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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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    In a market already dominated by low-cost smartphone brands, where Apple continues to foolishly pursue profits rather than sales volumes, you don’t see a retailer like Amazon slash prices on Android handhelds quite as often as stateside. But from today through Wednesday, August 10, India-based mobile consumers looking for the best doorbuster deals can get popular OnePlus, Xiaomi, Samsung, YU, Motorola, HTC and Honor models even cheaper than usual. Granted, the discounts may not sound massive to American ears, generally ranging from 10 to 50 percent. What we can’t stress enough is the ...

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    The signs are all there. After seeing unexpectedly massive demand for the Galaxy S6 Edge, which went unfulfilled for a long time, Samsung made the S6 Edge+ available around the world while keeping the Note 5 away from the old continent. Then, although the Korean tech giant was ready to ship as many or more copies of the S7 as the S7 Edge to end users, and the latter obviously costs extra, the dual-curved model outsold the one with a flat screen. To the surprise of many, and outrage of some, not only did the Galaxy Note 7 go official in just the one curvaceous variant, also ditching the ...

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    With the Galaxy Note 7 and Gear 360 camera coming out on August 19 in the US, it seemed that the Gear IconX wireless earbuds were the appetizers to this latest Samsung feast. Independent storage, heart rate monitoring, these $200 buds had the works in them and they would be out in the US starting August 15. Nope. It's been pushed back to be with the rest of the crew to August 19. Kinda disappointing, not really a big deal. It's a small expectation adjustment and, at a certain angle, it definitely makes sense. Via: GSMArena

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    Samsung has proven that 2016 is the year to shine. The company has provided some of the best devices of the year, and the success has extended to its own bottom line. Whether you choose the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, or even the Galaxy S7 Active, there's a flavor of Galaxy for everyone. The problem is when Samsung decides to launch the Galaxy Note 7, and have it be very similar, and very different to the other sibblings that are already in the market. If you're in the market for a Galaxy smartphone right now, These are the top 5 reasons why we think you should buy the Galaxy Note 7.

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    Juan and Jaime went hands on with the new Galaxy Note 7 at Samsung's launch event. What did they like about Samsung's newest phablet? Are there any deal breakers for a phone which costs as much as a decent laptop? Also we've got fresh hot new LG V20 rumors, and we take a look at the release schedule for Android 7 "Nougat" and the next Nexus. Those stories, and we'll tackle your viewer emails! Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 212 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the live video broadcast at 2:00pm Eastern on August 4th (click here for your local time), or check out the ...

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    The US Patent and Trademark Office is chock full of little treasures. Here's one from the "Apple v. Samsung" file that was filed in January and published yesterday by the Korean company. "The band for adjustment may be coupled with the band for fixing through a structure [...] through a magnetic attracting force, or through a hooked ring or hooked member," the patent reads. Okay, while all of those figures and that mechanism are definitely grabs at the Apple Watch's design, that is not the pertinence of this patent. In fact, the use of that design is not only excusable, it's competition at ...

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    As T-Mobile prepares to fulfill Galaxy Note 7 pre-orders, some at zero down, the carrier figures that there's a whole bunch of inventory space it would want to clear up before taking in shipments at its stores. Why not sell some more Samsung phones? Starting tomorrow, every major flagship from the Galaxy S6 up through the Galaxy S7 edge are up for a "buy one, get one free" offer. All you need to do is add a line of service and get two phones. You'll get credits for the second phone (of equal or lesser value) given back to you over the 24 month installment plan term. Another catch? The ...

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    While the super-high-end Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge typically get all the praise for Samsung’s recent sales resurgence following a tough 2015, the nature of today’s global smartphone landscape makes it impossible to rule without a robust mid-range portfolio as well. That’s where Galaxy J-series handhelds have come in, alongside the A family, and even the On5 and On7, despite the latter two’s regional exclusivity. The imminence of Galaxy On7 and On5 sequels bears witness to the original models’ success, India and China apparently leading the list of markets targeted by 2016 editions. ...

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    Virtual reality is already a big deal, despite Sony’s PlayStation console-supporting headset being a couple of months away from a commercial release, Google abandoning its own plans for immersive hardware of some sort, and Microsoft still working on a dev-centric HoloLens prototype, which is a different, mixed reality thing anyway. It goes without saying therefore VR (and AR) should soon become an even bigger deal, among others thanks to this fall’s Daydream platform debut. But Google needs device-making partners to get that off the ground, and while a few have rushed to pledge ...

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    With Apple’s latest “Shot on iPhone” publicity spot perfectly appealing to the soft, poetry-loving side of mobile consumers around the world, Samsung is left needing to resort to light-hearted humor, celebrity cameos and, well, weirdness in one of the first official Galaxy Note 7 ads. Luckily, that’s exactly where the Korean tech giant’s marketing department typically excels, and this American patriotism-evoking 90-second clip is no exception. At first, it may feel like Austrian – German two-time Oscar-winning actor Christoph Waltz brazenly pokes fun at contemporary US society ...

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    After presumably testing a bunch of different Galaxy Note 7 configurations, with both flat and dual-edged screens, RAM counts of 4 and 6GB (possibly, even 3), Snapdragon 820 and 821 processors, as well as Exynos 8890 and 8893, the time came for Samsung to make some very tough decisions. Ultimately, reason prevailed over vanity, and (relative) affordability came before another prospective charge in the ongoing spec wars. But still, not everyone is happy, and many of the company’s fans wonder why they can’t be offered a choice. It turns out at least the privileged inhabitants of China ...

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    We're too used to zero down and no interest in this world of equipment installment plans. Big, beautiful, premium phones costing $600, $700, maybe even $800 going for $35 per month, a fee to be added to your service bill for two long years. Easy as pie, right? When T-Mobile opened up pre-sales of the Galaxy Note 7, it decided to put a lid on monthly installments — $32.50 a month. But it came at an upfront cost of $69.99. Even for great-credit buyers. A down payment for a big ticket phone? In this day and age? How inconceivable! Well, after enough prodding, the Un-carrier has decided to ...

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    It looks like Samsung could stand in the way of OPPO's goals to breach 100 million shipments in 2016. No, not because it wants to protect its own Galaxy products... well, not directly. You see, Samsung Display churns out hundreds of millions of AMOLED panels for not only Samsung Electronics's own phones, but other manufacturers as well — China's Xiaomi is one notable example and, of course, we're also talking OPPO. But as the displays maker gets set to expand its facilities to support a future iPhone with an OLED screen, many of Samsung Display's customers are finding their orders slow ...

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    Samsung's announcement of the Galaxy Note 7 was an interesting experience. While we walked into the event expecting to be disappointed over a device that didn't push the boundaries of existing technology, we actually walked out with a very different impression. It turns out that even if this device is not the spec beast that we wished for, that doesn't necessarily mean that it's a bad phone in any way. Actually this is the other way around. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has enough power to become one of the best smartphones of 2016, if not the best, and we decided to talk a little about the ...

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    Prospective Galaxy Note 7 buyers are looking at pretty slim pickings when it comes to groundbreaking new technologies and features on the dual-curved phablet, especially compared to the GS7 Edge it more strongly resembles than last year’s Note 5. The S Pen, while arguably smarter and cooler than previous iterations shipped with members of the GNote family, hardly feels innovative at the end of the day. Good thing there’s at least an iris sensor in tow that the S7 Edge and Note 5 lacked, despite “the most secure” biometric authentication system being apparently “over three ...

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    Kenya got its first look at two new devices yesterdays that Samsung unpacked yesterday. Of course, you have the Galaxy Note 7, but there was also a Tizen smartphone that is being made out to be the crux of the chaebol's developing market bid. Techweez got to play around with a pre-production unit of the Samsung Z2, a thick, compact phone that seems to think its of Note 5 ilk in terms of its contours. There's an impressive 4-inch AMOLED display and 1GB of RAM along with dual-SIM capability to boot. [gallery ids="479392,479393,479394"]   Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria will be the first ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is by no means affordable, but at least you can choose between a free Gear Fit 2 wearable and 256GB microSD card to go with the dual-curved phablet at most US carriers and retailers. Meanwhile, Verizon slightly ups the deal ante with an additional $20 in Samsung Pay rewards for first-time digital wallet users, and AT&T swaps the complimentary Gear Fit 2 for its snazzier Gear S2 cousin, alternatively letting you get $695 in monthly account credit towards a second Galaxy phone purchase. Pretty tough acts to follow, though we feel Sam’s Club has found just the ...

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    Given the Galaxy Note 7 doesn’t differ very much from the S7 Edge, Samsung delivered a fairly routine presentation yesterday, especially with all those leaks spoiling the S Pen enhancements and iris sensor addition. Still, we heard way too little about first-party accessories on the NYC stage, no matter how similar those might be to peripherals designed specifically for the Note 5, S7 or GS7 Edge. But now there’s a full list up on the company’s website, and it turns out you have a few changes to look forward to. Number one, the S View cover can now shift into a stand “in one swift ...

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    There are two ways of looking at the super-highly-anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 7, which finally went official the other day with few surprises left in store. You can view the dual-curved 5.7-incher as a slightly larger S7 Edge with an S Pen in tow, iris recognition, and little else changed, or compare it to the Note 5 and find many crucial differences and upgrades. But the million-dollar question (or perhaps, several billion dollars) is does the “next big thing” have what it takes to keep Samsung’s phenomenal box-office momentum going? According to financial analysis firm Hyundai ...

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    The grand experiment at the beginning of 2016? Samsung walking away from the megapixel wars and reducing the resolution of the Galaxy S7 sensor. The reasoning behind the move was to improve low light performance. The experiment was a very successful one, and Samsung delivered one of the best cameras of the year, at the beginning of the year. The Note no longer leads the charge for new technologies like camera sensors, instead the Note 5 was in a position where it had to catch up to the Galaxy S6, and this year the Note 7 is doing the same. If the camera hardware is virtually identical, ...

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    This has been an interesting year for Samsung. Sales of Galaxy S7 variants are strong, but the products released this year have been refinements, less the boundary pushing and exciting changes we saw last year. Moving from the Galaxy S5 to the S6 was a significant departure in terms of design and build materials. The move from a Galaxy S6 to the S7 was less dramatic, but Samsung representatives have been very vocal about the fact that this was a year to refine Samsung devices. Instead of significant design changes, this was an opportunity to bring back features which were missing from 2015 ...

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    So you’ve considered a Galaxy S7 edge, and now Samsung launches its new Galaxy Note 7 just to make this debate even more complicated. 2016 is definitely Samsung’s best, not just in the company’s bottom line, but because for the first time ever, its products are not just the result of good marketing. Whether you choose a Galaxy S7, the larger S7 edge, the more robust Galaxy S7 Active, or the latest Galaxy Note 7, you are guaranteed to invest on the best of the best. Now calling any of these a better phone is a tough one.

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    At a time when phablet growth rises at least 200% year over year, the company that defined the category is back for more. Samsung claims that its approach with the Galaxy Note 7 was to provide us with a phone that works the way we live, and not just a phone with a big screen. To achieve this, the company has matched a lot of what we saw with this year’s Galaxy flagships, and improved the functionality provided by last year’s note. The changes aren’t as significant as the skipping of a number though. Watch our full hands-on video from New York City to learn more.

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    Moving beyond the Galaxy Note 7, we now know some critical dates for US availability of some much pined-over accessories. Sales have been active for the Gear 360 camera since last month when VidCon swept up all them YouTubers and put them in Anaheim, California. Most lay consumers, however, got the butt end of things until now. The Gear 360 will be widely available starting August 19 at its current price of $350. The truly wireless and independent Gear IconX earbuds that were launched beside the Gear Fit 2 last month are also getting buoyed for sales in the states on August 15 at a cost of ...

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    Sprint has yet to announce anything regarding the Galaxy Note 7. Perhaps US Cellular might want to step into the space for a quick second. Being the fifth largest postpaid carrier in the US, its clout might not be up to, say, Verizon's par, but it can drive a deal if it wants to. With that said, we now know that the full price of the Note 7 will be $834 — that undercuts T-Mobile's pricing by $15. The carrier has installment plans lasting over 30, 24 or 20 months, so payments will range between $27.80 and $41.70. US Cellular is also promoting Samsung's offer of a free Gear Fit 2 or 256GB ...

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