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Samsung wants to develop its own GPUs for mobile devices, self-driving cars, and more

While Samsung's devices in North America have used Snapdragon processors for years, the company also develops its own Exynos processors for international models. But when it comes to graphics, Samsung still uses ARM's 'Mali' GPU family across all its phones and tablets. According to a new job listing on LinkedIn, Samsung wants to develop its own GPUs for a wide range of devices - including phones.

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Samsung's cancelled 'Project V' foldable phone from years ago shows up in leaked photos

Recently, ZTE's foldable Axon M made a bit of a wave by being released with not one, but two 5.2" 1080p displays. It was a bold move, but it obviously hasn't sold well. It looks like Samsung experimented with the same idea back in 2015-2016, ultimately choosing to scrap the project. But some leaked images of it, dubbed "Project V," have recently surfaced, showing what could have been.

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[Deal Alert] Gear S3 Classic LTE refurb just $240 with our exclusive code at Daily Steals

Samsung's Gear S3 Classic is about a year old now, but it's still Samsung's latest and greatest smartwatch and performs just fine even today. So if you were looking to snag one on the cheap, Daily Steals is offering Grade-A refurbished Verizon/unlocked Gear S3 Classic LTE units for just $239.99 with our exclusive code.

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[Deal Alert] Dual-SIM Galaxy S9 (128GB version) on sale for $640 via eBay

Prices on the Galaxy S9 are starting to come down, even if you're going through carriers. However, the carriers won't sell you an unlocked dual-SIM version of the phone. On eBay, you can pick up the dual-SIM GS9 with 128GB of storage for just $639.99. You can also get it in any color you want, as long as that color happens to be black.

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Samsung announces the Chromebook Plus (V2), coming to Best Buy on June 24

Samsung's 2017 Chromebooks have been consistently popular, but it's time for an update. The new Chromebook Plus (V2) features a similar design to last year's model, but it comes with a faster processor and both front and rear cameras. Plus, it still features the built-in stylus from last year's models.

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A much more powerful Samsung fast wireless charger just passed through the FCC

Wireless charging had always been dog-slow - that is, until Samsung introduced fast wireless charging alongside the Galaxy Note5 and Galaxy S6 edge+. The same tech is still being used in Samsung flagships nearly three years later, but it's still noticeably slower than wired fast charging. That might be about to change, though; a new Samsung fast wireless charger has just passed through the FCC, and it's a lot more powerful than the current ones.

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[Update: It's happening!] Verizon Galaxy S7 and S7 edge receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update (for real this time)

Over a month ago, Verizon toyed with Galaxy S7 and S7 edge owners' hearts by saying that the Android 8.0 Oreo update was rolling out, when in reality it had simply posted the wrong changelog. However, Verizon has again updated its support pages for the S7 and S7 edge, presumably for real this time.

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[Deal Alert] Get a dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy Note8 for $600 on eBay

Samsung's big, premium Galaxy Note8 made its debut at a pricey $899.99. Lately, it's been available for less pretty frequently. This, though, is the lowest price we've seen: the dual-SIM variant is available on eBay for just $599.99.

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AT&T Galaxy S7 and S7 edge now receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update

AT&T has become the first US carrier to roll Android 8.0 Oreo out to the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. We'd thought it would be Verizon, but Big Red has now pulled its S7 Oreo changelog down twice. AT&T, however, is cutting to the chase by actually releasing the update and skipping this support page nonsense.

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[Update: Maybe not] Samsung may be using Wear OS for its upcoming smartwatches instead of Tizen

Those of you who follow Samsung closely may have noticed that devices running Android or Android-based OSes (e.g. Galaxy S9, Galaxy J7, Galaxy Gear) all have the "Galaxy" in their name for the most part, whereas those that run Tizen/other software (e.g. Gear Fit, Gear S3, Z4) don't. You can imagine our confusion, then, when it was revealed that Samsung filed trademark applications for the names "Galaxy Watch" and "Galaxy Fit." But with famed leaker Evan Blass's latest tweet, it seems like Samsung may actually be releasing a pair of Wear OS smartwatches.

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