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    Samsung plans to formally introduce its Gear S2 smartwatch – the company's first with a circular display – at the IFA trade show early next month. At least, that will be the wearable's official launch, but Samsung's not been shy about giving us a few chances to score an early look at the watch, first at its Note 5 Unpacked event the other week, and in a few official promo images that have emerged since. As we look forward to the grand IFA unveiling, Samsung's got something new for us along that same line, as a company exec shares another pre-launch Gear S2 pic, this time on Instagram. ...

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    Samsung hasn’t shied away from building buzz around its next-gen Tizen smartwatch the old fashioned way, previewing the circular Gear S2 at the latest smartphone-dedicated Unpacked event and then outright showing off the timepiece in a teaser video. What the South Korean device manufacturer didn’t reveal was the Gear S2 is likely headed to market in a “Classic” variation, as well. The name Gear S2 Classic popped up in source code on Samsung’s very own website, but unfortunately, we’re left guessing about the differences between it and the standard Gear S2. This could well be a ...

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    Samsung may not have been quite ready to launch its first round-screened smartwatch at its Unpacked event last week, but just because it's holding back the formal introduction of the Gear S2 until IFA next month doesn't mean that the company can't get in a few teasers in the meantime. Our first arrived at Unpacked itself, where Samsung revealed the Gear S2 name and gave us a few brief looks at the hardware; some additional pics followed shortly. Today we get to check out maybe the most detailed look at the wearable to date, as Samsung publishes a short video that shows off the smartwatch's ...

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    Going in to yesterday's Samsung Unpacked event, we had fair warning that we wouldn't end up seeing a new smartwatch. Despite Samsung having long confirmed plans that it's developing a new wearable, and one with a round screen, at that, rumors suggested the smartwatch wouldn't share the stage with the new Galaxy Note 5, and indeed, it did not. What we got instead was confirmation that Samsung would hold its smartwatch announcement back for IFA in early September. That, and an official name: the Gear S2. During its Unpacked event, Samsung shared a few quick pics of the wearable, and while ...

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    It's been forever since Samsung came out with a new smartwatch - OK, just about one year. Last August, Samsung introduced the autonomous Gear S with its curved screen. We've been anticipating a new smartwatch with a display that's eye-catching for a whole different reason, as Samsung confirmed plans to release a model with a circular face. Today at Unpacked it gave us a little preview of that wearable, briefly showing off the Gear S2 in advance of a planned IFA launch. That's right: this guy's going to be called the Gear S2, not Gear A as widely rumored. One thing the rumors did get right ...

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    Samsung's round-screened Gear A smartwatch may skip the company's big Unpacked event this week, but it's still due to arrive at some point in the near future – and right now, IFA is sounding like our best bet for a launch announcement. Those rumors from late last week also mentioned the possibility of multiple Gear A variants, but left us wondering as to just what sort of differences we might be facing: WiFi/Bluetooth versus cellular connectivity, or possibly something tied to the wearable's design? We still don't have a lot of hard answers, but a new rumor attempts to shed a little more ...

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    Samsung's latest Unpacked teaser may seem to be all about phones and tablets, but when discussing it we found ourselves wondering about the fate of Samsung's next smartwatch, the long-awaited Gear A. It's clear that Samsung's been doing a lot of work to get ready for the round-screened wearable's debut, especially on the software development side of things, and while it would certainly make enough sense for Samsung to bring the watch along to its launch event next week, that's far from a certainty. As we wait to see if the Gear A will make an appearance, we're checking out the latest rumor ...

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    We're two weeks away from Samsung's next Unpacked event, where the company is likely to introduce the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+. But there could be even more hardware waiting for us beyond those two phablets, and the timing finally feels right for Samsung to also launch its next smartwatch. We've been waiting for the new Gear for a long time now, and recurring rumors of a round-screened wearable have found confirmation from Samsung itself. As we wait for the Gear A to go official, Samsung's already busy talking about what sort of hardware we can expect. One of the first rumors ...

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    We're still scratching our heads trying to understand Apple's motive for not sharing specific Apple Watch sales on yesterday's conference call. That said, Tim Cook kind of teased the figure with specific revenue information, and that has led to some interesting speculation. Analysts are already predicting how the smartwatch market has evolved after the Apple Watch, and the changes are significant. Strategy Analytics is already predicting that the launch of the Apple Watch represented a 457.3% growth in the smartwatch market when compared to the same quarter last year. The firm speculates 4 ...

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    Samsung's got some interesting smartphone plans lined up for the rest of the year. Along with the expected Galaxy Note 5 launch early this August, rumor has it that a new Tizen phone is on its way, too. Yes, Tizen – that Samsung OS that we all thought was doomed to failure to some extent – is not dead. As a follow-up to the Z1, the company is busy at work creating a Z3 (because nobody liked "Z2" anyway, right?). And that Samsung Z3 has appeared today in photos, showing the device running Tizen 3.0 build Z300HDDD1BOG1. According to information exclusively obtained by SamMobile, the ...

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    For several months back there around the early part of the year, rumors had been landing pretty regularly about a round-screened Samsung smartwatch, codenamed Orbis and tipped to possibly launch as the Gear A. And while we've yet to see the wearable go official, or even get a look at the actual hardware, Samsung's as good as confirmed the project, releasing an SDK for round-screened watches that identifies this circular form factor as the company's choice for “the next Gear.” Now as we wait for an official announcement, a new leak attempts to give us a better idea of what to expect ...

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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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    We've been hearing rumors this week that new Tizen phones are on the horizon from Samsung, and the first of those to hit the market may be the Samsung Z3, if a new leak perpetuated by SamMobile today turns out to be accurate. The website says that Samsung will be the skipping the "Z2" branding for reasons that are unknown – it makes no sense to us that the company would go from Z1 to Z3, but that's just the state of the world and we're going to have to deal with it. SamMobile also says that the Z3 will bear model number SM-Z300H_SWA_DD internally. No specific specifications are ...

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    The launch of the first Galaxy Gear back in summer 2013 marked the beginning of what would prove to be a major wearables effort from Samsung, ultimately bringing us models like the Gear Fit and Gear S. And while the manufacturer's been on a bit of a smartwatch hiatus lately, we've got big hopes for what the future might bring, especially with the round-screened Gear A (aka Orbis) on the horizon. But when it comes to a prolific smartwatch maker like Samsung, how do we really quantify its interest in the market? Counting the number of models it's released? Looking at sales totals? Today ...

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    Even when you're a smartphone giant like Samsung, it's no easy task convincing shoppers to try their luck with an unknown mobile platform. But that's just what Samsung's been doing with Tizen, and after a bumpy start, the company managed to finally get a phone out to market, with the introduction early this year of the Z1. With over 100,000 sales in the first month, the Z1 looked like it might actually be a solidly performing model. But would that pace keep up over time, especially with the arrival of new Samsung handsets? Six months from the phone's release, it looks like we can say ...

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    The smartwatch market is in the middle of some huge shifts. When 2014 got started, the major players looked like Pebble and Samsung, and Android Wear had yet to debut. The arrival of Google's smartwatch platform seriously shook things up throughout the year, and now we're in the middle of another big adjustment, as the Apple Watch goes after a whole new segment of shoppers in 2015. Understandably, all this motion means that dominance can quickly change hands, and we're seeing just how true that is in some new market figures produced by Strategy Analytics, demonstrating the extent to which ...

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    We’ve kept an eye on Samsung’s rumored “Project Orbis,” which is also being dubbed the Samsung Gear A by many as well. This is not only Samsung’s first round smartwatch, but also a device in which Samsung plans to bring some UI innovation, as we’ve heard that a rotating bezel will play a major role in how you’ll interact with the smartwatch. We’re ready for a possible launch of this product in IFA, but today we get a ton of details on what to expect. Samsung has just launched its Gear SDK to developers, and it includes very comprehensive documentation on the specifications ...

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    Samsung hasn't necessarily succeeded in the smartwatch market, regardless of its Android or Tizen approaches. Apple has apparently already sold more Apple Watch units than all other smartwatch manufacturers have in years combined, so its clear that Samsung needs to hit a home run with its next launch. We were expecting the Samsung Gear A to launch soon, but it seems Korea wants to take its time. Trusted sources claim that Samsung might not launch the Gear A, codename Orbis, until later this year, possibly at the same time that it announces the Galaxy Note 5. Samsung hadn't really committed ...

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    15.6 trillion won, or 14.4 billion US dollars, is how much Samsung Electronics is investing in its new chip line located in Pyeongtaek, around 40 miles south of Seoul. Marking the company's largest investment ever in a single chip manufacturing line, production is scheduled to start sometime in 2017, according to the Korea Herald. "The Pyeongtaek line reflects Samsung's entrepreneurship of making proactive investments, and not just settling on its achievement up to now. It also should be highly evaluated that the company made aggressive investments and gave opportunities to the young", ...

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    Right now, Tizen doesn't seem like a very big part of Samsung's mobile offerings – but that could be well on its way to changing. Tizen continues to make inroads on Samsung's wearable lineup, but its role in smartphones themselves has been a little lackluster. Initial Samsung Z plans fell apart, and so far we've only seen one Tizen phone: last year's Z1. But now there's promise of new Tizen hardware, with two such models rumored to be in development, including a Z2. Today we may get our first look at just that handset, with the release of a few pics. We sure seem to be looking at a Tizen ...

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    Last year, Samsung's Tizen efforts turned out to be a bit uneven. The manufacturer had some good success with Tizen-based smartwatches, but the situation was a bit more rocky when it came to smartphones. The Samsung Z ended up becoming vaporware, though early 2015 brought us a real commercial model, the Z1 (above). More recently, rumors have suggested that Samsung's already been prepping a follow-up, and today we check out a few details, as rumors describe possible hardware for two new Tizen handsets. First up, we have the so-called Z2, with some lower-mid-range specs. The phone could get ...

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    Samsung's round-screened Orbis smartwatch is just all over the news today. A few hours back we checked out a report that the wearable could find itself powered by the same Exynos chip Samsung's putting in the Galaxy S6, all with the aim of giving Orbis battery life that goes solidly beyond its competition. That sounds all sorts of promising, but when might we actually be able to check this guy out for ourselves? Rumors of an MWC debut clearly haven't happened, so what might be another possible ETA? Sometime in early summer? Another new Orbis rumor suggests a launch could fall even further ...

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    On January 14, about a month ago, Samsung decided to make its first Tizen-powered smartphone official. The phone with a four-inch WVGA screen and a 1.2 GHz Dual Core Processor was only announced for India, initially, and according to industry sources cited by Business Korea, its market performance is better than expected. More than 100,000 units have been sold (the source mentions "people who chose" the phone, so we're quite sure we're looking at sales, not units shipped) since its debut, in India. In Bangladesh, since its February 3 availability, 20,000 units reached their owners, for a ...

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    For several weeks now we've been hearing rumors about Samsung's next smartwatch, a device that's expected to represent the company's first foray into the world of circular-screened wearables. But rather than just being a Moto 360 or G Watch R copy, this Samsung smartwatch -codenamed Orbis- has been tipped to offer something a little bit different: a ring surrounding its display that the user will be able to twist in order to interact with the watch's software. Today some new rumors start diving in to just how those ring controls will work, while also discussing the wearable's feature set. ...

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    Even though we've seen Samsung launch a bevy of smartwatches running its proprietary Tizen platform, we've always know that the original plans were for the OS to power smartphones. The company teased its Samsung Z1 for months before it finally released it in India a few weeks ago. If you're wondering if it's worth to consider Tizen as a platform of choice in the future, think again. Reuters reports that the Samsung Z1 has been met with much disappointment in India. Reviewers and consumers are apparently complaining about the lack of applications on the platform, in addition to a very bad ...

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