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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    While the Android flagship specs battle is a pretty close one between the Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5, and design remains a subjective matter, the winner of this H1 2016 clash of the titans may have been decided by bundle deals and discounts. Granted, LG tried its best to lock horns with Samsung in the promotion department as well, but ultimately couldn’t match the marketing strength of its mighty opponent. The opponent, of course, appears to have the precious support of many leading US retailers and carriers, including Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Costco, and Best Buy. Best Buy just ...

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    It's been long enough since everyone else on the Galaxy train got their turn at the Marshmallow mount. Heck, the Galaxy Note Edge on Sprint got its draw. Samsung, though, is still ready and willing to spread out the fluff to a wider audience who decided to take a chance on the chaebol's little experiment on the edge. The update that will bring at least European Galaxy Note Edge users to build N915FYXXU1DPE1 is just under 1.5GB large and updates TouchWiz with all the features we're now used to on many other devices like Doze, Now on Tap, better sound controls, etc. The phone came out in ...

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    The good 'ol days of getting wireless chargers and a couple of Benjamins just for starting a mobile payment habit are long gone. Even this new initiative to get users onto Samsung Pay doesn't even compare to the last one that offered $30 towards some retailers. In Samsung's "Summer Perks for New Samsung Pay Users," it seems that said new Samsung Pay users will only get $20 of credit to either Toys'R'US, Nike, California Pizza Kitchen, Banana Republic (whoa, really?) or Regal Entertainment. Obviously, you'll need a top-of-the-line Samsung Galaxy phone from the past couple of generations ...

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    Lenovo sub-brand ZUK released its Z2 Pro last month. The irony remains that what is just the Z2 has yet to be launched. But it's definitely coming soon and we have chief executive Chang Cheng telling us just a little bit of how this new phone runs. He posted onto Weibo that after a whole day of use, he was liking this [Exynos] 8890. Yep, that shiny new chipset from Samsung found on that manufacturer's Galaxy S7 (in select markets). In contrast, the ZUK Z2 Pro has the Snapdragon 820 chipset as found on Galaxy S7 units in other markets — likely also made by Samsung. Both chipsets are ...

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    The hierarchy of Samsung's smartphone ranges isn't exactly clear. Of course, there's the Galaxy S series that gets center stage attention, followed by the nearly-flagship A-series. Somewhere down below are the Galaxy Ons and the bottom, as far as we can tell, is the Galaxy J-series. This pins this current crop of HTC-esque Galaxy C phones supposedly to the heart of the mid-range. But as we look forward to next week's launch event for the Galaxy C5 and Galaxy C7, we're looking at some bumped up price tags for the phones. Talk on Chinese social platform Tencent is propping up some of the ...

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    You could play whack-a-mole with the number of buy-one-get-one-free deals the carriers are pulling off these days. But that AT&T, though. Yeah, it's got everyone beat right now with the number of phones available for the BOGO-ing. Just watch out for what you need to do to get in the door with this deal. So, here's the skinny: New customers will need to get at least two lines while existing customers will need to add a line. Customers must buy two phones from the same manufacturer. Both phones have to be paid through installment plans, but the free one (we suppose the one worth less ...

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    Every time you think Apple Pay deals Samsung Pay a death blow, the Galaxy phone-compatible digital wallet service claws its way back in contention for the rapidly flourishing market’s crown, adding China availability to Korea and the US, offering the sweetest discounts, spreading to more and more banks, and working with various membership and loyalty cards stateside. But possibly its biggest coup yet sees the NFC and MST-enabled mobile payment app precede its arch-rival on the Alipay support bandwagon. Yes, starting today, users of the leading third-party payment platform in China can ...

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    It feels very fitting for the upcoming sixth generation of Samsung’s hugely popular S Pen-enabled phablet to pack 6GB RAM, even though the Note 5 obviously didn’t offer 5 gigs of the good stuff, and many mobile tech consumers still reckon 4GB is plenty for today’s (and tomorrow’s) portable powerhouses. Heck, the latest iPhone does just fine with only 2GB random-access memory, so it’s hard not to sense Samsung (and other Android device manufacturers) are taking their spec wars too far in lack of truly innovative new ideas and concepts. But who’s to say the inevitable rise and ...

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    Kantar released its report on the state of the smartphone market last week, now it's Gartner's turn. More smartphones entered the market in this quarter than the same time last year. Fittingly in time for Google I/O, it's a victory this time around for Android at the expense of all the other major platforms. Research firm Gartner reported first quarter sales for smartphones worldwide totaled 349 million units, up 3.9 percent annually. Android sold approximately 293.8 million units representing 84 percent of the market, up more than 5 points. Apple itself reported iPhone sales, but Gartner ...

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    Weibo, like any other social media site, has its swarms of hornets occasionally. When it comes to mobile hardware leaks, disbelief can especially be prone to manifesting in awful ways. Take all of the rumors we've been compiling about a certain version of the Meizu PRO 6. It now seems that these photo leaks, previously connected to that device, have been implicated in a different Meizu device entirely — one possibly with an Exynos processor. The leaker of the Exynos rumor has since decried critics denying rumors of a double-edged PRO 6-like with the Exynos 8890 inside and a fairly ...

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    To the surprise of many, disappointment of some, but understanding of others, Google skipped the introduction of an oft-rumored sensor-laden Cardboard sequel and/or a standalone Android VR headset. As such, the Samsung Gear VR remains the immersive low-cost device to beat, and its shrewd manufacturer knows it full well, plugging it alongside the pricey but popular Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge phones at massive discounts. Sometimes, even completely free of charge. Not right now on the old continent, although German-based folks interested in both a flagship handheld and entry-level virtual reality ...

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    It’s like a life-sized game of chess. Apple makes a move, then Google follows suit, and so does Samsung. Sometimes, it’s the other way around. Every once a while, Android Pay or Samsung Pay advance a couple of steps in one go as they play catch up to road-opener Apple Pay. Today, Samsung Pay gets a massive update essentially equating to taking a rook back from its Cupertino-designed arch-rival. The queen is still in play, as the two digital wallet services contend for China’s spotlight, but we’re nonetheless talking a valuable piece that’s now in the Korean tech giant’s ...

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    If you can’t get enough of unauthorized Galaxy C5 and C7 photoshoots, revealing hardware exposes or still have lingering questions about the two’s unusually low prices and remarkably high-end features, today’s discovery of a Tenaa approval for the SM-C5000 should make the next week easier to pass. Obviously, SM-C5000 is the Chinese designation of the 5.2-inch Samsung Galaxy C5, which continues to look a lot like the Galaxy A5 (2016) from the front while greatly resembling the HTC One M9 (or previous One-series flagships) from behind. It doesn’t seem like anyone manipulated recently ...

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    Samsung has been on a bona fide software updating spree of late, sending sweet Marshmallow treats over-the-air not only to 2015 flagship phones, but older and lower-end models too, as well as various jumbo-sized Galaxy Tabs. Of course, we’d have all wished to see even more devices produced by the world’s largest mobile OEM treated to Android 6.0 makeovers before build N was detailed at Google I/O yesterday, but there’s still a lot we don’t know about… 7.0 (?), including its dessert alias and commercial rollout date. At the end of the day, it’s sure nice to hear reports of the ...

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    Right on schedule, America’s leading “Uncarrier” has earlier today picked up three new Android phones, ranging in price from $165 to $680, and obviously, covering all the hardware bases with low to mid to high-end specifications. Of course, by “right on schedule” we mean recently unveiled and leaked timelines, as at least two of these “new” handhelds are a little late to the T-Mobile availability party after earlier debuts on rival networks. But hey, it could be worse. Magenta isn’t following AT&T’s suit in refusing to sell the HTC 10 directly, providing GSM users ...

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    Who’s ready for the addition of a new letter to Samsung’s increasingly convoluted alphabet soup of Android phones and tablets? Before you make up your mind about the appeal of the C series, and its potential to stand out from the A – E – J – O – S pack, we’d like to circle back to recent speculation of remarkably impressive “mid-range” features and ultra-low pricing… considering. Yes, both the Galaxy C5 and Galaxy C7 are expected to hook up multitaskers on tight budgets with 4GB RAM, plus more than respectable 16 and 8MP cameras, octa-core Snapdragon 617 processors, and ...

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    It’s not easy to design a rugged flagship phone that won’t make fashionistas queasy on sight, although you have to figure the target audience of Samsung’s Galaxy S Active roster cares a lot more about other things, starting with resistance to drops, shocks and hard impact. Still, it’d be nice if the GS7 Active was a little less showy about its muscles than the S6 Active while reducing bulk and going with paint jobs the masses can relate to. Together, the flamboyant gold version rendered yesterday and the much lower-key but soldierly camo green flavor first caught on camera a couple ...

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    It's amazing how it takes nearly a month for AT&T to pass on a software update from a manufacturer. But it's the case for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge as we now see the update package out over the air. The feature adds have been tweaked and include Android 6.0.1, video calling and a few switcharoos in the app preload — gone are Keeper, AT&T Live and Facebook Messenger, but Amazon is now on-board. The package is 1.45GB large and will bring the build version up to G920AUCU3CPD6. Source: AT&T Via: Droid Life  

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    Don’t believe the songs and motivational quotes. In real life, especially in the competitive mobile tech scene, you can’t have the best of both worlds in one package. Granted, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is stylish, lightweight and water-resistant, but it easily shatters when dropped on a hard surface. Meanwhile, we’ve always expected an eventual Galaxy S7 Active on AT&T (and perhaps an S7 Sport on Sprint) to improve the flagship’s durability by adding serious bulk in the equation and looking reprehensible through the eyes of a fashionista. Still, that’s apparently not stopping ...

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    Samsung literally just partnered with Sprint for the umpteenth Samsung Pay deal of the past few months, offering up to $100 in various gift cards to new adopters of the digital wallet service willing to actually spend good money through the app. But apparently, that’s still not viewed as a strong enough marketing effort to further raise awareness over the Android-enabled mobile payment solution once reported to be growing faster than Apple Pay. And this time, we have a promo to present to both pre-existing users and Samsung Pay neophytes stateside. Anyone can claim Best Buy, GameStop, ...

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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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