Samsung Galaxy K (formerly Galaxy S 5 Zoom) shows up in more photos

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We have another leak of the Galaxy K, this time showing the optical zoom lens. As you can see, the phone looks a lot thinner than last year’s Galaxy S 4 Zoom.

The Galaxy K will be officially unveiled on April 29, and it’s expected to sport a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED 720p display, a hexa-core or quad-core Exynos processor, 2GB of RAM, 20MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, and Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The zoom lens is expected to be 10x optical.

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Samsung cleared initial stock of 250,000 Gear Fit devices in 10 days

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According to an early report, Samsung shipped out roughly 250,000 Gear Fit wearables, and within 10 days, they were all sold. It’s obviously not as impressive as selling millions of smartphones, but it does show that there’s plenty of interest in the Gear Fit, despite the relatively high price tag and getting panned in early reviews.

Samsung reportedly only sold 25,000 of the devices in its home country, South Korea, sending the rest out to meet global demand. Hopefully Samsung will be able to ramp up the supply to meet the demand for the Fit in the coming months.

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According to study, Samsung’s apps are mostly unloved

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Samsung has put a lot of effort into its apps of late, but a recent study shows that its efforts are mostly for nothing. The company clearly still has a long way to go.

According to the study, users spend a very little amount of time on Samsung’s apps. These apps include services like ChatON, which is Samsung’s answer to WhatsApp. In fact, the report shows that users of the Galaxy S3 and S4 spent an average of 6 seconds per month on ChatON, which is compared to over 11 hours on Facebook per month and 2 hours per month on Instagram.

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Google will pay some of Samsung’s costs from Apple lawsuit in addition to joining defense

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It is safe to assume that Google’s best interest is to assist partners when they head into court, especially against Apple. That is exactly what the company is going to do with Apple going after Samsung. Not only will Google be defending Samsung and taking some blame, but Google is going to cover some of Samsung’s costs in the event Apple wins. » Read the rest

10 hidden features of the Galaxy S 5 that you need to know

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It can be hard to keep track of all the things that the Galaxy S 5 can do. There are so many obvious ones, but here are 10 things you might not know your Galaxy S 5 can do, as provided by Samsung.

1. Write on your Galaxy S 5 with a pencil

You can increase the sensitivity of the Galaxy S 5′s display by heading into Settings/Display and tapping on “Increase touch sensitivity.” Now you will be able to tap, swipe, or write on the display using a pencil. You can even use a gloved hand or your fingernail. Quick tip: You can also access Touch Sensitivity from within the 22 quick menu icons. Just pull down the status bar using two fingers to see your quick menu icons and toggle “Touch Sensitivity.”

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Samsung SM-G906K appears in Indian shipping database, presumably belongs to Project KQ

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Earlier today, a Samsung device under the codename Project KQ surfaced. It features specifications that would align itself with the long-rumored premium Galaxy S smartphone. Now, on the Zauba shipping database in India, a corresponding Samsung model number has appeared.

The Project KQ model number is believed to be SM-G900. The model number on Zauba is SM-G906K. The original model number is probably the basis for different variants of the device; therefore, the SM-G906K may have slightly altered specifications for some regions or different radios for certain carriers. With jaw-dropping specifications, Samsung may have another grand slam on its hands.

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Samsung showcases Galaxy S 5 water and dust resistant features in new commercial

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Everyone wishes their smartphone could be just a little bit more durable. So Samsung is targeting those people with its latest Galaxy S 5 commercial. The commercial, which comes in at just under one minute, takes the Galaxy S 5 through a few situations involving children and the device’s water and dust resistant features. Everything from a water gun fight to some flour smothering the phone to a baby pouring his drink onto the display is included. In all, it proves just how durable the Galaxy S 5 is.

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New Galaxy phone with 2560 x 1440 display is codenamed Project KQ

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We have been hearing for a while that Samsung will release a phone with a 2560 x 1440 display, but will it be a Galaxy S 5 variant (Prime or Premium version) or something entirely different such as the Galaxy F series?

It very well could be a Galaxy S 5 variant because it has been revealed that its internal codename is Project KQ (model G900). The Galaxy S 5 was Project K, so KQ puts it in the same family. Turns out that Samsung’s original plan was to have a 2560 x 1440 display on the Galaxy S 5, but they had to scrap it because of production issues. At some point during the development of the device, they decided to stick with a 1080p display.

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Korean Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo gets Android 4.4 KitKat

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At the time of the Galaxy Note 3 Neo launch, the device did not come with Android 4.4 KitKat, which was a little disappointing for some users. Not only that, but because of the fact that the device was not a flagship, users were worried it wouldn’t get the Android 4.4 update for a while. Well, it seems that users didn’t need to fear after all, as Samsung has started pushing out the update.

So far the update is only being pushed out in Korea, but it should be available in other countries soon. The Android 4.4 KitKat update will feature many of the same upgrades that were present on the Galaxy Note 3, including white status bar icons, improved battery life, full screen album art, and so on.

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AT&T offering off-contract, certified like new Galaxy S 4 for $179

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If you don’t have to have the latest and greatest smartphones, you may want to take advantage of AT&T’s latest deal on Samsung’s Galaxy S 4. The carrier is offering the device completely off-contract for $179 bucks, which is significantly cheaper than its typical $500 – $600 retail price. The catch is that the device is a certified like-new refurbished model, but at less than $200, it’s a hard deal to pass up.

The Galaxy S 4 sports a 1080p screen, 2 GB of RAM, and a Snapdragon 600 processor, so it’s still a pretty competitive phone in 2014. Hit the link below to check out the deal.

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