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Samsung Internet v7.4 hits stable, with Quick Suggest shopping assistant and news notifications [APK Download]

Samsung Internet is a popular alternative to Google Chrome on Android, and not just because it ships on every Samsung device. It gets a lot of things right and its developers are quick to introduce new features. The latest update to the stable channel brings it up to v7.4 and offers a few improvements over the v7.2 release.

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[Update: Mate 20 Lite and Pocophone F1, too] ARCore adds support for Galaxy Note9 and Tab S4, Xperia XZ2 line, and Nokia 6.1 Plus

ARCore's list of supported devices was just updated earlier this month, but with the introductions of so many new Android devices, a second revision for the month of August was required. Samsung's latest and greatest, the Galaxy Note9 and Galaxy Tab S4, are present, as are all three members of the Xperia XZ2 line and the Nokia 6.1 Plus.

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[Update: Winners] We're giving away 5 Speck case bundles ($135 value) for your Galaxy Note9 [International]

If you're going to invest amounts that can exceed $1000 in your phone, the least you can do is protect it. One of the most cost effective insurance policies is a good case. Thanks to our friends at Speck, that policy will be more than cheap for 5 of you: it will be free.

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[Deal Alert] Unlocked US Galaxy S9 and S9+ $100 off pretty much everywhere

Samsung's Note9 may be the new hotness, but the S9 and S9+ are basically smaller versions of the same thing, and they're a lot cheaper than the $1,000 monolith. So if you had your eye on one, waiting for the price to fall in this post-Note9 world, the time is now. Galaxy S9 and S9+ prices were recently slashed by $100 pretty much everywhere. That means you can pick up a new, unlocked, US-warrantied Galaxy S9 for as low as $620. 

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[Deal Alert] Samsung Chromebook Plus is $200 ($300 off) at Office Depot, but only in-store

The original Samsung Chromebook Plus is still a very good laptop, and in many ways, better than the Plus V2 that replaced it. It's powerful enough for most Chrome OS workflows, works well with Android apps, and has a great 2400x1600 12.3-inch screen. Now you can get it for the insanely-low price of $199.93, but only if there's an Office Depot store around you.

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Samsung announces LTE-enabled SmartThings Tracker

Keeping track of all your things can be a challenge. You could try just having fewer things, but that's no fun. Instead, why not get more things to keep track of the things you already have? Samsung has announced a device to accomplish precisely that. The SmartThings Tracker uses GPS and LTE to monitor the location of whatever you want, but you'll need to go through a carrier for the LTE service.

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[Deal Alert] Exynos-powered Galaxy Note9 dual-SIM available for $867 on eBay

At $1,000, the Galaxy Note9 isn't cheap. Luckily, there are always ways to save some cash on Samsung flagships; for instance, the Chinese Snapdragon dual-SIM model was available for $70 off just a day after the Note9 officially went on sale in the US. But if you prefer Samsung's in-house chipsets, the Exynos dual-SIM Note9 (SM-N960F/DS) is currently on eBay for $866.99.

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Samsung announces Galaxy A6, J3, J7, and Tab A 10.5 coming to US on September 14, all available unlocked

Samsung announced today that it's bringing the mid-range Galaxy A6 and Tab A 10.5, plus the budget J3 and J7 phones, to the U.S., unlocked and via carrier partners. The company is aiming to provide great displays, awesome cameras, and solid performance for people who don't want to spend more on a smart device than they have to. All four will be available on September 14.

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[Deal Alert] 256GB Samsung EVO Select microSD down to $85 ($35 off), 128GB to $34 ($8 off) at Amazon

Storage is always getting cheaper and cheaper. The first 256GB microSD, which was made available by Samsung, cost a whopping $249.99 when it debuted in 2016. Similarly, the first 128GB microSD card, which came from SanDisk, entered the market back in 2014 at a price of $199.99. Amazon is now offering 256GB and 128GB versions of the EVO Select microSD card for just $84.99 and $33.99, respectively.

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Samsung Mobile CEO hints at long-awaited foldable smartphone reveal this year

The Android industry as a whole has overhyped the concept of foldable smartphones to the point of near exhaustion, but none is a worse offender than Samsung. It's been teasing a foldable device for many years now (see 2014 concept below) but the feat of actually producing one that's durable and functionally innovative enough to commercially release has clearly been too challenging — at least, up until this point. CNBC has now reported that the mobile hardware giant has plans to unveil more details about a forthcoming foldable smartphone this year.

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