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Samsung isn't afraid to experiment with new concepts. Their latest is adding a curved AMOLED display on their flagship large-screened smartphone, the Galaxy Note 4, to create the Galaxy Note Edge
Samsung's 850 Evo shares many of the same technologies found in the 850 Pro, which is the fastest 2.5" SSD money can buy today. However, by using TLC V-NAND the 850 Evo is much more cost effective.
We get our first hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 at CES 2015. The two mid-tier handsets are clear evolutions of the Galaxy Alpha, that was discontinued after a couple of months.
Samsung has officially released four Galaxy phones in India targeting the mid-end bracket. The phones are similar to each other in many ways and have pretty decent features to entice Indian customers.
The latest reports claim that the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge variant will be available in limited supply in 2015. The unveiling of the device is expected to take place at CES which is ongoing.
Portable SSDs are not exactly a new thing, but Samsung is the first flash manufacturer to offer a supposedly great portable SSD built entirely in-house, the stylish and speedy Samsung T1.
Once Samsung's Windows Phone flagship, the ATIV S has since been replaced by a newer model - but at just $109.99, the device may well present an interesting alternative to newer entry-level handsets.
Indian import logs have revealed that a prototype of Samsung's next flagship has landed in the country for testing purposes and the device is believed to be the curved version which may be launched.
Samsung is reportedly preparing a big surprise for buyers of the new Samsung Galaxy S5, Note 4, and the Tab S. A year of a Netflix subscription might just be in store, as well as other sweet bonuses.
In a new effort to increase the adoption, the South Korean tech giant is looking to push its Tizen based operating system to all of its 2015 Smart TVs.
A Samsung employee has revealed details of its Android 5.0 rollout in the US, including which devices will get the update first, and hints that Samsung is pressuring carriers to speed up its release.
It was inevitable, but we could have our first leak of the upcoming Samsung flagship, the Galaxy S6. The handset looks fairly elegant and looks to be clad completely in metal.
For the first time in years, consumers are more satisfied with Samsung's smartphones than they are with Apple's iDevices - adding another layer to the already heated smartphone war.
Samsung is offering a glimpse into the future of audio ahead of the awaited CES show in January. You're in for a surprise as the new speakers feature a radical redesign to match its TV products.
Android 5.0 rolled out to the Galaxy S5 earlier this month - but only in Poland and South Korea. That's all about to change, as another market is now receiving the update, with more being added soon.
With a share of over 50 percent of mobile device activations during December, Apple's new iPhone 6 is by far the most popular gadget gift this holiday season - trailed by Samsung, Nokia, and Sony.
The Galaxy S6, the currently unreleased flagship of Samsung, to be released early in 2015 has had yet more specs leaked, with the phone supposedly to include a 5.5-inch display along with new colours.
Although Samsung is scaling back its smartphone production by 30 per cent, there are no clear signs that the number of models will decrease, with two more joining the growing army.
In the battle towards fighting autism, Samsung has released a new interactive app that helps children with the said disorder overcome the difficulty of making eye contact with other people.
Samsung's recently launched Alpha handset is reportedly being killed off in favor of the newer, cheaper A5 device. The Alpha was the first Samsung smartphone with a metal body and a refined design.
Samsung has announced a new version of the Galaxy Note 4, and it's the world's first handset to support LTE-Advanced tri-band carrier aggregation, offering download speeds of up to 300Mbps.
Images of Samsung's upcoming Tizen-based smartphone, allegedly called Z1, have been leaked by a retailer, who already has the device in stock ahead of its January 18 reveal in India.
Samsung has permanently closed its flagship store in the Westfield, Stratford City shopping centre, likely in response to falling sales.
Sony's game streaming service will soon be available outside of the company's ecosystem with PlayStation Now landing on Samsung smart TVs next year. Users will be able to stream hundreds of PS3 games.
Samsung is the king of the Android smartphone market. Samsung Galaxy Alpha is a step in a new design direction for the tech giant, and four limited edition backs will soon be available for it.
With the 3GB of RAM in handsets milestone already accomplished by the company, Samsung is looking to integrate 4GB of RAM in its flagship devices which will be released next year.
Samsung has unveiled the SE790C, a 34-inch curved monitor with super-wide 21:9 aspect ratio and Ultra-WQHD (3440x1440px) resolution, along with what the company refers to as "award-winning curvature".
From late Microsoft arrivals and early Steam deals, to more Sony leaks, Lollipop on LG, Denim on Verizon, and a phone the size of your head, we look back at highlights from the week's top tech news.
Samsung is reportedly in talks with the mobile wallet company, LoopPay, to launch its own payment system in the first half of 2015 to take on Google Wallet and Apple Pay.
Samsung may unveil its Galaxy S5 successor, the Galaxy S6, at CES 2015 in January, if new rumours are to believed.
Zeiss has launched its VR One virtual reality headset today. The headset is designed to be open to any Android or iOS smartphone between 4.7 and 5.2-inches and costs only $99. What does it offer?
It looks like we have our first real look at the Samsung Galaxy S6, in the form of some concrete specifications. These specifications come courtesy of AnTuTu, which shows us a beefy S6 for 2015.
From festive deals and low-cost devices to Windows Phone developments, Lollipop updates, Firefox for iOS, Street Fighter V, and Xbox outages, we look back at highlights from this week's top tech news.
Samsung has confirmed that it has begun rolling out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to its Galaxy S5, with other devices - including the Galaxy S4, Note 3 and Note 4 - getting the update next year.
The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 AP which is expected to be used in at least three flagship phones in the first half of 2015, has hit a bump in the road due to overheating and speed decreases.
Android 5.0 Lollipop has been previewed running on the Galaxy Note 4 - but while Google's new 'Material Design' language has had some influence on its look and feel, Samsung's TouchWiz UI lives on.
Samsung is expected to launch a new smartphone allegedly known as the Galaxy A7, which could be the company's slimmest one yet if the dimensions revealed during certification are to be believed.
We know that Samsung has been experimenting with curved displays and that they hope to get foldable phones on the market soon, now we know there may be a curved Galaxy S6 'Edge'.
Samsung is reportedly planning to launch a low-end smartphone based on the Tizen operating system, called the Z1, at a press event in India to compete with cheap Android and Windows Phone devices.
Samsung's Galaxy Note Edge, which features a display that curves around one edge of the device, is available for pre-order in the UK - but at £750 off-contract, it's only for those with deep pockets.
Samsung is worried about its recent performance and as such it's selling some of its assets and reinvesting that money though it's not exactly clear what the company's core business actually is.
This week saw devastating Azure outages, lot's of Black Friday deals and plenty of Windows 10 news which included a kernel change in our in-depth tech roundup of the week.
Xiaomi claims it'll overtake both Apple and Samsung and become the biggest smartphone manufacturer in the next ten years but that currently sounds like attention seeking rather than a business plan.
The mobile giant plans to scale back the number of unique mobile phone devices it produces by up to 30% in order to save money and increase profits after sales declines in previous months.
Microsoft's recent lawsuit against Samsung for defaulting on Android royalties has been upheld by a US court despite Samsung's plea to put the suit on hold while it files for arbitration.
Samsung has said that it will begin volume production of flexible displays for smartphones that can be folded next year, and the first such device will go on sale before the end of 2015.
Samsung has partnered with Blackberry to integrate Blackberry's BES12 security software into Samsung's Android smartphones. What benefits does this bring to both companies?
According to the latest report from inside the company, Samsung is looking to redesign its flagship phone. Project Zero is aimed at creating a completely new handset as next year's Galaxy S6
AT&T will have Samsung's latest Galaxy Note Edge available at select stores nationwide on November 7th. The handset will have a distinct curved edge display that will provide a unique experience.