The reason why Samsung’s mobile devices have among the best displays in the world is because of its production of televisions. The experience in one helps innovate in the other. Consumers have come to expect clear, vibrant picture quality from Samsung products. Now, the purchase of select Samsung SUHD TVs will reward buyers with a free Galaxy S6.
Someone needs to have a word with the executives at TracFone and Walmart. Total Wireless, a carrier operated by TracFone and available exclusively through Walmart, is attempting to sell customers a device that was released in May 2012. The latest commercial from Total Wireless shows that the Galaxy S III can be purchased for $250.
Correct, a carrier actually thinks that it is completely fine for a phone from three years ago to be
priced at $250 sold in 2015.
With the Galaxy Note 5 right around the corner it leaves many wondering exactly what some of the new features will be. One of them seems to be a brand new S Pen. Although similar to the old S Pen on previous Galaxy Note devices, this one is a lot more shiny. The gold color of it looks very similar to the gold Galaxy S6 Edge as well.
A rumor passed along late last night that Samsung is preparing to announce two new high-end Android tablets next week, on July 20. Samsung has not sent out press invites yet so we are not sure as to if it will be a silent announcement.
We’re wrapping up yet another week at Talk Android! Summer tends to be really dry for big stories, but we saw some great one this week. Between the ongoing saga between T-Mobile and the FCC, more details on the OnePlus 2, Google Fiber joining the initiative to offer free Internet access, there’s a lot to catch up on.
Here’s some of the best highlights from July 12 to July 18:
Images of a new Galaxy Note 5 case from Ringke surfaced today and show new renders of the upcoming device, giving us a clue on the possible S Pen eject mechanism. There have been rumors that the S Pen on the upcoming Galaxy Note 5 might have an auto-eject feature after Samsung has filed patents for an auto-eject technology. Read more
The Samsung Gear VR has a new game available that shows how virtual reality devices can be used in new, creative ways for game play. Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is a cooperative video game that requires at least two players – one wearing a Gear VR headset and one manning a bomb defusing manual. As a demo video for the title shows, getting a group together for some gameplay will work as well and may even add to the experience. Read more
The latest advertisement from Samsung is all about promoting the speed of the camera found in the Galaxy S6 Edge. In the thirty-second commercial, two women are trying to capture photographs of a dog that popped into the room. They double-press the home button to quickly launch the camera and the Galaxy S6 Edge can immediately take photos so not a single moment is missed. Both women then admire their photos taken with the phone’s 16MP camera on a crisp Quad HD display.
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One of the things we do when we get a new smartphone is to check whether it will accept the SIM card used in the previous device. Current SIM cards are ‘locked’ to a specific carrier and sometimes a different sized SIM card than previously used is required by the new device. Those requirements could become unnecessary when the e-SIM becomes available in the relative near future though.
Bolstering claims that Samsung will release two new top-tier devices in August, variants of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus have both appeared in the FCC database. This is a good sign that the devices are very close to being ready to hit the market and the appearance in July hints that their release will be before Samsung’s traditional September launch date. The latest indications are that Samsung will announce the devices on August 12th and sales will commence on August 21st. Read more