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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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    Not to be outdone by domestic arch-rival Samsung, home appliance, HD TV and mobile phone giant LG is also ready today to forecast strong overall financial performance for the recently concluded April – June 2016 quarter. Unlike the world’s most popular Android device manufacturer however, the company behind the ingenious G5 looks resigned to yet another period of smartphone decline in sales, resulting revenue and especially the division’s bottom line. Once upon a time expected to rack up a cool 10 million shipments by year-end, it seems the LG G5 flopped hard, primarily due to ...

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    While we’re still almost a month away from the official opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympis in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Samsung is in a hurry to get the celebrations underway for hardcore sports and mobile technology fans. Unveiled less than 24 hours ago, and technically only due out in ten days, the Galaxy S7 Edge Olympic Games Limited Edition already seeks early adopters in one of a handful of global markets it’s supposed to launch in. Those of you based in Germany can pre-order their very own, very exclusive copy of the Android phone on Samsung’s regional website, coughing ...

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    “Designed for those who are looking for a complete entertainment experience on a mobile device.” That’s a pretty crafty way of dodging typical smartphone and tablet categorizations, with the Samsung Galaxy J Max elegantly walking the increasingly thin line between the two, by sporting a 7-inch screen, but also providing a “convenient calling experience” via an in-box Bluetooth headset. Instead of worrying exactly what this thing is (a “phoneblet”, if you will), maybe wonder more about its selling points and how it differs from the age-old Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, for instance. ...

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    While typically we’d pay little attention to yet another familiar, somewhat premature entry into the low-end Galaxy J smartphone series, Samsung actually has something new and different featured on the J2 (2016). Something even the super-premium Note 7 or GS8 could pick up to enable color-coded LED notifications. The technology is dubbed Smart Glow, and at least on the Samsung Galaxy J2 2016 edition, it lets you set Priority and Usage Alerts, as well as assisting you in snapping the best possible selfies… with the 8MP rear camera. True innovation or gimmick? Maybe a bit of both for the ...

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    While it's nice to see what kind of guts we can expect on a CDMA variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (mainly because 'Murica), if you want a little arm grease in action, you're going to have to check out these Geekbench scores the thing supposed put up. Well, actually, the two things. You thought it was just going to be the Note 7 edge that will be the Note 7 this year, right? It could actually be that a flat-screen variant will accompany the curved-screen Note 7 that will, with little doubt, get most of the spin doctoring. And the supposed specs may support that thought. It starts off ...

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    Yes, you can unlock a phone off the Sprint network and use it on a GSM network. And yes, you can also use it on Sprint. Now that we have that out of the way, it's deal time. A top-rated eBay seller has the Sprint variant of the Galaxy S6 with 128GB of storage for $409.99. The device (only in the White Pearl color) is just about as good as new, but it only comes with a wall charger and cable in an aftermarket box — no user manuals or earbuds, here. We don't know what the warranty situation is like, but we've asked the seller and will get back if we hear a response. The phone ships ...

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    As the “worldwide Olympic partner in the wireless communications equipment” category, Samsung is sure milking the approach of the 2016 Rio Summer Games, powering NBC’s cutting-edge virtual reality coverage and hooking athletes up with a special edition of the best-selling Galaxy S7 Edge. Aptly but intricately dubbed Galaxy S7 Edge Olympic Games Limited Edition, this “Rio 2016-inspired device” will only be manufactured in 12,500 units for Olympians, plus 2,016 consumer copies, slated for a July 18 launch in Brazil, US, China, Germany and Korea. No words on pricing, though you can ...

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    You probably don’t remember this, but the Samsung Galaxy S6 lacked microSD support, integrating an innovative technology called UFS (Universal Flash Storage) that would have been severely slowed down by traditional external memory cards. The GS7, however, found a way to mate UFS 2.0 and microSD features without you even noticing it, while back in February, the road was paved for a GNote 7 packing blazing-fast 256GB flash memory chips. Samsung is always thinking about the “next big thing”, and earlier today, we may have received indirect confirmation for the first groundbreaking ...

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    Stop the presses, hold your horses, and don’t go throwing away your “obsolete” Galaxy Note 5 just yet! It’s still possible the fast-approaching Note 7, despite what its name suggests, will only mildly upgrade the specifications of its predecessor. Forget 6GB RAM and a Snapdragon 821/823 or Exynos 8893 processor, as according to AnTuTu, a pre-release SM-N930V prototype recently tested through the benchmarking database merely packs 4 gigs of the good stuff, alongside an SD820 SoC. That’s way too similar to Galaxy S7’s internals, of course, and we’re not seeing any discernible ...

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    While most analysts and pundits deem 2-in-1 convertibles as the only possible saving grace and potential-brimming form factor for otherwise flagging tablets, there’s likely one more move Samsung for instance could try to pull to keep Galaxy Tabs in the limelight. It’s something various Chinese device manufacturers have experimented with in the past, enjoying little success, as consumers found it uncomfortable to make and receive voice calls on gargantuan gadgets. But we’re hearing whispers the above rendered Galaxy J Max measures a whopping 7 inches in screen diagonal, nonetheless ...

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    Until now, there were only assumptions and educated guesses drafted by financial analysts. But today, we have Samsung’s formal earnings guidance for Q2 2016, which is even more optimistic than third-party expectations. It appears the Galaxy S7 already sold 26 million copies, up a cool mil from previous projections, driving revenue and especially profits through the roof. Launched towards the end of the year’s first quarter, the flat 5.1-inch flagship and its “edgy” 5.5-inch sibling really struck gold at the global box-office between April and June, presumably helping Samsung post a ...

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    Technically, the first ever Consumer Edition of the Samsung Gear VR headset isn’t even a year old yet, so a sequel’s imminent release doesn’t feel like a given. But this widely available $100 product took more than a few design and functionality cues from two previous dev-focused, limited-scale “Innovator” Editions, the former of which saw daylight way back in December 2014. Ergo, the time for a follow-up is definitely now. Or, you know, August 2. Early September, at the latest. Indeed, Zauba import records for India suggest “testing & evaluation” is underway for a new ...

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    While Samsung has been dishing out Android 6.0 goodie packs left and right lately, including for old, low-end and just not very popular Galaxy phones and tablets nobody expected to be refreshed already, one relatively recent, fairly beloved flagship model was surprisingly and cruelly left behind on 5.1 Lollipop. Now, we don’t want to lay all the blame on AT&T, the exclusive Galaxy S6 Active carrier both stateside and internationally, but we’re talking about the same operator that needed nine months to optimize and roll out Marshmallow for the Note 5 and S6 Edge+. Ma Bell wasn’t ...

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    We may know how the Galaxy Note 7 may look like when it gets released. It's going to have some new digs and some old edges. We might even know what's going to be inside of this thing. But what makes a Note a Note? The S Pen, of course. And it wouldn't be fair to Samsung if we didn't decide to start talking about that lovely stylus. Specifically, we're learning from Indian outlet iGyaan that the S Pen will run off of a big update to Bluetooth LE (low energy) which should ease up on the consumption needs there. Air View mode will now also have access to a dictionary, text dictation and an ...

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    While the vast majority of Samsung’s Android smartphones these days are grouped in families carrying a letter and digit after the far-reaching Galaxy moniker in their branding, you still got a few exceptions with uncommon, confusing names like Express, Folder or Wide. But the just-unveiled Samsung Galaxy Wide isn’t as special and different in terms of internals, its very model number (SM-G600S) suggesting strong similarities with the Galaxy On7, aka G600. Indeed, you’re looking at yet another mid-range 5.5-incher here, packing an extra half gig of RAM for a grand total of 2, and ...

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    While HTC put a lot of trust in its redesigned new flagship phone and first ever VR headset, the two’s launches haven’t been able to right the sinking ship just yet. The Vive, of course, is still in a decent position to spearhead a revolution and the rise of a profitable industry, which we can’t say about the HTC 10. Released a little late, a little overpriced, and incapable of standing out from the Galaxy S7-led pack, the beveled 5.2-incher is barely projected by market research firm TrendForce to reach a million units in 2016 production volume. The GS7 duo, mind you, was on track ...

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    While it’s unquestionably sad to see so many decent Android devices still frozen on an OS version that’s nearly two years old and never thrilled with its stability and smoothness, a couple of hardware manufacturers are certainly pulling their weight in the Marshmallow distribution effort. Samsung in particular deserves praise for not just hooking up owners of recent, expensive Galaxy flagships with Android 6.0 goodies, also having the backs of older, less popular and/or cheaper phones and tablets. A little over a month after the beginning of the Galaxy A9’s M rollout, another ...

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    At at time when storage plays a big roll in the peace of mind that most of us need while we work, solid state drives have become quite popular. In that sense 2016 is a very good year, mainly because most of these SSDs have become extremely portable, and have now even extended their reach to mobile devices, and not just computers. Such is the case of the Samsung T3 SSD. The only problem of the average SSD is its price tag, but once you match the added convenience of the T3, you might be looking into a must-have product. Watch our quick look video as we take a look.

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    A few months later than many probably expected, Xiaomi appears to gear up for a sequel to the early 2015-released Mi Note. The Mi Note 2 will no doubt one-up the recently unveiled Mi Max, which towers above the vast majority of its rival flagship phablets in terms of screen size, but falls short of high-end standards when it comes to resolution, processing power or RAM. Think of the looming 5.7-incher or so as a direct competitor for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and its number-skipping successor, while the Xiaomi Mi 5 tries to keep the GS7 at bay, at least on Chinese shores. Sounds logical, ...

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    The Now Network reckons the only thing better than a new device is two new devices, taking a page from T-Mobile’s old playbook with a “Tablet on Us” type of deal for a limited time. The main difference is Sprint’s free slate looks slightly less crappy, at least on paper. On the not so bright side, you need to sign up to a 24-month contract to qualify for your 9.6-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab E gift, as well as buy a Note 5, GS6, S6 Edge, S7 or S7 Edge with installment plans, leases, two-year service agreements or at full SRP. No other phones are unfortunately eligible for the bundle ...

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    Just when it seemed the rumors had reached a point of universal concord, with everything from the much-disputed name to screen size, colors, advanced forms of biometric authentication, battery capacity and essentially all other specs settled, Zauba import data today reminds us of the first lesson in tech gossip observation. Specifically, that tipsters and leakers are human too, and they can always goof up or let sources fool them into relaying false “inside” information, thus making no rumor infallible. Case in point, while we were ready to bet the farm and all our life savings on the ...

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    Evan Blass told us that it was going to be the Galaxy Note 7. Now he's showing us the Galaxy Note 7. And it's three colors strong. On Twitter, he has put pictures to the device and names to the colors with one special hue previously hinted at in a Korean trademark application. Samsung Galaxy Note7 in (from l to r) Black Onyx, Silver Titanium, and Blue Coral pic.twitter.com/QiePUEG9GP — Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 1, 2016 Periwinkle? Nope. Coral. It's a shade typically associated with a mix of pink and orange, though it's being appropriated here as a paler baby blue. That said, coral has ...

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    We know that the summer games are ahead of us and so is a special variant of Samsung's curvy flagship for the year. But if you're into games of chance, you'll find a triple-seven situation popping up here. Samsung Deutschland has a landing page for you to "Ge7 Ready!" for an anticipated Galaxy S7 edge Olympic Edition coming July 7. A special GS7 on 7/7. Heh. Too bad we're in 2016, though. But 2017 doesn't have that Olympic ring to it. Above is a frame from a quick teaser video featuring the logo for the Galaxy S7, a box with a panel tilted ajar to form a "7," shaking its corners around. ...

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    When you think of the Galaxy Note 7 at this point in the rumor cycle, you're probably thinking of an iris scanner. It's been talked about and pictures keep saying that it's there. How about a curved screen? It's the only screen for it. And these apparent design renders that GSMArena picked up don't change much a mind about whether or not those features will be there. A superficial look and we can already tell of an extra port at the top of the device for that iris scanner and a clearly double-curved screen. There is one slight variation on the screen size in that we've been hearing 5.7 ...

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    The Un-carrier is going insane for Samsung for the fourth. And, yes, it starts off with the Galaxy S6 edge and its starting price of $329.99, a mere $350 off the list price for today, July 1. And believe it or not, both the 64GB and 128GB versions top out at $349.99. But if you're not interested in the rush to get an edgy flagship of yesteryear, you could save $50 on the Galaxy S7 ($629.99) or S7 edge ($739.99). And even if you decide to buy any Samsung flagship as old as the Galaxy S6 (though, minus the Galaxy S6 edge), you get half-off of the Tab E or $200 off a Tab S2. If you're a lover ...

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