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Dismal Samsung Q2 numbers forces Galaxy S6 price cut

Dismal Samsung Q2 numbers forces Galaxy S6 price cut

It's one thing for a product to be highly popular and another thing for that popularity to translate into profits. That was the case back then with the HTC One (M7 and M8) and is now the case with Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 edge duo. The Korea manufacturer has just released its second quarter financials and, while the company did see some increase in numbers, it was only ever so slight. Plus, the Galaxy S6 flagship, hoped to be its savior, turned out to be almost a dud.

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Final Galaxy Note 5 images release herald August event

Final Galaxy Note 5 images release herald August event

Today images of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 have appeared in their final form, looking just about as near-official as they're going to get. While these are still renderings - much in the same way all smartphone companies release renderings for ad material - they're as close to the real deal as you're going to see for the moment, just a few weeks away from the real thing. Here the Galaxy Note 5 is looking pretty spiffy, complete with an industrial design finesse matched only by the Galaxy S6 Edge, its little sibling.

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Google app outs “busiest times” for local shops

Google app outs “busiest times” for local shops

The latest update to Google's search system on Android and iOS devices is a meter that says when they're busiest. It's a "Popular times" meter, and it'll show you when you'd be best to head in - and when the best time is to avoid. Popular times are listed for each individual day of the week, with a meter that'll likely show you how you'll want to avoid a coffee house near the start and the middle of the day - just get your coffee at supper time, that's all.

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NUU Z8 flagship Android: silent up-and-comer

NUU Z8 flagship Android: silent up-and-comer

The folks at NUU Mobile have a new smartphone for the United States, one by the name of NUU Z8. Have you heard of NUU before? No? You're not alone. This smartphone company isn't the type that competes directly with the likes of Samsung and Apple. Instead, they create smartphones inside the United States that are unlocked and available to work on a wide variety of networks. Everything from AT&T to metroPCS to Cricket Wireless to T-Mobile, with a whole lot more in-between.

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Cat S40 rugged smartphone aims directly at outdoor workers

Cat S40 rugged smartphone aims directly at outdoor workers

Cat is a brand that started out making massive earth moving equipment that you would see building highways around the country. The brand eventually spilled out into other products such as clothing and smartphones. It may seem weird to have the Cat name on a smartphone, but considering the devices are always aimed at workers who work outside the smartphone makes sense. Cat's latest smartphone is the S40.

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Samsung’s 1μm-pixel camera sensor to keep phones even thinner

Samsung’s 1μm-pixel camera sensor to keep phones even thinner

Ever wondered why smartphones like the iPhone 6 or the Samsung Galaxy S6 have protruding rear cameras? That's because as thin as smartphones might be getting, the powerful camera sensors in them aren't. This leads to problems in finding ways to stash all of those inside in creative ways, like what Apple might be doing, or, more logically, creating smaller camera sensors that still perform as well as their bigger counterparts. Samsung claims it might have just have the latter solution in its new 1μm-pixel sensor.

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Qualcomm reveals wireless charging for metal encased devices

Qualcomm reveals wireless charging for metal encased devices

Wireless charging is slowly becoming a staple feature in mobile devices these days, but not all mainstream flagship smartphones are able to take advantage of this technology. Some, like the HTC One M9, are prevented from adopting wireless charing because of their metal bodies. That will soon change, if Qualcomm has its way. The mobile chip maker has just announced a breakthrough in its WiPower wireless charging technology that will finally allow mobile devices with metal cases to take advantage of all that the technology has to offer.

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DxOMark ranks the Moto X Style above the iPhone 6

DxOMark ranks the Moto X Style above the iPhone 6

Usually, we have to wait for a few more days after a new smartphone has launched to see any kind of camera benchmark from DxOMark. Surprisingly, the website has come out with one immediately after Motorola announced its new smartphones. In this case, DxOMark took the high end Moto X Style for a spin. Lo and behold, the smartphone was able to grab the second (or third) highest spot in the list, standing just behind the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge (and Galaxy S6) and shoulder to shoulder with the Galaxy Note 4. As a result, this has pushed back the iPhone 6 Plus to fifth place.

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Galaxy Note 5, Gear A, Edge may add up to Samsung’s biggest Unpacked yet

Galaxy Note 5, Gear A, Edge may add up to Samsung’s biggest Unpacked yet

Earlier today Samsung sent out invitations to an event that'll have three devices (at least) released to the masses. Just following Motorola's event today and before Apple's event later this year, the "Galaxy" giant will more than likely be revealing two smartphones and at least one smartwatch. Given the amount of rumors, leaks, and tips we've received over the past few weeks, we can't help but wonder if Samsung's secrets have all been revealed already. And if they have, is that going to be just fine with potential consumers?

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