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Samsung never learns, might unveil a new social network with the Galaxy S9

Samsung likes to throw things at a wall to see what sticks, but man, they’ve had some absolute duds and failures over the years, especially on the software side. We’ve had messaging apps like ChatOn, social networks for Galaxy Note users with PenUp, music streaming services and video hubs with Milk Music and Milk Video, […]

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Latest Samsung Galaxy S9 leak reveals specs and possible pre-order details ahead of MWC launch

With MWC 2018 fast approaching, the big news of the show is Samsung’s Unpacked event on February 25 where the Korean giant will finally unveil the Galaxy S9 and S9+. Samsung posted a few video teasers last week, and it’s well known that the Galaxy S9+ will sport a dual rear camera setup thanks to […]

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Samsung leak shows off the Galaxy S9’s new DeX Pad

When reports came out late last year that Samsung was going to reveal the Galaxy S9 at CES 2018, it was bundled with rumors about a new DeX docking station. Well, the S9 reveal didn't happen at CES, but that part about a new DeX device might just be…
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Samsung might start building its mythical Galaxy X folding smartphone this year

Rumors of a bendable, foldable smartphone from Samsung have been floating around for years. There are more questions than answers at this point, but it’s looking (slightly) more likely that Samsung will indeed start manufacturing the so-called Galaxy X folding smartphone this year. The company has already publicly stated that the phone would launch in […]

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Samsung launches the official Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 app

The Olympic Winter Games 2018 will be opening in just a couple weeks. This year the event is being held in PyeongChang, South Korea, so it is an especially nice opportunity for Samsung to partner with the International Olympic Committee to be a partner for the Olympic Winter Games. To celebrate their continued partnership, which […]

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Samsung has produced a stunning Limited Edition Galaxy Note 8 for the Winter Olympics that you can’t buy

With the Winter Olympics set to run from February 9-25 in South Korea, Samsung has produced a stunning limited edition of its Galaxy Note 8 to celebrate the occasion. The special edition is appropriately called the ‘PyeongChang Winter Olympics Limited Edition’. Unfortunately, unless you are a participant or organizer of the Winter Olympics, there’s pretty much […]

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Samsung Galaxy S9 box image leaks ahead of MWC 2018 announcement

Samsung is holding off on the launch of the Galaxy S9, but that does not mean news about the new device was not swirling around CES 2018. While making comments at the event, Samsung head DJ Koh revealed the company plans to officially announce the Galaxy S9 at MWC 2018 in Spain. That date will […]

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Samsung is adding Dolby Atmos to the Galaxy S8 this year

Good news, movie junkies; Samsung wants to add Dolby Atmos to your Galaxy S8. At least, if a leaked build of Android Oreo for the Galaxy S8 is accurate, that’s the plan.  The update is an incremental build from Samsung’s beta program for the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and Galaxy Note 8, so that’s a […]

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Check out our Samsung Galaxy Note 8 video review!

Didn’t get a new phone for the holidays? Still trying to decide what to go with? Why not check out Kent’s in-depth video review of the Galaxy Note 8 to help you make a decision? You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll question how you feel about shopping lists. Check it out below. Come comment on this […]

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Samsung admits there’s a flaw with the Galaxy Note 8’s battery

Samsung’s Galaxy Note line is no stranger to battery problems, and unfortunately, the Galaxy Note 8 is still running into issues. Don’t get too alarmed, though, since these batteries are simply failing, not exploding. The long and short of the situation is that sometimes when a Galaxy Note 8 fully discharges its battery, it won’t […]

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Sling TV now streams directly on your 2017 Samsung smart TV

If you bought one of Samsung's 2017 smart TV models, you can go ahead and ditch the device you're using to pipe in Sling TV. The live TV streaming company announced today that its app is now available directly those models, which will nix the need fo…
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Samsung reportedly eyes first half of 2018 for smart speaker debut

Astonishingly, Apple's long-delayed HomePod speaker might not be the last to market when it launches early next year. Samsung will release its own smart speaker in the first half of 2018, according to a Bloomberg report. Unsurprisingly, it will repor…
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The Samsung Galaxy S9 might keep the Galaxy S8’s display aspect ratio

Nobody’s questioning whether or not the Galaxy S9 is real, but we are pretty curious about what Samsung plans on changing this time around. One of the things that might not change, however, is the aspect ratio of the display itself. A new rumor suggests that we’ll once again see that extremely tall 18:5:9 aspect ratio that […]

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Android 8.0 Oreo test build leaks

Since the release of the official build of Android 8.0 Oreo a couple months ago, Android device owners have been waiting patiently for the update to roll out for their devices. The hope is this will be a quick process especially since Google started releasing developer preview builds much earlier in the year so manufacturers […]

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Samsung Galaxy S9 color rumors

When it comes to smartphones, black seems to be a ubiquitous choice that spans manufacturers and models. So we will not be surprised to see the Samsung Galaxy S9 launch next year with an all black version of the smartphone. Outside of that, sources are hinting that a pleasant surprise may be in store for […]

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Samsung has patented an in-screen fingerprint reader, perhaps in time for the Galaxy S9?

An in-screen fingerprint reader has been something akin to a holy grail for smartphone manufacturers in recent times. Samsung’s Galaxy S8 was rumored to feature a fingerprint reader embedded beneath the display before it launched sporting that poorly positioned scanner next to its rear camera. The same thing happened with the Galaxy Note 8, a few rumors […]

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Samsung quietly confirms the Exynos 9810 for the Galaxy S9

It’s inevitable that a new and improved processor will come with the Samsung Galaxy S9, but only Samsung knows the specifics. Well, that was until they won a CES 2018 Innovation Award for it and now it’s out in the open. The Exynos 9 Series 9810 will likely power the upcoming Galaxy S9 series, although […]

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Samsung just won 36 CES 2018 innovation awards for design and engineering

Samsung makes a lot more than just Galaxy phones and 36 of its latest products are CES 2018 award winners. The awards are for outstanding design and engineering, and the program has 28 product categories. Samsung’s awards include two “Best of Innovation” and span categories such as “Virtual and Augmented Reality,” “Wearable Technologies,” “Video Displays,” […]

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Deepsea Blue version of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to be available in U.S.

Consumers who want a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 but are not content with black or grey may be in luck, especially if they are interested in a blue phone. Samsung is planning to make a version of the smartphone available in the U.S. market in Deepsea Blue. This new color option for the Galaxy Note […]

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Samsung patent shows a charging pad with both magnetic inductive and resonant modes

A patent application from March 2017 shows that Samsung is developing a dual charging pad that can charge multiple devices using the Qi standard. Two different charging modes, inductive and resonance, will be present in the device. Samsung notes that having both charging methods in one device will eliminate the need to have two separate […]

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Samsung launches the business friendly Galaxy Tab Active 2

The recently leaked Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 is now official, replacing the aging Galaxy Tab Active from three years ago and again targeting business customers. It’s a ruggedized tablet with an 8-inch screen (1280 x 800) providing glove and wet-touch capabilities, IP68 rating for water and dust resistance, and major shock protection with a […]

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Samsung announces new SmartThings powered home security and automation solution in partnership with ADT

Samsung announced today a new option for consumers interested in a “life safety” solution for the home that combines security components, the ability to create a home automation system, and monitoring backed by and provided by ADT. The new Samsung SmartThings ADT system is described as the “safest, easiest, and most flexible DIY security and […]

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Samsung pushes out firmware update for Galaxy Note 8 with camera improvements and security patches

The Galaxy Note 8 was officially announced last month at an Unpacked event held in New York, with preorders going live on August 24th. With the official release date of September 15th coming up in just a couple of days time, Samsung is rolling out a day one update for the Galaxy Note 8 that includes […]

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Samsung pushing into 7nm chip production for high-end, 11nm for mid-tier

In an announcement released yesterday, Samsung revealed that they are planning to transition production of their top of the line chips to use a 7-nanometer manufacturing process. Chips destined for mid-tier devices are also getting a boost as Samsung plans to move those chips to an 11-nanometer process. Currently, many top-tier chips use 10-nm production […]

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Samsung claims Galaxy Note 8 preorders are their best ever

Despite the Galaxy Note 7’s unexpected exit from the market, consumer enthusiasm for the Galaxy Note line doesn’t seem to have dipped at all. Samsung has announced that they’re experiencing better preorders for the Note 8 than any other device in the Galaxy Note family. At least, that’s what Samsung is claiming. According to their most […]

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Samsung updates Gear IconX wireless, cord-free earbuds

At their pre-IFA 2017 press event in Berlin today, along with updates to a variety of other products, Samsung announced updates to their Gear IconX wireless ear buds. Ergonomically, Samsung says the redesigned units are lighter weight and will stay secured in a user’s ears better. More importantly, Samsung has added some software technology and […]

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On-again, off-again Samsung Bixby home assistant device back on

It has been an on and off effort by Samsung on working toward release of their own version of a smart home assistant device to compete with Google Home, Amazon Echo and the Apple HomePod. In July word first came out that Samsung was working on a device to compete in that market, but progress […]

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Samsung accidentally confirms Gear Fit 2 Pro

The Galaxy Note 8 wasn’t the only device to be announced today, although it does seem like it was the only one that was supposed to be shown off. During all the commotion, Samsung’s Spanish website listed the Gear Fit 2 Pro before pulling it back down. Was it supposed to be announced with the Note 8 […]

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One week with Samsung Bixby

Nobody wants an assistant they can't trust. And no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't put my faith in Samsung's Bixby. It's the newest entry in the crowded field of virtual assistants, and its youthful inexperience shows. After living with Bixby on…
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Latest leaked images of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 surface

With only a few days remaining until Samsung officially unveils the Galaxy Note 8, we have a new set of leaked images to ponder as we head into the weekend. According to sources, the device pictured is “dummy” Galaxy Note 8. The highlights of the images appear to be a demonstration of how thin the […]

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[TA Deals] Enter to win a Samsung Galaxy S8!

We’re hosting a giveaway on our online store that could make you a new Samsung Galaxy S8 owner. All you have to do is sign up to receive updates from our online store and you’ll be entered. If you’re the winner, someone will get in touch by email. Just provide your contact information and a […]

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Your Samsung Galaxy S8 now works with the Daydream View for all things virtual reality

The 2017 flagship from Samsung finally works with Daydream, which is Google’s virtual reality platform. Move over, Oculus. Samsung is partnering with someone else to serve up immersive content on its phones. The plan to add the Galaxy S8 to the Daydream-ready family was put into motion at Google I/O 2017 in May. Now it’s […]

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Slides revealing Samsung Galaxy S8 Active specs leaked

Samsung and AT&T must be getting close to launching the Galaxy S8 Active, a rugged version of the flagship Galaxy S8 that follows in the footsteps of similar offerings from AT&T. Apparently Samsung or AT&T has started the process of preparing people to be able to explain the features of this new variant and they […]

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[Deal] Amazon begins selling the U.S. unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, already takes $150 off

The online retailer just started selling one of the best phones you can buy today. Samsung’s 2017 flagship, the Galaxy S8, just went live on Amazon in an official capacity. Both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ were only available on the site through third-party sellers until now. And, on top of that, you couldn’t […]

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DJ Koh says Samsung will debut the Galaxy Note 8 in August

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 will be announced next month. We knew this even though it wasn’t official, but now it’s official. Samsung’s DJ Koh, head of the mobile division, was speaking at a press conference in Taiwan when he revealed that the Galaxy Note 8 becomes official in August. The confirmation aligns with previous launches […]

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Let Samsung Pay use PayPal as your payment method everywhere

Online payments have been dominated by PayPal, and mobile payments have been leaning towards Samsung Pay. Now the two are coming together. If you own a recent high-end phone from Samsung, you can travel the country and make purchases through PayPal and Samsung Pay. Adding a PayPal account to Samsung Pay could actually be easier […]

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Galaxy Note 8 possibly leaked by Samsung, shipping date projected in September

With a little over a month to go until the expected official announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 on August 23rd, the possibility exists that Samsung’s own Exynos processor division may have leaked out an image of the upcoming device. Meanwhile, sources in Korea are projecting the new device will start shipping during September. […]

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Samsung sales, profit for Q2 2017 looking very strong

Samsung has released their earnings guidance for the second quarter of 2017 and things are looking really good for the company. There is a lot of interest in what the impact of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ has been, but we will have to wait a bit longer for detailed information on the results […]

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Samsung working on a fully standalone VR headset with an Exynos CPU

Samsung’s Gear VR line has been moderately successful at bringing virtual reality to the masses without investing in any high-end hardware or equipment. Simply drop your Galaxy S or Galaxy Note smartphone in the headset and you’re ready to go. On top of that, Samsung has given away a free VR headset with all of […]

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Samsung working on a Bixby powered ‘smart speaker’ device

Although Samsung is struggling to complete development and deployment of its Bixby artificial intelligence/assistant technology to English-speaking markets, the company is apparently unfazed by the critics and is working on a new product based on that same technology. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Samsung is jumping into the market for “smart […]

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 pegged for late September release with $900 price tag

We’re halfway through the year and it’s time for new Galaxy Note 8 rumors to take over the blogosphere. We’ve already heard dates on when Samsung will announce the device, but the newest rumor slates the actual release date of the phone for late September. An announcement in August with a release in September is […]

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Google Play’s new feature for Samsung phones isn’t so exclusive

Google Play Music and Samsung have a history of exclusives, and now they may have debuted their best one yet. Android Authority reports that Google Play Music's playlist New Release Radio, which is a personalized playlist of new release music with da…
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[Deal] T-Mobile launches BOGO involving the Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6

You’re probably going shopping this weekend, so consider swinging by a T-Mobile for an incredible deal of two of the year’s hottest phones. We’ve been told by T-Mobile that, starting today, the 2017 flagships from Samsung and LG are eligible for a buy-one-get-one offer. If you purchase the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+, you can […]

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U.S. unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ receive minor software update, includes June 2017 security patch level

It’s the same software update you heard about recently but without the long wait. With the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, you’re getting one of the best Android phones today. Samsung went all-in on design, performance, and software. Not everyone wants to be chained down by a carrier, though. So, like it did in 2016, […]

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Intel and Samsung back FTC lawsuit against Qualcomm

The Federal Trade Commission kicked off 2017 by targeting Qualcomm over allegedly anti-competitive behavior, and unsurprisingly, companies the chipmaker competes with agree. Intel and Samsung filed briefs supporting the FTC lawsuit, claiming that Qua…
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You can now control Samsung smart devices with a Connect IQ-powered Garmin watch

Garmin has kicked off its Connect IQ Developer Summit, and one of the more noteworthy announcements to come out of the conference is about the company’s new partnership with Samsung SmartThings automation.

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T-Mobile starts shipping the Samsung Galaxy S8

Ready for Samsung’s 2017 flagship? Many of you have eagerly been waiting for the Galaxy S8 to start shipping, but there’s still one week until the official release date. Unless you’re a T-Mobile customer, of course. The phone is already shipping to people on the magenta-colored network. T-Mobile sent out alerts earlier this week that […]

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Master your Samsung Galaxy S8 with these tips and tricks

If you’re looking for Galaxy S8 tips and tricks that will unlock the true potential of your new phone, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled a guide to the Galaxy S8’s best features.

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Samsung Gear S3 Value Pack update brings new health features and other functions

Samsung’s Value Pack update for the Gear S3 is finally available in most major markets after being released late in March, so now more people will get to enjoy the extra features and functions the update brings. It’s mostly health app upgrades, but there are a few other things here. Samsung Health on the Gear […]

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China court orders Samsung to pay $11.6 million to Huawei in patent dispute

A Chinese court has ordered Samsung to pay up $ 11.6 million in a patent dispute with Huawei. It’s not all good news for Huawei, however, which originally requested a hefty $ 12.7 billion.

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