Samsung GALAXY S 4

Samsung’s Summer: Galaxy Note III, Galaxy Camera II, GALAXY S 4 LTE-Advanced

Samsung’s Summer: Galaxy Note III, Galaxy Camera II, GALAXY S 4 LTE-Advanced

The clues continue to appear for the summer 2013 generation of Samsung devices, each of them riding in on the herald that was the smartphone GALAXY S 4. As this hero device brings in this generation's aesthetic style and software features, each of the following will come up: Samsung Galaxy Note III, Galaxy Camera II, and GALAXY S 4 LTE-Advanced. Then there's the Samsung Galaxy Zoom, another new camera/phone balance we've not yet seen.

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Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 photo examples appear in Google+

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 photo examples appear in Google+

With the next Samsung device event coming up quick - June 20th, that is, a selection of devices have been appearing: smartphones to notebooks to cameras. Today's appearance is by a device code-named EK-GN120 and suggested to be known in the market as the Samsung Galaxy Camera II (aka Samsung Galaxy Camera 2). This device would, if proven to be legitimate, work with a 20.9-megapixel camera lens.

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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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