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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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    There's no doubt about it that the Samsung Galaxy S6 is among the best (if not the best, up to you) Android smartphone of the year so far. If you want to know why we think that, go ahead and check out our review, if you haven't already. Its almost twin sibling, sporting a curved display, the Galaxy S6 Edge, shouldn't be anything less (on the contrary, being cooler with its unique display), but we'll have to wait for our full review to decide (coming shortly). Meanwhile, Samsung USA has posted to Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge promo unboxing videos to its YouTube channel. No, if you're expecting ...

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    Last year, Samsung's Tizen efforts turned out to be a bit uneven. The manufacturer had some good success with Tizen-based smartwatches, but the situation was a bit more rocky when it came to smartphones. The Samsung Z ended up becoming vaporware, though early 2015 brought us a real commercial model, the Z1 (above). More recently, rumors have suggested that Samsung's already been prepping a follow-up, and today we check out a few details, as rumors describe possible hardware for two new Tizen handsets. First up, we have the so-called Z2, with some lower-mid-range specs. The phone could get ...

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    So often in life, you get what you pay for, and that's no less true with smartphones. Sure, you can find some fantastic deals on powerful yet affordable handsets, but if you want all those top-of-the-line specs and premium styling, expect to pay for the privilege. Right now, one of the most expensive phones around is the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, with its 128GB version pushing $1000. Is that cost justified? A breakdown of component costs offers some degree of rationalization for that sky-high price tag, suggesting the GS6 Edge really is one of the most expensive phones to build. From an $85 ...

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    Samsung's place in the smartphone world may not quite be as firmly guaranteed as it once was, with new competition delivering pressure in multiple market spaces. As Samsung makes adjustments to help it maintain its spot on top, other companies are trying to capture some of that Samsung success for themselves, and to hear a new report out of South Korea, Huawei is attempting to do just that by going right to the source, and luring Samsung employees over to its side. Specifically, we hear that Huawei has been recruiting Samsung user interface designers (the team behind TouchWiz), as well as ...

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    Last year brought us not just the debut of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, but also a new range of similarly inspired handsets, the Galaxy A-series phones. First we had the Galaxy A3 and A5 last fall, followed a few months later by the Galaxy A7. The combination of clean, premium designs and respectably mid-range specs looks like it's one Samsung will return to, and today we get our first inkling of just how the next model might look, with rumored specs describing a possible Galaxy A8. The Galaxy A8 sounds like it could make a few departures from existing A-series models, beefing-up specs and ...

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    We’ve given the Galaxy S6 the full review treatment, so you already know how impressed we are with Samsung’s 2015 flagship. But if you’re trying to save some money on your next Samsung phone, you might be wondering what you’ll be missing if you opt for last year’s model instead. In short: better industrial design, better feel-in-hand, a higher-resolution display, a brighter low-light camera, and a boatload of improved secondary features. That almost makes it seem like a slam dunk in the Galaxy S6's favor, but hold on a second. You'll also be giving up a lot of the stuff that ...

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    As a helpful emailer just reminded me, the Galaxy S6 officially goes on sale today in the United States. Anyone who's read our Galaxy S6 review already knows what I think of Samsung's latest Android. With the possible exception of the Galaxy Note 4, it's the best flagship Samsung has ever built: a glass-and-metal wonder with a delicious display and an outstanding camera, held back only by its battery life. And maybe some of its software, too. Here's the thing. After a week of use I was calling the Galaxy S6 (SM-G920T) one of the most responsive Samsung phones ever. Compared ...

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    Samsung needs to revamp its Galaxy brand as much as possible given the fiasco that the Galaxy S5 was. The company has gone through great lengths in order polish its Galaxy S6 as much as possible in comparison to its predecessors, and our review on the product considers the Koreans did a good job. Still, the end consumer is the final frontier in making a product successful, and Samsung clearly thought of that as well. Samsung has just made its new "S Carpet" store demo official today, and the whole idea is for you to go experience a Galaxy S6 and be among the first to buy one at select ...

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    There's something to be said about uniformity and everything looking the same. Smartphones, tablets, and even recent computers powered by Microsoft's Windows OS all look the same. The hardware may be radically different, but the operating system is the same. If you know how to use a Windows phone made by Nokia, you know how to use a Windows phone made by HTC. Apple, on the other hand, makes its hardware and the software - no one else is allowed to. In both cases, your choices are limited - by design. Then there's Android Android runs on hardware made by dozens of OEMs. Some stick pretty ...

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    The Galaxy Note is more than just Samsung's high-end phablet line: over the years it's found itself becoming the manufacturer's platform for trying out new things. With the Note 4 we saw Samsung introduce some firsts for the phablet's display, not only releasing the curved-screen Note Edge, but also making the phone its first wide-availability quad HD model (after the limited GS5 LTE-A edition). For this year's Galaxy Note 5, we've been expecting Samsung to push the limits of its display tech even further, and an early rumor going all the way back to last fall suggested it could do so by ...

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    Samsung really managed to pleasantly surprise everyone with the S6 and S6 Edge (and you can tell we're amped if you check out our review, if you haven't already). The phone is everything a real flagship is supposed to be, this time, with better looks and materials; no wonder Samsung is forecasting/expecting to break shipment records (not that in the past it had problems, with every iteration outselling the previous one). On that exact note, you should expect a Galaxy S6 Edge shortage, according to Reuters, as Samsung will most probably have issues with meeting production demands for the ...

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    Samsung is very interested in making you love the Galaxy S6, so much so that the company wants to make sure it builds enough variants to fit your needs. We've got the Galaxy S6 Edge in case your geekiness requires more technology, and we've even heard rumors of a Galaxy S6 Active in the works. Now if you thought Samsung was done with just two variants of its new flagship, you'd be underestimating them. We get the first leaked photos of a dual-SIM Galaxy S6 that sports the same model number as the existing Galaxy S6, and even the same specifications. Really the only change is that you get ...

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    About this time last year, I stood with hordes of other press in a packed Galaxy Studio in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood, listening to Samsung tell us how its then-new Galaxy S5 would change everything. Over the piped-in orchestra music, we were promised "meaningful innovation." Samsung had learned that its customers did not want "the most complex technology," but rather "relevant improvements for day-to-day use." While a refreshing change from the bizarrely tone-deaf Galaxy S 4 launch event, the Galaxy S5 reveal still felt like a kind of middle ground – a layover for a company ...

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    As Samsung's Galaxy S6 makes it into the hands of more and more new owners, we're starting to pick up on reports of more and more issues with the phone's hardware. For a really high-profile flagship model, that kind of scrutiny's expected, and complaints have run the gamut from the easily dismissed (like that failed attempt at another “bendgate” scandal), to those worth a closer look (like the scratched-screen Edge reports we're still waiting for Samsung to comment on). Today we have a new source of concern to share with you, and while this one doesn't sound like a huge problem, it ...

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    Long before the arrival of Samsung's Galaxy E series of phones, long before before the Galaxy A models launched, Samsung had its Galaxy J. Introduced all the way back at the tail end of 2013, we've since seen the original Galaxy J joined by the Galaxy J1. To hear the latest rumors, that's far from the end of the story, and we could have another couple Galaxy J phones coming down the pipeline soon, with the arrival of the Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7. Those are names we've seen before, with Samsung filing trademarks for both a few months back. While that also included a trademark for the Galaxy ...

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    Samsung hasn't been having the best financial results over the last couple of quarters. The disappointing sales of the Galaxy S5 made the company's profits plummet quarter-over-quarter, and even with the launch of the Galaxy S6, the first quarter of 2015 wasn't benefited from renewed sales. That said, news aren't necessarily bad for Samsung, though not in the departments we care about. Samsung's operating profit grew 11.5 percent to 5.9 trillion won ($5.44 billion), which does show signs of recovery, but is still a 30.5% drop in profits compared to last year. Sadly the good news end there ...

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    For the past few months now we've been awaiting word of a new Samsung smartwatch, and to hear the rumors, this one could mark the manufacturer's first attempt to craft such a wearable with a Moto-360-style circular display. The watch codenamed Orbis was once rumored to launch at MWC, but subsequent reports suggested it could still be half a year out. While there are still many questions about its launch to be addressed, today we check out a trove of new details about what to expect from Orbis, including a possible launch name and some specifics about the smartwatch's connectivity. Taking a ...

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    Is the Galaxy S6 the smartphone you thought it would be? The one you were really hoping for? Samsung made a few big departures from previous entries in the series, and despite how well-received many of them have been, there's a fair chance that Samsung dropped one of your favorite features. Luckily, there may be hope yet, as we caught word about a month ago that the Galaxy S6 could see the arrival of a close cousin in the form of the Galaxy S6 Active. Not only would that spell the return of the phone's waterproofing, but rumors have gone so far as to suggest that the Active version of the ...

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    Samsung has been consistently using its own processors inside smartphones (some flagships for certain regions in parallel with same versions running Snapdragons, some mid-rangers), until this year the company decided to go all in with the Exynos-powered Galaxy S6 (and Edge). Whether the overheating rumors around the Snapdragon 810 were the reason, or Samsung simply wants to enter the market and compete, is irrelevant at this point. Thing is that this might not be a one time thing. Samsung has the production capacity to produce its own chips, and, according to this latest report, the South ...

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    Of all the companies making mobile devices, whose customers are the most loyal? Microsoft may not sell a boatload of phones compared to other players, but are Lumia converts fiercely loyal? Do Apple fans return for iPhone after iPhone? This evening we find ourselves taking a look at some survey data that attempts to identify the electronics manufacturers with the most loyal fans, and those with the highest customer service rankings. And depending on your expectations going in, there might be some data here that could be quite surprising. For starters, how about Samsung leading in terms of ...

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    Samsung isn't necessarily having the best time when it comes to its Galaxy S6 launch, but then again, we know this isn't the only company that deals with these kinds of fake publicity problems. Our experience with the Galaxy S6 didn't start off right, but that doesn't mean that the company didn't do something about it to fix the issues. You'd think that the "bendgate" rumors were the only click-bait issue Samsung was dealing with so far, but reality is the complete opposite. Last week, a Chinese media outlet published a story that gained substantial popularity over the weekend. The outlet ...

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    A few years ago, the question "will it blend" was worth a couple of laughs, but today the question "will it bend" is something users take seriously. #Bendgate became a very popular issue for devices like the iPhone 6 Plus on the web, having "bend test" videos go viral, and with defenders claiming that the force applied to the tested devices was exaggerated. Samsung was recently a victim of these same claims with its new line of flagships, but this time, Sammy decided to do something about it. SquareTrade made some significant headlines last week after posting a YouTube video with its ...

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    Update: Sorry for the delay, folks. We had to republish the video due to a last-minute edit. It's up now; enjoy! In 2015, the iOS-vs-Android debate boils down to one hardcore hardware comparison: Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6. After years of alternating iterative improvements on their product lines (and trading legal blows in the courtroom), Samsung and Apple finally bring their best to the world's retail shelves – and the resulting techno-dilemma is set to stymie smartphone superfans the world over. At first glance, Apple's reigning flagship might seem somewhat "senior" for this ...

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    The two hot new Android flagship phones out right now are the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the HTC One M9. We've already done some other comparisons between the two flagships, but one of the biggest differentiating factors among smartphones these days is their camera quality. So that's what we're going to take a closer look at here. Both Samsung and HTC have updated the cameras on their latest flagship smartphones and they've got some key differences. The HTC One M9 has a 20 megapixel sensor with an f2.2 aperture while the Samsung Galaxy S6 has a 16 megapixel sensor with an f1.9 aperture. The ...

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    Samsung Galaxy Note 4 owners on Verizon have been a patient bunch. The first Android Lollipop updates for the Note 4 descended a couple months ago, and even carrier-branded editions in the US saw their Lollipop updates arriving last month: Sprint saw its going out over three weeks ago, and AT&T's made its presence felt early last week. But over at Verizon, silence. That's finally changing, as the carrier gets April started with an overdue taste of Lollipop for the Galaxy Note 4. Don't let the “4-4-2” in the filename for the update's release notes (source link below) fool you: this ...

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