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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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    We've been hearing about Samsung's Galaxy A7 for quite a bit now, rumors swirling for months at this point, and it looks like we may finally have a date to settle on for the true South Korean debut of the phone. The A7 is highly-anticipated by many, and for a variety of reasons too, so that's why finally having a Samsung Galaxy A7 launch date comes as a relief to some. The A7 would be the best in the Galaxy A-series of smartphones, which currently includes the Alpha and A5. It'll even be the thinnest smartphone Samsung has ever launched, according to rumors, which is something to surely be ...

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    As usual, at the end of every year, we’re looking back at what happened over the course of twelve exciting months — that got us a lot of extraordinary products and services. We not only do this because it’s fun and important to recap some crucial events, but also because we usually also look at the future, trying to anticipate what the next year will bring us; and, in order to realistically try to predict things from the future, we need to know what happened in the past. Just yesterday, we looked at what we think were the best and worst apps of 2014, and today we're continuing our ...

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    Some mobile devices really do end up with preposterously short lifespans. For manufacturers like Sony, where it makes a point of getting out its new Xperia Z models as quickly as possible, we expect such things, but other times we're taken by surprise. A few years back, we saw the Motorola Droid 4 land just seven months after the Droid 3, or more recently the iPad 3 was replaced by the iPad 4 after a similar seventh months on the market. Samsung launched its metallic Galaxy Alpha back in August, and it was only a few months before we saw it spawn the Galaxy A3 and A5. But now to hear a new ...

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    For the past few weeks now, we've been hearing rumors about something new from Samsung and its Galaxy Note 4. From the looks of things, the manufacturer was testing a new Note 4 variant powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chip, unlike the 805 in the non-Exynos version of the existing phablet. Would we see the release of an updated version of the Note 4's hardware, just like Samsung delivered for handsets like the Galaxy S4 and S5 in the past? Well, that SoC question is still up in the air, but a new Galaxy Note 4 is very much official, as Samsung confirms news of a Note 4 with tri-band ...

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    Samsung's always chipping away at something or another, it seems, and today the rumor mill is suggesting that some of those things could be new Android tablets. Information sourced from the Netherlands could be both a Samsung Galaxy Tab 5 leak and a gateway into other tablet plans – let's have a look. Zauba, a Dutch site that's tasked with managing import and export logs, notes that on December 22 a device going under the model number SM-T555 entered Holland for research, development, and testing purposes. The model was valued at approximately US$354. How is this interesting? Samsung ...

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    One week from Monday, Samsung will host its CES 2015 press event, bringing us news of its latest mobile electronics. Despite the occasional rumor that the manufacturer could come ready to show off the Galaxy S6, it's probably a lot more likely that we'll see some lower-key products launch – maybe a tablet or two? But eventually, the Galaxy S6 will be here, as well as a possible Edge version of the flagship, and maybe even some other mid-to-high-end handsets, like that 5.5-incher we just saw evidence for. We're thinking about all that today as some pics arrive of an unknown bit of Samsung ...

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    With the end of the year now in sight, it seems pretty safe to say that 2014 is going to pass us by without the release of a smartphone running the Tizen platform. While the operating system has made its way into things like cameras and smartwatches, Samsung's efforts to deliver a handset powered by Tizen have so far come up short – we got so close with the announcement of the Samsung Z back in June, but that never had the momentum to make it through to a commercial release. And while 2014 won't be the year that Tizen phones make their retail debut, it looks like 2015 won't have to share ...

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    Samsung got 2014 started with some well-equipped additions to its tablet lineup, the Galaxy Tab Pro and Note Pro models announced at CES. We would eventually see those followed by Galaxy Tab4 models and some OLED-based Galaxy Tab S ones, but there was also room in there for a straggler from the previous generation, the Galaxy Tab3 Lite. Today we find ourselves wondering if another one of these Tab Lite models is around the corner, as Samsung is spotted working on a very affordable tablet. Once again, it's India's import/export database opening our eyes to Samsung's efforts, revealing ...

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    Did you pick up a new smartphone in 2014? If so, the odds are the good that you might have at least considered – if not ended up purchasing – a handset that offered protection against the elements. Whether that meant something like a Sony Xperia Z3 or a Samsung Galaxy S5, more flagship models than we've ever seen before hit the market this year offering varying degrees of waterproofing. And that's a great feature to highlight when you've got shoppers still putting together their plans for summer, full of trips to the beach or the lake, but how do you make waterproofing resonate with ...

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    When a new version of Android rolls out, users everywhere start wondering about when they might hope to see the arrival of their updates. If you've got a relatively recent handset, odds are good that the update's coming at some point – even if that means waiting six months, if not the better part of a year. But as phones age, the likelihood of them receiving ongoing software support – well, at least from official sources – starts dwindling fast, and once they hit that two-year mark, you need to be very lucky if you hope to see many new updates land. We've already heard quite a bit ...

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    With 2014 came a whole load of wearables fighting for a spot on your wrist – the Moto 360, the LG G Watch R, the Pebble Steel, the Apple Watch (well, it was announced at least), and more. With this overload of watches, it's difficult to differentiate these days, but Samsung managed to pique our interest with the launch of the Gear S, which we checked out at IFA 2014 back in September. The device both featured a smartphone-esque form factor –even including a physical home button– and offered standalone functionality, making it one of just a few smartwatches that doesn't require a ...

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    Slowly but surely, the amount of memory you'll find in a flagship smartphone has been pushing its way north. It used to be that 3GB of RAM was an oddity that manufacturers seemed hesitant to embrace, but 2014 has seen 3GB phones really step up to compete with the still-more-common 2GB handsets. And while we wait to see if 3GB configurations will pick up even more momentum, there's been this idea teasing us from afar that we could see the arrival of 4GB models. Admittedly, such phones exist – we saw that Qualcomm development platform with 4GB launch last month – but they're not really ...

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    With 2014 on its way out, smartphone companies everywhere are getting ready to introduce their 2015 models, and we're doing our best to anticipate as many of these as we can in advance. Last week we checked out what looked to be the latest sign of Samsung's work on its flagship Galaxy S6, but there are also plenty of other Galaxy models we're hoping to see launched in the weeks and months to come, including Galaxy A, E, and J-series devices. Now we've got one more to add to that growing list, as we catch wind of Samsung's model SM-G430. The first sign of the G430 appeared in those lovely ...

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    Soon we'll be reflecting on some of the memorable moments in mobile tech this year, and beyond picking out our favorite devices, we'll also be thinking about those that really managed to disappoint. And while that list will include all sorts of smartphones that we expected more from, at least most of those will be handsets that actually came out – unlike the first Tizen phone. Because while the Samsung Z was announced all the way back in June, its release plans quickly fell apart. Word was that even that upset wouldn't be the last we heard of Tizen, and for the past couple months now ...

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    The Galaxy S6 doesn't have much competition when it comes to being the Samsung Android we're most looking forward to launching, but it's far from alone on the list of Samsung smartphones we're expecting to see announced in the months to come. The manufacturer still needs to go official with the Galaxy A7 (following the debut of the A3 and A5 earlier this year), and we've also seen signs of some E-series phones. Now there's what could be the start of another letter-based smartphone family, as we hear about Samsung's plans for a Galaxy J1 (no, not the old Galaxy J). Whereas those E models ...

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    Remember last year, when we prefaced our nonsensical Nexus 5 vs Note 3 comparison video with the declaration that we were only doing it because so many of you had asked us to? Google saved us the trouble this year, by building its new Nexus to large-enough proportions that you could almost mistake it for this year's Galaxy Note 4. (If you were far enough away, that is. And if your eyesight wasn't too good.) Point is: unlike the Nexus 5, the Nexus 6 is a large-format smartphone. And unlike the Nexus 5, the Nexus 6 packs the absolute latest in technology without also taking a dive on the ...

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    Given the evidence that's arrived to date, it's hardly controversial to suggest that Samsung's working a Galaxy S6, though so far we haven't managed to get a look at any actual hardware. One week back, a purported prototype photo was quickly identified as a fake, and while plenty of rumors have made bold claims about curved-screen designs, there just hasn't been any photographic proof to support these allegations. Well, today we've got something to actually look at – whether it's part of the Galaxy S6 or not is another question, but these pics are supposed to depict the metal frame that ...

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    Yesterday had us thinking about Galaxy S6 design, following the arrival of a rumor claiming that Samsung would really embrace the sort of curved-screen layout the Note Edge introduced while taking things even further, featuring such a curve on not one side of the screen, but two. It's an idea we'd heard before, though what realistic chance there is of the GS6 getting such a bold look, we still can't say with much confidence. Even with that bit up in the air, new evidence arrives today of the Galaxy S6's existence, with some Indian import logs appearing to reveal Samsung's work on the ...

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    Samsung's flagship smartphone is the Galaxy S line of phones, with the most recent iteration being the Galaxy S5, a 5.1-incher with an HD display. With rumors of an upgrade beginning to circle and speculation running wild, what do I want out of the Galaxy S6 - the logical successor to the Galaxy S throne - and what must Samsung do to secure it's top spot in the upcoming year? 64-bit Apple's already gone 64-bit. Desktop computers and laptops have been 64-bit for years. Servers have been 64-bit for even longer. It's time for the switch to 64-bit in our mobile electronic devices, too. Many ...

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    So far, the rumors and leaks surrounding Samsung's plans for the presumptive Galaxy S6 have largely fallen into two camps: those that are looking at specs and the detail behind the hardware components Samsung might choose, and those that are more focused on the handset's overall design. That latter group has itself seen division over a few key issues, with a lot of talk being made about the degree to which the GS6 would or wouldn't feature an curving over-the-side screen as introduced by the Galaxy Note Edge. Would the GS6 itself have a curved screen? Would there be a regular flat GS6 and ...

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    Another week, another leaked Samsung Android phone to feast our eyes on. Thanks to GFXBench, this week that phone is the Galaxy E7 (SM-E700), as a recent Samsung Galaxy E7 specs leak has left very little up in the air about the midranger phone. The device now has a full Info section on GFXBench, rattling off many of the specs we crave. There's a 720p 5.5-inch display, a quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 system on a chip (with Adreno 306 GPU), about 2GB of RAM, roughly 12GB of free storage, and just about a 13MP camera with 1080p video recording included as well. The front camera ...

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    Wireless network technology is in a constant state of advancement. Just years ago, swooning over 3G-capable phones wasn't as heinous as it sounds today, and we're already in a world where the majority of some countries is blanketed with LTE networks. The natural next step in the evolution is the adoption of voice-over-LTE / HD voice technology in order to improve the dying voice call. And AT&T is continuing that momentum with updates to a portion of its smartphone fleet, including through this Galaxy S4 Mini VoLTE update today. The update is only for AT&T-branded units ...

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    Have you made paid for something in a store using your smartphone? Whether you're taking advantage of Google Wallet or Apple Pay, there are now more ways than ever before to use your smartphone to share payment data with a retailer. With the mobile payment market only expected to expand, everyone wants a piece of the action, and a new rumor claims that Samsung is interested in bringing such a service to its phones (well, beyond the existing Google Wallet support) in the near future. What makes this so interesting, though, and more than just a “me too” copycat action, is the broadly ...

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    This year's been a bumpy one for smartphone giant Samsung. While the company is still selling a crazy number of handsets, little by little it's seen its market share shrink as competition starts chipping away at the Samsung's dominance. We've already seen companies like Xiaomi really step-up their smartphone sales, joined by other rising Asian manufacturers like Lenovo. Back at the end of October, we took a look at the state of the market in Q3 2014, reflecting on just what had shifted over the course of the prior year. Today, some new Q3 figures are available from a different source, and ...

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    Samsung formally announced the Galaxy S3 in May, 2012. Last year the Galaxy S4 went official in early March. And back this past February, we saw the Galaxy S5 debut. Little by little, the flagship launch event has been pushing its way closer and closer to the start of the year. Will 2015 follow with that pattern forward, or have we topped out, and late winter's probably the earliest we could hope to see a new Galaxy S model debut? To hear the latest rumor, Samsung could indeed be looking to make its launch event even earlier next year, and may have intentions on launching the Galaxy S6 as ...

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