Samsung Electronics talks about their new image sensor and NFC IC

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Samsung seems to always look for ways to further improve their customers user experience with their devices. Yesterday the company announced an 8-megapixel (MP) RWB (Red-White-Blue) image sensor based on ISOCELL technology and an NFC (Near Field Communication) integrated circuit (IC) with improved RF (Radio Frequency) performance. According to Samsung’s VP of Systems LSI marketing:

“With our new RWB ISOCELL image sensor for richer images and NFC IC with outstanding RF performance, we are excited to offer mobile users more convenient imaging and connectivity applications.”

The 8MP image sensor will provide much better front facing camera quality with its excellent low light image quality.  BussinessWire goes on to explain how this kind of technology will benefit the user:


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T-Mobile Galaxy S6 to be priced at $699?

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T-Mobile is currently running a contest where you can enter to win a brand new Samsung Galaxy S6. In doing so, the carrier outed the price ($699). We don’t know which model it’ll be, but one can assume it’s most likely the 32GB variant. Keep in mind that this is $100 more than what the HTC One M9 will cost ($599).

Either way, the pricing is pretty much what we expected. If you’d like to enter the contest, hit up the source link below after the break!


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T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note 3 receiving Android Lollipop update

Samsung_Galaxy_Note_3_TA_BackT-Mobile has started pushing out the Android Lollipop update to their version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The upgrade includes all of the normal features and enhancements that Google introduced with 5.0, plus a few carrier specific fixes just for T-Mobile including enhancements to WiFi calling.

If you have a Note 3 on T-Mobile’s network, start checking for the update.
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Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and HTC One M9 are all MirrorLink-enabled

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Three handsets from top hardware manufacturers, each to be released over the coming months, are MirrorLink-enabled for consumers seeking a connected driving experience. The devices are the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge from Samsung and the HTC One M9. The Car Connectivity Consortium announced today that owners of those devices will be able to have information transferred between them and the vehicle for an optimal experience.

MirrorLink is another connected driving experience platform like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Many developers, such as Glympse, are making their apps compatible with MirrorLink as various automobile manufacturers have gotten behind it.

Hit the break for the full press release.


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Samsung starts pushing out Lollipop OTA for carrier-branded Galaxy S5’s in Canada

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Samsung has just begun pushing out the long-awaited Lollipop update to all Rogers, TELUS, Koodo, WIND Mobile and Bell-branded variants of the Galaxy S5 located in Canada. This upgrade brings the latest version of the Android operating system, together with a multitude of new features, bug fixes and stability improvements to the handset.

Hit the break for the full changelog.


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Samsung posts official hands-on videos of the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge

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When a new product is launched, we come across a large number of hands-on and first impression videos to give us a better idea of what’s new about a particular device. But it’s always better when something like that is coming directly from the company (or not), as we get detailed information about the products which most hands-on videos might not cover.
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Galaxy S6 Pre-orders are ‘Pouring in’ according to Samsung Electronics President

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The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge may have only been announced a few days ago on March 1st, but Samsung is already seeing some benefits. Firstly in the form of its share price rising by over 4% and by the number of pre-orders placed for its latest flagship smartphones according to the President of the IT & Mobile Communications Division, Shin Jong-kyun. More details after the break.


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Galaxy Gifts for the Samsung Galaxy S6 includes Fleksy, Evernote and Life360 and 19 others

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It’s been a couple of days since the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge handsets were officially announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and we are still finding out new things about them. What we have today is confirmation of the 22 premium apps and services that Samsung will give Galaxy S6 owners via its Galaxy Gifts program.


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