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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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    ...maybe you don't want to compare the Note 4 with the Galaxy S5. Since you're looking at a Galaxy Note-class device, you're likely interested in a comparison with the previous generation phablet, the Note 3. Don't worry, we've got you covered. It was about this time last year, maybe a day or two shy, that Samsung introduced, at the same venue, in the same city, at the same show, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. As our special After the Buzz episode testifies, the Note 3 has aged well. So what's there to the Note 4, aside from being the hot novelty, that would make you buy it over the Note 3? ...

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    With the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 already official -- as Samsung's historical second flagship of any given year in the recent past -- many of you might be wondering whether to go for the new and hot device, or stick with the flagship. Of course, the answer can be very easy if you care about screen size: if you prefer bigger, the Note 4 should be your option; if you prefer smaller, the S 5 should be just what you need. What if you don't care about the display size as much as you do about the internals packed behind the glass? Both of these devices are fast, and future proof enough to last you ...

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    The day many of you (and us) have been waiting for has arrived. Samsung has finally unveiled its second flagship for 2014, the Galaxy Note 4 phablet. As it has historically done so in the past, the Unpacked event happened a tad earlier, before the official start of the International Radio Show in Berlin. Those waiting to see a brand new design will be slightly disappointed, while those who preferred the looks of the Note 3 (and previous models), will be happy that there aren't any major changes. You'll have to check out the Galaxy Note Edge for that. However, we're here to look at the ...

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    The Note 4 and Note Edge may be the big new handsets emerging from Samsung's Unpacked event at IFA 2014, but they're not alone. We've also been picking up on leaks pointing to a virtual reality accessory going back months now, and on the stage in Berlin this afternoon, Samsung has gone ahead and formally announced its Gear VR headset. Gear VR connects with the Galaxy Note 4, which stands-in as the headset's display. It docks in place up front, offering its high-resolution quad HD screen to form the images for the VR's lenses. Samsung brought Oculus VR's John Carmack on stage to explain ...

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    Samsung's latest Unpacked event is upon us, when promises of new hardware finally make that all-important step from the shadowy world of leaks and rumors to the clear daylight of confirmation. With such high-profile hardware on the line, let's waste no more time in getting to the big news: Samsung has formally introduced not just the Galaxy Note 4, but also the rumored wrap-around-screen Galaxy Note Edge. As expected, the Note 4 sports a 5.7-inch quad HD display, and Samsung was quick to point out the extended color gamut offered by its AMOLED nature. The handset's design takes some cues ...

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    It's really tough to get me excited about a new smartwatch from Samsung. That's not necessarily because of the company's earlier efforts, : I stood up for the original Galaxy Gear and enjoyed it much more than did most of my fellow tech reviewers, and I even bought and used a Gear Fit for a short time, preferring its futuristic and lightweight build to the clunky first-gen Pebble I'd adopted a year before. Rather, my antipathy to new Samsung smartwatches stems from the fact that the company's first effort landed exactly one year ago, and we're already on iteration five. That's a ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy Note line started as a bit of a test of the market. At the time, everyone was used to phones that we'd consider today as fairly small, so the idea of a 5.3-inch phone scared us – so much so, that we even invented the word "phablet" for it. It grew into a widely popular line, though, and launches of new models have since become staples of the IFA trade show. We're right on the eve of the announcement of the next in a line of fairly successful phones, so we decided to go through the long list of rumors we've heard about the phone and compile it all into one Samsung ...

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    On August 27, Samsung announced the Gear S, a smartwatch we're expecting to meet in person at the upcoming IFA 2014, a smartwatch that supports 3G on your wrist, with the help of a SIM card slot. The two-inch curved Super AMOLED display give it a unique touch, while the smartwatch itself comes with a flexible band out of the box. However, today Samsung announced an extension of its partnership with Swarovski, for the "Swarovski for Samsung" collection, which now contains the newly announced Gear S. It's about a Gear S strap, for those of you who love your bling-blings visible; you can now ...

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    Samsung has done a fantastic job at keeping us at the edge of our seats with the Galaxy Note 4 announcement at IFA. The company's recent advertisement focused on reminding us why the Galaxy Note lineup matters, and what we can expect for the future. One of the biggest upgrades that we're expecting to see with the Galaxy Note 4 is in its camera, and even though we still don't have any leaked Galaxy Note 4 samples, there are some that come close. Lenovo has just launched the Vibe Z2 in Asia, and if you're wondering why this has anything to do with the Galaxy Note 4, well, the answer will ...

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    We're just days away from Samsung's Unpacked IFA event, where the Note 4 will take the stage to reveal itself before the waiting public. And to help make sure the crowd is suitably pumped-up, Samsung's been dropping Note 4 teaser video after Note 4 teaser video, going back more than a week now. At first they were very non-specific, just conjuring up memories of the Note line in general, but then the next wave of clips started mentioning the Note 4 by name. Yesterday, Samsung did one better, and in another stylus-focused video, depicts its iconic S Pen sliding into what we can only assume ...

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    Originally thought to be a niche product line from Samsung, the Galaxy Note brand has grown into a staple amongst its most notable mobile products. It has quickly become the go-to smartphone for power users, gamers, or anyone looking to get a little more out of their smartphone. Each year, rumors about new products soar, and the Galaxy Note, being the extra high-end model from Samsung, tends to be at the end of the most extravagant and lofty rumors. For instance, it's been said to be made of metal – an extension of the Galaxy Alpha we a few weeks ago – and it will allegedly come with a ...

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    This coming week, we will be introduced to the latest in a line of reasonably successful phablets. The original Samsung Note arguably helped shape the “phablet” space when it debuted three years ago. It was in and of itself an innovation. Sure, it’s just a smartphone with a big screen, but sometimes the simplest innovations are the biggest (no pun intended) and most successful. And yes, it’s at this point that I grudgingly have to admit that a heart monitor is an “innovation”. Now if you’ll excuse me I have to go vomit. Samsung has done its share of trying out new things over ...

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    Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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    When Samsung introduced its curved-screen Gear S smartwatch the other day, it announced an interesting collaboration, partnering with Nokia to bring HERE maps to the wearable for delivering navigation services. We also saw teasers for this HERE/Gear effort on social media, but it wasn't clear if the Gear S was the beginning and end of the partnership, or if there'd be more to it. Well, today the other shoe drops, as Nokia announces HERE for Android, exclusively on Samsung devices. It's still a beta, but what we've seen already looks pretty polished, though that shouldn't be surprising ...

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    Samsung's IFA 2014 event is scheduled to be on September 3, so during this home stretch lead-up, it's only natural that the company would like to flex its enormous marketing muscles a little early. The latest in a series of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 teaser videos has come out today, and it's every bit as wild and curious as the others. The one-minute spot shows a bunch of people having fun, with a variety of people doing everything from listening to music, to going to parties, to eating ice cream, to driving a race car and motorbike, all within the minute. There's a simple "Ready, set..." ...

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