As Samsung Ditches the SD Slot, SanDisk Introduces 200GB MicroSD Card

Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge phones have few weaknesses on paper, but one is arguably the lack of a microSD card slot. For years, while the rest of the smartphone industry backed away from expandable storage, Samsung stuck to it, claiming that its customers would rather have the option. Whatever the reason was for cutting the feature from their new phones, it’s unfortunate, because storage companies like SanDisk are only going bigger and bolder with removable flash cards. This morning, SanDisk announced a new 200GB microSD card that arrives in Q2.  (more…)

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge Colors

I honestly can’t remember the last time two Android smartphones grabbed as much attention as the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have. Maybe the Galaxy S4? Maybe. Either way, the two new phones from Samsung are going to be tough for anyone to beat in 2015. Samsung took every single new technology built for smartphones and threw it inside their new Galaxy flagships. But not only did they throw in new tech, they are introducing each in a handful of colors that all look gorgeous in person and in renders.

Because Samsung gave us a massive image dump of each color at a variety of angles, we wanted to present them to you to potentially help decide which you might opt for when the phone drops in early April.

The Galaxy S6 will come in four colors:  White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, and Blue Topaz. The Galaxy S6 Edge will come in four colors as well:  White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, and Green Emerald.  (more…)

Paid Apps and Games Going Live on Samsung’s Gear VR Store

While tinkering with the office’s Gear VR, one thing becomes painfully apparent, and that is the lack of awesome content to consume on Samsung’s virtual reality headset. However, alongside the announcement of a new Gear VR for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, the Oculus-powered app store now features paid apps and games, allowing developers to get serious about bringing awesome paid experiences to VR.  (more…)

Samsung Pay Can Work at 30 Million Retail Locations, Compared to the “Thousands” of Apple Pay

When Samsung acquired LoopPay in February, we assumed they would attempt to include the ground-breaking mobile payment technology into their new phones, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Yesterday, they confirmed as much with the announcement of Samsung Pay, a mobile payment system that works with both NFC-equipped terminals and also the average-every-day-terminals you see at approximately 30 million merchants around the globe. Compare that to the “thousands” that offerings like Apple Pay and Google Wallet work with and you have the new king of mobile payment systems.  (more…)

Watch: Replay the Entire Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Event or the 60-Second Version

Yesterday, was a bit wild. Yesterday, was also a Sunday, so there is a good chance that you missed a bunch of it. If so, don’t worry! Both Samsung and HTC have hosted their MWC press events for replaying. We’ll start first with Samsung’s, because it was pretty impressive. From the Galaxy S6 to the S6 Edge, both of which have been completely redesigned from the ground up, we got the feeling after they exited the stage that Samsung was officially back in the driver’s seat.  (more…)

Samsung and IKEA Partner to Intro Furniture With Built-In Wireless Charging

To go along with all of the excitement surrounding wireless charging from Samsung this morning with the Galaxy S6, the company announced a new partnership with IKEA, the famous Swedish furniture corporation. With this partnership, IKEA will focus on creating furniture that incorporates wireless charging built-in, allowing owners to simply toss their phone down and charge it.  (more…)