Ahh, Samsung. The Korean handset maker is never one to pull its punches with it comes to trolling competitors. Usually, Samsung goes after Apple, but this time around it has taken to poking its local rival, LG, as well as Google over the OLED display issues seen on the Pixel 2 XL. Samsung’s gentle jab […]
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Samsung is taking on the world of work via three new integrations with its Gear smartwatches. SoloProtect uses the Samsung Gear S3 to keep tabs on people who work alone, like real estate agents and home healthcare workers, while Reemo integrates with…
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We’ve just received an invite from Samsung for an Unpacked 2017 event happening on August 23. It’ll be for the launch of the Galaxy Note 8, which will follow its predecessors in making a global debut in New York City. The Unpacked 2017 event begins at 11:00AM ET on Wednesday, August 23. Our team at Talk […]
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With a whole bunch of returned Galaxy Note 7 components sitting in its warehouses after it had to issue a worldwide recall for the flagship, Samsung was faced with an environmental nightmare and a loss of capital. With this in mind, Samsung has launched the Galaxy Note FE (Fandom Edition), a handset that is basically a […]
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Bixby is a powerful tool, but not the most intuitive one we’ve encountered. Here’s how to set up and use every feature of Samsung’s digital assistant, and what to expect in the future.
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Samsung’s next smartphone screen may curve around all the edges of a future phone’s body, rumor has it. But lamination issue are posing a bigger challenge than the company anticipated.
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New reports out of Korea indicate there may be some growing interest from financial firms like banks or credit card companies to incorporate iris scan security into the methods used to secure financial transactions. Iris scanning may be familiar to more users now with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ which […]
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Samsung’s latest update for its Gear S3 smartwatch brings with it a host of enhancements and tweaks to Samsung Health, Reminders, accessibility, and various other apps and functions.
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A Samsung executive has let it slip the Gear VR 2 will be released in the near future, and that it will be followed by an even more exciting project, based around augmented reality. The headset may deliver a Microsoft HoloLens-like experience.
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Samsung’s new artificially intelligent assistant, which will reportedly debut on the company’s upcoming Galaxy S8, might be called “Bixby.” That’s according to a trademark application the company filed in South Korea.
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With the Galaxy Note 7 still making headlines, Samsung is ready to divert some of America's attention to another big screen with a pen: the 10.1" Galaxy Tab A will be available stateside starting October 28th. Samsung's latest tablet to hit American…
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Samsung is promoting a new Chromebook on its Korean-based website. Called the Chromebook Pro, this seems to be one of Samsung’s most premium-looking Chromebooks yet. Details after the break. The Chromebook Pro has a 12.6-inch 2400 x 1600 touchscreen display with an aspect ratio for 3:2. 400 nits of brightness will make this an optimal […]
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Smartwatches are getting better, but they still have a few drawbacks, such as their bulk. Samsung hopes to change that with a new chip that offers faster processing and compatibility for LTE, but in a smaller package.
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Lately there’s been a ton of buzz over Apple’s incredibly impressive A10 Fusion CPU in the iPhone 7, and an appropriate head scratching over why we don’t see blistering edge processors like that on Android’s side of the fence, especially from Qualcomm, especially since Qualcomm is the de facto flagship CPU manufacturer. Samsung is wondering […]
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Last month, Microsoft announced plans to bring Xbox Wireless tech to PCs and other gaming accessories starting with Lenovo's IdeaCentre Y710 Cube. Today, the company went a step further with controller support for Samsung's Gear VR headset. That's ri…
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South Korea doesn’t have an Apple store, but the iPhone maker is trying to change that. While Samsung already is dealing with the recall of its Galaxy Note 7, it now has to worry about a possible physical retail presence from its rival.
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Samsung’s Unpacked 2016 was a double whammy: in addition to taking the wraps off its Note 7 smartphone, the company unveiled a new Gear VR headset. It’s a slight improvement over last year’s model, and it’s available for pre-order now.
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Samsung’s second Tizen-powered phone may be unveiled on Thursday. The Z2 is a predecessor to the Z1, and may make its way to select African and Asian markets like Nepal, Bangladesh, and South Africa.
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Did you forget about Samsung’s Gear 360? You’d be forgiven if you did, since Samsung went almost completely silent on the little camera after its announcement with the Galaxy S7. Well, fast forward a few months to the launch of the next Galaxy phone, and the tentative release date for the US version of the […]
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Samsung’s Gear S2 smartwatch will soon get a big software update. The highlights include a recommended app screen and custom watch faces, plus an updated weather and clock interface and new voice assistance features.
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For the third straight year, Samsung’s revenues from phone sales in China decreased. Because of the likes of Huawei and Xiaomi now controlling the Chinese market, Samsung might have to rethink its strategy in the country.
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Samsung’s bringing its $ 350 Gear 360 camera to the US, but there’s a catch: orders are limited to attendees of VidCon in Anaheim, California. It’s also revamping its Milk VR application.
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One of the perks of owning an Android phone is that manufacturers often include a notification LED that tells you when you have missed calls, tweets or text messages that need a response. Samsung has installed them in its mobile devices from time to…
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Samsung’s new fitness band, the $ 45 Charm, will soon hit shelves in Italy, Korea, Russia, France, and other select markets in the coming weeks and months. There’s no mention of U.S. availability, unfortunately.
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Think the Gear VR is a cool accessory for your Galaxy S7? How about the Galaxy Surfboard instead? Slip your phone in the side, and you’ll get notifications while out on the waves. Yes, really.
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Pre-orders for Samsung’s Galaxy Tab E are said to open May 6th on AT&T.
According to trusted sources, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab E will soon be up for pre-order on AT&T’s wireless network. It’ll cost 0$ down payment, and just $ 10 per month thereafter plus the cost of your data allowance. The contract-free price is yet to be revealed.
As a refresher, the Galaxy Tab E sports a 8-inch display and is powered by a quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz. A conservative 1.5GB of RAM is onboard with 16GB of internal memory (not all usable). However, if you need more, just pop a microSD card into the Tab E’s built-in slot. Google’s latest OS version in that of Marshmallow is pre-loaded, so there’s no need to wait on the update after purchasing.
Buyers will get some apps from the AT&T-owned DIRECTV and get access to Samsung’s KNOX security features, which will also be preloaded. Color choices that’ll be available remain to be heard from the carrier, but we’ll find out soon.
Via: Android Central
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There’s no better way to build up excitement for a device than by incorporating it into some historic moment, and that’s exactly what Samsung did with the Gear 360. Casey Neistat took Samsung’s 360 degree camera to the Oscars just a few days ago and managed to capture Leonard DiCaprio’s first ever win for his role in The Revenant, all in 360 degree video.
And, of course, it got uploaded to YouTube, which also shows off YouTube’s ability to play 360 degree videos. Watching it in a normal YouTube window is a little weird, since it basically just looks like a distorted fish-eye angle, but if you have a browser capable of watching it in surround video, it’s worth checking out.
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At MWC 2016, Samsung created a museum of sorts, showcasing many of its biggest mobile tech innovations since 1988. Let’s take a stroll back through time to see the first mobile phone and smartwatch from Samsung.
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Mobile World Congress is the biggest mobile tech show of the year, and it kicks off on February 21. Here’s everything you can expect to see at the show from Samsung, LG, HTC, Huawei, and other big industry players.
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Samsung’s Gear S2 Classic has been teased in Rose Gold and Platinum for a few months now, with Samsung repeatedly showing off the premium iterations of their flagship smartwatch to build up some anticipation. The company announced that the new colors would be available in February, and they’re finally here.
If you’re interested, you can buy both models for $ 449 at tons of retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy, and directly from Samsung. The 18K Rose Gold comes with an ivory band, while the Platinum comes with a black leather band. Everything else about the watch has stayed the same, including Samsung’s unique rotating bezel that controls the interface of the watch.
Anyone interested in picking one of these up?
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Samsung has applied for the trademark “Always On Display” in the U.S., which offers a hint that it may plan to introduce an ambient notification feature in its next flagship smartphones.
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With both Apple and Microsoft now supporting a stylus, it seems to be a no-brainer that Google will do the same with Android. Samsung’s developer page seems to indicate that it’s more of a reality than sheer speculation.
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Samsung reported a decrease in profit for the fourth quarter of 2015 compared to last year’s numbers, due to lessening demand for smartphones and mobile components like processors.
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Deep inside Samsung’s headquarters is C-Lab, where employees are encouraged to develop their own tech projects, which may become full-fledged products in the future. We tried out three of the latest and most advanced prototypes.
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Three exciting tech projects from inside Samsung’s C-Lab innovation workshop will be on display at CES 2016. They include a cool smart belt that works like a fitness tracker, and a weird smart band that turns your finger into a speaker only you can hear.
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There’s a chance that Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S7 flagship will be powered by the company’s in-house Exynos 8890 SoC. Just recently, the chipset posted a benchmark score on AnTuTu that topped the results sheet.
Samsung’s Exynos 8890 chipset will replace the older Exynos 7 octa 7740 processor found in Samsung’s latest flagship models. A leak from China shows off an incredible benchmark score of 103,692 on AnTuTu. That tops each and every score ever posted on AnTuTu. The processor was tested on an unknown device coded SM-G9300, which is likely some form of the Galaxy S7. If this stands true, the Galaxy S7 will leave competitors in disbelief time come launch.
The Galaxy S7 is expected to be unveiled in the first quarter of 2016 and we can’t wait to see what Samsung has in tow for the year ahead. We’ll have you covered on all the leaks, rumors and reports from now till then so stay tuned!
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Samsung made an 18.4-inch tablet called the Galaxy View for everyone who’s ever wanted a portable, touchable TV. The tablet is meant to be a streaming device for all your favorite video content.
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Oculus Connect 2 may not have Samsung in its name, but the company’s biggest announcements were related to Gear VR, a mobile headset for Galaxy and Note smartphones. That represents Oculus’ move to position itself as virtual reality’s shepherd.
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Samsung rarely gets acclaim for its proprietary apps, but S Health is a solid one. It’s a comprehensive health and fitness app, and it’s now available on all phones running Android 4.4 and higher.
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Samsung has announced production of a new memory module designed for smartphones, that could provide flagship devices of the near future with 6GB of RAM, giving more performance and reductig energy consumption.
Samsung has partnered with Italian designer Alessandro Mendini, known for the Poltrona di Proust armchair and other wacky designs. He will be making a handful of Gear S2 accessories for the launch of the smartwatch.
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Yesterday Samsung began a new service to test drive one of its newest flagships for only $ 1 so long as you live in the U.S. and have an iPhone under contract. Today we are getting a report from Samsung that apparently the test drive went so well, the company is already out of test units.
I’m sure this is just what the company wanted to see. Samsung says the service was more popular than it examined and has promised to add more units to the service shortly. In case you have forgotten here is how the service works:
iPhone users living in the United States can get a brand new Samsung flagship smartphone of their choice for only $ 1 for 30 days. The smartphone will include a pre-installed sim card for testing purposes. After the 30 day trial ends, users will be given 5 days to return the handset if they don’t like it. If they decide to keep the smartphone, Samsung will send owners a manual containing information on how to easily transfer files from your iPhone to your new Samsung smartphone for easier convenience. As long as the condition of the smartphone is kept to a minimum, users won’t be charged anything additional when handing it back.
Apple seemed to have gained a lot of Android users when switching over to the larger screened iPhones this year and Samsung believes it can win Apple users back over with their new service. If you’re looking to get a test drive, Samsung says the best thing you can do right now is keep checking the page, which can be seen at the source link. From what we have heard so far, the service almost seems to good to be true.
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It can be challenging to keep track of everything that happens in the tech world. That’s why, we have compiled a list of the top 10 tech stories from this week — just for you.
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Samsung has revealed its next smartwatch, called the Gear S2, in a fashion-influenced Lookbook, where it’s pictured alongside the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. The circular watch is expected to launch in September.
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Samsung announced the all new Galaxy Note 5 during its Unpacked event in New York City today, and it’s quite a showstopper! We’ve put together a comprehensive list as to where you will be able to purchase Samsung’s latest Note device and when.
Hit the break to get the full rundown.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is quite an impressive smartphone, featuring a gorgeous 5.7-inch 2560 x 1440 Super AMOLED display, 4GB of RAM, and a ton of new smartphone features. Unfortunately, there isn’t a single confirmed price, as Samsung is leaving it up to carriers and retailers to put a fair price tag on Samsung’s Next Big Thing.
Consumers will be able to pre-order the device as of today for around $ 249 on a new two-year contract or an estimated average of $ 799 off-contract. Some US-based carriers at the time of this writing are only advertising payment plan pricing of $ 40/month. The device is set to officially launch on August 21, a week from tomorrow, August 14.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 will be available for pre-order some time today, August 13, through the following major US-based carriers
The Galaxy Note 5 will not be available in the United Kingdom or Europe in 2015, Samsung says. While the company isn’t ruling out the device eventually coming to those markets, it’s certainly not going to happen anytime soon.
For now, those in the United Kingdom and Europe will only have the option of picking up the all-new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+.
Those in Canada will be able to pick up the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 in Black Sapphire from a wide variety of carriers:
Other carriers have yet to confirm the device’s availability.
Pricing is very much up in the air. However, it seems Canadian buyers will be able to pick up the 32GB model for $ 300 on a two-year contract or $ 850 outright.
Many carriers in the United States are only advertising the device for $ 40/month. Sprint is advertising it for $ 249.99 on a new two-year contract or $ 720 outright. T-Mobile hasn’t revealed any pricing yet, but if you purchase a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 or Galaxy S6 Edge+, the carrier is giving away a free year of Netflix.
Obviously prices will vary depending on which model you pick up. Hopefully we’ll see some more solid pricing details soon, though.
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