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Best upcoming smartphones: The future phones of 2017

Best upcoming smartphones: The future phones of 2017

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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 S8 Active pops up in new leaks with no curved screen

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active pops up in new leaks with no curved screen

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The Galaxy Note 8 isn't the only new Samsung phone coming soon.Samsung's much-anticipated Galaxy Note 8 will likely be announced on 23 August, but in the meantime, a new leak has suggested we can also expect a ruggedised version of the Galaxy S8 to... >>

When is the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launch and can I watch Galaxy Unpacked 2017 online?

When is the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launch and can I watch Galaxy Unpacked 2017 online?

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Samsung has set a date for the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, looking to right the wrongs of the Note 7 and take us forward into a bigger S Pen powered world.There's a lot of anticipation for the Note 8, not only because of the fate the befell its... >>

Stunning Galaxy Note 8 picture leak shows off Samsung's new phone

Stunning Galaxy Note 8 picture leak shows off Samsung's new phone

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Samsung Galaxy Unpacked has been confirmed for 23 August, meaning that the Note 8 is edging ever closer. New leaks and renders have now given us an even better look at what the Note 8 might offer come launch day. Starting at the beginning, BGR managed... >>

It's official: Samsung to hold 23 August Galaxy Unpacked event, likely for Note 8

It's official: Samsung to hold 23 August Galaxy Unpacked event, likely for Note 8

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Samsung's next Galaxy flagship will arrive in August.We know this because Samsung has tweeted out an invite notice, confirming it will "reveal the latest member of the Galaxy family". The company described the device as "the ultimate multitasking device... >>

Samsung Pay comes to Gear S3, use your Samsung smartwatch to make payments

Samsung Pay comes to Gear S3, use your Samsung smartwatch to make payments

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Samsung has today made it possible to use the Gear S3 smartwatch with Samsung Pay, the company's alternative contactless payment method to Android Pay and Apple Pay, in the UK. What is Samsung Pay, how does it work and what banks are supported? With... >>

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

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

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ only hit shelves a couple of 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 Galaxy S9 to retain screen size of Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S9 to retain screen size of Galaxy S8

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ have been released to rave reviews, but that also means they're old news. We're now looking ahead to the duo's successors, the more-than-likely-to-be-named Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. Samsung Galaxy S9: What's the story so... >>

Samsung to recover 157 tonnes of rare metals from Note 7 returns, including gold

Samsung to recover 157 tonnes of rare metals from Note 7 returns, including gold

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Samsung has been sitting an a massive pile of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones since the battery issues that plagued it last year. We'd like to think that's literal, sort-of a massive Note 7 version of the throne in Game of Thrones (Game of Phones?), but it... >>

You can now buy that Samsung TV that looks like artwork for £1,999

You can now buy that Samsung TV that looks like artwork for £1,999

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Samsung quietly announced a new TV, called The Frame, recently, and now it's available to buy in the UK.It is a television that's designed to blend into your room and look like a piece of artwork when it's not in use, rather than being a big old black... >>

If you use Samsung Pay, you can check-out with PayPal now

If you use Samsung Pay, you can check-out with PayPal now

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Samsung's mobile payments service now supports PayPal.If you use Samsung Pay, you can now choose PayPal as a payment method whether you're cashing out in-store, on the web, or in an app. It works any place that Samsung Pay is accepted; the service is... >>

Latest Samsung Galaxy Note 8 leaks fully reveal the phone's design

Latest Samsung Galaxy Note 8 leaks fully reveal the phone's design

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Want to see what the Galaxy Note 8 looks like?There are two images we can show you. The first one (above) was posted by Ice Universe, a leakster who has decent track record. It's a render that supposedly shows the front of the Note 8. We can't tell you... >>

IFA 2017: What to expect from Europe's largest consumer electronics show

IFA 2017: What to expect from Europe's largest consumer electronics show

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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 show and now, hosted in Messe Berlin, it's one of the world's largest... >>

Samsung is taking over movie theatres with Cinema LED 4K HDR screens, bye bye projection

Samsung is taking over movie theatres with Cinema LED 4K HDR screens, bye bye projection

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Samsung is making a play to replace projectors in cinemas for good. It has installed its first, comercialised 34-foot 4K HDR LED display designed specifically for movie theatre use.The Samsung Cinema LED screen is backlit, so does not need front projection.... >>

Best Android phones 2017: These are the Androids you're looking for

Best Android phones 2017: These are the Androids you're looking for

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Android now makes up a huge proportion of the smartphone market. Unlike Apple where you have the choice of a smaller or larger iPhone, in Android you have some serious decisions to make when it comes to buying a new phone.Android celebrates variety and... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 Mini could be a thing following Geekbench listing

Samsung Galaxy S8 Mini could be a thing following Geekbench listing

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Samsung could be gearing up to launch a smaller, 'Mini' variant of its flagship Galaxy S8, after a new device appeared on Geekbench. Samsung Galaxy S8 review: A mobile masterpiece The new Samsung device listing, picked up by German site Winfuture.de,... >>

New 23 August launch date suggested for Samsung Galaxy Note 8

New 23 August launch date suggested for Samsung Galaxy Note 8

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Yet another launch date for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has been thrown into the mix, with the latest prediction being 23 August. Fortunately, it's still expected to be launched at an event in New York, so at least there is some consistency. Samsung Galaxy... >>

Amazon Prime Day 2017: Best UK fitness tracker and smartwatch deals

Amazon Prime Day 2017: Best UK fitness tracker and smartwatch deals

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Amazon Prime Day 2017 is here and it's chock-full of great products at ridiculously low prices. Whether you're into fashion, art or tech, there's something for everyone. One arena that's seen a host of generous price-slashing is the fitness tracker segment.... >>

Stream your Steam games directly to a Samsung TV without a Steam Link

Stream your Steam games directly to a Samsung TV without a Steam Link

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Streaming your PC games to a television is not a new concept, but you generally have to have a set-top-box doohickey plugged into the set.Now though, Valve's Steam service is trialling a direct Smart TV application that can play compatible games stored... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 camera spotted in the wild

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 camera spotted in the wild

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A photo of what is alleged to be the camera unit from the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has popped up online.Posted by Tung Ha on his Facebook page, the image purportedly shows the dual-camera array, flash and fingerprint sensor on the rear of, what... >>

Best Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus cases: Protect your new Samsung smartphone

Best Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus cases: Protect your new Samsung smartphone

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Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus offer stunning designs, huge displays and plenty of power. They come with IP68 waterproofing, super slim bezels, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and 18.5:9 ratio curved screens.As with all smartphones though, they won't... >>

Don't expect that Samsung Bixby smart speaker anytime soon

Don't expect that Samsung Bixby smart speaker anytime soon

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We've heard before that Samsung is working on a Bixby-powered smart speaker, but for the first time in a while, more details are surfacing.According to The Wall Street Journal, Samsung's smart speaker has a project codename: Vega. But it seems like there... >>

Samsung made a prototype of a standalone VR headset - see it here

Samsung made a prototype of a standalone VR headset - see it here

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Forget about the Samsung Gear VR. Samsung is officially exploring standalone VR headsets.Samsung currently dabbles in the virtual reality headset space, thanks to the Samsung Gear VR, which is basically a high-tech virtual reality viewer that works with... >>

Best US contract deals available today for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

Best US contract deals available today for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

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Here we round up the best handset deals available to you in the US for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. With many phones looking like clones, or brands nonchalantly pushing out the same old design year-on-year, Samsung is in that favourable position... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 back on sale 7 July… in Korea

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 back on sale 7 July… in Korea

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We heard back in February that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 would return, with Samsung replacing the batteries in refurbished devices and selling them in certain markets. Now that has been confirmed; it will re-release the Galaxy Note 7 in its homeland... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 storage to start at 64GB

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 storage to start at 64GB

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Korean news site Osen has quoted an official Samsung spokesman as saying the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 will have 64GB and 128GB storage options. Both phones will also have a microSD card slot that will let you expand the storage up to 256GB. Samsung Galaxy... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy Note 7: What's the rumoured difference?

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy Note 7: What's the rumoured difference?

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Samsung is rumoured to be launching its much-anticipated Galaxy Note 8 at the end of August. The device will succeed the Note 7, which was a fantastic device until its battery issues destroyed its reputation and left it for dead.Nothing official has been... >>

Samsung shows off dual camera tech, destined for the Galaxy Note 8?

Samsung shows off dual camera tech, destined for the Galaxy Note 8?

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Samsung has used MWC Shanghai to show off its new dual camera system for smartphones, that makes use of the company's own Isocell technology. Samsung Galaxy Note 8: What's the story so far? There have been rumours circling lately that suggest the upcoming... >>

OnePlus 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S8: What's the difference?

OnePlus 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S8: What's the difference?

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OnePlus has announced its 2017 flagship, the OnePlus 5, which will be available from 27 June.There have been several rumours surrounding the new handset over the last few months, but with everything now official, how does it compete against its rivals?Here... >>

These amazing Galaxy Note 8 renders reveal Samsung's next phablet

These amazing Galaxy Note 8 renders reveal Samsung's next phablet

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Samsung will release the Galaxy Note 8 later this year, possibly on the 26 August if a recent rumour is to be believed. It will be under close inspection when it does launch, following the quick demise of the Note 7. Samsung Galaxy Note 8: What's the... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will break your piggy bank when it launches

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will break your piggy bank when it launches

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Samsung only wants rich people to buy the Galaxy Note 8.Okay, maybe that's a bit extreme, but still. According to VentureBeat, the upcoming follow-up to the disastrous Galaxy Note 7 is going to cost €999 when it launches. That converts to about $1120... >>

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... >>

Harman's £200 JBL Pulse 3 launches with 360 sound and a LED lightshow

Harman's £200 JBL Pulse 3 launches with 360 sound and a LED lightshow

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Samsung-owned Harman is bringing its JBL Pulse 3 to Europe.First unveiled at CES 2017, the Bluetooth speaker made headlines because of its built-in lightshow. Harman's JBL brand also ditched the mesh grill on previous Pulse speakers and used a durable... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 in wonderful Coral Blue is now available to pre-order from Carphone Warehouse

Samsung Galaxy S8 in wonderful Coral Blue is now available to pre-order from Carphone Warehouse

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When the Samsung Galaxy S8 was launched, we quickly gravitated to the Coral Blue edition of this phone. Sadly, only the black and grey versions have been available, until now.Carphone Warehouse has announced that its exclusive Coral Blue Samsung Galaxy... >>

Samsung HW-MS650 review: A superb single-box soundbar solution
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Samsung HW-MS650 review: A superb single-box soundbar solution

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Soundbars are emerging as the preferred choice for a lot of people. Compact, easy to accommodate in the home and getting better and better in performance with every generation, there are plenty of reasons to plump for a smart soundbar over a more traditional... >>

Samsung eyeing up next-gen Gear VR headset with high-resolution OLED screen

Samsung eyeing up next-gen Gear VR headset with high-resolution OLED screen

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Samsung could be looking to release a standalone virtual reality headset as part of its Gear VR range, or perhaps an entirely new family of products, that doesn't require you to insert a phone, if a report out of South Korea is to be believed. Samsung... >>

What is Samsung Pay, how does it work and what banks are supported?

What is Samsung Pay, how does it work and what banks are supported?

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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 Note 8 rumoured for August launch in New York

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 rumoured for August launch in New York

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Both South Korean news outlet Naver (via Sammobile), and an unnamed source speaking to Reuters, have said that Samsung will unveil its next phablet, the Galaxy Note 8, on 26 August at an event in New York. Samsung Galaxy Note 8: What's the story so far?... >>

Help! The sun is shining! Why can't I see my smartphone screen?

Help! The sun is shining! Why can't I see my smartphone screen?

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The sun is shining, the sunglasses are out. You go to tweet that perfect sunny picture and … wait … you can't see a thing on your smartphone display!It's not necessarily the phone that's a fault, but it could be how it behaves with your expensive... >>

Samsung's new Galaxy J-series phones coming to the UK soon

Samsung's new Galaxy J-series phones coming to the UK soon

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Samsung has announced plans to bring a brand new series of Galaxy J phones to the market this summer. The Galaxy J5 and J3 for 2017 both feature metal bodies and competitive specifications for an affordable price. The new Galaxy J5 is more compact than... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 Arctic Silver will be an EE exclusive, pre-order yours from 23 June

Samsung Galaxy S8 Arctic Silver will be an EE exclusive, pre-order yours from 23 June

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UK mobile network EE has announced the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will be available in an exclusive new Arctic Silver colour finish, which can be pre-ordered from Friday 23 June. Samsung Galaxy S8: Release date, specs and everything you need to... >>

These Galaxy Note 8 images allude to on-screen fingerprint sensor and dual-lens camera

These Galaxy Note 8 images allude to on-screen fingerprint sensor and dual-lens camera

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The Samsung Galaxy 8 will arrive with a vertically-aligned dual-lens rear camera, an on-screen fingerprint sensor and an Infinity display with a smaller corner radius to cram in more pixels. At least, that's according to the Poyoco Tech and Ice Universe... >>

How to upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy S8 with Carphone Warehouse

How to upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy S8 with Carphone Warehouse

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You've decided to to upgrade to the new Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus, but what happens now? How do you trade in your current phone, and what's the best deal to go for?Don't worry, Carphone Warehouse has you covered.Here are five reasons to upgrade with... >>

Samsung made a Pirates of the Caribbean-themed Galaxy S8

Samsung made a Pirates of the Caribbean-themed Galaxy S8

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Samsung never misses a prime marketing opportunity.The company has announced you can get a Pirates of the Caribbean-themed version of the Galaxy S8. This isn't the first time Samsung has teamed up with Hollywood to recreate special-edition versions of... >>

Samsung Notebook 9 Pro preview: Flip screened laptop with built-in S Pen

Samsung Notebook 9 Pro preview: Flip screened laptop with built-in S Pen

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Samsung announced its latest iteration of the Notebook 9 series at Computex this year and it comes with something extra. The Notebook 9 Pro has an embedded S Pen stylus and we got to go hands-on with the device on the show floor.As the device was... >>

What is Samsung Connect Home and how does it work?

What is Samsung Connect Home and how does it work?

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Our homes are filled with connected devices, and yet, many people lack basic connectivity while at home.To address this problem, Samsung is introducing a new product: Samsung Connect Home. It describes it as a "premium router and IoT hub in one", with... >>

Samsung Connect Home Wi-Fi takes on Google Wifi with smart home skills to boot

Samsung Connect Home Wi-Fi takes on Google Wifi with smart home skills to boot

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Mesh Wi-Fi networks are gaining in popularity, as a way to ensure a whole house is covered in wireless internet connectivity without resorting to powerline extenders. Google Wifi is one of the best know on the market, and has tested well in reviews, including... >>

Gear VR now supports Chromecast: Here's how to stream VR to your TV

Gear VR now supports Chromecast: Here's how to stream VR to your TV

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Oculus has added Chromecast support to the Samsung Gear VR headset.That means, if you own a Gear VR, you will be able to use Chromecast to stream (or "cast") your virtual reality experience to your TV so that your friends or whoever else is nearby can... >>

Essential Phone (PH-1) vs Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8+: What's the difference?

Essential Phone (PH-1) vs Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8+: What's the difference?

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The Essential Phone, or PH-1, is the latest in the line up of Android smartphones. It comes from one of the original creators of the Android platform, Andy Rubin, and it has been designed with minimalism and durability in mind. It has an edge-to-edge... >>

LG and Qualcomm are working together on the Snapdragon 845 processor

LG and Qualcomm are working together on the Snapdragon 845 processor

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The LG G7, LG's 2018 flagship, should return to using the very latest Qualcomm processing chip, the Snapdragon 845, according to a report out of Korea. The news originally comes from Aju Business Daily, via The Investor. Given the LG G6 had to settle... >>