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 you may have been under the impression Apple develops A-series system-on-chips for iPhone and iPad use in-house, these important smartphone and tablet components are actually outsourced to companies like TSMC or Samsung, with Cupertino merely in charge of their designs. From a certain perspective, it makes sense to commission different suppliers for the same part inside a single generation of an iDevice, but even after last year’s “Chipgate” was disputed by reputable organizations, iFans were left wishing all iPhone 7 units and beyond could be created equal. As luck would have ...

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    Samsung Gear S3 rumors are still thin on the ground, despite the Galaxy Note 7 “unpacking” event and IFA Berlin inching closer, with the Gear S2 of course unveiled at the previous German trade show in September 2015. Whether a sequel is in the pipeline or not, it’s nice to see the OG treated to its third incremental software update, previewed by tipsters very recently, and made official and fully detailed on the OEM’s newsroom portal earlier today. While iOS support remains on hold, Android users willing to pair their compatible smartphones with the Tizen wearable should rejoice ...

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    Consumer Reports put the Galaxy S7 Active — a phone that should be able to withstand water immersion "up to 5.0 feet for up to 30 minutes" — to its water immersion test. It failed. It put another Galaxy S7 Active to its test. That one broke, too. The magazine decided that it could not recommend the phone to its readers. Samsung released a statement in light of that aversion, reading: The Galaxy S7 active passed rigorous tests to ensure IP68 certification for water resistance. Samsung stands behind this water resistance certification, and will replace any Galaxy S7 active under its ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge has proven to not only be one of the best and most powerful phones of 2016, but also one of the prettiest ones. Now that being said, the difference between the words pretty and durable depend highly on the quality of materials, and with this phone your millage may definitely vary. It's been a while since we've done a durability report, but a recent incident with the Galaxy S7 edge just warranted a call back to the series. Most of our experience with the aging of this phone will be part of our After The Buzz segment in a few weeks. This durability will focus ...

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    As with the Galaxy S7, it seems that pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 7 should be coming the moment the Samsung Unpacked event ends on August 2. It's only a rumor right now, but it shouldn't really matter when the pre-orders kick in as much as how much more we're getting if we decide to bite the bullet for a Note 7. What perks will there be? A wireless quick charger? A free clack-on keyboard or Gear VR headset? $50 off the retail price and some headphones? And, ultimately, how long will this pre-sale last? Those are some bigger questions we'll leave you with. Source: GalaxyClub Via: BGR

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    We still have no idea if it was nostalgia, leftover BlackBerry jealousy from a very different era, or an unusual general sense of cluelessness regarding its target audience’s preferences that prompted Samsung to awkwardly launch a Galaxy Note 5-designed QWERTY keyboard cover last fall. The weirdness carried on through spring, when the Galaxy S7 received its own official physical keyboard extension, despite public condescension and essentially unanimous hostility. What was even more bizarre is the accessory largely remained the same, with only minor dimension tweaks. Once again, virtually ...

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    Doesn’t it feel like Samsung’s latest fitness products received too little attention from the company’s marketing department and consequently, the media, on the heels of their actual announcements? The Gear IconX in particular was pretty much forgotten after a few pre-release mentions by both leakers and Samsung PR, which is hardly fair. Not only are we dealing with “truly cord-free”, truly wireless headphones here, but the 3-in-1 Gear IconX device can also work as a standalone music player, courtesy of its very own 4GB internal storage, pulling triple duty via an in-ear heart ...

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    A new day, a new country added under the belt of one of the world’s three major, rapidly growing digital wallet solutions. This time, it’s Samsung Pay that’s spreading its wings somewhere neither Android Pay, nor Apple Pay are officially available at the moment. Brazil is also the first South American nation to welcome the Galaxy-enabled, NFC and MST-powered mobile payment service, thus looking to pave the way for the region’s wider adoption. The July 19 launch on Banco do Brasil, Brasil Pré-Pagos, Caixa, Porto Seguro, and Santander comes as no surprise to locals, which have ...

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    It's the home stretch of speculation for the Galaxy Note 7. As chipsets get tossed about and anger comes over curves and angles, we're learning that what is likely an unlocked version of the phone has made it stateside. FCC documents show that a Samsung device, SM-N930U, has antennas open for all four major carriers in the US, as well as the typical Bluetooth, GPS, NFC and Wi-Fi bands. There are specific carrier variants supposedly out there in the land of benchmarks, but a quick look at the FCC database picked up nothing. The unlocked version of the Galaxy S7 recently and officially went ...

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    What, you didn’t really think the big, bad, purportedly greedy and obsolete carriers would sit idly by as the “Uncarrier” once again reaps the rewards of extremely bold and aggressive marketing? The first to hit back at T-Mobile’s “best deal ever” is Tuesday freebie rival AT&T starting tomorrow, Friday, July 15. Through August 31, i.e. right on time for back to school and fall football season, Ma Bell promises to hook up Samsung and LG fans with two of their favorite company’s flagship devices at the price of one. Sounds familiar? That’s probably because the old ...

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    The “next big thing” is almost here, and although it doesn’t look like a radical redesign over the Galaxy Note 5 and especially the GS7 Edge, plenty of major hardware upgrades are in the pipeline to give the repetitive iPhone 7 a run for its money. It’s tough to put our finger on just one or two expected key selling points, with everything from 6GB RAM to a dual-edged 5.7-inch or so QHD display, large battery, improved S Pen functionality and water resistance showing great potential, at least on paper, to make the Galaxy Note 7 a must-buy. Let’s not forget about super-advanced ...

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    At this point, Samsung should just start encouraging rumor makers to talk about the S Pen. The Galaxy Note 7 is short of three weeks away from launch and it was only last week that we even talked about the S Pen's enhanced endurance. But the company's mobile chief decided it needed to excite the audience about it some more. Dong-Jin Koh told reporters that the Note 7 will be getting "improved 'Note' functions this time" with more adept software housing it all. A great job of saying something that's full of... nothing. Hey, remember when Samsung filed a design patent for a stylus that could ...

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    With word of an LG Pay card coming later this year and integration with the sequel to the V10, there obviously has to be talk about a sequel to the V10. That's pretty important, don't you think? Korea's ETNews is reporting that while Samsung has pulled up its launch event for the Galaxy Note 7 compared to past years, LG may come out with either an V11 or, more likely, a V20 in early September rather than October. An earlier start for Samsung as well as a modified brand is expected to help the chaebol keep its sales momentum from the Galaxy S7. The August 2 launch is just three days out ...

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    Just as Apple's latest earnings report is just a snapshot of how poorly the iPhone 6s is performing, consider Kantar Worldpanel's latest report on Cupertino's rivalry with Samsung another symptom of the problem. It has logged Samsung's mobile market share in the US at 37 percent for the three months ending in May. That's compared to Apple's 29 percent. Specifically regarding the latest flagship releases, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge took 16 percent of the pie while the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus was at 14.6 percent. The crossover story remains the same: 14 percent of Apple customers came from ...

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    For a fairly long time, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 gossip floating around the interwebs (or rather Note 6, how it was called back then) had little corroborating visual evidence, leaving all aesthetic details to the imagination. A couple of months ago, it started raining CADs, which quickly turned to high-quality press renders, and now, blurry real-life photos of the actual working phablet are cropping up day in and day out. The same exact model that struck a few poses earlier this week, in a classy black onyx shade, shows off its racy curves again, including from a number of new angles. We see ...

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    For a faltering tech giant that many expected to vanish after Microsoft’s 2014-completed acquisition of its once thriving mobile phone business, Nokia is sure making frequent headlines and waves of late with various mergers, sales and partnerships. It’s clearly the dawn of a new era for the Finnish company now supervised by President and CEO Rajeev Suri, an era where telecommunications infrastructure and patents take precedence over mainstream consumer hardware, although Nokia-branded wearables and non-Lumia smartphones are also in the pipeline. Before those can turn a profit, ...

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    The latest Kantar Worldpanel ComTech numbers are in, and as always, both Google and Apple can see bright spots and negatives in the box-office feats of smartphones running the two most popular operating systems. But there are arguably more positives to notice in the March-to-May sales results of Android handsets, which not only dominated the charts from EU5 markets to the US and China, also reporting yearly growth essentially everywhere. Check that, it’s literally everywhere, the gains compared to the same three-month period of 2015 ranging from a measly 2.4 percent on Chinese shores ...

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    While yesterday felt like an early Black Friday of sorts, between Amazon and Microsoft’s 24-hour-limited deals and the introduction of sweet HTC and T-Mobile promos set to last a little longer, today is tech customer satisfaction-measuring day. After surprisingly hearing precocious digital wallet adopters are more content with Samsung Pay than market veteran Apple Pay, separate May-June surveys conducted by J.D. Power found Cupertino in the lead in the smartwatch landscape, and its Korea-based rival the recipient of the fitness band gold medal. The former was to be expected, given the ...

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    At first glance, it feels like we’re dealing with two unrelated pieces of news here today. On one hand, the Auriemma Consulting Group found Samsung Pay to “outscore Apple Pay on a number of metrics” in its latest Mobile Pay Tracker, based on the opinions and usage habits of 2,004 early US digital wallet adopters. On the other, Samsung just kicked off its umpteenth recent promotion, giving sweet $10 Amazon gift cards away to new and old users of the Galaxy-compatible mobile payment service conducting three transactions between July 15 and August 1. But you don’t have to be a rocket ...

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    The United States' largest territory officially now can make mobile payments through Samsung Pay. Puerto Ricans with cards from Banco Popular will be able to use their Galaxy S6 or newer device to tap, pay and go, so long as the phone's from AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint or Claro. Odd that Samsung Pay still hasn't been able to bargain out a deal with Santander or Scotiabank. Samsung Pay has lit up service in Spain, Singapore and Australia over the past month. Source: Samsung Via: SamMobile

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    If you're ready for a waterproof, iris-scanning, curvy, adrenaline-powered beast to thrust out of its box, — or something kind of like that, if you don't believe the chatter — perhaps you should stay tuned here. Tech outlets including Pocketnow are being invited to the next Samsung Unpacked event on August 2 at 11am in New York. Samsung.com will also livestream the event. The invite picture itself is a clever yet simple picture of a loading indicator circle with the seventh pin from the top highlighted. Or, should we rather say "S Pen?" If you can't get watch the live video, keep us ...

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    The “Uncarrier” is not one to shy away from pompous metaphors describing its special offers, service rates and network reliability, so you won’t be surprised to hear CEO John Legere bill the newest time-limited T-Mobile promo as “our best deal ever”, and a “lifeline for the carriers’ long-abused customers.” Said mistreated customers can get up to 6GB LTE data per line per month for $30 each on T-Mo’s Simple Choice plans, paying just $20 for the addition of a new line starting with the fifth. Even better, “absolutely everyone in the family” will receive a Samsung ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is clearly just around the corner. The last few weeks have flooded the feed with news and rumors, even if at the moment there is still a strong debate whether we're just getting one phone or more. The strongest rumors continue to be of a an edge variant, and today we see more details in photos. New leaks show us a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 edge in Onyx Black, confirming some of the rumors we heard about recently with regard to color options. What's most interesting about this leak is not just the added height of the new Note, but also the fact that this device seems ...

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    As we get closer to the rumored announcement date of the Galaxy Note 7, it's probably too early to call it time for a rumor roundup. We know that if anything, rumors are just going to get more accurate over the next few days, but that also depends on the possibility of Samsung making an annoucement in early August, as most rumors point to so far. Whether we get one variant, two, or different regional variants, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will definitely be one of the hottest phones of the year. As such, we decided to follow-up on our recent editorial with our wish list for all we'd like to ...

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    If you’re wondering why Qualcomm would already look to introduce “something to replace what many consider the best mobile processor available today”, it turns out that won’t actually happen until spring, when the Snapdragon 830 will probably see daylight inside the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S8. For now, the San Diego-based semiconductor giant and unchallenged market leader merely wants to “complement and extend the competitive strengths of the Snapdragon 800 lineup.” Enter the 821 (not 823), expected by some to power the fall wave of Android high-enders, Galaxy Note 7 and ...

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