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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 bubble is about to burst for tablets, which have rapidly grown in recent years, but are faced with a crucial identity crisis as phablets threaten their very existence. Who needs an often bulky, non-cellular-enabled PC lacking the physical keyboard and productivity of conventional laptops? According to Taiwanese research firm TrendForce, just 163 million people in 2015. That includes estimates for the year’s first half and H2 forecasts, and would see the global market drop by a staggering 14.9 percent. So-called brand vendors are crippled by the industry’s free fall the most, as ...

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    As Apple sets the stage for the official announcements of the highly anticipated next-generation iPhones, Samsung intensifies its own efforts of promoting the latest Galaxy flagships. The S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ and Note 5 were offered on an “ultimate test drive” for free to iPhone owners for up to 30 days last week, a publicity stunt that proved so popular all three Androids went out of stock in a matter of hours. To this day, Samsung hasn’t been able to replenish inventory dedicated to the trial program, but there may still be hope for iFans looking to jump ship. Furthermore, those who ...

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    Samsung is clearly not playing games with its Samsung Pay services. The company has already launched the service in its home land, and even with a couple of hurdles, we've also received details on its U.S. launch. We're still a month away from that date, but it seems Samsung wants to start now. If you have already upgraded to a Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+, or Galaxy Note 5 on either AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile or US Cellular, you're entitled to beta test Samsung pay as of today. The service is currently only compatible with cards from Bank of America, Mastercard, US Bank, and ...

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    Samsung caught the world by surprise when it stayed mum regarding Galaxy Note 5 European availability during the S Pen phablet’s launch event, and completely broke the hearts of its old continent fans upon announcing the Galaxy S6 Edge+ will be all the flagship they’ll be getting this fall. But just because the Note 5 isn’t headed to Europe anytime soon, it doesn’t mean it’ll altogether snub the region. If you’re patient enough, an SM-N920F model may go on sale, likely at a lower price than the rest of the Galaxy Note 5 configurations, as it seems to pack only 3GB RAM. Did ...

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    What comes after S, A, E and J? In Samsung’s alphabet soup of smartphone monikers, apparently O. But contrary to our assumptions from last week, the new handheld series incorporated in the grander Galaxy family will likely not consist of O5 and O7 members. Instead, the SM-G600 and SM-G550 should go official soon as Galaxy Mega On and Galaxy Grand On. That’s quite the peculiar branding decision, if true, and it brings back memories of a more complicated time, when Samsung phones carried names like Galaxy Ace Style, Core Plus or Fame Lite. What’s going to make it even harder for the ...

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    It's been over a month now since Samsung shared news of its latest tablet, the Galaxy Tab S2. With a 4:3 screen, it's unlike most Samsung tablets that have come before it, drawing plenty of comparisons to Apple's iPad. Considering the heavyweight specs that help power the Tab S2, it may even draw some shoppers away from Apple's tablet – once they can get their hands on it, that is. Last month, Samsung launched the device without many details about retail availability, and while we were hoping we might get to learn more about the Tab S2 at Samsung's Unpacked event earlier this month, it ...

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    At a glance, you could be forgiven for mistaking the Galaxy Note 5 for its smaller sibling the Galaxy S6 – and that's no accident. The Galaxy Note 5 marks the company's second major attempt to bring its large-format phablet into the mainstream, at least in terms of aesthetics. The first came in 2012, when the Galaxy Note II supplanted its predecessor's wide, matte chassis with a narrower casing and a shiny paint job that evoked its contemporary, the Galaxy S III. The two generations since have seen Samsung take the opposite tack, distancing the Note from its flagship siblings: the ...

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    Update: 9to5google has a neat teardown explanation of what exactly happens when you insert the Galaxy Note 5 S Pen backwards, what gets broken, and why. Let's be completely honest. Nobody reads the manual anymore. But you should! Manuals can save you a headache or two, not to mention that they most of the times save manufacturers the trouble of repairing or replacing your broken device. An example from the recent past comes to mind with a certain Active version of a phone which often got flooded (and most of the times rendered unusable) because of not sealing the back properly, as ...

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    Back in July, we took a look at an international customs database that appeared to reveal Samsung's efforts in testing the Galaxy Note 5 prior to its ultimate launch. What was particularly interesting was the model number involved: SM-N920F. That same one popped up a little later in July, too, and historically Samsung's the F suffix we see at the end to designate models intended for the European market. From all appearances, Samsung seemed like it was getting ready to bring the Note 5 to Europe, just like everywhere else … and then the phone launched, with no publicly stated plans for ...

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    Samsung plans to formally introduce its Gear S2 smartwatch – the company's first with a circular display – at the IFA trade show early next month. At least, that will be the wearable's official launch, but Samsung's not been shy about giving us a few chances to score an early look at the watch, first at its Note 5 Unpacked event the other week, and in a few official promo images that have emerged since. As we look forward to the grand IFA unveiling, Samsung's got something new for us along that same line, as a company exec shares another pre-launch Gear S2 pic, this time on Instagram. ...

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    Although the Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ seem to be selling better than last year’s Note 4 off the bat, Samsung continues to go the extra mile in trying to incentivize people on the fence about the two spanking new high-end phablets. The Galaxy Gifts bundle is back with a vengeance, and will let buyers of the 5.7-inchers enjoy hundreds of dollars’ worth of content for free. As always, the list of freebies includes a series of duds, which you may not find much use for, but also a boatload of very handy subscriptions. First up, there’s 100GB of gratis OneDrive cloud storage space to be ...

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    Class may not be technically in session yet, but T-Mobile wants its school-going customers to be prepared ahead of time with sizzling hot new smartphones. Of course, anyone can get in on the discounted action over at the “Uncarrier’s” online store, as long as you act quickly. T-Mo’s collection of Android savings is only valid today, and the promotion’s headliner is hands down the Samsung Galaxy S6. Already trimmed very recently, from $680 to $580 outright, the non-edgy 5.1-incher is now available for a further $80 off. That’s right, $500 buys you the GS6, free of contractual ...

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    One of the many changes Samsung made for this year's Galaxy Note phablet concerns the handset's S Pen stylus, and for the Galaxy Note 5 Samsung came up with a design that allows the S Pen to be stowed away flush inside the phone, retrieved by means of a spring-loaded mechanism. The Note 5's already selling like hotcakes, but as more and more users get their hands on the smartphone, a few a running into a bit of a sticky situation with the redesigned S Pen, getting the stylus stuck in its holder – upside down. While it seems obvious that the S Pen isn't intended to be shoved into the Note ...

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    Samsung's decision to remove expandability options from the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ has proven to be a polarizing topic. While some don't care, the rest of us are truly disappointed by Samsung's measures, even if both devices improved in overall appearance. If you're wondering how this amounts to sales, the answer is rather shocking. The Korea Times just published news claiming that Samsung has sold more of its new phablet units than it did last year. The report claims that Samsung has been able to sell 100,000 units of both devices in just three days, a number that's far better ...

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    Samsung's new Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ may not bring the expandable storage or replaceable battery that many of us wanted, but that doesn't mean that these are mediocre phones either. Both devices pack most of the high-end specifications that we praised on the Galaxy S6, with a couple of extra tricks to entice users. Samsung isn't famous for providing specifics on the components that make up the spec sheet, but today we get some details. For those of you wondering what camera sensor these new phablets cary, it turns out that they aren't far off from the Galaxy S6. Spec listings ...

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    Samsung hasn’t shied away from building buzz around its next-gen Tizen smartwatch the old fashioned way, previewing the circular Gear S2 at the latest smartphone-dedicated Unpacked event and then outright showing off the timepiece in a teaser video. What the South Korean device manufacturer didn’t reveal was the Gear S2 is likely headed to market in a “Classic” variation, as well. The name Gear S2 Classic popped up in source code on Samsung’s very own website, but unfortunately, we’re left guessing about the differences between it and the standard Gear S2. This could well be a ...

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    Samsung announced the Galaxy S6 edge+ on August 13 (together with the Note 5), and the manufacturer also equipped it with some additional features. Some still believe that the Edge Screen is still not mature enough to justify its existence beyond showing off the ability to manufacture it, but that's another topic. Opposed to the S6 edge, the S6 edge+ also brings an Apps Edge in addition to the People Edge, where you can basically pin favorite apps, just like contacts, to the side of your screen. That feature is now also available to Galaxy S6 edge users as well through a software update ...

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    Though we can't be certain of anything, some of the gossip we've heard might be true, specifically the bits according to which Samsung has moved its Note 5 unveiling to an earlier date in order to have a jump-start, as Apple's refreshed iPhone 6 Plus should be official beginning of September. Whether that's the case or not is up to you to decide, but Samsung is definitely going after iPhone owners, and what better way to prove it than by its most recent Samsung test drive program. If you live in the US, Samsung will give you a Samsung smartphone of your choice, for 30 days, with no ...

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    Yesterday we heard about Samsung's plans for a pretty good-sized tablet, with rumors mentioning work on a 12-inch Windows 10 model. That's well and good, but there are big tablets, and then there are big tablets, and a littler earlier this month we checked out some evidence that's firmly in the latter camp, as an import database appeared to reveal a big 18.4- inch model under testing. Besides the screen size and some pricing info, we didn't have much to look at back then, but now a new source attempts to flesh out the picture a little, sharing a few specifics about the tablet's hardware ...

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    Samsung turned a lot of heads with the unveiling of its new Galaxy Note 5 last week, but it also stirred up some discontent. For all the style it brings to the lineup, the newest Note also omits a few features the line has carried since its inception, chief among them a removable battery and MicroSD card slot. These changes have alienated a vocal portion of the fanbase that initially catapulted the Note to popularity, and reignited a debate about what it means to be a "phablet." This week, rival smartphone maker LG capitalized on some of the controversy, trying to entice fans away from ...

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    For a growing number of users, tablets have evolved past their early roles as “big smartphones” or media-consumption devices, to threaten to replace traditional laptops, offering the kind of specs, software features, and app compatibility that were once only within reach of mainstream computers. That trend's only promising to continue as we look forward to some big, powerful hardware from major players: Apple may finally be nearly ready to give us the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and Microsoft's old Surface Pro 3 could be just about to welcome its successor. There might be another ...

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    Even though Apple pretty much depends on its partnership with Samsung for the existence of most of its products, their rivalry is already a viral topic. At this point the last thing we remember is of Apple winning the patent lawsuit and forcing Samsung to pay hundreds of millions in damages. Samsung on the other hand has tried its way to not have to pay the damages to Apple, and some cases have succeeded and others haven’t. Samsung has just filed court documents to take this whole patent dispute to the U.S. Supreme Court. Samsung was already able to shed off almost $500 million in ...

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    When I wear a timepiece on my wrist it's got to do something more than just tell the time. My daily tasks are almost identical and I easily lose track of the day of the week. (Those of you who don't have that problem don't know the struggle which those of us who do go through on a day to day basis.) Nonetheless, today's watches generally solve that problem, displaying not only the time, but the day of the week and the day of the month. Smartwatches, on the other hand, display much, much more than that - if you want them to. In addition to all that, I also get notifications from my apps, I ...

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    Samsung's made some controversial decisions with its new Galaxy Note 5 phablet, and fans of previous incarnations from the Note line have found themselves coming to terms with some occasionally unwelcome changes for this year's model. Among those are the device's shrinking battery, and in a world where it seems like we can never get enough battery capacity to keep us satisfied, Samsung went and downsized the Note 5's battery compared to the Note 4's. At least, the Galaxy Note 5 we just saw Samsung announce only has a 3000mAh battery, but now a new rumor says that an even better-equipped ...

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    If the Galaxy Note 5 and its S Pen aren’t quite your style, maybe a dual edge will do the trick. It’s easy to just call the S6 edge+ a blown up Galaxy S6 edge and call it a day, but is that really the case? Well, in a lot of ways, yes. The design, while bigger, is nearly identical to the original S6 edge, with the trademark curved glass on both sides of the screen, and the same all-glass and aluminum casing. It’s fragile, sure, but the S6 edge and edge+ are some of the best-looking handsets around, and despite having ultra-thin sides to hold on to, the edge+ is still reasonably ...

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