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Galaxy S7 deals: The best price for Samsung’s flagship release

Galaxy S7 deals: The best price for Samsung’s flagship release

While almost immediately after the Samsung Galaxy S7 was revealed, we had pricing, it's quickly become apparent that carriers aren't going to leave themselves in a position to be outbid. T-Mobile, for example, is just one mobile device carrier inside the USA that's begun the war with a buy-one-get-one deal. As if the next-generation bits and pieces of the Galaxy S7 and/or Galaxy S7 Edge weren't already enough. Of course T-Mobile's situation here includes a rebate, so it's not as if you're getting a device entirely for free right out the gate. First you have to pay for it - you've also got to add a line for this deal to be able to work.

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Verizon cut Samsung Pay from Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Verizon cut Samsung Pay from Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

If your preferred carrier is Verizon and you have your heart set on owning a new Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge smartphone, one bit of Samsung tech is missing from the Verizon versions of both devices. Reports indicate that Verizon forced Samsung to remove Samsung Pay from its versions of both smartphones before it would allow them to be sold via its stores. As for why Verizon would force Samsung to remove Samsung Pay, it could be related to the fact that Verizon is a partner in Android Pay. UPDATE: Verizon responds (below).

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Samsung reveals its own 12MP Dual Pixel image sensor

Samsung reveals its own 12MP Dual Pixel image sensor

By now, the Galaxy S7's main camera story has already been narrated to death. It went from 16 megapixels in the Galaxy S6 down to 12 megapixels. In exchange, however, it gained twice the number of photodiodes for phase detection autofocus and larger pixels to boot, earning it abilities in the focus and low light department. Recent teardowns have revealed that camera sensor to be from Sony, but now Samsung is revealing its own similar image sensor, but with an additional talent you curiously won't find in the Galaxy S7.

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Galaxy S7 screen makes repairs extremely difficult

Galaxy S7 screen makes repairs extremely difficult

In many fables and fairy tales, a common theme is how beauty, whether natural or acquired, comes at a price. It seems that is also applicable with smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy S7 takes the fancy premium look of its predecessor, adds a few more curves at the back, and dishes a good amount of waterproofing. While those features are indeed mighty tasty, they unfortunately come with a compromise for the user down the line. iFixit has finally shared their teardown adventure and, to put it bluntly, it was a repairability nightmare.

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Galaxy S7 for Virgin, Boost Mobile release details confirmed

Galaxy S7 for Virgin, Boost Mobile release details confirmed

Details about the Samsung Galaxy S7 launch on Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile have been confirmed. We'd already heard that Samsung's latest smartphone would be arriving at Boost Mobile on March 11, and per Monday's announcement, that it'll be launching at Virgin Mobile USA on March 18. Now pricing has been confirmed, as well: customers will be shelling out $649.99 USD for the Black Onyx Galaxy S7 at either carrier, doing so to use it with no-contract monthly plans.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge: Which to buy

Samsung Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge: Which to buy

The reviews are in, and the verdict is pretty much unanimous: both the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge are excellent phones. Samsung's flagships for 2016 take what was loved about the S6 series, refines the good aspects, and - for the most part - addresses the complaints. Waterproofing, expandable storage, and more cohesive design are all headline features. Problem is, if you've decided that Samsung has earned space in your pocket, do you go for the S7 or the S7 edge?

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Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Review

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Review

Lust. That's what Samsung was counting on with the Galaxy S6 edge: enough people seeing its curvaceous AMOLED screen and uncontrollably coughing up the premium over its flat-fronted sibling. Problem was, though the hardware was clever, the software made little use of it, and so with the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge arriving even sleeker and even swifter, we have to ask: has the functionality finally caught up to the flexibility?

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Review

Samsung Galaxy S7 Review

You could forgive Samsung for harboring a little resentment toward Android phone buyers. After all, it gave us the Galaxy S6 - and in the process answered the most vocal and persistent criticisms of build quality and style, among other things - only to see sales fail to live up to expectations. Turns out, we're a fickle bunch, smartphone buyers, and so the Galaxy S7 arrives with courage screwed to the sticking place but no guarantees. Just one big question: is this the phone to buy if you're an Android fan?

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Galaxy A9 Pro surfaces in China with 4GB of RAM, Android Marshmallow

Galaxy A9 Pro surfaces in China with 4GB of RAM, Android Marshmallow

Back in December Samsung went official with the Galaxy A9 phablet. An upgraded version of that phablet called the Galaxy A9 Pro has now turned up in China as it crosses TENAA to get the certifications needed to launch officially. The Galaxy A9 Pro looks just like the original; it’s what is under the skin that makes this one better than the original and deserving of the Pro name.

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First dedicated VR cinema in the world opens in Amsterdam

First dedicated VR cinema in the world opens in Amsterdam

Virtual Reality headsets are out to change the way we watch videos, movies, and play games. Fans of the tech might be wondering when VR might take over the movie theaters and bring us more immersion in our favorite movies. It might be a while before VR takes off in some parts of the world, but in Amsterdam the world's first permanent VR cinema is set to open and it's simply called The Virtual Reality Cinema.

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Samsung states no plans to buy Tidal music service

Samsung states no plans to buy Tidal music service

While the talk about Samsung being unsatisfied with the performance of its Milk Music streaming service is likely true, the South Korean company has come out and stated that the rumors of talks to purchase Tidal are completely false. Variety reported on Friday that Samsung would be shutting down Milk Music, and the accompanying Milk Video, with plans to replace its streaming media offerings with the Tidal purchase, according to unnamed sources.

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Galaxy S7 Edge torture tests shows how the phone stands up to abuse

Galaxy S7 Edge torture tests shows how the phone stands up to abuse

When you drop lots of money on a new smartphone, it's understandable that you want to know how durable the device is and how well it will stand up to your daily grind. A video has been published to YouTube that puts the Samsung S7 Edge through bend, burn, and scratch tests. The first test we see is the scratch test looking at how well the screen of the smartphone stands up to scratching.

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