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[Download] This is the first wallpaper from the Samsung Galaxy S10

With just eleven days to go until Samsung takes the wraps off of its new flagship, the Galaxy S10, during an Unpacked event in San Francisco on February 20th, the steady rate of leaks show no sign of stopping. Today’s leak brings us the first Galaxy S10 wallpaper, and you can download it after the […]

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Leaked image shows Samsung may have dropped the rotating bezel from the Galaxy Sport

As we edge closer to Samsung unveiling the Galaxy S10 in San Francisco on February 20th, a leaked image of what could be the Galaxy Sport/Active has smartwatch has appeared wherein it appears that the electronics giant has ditched an everpresent feature. It seems that the rotating bezel, a mainstay design element of previous Samsung smartwatches, […]

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Samsung looks to the past with this Galaxy S10 teaser video

With just over two weeks to go until Samsung officially unveils its Galaxy S10 smartphones to the public on February 20th at an Unpacked event in San Francisco, the Korean electronics giant has posted a teaser video on its YouTube channel. The Galaxy S10 will be the tenth iteration of the Galaxy S series of […]

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Samsung announces 2018 earnings with a painful drop at the end of the year

Samsung has announced their 2018 earnings, and things aren’t so perfect for the top dog in the Android space. We were already expecting this from a warning directly from Samsung, but now it’s official: Q4 of 2018 saw Samsung take a sharp hit to revenue and profit for what’s typically the best quarter of the […]

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Samsung might be prepping Galaxy Buds earphones for the Galaxy S10 launch

Samsung isn’t really known for making headphones, despite making accessories and gadgets of just about everything else. They do offer the IconX, a set of truly wireless headphones that I think are pretty mediocre, but otherwise they don’t leverage their Galaxy branding to push headphones like other manufacturers do. That might change with the launch […]

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Apple hires former Samsung exec to lead its battery division

Apple has poached the head of Samsung's battery division to lead its own battery development efforts. Cupertino hired Samsung SDI's Soonho Ahn to become its Global Head of Battery Developments, Bloomberg has reported after spotting the major career m…
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Samsung launches the Exynos 7904 for mid-range devices

Samsung has announced their latest Exynos 7 series CPU, the Exynos 7904. It’s not a flagship-caliber chip, though, but instead aims at delivering a fast, efficient experience to mid-range phones, specifically at the Indian smartphone market. It brings more high-end features to cheaper phones and will help Samsung stay cost effective in an incredibly competitive […]

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Samsung could launch a Galaxy S10+ with 10GB RAM, 1TB of storage, and a ceramic finish

The Galaxy S10 leaks are increasing in frequency in the run-up to Samsung’s Unpacked launch event in San Francisco on February 20th. The latest leaked render shows three Galaxy S10 variants encased in transparent protection and now details about the top of the range Galaxy S10+ handset that features a ton of RAM, storage, and […]

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It’s official: Samsung to launch Galaxy S10 at Unpacked event in San Francisco on February 20

After endless rumors that the Galaxy S10 would launch before MWC 2018 kicks off next month, we now know that Samsung will hold an Unpacked event in San Francisco on February 20th. The Korean company will not only unveil up to three variants of the Galaxy S10 but possibly also show off its Galaxy X […]

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Samsung launches Galaxy A8s with a punch-hole display and triple rear cameras

Notched displays are yesterday’s trend; the next display craze involves a punch-hole that sits in the upper reaches of the screen that houses the front-facing camera. After the Honor View 20 was confirmed to launch on December 26 in China with a punch-hole display, Samsung has taken the opportunity to announce a punch-hole design of […]

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Verizon and Samsung tease a 5G smartphone for the first half of 2019

Verizon and Samsung have announced that they’ll be collaborating on a 5G smartphone for Big Red’s network in the first half of 2019, which will most likely be the second 5G capable device on their network behind the Moto Z3. You won’t have to wait until next year to see it, though, as both companies […]

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Samsung Galaxy F rumors heat up with model numbers and firmware

Samsung is set to announce something very soon, but we’re still not 100% sure what exactly that’s going to be. There are plenty of rumors about a folding phone being shown off, but some overlap between the Galaxy F and Galaxy X codenames make it hard to pinpoint exactly what to expect. Now more rumors […]

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Samsung and Micron launching UFS 3.0 storage and LPDDR5 in the next two years

Qualcomm just held a 4G/5G summit in Hong Kong and the head of mobile memory product planning for Samsung, Jay Oh, said that new United File Storage (UFS) products will launch in the first part of 2019. UFS 3.0 will replace the current standard, UFS 2.1, and come in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB storage variants. UFS […]

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Samsung patents point to new fingerprint reader options for smartphones

Over the course of the past week, some patents have been revealed that show Samsung is working on some technologies to change how fingerprint readers work in smartphones. The changes may not be considered especially earth-shattering, but if implemented they could make using a fingerprint to secure a phone a bit easier. The new technologies […]

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Samsung updates the Galaxy S9 with a camera improvement and October security patch

Samsung released a rear camera update for the Galaxy Note 9 last month and now the Galaxy S9 and S9+ are getting a camera improvement, but for the front facing shooter. According to the changelog, faces will have improved brightness when the backlighting is strong. The October security patch is also included in the update, […]

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Samsung Galaxy P30 gets detailed, including size and color options, plus an in-screen fingerprint scanner

If you’ve been with us for a few years, you’ve probably seen that Samsung occasionally likes to test out new features in mid-range, non-flagship devices. Galaxy Alpha, anyone? Looks like that’s what we’re going to see again with the Galaxy P30, rumored to be Samsung’s first device with a fingerprint scanner under the screen. But […]

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Samsung Experience 10 Launcher is available for Samsung devices on Android Oreo and up

With newer iterations of Android, most manufacturers will typically update their own apps and software based on the newer code with their own unique sets of features. In this case Android Pie is the latest and greatest, so Samsung has been working on an updated Samsung Experience home screen launcher for devices running the newest […]

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HTC leads consumer searches for 5G, beating out Apple and Samsung

HTC may be on the brink of totally collapsing, but apparently customers are becoming fairly interested in when they’ll be deploying a 5G phone. Even more interested than when Samsung, Apple, and even Motorola will do it, despite Motorola already having a 5G phone available. Weird, right? So let’s dig into these numbers and see […]

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Samsung may launch new Galaxy phone with four cameras on October 11

October is already an overwhelmingly exciting month already thanks to the upcoming launch events for Google’s Pixel 3 (we gotta hope the leaks left something out, right?) on the 9th, Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro on the 16th, LG’s V40 ThinQ on the 3rd, and the prospect of the OnePlus 6T that might just launch on the […]

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Samsung launches new range of AKG headphones in the US

Besides announcing that it is holding a ‘Galaxy Event‘ on October 11th where it’s expected to launch a new smartphone featuring dual camera setups front and back, Samsung and its partner, Harman, are bringing three new AKG wireless audio products to the US. The new range consists of the premium N700NC over-ear headphones with noise-canceling […]

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Samsung and Google are teaming up to create a better Android RCS messaging experience

Samsung has shown some fairly tepid interest in RCS messaging on Android, opting to stick with Samsung Messages as the default app on Galaxy devices instead of Android Messages. That’s pretty much removed Samsung phones from the new enhanced messaging features that Google has been rolling out. But RCS messaging is really cool, especially if […]

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Samsung Galaxy X still on track for late 2018 announcement

When 2018 opened, sources started to report that Samsung had finally reached the point where their research and development into a foldable smartphone was transitioning over to production. The implication of that being a Samsung foldable phone, tentatively dubbed the Galaxy X by industry watchers, would hit the market as an actual product. Sources also […]

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Samsung announces their first Android Go device with the Galaxy J2 Core

Samsung doesn’t always take advantage of all of Google’s Android initiatives, but it looks like Android Go was tempting enough for the smartphone maker to at least test the waters of optimized, low-cost phones. Meet the Galaxy J2 Core, an affordable phone with all of the essential features we expect from a phone. Android Go […]

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Motorola might be preparing a Moto Mods alternative to Samsung DeX

DeX is one of Samsung’s favorite new features to push on their smartphones, especially for productivity-focused users. More and more users are relying on smartphones and accessories to do productivity work, too, so why wouldn’t they? But of course that means that other manufacturers are going to want a slice of that pie, too. Motorola, […]

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Watch the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Unpacked live stream right here!

Samsung is launching the Galaxy Note 9 in just a couple of hours time at an Unpacked event in New York, and you can watch the action unfold before your very eyes by tuning in to the live stream from 11 AM EDT/8 AM PDT/4 PM BST. Today is the day where we’ll finally find […]

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Get a jump on the Samsung Galaxy Note9 order process

Although we are still a week away from the big reveal of the Samsung Galaxy Note9, Samsung appears to recognize there are many potential buyers out there who are likely ready to order without knowing anything more about the device than what has been leaked or rumored to this point. To make that happen, Samsung […]

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 hands-on: The Android tablet for multitaskers

Good Android tablets are increasingly hard to find, maybe because so few people actually buy them anymore. But for those who are looking for one, Samsung's Galaxy Tab line remains one of the best in the category. It's nice to see, then, that the comp…
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Samsung looks to foldable OLEDs as phone sales slow down

As expected, Samsung's Q2 2018 earnings report shows that operating profit is still up from last year and net profit for the same periods came in 0.1 percent lower as growth is slowing. While its memory chip and processor businesses remain strong, th…
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Chase links its payment app to Samsung Pay so you’ll actually use it

Do you use Chase Pay for your retail shopping? No? We won't blame you — its insistence on using QR codes for purchases makes it far less convenient than tap-to-pay services, not to mention less common. Now, however, it's admitting that it needs t…
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Samsung tops report for highest failure rate among smartphones

A new report from Blancco, a company specializing in mobile device diagnostics, has detailed the failure rate of smartphones across different manufacturers and operating systems. There’s plenty of interesting information here that should take with a massive grain of salt, but we’ll get into that in just a minute. So, what Android phones are most […]

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Samsung might eventually combine the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note families

A new rumor suggests Samsung might eventually be merging their Galaxy S and Galaxy Note lines, creating just a single line of flagship phones instead of two offsetting lineups every year. With the Galaxy Note 8 sticking pretty close to the Galaxy S8+ it was a tough sell for anyone looking to upgrade, considering the […]

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Samsung is offering a major Galaxy S9 smart home bundle for Amazon Prime Day

If you needed a good promotion to finally jump the Galaxy S9, Samsung is bringing something huge. Exclusively for Amazon Prime Day, if you purchase a Galaxy S9 through Amazon today you’ll get a bundle worth over $ 400, including some smart home monitoring stuff and some Echo devices. Dollar for dollar, this is easily the […]

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Samsung Galaxy Watch to be next version of company’s smartwatch

Samsung has never been shy about flooding the market with a variety of products. This becomes especially noticeable in areas where there is not much competition. We recently saw more news about the next high end tablet device from Samsung despite the tablet market waning in recent years. Another market that has not lived up […]

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Samsung sends out invitations to see the Galaxy Note 9 at Unpacked 2018

Samsung has officially set a date for the Galaxy Note 9 unveiling, so mark your calendars for August 9th. We’re a little over a month away from that, so there’s still plenty of time for a few more leaks and rumors to detail the device before its actually launched. As always, Samsung will be live […]

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Samsung won’t be using a notch in the Galaxy Note 9

A sample of the screen of the Galaxy Note 9 has leaked online, confirming that Samsung will be sticking with a very similar design that they’ve been using for the past couple of years. Normally, that’s not really a big deal and would honestly be a boring story, but it’s 2018 and it’s an absolute […]

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Oreo update for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge paused amid glitches

Samsung is notoriously slow at rolling out software updates, especially new versions of Android. Following months of beta tests for Android 8.0 Oreo, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ received the final version in February, and the 2016 Galaxy S7 and S7 edge finally started seeing it earlier this month. The latter ground to a halt, unfortunately, […]

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Samsung Galaxy S10 rumors commence on word of fingerprint on display adoption

In theory we are less than a year away from the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S10, which will mark a decade of Galaxy S devices for the company, and there are other major devices to drop before then like this fall’s Galaxy Note 9. The long lead time is not scaring off those in […]

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Samsung and Oath agree to deal to put apps on Verizon phones

Oath Inc., the digital content subsidiary of Verizon as announced a deal to pre-load several apps on the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ purchased through Verizon. Eventually other Samsung devices sold through Verizon will likely see the same treatment. The initial apps included in the announcement include Newsroom, Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Finance, and Go90, […]

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New Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ with 128GB and 256GB now available for pre-order

Last week we noted that Verizon added some new devices to their Open Development site indicating they were close to being available for buyers. The devices included new versions of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ that pump up the on-board storage to either 128GB or 256GB. Those variants had been announced by Samsung […]

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Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge could get Android Oreo update in May

New reports out indicate Samsung may be on the verge of rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update for their Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones possibly as soon as mid-May. If Samsung and carriers are able to stick to this timeline, then the S7 devices will be getting the update one to […]

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April 2018 security patch drops for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

The Galaxy Note 8 has finally caught up to Samsung’s latest software, which means most users should be on Android 8.0 Oreo by now. With that out of the way, it’s time for Samsung to stay on top of security updates. The April 2018 update has started to roll out for certain Galaxy Note 8 […]

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Samsung, OnePlus to be part of historic ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ promo campaign

With the third installment in the Avengers series from Marvel ready to hit the big screen later this month, advertisers are preparing to let loose their promotional campaigns tied into the latest Marvel Comics Universe theatrical release. According to sources, the advertising campaign budget for Avengers: Infinity War will be the biggest one ever for […]

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Samsung completes 7nm manufacturing development six months ahead of schedule

Samsung has completed a pretty big manufacturing milestone, and they’ve done it six months ahead of schedule. The company’s been hard at work developing a 7nm manufacturing process for mobile CPUs, and they’ve officially crossed the finish line and are making it ready for other CPUs to start utilizing. So what exactly does this mean […]

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Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy Note 8 getting Android Oreo update in U.S.

After a few busy weeks for Samsung smartphone owners in the U.S., the last group of Galaxy owners finally have something to rejoice over. Favoring carrier sold models, Samsung has been pushing out an Android 8.0 Oreo update to owners of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 devices. That left owners of the unlocked […]

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 surfaces in benchmark entry

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9, under development for a fall release in line with previous Galaxy Note device launches, has appeared for the first time in a benchmark entry on the Geekbench web site. This new entry gives us some clues about the hardware we can expect. The particular entry is for a Samsung model […]

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Samsung Pay continues to expand, this time to Italy

Samsung Pay is an integral part of the Galaxy experience, and they’ve been toiling away trying to bring it to more and more markets. The latest addition to the company’s mobile payment system will now allow it to be used in Italy, bringing Samsung Pay to a total of 21 locations around the world.  Samsung […]

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Samsung will discontinue its built-in Movie Maker after Android P update

Did you ever use Samsung’s built-in Movie Maker application on your Galaxy devices? If not, don’t feel bad; it was pretty well hidden, and obviously fairly underutilized as Samsung will be dropping the feature after the next major Android update.  If you did use it, though, pay attention. After your Samsung device is updated to Android P, […]

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20 Tips and Tricks for the Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+

Buying a brand new Galaxy S9 or S9+ is an exciting enough occasion for many, but for some of us, the prospect of setting up this new phone is even more gratifying. Finding and making the most out of the phone’s functions and abilities can be a little daunting, though, especially when you consider the […]

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These SanDisk and Samsung microSD cards are incredibly cheap right now

Unless you’re rocking a phone with 256GB of storage, odds are you’ll want more at some point. SD cards can be life savers when it comes to expanding storage and Amazon currently has some great deals. Whether you need a small boost of 16GB or a large 256GB storage garage, Amazon has you covered. Let’s […]

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