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Samsung temporarily closes South Korean factory after coronavirus case

The coronavirus has already lead to factory shutdowns in China and MWC's cancelation, and now Reuters reports that Samsung was forced to close a South Korean factory after an employee had been tested positive to the virus. The company hopes to resume most of the production on Monday and has placed colleagues who came in contact with the infected in self-quarantine and is currently monitoring their health.

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Galaxy S10 drops to an all-time low of $550 at Amazon

While the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Z Flip might be the Samsung phones on everyone's mind right now, it's also a great time to save big on one of the company's previous models. Right now, you can pick up an unlocked Galaxy S10 from Amazon in black for only $549.99 — a savings of ~$200 when compared to the phone's most recent pricing.

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Samsung Galaxy Themes gets dark mode with v5.1 (APK Download)

Although it introduced a night mode more than a year ago and implemented it across several of its built-in apps, Samsung still left a few outliers with no dark theme. Over the past couple of months, the company has been catching up quickly. It introduced a dark mode to the Galaxy Store, Good Lock, Health, and today the Themes app is joining the fold.

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Galaxy S20 Ultra camera samples: Our first shots with Samsung's new flagship

This year's Galaxy S phones have fewer camera changes than we expected—unless you go all the way to the top-of-the-line model. Samsung's $1,400 Galaxy S20 Ultra sports a 108MP primary sensor, a 48MP telephoto system (with 100x "hybrid" zoom), and a 12MP ultra-wide. I've only had the S20 Ultra for a few hours, but I've already been playing around with these new cameras. Our full review will include an in-depth discussion of the camera performance, but here's the first batch of sample photos for you to obsess over.

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Samsung restocking Galaxy Z Flip, launching S20 presales on February 21

Samsung is on production overdrive right now as it aims to to meet demand for the Galaxy Z Flip while also launching its flagship Galaxy S20 series. Turns out, the company is going full throttle on everything tomorrow.

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Samsung brings dark mode to its Health app (APK Download)

Samsung introduced the system-wide dark mode with its redesigned One UI much before Android and iOS came out with their own versions. The company improved its implementation with the second iteration of the software skin and simultaneously gave many of its apps a UI refresh to make them work well with the darker theme. Now Samsung Health joins the list as the latest app to get the dark mode treatment.

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You’re not alone: All Galaxy phones got the mysterious ‘1’ notification, Samsung clarifies

Late last night, Samsung sent a weird “1 1” notification to all Galaxy phone users around the globe, which stirred up discussions across social platforms. The notification came from the preinstalled Find My Mobile app—Samsung’s alternative to Google’s Find My Device app. It clearly looked like someone at Samsung accidentally pushed the wrong button while testing something internally, which was later confirmed in an official statement.

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Google Stadia adds support for Galaxy S20, ASUS ROG Phone II, and 18 more phones (Update: Live)

Google Stadia is out of the pilot phase, but it has yet to go full throttle. For one thing, its free tier is only just starting to rev up. Plus, the list of compatible devices has yet to expand — most irritatingly apparent in the smartphone category. Well, from February 20, that particular net will be cast wider as the game-streaming service has announced support for non-Pixel mobile devices.

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Samsung starts selling the Galaxy Z Flip's ultra-thin glass to other manufacturers

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is the first folding phone with a glass display — an impressive feat, though so far, it hasn't exactly proven to be very durable. The company still believes in its product and has decided to commercialize and scale up production of the Z Flip's display cover (not the OLED panel itself, but the layer on top of it). The ultra-thin glass (UTG) will be available for purchase for other manufacturers building foldable devices.

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Samsung Galaxy A71, A51 go official with Infinity-O AMOLEDs and four rear cameras (Update: India availability)

Now that we’re nearing the end of 2019, Samsung appears all set with its 2020 Galaxy A lineup that bridges the gap between flagships and budget handsets. The South Korean tech titan today introduced a pair of smartphones under the series — the Galaxy A71 and the Galaxy A51. The two phones pick some of the most identifiable features from their more premium siblings in the Galaxy S and Note series, while still maintaining their relatively affordable prices.

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