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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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    With great demand comes great responsibility to manufacture and ship enough copies of a popular device as soon after its announcement as possible. Otherwise, instead of a Galaxy S7 Edge-level blockbuster, Samsung could end up with an S6 Edge-like semi-flop on its hands, as the redundant but sought-after iPhone 7 fast approaches. Already, Galaxy Note 7 delivery times are slipping in Malaysia and now The Netherlands, the company’s latter mobile regional branch just taking to Twitter to let prospective buyers know September 9 is the new deployment date. That’s one week later than the ...

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    Samsung is working against the clock to get all its ducks in a row and launch the Galaxy Note 7 worldwide ahead of the iPhone 7/6SE announcement in early September. But it’s not only up to the Korean tech giant’s manufacturing and distribution channels. Demand is already exceeding supply in certain smaller Asian markets, with domestic pre-orders characterized as strong, and North American interest also likely to both please and trouble Samsung. It was therefore wise to schedule the dual-edged phablet’s European commercial release for September 2, and it now appears on that same day ...

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    Update: This article has been updated to reflect information about 4x4 MIMO technology in relation to the Snapdragon 820 given to us from Qualcomm. The Snapdragon 820 can support 4x4 cellular multiple input-multiple output, but you'd be struck to find a phone manufacturer willing to stuff four cellular antennas into their device. Well, the Galaxy Note 7 can claim to be the first phone that utilizes 4x4 MIMO. Ideally, 4x4 MIMO would handle networks that could use four physical streams of data. T-Mobile does not have such an infrastructure active yet, so, according to folks on the ...

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    Despite the generally bleak picture painted by most market research companies and industry analysts when it comes to recent iPhone box-office numbers and Apple’s realistic expectations going forward, it’s not all doom and gloom for the world’s enduring top mobile OEM in terms of actual financial gains. Not only does Cupertino continue to make way more money than Samsung or Huawei on higher device prices and a refusal to compete in the low-end segment, with the latest smartphone OS data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech showing an iOS comeback in the US and Europe’s five largest ...

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    You can probably tell Samsung and its Gear S2-supporting US retailer and carrier partners have been rather pleased with the box-office performance of the beautiful circular smartwatch by the scarcity and triviality of their deals and discounts, even as a Gear S3 fast approaches. The last time we remember seeing the Tizen-powered, Android-compatible intelligent timepiece significantly marked down is way back in March, and only refurbished Gear S2 and S2 Classic models were available at slashed prices through Best Buy. Likewise, Daily Steals can hook you up for the next 3 days with ...

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    More and more, Samsung defies our conventional expectations of how non-flagship, low-cost Android devices should look, and what they can afford to accommodate under the hood on a tight budget. The entry-level Galaxy J2 (2016) pioneers a new LED notification system dubbed Smart Glow, also packing a hearty 1.5GB RAM, while the mid-end Galaxy C5 and C7 sport unusually stylish aluminum bodies, cranking up the memory to a colossal 4 gigs. Next up, the 2016 editions of the relatively well-received (at least in China) Galaxy On5 and On7 are tipped to bump their own RAM counts up from 1.5 to 3GB, ...

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    Not only does Samsung produce the most AMOLED displays for mobile device use in the world, it does a heck of a good job on them. The Galaxy Note 7's panel represents a new apex, according to one outlet. DisplayMate has thoroughly analyzed the display and has ironically criticized the chaebol for its Note 7 moniker, saying that it "should really have been called the Note8 so that its name will be in better sync with the future Galaxy S8." Colors are subject to the wider-than-ever DCI-P3 gamut meant for 4K televisions and an HDR video playback mode for even greater range for non-optimized ...

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    The latest Tizen push is merely days away and it seems that the whole show may have been spoiled to us at this point. Samsung's Z2 smartphone should be making its entry-level presence known to entry-level countries (better known as emerging markets) late this month and it seems that SamMobile has an idea of what will go down in this device, when and where. Here are the main specs: [table] Screen size,5.2 inches Screen type,LCD Resolution,800 x 480 Pixel density,235 ppi Processor speed,1.5GHz RAM,1GB Storage,8GB Camera,5-megapixel rear / VGA front Battery,1500mAh OS,Tizen OS 2.4 ...

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    Shortly after security researcher Salvador Mendoza revealed that Samsung Pay authentication tokens could be intercepted and used by fraudsters to make purchases on their victims' dime, Samsung has responded with a blog post and several FAQ answers. First of all, the company addressed the three things that get sent to vendors for each Samsung Pay transaction. The token contains unique, one-time card credentials. It's a surrogate for real card data. A transaction counter that makes sure the token only gets used once and not for multiple purchases. A cryptogram as a verification key to ...

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    Show of hands, who here remembers when flagship smartphones and high-end 10-inch tablets from certain Android device manufacturers shared the same processors and general specifications? It’s been forever, or at least that’s how it feels, with exactly zero products over 6 inches or so packing Snapdragon 820 power these days. Meanwhile, above-average gadgets like the Galaxy Tab S2 come in Exynos 5433 and SD652 derivations, compared to the 8890/820 S7 and Note 7. There’s probably no reason ergo to expect the world from the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, tipped a little while back for a ...

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    Hyping the Galaxy S7 series is understandably no longer the top priority of Samsung’s marketing department, which becomes clearer if you compare the names and reputations of Hollywood stars recruited to promote the company’s latest two three flagship phones. While recent double Oscar winner and main “Spectre” antagonist Christoph Waltz brings his general acting, comedic and accent A game to a highly entertaining, American-pandering Galaxy Note 7 commercial, the GS7 appears to be scraping the bottom of the barrel with veteran thespian Danny Glover. Once the (co-) protagonist of the ...

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    Compared to the pre-release Galaxy Note 7 speculation bonanza, which felt like a roller coaster of emotions including everything from childish excitement to confusion, disappointment and ultimately boredom, the Samsung Gear S3 rumor games are a total and unceasing snooze fest. The only semi-interesting, semi-unexpected thing about the third-gen Tizen smartwatch might be all those sensors reportedly baked into it for improved activity tracking. Perhaps the Frontier name as well, if it pans out, and if it means the Gear S3 will come in at least three configurations, presumably ranging in ...

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    Considering how few questions were left unanswered leading up to the official Galaxy Note 7 introduction last week, everybody expected everything laid out in the open off the bat. Full specifications, including regional differences, precise release dates, price tags, the whole shebang. But Samsung waited until today to confirm, for instance, that Canada will be receiving a Snapdragon 820 Note 7 configuration on August 19. Interesting turn of events, given the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge up north are powered by Exynos 8890 processors. The US of course remains faithful to flagship Samsung phones ...

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    Samsung may have conveniently left out the ultimate heavyweight contender to Galaxy S7’s battery life crown when pitting its non-S Pen-supporting flagship against such beasts (and power hogs) as the iPhone 6s, HTC 10, LG G5, and Huawei P9. But knowing full well the strengths of its (relatively) affordable hero device, OnePlus goes for the king’s jugular, refusing to be ignored, with Dash Charge technology apparently running circles around Adaptive Fast Charging. Marketing mumbo jumbo aside, you need to keep in mind the aforementioned monikers are how OnePlus and Samsung refer to their ...

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    They say it’s too similar to an arguably spectacular phone released just six months before. More of the same, some are calling it, with its greatest innovation still walking the fine line between practical, valuable enhancement and worthless gimmick. It’s by no means affordable either, yet analysts expect it to rack up a colossal 12 million unit sales this year alone, while Samsung strongly believes it can make people forget about both the unsuccessful Galaxy Note 5 and wildly popular Note 4. Too early to evaluate the box-office form of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, with US pre-orders ...

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    There's more security news in the wake of Def Con 24 and it involves how Samsung Pay handles its mobile payments transactions. One Salvador Mendoza has found a way to steal authentication tokens and use them in a spoofing device to commit fraud. Mendoza details the process in a video: The problem comes down to the tokens, which are created each time someone activates the transaction UI and do not expire until about a day later. These tokens, if collected by a fake reader or something similar, can be used by miscreants to make authentic purchases on the Samsung Pay user's dime. No need ...

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    In a market already dominated by low-cost smartphone brands, where Apple continues to foolishly pursue profits rather than sales volumes, you don’t see a retailer like Amazon slash prices on Android handhelds quite as often as stateside. But from today through Wednesday, August 10, India-based mobile consumers looking for the best doorbuster deals can get popular OnePlus, Xiaomi, Samsung, YU, Motorola, HTC and Honor models even cheaper than usual. Granted, the discounts may not sound massive to American ears, generally ranging from 10 to 50 percent. What we can’t stress enough is the ...

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    The signs are all there. After seeing unexpectedly massive demand for the Galaxy S6 Edge, which went unfulfilled for a long time, Samsung made the S6 Edge+ available around the world while keeping the Note 5 away from the old continent. Then, although the Korean tech giant was ready to ship as many or more copies of the S7 as the S7 Edge to end users, and the latter obviously costs extra, the dual-curved model outsold the one with a flat screen. To the surprise of many, and outrage of some, not only did the Galaxy Note 7 go official in just the one curvaceous variant, also ditching the ...

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    With the Galaxy Note 7 and Gear 360 camera coming out on August 19 in the US, it seemed that the Gear IconX wireless earbuds were the appetizers to this latest Samsung feast. Independent storage, heart rate monitoring, these $200 buds had the works in them and they would be out in the US starting August 15. Nope. It's been pushed back to be with the rest of the crew to August 19. Kinda disappointing, not really a big deal. It's a small expectation adjustment and, at a certain angle, it definitely makes sense. Via: GSMArena

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    Samsung has proven that 2016 is the year to shine. The company has provided some of the best devices of the year, and the success has extended to its own bottom line. Whether you choose the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, or even the Galaxy S7 Active, there's a flavor of Galaxy for everyone. The problem is when Samsung decides to launch the Galaxy Note 7, and have it be very similar, and very different to the other sibblings that are already in the market. If you're in the market for a Galaxy smartphone right now, These are the top 5 reasons why we think you should buy the Galaxy Note 7.

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    Juan and Jaime went hands on with the new Galaxy Note 7 at Samsung's launch event. What did they like about Samsung's newest phablet? Are there any deal breakers for a phone which costs as much as a decent laptop? Also we've got fresh hot new LG V20 rumors, and we take a look at the release schedule for Android 7 "Nougat" and the next Nexus. Those stories, and we'll tackle your viewer emails! Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 212 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the live video broadcast at 2:00pm Eastern on August 4th (click here for your local time), or check out the ...

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    The US Patent and Trademark Office is chock full of little treasures. Here's one from the "Apple v. Samsung" file that was filed in January and published yesterday by the Korean company. "The band for adjustment may be coupled with the band for fixing through a structure [...] through a magnetic attracting force, or through a hooked ring or hooked member," the patent reads. Okay, while all of those figures and that mechanism are definitely grabs at the Apple Watch's design, that is not the pertinence of this patent. In fact, the use of that design is not only excusable, it's competition at ...

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    As T-Mobile prepares to fulfill Galaxy Note 7 pre-orders, some at zero down, the carrier figures that there's a whole bunch of inventory space it would want to clear up before taking in shipments at its stores. Why not sell some more Samsung phones? Starting tomorrow, every major flagship from the Galaxy S6 up through the Galaxy S7 edge are up for a "buy one, get one free" offer. All you need to do is add a line of service and get two phones. You'll get credits for the second phone (of equal or lesser value) given back to you over the 24 month installment plan term. Another catch? The ...

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    While the super-high-end Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge typically get all the praise for Samsung’s recent sales resurgence following a tough 2015, the nature of today’s global smartphone landscape makes it impossible to rule without a robust mid-range portfolio as well. That’s where Galaxy J-series handhelds have come in, alongside the A family, and even the On5 and On7, despite the latter two’s regional exclusivity. The imminence of Galaxy On7 and On5 sequels bears witness to the original models’ success, India and China apparently leading the list of markets targeted by 2016 editions. ...

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    Virtual reality is already a big deal, despite Sony’s PlayStation console-supporting headset being a couple of months away from a commercial release, Google abandoning its own plans for immersive hardware of some sort, and Microsoft still working on a dev-centric HoloLens prototype, which is a different, mixed reality thing anyway. It goes without saying therefore VR (and AR) should soon become an even bigger deal, among others thanks to this fall’s Daydream platform debut. But Google needs device-making partners to get that off the ground, and while a few have rushed to pledge ...

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