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Samsung wants you to gift Samsung products this Christmas


Samsung has released a new ad for the holidays called “Give the Gift of Galaxy”. The ad basically shows people unwrapping presents with, you guessed it, Samsung products inside.

The ad is only 30 seconds long, but they managed to cram in a ton of products. Products like the Galaxy View, Gear S2 smartwatch, Gear VR, all of their flagship Galaxy phones, and more.

I like the end where it says “It’s not a phone, it’s a Galaxy”. While I hate the fact that they name many of their products with Galaxy first, since I always have to write it a million times, it works well for this. Implying that they have a large amount of “star” products. However, will you be giving, or wanting the gift of Galaxy this Christmas?

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AT&T, Verizon and Sprint add gold platinum colored Galaxy Note 5

Galaxy-Note5_back-with-spen_Gold-PlatinumNearly two weeks ago, T-Mobile added a gold color option Galaxy Note 5. Now, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint have done the same.

If you’re on any of the four major U.S. carriers and want to buy a Galaxy Note 5 in gold, you can now do so. The gold colored Galaxy Note 5 adds to the white and black color options already available. With it, you’re getting the same 5.7-inch Super AMOLED Quad-HD display, octa-core Exynos 7420 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 16MP rear-facing camera, 5MP front-facing camera, and 3000mAh battery. The device’s price will vary on your choice of carrier and storage capacity, however all color variants cost the same.

Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint are all offering deals for the upcoming holiday weekend, all in which include discounts on the Galaxy Note 5. Be sure to check those out before buying.

Source: Sprint, Verizon, AT&T

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How to use Samsung’s Live Broadcast


At the company’s event on August 13, Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+. Along with those two phones came Live Broadcast, a feature that would also be brought to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. As time progressed, people forgot about the feature because it’s not very common to stumble upon. The feature allows users to stream live video from their device to YouTube. This means you’ll have to have a YouTube account (through Google) set up and ready to go. The feature seeks to fight off rival apps such as Periscope, Meerkat, and a number of others.

First, you’ll want to make sure you have the feature installed. You can do this by going into your device’s native camera application and clicking on the “more” option in the bottom left corner. This will bring up small thumbnails of all the camera features you have installed. If you don’t see the option for Live Broadcast, you can hit the download thumbnail and it will redirect you to the Galaxy App Store where it can be easily downloaded.

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When entering the Live Broadcast mode for the first time, you’ll be prompted with a disclaimer. Once agreed to, you’ll have to link the YouTube account in which you want to stream video from. The following two permissions will be presented

  • View your basic profile info
  • Manage your YouTube account

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Users must accept both permissions in order to use the Live Broadcast feature. After that, live-broadcasting is just a tap away. Here are some things you should know:

  • Live-broadcasting works both publicly (anyone can watch) and privately (via invitation only)
  • Video size is limited to Full HD and may not exceed 60fps
  • Live video must be shot in landscape orientation
  • Users can only stream from one account at a time
  • Depending on quality and network speed, it could take a chunk of time to upload the video once the session has concluded

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When you’re ready to record, tap the Live button to get started. From there, it will give you a few seconds to get ready before it goes live. The duration of time is also displayed at all times, so there’s no need to do anything while in the middle of a session. To adjust the video quality, switch between accounts, enable auto save, or switch on power saving, tap the settings icon in the bottom left of the display. Above that will be an Invite button. This is where you can share the link to your stream with the contacts you so choose. A separate icon for switching between the front and rear-facing cameras is also included just above the sharing thumbnail.

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For future sessions, all you’ll have to do is go into the camera application and select the Live Broadcast option to get started. It’s that simple.

If you got lost in the setup process or have any questions feel free to drop a comment down below and I myself or a member of our team will try our best to assist you. Included below is a video to help you get started:

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Samsung wants to increase people’s desire for mid-range handsets

Samsung_Galaxy_S_4_Front_Top_Samsung_Logo_Version_2_TAA new report suggests that Samsung might bring some of the features found on its flagship lineups to mid-range handsets.

With the release of the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5, the company introduced a slew of new features. Samsung’s new strategy is to launch less smartphones but make them more desirable, and it’s going about this by introducing some of its most popular features on a wider variety of phones.

Some of Samsung’s mid-range handsets that could take part in this include the Galaxy A3, A5, A7, and A8. Currently, buyers who want the latest and greatest are forced to buy from one of Samsung’s upper lineups. According to The Korea Herald, Samsung may start by widening support for Samsung Pay, the company’s mobile payment service. Samsung believes this approach will not only lead to increase of desire for mid to low-range handsets, but generate more active users for its new payment service. The company will also seek to take design cues from its flagship lines for future handsets. It should also be noted that Samsung plans to bring a number of other sensors and features, although not directly specified.

Source: The Korea Herald
Via: Android Headlines

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Samung is shipping the Galaxy Note 5 with instructions for storing the S Pen properly


Because it’s so difficult to insert a stylus the proper way, Samsung is now shipping the Galaxy Note 5 with specific instructions for storing the S Pen. A small amount of people, yet enough to make noise about it, started inserting the S Pen incorrectly and caused both the stylus and its storing slot to break; therefore, Samsung has resorted to slapping a warning sticker on new Galaxy Note 5 units that just entered production.

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Honestly though, Samsung cannot be faulted. People should realize that the S Pen should be inserted by the tip first.

Via: Engadget

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An early build of Marshmallow found on a T-Mobile branded Galaxy Note 5


Right off the heels of a leaked Samsung roadmap for Android 6.0, an XDA user with a Galaxy Note 5 on T-Mobile was found running an early build of Marshmallow for the device. Considering that the Galaxy Note 5 is rumored to get Android 6.0 this December, this early build could have some credibility to it.

The XDA user isn’t exactly sure how he received Marshmallow on his device, noting that it could’ve happened during the time that his IMEI number was lost, thus confusing the OTA system. The build number for the firmware is MRA58K.N920TUVU2DOK, and it seems to have many of the features found in Marshmallow (e.g. the new permissions features), implying this isn’t a hoax.


Being an early build, the phone’s cellular radio doesn’t work, but this does indicate that Marshmallow could be available before the end of this year, as was gathered with the aforementioned leaked software rollout document for many of Samsung’s Galaxy devices.

Keep in mind that nothing’s official until we hear something from Samsung or a carrier, but it’s certainly hard to not get excited of how close this could be to hitting many of Samsung’s latest devices. Anyone excited for Marshmallow?

source: XDA Developers
via: SamMobile

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Here’s when Samsung’s Galaxy devices will get the Marshmallow update

Samsung_Galaxy_Android_Marshmallow_Update_Roadmap_2015-2016_111515If you own a Samsung device, you have come to the right place. A full roadmap has been posted including over 15 Galaxy devices and when they’ll get Android 6.0.

The map is organized into phases, (Phase. 1) and (Phase. 2). If you bought a Samsung flagship either this year or last year, you’ll be happy to know that you’re at the top of the list for the update. Updates will start next month with the newly released Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+. Following will be the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge which launched back in March. They’re scheduled to get the update in January of 2016. Last year’s Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge will start receiving the update in February of next year, with the Galaxy S5 flagship and Galaxy Alpha to follow shortly after.

In phase 2, the handsets listed are awaiting official approval and are currently listed as N/A. However, if you own one of these handsets, at least you know you’ll be receiving the major update. The Galaxy A-series and E-series fit this category, which include the A9, A7, A5, A3, E7 and E5. If your device is not on this list, that doesn’t mean all hope is lost, but it will likely be just shy of a year before you get your hands on the update, if that even happens.

Please remember that if you live in the United States, owners of these devices will have to wait for carriers to roll-out the update which comes after the manufacturer. This typically takes another month or two before the update actually hits your device via OTA. So please add that to your estimations. You can check out the official Samsung roadmap pictured above for all the details.


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[Deal] Snag a brand new Galaxy Note 5 for $549.99!


Oh, boy! Have we got a fab deal for you today? If you’ve been hankering for a brand new Note 5 off-contact, but the $749 price tag is a little out of your price range, then you may want to listen up. For a limited time only, you can pick up either a black or white factory unlocked 32GB LTE model of the handset for just $549.99 from independent retailer Breed through eBay.

Just in case you need a refresher on its specifications, the Note 5 packs a gorgeous 5.7-inch qHD display, an Exynos 7420 octa-core CPU, a Mali-T760MP8 GPU, 4GB of RAM, a 16MP rear-facing camera, a 5MP selfie shooter and a 3,000mAh non-removable battery.

As this is an unlocked variant of the Note 5, it will only work on GSM carriers like T-Mobile and AT&T, but not with CDMA carriers like Verizon and Sprint. A full list of supported carrier bands can be seen below:

  • 2G Network: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G Network: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G Network: LTE 2100 (B1), 1900 (B2), 1800 (B3), AWS (B4), 850 (B5), 2600 (B7), 900 (B8), 700 (B12), 700 (B17), 800 (B18), 800 (B19), 800 (B20), 800 (B26)

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Source: eBay

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The Galaxy Note 5 is now available from T-Mobile in Gold-Platinum


Moving on from yesterday’s CarrierX event where T-Mobile unveiled its Binge On unlimited video streaming service, if you’ve thought about ordering a Galaxy Note 5, but you didn’t fancy the plain white or black options, you can now order the gold-platinum variant from T-Mobile in either 32GB or 64GB form.Regardless of which color variant you go for, the price is the same, depending on whether you buy the 32GB or 64GB version. We have the details below.

Note 5 32GB

  • $699.99 off-contract
  • $0 upfront charge and 24 monthly payments of $29.17 on EIP
  • $0 upfront charge and 18 monthly payments of $15 on JUMP! On Demand

Note 5 64GB

  • $779.99 off-contract
  • $99 upfront and 24 monthly payments of $28.34 on EIP
  • $99 upfront and 18 monthly payments of $14.50 on JUMP! On Demand

You can also save $50 on the price of the Note 5 by using this promo code – NOTE5DEAL, regardless of whether you are placing the order through T-Mobile’s website or on the phone. And if the Note 5 isn’t to your liking, don’t forget about T-Mobile’s ‘Why wait for Cyber Monday‘ promotion where you can save up to $100 off a 1015 flagship device.


Source: T-Mobile
Via: Tmo News

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Samsung offering two new accessory bundles with a smartphone purchase and Samsung Pay activation

samsung_galaxy_note_5_back_name_low_TAIf you’re thinking about buying a new Samsung phone over the holidays, Samsung is offering two new pricey bundles to tempt you. Both bundles are valued at about $349, and all you’ll have to do is buy a 2015 Samsung flagship and activate Samsung Pay.

Both bundles include a wireless charging pad and a fast charging battery pack, but one bundle includes a Swarovski crystal case for your phone and the other includes a Samsung Level On pair of headphones. That’s a pretty solid set of accessories to go with a new phone.

If you’re curious about the eligible phones, you can buy a Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge or its Plus variant, or a Galaxy Note 5. Once you buy the phone, you’ll have to activate a valid card on Samsung Pay, which will also net a $50 cash back rebate, too. Then you’ll just have to register with Samsung and they’ll get your accessory bundle set up.

Also, for anyone coming from an iPhone, you can trade in an old Apple smartphone for $100 in Play Store credit. Samsung’s really not pulling any punches to sell some phones over the holidays.

source: Samsung Promotions

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