Huge Galaxy S6 Leak

Huge leak may reveal the Galaxy S6’s biggest secret

By on January 27, 2015 at 2:41 PM.

Huge leak may reveal the Galaxy S6’s biggest secret

Over the past several weeks, we’ve gotten an increasingly clear picture of what the Galaxy S6 is actually going to be. Some have been more reliable than others, and some have even come directly from BGR, but until Samsung actually announces the device, we’re going to continue to do our best to put the pieces together and keep you up to date with the latest rumors.

This week, Polish blog Android.com.pl published one of the most interesting reveals we’ve seen so far. As with all rumors, it’s hard to know which, if any, of the details are factual, but none of it seems to be too far from the realm of possibility. More →

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Xiaomi Mi Note Release Date

Samsung’s other nightmare might also give Apple some sleepless nights

By on January 27, 2015 at 2:15 PM.

Samsung’s other nightmare might also give Apple some sleepless nights

Not only is Apple still making more money than Samsung in the mobile business, but the iPhone maker is threatening Samsung’s lead in the smartphone business for the first time in years, as the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus helped Apple sell a huge number of handsets during the Christmas quarter. But the iPhone isn’t Samsung’s only nightmare, as the company faces fierce competition in various markets when it comes to cheaper handsets. China is an area of particular interest, where local smartphone makers are selling more and more impressive low-cost devices. One of them is Xiaomi, which might soon be giving Apple some sleepless nights as well. More →

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Galaxy S6 Specs: Exynos 7420 CPU

The Galaxy S6 could be the start of a major shift for Samsung

By on January 27, 2015 at 12:50 PM.

The Galaxy S6 could be the start of a major shift for Samsung

The specs of Samsung’s Galaxy S6 might not include the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 System-on-Chip (SoC), many reports have said, as the new chip is plagued by certain overheating issues that Qualcomm is hurrying to fix. The chipmaker has denied these claims, but people familiar with the matter have recently said the company is developing a special Snapdragon 810 chip for the Galaxy S6.

But that might not be the case, according to South Korean publication ETNews says, as Samsung may have a different reason for ditching the Snapdragon 810. More →

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Samsung vs. iPhone 6

Samsung’s iPhone 6 nightmare is unfolding before its eyes

By on January 27, 2015 at 10:10 AM.

Samsung’s iPhone 6 nightmare is unfolding before its eyes

Even though it’s still selling a massive number of smartphones each quarter, Samsung’s sales and revenues have been suffering lately as the company faces increased competition in emerging markets. Another big factor has been the battle with Apple’s 2014 iPhones, which have both been selling tremendously well since their launch.

In fact, Apple’s iPhone 6 models may have helped the company sell well over 70 million iPhones in the Christmas quarter, which may be enough to threaten Samsung’s smartphone sales dominance. More →

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Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S Edge

Carrier apparently confirms both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S Edge

By on January 26, 2015 at 4:50 PM.

Carrier apparently confirms both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S Edge

It’s no secret that Samsung will launch its sixth-generation Galaxy S model in the coming months, and it’s not likely the company will call it anything but the Galaxy S6. However, reports have constantly claimed that Samsung will have two distinct Galaxy S6 models in stores this year, including a regular model and a Galaxy Note Edge-like version that could have up to two Edge displays. Dutch publication Galaxy Club reports that Vodafone Netherlands has unwittingly confirmed both new flagship devices by listing product names on its website.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Specs Processor

The mystery deepens around one of the Galaxy S6’s key specs

By on January 26, 2015 at 3:10 PM.

The mystery deepens around one of the Galaxy S6’s key specs

When the Galaxy S6 launches later this year, just what chipset will it be packing? Although it’s been widely expected that Samsung’s next flagship phone would come with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processor, we’ve read reports saying that Qualcomm may be having trouble manufacturing enough Snapdragon 810s to meet high demand for the chipset. And now Phone Probe directs our attention to a new benchmark that only deepens this mystery. More →

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Galaxy S6 Rumors: Snapdragon 810 CPU

Galaxy S6 reportedly getting a special version of the Snapdragon 810

By on January 26, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

Galaxy S6 reportedly getting a special version of the Snapdragon 810

After many reports claimed that Qualcomm encountered performance issues with its 2015 64-bit octa-core flagship processor, the company has once again denied that the chip has overheating issues, The Wall Street Journal reports. At the same time, sources familiar with the matter are also saying that Qualcomm is making a different Snapdragon 810 SoC for the Galaxy S6, even if there aren’t any heat issues with the current one. More →

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Galaxy S6 Release Date

The Galaxy S6 might launch sooner than you think

By on January 23, 2015 at 5:45 PM.

The Galaxy S6 might launch sooner than you think

Samsung’s most important handset of the year will undoubtedly be the Galaxy S6, and a new report from South Korean publication ETNews seems to indicate that the flagship handset is supposed to launch even earlier than Samsung initially planned. More →

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Samsung Android 5.0 Lollipop Touchwiz

Samsung may be learning from its biggest mistakes

By on January 23, 2015 at 2:40 PM.

Samsung may be learning from its biggest mistakes

Samsung’s TouchWiz Android overlay has a lot of haters out there but one of them now thinks that it’s been vastly improved with Android 5.0 Lollipop. SamMobile’s  Abhijeet M., who last year unleashed a tirade against TouchWiz for still being buggy and laggy, has now found that TouchWiz on Android 5.0 Lollipop is better than it’s ever been, although he gives Google a lot of the credit for important changes. More →

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Apple Phone Activations Q4 2014

The iPhone annihilated the competition in the fourth quarter of 2014

By on January 23, 2015 at 1:15 PM.

The iPhone annihilated the competition in the fourth quarter of 2014

If you’re in the U.S. and you activated a phone in the last quarter of 2014, chances are good that it was an iPhone. Based on the latest analysis from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), Apple’s phones accounted for 50% of all phone activations in Q4 2014, an astounding 28% jump over the previous quarter. More →

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Samsung Orbis vs. Apple Watch: UI

Samsung’s Apple Watch killer will apparently be insanely complex to maneuver

By on January 22, 2015 at 2:20 PM.

Samsung’s Apple Watch killer will apparently be insanely complex to maneuver

You’d think that by now, Samsung has had time to decide on various smartwatch-related matters including design, software features and user interface. The company has already released a variety of such devices, running all sorts of operating systems and offering different takes on this category. But basically, Samsung has been taking shots in the dark with its smartwatches, hoping something will stick with consumers before Apple launches its highly anticipated Apple Watch.

That hasn’t happened though, and the company is reportedly working on a brand new smartwatch, a Moto 360-like round gadget that’ll feature some highly complex interaction methods that have not been seen on any of Samsung’s watches so far. More →

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Galaxy S6 Launch Date

New report may have revealed the Galaxy S6’s launch date

By on January 21, 2015 at 2:47 PM.

New report may have revealed the Galaxy S6’s launch date

BGR blew things wide open on Wednesday morning when we exclusively revealed nearly everything you need to know about Samsung’s upcoming next-generation flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6. As we revealed, the new Galaxy S6 will feature a metal and glass body with a 64-bit octa-core processor, a 5.1-inch quad HD Super AMOLED display, a 20-megapixel camera, up to 128GB of internal storage, Samsung Pay support and a 2,550 mAh battery with quick charging technology that will provide up to four hours of battery life after charging for just 10 minutes.

Of course, there are still a few important questions that need to be answered, and the biggest one is fairly simple: When? More →

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