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Earlier today, Samsung unveiled its latest super-sized smartphone, with a declaration that it’s the only ‘true phablet’ on the market. Apart from a gigantic screen, the Galaxy W really doesn’t have much going for it — it features some pretty mediocre specifications and ships running an older build of the Android operating system.


Last week a Samsung representative reported to the Korean Media that its upcoming flagship phablet, the Note 4, will feature a ‘new form factor’. Now a new patent application has surfaced on the web that allegedly showcases this new form factor and how the South Korean company is incorporating flexible display technology.

Galaxy S5

The Samsung Galaxy S5 was recently made available ahead of schedule in Korea following a 45 day sales ban imposed on local carriers. This has now allowed retailers in the U.S. to import some units of the Samsung flagship so as to sell them in the region.

Optimus G Pro

Two of the most popular Korean operators, SKT and LG U+, are in the midst of pushing out an unexpected over-the-air (OTA) update to all Optimus G Pro handsets located in South Korea. In terms of functionality, the upgrade brings Android 4.4.2 KitKat and Sense 5.5 to the device, complete with the usual plethora of bug fixes, speed optimizations and stability improvements that we’ve grown to expect from any major software update.

Gear 2

A new rumor claims that the Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch could soon receive a refresh in South Korea with cellular connectivity on board. This would make the Gear 2 a standalone smartphone rather than a companion accessory. It is said that local carrier SK Telecom will be the first to bring this modified variant of the Gear 2.

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