Samsung event invite teases the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

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Get ready for some new Samsung Galaxy devices.

The Korean electronics giant sent out invitations to the press Monday for another one of its “Unpacked” events to be held on August 13 in New York city. The event will start at 11 a.m. ET.

The minimalist invite shows a bunch of waves in a rectangular outline. It’s possible the invitation is teasing the much-rumored Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. The way the waves taper off in the invitation are reminiscent of the curved edges of the S6 Edge, suggesting we’ll soon see a larger version Read more…

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Samsung’s new monitor will wirelessly charge your smartphone

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Consumer electronics makers have tried for years to make computer monitors more attractive by adding in things which few folks cared about, such as speakers. But a new monitor from Samsung has an added feature which we wouldn’t mind seeing in more monitors from now on — integrated wireless charging for mobile devices

If your mobile device supports Qi wireless charging — as Samsung’s Galaxy S6, Google’s Nexus 6 or LG’s G3 do — you can simply place it on the monitor’s stand, and it will be automatically charged

The promise of wireless charging has always been an exciting one, but a standalone charging pad, connected to a power source via a wire, still has one wire too many. Having wireless chargers integrated into devices that normally reside on your desk is a far more convenient application of the technology Read more…

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This battery case gives a Samsung Galaxy S6 its microSD card slot back

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Two things users bemoan about the Samsung Galaxy S6: Its lack of a microSD card slot for storage expansion, and its sealed, non-replaceable battery.

Samsung traded the two features in for a thinner and lighter design made from glass and aluminum — which, in our opinion, was worth it. But if you’re still stingy about losing the features (and have no interest in picking up the equally impressive LG G4), this case from Incipio may interest you.

Called the offGRID, the case comes with a 3,700 milliamp-hour (mAh) battery that can recharge a Galaxy S6 100% and then some. (A Galaxy S6 has a 2,550 mAh battery). That solves the non-removable battery complaint. Read more…

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Samsung launches a duo of super-thin Galaxy Tab S2 tablets

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Samsung has announced the launch of Galaxy Tab S2, a stylish, thin metal tablet that comes in two screen sizes: 8-inch and 9.7-inches.

Both devices have very similar specifications, with an octa-core, 1.9GHz/1.3GHz processor, an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2.1-megapixel selfie cam, 3GB of RAM, 32 or 64GB of internal memory (expandable via microSD cards) and a fingerprint scanner. The largest difference is the battery: The 9.7-inch model has a 5,870mAh one, while the smaller, 8-incher sports a 4,000mAh battery

And while both devices are super thin — 0.22 inches — there’s a considerable difference in weight: 389g for the 9.7-inch model vs 265g for the 8-inch one Read more…

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New Samsung smartwatch will be called the Gear A, report says

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Details about Samsung’s next big smartwatch have been trickling out for weeks. But now a new report gives us the most detailed look yet Samsung’s next wearable.

The company’s upcoming smartwatch had been codenamed Orbis, but will officially be called the Gear A, according to Sammobile.

The site says official details about the watch will be released at an upcoming Galaxy Note 5 announcement rumored to take place before the launch of the next iPhone

But the watch’s internal specifications may have already leaked. It will have a Samsung-made Exynos processor, 4GB of storage space and 768mb of RAM, according to the report. However, it’s tough to tell how fast the watch will be based on those details, as smartwatches are too new a market to make an accurate judgement Read more…

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Samsung begins testing its mobile payments platform

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Samsung has begun rolling out a trial version of its mobile payments platform in South Korea, the company announced Thursday

Samsung Pay, the company’s answer to Apple Pay and Android Pay, is currently available to a select group of users with the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones

The trial suggests Samsung is getting closer to a full rollout of its Apple Pay competitor. Although the company did not provide an official launch date, previous reports indicate the U.S launch is slated for September.

In practice, Samsung Pay works much like Apple Pay and the soon-to-be released Android Pay Read more…

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The Future Of Retail Won’t Be So Good For Consumers

shutterstock_137342978 Shopping — both online and offline — is a great luxury of the modern era. People can enjoy a great selection at lower prices and shop from the convenience of their home, while still having the option of going to a local mall or retailer to peruse the aisles for instant gratification. Read More

Samsung Begins Trialling Its Payments Service In Korea

SamsungPay-Trial_Main_2 Samsung has begun testing its answer to Apple Pay in Korea this week. The service is called Samsung Pay and it is powered by LoopPay, the Boston-based company that Samsung snapped up earlier this year. It’s due to launch in Korea and the U.S. first before expanding worldwide, but Samsung has nudged it into action with a pilot program among Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge owners in its home country. Read More