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Samsung Galaxy S5 also region-locked, here are the details

Samsung Galaxy S5 also region-locked, here are the details

11 April, 2014 | comments (105)

Just like the Galaxy Note 3 before it, the Samsung Galaxy S5 packs a region lock. To get rid of it, Galaxy S5 customers need not only to activate, but also make a cumulative calls over 5 minutes in their region before transferring and using it...

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Samsung launches Galaxy S5 in 125 countries today

Samsung launches Galaxy S5 in 125 countries today

11 April, 2014 | comments (59)

Samsung's latest flagship is finally on sale, as today the device is available in 125 markets globally. This marks the largest launch of a Samsung smartphone ever - more than double that of the Galaxy S4, which initiated sales in 60 countries a year...

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Samsung extends tablet market share to 23%, Apple still leads

Samsung extends tablet market share to 23%, Apple still leads

10 April, 2014 | comments (28)

According to a report in ZDNet Korea, Samsung increased its tablet market share to 23% in the first quarter this year. Unnamed senior executives from the Korean giant reveal that it shipped 14 million tablets during Q1. The above sales...

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Samsung Galaxy S5 gets stability update a day before launch

Samsung Galaxy S5 gets stability update a day before launch

10 April, 2014 | comments (34)

The Samsung Galaxy S5 launches globally tomorrow and you'll have an update waiting for your when you open up the box. The update is available now and weighs in at 30MB. It will push the software version to XXU1ANCE and is just a stability update,...


Samsung outs dual-SIM Galaxy S3 Neo in India

Samsung outs dual-SIM Galaxy S3 Neo in India

09 April, 2014 | comments (44)

Korean giant Samsung has unveiled a new variant of its former flagship, dubbed Samsung I9300I Galaxy S3 Neo, for the Indian market. The device, which was introduced in the Chinese market back in January as the Galaxy S III Neo+, provides a decent...

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Samsung releases Q1 guidance: operating profit down 4.3%

Samsung releases Q1 guidance: operating profit down 4.3%

08 April, 2014 | comments (25)

Samsung's Q1 report isn't ready yet (it should come out on April 25), but the tech giant released guidance for operating profit and sales for the first quarter of this year. While last year the company posted a massive increase in operating profit,...

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Samsung announces Galaxy ACE Style smartphone

Samsung announces Galaxy ACE Style smartphone

08 April, 2014 | comments (75)

Samsung has announced a new mid-range Android smartphone aimed at the younger audience. Called the Galaxy Ace Style, the phone is said to have a "a fun, unique design with an enhanced camera and advanced features for superior...

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Octa-core Galaxy S5 tops S801-packing model in AnTuTu

Octa-core Galaxy S5 tops S801-packing model in AnTuTu

07 April, 2014 | comments (44)

The octa-core Samsung Galaxy S5 went through another round of the AnTuTu 4 benchmark and passed with flying colors, improving on the score of its Snapdragon 801-powered twin. Screenshots of AnTuTu 4 running on the octa-core Galaxy S5 It...

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Sony Mobile rises to number 2 phone maker in India

Sony Mobile rises to number 2 phone maker in India

06 April, 2014 | comments (84)

Guess who the number two cell phone manufacturer in India is. If you guessed Apple, or Nokia, or HTC, then you'd be wrong: it's Sony. Although Sony has been producing quality handsets and has been a presence in the mobile phone landscape, it...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 rumors alert

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 rumors alert

06 April, 2014 | comments (139)

Phablets are becoming more and more prevalent in the mobile landscape, with the Samsung Galaxy Note line being at the forefront of sales. If Samsung's past trends are any indication, then expect the Note 4 to be akin to the Galaxy S5 in terms of...

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comScore: Apple and Android continue to dominate in the US

comScore: Apple and Android continue to dominate in the US

05 April, 2014 | comments (17)

The latest comScore report on the trends in the US smartphone industry for the three months ending in February, 2014 is out. As one can expect, Apple is the top smartphone manufacturer with 41.3% market share, while the global market leader,...


Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom aces AnTuTu

Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom aces AnTuTu

04 April, 2014 | comments (36)

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom can't get enough of the spotlight. It all started with some leaked specs and then we got to see it have its first identity crisis - going by the name K Zoom instead of S5 Zoom. The latest rumor installment comes...


Samsung to announce ATIV Core Windows Phone 8.1 midranger

Samsung to announce ATIV Core Windows Phone 8.1 midranger

04 April, 2014 | comments (24)

The ongoing Microsoft Build conference didn't have too much in the way of device announcements, and the smartphones that did get announced were understandably from Nokia's camp in the form of the Lumia 630 and 635. Samsung, however, is not one to be...


Samsung SM-G870A Galaxy S5 Active shows up again

Samsung SM-G870A Galaxy S5 Active shows up again

04 April, 2014 | comments (19)

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is beginning to look more plausible by the leak. The latest one reveals a User Agent Profile with the SM-G870A model name and a 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution. This more or less eliminates the possibility the model name...


Samsung ATIV SE quietly launches on Verizon

Samsung ATIV SE quietly launches on Verizon

04 April, 2014 | comments (13)

The Samsung ATIV SE is now a reality. After showing off some specs and a press photo we all assumed to see the device being unveiled at Microsoft's BUILD conference alongside the Lumia 630 and Lumia 930. It seems, however, that Samsung and Verizon...


QHD Samsung G906S appears, Snapdragon 805 in tow

QHD Samsung G906S appears, Snapdragon 805 in tow

04 April, 2014 | comments (67)

Samsung G906S popped up on GFXBench's device list just yesterday with a QHD display. Its benchmark score wasn't that impressive and there was no further information on the device. Well, a few hours later, GFXBench now also filled in the info tab...


Verizon opens up Galaxy S5 pre-orders, gives you two for $199

Verizon opens up Galaxy S5 pre-orders, gives you two for $199

04 April, 2014 | comments (8)

Finally hopping on the bandwagon after Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile and US Cellular have all had their say, Verizon is offering the Samsung Galaxy S5 on pre-order. The device will cost you $199.99 on a two-year deal, $599.99 sans commitment or for...


Samsung showcases Galaxy Ace Style in Germany

Samsung showcases Galaxy Ace Style in Germany

03 April, 2014 | comments (31)

Samsung Galaxy Ace Style is yet to be officially announced, but the company has jumped the gun and has showcased its latest Galaxy Ace device in Hamburg, Germany. The design language of the newest mid-range offering remain identical to other Galaxy...


Samsung Galaxy S5 zoom photo leaks, to be called K Zoom

Samsung Galaxy S5 zoom photo leaks, to be called K Zoom

03 April, 2014 | comments (38)

We were expecting Samsung to decorate its Galaxy S5 smartphone with the usual spin-offs like the Active, mini and Zoom. What we didn't expect was for Samsung to shift to a whole new naming scheme but according to a new leak the Galaxy S5 Zoom will...


Samsung device with QHD screen appears on GFXBench

Samsung device with QHD screen appears on GFXBench

03 April, 2014 | comments (34)

A new Samsung device has cropped up on GFXBench's device list. The device goes by the name SM-G906S, which is quite similar to the Galaxy S5 model name (SM-G900 for the international Snapdragon-powered version). The SM-G906S sports a QHD (2560 x...