Samsung Reportedly Working on Circular Smartwatch of Its Own

As if there were not enough already, LG and Motorola are not the only companies with plans to release circle-shaped smartwatches. The SIM-enabled Gear 2 Solo, expected to debut alongside the Galaxy Note 4 at next week’s Unpacked, will retain the conventional geometry of its predecessors, but Samsung’s newest, unannounced Gear – a model reportedly under development – is reportedly circular, according to a SamMobile source familiar with the company’s plans. (more…)

Samsung Releases Another Teaser for Galaxy Note 4 Ahead of Next Week’s Unveiling

Just as they did last week, Samsung continues its teasing of the upcoming Galaxy Note 4 with another brief promo video posted to YouTube.

In this video, which is much like last week’s, Samsung continues to sell S-Pen as the phone’s defining feature. In fact, to Samsung, the S-Pen is as notable of an invention as the pen itself, which just goes to show how in love Samsung is with the little stylus.  (more…)

Galaxy Note 4 Camera Software Info Leaked, Samsung Continues Tradition of Bloating

Leading up to any major device launch, we always see a plethora of leaks, which is always fun for us. The newest, posted by SamMobile, gives us a few major details for the camera software that will be baked into the Galaxy Note 4 from Samsung. As a reminder, this device is set to be announced on September 3 at IFA in Berlin, Germany.

Thanks to the detailed leak, we can take note of the different picture and video resolutions Note 4 owners can shoot in, as well as all of the insane camera modes that Samsung has included for the camera. To list just a few, which are not exactly new, Samsung has added in a “Create a GIF” mode, Selfie Alarm, Wide Selfie, and Eraser camera modes.

Sources claim that the Note 4 will feature a 3.7MP front-facing camera, and as for the rear-facing 16MP sensor, it is a Sony IMX240; the same one used in the Galaxy S5 LTE-A variant.   (more…)

Mophie Juice Pack for Galaxy S5 Coming September 8, Available for $99

Mophie, leaders of all things attachable battery packs, announced today the availability of the Juice Pack for the Samsung Galaxy S5. I’m not exactly sure why it has taken them six months to make this available, but hey, it’s coming! Potential buyers can pre-order the GS5′s Juice Pack today for $99.95 at Mophie’s site with an expected ship date of September 8.

What is a Juice Pack? Put simply, it’s a case with a built-in battery pack. Mophie has made a living and name for itself by creating these cases for the iPhone, since iPhone’s don’t have removable batteries and people often need to charge throughout a day. But they have also found some success on Android, even though a handful of Android devices (like the Galaxy S5) have removable batteries that can be easily swapped without the need of a massive battery case.  (more…)

Galaxy Note 4 Powered by 64-bit Exynos 5433 Benchmarked, Only Beat by One Other Chipset

New benchmarks have hit AnTuTu this week, showing off the performance of the upcoming Galaxy Note 4 from Samsung, powered by an Exynos 5433 processor. The 5433 is Samsung’s new in-house 64-bit octa-core processor, featuring four Cortex-A57 cores and four Cortex-A53 cores. In addition to enhancements made to the CPU, the GPU featured is a next-gen Mali-T760, capable of keeping pace and even outperforming the Snapdragon 805 and its Adreno 420 GPU.  (more…)

Report: Samsung to Launch “Ultra Sonic” Case Alongside Galaxy Note 4

Samsung is well known for launching a ton of accessories alongside their flagship devices. If the newest leak pans out, then it appears that the company is looking to improve the lives of select Galaxy Note 4 owners, as an Ultra Sonic case is reportedly in development.

With the Ultra Sonic case, the device sends out a burst of ultra sonic signals, and can then relay an audible alert of nearby objects to visually impaired users of the device. According to sources, the case features three range modes – short, middle, and long range. As the range is increased, the signal is narrowed, allowing for a further reach and return of data.   (more…)

Deal: New Verizon Galaxy S4 Available From eBay for $359

I think it’s safe to say that there are at least one or two DL staff members who would consider the Samsung Galaxy S4 to be better than this year’s Galaxy S5. Not only is the size of the phone much more manageable, but it also lacks some of the extra unnecessary bloat, like heart rate sensors and fingerprint scanners. Plus, if you are going to have to deal with TouchWiz’s never-ending lag, you may as well do it on a phone that fits better in your hand and pocket.

If the Galaxy S4 is still something you would consider, especially since it runs at a full retail price much lower than this year’s model, take a look at today’s deal through eBay. You can grab the Verizon Galaxy S4 (brand new) in black for $359.95. The current price through Verizon’s site is $499.99. The seller is also tossing in free expedited shipping. Again, this is a new unit, not refurbished like many of eBay’s daily deals.

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