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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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    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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    The amount of rumors surrounding an early announcement of the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and the Galaxy Note 5 have been intense. Samsung is clearly out to beet Apple to the phablet punch before the iPhone 6s Plus gets announced, and an early announcement makes all the sense in the world. The only thing missing to make these rumors official was a press invite, and that just happened today. Samsung has just surprised our inboxes with a press invitation for an event to happen on August 13 in New York City at 11am Eastern. The press invite sadly doesn't reveal much, but we've got a ton of rumors on ...

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    With support for wireless charging baked into flagship smartphones like the Galaxy S6, it's no surprise that we're seeing signs of the tech really starting to take off elsewhere, and one big indication that it's finally arrived has been the proliferation of wireless chargers. Whether in public spaces, in our cars, or in our furniture, it's becoming easier and easier to find places to top-off the battery of a phone supporting wireless charging. Now Samsung's got a convenient new option for charging your phone while working at your desk, as it introduces the first monitor with a wireless ...

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    Both the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus (basically, a larger sibling of the Galaxy S6 Edge) should be unveiled, depending on the report, on August 12 or 13. The Korea Herald's money is on August 13, and, according to a report published today by the publication, Samsung will put more marketing effort into the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus than into the Galaxy Note 5. The information comes from unnamed "industry sources", and, while it may sound strange the first time, it might make a lot of sense if you come to think of it. The Galaxy Note 5 is the fifth generation of a product ...

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    Update: after a closer inspection of the image below, we believe we are seeing a curvature on the bottom left side of the image (corresponding with the right edge of the phone (and the phone's case)), lending some credence to those rumors that claim the Galaxy Note 5 might have a curvature on the back, similar to the Galaxy S6 Edge's front. What do you think? We've already seen a real life picture of an alleged Galaxy Note 5 prototype (mule), and, more recently, we've seen stills purportedly showing a Galaxy Note 5 in its full glory, together with the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. Today, we're ...

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    Every year Samsung releases its flagship (in the case of 2015, flagships, if you consider the S6 Edge a different phone, and not a variation of the Galaxy S6) smartphone, and, later during the year, introduces several versions, from Neo to dual-SIM variants, from Active to Mini flavors. The Galaxy S6 Active is already official, and, if you ever though that this year you won't see a Galaxy S6 Mini, well, you are wrong, if the leak we're looking at is accurate. The images above and below are claimed to represent the upcoming Galaxy S6 Mini. As you can see, it follows the design language ...

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    Speaking of the Galaxy Note 5 (which recently had its specs leaked by a benchmark result): if the leaked real life pictures we've seen are legit, then this render is definitely as close as it gets to the upcoming real deal. They come from the same CAD artist we learned to appreciate over the past couple of weeks, Ivo Marić, and they show off a black Galaxy Note 5. While this is a concept render, and, by no means, something official, it sure looks as it could very well be. The front definitely matches the live picture (we've done a side-by-side for you at the top). Below, you can see the ...

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    If all the leaks continue at this pace, Samsung will soon run out of things to announce at its August 12/13 unveiling of the Galaxy Note 5 (and possibly the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, and Gear A round smartwatch). We can't say we're complaining though: you can browse all the recent leaks, rumors, and reports here, but we'll have to mention the latest two, dealing with the non-self-ejecting S-Pen, and of course the alleged live pictures that leaked recently (one of them seen above). While we know to expect, thanks to previous leaks, a powerful Exynos 7422 SoC and 4GB of RAM (among other things, ...

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    Update (July 27, 12:30am): Check out #EditLive on Twitter to see what goes into editing the Pocketnow Weekly. See you next time! True story: as a high schooler spending the night in a new house, I awoke one morning to find my kitchen flooded with water due to a plumbing problem. My parents were out of town and the family friends who were house-sitting were frantically trying to find the shutoff valve ... but due to my terrible academic tardiness record I couldn't stay to help them find it. To ensure I wasn't required to repeat my senior year, I had to leave my family friends ...

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    Just what the heck is Samsung planning for the operation of the S Pen stylus on the upcoming Galaxy Note 5? Rumors have been all over the place on this one, suggesting everything from a pull-to-release design like on previous models, to a spring-loaded push-to-release mechanism, to maybe even some sort of software-controlled auto-ejector. And while we've read a lot of speculation based on images of both the phablet and stylus alike, it's been difficult to say with much certainty just how this system will actually work. We're still not sure anyone knows the truth (or at least anyone who's ...

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    The latest numbers are in from IDC, looking at the smartphone market for the second quarter of 2015. According to the latest preliminary release from IDC, a total of 337.2 million smartphones were shipped worldwide in Q2 of 2015, which represents an 11.6% increase from the 302.1 million units in the second quarter of 2014. As you'd expect, Samsung and Apple continue to dominate the smartphone market, but IDC notes that Samsung is the only one in the top five that recorded a shipment volume decline year over year. The report notes that, while the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge "arrived with ...

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    Strategy Analytics has revealed some figures, cited by DigiTimes, concerning smartphone AP revenues. An AP (application processor) is basically the SoC (system-on-a-chip), also known informally as "the processor" which supports applications running in a mobile operating system environment. 20 percent increase over the previous year is what Strategy Analytics' findigs revealed for smartphone AP revenues in the first quarter of 2015. These revenues represent US$5.3 billion, and the top five spots (related to revenue) are where you find Qualcomm, Apple, MediaTek, Samsung LSI and Spreadtrum ...

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    ...and the leaks continue, and we frankly don't see them stopping or slowing down, at least until August 12 (or August 13), when Samsung will allegedly hold its official announcement event for the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. Today's leak comes from the UK where MobileFun published what are claimed to be real life pictures of the Galaxy Note 5 (above), and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. The Galaxy Note 5 in these alleged images looks like a design combo of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 4, which is not a bad thing. No, it doesn't seem to have a 2.5D, or curved screen, what you're seeing is ...

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    Samsung was always preoccupied by mobile security, and smartphones like those in the Galaxy Note and S-lineups have all offered mobile security tools, such as Knox. We are all preparing to welcome the Galaxy Note 5 to this world, allegedly on August 12 or 13, depending on which rumors your tend to believe, and, according to this report from South Korea, the Galaxy Note 5 will further enhance mobile security. Oberthur Technologies (a French mobile security solutions firm) chief executive Didier Lamouche told the Korea Herald that "in the Note 5, our security elements will be directly ...

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    The 128GB Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge variants of the 2015 flagships were the models with the highest capacity of internal storage available from the line-up. Samsung has decided to not include a microSD card expansion slot on the two smartphones, but, instead, has offered the devices in three storage options. The 128GB Galaxy S6 (and Edge), the 64GB version, and the base 32GB variant. However, in India, Samsung seems to have pulled the 128GB Galaxy S6 (and Edge), as the two storage options are no longer available on the official website, as seen in the images above and below. This ...

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    We're still scratching our heads trying to understand Apple's motive for not sharing specific Apple Watch sales on yesterday's conference call. That said, Tim Cook kind of teased the figure with specific revenue information, and that has led to some interesting speculation. Analysts are already predicting how the smartwatch market has evolved after the Apple Watch, and the changes are significant. Strategy Analytics is already predicting that the launch of the Apple Watch represented a 457.3% growth in the smartwatch market when compared to the same quarter last year. The firm speculates 4 ...

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    There's been a lot of back and forth concerning the future existence, or lack thereof, of microSD card support on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 5, and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. Fueled by some reports that claimed Samsung will not offer microSD card support, these reports gained traction especially knowing that the current flagships, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge do not offer microSD card support either (why, that's a completely different story). Tablety.pl discovered the User Agent Profile for the upcoming phablets on Sprint's website, revealing some new information, as well as confirming ...

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    We've been hearing all these reports that, strangely aren't conflicting -- you know, like reports usually do -- regarding an earlier-than-usual announcement from Samsung. Some claimed August 12, others agreed, while others suggest August 13, but, in any case, earlier than last year's (and the years before) IFA unveiling. August 13 is the Galaxy Note 5 launch date according to a report from the Korean media; said event would be allegedly held in New York, something we've heard previously, and said event would also bring us the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, the larger version of Samsung's curved ...

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    Two phones, believed to be the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus (judging by their model numbers) have visited the FCC this month, lending more credence to the recent rumors (and reports, and there are a lot of them) surrounding these two upcoming phones. Now, a Galaxy Note 5 prototype made its way to India for research and development purposes, according to import data filing. The phone with model number SM-N920F should be the Galaxy Note 5 (the F stands for a variant), judging by the model number of the Note 4 (SM-N910), and it arrived, according to import-export logs from India, on ...

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    If you thought the drama between Apple and Samsung was over think again. Surely the legal case is already defined, but it seems that the rest of Silicone Valley is not happy with the verdict against Apple. You could say this is a very late response to a case that finished months ago, but better late than never. Google, HP, Facebook among others have recently filed a "friend of the court" briefing as a protest to the Apple vs Samsung case. Apple accuses Samsung of infringing in patents that range from copying the basic design of the iPhone, to other features like multi-touch gestures and ...

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    It would make a lot of sense for Samsung to announce the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus in the same color options as the Galaxy S6 Edge, just as it would equally make sense for the South Koreans to unveil special color options to make the larger version stand out. It doesn't really matter now, as we're just speculating, upon seeing these alleged stills purportedly representing a gold Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus (or, sometimes referred to as the Galaxy S6+ Edge). The source of the report also published an alleged picture of the device revealing its specifications: Quad HD display (of yet unknown size, ...

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    The "2016 flagship killer" -- not our words -- should be officially unveiled at a special event next week, but we already know a lot (almost everything) about the upcoming OnePlus 2 smartphone, thanks mostly to leaks and reports, as well as official confirmation from the company itself. Depending on who you tend to believe, the OnePlus 2 will either have a 13-, or a 16MP main camera on the back. That camera, its output, to be more specific, has been compared by the company's CEO with some popular devices out there. The images posted constitute a OnePlus 2 vs iPhone 6, and OnePlus 2 vs ...

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    Flagship UHD (Ultra HD, aka 4K) TVs from Samsung are being referred to, by the manufacturer, as SUHD units, and, if you're planning on purchasing one in the United States, the South Korean manufacturer is giving you a free Galaxy S6 smartphone. A couple of restrictions apply though: the TV of your choice has to be one of the following units, identified with these model numbers: JS9500, JS9100, JS9000, JS8500, JS850D, or JS8600. So, if you're getting one of the aforementioned TVs, a 32GB "Samsung Galaxy S6 32GB device for your selected wireless carrier" can be yours, if you submit ...

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