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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 Gear VR web browser beta arrives tomorrow

Samsung Gear VR web browser beta arrives tomorrow

Samsung has announced “Samsung Internet for Gear VR”, a web browser for its virtual reality headset. With this app, Gear VR owners will be able to access the Internet and enjoy content from beyond the app ecosystem, expanding the headset’s usefulness and eliminating one of the bigger complaints about the device. Among other things, the browser can stream 3D and 360-degree video.

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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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Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini details leaked: 4.3-inch entry-level expected

Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini details leaked: 4.3-inch entry-level expected

Samsung only released the original Galaxy J1, a budget-friendly model far from its typical flagship phones, earlier this year, but it appears the Korean company is working on a new "Mini" variant. Several leaks popping up in different databases have indicated that a SM-J105F model is on the way from Samsung, a model number that is very close the original Galaxy J1's SM-J100F.

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Samsung Exynos 8 Octa 8890 is its first premium one-chip solution

Samsung Exynos 8 Octa 8890 is its first premium one-chip solution

About two weeks ago, Samsung unveiled its next generation system-on-chip or SoC, the Exynos 8 Octa. Now it is revealing what will be the first member of that new family, the Exynos 8 Octa 8890. This processor brings together all the latest in the silicon industry, including a 14 nm FinFET process as well as combining both application processor and a powerful new cellular LTE modem in a single chip. This new flagship processor is expected to power the Korean OEM's Galaxy S7 smartphone, due to be revealed by February next year.

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