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Metal unibody phones Samsung Galaxy A3, A5 get official announcements

We’ve covered Samsung’s “A Series” pretty extensively before in terms of leaks and what to expect. We know that somehow – starting with the Samsung Galaxy Alpha – the South Korean gadget giant was out to prove naysayers wrong, that it can’t build a metal phone of note. Well, this is what we get for provoking Samsung – a whole new line of metallic phones, with the Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 both slim enough to turn your heads.

Latest Q3 2014 IDC figures show Xiaomi now 3rd in smartphones shipped

While some brands and markets may have already plateaued when it comes to smartphone consumption, there are still those in the emerging market that have just found their stride, as more options become available to the consumers. Samsung and Apple may still be top in terms of quantities shipped, but other brands, particularly the curious case case of Xiaomi, are playing catch-up to the big boys, indicating the shift in terms of which regions or countries OEMs should focus on.

Vietnamese video shows Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Gold edition

As it is, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has already been receiving rave reviews (and heavy marketing play) so it's not surprising that people are clamoring for more of it. But would you plop down a ton of cash for a 24-carat Gold edition of this fabulous phablet? That is a "dilemma" that might become a reality soon as a video from a Vietnamese tech channel seems to have outed a gold edition, but we're still not sure if this is a legit product or maybe someone is just wishing for something like it.

Samsung site reveals full HD display, 64-bit proc for Galaxy A7

A couple of things we’ve already written about here – first, about the rumored Samsung Galaxy A7 which will be part of the Korean company’s metallic we’ll-prove-you-wrong A-series, and secondly about the Internet being full of people with nothing better to do than dig into websites’ source codes and user access profiles to get information. As per usual, the Internet proves us right on both counts.

NIST reports vulnerability of Samsung’s Find My Mobile feature

“Find my phone” type apps are numerous – just go to the Google Play Store and have a quick search. But one of the main features of newer Samsung top tier devices is that they have this capability built in with the “Find My Mobile” service. But the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has just sounded a warning, saying that the feature a real security vulnerability and is very much “hackable”.

Samsung answers design questions for Note 4, Note Edge

When going a version up, there is always the tension between keeping elements of the old design and ditching them for something new. Samsung went through all of that for its new flagship phablets – the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge. Let’s look at some of their considerations.

Montblanc accessories for Galaxy Note 4 break cover

One of the coolest features of the Galaxy Note series of smartphones from Samsung is the S Pen and the S View Cover. The big screen of the Note series beg for people to write on them with a stylus. If you like writing on the screen of your device, but wish for an S Pen that is a bit more substantial, check out what Montblanc and Samsung have teamed up to produce.