T-Mobile is running a contest in the U.S. through which customers can get their hands on the upcoming Galaxy S6 for free. And as is the case for all such giveaways in the country, the carrier has listed the retail value of the handset, which is at $699. As there is no mention of a storage variant, it is possible the model listed is the 32GB variant.
When we reviewed the Samsung Galaxy S5 last year, the handset made a surprisingly good impression, thanks to its blazing performance, outstanding battery life, and a stunning Super AMOLED screen. We liked its thin, light and water-resistant build too - but the plastics used in its construction weren't exactly pleasant.
Indeed, however capable the Galaxy S5 was, it always felt like there was some magic and sparkle missing from it. It didn't feel as high-end as an HTC One, or as effortlessly beautiful as an iPhone, or even as rock-solid as a flagship Lumia.
After our recent discovery that our Samsung TV was sending voice recognition data over the internet unencrypted, they sent the following response:
“Samsung takes consumer privacy very seriously and our products are designed with privacy in mind. Our latest Smart TV models are equipped with data encryption and a software update will soon be available for download on other models."
Following reports of a potential acquisition last year, LoopPay, makers of a popular mobile payments service and one of ApplePay's largest competitors, has officially been acquired by Samsung.
Samsung on Wednesday posted its fifth consecutive year-over-year decline in quarterly operating profits. And a big reason for that drop was the poor performance of its mobile business.
The South Korean company's IT and mobile communications division recorded a 64 percent drop in fourth-quarter operating profit from the year-ago period, to 2 trillion won ($1.8 billion). Only 37 percent of Samsung's operating profits came from its IT and mobile communications business in the December quarter compared with two-thirds a year earlier.