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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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    A cohesive product branding and release strategy would probably help Samsung sell even more mid-range Android phones than it currently does, but unfortunately, the Galaxy A, C, J and O(n) families are still all over the place. Granted, the Korean tech giant has more important things to worry about. Then again, how complicated and time-consuming can it be to check a calendar, and settle on a name for looming Galaxy A-series upgrades? 2017 generations of the A3, A5 and A7 are apparently a few months away, tops, with a Galaxy A8 (2016) however also most likely scheduled for a commercial ...

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    If it can happen to one of the world’s most successful and, until recently, trusted smartphone manufacturers, it can definitely happen to any other OEM as well. In fact, it did happen several times before the global scandal of chain Galaxy Note 7 explosions blew up (pun intended), to companies as diverse as LG, Apple and Xiaomi. Fortunately for them, the incidents were isolated and seemingly unconnected, occasionally having the owners of hazardous devices to blame for mishandling fickle components like batteries and accessories including cables and chargers. Still, Xiaomi should start ...

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    It’s still 2016, but as per usual, and despite unforeseen trouble with Galaxy Note 7 production, Samsung is already cooking up the next generation of both flagship and non-flagship Android smartphones. Now, the Korean tech giant isn’t exactly famous for ultra-low-cost handhelds, or above-average diminutive models, but if priced correctly, the upcoming Galaxy A3 (2017) could well give Sony’s Xperia X Compact a proverbial run for the money. Believed to integrate fingerprint recognition, just like the 2017 editions of the larger, higher-end A7 and A5, the 4.7-incher is also practically ...

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    A picture might be worth a thousand words, but in the seemingly never-ending saga of globally-recalled Galaxy Note 7 units with faulty batteries under the hood, a written account of the umpteenth unfortunate event involving a phone explosion should well be worth a million words of caution. In case you still weren’t convinced of the gratuitous risks incurred by holding on to a ticking time bomb with a pretty screen, fancy iris scanner and powerful processor, hearing about a little boy in Brooklyn, New York recently sustaining burns must once and for all stress the seriousness of the ...

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    Samsung's Exynos chipsets currently use GPUs based on ARM's reference design, the Mali-T series. But that blueprint could change as early as next year, if talks with NVIDIA or AMD work out for a intellectual property licensing deal. That's the word according to SamMobile at this stage, with NVIDIA rumored to be a likelier choice at this point with its Pascal heterogeneous system architecture. AMD, however, has its Polaris HSA that will be working on the PlayStation 4 Pro (announced the same day as the iPhone 7) when it gets released in November. An Exynos product with HSA could come ...

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    A French Redditor who claims to work in the mobile retail space has laid out what could be Samsung's plans for replacing every Galaxy Note 7 unit affected by its global recall, at least in that European nation. Customers will be notified that they will be receiving what amounts to a reconciliation package starting September 19. It will contain a new-in-box Note 7 in the original color that was ordered, a Gear VR, — which was already due to those who placed pre-orders — and a prepaid parcel to send the broken unit to Samsung. Redditor LimboJr also was told that "every recalled phone ...

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    In the US, the Consumer Product Safety Commission puts its voice out into the noise of regulatory sirens on Friday with an official press statement "urging all consumers who own a Samsung Galaxy Note7 to power them down and stop charging or using the device." Samsung itself issued a global voluntary recall the week prior as it had found a flaw in some of the embedded batteries. Airlines in Australia, the Philippines and the UAE have banned the charging and use of the Note 7 in-flight. The FAA has advised against such activities, but has not banned them. The CPSC and Samsung are ...

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    The Galaxy Note 7 came alone. And its screen was diametrically tapered. You could say Samsung gave it a characteristic "edge" that it had given to some major mobile flagships in the past couple of years. But soon, it could be the only way that the chaebol will do its smartphone screens. The Korea Herald reports from its sources that the Galaxy S8 will come in two sizes with the screens at 5.1 inches and 5.5 inches in diameter. Both will feature "edge" screens, barring any yield concerns in manufacturing the glass. This will also depend on curvature gradient — another rumor is that the ...

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    It's the story that keeps on smoking. One day after the Federal Aviation Administration advised commercial airline passengers to essentially keep their recalled Galaxy Note 7 turned off in the skies, Samsung released a press statement acknowledging the FAA's release. "We are aware of the Federal Aviation Administration statement about the Galaxy Note7," the statement reads in part. "We plan to expedite new shipments of Galaxy Note7 starting from this week in order to alleviate any safety concerns and reduce any inconvenience for our customers." It was a week ago that the company recalled ...

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    It’s not the size number of megapixels, it’s how you use them. That might be a tried and true saying (just think of the stellar single 12MP cam on the back of both the Galaxy Note 7 and S7), but it obviously doesn’t hurt to beef up the megapixel count where possible. Enter the mid-range (yeah, right) Samsung Galaxy A7 2017, which technically eclipses the company’s recent flagships in terms of the main and secondary snapper. What “secondary” snapper? Well, this upcoming 5.5-incher appears to fit the same exact droolworthy 16MP photography virtuoso on both its rear and face, ...

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    While Samsung certainly deserves to get flak for endangering people’s lives by not properly testing the Galaxy Note 7 and its now definitively faulty battery prior to the phablet’s commercial launch, you can’t turn a blind eye to the response time, rapid acknowledgment and stellar overall damage control from the past week. Sweeping this issue under the rug was never an option, and as “heartbreaking” as short-term financial losses might feel, there’s something far more important at stake. The logical next step in the OEM’s rampant reputation-saving campaign after a voluntary ...

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    We get it, major software updates take time in the chaotic, loosely Google-governed, open-source mobile world. Especially when both third-party OEMs and notoriously laggy US carriers are involved in the “optimization” process. And yes, it makes perfect sense for the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Note 5 and S6 Edge+ to be prioritized over the older, less popular Note 4 and outright weird and experimental Note Edge. But with Sprint capable of getting the Marshmallow ball rolling here way back in March, and Verizon and T-Mobile following suit in June, we can’t find AT&T any acceptable excuse ...

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    You can still board commercial aircraft with your recalled Galaxy Note 7 turned on and even use it in the air, but you'll probably be worrying your neighbors, flight crew and regulators all the way up to 30,000 feet and then back down again. After recent consideration, the Federal Aviation Administration has issued a statement advising passengers "not to turn on or charge these devices on board aircraft and not to stow them in any checked baggage" in the wake of recent Note 7 explosions that Samsung has traced to defective batteries. The company recalled all sold units and will be ...

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    There’s no denying the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, while perhaps too aesthetically similar to their predecessors, bring plenty of exciting goodies to the table. Well, there is, but it’s groundless, with the dual rear cam setup on the 5.5-inch variant looking intriguing, to say the least. And then you have stereo speakers, water-resistant bodies, “magical” wireless AirPods, a faster processor, brighter screens, cool new black options, and so on. At the same time, Apple couldn’t possibly escape the indignation of many iFans, and ridicule of rivals, for ditching the beloved tolerated 3.5mm ...

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    While the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is apparently still “working on guidance” related to Galaxy Note 7 fire hazards, exploring the possibility of prohibiting travelers from boarding US planes with the phone on them or even in carry-on and checked baggage, three Australian airlines have taken it upon themselves to nip the danger in the bud. But at least for the time being, Qantas and Virgin’s bans aren’t anywhere as extreme as what American authorities might be considering. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners flying from and to the land down under will merely be asked they not ...

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    How do you make up for totally bungling the launch of a flagship phone awaited by many for a full 12 months, as well as effectively endangering millions of people’s lives, homes, personal and public property? Issuing full refunds for potentially explosive Galaxy Note 7 units sold worldwide, no questions asked, was literally the least Samsung could do, alternatively offering to ship patient buyers replacement devices, hopefully with harmless batteries inside. That latter exchange will of course take a little while, which is why several US carriers can instantly hook you up with a Galaxy ...

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    In case you didn’t quite grasp the risks of refusing to return your shiny new but potentially defective Samsung Galaxy Note 7 for a less fiery replacement or full refund, a series of unfortunate events recently reported stateside and in Australia may serve as a loud wake-up call. This thing is a very serious fire hazard, and although the chances of the phone randomly exploding in your hand remain slim, no one’s 100 percent safe around a Note 7, and no one should be foolish to play Russian roulette with an arguably massive near-empty gun chamber. How would you like to wake up to not ...

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    Many of today’s smartphones are already large and heavy enough to be used as weapons by an especially ingenious and malicious person, with their metal and glass parts capable of causing some damage in the wrong hands, but a robust mobile device that can also randomly go boom with little warning? You absolutely don’t want that near a few hundred unsuspecting passengers of a plane flying at a 40,000 feet altitude for several hours, constantly wondering whether there’s any way to comprehensively diffuse the ticking bomb. Unsurprisingly, the Federal Aviation Administration is pondering ...

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    Lenovo took the chance today to launch the Moto Z and Moto Z Play in China. It was a pretty big event with strobe lights and the usual larger-than-life screens to impress the tech press. It also took the time to compare both devices with some competing devices. Which ones? Weibo's Reviewer_Xiaokang reports those were the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. Yes, really. And you can see the numbers right on your screen. Lenovo is being a bit cheeky with its specs as it is counting in all the potential maximums as could be provided with the existing Moto Mod ecosystem. [table] ...

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    The enduring and incumbent main iPhone model has topped the US sales pile for the three months ending in July. Yep, it takes a little time for Kantar Worldpanel to compile the data, but it gives us a good snapshot of where sales were for the first few months of the iPhone SE's and Galaxy S7's release. In summary, when it comes to singular devices, the iPhone 6s was the most-bought device in the market with a share of 11 percent. The Galaxy S7 was second at 9 percent, followed by the iPhone SE at 5 percent. 24 percent of SE buyers were getting their first smartphone (or mobile phone) while ...

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    Samsung has a vision of a smartphone that primarily runs Android, but can also run Windows 10 Mobile if it wanted to. Yep, no longer just restrained to a tablet that never got released, the chaebol went to Korean patent agency Kipris to have its regulators look over such a phone. [gallery ids="481909,481910,481911"]   A lot of the drawings you see above have to do with the interface of switching between the two operating systems. Again, Samsung puts the burden of host OS with Android and would allow users to swipe into full-screen usage of a Windows 10 interface or press an "app" from ...

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    It wasn’t the most ambitious of crowdfunding targets, and Samsung could have always subsidized the waist health tracker itself, but New York-based startup Welt needed to gauge people’s interest in a fashion accessory/wearable device looking as simple as it feels unique and convenient beyond the surface. First displayed way back in January at the Consumer Electronics Show as a work-in-progress prototype from Creative Lab, Samsung’s business incubator dedicated to its own resourceful employees searching for personal development and success, the bizarrely-named Welt smart belt should ...

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    A financial analyst at Samsung Securities estimates that recall and customer appeasement plans for the Galaxy Note 7 will cost Samsung Electronics a mere ₩820 billion or $742 million. Credit Suisse, Daishin Securities and Pelham Smithers all say about $1 billion. Those are numbers thrown around by analysts and relayed through The Korea Herald and Bloomberg. The profit impact could be much more painful — "heartbreaking," even, according to Samsung. A $1 billion take would only have up to a 5 percent impact on the chaebol's annual net income. But with Samsung catching up on free ...

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    We didn't know what kind of engine that the Alcatel Vision all-in-one VR headset was running on when TCL debuted it at IFA 2016. It was an octa-core chipset — obviously not a quad-core Snapdragon 820 — that didn't have a name to it. Well, Samsung has come out and said it all. The Vision runs on its workhorse Exynos 7420 chipset. Introducing VISION, the Exynos-powered stylish all-in-one VR device from @Alcatelmobile pic.twitter.com/xocVKZ8dfl — Samsung Exynos (@SamsungExynos) September 5, 2016 Somewhat ironic to see Samsung proudly boasting about Alcatel's headset when its own ...

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    We have walked 500 miles and we would walk 500 more to be the men that walked a thousand miles to podcast off the floor of apartment rental. That's all out of necessity for us to not only cover days and days of devices launched before and at the International Funkausstellung Berlin 2016, but in order for us to podcast. And this late audio file is the result of our fruits. Juan Carlos Bagnell and Jaime Rivera team up to talk about the pop and burn of the Galaxy Note 7, Google dropping Project Ara, the Star VR from Acer, Huawei's Nova before it, Sony's now-usual disappointments and a whole ...

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