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Galaxy S7 design details: what the Galaxy A can tell us

Galaxy S7 design details: what the Galaxy A can tell us

This week Samsung announced the "S6" line of Galaxy A devices in the Galaxy A3, A5, and A7, each with clues about next year's hero phone. That phone will almost certainly be known as the Samsung Galaxy S7, and if the success of this year's phone options have anything to say about it, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Edge Plus, as well. While we've been able to glean a little bit of information about S7 details from the Galaxy Note 5, here in the Galaxy A line for 2015 come the real clues.

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Samsung debuts refreshed Galaxy A lineup for 2016 with Samsung Pay

Samsung debuts refreshed Galaxy A lineup for 2016 with Samsung Pay

Samsung announced refreshed 2016 models of its Galaxy A devices, the manufacturer's mid-range line-up of smartphones consisting of the Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, and Galaxy A7. The second-generation Galaxy includes a few small changes, such as larger screens for the A3 and A5, thinner bezels, and fingerprint sensors, with biggest upgrade being support for Samsung Pay on the A5 and A7.

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2nd gen Samsung Galaxy A5 shows up at TENAA

2nd gen Samsung Galaxy A5 shows up at TENAA

Aside from its recent Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+, Samsung has been relatively silent on the smartphone front. Of course, that doesn't mean it has nothing left to show. We've caught glimpses of a Galaxy A7 inching its way to the market and stopping by China's TENAA last week. If you've been wondering where the rest of the "Galaxy A" family have gone, then you can half stop wondering. The Samsung Galaxy A5 has now been spotted at TENAA as well, revealing a very slight upgrade from its predecessor.

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Report: Samsung has ‘major’ camera news for CES 2016

Report: Samsung has ‘major’ camera news for CES 2016

The days are counting down until CES 2016, and as such the rumor-mill has kicked into full gear. Among it is a new report claiming Samsung has something big planned for CES in the form of a “major statement” that will involve the company’s camera business. It's all very vague at this point, and of course Samsung isn't saying anything either way. Fortunately, there's only a few weeks left before we find out either way.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 release will see few aesthetic changes

Samsung Galaxy S7 release will see few aesthetic changes

The changes to the Galaxy line of smartphones for Samsung in 2016 will be largely "in the details" as it were. Word from Korea is that the smartphone maker will focus on updating the tinier details - like processor speed, camera power, and display quality. This is in stark contrast to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Plus releases in 2015 where the so-called "Project Zero" phones were given a giant overhaul from the outer designs of the Galaxy S5 and S4 before them.

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New Samsung patent continues dream of rollable, foldable phones

New Samsung patent continues dream of rollable, foldable phones

Once upon a time, ok just two or three years ago, Korean rivals Samsung and LG were seemingly involved in a rat race for foldable, if not flexible, devices. The two have recently become silent, with both having achieved some amount of success as far as flexible screens go. Samsung, however, has definitely not given up on the dream just yet. A new batch of patents filed at the USPTO hints just as much, with three new designs that could pique one's curiosity. At least as far as ideas go.

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Samsung names Dongjin Koh as new mobile communications head

Samsung names Dongjin Koh as new mobile communications head

It seems that rumors of Samsung's restructuring has come to pass. Although J. K. Shin, who has become the public face of Samsung's mobile division, will continue to hold an overarching role in that business, he will be handing over most of the day to day operations to a new chief. At its annual personnel appointments announcement, Samsung has revealed that Dongjin Koh, former head of Samsung's mobile research and development, will be taking over as the company's president for mobile communications, leaving Shin with a more supervisorial role.

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Galaxy S7 microSD rumors: does the Galaxy S6 need the space?

Galaxy S7 microSD rumors: does the Galaxy S6 need the space?

The Galaxy S7 might have a microSD card slot - it's a real possibility. Rumor has it, and the crowd goes wild. But do you need it? If you're one of the many users of the Samsung Galaxy S6 or the Samsung Galaxy S5 - or even the S4 before that - what say you? Have you run out of space on the regular? Is it an absolute necessity that you expand your storage space beyond the basic 16GB you paid for in the first place? Or did you buy a bigger storage size model at the start?

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