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EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best TV

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best TV

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The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will be taking place in November, celebrating products across 18 categories from smartphones and tablets to wearables and TVs.Each category has between six and eight nominees, whittled down from the hundreds of devices... >>

When is Android Oreo coming to my phone?

When is Android Oreo coming to my phone?

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Google releases a new version of Android each year. For 2017, that's Android 8.0 Oreo, the name revealed on 21 August during the solar eclipse in the US.Like last year's Nougat update, Android Oreo was initially launched as a developer preview as Android... >>

Best smartphones 2017: The best phones available to buy today

Best smartphones 2017: The best phones available to buy today

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So, you want to buy a new smartphone? If you're looking for the best smartphones, you've come to the right place. We will guide you through the hottest mobile phones of the year to save you time when you go to your local phone shop.We continually update... >>

Google reveals ARCore will come to more Samsung Galaxy devices

Google reveals ARCore will come to more Samsung Galaxy devices

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Samsung and Google have partnered up so that Google's ARCore will come to even more Galaxy smartphones.ARCore is Android’s version of Apple ARKit. It's a baked-in augmented reality platform that developers can leverage. It's very different from Tango,... >>

What is Bixby? Samsung's smart AI explained

What is Bixby? Samsung's smart AI explained

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Forget about Google Assistant, Samsung's new Android flagships, the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ launched their own voice assistant called Bixby.It's Samsung's attempt to take on the likes of Siri, Google Assistant, Cortana and Alexa, with a new AI... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 9: What's the story so far?

Samsung Galaxy Note 9: What's the story so far?

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 may have only launched a couple of months ago, but if you thought that would stop rumours circulating for the Galaxy Note 9, you were wrong. Yes, they have already started, albeit only a few, but they have started nonetheless.... >>

Best upcoming smartphones: The future phones of 2018

Best upcoming smartphones: The future phones of 2018

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With the pace of smartphone evolution moving so fast, there's always something waiting in the wings. No sooner have you spied the latest handset, then there's anticipation of something else, the next big thing.We've rounded up the best smartphones for... >>

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: What's the story so far?

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: What's the story so far?

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ only hit shelves a few months ago but that doesn't stop speculation for their successors. As is always the way, as soon as one great device appears, there are always those wanting more. Here are all the rumours relating... >>

Samsung confirms Galaxy Note 9, says S Pen will be much improved

Samsung confirms Galaxy Note 9, says S Pen will be much improved

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After the proper model numbers for the Galaxy S9 and S9+ leaked a few weeks ago, Samsung itself has confirmed there will be a Galaxy Note 9 in 2018. Speaking in an interview with Samsung Newsroom, Cue Kim and BJ Kang, both from Samsung's Global Product... >>

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Tablet / 2-in-1

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Tablet / 2-in-1

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The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are nearly upon us for the 14th year and as usual, we have been and will continue to, deliver features detailing the nominees within each of the 18 categories.This is the sixth of those features, following on from best... >>

Samsung launches Connect Tag for indoor and outdoor location tracking

Samsung launches Connect Tag for indoor and outdoor location tracking

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Samsung has announced a new location-tracking accessory called the Connect Tag. Samsung claims it's the world's first consumer mobile product to use narrow band network technology.This technology connects to the Internet of Things via mobile data and... >>

Samsung Galaxy S9 could feature depth-sensing facial recognition technology

Samsung Galaxy S9 could feature depth-sensing facial recognition technology

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It's a tale that feels as old as time itself; Samsung and Apple being in a constant battle to one-up each other to gain smartphone supremacy. Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: What's the story so far? The latest rumour surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S9 suggests... >>

Samsung confirms development of Bixby 2.0, will be unveiled on 18 October

Samsung confirms development of Bixby 2.0, will be unveiled on 18 October

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Samsung has accepted that its Bixby voice-assistant hasn't quite received the positive reviews it expected. As a result, the company has appointed Chung Eui-suk, the American Vice Chief at Samsung Research to head up the service intelligence group at... >>

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Mid-Range Smartphone

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Mid-Range Smartphone

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The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will be taking place in November, celebrating the nominations across 18 categories from smartphones and tablets to games and cameras.All of the devices and products nominated have been reviewed by us in full over the... >>

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Smartphone

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Smartphone

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The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will be taking place at the end of November for the 14th year, celebrating the best devices over the last 12 months across 18 categories. The categories span phones, tablets and games to cameras, smarthome and cars... >>

Samsung VR7000 Star Wars limited edition Powerbots use the CycloneForce, Luke

Samsung VR7000 Star Wars limited edition Powerbots use the CycloneForce, Luke

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Samsung has partnered with Disney and Lucasfilm for a duo of limited edition Star Wars versions of its VR7000 Powerbot robotic vacuum cleaner.A Darth Vader version comes with Wi-Fi connectivity and own remote control, while a Stormtrooper model is designed... >>

Samsung might embed a fingerprint reader under the Note 9's display

Samsung might embed a fingerprint reader under the Note 9's display

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Samsung's next Note might have a feature that was once rumoured for Apple's iPhone X: an under-display fingerprint reader.According to a note penned by a well-known analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities, Samsung might embed a fingerprint reader under... >>

Google Pixel 2 vs Pixel 2 XL vs Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8+: What's the difference?

Google Pixel 2 vs Pixel 2 XL vs Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8+: What's the difference?

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Google has announced its new 2017 handsets, the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL. Following on from a couple of great original devices, these are designed as premium Android phones, to propel Google's vision of smartphones forward and provide a rival to Apple's... >>

Best 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players 2017

Best 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players 2017

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Many will proclaim that optical media is dead and that streaming is the way ahead, but one look at the quality of the latest blockbuster movies on Ultra HD Blu-ray and you'll change your mind.Ultra HD Blu-ray hit the headlines in 2016. With a standardised... >>

What is Samsung Pay, how does it work, and which banks support it?

What is Samsung Pay, how does it work, and which banks support it?

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Samsung Pay has been active in several countries, including the US and South Korea, for a while and is now available in the UK too.It is a platform that allows you to pay for goods and services simply by waving your Samsung device near a cash register... >>

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ names confirmed for 2018

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ names confirmed for 2018

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Samsung has begun development on the firmware for the Galaxy S9 series of smartphones and with it, has confirmed there will once again be two models released in 2018. Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: What's the story so far?  The news comes via Sammobile,... >>

Samsung Q9F QLED TV (QE65Q9FAM) review: A shining example of 4K LCD's bright future
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Samsung Q9F QLED TV (QE65Q9FAM) review: A shining example of 4K LCD's bright future

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Despite Samsung previously declaring that one of LCD technology's big advantages over OLED was its relative affordability, the brand's latest flagship LCD set actually makes OLED look cheap. In fact, at £4,479 the 65-inch Q9F is the most expensive 65-inch... >>

Samsung Windows Mixed Reality headset pictured in huge leak

Samsung Windows Mixed Reality headset pictured in huge leak

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Samsung plans to dabble in Windows Mixed Reality, it seems.Microsoft is holding an event next week to showcase the future of its Windows Mixed Reality platform, and it'll likely unveil new headsets while it is there - maybe even one from Samsung. Twitter... >>

Samsung MU9000 4K TV review: Is curved still compelling?
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Samsung MU9000 4K TV review: Is curved still compelling?

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With Samsung's flagship QLED TVs this year costing an arm and a leg, many would-be Samsung TV buyers are being forced to turn their sights instead to the brand's much more affordable MU range.We've seen the MU7000 model, which offers bucket loads of features... >>

Samsung Galaxy X foldable smartphone closer to launch following certification

Samsung Galaxy X foldable smartphone closer to launch following certification

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Samsung may be stepping up efforts to produce and release its long-rumoured foldable smartphone, the Galaxy X, after appearing in a filing in its home country of South Korea. Samsung Galaxy X foldable phone now likely shelved until 2019 According to SamMobile,... >>

You can now disable the Bixby button on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8

You can now disable the Bixby button on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8

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Samsung has released an update for the Galaxy S8, S8+ and Galaxy Note 8, that will let users change the function of the side-mounted Bixby button. What is Bixby? Samsung's smart AI explained Up until recently, when Bixby Voice was finally rolled out... >>

Samsung Galaxy S9 could be a slow-mo superstar with 1,000fps camera

Samsung Galaxy S9 could be a slow-mo superstar with 1,000fps camera

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Rumours surrounding Samsung's next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S9, are already churning away. The latest refers to the camera, which according to a report from Korean publication ET News, could feature a 1,000fps image sensor, capable of shooting... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 tips and tricks: The S Pen is mightier than the sword

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 tips and tricks: The S Pen is mightier than the sword

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the most advanced phone that Samsung has ever made. Not only does it offer all the features of the Samsung Galaxy S8 devices, but it debuts the dual camera as well as enhancing the S Pen.For some, the Note 7's early withdrawal... >>

Best UK contract deals: Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Best UK contract deals: Samsung Galaxy Note 8

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Samsung has announced the Galaxy Note 8, its most powerful and advanced smartphone yet, bringing even more functionality to the S Pen and introducing dual cameras on the rear, to make your photography even better.The new phone will give you a 6.3-inch... >>

Apple iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy S8: Pistols at dawn for the ultimate face off

Apple iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy S8: Pistols at dawn for the ultimate face off

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Apple has announced the iPhone X, celebrating 10 years of the iPhone with a new premier edition of the handset. Apple says this is the future of smartphones, losing the home button, embracing new technologies and being the biggest shift in iPhone design... >>

Mobile HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10 and Mobile HDR Premium explained

Mobile HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10 and Mobile HDR Premium explained

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Mobile HDR got off to something of a false start. When Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 7 in 2016, it also announced that it had equipped the super-sized smartphone with an HDR display and that glorious movies would be streamed to your phone for enjoyment... >>

What is an eSIM and how will it change connected devices for the better?

What is an eSIM and how will it change connected devices for the better?

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Apple and Samsung have been in talks with major network providers to adopt electronic SIM cards for future smartphones. Samsung used the GSMA enabled eSIM on its Gear S2 Classic 3G, but now Apple has also turned to eSIM to add connectivity to the Apple... >>

What is HDR, what TVs and devices support HDR, and what HDR content can I watch?

What is HDR, what TVs and devices support HDR, and what HDR content can I watch?

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The television and display industry never stands still, with manufacturers introducing new technologies every year to improve their TVs and convince you that now is the time to upgrade.Over the past few years we've seen the move from CRT to thin TVs,... >>

How to take a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Gestures, smart select, smart capture and more

How to take a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Gestures, smart select, smart capture and more

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Samsung made a major change in 2018 to the Galaxy S8 and now the Galaxy Note: removing the physical home button, so taking a screenshot is a little different to previous Samsung phones.You have a number of different options when it comes to taking... >>

How to get an unlocked iPhone 7 or Samsung S7 from £289.99

How to get an unlocked iPhone 7 or Samsung S7 from £289.99

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How much do you think a new iPhone costs? What about a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge? While the latest and greatest flagship mobile phones from Samsung and Apple will set you back a fair penny if you buy brand new, did you know you can save a small fortune by... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Apple iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 Plus: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Apple iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 Plus: What's the difference?

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Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 8 in August, expanding its 2017 flagship line up with another stunning device, this time with stylus functionality.The Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus on the other hand, are coming up to a year old now but they are still... >>

IFA 2017: All the announcements that matter

IFA 2017: All the announcements that matter

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IFA, Internationale Funkausstellung, now holds one of the most significant spots on the calendar for international launches and product showcases.The show started in 1924 as a radio convention and now, hosted in Messe Berlin, it's one of the world's... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs LG V30: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs LG V30: What's the difference?

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Samsung announced its Galaxy Note 8 on 23 August, eight days before LG announced its second flagship smartphone of 2017 - the LG V30.The Galaxy Note 8 brings with it a lovely design with an almost all-screen front, a dual rear camera and an all-new... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy S8 vs S8+: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy S8 vs S8+: What's the difference?

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Samsung's next Note device was unveiled at an event on 23 August in New York following months of rumours. The new Galaxy Note 8 joins the Galaxy S8 and S8+ as the company's third flagship smartphone in 2017, adding a stylus to the mix.The question is,... >>

Samsung IFA 2017: What was unveiled and how to re-watch event

Samsung IFA 2017: What was unveiled and how to re-watch event

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Samsung has turned its attention to consumer electronics.It hosted a press conference during IFA 2017 in Berlin to showcase products designed to cater for "your new normal" -- that's its tagline, not ours. The event already streamed, but you can re-watch... >>

Samsung updates its Gear IconX wireless earbuds with a battery boost

Samsung updates its Gear IconX wireless earbuds with a battery boost

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Samsung has announced another device alongside the Gear Sport and Gear Fit 2 Pro while at IFA in Berlin.It's not another fitness tracker or a watch, but it is a wearable. Samsung introduced the 2018 version of its Gear IconX wireless earbuds. The original... >>

Samsung takes the wraps off its new Gear Sport fitness smartwatch

Samsung takes the wraps off its new Gear Sport fitness smartwatch

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Samsung has introduced a new fitness-focused smartwatch.The Samsung Gear Sport is different from last year's Gear S3 in that it adds 5 ATM water resistance for swimming. Samsung said it's good for salt and freshwater. If you're considering this watch,... >>

It's official: Samsung announces the Gear Fit 2 Pro fitness tracker

It's official: Samsung announces the Gear Fit 2 Pro fitness tracker

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An upgraded version of the Samsung Gear Fit 2 has arrived.After weeks of leaks, Samsung has announced the Gear Fit 2 Pro. The most stand-out features with this device is that it adds 5 ATM swim-ready water resistance, onboard GPS, and access to offline... >>

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro preview: Specced for swimmers

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro preview: Specced for swimmers

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Earlier this year the second-gen Samsung Gear Fit landed, focusing on fitness fans. At IFA 2017 - the largest European tech show in the  calendar - the Korean giant unveiled its spiritual brother: the Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro.So what's different in what... >>

Samsung Gear IconX 2018 preview: Battery life boost and Bixby voice control for wireless in-ears

Samsung Gear IconX 2018 preview: Battery life boost and Bixby voice control for wireless in-ears

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The truly wireless in-ear market is well and truly upon us, with heaps of options now available: Apple AirPods, Jabra Elite Sport, Bragi Dash Pro, Sol Republic Amps Air, to name but a few.Samsung also wants a piece of the wire-free pie, with its original... >>

Samsung Gear Sport preview: Health-tracking in a compact and capable package

Samsung Gear Sport preview: Health-tracking in a compact and capable package

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Since 2013 Samsung has been making Gear smartwatches. At first, we didn't think they were that smart - but since 2017, with the introduction of the excellent Gear S3, the Korean giant has found its groove.The next step in the journey is the Gear Sport:... >>

Samsung Family Hub fridges to get voice support in UK and Europe too

Samsung Family Hub fridges to get voice support in UK and Europe too

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Samsung introduced its second generation Family Hub refrigerator at CES 2017 and, ahead of the IFA 2017 consumer electronics trade show in Berlin, has announced that European users will soon be able to use one of its highlight features: voice control.European... >>

Samsung's latest trademark suggests a new 360-degree camera is coming

Samsung's latest trademark suggests a new 360-degree camera is coming

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Samsung might already be developing a new Gear 360 camera.In March, Samsung introduced an all-new Gear 360 virtual reality camera to coincide with the launch of the Samsung VR content platform. It also joined the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy... >>

Best Samsung Galaxy Note 8 cases: Protect your new 6.3-inch phablet

Best Samsung Galaxy Note 8 cases: Protect your new 6.3-inch phablet

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If you bought the Note 8, you'll want to protect your investment.Samsung's new Galaxy Note 8 has just been announced, and it's priced at £869 in the UK, which isn't exactly cheap. It would suck to get this device, then drop it within the first week of... >>

Best US contract deals available today for Samsung Note 8

Best US contract deals available today for Samsung Note 8

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Here we round up the best handset deals available to you in the US for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 preview: Dual camera skills meet S Pen thrills The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 follows-up from the Samsung Galaxy S8 that launched earlier... >>