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Apple iPhone 6 back logo unlikely to act as a notification light

Apple iPhone 6 back logo unlikely to act as a notification light

01 August, 2014 | comments (60)

A couple of weeks ago we covered a report suggesting that Apple would be using its logo to double as a pulsating notification light. This received a lot of positive feedback, but another, in-depth look at the iPhone 6 back housing suggests...

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Galaxy S5 LTE-A for Europe to allegedly have a full HD display

Galaxy S5 LTE-A for Europe to allegedly have a full HD display

01 August, 2014 | comments (39)

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A for Europe, or SM-G901, has gone through the usual 'benchmarking before the launch' process. According to the leaked GFXBench results, the S5 LTE-A for Europe won't have the QHD display and you'll have to settle...

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha specs leak ahead of August 13 outing

Samsung Galaxy Alpha specs leak ahead of August 13 outing

31 July, 2014 | comments (44)

Another day, another rumor about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Alpha. The Korean company's first ever Android smartphone to come with a metallic design is now said to be launching on August 13. Yesterday's leak claimed that the Alpha would get...


Samsung plans two new flagship phones in the next six months

Samsung plans two new flagship phones in the next six months

31 July, 2014 | comments (72)

Following the somewhat underwhelming Samsung second quarter performance, Kim Hyun-Joon, the company's senior vice president of its mobile communications business, tried to ease things with the investors. He said the company is preparing to launch...

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Samsung in Q2: lowest quarterly profit in two years

Samsung in Q2: lowest quarterly profit in two years

31 July, 2014 | comments (82)

Samsung unveiled its Q2 earning report and the numbers match the guidance published earlier. The consolidated revenue of Samsung Electronics was $50.9 billion and net profit is down almost 20% since last year, $6.1 billion. That's a significant...

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha to be unveiled on August 4

Samsung Galaxy Alpha to be unveiled on August 4

30 July, 2014 | comments (48)

The incredibly often leaked Samsung Galaxy Alpha (seen on the right in the image below) could become official a lot sooner than you may have expected, if a new rumor is to be believed. The device, which will introduce the world to the concept of...


T-Mobile launches the Samsung Galaxy Avant for $216

T-Mobile launches the Samsung Galaxy Avant for $216

30 July, 2014 | comments (7)

Today, T-Mobile has started selling the new (and previously unheard of) Samsung Galaxy Avant. This, as you may have gathered, is a mid-range Android-powered smartphone, that comes with a decent price and is already available to buy. The...


Samsung loses ground in Q2 compared to a year ago

Samsung loses ground in Q2 compared to a year ago

30 July, 2014 | comments (59)

IDC has released its preliminary numbers for smartphone shipments and market share for the second quarter of this year and they tell a familiar story near the top - Samsung leads and Apple is in second. Looking at the breakdown reveals a more...


Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini will hit stores in UK on August 7

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini will hit stores in UK on August 7

29 July, 2014 | comments (21)

Samsung launched its Galaxy S5 Mini smartphone in Russia earlier this month. The mini variant of the company’s flagship smartphone is already up for grabs in Germany and the device will soon be available in the United Kingdom, too. Samsung Galaxy...

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Samsung Z confirmed to be delayed indefinitely

Samsung Z confirmed to be delayed indefinitely

28 July, 2014 | comments (48)

The Samsung Z finally got unveiled as the first ever Tizen-running smartphone at the beginning of June, after many months of rumors and speculation. The new phone was supposed to make its debut in Russia earlier this month, at a developer event, but...

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Samsung Galaxy Star 2 Plus gets official in India

Samsung Galaxy Star 2 Plus gets official in India

28 July, 2014 | comments (23)

A few weeks ago a new Samsung smartphone went on sale in India without even a press release mentioning it. That's the Galaxy Ace NXT, and despite Indian retailers having it in stock for a while, only now has it been listed by Samsung on its official...

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha confirmed to sport a 720p display

Samsung Galaxy Alpha confirmed to sport a 720p display

28 July, 2014 | comments (33)

If you ever thought that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Alpha will be a high-end smartphone, then you might want to reconsider that. Samsung Galaxy Alpha will indeed feature a premium metallic design, but it doesn’t look like the smartphone will...


iPhone 6 orders could lead to 10% price hike by other OEMs

iPhone 6 orders could lead to 10% price hike by other OEMs

28 July, 2014 | comments (36)

Recent reports had suggested that Apple has ordered a record 70 million to 80 million units of its upcoming iPhone 6 smartphone. Now, the Chinese media predicts that the unprecedented iPhone 6 order could lead to 5% to 10% price hike on competitive...


Burnt Galaxy S4 owner gets offered a new One M8 by HTC

Burnt Galaxy S4 owner gets offered a new One M8 by HTC

28 July, 2014 | comments (197)

About a month back, a reddit user 'TweektheGeek' was woken up by the smell of his Galaxy S4 (not related to this recent incident), which overheated and started melting while the phone was charging overnight. In this case, the person was using...

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Week 30 in review: Lumia 530, LG G3 LTE-A, Xiaomi reaches India

Week 30 in review: Lumia 530, LG G3 LTE-A, Xiaomi reaches India

27 July, 2014 | comments (6)

The Week In Review is our series meant to recap all the major announcements of the week, which you might have missed. Week 30 of 2014 saw four new devices going official including the Lumia 530, but it also brought us various interesting...


Samsung Galaxy S4 set ablaze by counterfeit battery

Samsung Galaxy S4 set ablaze by counterfeit battery

26 July, 2014 | comments (129)

13-year old Ariel Tolfree from Texas found herself rudely awoken in the middle of the night by the smell of her burning phone kept under her pillow. The phone, a white Samsung Galaxy S4, was burnt to a crisp after the battery inside decided it...

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Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 passes through FCC

Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 passes through FCC

25 July, 2014 | comments (24)

Despite numerous leaks of the Samsung Galaxy Mega 2, we have still not glimpsed the rumored upcoming phablet in the flesh. The latest FCC certification, however, brings the device one step closer to reality, revealing dimensions and connectivity...


Octa-core Samsung G900H Galaxy S5 gets a performance update too

Octa-core Samsung G900H Galaxy S5 gets a performance update too

25 July, 2014 | comments (31)

The octa-core Samsung G900H Galaxy S5 is getting the same 200MB update that its Snapdragon-based twin received yesterday. The update has a rather short change log – "improved performance" – but no details on how and what got faster. The update will...


Samsung launches Galaxy TabQ with 7” display in China

Samsung launches Galaxy TabQ with 7” display in China

25 July, 2014 | comments (16)

Samsung has officially launched its mid-range Galaxy TabQ tablet in the Chinese land. The tablet will be compatible with China Mobile and China Unicom. The Galaxy TabQ sports a 7-inch TFT display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The tablet...

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Samsung I9506 Galaxy S4 LTE-A now getting KitKat

Samsung I9506 Galaxy S4 LTE-A now getting KitKat

24 July, 2014 | comments (21)

Today the time has finally come for the update to Android 4.4 KitKat to reach the internationally sold Samsung GT-I9506. This, you may remember, is a Galaxy S4 variant that launched last fall sporting the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset, as opposed...