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    With under three weeks to go until MWC 2016 kicks off, interest in the show is heating up fast, especially as companies like LG confirm plans to launch long-rumored flagship phones. Beyond LG, we're also extremely interested in what Samsung's got coming our way at its Unpacked event, and even if Samsung's not yet ready to go the LG route and outright tell us what's on the menu (*cough* GS7 *cough*) there have been more than enough rumors to hold us over. One of those rumors concerned a possible accessory for the Galaxy S7 (and its presumed Gear VR), a dual-lens spherical camera Capablanca ...

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    Update: Samsung has mailed invites for the press to attend its Unpacked 2016 event in Barcelona, confirming the February 21 date. It's the same date and general location as LG's planned "Play" event. When you have nothing to do on a Saturday night and you find yourself fielding a big, juicy tip on what's going on with one of the most hyped Android devices of the season, you know something's up. Evan Blass volleys two big screenshots of what may be a promo video for #TheNextGalaxy event that is scheduled for February 21, three weeks from today and 19 days before shipment supposedly begins ...

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    We have a full month before Mobile World Congress 2016 kicks off in Barcelona. That's when we're expecting several big'uns to arrive on the mobile flagship stage. It's been a topsy-turvy roundabout for Samsung watchers, though, as tidbits have been dropping about the Galaxy S7 for the longest time, perhaps even longer than what we've dealt with for the HTC One M8. Want it to be over? Evan Blass has a date to look out for: Starting to look like a Friday, March 11th Galaxy release in the U.S. — Evan Blass (@evleaks) January 22, 2016 We shouldn't be complicit to the fact that Evan Blass ...

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    With the new year so close we can taste it, excitement about early-2016 smartphones is already hitting peak levels, and few phones are as eagerly anticipated as what Samsung's cooking up for the Galaxy S7. Recent rumors have kept us guessing as to exactly what the hardware spread will look like, suggesting the manufacturer could pare back the sheer number of GS7 family members we'll get, and we look forward to seeing just how accurate those reports might be. For now, though, we're checking back in with a couple other GS7 leaks and rumors, as new information arrives about Samsung's possible ...

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    We expected Samsung to beat the crowd in introducing its 2016 "spring" flagship. All we were doing was debating how early. We heard musings of the chaebol trying to find space in Las Vegas in time for CES next month. But we've kept listening to Korean sources that have said that Samsung will reserve itself for February. Well, one of the shoes dropped today as Samsung gave out invitations to its Tuesday press conference at CES. We don't know what's on the playbill for the event, but given the Consumer Electronics Show's wide showcase of products and that Samsung makes TVs and refrigerators, ...

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    How often do you stop to look at your phone's design? Sometimes it seems like the manufacturers of these smartphones don't seem to care. We think Samsung didn't really care for a couple of years between the Galaxy SIII and the Galaxy S4. While the S5 might've been somewhat of an aesthetic nightmare, at least it was something different. This year's flagship devices from the Korean OEM have been a splendid, premium and glassy surprise. We might be getting splendid, premium and glassy all over again in 2016 and it won't be a surprise according to an source. A source said that the focus will ...

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    The latest Galaxy phones are here, with Samsung revealing both the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ at today's Unpacked event. We've already covered the announcements of both phablets, and with a Pocketnow crew on the ground at Samsung's New York press event, we'll be bringing you hands-on video of both models in just a little while. To help tide you over until those are live, we've got what might just be the next best thing, as Samsung has already published its own official video overviews of the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+. Take a look below to get to know the design and features ...

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    Earlier today, I posted a piece arguing that the Galaxy S 5 doesn't deserve all the crap it's getting from smartphone enthusiasts who were expecting more from Samsung's new Android flagship. While I stand by that opinion, the device's flaws still need pointing out - and I think a very big one can be found in the Galaxy S 5 fingerprint scanner. There are certainly larger laments to air when it comes to the newest Galaxy. The storage problem, the familiar look of TouchWiz, the resemblance of the back cover to a Band-Aid - all of it is important (in the way that arguments about the minutiae ...

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    When we asked a Samsung rep to clarify the differences between the Gear 2 Neo and its simply named (but better-endowed) sibling at today's Unpacked event, we were surprised to learn just how shallow those differences were. The Neo drops the camera, leaving the IR port to fend for itself in its tiny porthole up top, but aside from the accompanying reduction in size and mass, the watches are essentially identical. That means the Gear 2 Neo packs the same Tizen OS, the same heart rate sensor around back, the same 4GB of local storage, and the same tightened hardware build that allows for ...

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    The leaks were right on. Samsung's newest Android flagship arrived right on schedule today, bearing the pockmarked skin the photos predicted and nearly all the features the spec sheets promised. The long-lasting AMOLED-equipped device is familiar both in form factor and general capabilities, but it carries an upgraded 16MP camera with special HDR and focus functions, a new emphasis on fitness in both hardware and software, and built-in resistance to dust and water exposure. Oh, and yes: the much-discussed fingerprint scanner is here as well, though it's probably not what (or where) you ...

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    When a company churns out its first smart watch after less than a year's development, then follows it up with a sequel less than six months later, there's something funky going on. So what does it mean when a company releases not one, but two sequels to its half-baked initial offering, announcing them alongside a funky fitness bracelet and the headlining Android smartphone for 2014? It says the company is determined to make a meaningful splash in the wearables space before its competitors get the chance, and it's taking a typical Samsung approach to getting there. To be sure, the Gear 2 ...

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    Announced alongside the Galaxy S 5, Gear 2, and Gear 2 Neo at today's Samsung Unpacked event was the Samsung Gear Fit, a tiny ampule of colorful technology that, if leveraged properly, has the potential to revolutionize Samsung's position in the wearable tech space. But that's an idea exercise for another day. What matters now is how good the little device looks and feels in person - and fortunately, we've got just that sort of info in the video below. Click on down for our observations on the smallest and (obviously) most fitness-oriented of Samsung's devices, this stylish blend of Fitbit ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Samsung's Unpacked event which is already scheduled for IFA in Berlin, and where we expect to see the Samsun Galaxy Note III. The HTC One Max is up next as we finally see the device in leaked photos. LG's G2 event is just days away and we have a leaked user manual, which reveals a couple of things from the final product. Spotify takes the spotlight next as the company is launching a new Browser feature that brings you curated playlists. We end today's news talking about how the Obama administration has vetoed the ITC ban on the iPhone 4 and ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about all of our MWC 2013 coverage, which includes the newly-launched Galaxy Note 8. Then we move to Samsung's new HomeSync Android device and what it means to Galaxy devices. We later talk about Nokia and their new Lumia devices, which sadly underwhelm. Then it's HP talk, as they've now launched a new HP Slate 7 Android tablet, to the surprise of everyone. We end today's show talking about Samsung's press invites for their Unpacked Galaxy S IV announcement. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Complete MWC Hands-on coverage - Samsung ...

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