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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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    If you're the biggest smartphone manufacturer in the world, we also expect you to be the most successful one when it comes to income, but Samsung has not been having its best times lately. We've seen the company's numbers slip quarter over quarter, and instead of things changing with its new line of products, problems just get deeper. We've seen the company move employees around in order to make its mobile division more efficient, but today's numbers might require some more of that. Samsung's Q3 results show that the company's profits have sunk 60% when compared to the same quarter last ...

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    In the last two years or so, one word in particular has become increasingly popular in this industry: flagship. Samsung’s new flagship this or that. What’s the best flagship of 2013? Is this new phone Company X's flagship? It gets tossed around endlessly, and practically every new high-end smartphone is considered a “flagship”. But what is a flagship, exactly? What does the term actually mean? Are we using it improperly and, thusly, altering its meaning in the mobile realm? According to Wikipedia, a flagship is "the best or most important thing owned or produced by a particular ...

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    Samsung arrived at the IFA in Berlin last month ready to impress, bringing along hardware like the Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge, Gear VR, and Gear S. And while we were expecting a lot of those devices, the company still managed to deliver a few surprises, like its new Galaxy Tab Active. After all, the company had introduced so many new tablets already in 2014 that we figured it had the whole tablet thing out of its system for awhile – but then again, this is Samsung we're talking about, a company never known for much in the way of restraint. The Tab Active certainly wasn't a flagship-level ...

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    Just yesterday we were checking out the latest leaks surrounding Samsung's upcoming Galaxy A-series, the descendents of the also-still-new Galaxy Alpha, and we had the opportunity to check out a new render of the Galaxy A5. At the time we noted that it sure seemed like this phone was getting ready to launch in the near future, and today we're picking up a better sense of just when that might be, with a new source talking about A5 availability, as well as some A7 hardware specs. Supposedly, Samsung is planning to announce the Galaxy A5 (and, we assume, the A3 and A7) sometime later this ...

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    One of the many reasons the Galaxy Note line of products from Samsung is so popular is because of the S Pen, and all of the software features that are baked-in to TouchWiz allowing the stylus to serve as a useful productivity tool. With the Note 4's release, the list of features has become so long, that it was decided that a whole Samsung S Pen video was to be produced to help Note 4 owners (and soon-to-be owners) out with their new phone. You're walked through three features: Smart Select - Capture and Share, Smart Select - Link to related apps, and Photo Note. The former lets you capture ...

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    It's hardly a surprise that Samsung is hard at work at yet another phone, but we're always excited to see every last one of the devices the OEM puts out. The latest looks to be a continuation of the Galaxy Alpha line of metal-trimmed smartphones, the Galaxy A5. We just saw press renders leak of it earlier today, and now we have our hands all over a Samsung Galaxy A5 benchmark, revealing a 64-bit processor and more. There's supposedly a 4.8-inch 720p display, contrary to what we heard earlier about a 5-inch screen. The benchmark also divulges the inclusion of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 ...

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    Samsung's Galaxy Alpha lineup has proven to be one of the oddest products of the year. While we do praise the company for boosting the quality of its hardware with these devices, we still can't understand why the company has decided to pull back from including some flagship specs. If you thought the Galaxy Alpha was alone in Samsung's plans, the recent leaks of the Galaxy A5 prove things differently, and it seems the new iterations are close to a launch. Today we find the first leaked press renders of the Samsung Galaxy A5. Once press renders begin to emerge, a device could be just a ...

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    Just over a month ago, Samsung revealed its Gear VR head-mounted display accessory for the Galaxy Note 4 at its pre-IFA Unpacked event. The headset, designed with help from Oculus VR, was announced without a ton of details concerning how it would go up for sale. We quickly picked up on a possible $200 price tag, but still lacked a timetable any more precise than that of a release planned before the year was out. But now as we move further into October, new leaks are arriving with new release details, and the one we're checking out today suggests plans to start selling the Gear VR on ...

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    "It’s not necessarily unattractive ... it just kind of exists." Thats how we described Samsung's Galaxy S5 in our full review back in April, lamenting the lack of aesthetic flair in a flagship ostentatiously marketed as a "glam" device. While we appreciated its durability and top-notch spec sheet, what we wanted was a product that actually felt like a $650 smartphone – and the Galaxy S5 didn't really fit the bill. Samsung's new Galaxy Alpha, launching later this month on AT&T, is a very different story indeed. With its aluminum frame, toned-down texturing and deliciously ...

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    When we've been talking about the refreshed new look for Google's mobile platform coming with the release of Android L this fall, we've largely been approaching the question from a pure Android perspective: how things on devices like the Nexus 7 or Nexus 5 will differ from previous Android versions. But there's a whole world of Android out there beyond Google's gates, with OEMs endeavoring to give their phones their own unique looks – well, to the extent that Google lets them. So what's Android L going to spell for the likes of the Senses and TouchWizzes out there? Today we get some ...

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    What does Apple and Samsung have in common? A lot, we know, but most recently, both companies are struggling with "gates". Apple's got its own #bendgate, while Samsung is trying to cope with #gapgate. However, Samsung, in its most recent social update, is showing off how the Galaxy Note 4 can take bends. The clip doesn't specifically call out Apple, and its iPhone 6 Plus problems (like previous Samsung ads heavily hinted towards the Cupertino-based company), but you get it anyways. Samsung bends a Note 4 in this video, using a three-point robot/machine that applies force to the middle of ...

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    Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 is here, ready for you to go out and purchase. Well, that's true for certain smartphone shoppers, at least, if you happen to be living in the right nations. Last week we saw Samsung get an early start to Note 4 sales in Asia, bringing the phablet to South Korean carriers in advance of initial October release plans. That means that most of us are still waiting for the phone, but just how much longer do we have to go? This week, Samsung released the handy chart you see up top, breaking down Note 4 availability on a global scale. Admittedly, this isn't the best ...

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    If you saw our hands-on coverage of the Galaxy Alpha from IFA, you know that Taylor Martin and I were quite taken with the little device. Though it packs only a 4.7-inch display and none of the waterproofing or expandable specs of its bigger sibling, I was starstruck by its far superior looks. Standing on the show floor in Berlin, I found myself wishing the Galaxy Alpha would come to the US – and wondering whether I'd pick one up for myself. The latter question is still up for debate, but the former isn't. AT&T just opened preorders for an October 17th exclusive launch of the Galaxy ...

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    Yesterday morning we brought you news of an issue some new owners of the Galaxy Note 4 were taking with the construction of their phablets, pointing out the presence of a gap between the handset's front glass panel and the phone's frame. While more an aesthetic issue than anything, it was still troubling news for anyone not particularly looking forward to picking dust and grit out of those gaps. Now Samsung has spoken up about these concerns, and it doesn't seem to think there's anything to be worried about. The manufacturer insists that “the reported issue does not impact the ...

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    It really does not seem like the best time right now to be a smartphone manufacturer. We're just coming off a week of news about Apple missteps, from reports of too-easy-to-bend iPhones to a phone-crippling iOS 8 update. Now it's Samsung's turn to take some heat, and as those early sales of the Galaxy Note 4 get underway in South Korea, new owners of the phablet are reporting some manufacturing issues of their own. So what's wrong with the Note 4? Users are complaining about the presence of rather substantial gaps between the edge of the handset's front panel and the phone's frame – gaps ...

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