Samsung last week introduced the Samsung Galaxy S IV in Times Square, New York and now there is already talk about the company unveiling their next tablet the Galaxy Tab 3 in Berlin during IFA in September.
It’s also been said that the Galaxy Note III will showcase next to the Galaxy Tab 3 during IFA as well. No specifications on either device were given with this tip from an insider who shared it with SamMobile.
LG wasn’t the only company that decided to crash Samsung’s Event in Times Square, New York. HTC sent some reps along with the HTC One to grab some of the attention away from The Galaxy S 4. The reps showed off the sound quality and “ultrapixel camera” on the handset.
A lot of the viewers were impressed with what they saw, a lady shared “Better than Samsung”, a gentleman talked about how the handset looked saying “It’s slick, smooth, I’m gonna tell you something, it’s sexy!” and another guy even said, “I might have to switch from my iPhone.”
You can view the video below.
Today is Samsung’s big day and the company has been advertising “Be Ready 4 The Next Galaxy” in Time Square as they prepare to announce the Galaxy S IV tonight.
LG has decided to make their presence known. Above Samsung’s ad space LG placed an ad that simply states “LG Optimus G is here 4 you now!”
That’s great marketing by LG, but Samsung faithful will be unfazed as the event unfolds tonight.
Samsung released the next part of their teaser video of Jeremy, the secret messenger for Samsung Unpacked 2013. As any normal kid, once Jeremy got home he couldn’t wait to take another peek into the box.
As Jeremy looks into the box he shares that it’s “his favorite color” leading us to believe the Samsung Galaxy S IV will be available in various colors. Amazed by the bright lights coming from inside the box he says “It’s unreal, totally amazing”.
The Galaxy S IV was never shown, but their Unpacked event is in 4 short days.
It’s been reported by The New York Times that the Samsung Galaxy S IV will come with eye scrolling. This feature was tipped off by someone who had the chance of trying out Samsung’s new flagship handset were he described the feature as new and exciting.
The phone is able to track your eyes and determine where or when to scroll. It’s exactly like it sounds, if you’re reading an article and reach the bottom of page the software will automatically scroll down for more text.
Now if I can tap on links by blinking I am sold. We will find out if this feature truly is incorporated on March 14th.
Samsung has released a teaser video of the much anticipate Samsung Galaxy S IV that is gearing up to make it’s appearance in Time Square on March 14th. Samsung is really going all out to grab the interest of smartphone users. After media invites went out, Samsung has invited everyone to watch the unveiling live in Time Square.
In the video you meet Jeremy, the secret messenger for Samsung Unpacked 2013. Jeremy is given a box that he is allowed to take a peek inside of. This is part one of what appears to be a series of people trying to see what Jeremy is keeping in the totally top secret box.
Samsung is holding another one of their press events titled “Unpacked” on the 14th of March. To help gain interest in the event, this morning Samsung tweeted “Be ready 4 #TheNextGalaxy @TimesSquareNYC #UNPACKED” with an image attached.
The tweet wants Samsung fans to be at Time Square on March 14th at 7PM EST, where you can watch Samsung’s Unpacked event via a live stream.
If you don’t live down the street from Time Square don’t worry, you can also watch it in your pajamas on your couch. The stream will be available at www.youtube.com/SamsungMobile.
Start saving up your money for the Galaxy IV.
Samsung has introduced the newest member to the Galaxy line-up, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0. The Galaxy Note 8.0 is an 8-inch tablet that can be used as a phone as well. Yes an 8″ phone. Imagine making a call on your iPad Mini of Kindle Fire HD.
The Galaxy Note 8.0 looks like a pretty good device. It offers all the same functionally as the Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note II, but with a new age of S Pen intelligence. Not to mention, it’s 8 inches. We are pretty sure this 8″ size, ability to be used as a phone and has a better screen than the iPad Mini was nothing more then marketing. Everyone wants to claim the best and brightest display and it appears for now, size does matter.
The Galaxy Note 8.0 is has a 8 inch WVGA display (1280 x 800 resolution 189 PPI), 1.6 GHz quad-core A9 processor, 2 GB or RAM, with your choice of 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage and will be running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). The Note 8.0 will also have a 5 megapixel rear camera and 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera.
No prices or an official date have been given, but we can expect to see the Galaxy Note 8.0 in the 2Q of 2013 worldwide in EUR, KOR, NA, SEA, SWA, MEA, CHN, TW and LA.
Apple’s iPhone 5 is the world’s best selling smartphone model according to Strategy Analytics. They reported that Apple shipped an estimated 27.4 million units which represents a 13% share of all smartphones. This surpassed Samsung’s Galaxy S III which shipped 15.4 million units.
Apple was also able to outsell the Galaxy S III with the iPhone 4S shipping 17.4 million units. Taking 8% smartphone shares globally.
The iPhone was able to account for 1 in every 5 smartphones sold which is remarkable for its premium price and shear numbers of low cost competitors.
The Galaxy S III series peaked and is now on the decline with sales. We should see Samsung announcing the Galaxy S I’V very soon.
Samsung has announced they will be offering the Samsung Galaxy Camera in a Wi-Fi only version.
This is perfect for Samsung fans that were interested in buying the Galaxy camera, but didn’t want to cough up the extra money for a cellular enabled camera or data plan.
With the Galaxy camera users are able to share pictures through email, social networks or other mobile communications with family and friends. The camera has the same features of the existing cellular version. This includes 21x optical zoom, 16.3 effective megapixel 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS, 4.8″ HD Super Clear Touch display, 1.4 GHz quad-core processor running Android 4.1.
You have access to applications from the Google Play Store that allow you to customize your camera. The camera will already come pre-loaded with photo and video editing tools.
Other specifications on the Samsung Galaxy camera (Wi-Fi):
- 8 GB+ memory slot (micro SDSC, micro SDHC, micro SDXC)
- JPEG format 16M, 14M, 12M Wide, 10M, 5M, 3M, 2M Wide, 1M
- MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.26, Audio: AAC), Full HD 1920×1080 30fps, Slow motion Movie 768×512 120fps
- HDMI 1.4
- GPS, GLONASS
- Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi HT40
- Bluetooth 4.0
- 1,650 mAh battery
- Dimension (WxHxD): 128.7 x 70.8 x 19.1
- Weight: 300g
No release date or price has been giving with the announcement.
Some screenshots of the Samsung Galaxy Altius have surfaced. The Galaxy Altius is said to be Samsung’s version of a smartwatch. The original post is in Korean but we were still able to make out some details. In all the screenshots you will see SKT in left upper corner meaning it will be able to be carried on a wireless carriers data plan.
Upper right hand corner:
- AltiusOS beta2
- 1.7% / 236 MB
- Code Altius
The Galaxy Altius appears to be running it’s own OS (Operating System), this could mean one of two things. It’s running software designed for the smartwatch itself or it could be a highly customized version of Android device.
You will also notice in another image that there is a music note with “Ring Soul” and a box with the play symbol indicating a music player. There is also the number 2 with an envelope next to it that could stand for text messages or emails.
It should be interesting to see how the overall project comes out. We are starting to see a large number of smartwatches, hit the market and now is the time if Samsung wants to join the madness.
The Galaxy S IV is going to be announced March 15th with the device being available in Europe and Asia beginning in April. The U.S., Australia and Africa will be able to get their hands on the Galaxy device in the May / June time frame. We know March is around the corner, so the company is expected to send out invitations after Mobile World Congress that takes place later this month.
The Samsung Unpacked Event hasn’t be confirmed by Samsung themselves, but a trusted insider confirmed the date March 15th to SamMobile that there will be an announcement on the Galaxy S IV.
- 4.99 inch Super AMOLED Full HD display
- Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean (Out of box)
- Exynos 5 Octa (8-core) CPU
- Mali-T658 (8-core) GPU
- 2 GB of RAM
- 13 megapixel rear facing camera, 1080p Full HD video recording at 30FPS
- 2 megapixel front-facing camera, 720p HD video recording