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Despite all of the promises of mobile payments being our future, the market is timid right now while the companies behind different solutions prepare for their large-scale roll outs. One of these companies is Samsung, with its creatively named Samsung Pay. According to the company, the service will launch in Korea on August 20, and follow-up with a US launch on September 28. UK, Spain, and China launches will come at a later date. This announcement was made alongside the launch of the brand-new Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note 5. Says JK Shin, the CEO and Head of Samsung's IT & Mobile Communications... Read more...
If you thought that the Galaxy Note 5 was all that Samsung had in store for us today, then you’re sorely mistaken. The company also pulled the wraps off the Galaxy S6 Edge+, which as you may have already guessed, is a supersized version of the Galaxy S6 Edge that was released earlier this year. While the Galaxy S6 Edge features a 5.1-inch QHD (2560x1440) display, the Galaxy S6 Edge+ stretches the screen to 5.7-inches while retaining that same QHD screen resolution. The larger display means that the Galaxy S6 Edge+ is now 5mm wider and 12mm longer than the Galaxy S6 Edge. Interestingly, the larger... Read more...
There was little left to the imagination today as Samsung officially took the wraps off its next generation phablet, the Galaxy Note 5. Images and specs for the device have been leaking for weeks, so today’s unveil in New York is simply a formality at this point. As we previously informed you, the Galaxy Note 5 soldiers on with a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a QHD screen resolution (2560x1440). Under the hood you’ll find the same octa-core Samsung Exynos 7420 processor that powers the lesser Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, albeit with 4GB of RAM instead of a “mere” 3GB. Samsung has also beefed up... Read more...
Sometimes it's the enterprise sector that gets dibs on the coolest technology, and so it goes with a trio of TCO-optimized, high-performance solid state drives from Samsung, all three of which are based on three-dimensional (3D) Vertical NAND (V-NAND) flash memory technology. And get this -- the fastest of bunch can read data at up to 5,500 megabytes per second. That's the rated sequential read speed of Samsung's PM1725, a half-height, half-length (HHHL) card-type NVMe SSD. Other rated specs include a random read speed of up to 1,000,000 IOPS, random write performance of up to 120,000 IOPS, and... Read more...
If you’re in the market for an Xbox One, and just so happen to be thinking about picking up a large screen HDTV at the same time, Best Buy has a hot deal in store that might be right up your alley. The consumer electronics retailer is offering up a Back to School special next week that will feature a 500GB Xbox One Halo: The Master Chief Collection bundle paired with a 40-inch Samsung LED HDTV (UN40J5200AFXZA) for just $499.98. The Xbox One bundles regularly cost $349.99, while the Samsung HDTV would usually set you back $429.99, which means that you’ll end up saving $280 by going with this... Read more...
Fragmentation is a real problem for Android. The irony is that having so much choice is one of the things that makes the Android platform so appealing. Rather than be limited to a single smartphone model from one manufacturer, users can choose from a wealth of options from different companies. Where that becomes an issue is with security, though things are starting to change.Samsung announced earlier this week that it would start doling out monthly security updates to Galaxy device owners, and then Google followed suit by committing to do pretty much the same thing with its stable of Nexus gadgets.... Read more...
Earlier this week, we brought you news that Samsung made good on its promise to slash prices on the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge following a disappointing quarter. Those first price cuts hit Europe, and now the price slashing spree has spread to the United States one week ahead of Samsung’s big “Unpacked” event. T-Mobile is the first U.S. carrier to take the plunge, cutting prices on both the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. On the Galaxy S6 front, prices have been dropped by a modest $100 each for the 32GB and 64GB models. That means that you’ll be able to grab the smartphone off-contract for $579.99... Read more...
As the most dominant mobile platform on the planet (in terms of market share), Android has become a popular target of hackers and cyber scoundrels looking to spread their malware to unsuspecting users. It's something Samsung is taking seriously, and to ensure that you stay protected against new and emerging threats, the South Korean electronics firm is implementing a new Android security update process that fast tracks over-the-air (OTA) security patches. Now when a vulnerability is detected, Samsung will get busy patching it, like it's done the past, and then roll out a collection of applicable... Read more...
In-app purchases are coming to late-model Samsung Smart TVs, thanks to new payment system with the straightforward name Samsung Pay On TV. Anytime you want to load up on gems, gold, or other digital merchandise, you’ll be able to make the purchase with just a few taps on your remote. Samsung Smart TV supports PayPal accounts and credit or debit cards. Initially, you’ll enter your PayPal or credit account login info with the on-screen Samsung Secure Keyboard. One nice touch: If you already have a Samsung mobile device, you should be able to transfer your account info and payment methods immediately,... Read more...
Samsung, what did we ever do to you? Samsung ticked off quite a few enthusiasts with the release of the Galaxy S6 earlier this year. While the smartphone brought with it a swanky metal and glass body, a fast octa-core processor and a QHD display, it also ditched the waterproof body, removable battery, and microSD slot. That last point was probably the most harped on omission. Given its position in Samsung’s smartphone lineup, many had hoped that Samsung would spare the Galaxy Note series from such feature reductions. As we come closer to the August 13 reveal of the Galaxy Note 5, it appears that... Read more...
The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge were supposed to be sales blockbusters for Samsung. After all, the highly rated smartphones brought with them speedy octa-core processors, gorgeous 5.1-inch QHD displays along with premium glass and metal construction. However, Samsung witnessed a 38 percent decline in operating profit last quarter, which was attributed to a number of factors. For starters, Apple ate Samsung’s lunch at the high-end with the hot-selling iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. On the low-end, Samsung’s share of the smartphone market was further eroded by the likes of Xiaomi and Huawei. And we... Read more...
Samsung has a special “Unpacked” event scheduled for a little under two weeks from now. The company will reportedly launch two new flagship phablets, and both are equally sexy. Thankfully for us (and not so much for Samsung), leaked press renders of both the new Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ have made their way to the Internet courtesy of serial device leaker Evan Blass. Not surprisingly, the Galaxy Note 5 looks like a supersized Galaxy S6 complete with a metal body, however, like its Galaxy Note 4 predecessor includes a stowable stylus. The Galaxy Note 5 is said to feature a 5.66-inch QHD... Read more...
It should come as a surprise to no one that consumers hate bloat. It's been made clear time and time again, and it's a reality that hit Samsung hard earlier this month when it was hit with a lawsuit over it. It's not as though vendors are unaware of the desire to get rid of bloat, though. We covered earlier this week that Sony is one company soon to test the waters with a cleaner OS. Well, at least for Chinese users, some relief is in sight. Samsung is soon going to be allowing Galaxy Note 3 users the ability to uninstall preinstalled software, of which there appears to be lots. According to those... Read more...
Samsung's uniquely designed Galaxy S6 Edge with its display that curves around both sides was part of the company's comeback plan in the high-end smartphone market. It was supposed to help renew interest in the Galaxy series after consumers had grown bored with the same plastic phone being recycle and upgraded each generation, and the problem is, the strategy worked.How is that a problem? Simply put, Samsung failed to predict how popular the Galaxy S6 Edge would be. Combined with manufacturing difficulties, the company saw a shortfall in sales partially because it just couldn't produce them fast... Read more...
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