Archive for the ‘Galaxy’ Category

New arrival: Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+ smartphones unpacked

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Samsung unveiled their new flagship Android smartphones at the Samsung Unpacked 2017 event in New York which was streamed live to fans all around the world. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will be available in select countries from 21 April.

Update (5 April, 2017):

Registration of interest and pre-order for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ will commence from 7 April 2017 at all telecommunication operators, major consumer electronics stores’ websites, Lazada Singapore and Samsung Experience Stores.

Pre-order for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ will also be available at the Galaxy Studio at Civic Plaza, Ngee Ann City during opening hours from 14 April 2017.

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be available in colour options of Maple Gold, Midnight Black and Orchid Gray from 29 April 2017 at the recommended retail price of S$1,148 (S8) and S$1,298 (S8+).

The devices will be available at all local telecommunication operators, major consumer electronics stores, authorised mobile retailers, Samsung Experience Stores and Lazada Singapore.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 measures 5.8 inches while the S8+ is a bigger 6.2 inches. Both have Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 measures 5.8 inches while the S8+ is a bigger 6.2 inches. Both have Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back.

The 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 and 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+ sport infinity bezel-less displays and offer a connected ecosystem of services and an intelligent interface.

The slightly-curved edges on the sides makes the phone appear bezel-less and sleek.

The curved edges of the S8/S8+ are much less pronounced compared to those of the S7 edge.

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New arrivals: Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Android tablet in Singapore

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

The new Galaxy Tab S2 comes in 9.7-inch and 8-inch form factors as well as 4G+ and Wi-Fi configurations, with 32GB memory and microSD support up to 128GB.

Prices range from S$598 to S$798 (see below). Black available from 7 August while Gold will be in later August.

At just 5.6mm thin and weighing only 389g (9.7”) and 265g (8.0”), Samsung claims that the Galaxy Tab S2 is the thinnest and lightest tablet of its size in the market, and is packed with powerful performance features to offer enhanced usability, whether for productivity and multitasking, or simply enjoying immersive content anytime, anywhere.

At just 5.6mm thin and weighing only 389g (9.7”) and 265g (8.0”), Samsung claims that the Galaxy Tab S2 is the thinnest and lightest tablet of its size in the market, and is packed with powerful performance features to offer enhanced usability, whether for productivity and multitasking, or simply enjoying immersive content anytime, anywhere.

Samsung is targeting users looking for a premium tablet for multimedia entertainment and personal use.

The 4G+ LTE Category 6 capability (for the 4G+ versions) promise users faster Internet access for browsing and downloading content.

Prices and detailed descriptions from the press release below.

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New arrivals: Samsung GALAXY Tab Active ruggedised tablet

Friday, December 5th, 2014

The new 8-inch, Android 4.4 (KitKat) ruggedised tablet is now available in Singapore at S$698 (LTE) and S$598 (Wi-Fi).

The Samsung GALAXY Tab Active is available in Titanium Green and it comes with the Ruggedized Cover and the “C Pen”.

The Samsung GALAXY Tab Active is available in Titanium Green and it comes with the Ruggedized Cover and the “C Pen”.

Samsung has launched its first ruggedised tablet, with anti-shock protection to withstand a 1.2-metre drop (with ruggedised cover on); and water/dust resistant to IP67 certification.

The GALAXY Tab Active is developed specifically for the business environment with professional functionalities and reinforced security.

Weighing 393g and measuring 213.1 x 126.2 x 9.75mm, the tablet has 1.5GB RAM and 16GB memory, with MicroSD slot for a further 128GB.

The GALAXY Tab Active is driven by a 1.2GHz Quad Core processor and powered by a 4,450mAh user replaceable battery.

The following accessories are also available for purchase with the GALAXY Tab Active:

  • Gear Circle (SM-R130) available in Black, Blue and White at S$168.
  • 9500mAh Battery Pack (EB-PN910) available in Black and White at S$128.
  • USB/LAN Hub (ET-UP900) at S$98.

The 8-inch WXGA (1280 x 800) TFT LCD touch screen has 16 million colours.

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New arrivals: Samsung GALAXY Tab 4 (7”) LTE Android tablet

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

The Samsung GALAXY Tab 4 (7”) LTE will be available from 9 August in Classic White at an RRP of S$368.

Designed with the family in mind, the Samsung GALAXY Tab 4 (7.0”) LTE offers entertainment options for the family in a sleek and lightweight package.

Designed with the family in mind, the Samsung GALAXY Tab 4 (7.0”) LTE offers entertainment options for the family in a sleek and lightweight package.

The Samsung GALAXY Tab 4 (7.0”) LTE now comes with Samsung Kids Mode, a safe service that makes learning fun for children.

Kids Mode is purely designed for not only building a safe, fun and educational experience for children but also giving parents the information and control they wanted.

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Samsung KNOX commercially available in Singapore

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

The secure Android platform for Enterprise customers is offered by all telecommunication carriers in Singapore, and offers a comprehensive enterprise mobility platform for work and play.

The Samsung KNOX is now commercially available in Singapore.

The Samsung KNOX is now commercially available in Singapore.

Key mobile operators and partners in Singapore that offer Samsung KNOX are SingTel, StarHub, M1, Qool Labs, M.Tech, Malifax and Trusted Source.

Samsung KNOX is available on Samsung GALAXY S4, GALAXY Note 3, GALAXY Note 10.1 2014 Edition (LTE version) devices, as well as the upcoming GALAXY NotePRO and TabPRO line of tablets.

The Samsung KNOX license and technical support options are now available via key mobile operators and partners in Singapore.

Samsung KNOX is an end-to-end Android security platform for companies that require a secure and robust mobility solution by striking a fine balance between enterprise control and employees’ personal data privacy.

An integrated security platform, KNOX provides security hardening from the hardware through to the operating system (OS) and application layer, making KNOX a strong security proposition.

What Samsung KNOX offers

  • Offers high level of integrated mobile device security from hardware to application and operating system layers.
  • Addresses security requirements for enterprise mobile applications and data protection without invading personal privacy.
  • Provides better control and ease of manageability for IT departments to implement secure Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategies.

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New arrivals: Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 2014 Edition tablets

Friday, October 18th, 2013

The GALAXY Note 10.1 2014 Edition (32GB) will be available in Classic White from October 19, 2013 while the Jet Black version will be available from October 26.

Both colours will be available with the LTE version (S$998) and the Wi-Fi only version (S$798). Prices exclude line contract.

Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 2014 Edition in Jet Black (available on 26 October) and Classic White (19 October). Both colours available in  LTE version (S$998) and Wi-Fi only version (S$798).

Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 2014 Edition in Jet Black (available on 26 October) and Classic White (19 October). Both colours available in LTE version (S$998) and Wi-Fi only version (S$798).

The new GALAXY Note 10.1 2014 Edition was unveiled worldwide together with the GALAXY Note 3 phablet and GALAXY Gear smart watch at Times Square in New York on 4 September.

Here’s the livecast of the global event.

The back of the Classic White Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 2014 Edition.

The back of the Classic White Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 2014 Edition.

The GALAXY Note 10.1 2014 Edition builds on the productivity and creativity features offered by the original Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1.

The 10.1-inch Android tablet runs on the latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and has been physically redesigned with a sleek, light, slim frame, with a soft and textured touch-back cover with delicate stitching.

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Samsung GALAXY Note 3 launched in Singapore with GALAXY Gear

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Customers swarmed the three Telcos – SingTel, StarHub and M1 – as the Samsung GALAXY Note 3 became available in Singapore. The phablet was also available at Samsung Experience Stores in Singapore.

Aesel James, 27, was the first customer who got the Samsung GALAXY Note 3 at the SingTel roadshow at Marina Bay Sands.

Aesel James, 27, was the first customer who got the Samsung GALAXY Note 3 at the SingTel roadshow at Marina Bay Sands.

The Samsung GALAXY Note 3 and GALAXY Gear was first unveiled at Times Square in New York on 4 September. Here’s the livecast of the global event.

“I have a Mac and an iPad, and I was seriously considering between the iPhone 5S and the Note 3. I thought it was easier to be in the same eco system with the 5S, but the Note 3 won me over with the new S Pen and its big screen, which is perfect for me when watching videos and playing games,” said James.

“I have a Mac and an iPad, and I was seriously considering between the iPhone 5S and the Note 3. I thought it was easier to be in the same eco system with the 5S, but the Note 3 won me over with the new S Pen and its big screen, which is perfect for me when watching videos and playing games,” said Aesel James.

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COMEX 2013 (5 – 8 Sep) at Singapore Expo & promotions flyers

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

The third of four large annual IT exhibitions in Singapore is here again, this time at the Singapore Expo, Halls 5 and 6. COMEX will open from 12 noon to 9 pm (Admission FREE). Floor plan and promotion flyers below.

COMEX 2013 (5 - 8 September) at Singapore Expo, 12 noon to 9pm, admission Free.

COMEX 2013 (5 – 8 September) at Singapore Expo, 12 noon to 9pm, admission Free.

For COMEX 2013, I’ve compiled promotions and flyers from selected exhibitors in a photo album on the tech4tea.com Facebook Page.

You can browse the album or directly access a specific flyer via the list of links below.

Promotions/Flyers in alphabetical order

  • ASUS desktops, All-in-Ones, laptops, Ultrabooks, tablets, phablets, smartphones, monitors, projectors, wireless networking equipment.
  • Canon
  • Dell desktops, All-in-Ones, laptops, Ultrabooks; and monitors.
  • Epson single-function printers, scanners and projectors, as well as multi-function inkjet and laser printers.
  • Fujitsu notebooks, Ultrabooks, tablet/laptop hybrids and PC accessories.
  • Fuji Xerox DocuPrint monochrome/colour laser printers for personal, SOHO or SME use.
  • HP
    • Monochrome/colour inkjet/laserjet printers and accessories, including mouse, keyboards, headsets, speakers, laptop bags and backpack, webcams and batteries.
    • Monitors & Computers (desktops, All-in-Ones, laptops, Ultrabooks, tablets and hybrid notebook/tablets)
  • Jabra audio accessories, wireless headsets, speakers.
  • Lenovo PCs: All-in-One desktop computers, multi-mode laptops, Ultrabooks, and hybrid notebook/tablets.
  • Linksys wireless devices.
  • M1 mobile, mobile broadband, home broadband, and MiBox TV.
  • Netgear networking equipment eg. switches, routers and media streamers.
  • Nikon CoolPix compact cameras, Nikon 1 mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, as well as DSLRs.
  • Norton security software solutions: Norton 360 Multi-Device, Norton Internet Security, Norton AntiVirus.
  • nubox Apple products and accessoires.
  • Olympus compact or tough cameras, DSLRs, mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, lenses and accessories.
  • Plantronics Bluetooth mobile headsets.
  • Samsung
  • Seagate storage products – hard disks, personal cloud storage/backup and media streaming solutions.
  • SingTel mobile, mobile broadband, home broadband, and Mio TV.
  • Skullcandy earphones and headphones.
  • StarHub mobile, mobile broadband, home broadband, StarHub TV – for home use and for businesses/enterprises.
  • tech@vogue accessories for smartphones, tablets and PCs.
  • TomTom portable navigation GPS devices, car chargers, phone mounts and Nike+ SportWatch GPS.
  • WD storage products (hard disks and personal cloud solutions) and HD Media Player.

With more than 830 exhibitors, COMEX claims to be Singapore’s biggest IT and consumer technology exhibition.

Below are the floor plans for the exhibitors.

Floor plan for COMEX 2013.

Floor plan for COMEX 2013.

The four major IT exhibitions in Singapore are:

Exhibition Dates Venue
IT Show 2013 7-10 Mar Marina Bay Sands
PC Show 2013 6-9 Jun Singapore Expo
COMEX 2013 5-8 Sep Singapore Expo
SITEX 2013 28 Nov – 1 Dec Singapore Expo

Samsung Knox approved by DoD for use by US Government

Monday, May 6th, 2013

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has approved mobile devices enabled with Samsung Knox for use in DoD networks, after the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) finished the testing of Samsung Knox devices.

Samsung KNOX is a comprehensive enterprise mobile solution that addresses the mobile security needs of enterprise IT without invading the privacy of its employees.

Samsung KNOX is a comprehensive enterprise mobile solution that addresses the mobile security needs of enterprise IT without invading the privacy of its employees.

What does this mean for consumers?

“Samsung Knox delivers fundamental security at the platform level, while leaving the user experience consistent,” said Injong Rhee, Senior Vice President and Head of B2B R&D Group, Samsung Electronics.

It means that Samsung devices equipped with Knox are so secure that even the US DoD has approved its use in its internal networks.

The recently launched GALAXY S4, for instance, is Knox ready.

It also means that enterprise IT administrators can sleep easier if their employees use their Knox-enabled mobile devices for both work and personal stuff.

Apart from Knox on the GALAXY, DISA also approved BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 on BlackBerry’s Z10 and Q10 smartphones, as well as PlayBook tables.

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Launch of Samsung GALAXY S4 With LTE in Singapore (SGD$998)

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Samsung has launched the GALAXY S4 with LTE in Singapore. The Android smartphone will be available from 27 April at S$998 in Black Mist and White Frost.

The S-View Cover(S$98) comes in many colours and has a window to display key information. The Flip Cover (S$68) comes in the same colours but without the window.

The S-View Cover(S$98) comes in many colours and has a window to display key information. The Flip Cover (S$68) comes in the same colours but without the window.

The Samsung GALAXY S4 was first unveiled in New York last month and brought to Singapore for a preview to the media two weeks ago.

Samsung GALAXY S4 With LTE in Black Mist.

M1, SingTel, and StarHub, as well as the Samsung Experience Stores had begun accepting registration of interest from interested consumers yesterday.

Upon collection, consumers will receive a GALAXY S4 With LTE Limited Edition Accessory Pack (worth S$160) consisting of a car charger, desktop dock and HDTV adapter, while stocks last.

Accessories for the GALAXY S4 With LTE at launch include the S-View Cover (S$98 in black and white) and Flip Cover (S$68 in black and white).

Key highlights of the Samsung GALAXY S4 With LTE are listed below.

Tech specs can be found here.

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