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[Update: It's Live] Samsung Will Soon Announce A Promotion Offering A Free Galaxy S6 With Purchase Of 4K SUHD TV

How much money do you have to spend to get a manufacturer to throw in a $650 freebie?

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This Is Probably What The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus Looks Like

With all the rumors and now some FCC documents to go on, it seems a foregone conclusion that Samsung will be releasing a larger version of the Galaxy S6 Edge called the S6 Edge Plus. Now there are a few leaked images that seem to show a dummy Edge Plus unit, which gives you a good idea what the real device will look like. It's sitting next to a Note 4 dummy in the pics to illustrate the increased size.

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Galaxy S6 Review Addendum: Three Months Later

The Galaxy S6 has been out for three months now, so it's time to revisit this phone and see if any of my feelings from the original review have evolved. At the time this seemed like a pretty fantastic phone with few drawbacks. Samsung made a lot of changes with this year's Galaxy flagship, so does it also avoid some of the long-term pitfalls of past phones? Let's find out.

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SamMobile Reports That The Galaxy Note 5 And Galaxy S6 Edge+ Will Be Announced August 12th, Released On The 21st

A rumor has been circulating that Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note 5 earlier than usual this year. Instead of debuting at IFA in Berlin sometime in September, it looks like the device will make its first appearance in mid-August. Well, now we have dates. SamMobile seems pretty confident that the Note 5 will get announced on August 12th before hitting store shelves on the 21st. And it won't be alone. The rumored Galaxy S6 Edge+ is apparently coming along for the ride.

Despite the differences in name, think of both devices as larger versions of the S6 and S6 Edge.

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US Cellular Samsung Galaxy S4 Lollipop Update Now Available


[Deal Alert] Unlocked 32GB Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Only $670 On eBay (Over $100 Off)

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge isn't different from the regular S6 on the inside, but the outside is another story. The phone tapers down on both sides to form something that's arguably prettier and harder to hold. Either way, it comes at a higher cost. T-Mobile sells the phone for $780. AT&T wants $815.

Fortunately, you can currently snag one on eBay for $670. That undercuts T-Mobile's price by $110.


The units on sale come with 32GB of storage. They're unlocked, and folks in the States can use them on either AT&T or T-Mobile. Colors offered include black, white, and green.

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[Deal Alert] 32GB GSM Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S6 (G920F) Is Available For $500 Brand New On eBay

You can get the international unlocked Samsung Galaxy S6 for $500 with free shipping in the USA right now on eBay in black, white, gold, and that horrific blue. It is brand new and should work on most GSM networks, including AT&T and T-Mobile in the USA. This is an extra $30 cheaper than the deal we found just a couple of weeks ago, not to mention the added benefit of color choice.


For comparison's sake, if you were to buy the AT&T equivalent (G920A), it would run you $685 before tax. Needless to say, this is a substantial discount. The seller describes it as brand new and sealed in its box, which supposedly comes directly from Samsung.

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International Galaxy S2 Says Goodbye To CyanogenMod 11, Skips 12.0 Entirely For Fresh Nightly Build Of 12.1 Instead

At this point, custom ROMs are the only things keeping old Galaxy S2s feeling fresh and vaguely modern. If you turned to CyanogenMod as your experience of choice, you've been left stranded on version 11 running Android KitKat. Now you're in for a treat. Fresh builds of CyanogenMod 12.1 are ready for download.

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These nightly builds bring Android 5.1 to the four-year-old device. That's nothing to take lightly. These nightlies may not provide the most stable experience, but at this point, that old version of TouchWiz probably isn't either.

The downloads come in at around 230MB and are meant for the international model (i9100).

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AT&T Galaxy S5 Receives Hefty Performance And Security-Related Update, While LG G3 Gets McAfee Factory Reset Protection


Samsung Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge Specs And Release Date

    Chipset and software

    Platform Samsung Exynos 7420
    Processor Octacore, 4x ARM A57 cores @ 2.1GHz, 4x ARM A53 cores @ 1.5GHz.
    Process size 14nm
    GPU ARM Mali-T760MP8
    Cellular modem Shannon 303 aka "Exynos Modem 303"
    Storage 32/64/128GB (UFS 2.0)
    Android version shipped 5.0.2 "Lollipop"

    Announcement and release dates

    Announcement date March 1st, 2015
    Initial retail availability April 10th, 2015


    Dimensions 5.1" 1440x2560 "Quad-HD" / QHD
    Panel type Super AMOLED
    Display protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4

    Power, data, and ports

    Connector microUSB, USB version 2.0
    Battery 2550mAh, non-removable
    Quick charging Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging @ up to 15 Watts (works w/ Qualcomm Quick Charge)
    Wireless charging Qi (WPC) and PMA (Rezence)
    SIM type Nano (tool required for removal)
    microSD slot No

    Wireless connectivity

    Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac 2.4-5GHz with MIMO
    Bluetooth Version 4.1 w/ LE
    Mobile data 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE (support varies by market)
    Voice over LTE Support varies by market

    Camera (rear)

    Max still resolution 16MP
    Video resolution 480p-2160p (4K), 30-120FPS (120FPS only available at 720p, 60FPS only at 1080p)
    Flash Single LED
    HDR Stills and video

    Camera (front)

    Max still resolution 5MP
    Flash No
    Video resolution 480p-1440p (QHD) @ 30FPS
    HDR Stills only

    Other features

    NFC Yes
    Infrared Yes
    Fingerprint scanner On home button, touch-style
    Heartbeat monitor Near camera flash


    Weight 138g (S6), 132g (S6 Edge)
    Height/width 143.4mm/70.5mm (S6), 142.1mm/70.1mm (S6 Edge)
    Thickness 6.8mm (S6), 7.0mm (S6 Edge) (excluding camera bulge)


    The Samsung Galaxy S6 was introduced by Samsung on March 1st, 2015.

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