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Samsung Pay sees almost 100m transactions in its first year

Samsung Pay, the South Korean tech giant's mobile payments service, has just reached its one year anniversary. The service has proved to be popular with consumers in the US and Korea and is already very close to passing the 100 million transactions mark.

Samsung's Z2 is a low-cost 4G smartphone running Tizen

Samsung has officially announced the Z2, a budget smartphone aimed at the Indian market. To cut costs down, Samsung has used its own Tizen operating system instead of Android. The Z2 is the first Tizen phone to include 4G cellular connectivity.

Samsung planning to copy Apple and sell refurbished smartphones

Samsung reportedly intends to launch a program selling refurbished, used versions of its smartphones next year. It will use it to sustain its income, selling refurbished phones at a discount to emerging markets. Apple already has a similar program.

Samsung debuts new Gear VR offering greater wearer immersion

Samsung has debuted a new version of its Gear VR mobile virtual reality headset. It has a wider field of view than the outgoing model, allowing for a greater sense of immersion in VR content. The controls have also been revised and a darker finish added.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 adds an iris scanner and improved S Pen

Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy Note 7, an "intelligent smartphone that thinks big." The Note 7 is a flagship phone for power users, featuring high-end performance, waterproofing and a revised version of Samsung's unique S Pen stylus.

Samsung files case against Huawei for patent infringement

Samsung Electronics has hit back at rival Huawei, filing a patent infringement case against the Chinese electronics company in a move seen to worsen the two firms’ rivalry.

Samsung insists the Galaxy S7 Active is actually water resistant

Samsung has found itself in a spot of hot water after two of its Galaxy S7 Active rugged smartphones failed Consumer Reports' water immersion test. It has made an official response to the findings, insisting the handsets do meet the required standard.

Samsung refreshes Galaxy phones for India, adds a worse display

Samsung has announced new versions of its India-exclusive Galaxy On5 and Galaxy On7 Android smartphones. The budget-oriented devices are designed to appeal to the masses in one of the world's largest emerging digital markets.

Samsung unveils the world's largest consumer SSD

Samsung has announced the world's highest-capacity 2.5-inch SSD designed for the consumer market. The drive can store up to 4TB of data, the same as a high-end hard drive, while outperforming mechanical disks on every metric and using less power.

Forget microSD — Something far better has finally arrived

Samsung has announced the world's first UFS removable memory cards for mobile devices, available in capacities up to 256 gigabytes. UFS is the replacement for the ubiquitous microSD used by current smartphones and offers huge performance improvements.

Samsung unveils a limited edition Olympic-themed Galaxy S7 edge

Samsung has announced a special and highly limited edition version of the Galaxy S7 edge, its current flagship smartphone. The handset has been built in celebration of the Rio 2016 Olympic games and will be handed out to participating Olympians.

Samsung might be building a new VR headset for the Galaxy Note 7

As excitement builds for Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 7 phablet, rumours suggest the company is working on an updated Gear VR headset to accompany the new phone. The revised model will use a USB-C port and may have some new features.

Leak reveals Samsung's powerhouse Galaxy Note 7 phablet in full

Ahead of its release this summer, a leak has revealed the complete design of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 7 phablet. The next-generation version of the stylus-touting power-user friendly device has a few major changes over the Note 5.

Samsung beats Apple to remain Asia’s number one brand

Seoul - South Korea’s Samsung has retained its position as the number one brand in Asia, beating Apple, its main rival in the mobile phone business, according to a survey.

Samsung may adopt Tizen over Android for next-gen smartphones

Samsung is considering using its Tizen operating system in "all" its future products, according to a new report. It would see new Samsung products favour Tizen above rivals. The company is said to be uneasy about its strong reliance on Google's Android.

Samsung preparing two folding smartphones for February launch

Samsung is known to be working on bendable displays that could be used on future smartphones. According to a new report, the company will finally launch the first devices to use the technology at the MWC tech fair next February.

Samsung patents smartwatch that projects display onto your hand

Samsung has developed a concept smartwatch that projects an image of its display onto the wearer's hand. The idea increases the size of the display, letting developers create more complex apps and allowing users to type with more precision.

Samsung's crazy touchscreen smart fridge launches for $5,600

Three months after announcing it at CES 2016, Samsung has officially launched its new Family Hub fridge. The smart appliance features a huge 21.5-inch touchscreen that dominates the front fascia. It pairs with a mobile app for control from the Internet.

Serious security vulnerabilities discovered in Samsung Smart Home

Serious security vulnerabilities have been discovered in Samsung's Smart Home system for connecting household items to the Internet. The system allows you to automate things such as locks and thermostats but several critical areas are exposed to hackers.

Rumours: Samsung Galaxy Note 6 to be fully water resistant

Rumours surrounding Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 6 phablet are beginning to pick up, revealing what the next generation of the power user phone will include. A new report claims the Note 6 may feature an iris scanner to let you unlock it with your eyes.

Samsung planning to launch a folding smartphone next year

Samsung is designing a folding smartphone for launch in 2017, according to a new report based on its efforts to create folding displays. Such a design would make larger phones easier to put in pockets while retaining the high-resolution display.

Brighter, clearer AMOLED displays to come to more smartphones

Higher quality displays are likely to be available on more smartphones in the near future, giving you a better experience regardless of your budget. The price of high-quality AMOLED displays has recently dropped significantly to undercut older LCD panels.

Samsung wants VR to be a 'whole body' experience with new headset

Samsung has unveiled a pair of unique headphones that let you "feel" virtual reality content instead of just seeing it. The headset tricks the section of the ear responsible for balance and motion into detecting physical movement in VR videos.

Waffle is a new collaboration-oriented social network by Samsung

Samsung is building its own social network that aims to bring people together and inspire collaborative content creation. Users create a feed of expandable, image-based content arranged in a grid, giving the app its quirky name 'Waffle.'

Samsung's Galaxy S7 includes an overlooked phone-saving feature

People who have bought the Samsung Galaxy S7 have discovered it possesses a unique feature to go with its waterproofing. A tiny moisture sensor in the charging port detects if the phone is even slightly wet and refuses to charge, protecting the device.

Samsung's huge 15 terabyte SSD is now available to buy

Samsung has launched its enterprise-grade 15.36TB SSD. The ultra-high capacity drive offers more storage space than the majority of mechanical hard drives while offering performance that HDDs cannot reach.

Samsung selling 'Edge' screens to rivals including Xiaomi, Huawei

Samsung has begun selling its curved Edge display to third-party manufacturers for use on their own phones, according to reports. The panel is used on Samsung's Galaxy S7 Edge and features two curved sides, increasing the display's perceived size.

5 things to know about Samsung's new flagships: the S7 & S7 Edge

Nearly a decade since their arrival and smartphones still manage to pack in new features with each successive generation. They are brighter, sharper, faster, and more powerful than ever. And yet, they only get better.

Samsung refines the Galaxy with the waterproof S7 and S7 edge

Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, its next generation flagship smartphones for 2016. The phones feature improved cameras, increased performance, water resistance and expandable storage.

Samsung planning to take virtual reality beyond smartphones

Samsung is planning to expand its virtual reality business by deemphasising the role of the smartphone in the emerging technology. The company wants to see virtual reality involved in all areas of life, including business scenarios.
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