Another Report Claims Samsung Will Announce the Galaxy Note 5 on August 12 or 13

Last week, SamMobile, who is a go-to source for Samsung information, reported that Samsung would unveil the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ on August 12 in New York City. Coming straight from Korea’s Business Korea this morning, the date could be pretty much solidified as either the 12th of August or 13th.

To be clear, the first claim was for August 12, and now Korean sources claim August 13. It’s possible that all sources mean the same day, but the mixup is from the time zone differences in the US and Korea. From the US Pacific time zone to South Korea, the difference is 16 hours ahead. So, that means, our August 12 is their August 13. Make sense?  (more…)

DEAL: Unlocked AT&T Galaxy S6 Edge for Just $599 ($215 Off)

The best deal we have seen to date for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge popped up at eBay last night and is still going strong. For just $599, you can have Samsung’s uniquely-designed, double-edged phone. This is the AT&T model with 32GB of storage that would run you $815 if you bought it outright from AT&T. A $215 discount is a substantial one in my book.

This phone is brand new, but has apparently been opened so that the seller could unlock it. It’s also “unlocked” and ready for use on other GSM carriers, which could mean that it’ll work fine on T-Mobile, though it does seem to be missing T-Mobile’s 1700 band.

The deal includes both white or black models and free shipping.

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Sprint’s Galaxy Note 5 UA Profile Reportedly Leaked, Suggests MicroSD Card Slot

It’s been called the controversy of our lifetime, as it has been reported multiple times that the Galaxy Note 5 would not feature a microSD card slot. However, thanks to a leaked User Agent Profile for Sprint’s Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920P), the device could feature a slot for expandable storage, supporting up to 128GB of extra space. Though, for the record, UAPs can be used to simply hold a place for upcoming devices, complete with un-finalized specs and other misleading information. For instance, the specs listed in this UA Profile sound a bit similar to those of the Galaxy Note 4. As the saying goes, nothing is confirmed.  (more…)

Sprint’s Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ Join the FCC Party

Last week, we saw almost every single US carrier variant of the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ stop off at the FCC outside of those headed to Sprint. Who knows why America’s 4th largest carrier was left out, but all is good in the world now. This morning, both phones showed up at the FCC under model numbers SM-N920P (Note 5) and SM-G928P (S6 Edge+).

Information in the documents attached to the filings didn’t give us anything new in our brief scans, other than these are indeed headed for Sprint. Then again, the model numbers ending in “P” gave that away.  (more…)

Samsung Announces Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 and 8.0 With Impossibly Thin 5.6mm Frames

Samsung announced new flagship-level tablets this morning as the Galaxy Tab S2 in 9.7-inch and 8.0-inch variants. Each features gorgeous new Super AMOLED displays with resolutions of 2048×1536, octa-core processors, 3GB RAM, 8MP cameras, 32GB or 64GB of storage (with microSD support), Android 5.0 Lollipop, big batteries, and WiFi or LTE configurations. All of that is somehow housed in a body that is just 5.6mm thick.  (more…)

Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ All Over the FCC This Week (Updated: Sprint Too)

You know that report about Samsung moving up the launch date of the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ to give them some breathing room ahead of Apple’s next iPhone unveiling? I wouldn’t be shocked at this point if Samsung really has decided to release these two new phones earlier than originally anticipated. Yesterday, a Samsung phone under model number SM-N920 showed up at the FCC for almost every single major US carrier. We’ve got listing for T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T, just not Sprint (UPDATE: Sprint is live). If that wasn’t enough, we are also seeing listings for another model number of SM-G928 that is largely thought to be the Galaxy S6 Edge+, a bigger version of the original S6 Edge.  (more…)

Report: Apple and Samsung May Help Mobile Industry Kill the SIM Card

A report out of the Financial Times suggests that the GSMA, an organization representing the “interests of mobile operators worldwide,” is in “advanced talks” with Apple and Samsung to potentially help make an electronic/embedded SIM the standard for mobile phones, including smartphones. The idea behind an E-SIM is that it would act as an embedded SIM in phones, leaving you open to freely connect to carriers of choice without the hassle that is typically associated with signing up for new wireless service.  (more…)