Posts tagged with: Samsung

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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    Phones are probably what pop into your mind when you think of Samsung, especially if you're reading Pocketnow, but what's commonly forgotten is that the gargantuan company also manufacturers the internal components of phones, and beyond just its Exynos processor lineup too. There are some big plans in motion for Samsung batteries and camera sensors heading into the future, some of which have been shared with further detail. On the battery side of things, Samsung is supposedly working towards having battery packs with a density of 780 watt-hours per liter by 2017. The voltage is also ...

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    The long-rumored new colorway for Samsung's Galaxy S6 has arrived. As part of the company's partnership with Marvel to take Avengers: Age of Ultron to smartphones, they have produced quite the looker in this Iron Man Galaxy S6 edge. Said Younghee Lee, an Executive Vice President at Samsung, "the limited edition Iron Man Galaxy S6 edge embodies the power of the iconic Avenger with a dual-curved edge design and advanced features that will provide Marvel fans with the ultimate entertainment experience." The phone itself has the same design as the regular Galaxy S6 edge, except with red and ...

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    It's been about three weeks now since Samsung confirmed it was putting its relationship with Marvel to good use and coming out with a special edition Galaxy S6, colored red and given some Iron Man styling to act as a promotional tie-in with the new Avengers movie, in theaters now. At the time, we heard that Samsung would be releasing both regular Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge versions of this Iron Man handset, and that sales would be getting started in a hurry – as soon as late May or early June. In the weeks since, Samsung has continued to tease this release, but we didn't pick up a lot ...

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    Samsung's Galaxy A8 is back in the news this week, as the rumored big brother to phones like the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 was tipped to pick up a fingerprint scanner. But it was rumors from last month that first gave us an overall picture of what to expect form the smartphone, including hardware like a Snapdragon 615 SoC, 2GB of RAM, and a 5.7-inch 1080p display. Now we've got a new benchmark report to refer to, and while it appears to confirm the majority of those details, at least one pretty important one could differ from our expectations. The Galaxy A7 had a 5.5-inch screen, so it ...

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    Last year Samsung kicked off its Galaxy A series of smartphones with models like the A3 and A5, a lineup it fleshed out earlier this year with the A7. With some respectable mid-range specs, the family's been a welcome addition to Samsung's smartphone stable, but where do we go from here? Will Samsung build upon the line with new models, or maybe upgrade the A3 and A5 with 2015 editions? Well, while Samsung's numbering logic might suggest it has an A9 in the works, a rumor from last month claimed that the manufacturer instead has an even number in mind, and now new details emerge about this ...

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    Too often in the smartphone world, companies clam up the moment an interesting rumor comes along. When we'd love nothing more than for one of them to own up and confirm, “yup, that's what we're doing; someone figured it out,” instead we get “our policy is not to comment on rumors and speculation.” And while that's not about to change anytime soon, occasionally we do get to see some glimmers of transparency when these firms just can't resist the temptation to set the record straight. Samsung's JK Shin has been doing a little of just that lately, commenting among other things on the ...

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    Samsung seems to be taking more and more advantage of its promo deal with Marvel lately, and beyond that special edition Iron Man Galaxy S6 that's landing soon, we've spotted a few giveaway offers that hooked users up with Avengers-themed cases. Those case deals are well and good if you qualify, but they haven't been available everywhere, and aren't much use to existing Samsung owners when they require the purchase of new hardware. Luckily for you Avengers fans, some of these accessories are going to be available on their own, and beyond various cases, we're also learning about a neat idea ...

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    Based on all the evidence we've seen to date – especially that which has arrived over the course of the last week – the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active seems like a given. And while we expect Samsung to announce the phone quite soon, for the moment we've still got a number of pending questions about the handset's hardware. After all, there's no guarantee just how closely the Active mode will follow the blueprint of the original GS6, and the little ways it differs will ultimately be what ends up defining the smartphone. Those include big questions like a possible return of ...

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    Thought the old Apple and Samsung patent case was over and done with by now? Back in 2012 we saw a jury hand Apple a sizable victory, ruling that Samsung had violated its design and utility patents and awarding over a billion dollars in damages. That figure was revisited time and time again in the months (becoming years) that followed, ultimately landing just a little bit south of where it was initially, with Samsung on the hook for $930 million. Well, it turns out the story's far from over just yet, and Samsung could see its penalty nearly cut in half. At issue is a $382 million chunk of ...

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    For years now, Samsung has tied the launch of its latest Galaxy Note phablet with the IFA trade show in early September. The association has become so strong that we can even find ourselves taking it for granted when talking about an upcoming Note model, just assuming that the hardware will debut in the days surrounding IFA. But there's really nothing forcing Samsung to return to that habit year after year, and now a new rumor suggests that this year it may not, and instead we could see the Note 5 debut over a month ahead of schedule. The rumor out of South Korea claims that Samsung is ...

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    Earlier this week we spent some time talking about how smartphone manufacturers sometimes change a phone's hardware post-launch. Maybe a source of components runs out and the company has to switch suppliers; maybe a design flaw gets corrected. But for whatever reason they happen, such changes are a fact of life. Now it looks like Samsung is the latest company to rake one of its phones back to the drawing board, as it becomes apparent that the company has (ever so slightly) tweaked the design of the Galaxy S6 Edge. We already know that Samsung is experimenting with its branding on the GS6, ...

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    Back at the start of last week, news broke that a new edition of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge was on its way. A report out of South Korea brought word that at least one of those custom Avengers-themed phone designs we saw dreamed-up a while back was actually going to happen, and Samsung was making a red-colored Iron Man handset. We're still wondering if the phone we get will look as good as that fan render, and while Samsung has yet to show off the phone itself, today we get the next best thing, as the company teases the box art for this special edition. Posted by the official Samsung ...

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    After months of uncertainty, it finally looks like the Galaxy S6 Active is very much happening. This week has already brought us a number of leaks, including press renders of the phone and an in-the-wild shot, and coupled with the discovery of FCC paperwork, evidence in support of the model's existence has been hard to ignore. But so far we've lacked any sort of official confirmation from Samsung. While there's still been no formal announcement, we may be one step closer to launch, as the phone's name appears on Samsung's own servers. In a page describing the Samsung Plus loyalty program, ...

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    Last spring, Android Wear got started with the announcements of the LG G Watch and the Motorola Moto 360, but it wouldn’t be until a few months later when the first hardware actually arrived. And while the Moto 360 would remain in the shadows until even later in the year, the G Watch found itself joined by another model as they marked the platform's commercial debut: the Samsung Gear Live. In the months that followed, LG released additional Android Wear models, but the Gear Live remained Samsung's sole Android Wear experiment. Now that experiment may be drawing to a close, as the Gear ...

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    For as much as we love smartphone accessories, buying them can sometimes be an anxiety-filled experience; will this third-party case really deliver the quality I'm looking for? While it often means paying a little more, that kind of uncertainty can often be side-stepped by sticking with official OEM accessories – or at least, that's what we'd like to believe. In reality, even these straight-from-the-manufacturer accessories can sometimes let us down, and a number of new Galaxy S6 and GS6 Edge owners have been sounding the warning call about the potential for screen damage with official ...

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    We’ve kept an eye on Samsung’s rumored “Project Orbis,” which is also being dubbed the Samsung Gear A by many as well. This is not only Samsung’s first round smartwatch, but also a device in which Samsung plans to bring some UI innovation, as we’ve heard that a rotating bezel will play a major role in how you’ll interact with the smartwatch. We’re ready for a possible launch of this product in IFA, but today we get a ton of details on what to expect. Samsung has just launched its Gear SDK to developers, and it includes very comprehensive documentation on the specifications ...

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    The last 24 hours have been busy ones for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active. While rumored for months, new evidence has started turning up in droves, all getting started with the release of some apparent photos of the handset in the flesh. It was long after that when FCC paperwork for the phone was seemingly uncovered, further making its release seem like an inevitability. Now we get maybe our best look at the phone yet, upon the leak of a couple new renders, complete with the phone's iconic camouflage paint job. As you may have heard us discussing on this week's Pocketnow Weekly podcast, ...

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    You could win a brand new flagship handset when you enter The Choose Your Own Premium Android Giveaway at the Pocketnow Deals Store. The Choose Your Own Premium Android Giveaway offers one lucky person the opportunity to own a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, an LG G4, or a Huawei P8. Whomever wins will surely have a difficult time choosing their prize, but that person will take comfort knowing they will receive a top of the line handset. To enter, just go to The Choose Your Own Premium Android Giveaway contest page at the Pocketnow Deals Store, register for membership, and click on ‘Enter ...

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    A tradition Samsung has been repeating since the release of the Galaxy S4 way back in 2014 is following up shortly after the initial release with a more outdoorsy "Active" model of the device, better suited for wear and tear (while still maintaining nearly the same internal specifications to keep the device running as smoothly as you'd expect). This year, it now seems likely that the South Korean company will do the same with the Galaxy S6, as new leaked Samsung Galaxy S6 Active pictures have landed, giving us our first look at what appears to be the upcoming smartphone. The pictures below ...

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    The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge have proven to be the flagships that Samsung needed to regain its limelight. Surely they’re not the perfect smartphone in things like battery life, or the lack of expandable storage, but everything else proves that Korea did a good job with this launch. A polarizing topic continues to be Samsung’s software skin and apps, but Samsung keeps improving it, for the love or hate of many. Samsung has just pushed an OTA update to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge in Europe and Asia under the XXU1AOE3 build number, and with 159MB in size. The update claims to ...

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    So far this week, we've had a couple great opportunities to check out one of Samsung's upcoming tablets, the Galaxy Tab S2. This model will mark Samsung's embrace of the 4:3 aspect ratio far more common on the iOS side of the fence, but recently making inroads with Android, as well. Instead of taking a look at another render, today we turn our attention to some specs, upon the discover of User Agent Profile files for not just the Tab S2, but also a couple Samsung handsets, the Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7. With the Tab S2, there's not much new, and this mainly serves as confirmation. UAProfs ...

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    After looking at the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 render from yesterday, we're now getting some more information and context: first of all, this is not an official render (neither yesterday's, nor today's). Instead, it's a 3D model, claims the source, that has been built based on real schematics. We'll remain skeptical about that for now, but willing to play along. We're urged to believe that the upcoming premium tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, will be built having the Samsung Galaxy S6 design in mind. Today's render of the purported tablet's back comes to support this theory. We are now ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is an upcoming tablet, judging by increased chatter on the interwebs, and the device leaked above in what looks to be an official render seems to represent the slate. Judging by what we see above, we should expect a device that resembles the Galaxy Tab A (at least in terms of the metal frame), which just recently made it to the US. The leakster claims we should expect a Galaxy S6-like design, in which case premium should be written all over it (something that also explains the metal chassis, but we're not sure about the glass back). If that is truly the case, ...

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    When we reviewed it last month, we called the Samsung Galaxy S6 one of the best smartphones you can buy today. Almost a month (to the day) later, we told you the LG G4 was LG's best-made smartphone to date, a "leather looker with a killer camera." And we doubled-down on that assertion just yesterday in a monster two-hour podcast featuring what might be the toughest question of the season: which phone wins out in the LG G4 vs Galaxy S6 comparison? With the video below, we aim to answer that question. Comparing everything from build quality to camera samples to battery life to screen ...

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    This week has already delivered some big news for those of us who continue to hold out hope that virtual reality is finally about ready to become a commercially viable, technically impressive, and maybe most importantly, fun new thing. That's because Oculus VR has come through with giving us a launch window for its Rift headset, the hardware that really got this new wave of VR interest going. While we'll be waiting until Q1 of next year to buy that headset, there are lots of other options available at the present, and today one of the newest becomes available to whole lot of shoppers, as ...

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