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Samsung Galaxy S5 Crystal Edition coming next month

Samsung Galaxy S5 Crystal Edition coming next month

24 April, 2014 | comments (24)

Samsung and Swarovski team up regularly to introduce a crystal-studded version of Samsung's flagships. Now it's time for the Galaxy S5 to get a Crystal Collection edition. Previously we've had Crystal Editions for the Galaxy S II, Galaxy S III...

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Samsung Galaxy Beam2 announced in China

Samsung Galaxy Beam2 announced in China

24 April, 2014 | comments (16)

Samsung Galaxy Beam2 recently appeared on Tenna, the Chinese certification agency and now, the smartphone has been officially listed on the company's website. The Samsung Galaxy Beam2 carries the model number SM-G3858 and improves the specs on...

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Galaxy S5 outsells iPhone 5s over launch weekend

Galaxy S5 outsells iPhone 5s over launch weekend

24 April, 2014 | comments (98)

The Samsung Galaxy S5 scored more sales in its launch weekend than the iPhone 5s in its respective period. More specifically, the Galaxy S5 snug 25% and 18% of the smartphone market share in the USA and Canada for that period. The iPhone 5s did...


Xiaomi will sell its smartphones in ten new markets this year

Xiaomi will sell its smartphones in ten new markets this year

23 April, 2014 | comments (37)

Xiaomi announced its plans to enter ten new market this year. The Chinese manufacturer’s founder and CEO Lei Jun delivered the news at a press conference in Beijing. Xiaomi will begin sales in large developing markets such as India, Brazil,...

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Samsung to make a 7-inch smartphone

Samsung to make a 7-inch smartphone

23 April, 2014 | comments (131)

Smartphone screens keep getting bigger and bigger. Phablets push the boundaries of pocket-friendliness (let’s be honest, that threshold has been crossed a long time ago), but now Samsung is looking to create a 7” handset to usher us into an era of...

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New Samsung Galaxy K Zoom photos pop up, cases in tow

New Samsung Galaxy K Zoom photos pop up, cases in tow

23 April, 2014 | comments (27)

A new photo of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy K Zoom (formerly known as the Galaxy S5 Zoom) has surfaced, showing the back of the device. Still, you can clearly see the back cover sports the perforated leather-imitating pattern of the Galaxy...


First week Galaxy S5 sales account for 0.7% of all Androids

First week Galaxy S5 sales account for 0.7% of all Androids

23 April, 2014 | comments (49)

The Samsung Galaxy S5 launched globally on April 11 and just a week later it grew to represent 0.7% of all active Android phones, says analyst firm Localytics. This compares to the 1.1% of all active iPhones that the iPhone 5s managed in its first...

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 Samsung Project KQ may be the premium Galaxy S5

Samsung Project KQ may be the premium Galaxy S5

22 April, 2014 | comments (32)

We've long heard of a more premium version of the Galaxy S5. Newly leaked source code suggests that there is indeed such smartphone and it's in advanced stages of development. The evidence, obtained by SamMobile suggests the project is named...


Samsung Galaxy Note 4 design hinted by a patent

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 design hinted by a patent

22 April, 2014 | comments (76)

It was just yesterday when we reported that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 could feature a tri-sided curved YOUM OLED screen and today Samsung filed a patent that suggests a possible design for the phone. The patent application shows a concept for a...


Samsung outs Android 4.4 update for Korean Galaxy Note 3 Neo

Samsung outs Android 4.4 update for Korean Galaxy Note 3 Neo

21 April, 2014 | comments (17)

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo, the budget version of the Note 3 is now receiving the latest Android 4.4 KitKat update in Korea. The newest update pushes the firmware to version N750SKSU1BND3 and brings all the standard Android 4.4 KitKat features...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 rumored to feature 3-sided YOUM display

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 rumored to feature 3-sided YOUM display

20 April, 2014 | comments (84)

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is going to be the first smartphone from the company to pack its YOUM flexible OLED display technology, a new report says. The information comes from Korean media citing insider sources and further elaborates that the...


A bunch of Samsung devices go to India for testing

A bunch of Samsung devices go to India for testing

19 April, 2014 | comments (33)

There are about ten Samsung devices that showed up on an Indian import and export database that will be making their way through the country. Included in the database is a Samsung Galaxy S5 with a 2K display: the Samsung SM-G906S and Samsung...


Samsung Galaxy S4 Active on AT&T gets Android KitKat update

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active on AT&T gets Android KitKat update

18 April, 2014 | comments (28)

The AT&T-bound Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is now receiving the Android 4.4 KitKat update. The update file size varies between 447 MB - 877 MB depending on your current operating system version. At the moment, the new firmware is available over the air...

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Global smartphone shipments rise to 267 million in Q1, 2014

Global smartphone shipments rise to 267 million in Q1, 2014

18 April, 2014 | comments (41)

The Global smartphone shipments hit 266.9 million units in the first quarter of 2014, according to a report from market researcher TrendForce. The three month period, starting from January to March, saw a rise of 1.13% compared to the same period of...


A third of all Samsung Galaxy S5 upgrades leave an iPhone behind

A third of all Samsung Galaxy S5 upgrades leave an iPhone behind

17 April, 2014 | comments (175)

According to a report in The Telegraph, more than a third (38% to be precise) of the users who upgraded to a Samsung Galaxy S5 switched from an Apple iPhone. The data has been gathered from the mobile trade-in website CompareMyMobile. The...


Galaxy S5 sells twice better than Galaxy S4, UK retailer says

Galaxy S5 sells twice better than Galaxy S4, UK retailer says

17 April, 2014 | comments (39)

It's customary for manufacturers to try and build up hype for their newly launched smartphone by talking up their sales numbers. Samsung made no exception to this, saying that its new Galaxy S5 flagship sold 30% more units than its predecessor on...

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Samsung confident Galaxy S5 will outsell S4, Tizen coming in Q2

Samsung confident Galaxy S5 will outsell S4, Tizen coming in Q2

16 April, 2014 | comments (68)

Samsung senior VP of product strategy Yoon Han-kil revealed to Reuters that the company is confident its latest flagship sales of the Galaxy S5 will eclipse last years' Galaxy S4 device. The company more than doubled last week's launch market...


Samsung Gear smartwatches to work with these 20 devices

Samsung Gear smartwatches to work with these 20 devices

16 April, 2014 | comments (22)

Samsung's has expanded its Gear smartwatches to work exclusively with some 20 more smartphones and tablets, although they will still have to be Samsung branded. Initially working only on the Galaxy S5, Samsung has unveiled an updated list of...

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Samsung reportedly expecting to ship 35 million Galaxy S5s in Q2

Samsung reportedly expecting to ship 35 million Galaxy S5s in Q2

15 April, 2014 | comments (93)

According to a report in The Korea Times, Samsung expects to ship 35 million Galaxy S5 units between April and June. The upbeat prediction is a result of the strong sales achieved by the device during its worldwide launch. The high number of...


Samsung Galaxy S5 costs  $256 to build

Samsung Galaxy S5 costs $256 to build

15 April, 2014 | comments (72)

Analytics company IHS has released its teardown report of the Samsung Galaxy S5, which also reveals an estimate of the phone's bill of materials (how much its parts cost). The Galaxy S5 costs Samsung about $256 to build, which is just slightly more...

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