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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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    The amount of rumors surrounding the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is crazy. There's still a strong debate over how many variants of the Galaxy Note will be launched, and the purpose of the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus in a mixed launch with the Galaxy Note 5. Those of you scrambling to see which option will better address your needs are in for a treat of information today. Case maker ITSKINS has just revealed a couple of renders of the next phablets that Samsung will launch. First of all, it seems that the Galaxy Note 5 will be a stand-alone product, with no Edge variant to keep it ...

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    The Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ may be the hot upcoming Samsung smartphones grabbing all the headlines this morning, as multiple rumors converge on an August 12 launch date, but they're hardly the only hardware the manufacturer's been cooking up. Going back to April we've been following rumors of an exciting new member of Samsung's Galaxy A family, the Galaxy A8. Right from the beginning those rumors were laser-focused on the idea of a solidly equipped upper-mid-ranger with a stunningly thin build, measuring a mere 5.9mm thick. In recent weeks it's looked like we were closing in on a ...

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    The idea that Samsung could break from routine this year and introduce its new Galaxy Note 5 a few weeks in advance of the IFA expo in Berlin is one that's been bouncing around for a while now. We just checked in with one of the latest rumors to broach the topic overnight, one that finally offered some hard details. But were we getting any close to the truth, or just looking at the latest in a string of theories? We may be on to something this time, as another source comes forward to corroborate some of those launch details, while offering new ones of its own. That earlier report mentioned ...

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    Yesterday we heard that, thanks to a Samsung patent, your smartphone would be able to measure your body fat levels in the future. As usual, as far as patents are concerned, just because an idea has been patented, it doesn't mean that it will actually make it to the masses. That being said, there's another Samsung patent that would allow users to operate their smartphones using... invisible smartphone buttons. These invisible smartphone buttons are called "sensor pads" and the Samsung smartphone from the future might have it integrated. These sensor pads would be configurable and the user ...

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    Last week we've heard the first report about the Galaxy Note 5 launch; it claimed that Samsung will break its habit of announcing the flagship at IFA, and, instead, in order to avoid head from Apple's 2015 iPhone line-up, has moved the announcement date to an earlier one. This report from today mentions an exact Galaxy Note 5 launch date. According to "sources at Taiwan-based telecom carriers", the 2015 phablet will be announced on August 12, in New York. The same report claims that the Galaxy Note 5 launch event will be followed by a launch of the model in major markets just two days ...

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    All the high-tech sensors packed into our smartphone hardware allow these devices to do some remarkable things, and in recent years we've seen a real focus on using them to deliver health-related data. The accelerometer in your phone used to be primarily for orientation-sensing or gaming, but recently there's been a push towards taking advantage of it as a built-in pedometer, counting your steps and helping you work towards fitness goals. Samsung's one company that's also been adding extra fitness-focused sensors to its handsets, like the presence of heart rate monitors on recent models. ...

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    Each of the two largest wireless carriers in the US offers its own ruggedized Android smartphone exclusive. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active (which we reviewed last month) is exclusive to AT&T; the Motorola Droid Turbo (which we reviewed last November) is exclusive to Verizon Wireless – and neither will work very well on a network it wasn't designed for. So if you’re already beholden to –or have a strong preference for– one of those operators over the other, congratulations: your choice is made. But if you’re a free agent and either network will do, the hardware makes all ...

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    The presence of high-res quad HD displays on mobile devices is already controversial, to say nothing of the 4K-class screens we know are on their way from companies like Sharp. We could keep questioning the need for such screens (and the possible negative impact on battery life) all day, but like it or not, they're here, and only likely to become more prevalent as time goes on. As such, it shouldn't be too surprising to learn that the companies behind these panels aren't content to stop there, and now we're already hearing about an effort to drive pixel densities dramatically higher, as a ...

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    Samsung has historically used its Galaxy Note phablet to experiment with new technology; besides the S Pen stylus itself, the tech that helped spawn this device series in the first place, we've seen the manufacturer use past Note models to introduce upgrades that would only later spread to other Samsung handsets, like it did when bringing 3GB of RAM to the Galaxy Note 3. Now we're just a few short weeks away from the expected debut of the Galaxy Note 5, anxiously awaiting what further advancements may be in store for us. Today a new report attempts to confirm that it's time to bump up the ...

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    It may not be very fresh on your minds, but Samsung does indeed have a payments solution. Samsung Pay was announced at Mobile World Congress alongside the flagship Galaxy S6 and S6 edge smartphones, and while it has largely fallen behind competitors such as Apple Pay and Google Wallet (because it's not quite out on the market yet), Samsung is very much still continuing to work on it. In fact, a Samsung Pay beta will be going live in South Korea for testers of the payments service soon. Samsung's beta test will last for 36 days on a very limited scale in South Korea. Samsung Card will be in ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 launch might not happen at IFA 2015. The Berlin International Radio Show is where Samsung has been historically announcing its phablet device (lately, devices, since the Note 4 came in pair with the Note Edge), but this year, there seems to be an exception from the rule, if this recent Wall Street Journal report is to be believed. The publication cites a "person familiar with the matter" (so keep your skeptical hat on) who claims that Samsung is allegedly moving the announcement date several weeks forward, somewhere to mid-August, which, could very well be a ...

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    Tablets are a strange thing. Most people don't upgrade them near as often as they do their smartphones, and the entire purpose of tablets is still debated among many confused consumers. Because they're not as popular as their smartphone counterparts, OEMs don't make tablets at as quickly a pace as they do phones, and so we're a little short on new devices to wave in your face. Thankfully, tablets keep like leftovers from a pasta dinner, and not that month-old milk you haven't bothered taking out of the fridge, and some of the best tablets in early 2015 are the same tablets from 2014, and ...

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    It's getting to be that time of year again. As IFA 2015 edges just mere months away, and the rumor machine keeps churning out new evidence of a Galaxy Note 5, we're starting to get antsy over what Samsung's next phablet might hold in store. Of course, it's all anyone's guess at this point, but the Pocketnow team has quite a lot on its Galaxy Note 5 wishlist. Adam Doud Take a look at my review rebuttal of the S6 Edge, which is a great phone. Add a stylus to that, and fix battery issues and this is going to be another great phone. However, the Note series is for the productive types, so ...

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    We lost count of how many Samsung Galaxy A8 rumors, reports, and leaks we have recently seen; we know the specs, we've seen the device in leaked pictures and even a video, and all of these hint towards Samsung's thinnest device yet, built on a metal chassis, with a fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button. Today's leak doesn't bring anything new to the table, except yet another confirmation of things to come. The Samsung Galaxy A8 we're allegedly seeing above in this press render is not yet official, but it really feels like we've been knowing this phone for quite some time. As a ...

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    Samsung, as always, looks to have a good many devices on the horizon. Apart from the Galaxy Note 5 – which is highly anticipated by many on the team here at Pocketnow – the company looks to be hard at work on a Galaxy A8 as well as a Galaxy S6 edge+. It might be time to add another device to that list, though; the Samsung Galaxy Tab S Pro name has been registered in South Korea, which may be indication that the device is in the works. The name was filed for on July 3; traditionally, filings are to ensure that no other manufacturer uses that name. It's also likely an indication that ...

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    We're already moving into the second half of 2015, and it's been a great year for smartphones — and the people looking to buy one. We've seen devices improve across the board at all different price points, from the affordable to the high-dollar. It's getting harder and harder to buy a *bad* phone these days, as the market grows more mature and full of great options all around. But of course, there still has to be that one "gotta have it" phone. For all different kinds of people, these are our top picks for the best smartphones in early 2015. [embed width="780" ...

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    Ever since junior high school I've worn a smartwatch - whatever the definition of "smartwatch" was at the time. Whether it was a calculator watch with a calendar and contacts storage, or a watch with an altimeter, barometer, and moon phases, I tried to wear the latest tech on my wrist. Yeah, I'm a geek, but you already knew that. Most of those watches had plastic bands, but as I've gotten older I've gravitated to metal or leather bands. One of the first upgrades I performed on my LG G Watch was the installation of a black metal band. My Moto 360 came with an elegant leather band, but I ...

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    The launch of the Galaxy Note 5 at IFA this September doesn't look like it's quite going to be business as usual. How could it be, with what Samsung's doing to shake-up its flagship product lines with the arrival of new curved-screen Edge options? Unlike last year's duo of the Note 5 and Note Edge, rumors suggest Samsung's up to something a little different this time around, and we could see the Note 5 land alongside a stylus-less (but still very much phablet-sized) Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. Today the latest sources weigh-in with some hardware details for the pair. Supposedly, both the Note 5 ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy J-line of smartphones has been growing in the past year, with the introduction of smartphones like the Galaxy J1 this year and upcoming rumored smartphones including entries such as the Galaxy J1 Ace. The line represents an entry-level-to-mid-range option – you definitely won't find flagships here – and another one of the smartphones rumored for the lineup includes the Galaxy J2. Today, thanks to SamMobile, we're looking at what could be a comprehensive Samsung Galaxy J2 specs leak. According to the site, the phone will come with a 4.5-inch TFT LCD display (at ...

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    Update: According to recent reports, the Galaxy A8 will launch in China on July 17, for about $485, a tad below $500 reported in the original story below. There's little that we don't know about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A8. It's safe to say there's more we know about the device than what we don't, thanks to all the leaked specs sheets, videos, and so on. Now a new set of live images has surfaced showing off the Galaxy A8 in its full glory, in addition to confirming the existence of a fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button, just like in the Galaxy S6 and Edge's case. ...

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    Whether the leaked Galaxy Note 5 video render we've seen the other day is real or fake is yet unknown. What we do know, however, is that Samsung has a new design philosophy that debuted with the introduction of the Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge; the company ditched plastic in favor of aluminum and glass. Judging by Samsung's history, it would make a lot of sense for the Galaxy Note 5 to follow these new design principles (and let's not forget about the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus either). If that will really be the case, not only the battery of the Galaxy Note 5 will be baked in (non-removable), but ...

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    I recently paid a visit to my childhood home in rural New York, and because I'm not a normal person, it stirred memories of telecom from days gone by. Between updating my parents' smartphones and walking around to determine which corners of town were still waiting for LTE, I saw quite a few older handsets strapped to the belts of the predominantly pragmatic locals, mixed in with the tourists' generally flashier iPhones and Galaxy S6s. It got me thinking about mobile phone features from years past, features we considered indispensable in the days of old but don't really give a hoot ...

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    When we're talking about the Galaxy Note these days, odds are it's the upcoming Galaxy Note 5, expected to launch at IFA in Berlin just about two months from now. And while we're sure we'll have plenty of Note 5 leaks and rumors to keep us busy over the weeks to come, the story on last year's Galaxy Note 4 isn't quite over just yet. The 2014 phablet is still one heck of an attractive handset, and betting that you still might be persuaded to pick one up, Samsung's kicking off a pretty hefty promotional Note 4 offer. Buy the Galaxy Note 4 between today and Sunday, July 26, and Samsung will ...

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    Tizen isn't quite dead in the water yet, folks. Even though Samsung continues to keep its Tizen platform out of the spotlight – selecting Android for most of its smartphone offerings – the operating system continues to live on. New information has appeared today about a Samsung Z3 announcement perhaps happening later this month at the Tizen Developer Summit. The Z3 is expected to be Samsung's next Tizen phone, a follow-up to its mid-range Z1 offering. According to sources of SamMobile's, the internals of the phone are expected to be fairly mid-range, just as its predecessor. It's ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy S6 was all that – or perhaps even more than – most of us expected out of a Samsung smartphone. It enjoyed warm and glowing reviews from a majority of evaluators, but even that hasn't been enough to turn the company's profit losses trend around. In its second quarter earnings guidance report, another Samsung profit drop has been predicted. The company's operating profit in the second quarter of 2014 was about 7.2 trillion won (US$6.26 billion). It's expected by Samsung to drop four percent, to 6.9 trillion won (US$6.12 billion) for the same profit this year. This ...

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