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Samsung 4TB 850 EVO SATA 2.5″ SSD quietly launched

Samsung 4TB 850 EVO SATA 2.5″ SSD quietly launched

A few days ago, Samsung quietly launched a new storage option: the 4TB 850 EVO, a SATA SSD hailed as the highest-capacity SSD available for anyone to buy. It’s a welcomed storage option for those who’ve stuck with their trusty HDD over capacity concerns, though the 850 EVO does come with a substantial price tag: $1,500 USD. On the plus side, the drive comes in a 2.5-inch form factor and it is available to purchase as of this past Friday.

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Galaxy Note 7 detailed in black before release date

Galaxy Note 7 detailed in black before release date

This morning several photos have been shared of a device whose photographer suggests is the Galaxy Note 7. This version of the device has a PIN number at its head, suggesting that it may not be a finalized version of the device, but it does appear to be the best set of photos of the device thus far - if you discount the renderings we've seen over the past several weeks, that is to say.

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Galaxy S7 ZeroLemon battery case packs 7500mAh of juice

Galaxy S7 ZeroLemon battery case packs 7500mAh of juice

Run time is the thing that most people want from their smartphones, other than overall performance. The smartphone might be the fastest and best performing in all the land, but if the battery runs out half way through your day it doesn't matter. If you are a have Galaxy S7 smartphone user who needs more run time for your device, it’s time to check out the ZeroLemon Samsung S7 battery case.

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Galaxy Note 7 Verizon variant seen with 4GB RAM only

Galaxy Note 7 Verizon variant seen with 4GB RAM only

The arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is truly near, seeing as how all these model variants are popping up left and right, especially on benchmarking websites. That said, we are nowhere near the final word on the specs for Samsung's next phablet. This time, we spot on Geekbench a certain SM-N930V, the usual indicator of a Verizon-bound model. What is curious about it, however, is how it is indicated to have only 4 GB of RAM, again defying earlier leaks and expectations of a 6 GB RAM flagship.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 goes on pre-order in the US

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 goes on pre-order in the US

There was a time when Samsung inundated the market with dozens upon dozens of smartphone and tablet models. Of late, it has tuned the numbers down a little, most especially when it comes to tablets. It's actually been a while since it put out a new member from its mid-range Galaxy Tab A series, and now it's making up for lost time with a completely new size option. For the first time, the tablet line gets a 10.1-inch model in the Galaxy Tab A 10.1, which also steps up the specs game just a wee bit.

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Galaxy J2 (2016), Smart Glow launched, Galaxy J Max in tow

Galaxy J2 (2016), Smart Glow launched, Galaxy J Max in tow

It's finally official. Although Samsung hasn't yet officially detailed the full capabilities of its new Smart Glow feature, the Galaxy J2 2016 Edition that bears it will finally go out to the public, at least in India. Toting admittedly rather low-end specs, the Galaxy J2 (2016) will most likely use that Smart Glow to be its major selling point. Samsung has also launched the Galaxy J Max, a smartphone that spans an enormous 7 inches, further blurring the lines between smartphone and tablet.

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Two Galaxy S7 Active phones fail water dunk tests

Two Galaxy S7 Active phones fail water dunk tests

Samsung offers an "Active" version of its Galaxy S7 flagship phone for those who often put their phones in perilous situations, and one of the advertised features is "water resistance." With the Galaxy S7 Active, Samsung says the phone is water resistant to depths as low as 5ft for up to 30 minutes at a time, which means it should be able to withstand being dropped into the swimming pool or survive in your pocket during a heavy rainstorm. Consumer Reports recently performed a water dunk test on the Galaxy S7 Active to test that water resistant feature, and their results were less than reassuring.

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Odd Galaxy Note 7 model seen with unknown Android 6.1

Odd Galaxy Note 7 model seen with unknown Android 6.1

Most of the debate around Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 7 has revolved around whether it will get a flat or curved edge screen. Given the back and forth of conflicting insider information, the jury's still out on that one. And yet here comes another piece of information that would imply there might actually be more choices to come. Spotted at GFXBench is a listing for a certain SM-N935F believed to be a Galaxy Note 7 variant, sporting only 4 GB of RAM and running an unannounced Android 6.1 version.

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Galaxy S7 edge Olympic Edition to be given away to Olympians

Galaxy S7 edge Olympic Edition to be given away to Olympians

If you haven't noticed it yet, Samsung is one of the major sponsors of the 2016 Olympics to be held at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil next month. And in case you haven't seen the leak, the Korean OEM is planning to put a special edition smartphone just for the occasion. Well, consider that leak confirmed! Samsung has indeed announced the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Olympic Games Limited Edition, which is a mouthful for simply a variant that has the 2016 Olympics branding all over it.

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Android Marshmallow and Nougat update lists revealed

Android Marshmallow and Nougat update lists revealed

Today we're running down the list of devices that have or will have soon the Google update to Android Marshmallow and Android Nougat. It's a bit difficult to tell the whole range of devices that'll be getting Nougat as of yet since Google's not officially released the OS in full - but we've got our sensors out. The Marshmallow list keeps growing by the day, too - the latest entry comes in the Honor 5X, which also gains EMUI 4.0 for good measure.

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Samsung Gear VR 2 spied in import records

Samsung Gear VR 2 spied in import records

Samsung has been peddling its Gear VR virtual reality headset for a while now and the category hasn't exactly boomed yet. Despite there not being a huge number of people buying the Gear VR or other VR headsets at this point, Samsung didn’t have an issue selling out of the device early on. It appears that Samsung does have a second version of the Gear VR that it is testing. Import tracking site Zauba has a listing that shows a quartet of Gear VR headsets have been imported into India for testing.

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Samsung outs world’s first UFS 256GB memory card

Samsung outs world’s first UFS 256GB memory card

Samsung has a strange attitude when it comes to microSD cards and smartphones. In the Galaxy S6 generation, it removed those but due to no small amount of criticism, it returned those in the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge and, presumably, the upcoming Galaxy Note 6/7 as well. And now it has unveiled what it boasts is the world's first batch of microSD cards, including a 256 GB one, based on the new UFS removable card standard. But, sadly, these new cards might not be compatible with any existing device in the market today.

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