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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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    Take a Galaxy S6 Edge and blow it up by ten percent. Or maybe take a Galaxy Note 5, round-out the edges of the screen, and shove an S Pen up in there. Whatever path you take, there are a lot of ways to get to the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+, a device that, maybe more than any other new edition to the manufacturer's lineup, feels like a mash-up of other hardware. But just because it might be a little derivative doesn't mean there's not a lot to like about the Galaxy S6 edge+, and today at Samsung's Unpacked event, we had the chance to go hands-on with the phablet. While the GS6e+ lacks an S Pen ...

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    Samsung's latest Unpacked event might just be the most eagerly anticipated launch this summer - well, until IFA comes along in a few weeks, at least - and this morning the company drew the curtain back on both the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+. While you had the chance to watch the show live, Pocketnow was there in person, and just as we promised when sharing Samsung's official device videos with you a little earlier today, we've been putting together some initial hands-on videos with the new hardware. We get started with today's headliner, the Galaxy Note 5. With a redesigned S Pen ...

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    It's just after 3PM here in the US on Eastern time, and if you've been following today's big launch news from Samsung (and what kind of smartphone fan can you call yourself if you haven't been?) you know what that means: the start of pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+. Formal retail availability won't commence until August 21, but it sounds like online orders might be able to get a head start on things, as carriers begin sharing details about how you can buy these phones – including all-important pricing details. Take AT&T, for instance, which is accepting orders ...

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    Just like last year, Samsung's latest phablet offerings consist of a pair of device. But unlike the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge, this time Samsung's switching up its branding a little, dropping the Note name entirely for a new phablet that keeps the over-the-edge curved screen look of past Edge models, while dropping the S Pen that's such a key part of the Note family. Meet the Galaxy S6 edge+. In nearly every way the Galaxy S6 edge+ is a close match to the Note 5 itself, aside from that glaring lack of stylus. Truthfully, the only differences we're looking at here are the GS6e+'s ...

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    Samsung's latest Galaxy Note phablet is here, and as only should be expected from the product line, this guy's one hardware heavyweight. While the specs might not push the limits quite so far as with past models (we return to quad HD again this year - 4K will have to wait), we still see some notable (no pun intended) firsts for Samsung, like the decision to bless the Note 5 with a hefty, forward-thinking 4GB of RAM. But just what are we looking at here in terms of the complete hardware package? If we're to really evaluate just how far Samsung's come since the Note 4, to say nothing of the ...

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    The latest Galaxy phones are here, with Samsung revealing both the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ at today's Unpacked event. We've already covered the announcements of both phablets, and with a Pocketnow crew on the ground at Samsung's New York press event, we'll be bringing you hands-on video of both models in just a little while. To help tide you over until those are live, we've got what might just be the next best thing, as Samsung has already published its own official video overviews of the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+. Take a look below to get to know the design and features ...

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    It's been forever since Samsung came out with a new smartwatch - OK, just about one year. Last August, Samsung introduced the autonomous Gear S with its curved screen. We've been anticipating a new smartwatch with a display that's eye-catching for a whole different reason, as Samsung confirmed plans to release a model with a circular face. Today at Unpacked it gave us a little preview of that wearable, briefly showing off the Gear S2 in advance of a planned IFA launch. That's right: this guy's going to be called the Gear S2, not Gear A as widely rumored. One thing the rumors did get right ...

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    Even though Samsung made a big deal about Samsung Pay back at the Galaxy S6 launch at MWC, the company was clear that it was still a work in progress. At a time when Google continues to scramble with the topic, and while Apple is slowly growing with Apple Pay, Samsung spent way too long in pushing this technology to the market. Samsung's Unpacked is currently live, and Samsung Pay was given the same importance as the hardware announced. Samsung has just confirmed that Samsung Pay hits Korea on August 20, and then in the US on September 28. You could say this is a rip off of Apple Pay, but ...

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    The day has finally come, and, those who were hoping to be surprised will shake their heads, as the leaks we've seen in the past couple of weeks and months were spot on. The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ is exactly what we expected it to be, aside from being a larger copy of the Galaxy S6 edge. It shares most, if not all, of its specs with the newly announced Galaxy Note 5, and it aims to be a multimedia consumer's phone. Measuring 154.4 x 75.8 x 6.9mm and 153gr., Samsung claims it is sturdier than the smaller S6 edge. It is powered by Samsung's own octa-core processor (not specified whether ...

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    Coming up to today's Samsung Unpacked event, it may have felt like all the secrets were out about the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+; with phones as leaked as these two have been, what was left but for the pair to go official, right? Well, last week we started picking up some new late-stage leaks, with one revealing an unusual accessory: a hardware QWERTY keyboard case. Even having seen a render of the hardware, we still had our doubts as to whether or not it might be real, but today Samsung put our doubts to rest, confirming the its keyboard cover. This guy first looked like it might ...

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    Samsung's not waiting around for everyone else at IFA this year; for 2015's big Q3 launches, the company's instead turning to its own Unpacked event a few weeks in advance of the big expo. Between official teasers, leaks, and rumor after rumor, it may seem like many of the secrets of today's event have already been revealed, but we trekked down to New York City anyway to see first-hand just what Samsung had to reveal. This morning, the company wasted no time getting right to business, as JK Shin revealed Samsung's latest smartphones, including the Galaxy Note 5. Just as rumored, the new ...

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    Today's the day: we've been anticipating Samsung's new phablet for months, and now we're just an hour and change away from the company's next launch event. Breaking from tradition, Samsung declined to hold back on its news until IFA this year, and instead has put together this mid-August Unpacked event. If everything goes as expected – and we have no reason to believe it won't – that means the launch of the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 edge + (and maybe even a surprise or two). Pocketnow's got a crew on the ground in New York City, all ready to bring to coverage straight from the ...

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    Do you want to store your entire music collection on your phone? Would you like to have the movies you like on a card that you can carry with you everywhere you go, even if you're outside of data coverage (or have already burned through your allotted data)? Do you need a spare battery to help get you through the day, or make sure you have enough juice for an extra-long flight? Are you glad that you can pre-charge some batteries to take with you, so you don't have to be one of "those people" who is constantly searching for (and ultimately tethered to) an electrical outlet? Lucky for you, ...

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    It's a fantastic time to buy a Galaxy S6. Here in the States, the price has just been slashed by about a hundred bucks at some retailers, and it’s probably got the best camera you can find on an Android smartphone. Add in the excellent display and formidable feature set, and you’re looking at a handheld that finally fulfills its promise of being “the Next Big Thing.” But Samsung’s been trotting out that old line for three years now, and it’s not selling phones like it used to. Maybe what people want more than a phone with the best of everything is a phone that does much ...

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    Update: Eagle eyed readers have spotted, and confirmed, some of our suspicions. The image at the very bottom of the post depicts the Samsung Galaxy A8, and this particular phone has a double slot on the left edge. We might be looking at this in the picture above, or Samsung might be doing the same with the Note 5. Thanks @cinquetacche! Before you become too happy or excited, we need to warn you to keep skeptical about this. There's no way in telling whether the device pictured above is indeed a Galaxy Note 5 variant, as claimed, or another Samsung phone. That being said, here's the ...

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    No, we won't judge you if, at any point during today's upcoming Samsung Unpacked event, you'll have a deja vu. The rumor mill, reports, and leaks, have done a tremendous job in revealing what the South Koreans have up their sleeves concerning the Galaxy Note 5. We've seen and heard a ton, and even carrier leaks have confirmed the bits. Today's leak comes in a form of a comprehensive photo gallery purportedly depicting a dummy of the upcoming Galaxy Note 5, a dummy that would later be displayed in retailer locations and shop windows. Whether it is accurate or not, well, you decide. It ...

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    The S Pen is one of the defining features of Samsung's tremendously popular Galaxy Note series. Along with the characteristically large display, it's what gives the line its name, and though not every owner of a Note uses the S Pen, for some people it's an invaluable tool that makes other phones feel almost unusable by comparison. Back when the first Galaxy Note was announced, the idea of bringing the stylus back to smartphones after the introduction of multitouch capacitive displays sounded downright absurd ... but of course, we know now that the S Pen is much, much more than just a ...

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    By this time tomorrow, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ will be official. And if Samsung's own teasers weren't enough to convince you that those two devices will premiere on-stage at tomorrow's Unpacked event, not to mention the weeks and weeks of leaks and rumors zeroing in on the company’s launch plans, we've got a new leak to share with you that not only firmly makes the case that this pair is just about to be announced, but also shares details of a deal one carrier intends to offer its shoppers. The in-store poster you see above reveals a Sprint promo where customers can ...

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    Remember when the first Galaxy Note was announced to the world? Samsung took to the stage at its annual Unpacked event back in 2011, and showed off a big honking device with a 5.2" display and a stylus, and it was one of the most bizarre smartphones we'd ever seen. Hell, it even created a new category of smartphone altogether — the phablet was born! The Galaxy Note launched with top-of-the-line specs, matching Samsung's tablets of the time, and though I didn't buy one at launch, I traded my Galaxy S II and Galaxy Tab 10.1 for a white model (in retrospect, I may have overpaid in that ...

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    While there was a cornucopia of leaks and reports dealing with the internals of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, there was little we heard about the batteries inside these phablets, aside from the fact that most reports claim these will be non-user-replaceable/removable. That changes now, as Evan Blass took it to Twitter to leak the capacity of the Galaxy Note 5 battery, that will be the same power pack we'll find inside the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus too. 3,000mAh, claims the leak, rated by the manufacturer for being good for 336 hours of stand-by, and 21 hours of talk ...

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    Samsung's round-screened Gear A smartwatch may skip the company's big Unpacked event this week, but it's still due to arrive at some point in the near future – and right now, IFA is sounding like our best bet for a launch announcement. Those rumors from late last week also mentioned the possibility of multiple Gear A variants, but left us wondering as to just what sort of differences we might be facing: WiFi/Bluetooth versus cellular connectivity, or possibly something tied to the wearable's design? We still don't have a lot of hard answers, but a new rumor attempts to shed a little more ...

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    The word “hologram” gets thrown around a lot when we're talking about 3D imagery, but it's rare we deal with actual holograms: diffraction-encoded recordings of light fields. An autostereoscopic parallax barrier screen doesn't display proper holograms, nor even does Microsoft's inappropriately named HoloLens. However, today we look at a new patent from Samsung that actually follows through on the promise of holographic screen tech, bringing holographic icons to a smartphone's display. Samsung describes a method for embedding a series of holographic icons in a smartphone's display ...

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    Samsung is set to announce some new products later this week at its annual Unpacked event, and one of those products is the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus — at least, if the rumors are to be believed. We’ve seen leaked images of it and the upcoming Galaxy Note 5, and even some videos are beginning to surface. The differences between the Note 5 and the S6 Edge Plus seem pretty minimal for now, but the two major variances between devices are the very namesakes of each; the critically acclaimed S Pen stylus will be exclusive to the Galaxy Note 5, while the S6 Edge Plus will retain its curved ...

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    The Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 should be the company's flagship SoC, and, while we don't know anything official about it, it's been in the headlines thanks to rumors, reports, and leaks. We expect it to be 35 percent faster than its 810 predecessor in terms of CPU performance, and bring a 40 percent improvement over the Snapdragon 810 in terms of graphics performance. Samsung has decided to ditch the Snapdragon 810 and go with its own Exynos 7420 inside the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge (most probably same chip, or 7422 version inside the upcoming Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus). Whether ...

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    Just a couple of days before seeing the most recent, extensive, picture-based Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus leak, we've heard weird reports of a future possible Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus keyboard cover, and, judging by the leaked image itself (as well as the source of the leak), we have little to no reason to doubt it. Furthermore, the reports don't just stop there, as now we're hearing about a possible price tag for the upcoming keyboard accessory. The Galaxy S6 Edge Plus keyboard is listed on a Dutch retailer's website at 48EUR (58.08EUR with tax), which roughly translates to ...

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