Samsung Refrigerators Review

Is your fridge stuffed? Don’t let a jam-packed fridge spoil a week’s worth of meals, or allow the strong smell of leftover onions from yesterday’s barbecue transfer onto everything else. Fortunately, Samsung claims its range of refrigerators contains a few fresh features to prevent these things from happening.

The brand has been a solid performer in annual customer reviews for fridges, suggesting the company’s focus on technology and usability has been a popular approach among many Aussies. It offers a variety of top mount fridges, bottom mount fridges, side by side fridges and French Door fridges.

Samsung Fridge Features

Types of Samsung Refrigerators

Samsung has a wide selection of fridges across a range of different price points, so it might be worth checking out the brand to see if there’s a model that’s right for you. The types of styles include:

  • Top mount fridges
  • Bottom mount fridges
  • Side-by-side fridges
  • French door fridges

Samsung Fridge Twincool

What makes Samsung fridges different?

If there’s one way to describe Samsung’s refrigerators, it might be fair to say that each model is seemingly bigger on the inside than it is on the outside. Features like the SpaceMax technology in the Samsung SRS693NLS, and the convertible smart door in French Door models like the Samsung SRF751CCSS, shows there’s a lot of flexibility when it comes to Samsung fridges.

Here are some things to look out for:

  • Twin Cooling Plus: apparently prevents odours and airs mixing. This feature is also said to let you independently control each compartment, and switch certain sections on and off when you want.
  • Convertible smart door: a refrigerator with a convertible smart door usually contains four main compartments. The convertible smart door allows users to adjust the section to four different temperatures, including ‘freezer’, ‘soft freezing’, ‘chill’ and ‘cool’.
  • Family Hub: available on smart fridges like the Samsung SRF671BFH2, this feature allows you to order groceries, peek inside the fridge without opening the doors and play entertainment.

Samsung Top Mount Fridge Freezer

Samsung Top Mount Fridges

If you’re not fussed about all the bells and whistles found in many modern refrigerators, consider sticking with the top mount fridge. Unlike side-by-side refrigerators, this type of design is likely to fit in most spaces without much worry. It’s also more affordable compared to the rest, with prices ranging between $849 and $1,999. This is a fairly low-cost option, especially considering many standard side by side fridges cost $2,000 and up.

A number of available models from Samsung include:

  • Samsung 270L Top Mount Fridge SR270MLS: $849 RRP*
  • Samsung 343L Top Mount Fridge with Twin Cooling Plus SR342WTC: $1,099 RRP*
  • Samsung 343L Top Mount Fridge SR343LSTC: $1,199 RRP*
  • Samsung 400L Top Mount Fridge with Twin Cooling Plus SR400LSTC: $1,299 RRP*
  • Samsung 471L Top Mount Fridge with Twin Cooling Plus SR471LSTC: $1,599 RRP*
  • Samsung 525L Top Mount Fridge SR520BLSTCL: $1,349 RRP*
  • Samsung 628L Top Mount Fridge SR624LSTCL: $1,999 RRP*
  • Samsung 628L Top Mount Fridge SR625BLSTC: $2,099 RRP*

Samsung 343L Top Mount Fridge SR342WTC

Samsung 343L Top Mount Fridge SR342WTC

The Samsung 343L Top Mount Fridge might be the Convertible of the kitchen. It offers five modes which allow you to transform the fridge to a freezer, reorganise the space to suit the amount and type of items, as well as switch the freezer or fridge off while you’re on holidays. Don’t want the smell of last night’s onions transferring onto the chocolate cake? Samsung’s Twin Cooling Plus technology might be one option. It’s apparently designed to minimise the mixing of odours whilst providing humidity and temperature control.

Other features include:

  • 5 Star Energy Efficiency
  • 3 shelves
  • 4 door pockets
  • No Frost system
  • Twin Cooling Plus
  • Smart Convertible Freezer

The Samsung SR342WTC provides 343L worth of space, which includes 254L fridge capacity and 89L freezer capacity.

  • RRP: $1,099*

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Samsung 400L Top Mount Refrigerator SR400LSTC

Samsung 400L Top Mount Refrigerator SR400LSTC

Not keen to splurge on an expensive appliance, but don’t want to settle for the cheapest fridge either? Then consider the Samsung 400L Top Mount Refrigerator SR400LSTC as a middle ground. It contains a number of features including a stainless steel finish, Smart Convertible Freezer and Separate Cooling Systems with Twin Cooling. Plus, there’s separate storage for meat and seafood to ensure any surf-and-turf is served fresh on your plate.

Some specifications you might want to know:

  • 5 Star Energy Rating
  • 285L fridge capacity
  • 115L freezer capacity
  • 3 refrigerator shelves and 1 freezer shelf
  • No Frost system

If you need more space, the Samsung 417L Top Mount Refrigerator SR471LSTC has similar features but with a larger capacity for $300 more.

  • RRP: $1,599*

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Samsung 628L Top Mount Refrigerator SR625BLSTC

Samsung 628L Top Mount Refrigerator SR625BLSTC

Talk about sleek city, this Samsung 628L Top Mount Refrigerator is stated to seamlessly slide into any modern kitchen with its minimalist black stainless steel finish and flat front. If you want to show the cool appliance off, there’s a whopping 628L of capacity to be filled with food and drinks to entertain a crowd. For a little something extra, the Samsung SR625BLSTC fridge also has a Movable Ice Maker which can be installed and removed, depending on how much freezer space you need as well as whether you want to make and store ice.

Other features include:

  • 3 refrigerator shelves and 1 freezer shelf
  • Twin cooling system
  • Door alarm
  • 5 modes

This Samsung refrigerator is the most expensive top mount unit by the brand. One of the next pricey items is the Samsung 525L Top Mount Fridge SR520BLST, which retails for $750 less at $1,349.

  • RRP: $2,099*

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Samsung Bottom Mount Fridges

Having trouble reaching your frozen microwave meals at the back of the freezer, even when standing on the tip of your toes? Then consider getting a bottom mount fridge like the Samsung 458L Bottom Mount Fridge SRL458ELS.

These types of fridges are designed to have a freezer on the bottom and a fridge up top. The style might be worth considering if you tend to have trouble accessing the freezer compartment or have little use for the freezer. However, this also means that the size of the freezer may be smaller than in other types of refrigerators such as French Door fridges or side-by-side fridges.

When it comes to power, Samsung describes many of its bottom mount refrigerators as energy efficient. But keep in mind the size of the fridge can affect how much energy the appliance consumes. If you have a smaller household containing no more than two people, models with a lower size capacity of up to 380L might be better suited for you. But if you have a family with more than five members, you might want to shop for a true size fridge with at least 500L of capacity.

Some of the models currently available from Samsung include:

  • Samsung 458L Bottom Mount Refrigerator SRL458ELS: $1,147 RRP*
  • Samsung 455L Bottom Mount Refrigerator SRL452DBLS: $1,188 RRP*
  • Samsung 458L Bottom Mount Refrigerator SRL451BLS: $1,298 RRP*
  • Samsung 455L Bottom Mount Refrigerator SRL455DLS: $1,349 RRP*

Samsung 458L Bottom Mount Refrigerator SRL458ELS

Samsung 458L Bottom Mount Refrigerator SRL458ELS

For Samsung, its range of energy-efficient refrigerators tend to come in the form of bottom mount fridges. The Samsung 458L SRL458ELS unit seems to be a fairly efficient model, boasting a 4-star energy efficiency rating. It’s boasted for multi-flow cooling to keep food fresh, easy slide out drawers for easy accessibility and ‘Easy Clean’ steel to help you maintain a sleek looking appliance.

  • RRP: $1,147*

However, keep in mind that unlike other types of Samsung refrigerators, the brand’s collection of bottom mount units is limited in capacity with only 455L or 458L fridges available.

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Samsung 458L Bottom Mount Fridge SRL458ELS

Samsung 458L Bottom Mount Fridge SRL458ELS

Looking for a fridge that doesn’t consume too much power than your wallet can handle? Featuring a 4-star energy efficiency rating, the brand describes this Samsung 458L Bottom Mount Fridge SRL458ELS as the “most energy efficient option” and “smarter choice” for customers. The multiple outlets contained in the appliance is also said to help distribute cold air throughout the refrigerator to keep your food fresh. The Samsung 458L Bottom Mount Fridge SRL458ELS includes 309L fridge capacity and 149L freezer capacity.

  • RRP: $1,599*

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Samsung 455L Bottom Mount Refrigerator SRL452DBLS

Samsung 455L Bottom Mount Refrigerator SRL452DBLS

The Smart Sensor System in fridges like the Samsung 455L Bottom Mount is stated to provide a fresh new way of ensuring “optimal performance”. The technology apparently uses five sensors to monitor the temperature in your kitchen, the humidity level inside the fridge, as well as usage patterns in order to make any adjustments needed to keep your food cool.

The Samsung SRL452DBLS also has a triple foldable shelf which is designed to give you greater flexibility when storing bulky items. Just fold the shelf back when refrigerating a cake, or fold the shelf in half to fit tall and narrow items like cartons of orange juice. Samsung’s Simple Inner Wall Design is similarly boasted to increase storage space with Multi Flow vents and “space-saving” LED lighting.

  • RRP: $1,188*

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Samsung Side-by-Side Fridges

If your motto in the kitchen is “go big or go home”, consider getting a side by side fridge. These are generally designed to have larger capacity than other types of refrigerators, and are recommended for households with at least four persons. However, its size can make it difficult to squeeze into smaller kitchens. Depending on the design of the different compartments, certain models might also have trouble accommodating wider items like platters and pizzas.

However, generous storage capacity comes with huge power consumption, which is probably why these types of refrigerators are said to be better suited for larger households rather than single or two person households. The cost for a Samsung side-by-side refrigerator is also usually on the higher end of the scale, such as the Samsung 603L Side-by-Side Fridge SRS603HLS which retails for $1,899.

Here’s a few of models currently available:

  • Samsung 696L Side-by-Side Refrigerator SRS693NLS: $1,699 RRP*
  • Samsung 603L Side-by-Side Refrigerator SRS603HLS: $1,899 RRP*
  • Samsung 676L Side-by-Side Refrigerator SRS673DMB: $1,999 RRP*

Samsung 603L Side-by-Side Fridge SRS603HLS

Samsung 603L Side-by-Side Fridge SRS603HLS

A fridge with a pop out drinks compartment seems like something James Bond would own in his luxurious mansion, probably propped up next to a bookshelf that functions as a secret door. But it seems that parents can use the hatch feature on the Samsung SR603HLS to similarly live out this fictional fantasy. This cool compartment is designed to provide quick access to things like bread, milk and cheese without opening the main refrigerator door.

Other functions include:

  • Twin cooling system
  • Counter depth design
  • Twist Ice Maker

The freestanding Samsung 603L Side By Side Fridge offers 364L fridge capacity and 239L freezer capacity.

  • RRP: $1,899*

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Samsung 696L Side-by-Side Refrigerator SRS693NLS

Samsung 696L Side-by-Side Refrigerator SRS693NLS

Recommended for large households, the Samsung 696L Side-by-Side contains SpaceMax technology to create seemingly more storage space without having to actually expand the external dimensions of the appliance. It achieves this by using a “minimal amount of high-efficiency insulation” to apparently allow interior walls to be thinner than in other Samsung models without this SpaceMax system.

The Samsung refrigerator also includes All-Around Cooling technology to help keep your food fresh. Multiple air-vents are located on every shelf to spread cool air evenly, claimed to reduce temperature fluctuations and maintain freshness for longer. Other functions include:

  • Power Cool: blows intensely cold air to quickly cool contents
  • Power Freeze: provides a fast blast of cold air into the freezer to freeze or firm up frozen food and make ice
  • Deodorizing filter: apparently keeps the air clean and preserves the original flavour and aroma of food. Air is said to continually pass through an activated carbon filter, which is designed to eliminate the need for any other “odour fighting solutions”.

The Samsung 696L Side-by-Side Refrigerator contains 431L fridge capacity and 265L freezer capacity.

  • RRP: $1,699*

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Samsung French Doors Features

Samsung French Door Fridges

Looking for a new refrigerator that can store a variety of items and provide an even greater range of features? Consider saying “oui” to Samsung’s collection of French Door fridges. French door fridges are generally a bit wider than other styles, making them especially helpful when storing platters and cakes.

These units typically have two doors that open outwards, with a separate freezer compartment that pulls out below. The brand similarly has a number of four door models which contain a convertible ‘smart door’ that allows the compartment to be used as either a fridge or freezer. This type of design uses three independent cooling systems to apparently ensure “optimal control” of the temperature and humidity in each compartment.

A few models currently available from Samsung include:

  • Samsung 533L French Door Fridge SRF533DLS: $2,099 RRP*
  • Samsung 583L French Door Refrigerator SRF583DLS: $2,299 RRP*
  • Samsung 583L French Door Refrigerator SRF582DBLS: $2,499 RRP*
  • Samsung 680L French Door Fridge SRF677CDBLS: $3,999 RRP*
  • Samsung 719L French Door Fridge SRF717CDBLS: $4,699 RRP*
  • Samsung 714L French Door Fridge SRF714NCDBLS: $4,999 RRP*
  • Samsung 751L French Door Fridge SRF751CCSS: $7,999 RRP*

Samsung’s French door range also includes a few smart fridges from the brand’s Family Hub series. These models allow you to shop, schedule, entertain and plan the day straight from the fridge door.

Samsung 671L Family Hub Refrigerator SRF671BFH2

Samsung 671L Family Hub Refrigerator SRF671BFH2

It’s not always easy to get kids to willingly eat anything other than lollies and chicken nuggets. But this fridge might be a clever way to get them excited about a variety of dishes, especially since there’s more than 180,000 different recipes available on its Recipe App which you can access straight from the fridge door. The Family Hub feature on the Samsung 671L Family Hub Refrigerator also allows you to order groceries from Woolworths, check what’s inside the fridge without opening its doors, leave messages for other family members and organise to-do lists and schedules. You can even play music, movies and show photos.

Some functions include:

  • Foldable and flip up shelves
  • Compatible with SmartThings App
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Bluetooth connectivity

To keep things fresh, the large capacity Samsung SRF671BFH2 features triple cooling technology to apparently maintain temperature and humidity. It’s also said to reduce the number of odours being shared inside the fridge. This Samsung French Door fridge also contains a metal cooling plate to maintain cool air and freshness.

  • RRP: $5,449*

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Samsung 533L French Door Fridge SRF533DLS

Samsung 533L French Door Fridge SRF533DLS

Having trouble reaching for the tub of ice cream behind all the awkwardly stocked frozen vegetables and meats? The French Door design like the Samsung 533L French Door Fridge is said to help you quickly access the contents of your fridge, especially your most reached for items. Larger pots and pans might also be less of a problem due to the dual handle doors, which the brand claims can help you easily access such cookware.

Other useful details about this fridge to keep in mind:

  • 5 Star Energy Rating
  • Adjustable shelves
  • In-built water dispenser
  • Vegetable crisper
  • Twin Cooling Plus system

The Samsung SRF533DLS has a 351L fridge capacity and 182L freezer capacity.

  • RRP: $2,099*

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Samsung 751L French Door Refrigerator SRF751CCSS

Samsung 751L French Door Refrigerator SRF751CCSS

Love to cook? Always entertaining guests? If you always have plenty of hungry mouths to feed, you might like to consider this Samsung 751L French Door Refrigerator.

To tempt culinary fans, the Samsung SRF751CCSS includes a unique easy-access freezer drawer with a stainless steel Chef’s Pan to marinate food. Plus, the Chef Collection refrigerator provides a massive 751L total capacity to store everything you need. For the finishing touch, this large Samsung French Door model has a sparkling water dispenser powered by SodaStream. This feature is stated to give you control over the level of bubbles in your drink.

However, the Samsung French Door refrigerator comes with a big price tag to match its hefty fridge capacity. If the cost leaves you with a sour taste in your mouth, the Samsung 719L French Door Fridge SRF719DLS still has more than 700L worth of space and is available for approximately $3,000 cheaper.

  • RRP: $7,771*

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Does Samsung have the best fridge for me?

Trio of Samsung Fridges

Samsung has a variety of refrigerators to suit a range of taste buds. For those on a tight budget, top mount refrigerators are typically the most affordable and low-cost option. If you’re looking for long-term savings, the most energy efficient type of model is a bottom mount fridge. But keep in mind the size of the fridge plays a major part in how much energy your fridge uses.

Samsung also has you covered in the side-by-side fridge range. Not only are these fridges claimed to be ultra-convenient with larger freezer volumes, the range is also generally feature-packed and bigger in size. But French Door fridges might take the cake when it comes to functionality as these are often stated to be filled with innovative features, as well as offer large capacities.

Overall, Samsung offers a number of different fridges to suit a range of budgets. But if you want the latest technology and features the brand is known for, you might have to cough up a fair bit of money and potentially compromise on energy efficiency. To help you in your search, you may like to check out our consumer reviews and ratings on a variety of fridge brands via the link below.

Fridge Reviews & Ratings

*Prices taken from Appliances Online and respective retailer, correct as of May 2019.

What do customers think about Samsung Refrigerators?

In 2019, Australian customers gave Samsung 4 out of 5 stars for overall customer satisfaction for refrigerators.

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List of Samsung Fridges

Samsung Top Mount Fridges

  • Samsung 629L Top Mount Refrigerator – SR627BCTC
  • Samsung 629L Top Freezer with Twin Cooling Plus – SR627BCTC
  • Samsung 628L Top Mount Refrigerator – SR625BLSTC
  • Samsung 533L Top Mount Refrigerator – SR530LSTC
  • Samsung 533L Top Mount Refrigerator – SR531BTC
  • Samsung 533L Top Mount Refrigerator – SR529WTC
  • Samsung 527L Top Mount Refrigerator – SR526MLS
  • Samsung 525L Top Mount Refrigerator – SR520BLSTC
  • Samsung 525L Top Mount Refrigerator – SR519LSTC
  • Samsung 525L Top Mount Refrigerator – SR518WTC
  • Samsung 469L Top Mount Refrigerator – SR468MW
  • Samsung 469L Top Mount Refrigerator – SR469MLS
  • Samsung 471L Top Mount Refrigerator – SR470WTC
  • Samsung 471L Top Mount Refrigerator – SR467BTC
  • Samsung 471L Top Mount Refrigerator – SR471LSTC
  • Samsung 466L Top Mount Refrigerator – SR466KLS
  • Samsung 419L Top Mount Refrigerator – SR420LSTC
  • Samsung 400L Top Mount Refrigerator – SR400LSTC
  • Samsung 400L Top Mount Refrigerator – SR397BTC
  • Samsung 400L Top Mount Refrigerator – SR399WTC
  • Samsung 400L Top Mount Refrigerator – SR397BTC
  • Samsung 400L Top Mount Refrigerator – SR398PBTC
  • Samsung 393L Top Mount Refrigerator – SR393MLS
  • Samsung 393LTop Mount Refrigerator – SR392MW
  • Samsung 393L Top Mount Refrigerator – RT35FAAACSL
  • Samsung 380L Top Mount Refrigerator – SR415WTC
  • Samsung 343L Top Mount Refrigerator – SR343LSTC
  • Samsung 343L Top Mount Refrigerator – SR342WTC
  • Samsung 341L Top Mount Refrigerator – SR340MW
  • Samsung 341L Capacity Top Freezer Refrigerator – SR341MLS
  • Samsung 341L Capacity Top Freezer Refrigerator – SR341MLS
  • Samsung 327L Top Mount Refrigerator – SR525MW
  • Samsung 320L Top Mount Refrigerator – SR320MLS
  • Samsung 320L Top Mount Refrigerator – SR319MW
  • Samsung 318L Top Mount Refrigerator – SR318LSTC
  • Samsung 318L Top Mount Refrigerator – SR317WTC
  • Samsung 318L Top Mount Refrigerator – SR316S9TC
  • Samsung 318L Top Mount Refrigerator – SR316S9TC
  • Samsung 270L Top Mount Refrigerator – SR270MLS
  • Samsung 270L Top Mount Refrigerator – SR269MW
  • Samsung 235L Top Mount Fridge – SR254MW
  • Samsung 216L Top Mount Refrigerator – SR215MW
  • Samsung 203L Top Mount Refrigerator – SR227MW

Samsung Bottom Mount Fridges

  • Samsung 458L Bottom Mount Refrigerator – SRL457MW
  • Samsung 458L Bottom Mount Refrigerator – SRL458ELS
  • Samsung 458L Bottom Mount Refrigerator – SRL451BLS
  • Samsung 458L Bottom Mount Refrigerator – SRL454DSP
  • Samsung 455L Bottom Mount Refrigerator – SRL455DLS
  • Samsung 350L Bottom Mount Refrigerator – SRL350LS

Samsung Side-by-Side Fridges

  • Samsung 703L Capacity Side-by-Side Door Refrigerator – SRS710GNLS
  • Samsung 696L Side-by-Side Refrigerator – SRS692NMB
  • Samsung 696L Side-by-Side Refrigerator – SRS693NLS
  • Samsung 690L Capacity Side-by-Side Door Refrigerator – SRS690GDLS
  • Samsung 683L Side by Side Door Refrigerator – SRS683GDHLS
  • Samsung 676L Side-by-Side Refrigerator – SRS673DMB
  • Samsung 637L Side-By-Side Refrigerator – SRS637DLS
  • Samsung 636L Side-by-Side Refrigerator – SRS636SCLS
  • Samsung 603L Side-by-Side Refrigerator – SR603HLS
  • Samsung 620L Side-by-Side Refrigerator – SRS655NLS
  • Samsung 611L Capacity Side-by-Side Door Refrigerator – SRS611DLS
  • Samsung 589L Side-by-Side Refrigerator – SRS588DLS
  • Samsung 584L Capacity Side-by-Side Door Refrigerator – SRS584NLS
  • Samsung 494l Side-by-Side Refrigerator – SRS580DHLS

Samsung French Door Fridges

  • Samsung 886L French Door Refrigerator – SRF886SCLS
  • Samsung 836L French Door Refrigerator – SRF800GDLS
  • Samsung 828L French Door Refrigerator – SRF828SCLS
  • Samsung 800L French Door Refrigerator – SRF800WGDLS
  • Samsung 714L French Door Refrigerator – SRF714NCDBLS
  • Samsung 680L French Door Refrigerator – SRF677CDBLS
  • Samsung 680L 4-Door Flex French Door Refrigerator – SRF680CDLS
  • Samsung 680L French Door Refrigerator – SRF678CDLS
  • Samsung 680L French Door Refrigerator – SRF676CDBLS
  • Samsung 680L French Door Refrigerator – SRF679SWLS
  • Samsung 671L Family Hub Refrigerator – SRF671BFH2
  • Samsung 670L Family Hub Refrigerator – SRF670BFH
  • Samsung 665L French Door Refrigerator – SRF665CDBLS
  • Samsung 653L French Door Refrigerator – SRF653CDLS
  • Samsung 651L Family Hub Refrigerator – SRF651BFH3
  • Samsung 647L French Door Refrigerator – SRF645CDBLS
  • Samsung 647L French Door Refrigerator – SRF644CDLS
  • Samsung 639L French Door Refrigerator – SRF639GDSS
  • Samsung 635L French Door Refrigerator – SRF625BLS
  • Samsung 634L Family Hub Refrigerator – SRF630BFH2
  • Samsung 583L French Door Refrigerator – SRF582DBLS
  • Samsung 583L French Door Refrigerator – SRF583DLS
  • Samsung 579L French Door Refrigerator – SRF579DLS
  • Samsung 533L French Door Refrigerator – SRF533DLS
  • Samsung 527L French Door Refrigerator – SRF527DSLS
  • Samsung 527L French Door Refrigerator – SRF527DSIST

Source: Samsung, May 2019

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