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Galaxy J5 leaked images highlight metal frame and colors

Galaxy J5 leaked images highlight metal frame and colors

Earlier this month some images of the Samsung J5 smartphone leaked when the device crossed TENAA in China. Those images highlighted a device that appeared to have a metal frame. This week some more images of the Samsung J5 have leaked and these appear to possible be official images from Samsung slated to show the device off when it officially launches. This new round of leaked images show the device from most angles.

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Galaxy S7’s Bluetooth LE is on even when BT is off

Galaxy S7’s Bluetooth LE is on even when BT is off

This week we're continuing our exploration of the Samsung Galaxy S7, finding a setting new users may want to turn off right out of the box. This feature goes by the name "Nearby device scanning" - and it's not strictly good nor bad, so to speak. What you're going to want to do is test the feature in your own immediate area to see whether or not it adversely affects your battery life - chances are it won't. If it DOES, it's relatively easy to turn off.

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Samsung’s TabPro S price brings tablet wars to iPad Pro

Samsung’s TabPro S price brings tablet wars to iPad Pro

Samsung's TabPro S, the sleek Windows 10 slate which the company hopes will claw would-be iPad Pro buyers away from Apple Stores, will be priced at $900, Samsung has announced today. The 12-inch tablet will go up for sale tomorrow, March 18th, in the US, Samsung says, offering up to 10.5 hours of runtime on a single charge.

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Samsung, de GRISOGONO to make a luxurious Gear S2 smartwatch

Samsung, de GRISOGONO to make a luxurious Gear S2 smartwatch

If you thought that Samsung is over its jewelry obsession, better think again. It may have curiously skipped Swarovski this time around, but this diamond-laden smartwatch isn't going to be less luxurious. Or expensive for that matter. This time, Samsung has partnered with famed jewelry and watchmaker de GRISOGONO to co-create, not merely co-brand, Samsung insists, a special, limited-edition Samsung Gear S2. Naturally, this is more a fashion statement than a simple smartwatch, blending the latest in wearable technology with some of the most luxurious materials and stones in the fashion world.

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Verizon unveils its “not lease” Galaxy S7, S7 edge upgrade plan

Verizon unveils its “not lease” Galaxy S7, S7 edge upgrade plan

AT&T and T-Mobile may have their pseudo "Buy One somewhat Get One" promos for the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge, but Verizon is using a different strategy a bit closer to Samsung's heart. In what could be the next trend in smartphone purchases, Verizon has announced its own "Annual Upgrade Program" that will allow subscribers to get a new Samsung Galaxy S flagship every year, starting with the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. Amusingly, Verizon seemingly refuses to call it a "leasing program".

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Galaxy S7 costs $255 to make, so says IHS

Galaxy S7 costs $255 to make, so says IHS

This week the folks at research firm IHS have suggested that, after all components are put together and counted up, the Galaxy S7 costs about $255 to make. They suggest that Samsung is creating a device, therefore, that costs around the same amount as the Samsung Galaxy S5 was to make. You'll find that the Galaxy S7 will cost around $670, or more than twice what this research firm suggests it costs to make. Of course there's no real way of knowing the exact pricing without manufacturing receipts and Samsung's final official word.

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Galaxy S7 reveals handy new Wi-fi feature

Galaxy S7 reveals handy new Wi-fi feature

This week new users of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are finding that they've got an extra option in their Mobile HotSpot settings. Instead of just being able to share their mobile internet connection, they're now able to bounce their Wi-fi connection from their smartphone to their laptop - or any other Wi-fi-enable device. What's the use of this? Why would you want to share a Wi-fi connection to a device when that device already has the ability to see a Wi-fi connection? Funny you should ask!

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Samsung’s SXSW C-Lab showcase: Hum On!, Waffle, Entrim 4D

Samsung’s SXSW C-Lab showcase: Hum On!, Waffle, Entrim 4D

At the beginning of the year, Samsung showed off a few of its employees' experimental products at CES 2016 under the company's Creative Lab, or C-Lab, program. That included a smart belt, a smart wristband, and a virtual reality "handle bar" controller. At SXSW, the company revealed a few more ideas that, if turned into actual products, could be pretty interesting. For example, the Hum On! app can turn any hum or voiced tones into a musical piece. Waffle makes social networking an even more social and collaborative process, while Entrim 4D gives VR users a sense motion delivered through their ears.

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Galaxy S7 edge iFixit teardown: just as terrible to repair

Galaxy S7 edge iFixit teardown: just as terrible to repair

Smartphones are getting more sophisticated and also more intricate. While these initially translate to a better consumer experience, down the line, after a few years or even just months of usage, it could spell trouble. Smartphones are getting harder to repair, unless you are a seasoned and trained OEM technician. The Galaxy S7 is one of the most recent examples of that. While its slightly larger cousin, the Galaxy S7 edge, is thankfully not harder to repair despite its curved edge front, it is, sadly, just as difficult as the flat-faced version.

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Seriously, don’t break your Galaxy S7 edge

Seriously, don’t break your Galaxy S7 edge

Whatever you do, don't drop your Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. That's pretty much the suggestion from teardown specialist iFixit, which took its varied collection of tiny screwdrivers, knives, and other instruments to Samsung's curved-screen smartphone and discovered that repairs are not going to be easy going.

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Galaxy S7 released for sale: everything you need to know

Galaxy S7 released for sale: everything you need to know

Today we're going to run down every little bit and piece about the Samsung Galaxy S7 that you need to know before buying. Or even considering buying. This is a big decision, after all - several hundred dollars worth of a decision you're about to make. As such, we're going to make it easy on you. If you want a fantastic phone - go for it. If that's not enough for you, by all means, behold our extensive set of informative guides and hands-on experiences.

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Galaxy S7, S7 edge launches in the US, global markets

Galaxy S7, S7 edge launches in the US, global markets

Today marks a milestone for Samsung. March 11 marks the official launch of the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge in key markets around the world and, at least those Europe, Singapore, Australia, and South Korea are already on their way to enjoying Samsung's latest flagship. The US, naturally, is that far behind, following a few hours later. Now starts the true litmus test of whether the initial hype and positive reviews of the Galaxy S7 siblings will translate into actual sales, not to mention profits, for Samsung.

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