Samsung rumored to release the Galaxy Note 5 earlier than normal to beat the iPhone 6s

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Samsung continues to enjoy tremendous success with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, but things will change dramatically when Apple announces the iPhone 6s in the fall. Samsung usually announces their newest edition of the Note line in early September when IFA takes place, but they might change it up this year in order to get bigger head start.

According to the latest report, they will announce the new Galaxy Note 5 by the end of July, which is just a little over a month earlier than normal. If everything goes according to plan, they will have a completed prototype by the middle of June. Supposedly they have confirmed the final specifications to global carriers with the instruction to take pre-orders before the end of July.

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Samsung’s own Clear View case could be scratching Galaxy S6 Edge displays

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There are multiple reports from owners of the Galaxy S6 Edge that the Clear View case offered by Samsung scratches the handset’s display. Those with scratches present are experiencing the issue in varying ways. While some have minor blemishes on their Galaxy S6 Edge display, others have nicks and scratches scattered throughout.

Assistance from Samsung’s customer support department has been hit-or-miss.

Source: XDA Forums

Edge-ucate yourself with Samsung’s new videos for the Galaxy S6 Edge

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Samsung released four videos featuring Snapchat superstar Shonduras in order to showcase the power of the Galaxy S6 Edge. Why? Because the device with curved displays will let people “draw razor-sharp lines.” That’s perfect for Snapchat users that want to make their snaps into masterpieces like Shonduras. So the four videos are part of an Edge-ucational series that lasts nearly eight minutes.

Hit the break for the videos.

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The Galaxy S6 Active appears in Samsung Plus benefits scheme listing

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It’s hardly a surprise that Samsung is planning on releasing an Active variant of its Galaxy S6 flagship smartphone. In recent days we’ve seen leaked press images, carrier-branded pictures and rumours that the rugged handset will support removables batteries and MicroSD cards. Today, the Galaxy S6 Active has been mentioned in a list detailing the devices that are eligible for the Samsung Plus reward program.

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Samsung Gear Live removed from the Google Store

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Another device’s stay in the Google Store has come to an end. The Samsung Gear Live, which launched last year at I/O alongside the LG G Watch, is longer available through the Google Store. The slot next to other Android Wear smartwatches has been removed and the product page confrims that the Gear Live is “no longer available for purchase” next to a dormant NOT AVAILABLE button.

Source: Google Store