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Amazon Luna arrives on Samsung’s 2022 smart TVs and monitors

Amazon’s game streaming service, Luna, is launching on Samsung’s 2022 smart TVs and monitors today. Luna will be part of the Samsung Gaming Hub, which includes services like Google Stadia, Xbox Cloud Gaming, and Nvidia’s GeForce Now. Samsung launched the gaming hub in late June , with the Xbox TV app exclusive to Samsung’s 2022 smart TVs and monitors. Amazon Luna’s launch inside Samsung’s gaming hub means Samsung now has every popular cloud game streaming service on its latest smart TVs and monitors. “With the addition of Amazon Luna, we now offer over 1,000 games to play instantaneously on Samsung Smart TVs, making Samsung Gaming Hub the number one destination to stream games,” says Mike Lucero, Samsung’s director of product management for gaming.

The Galaxy Watch 4 is coming soon — here's everything you need to know

Samsung's Galaxy-brain play: leaving Tizen behind for Wear OS. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, one of the best Android smartwatches , may have only just launched in November 2020, but the latest rumors out of South Korea suggest the company may already be developing its replacement — with some big changes and upgrades in the works meant to topple Apple from its smartwatch throne. There's no confirmation whether Samsung's 2021 smartwatch will be named the "Galaxy Watch 4" or adopt a new name entirely. However, we know that this new watch will run the new version of Wear OS, which would have a big impact on app support and Android phone connectivity. It could also feature a newer-faster chipset, which could put it leagues ahead of the best Wear OS watches . Details are fairly scarce so far, but we've scrounged up every known leak about specs, design leaks, and pricing, along with everything else we know so far about the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4. Samsung's bes

Samsung Galaxy S21: Your complete buyer's guide to the new S21 series

Samsung kicked off 2021 with a bang. There are some things in the mobile tech space that are constant every single year, one of which is that we get a new Samsung Galaxy S release pretty early on. That was no different for 2021, but Samsung gave us the Samsung Galaxy S21 in January rather than making us wait until March or April. This year's flagship series brings a mix of expected and drastic changes compared to last year's S20 family, including things like spec upgrades, a refreshed design, and all-new camera tech. Whether you're in the market for a price-conscious flagship or something that goes all-out, the S21 series has something for you, and we're here to help you find out everything you need to know before you buy one for yourself — or buy them for the whole family. Killer flagship Samsung Galaxy S21 From $800 at Amazon More phone, less money For a lot of shoppers, the baseline Galaxy S21 will be the go-to choice over the flashier S21+ and S Pen-compat

These great cases will keep your Galaxy S8 chugging along for years

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is getting on in years, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't still pick up one of the best Galaxy S8 cases to protect one if you're still using it. Whether you bought your phone on Day One or decided to buy the Galaxy S8 this year , you want this phone to last you as long as it can, so buy it a case that will protect it in style! Never fails Spigen Neo Hybrid Staff Pick The Neo Hybrid is not just our favorite Spigen case of all time; it's one of our favorite case series period . The dual-layer construction is slim but still protective, and for the S8, the color combos available are great, like pale dogwood and coral blue and black. From $15 at Amazon Pretty and protective i-Blason Ares While most multi-layered cases hide all of your phone's delicate features from view and harm, the Ares lets the beauty of your S8's glass back shine through the clear polycarbonate, aided and complemented by bold accents like creamy pink or vivid g

Samsung One UI 3.1 (Android 11): All the new features you need to know

Samsung's next big version update has an exciting design and loads of new features. One UI 3.0 — Samsung's custom interface for Android 11 — is here. With most of its 2020 phones now receiving the update, Samsung's well underway with its update process for the new software. The stable release has made its way to the Galaxy S20 , Note 20, S10, Note 10, and dozens of other Samsung phones, and it landed on tablets as well. One UI 3.0 comes with exciting new features, subtle UI tweaks, and optimizations across the board. Here's what you need to know about the One UI 3.0 update, the list of eligible phones that are getting the stable update, and when you'll get the stable OTA update on your Galaxy phone. With the Galaxy S21 series offering One UI 3.1 out of the box, Samsung is making that particular build available to its older flagships, so let's see what One UI 3.1 brings to the table as well. The default choice Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra $1,200 at Amazon

Samsung's JN1 sensor is about to make your ultrawide camera a lot better

The smallest 50MP camera sensor means better photos without sacrificing heft What you need to know Samsung has announced a 50MP camera sensor with the smallest pixels on the market. The goal of this sensor is to improve the image quality of ultrawide or telephoto cameras. It combines multiple pixels into one along with ISOCELL 2.0 to capture 12.5MP photos. Have you ever wanted your ultrawide or telephoto lens on the best Android camera phones to be just a bit better? Well, that might actually come to fruition thanks to Samsung's announcement of the Samsung ISOCELL JN1 camera sensor. This sensor is being touted as the "industry's smallest 50MP mobile sensor", and but it's not exactly designed to be the headliner in your next phone. Instead, Samsung will market the ISOCELL JN1 as a great option for phone makers that want to improve the picture quality of those ultrawide and telephoto lenses. Part of why there hasn't been too much innovation outside of

Samsung’s Wear OS-powered Galaxy Watch 4 may not have a charger in the box

In China, the smartwatch will ship with just a 5W wireless charger in the box. What you need to know Samsung's Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch Active 4 have been certified by China's 3C certification authority. Both models will come with 5W wireless chargers in the box, but a charging adapter won't be included. The Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch Active 4 are expected to be announced at Samsung's next Unpacked event in August. Last month, Samsung confirmed that it is ditching its Tizen OS in favor of Google's Wear OS for its future Galaxy smartwatches. While Samsung hasn't revealed any details about its upcoming Wear OS smartwatches yet, the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch Active 4 have now passed through China's 3C certification process (via MyFixGuide ) . The 3C certification reveals all variants of the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch Active 4 will have a 5W wireless charger in the box. Surprisingly, however, they may not come with a charging ada

Give your Samsung Galaxy A42 5G the protection it deserves with these cases

Like many of its A-series brethren, Samsung Galaxy A42 5G offers a lot of value for money. The mid-range smartphone includes a massive 6.6-inch display, a 5,000mAh battery, quad-camera setup, and most importantly, 5G connectivity, all for just under $400 . That said, like any modern smartphone, the Galaxy A42 5G also needs a case to survive the rigors of everyday use. There are quite a few of them available out there, so to help you decide, we've rounded up some of the best Samsung Galaxy A42 5G cases. Best overall Spigen Rugged Armor Staff Pick Spigen's Rugged Armor is made from flexible TPU material and uses "Air Cushion" technology to absorb impact, thus protecting your Galaxy A42 5G from bumps and falls. The case features raised lips around the corners for shielding the display from damage, and its precise cutouts allow easy access to all the ports. $11 at Amazon Best slim profile Otterbox Symmetry Series Easily one of the best Galaxy A42 5G cases in t

Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 3 may not be as expensive as you'd expect

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 could be priced around $1,600 in the U.S. What you need to know Samsung's next foldables could be more affordable than expected. The top-of-the-line Galaxy Z Fold 3 will reportedly be up to $400 less expensive than its predecessor. Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip 3, on the other hand, is tipped to be priced at around $1,100. Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 foldables could be significantly more affordable than their predecessors, according to a report from SamMobile . The publication claims both devices will be "up to 20% cheaper" than last year's models. If the report is to be believed, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 would be priced somewhere around $1,600 in the U.S. The Galaxy Z Flip 3, on the other hand, could start at $1,100. The lower prices should help make foldable phones a lot more popular, although it could still take a long time for foldables to become truly mainstream. Along with lower prices, Samsung is said to be