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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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    If you like looking at core scores alongside some major specs, get ready to learn a lot more about the Samsung Galaxy S7. We did have some hints to what was going on with the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge in terms of size and components, but when it came to learning about the Exynos processor's clock speed, we came up with tough cookies. Not so this time. Geekbench results for the SM-G930W8 show off an octa-core processor with clock speed of 1.59GHz. We're not sure if all eight cores go on that speed or if it's an average read-out from the two clusters of cores in the Exynos 8890. The "G930" part ...

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    Samsung's next big smartphones are nearly here, as we look forward to seeing the Galaxy S7 family make its debut in just a few more weeks. When those phones finally arrive, we're sure to see all sorts of new efforts by retailers and carriers alike to move existing Galaxy-series stock, whether in the form of discounts or special bundle offers. Today we're checking out an early instance of one of the latter, as AT&T encourages shoppers to pick up a new Galaxy smartphone with the promise of a free Gear S2 smartwatch. For a limited time, customers buying a new Samsung Galaxy phone on ...

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    As it’s happened numerous times in the past, Samsung’s “next big thing” is no mystery anymore, despite likely needing another month or so before it can formally break cover. We know the Galaxy S7 looks awfully similar to its predecessor on the outside, we’re pretty sure the rear camera’s megapixel count will be weirdly downgraded, and odds are the microSD slot and water protection you’ve been badly craving for shall make a comeback. What’s not yet guaranteed is the number of “edgy” and jumbo-sized derivations in the pipeline, though an S7 Plus is less and less likely by ...

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    Samsung may have left it to third-party retailer Adorama to try to boost the mainstream popularity of the Gear S2 stateside, as the Apple Watch S draws near, but on British shores, the Korean manufacturer takes promotional matters into its own hands. While technically not billed as a Valentine’s Day bundle deal, the latest UK-only special offer lets you buy a swanky Tizen smartwatch for yourself and a loved one at a big discount. Typically priced at around £300, the Samsung Gear S2 Classic, seasoned with an elegant leather band, is now available for £449 in a box of two. That means ...

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    Samsung already pushed the boundaries of “mid-range” gadgets with the colossal Galaxy A7 (2016) and A9 (2016), which mimic the premium build of the GS6 roster and offer beefy octa-core chips, 3GB RAM (each), as well as large batteries, and now, we’re in for a surprisingly powerful new entry into the Galaxy J family. Like the Galaxy J5 (2016), the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) will almost certainly go official less than nine months after its predecessor. But unlike the 5.2-incher, the 5.5-inch budget-friendly beast should considerably improve at least two mediocre features of the 2015 ...

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    Today, Apple's latest smartphone software update is headed out to users around the world, as iOS 9.2.1 gets its public release. That spells hundreds of millions of devices that will soon have access to the company's very latest fixes and improvements. Unfortunately, the update situation is hardly so tidy over on the Android side of the fence, and users are only too familiar with waiting months and months before their phones get Google's latest Android builds - if at all. Over in the Netherlands, one consumer group has had enough of the sorry state of Android updates, and this week it ...

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    According to literally everybody in the tech-tipping business, Samsung’s “next big thing(s)” are only a month or so away from formal pre-MWC introductions, followed shortly by commercial launches. As such, the mobile industry’s undisputed leaders should be putting the finishing touches to the Galaxy S7 family right about now, also seeking regulatory approval in markets as diverse as US and Indonesia. Yes, both the American FCC and Indonesian Postel have very recently cleared the way for a couple of GS7 configurations, plus an exclusive accessory for each. In Asia, the standard, ...

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    Samsung is planning to follow up on one of its biggest 2015 revelations just seven or eight months after the commercial debut of the first-generation Galaxy J5, but contrary to what you might have hoped, the low-cost sequel doesn’t look very… special on paper. If priced correctly, the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) could still make it, though its benchmarked specifications simply feel too similar to those of the original. No Full HD screen resolution upgrade in the cards, no jump to a Snapdragon 615 or 617 processor, not even pre-loaded Marshmallow software goodies. At least not yet, because ...

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    Apple's thrown injunction after injunction at Samsung during the course of its drawn-out patent war. Some sales bans happened. Some didn't. This is the story of Schrodinger's sales ban. Samsung asked for a rehearing on an injunction based on three patents including one regarding "quick links," but was denied by the Federal Circuit court of appeals. Apple's original injunction was to allow Samsung to "sunset" the features for 30 days before a sales ban on relevant products took hold. The company hastily requested that the sales ban take hold upon ruling. Northern California US District ...

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    Cobalt. It doesn't just strike your eyes with a certain pitch of blue: it's a key component of our smartphones' lithium-ion batteries. But it seems that the labor used to obtain this mineral has been poorly regulated. And Amnesty International is implicating Apple and Samsung — both companies having their own shares of labor problems — as well as Sony, Microsoft, Huawei, LG, ZTE, Lenovo and eight other multinationals for being complacent to child labor in their supply chains. All of those manufacturers, while they don't necessarily share battery providers nor battery part providers, do ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy Note 5: one hell of a piece of hardware, with killer display, stunning camera, and a stylus experience the likes of which you won't find elsewhere. It's a worthy handset to wear Samsung's latest flagship hat … if only it weren't for the stupid issue with wrong-way S Pen usage. Use the S Pen stylus as intended, and you're in great shape, but with 2015's redesign, Samsung opened the door for a nasty situation where users could jam the S Pen into their Note 5 the wrong way around, and beyond getting the stylus stuck, such a move could permanently damage the Note 5's ...

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    A researcher at Juniper recently concluded after exploring wearable numbers and trends the smartwatch is “a category waiting for a market”, with visual selling points not yet doubled by a clear, unique use case. In that context, it definitely feels a little extreme to charge north of $300 for an intelligent timepiece, especially one incapable of making a dent in Apple Watch’s early supremacy. Leave it to Adorama to make you an offer you can’t refuse stateside, selling the Samsung Gear S2 as low as $200 through January 20. Technically, the camera and film equipment store lists the ...

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    The world’s top smartphone manufacturer in terms of sales is obviously no quitter, and that’s evident by its commitment for both tablets and wearable devices. Let’s face it, Samsung hasn’t been able to garner much mainstream popularity in either décor, and as far as the latter is concerned, it’s tried it all. Tizen smartwatches, Android smartwatches, rectangular gadgets, round ones, fitness-oriented products, sub-$100 pieces, and $300+ “luxury” items. What’s next for the Gear wearable family? A circular low-cost activity tracker, apparently, that bears a striking ...

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    Like any good smartphone manufacturer, Samsung's always looking for ways to keep its product lineup fresh, and last year that meant introducing a number of new J-series models. After the Galaxy J2 and J5 went official, we saw the company introduce the Galaxy J3, a phone with lower-mid-range hardware, sure, but one with an attractive price point. While the Galaxy J3 initially launched in China, it wasn't long before we were hearing rumors of US carrier interest, both as a traditional post-paid model and on several MVNOs positioned as a pre-paid edition. Today we finally start getting ...

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    While it wouldn’t exactly be fair to call the LG G4 a box-office lemon, the leather-clad 5.5-incher was expected to build on its predecessor’s success, and help its creators make last year’s manufacturer top five, which wasn’t ultimately the case. It’s back to square one for LG now, as the V10 might be exceeding expectations, but not in such a spectacular way to justify a G5 launch months after the Samsung Galaxy S7. Instead, the company’s highly anticipated full-metal flagship should debut at Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress next month, directly “taking on” its fiercest ...

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    Overall 2015 global smartphone sales numbers are in, at least from research firm TrendForce, and the single-digit growth predicted by IDC just last month was exceeded. Not by a lot, but it’s pleasing to hear almost 1.3 billion intelligent handhelds were shipped worldwide in the past 12 months, despite mature markets reaching saturation and many formerly emerging countries looking to follow suit. That represents a year-on-year progress of 10.3 percent, and it was all mostly due to fast-rising Chinese brands, which reportedly seized no less than seven of the top ten manufacturer slots. ...

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    Samsung Electronics may not be making the guts that will go into the next iPhone, but it will be making the Snapdragon 820. But applications processors aren't the only components the manufacturer makes; it's also into displays. And with Apple looking to change up its display technology come the year after next, what better time than now to prepare for things. Reports from inside sources say Samsung will invest up to $7.5 billion in facility expansion and new equipment to produce flexible OLED displays per month for future iPhones. Apple will order between 30,000 and 45,000 displays a month ...

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    It wouldn't be a flagship Samsung launch without a few gimmick features tagging along for the ride, and as excited as we are for the hardware the Galaxy S7 will deliver, it's a bit of an inevitability that the phone will arrive with more than a few silly little software features in tow. Maybe some of them will ultimately prove to be useful, but Samsung's got a reputation for launching its high-profile phones armed with a bevy of abilities that may make for nice demos, but have a hard time becoming must-have features. Now a new rumor helps clue us in to one that could debut with the Galaxy ...

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    What's the great comeback story of 2015? BlackBerry delivering arguably its most exciting phone in a long while with the Android-running Priv? Maybe, but when we turn our focus to BlackBerry's own mobile platform, we spot another possible contender: back in November, Tizen edged past BlackBerry as the number-four globally ranked mobile OS. Samsung's initial expansion into Tizen phones may have proved to be much rockier than Tizen's spread across the company's wearable line, but little by little, we've been seeing Tizen show some real growth. We heard that growth could finally propel the ...

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    Samsung makes tons of silicon for not only itself, but for many, many clients. Chipmaking, however, has been forecast to become a laggard to the chaebol's bottom line, especially with the loss of the Apple lot. It's also been under intense scrutiny from workers' advocates. But if there's any good news to help the unit out, it may come from Qualcomm. The company announced it's beginning production of logic chips with 2nd-generation 14nm FinFET process for use in its own Exynos 8 chips as well as Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820. Samsung believes the Low-Power Plus process will cut energy ...

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    When given the option to spruce up how their phone looks, people will often take it. That said, they often don't go beyond the bounds of what's already built-in to their phones. That includes themes stores. It's hard to sell people on any given peripheral, but especially when it comes to OEM-provided software features. That said, if you own one of the recently-released Galaxy A phones from Samsung, the company will at least give it a go with 11 free theme packs exclusive to you. None of these packs should come up for any other Samsung device. From curves to angles and muted colors, it's ...

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    Synthetic benchmarks: are they the end-all, be-all of device rankings? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Really, though, even if the dream of a single figure that reliably reflects a model's performance is an elusive one, a well-executed benchmark can still give us a useful point of comparison, and when we run enough of them, we just might start to close in on some respectable rankings that really do show how one phone's sheer processing power measures up against another's. With 2016 now in full swing, AnTuTu's looking back on all the phones that passed through its database last year, ans has crunched the ...

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    The “if” of the AMOLED iPhone equation no longer feels like a question mark, as the display technology is definitely the industry’s future (and for the most part, current) gold standard, but the “when” and the “who” remain largely up in the air. What’s etched in stone is this year’s new iPhones, the 7, 7 Plus and 6c, 7c or 5e, will continue to use IPS LCD panels, with Apple still working on component-producing partnerships and funding for said collaborators to ramp up their mass-manufacturing capabilities and modernize their equipment. Never a fan of an ...

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    The beginning of 2016 seems to be all about the latest wave of ultra-low-cost Android smartphones, which set the “entry-level” bar much higher than their 2015 predecessors, with massive batteries or super-sharp screens in tow. Resting on the laurels of its strong brand recognition and big marketing budget however, Samsung isn’t prepared to offer similar bang for buck as Xiaomi or Lenovo with the Galaxy J1 (2016). This is up for grabs in Dubai already, despite technically not going through the typical announcement motions first, priced at a fairly extravagant AED 499 ($135). The $30 ...

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    There are many theories concerning what Samsung might have in the pipeline in terms of spring flagship (s), with the number of forthcoming Galaxy S7 variants ranging anywhere from two to four. Now, Twitter tipster @evleaks aims to put all controversy to rest, “confirming” one flat, standard model, and a couple of curved editions. The screen sizes of the three aren’t mentioned in Evan Blass’ terse tweet, but assuming that recent benchmark was correct, the Samsung Galaxy S7 should measure 5.1 inches in diagonal, the S7 Edge 5.1 inches also, and the S7 Edge Plus between 5.5 and 5.7 ...

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