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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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    Ready to hop into the future? Yep, we're talking to you, too, Galaxy S6 owners (unfortunately, not the odd Note 4 peep). Well, Samsung's newest Gear VR headset is ready for you to snap up on Amazon for $99.99. Some distributors have had pre-orders since August 3, but for many US customers, this is the earliest they'll get. Sales officially begin a week from today on August 19. Source: Amazon Via: Phandroid

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    Even with Galaxy Note 5’s number-skipping sequel unveiled a little earlier than initially anticipated, at a dedicated press gathering in New York City, we never really doubted Samsung still had something left up its sleeve for Berlin’s IFA trade show. At least two somethings, apparently, both far less exciting and headline-grabbing than the first dual-edged S Pen phablet, one smaller, and one bigger. The Gear S3 and Galaxy Tab S3 are now essentially confirmed to break cover on September 1, i.e. the day before the official start of IFA 2016, with the actual European expo then ...

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    While Samsung’s leap over the number 6 in the recent branding of the newest Galaxy Note installment was certainly surprising, it also had a reasonable explanation (or two), signaling a massive hardware upgrade (which isn’t entirely factual), as well as bringing the S Pen phablet family on the same level with the Galaxy S lineup. That said, it’s much trickier to justify the name of the next-gen Tizen phone for emerging markets, which follows in the Z1 and Z3’s footsteps. No, it’s not the Z4 or Z5, but rather the Samsung Z2, and it fittingly slots between its predecessors in terms ...

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    Technically, Meizu execs never ruled out a future flagship smartphone model with a Samsung-made Exynos 8890 processor inside. It merely looks like the Pro 7 will first and foremost go the beaten MediaTek path, favoring universal domestic cellular support over raw power. But why are we talking about a successor for a device unveiled just a few months back? Even by China’s blazing fast progress and upgrade standards, it’d be crazy early to see Pro 6’s sequel launched this year, though a spin-off of sorts is an entirely different story. AnTuTu appears to be tipping off such a product ...

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    Technically, today’s top two Galaxy Note 7-centric stories are unrelated, save for the fact they’re about the same phone. But we couldn’t just drop another bombshell on European Samsung fans in a couple of additional delay-plagued markets without also offering them something pleasant to root for and ease the waiting pains. Yes, we’re afraid demand far exceeds supply not only in Malaysia and The Netherlands, but Russia and Ukraine as well. And the situation is getting more and more alarming, with rapidly increasing stoppage times. In Russia, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was supposed to ...

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    Samsung's new Game Launcher and Game Tools that launched with the Galaxy S7 and is on the Note 7 is about to make its way down across the Note 5, the Galaxy S6 and all of its siblings. That's according to SamMobile, which first found the Game Launcher app in the Galaxy Apps store. The Game Launcher puts all the games on the device front and center for users to access while Game Tools adds on to the experience with screen recording, the option to disable navigation keys and locking out notifications. The Game Tuner feature is integrated into the Game Launcher which helps reduce games' ...

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    Samsung has proven that it can re-invent itself and take over 2016 like a chap. The company that once struggled to find success with its Galaxy flagships has impressed many with its Galaxy S7 lineup. Now it's about that time for the company's signature phablet, the Galaxy Note 7 to take the stage. After our recent hands-on coverage from the company's Unpacked event in New York City, we've spent a good portion of the last two weeks waiting for our review unit to arrive. It's about time for us to start with our Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Unboxing. First impressions are everything, and the company ...

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    It's been a hot summer for LeEco with some big pickups and big collaborations. But the company, formerly referred to as LeTV, also broke big boundaries as a meteoric champion in the smartphone industry earlier this year with the Max Pro being the first smartphone to sport Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 processor. Can it cross the line again and debut the first phone with 8GB of RAM? Maybe. Just maybe, with something called a Le 2S that may have just gotten some leakage posted onto Chinese social media. This phone's said to also have a Snapdragon 821, something bandied about in rumors of other ...

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    Seeing as how the Galaxy Note 7 indeed turned out to be little more than a slightly larger S7 Edge with an S Pen and iris scanner, the timing feels ideal to buy one of the aging but enduring H1 2016 flagships. Unfortunately, Samsung still overcharges for both the officially unlocked Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge stateside, at $670 and $770 respectively, while carriers will often have you jump through various hoops to save a few bucks. Leave it to trusted eBay retailers to do what they know best, i.e. sell even the world’s most popular mobile devices at solid discounts… with a couple of caveats ...

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    With great demand comes great responsibility to manufacture and ship enough copies of a popular device as soon after its announcement as possible. Otherwise, instead of a Galaxy S7 Edge-level blockbuster, Samsung could end up with an S6 Edge-like semi-flop on its hands, as the redundant but sought-after iPhone 7 fast approaches. Already, Galaxy Note 7 delivery times are slipping in Malaysia and now The Netherlands, the company’s latter mobile regional branch just taking to Twitter to let prospective buyers know September 9 is the new deployment date. That’s one week later than the ...

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    Samsung is working against the clock to get all its ducks in a row and launch the Galaxy Note 7 worldwide ahead of the iPhone 7/6SE announcement in early September. But it’s not only up to the Korean tech giant’s manufacturing and distribution channels. Demand is already exceeding supply in certain smaller Asian markets, with domestic pre-orders characterized as strong, and North American interest also likely to both please and trouble Samsung. It was therefore wise to schedule the dual-edged phablet’s European commercial release for September 2, and it now appears on that same day ...

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    Update: This article has been updated to reflect information about 4x4 MIMO technology in relation to the Snapdragon 820 given to us from Qualcomm. The Snapdragon 820 can support 4x4 cellular multiple input-multiple output, but you'd be struck to find a phone manufacturer willing to stuff four cellular antennas into their device. Well, the Galaxy Note 7 can claim to be the first phone that utilizes 4x4 MIMO. Ideally, 4x4 MIMO would handle networks that could use four physical streams of data. T-Mobile does not have such an infrastructure active yet, so, according to folks on the ...

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    Despite the generally bleak picture painted by most market research companies and industry analysts when it comes to recent iPhone box-office numbers and Apple’s realistic expectations going forward, it’s not all doom and gloom for the world’s enduring top mobile OEM in terms of actual financial gains. Not only does Cupertino continue to make way more money than Samsung or Huawei on higher device prices and a refusal to compete in the low-end segment, with the latest smartphone OS data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech showing an iOS comeback in the US and Europe’s five largest ...

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    You can probably tell Samsung and its Gear S2-supporting US retailer and carrier partners have been rather pleased with the box-office performance of the beautiful circular smartwatch by the scarcity and triviality of their deals and discounts, even as a Gear S3 fast approaches. The last time we remember seeing the Tizen-powered, Android-compatible intelligent timepiece significantly marked down is way back in March, and only refurbished Gear S2 and S2 Classic models were available at slashed prices through Best Buy. Likewise, Daily Steals can hook you up for the next 3 days with ...

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    More and more, Samsung defies our conventional expectations of how non-flagship, low-cost Android devices should look, and what they can afford to accommodate under the hood on a tight budget. The entry-level Galaxy J2 (2016) pioneers a new LED notification system dubbed Smart Glow, also packing a hearty 1.5GB RAM, while the mid-end Galaxy C5 and C7 sport unusually stylish aluminum bodies, cranking up the memory to a colossal 4 gigs. Next up, the 2016 editions of the relatively well-received (at least in China) Galaxy On5 and On7 are tipped to bump their own RAM counts up from 1.5 to 3GB, ...

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    Not only does Samsung produce the most AMOLED displays for mobile device use in the world, it does a heck of a good job on them. The Galaxy Note 7's panel represents a new apex, according to one outlet. DisplayMate has thoroughly analyzed the display and has ironically criticized the chaebol for its Note 7 moniker, saying that it "should really have been called the Note8 so that its name will be in better sync with the future Galaxy S8." Colors are subject to the wider-than-ever DCI-P3 gamut meant for 4K televisions and an HDR video playback mode for even greater range for non-optimized ...

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    The latest Tizen push is merely days away and it seems that the whole show may have been spoiled to us at this point. Samsung's Z2 smartphone should be making its entry-level presence known to entry-level countries (better known as emerging markets) late this month and it seems that SamMobile has an idea of what will go down in this device, when and where. Here are the main specs: [table] Screen size,5.2 inches Screen type,LCD Resolution,800 x 480 Pixel density,235 ppi Processor speed,1.5GHz RAM,1GB Storage,8GB Camera,5-megapixel rear / VGA front Battery,1500mAh OS,Tizen OS 2.4 ...

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    Shortly after security researcher Salvador Mendoza revealed that Samsung Pay authentication tokens could be intercepted and used by fraudsters to make purchases on their victims' dime, Samsung has responded with a blog post and several FAQ answers. First of all, the company addressed the three things that get sent to vendors for each Samsung Pay transaction. The token contains unique, one-time card credentials. It's a surrogate for real card data. A transaction counter that makes sure the token only gets used once and not for multiple purchases. A cryptogram as a verification key to ...

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    Show of hands, who here remembers when flagship smartphones and high-end 10-inch tablets from certain Android device manufacturers shared the same processors and general specifications? It’s been forever, or at least that’s how it feels, with exactly zero products over 6 inches or so packing Snapdragon 820 power these days. Meanwhile, above-average gadgets like the Galaxy Tab S2 come in Exynos 5433 and SD652 derivations, compared to the 8890/820 S7 and Note 7. There’s probably no reason ergo to expect the world from the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, tipped a little while back for a ...

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    Hyping the Galaxy S7 series is understandably no longer the top priority of Samsung’s marketing department, which becomes clearer if you compare the names and reputations of Hollywood stars recruited to promote the company’s latest two three flagship phones. While recent double Oscar winner and main “Spectre” antagonist Christoph Waltz brings his general acting, comedic and accent A game to a highly entertaining, American-pandering Galaxy Note 7 commercial, the GS7 appears to be scraping the bottom of the barrel with veteran thespian Danny Glover. Once the (co-) protagonist of the ...

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    Compared to the pre-release Galaxy Note 7 speculation bonanza, which felt like a roller coaster of emotions including everything from childish excitement to confusion, disappointment and ultimately boredom, the Samsung Gear S3 rumor games are a total and unceasing snooze fest. The only semi-interesting, semi-unexpected thing about the third-gen Tizen smartwatch might be all those sensors reportedly baked into it for improved activity tracking. Perhaps the Frontier name as well, if it pans out, and if it means the Gear S3 will come in at least three configurations, presumably ranging in ...

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    Considering how few questions were left unanswered leading up to the official Galaxy Note 7 introduction last week, everybody expected everything laid out in the open off the bat. Full specifications, including regional differences, precise release dates, price tags, the whole shebang. But Samsung waited until today to confirm, for instance, that Canada will be receiving a Snapdragon 820 Note 7 configuration on August 19. Interesting turn of events, given the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge up north are powered by Exynos 8890 processors. The US of course remains faithful to flagship Samsung phones ...

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    Samsung may have conveniently left out the ultimate heavyweight contender to Galaxy S7’s battery life crown when pitting its non-S Pen-supporting flagship against such beasts (and power hogs) as the iPhone 6s, HTC 10, LG G5, and Huawei P9. But knowing full well the strengths of its (relatively) affordable hero device, OnePlus goes for the king’s jugular, refusing to be ignored, with Dash Charge technology apparently running circles around Adaptive Fast Charging. Marketing mumbo jumbo aside, you need to keep in mind the aforementioned monikers are how OnePlus and Samsung refer to their ...

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    They say it’s too similar to an arguably spectacular phone released just six months before. More of the same, some are calling it, with its greatest innovation still walking the fine line between practical, valuable enhancement and worthless gimmick. It’s by no means affordable either, yet analysts expect it to rack up a colossal 12 million unit sales this year alone, while Samsung strongly believes it can make people forget about both the unsuccessful Galaxy Note 5 and wildly popular Note 4. Too early to evaluate the box-office form of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, with US pre-orders ...

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    There's more security news in the wake of Def Con 24 and it involves how Samsung Pay handles its mobile payments transactions. One Salvador Mendoza has found a way to steal authentication tokens and use them in a spoofing device to commit fraud. Mendoza details the process in a video: The problem comes down to the tokens, which are created each time someone activates the transaction UI and do not expire until about a day later. These tokens, if collected by a fake reader or something similar, can be used by miscreants to make authentic purchases on the Samsung Pay user's dime. No need ...

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