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Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge costs more to make than an iPhone 6

Samsung pulled out all the stops for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Photo: IHS

Samsung pulled out all the stops for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Photo: IHS

Samsung has proven with the new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge that it really can make a premium smartphone that looks and feels like it is worthy of a high price tag. The S6 Edge is so premium, in fact, that it costs more to make than the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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Sprint will come to your home to set up your new smartphone

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Ignore the slightly hammy acting, this is actually pretty great! Photo: Sprint

Eligible for an upgrade on your Sprint handset? If so, you may be able to take advantage of a great new offer from the company, whereby a Sprint representative will personally deliver your new phone and configure it for you — all from the comfort of your home.

Check out a video below.

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Apple copycat Xiaomi complains others are copying its copies

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Way more ironic than a free ride when you’ve already paid. Photo: Maverick Records

You know Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone maker which copied Apple designs en route to becoming the world’s most valuable startup?

Well, depending on who you are, get ready to bust out a tune on the world’s smallest violin, because Xiaomi’s quest to conquer the smartphone-owning world has apparently hit a bit of a snag: people keep copying its designs.

Yes, seriously.

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Google ‘close’ to bringing Android Wear support to iPhone

A FaceTime notification on Android Wear. Photo: The Verge

A FaceTime notification on Android Wear. Photo: The Verge

We’ve been patiently waiting for Google to make Android Wear watches compatible with the iPhone, and according to a source in Google’s development team, the search giant is now closer than ever to marrying the unlikely duo.

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Samsung follows Apple into luxury department store marketing

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Yes, this wasn’t cheap. Photo: Mobile Today

It’s well known that Samsung is happy to take a bit of inspiration from Apple when it comes to the look and feel of its mobile devices, but it’s also willing to splash the cash to try and match Apple’s strategy of establishing itself as an upmarket designer brand.

At a time when Apple is focusing on getting its Apple Watch sold alongside luxury fashion brands in department stores, Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones have popped up in full-window displays as the chic Harrods store in London, where they will be displayed until April 26.

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Apple quietly bought an Android keyboard startup last year

Thc company behind this Android keyboard was bought up by Apple. Photo: Dryft

Thc company behind this Android keyboard was bought up by Apple. Photo: Dryft

Last year, right around when iOS 8 was released, Apple quietly snatched up Dryft, a startup that made a popular Android keyboard that seems perfect for the iPad. Not only that, but the CTO of Dryft now heads up iOS keyboard development.

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This wacky Samsung smartwatch looks like something He-Man would wear

"I have the power! smartwatch!" Photo:

“I have the power! smartwatch!” Photo: Filmation Associates/Mattel

Samsung’s not had too much luck with smartwatches, but a newly-published patent application shows that it’s not ready to throw in the towel just yet.

The patent describes what is less a traditional watch than a wristband or He-Man-style manacle. It features a wraparound widescreen display, able to function in both bent and flat states, and describes its possible applications as multimedia viewing and communication.

After all, you never know when you’ll need to summon Battle Cat to help in your ongoing war with Skeletor and his cronies!

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Instagram ups its edit game with new tools

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Instagram has been inching towards being an all-in-one edit suite, and today the app took another small step in that direction.

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LG mocks Samsung for its BendGate problems

The Galaxy S6 will bend and break. Photo: SquareTrade

The Galaxy S6 will bend and break. Photo: SquareTrade

The Samsung Galaxy S6 is a giant iPhone 6 ripoff. And like Apple’s bigger-than-big devices, it also comes with some bending problems.

Tests have found that the Galaxy S6 Edge is just as easy to bend as the iPhone 6 Plus, only its display is even more likely to crack. Samsung finally responded today, claiming the 110 lbs of pressure used in SquareTrade’s tests were way more than would be exerted in real-world use. LG isn’t letting Samsung’s bendgate problems go unnoticed though.

Take a look at this tweet they sent mocking Samsung:

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge’s bending problem is worse than iPhone’s

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Will it bend? Photo: SquareTrade

Following the “Bendgate” rumors which dogged the iPhone 6 Plus last year, it was inevitable that Samsung’s next flagship phone was going to come under scrutiny the moment it landed in the hands of customers.

Samsung all but invited the comparison; putting out ads which boldly claimed its handsets could survive even the biggest butts. Well, the long-awaited Galaxy S6 Edge is finally out, and there’s good news and bad news for fans.

The good news? The phone’s as easy (or as difficult) to bend as the iPhone 6 Plus. The bad news? Its glass display is far more likely to crack under pressure.

Check out the video comparison below.

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