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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    A new Samsung Galaxy On7 is on the way for the US, at least a global version is. The SM-G610F (the F usually denotes a globally compatible or unlocked version of a device model) has been spotted at the FCC with a few documents and an device e-label in the settings. Of course, when we head into the settings of the device, we get a few other takeaways like the device name — which is how we confirmed the name and identity of the device — and the battery capacity. In this case, we're looking at some 3,300mAh. Previously disclosed features include a 5.5-inch full HD display, a Snapdragon ...

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    The company behind what's supposedly the most shatter-proof glass for smartphones in the market is addressing concerns made on a JerryRigEverything YouTube video. In the video, the display glass gets scratched with an assortment of picks, the hardness of each relating to a step on the Mohs hardness scale. In this case, the Note 7 appeared to show signs of scratching at around a level 3, just one step above plastic's usual threshold, level 2. Android Authority interviewed two top Corning employees to see what was going on. "[...] the test that was conducted in the video is obviously not a ...

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    The date is August 19 and that means it's time for Samsung and its retail and carrier partners to move units and win hearts over the Galaxy Note 7. First shipments should be moving to mailboxes today, if not already and the chaebol is reminding us that you should probably buy some accessories for that new $800+ phablet you're getting. If you have not taken advantage of the company's offer of a free Gear Fit 2 wearable or a 256GB microSD, you still have up until August 28 to do so. Buy a Galaxy Note 7 from any participating carrier and then head on over to Samsung's promotions site for ...

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    Samsung is basically doing the opposite of a limbo dance, raising the mid-range Android smartphone specification bar step by step until eventually the entire Galaxy lineup will be one big, happy flagship family. No one really wants that, of course, and J2 sales numbers prove there’s quite a large global audience for entry-level, super-affordable Samsung handhelds, despite other brands technically offering superior quality-pricing ratios in the sub-$200 space. The same probably goes for the sub-$400 and sub-$500 market segments, with mind-blowing non-flagship models like the Galaxy C7, A9 ...

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    While we can’t say the global popularity of the dual-edged, improved S Pen-wielding, iris-scanning Galaxy Note 7 comes as a great surprise to us, especially after reviewing the phablet to find it plays in a league of its own, Samsung is apparently “shocked” at the “unprecedented number of pre-orders.” Fret not, our North American friends interested in the “next big thing”, as today’s launch is still on, with T-Mobile and Verizon even quick and ready to kick off shipments earlier this week in the US. But although you won’t follow the Netherlands, Russia or Ukraine’s suit ...

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    Is imitation the sincerest form of flattery? Not according to the official Moto US Twitter account’s handlers, who use a different, much harsher word for it to begin with. Lenovo’s reformed, increasingly ambitious and competitive daughter company seems to believe Samsung didn’t imitate, get inspired by, or even copy a certain trendy software trick integrated into the Galaxy S7 last spring, and now the Galaxy Note 7. Instead, Motorola comes out with guns blazing, pointing the finger at the global king of smartphone sales for “stealing” the “original” Always On Display feature ...

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    The success of a first-generation product can be characterized by the hype that's built around a sequel. That's been the case for the Apple Watch as we've been itching to get our wrists inside of the band of an Apple Watch 2. One thing that we may not look forward to after much rumination, though, is cell connectivity. According to Bloomberg's sources, existing data chips are sapping too much battery for Apple to consider them feasible for consumer use. An Apple Watch without 3G or LTE is not good news for carriers to latch on — they've been stocking the Samsung Gear S2 for a while to ...

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    Every manufacturer has an approach to tackling major Android point upgrades. Some (claim) to turn out a fast product while others take their time to iron out wrinkles... and then others never take their time. While you might have an idea of who the suspects we're talking about are, analytics firm Apteligent has compiled numbers up from thousands of apps to figure out which OEM's been paying the most mind to the Marshmallow update. Motorola is named the far-and-away leader in the US and India when it comes to non-Nexus devices. Add in Nexus makes and you'll see Moto trounce in the US. LG, ...

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    Nostalgic for the good old times of replaceable battery-sporting Samsung flagship phones like the Galaxy S5, or the super-easy-to-repair GS4? While the spanking new, sizzling hot, difficult-to-crack-but-not-so-hard-to-scratch Galaxy Note 7 circles back to the days of waterproof premium designs, it’s far from an amateur handyman’s wet dream. Granted, some of the internal components put under iFixit’s microscope and subject to another ruthless teardown treatment can be described as “modular”, with an average user probably capable of removing and swapping them independently. But ...

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    The world’s flat-out best smartphone these days, at least until the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus finally break cover? It certainly looks that way, based on one of our longest reviews on file in both text and video, which simply and appropriately concluded the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is back to being on a league of its own. Still, we’ve seen too much and have been following this industry for too long to expect absolute perfection from a gadget. There’s no such thing, and a rigorous, reliable and objective durability video report brings forth a major Galaxy Note 7 weakness. Ironically, it’s ...

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    It's been a long road of changes for the Samsung Galaxy Note over the last couple of years. That "thing" that we eventually named a phablet was prone to divisiveness from the tech media a few years ago, right up until people started to use it. It turns out that the whole concept of a huge phone actually made sense — so much so, Samsung touts that the phablet market has grown by 200 million units year after year since the inception of the first Galaxy Note in 2012. The road since has been full of mixed reactions. For four whole years, the Note was the dream powerhouse. Then, the Galaxy ...

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    Could it be a coincidence that the largest retail bookseller stateside practically took the wraps off the “next-generation reader’s tablet” at the same time as Kobo unveiled the premium Aura One e-book reader? Probably not, but what leaves us scratching our heads in even more confusion is Barnes & Noble’s apparent broken promise from back March. It seems the Nook brand will live on at least a little while longer after all, with Samsung’s pivotal help, which had no problem letting B&N fork the already TouchWiz-skinned interface of yet another Galaxy slate. This time, ...

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    We unboxed the thing Android enthusiasts all around the world want most, but some simply can’t have at the moment, we spent 24 hours with Samsung’s latest and possibly greatest flagship phablet, we went into detail regarding its top two upgrades, so you probably knew this was coming. Yes, our full Galaxy Note 7 review is done, and before presenting its conclusions in writing, we give you a lengthy, rigorous and unbiased video tour of everything that’s new and old, hot and cool, innovative and repetitive about the fall heavyweight with the best chances of fending off the iPhone 7 and ...

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    There’s a very thin line between a major box-office hit and sales fiasco when it comes to high-demand but low-supply gadgets, and Samsung seems to be doing another dangerous high-wire walk after failing to translate the initial wild popularity of the Galaxy S6 Edge into fitting shipment numbers. Things of course went much smoother for the GS7 and S7 Edge, while the Galaxy Note 7 may have seen daylight a little too early. The manufacturers’ British arm offers a different explanation for why September 2 is probably no longer a realistic wide-scale release date in the region, claiming the ...

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    Technically, the 2016 edition of the Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin industrial exhibition, aka IFA, is scheduled to begin on September 2, and wrap up five days later. But this is by no means our first such dance, so we know full well to expect an onslaught of high-profile product announcements in the 48 to 72 hours preceding the trade show’s actual start. Wednesday, August 31, and Thursday, September 1, are looking like the most coveted dates for everyone from Samsung to Huawei, Lenovo, Asus, Acer and Sony to bring out new phones, tablets and smartwatches (plus, PCs and ...

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    SONY's name once stood as the gold standard for consumer electronics, but these days Xperias face intense competition from companies like Samsung, who now occupies the number one position for Android manufacturers. Samsung didn't have much to improve over the Galaxy S6, unifying the design language with the Note 5, replacing the Micro SD card expansion slot, and increasing the battery capacity, but we also got water resistance and an improved camera. Sony on the other hand is taking a far more drastic step away from the Xperia Z of recent years. Claiming to focus on "what matters" to ...

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    If it's taken our own Jaime Rivera pulling a weekend full of in-depth looks into what the Galaxy Note 7 can do with its S Pen and iris scanner to get you wanting a Note of your own, you might be the type who would want one fast. Our advice to you? Hop onto T-Mobile or Verizon. "Un-carrier" subscribers started getting charged for their purchases — T-Mo was the only carrier to primarily offer the Note 7 for a down payment, even to its well-qualified buyers — last week and at least one Coral Blue unit has started making its way to New York for one customer on the XDA forums. Verizon also ...

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    While OPPO and Vivo are proving to be the insurgent forces — technically separate, but under one umbrella — in China, we still see Huawei lead the pack for total shipments. Digitimes is reporting some room for growth on what's thought to be a super-saturated market for smartphones this past Q2 — a 2.7 percent sequential increase and a 14.3 percent annual jump to 149 million phones. Local vendors seem to be packing in more deliveries of mid-range and budget models. Huawei logged a 14 percent share of the pie or about 20.9 million shipments. OPPO came second with 12.7 percent, ...

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    A few years ago many people mocked Samsung for bringing the stylus back to life with the S Pen. Yes, the experience was far superior to any stylus anyone had ever used before, but the topic was always the "big phone" you had to hold to use it. Fast forward six generations, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is not only one of the best phablets money can buy, but also one of the best smartphones, period. The S Pen is just the cherry topper, but after some extensive use, it turns out that this "added value" has become far more useful than ever. The answer of whether you need an S Pen or not is a ...

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    More Galaxy A phones are to come, one of them likely being the Galaxy A8 (2016). GFXBench already has it logged in its database, now we get to see readings from Geekbench. Remember that we're dealing with an Exynos 7420 processor from last year as well as 3GB of RAM, so beyond the possible tweaks this A8 may get, it's essentially a Galaxy S6 with Android Marshmallow at boot. Of course, the most interesting bits are any extra hardware features that will make it onto this phone and what its price will end up being. Source: Geekbench Via: GSMArena

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    Samsung has spent the last couple of years being infamous for its gimmicks. From its failed air gestures, to edge features that nobody cared about in the first iteration, the company has spent years maturing. We've seen tremendous improvements in its newer products, as of the launch of devices like the Galaxy S6. Still, with the Galaxy Note 7, everyone has jumped the gun and called the Iris Scanner a gimmick. For a moment, we felt the same way, up until we started using it. There is a ton of genius in this feature, but let's not bore you with text. Watch our detailed walk through of ...

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    The honeymoon phase varies from product to product, and there are certain devices that are just too feature packed to be judged by one video. The case of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is probably the most evident. Samsung has poured all of the maturity that it has learned with the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, and has launched a phablet that dares everything. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is so feature packed that it just wouldn't be fair to review it with a quick video. There is a lot of great in most of the features tested, which is enough to believe that the old Samsung full of gimmicks ...

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    Apple gets smart about BETA testing software, while we're already tracking rumors about next year's iPhone. Google and Samsung respond to security concerns exploited at this year's Def Con. And the LG V20 looks to impress audiophiles with a Quad DAC system! What does that even mean?!?!? Those stories, and we'll tackle your viewer emails! Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 213 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the live video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on August 11 (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right now. And don't forget to ...

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    Ready to hop into the future? Yep, we're talking to you, too, Galaxy S6 owners (unfortunately, not the odd Note 4 peep). Well, Samsung's newest Gear VR headset is ready for you to snap up on Amazon for $99.99. Some distributors have had pre-orders since August 3, but for many US customers, this is the earliest they'll get. Sales officially begin a week from today on August 19. Source: Amazon Via: Phandroid

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    Even with Galaxy Note 5’s number-skipping sequel unveiled a little earlier than initially anticipated, at a dedicated press gathering in New York City, we never really doubted Samsung still had something left up its sleeve for Berlin’s IFA trade show. At least two somethings, apparently, both far less exciting and headline-grabbing than the first dual-edged S Pen phablet, one smaller, and one bigger. The Gear S3 and Galaxy Tab S3 are now essentially confirmed to break cover on September 1, i.e. the day before the official start of IFA 2016, with the actual European expo then ...

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