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Samsung Milk Video launches as Galaxy-exclusive streaming app

11/19, 12:26pm

Milk Video aggregates clips from Vice, Red Bull, Funny or Die

Samsung is adding to the list of apps exclusive to Galaxy smartphones, and taking on established video hosting services like YouTube, with its own video streaming app. Milk Video, following after the Milk Music service, aims to provide access to curated and automatically created playlists aggregated from various content partners.

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Briefly: Galaxy S gains Opera Mini, BBC extends iPlayer viewing time

10/07, 7:55am

Samsung Gear S will have Opera Mini browser available at release

The Samsung Gear S, a smartwatch with its own 3G data connection due to go on sale in the near future, will be able to access the Internet via its own browser, Opera has revealed. Owners of the standalone smartwatch will be able to download Opera Mini for the device via the Samsung Gear Apps store, with the browser said to be made more user friendly for the small screen by making website shortcuts into larger buttons, and by including a single Smart Page collecting together various social updates onto a single screen.

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Early buyers: Galaxy Note 4 case gap large, business card fits in void

09/30, 2:55pm

Gap between plastic, metal components may 'expand slightly' with time

First purchasers of the Galaxy Note 4 are claiming that the devices have a gap between the plastic body of the phone, and the metal frame that surrounds the edge of the phone. According to reports, the gap is large enough to stick in a business card. Samsung has issued a statement about the gap, denying that it is a problem, or will affect functionality of the device in any way.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 sports Quad HD display, improved S Pen

09/03, 10:23am

Galaxy Note 4 has Octa-core processor option for some markets

Samsung's expected reveal of the Galaxy Note at its Unpacked 2014 Episode 2 event at IFA has confirmed earlier rumors of its high-resolution display. The phablet's 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display equals the size of its predecessor, but Samsung has boosted the resolution to Quad HD, 2,560x1,440, with a claimed 90-percent Adobe RGB color gamut and Gorilla Glass protection.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 could use Galaxy S5's fingerprint scanner

08/26, 4:05pm

Website authentication could be new fingerprint function for Galaxy Note 4

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 could use the same fingerprint sensor as the flagship Galaxy S5, according to rumors. Details of the alleged additional feature to the smartphone line surfaces at the same time as Samsung tries to hype up its Unpacked event for IFA on September 3, by showing off the device's S Pen stylus in a teaser video.

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha launches with metal frame, octa-core processor

08/13, 5:34am

Metal Samsung Galaxy Alpha uses 4.7-inch 720p Super AMOLED display

Samsung has unexpectedly launched the Galaxy Alpha smartphone, weeks before an Unpacked launch event. The rumored smartphone has been revealed as using a metal frame with a soft back cover, a change from the heavily use of plastic in earlier Galaxy devices, with the Alpha's 7mm (0.28-inch) thickness making it one of the slimmest Galaxy smartphones the company has ever produced.

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha leaks with metal band surrounding body

08/04, 9:51am

Leaked photographs shows Samsung using chamfered edges in future smartphone

A premium smartphone touted by Samsung in its financial results may arrive with a metal casing, according to new leaked photographs. Believed to be called the Galaxy Alpha, the mobile device appears to use a metal band around the edge, and is a marked departure from the typical plastic bodies the company uses throughout its smartphone and tablet ranges.

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Samsung launches Galaxy Core II, Ace 4, Young 2, Star 2 smartphones

06/30, 9:58am

New collection of entry-level Android smartphones have similar specifications

Samsung has unveiled a group of four new smartphones destined for the entry-level mobile device market. All four devices, the Galaxy Core II, Galaxy Star 2, Galaxy Ace 4, and Galaxy Young 2, use Samsung's Touchwiz interface on Android 4.4 and have relatively similar, if basic specifications, though there are still some slight differences between the smartphones.

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Samsung launches Galaxy S5 LTE-A with QHD display in South Korea

06/18, 6:26am

Resolution increase, faster processor in South Korean Galaxy S5 update

Samsung has unveiled an updated version of the Galaxy S5 smartphone in its native home country, South Korea. The Galaxy S5 LTE-A edition borrows a large number of upgrades rumored to exist in the "Prime" Samsung Galaxy F version of the handset, with the main change being compatibility with LTE-A, allowing it to have a top connection speed of 225Mbps.

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Samsung launches Galaxy Tab S range with Super AMOLED displays

06/12, 8:41pm

Samsung Galaxy Tab S displays cover 90 percent of Adobe RGB color range

Just as rumored last month, Samsung has launched its first tablets using Super AMOLED displays - screens the manufacturer typically reserves for its smartphones. The Galaxy Tab S range, initially consisting of models with 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch displays, lights its pixels differently to how the LED versions work, allowing the screens to display 90 percent of the Adobe RGB range rather than 70 percent, as well as turning off pixels for darker black shades. In addition, the Super AMOLED screens are 40 percent less reflective, making them more useful for outdoor use.

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Prime version of Samsung Galaxy S5 allegedly pictured next to original

06/12, 8:58am

Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime said to be called Galaxy F

New photographs of what is believed to be the prime version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 have leaked, showing it next to the Galaxy S5 itself for a direct comparison. Believed to be called the Galaxy F, the alleged device is seen to have extremely thin side bezels compared to the original, echoing the similar-resolution 1,440x2,560 display used in the LG G3.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Active launches on AT&T with ruggedized body

05/30, 6:52am

Shock-resistant Galaxy S5 Active ships with side convenience key

AT&T has launched the rumored Active variant of the Samsung Galaxy S5 on its network. Taking after the Galaxy S4 Active, the Galaxy S5 Active combines the internals of the Galaxy S5 with a ruggedized body, allowing it to add the US MiL-STD 810G rating for shock, temperature, and altitude to the smartphone's existing IP67-level water and dust-proofing.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 arrives on Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile

05/20, 10:52am

Boost, Virgin offer Galaxy S5 for $599 off-contract

The Samsung Galaxy S5 has gone on sale on Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile, just over a month after the same smartphone went on sale through Sprint, the network both carriers use for signal. The Samsung flagship is available to buy from both prepaid carriers without any extra monthly charges, but the two companies are charging $599 off-contract for the phone.

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Samsung 'next big thing' ad uses selective quotes to promote device

05/07, 9:10pm

Galaxy S5 campaign pairs quotes from articles to show off features in best light

Samsung's most recent promotional ad, which has put together various pieces of praise for the Galaxy S5, turns out to be using cherry-picked lines from unflattering reviews written by various outlets about the phone. Calling the S5 "the next big thing" in the campaign, quotes from publications including Business Insider, Forbes, USA Today, Laptop, The Guardian, The New York Times and CNet were selected to show off the features of the phone. However, a report by Appleinsider points out some of the inconsistencies of the words used in the ad.

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Benchmark: Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon)

05/07, 1:35am

Testing of the newest Galaxy phone shows strong graphic, everyday performance

In the review for the Samsung Galaxy S5, we covered the ins and outs of the phone as regards features. What wasn't done at the time was raw performance testing measured through benchmarks. Going through the phone as it was reviewed, we noticed that the Galaxy S5 was swift because of its Snapdragon processor, but just how fast was it? More than that, how does the phone stack up in areas of everyday use compared to other phones on the market?

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Samsung Galaxy S5 camera fault caused through ROM error

04/28, 3:23pm

Galaxy S5 owners advised to contact Samsung, carriers for servicing

Samsung has issued an update over the camera bug affecting a number of the Galaxy S5 smartphones the company has shipped. It has discovered the cause of the fault, which displays a warning on the phone's screen and leaves owners unable to use the camera function at all, and is reportedly taking steps to fix the issue in existing handsets, as well as preventing it from occurring again.

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Samsung Galaxy Beam2 launches in China with improved projector

04/24, 1:15pm

Galaxy Beam2 houses pico projector to show smartphone screen on wall

Samsung has launched a follow-up to the Galaxy Beam in China. The Galaxy Beam2 is a budget-specification smartphone running Android 4.2 with a 4.66-inch 480x800 WVGA display, but just like the original and the revised versions, the phone has a pico projector embedded in the top, allowing users to project a WVGA-resolution image onto a screen, wall, or other nearby surface.

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Samsung's Project KQ leaked as potential QHD premium Galaxy S5

04/22, 8:13am

High-resolution display, Exynos 5430 processor touted in premium Galaxy S5

A premium version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 could be on the way, according to a rumor. The leak suggests that the "Project KQ" smartphone could have a QHD display, rather than the 1080p screen used by the Galaxy S5 at launch, and that these previously-rumored features were being mulled over by management before being removed from the device.

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Briefly: Google refunds fake-app purchases, Galaxy S5 on MetroPCS

04/21, 8:15am

Google refunds, provides extra credit to buyers of fake antivirus tool

Google is providing refunds to buyers of the fake Virus Shield app for Android. Discovered by Android Police, the paid $3.99 app was discovered to just switch between different sets of graphics, and failed to provide any protection. The app was removed from the Play Store shortly after the discovery, with more than 10,000 downloads recorded. Google has started to send e-mails to affected customers, promising a refund within 14 days and a $5 promotional credit for Google Play.

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Samsung details premium subscription for Milk Music service

04/18, 2:41pm

Free service will gain advertising, $3.99 subscription will be ad-free

Samsung will be offering a premium version of its Milk Music service to its users in the future, the phone manufacturer has revealed. Launched last month as a free service for Galaxy smartphone owners, Samsung will soon introduce advertising to free accounts, adding an option to remove advertising priced at $3.99 per month, with premium subscribers said to be receiving some unnamed "exclusive features."

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Samsung, Amazon launch Kindle for Samsung app with free ebooks

04/17, 6:40am

Galaxy owners can claim one free Kindle book from monthly selection

Samsung has entered into a partnership with Amazon to provide owners of its Galaxy smartphone and tablets free books. The Kindle for Samsung app, a custom-built version of Amazon's e-reader just for Galaxy devices, will provide not only access to the online retailer's collection of books and reading material, but will also give app users a free ebook every month.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 subject to 'fake finger' hack as well

04/16, 7:23pm

Similar technique used to unlock iPhone 5s can be used on Galaxy S 5

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is subject to the same fake fingerprint technique that the Apple iPhone 5s was, with an added danger -- users can attempt the fake finger on the fingerprint sensor as many times as possible for a success, with no passcode or two-factor authentication needed.

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Briefly: Samsung Galaxy S5 on Verizon, HTC One M8 price increases

04/04, 5:56am

Verizon starts pre-orders for Samsung Galaxy S5, adds second device offer

Verizon is making the Samsung Galaxy S5 available to pre-order, ahead of the smartphone's April 11th global release. Priced at $200 up-front on a two-year contract, or alternatively for $25.55 per month under Verizon Edge or $600 off-contract, Phone Arena reports it can be bought as a "Buy One, Get One" offer, with a second Galaxy S5, an Ativ SE, or the HTC One M8 being offered free, also on a two-year contract.

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Leak claims Samsung Galaxy S5 mini has 4.5-inch 720p display

04/03, 8:12am

Smaller version of Samsung Galaxy S5 to have 8-megapixel rear camera

Specifications for what could be the "mini" version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 have reportedly leaked, suggesting it to be a considerable improvement over the previous model. The smaller version of the Samsung flagship smartphone, previously hinted at via a user agent profile on a company server, will apparently have a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED display at a 720p resolution, and will ship with Android 4.4 onboard.

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Samsung shows updated Galaxy Tab 4 line, ships this quarter

04/01, 10:39am

New tablet comes in three sizes, all with LTE optional

As expected, Samsung has launched a trio of Galaxy Tab 4 tablets for the entry-level market. The new line consists of the seven-inch Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, eight-inch Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 and the 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 devices, all with thinner bezels and less weight than the previous similar models from the Korean manufacturer.

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Briefly: Samsung Galaxy S5 baby monitor, EE expands coverage

03/30, 9:09pm

Samsung adds baby monitoring feature to Galaxy S5

The Samsung Galaxy S5 can be used as a baby monitor, when used in conjunction with a Gear smart watch. SoyaCincau discovered the Samsung flagship includes a "Baby crying detector" feature that will send a vibrating alert to a paired Gear if it hears a nearby child makes a sound. Leaked screenshots note it will work best when the smartphone is placed within 1 meter (3 feet) of the child in a room with no background noise, followed by a large number of parental warnings and disclaimers.

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South Korean carriers start sales of Samsung Galaxy S5 early

03/27, 8:22am

Carriers breach Galaxy S5 release early over 45-day sales suspension

The Samsung Galaxy S5 has gone on sale in South Korea, two weeks before is April 11 global release date. Carriers in the country are making the flagship smartphone available to buy now, with one doing so ahead of a 45-day new-subscriber suspension period imposed on carriers for providing smartphone subsidies deemed to be illegal.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 surfaces in images, user agent profile leaks

03/27, 7:21am

Galaxy Tab 4 could have 2560x1600 resolution, AMOLED screens

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 range has allegedly surfaced, with the 7.0-inch upgrade to the Galaxy Tab 3 appearing leaked marketing image. The rumored tablet collection is thought to have a high-end specification and an AMOLED display, with an uncovered User Agent Profile on Samsung's own servers suggesting that the larger models will ship with a resolution of 2,560x1,600, the same resolution as the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2.

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Samsung website hints at smaller model of Galaxy S5 on the way

03/20, 1:19pm

User Agent Profile for SM-G750 suggests Galaxy S5 Mini, Neo being produced

Samsung could be preparing to launch a smaller version of the Galaxy S5, if rumors about a file on Samsung's own servers are true. A user agent profile refers to a mobile device with the model number SM-G750, a device which could potentially turn out to be the Galaxy S5 Mini or S5 Neo, based on the specification listings inside the Samsung-produced file.

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Briefly: Golden Samsung Galaxy S5 in UK, Sky details guide updates

03/17, 7:58am

Gold version of Samsung Galaxy S5 snagged by Vodafone in UK

The golden version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be an exclusive to Vodafone in the United Kingdom. CNET reports the color option for the flagship smartphone will be available just through the carrier, though the other colors will also be available. Pre-orders for the smartphone, as with the standard colored versions, will begin on March 28th through Vodafone, with a release date set for the 11th of April.

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Samsung launches Milk Music Internet radio in US for Galaxy devices

03/07, 3:19pm

Milk Music offers 200 genre stations, personalization options, 13M songs

Samsung is offering owners of its Galaxy mobile devices in the United States a free streaming music service. Milk Music will let users listen to more than 200 genre-based and ad-free music stations, using a catalog of more than 13 million tracks to generate playlists, with the additional option of generating personal stations based on favorite songs and albums.

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Briefly: Samsung Galaxy S5 software, Sony Xperia Z2 priced in UK

03/03, 7:58am

Software bundle supplied with Samsung Galaxy S5 estimated to be worth $575

Samsung has detailed the free and discounted software and services offered with its new flagship Galaxy S5. The collection, estimated to be worth more than $575 according to Android Central, will include subscriptions to the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek +, LinkedIn Premium, Map My Fitness, Run Keeper, Skimble, Lark, Box, Evernote, and Bitcasa, as well as coupons for Blurb and Cut the Rope 2, among other additions.

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Hands on: Samsung Galaxy S5

02/24, 7:56pm

Android flagship gets marginal enhancements

Following a steady stream of rumors, Samsung finally unveiled its new Android flagship at a Mobile World Congress event. The Galaxy S5 brings marginal improvements over its predecessor, adding a fingerprint sensor and a 16-megapixel camera, though it does not bring any revolutionary new features that were hinted at in early speculation. Electronista checked out the new phone to see if it still delivers.

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Samsung's Galaxy Gear Fit watch focuses on fitness features

02/24, 2:49pm

Interface presented on curved AMOLED display

Samsung has continued its Galaxy introductions with another watch, the Gear Fit, which will be sold alongside the Gear 2 and Neo. As its name suggests, the Fit focuses on fitness features and brings a more compact build than its larger cousins. Central to the new design is a 1.84-inch curved AMOLED display with 432x128 resolution.

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MWC: Samsung reveals Galaxy S5 flagship smartphone

02/24, 2:35pm

New device full HD, 5.1-inch AMOLED display

Moments ago, Samsung President and Chief of IT and Mobile Communications JK Shin showed the Barcelona crowd the new Galaxy S5 smartphone, the flagship phone of its line. The device, in a similar form factor to the S4, boasts a 5.1-inch AMOLED display, enhanced 2,800mAh battery, and greatly improved camera compared to the previous Galaxy S phone.

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Samsung follow-up smart watches to Galaxy Gear leak

02/22, 11:45am

New smart watches will apparently not use the Galaxy branding

Rumors of Samsung offering multiple models of its smart watch in the future may in fact be true, based on leaked images. A low-resolution image of two follow-up devices to the Galaxy Gear was posted online, followed by a second, higher-resolution version, though it turns out the smart watches may not actually be part of the Galaxy device range at all.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 teaser video released, gold color option leaks

02/21, 7:52am

Video trailer for Samsung event hints at fitness, photography features

Samsung has released a teaser video for its upcoming Unpacked 2014 Episode 1 event at Mobile World Congress, hinting at a few possible features and updates to the Galaxy S5 flagship smartphone. The trailer's release comes at the same time as a leaked image that claims to show the Galaxy S5 will be available in a golden color option when it ships.

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Samsung details devices receiving Android KitKat in United States

02/18, 12:52pm

Majority of Galaxy S devices will get Android 4.4 update

Samsung has confirmed it will be bringing Android 4.4.2 to a large number of its mobile devices in the United States. The upgrade to Android KitKat, rumored last month, will apparently start rolling out to devices from today onwards, and while the timing will vary between carriers and individual devices, it will continue "throughout the coming months."

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Rumor: Samsung Galaxy S5 has fingerprint scanner, 16MP camera

02/18, 7:47am

Home button-mounted fingerprint scanner will unlock device, launch apps

Two leaks for the incoming Samsung Galaxy S5 suggest it will ship with a fingerprint scanner and a smaller-than-rumored rear camera. The new details, surfacing less than a week before Samsung's launch event at Mobile World Congress, claim the flagship smartphone will use a fingerprint reader built into the home button of the device, in a similar manner to the iPhone 5s.

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Samsung starts shipping Galaxy Core Advance in South Korea tomorrow

02/17, 6:42am

Budget Galaxy Core Advance heading to US, Europe in coming months

Samsung will start to ship the Galaxy Core Advance in South Korea from tomorrow onwards, the company has revealed. Initially unveiled in late December, the follow-up to the Galaxy Core Plus and the Galaxy Core is a budget smartphone with a 4.7-inch, 800x480-resolution TFT display, a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, and 1GB of RAM.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 box leak hints at 2.5GHz processor, QHD display

02/12, 11:04am

Box allegedly confirms higher-specification Galaxy S5 rumors

Specifications for what could be the Samsung Galaxy S5 have leaked, in the form of a retail packaging photograph. An image claimed to show details of the internals of the device, expected to launch at Mobile World Congress at the end of this month, with a number of items listed apparently correlating with other specification rumors that recently surfaced.

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Samsung Unpacked streaming invitation hints at flatter TouchWiz design

02/11, 5:38am

Next Samsung flagship could have flat iconography in user interface

Samsung has hinted at the TouchWiz interface included in its expected Galaxy S5 launch at Mobile World Congress this month. The company's Twitter feed has posted an invitation to the event's live stream, with a collection of nine icons on one side suggesting the latest incarnation of the TouchWiz UI will have a flatter aesthetic than it has previously used.

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Benchmarks show two Samsung Galaxy S5 variants planned

02/10, 7:54am

Wide difference in specification suggests similar launch strategy to iPhone 5s, 5c

Samsung could be preparing two versions of the Galaxy S5 for launch, at its Unpacked Event at Mobile World Congress this month. Recent benchmarks appear to show two different sets of specifications being used for variants of the smartphone, and could potentially lead to a situation where Samsung will offer a high-end model and a further premium version of the same phone at the same time.

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NYT: Samsung Unpacked to include Galaxy S5, updated Galaxy Gear

02/05, 3:19pm

Unpacked event to be restrained launch compared to Galaxy S4

Samsung's "Unpacked 2014 Episode 1" event at Mobile World Congress will not only host the launch of the Galaxy S5 smartphone, but also a new Galaxy Gear, claims a report. Sources of the New York Times claim that the event will be a "relatively low-key" affair when compared to the singing and dancing used for the launch of the Galaxy S4 at New York's Radio City Music Hall last March.

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Samsung Galaxy Pro tablet range reaches United States on February 13

02/04, 11:35am

Note Pro, smaller Tab Pro device pre-orders open today

Samsung is bringing the range of Pro tablets with 2560x1600 displays it launched at CES last month to the United States, with shipments to begin from February 13. The Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, as well as the 8.4-inch and 10.1-inch models in the Galaxy Tab Pro collection, are all available to pre-order through various retailers from today, as well as through Samsung itself, though it appears all the releases will only offer Wi-Fi and not a carrier connection.

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Media invited to 'Unpacked 5' Samsung event, Galaxy S5 likely to debut

02/03, 8:55pm

Event held on first day of Barcelona Mobile World Conference

Samsung has invited the media to an event on February 24 that it is calling the "Unpacked 5" event. The event, on the first day of the Mobile World Congress, is intended to debut Samsung's "new flagship product" which is likely to be the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo with lower-resolution display launches

01/31, 10:46am

Samsung Poland shows hexa-core processor, LTE connectivity

Samsung has launched its rumored "Lite" version of the Galaxy Note 3 on its polish website, days after it revealed the Galaxy Grand Neo. The Galaxy Note 3 Neo takes after its namesake by having the same S Pen-based stylus input with its 5.5-inch display, though the 1080p resolution of the original has been exchanged for a 1280x720 resolution.

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Samsung quietly launches 5-inch WVGA Galaxy Grand Neo

01/28, 3:26pm

Renamed Galaxy Grand Lite has 5MP rear camera, multitasking

Samsung has quietly launched the Galaxy Grand Lite, with a listing on the Samsung Levant website renaming it the Galaxy Grand Neo. Just as previously rumored under the model number GT-I9060, the follow-up to the Galaxy Grand 2 is a mid-range offering, using a 5.01-inch 480x800 TFT display, with a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash supported by a front-facing VGA version.

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Rumor: Samsung Galaxy Gear sequel to have curved, flexible display

01/28, 7:57am

Revised Samsung smart watch will have updated design

The successor to the Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch could be launched in March or April at a London event, according to a report. The smart watch is also said to have a curved or flexible OLED screen, instead of the original's 1.6-inch AMOLED version, along with a new updated design that could help Samsung gain more acceptance in the wearable devices market.

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New Samsung mobile user interface leaks, Galaxy S5 features rumored

01/20, 10:54am

Google Now-style tiles could form major part of Galaxy S5 interface

Samsung will be using a tile-based user interface design in future devices, according to new leaked screenshots. The images of the Google Now-inspired card system surfaced at the same time as a raft of rumors speculating over the features of the Galaxy S5, with the strong possibility of the new software front end appearing on the expected flagship smartphone.

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