Samsung GALAXY S 4

Samsung dives $12bn over GS4 sales pessimism and iPhone trade-ins

Samsung dives $12bn over GS4 sales pessimism and iPhone trade-ins

Samsung saw its market value dive by $12bn over concerns that it would erode profit margins with too many variants of the Galaxy S 4, along with indications that Apple would begin an official trade-in scheme for the iPhone. Roughly 6-percent of the South Korean company's value was wiped from its share price today, Reuters reports, after market analysts toughened their predictions around lagging sales of high-end phones.

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Samsung GALAXY S 4 nabs its own Wireless Charging setup

Samsung GALAXY S 4 nabs its own Wireless Charging setup

This week the folks at Samsung have made good on their word of a Samsung GALAXY S 4 wireless charging solution, bringing it out with the Qi-standard for good measure. There's two pieces to this puzzle, the first being a Wireless Charging Pad, the second being a Wireless Charging Cover. These are being pushed separately for more than one reason, mind you.

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Samsung updates Galaxy S 4 firmware: Apps on SD, HDR video, more

Samsung updates Galaxy S 4 firmware: Apps on SD, HDR video, more

Samsung has begun pushing out a firmware update for the Galaxy S 4, addressing complaints about limited storage space along with fixing a display glitch that led some users to see purple smearing. The new firmware, currently being released in Germany for the Galaxy S 4 GT-I9505 - the Snapdragon 600 powered variant - is a hefty one, weighing in at almost 366MB, but will update the smartphone to run apps from microSD card.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active ruggedizes S 4 with buff new body

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active ruggedizes S 4 with buff new body

Samsung has officially revealed the Galaxy S4 Active, its ruggedized version of the Galaxy S 4, complete with resilience to dust and the ability to withstand 1m dunks underwater for up to 30 minutes. Fronted by a 5-inch Full HD display, though TFT LCD rather than the Galaxy S 4's AMOLED, the Galaxy S4 Active has an 8-megapixel camera on the back and runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on a 1.9GHz quadcore processor.

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Samsung tipped to bring big.LITTLE ARM power to Chromebook

Samsung tipped to bring big.LITTLE ARM power to Chromebook

With the Samsung GALAXY S 4 in consumer hands internationally, fully stocked with Exynos OctaCore processors, so too has a new Chromebook been tipped with the same technology. While the big.LITTLE ARM processor architecture suggested for this next-generation machine has been implemented on the GALAXY S 4 (the international edition, that is) for a split between obvious "big" and "little" tasks, its usage in Chrome may be a bit less obvious. This device could very well be introduced at the June event teased by Samsung as well.

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Samsung Galaxy S 4 dissed by Microsoft over high price

Samsung Galaxy S 4 dissed by Microsoft over high price

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 is a neat device and all, but like a lot of flagship devices, the off-contract price can be a little off-putting to those not willing to shell out the cash for it, which is why subsidized pricing is a lot more attractive to consumers. However, that isn't stopping Microsoft from taking a whack at the Galaxy S 4, saying that its off-contract price is just way too expensive.

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Android 4.3 Jelly Bean will have IR-Blaster support: here’s why

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean will have IR-Blaster support: here’s why

Because both the Samsung GALAXY S 4 and the HTC One work with infrared-blasting hardware and they've both been grabbed by Google in the past few weeks, the next version of Android will likely have IR-Blaster-supporting drivers built-in. It's been confirmed today that both the HTC One and the Samsung GALAXY S 4 in their "Google Editions" will not have IR-Blaster support because this connection to their hardware is not part of the basic build of Android - it's made by HTC uniquely, and Samsung uniquely. As this is true, and as Android's next big update is well on it's way, one thing follows the other.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini official: 4.3-inches and optional LTE

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini official: 4.3-inches and optional LTE

Samsung has revealed the Galaxy S4 Mini, the widely-anticipated smaller version of the Galaxy S 4, packing a 4.3-inch display, dualcore processor, and an 8-megapixel main camera. Set to hit shelves in LTE, 3G, and 3G dual-SIM forms, depending on country, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini shrinks its full-sized sibling's screen down to qHD resolution from Full HD, and has only a 1.7GHz dualcore chip rather than the quadcore of the bigger phone. However, that makes for a more pocketable device, trimmed to 124.6 x 61.3 x 8.94 mm and 107g for the new Mini phone.

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GALAXY S 4 now one of seven AWS-capable devices on Verizon

GALAXY S 4 now one of seven AWS-capable devices on Verizon

Though it was reported earlier this week that the Samsung GALAXY S 4 would be the first device on the market with the ability to work with Verizon's next-generation mobile data network via AWS, it's become apparent that this device is not alone. Straight from Verizon this afternoon comes word that there are actually seven devices already on the market with the ability to work with their AWS band when it's activated later this year.

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Samsung Galaxy Exhibit brings Galaxy S III Mini to T-Mobile

Samsung Galaxy Exhibit brings Galaxy S III Mini to T-Mobile

While the Samsung Galaxy Exhibit may look to be a brand new smartphone - complete with fancy blue accents - coming to T-Mobile this week, it's actually an ever-so-slightly modified version of the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini. This device takes what the Galaxy S III Mini (not the S 4 Mini, mind you), was as it was released internationally last year with Galaxy S III style and gives it a slight bump, bringing a bit more of the Samsung Galaxy Axiom 4G LTE to party with the pink carrier.

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Verizon GALAXY S 4 will be first on next-generation LTE

Verizon GALAXY S 4 will be first on next-generation LTE

This week it's become apparent that not only does the Samsung GALAXY S 4 work on Verizon's 4G LTE network now, it'll soon be the first to work on the network's next-generation system. Speaking with Bloomberg on the matter earlier today, Verizon's vice president of network support Mike Haberman made it clear: the carrier's next network upgrade will work on the GALAXY S 4 after a simple software download.

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