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Hot Deal: Target’s Offering the Samsung Galaxy S5 for just $100

In just a few days on April 11th, the Samsung Galaxy S5 will land on retail store shelves. The Gs5 can be purchased online right now if you’re super antsy and need Sammy’s new flagship, but if you are looking to pick up the GS5 on a mobile carrier, Target’s got you covered. The U.S. retailer is offering the GS5 for just $100 with a qualifying smartphone trade-in and a new two-year service contract with either Sprint, AT&T or Verizon. Pre-orders are now available by heading over to Target.com. Samsung’s Read more

Ian Kersey

Mid-range Samsung ATIV Core will be Sammy’s first Windows Phone 8.1 handset

Just the other day, Verizon Wireless has started accepting pre-orders for the Samsung ATIV SE, the Korean company’s first Windows Phone device in years. That model, however, is still shipping with Windows Phone 8 and will get the platform update (to Windows Phone 8.1) later in the year. Meanwhile, we may see the other Sammy smartphone with Windows Phone 8.1 launching. According to SamMobile, the world’s biggest phone maker will unveil the ATIV Core at some point in May. Unlike the ATIV SE, this will be a mid-range product with Read more

Dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy S5 unveiled in China

We can’t say we’re really surprised to see the special, dual-SIM version of the Galaxy S5 being unveiled in China. Samsung did this in the past, though we always hoped such model will eventually hit the Western hemisphere. Alas, as I’m writing this – that hasn’t happened. Anyway, the dual-SIM Galaxy S5 does come with few downsides. For one thing, it doesn’t support 4G LTE connectivity. Rather, it’s stuck to 3G speeds while that 3G relies on CDMA2000 standard, which is used by China Telecom; the other slot can take Read more

Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S5 Up For Pre-Order, Buy One Get One Free!

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is now up for pre-order over at Verizon. Samsung’s 2014 flagship smartphone will set you back $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year contract. Just like Verizon did with the HTC One M8, new Verizon customers will be able to purchase a second GS5 for free after the $50 mail-in rebate. The second GS5 must be under a new two-year contact as well. Verizon will offer the Galaxy S5 in Charcoal Black and Shimmery White colors. As far as plans go, customers will Read more

Ian Kersey

Here’s how the Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom looks from the back

Well folks, the day has come. We have the back cover of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom to show you, meaning that the launch is pretty much imminent. As you can see for yourself, that’s one powerful camera this phone packs on the back, which as far as we’ve heard should house a 20-megapixel sensors and 10x optical zoom. Moreover, earlier rumors suggested Samsung has managed to make the phone thinner than its predecessor [Galaxy S4 Zoom] which looked more like a digital camera than smartphone. Rest of the specs Read more

Samsung ATIV SE quietly arrives at Verizon Wireless

Even though neither Verizon Wireless nor Samsung issued a press release, the Samsung ATIV SE got a page at the carrier’s website. From there will learn that folks will be able to buy it for $199.99 with a two-year contract or $599.99 sans any strings attached. Best of all, Verizon offers BOGO deal on this one, allowing you to get two ATIV SE smartphones for the price of one. You’ll still need a second contract, though. The shipping date is set for April 12th. Specs wise, Sammy’s baby comes with Read more

Samsung Galaxy Ace Style unveiled in Germany

Without issuing the official press release, Samsung has started showcasing Galaxy Ace Style in Germany. This, rather insignificant device, will find its buyers among the folks who don’t want to pay a premium for top-end features they won’t be using anyway; and/or first-time smartphone buyers. Not everything is known about the Galaxy Ace Style, but we do know it comes with a 4-inch WVGA screen, 5-megapixel camera on the back, VGA front-facing camera, and 4GB of expandable storage. What’s interesting though is that it runs the latest version of Android Read more

Watch the Samsung Galaxy S5 Get Destroyed in This Drop Test

Whenever a new mobile device is released, there’s always someone there to immediately smash it up. These videos are sometimes cool, sometimes cringe-worthy. The newest drop test features the brand spanking new Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy S4 in a drop test death match which culminates in the $700 plus Galaxy S5 getting smashed by the unforgiving tire of a big ol’ SUV type vehicle. Let’s just say that the results ain’t to pretty. What are you waiting for? Check out TechSmartt’s video smash-up below and see how well Read more

Ian Kersey

Samsung Smart Home officially launched

Samsung has officially announced the global launch of its Samsung Smart Home service which will first be rolled out in Korea and the United States, with more countries added throughout the year. As you would imagine, the service makes home automation effortless and easy, with a single app that makes it possible to connect and control home appliances, TVs and mobile devices. Among the supported appliances are Samsung Smart Bulbs, air conditioners, washing machines, smart fridges, with more devices getting the same treatment soon, including robot vacuum cleaners and the Read more

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini with 4.5-inch 720p screen, waterproof body launching in June?

It makes perfect sense for Samsung to continue its tradition of launching different variants of its flagship smartphone. Yup, the Galaxy S5 mini is in works as we speak and could hit the market at some point in June. According to SamMobile, which is trusted source for “everything Samsung,” the mini will come with a 4.5-inch 720p HD screen, 1.5GB of RAM, IR blaster, 2,100 mAh battery and 16GB of internal storage. In addition, it could also rock a IP67-certified water-resistant body, making for a that much sweeter deal. However, Read more

Verizon’s Samsung Ativ SE won’t be running Windows Phone 8.1 out-of-box

Just when we’ve told you that the first Windows Phone 8.1 devices could start selling on April 23rd, we’ve learned that Verizon’s Samsung Ativ SE won’t be one of those phones. According to TheVerge, this unit will come with Windows Phone 8 pre-installed and get the 8.1 update later in the year. Hopefully, users won’t have to wait for too long to get the latest goodies coming from Microsoft’s labs. The earlier rumors we’ve heard suggest the Ativ SE will look very much like the Galaxy S4, boasting a 5-inch Read more