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  • Samsung’s all-metal Galaxy Alpha is 2014’s most pointless phone

    Can you list all the models available in the Samsung Galaxy family today? I just tried, but ran out of fingers. Perhaps it’s fitting then that the Korean tech giant should add yet another device to its over-complicated and never-ending lineup, just before the iPhone 6’s launch. And wouldn’t you know it? The phone Samsung’s aiming squarely at its American rival is flaunting a similar jacket and shades, like a less popular kid trying too hard. “With an entirely new appearance, the Galaxy Alpha focuses on both beauty and functionality combining a stunning metal frame and slim, light weight design with...

  • Samsung and LG unveil lastest Moto 360-slaying smartwatches

    It must be smartwatch Christmas in the wearables industry, because Korean rivals — Samsung and LG — have just announced new devices coming soon to their already numerous lineup. The LG in question is a Moto 360-killer while Samsung is looking for a more complete approach — it’s essentially a watchphone. The LG G Watch R Let’s start with the LG, though. It’s round, like the Moto 360, and that’s about the most important part. According to LG’s seemingly chuffed press release, the watch boasts “a refined aesthetic that is reminiscent of traditional timepieces.” And its right. The watch exudes a stately...

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 trailer paints S Pen as second coming of gadget accessories

    Samsung, stop trying to make the S Pen a thing, really. After four versions of this enormous phone, you either hate it or use the S Pen so often your finger never touches the screen. In this new teaser trailer for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the S Pen is front and center, and is the second coming of gadget accessories, according to Samsung. Samsung calls it a tool for the way we live today, and then proceeds to show us how we should really be living. The teaser trailer is a whack of handsome actors teasing the phone with...

  • NOOK at me: Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 turns into latest Barnes & Noble tablet

    I’m not completely sure if I understand the purpose of reading-specific tablets (versus e-paper alternatives) like the NOOK. Samsung has teamed up with Barnes & Noble, the largest bookseller in the US, to launch its latest device. But the problem is, it’s not an e-reader. It’s a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 with NOOK apps installed. Those imagining a brand new machine, with NOOK labels imprinted everywhere will be disappointed, in fact it’s nothing new at all. Painting a pony black does not make it a stallion, but this is what Samsung’s attempted here. It’s still a rather pretty pony, though. The...

  • Samsung Galaxy Alpha sports full metal jacket, lacklustre feature set

    Major Update: Although we reported on the fake Alpha back in July, Samsung has now released the official Alpha into the wild, and at first glimpse, it’s a much prettier, slimmer and slightly smaller Galaxy S5. At around 2mm thinner than its larger brother, the Alpha sports a smaller battery (1860mAh versus 2800mAh), lowly USB 2.0 connectivity (not the 3.0 offered on the S5) and a subpar 1280×720 AMOLED screen, at 4.8″. It’s not the 1080p screen seen on the S5, but the pixel depth should fall above the 300ppi range. A 12MP camera, with 4K video capturing ability at...

  • Samsung introduces Beats-beating premium audio range to the US

    Samsung has recently taken IBM’s baton in the “who hates Apple more” marathon. The Korean electronics giant, although cooperating with Apple for many years, has seen its Samsung Galaxy S5 beaten by Cupertino’s year-old iPhone 5s. But Samsung refuses to lie down in the battle of the premium audio products. Samsung Mobile has announced that it will finally introduce its Level premium audio series to the US, which will likely strike a few chords in the Beats’ dominated sector. Priced at US$349, the flagship Level Over (pictured above) undercuts the Beats Pro, while falling just above the Studio’s tag. The white...

  • Samsung’s ‘Gear VR’ headset set for September launch [rumour]

    If reports coming from SamMobile are factual, then Samsung will be showcasing its much anticipated Google Cardboard-challenger, dubbed the Gear VR, in September at the IFA 2014 trade show. Speculation abounds following Engadget’s leak a few weeks ago, but SamMobile can now “confirm” that the Korean manufacturer is indeed working on a VR headset of its own, and it will be arriving very shortly. In a quickly-blossoming market featuring the likes of Sony’s Project Morpheus, Google’s DIY-orientated Cardboard and Facebook’s Oculus Rift, Samsung also wants a foot in the door before it is slammed shut. Unlike Sony or Oculus’s implementation, however,...

  • Updated: Samsung launches small yet suave Galaxy S5 Mini

    Update: Contrary to the previous, highly warped information gained, Samsung has today launched the Galaxy S5 Mini, stunning leakers across the realm. The phone looks exactly like it’s big brother, albeit slightly smaller. The specifications stated previously in the article also remain true. Reasoning for the variant’s launch has been explained, thanks to JK Shin, CEO and head of Samsung IT & Mobile. “We always strive to develop devices that appeal to a range of consumer tastes and styles. The Galaxy S5 mini allows consumers to enjoy the iconic design and essential and useful features of the Galaxy S5 through...

  • 10 Samsung Galaxy S6 features we’d love to see

    Samsung’s rolled out its flagship phone of 2014, the Galaxy S5 – a smartphone that will place a sales headlock on most of the existing top brands in the smartphone market. Of course, the Galaxy S5’s lifespan is far from over but then, change is key in the world of technology. So Samsung won’t remain complacent with its 2014 innovations. With Apple set to unfurl the iPhone 6 this year, Samsung has more reason to heat the market up with its next phone, the Galaxy S6. If we consider that all future phones are perfect, then the Samsung Galaxy S6...

  • Samsung’s slim Galaxy Tab S pair announced with AMOLED screens

    Samsung has officially unveiled its flagship Galaxy Tab S tablet in both 8.4″ and 10.5″ guises, with base prices starting at US$399 and US$499, respectively. The Korean electronics giant, after too many leaks to count, has finally lifted the curtain to reveal a lighter, faster tablet duo, with much denser screens. Both Galaxy Tab Ss are a mere 6.6mm deep while weighing in between 465 and 298g for the respective models. The screen is however, the real selling point. The Super AMOLED, QHD 2560×1600 units, enjoy pixel densities of 288ppi for the 10.5″ and in excess of 300ppi for the 8.5″....