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    Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime rumors are nothing new; we've recently heard, among others, about plans -- or not -- for a QHD (2K) screen to grace the new version of the flagship, on steroids. The most recent leak allegedly tries to uncover the looks of the upcoming device. The image below purportedly represents the upcoming phone. While we need to remain skeptical about this for now, we're still seeing the same heart-rate sensor, however, this time, with what appears to be an aluminum body (or at least battery backplate). There's really, for now, not much more to the story, aside from a rumored ...

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    Officially, Samsung's Galaxy S5 is available in four color options: Shimmer White, Charcoal Black, Electric Blue, and Copper Gold. If you're shopping internationally, you've got your choice there, but if you're in the US and want to go with a carrier variant GS5, your options start drying up fast: right now, your choices are limited to just boring-old black and white. That may soon be changing, with word today that Verizon could add that gold GS5 to its lineup. At least, so says eminent tipster @evleaks, and while he doesn't offer an image of this gold GS5 with Verizon branding, it's not ...

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    We've got Google's Play edition of Android devices on our minds this afternoon, just bringing you news of the big price break the GPe Sony Z Ultra is getting. But that may just be the opening act to some slightly more significant GPe news, as a little hint pops up that may point to the upcoming availability of a GPe Samsung Galaxy S5. We were only just wondering when the GPe GS4 might see a price cut like the Z Ultra's enjoying, and it turns out we're not the only ones giving that model a closer look this afternoon. While the product page for that phone remains unchanged, a little tweak ...

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    Last week brought us the latest volley of rumors claiming that Samsung still intends to release a version of the Galaxy S5 featuring a 2K resolution display, after the GS5 launch brought us only a 1080p version. While Samsung's been denying that any such device exists, the rumors have been oddly persistent, going into some detail about the phone's hardware, including the use of a new Exynos SoC. What we haven't had, though, is a strong sense of when this fabled phone might go official. Today we hear some theories on a possible launch, as well as check out new evidence for the phone's ...

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    A couple days back we shared with you a story we heard about issues some new Galaxy S5 owners were having with their smartphones, where they'd be presented with a “Warning: Camera Failed” message whenever trying to pull up the phone's camera to shoot a pic. Despite trying pretty much every software fix imaginable, including full-on restoration to factory condition, the issue persisted. Back then this was just a collection of anecdotal reports from individual users, but now the companies involved are speaking up about the situation, and resolving to set things right for affected users. ...

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    With the recent release of the GS5, I think it’s important to look back on its roots. Remember where it came from. Reflect on where it is going. No, I’m not talking about the entire device, just that stupid little thing on the bottom of it. That’s right, the fingerprint scanner. The reason we’re looking at the fingerprint scanner is, well, it’s kind of ridiculous in a Samsungy kind of way. The interesting part about that little button is not the fact that Samsung decided to put a fingerprint scanner on its flagship phone. I mean really, if you look at the progression of devices ...

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    If Samsung's Galaxy S5 has one weak spot, could it be the smartphone's camera? We don't mean its performance when everything is working right, either – while it's not the best camera around, especially when we're dealing with low-light conditions, it's by-and-large passable – we mean that it seems to be a magnet for unexpected problems. While we were waiting for the phone's retail debut, two separate rumors suggested Samsung's manufacturing partners were having a lot of trouble just building the component, and now that the phone has arrived, we're picking up reports of seemingly ...

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    Smartphone screens in the five-inch range and offering 1080p resolutions are pretty much par for the course by now; they've been around for more than a year on any number of flagships, and we're well familiar with what to expect. When it comes to adapting to changing ambient light conditions, that usually means little more than increasing or decreasing screen brightness to compensate. With the new Galaxy S5, Samsung already has a leg up on the competition with the phone's high-contrast, wide-gamut OLED screen, but today we learn a little more about the dynamic changes that keep that ...

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    Yesterday we brought you the latest development in those rumors that just won't die, claiming that Samsung is still cooking-up a smartphone very much like the Galaxy S5 we have now, but with a quad HD 2K display. After Samsung issued a denial that any such hardware was forthcoming, much of our conversation has focused on whether or not this device truly exists, and that's very much what yesterday's news covered. Today we get a treat, and instead of just talking about the model's mere existence, we get to check out some very specific claims about its hardware, as well as the path that led ...

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    In typical Samsung fashion, the South Korea-based company is rumored to continue its "fire hose" method of saturating the market in every way possible. Not only does Samsung manage to cater to every last consumer imaginable through creating dozens of similar-yet-different products, it likes to bend the likes of its staple brands to appeal to different consumers, as well. For instance, last year, we saw the Galaxy S 4 mini, Galaxy S 4 Zoom, and the Galaxy S 4 Active, all of which were actually very little like the original device they each were derived from. Samsung also revealed the Galaxy ...

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    "You know what this is?" "I know what this is." That's a dialogue couplet from the film True Lies, an Arnold Schwarzenegger action-comedy from the mid 1990s that has positively nothing to do with the newest stupendo-smartphone out of Seoul. Nothing, except for those two lines. Because you do know what this is. Even under the AT&T finery, even under the thick veneer of faux wood packaging, even despite the fifteen seconds of playful banter at the top of this video, you know what we're looking at: it's the most hyped smartphone of the year, like always. It's another Samsung flagship ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy S5 will outsell its predecessor from 2013, the GS4, according to optimistic predictions of a Samsung top executive, quoted by Reuters. History teaches us that this has been the case in previous years, so there's really nothing groundbreaking in these expectations. The South Koreans have done everything in their power to create the perfect conditions for this to happen, including price, gifts, as well as dramatically increasing initial roll-out market numbers. The executive continued saying the S5 "is selling faster than the S4 so far, though it's difficult to share ...

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    Last week saw Samsung's Galaxy S5 hit carrier shelves in the US, and while this meant that the long-awaited smartphone was finally making its way into user hands, it wasn't without incident, and we heard about a couple circumstances where the smartphone was showing up without its complete feature set intact. The first issue to come to light concerned the download booster Samsung had put together, intended to let users retrieve a file through the combined efforts of the phone's LTE and WiFi connections, pooling their available bandwidth. First the AT&T GS5 showed up with the download ...

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    With the launch of the iPhone 5S last year, and the brand new Samsung Galaxy S5 hitting stores this month, fingerprint scanners on smartphones have finally hit the big time. Samsung, especially, is pushing taking the technology by extending it beyond its own ecosystem and making it available to third parties, like how PayPal uses the scanner to authenticate transactions through its mobile app. Despite all the potential, there's a possible downside to what Samsung's doing here, as security researchers raise the alarm about a combination of factors threatening to make the GS5's scanner ...

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    Should we even be surprised at this point? Time and time again, smartphones roll off the assembly line with all these cool features baked-in, and then carriers go and get uppity about them for one reason or another, and leverage the largely undeserved power they hold over OEMs to force the deactivation of specific abilities. It's a struggle we've been following for years, seeing casualties like NFC payments or unlockable bootloaders get hit along the way. The latest incidents to come to our attention have affected Samsung's Galaxy S5, and earlier this week we talked about how multiple US ...

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