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Samsung Pay getting dark mode support

Samsung Pay is finally getting support for dark mode/theme, based on recent reports. Although it doesn't seem to be rolling out widely just yet, a few folks have spotted the change live on their own devices, which switches the sometimes blinding black-on-white default to a nighttime friendly white-on-almost-black.

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Samsung begins mass producing faster 512GB eUFS 3.1 storage chips

Many of us often overlook the significant role that our phone’s storage plays in making operation feel snappy. Faster storage modules bring about a great deal of improvement and are becoming increasingly crucial with newfound camera features like 8K video recording — requiring a large chunk of bandwidth, given the final size of 8K videos. Future flagships will be capable of handling such data better using eUFS 3.1 modules, which Samsung has recently started to mass-produce.

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Samsung's PlayGalaxy Link game streaming service is shutting down after only 3 months

After coming to light last summer and going live in December 2019, Samsung's PC to phone game streaming platform PlayGalaxy Link is already not long for this world. Only three months into its beta, Samsung has announced that the service will be shut down on March 27.

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Unlocked Galaxy Note9 drops to lowest price yet during one-day sale ($400 off)

Are you a fan of Samsung phones with large screens but don't want to drop $1000 or more on a Galaxy S20? Then you may be interested in the latest DOTD at Amazon, where you can grab a factory unlocked Galaxy Note9 in the color of your choice. While both storage options are discounted, the 128GB version is the star of this sale as it's available for an all-time low of $599.99 after a $400 markdown. The 512GB model is currently available for $749.99, which is $500 less than the MSRP but doesn't quite stack up to discounts we've seen in the past.

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The best Android smartphones you can buy right now (Spring 2020)

There are a lot of Android phones on the market, and while it's great there are so many choices, the abundance of phones can sometimes feel overwhelming. Is the Galaxy S10 still a good phone to buy? Which of OnePlus' four devices is best? We're here to answer those questions (and many others), with this list of the best Android smartphones to buy. There's something for every budget and taste, and we have all of the information you need to make an informed purchase.

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Samsung SoundAssistant's latest updates will only be delivered through the Galaxy Store

Back in 2017, Samsung pushed a ton of its apps over to the Play Store, but now one is making the opposite journey. Samsung has recently updated its Play Store app listing for SoundAssist to warn users that new versions will be distributed through the Galaxy Store.

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Why I left Pixels behind and found a new home with Samsung

For several years I was a hardcore Google fan, turning my nose up at anything other than Nexus or Pixel devices. Last year, I traded in my Pixel 3XL for a Galaxy S10+, and I could not be happier. I switched because, after years of constant issues, I wanted to try something new. Now that I've made the jump and had time to reflect on it, I'd like to discuss what is keeping me with Samsung for the foreseeable future, as well as what I miss from the pure experience Pixels have to offer.

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The original Samsung Galaxy Watch Active is only $137 ($63 off) at Microsoft

By this stage of the wearables game, Samsung has pretty much nailed down the formula for building great smartwatches. The company has been churning out hits for years, seemingly iterating on its winning designs and software with each generation. For a limited time, you can pick up last year's original Samsung Galaxy Watch Active for just $137.17 ($62.82 off) at Microsoft.

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Galaxy S20 Ultra teardown shows unsurprisingly big repair challenges

Well, well, well, look what we have here — another exercise in cramming and jamming parts into a glass-and-metal box that is a Samsung phone. Specifically, iFixit has taken a look into the biggest and baddest one yet, the Galaxy S20 Ultra, and has found it to be not too easily repairable, rating it a 3 out of 10.

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Samsung publishes photos and specs of the upcoming Galaxy A11

Although there has been no formal announcement yet, Samsung just published almost all the details regarding its upcoming Galaxy A11 phone, including plenty of photos and nearly complete specs. The A11 will sport an unnamed 8-core chipset, 6.4" HD+ (720p) TFT display with a hole-punch camera cutout, a big 4,000mAh battery, and three rear cameras.

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