Samsung releases official statement regarding deforming back covers on Galaxy Tab S tablets

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Just a few days ago, we let you know about an overheating problem in Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab S tablets. The overheating was causing a deformation on the rear cover of the device.

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Samsung has launched over 100 Android smartphones so far

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While Samsung was not the first company to launch an Android smartphone, they are now the largest Android smartphone vendor. Since they launched their first Android device in 2009, Samsung has launched roughly 114 Android devices.

The first Samsung Android smartphone was simply called the Samsung Galaxy, and while it didn’t impress many at the time, it was the start of a long journey for the company. Since then they’ve taken the smartphone world by storm with their Galaxy S series, as well as their popular Android tablets, which the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S is a part of.

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Samsung Galaxy S 5 Mini specs leak

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As expected, Samsung is preparing to release its “mini” version of the Galaxy S 5. According to a new leak, the device seems to sport quite promising hardware.

The smartphone is said to rock a 4.5 inch 720p (1280 x 720) Super AMOLED display compared to the Galaxy S4 mini which has a 4.3-inch display with 540 x 960 resolution. It will be powered by a Snapdragon processor though the source couldn’t confirm which chipset it would be. However, it’s likely to be a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor. In addition, it will come with 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB storage, 8 MP rear camera, 2 MP front camera, an IR blaster, a 2,100 mAh battery, and will run on Android 4.4 KitKat.

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Unknown Samsung Galaxy tablets drop by FCC

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The other day, information surfaced that Samsung was working on a new Galaxy tablet that had a 10.5 inch display. Today we’re seeing evidence of that and a 10.1 inch tablet dropping by the FCC. Both the SM-T801 and SM-T805 have made an appearance.

There isn’t much in terms of information in the FCC documents, but the devices have a display diagonal size of 267.5 mm which equates to about 10.5 inches. The devices are about 9.7 inches by 6.94 inches. Batteries are rated at 30.02 Wh at 4.35 volts or about 6900 mAh.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 ‘Zoom’ specs leak, will feature a slimmer body and 20 MP camera

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Samsung is ready to launch the Galaxy S 5 worldwide starting from April 11, but it seems that the company is working on another variant of the device as well. According to a new leaked information, Samsung is most likely working on a ‘Zoom’ variant of the S5, just like the Galaxy S 4 Zoom which was released last year with a better camera and bulkier body. The leaked information comes in the form of a handwritten notes from a Samsung Poland’s presentation.

However, compared to the Galaxy S 4 Zoom, the Galaxy S 5 Zoom will have a slimmer and thinner body due to a lens better inserted in its case. The device will come with a 20MP camera, 4.8 inch HD display with a screen resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels. In addition, it will be powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM and will run on Android 4.4.2 KitKat and updated version of Samsung TouchWiz.

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Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is up for sale

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Today, Verizon listed the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition with LTE connectivity for sale.

Verizon has priced the device at $699 out of the box and will cost $599.99 if you sign a two year data contract. The device features a 10.1-inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel display, 32 GB of internal storage, 64 GB expandable MicroSD slot, 8,220mAh battery, 8 MP rear camera and 2 MP front camera and runs on Android 4.3.

Source: Verizon

Samsung releases the Galaxy S III Mini Value Edition packed with a faster processor

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Samsung launched its mini version of the Galaxy S3 back in October 2012, however today, the company announced the Galaxy S III mini Value Edition which is an updated version of its predecessor.

While most of the specifications remain unchanged, the device is packed with a faster processor which is now a dual-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A9 which runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The Value Edition has been available in Netherlands since last week costing around €180 ($250) though the exact release date for other markets is not official yet.

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Pricing on Samsung’s latest Gear devices leak

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Samsung had a field day at Mobile World Congress, announcing a number of new wearable devices, including the Gear 2, the Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit.

Details regarding specs and availability were shared, but pricing remained a mystery. But now, we’ve received word regarding how much money the new wearables will cost.

Nothing is set in stone, but this should serve as a pretty good benchmark for how much you can expect the devices to cost when they are released.

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Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 gets leaked

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Courtesy of @evleaks, we have an image of Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 tablet. After looking at the image, there are only three noticeable Verizon ‘stamps.’ Verizon’s logo, 4G LTE logo, and 4G LTE indicator are all present. Other than that, it looks like any other Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 tablet. Yesterday, it was announced that the tablet would cost $850. But now with Verizon radios included, that price could reach or go north of $1000. If this tablet is a must-have, get your credit card ready for February 13. » Read the rest

Verizon’s Galaxy Note 3 in Rose Gold will have a $100 rebate, other phones too until January 26

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In a document sent to Android Central, it seems that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 in Rose Gold on Verizon will have a $100 rebate when it launches. And its release date must be soon since the promotional period ends on January 26 and started today. The Galaxy Note 3 is not the only device included. Other Samsung, LG, Motorola, and HTC devices are also eligible (at different rebate amounts).

Let us know in the comments if there is a rebate amount/device combo that entices you.

Source: Android Central