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Samsung Galaxy Alpha UK release and pre-order details announced

Samsung has announced that the Galaxy Alpha will be available for pre-order in the UK from August 28th (that’s a week today) and will be on sale generally from September 12th. Pre-orders will be available from the Samsung e-store and “select partners”, and the shop release will actually be slightly staggered: With Samsung “Experience Stores” and the Samsung Store at …

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James O'MalleySamsung Galaxy Alpha UK release and pre-order details announced
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Samsung Galaxy S6 to be fully METAL?

Samsung has been struggling recently – with many analysts pinning the blame on the plastic designs, which have been long surpassed by rivals. New rumours though suggest Samsung could be about to remedy this. According to G for Games, there is speculation that the Galaxy S6 – which we’re expecting around March next year – could have a metal unibody …

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Samsung acquires SmartThings

Samsung has just announced it has acquired Internet of Things firm SmartThings, which is one of the major connected home platforms. What SmartThings allows you to do is control your home – in an integrated way. You can connect all of your smart devices to their system, be they sensors, security cameras, locks, lightbulbs and everything but the kitchen sink …

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Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 image and details leak

The follow-up to last year’s Samsung Galaxy Mega phablet – which will cunningly be called the Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 – is expected to be unveiled by Samsung soon. But in the meantime, images of the device have supposedly been leaked. The website Phone Arena has posted what it says is the first image of the Galaxy Mega 2 and …

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Samsung launches Galaxy Alpha with metal body and 4.7-inch screen

Samsung has launched the Galaxy Alpha, a new smartphone with a 4.7-inch screen and an all-metal design which the company hopes will take on Apple’s iPhone 6. Samsung describes the Galaxy Alpha as representing a “new design approach”. The Alpha features a 4.7in display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, and dispenses with Samsung’s traditional plastic construction. The …

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Stuart O'ConnorSamsung launches Galaxy Alpha with metal body and 4.7-inch screen
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Samsung Galaxy Alpha spotted – is Samsung going through a metal phase?

Details on the much rumoured Samsung Galaxy Alpha have emerged thanks to a British retailer seemingly jumping the gun on publishing the sales page for the device. In a good spot by PhoneArena, if the details are accurate, it appears as though the Galaxy Alpha will have a 4.7″ AMOLED (720p) display, with a pixel density of 320ppi, an octa-core …

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini coming to the UK on 7th August

Samsung has announced that the Galaxy S5 Mini – a more diminutive version of its flagship handset – will be hitting the UK on August 7th. That’s a week today. We previously covered what you can expect from the device when it was announced earlier this month. Essentially though it shares a lot of DNA with its bigger brother, some …

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Samsung’s non-Android Tizen phone delayed indefinitely

We’ve known for some time that Samsung is working on phones that will run its own “Tizen” operating system instead of Android. Don’t expect to see them any time soon though, as Samsung has just announced the cancellation of the first Tizen phone’s release. The reasons behind making the phone is thought to be an attempt to “de-Google”, so that …

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Rip-off Britain: UK shoppers pay more for technology

It’s something that people in the UK have always suspected, but now Which? has made it official – Britons pay far more for new technology products than consumers in the US. The consumer watchdog compared the prices, excluding tax, of 13 identical products ranging from televisions and games consoles to desktop applications and security software and found UK consumers pay more …

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Samsung working on ultra-sound “Pen”

An intriguing piece of new technology is apparently under development at Samsung. The company is said to be working on a new style that works using ultrasound technology. The news comes from SamMobile, which has spotted a patent application by the company. Apparently the way it would work is the screen would have sensors around the edge, that would pick …

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