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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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    It's happening: the big late-Q1 smartphone launch season is within sight. HTC's invite for its big MWC event is out, and it may just foretell the arrival of the One M9. And while we don't yet have a date for Samsung's event, expectations are high that we'll be seeing that manufacturer introduce its Galaxy S6. Overnight, we checked out some of the latest GS6 info to become available, seeming to confirm rumors of the phone getting a quad HD display and a 64-bit SoC. Now a new rumor is turning its attention to a different bit of the GS6's anatomy, talking about some changes Samsung may be ...

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    With CES 2015 in the rear-view mirror and Mobile World Congress in February fast approaching, one big thing on our mind is flagships. We're expecting HTC and Samsung to come to the table with their best in the next few weeks and months, and the latter's device seems to be leaking at a pretty steady rate as a true contender in the 2015 smartphone wars. An apparent Samsung Galaxy S6 UAProf (user agent profile) is affirming this thought for us with some sweet-sounding specifications. The phone in question identifies itself as the Samsung SM-G920A, which is expected to be AT&T's regional ...

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    Samsung may not have brought any new smartwatches to CES this year, but word is that the company's been putting something together with the aim of introducing it during MWC in early March. Unlike Samsung's prior wearables, this new one has been rumored to be a round-screened model, in the vein of the Moto 360 or LG G Watch R. We've heard that this could be another Tizen model for the manufacturer, but beyond that, there haven't been many specifics mentioned about Samsung's intentions for this purportedly model codenamed Orbis. This week we start to get into details, as a new rumor ...

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    Samsung's tablets have evolved a lot, with the manufacturer continuously improving its offering (not at the pace of its smartphones, though); however, the South Korean manufacturer didn't release anything new for quite some time, but that doesn't mean that the manufacturer isn't hard at work on its 2015 Samsung tablet line-up. According to a recent report, the 2015 Samsung tablet line-up will contain at least four new slates, which will be part of the Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Note family of products. The report also mentions some model numbers, with their respective monikers: Galaxy Tab ...

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    Samsung is reportedly interested in a BlackBerry acquisition -- the details of the alleged offer, as well as BlackBerry's press release which refutes the rumor, leaving however, a tiny door open just in case ca be found here -- and now the South Korean phone-maker is, again, in the headlines, this time, with regards to its next flagship, the Galaxy S 6. Samsung might ditch Qualcomm for the 2015 Galaxy S -- the sixth in the company's history -- according to a recent report. According to "rumors from the industry", Samsung might opt to equip the Galaxy S 6 with its own Exynos chips, dumping ...

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    Back in the second half of 2013, months after the introduction of the the first BlackBerry 10 smartphones, BlackBerry the company wasn't looking too hot. BB10 was failing to really take off the way the manufacturer might have hoped, and rumors circled around the idea of a big corporate buyout to put the company under new ownership. Ultimately that failed to happen, and instead we got a new CEO and a renewed commitment to developing new smartphones. And while BlackBerry's continued on, it just can't shake this characterization that's followed it of a beleaguered company on the verge of ...

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    Another year, another International Consumer Electronics Show behind us. Was 2015's one that will go down as a banner year in the annals of history? We didn't see any huge show-stopping announcements, nor surprise reveals of everyone's-talking-about-it hardware, but the show we did see unfold over the course of last week was still a totally solid offering, packed with lots of great phones, tablets, wearables, and accessories that all came together to place us on some solid footing as we get ready for the rest of this quarter's launches. As we start thinking about gearing up for MWC in ...

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    Last fall rumors started emerging of a new series of Samsung Galaxy phones, taking a a fair degree of inspiration from the Galaxy Alpha and set to arrive as the Galaxy A3, A5, and A7. Sure enough, back at the end of October we saw Samsung introduce the A3 and A5 – but not the A7. And in the months that followed, the A7 continued to remain elusive. That all changed this week, and Samsung finally made the A7 official. But now it looks like the manufacturer got one of its own details wrong, as it quietly updates its A7 materials to reflect some higher-end specs. The detail at question is ...

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    After hearing lots or reports, rumors, and even leaks in the past, for the longest time, the Samsung Z1 announced today is indeed the company's first Tizen phone. Back in December we knew to expect it this month, but with no exact release date; however, today, it becomes official. There was a lot of speculation behind the phone (and Samsung's move), with the general consensus being that Samsung is testing the waters with its own OS, Tizen, in its move to have a backup plan and/or try to reduce its dependency on Google's Android mobile platform (which it leads, by the way, in terms of ...

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    "We are aiming to get rid of unnecessary functions and simplify our UI at the level of Google's Nexus 6", allegedly said an unnamed industry source, quoted by Business Korea, and referring to Samsung's own TouchWiz user interface. This custom UI, present on Samsung's smartphones since the very early ages, is a polarising topic, with most part of the media and users alike agreeing that it is too heavy and bulk-loaded. That, and the fact that a lot of internal storage -- which could be otherwise used for documents, multimedia, games, and alike -- is being taken up by the heavy weight of ...

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    While HTC is preparing its Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the HTC One M8 and HTC One M7, its main competitor from South Korea is continuing the rollout procedure of the Samsung Galaxy S 5 Lollipop update. S5 users in Spain, Poland, Russia and Malaysia are already enjoying the latest dessert treat from Google, and now it's time for those in the UK to join the party. The build you should expect to receive is LRX21T, and it looks like it is based on Android 5.0, instead of the latest Android 5.0.2 code (which would have probably delayed the roll-out process, as noted by SamMobile). ...

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    Last week, while neck-deep in CES action, we caught wind of a little rumor about what to expect from the next big industry event we'll be attending, hearing about Samsung's plans for a new round-screened smartwatch in the vein of the Moto 360 ready to break cover at MWC. And of course we've been wondering about what the conference could mean for Samsung's Galaxy S6 launch, and whether the flagship (or flagships?) would be debuting collinearly with the expo, or if Samsung would save that spotlight for a wholly distinct launch event. To hear the latest rumors, that new smartwatch will sure ...

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    Despite reports that the rumored Samsung Galaxy A7 would be officially introduced on January 14 (thus missing the CES 2015 buzz, probably on purpose), the South Korean company has displayed the phone at its Galaxy A-series launch last week in Malaysia. The January 14 rumors wasn't spot on, but is wasn't completely off either (just two days), as the Samsung Galaxy A7 announced today is as official as it can get. "Premium hardware for a superior social experience" is how Samsung describes the A7, which features a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED screen with HD (that's 720p, 1280x720) resolution ...

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    It's been a while since we last had the chance of holding (testing, using, etc.) a Samsung-made Windows Phone. The South Korean manufacturer is comfortably leading the pack when it comes to smartphones powered by Google's mobile operating system, Android, but, according to recent reports, Samsung might be considering a comeback in the Windows Phone game. According to the Korea Times' unnamed sources, we can expect to see some Samsung Windows Phone 8.1 devices soon; these phone would allegedly be mid-rangers or lower-end devices being aimed at the cheaper, low-cost segment. The publication ...

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    If the only interaction you've had with a stylus on a smartphone is through a generic capacitive wand, you don't know what you're missing when it comes to a device with dedicated stylus digitizer hardware. That's the type of setup Samsung uses in its Galaxy Note series, allowing these phablets and tablets to track their S Pen styluses with incredible precision, support button input on the pens themselves, and recognize varying levels of pressure. In recent models, Note devices have been able to detect input when you're not even directly touching the screen, allowing the software to perform ...

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    Samsung's Galaxy A3 and A5 have been fairly well-received among the media, but that hasn't translated into blockbuster sales for Samsung quite yet given that the phone duo has been limited to select Asian regions since the launch. Today, that expansion looks to be on Samsung's radar, as firmware for Europe-specific models has gone live on SamMobile, suggesting that a Samsung Galaxy A-series Europe debut isn't far away. The fact that firmware even exists for all the countries that it does is proof enough for us to make the assumption that this means Samsung will take the smartphone pair to ...

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    CES 2015 is technically still in progress, but with no more big launches due, plenty of eyes are already turning to MWC in early March. A whole mess of new hardware is expected for the Barcelona expo, and in particular we've been talking about smartwatches a little. LG's tipped to be bringing a new circular model to introduce – the company's second, following the G Watch R – and now we're hearing about another player who could be planning to launch a round wearable of its own, as Samsung's tipped to be working on its first smartwatch with a circular display. The key components to this ...

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    Samsung showed off the Galaxy A5 and the Galaxy A3 smartphones at CES 2015 (and maybe a prototype of the Galaxy S 6, behind closed doors), but not the Samsung Galaxy A7, which, according to some rumors, should officially see the light of day on January 14. That, however, didn't stop Samsung from putting the phone on display in a different part of the world: Malaysia. The Galaxy A-series launch in Malaysia had a special guest: the larger sibling, the Galaxy A7, which will be available in the country next month. In terms of specs, some of the rumors were quite off, as the phone packs a ...

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    CES is not always about announcing devices or showing them off at the Convention Center or at special events. As the first show of the year (which also happens to be in the US, one of the largest markets in the world), smartphone manufacturers often show off prototypes of upcoming devices to heads of carriers or retailers. Last year, there was a rumor according to which the Galaxy S 5 (announced later, at MWC), was shown off at CES behind closed doors, and, similarly, this year, there's a report claiming that Samsung has shown off prototypes of the Galaxy S 6 to select few, behind closed ...

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    We were hoping that Samsung would use the CES stage in Las Vegas to unveil something grand in mobile, be it a tablet or a new smartphone, but we were left waiting out in the cold with no new announcements. That doesn't mean that Samsung's booth at CES was empty as far as phones go, however – the company took the opportunity to highlight two of its recent smartphone unveils, one of them being this one. So here's our Samsung Galaxy A5 hands-on video straight from the show floor in sunny Nevada. Now, this isn't quite a flagship smartphone – so don't expect it to facilitate any ...

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    Samsung didn't have any new mobile products to show off at CES this year unfortunately, but in its booth it was showing off some recently-announced products we hadn't had a chance to go hands-on with as of yet. One of these is the Samsung Galaxy A3, an entry-level Android phone targeted at the growing and competitive Asian markets. We decided to take to take the opportunity to put together a Samsung Galaxy A3 hands-on video, and it's available below. The phone most definitely isn't the best device out there – just one look at the spec sheet can confirm that if you have any doubts – but ...

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    When you think of LG phablets, what comes to mind? The G3 Stylus? Maybe, but that guy comes up a little short on the hardware scale. Maybe a G-Pro-series model? In the past, sure, but the latest word has suggested LG could be discontinuing the line. Hell, what about the G3 itself? At 5.5 inches, it's pushing up there. A year ago, we might have included the G Flex on that list, with its attractive design and big six-inch screen, but this year brings us a new G Flex that, while landing with the power of a modern flagship, dials-back its screen size to match the G3's 5.5 inches (though ...

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    Did you check out Samsung's CES announcements yesterday? We sure did, and that meant listening to plenty of talk about televisions, refrigerators, and washing machines, while leaving us high and dry when it came to new mobile hardware. Would we really be waiting until MWC before getting a look at Samsung's early 2015 lineup? Well, CES may sure feel like the nexus of the smartphone world right now, but it was at an event in India where Samsung just went official with a couple models we've been tracking for a while now, launching the Galaxy E5 and Galaxy E7. Evidence pointing to the ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy S6 should make an appearance about a month or two from now, either at the Mobile World Congress, or at a special event (we can't really be sure, as Samsung turned away from the show, and then returned), but the rumor mill is already in motion, with reports and leaks trying to anticipate what the next Samsung flagship will be like. We're expecting something different (but this is nothing new, as we've been expecting a different Galaxy S for years now), and we might just get it this year, with a metal Samsung Galaxy S6. After the manufacturer experimented with metal on ...

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    The International CES begins in just a few days, with major press conferences lined up for January 5. That means the world is gearing up for one of the biggest tech conventions of the year: a great tech-filled beginning to 2015. Because CES encompasses not just mobile tech but the tech world as a whole, it's easy to get lost in the torrent of information that comes from the show. To try to help consolidate all you might have been hearing, we've rounded up the biggest and most relevant mobile rumors all in one place, ordered by manufacturer. Without further ado, here's our CES 2015 rumor ...

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