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Samsung Gear VR released on pre-order for $99

Samsung Gear VR released on pre-order for $99

Starting today the virtual reality headset known as Gear VR has been put on pre-order by Samsung and Oculus. This headset is the mobile VR portion of the Oculus/Samsung partnership, allowing users to enter the virtual reality realm with their Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge+, S6, or S6 edge. This is the first full-release version of the device series - each of the two headsets released previously (one for Galaxy Note 4, one for Galaxy S6) were "Innovator Editions" made primarily for developers.

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Samsung Galaxy View now in the US, whether you like it or not

Samsung Galaxy View now in the US, whether you like it or not

There was a time when Samsung's portfolio was punctuated by rather unconventional devices. A smartphone with a built-in projector, a 7-inch tablet that can make phone calls, and even a smartphone with a stylus. Although it has mostly settled on a few tried and tested designs, it seems to be trying to shake things up again by just a wee bit. The Galaxy View isn't any tablet you've seen. In fact, it might not be a tablet at all. Whether you buy into the spiel or not doesn't matter. Samsung has just brought the device to the US for real.

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LG V10 Review Part I: replacing the Galaxy Note

LG V10 Review Part I: replacing the Galaxy Note

Over the past several years, Samsung and LG have waged a silent battle against one another. This was a battle of the big phones. The Samsung Galaxy Note reigned supreme for several generations, checking all the boxes for a power user. These must-haves included a removable battery, a massive display, expandable storage (via microSD slot), and an excellent camera. But in the same year that Samsung does away with two of these "must have" features for their most powerful smartphone, LG picks up the slack. In the LG V10 is the home for the power user.

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Here’s what the huge Samsung Galaxy View will cost you

Here’s what the huge Samsung Galaxy View will cost you

As far as reasonable tablets are concerned, 12-inches seem to be the tipping point between size and portability. Ever the contrarian looking for something new to convince people to buy, Samsung went the extra mile, or rather extra few inches, with the 18.4-inch Galaxy View tablet. If you could still call it that. If, however, you've been sold on the device, you will be able to grab or lug one around starting November 6, for the price of a high-end smartphone but with specs that don't match.

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Samsung’s Q3 results are in, lets company breathe a bit

Samsung’s Q3 results are in, lets company breathe a bit

Samsung has just posted its financial numbers for the third quarter in a year and finally the Korean manufacturer has some room to breathe. But probably not for long. Even though the numbers are still small and still somewhat disappointing, consolidated revenues and operating profits have gone up, mostly thanks to its semiconductor and display panel businesses. The bad news, smartphone sales are still lower than hoped. The worse news, Samsung expects that the next quarter, nay the next year, will be even more difficult.

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Samsung Galaxy View detailed: new “largest Android” now official

Samsung Galaxy View detailed: new “largest Android” now official

What Samsung calls the "largest Android mobile device on the market" has been revealed in the Galaxy View. This device splits the difference between the smartphone (or tablet) and the full-sized television monitor, coming with a whopping 18.4-inch full HD (1920 x 1080) display with touchscreen capabilities. This device will come in either Wi-fi-only or 4G LTE iterations, running with a nanoSIM card slot right out of the box. This device comes with a built-in handle - naturally - to allow you to carry it around without worrying about a drop.

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Samsung’s folding smartphone might not launch in the US

Samsung’s folding smartphone might not launch in the US

Although mostly drowned out by the curved edges and unimetal bodies, Samsung doesn't seem to have forgotten the boast it made a couple of years ago. Courtesy of its display-making prowess, it would make the world's first smartphone with a foldable display. Every year, the Korean OEM is rumored to be preparing its launch and this year is no different. Rumor says 2016 will be the year. But rumor also says that while it may be true, Samsung's exotic smartphone might not actually reach US shores.

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Samsung responds to Snapdragon 820 heat reports [Updated]

Samsung responds to Snapdragon 820 heat reports [Updated]

If you thought Qualcomm's woes over overheating were over, it might be time to think again. [Update: Qualcomm has issued an official statement on the Snapdragon 820 heat rumors]. Its Snapdragon 810 flagship chip was hounded by inconsistent heat problems. The upcoming Snapdragon 820 is supposedly better, though Qualcomm has chosen not to mention anything about it, instead focusing on its key strengths. All seemed well, enough for Samsung to reportedly get behind the new chip as well. Except now there are once again murmurs of heating problems but this time, instead of turning away, Samsung is digging in to help.

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Samsung Galaxy View leak sets the price for a giant slab

Samsung Galaxy View leak sets the price for a giant slab

It seems that the rumors about two years ago were true, that device makers like Samsung and Apple would be carving out a new market for larger than usual tablets. After Samsung's Galaxy Note and Tab PROs, Apple revealed its hand with the large iPad Pro. Naturally, Samsung doesn't want to be outdone. The 18.4-inch Galaxy View that is making rounds over the Internet is truly one of the larger ones and now another "accidental" online listing is giving some insight on what the tablet really is for.

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Samsung Stripe and Band batteries are flexible, target wearables

Samsung Stripe and Band batteries are flexible, target wearables

When it comes to wearables, batteries are one of the biggest limitations. For all their features and flashiness, smartwatches still suffer from relatively poor battery life, and those batteries represent design limitations (or, conversely, the wearables’ designs limit the battery choices). Different research collectives and companies have been working on battery technologies to remove the shackles, and one of them is Samsung, which recently introduced its new Stripe battery.

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