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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    What do we know about this rumored first party Google Phone? What bells and whistles might we get on the Note 7? And we're introducing a new series on this site where editors can battle against each other for your amusement! These stories and we'll be tackling your questions and comments. Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 207 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on June 30th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version after we've finished sprucing it up. And don't forget to shoot your listener mail to ...

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    If the Zika virus threat doesn’t spook all of the world’s top athletes into jointly boycotting it, and Brazil’s worst economic recession since the 1990s ultimately allows for the smooth unfolding of this summer’s Olympic events in Rio de Janeiro, US-based sports fans can look forward to the most epic TV and VR broadcasts in the Games’ history. Not only is NBC touting its “most live Olympics ever”, with 4,500 hours (that’s more than 187 straight days) of real-time online coverage streaming of everything from basketball to dressage, but Samsung Gear VR owners will also be ...

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    While two-year contracts are no longer a thing across all of America’s “big four” carriers, their often convoluted postpaid plans and rigidity when it comes to network switching continue to make many people feel more comfortable buying unlocked gear out the box. Unfortunately, that’s not as easy as it sounds stateside, at least if you like authorized distribution channels and manufacturer warranties. But HTC, Motorola and Samsung seem to have got the memo, the latter finally putting unlocked US-made variants of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge up for sale today. These obviously cost a ...

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    After months of conflicting reports unsubstantiated by concrete proof, dubious so-called leaks, and wild rumors hinting at everything but the kitchen sink included on the Samsung Galaxy Note 6, the past few weeks have allowed us to reach the stage of many confirmations and little doubt. The S Pen-capable phablet due out on August 2 is apparently dubbed Note 7 to align with the Galaxy S family’s branding, it’s dual-curved and about as large as the GS7 Edge, featuring 6GB RAM, Snapdragon 821/Exynos 8893 power, as well as a 3,600 mAh battery, among others. Aside from predictably letting ...

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    Although AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint (especially T-Mo) are all rapidly closing the gap to Verizon in terms of both cellular coverage and network reliability, there’s still no disputing the king. That said, Big Red has its problems in certain areas, with strong signal sometimes feeling like a utopian dream, not to mention the numerous independent reports claiming at least Magenta comfortably eclipses the overall market leader when it comes to download speeds. We don’t know about the latter, but the former can be easily solved in VZW-connected homes and at work, courtesy of the new ...

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    While checking out blurry pics of cases, covers and all sorts of accessories built specifically for unreleased iPhones is traditionally a great way to discover Apple’s prospective design changes in advance, we don’t often see highly anticipated Android counterparts in protective clothing. That’s because Cupertino’s arch-rivals generally let much juicier renders and live product images slip with far more ease, as it’s recently been the case for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Still, this bad boy is so special and exciting, we’re not willing to disregard any new exposé, no matter how ...

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    Samsung is likely switching out the notification LED for a illuminated ring and will debut the feature, dubbed Smart Glow, on the Galaxy J2. That we can figure out so far. The Galaxy Note 7 may get the feature, too and so may the Galaxy S8, but SamMobile is reporting that the more advanced phones will get enhanced features. Starting off with the basics, Priority alerts are for your run-of-the-mill notifications. Colors can be tethered to certain contacts so you know which "blings" to pick up and read. Usage alerts should light up in different colors which should refer to different ...

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    Samsung may be the strong arm in the displays industry, especially in OLED panels. It's expected to make some 239 million this year just for its own purposes. Digitimes is estimating 560 million panels to be made for Samsung and other customers by 2019. With regards to talk of Samsung providing AMOLED displays to Apple for next year's iPhone, it seems that the company will be sharing just enough for a certain variant (or two) of it. 40 million is the target for 2017, followed by 80 million units in 2018 and 120 million in 2019. That 40 million number is only about half of a good year's ...

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    While Samsung primarily addresses an audience in search for the absolute best an Android smartphone can offer these days, regardless of the cost, with the Galaxy S7 Edge, everyone likes a good deal. And surprisingly enough, we’ve had plenty of those to choose from in the early stages of the next current big thing’s availability, including BOGO arrangements across America’s big four carriers, Gear VR freebies, and of course, eBay bargains. Loads of eBay bargains, to be specific, each one bringing the prices of the unlocked GS7 and S7 Edge to new all-time lows. Case in point, the ...

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    As Samsung Pay spreads its wings in more and more countries worldwide, presumably growing in active users at an even faster rate than before, newcomers to the NFC and MST-enabled digital wallet service are understandably treated to weaker and weaker freebies. Granted, the latest (US-only) reward for first-time Samsung Pay backers is slightly better than the previous one, which took shape as a $20 gift card across a number of retailers, including Toys R Us, Nike and Banana Republic. Still, 20 free bucks good towards Samsung.com purchases don’t exactly compare very favorably to the gratis ...

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    We can never be 100 percent certain of gossiped intel concerning an unreleased phone, especially one as highly anticipated and unpredictable as the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. But when all of the world’s most reputable tipsters and leakers agree on at least the bullet points, time is the only thing separating us from formal confirmation. Famous (and notorious) Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin joins the rumor games today, adding just a little bit of extra credence to already plausible inside information like an August 2 announcement date, 6GB RAM count, 5.8-inch screen size, water-resistant ...

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    $5.7 billion last quarter, $6.8 billion this quarter? Banks are betting on what Samsung has made in operating profit from April on, the first full quarter where the Galaxy S7 has been a factor. It made $42.5 billion in sales last quarter, but with healthy consumer take-up in the new smartphones, that number could soar even further. Yuanta Securities is estimating about $44 billion in sales revenue with that resulting $6.8 billion profit target. Other firms' projections begin from at least $6.4 billion. Samsung's consumer electronics unit saw a gain in profit margin to 4.8 percent in the ...

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    When we produced our full review of the OnePlus 3, we decided to focus more on price than on comparing it against more expensive flagships. OnePlus still maintains the "Never Settle" branding, but the company's PR has walked away from some of the bolder "flagship killer" comments of the past. Still, we received NUMEROUS comments from viewers and readers wondering how the OP3 might fare against more expensive options. A showdown was in order. In picking which phone to compare, we decided to stay in the Android ecosystem, and opted for the most popular handset of the first half of 2016. If ...

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    Not many people got the appeal or saw the point of a Galaxy S5 Neo derivation released more than a year after the standard model with extremely similar overall specifications, an Exynos processor replacing a Snapdragon, and no fingerprint sensor or 32GB internal storage option. But for the few that did embrace the summer 2015-unveiled mid-ranger pre-loaded with Android 5.1 Lollipop, Samsung has a surprise in store. One you probably lost all hope for, or at least expected its delivery later on, considering there are still a handful of far more popular Galaxy phones stuck on OS build L ...

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    Huawei's press conference launching their new MateBook 2-in-1 tablet PC sounded a lot like the press conference where Samsung launched their 2-in-1 Galaxy Tab Pro S tablet PC, so we think these two non-Microsoft-made Windows 10 tablets deserve a little comparison. Both are very close to the same size, both are very thin at less than 7mm, and both are very light. Both use Intel Core m processors with HD 515 GPU chips. Both have only a USB-C port and 3.5 mm headset jack for peripherals... except for a proprietary keyboard connector on the bottom edge for the detachable keyboards... which ...

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    Samsung's getting it on for the On7 as we find that the Galaxy On5 is headed to the US, so of course the one that isn't coming to the US gets the update first, right? SamMobile actually has the update OTA from Turkey in its stock right now for you to download if you have a Galaxy On7. Typical Marshmallow improvements are stocked on as well as some new twangs to TouchWiz. If you prefer to wait until you get your OTA, just keep in mind that it may take a few days. Okay, to be fair, the Galaxy On5 that's at T-Mobile and MetroPCS right now come packed with Android 6.0.1 anyways. Source: SamMobile

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    If you've been looking for a reason to head to this side of the Galaxy, — mainly a monetary one — you've got plenty of options on the table. One such option is a site called Dailysteals where, at this point, the most important discount comes down to the Gear VR. It's not as good as free, but coming from the outside, 20 percent off ain't bad. The Gear VR is $79.99 at Dailysteals for the next five days. Discounts also extend to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge as well as all the major flagships from last year. There are some cellular discrepancies with the latest phones only coming in ...

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    While Android N… utella could still technically see daylight and perhaps even roll out to new and old Nexus devices before the critically acclaimed Note 4 turns two in the fall, chances are Marshmallow will be the last major software update officially delivered to the first of Samsung’s metal-framed high-end Galaxy phablets. You’ll therefore probably excuse T-Mobile for taking its sweet time to ensure the Snapdragon 805-powered 5.7-incher’s 6.0.1 goodie pack is one for the ages. Of course, Sprint somehow kicked off its own over-the-air rollout way back in March, ahead of even ...

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    It was undoubtedly smart of Samsung to commercially release the Galaxy S7 in early March, when the LG G5 and HTC 10 were still several weeks away, while the iPhone 6s had lost almost all its mojo. But now that the iPhone 7 looms large, even without a radical redesign or substantial upgrades in tow, it’s Sammy’s turn to prepare for the worst. At least until the Galaxy Note 7 also enters the scene, with Q3 shipments expected to take a bit of a dive compared to both previous forecasts and possibly record-setting Q2 numbers. According to Digitimes, and the Taiwanese publication’s ...

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    While arguably the most trustworthy mobile-specialized leaker in the world can only vouch for the name of Samsung’s “next big thing” and a handful of super-premium features, many other insiders and insider wannabes have pretty much painted the Galaxy Note 7 a complete picture these past few months. Both literally and figuratively. Today, it’s the turn of a little known and unproven Weibo informant to try to assemble the puzzle piece by piece, with confirmed and unconfirmed intel likely lumped together. Though clearly more advanced than anything released by Samsung to date, the Note ...

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    Seen as an oddity by many not long ago, the fingerprint sensor or scanner has become so widely used on today’s premium and even mid-range smartphones that we often now list it towards the end of a newbie’s spec sheet. But that doesn’t mean there’s no place left for innovation or progress in this particular biometric authentication field. Device manufacturers are still quick to highlight the amazing speed and supreme reliability of their proprietary fingerprint-recognizing solutions, with a few big ones continuing to experiment as far as perfect location and shapes go. Case in ...

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    According to Evan Blass, it will be the Galaxy Note 7 that greets us on August 2nd and there will be an iris scanner that greets our vision and authenticates our presence soon enough. There will be a 5.7-inch quad HD Super AMOLED display, as there will be a 12-megapixel camera with Dual Pixel focusing and IP68 ingress protection. Another "will" of late? Color. Blass is calling out for black, silver and blue options. But how blue will blue be, though? The Korean intellectual property agency, KIPRIS, has an entry from Samsung dating back a full month ago. The chaebol is trying to ...

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    Here's a quick one to quench your rumor thirst for the weekend. Evan Blass just confirmed (remember that he's not Samsung) that the official name of the upcoming Samsung (fall) smartphone will be Galaxy Note7. We already heard rumors of the company skipping a number (we're currently at Note5), among other chatter, but this time around it looks to be the real deal. There will be no Galaxy Note6. There could be a lot of reasons behind such a move from Samsung: lining the Note family up with the Galaxy S family (currently at number 7), in addition to counter Apple's upcoming phablet, ...

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    Samsung's next flagship is due to drop this summer. Last year's Note was arguably one of the best smartphones we've seen yet, this year's flagships included. Samsung hit a lot of the right notes with the Note 5. Looking forward, how do you improve on that? It's not an easy question to answer, but sure enough, our editors have some thoughts on the subject. So without further ado, here's our wish list for the Samsung Note 6, 7, whatever. ___________________________________________________________________________ Adam Doud Senior Editor "No steps back" When the quality bar is already set so ...

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    At the end of March we have heard that Samsung might prepare a special Galaxy S7 Olympic Edition this year, which, if previous years are of any indication, should not take anyone by surprise. Past devices are also a great indication of what the phone will actually be: pretty much a standard Galaxy S7 with permanently-affixed Olympic-themed graphics. According to Evan Blass, the Galaxy S7 Olympic Edition will look like the render above, which is pretty much standard, give or take the gold (medal) accents for the earpiece and home button, in addition to the blue (Olympic) accents on the ...

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