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Rumor: Samsung’s marketing budget for the UK Galaxy S4 launch is an incredible $30.5 million

Rumor: Samsung’s marketing budget for the UK Galaxy S4 launch is an incredible $30.5 million

According to Mobile Magazine, Samsung plans to spend 20 million British pounds to to market the Galaxy S4 when it launches in the UK on April 26th. That translates to $30.5 million. Considering that the UK has a population of just over 62 million people, that’s the equivalent of Samsung giving every man, woman, and child enough money to buy a small bar of chocolate.

Leak: This is the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, and chances are you’re not going to like it at all

Leak: This is the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, and chances are you’re not going to like it at all

SamMobile, the Samsung fan site that has an above average track record when it comes to rumors, claims to have photos of Samsung’s as yet to be announced Galaxy S4 mini. Like the Galaxy S III mini, the Galaxy S4 mini simply looks like a shrunken down GS4. It’s said to have a 4.3 inch qHD display (960 by 540 pixels) and a dual core 1.6 GHz processor. Not much else is known.

Rumor: Samsung to announce a large 1080p tablet this year that uses AMOLED technology

Rumor: Samsung to announce a large 1080p tablet this year that uses AMOLED technology

The Samsung fan site SamMobile, which has an excellent track record when it comes to rumors, says the South Korean company is going to announce a large tablet later this year that uses AMOLED technology. By large they mean either 10.1 inches or 11.6 inches, the size hasn’t been determined yet. Said display will have a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels, otherwise known as FullHD.

Samsung says the UK GS4 will use a Qualcomm chip, not an Exynos as originally thought

Samsung says the UK GS4 will use a Qualcomm chip, not an Exynos as originally thought

It’s pretty common knowledge that whenever Samsung announces a new device, it comes in two versions. One version has a Qualcomm chip, the other has a Samsung chip. Why two versions? Because American operators like Qualcomm’s 4G LTE radio. It’s familiar to them. They know how to optimize their networks to best work with that modem. Meanwhile, the rest of the world usually gets their Samsung phones with Samsung chips inside.

Carphone Warehouse: Samsung GS4 preorders are up 446% compared to GS3 preorders

Carphone Warehouse: Samsung GS4 preorders are up 446% compared to GS3 preorders

Carphone Warehouse is a massive European electronics store chain, so when they offer up a data point, you should pay attention.

The Korea Times: Samsung to release a 5.9″ Note III in H2 and a budget 6.3″ phablet in H1

The Korea Times: Samsung to release a 5.9″ Note III in H2 and a budget 6.3″ phablet in H1

In case I haven’t told you already, I love my Note II, and I can’t wait to hear more about its successor, the Note III. According to The Korea Times, the third generation Note will have a massive 5.9 inch FullHD (1080p) screen. A prototype will be shown to AT&T executives this week, which is nothing to be surprised about. Device makers always show prototype to operators because operators like to plan their product portfolios months in advance.

Video: Google’s new ad for the Nexus 10 is high on emotion, low on actual content

Video: Google’s new ad for the Nexus 10 is high on emotion, low on actual content

The video below is Google’s latest advertisement for their flagship 10 inch tablet, the Samsung manufactured Nexus 10. If you can’t watch it, you’re not missing much. All it shows is a couple expecting a baby having an argument on Google+ about what to name their child. She wants Alfie, he wants Kevin, and in the end they settle on Alvin.

Video: Here’s what the pink Galaxy Note II looks like

Video: Here’s what the pink Galaxy Note II looks like

I’ve been backpacking through South East Asia with my girlfriend since January 5th. Samsung unveiled a pink version of my phone, the Galaxy Note II, in February. We’ve been trying to find one just to see what it’s like, but we kept on being told that it wasn’t available yet.

Here’s everything I know about the GS4 after spending the whole weekend reading about it

Here’s everything I know about the GS4 after spending the whole weekend reading about it

It’s Monday, which means a lot of you are going to be slacking off at work, so I thought I’d help you pass the time by sharing everything I know about Samsung’s latest flagship phone after spending a significant chunk of my weekend reading about it.

ST-Ericsson asked Samsung to buy them, and Samsung said no

ST-Ericsson asked Samsung to buy them, and Samsung said no

Chances are you’ve never heard of ST-Ericsson, despite the fact that they’ve announced some pretty amazing silicon in the past. Short summary: It’s a joint venture between the French chip company STMicroelectronics and the Swedish telecommunications giant Ericsson. It was created to give companies like Qualcomm some competition.