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Does the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G have a microSD card slot?

The Samsung Galaxy A53 offers plenty of value for its price in the US. It's got an impressive specs sheet that includes a lot of great features including a vibrant display, a big battery, an adequately powerful SoC, and more. But does the Samsung Galaxy A53 have a microSD card slot? Yes, the A53 5G...

Samsung is launching Pokémon-themed Galaxy Buds 2

After the launch of its Pokémon-themed Galaxy Z Flip 3, Samsung is once again tapping into the Pokémon well. This time, the South Korean firm is focusing on its accessories, theming one of its more recent products, the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2. While there are few details about the upcoming Pokémon bundle, we get a...

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE vs OnePlus 9RT: Which phone is worth your money?

The budget flagship space has seen some great smartphone launches over the last couple of years. These devices may not have all the bells and whistles that you'd expect from an ultra-premium flagship, but there's plenty to like about these phones, especially for a lot less money compared to flagship devices. Samsung and OnePlus, too,...

Apple claims 51% market share in the US amid inflation and supply chain woes

Despite growing inflation in the United States, smartphone shipments reached a new high in Q1 of 2022. The report comes from Canalys, a global technology market analyst firm which states that the total volume of shipments grew close to four percent from the previous time last year. With this growth, Apple dominated sales, far surpassing its competition. Apple...

Samsung’s on a roll, brings Android 12 with One UI 4.1 to the Galaxy A22 4G and Galaxy A41

Amidst all the talk about Android 13, some people forget that OEMs are still working on updating their smartphones to Android 12. Samsung, for example, has upgraded a bunch of Galaxy devices to Android 12 with the company’s own One UI 4.1 skin on top in the last few weeks. Now, two more Galaxy A...

Samsung brings Digital Key feature to the US with the GV60 Genesis EV

Many phone makers, including Samsung, have been trying to turn their smartphones into digital car keys. The South Korean giant joined the party early last year when it announced the Digital Key feature at its first Galaxy Unpacked event. The feature started rolling out in its home market in September last year, but it offered...

May 2022 security patches are now available for these Samsung devices

Over the last few days, Samsung has rolled out the Android security patches for May 2022 for quite a few of its devices. It started with its flagship Galaxy S22 series towards the end of last month, followed by the Galaxy Tab S8 series, the Galaxy Watch 4 series, and the Galaxy S21 series. Since...

Samsung SmartThings starts testing for Matter with a new partner program

At Google I/O, there was a sizeable focus on smart home, and in particular, Matter. The upcoming standard developed between Google and a range of partner manufacturers in the space is set to officially launch in the latter stages of 2022. But preparations for it are well underway, and that includes at Samsung. SmartThings is...

Developer brings Wear OS to the ancient Samsung Gear S3

The skill of aftermarket developers in the Android modding scene is often incredibly impressive, especially when it comes to getting hardware to do things it shouldn’t. This time, one modder managed to get Google's Wear OS booted on the Samsung Gear S3 — a Tizen-based smartwatch released back in 2016! Despite effectively being obsolete at this...

LineageOS 19 builds are here for the Samsung Galaxy S10, POCO F2 Pro, POCO F3, and more

The LineageOS team has been hard at work extending official LineageOS 19 builds based on Android 12 to as many devices as possible. The developers released the first official builds for nearly 40 devices back in April and added some more smartphones to the roster over the next few weeks. Now, the maintainers have extended...

Does the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G have dual SIM support?

The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G is one of the top contenders in the mid-range smartphone segment in the US. As we mentioned in our Galaxy A53 5G hands-on piece, it's a great device that offers plenty of value for economical shoppers in this price range. There's a lot to like about this particular device including...

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Galaxy S21 receive May 2022 update in the U.S.

It's one thing to buy an Android smartphone, but it's another to have it supported. Over the past few weeks, Samsung has been updating its Galaxy smartphones at an astonishing rate. So it comes as no surprise at the start of a new week, we get more updates. This time, Samsung has started pushing its May 2022...