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Samsung TV Plus adds CBSN to its growing 70+ TV channel portfolio

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The Samsung TV Plus service seems to be constantly expanding, which was bound to happen given how the platform is available on virtually any Samsung smart TV released since 2016. That's not to say that the company isn't actively trying to improve the service as more people gain access to it. On the contrary. Samsung has just announced that CBSN is joining the existing portfolio of 70+ TV channels currently available on the platform.CBSN is a free 24/7 live streaming news channel launched by CBS News and CBS Interactive in 2014. 'As viewership trends continue to shift, we feel it is important to offer consumers a live and linear TV experience that is completely free […]' said Selek Brodsky, VP of Strategic Partnerships for Samsung Electronics.CBSN launches on Samsung TV PlusSamsung revealed at SDC 2019 that the linear and non-linear TV models have become nearly equally popular. But regardless of which method of content distribution we're looking at, the general tren…

Mobile Design Competition concludes with these six unique product ideas

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Samsung has announced the winners of the Mobile Design Competition at SDC 2019. The competition was first revealed in June and it's the product of a collaboration between Samsung and design magazine Deezen.Over the past few months, contestants have had a chance to submit designs to one of two categories labeled Next Mobile Wallpaper Paradigm Graphic Design and Next Mobile+ Product Design. The first category revolves around digital products, specifically wallpapers, while the second category explores mobile accessories. Here are the winners and grand finalists announced at SDC 2019.Best of Next Mobile+ Product Design: Star GalaxyThe star of the Next Mobile+ Product Design category is, well, the so-called Star Galaxy, created by André Gouveia, Nuno Pires, and João Pereira. It's a robotic stand featuring a 360-degree articulated arm that can hold and wirelessly-recharge a Galaxy smartphone, tablet, or smartwatch.The stand wouldn't have standalone Bixby capabilities. Instead, …

Galaxy A70 headed to the US, could first launch on Verizon

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While Samsung has plans for the Galaxy A series mapped out beyond 2020, the company hasn't been very quick with bringing the 2019 Galaxy A smartphones to the US. That's not surprising, as the mid-range Galaxy A lineup had stayed away from North American shores until last year. This year, Samsung brought a handful of 2019 A series phones to consumers in the US and Canada. Now, it looks like the Galaxy A70 could soon be sold stateside as well.In development for Verizon at this timeEarlier this month, the FCC certified the US variant of the Galaxy A70, which sports model number SM-A705U. We can confirm that the device is in development for Verizon, but it's highly likely that other carriers will also offer it to their customers at some point in the future. It may also land in Canada, although a release date or time frame is hard to pinpoint for either market.The A70 will join the Galaxy A6, Galaxy A10e, Galaxy A20, and Galaxy A50 on the list of Galaxy A smartphones that are c…

OneDrive set to replace Samsung Cloud on Galaxy devices

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In August this year, Samsung and Microsoft announced an expanded partnership that will see Galaxy devices come preloaded with many of Microsoft's Android apps and services. At the time of the announcement, Samsung highlighted enhanced Outlook experience, OneDrive integration, and Link to Windows as outcomes of the collaboration.Link to Windows already made its debut with the Galaxy Note 10 (made its way to a few other Galaxy devices as well), while the Outlook Android app gained S Pen support a few weeks later. Now, OneDrive integration is going live for the Galaxy Note 10/Note 10+ on Android 10 beta, allowing users to sync their photos and videos directly to Microsoft's OneDrive from the Gallery app.If you meet the device requirements, you can go to your Gallery settings and connect your Microsoft OneDrive account to use it as a backup solution. This will also transfer all your existing photos and videos in Samsung Cloud (barring what's in the cloud Recycle Bin) to OneDri…

Galaxy Note 10 outsells the Galaxy Note 9, more foldables promised

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It's hardly surprising to hear that the Galaxy Note 10 series has outsold the Galaxy Note 9, given the reception it got. Samsung officially confirmed this today in its full earnings report for the third quarter of this year.The mobile division's earnings were up significantly compared to Q2 2019 due to robust shipments of the Galaxy Note 10. Revenues hit almost $25 billion with operating profit surging 32 percent from Q3 2018 to $2.5 billion. The Korean giant also flexed its technological prowess in the third quarter by releasing more 5G handsets and launching the Galaxy Fold.More foldable smartphones promised for 2020This was largely due to the Galaxy Note 10 in addition to a more diverse product range. Samsung released a lot more devices this year than it has over the past few years. It's increased focus on the entry-level segment has also contributed to the higher profitability.Samsung mentioned that in the third quarter of this year, the Galaxy Note 10 outsold the Gala…

Daily Deal: 67% off 2-pack Samsung EVO+ 256GB microSD card with adapter

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Your smartphone comes with limited storage capacity. Many folks listen to music or watch a TV show while commuting; some also take plenty of photos and don't want to depend on online services for storing them once they run out of space on their phone's internal storage. Thankfully, microSD slots are still quite common on smartphones, and that makes storage expansion quite easy. microSD cards also come in handy in other devices, like a DSLR, and currently, there's a great deal on a pack of two Samsung EVO+ 256GB microSD cards. You can get the pack at a 67% discount, which makes this as good a chance as any to stock up on these cards for all your devices.Hit the Buy Now button to order now!The post Daily Deal: 67% off 2-pack Samsung EVO+ 256GB microSD card with adapter appeared first on SamMobile.
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Samsung’s profit falls 56% in Q3 2019 but mobile exceeds expectations

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Samsung released its earnings guidance for Q3 2019 and predicted that its operating profit would be down 56 percent compared to the same period last year. The company today released its full earnings for the quarter.While the profit decline might signal to some that Samsung hasn't been doing enough to stop the bleeding, it actually shows that the company's recovery strategy is working. The sharp decline is largely attributed to the slow performance of the memory chip market.Samsung made $6.71 billion in operating profit this past quarterSamsung made 62 trillion won $53 billion in revenue this past quarter, download 5 percent from a year ago. The company posted an operating profit of 7.78 trillion won or $6.71 billion, a 56 percent decline compared to Q3 2018. Samsung posted a record operating profit in Q3 2018, raking in over $16 billion on revenues of $58 billion.The company began to manage expectations for the future after posting the record-breaking profit in Q3 2018. That …

No Galaxy A90s is coming to market, even though its battery has been certified

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The battery that should have been used on a Samsung device with model number SM-A907F has recently been certified in South Korea. The SM-A907F would be the Galaxy A90s, but we can confirm that the device isn't actually coming to market. We had exclusively revealed the existence of the SM-A907F around six months ago, but Samsung ended up launching the Galaxy A90 5G instead, and development on the Galaxy A90s ceased soon after the device first popped up on our radar.The Galaxy A90s is the Galaxy A90 5GThe Galaxy A90 5G is, technically, the Galaxy A90s, but thanks to the support for 5G connectivity, it sports model number SM-A908B. And it also makes sense that the device didn't come to market as the A90s. There would have to be a Galaxy A90 before Samsung could make an 's' variant, which isn't the case. What should have been the Galaxy A90 was launched as the Galaxy A80, and the gist here is that Samsung seemingly had a hard time deciding the names for its top-of-the-…

Unknown Samsung phone pop ups, begging for answers: SM-G715F

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An unknown Samsung phone has appeared on our radar-of-things-to-come, carrying model number SM-G715F. Straying from any of Samsung's current numbering schemes, it remains unclear what kind of a device this might be.What is the Samsung SM-G715F?It is the time of year when we can slowly start forming an idea of what devices Samsung has in the works for next season. For the first half of 2020, we expect a number of Galaxy S11-type devices, a second Fold, and the next iteration of the popular A series. In recent weeks we also got wind of Samsung's plans to launch a budget Note, and perhaps a kind of 'S10 Lite'. Yesterday, we already remarked that there is so much overlap between some of those new devices, we are uncertain how Samsung plans to make sense of them all. And now, things just got even muddier.The guys at GalaxyClub have confirmed the existence of a device with model number SM-G715F. Details about this phone remain very scarce at the moment, though two different …

Galaxy S10’s Note 10 feature update available for US unlocked devices

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For a change, Samsung is rolling out an important update for the unlocked Galaxy S10 alongside the carrier-locked variants. The major feature update that brings multiple Galaxy Note 10 features to the Galaxy S10 was released for T-Mobile and other carriers earlier this week and is now available for download on unlocked devices. It comes with software version G97*U1UEU2BSIP and includes the October 2019 security patch.The Galaxy Note 10 had quite a few software tricks up its sleeve when it was launched in August, but it wasn't long before Samsung brought all of those to the Galaxy S10 series as well. Once the new update is installed, Galaxy S10 owners can enjoy a slew of new camera features, including AR Doodle, a dedicated Night mode and Hyperlapse mode for the front-facing camera, and Night mode for the telephoto rear camera (S10 and S10+ only).They can also use their Galaxy S10 with Samsung DeX on a PC and instantly connect to Microsoft's Your Phone Companion app on Windows …

Allview Viva C703

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Allview Viva C703 is Candybar, Touchscreen, Tablet PC Tablet PC from Allview which runs on Android OS, v8.1 Oreo (Go edition). Allview Viva C703 is available in Black color and 242 g (8.54 oz) of weight. Allview Viva C703 has 7.0 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display. Allview Viva C703 is powered by Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A7 CPU and Mali-400MP2 GPU along with 8GB 1GB RAM.Allview Viva C703 has WIFI, Bluetooth connectivity options on board.
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Rugged Galaxy Tab Active Pro lands in the US, LTE model coming soon

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Samsung has brought the Galaxy Tab Active Pro to SDC 2019 in San Jose, marking the rugged tablet's official release in the United States. The Wi-Fi-only variant is now available for purchase in the US through Samsung's partner retail channels, while the LTE model will launch on November 15.US market gets a new rugged tablet for the workforceThe Galaxy Tab Active Pro was first unveiled a couple of months ago as a purpose-built tablet for work outside the office. Harsh environments are this device's natural habitat, making it a perfect fit for industries ranging from manufacturing to public safety.Samsung has treated the Galaxy Tab Active Pro with a rugged anti-shock Protective Cover, which should allow the tablet to survive drops from heights of up to 1.2 meters without a scar. The tablet itself is MIL-STD-810G-certified and comes with IP68 water and dust resistance. The accompanying S Pen benefits from the same level of ingress protection.Samsung completes the Galaxy Tab A…

These are Samsung’s best four Galaxy Store apps celebrated at SDC 2019

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Samsung announced the winners of this year's Best of Galaxy Store Awards at SDC 2019. Unlike last year when Samsung kicked off the first Galaxy Store Awards ceremony and picked five winners, this year the company has recognized no less than 25 developers. They were all invited to participate in the Best of Galaxy Store Awards Ceremony and receive an award, a banner, and Galaxy Store benefits.Out of the 25 apps, themes, and watch faces to have won the awards, Samsung named only the four biggest winners in its recent announcement. Each pick belongs to its own category, namely Best Racing Game, Best Social App, Best Themes Brand Collaboration, and Best Watch Designer.2019's best four Galaxy Store apps/themesAsphalt 9: Legends won the Best Racing Game 2019 category. Its popularity is evident not only in the Galaxy Store but also in Google's Play Store. It's a fast arcade-like racing game and the gameplay fits the mobile platform quite well. Likewise, the colorful graphics …

Here’s Samsung’s official statement about the Galaxy Home’s release

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While Samsung has been pretty quiet on the Galaxy Home ever since it was unveiled more than a year ago, we've seen plenty of indications recently that the elusive Bixby-powered smart speaker may finally be on its way to retail shelves. We had been hoping that Samsung would announce release dates for the Galaxy Home at the ongoing developer conference in San Jose, California, but while the company didn't do that, it did decide to show off the Galaxy Home Mini for the first time.And when we pressed Samsung on information on the Galaxy Home and Galaxy Home Mini's retail launch, here's what we were told:"The smart speaker plays an integral role in Samsung's vision to make lives simpler and more convenient through the Internet of Things (IoT). Through a beta test program for Galaxy Home and Galaxy Home Mini, we have listened to valuable feedback from consumers and are now in the process of evaluating the results of the beta test. We will look forward to sharing mor…

Here is an infographic explaining the evolution of Bixby

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Bixby is Samsung's AI-powered virtual assistant that made its debut on the Galaxy S8/S8+ two years back. Since then, it has gradually become a staple feature in most Galaxy smartphones and even expanded to other product categories such as wearables, tablets, smart TVs, select refrigerators, and more from the company.Though Bixby is still nowhere as good as the Google Assistant or Amazon's Alexa, Samsung has made some progress in the last couple of years. It made Bixby available in more regions and languages and brought it to more Samsung devices across product categories. It also introduced the Bixby Developer Studio to allow third-party developers to create Bixby capsules and then launched the Bixby Marketplace for users to download these capsules.At the ongoing Samsung Developer Conference in San Jose, the Korean company announced new Bixby tools and announcements to attract more developers. This includes the introduction of Bixby Templates to enable developers to create new…

Benchmark confirms some rumored Galaxy S10 Lite specs

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Previously rumored specifications of a Samsung device sporting model number SM-G770F are now confirmed by the database of benchmark test Geekbench. Just a few weeks ago, we reported that Samsung is working on a device with model number SM-G770. Matching the Galaxy Note 10 Lite's model number (SM-N770F), this could be some kind of Galaxy S10 Lite. Regardless of the phone's final name, the first specs of the device were the subject of early rumors, and some have now been seemingly confirmed.Galaxy S10 Lite (SM-G770F) specsIn the database of Geekbench, the device was caught doing its rounds, leaving several of its technical details behind. Matching rumors, we see the device is equipped with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855, just like the regular Galaxy S10 series in some markets. Moreover, the phone packs 8GB of RAM, which is more than the base version of the Galaxy S10e.Last but not least, it is clear that the SM-G770F is being tested running Android 10. Though by itself not surpri…

Value-for-money Galaxy M30s with monstrous battery launched in Europe

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Another Galaxy M series smartphone is making its way to some European markets. Samsung has launched the Galaxy M30s in Germany and Italy with a price tag of €259, with the device to be available for purchase exclusively from Samsung's online store and Amazon. It will go on sale in Germany on November 22 after a pre-order period that kicks off on November 5; a release date for Italy hasn't been mentioned. The phone will be available in blue, black, and white in both markets.The Galaxy M30s, as we said in our review, is Samsung's current value-for-money champion. Its 6,000 mAh battery (with support for 15W fast charging) is its main attraction, while the rest of its specs mostly match those of the Galaxy A50s. It has a 6.4-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-U display, octa-core Exynos 9611 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable storage, a triple rear camera setup that includes 48MP primary, 8MP ultra-wide, and 5MP depth sensors, a 16MP front camera, dual SIM slots, and Android…

Daily Deal: 54% off the Samsung Fast Charge Wireless Charging Stand

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Wireless charging is a pretty convenient feature to have. It lets you quickly start charging your phone and grab it equally fast as well. There's no risk of pulling the phone while it's connected to a wire, something all of us are guilty of doing at some point in our lives, and it reduces wear and tear of your device's USB port. If you're looking to enter the world of wireless charging, there's an excellent deal on Samsung's Fast Charge Wireless Charging Stand that you may want to take advantage of.The Fast Charge Wireless Charging Stand can fast charge your Samsung flagships wirelessly, and it also supports standard wireless charging for any device that supports the Qi charging standard (including your friend's latest iPhone). It's not as fast as newer Samsung fast wireless chargers, but with a 54% discount, it's certainly an attractive option.Hit the Buy Now button below to get one while it's still available!The post Daily Deal: 54% off the Sa…

[APK] Samsung’s Galaxy Labs suite of apps lets you optimize your phone

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Samsung has launched a new suite of device optimization apps for Galaxy smartphone and tablet owners called Galaxy Labs. Like Good Lock, which lets you customize various elements of the user interface, Galaxy Labs is a container of sorts that lets you access the actual apps that let you optimize your device from a single location. There are four apps: File Guardian, Battery Tracker, Battery Guardian, and App Booster.File Guardian is perhaps the most useful utility here, as it lets you restore files permanently deleted from your phone's internal storage and external storage, just like file recovery apps on PCs let you recover deleted files on a hard disk. Being able to recover deleted files from the internal storage is especially useful, as file recovery from the internal storage on Android devices using a PC is impossible because internal storage is not mounted on Windows or Mac as a standard USB mass storage disk.Battery Tracker, as the name suggests, lets you track your phone…