Deal: Brand New Unlocked Galaxy S5 From Target Just $429

Target (via eBay) is hosting a deal that can land you a brand new Samsung Galaxy S5 (unlocked) for just $429. Since the device is unlocked, it should work just fine at either AT&T or T-Mobile. They appear to be selling through them quite quickly, so only the blue and gold versions are still available.

Talk about a solid deal to spend today’s paycheck on.

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Spigen Says This is What the Samsung Galaxy S6 Looks Like

Samsung has become one of the best at keeping its phone designs a secret up until they take the wraps off of them at an official unveiling. They are without a doubt better at it than HTC and Apple. Over the last couple of years, designs for the Galaxy Note and Galaxy S series have floated about before the phones are announced, but few have been credible. So what do we make of the Galaxy S6 cases that popular casemaker, Spigen, has posted to its Amazon sales pages? Well, they have been right in the past when it comes to giving us hints and silhouettes of yet-to-be-announced phones. Are they right again?  (more…)

Samsung: Our New Mobile Devices to Incorporate “New Materials, Innovative Designs”

Like most companies, Samsung, maker of all the things, released their Q4 earnings numbers yesterday (more on those in a bit). While the numbers didn’t exactly impress (earnings in mobile dropped 64% annually, smartphone and tablet shipments declined), we didn’t expect them to. With that said, if you look at their earnings statement, Samsung appears to have some sort of plan to turn things around on mobile with what may be their most drastic changes yet.  (more…)

Samsung Reported to Decouple All Bloatware Apps From TouchWiz

According to the latest news regarding the Galaxy S6 from SamMobile, Samsung is set to remove nearly all bloatware apps from TouchWiz, slimming down the system’s weight significantly. However, for those who would still want these apps, they will be made downloadable via Samsung’s app store and possibly Google Play.

On previous versions of the Galaxy S line and Galaxy Note line, Samsung has been known to pump their UI full of software, most of which probably goes unused by users. Because of this, when you buy a Samsung device, your usable memory is nowhere near what is advertised on the box, as apps and software tweaks easily take up a few GB of space.  (more…)

Qualcomm: Snapdragon 810 Not in Upcoming Cycle of “Large Customer’s Flagship Device”

Uh oh. You know all of those reports recently suggesting that Samsung had decided to ditch Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 in the Galaxy S6 because it was experiencing overheating issues? There may be some truth there. Well, we still don’t know about the overheating rumors, but Qualcomm admitted today in its earnings report that a “large customer’s flagship device” would not use the Snapdragon 810. That “large” customer is large enough that Qualcomm lowered its 2nd half of 2015 outlook.  (more…)

Lightning Deal: Unlocked AT&T Galaxy Note 4 for $620 (Update: Deal Completed)

This may not last more than another minute, but if you want a Galaxy Note 4, you should head over to Amazon which has a lightning deal currently running that slashes the price to $620, off-contract, unlocked, for AT&T.

The black version was available for all of 5 minutes before selling out. The white is still available for now.

Amazon Link

If that link isn’t working, go to the Amazon Deals page, scroll over in the lightning section until you see the Note 4. (more…)

LG: Ummm No, the Snapdragon 810 is Not Overheating

Yesterday, another report surfaced suggesting that Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 810 chip has not performed well in testing due to overheating and will be passed on by Samsung in favor of an Exynos chip for the Galaxy S6. These rumors have persisted over the past few months through Korean news outlets, even though Qualcomm has suggested time and time again that no issue is holding back their roadmap, which includes the Snapdragon 810 in new devices from companies like LG. In fact, the LG G Flex 2, a device we spent some time with at CES, runs the 810 and is scheduled to launch in Korea in a week.  (more…)