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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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    Samsung's never been a company to approach its mobile lineup from a “less is more” perspective, and year after year we continue to see it inundate retail shelves with more products than the manufacturer arguably knows what to do with. As if Samsung didn't have enough tablet offerings already, earlier this year we picked up on what looked to be plans for a whole lot of additional models, including Galaxy Tab A, Tab J, and Tab E models. Today that last one there goes official, as Samsung lets loose the Galaxy Tab E upon Taiwan. The Galaxy Tab E is very much a tablet that sacrifices specs ...

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    A little while ago, I powered up my first smartphone for the first time in a very long time. It’s the infamous and now forgotten Optimus 2X. It’s quite old and frankly ancient by mobile tech standards- it was first released back in 2010 and I’ve had mine since 2011. But there’s something about my three years of using the device that will stay with me forever. Those were the days when Android was just beginning to become the global juggernaut that it is today. I was a tech enthusiast right in the thick of the smartphone revolution- my enthusiast friends and I felt like pioneers, ...

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    If you find yourself scratching your a head a little when hearing about some of the smartphones Samsung's supposedly working on, you're not alone. Take the Galaxy Note 5, for instance, as rumors suggest that this year's Edge version of the handset may differ from the main Note 5 in more than just screen curvature. Or look at the latest rumors about the Galaxy S6 Plus, which sounds like it could be Note-sized and with a dual-curve Edge screen – is the lack of a stylus the only thing keeping it from being a proper Galaxy Note model? As if this wasn't confusing enough, a new trademark ...

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    We started the month off with rumors of a new flagship-level Samsung handset, tipped to look something like the Galaxy S6 Edge but with a larger display. Supposedly called the Galaxy S6 (Edge?) Plus, we got a quick look at a possible photo of the phone, but really haven't had a lot to go on since. Today we start piecing the puzzle together, as rumors get specific about a couple Galaxy S6 Plus details. Let's start with one of the components that's going to really define what this phone is: its display. After all, the whole point of the handset seems to be to offer a larger-screened version ...

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    Privacy has become a very predominant topic lately, and in that regard we've seen Google and Apple make some bold statements on the topic at Google I/O and WWDC respectively. With so much information sharing getting out of hand, we've seen all companies make a few moves here and there in order to protect consumer privacy as an added value. The only problem is that the recent surge in smartwatch technology isn't as secure as we'd like, and today we learn of more risks. A recent study from the University of New Haven has discovered that personal user information can be easily extracted from ...

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    Update: Some scheduling and technical difficulties have not only resulted in some portions of variable audio quality, but also a change in our format this episode. We hope that you can bear with them as we talk about the news of the week as well as a full WWDC 2015 editorial roundtable during the last half hour. Enjoy! Is a vegetarian "hamburger" rightfully called as much, or is it just a vegetable patty? Did Scrubs season nine really count, or were we essentially watching a brand-new show? And where are all these seemingly bizarre questions coming from? We're headed into not-so-uncharted ...

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    With IFA 2015 scheduled for the early days of September, we're not even three months away from when Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 is on track to debut. As we get ready for the home stretch here, we expect rumors surrounding the handset to start really zeroing in on pertinent details, while maybe a hardware leak or two gives us an early look at the phone's design. For now, though, we're still in spec territory, as a new report out of China drops a few new possibilities about Samsung's plans for the phablet. For starters, this could be the phone that sees Samsung embrace the USB 3.1 type-C ...

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    Though curiously omitted from the changelog for last week's Verizon Galaxy S6 edge firmware update, it seems as though that nasty auto-rotation bug that has been plaguing early adopters of Samsung's latest smartphones has been finally dealt with. According to various reports from the Verizon community forums, as well as what Droid Life has heard, the Verizon Galaxy S6 edge auto-rotation bug is now a thing of the past. If all of this sounds foreign to you, here's a little background. As people began receiving their Verizon Galaxy S6 edge units, they began to notice that auto-rotation ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active has been the subject of rumors for months now, with things really picking up over the last few weeks. Following a series of unofficial leaks and even Samsung letting slip a few details itself, we rounded out last week looking at what sure felt like it might be a teaser of the phone's pending launch on AT&T – expected to be the exclusive carrier home for the GS6 Active. It seems that interpretation was right on the money, as today Samsung and AT&T formally announce the ruggedized Galaxy S6 Active. Having seen this phone so much already, we knew quite a ...

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    Samsung's Galaxy S6 Active is all but a certainty at this point. We've seen evidence pointing to the phone's existence arrive directly from Samsung, not once, but multiple times, and what has emerged has corresponded perfectly with unofficial leaks. With so much support behind the smartphone, it launch feels much less like a question of “if” and more of “when.” That “when” could prove to be quite soon, indeed, if a new AT&T teaser really is a reference to the GS6 Active, as we've heard suggested. The carrier shared the above image on Twitter yesterday, with copy claiming ...

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    Going back months now, we've been hearing about Samsung's plans for some new mid-range additions to its Android lineup in the form of a couple new Galaxy J-series phones. We already had the Galaxy J and J1, and rumors claimed that both a J5 and J7 were also in the works. Last month, some UAProf data seemed to confirm both handsets, while also giving us a narrow peek at their hardware. We still haven't seen a formal announcement of either phone, but they may just find a way to sneak out on their own, as we get clued-in to a Kazakhstani retailer with a pre-order listing for the Galaxy J7. ...

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    Samsung is definitely an odd ball when it comes to product launches. The company is bold enough to launch new smartphones almost every month, and where classic designs of previous models are not exempt from a resurrection. If you thought the Galaxy S3 Neo was the only way to relive the Galaxy SIII these days, reports claim that we're in for more. Reports claim that Samsung is working on bringing back the Galaxy S5 for another round, but this time with a much different approach. The device will apparently retain the same design of the now defunct flagship, but offer lesser specs and a more ...

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    The image above allegedly depicts the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6 Plus, but it could very well be just an image of the Galaxy S6 Edge. We first heard of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Plus a couple of days ago, when a report claimed that an official announcement of the larger Galaxy S6 is just weeks away. The picture has been leaked by MKBHD who allegedly received it from an anonymous source. Everything that can be used to identify the source of the image has been blacked out, and we're left with a device which seems to have a double curved (edge) screen, just like the GS6 Edge. Everything appears ...

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    Samsung has proven that its Exynos processor is good enough to leave Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon in the dirt for its current flagship smartphones. Historically we've noticed that Snapdragons were more reliable in performing when compared to Exynos processors on Galaxy Note variants, but we knew it was only a matter of time before that changed. Today we learn of new Samsung developments in this arena, but this time, for other OEMs. GFX benchmarks have just revealed the existence of a new Exynos 7580, but instead of powering a Samsung smartphone, we see the chip on the new TCL P650M. As ...

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    Samsung has definitely not enjoyed the benefits of launching a successful tablet over the last couple of years, but it's hard not to commend the company for its insistence in trying. At the moment the tablet market continues to be on decline, and even Apple is shuffling with options to see how to grow it. Samsung has been rumored to push some high-end options as a solution to its need to succeed, and today we learn more. We just landed a couple of leaked documents pertaining to two high-end Samsung tablets being certified at TENAA. We don't have any official names yet, but we'll call them ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy S6 has a neat trick hidden in its hardware, ready to use something called Magnetic Secure Transmission in order to emulate the magnetic flux generated by a swiped credit card. With the help of Samsung Pay software, the system will be capable of bringing phone-based mobile payments to more retailers than ever before, no longer constrained to those with NFC-equipped terminals. It should prove quite interesting, but for now we're still waiting on Samsung Pay. Samsung has just shared some new details about its launch plans, and we may be waiting a little longer than ...

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    We've been looking forward to Samsung's Android 5.1.1 update for both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge for weeks now, hearing about all manner of improvements rumored to be present within, including a number of enhanced camera controls. With the update expected to start heading out in just a few more weeks, new details have been arriving to help complete the picture of what to expect. Today we get to check out some confirmation for some of those rumors while also picking up all-new details as a video hands-on takes a peek at an in-development version of the update. Sure enough, camera ...

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    Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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    It sure feels like the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is nearly ready to launch. Following a number of leaks last month, the latest press render emerged overnight, complete with AT&T branding. But for as certain as we've felt that this handset is just about ready to go official, important questions have remained, most notably when it comes to the handset's hardware. Besides the obvious rugged treatment, would there be other departures from the regular Galaxy S6? Maybe a bigger (and dare we say removable) battery, or support for a microSD card? A complete support page for the GS6 Active has ...

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    If you are interested in how Samsung is doing with the sales of its current flagship/s, the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge, you're probably pretty confused by now. On one hand, we have several reports stating that sales are pretty slow (due in part also to the unattractive price of these devices), while, on the other hand, Samsung is trying to reassure everyone that the sales are going very well. Adding to the confusion is a recent report that claims Samsung has decided to cut down Galaxy S6 component orders for the flagship by 16%. The report doesn't specify whether these components ...

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    The Galaxy S6 Plus we've heard about yesterday -- the report claimed its should become official within weeks -- might or might not happen, but the Galaxy S6 Active is all but confirmed, judging by the huge amount of rumors, reports, leaks, and even User Agent Profile document confirmations. Said reports and leaks include at least one render of the device, but, today, we're looking at the upcoming ruggedized phone from a different perspective, thanks to a leaked Samsung Galaxy S6 Active render. The image you see above has been posted on Twitter by Evan Blass, and, aside from a good look at ...

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    Samsung should be bringing Android 5.1.1 to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge quite soon, and we've already heard a little about what to expect. About a month back, rumors pointed to some serious upgrades arriving for the camera software in these phones, though the reports at the time were quite light on details – just what sort of new functionality could we have to look forward to? While nothing's official just yet, some new rumors are finally getting specific about the changing feature set. For one, the update is expected to add support for RAW image capture. Considering what we heard ...

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    If you thought that Samsung is going to stop with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge (in terms of overusing the model name), you probably didn't follow the company in the past years. A certain Galaxy S6 Active is rumored to arrive soon, alongside a possible Galaxy S6 mini, but there is also another model that the rumor mill is talking about more recently. This time, another flagship, with the Project Zero 2 internal codename, a possible Galaxy S6 Plus moniker. As a reminder, the Galaxy S6 and Edge were part of Project Zero, the company's decision to rethink the flagship smartphone and build ...

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    Lots of fear, uncertainty, and doubt has been surrounding the future of Samsung Mobile as of late. And concern about whether Samsung's newest flagship, the Galaxy S6 (as well as the S6 edge), would hit the mark its creator would like it to has also been voiced by many. According to an anonymous Samsung exec who allegedly spoke with The Korea Times, the Samsung Galaxy S6 sales so far are right where the company would like them to be. Says this executive, 305,000 S6 and S6 edge models have been sold every day. Compare that to the 124,000 the Galaxy S5 boasted and the 241,000 of the S4, and ...

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    Samsung's Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge may be official, but the smart money suggests the story's not done yet for the Galaxy S6 smartphone family. Evidence has been piling up to support the idea of a Galaxy S6 Active, and while we wait to get confirmation on that one, we're hearing about another possible GS6-series handset, as benchmark data might just hint at a possible Galaxy S6 mini. Samsung launched the Galaxy S5 mini (above) last July, so we're coming up on the time of year when a new mini phone might make sense. This new unit is identified by Samsung model number SM-G9198 and reports ...

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