talk about that, plus ...

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    When a new flagship smartphone from a major manufacturer finally makes its official debut after months and months of waiting, we want that handset to be perfect – or at least, we'd like to believe it's perfect, if only to justify all that time we spent pining away. So when it does arrive, and we're still basking in the afterglow of a big launch event, hearing about unexpected problems with the phone can feel almost like a punch to the gut: no, not my dream phone! Well, Samsung only just introduced the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge and now we're already hearing about a potential issue. Is ...

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    We know that global availability of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge begins on April 10; Samsung made that much very clear at its announcement. And no sooner did the phones go official than carriers were quick to chime-in with their own plans to sell the models. However, the carriers themselves weren't being too forthright with dates – we heard plenty of “April” and “spring,” but an almost suspicious lack of “yes, we'll have the GS6 on April 10.” Would we end up seeing some lag behind international sales by days, if not weeks? We still don't quite have the full picture, but ...

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    Changes are shifting in the smartphone market. Once-dominant players have fallen to the wayside, and even seemingly unstoppable juggernauts are seeing their market share chipped-away at by budget-minded newcomers able to deliver shoppers more value for their money. Even the software landscape is changing, as alternate platforms rise in prominence and custom ROMs evolve from hobbyist pursuits to put on new cloaks of legitimacy. Cyanogen CEO Kirt McMaster recently talked with Business Insider about some of these changes, and as far as he's concerned, companies like Samsung should be worried ...

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    Earlier this week we took a look at the GSM Association's picks for the best mobile hardware of the year: the iPhone 6, LG G3, Surface Pro 3, and Moto 360 emerged as the big winners. But while the GSMA announces its winners every MWC, it's a little unsatisfying to be handing out awards to all this old hardware at an event that's so very focused on introducing us to brand-new stuff. Luckily for those of us who like to live out on the cutting edge, we won't be waiting another year to learn which of this year's MWC offerings is going to come out on top, as with the expo winding down, the GSMA ...

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    Have the big flagship launches of MWC 2015 convinced you it's time to get a new smartphone? Oh, who are we kidding? With devices as desirable as the HTC One M9 and Samsung Galaxy S6, you probably didn't need too much convincing, anyway. But as you start wondering about whether or not you should pick one of these guys up when sales open in the near future, what are you thinking in terms of pricing? Neither manufacturer has yet shared any official pricing data, and while many smartphone shoppers in the US are still going the carrier subsidized route, a growing number of shoppers are ...

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    You could win one of the hottest Android tablets to ever hit store shelves with The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Giveaway, proudly presented by the Pocketnow Deals Store. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S is simply a cut above other Android tablets and offers next-level features. It has a lightning fast 1.9 GHz quad core processor and a huge 3GB of RAM to handle all of your apps and operations. The OLED display is crystal clear and offers a resolution of 2560×1600 pixels, plus it has an 8MP rear facing camera as well as a 1080p video camera. Best of all, this Samsung tablet is light as a feather at ...

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    Just a couple days into its run, and Mobile World Congress 2015 is already starting to slow down - way down.  That's largely a consequence of so many manufacturers jockeying to get their big announcements out first, leading to a pre-MWC Sunday that was positively stuffed to the brim with new hardware. Ever since, the flow of new phones, tablets, and wearables has been slowing down, though we still got a pretty impressive showing yesterday. Today's offerings have been a bit harder to come by, but we still got to see some good stuff. Let's take a look back on what you might have missed. ...

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    Why have you been following the launches at MWC 2015? Are you interested in seeing it all like we are, or are you here for the big flagship debuts? Either way, this year's show offers few reasons to be disappointed. If your interests lie with those flagships, you've no doubt been paying a lot of attention to the HTC One M9 and the Samsung Galaxy S6. Now we're focusing on just these two models in our latest MWC 2015 video hands-on. If you've already watched our day with the One M9 and hands-on with the Galaxy S6, you're off to a good start, but this time we're less interested in what these ...

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    BlackBerry came to MWC this year ready to announce its latest BlackBerry 10 smartphone, the Leap, and we've already had the chance to go hands-on with the new hardware. And while the Leap made its formal debut, it wasn't the only hardware BlackBerry brought along to Barcelona, and at its press event this morning the company also offered a sneak peek of a new spin on an aging form factor, showing off an upcoming QWERTY slider model. The BlackBerry lineup is no stranger to portrait-orientation QWERTY sliders, but so far we haven't seen any such models emerge as new BlackBerry 10 devices. At ...

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    It's the battle of the flagships - which translates to a battle for your pocket, not to mention your hard-earned money! At MWC 2015 Pocketnow was able to go hands-on with both the HTC One M9 as well as Samsung's Galaxy S6 - both the crown jewel of their respective companies. The question on everyone's mind: which flagship should you get, the HTC One M9 or Samsung Galaxy S6? Let's look at the pros and cons, weigh our options, and see if we can come up with a suitable answer. Construction This year, Samsung stepped up its game, getting rid of the "plastic band-aid" on the back of its phone, ...

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    Samsung’s second-gen Edge design is here, with yesterday's launch of the Galaxy S6 Edge. If the Note Edge was testing the waters, the Galaxy S6 Edge is Samsung's way of jumping right in, cannonball-style. And while these are both flagship devices with over-the-edge displays, they're quite different in how they go about it, from the degree of the curve itself, to the pair of curved edges on the new GS6 Edge. At MWC 2015, we decided to see just how this year's Edge compares to last years, putting the Galaxy S6 Edge head-to-head against the Galaxy Note Edge. Are the Galaxy S6 Edge's refined ...

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    Did you know that MWC doesn't technically get started until tomorrow, March 2? If you've been following today's news, that's going to seem like crazy talk to you, but manufacturers just can't wait until Monday to share word of all their new products with you, leading to today's flood of early announcements. We got to see a lot of hot new hardware, including some of what promises to be the biggest smartphones of the season, and we're only getting started. Let's take a look at everything Sunday's MWC launches had to offer us: HTC beat Samsung to the flagship-launch punch with the ...

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    Is Samsung's new Galaxy S6 an iPhone wannabe? Look at its super-thin design and gracefully curved edges, and it's very easy to see it as taking a huge page from Apple's design playbook. But dismissing it as a copycat would be woefully unfair, as Samsung has done a ton with the GS6 to help distinguish it not just from previous Galaxy S-series smartphones, but also the rest of the smartphone landscape out there. Need a little more convincing? At MWC 2015 today we put both Samsung's and Apple's latest flagships head-to-head. Dropping the expandable storage and replaceable battery of the ...

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    Samsung may have surprised you today by unveiling not one, but two smartphones as its flagships for the year. The very subtle differences in design (as opposed to the differences between the Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge) have led many to believe that the two are, in essence, the exact same smartphone, just with slightly varying designs. As it turns out, the contrast between the two phones is a bit more enunciated than that – let our Samsung Galaxy S6 vs S6 Edge comparison video from MWC 2015 video do the explaining. Our full impressions of the differences between the two smartphones will ...

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    Your first chance to use Samsung's Galaxy S6 for yourself is coming soon, but until the Android powerhouse descends upon stores, we tracked down the phone at MWC 2015 to give you an early taste of what to expect. While we've seen the GS6 leaked six ways from Sunday (no pun intended), there's something about actually picking the handset up for the first time that instantly makes it seem so much more real - and considering the refined design and super-thin construction that define the phone's hardware, that first impression is a memorable one. If Samsung's love for plastics drove you to ...

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    Samsung announced its acquisition of LoopPay last month, a company with some interesting mobile payment tech. At the time we wondered whether some of that LoopPay magic would find itself into the Galaxy S6 in time for launch, and today in Barcelona, Samsung confirmed that it very much did, introducing Samsung Pay for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Samsung Pay intends to give users more mobile payment options than maybe any other system out there, combining the ability to conduct transactions over Magnetic Secure Transmission technology. The key difference there is that MST emulates a ...

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    The Galaxy S6 is here! While we wait on the rollout of the smartphone to begin on April 10, we have until then to start learning about which carriers will support the smartphone (and its S6 Edge companion) on their networks, and which won't. Today, (most of) the major US carriers have announced their intent to carry the device. AT&T kicks off the announcements by letting us know that both the S6 Edge and S6 will be available on its network, in both carrier stores and online. It has set up a landing page which is the first source link below; there you can register your interest in the ...

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    The next curved-screen Samsung smartphone is here, arriving arm-in-arm with the Galaxy S6. Much like the relationship we saw between the Galaxy Note 4 and the Note Edge, the GS6 and GS6 Edge share the bulk of their hardware - but not everything. We just went over with you the finer points of the Galaxy S6, and now we turn our magnifying glass on the phone's edge variant, looking at places like battery capacity where the Galaxy S6 Edge decides to do things a little differently. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge specs [table] Component,Description Screen size,5.1 inches Screen type,Super AMOLED ...

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    Virtual reality seems to be one of the buzzwords floating around MWC 2015 this year. Just after HTC unveiled its Vive virtual reality headset made in conjunction with Valve, Samsung has debuted a new Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition made in partnership with Oculus for the newly-announced Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. The new Gear VR is meant for "extraordinary entertainment," letting its users work with high-quality content easily. And the device itself is way nicer to wear, improving its comfort level with better ergonomics. Rounding out the list of changes, the new virtual reality headset ...

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    Samsung's Unpacked MWC event is just wrapping up, introducing us to the company's hottest new hardware. And to the surprise of no one at all, that means getting our first (official) shot at seeing the Galaxy S6. Expectations for the flagship couldn't be higher, and Samsung intends to deliver with some cutting-edge specs. Here's exactly what you can look forward to: Samsung Galaxy S6 specs [table] Component,Description Screen size,5.1 inches Screen type,Super AMOLED Resolution,2560x1440 (Quad HD) Pixel density,577 ppi SoC,Exynos 7 Octa Type,Octa-core Speed,Quad 2.1GHz + Quad 1.5Ghz ...

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    This year at MWC, Samsung undertook something big: rather than giving us one new flagship, it has two. In addition to the regular Galaxy S6, we're seeing the next generation of its curved-screen designs as it unveils the Galaxy S6 Edge. While the Note Edge sent its curve over just one of the phone's sides, the S6 Edge spills over both of its screen's long edges, making it even easier to see at a glance. The Galaxy S6 Edge is in many ways the same phone as its flat-screened namesake, but branches out in a few key areas. Its 5.1-inch quad HD OLED display stretches onto two sides, obviously, ...

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    Samsung's 2015 flagship is here. Today, we've seen the Samsung Galaxy S6 announced finally, the newest in the line of Galaxy S smartphones from the South Korean OEM. It has just gone official at Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked press event in Barcelona, Spain. Here are all the details. The S6 is entirely crafted out of metal and glass, a stark contrast to its predecessors, which mainly chose plastic as their material of choice. It comes with Gorilla Glass 4 with a Quad HD Super AMOLED display, and in a variety of colors, and overall looks much better (according to Samsung) than the company's ...

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    The time has come, folks. After months of anticipation and lead-up, one of the biggest (if not the biggest) launches in mobile technology for the year is about to go down. The Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event in Barcelona is just about getting filled up by members of the press – including some from this very website – and the festivities are just about ready to begin. So strap in, and join us for the ride through this Samsung Galaxy S6 event live stream! Just as a recap, we're expecting the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S6 as well as the Galaxy S6 Edge, and our own Joe Levi has given us ...

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    Samsung's MWC 2015 Unpacked event is coming up this Sunday, and we're obviously expecting to see the company introduce the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. But will that be it? To hear the latest rumor, pretty much, with the suggestion that this Unpacked event will be about the new GS6 flagships, and them alone. Last year Samsung had a whole bunch of hardware ready for MWC. In addition to the GS5, it introduced new wearables like the Gear Fit, Gear 2, and Gear 2 Neo. We also saw it introduce the latest chips in its Exynos family, and talk about upcoming camera sensors. This year, we'd been ...

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