Here is what the Samsung SM-A500 will look like

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We’ve been hearing an awful lot about the Samsung SM-A500 as of late. Usually mid-range phones don’t get so much attention, but since this one is rumored to sport an all metal design, people are interested to see what Samsung has in store.

These images come courtesy of China’s regulatory body TENAA, and unfortunately don’t show off the all metal design we are expecting. However, you can see the metal frame on the sides.


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AT&T pre-ordering open for Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and 10.5 with 4G LTE

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The Galaxy Tab S, regardless of which size, is a visually stunning tablet. Now, you can get the same tablet with a 4G LTE connection. AT&T is now taking pre-orders for the Samsung tablet in both 8.4- and 10.5-inch sizes.

The Galaxy Tab S 8.4 will be available in Charcoal Gray for $429 with a two-year contract or $529 without. With AT&T Next, customers can pay $26.50 per month for twenty months. The Galaxy Tab S 10.5 in the same color will cost $31.50 per month for twenty months; however, the two-year contract price is $529 or $629 outright.

The carrier will also offer a dedicated keyboard with a 50% discount when purchasing it with the tablet. AT&T will ship orders on September 23 and the tablets will be available online and at retail stores on September 26.

Hit the break for the full press release.


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Samsung’s new Exynos 5433 is the first to use Cortex-A57/A53 cores

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The Galaxy Note 4 that will ship internationally has the new Exynos 5433 processor inside. While the device has not been marketed as a having 64-bit architecture behind it, it turns out that this Samsung SoC does support it. AnandTech found that the Exynos 5433 is indeed a 64-bit SoC with Cortex-A57 and A53 cores. This is all while using the big.LITTLE setup. The GPU paired with the Exynos 5433 is the Mali T760.

When Android L launches this fall, there is a chance that Samsung activates the Galaxy Note 4′s 64-bit capabilities.

Source: AnandTech

Galaxy S 5 Sport for Sprint quick review

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Samsung is the king of variant phones, meaning they release a phone and proceed to release different versions of the same phone. The Galaxy S 5 is already available on Sprint, but they are offering a different version called the Galaxy S 5 Sport (Galaxy S 5 Active on AT&T). It’s basically a Galaxy S 5 geared towards the fitness crowd. The design is by far the biggest difference, but it also includes Sprint’s new Fit Live app. The Galaxy S 5 Sport also comes with a $100 premium ($199 vs $99 on contract). Are these differences a good enough reason to spend the extra dough? Hit the break to find out.


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Samsung is about to release their own sitcom because they aren’t on your TV enough

Samsung_Sitcom_Musicom_Bright_Future_01It’s hard to watch a show these days without seeing a Samsung commercial, but it looks like Samsung is going to embark on another adventure in the hopes of getting even more presence on your TV.

They are working on their own sitcom called, “Best Future” that will be about a fictional employee of the company. Actually they are calling it a musicom since it combines a musical and a sitcom. Oh boy!!


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Another day another Samsung commercial, this time Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard get the lead

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After last week’s Galaxy Note 4 commercials mocking the iPhone 6, Samsung is turning their attention to the Galaxy Tab S. This one features both Kristen Bell and her husband Dax Shepard, and it shows you just how much they love their Samsung tabs. In other words……they just can’t live without them. Check it out after the break, and you can also read our review here.


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Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime leaks with a serious focus on selfies

samsung galaxy grand primeThe latest in Samsung’s Galaxy Grand lineup looks like it’s going to try to tackle the selfie-crazed market. The recently leaked Galaxy Grand Prime features a 5 megapixel front facing camera, which is one of the highest resolution shooters we’ve seen Samsung put in any of their devices. Previous devices in the Grand series have only had 2 megapixel cameras, so this looks like it will be a noticeable bump in image quality.

Other specs on the device look fairly mid-range, which is in line with the previous Galaxy Grand models. There’s a Snapdragon 400 CPU with 1 GB of RAM on board, plus an 8 megapixel, 1080p shooting rear camera. You’ll get a qHD 5-inch display, Android 4.4, and dual SIM card slots. The focus of the device is clearly on the selfie-shooting front camera, but since other manufacturers are pursuing the same market, there’s clearly some demand there.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 display deemed to be the best around

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We can all agree that Samsung nails it with displays. The company puts out devices that feature vibrant and crisp screens. With the Galaxy Note 4, nothing has changed and it sounds like Samsung has another champion of a display on its hands. DisplayMate, a group that focuses on just displays, put the device through extensive testing in various categories. They found that the Galaxy Note 4 either matches or breaks records when it comes to display performance.


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