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Samsung Galaxy S4 Black Edition hands-on

Samsung Galaxy S4 Black Edition hands-on

Just as the Samsung Galaxy S5 is announced, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Black Edition is made available to the public. Here this week at Mobile World Congress 2014 we’ve gotten the opportunity to get up close and personal with this unique iteration of the device, new back cover and everything. What’s the big difference, you may ask? It’s got faux stitching!

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Galaxy S5 fingerprint sensor: secure folders, private mode, under home

Galaxy S5 fingerprint sensor: secure folders, private mode, under home

As we inch toward the Mobile World Congress 2014 reveal of the Samsung Galaxy S5, we’re seeing bits and pieces that fit together to create a smartphone that might battle the iPhone 5s directly. Word from SamMobile has it that the Galaxy S5 will have Samsung’s own implementation of a swipe-to-scan sensor under the device’s home button. This home button will be physical, like in past releases, and capacitive buttons will flank it.

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Samsung GALAXY S4 and S4 Mini Black Edition launch next month

Samsung GALAXY S4 and S4 Mini Black Edition launch next month

Smartphones come in all shapes and sizes, some more classy than others. Options exist for getting a nice-looking smartphone that complements a business look -- the Moto X's wood-backing option, for example. Leather has been a staple in the classy category for years, and starting next month, those in Russia can get it in black on the back of a GALAXY S 4.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 appears bound for 1080p

Samsung Galaxy S5 appears bound for 1080p

Today a listing at LG's South Korean wireless group LG U+ is suggesting that the next Samsung Galaxy smartphone - the Galaxy S 5 - will be appearing with another 1080p display. This wouldn't be unheard of - many users working with 1080p displays today have been more than adamant about the sharpness being well and above enough for normal, every-day activities. But this tip would, on the other hand, fly in the face of quad HD lovers everywhere - aka those that have suggested the next Galaxy device will ramp up again.

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Flagship smartphone users consume more data than tablet users based on JDSU report

Flagship smartphone users consume more data than tablet users based on JDSU report

A new study was recently published by JDSU that looks at the data usage of high-end smartphone users compared to the amount of data that tablet and other smartphone users consume. According to the report, users of flagship smartphones like the iPhone 5S and Galaxy S4 are consuming more data than the tablet using contemporaries. The data comes from a large-scale survey conducted on mobile data conversion last year.

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Pelican ProGear Protector Galaxy S 4 case first look: real heavy-duty

Pelican ProGear Protector Galaxy S 4 case first look: real heavy-duty

If there’s one thing that can be said without hesitation about Pelican’s delivery of cases for devices, it’s that they’re rugged. Each time we’ve had our hands on a case from this group, known for their protection of vital gear on all levels, consumer to infantry (for quite a few years, mind you), we’ve found them to go above and beyond the call of duty. This Pelican ProGear CE1250 Protector Series Phone Case for the Samsung Galaxy S 4 is no exception to the rule.

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Samsung teases possible HMP implementation for Exynos ahead of CES

Samsung teases possible HMP implementation for Exynos ahead of CES

Samsung this weekend teased an upcoming announcement about its Exynos processor ecosystem. The company will formally deliver the announcement on Jan. 7, 2014 at CES. Details are scant at best, but all indications point either to implementation of heterogeneous multi-processing (HMP) in its Exynos 5 Octa line of systems-on-chips (SoCs), or an all-new Exynos 6 Octa with HMP. The tease could also indicate a long-rumored 64-bit Exynos.

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Samsung “Galaxy Band” fitness tracker rumored to debut Feb. 2014

Samsung “Galaxy Band” fitness tracker rumored to debut Feb. 2014

Samsung may be developing a new wearable fitness tracker. The so-called "Galaxy Band" would likely be an update to the seemingly discontinued S-Band, the screen-less, wrist-mounted tracker for pairing with a Galaxy S 4. The Galaxy Band would add a screen along with an array of other fitness- and health-oriented tracking features.

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Samsung GALAXY S 4 Mini Review

Samsung GALAXY S 4 Mini Review

The world of Samsung smartphones runs the gamut from one size to another. Want a phone that doubles as a small tablet? There's a Galaxy for that. Not everyone finds phablet-sized smartphones of adequate size for a tablet, however, and so they opt for a larger dedicated tablet and, conversely, a smaller smartphone to complement it. Others simply want a small easy-to-hold-and-pocket offering. Regardless of your reasons for leaning towards the diminutive end of the spectrum, Samsung aims to have your back, rolling out the svelte GALAXY S 4 Mini -- a miniature version of its popular handset by the same name. How does the smartphone hold up to its larger brethren? Read our full SlashGear review to find out.

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Samsung GALAXY S 4 arrives at AT&T’s Aio Wireless ahead of nationwide expansion

Samsung GALAXY S 4 arrives at AT&T’s Aio Wireless ahead of nationwide expansion

Aio Wireless has been in the news quite a bit recently, having been on the receiving end of a lawsuit from T-Mobile for the use of a shade of magenta. Late last month, the AT&T subsidiary announced that it will be expanding its markets to the nationwide level in a little under two weeks, something that will include one more smartphone option than previously.

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Liquipel Skins debut as protection from physical damage

Liquipel Skins debut as protection from physical damage

Liquipel is known for its unique method of waterproofing gadgets that sprays an invisible protective coating over devices and in crevices. However, the company is branching away from that and is launching a new line of products called Skins, which are essentially protective cases that prevent damage from happening due to drops.

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Samsung GALAXY S 4 Mini surfaces with Verizon branding

Samsung GALAXY S 4 Mini surfaces with Verizon branding

The Samsung GALAXY S 4 Mini, the smaller sibling of Samsung's well-known smartphone, will be coming to the US via Verizon, according to a couple of leaks that have surfaced, one of which features a couple shots of the handset with Verizon's branding and splash screen. You can see them for yourself, including a comparison shot with the iPhone 5, after the jump.

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