12 Oct

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini Announced

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

Samsung Inc has officially announced the Galaxy S3 Mini with 4.0-inch Super AMOLED display, compared to the 4.8 inch version of Samsung Galaxy S3. The phone is powered by a 1 GHz dual-core processor and runs on new Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS. The design of the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini is similar to the Galaxy S Duos that was launched in September. The phone is also packed with most of the unique features of Samsung Galaxy S3 including S Voice, S Beam, Smart Stay, Direct Call, and Buddy photo share.

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini Specs

– 4.0-inch (480×800) Super AMOLED capacitive Touch Screen display
– 9.85 mm thick & weighs 111.5 grams
– Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS
– 1 GHz Dual-core processor and 1 GB RAM
– 5 Mega Pixel Rear Camera with Auto Focus, LED Flash and 720p HD Video Recording
– VGA Front Facing Camera
– 8/16 GB Internal Memory which is expandable up to 32 GB via microSD
– FM Radio with RDS, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS and NFC
– 1,500 mAh Battery

No details about the pricing or the availability yet.

06 Sep

Samsung Galaxy S Duos and Galaxy Y Duos Lite launched

Samsung Galaxy S Duos

 

Samsung launched the Galaxy S Duos and the Galaxy Y Duos Lite, Dual SIM phones in India. The Galaxy S Duos comes with a 4.0-inch WVGA (480×800 pixels resolution) capacitive touch screen display and runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The Galaxy Y Duos Lite comes with a 2.8-inch (240 x 320 pixels pixels resolution) capacitive touch screen display and runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).

Both these phones have Dual SIM ‘Always On’ (GSM+GSM) support. It means Call on Number one will be forwarded to Number Two if Number one is busy.

Samsung Galaxy S Duos

Samsung Galaxy S Duos

Samsung Galaxy S Duos Specifications

– 4.0-inch WVGA (480×800 pixels resolution) capacitive touch screen display
– Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
– 1 GHz processor and 512MB RAM
– 5MP Rear Camera with LED Flash, Auto Focus and 720p video recording. VGA Front Facing Camera.
– 3.5mm Audio jack
– FM radio with RDS, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth3.0 and aGPS
– 4GB internal memory that is expandable up to 32GB with microSD.
– Dual SIM Active (GSM+GSM) Support
– 1500 mAh battery
– Priced at Rs. 17,900 in India

Buy Samsung Galaxy S Duos on Flipkart.

Samsung Galaxy Y Duos Lite

Samsung Galaxy Y Duos Lite

Galaxy Y Duos Lite Specifications

– 2.8-inch (240 x 320 pixels pixels resolution) capacitive touch screen display
– Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
– 832 MHz single core processor
– 2MP Full Focus Camera
– 3GB Internal memory, which is expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD.
– 3.5mm Audio jack
– Dual SIM Active (GSM+GSM) Support
– FM radio with RDS, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth3.0 and aGPS
– 1200 mAh battery
– Priced at Rs. 6990 in India.

Buy Samsung Y Duos Lite on Flipkart.

02 Sep

Top 7 ‘Apple Vs Samsung Lawsuit’ Tech Comics This Week

Apple Vs Samsung Lawsuit America

 

The recent verdict of the jury in favor of Apple in the “Apple Vs Samsung Patent Infringement lawsuit” flooded the Internet with comics targeting both companies.
Check out Top 7 ‘Apple Vs Samsung Lawsuit’ Tech Comics This Week:

Apple Vs Samsung Lawsuit America

Samsung Loses Lawsuit

 

Samsung Copies Apple iPhones

 

Micsosoft Vs Apple Tech Comics

 

Apple Asymetric Screws

 

Samsung Vs Apple Lawsuit

Apple Vs Samsung Vs Nokia

Apple Patents

Source:
www.geekcuture.com/joyoftech
www.bonkersworld.net

31 Aug

Samsung announced ATIV S : Windows Phone 8 Smartphone

Samsung ATIV S

 

Samsung has announced ATIV S, the 1st device to run on Windows Phone 8 OS at IFA 2012. The ATIV S has a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD display & is powered by 1.5 GHz dual-core processor.

Samsung ATIV S

See Also:
Samsung announced ATIV Tab: Windows RT Tablet with 10.1-inch HD display

Specs of Samsung ATIV S:

– Windows Phone 8 OS
– 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD Display
– 1.5 GHZ Dual Core Processor and 1GB RAM
– 8 MP Rear Camera with LED Flash and 1.9 MP Front Facing Camera for Video Calling
– 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 and GPS
– 8.7mm Thick & Weighs 135g
– Available in 16GB/32GB Memory, which is expandable with microSD
– 2300 mAh battery
– No details about the pricing & availability yet.

30 Aug

Samsung announced ATIV Tab: Windows RT Tablet with 10.1-inch HD display

Samsung ATIV Tab

Samsung has announced the ATIV Tab, their 1st Windows RT Tablet with 10.1-inch HD display at IFA, 2012. Windows RT is an offshoot of Windows 8 with Windows UI, tailored to run on ARM based processors. The ATIV tablet is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor & features a 5 MP Auto Focus Rear Camera with LED Flash and a 1.9 MP front-facing Camera.

Samsung ATIV Tab

Specs of Samsung ATIV Tablet:

– Windows RT OS
– 10.1-inch (1366 x 768 pixels) HD display
– 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor
– 2GB RAM
– 8.9mm thick & weighs 570 g
– 5MP Auto Focus Rear Camera with LED Flash and 1.9MP front-facing camera
– Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0
– USB 2.0 , 3.5 mm audio jack,
– NFC, Micro HDMI and S-GPS
– Available in 32/64GB User memory, which is expandable memory up to with 64GB microSD
– 8,200 mAh battery
– No details about pricing and availability yet.

30 Aug

Samsung unveils 16MP Galaxy Camera, with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Samsung has announced its first Android-based camera at IFA 2012. The new Samsung Galaxy Camera will come up with 16 MP with 21x Optical zoom. It has 23mm-480mm lens and f2.8 aperture.
Just like Samsung Galaxy Note 2, the Galaxy camera will also run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS with touch Wiz Nature UX and is powered by 1.4GHz quad-core processor.

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Specs and Features of Samsung Galaxy Camera:

– Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS
– 4.8-inch LCD display
– 16 MP Camera with 21x Optical Zoom
– 23mm-480mm Lens and f2.8 aperture
– NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi,
– HDMI 1.4 output and, USB 2.0
– Support for microSD
– Pre-loaded with Samsung’s AllShare app, Photo & Movie Wizard, Microsoft Office 13 Home and Student version.
– 1650 mAh battery
– Weighs 305 grams
– Available in two storage options – 32GB/64GB
– Available in 2 variants, 3G+Wi-Fi or 4G+Wi-Fi (No support for calls)
– Pricing & launch details have not been announced.

30 Aug

Samsung announced Galaxy Note 2 at IFA 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Samsung announced the successor of the Galaxy Note at IFA trade show in Berlin today. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is a 5.5-Inch HD Super AMOLED Display smartphone which is powered by 1.6 GHz quad-core processor and 2GB RAM.
The new smartphone is powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, making it amongst the first few devices to run on the latest Android operating system.
The highlight of Galaxy Note 2 is S Pen itself which has undergone some improvement. Now you can add quick commands to gestures. There is also a new feature which has been added known as ‘Air View’ that allows users to preview content just by hover the S-Pen over display and without touching the screen.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Specs and Features of Samsung Galaxy Note 2:

– 5.5-Inch HD Super AMOLED with 1280 x 720 pixels Resolution
– Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS and TouchWiz Nature UX
– 1.6GHz Quad-Core Processor and 2GB RAM
– 8 MP Rear Camera with 1080p HD Video Recording and 1.9 MP Front facing camera
– Digital S-Pen
– 16GB/32GB/64GB memory variants
– Micro-SD card slot
– 3,100 mAh battery
– Available in Marble White & Titanium Grey colors.
– Samsung Galaxy Note II will be available starting October.

30 Jul

Samsung Omnia M Launched in India for Rs.16,400

Samsung-Omnia-M

Samsung Omnia M is now officially launched in India at an MRP of Rs. 16,400. It runs on Windows Phone OS 7.5 (Mango) with 384MB RAM and 1 GHz processor.

Samsung Omnia M is packed with 4-inch Large Super AMOLED display (800×480 pixels), 5 Mega Pixel Camera with Auto focus & LED Flash and a VGA camera for video calling.

Samsung-Omnia-M

It has FM Radio with RDS, 3.5mm audio Jack, and 4GB Internal Memory. The connectivity specs include 3G HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, Wi-Fi , Bluetooth V-2.1, GPS, and USB 2.0. It is powered with 1500 mAh Li-on battery. The phone also comes with Samsung ChatOn cross-platform communication app, Xbox Live app, Tango voice-video calling application, & more.

The Samsung Omnia M is available for Rs. 16,400 from Samsung eStore. You can also get it from Flipkart for Rs. 15,900.

17 Jul

The Patent Wars: Apple Vs Samsung ( Infographic )

Apple Vs Samsung

The patent wars rages on between Apple & Samsung. It all started when Samsung launched its Galaxy devices and Apple believes that it infringed its design patents. But Samsung counter-attacked stating that Apple infringed on ten of its patents such as 3G and wireless technology. Courts from all over the world have taken upon this battle. There have been preliminary injunctions ordered in the past barring Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to be sold in the market in Australia and Europe.
Read: Apple Bans Samsung From Selling Galaxy Tablet in EU
The recent decision by U.S. District Court in July to temporarily ban the sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus tablets and phones clearly indicates the growing conflict between Apple and Samsung.

Check out the Infographic below to learn more about the major events in this battle.

Apple Vs Samsung Patent Wars

10 Jul

Samsung Continues To Rise in the Smartphone Market

samsung galaxy chat qwerty keyboard

According to a survey conducted across the most populous cities of India in late 2011, Samsung had taken over as the no. 1 Smartphone brand in the country. Although rivals claimed that such an analysis was not exhaustive by any means, one thing was clear: Samsung had gained tremendously in the latter half of 2011, thanks largely to the gigantic success of the Samsung Galaxy S2 and the increasing popularity of the Galaxy Note. But that was not all; Samsung, unlike its main Smartphone rival Apple, had made a dedicated entry into the budget section of the market as well, offering such dependable models as the Galaxy Ace and entry level phones like the Galaxy Y. The company’s strategy was crystal-clear: to produce a vast array, or to use its own moniker, a Galaxy, of Smartphone that could cater to everyone’s pockets, and more importantly, to everyone’s needs.

samsung galaxy chat qwerty keyboard

The rise of Samsung continues in 2012, with the company finally being declared the global Smartphone leader again, selling 38 million units worldwide, and reclaiming the crown that Apple had snatched from its head earlier. Once again the company’s flagship product, on this occasion the Samsung Galaxy S3, is already promising to outdo its predecessor. Curiosity about this magical upsurge, which has been in evidence for a number of years now, are natural. What has driven this once-modest phone maker to the top of the Smartphone stack? How is it that the Korean giant is well on its way to achieving the highly ambitious target of doubling its sales in a year? Here is a brief analysis of the some of the major ingredients that go into making Samsung’s concoction of success.

A plethora of versatile features

Every consumer does not have the same requirement of features in a phone. While an enterprise customer may look for security, a phone geek may prefer killer specifications, and a lady an attractive design. And, of course, at the fundamental level, everybody wants to be able to make calls and messages in an easy and intuitive manner. Samsung Smartphone, across their massive range of models, makes sure that all consumers find their desires and requirements satisfied. A look at Samsung mobile price list confirms the sheer range of the phones the company provides. The following examples illustrate a few of the alluring features that come bundled with different Samsung models:

QWERTY offerings: In an era when the touch screen is fast becoming synonymous with the Smartphone, Samsung has come out with a number of QWERTY devices, culminating in its upcoming release, the Galaxy Chat. The Galaxy Chat runs the Android Ice Cream Sandwich, and is expected to target the medium price segment. Other QWERTY offerings from Samsung include the E2222, the Chat C3222 and the Corby TXT. Venturing into the physical keyboard market underlines Samsung’s resolve not to leave any corner of consumer preference untouched.

OS functions: While Samsung’s most major releases run the ever-so-popular Android, some of the lower-end phones run on the company’s proprietary OS, Bada. Android, combined with a variety of Samsung skins, is a multifunctional experience that integrates normal phone functions seamlessly with multimedia and Internet usage. For people who don’t want to spend too much, Bada is a good choice for a reasonable web-centric Smartphone experience. Samsung even has a Windows 7.5 phone Samsung Omnia W which has gained significant demand. It is about to follow this up with an affordable phone, the Samsung Omnia M.

Camera diversity: A long time ago, the CEO of RIM remarked that Smartphone will never have cameras. The idea is now ludicrous, as cameras are becoming ever more integral to Smartphone design. Samsung offers a wide variety of cameras in its various models, ranging from as high as 8 MP in the S3 and the S2, to as low as 2 MP or even lower, with a corresponding reduction in price. Other camera features like shutter speed are also customized to the price segment being targeted.
Screen and display: Samsung offers high quality LCD and super AMOLED display, starting in the sub-INR-20K category. This new technology offers unprecedented screen contrast and color resolution. The touch screen displays on most Samsung Smartphone are highly responsive capacitive surfaces, overlaid with super strong Gorilla glass. In effect, a Samsung user is not only assured of a rich and vibrant experience, but also a rugged one.
Hardware and security: For tech enthusiasts and professional users alike, Samsung phones offer a variety of hardware specifications, ranging from single processors between 750 MHz and 1.5 GHz to dual and even quad-core varieties. As for security against theft, Android, Samsung’s OS-of-choice, comes armed with foolproof security options that get strengthened with every update.

Besides this, worth remarking upon is Samsung’s strategy to keep focusing on the middle and low budget markets. These sections are the most populous in emerging nations like India and China, where the company’s continuous activity in the entry and middle-level markets is paying rich dividends. As a bonus, Samsung is also peppering this segment with its newly acquired mastery of dual-SIM technology.

Variety with economy

Here is a brief look at Samsung’s forays into the dual-SIM and budget markets:

● With the Galaxy Ace Duos and the Galaxy Y Duos, Samsung has lent high quality to the dual-sim Smartphone market. The dual-GSM option in these phones adds versatility to their already dependable features. While the Ace Duos is priced a touch above the INR 10K mark, the Galaxy Y Duos prices in at nearly INR 8K.

● Samsung’s Star Duos series is available even in the sub-5K category. In this budget market extending across much of Asia, the Samsung Galaxy Pocket, at a best price of around INR 6345, is perhaps the most attractive option for users wishing to enjoy the functionalities of Android with their pockets barely feeling the pinch.

● Samsung Galaxy models veritably litter the sub-20K category, and no other phone manufacturer can claim to provide the same reliability and specifications at such prices. This is one section of the market that Apple never focuses on, and isn’t likely to in the coming years either, offering Samsung the opportunity to further lengthen the gap on its primary rival.

A third most important ingredient in Samsung’s growth potion is its product marketing, which is explored next.

Consumer-savvy marketing

Features and prices apart, any business needs strong marketing to survive and flourish. Samsung is ahead of its competitors in this department as well, as displayed by the following:

● The company achieved record-breaking pre-order numbers for the Galaxy S3. Such was the hype the company had built around its “nature-themed” groundbreaker that no less than 10 million units were ordered before it even touched a store-shelf. By the end of July, another 10 million units are expected to be sold. The most remarkable aspect of Samsung’s sales promotion is that the Galaxy series is projected as a unified whole, thus accelerating the profits of each price segment of the market.

● Another popular marketing ploy used by Samsung involves sending messages to iPhone users offering them as much as USD 300 to trade their iPhones with Samsung devices. This unique strategy has fuelled a mobile advertising boom in the US and elsewhere.

● A deep-rooted Korean philosophy that influences the design as well as the promotion of every Samsung device is that every product must ultimately appeal to the customer. Therefore, it is the buying end of the transaction scheme that influences the process, thus implementing a proven strategy for success.

Summary
Samsung’s climb to the top of the Indian the global Smartphone market can be attributed to its diverse-featured model gamut, extensive presence in every price range, and its super-smart and consumer-centric product development and marketing. If sales trends are anything to go by, Samsung, and in particular its Galaxy series, is set for a long and unchallenged reign atop the Smartphone market. In other words, At the risk of sounding corny, Samsung’s Galaxy is expecting to keep spiraling ever further.

{ Guest Article contributed by Ashwin Sreekumar Nair who works with with MySmartPrice.com. MySmartPrice is a price comparison website that helps users find the best price for Mobile phones , Books, Cameras and lots more. }

06 Jul

Samsung Galaxy Chat with Qwerty Keyboard Announced

Samsung-GALAXY-Chat

Samsung has announced their new smartphone – Samsung GALAXY Chat specially designed for socially-active users. Now stay connected with all your friends and family around the world easily with GALAXY Chat. It will be available from July starting in Spain and subsequently rolled to other parts of the world.

Samsung-GALAXY-Chat

Samsung Galaxy Chat

Specifications and Features of Samsung Galaxy Chat:

– Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with TouchWiz UI
– 3-Inch QVGA touchscreen display
– Qwerty Keyboard & Candy bar form factor
– 850MHz Processor
– 2 MP Camera and Easy sharing on the social networks
– Music Player and FM Radio with RDS
– HSDPA 7.2/ HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
– GPRS and EDGE
– Samsung’s ChatON instant messaging App
– Game Hub, AllShare Play and Office Quick App
– Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi & micro USB 2.0 port.
– 4 GB Inbuilt storage which is expandable up to 32 GB with a micro SD card
– 1,200 mAh Battery (Talk time : 2G/ 880 minutes and 3G/ 300 minutes)

Samsung did not reveal the price of Galaxy CHAT but claimed that it will be available at a competitive price point.

05 May

Samsung announces new smartphone Galaxy S3

smasung galaxy s3

 

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, announced the 3rd generation GALAXY smartphone – the GALAXY S-III in London this week. The new smartphone Samsung Galaxy S III is packed with the S Voice feature which recognizes your voice just like Siri on Apple, understands your intention, & lets you share your precious moment instantly & easily.
It comes with a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED screen, which is bigger than its highly successful predecessor Galaxy S2.

 

smasung galaxy s3

 

Specs and Features of Samsung Galaxy S3:

– Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich
– 4.8-inch(720×1280) HD Super AMOLED display
– Quadcore Samsung-made Exynos 1.4GHz processor
– 1 GB RAM
– HSPA+21 & LTE versions
– 8 MP Rear Camera(720p Video Recording) and 1.9 MP Front Camera
– Bluetooth, WI-Fi and 1080p video playback
– Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, Gyro, Notification light, Proximity sensor, Barometer
– 2100mAh battery
– Dimensions: 136.6*70.6*8.6mm
– Weight: 133 grams
– Available in pebble blue & white colors.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 model would be available in the European market by the end of May & subsequently in the remaining parts of the world from June onwards. The price of the new smartphone is not yet revealed.