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Samsung Galaxy S6 'fastest smartphone,' if using phony benchmarks and ignoring iPhone 6 real world performance

06/30/2015, 06:06 am

Last Friday, Tom's Guide published an article calling Samsung's flagship Galaxy S6 the "world's fastest smartphone," writing that it came in "first in 6 out of 9 real-world tests and synthetic benchmarks." Unfortunately, that claim relied on cherry picked figures and ignored the real world entirely.

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Rumor: Apple's iPhones could adopt flexible OLED displays in 2018

06/24/2015, 09:06 am

South Korean display manufacturers are trying to persuade Apple to use flexible OLED screens for future iPhones, although the first such models might not ship until 2018, a report claimed on Wednesday.

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Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, designed to compete with Apple's iPhone 6 Plus, shown in leaked render

06/19/2015, 10:06 am

An image that purports to show a new, "Plus" version of Samsung's S6 Edge handset appeared on Twitter on Tuesday with an expanded footprint that suggests it may sport a display between 5.5 and 5.7 inches while keeping the industrial design largely unchanged.

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Samsung says '6>6' in new Galaxy S6 Edge ad

06/04/2015, 07:06 pm

In its never ending quest to one-up Apple, Samsung on Thursday revealed a new ad campaign counting the ways the partially curved Galaxy S6 Edge display outperforms iPhone 6. The spots come with the cheeky tagline, "When you do the math it's clear, six is greater than six."

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Apple, Samsung tied for highest smartphone customer satisfaction, iPhone falls behind Galaxy Note

06/04/2015, 08:06 am

When it comes to smartphones, Apple and Samsung are in a neck-and-neck race for the overall customer satisfaction crown, though the South Korean giant has leapt ahead of Apple and the iPhone with its jumbo-sized Galaxy Note series.

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Rumor: Samsung to take on Apple's iPhone 6 Plus with 5.5-inch 'Galaxy S6 Plus'

06/02/2015, 03:06 pm

Samsung is rumored to be just weeks away from introducing a larger version of its flagship Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone, featuring a 5.5-inch display that would match Apple's iPhone 6 Plus, and may even use the same "Plus" moniker.

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Google I/O 2015 sets a low bar for Apple's WWDC to leap

05/30/2015, 09:05 pm

From all the breathless coverage detailing Google's I/O 2015 conference announcements, you might not have noticed that virtually all of what Google had to show this year were things Apple had already introduced over the past year (or long ago). Once hailed as being "more innovative" and faster at introducing new features, Android has become a slow follower.

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Rumor: TSMC preparing trial run of 10-nanometer ARM chips, could power future iPhones

05/26/2015, 03:05 pm

Apple chipmaking partner Taiwan Manufacturing Semiconductor Co. is reportedly gearing up to test production of 10-nanometer size processors beginning in June, according to a new rumor.

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Apple tops tech rivals in sales, profits & assets for first time in Forbes Global 2000

05/18/2015, 11:05 am

For the first time, Apple is now the world's biggest technology corporation not just in terms of market capitalization, but also in sales, profits and assets, according to new rankings published on Monday.

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Appeals court finds Samsung violated Apple's design patents, but not trade dress

05/18/2015, 09:05 am

An appeals court ruled on Monday that Samsung's $930 million penalty, stemming from its patent infringement suit with Apple, must be adjusted, in a mixed courtroom outcome for the iPhone maker.

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iPhone share of US market grows to 42.6% in March quarter

05/08/2015, 10:05 am

Apple slightly increased its lead as the most popular smartphone maker in the U.S. during the March quarter, while Samsung and Motorola lost ground, according to new data published on Friday.

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Samsung profit dips as feature phone, tablet sales slide

04/30/2015, 09:04 am

South Korean electronics conglomerate Samsung has taken a sizable year-over-year profitability hit in its mobile phone division, with declining sales of high-volume, low-cost feature phones and tablets dragging down its bottom line.

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Samsung reclaims lead over Apple in global smartphone shipments during March quarter

04/29/2015, 10:04 am

Despite strong iPhone sales, Samsung was able to top Apple in terms of smartphone shipments during the March quarter and reclaim market leadership, research firm Strategy Analytics said on Wednesday.

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Samsung's Galaxy S6, S6 Edge receive tepid interest in native South Korea

04/22/2015, 12:04 pm

While most industry watchers predict strong sales for Samsung's latest flagship smartphones, South Korean consumers do not appear smitten with the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, bringing home just 20,000 handsets per day since their release.

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Apple makes 'last-minute decision' to use TSMC for 30% of 'A9' chip orders for next iPhone

04/15/2015, 09:04 pm

Facing poor yield rates from chipmaker GlobalFoundries, Apple has apparently made an eleventh-hour call as it solidifies its supply chain for the next-generation iPhone, opting to award nearly a third of "A9" chip orders to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.

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Samsung dedicates 200 employees to display team focused solely on Apple products

04/15/2015, 06:04 am

A report on Wednesday reveals Samsung recently formed an internal team to make displays expressly for Apple, highlighting the curious position the Korean tech giant currently finds itself as supplier to one of its most bitter rivals.

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Samsung expects Q1 profits to drop 30%, but declines are slowing

04/07/2015, 08:04 am

Samsung on Tuesday provided investors with a new forecast for its March quarter sales, indicating that earnings declined yet again, likely falling 30 percent from the same period a year ago.

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Samsung fighting off its own 'bendgate' controversy, says Galaxy S6 not bendable in normal daily use

04/06/2015, 09:04 am

After Samsung poked fun at Apple's iPhone 6 for the so-called "bendgate" controversy, the South Korean electronics maker is now in the midst of its own public relations crisis, and has been forced to respond to a video showing its new Galaxy S6 Edge bending and breaking.

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Samsung patent review may undermine $533M Smartflash verdict against Apple

04/03/2015, 03:04 pm

Samsung has asked the US Patent and Trademark Office to review two Smartflash patents, a move that could potentially absolve Apple of paying $532.9 million in damages following a Smartflash court victory in February.

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'Bendgate' returns: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge just as bendable as Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

04/03/2015, 10:04 am

Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge flagship handset was put to the test this week and found to be susceptible to bending under the exact same force as Apple's iPhone 6 Plus, putting the South Korean conglomerate on the hotseat in "Bendgate" redux.

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