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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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    The word “hologram” gets thrown around a lot when we're talking about 3D imagery, but it's rare we deal with actual holograms: diffraction-encoded recordings of light fields. An autostereoscopic parallax barrier screen doesn't display proper holograms, nor even does Microsoft's inappropriately named HoloLens. However, today we look at a new patent from Samsung that actually follows through on the promise of holographic screen tech, bringing holographic icons to a smartphone's display. Samsung describes a method for embedding a series of holographic icons in a smartphone's display ...

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    Samsung is set to announce some new products later this week at its annual Unpacked event, and one of those products is the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus — at least, if the rumors are to be believed. We’ve seen leaked images of it and the upcoming Galaxy Note 5, and even some videos are beginning to surface. The differences between the Note 5 and the S6 Edge Plus seem pretty minimal for now, but the two major variances between devices are the very namesakes of each; the critically acclaimed S Pen stylus will be exclusive to the Galaxy Note 5, while the S6 Edge Plus will retain its curved ...

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    The Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 should be the company's flagship SoC, and, while we don't know anything official about it, it's been in the headlines thanks to rumors, reports, and leaks. We expect it to be 35 percent faster than its 810 predecessor in terms of CPU performance, and bring a 40 percent improvement over the Snapdragon 810 in terms of graphics performance. Samsung has decided to ditch the Snapdragon 810 and go with its own Exynos 7420 inside the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge (most probably same chip, or 7422 version inside the upcoming Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus). Whether ...

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    Just a couple of days before seeing the most recent, extensive, picture-based Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus leak, we've heard weird reports of a future possible Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus keyboard cover, and, judging by the leaked image itself (as well as the source of the leak), we have little to no reason to doubt it. Furthermore, the reports don't just stop there, as now we're hearing about a possible price tag for the upcoming keyboard accessory. The Galaxy S6 Edge Plus keyboard is listed on a Dutch retailer's website at 48EUR (58.08EUR with tax), which roughly translates to ...

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    The Galaxy Note series has been a major holiday driver of Samsung's smartphone sales across the globe. The Note II, Note 3 and Note 4 all averaged first-month sales of around five million units. Historically, Samsung has made bank with these fall phones fetching pretty pennies. The fifth iteration of this line is expected to help the struggling chaebol do the same in light of the spring releases' financial disappointments. But in a tightening environment for conventional top-of-the-line flagships, maybe Samsung's taking a different lean this August. Previously on... Will releasing ...

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    There are four more days until the August 13 event when Samsung is set to unveil the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus in New York. So far, these two devices were among the most heavily leaked once, but whether that's accidental, or on purpose, is anyone's guess. After taking several close looks at the Galaxy Note 5 over the course of the past few weeks, we are now treated with another set of images; this time we're most probably looking at final hardware, as the pictures are claimed to originate from a meeting where a company representative showed off the Galaxy Note 5, and S6 Edge ...

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    We're not even sure when all the rumors began, concerning the presence of (or lack of) a microSD card slot on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 5, to be unveiled next week on August 13, together with the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, and maybe a tablet. While we have seen or heard no evidence concerning this matter, those who claim there will be no memory expansion seem to base their speculation on the fact that the Galaxy S6 (and Edge) don't have one either, and Samsung will likely follow its design, build and materials policy from earlier this year, applying it to the Note 5 too. Now that we've ...

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    Update (8 Aug, 2:00pm Eastern): "Make them laugh, make them cry, make them wait." - Charles Dickens The latter ain't the case this week. Enjoy. Sometimes the news comes not in a solid column from a single direction, but as a scattershot shower-spray from every corner of the space. Today's podcast reflects just such a week in mobile technology, with tech news as far-flung and varied as the menu items on an appetizer mixer from Applebee's. All that (plus a larger-than-normal helping of your listener mail) is waiting for your ears on episode 160 of your favorite tech podcast: the Pocketnow ...

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    Remember back in those heady early days of smartphones, when hardware keyboards still dominated? Their availability has waned in recent years, and the selection at the moment is so thin that that you'd likely find yourself making serious compromises in order to secure a keyboard-equipped model, either in terms of platform, specs, or carrier support. So it's understandable that word of a keyboard option for an upcoming flagship-level model would get us raising a few eyebrows. This afternoon we check out just such a leak, upon the publication of an image supposedly showing a hardware ...

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    Will jumbo-sized tablets ever catch on, or are users just more comfortable past a certain screen size working with more traditional laptops? We've already seen some early attempts at extra-big tablets, like Samsung's 12.2-inchers, while others like Apple's long-rumored iPad Pro have yet to surface. Today, though, we're talking about a tablet that could make even those look positively tiny in comparison, as evidence turns up towards Samsung work on an 18.4-inch beast. India's Zauba import database reveals the device, described as a test model with a screen size of 18.4 inches. Despite that ...

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    Samsung's latest Unpacked teaser may seem to be all about phones and tablets, but when discussing it we found ourselves wondering about the fate of Samsung's next smartwatch, the long-awaited Gear A. It's clear that Samsung's been doing a lot of work to get ready for the round-screened wearable's debut, especially on the software development side of things, and while it would certainly make enough sense for Samsung to bring the watch along to its launch event next week, that's far from a certainty. As we wait to see if the Gear A will make an appearance, we're checking out the latest rumor ...

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    One week from now, on Thursday, August 13, Samsung will hold its next Unpacked event. We're expecting to see a pair of phones dominate the festivities, with Samsung likely to launch both the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 edge+, but that's not the only hardware that might make an appearance. For instance, we've been waiting for Samsung's new round-screened Gear A smartwatch for a while now, and there's a chance the wearable could be on Samsung's Unpacked agenda. But while that's mostly wishful thinking, today we're looking at what may be the first real evidence that Samsung will have ...

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    Yesterday we shared with you some of the best real-world pictures of the Galaxy Note 5 to date: nice and clear, covering multiple angles, and with the phone even powered-on. Short of getting of getting to handle the phablet ourselves, that may be the best look we get at the phone in advance of Samsung's August 13 Unpacked event. And as we look forward to seeing both this guy and its cousin the Galaxy S6 edge+ go official, we've got yet another chance to get an early look at the hardware, as case-maker Spigen posts renders of a variety of designs for both models. While there's nothing ...

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    It can be a scary world out there for smartphones, and while by and large most users will never face a hacker's wrath, news of some security vulnerabilities with the potential to cause major headaches have Android users concerned. In particular, last week the world learned of an issue with how Android handles MMS video content, and how a specially-crafted message could use Android's StageFright media indexing system to compromise your phone's security. While OEMs are already rushing to issue patches, Samsung thinks there must be a better way to get fixes out to phones in a timely manner, ...

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    For a phone that's still over a week away form making its official debut, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 sure hasn't been keeping a very low profile. And OK, while Samsung hasn't publicly confirmed that the Note 5 is what we're getting at next Thursday's launch event, it doesn't take a genius to pick up on the myriad hints available. Besides hearing a lot about what we can look forward to from the Note 5, we've had multiple opportunities to check out the phone's hardware, thanks to a healthy assortment of leaked pics. Today we look at some of the best, brightest, clearest shots yet, as a new ...

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    Weeks of rumors had suggested Samsung would try something a bit unusual for its big Q3 launches this year, and instead of holding an Unpacked event in concert with the IFA expo in Berlin, the manufacturer would instead introduce its own latest hardware a few weeks early. While we weren't quite sure what to make of this theory initially, late last month Samsung confirmed such plans as it distributed invitations to an August 13 event. As we look forward to seeing all the company has to unveil next week, a new teaser helps spell out what we've all been thinking, making allusion to the ...

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    The amount of leaks surrounding Samsung's future phablet lineup is significant. At this point we already have a press event scheduled for August 13 as well, bringing Apple some heat with its future phablet launch as well. What we hadn't really seen is official photos of these devices, at least until now. Famous tipster Evan Blass has just collaborated with a new photo of Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. This is a press-quality photo, which if not for the odd button drawings on the Note 5, could be considered pretty much the real deal. Blass also hints on the Galaxy Note 5 ...

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    Update: The podcast has been updated with audio from our Motorola event editorial roundtable. Enjoy! The flagship killer might've just gotten killed by a killer flagship! A new phablet might make former phablets obsolete! Windows Update just updated its last Windows! And your gaming tablet's so hot it's about to catch fire?! You can't get much ... hotter than that. Amirite? The news of the week in mobile technology is up next, from OnePlus to Windows to Motorola and beyond –plus your listener mail– on episode 159 of the Pocketnow Weekly! So say your keyphrase and listen closely, ...

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    Some years we see amazing jumps in the technological specs that come packaged into smartphones. Other years, not so much. Regardless, smartphone makers try to release a really remarkable smartphone almost every year - but it seems like they miss that target more often than it's hit. Part of that is likely due to the the fact that OEMs are engaged in a specs battle. Each maker has a product to build, and that product is measured by the sum of its parts. One with this processor, the other with that. One with X amount of RAM, the other with Y amount. And so on. On paper it's not difficult to ...

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    We're two weeks away from Samsung's next Unpacked event, where the company is likely to introduce the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+. But there could be even more hardware waiting for us beyond those two phablets, and the timing finally feels right for Samsung to also launch its next smartwatch. We've been waiting for the new Gear for a long time now, and recurring rumors of a round-screened wearable have found confirmation from Samsung itself. As we wait for the Gear A to go official, Samsung's already busy talking about what sort of hardware we can expect. One of the first rumors ...

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    Samsung Electronics announced the second quarter financial results for 2015, and, despite being slightly better than previous quarter figures, and in line with expectations, the situation on the smartphone side of the business isn't rosy at all. "Despite the launch of Galaxy S6, improvement to earnings was quite marginal due to low smartphone shipments and an increase in marketing expenses for new product launches", says the official wording. In order to counter this, as well as to continue "the sales momentum for high-end products", Samsung is planning on "adjusting the price of the ...

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    It's not exactly news that the LG G4 and Samsung Galaxy S6 pack two of the best smartphone cameras ever. We specifically called them out for their optical excellence in our full reviews, dubbing the G4's camera "the best available on Android today" and singling out the Galaxy S6's shooter as "one of the best low-light performers we’ve seen." Putting them up against each other in a direct comparison, the closest we could get to a conclusion was to say that they were neck-and-neck, with a slight edge going to the LG G4 thanks to its more precise manual controls and out-of-box RAW image ...

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    Samsung smartphones are becoming better and better at taking pictures. There's no way around it, the Note 4 (and soon the Galaxy Note 5), Galaxy S6, and Galaxy S6 Edge are exceptional shooters (yes, there are some GS6 and GS6 Edge models that are powered by a Sony chip). However, with phones becoming slimmer and slimmer, there's a real need to slim down components as well. Because of that, Samsung has announced the mass production of a new 16MP sensor that's smaller, with pixels that are only 1.0μm in size. The chip (S5K3P3) is using Samsung's ISOCELL technology, and, according to the ...

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    If you thought for a second that Samsung is able to stand by while LG appeals to those who are nostalgic about old form factors (clamshell, to be specific), you are wrong. Just yesterday LG introduced the Gentle, an Android flip phone, and now Samsung has officially introduced the Galaxy Folder, another Android flip phone, successor to the initial, first generation Galaxy Folder. The specs of this Android trapped in a nostalgia-generating form factor include a 3.8-inch touchscreen display, 8GB of internal memory (expandable via microSD card to up to 128GB), eight-megapixel main camera on ...

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    It's official: Samsung is holding its Unpacked event on August 13, in New York, leaving the IFA announcement model. That won't put an end, though, to all the rumors and leaks; on the contrary, we're seeing more and more pop up, and we already have a feeling that we know every detail regarding the Galaxy Note 5. We sure hope that's not the case, but, after seeing live images of the upcoming phablet (not once, but twice), we now have an additional look at what's in store. The image above and the stills below claim to represent the upcoming Galaxy Note 5, and we think they do a pretty good ...

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