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4 days ago

Samsung Pay: Smartphone giant enters the world of mobile payments

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Following its acquisition of mobile payments firm LoopPay, Samsung has today announced its own mobile payment platform, Samsung Pay. Utilizing both NFC and MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission), Samsung Pay will enable customers to use their smartphones to pay using existing magnetic strip readers. The service will take on Apple Pay, which launched late last year on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

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4 days ago

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge in pictures

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Galaxy S6 in champange

A new look for the Galaxy S series, and it looks great.

Samsung has made the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge officially official at today's press event in Barcelona. You'll want to be sure to read our initial impressions and check out the specs of Samsung's new dynamic duo, but we want to take a minute and show off some pictures of the pair as well.

We're digging the 5.1-inch QHD displays and the new "high-end" feel from both Galaxy S6 models, and we'll be taking a deeper look at both when things get closer to the availability date. In the meantime, enjoy our gallery.

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4 days ago

This is where you'll be able to buy a Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

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Eight U.S. carriers and several other retailers have all signed on to sell at least one of the two newest phones from Samsung.

It wouldn't be a Samsung flagship release without heavy backing from carriers and retailers in the U.S., and we have all of the information Samsung has released up to this point when it comes to buying the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. The global release date for the phones is April 10, officially, but we know that date can waver depending on where you go to buy.

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4 days ago

Samsung announces new smaller Gear VR for Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

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To go along with the just-announced Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, Samsung has also unveiled a new smaller version of its Gear VR headset. The headset is very similar to the one made for the larger Note 4, but is specifically tailored to fit both the S6 and S6 edge instead. There are also several practical improvements.

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4 days ago

MediaTek reveals first ARM Cortex-A72 processor made for Android tablets

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MediaTek today unveiled a new system-on-chip (SoC) at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain. The quad-core MT8173 uses an ARM Cortex-A72 processor and has been designed specifically for upcoming Android tablets.

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4 days ago

Flesky Keyboard will be free with Samsung Galaxy S6 Galaxy Gifts program

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Flesky has announced that their popular and extremely customizable keyboard will be offered free for people buying a Samsung Galaxy S6 as part of the Galaxy Gifts program. In addition to the full version of Flesky, the Modern Premium themes will be free. This gets you about $10 worth of great typing with your new Galaxy S6.

Flesky has been extremely popular on Android, with over 3 million users. Excellent auto-correct, smooth design and the addition of extensions make it one of our best keyboard apps — and plenty of others think the same. Getting it free makes it even better.

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4 days ago

Samsung announces Galaxy S6 and S6 edge: Metal frame, glass back and Exynos processor

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Samsung Galaxy S6

At its press conference today in Barcelona, Samsung announced the all-new Galaxy S6 and S6 edge.

Hoping to continue new design ideas from the Note 4, Samsung's brand new Galaxy S comes in two flavors with lots to like. The phones mark a pretty sharp departure in hardware from the Galaxy S5, with full metal frames, glass backs and refined feature sets.

Samsung built the S6 and S6 edge from the ground up with some new ideas, focusing on a higher-end feel for the phones in attractive colors and new features like a specced-out camera, wireless charging and in the case of the S6 edge a few novel software features.

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4 days ago

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge specs

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The new Galaxy S6 and S6 edge sure look nice, but the internals are just as important.

Samsung really thought things through when it rolled out metal frames, glass backs and fresh design on the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge — but it doesn't seem that they had to skimp on the specs. The new devices are powerful and check most of the boxes folks are looking for nowadays — read along for the full sheet.

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4 days ago

Galaxy S6 versus Galaxy S5: Spec comparison

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There's a pretty big story behind the Galaxy S6, concluding with a fresh new design that bares little resemblance to the Galaxy S5 before it. Of course we're also a year removed from the announce of the GS5, and that means specs have been improved pretty dramatically when looking at what Samsung put inside the Galaxy S6. Numbers don't tell the whole story of course, but putting the two phones in perspective in terms of specs is useful — here they are.

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4 days ago

Live from Samsung Unpacked at MWC 2015 — 6:30 p.m. CET / 12:30 p.m. ET!

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Samsung is about to unveil something with "six appeal" at MWC 2015 in Barcelona, and we'll be there to cover the whole thing. We expect some pretty big announcement this year, as has regularly been the case, and perhaps a few surprises along the way. So come join us — the event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. CET / 12:30 p.m., so strap in for the ride.

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4 days ago

This is the Huawei Watch, Android Wear's finest looking yet

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Huawei Watch

Huawei has just officially introduced its first Android Wear smartwatch, the aptly named Huawei Watch, and it's getting some crazy attention. Well deserved attention, at that, because it's the best looking Android Wear watch we've seen yet.

Sadly we're not expecting to see it on store shelves any time soon, Huawei executives said tentatively "middle of the year," but that doesn't stop us getting our hands all over it in Barcelona at MWC. And that's exactly what we did.

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4 days ago

HTC One M9 to be carried by AT&T, EE, and more

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AT&T, T-Mobile US, and Sprint have all announced their intent to carry the new HTC One M9. UK carriers EE and Vodafone UK have also announced that they will carry the device. The phone will arrive at some point in spring 2015, with specific availability and pricing information to be announced at a later date.

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4 days ago

HTC Grip fitness band gets promotional video

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The newly revealed HTC Grip fitness band is the subject of a new promo video that shows people running, jumping and doing lots of exercises:

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4 days ago

Alcatel Idol 3 series hands-on

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Alcatel Idol 3

Do not look down upon the affordable smartphone any longer. Alcatel OneTouch at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, has unveiled the Idol 3, bringing some high-end specs to and some serious design to a pair of phones that shouldn't get anywhere close to breaking the bank.

The two phones in the Idol 3 line — a 4.7-incher with a 720p display and another at 5.5 inches and 1080p — bring Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, a couple of excellent displays tuned by Technicolor, and front-facing speakers that put the expertise of JBL to work.

In a day and age in which we see more metal and glass than ever, the Idol 3 definitely stands out as a plasticized phone. But that's to be expected when you're not paying above $250 off contract. After just a few minutes with the phones, however, you definitely get the feel that you're getting a lot of bang for those few bucks.

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4 days ago

Alcatel Idol 3 specs

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Alcaltel's Idol 3 line, announced at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, brings LTE speeds and high-end specs at a fraction of the cost you'd usually expect. Here are the complete specs for the two phones.

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