Samsung can’t catch a break as it’s suppliers are accused of poor work conditions

Samsung-Even-LogoSome of you may remember that earlier in the year BusinessWeek released a report highlighting the poor work conditions at Samsung’s semiconductor plants. It made such a big stink, that the Korean company came out saying it would improve conditions of its plant by year’s end. However it looks like Samsung’s problems are only getting worse after an annual social responsibility report found a large amount of safety discrepancies. Read more

The Galaxy F in crystal clear gets a, well, crystal clear press render

ccgfYeeeaah, Samsung, if you could just go ahead and release the Galaxy F already…. That would be great. As everyone can see, @evleaks gave us, as he puts it, a view of the Galaxy F in crystal clear. As we can see, the press render is pretty crystal clear itself. Similarly set up — in hardware design — to the Galaxy S 5, the brushed back is shown off in all its glory.

As we know from rumors, leaks and whispers the F will have a QHD screen and the latest Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm. It’ll will come with a 16 MP camera with OIS and 3GB of RAM. Of course, that won’t be until the beast of a phone is officially announced. Until then, we’ll just have to drool over the press render.

source: evleaks

Additional Samsung Galaxy S 5 Google Play Edition press render leaks, this time without onscreen buttons

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Earlier in the day, an image of the Galaxy S 5 Google Play Edition leaked. And a little while after that the image above surfaced. The difference between the two is that this one lacks the onscreen buttons that were present earlier. Other than that, this is the exact same press render. And it is still the same Samsung device in terms of hardware, just running stock Android on the inside.

Source: @evleaks (Official site)

Samsung Galaxy S5 getting a Google Play Edition variant

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The title says it all.

According to @evleaks, the Samsung Galaxy S5 will soon be getting a Google Play Edition model in addition to the regular carrier models.

Of course this means stock Android with the awesome flagship specs of the S5, something many users are drooling over. Not to say that the S5 is the best of the best in specs right now, but it’s close.

Pricing, availability and release date are not yet known.

Source: @evleaks

LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live get the teardown treatment

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It’s a tradition to teardown every new device, and smartwatches are no exception. Last week, the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live were introduced as the first Android Wear watches, and AnAndTech has opened up both devices.

Both watches are held together by screws, but the Gear Live is a little more difficult to take apart. Both watches reveal the Qualcomm 400, which is a quad-core processor, but it’s likely that only one core is in use. This is based on benchmark tests conducted by Arstechnica. This seems likely since a quad-core does seem like overkill for such devices.

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Samsung Galaxy S 5 mini is official

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Samsung took the wraps off of the Galaxy S 5 mini earlier today, and as expected, the specs are toned down, not the software.

It includes a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED 720p (1280 x 720) display with Gorilla Glass 3, a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, microSD for up to an additional 64 GB of storage, 8 MP rear camera, 2.1 MP front-facing camera, 2,100 mAh battery, and Android 4.4. Just like it’s bigger brother, it sports I67 certification.

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Galaxy Mega 2 gets benchmarked, confirms quad-core CPU and 5.9-inch screen

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Samsung’s Galaxy Mega 2 has broken cover a few times, so everyone knows that the sequel to that enormous Galaxy Mega is definitely happening. However, thanks to the latest benchmark scores from a rumored Galaxy Mega 2, we know what kind of hardware the phablet will have whenever it does launch.

The benchmark says the Mega 2 will have a 5.9-inch, 720p screen, down from the 6.3-inch screen on the Galaxy Mega that we saw in the US last year. Other specs include a quad-core CPU, 2 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal space, an 8 megapixel rear camera and an impressive 5 megapixel front-facing camera. Nothing to brag about, but it’s shaping up to be a solid device.

The original Galaxy Mega is starting to show its age, so it shouldn’t be too much longer until Samsung officially takes the wraps off of this year’s iteration.

source: GFXBench

via: GSM Arena

Samsung announces four new low-level smartphones all running KitKat 4.4

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Samsung has announced a quartet of smartphones aimed at lower tier market segments although all of them come loaded with Android 4.4. The Samsung Galaxy Core II, Samsung Galaxy Star 2, Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 and Samsung Galaxy Young 2 will help Samsung expand their Galaxy line across a wide swath of market segments and price points. Read more

Galaxy Note 3 (international variant) receives Download Booster, Kids Mode via update

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Samsung likes to push features from its flagship devices to other phones in its lineup to keep customers happy — and more importantly, coming back.

To continue the trend, the international Galaxy Note 3 (SM-9005) is about to receive an update (OTA) which brings version 2.0 of KNOX, Samsung’s mobile security platform, Kids Mode and Download Booster.

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