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Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini hands-on

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini hands-on

The smallest entrant in this week's barrage of devices being shown in London is the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, which we've gotten the opportunity to get hands-on time with today. This device is a shadow of what the Samsung Galaxy S4 brings to the party with a 4.3-inch display (perfect if you're switching now from the Samsung Galaxy S II), with qHD resolution. Inside also is a 1.7GHz dual-core processor that's just a bit less powerful than its bigger siblings.

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Here’s Samsung’s new ATIV range (in brief)

Here’s Samsung’s new ATIV range (in brief)

This week the folks at Samsung have done a rather quick run-down of machines at their Premiere event in London. Not only is the team bringing notebooks and Ulrabooks to the market, they've got an all-in-one machine as well. This family begins with the ATIV One 5 Style, a Windows 8 All-in-one, and moves on with a pair of Ultrabooks: ATIV Book 9 Plus and ATIV Book 9 Lite.

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Instagram Video outlined: 15 second clips, no loops

Instagram Video outlined: 15 second clips, no loops

This afternoon, the team at Facebook have introduced their brand Instagram's new ability to record video clips. "Video for Instagram" will be added to both iOS and Android with a collection of 15 filters made specifically for the video universe. This new feature will be clipped into 15-second segments and able to be posted to Twitter while it's hosted on Instagram's own servers - or straight to Facebook it goes.

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Samsung Premiere event Hardware Expectations: Galaxy and ATIV on tap

Samsung Premiere event Hardware Expectations: Galaxy and ATIV on tap

This afternoon we'll be seeing a collection of Samsung devices that sit comfortably in both the desktop and mobile environments. What we've seen already is a collection of mobile devices - cameras and hybrids - that'll be appearing at the event for some hands-on action for sure. Just this morning, too, we've seen some notebooks that are not going to be ones you'll want to miss.

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Samsung Galaxy S 4 LTE-Advanced due this month with 2-3x LTE speed

Samsung Galaxy S 4 LTE-Advanced due this month with 2-3x LTE speed

Samsung's LTE-Advanced version of the Galaxy S 4, the unsurprisingly named "Galaxy S 4 LTE-Advanced", could arrive in South Korea this month, the company's mobile chief has confirmed, as Samsung attempts to position itself as a key player in double-4G speeds. The new variant of the Galaxy S 4 flagship will make Samsung "the first with the commercial launch of the advanced 4G version of the smartphone" J.K. Shin told Reuters, though it will require network support in order to make the most of the new potency.

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Jay Z Magna Carta Holy Grail album hits July 4th with Samsung exclusive [UPDATE]

Jay Z Magna Carta Holy Grail album hits July 4th with Samsung exclusive [UPDATE]

The secret has been revealed - in part - Jay-Z has paired up with Samsung to promote a solo album "Magna Carta Holy Grail" that'll be sent out "for free" to the first 1 million users of a unique app that'll only work on select Samsung devices. This release is part of a multi-million-dollar deal that was rumored earlier this year between the artist and the smart device brand, here revealing itself immediately before the Half Time Show during Game 5 of the NBA Finals, 2013.

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Samsung Jay-Z deal is real: showtime set for NBA finals Sunday [UPDATE]

Samsung Jay-Z deal is real: showtime set for NBA finals Sunday [UPDATE]

An invitation to tune in to the NBA Finals game five on Sunday has landed on the digital desks of the press this afternoon, suggesting that the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and the artist known as Jay-Z will come together for some great showing. This lends itself well to the idea that the artist signed a deal with Samsung, this information coming across as rumor earlier this month. This streaming music deal, as it's been suggested to be, may put Jay-Z's own Roc Nation up on an exclusive tip with the Samsung Galaxy family of smartphones and tablets. UPDATE: It's an album!

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Galaxy S 4 Gold and Platinum-plated editions suggest Goldgenie’s faith in Samsung

Galaxy S 4 Gold and Platinum-plated editions suggest Goldgenie’s faith in Samsung

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 has seen its fair share of editions since its launch earlier this year, but none come close to the extravagance of the Gold, Platinum, and Rose Gold versions appearing customized by Goldgenie. This company is known for their hyping-up of devices of many types, making it clear with each choice of pre-customized model that they've got enough faith in its popularity that they'll make their mark on a broad scale. With the Samsung Galaxy S 4, the first non-Apple, non-BlackBerry device comes to the goldsmith.

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