Report: Samsung to Launch ‘Galaxy S6 Plus’ in Coming Weeks, a 5.5″ Galaxy S6 Edge

According to SamMobile, Samsung is gearing up to launch a Galaxy S6 Plus device, simply being a larger Galaxy S6 Edge with a 5.4″ or 5.5″ display instead of the original 5.1″ display. In addition to a larger QHD Super AMOLED panel, the device is also reported to feature a Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor; not the Exynos processor found in all models of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.  (more…)

Deal: Refurbished, Unlocked AT&T Galaxy Note 4 is Just $399 at eBay

Samsung probably has a Galaxy Note 5 unveiling lined up for some time in late August-early September, but that doesn’t mean last year’s Galaxy Note 4 isn’t still a heck of a phone (our review). In fact, me, the hater of all oversized phones, loves the Note 4. It’s one of those phones that is designed so well and feels so premium, that you can easily forget that it’s the size of a Smart car. It has an amazing camera, performs with the best of them, lasts well through an entire day on a single charge, and that display…that display.

If you are interested in the Galaxy Note 4, think about cruising over to eBay this morning to check out a deal on an unlocked, manufacturer refurbished model (SM-N910A) that will work on AT&T (T-Mobile for the most part, but is missing 1700 band)). Priced at just $399, you are looking at one of the best prices ever for a Note phone that isn’t really all that old.

The deal has been running for a day and is almost over, so be quick.

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Verizon Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Get First Update With HD Voice, Photo Editor Tweaks

Verizon and Samsung have readied updates for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge this morning as software version VRU1A0D5. You would be safe in assuming that this is mostly a bug fixer, but there is at least one new feature in the photo editor.

That new feature is a drawing mode that allows you to drop over the top of photos using several different brushes, colors, thicknesses, etc. We received this feature back in early May on our international unit, so you should be familiar with it.  (more…)

IKEA’s Wireless Charging Furniture is Now Available

Included in the series of announcements surrounding the launch of the Galaxy S6 from Samsung, was word from IKEA that they had partnered with the Korean electronics giant to build out furniture that would include embedded wireless chargers. The thought was to help increase wireless charging adoption, but also to add functionality to your bedside table or lamp that would allow you to ditch the ugly chargers sold to you by Samsung and a variety of other accessory makers. The result, unveiled in April, was a series of lamps, tables, and stand-alone wireless chargers that added some style to something as geeky as wireless charging.  (more…)