Samsung Galaxy A5 (SM-A500F) leaked in photos

SM-A500-GALAXY-A5-3After the Galaxy Alpha debuted, it came to light that there would be a slew of similarly designed A series devices. After Samsung finally added metal to its plastic little world, people were paying more attention to the Korean company and hoped it would add metal to more of its devices. Well the folks at SamMobile got a peak at the next device in the A series line and it looks like the device is made up of a completely different type of material entirely.


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Samsung to implement a fingerprint scanner on their next smartwatch, but do they need to?

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It seems as though both Apple and Samsung are at a war to figure out who can jam as much junk into their smartwatches. After the Apple Watch was announced with a slew of features, including paying for purchases at retailers (a useful one), Samsung is looking to one-up their favorite fruit company.

Apparently they are working on implementing a fingerprint scanner for what could be their next smartwatch. They are also working with PayPal for a new payment solution. In fact, users might even be able to purchase things before entering the store.


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Take a look inside Samsung’s Gear VR

samsung_gear_vr_screen_01We know a lot about Samsung’s Gear VR, but it’s difficult to actually imagine what it would be like to wear the device. Fortunately the folks at Samsung Tomorrow shot a video (with a Galaxy K Zoom, of course) of the inside of the Gear VR to give you an idea of what it looks like in action. The video itself is cool, although it can be a little disorienting. Virtual reality is something that you have to experience to understand, so it’s hard to replicate in a video. The clip is still cool to see, though.

Hit the link below to check it out.

source: Samsung Tomorrow

AT&T to start taking Samsung Galaxy Note 4 pre-orders on September 19th

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AT&T has announced that they will start taking pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on Friday, September 19th. Shipping for units that are pre-ordered is expected to start on October 14th. AT&T will sell the Galaxy Note 4 in either Charcoal Black or Frost White. The no-contract cost for the device will be $825.99. Consumers can opt for a 2-year contract and buy the Galaxy Note 4 for $299.99. AT&T Next options will also be available. AT&T indicates that users who activate a new line of service with a smartphone purchased using the AT&T Next program will receive a $100 credit on their bill.

The announcement from AT&T comes on the heels of Samsung’s announcement that pre-orders would start tomorrow. We anticipate other carriers will be releasing their pre-order and pricing details soon.

source: AT&T

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 pre-orders start tomorrow, available October 17

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I guess Samsung is expecting the Galaxy Note 4 to sell like gangbusters. They just announced that it will be available in the U.S. starting October 17th, but pre-orders are already starting tomorrow. Samsung is also guaranteeing a trade-in value of $200 for any working smartphone for all people who pre-order between September 19th and October 16th.

The Galaxy Note 4 could wind up being the phone of the year with its 5.7-inch Super AMOLED quad HD (2560 x 1540) display, 2.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805, 3 GB of RAM, and 16 MP camera with OIS.


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Here is what the Samsung SM-A500 will look like

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We’ve been hearing an awful lot about the Samsung SM-A500 as of late. Usually mid-range phones don’t get so much attention, but since this one is rumored to sport an all metal design, people are interested to see what Samsung has in store.

These images come courtesy of China’s regulatory body TENAA, and unfortunately don’t show off the all metal design we are expecting. However, you can see the metal frame on the sides.


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AT&T pre-ordering open for Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and 10.5 with 4G LTE

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The Galaxy Tab S, regardless of which size, is a visually stunning tablet. Now, you can get the same tablet with a 4G LTE connection. AT&T is now taking pre-orders for the Samsung tablet in both 8.4- and 10.5-inch sizes.

The Galaxy Tab S 8.4 will be available in Charcoal Gray for $429 with a two-year contract or $529 without. With AT&T Next, customers can pay $26.50 per month for twenty months. The Galaxy Tab S 10.5 in the same color will cost $31.50 per month for twenty months; however, the two-year contract price is $529 or $629 outright.

The carrier will also offer a dedicated keyboard with a 50% discount when purchasing it with the tablet. AT&T will ship orders on September 23 and the tablets will be available online and at retail stores on September 26.

Hit the break for the full press release.


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Samsung’s new Exynos 5433 is the first to use Cortex-A57/A53 cores

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The Galaxy Note 4 that will ship internationally has the new Exynos 5433 processor inside. While the device has not been marketed as a having 64-bit architecture behind it, it turns out that this Samsung SoC does support it. AnandTech found that the Exynos 5433 is indeed a 64-bit SoC with Cortex-A57 and A53 cores. This is all while using the big.LITTLE setup. The GPU paired with the Exynos 5433 is the Mali T760.

When Android L launches this fall, there is a chance that Samsung activates the Galaxy Note 4′s 64-bit capabilities.

Source: AnandTech

Galaxy S 5 Sport for Sprint quick review

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Samsung is the king of variant phones, meaning they release a phone and proceed to release different versions of the same phone. The Galaxy S 5 is already available on Sprint, but they are offering a different version called the Galaxy S 5 Sport (Galaxy S 5 Active on AT&T). It’s basically a Galaxy S 5 geared towards the fitness crowd. The design is by far the biggest difference, but it also includes Sprint’s new Fit Live app. The Galaxy S 5 Sport also comes with a $100 premium ($199 vs $99 on contract). Are these differences a good enough reason to spend the extra dough? Hit the break to find out.


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