Posts tagged with: Samsung

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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    While it’s unquestionably sad to see so many decent Android devices still frozen on an OS version that’s nearly two years old and never thrilled with its stability and smoothness, a couple of hardware manufacturers are certainly pulling their weight in the Marshmallow distribution effort. Samsung in particular deserves praise for not just hooking up owners of recent, expensive Galaxy flagships with Android 6.0 goodies, also having the backs of older, less popular and/or cheaper phones and tablets. A little over a month after the beginning of the Galaxy A9’s M rollout, another ...

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    At at time when storage plays a big roll in the peace of mind that most of us need while we work, solid state drives have become quite popular. In that sense 2016 is a very good year, mainly because most of these SSDs have become extremely portable, and have now even extended their reach to mobile devices, and not just computers. Such is the case of the Samsung T3 SSD. The only problem of the average SSD is its price tag, but once you match the added convenience of the T3, you might be looking into a must-have product. Watch our quick look video as we take a look.

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    A few months later than many probably expected, Xiaomi appears to gear up for a sequel to the early 2015-released Mi Note. The Mi Note 2 will no doubt one-up the recently unveiled Mi Max, which towers above the vast majority of its rival flagship phablets in terms of screen size, but falls short of high-end standards when it comes to resolution, processing power or RAM. Think of the looming 5.7-incher or so as a direct competitor for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and its number-skipping successor, while the Xiaomi Mi 5 tries to keep the GS7 at bay, at least on Chinese shores. Sounds logical, ...

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    The Now Network reckons the only thing better than a new device is two new devices, taking a page from T-Mobile’s old playbook with a “Tablet on Us” type of deal for a limited time. The main difference is Sprint’s free slate looks slightly less crappy, at least on paper. On the not so bright side, you need to sign up to a 24-month contract to qualify for your 9.6-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab E gift, as well as buy a Note 5, GS6, S6 Edge, S7 or S7 Edge with installment plans, leases, two-year service agreements or at full SRP. No other phones are unfortunately eligible for the bundle ...

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    Just when it seemed the rumors had reached a point of universal concord, with everything from the much-disputed name to screen size, colors, advanced forms of biometric authentication, battery capacity and essentially all other specs settled, Zauba import data today reminds us of the first lesson in tech gossip observation. Specifically, that tipsters and leakers are human too, and they can always goof up or let sources fool them into relaying false “inside” information, thus making no rumor infallible. Case in point, while we were ready to bet the farm and all our life savings on the ...

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    Evan Blass told us that it was going to be the Galaxy Note 7. Now he's showing us the Galaxy Note 7. And it's three colors strong. On Twitter, he has put pictures to the device and names to the colors with one special hue previously hinted at in a Korean trademark application. Samsung Galaxy Note7 in (from l to r) Black Onyx, Silver Titanium, and Blue Coral pic.twitter.com/QiePUEG9GP — Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 1, 2016 Periwinkle? Nope. Coral. It's a shade typically associated with a mix of pink and orange, though it's being appropriated here as a paler baby blue. That said, coral has ...

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    We know that the summer games are ahead of us and so is a special variant of Samsung's curvy flagship for the year. But if you're into games of chance, you'll find a triple-seven situation popping up here. Samsung Deutschland has a landing page for you to "Ge7 Ready!" for an anticipated Galaxy S7 edge Olympic Edition coming July 7. A special GS7 on 7/7. Heh. Too bad we're in 2016, though. But 2017 doesn't have that Olympic ring to it. Above is a frame from a quick teaser video featuring the logo for the Galaxy S7, a box with a panel tilted ajar to form a "7," shaking its corners around. ...

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    When you think of the Galaxy Note 7 at this point in the rumor cycle, you're probably thinking of an iris scanner. It's been talked about and pictures keep saying that it's there. How about a curved screen? It's the only screen for it. And these apparent design renders that GSMArena picked up don't change much a mind about whether or not those features will be there. A superficial look and we can already tell of an extra port at the top of the device for that iris scanner and a clearly double-curved screen. There is one slight variation on the screen size in that we've been hearing 5.7 ...

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    The Un-carrier is going insane for Samsung for the fourth. And, yes, it starts off with the Galaxy S6 edge and its starting price of $329.99, a mere $350 off the list price for today, July 1. And believe it or not, both the 64GB and 128GB versions top out at $349.99. But if you're not interested in the rush to get an edgy flagship of yesteryear, you could save $50 on the Galaxy S7 ($629.99) or S7 edge ($739.99). And even if you decide to buy any Samsung flagship as old as the Galaxy S6 (though, minus the Galaxy S6 edge), you get half-off of the Tab E or $200 off a Tab S2. If you're a lover ...

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    This year we started producing Real Camera Reviews. Today it's not uncommon that the only camera a person might own is the one bolted to the back of their phone. As such, we're trying to treat smartphone camera reviews the same way we might try to examine all of the pros and cons of a standalone camera. We've tackled some of the best shooters released this year. We're about to see another batch of smartphones released in the second half of 2016. Before we get to reviewing Notes and iPhones, let's take a quick look at some of the phones we've run through the most brutal camera review ...

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    Got an old phone? Are you on Verizon? Do you want to be on Verizon? You may have a $300 incentive waiting in the wings Big Red will spot appraise your old phone and give you up to $300 on your account if you're upgrading or adding a line or in the form of a gift card if you're coming in fresh. So long as the screen turns on and nothing's too harshly bruised, Verizon will take it in exchange for you buying the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, HTC 10, LG G5, Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 edge or Note 5. And whether or not the screen's all cracked up, you also have options in acquiring a Droid Turbo 2 ...

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    Well, that didn’t take long. A mere 24 hours after putting its unlocked Android smartphone-cherishing fans stateside out of their misery, Samsung just kicked off the very first SM-G930U deal. Technically, Best Buy did, but probably not without the device manufacturer’s explicit blessing, so be sure to thank them both in your prayers before going to sleep tonight. First things first, you don’t want to hesitate, or put off an acquisition here, as the US unlocked Galaxy S7 feels like a bargain all of a sudden. It still requires you cough up a hefty $670 upfront, but a nice $75 portion ...

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    Samsung doesn’t appear very keen on releasing new Android tablets anymore, following a global trend that favors 2-in-1 Windows convertibles all of a sudden. High-end Galaxy Tabs in particular aren’t going anywhere, while a few mid-rangers remain relatively popular on US carriers like Verizon and AT&T thanks primarily to their super-low prices. What’s perhaps even more surprising to see is the 8-inch Galaxy Tab E’s manufacturer committed to delivering timely software updates, at least on Big Red. Granted, with Android Nougat just unveiled and literally right around the corner, a ...

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    What do we know about this rumored first party Google Phone? What bells and whistles might we get on the Note 7? And we're introducing a new series on this site where editors can battle against each other for your amusement! These stories and we'll be tackling your questions and comments. Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 207 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on June 30th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here. And don't forget to shoot your listener mail to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] ...

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    If the Zika virus threat doesn’t spook all of the world’s top athletes into jointly boycotting it, and Brazil’s worst economic recession since the 1990s ultimately allows for the smooth unfolding of this summer’s Olympic events in Rio de Janeiro, US-based sports fans can look forward to the most epic TV and VR broadcasts in the Games’ history. Not only is NBC touting its “most live Olympics ever”, with 4,500 hours (that’s more than 187 straight days) of real-time online coverage streaming of everything from basketball to dressage, but Samsung Gear VR owners will also be ...

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    While two-year contracts are no longer a thing across all of America’s “big four” carriers, their often convoluted postpaid plans and rigidity when it comes to network switching continue to make many people feel more comfortable buying unlocked gear out the box. Unfortunately, that’s not as easy as it sounds stateside, at least if you like authorized distribution channels and manufacturer warranties. But HTC, Motorola and Samsung seem to have got the memo, the latter finally putting unlocked US-made variants of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge up for sale today. These obviously cost a ...

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    After months of conflicting reports unsubstantiated by concrete proof, dubious so-called leaks, and wild rumors hinting at everything but the kitchen sink included on the Samsung Galaxy Note 6, the past few weeks have allowed us to reach the stage of many confirmations and little doubt. The S Pen-capable phablet due out on August 2 is apparently dubbed Note 7 to align with the Galaxy S family’s branding, it’s dual-curved and about as large as the GS7 Edge, featuring 6GB RAM, Snapdragon 821/Exynos 8893 power, as well as a 3,600 mAh battery, among others. Aside from predictably letting ...

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    Although AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint (especially T-Mo) are all rapidly closing the gap to Verizon in terms of both cellular coverage and network reliability, there’s still no disputing the king. That said, Big Red has its problems in certain areas, with strong signal sometimes feeling like a utopian dream, not to mention the numerous independent reports claiming at least Magenta comfortably eclipses the overall market leader when it comes to download speeds. We don’t know about the latter, but the former can be easily solved in VZW-connected homes and at work, courtesy of the new ...

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    While checking out blurry pics of cases, covers and all sorts of accessories built specifically for unreleased iPhones is traditionally a great way to discover Apple’s prospective design changes in advance, we don’t often see highly anticipated Android counterparts in protective clothing. That’s because Cupertino’s arch-rivals generally let much juicier renders and live product images slip with far more ease, as it’s recently been the case for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Still, this bad boy is so special and exciting, we’re not willing to disregard any new exposé, no matter how ...

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    Samsung is likely switching out the notification LED for a illuminated ring and will debut the feature, dubbed Smart Glow, on the Galaxy J2. That we can figure out so far. The Galaxy Note 7 may get the feature, too and so may the Galaxy S8, but SamMobile is reporting that the more advanced phones will get enhanced features. Starting off with the basics, Priority alerts are for your run-of-the-mill notifications. Colors can be tethered to certain contacts so you know which "blings" to pick up and read. Usage alerts should light up in different colors which should refer to different ...

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    Samsung may be the strong arm in the displays industry, especially in OLED panels. It's expected to make some 239 million this year just for its own purposes. Digitimes is estimating 560 million panels to be made for Samsung and other customers by 2019. With regards to talk of Samsung providing AMOLED displays to Apple for next year's iPhone, it seems that the company will be sharing just enough for a certain variant (or two) of it. 40 million is the target for 2017, followed by 80 million units in 2018 and 120 million in 2019. That 40 million number is only about half of a good year's ...

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    While Samsung primarily addresses an audience in search for the absolute best an Android smartphone can offer these days, regardless of the cost, with the Galaxy S7 Edge, everyone likes a good deal. And surprisingly enough, we’ve had plenty of those to choose from in the early stages of the next current big thing’s availability, including BOGO arrangements across America’s big four carriers, Gear VR freebies, and of course, eBay bargains. Loads of eBay bargains, to be specific, each one bringing the prices of the unlocked GS7 and S7 Edge to new all-time lows. Case in point, the ...

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    As Samsung Pay spreads its wings in more and more countries worldwide, presumably growing in active users at an even faster rate than before, newcomers to the NFC and MST-enabled digital wallet service are understandably treated to weaker and weaker freebies. Granted, the latest (US-only) reward for first-time Samsung Pay backers is slightly better than the previous one, which took shape as a $20 gift card across a number of retailers, including Toys R Us, Nike and Banana Republic. Still, 20 free bucks good towards Samsung.com purchases don’t exactly compare very favorably to the gratis ...

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    We can never be 100 percent certain of gossiped intel concerning an unreleased phone, especially one as highly anticipated and unpredictable as the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. But when all of the world’s most reputable tipsters and leakers agree on at least the bullet points, time is the only thing separating us from formal confirmation. Famous (and notorious) Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin joins the rumor games today, adding just a little bit of extra credence to already plausible inside information like an August 2 announcement date, 6GB RAM count, 5.8-inch screen size, water-resistant ...

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    $5.7 billion last quarter, $6.8 billion this quarter? Banks are betting on what Samsung has made in operating profit from April on, the first full quarter where the Galaxy S7 has been a factor. It made $42.5 billion in sales last quarter, but with healthy consumer take-up in the new smartphones, that number could soar even further. Yuanta Securities is estimating about $44 billion in sales revenue with that resulting $6.8 billion profit target. Other firms' projections begin from at least $6.4 billion. Samsung's consumer electronics unit saw a gain in profit margin to 4.8 percent in the ...

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