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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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    The presence of high-res quad HD displays on mobile devices is already controversial, to say nothing of the 4K-class screens we know are on their way from companies like Sharp. We could keep questioning the need for such screens (and the possible negative impact on battery life) all day, but like it or not, they're here, and only likely to become more prevalent as time goes on. As such, it shouldn't be too surprising to learn that the companies behind these panels aren't content to stop there, and now we're already hearing about an effort to drive pixel densities dramatically higher, as a ...

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    Samsung has historically used its Galaxy Note phablet to experiment with new technology; besides the S Pen stylus itself, the tech that helped spawn this device series in the first place, we've seen the manufacturer use past Note models to introduce upgrades that would only later spread to other Samsung handsets, like it did when bringing 3GB of RAM to the Galaxy Note 3. Now we're just a few short weeks away from the expected debut of the Galaxy Note 5, anxiously awaiting what further advancements may be in store for us. Today a new report attempts to confirm that it's time to bump up the ...

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    It may not be very fresh on your minds, but Samsung does indeed have a payments solution. Samsung Pay was announced at Mobile World Congress alongside the flagship Galaxy S6 and S6 edge smartphones, and while it has largely fallen behind competitors such as Apple Pay and Google Wallet (because it's not quite out on the market yet), Samsung is very much still continuing to work on it. In fact, a Samsung Pay beta will be going live in South Korea for testers of the payments service soon. Samsung's beta test will last for 36 days on a very limited scale in South Korea. Samsung Card will be in ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 launch might not happen at IFA 2015. The Berlin International Radio Show is where Samsung has been historically announcing its phablet device (lately, devices, since the Note 4 came in pair with the Note Edge), but this year, there seems to be an exception from the rule, if this recent Wall Street Journal report is to be believed. The publication cites a "person familiar with the matter" (so keep your skeptical hat on) who claims that Samsung is allegedly moving the announcement date several weeks forward, somewhere to mid-August, which, could very well be a ...

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    Tablets are a strange thing. Most people don't upgrade them near as often as they do their smartphones, and the entire purpose of tablets is still debated among many confused consumers. Because they're not as popular as their smartphone counterparts, OEMs don't make tablets at as quickly a pace as they do phones, and so we're a little short on new devices to wave in your face. Thankfully, tablets keep like leftovers from a pasta dinner, and not that month-old milk you haven't bothered taking out of the fridge, and some of the best tablets in early 2015 are the same tablets from 2014, and ...

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    It's getting to be that time of year again. As IFA 2015 edges just mere months away, and the rumor machine keeps churning out new evidence of a Galaxy Note 5, we're starting to get antsy over what Samsung's next phablet might hold in store. Of course, it's all anyone's guess at this point, but the Pocketnow team has quite a lot on its Galaxy Note 5 wishlist. Adam Doud Take a look at my review rebuttal of the S6 Edge, which is a great phone. Add a stylus to that, and fix battery issues and this is going to be another great phone. However, the Note series is for the productive types, so ...

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    We lost count of how many Samsung Galaxy A8 rumors, reports, and leaks we have recently seen; we know the specs, we've seen the device in leaked pictures and even a video, and all of these hint towards Samsung's thinnest device yet, built on a metal chassis, with a fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button. Today's leak doesn't bring anything new to the table, except yet another confirmation of things to come. The Samsung Galaxy A8 we're allegedly seeing above in this press render is not yet official, but it really feels like we've been knowing this phone for quite some time. As a ...

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    Samsung, as always, looks to have a good many devices on the horizon. Apart from the Galaxy Note 5 – which is highly anticipated by many on the team here at Pocketnow – the company looks to be hard at work on a Galaxy A8 as well as a Galaxy S6 edge+. It might be time to add another device to that list, though; the Samsung Galaxy Tab S Pro name has been registered in South Korea, which may be indication that the device is in the works. The name was filed for on July 3; traditionally, filings are to ensure that no other manufacturer uses that name. It's also likely an indication that ...

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    We're already moving into the second half of 2015, and it's been a great year for smartphones — and the people looking to buy one. We've seen devices improve across the board at all different price points, from the affordable to the high-dollar. It's getting harder and harder to buy a *bad* phone these days, as the market grows more mature and full of great options all around. But of course, there still has to be that one "gotta have it" phone. For all different kinds of people, these are our top picks for the best smartphones in early 2015. [embed width="780" ...

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    Ever since junior high school I've worn a smartwatch - whatever the definition of "smartwatch" was at the time. Whether it was a calculator watch with a calendar and contacts storage, or a watch with an altimeter, barometer, and moon phases, I tried to wear the latest tech on my wrist. Yeah, I'm a geek, but you already knew that. Most of those watches had plastic bands, but as I've gotten older I've gravitated to metal or leather bands. One of the first upgrades I performed on my LG G Watch was the installation of a black metal band. My Moto 360 came with an elegant leather band, but I ...

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    The launch of the Galaxy Note 5 at IFA this September doesn't look like it's quite going to be business as usual. How could it be, with what Samsung's doing to shake-up its flagship product lines with the arrival of new curved-screen Edge options? Unlike last year's duo of the Note 5 and Note Edge, rumors suggest Samsung's up to something a little different this time around, and we could see the Note 5 land alongside a stylus-less (but still very much phablet-sized) Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. Today the latest sources weigh-in with some hardware details for the pair. Supposedly, both the Note 5 ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy J-line of smartphones has been growing in the past year, with the introduction of smartphones like the Galaxy J1 this year and upcoming rumored smartphones including entries such as the Galaxy J1 Ace. The line represents an entry-level-to-mid-range option – you definitely won't find flagships here – and another one of the smartphones rumored for the lineup includes the Galaxy J2. Today, thanks to SamMobile, we're looking at what could be a comprehensive Samsung Galaxy J2 specs leak. According to the site, the phone will come with a 4.5-inch TFT LCD display (at ...

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    Update: According to recent reports, the Galaxy A8 will launch in China on July 17, for about $485, a tad below $500 reported in the original story below. There's little that we don't know about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A8. It's safe to say there's more we know about the device than what we don't, thanks to all the leaked specs sheets, videos, and so on. Now a new set of live images has surfaced showing off the Galaxy A8 in its full glory, in addition to confirming the existence of a fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button, just like in the Galaxy S6 and Edge's case. ...

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    Whether the leaked Galaxy Note 5 video render we've seen the other day is real or fake is yet unknown. What we do know, however, is that Samsung has a new design philosophy that debuted with the introduction of the Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge; the company ditched plastic in favor of aluminum and glass. Judging by Samsung's history, it would make a lot of sense for the Galaxy Note 5 to follow these new design principles (and let's not forget about the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus either). If that will really be the case, not only the battery of the Galaxy Note 5 will be baked in (non-removable), but ...

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    I recently paid a visit to my childhood home in rural New York, and because I'm not a normal person, it stirred memories of telecom from days gone by. Between updating my parents' smartphones and walking around to determine which corners of town were still waiting for LTE, I saw quite a few older handsets strapped to the belts of the predominantly pragmatic locals, mixed in with the tourists' generally flashier iPhones and Galaxy S6s. It got me thinking about mobile phone features from years past, features we considered indispensable in the days of old but don't really give a hoot ...

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    When we're talking about the Galaxy Note these days, odds are it's the upcoming Galaxy Note 5, expected to launch at IFA in Berlin just about two months from now. And while we're sure we'll have plenty of Note 5 leaks and rumors to keep us busy over the weeks to come, the story on last year's Galaxy Note 4 isn't quite over just yet. The 2014 phablet is still one heck of an attractive handset, and betting that you still might be persuaded to pick one up, Samsung's kicking off a pretty hefty promotional Note 4 offer. Buy the Galaxy Note 4 between today and Sunday, July 26, and Samsung will ...

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    Tizen isn't quite dead in the water yet, folks. Even though Samsung continues to keep its Tizen platform out of the spotlight – selecting Android for most of its smartphone offerings – the operating system continues to live on. New information has appeared today about a Samsung Z3 announcement perhaps happening later this month at the Tizen Developer Summit. The Z3 is expected to be Samsung's next Tizen phone, a follow-up to its mid-range Z1 offering. According to sources of SamMobile's, the internals of the phone are expected to be fairly mid-range, just as its predecessor. It's ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy S6 was all that – or perhaps even more than – most of us expected out of a Samsung smartphone. It enjoyed warm and glowing reviews from a majority of evaluators, but even that hasn't been enough to turn the company's profit losses trend around. In its second quarter earnings guidance report, another Samsung profit drop has been predicted. The company's operating profit in the second quarter of 2014 was about 7.2 trillion won (US$6.26 billion). It's expected by Samsung to drop four percent, to 6.9 trillion won (US$6.12 billion) for the same profit this year. This ...

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    At this point, we're probably not even two months away from the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, with all signs pointing to the phablet's launch at IFA 2015 in Berlin. And while having the handset's arrival that close over the horizon means that we've been hearing plenty of rumors about it, the leaks have been a little unsatisfying. After all, while we may have already seen leaks reveal upcoming hardware like the iPhone 6S, we've yet to similarly get a chance to check out the Galaxy Note 5 in the flesh. While we're still not quite there yet, we may have the next best thing, as a video ...

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    You could be forgiven for getting a little sick of hearing about Samsung's new Galaxy S6 Active. By the time this piece hits the feeds, Samsung's rugged superphone will have gotten unboxed, drop-tested, compared with its lighter-weight Galaxy S6 sibling and given the full review treatment. We tend to cover smartphones to death here at Pocketnow, and this mil-spec box of techno-toughness is certainly no exception. But there's more to say about the Galaxy S6 Active, and this time the story is a very specific one. If you've listened to the Pocketnow Weekly podcast or checked out our After ...

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    We just told you about a new rumor concerning Apple's plans for a 12.9-inch iPad “Pro,” looking at a recent trademark application and explaining why it wasn't quite the evidence for an OS-X-powered iPad as some were making it out to be. But that doesn't mean that work on a larger iPad isn't happening, and the idea that Apple could still release this long-rumored tablet has yet to fade. This evening, we get the latest word about how this jumbo-sized iPad could be coming together, as we hear some supply chain rumors about the companies Apple's chosen to build the tablet's display. ...

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    The mobile industry has a certain degree of patience when it comes to waiting for new devices and services, one largely dependent on just how excited we are about the product in question. When Apple announces the Apple Watch seven months before it intends to even start accepting pre-orders, we may grumble a bit, but you know damn well we've got the release date circled on our calendars and will spending at least those last few weeks on the edge of our seats. But to really get away with that sort of thing, you need to be selling something worth buying. We wonder if that's at all the case ...

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    It's been about six months since we saw the initial Samsung Galaxy J1 debut – it was the device that kicked off the entry level Samsung Galaxy J-series devices. As the empirics show, Samsung has a tendency to release slightly tweaked or modified versions of its smartphones after the initial release with a different name. The Galaxy S6, for example, already has an Active variant, with more likely on the way. The latest device to get this modification treatment could indeed be the Galaxy J1, as a Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace model has been spotted on a Dutch retailer website. ...

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    If you've been rocking a Galaxy S5 on AT&T, you might be jealous at this point of the Android 5.1 updates hitting other carrier models of the smartphone – unfortunately for you, that update is indeed finished and rolling out, but not for your smartphone. We're sorry to disappoint, but today's AT&T Galaxy S5 software update isn't bringing that update either; this one's just for bug fixes. The update will take your S5 unit from the OC4 firmware to OF2. Unfortunately, AT&T hasn't posted up a software update changelog on its website quite yet, but given the fact that the update ...

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    We've been hearing rumors this week that new Tizen phones are on the horizon from Samsung, and the first of those to hit the market may be the Samsung Z3, if a new leak perpetuated by SamMobile today turns out to be accurate. The website says that Samsung will be the skipping the "Z2" branding for reasons that are unknown – it makes no sense to us that the company would go from Z1 to Z3, but that's just the state of the world and we're going to have to deal with it. SamMobile also says that the Z3 will bear model number SM-Z300H_SWA_DD internally. No specific specifications are ...

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