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Samsung's best yet have finally arrived. Photo: Samsung

Samsung’s best yet have finally arrived. Photo: Samsung

Samsung’s love affair with cheap, tacky plastic is on hold for its stunning new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.

Unveiled today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the new handsets pull out all the stops in an effort to reverse Samsung’s declining smartphone sales and mount a new challenge against Apple’s most popular iPhones to date.

They sport all-new designs made out of premium materials, and vastly improved software that promises a better user experience. But they aren’t without their own compromises.

Tune into Samsung's Unpacked event here. Photo: Samsung

Tune into Samsung’s Unpacked event here. Photo: Samsung

In just a few hours, Samsung will be kicking off its Unpacked event at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It’s going to be the South Korean company’s biggest event of 2015, with both the Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge expected — and you can watch the whole thing live right here.

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HTC is going virtual. Photo: HTC

The One M9 isn’t the only exciting new product HTC has to show off in Barcelona today. The Taiwanese company also announced Vive, a new standalone virtual reality headset developed in partnership with Valve that wants to change the way you game — and more.

Meet the Runcible. Photo: Monohm

Meet the Runcible. Photo: Monohm

Samsung’s three-sided display may make the Galaxy S6 Edge a little different, but it won’t be the most unique smartphone at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week.

Monohm, a company based in Berkeley, California, that makes “heirloom electronics,” will announce a perfectly round smartphone called the Runcible that’s designed to look like a pocket watch.

Google's headquarters in Mountain View. Photo: View

Google’s headquarters in Mountain View. Photo: View

Fancy a .app web address? You’re going to be buying it from Google. The search giant has splashed out just over $25 million on the entire .app web domain, which is around $19 million more than any other company has paid for a top-level domain so far.

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