Posts Tagged ‘Samsung’

New arrival: Samsung SUHD TV line-up for 2016

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Samsung’s 2016 SUHD TVs ship with Quantum dot display to offer true-to-life picture quality, 360-degree design and a smart user experience with simpler access to contents. Prices & availability below.

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Samsung Singapore launches 2016 line-up of SUHD TVs in Singapore at the Red Dot Museum.

Three key highlights for the new SUHD TV line-up for 2016 below.

Quantum dot display: Unbeatable Picture Quality – Samsung boasts that the TVs feature the world’s only cadmium-free 10 bit Quantum dot display with 1,000-nit high dynamic range (HDR) promising vibrant colour and contrast.

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360-degree design – handsome from every angle. From the front, and from the rear.

360 design for Unparalleled Immersion – With no bezel that functions as the frame of the TV, the viewer’s attention is focused purely on the content of the virtually edgeless screen. All exposed screws from the rear of the TV are removed to create an elegant device that is beautiful from every angle.

Unlimited, Seamless Entertainment through Single Access and One Remote – With the Samsung One Remote, consumers do not need to juggle multiple remote controls as they can control all external devices with this remote. The Smart TVs automatically detect the type of game console, OTT box or home theater system that is connected to the TV so no setup is required.

Besides the SUHD TVs, Samsung also launched its latest range of Curved and Flat Soundbars in Singapore.

Prices and availability below.

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Samsung Pay to expand globally beyond Korea & USA

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

The payment service from Samsung set to expand globally in 2016 to new countries and partners.

In 2016, Samsung Pay will be expanding to new countries and major payment networks such as American Express.

In 2016, Samsung Pay will be expanding to new countries and major payment networks such as American Express.

In 2016, Samsung Pay will start global expansion beginning with China in March, followed by Australia, Brazil, Singapore, Spain and the U.K. later in the year.

“Since its introduction last year, Samsung Pay has changed the way people pay and use their smartphones. We’ve already seen significant consumer adoption and we continue to see great momentum. Our aim is to expand Samsung Pay to even more locations around the world, and our customers should expect to see more features in the year to come,” said InJong Rhee, EVP and Head of R&D, Software and Services of Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics.

Canada will be added to the new launch roadmap.

According to Samsung Electronics, Samsung Pay now has about five million registered users over 500 million dollars processed in the first six months, showing a strong adoption rate in South Korea and the U.S since the launch of the payment service in these two countries in August and September 2015 respectively.

Samsung Pay is currently available on select Galaxy devices including S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, Note5 as well as premium and mid-range options such as the 2016 models of both Galaxy A5 and A7.

Samsung Pay will also expand its enhanced services to more than just credit or debit cards, adding transit passes, coupons and membership cards to its available payment modes.

Samsung Pay is now available on Google Play as a free download for compatible devices.

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The 2016 versions of the A5 and A7 smartphones will be compatible with Samsung Pay. Seen here at the launch of the A3, A5 and A7 in Singapore.

Extensive Partnership Ecosystem

Samsung Pay started its service in South Korea and the U.S. last year, and now supports eligible credit and debit cards from more than 70 major and regional banks.

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Galaxy S7, S7 edge & Gear 360 unveiled at Samsung Unpacked 2016

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Samsung Electronics unveiled the new Galaxy S7 (S$998), Galaxy S7 edge (S$1,098) Android smartphones, as well as the Gear 360 camera (S$TBA).

From left: Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, Samsung Gear 360 and Samsung Galaxy S7.

From left: Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, Samsung Gear 360 and Samsung Galaxy S7.

The Galaxy S7 & S7 edge offers “a refined design, more advanced camera, streamlined software functionality and unparalleled connectivity to a galaxy of products, services, and experiences”.

The Samsung Gear 360 is a 360-degree camera that lets consumers easily create, view and share their favorite experiences through video and still image content.

Gear 360 is designed for travel, festive gatherings and activities to capture an all-encompassing visual experience to create their own virtual reality content to enjoy through the Gear VR.

Pre-orders and registration of interest for the Galaxy S7 4G+ and S7 edge 4G+ will commence from 26 February 2016, 10am at all Samsung Experience Stores and telecommunication operators.

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Preview in Singapore (at the HortPark) of the new Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge and Gear 360 just after their unveiling at Samsung Unpacked 2016.

All successful pre-order customers will receive complimentary Samsung Gear VR worth $148 on 11 March 2016.

More details from the press releases about the new devices can be found below.

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New arrivals: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 & S6 edge+ Android phablets

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Samsung has unveiled globally their latest flagship phablets. Both have 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED displays and 4GB RAM. Prices and availability in Singapore below.

The new Samsung Galaxy Note 5 4G+ (left) and S6 edge+ 4G+ comes with 5.7 inch QHD displays and 4GB RAM.

The new Samsung Galaxy Note 5 4G+ (left) and S6 edge+ 4G+ comes with 5.7 inch QHD displays and 4GB RAM.

So the Samsung’s flagship devices basically comprise the following:

Models Display Curved edges S Pen
S6 5.1″ No No
S6 edge 5.1″ Yes No
Note 5 5.7″ No Yes
S6 edge+ 5.7″ Yes No

So the “basic flagship” is the Galaxy S6, with the other models being variants offering curved edges, bigger displays and stylus.

The Note 5 offers, as its main differentiator the S Pen stylus, but is essentially on the same hardware/software platform as the S6 series of smartphones.

Price & Availability in Singapore

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POTD: Singapore celebrates her 50th National Day

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

Here’s wishing Singapore a Happy 50th Birthday.

This is one of many murals found on the walls at the banks of the Singapore River. Photo taken with a Samsung NX2000 with a Samsung 20-50mm f/3.5-5.6 ED lens. Photo credit: John Tan.

This is one of many murals found on the walls at the banks of the Singapore River. Photo taken with a Samsung NX2000 with a Samsung 20-50mm f/3.5-5.6 ED lens. Photo credit: John Tan.

This year, Singaporeans celebrate 50 years of independence since 1965.

This is also the 196th year since Singapore’s founding by Sir Stamford Raffles.

Let’s wish for the best for Singapore for the next 50 years!

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 Android powered Smart UX Centre printers

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Eight new models from four series of Samsung’s MultiXpress multi-function printers equipped with Smart UX Centre – powered by Android – are now available in Singapore for businesses. Available at authorised Samsung business solutions partners.

Samsung’s Android printers are designed to be more independent, intuitive and can be used in all business environments for cost-effectiveness and increased productivity. Printers not shown to scale. Left: M4580FX Monochrome MFP; Right: K4350LX Monochrome MFP.

Samsung’s Android printers are designed to be more independent, intuitive and can be used in all business environments for cost-effectiveness and increased productivity. Printers not shown to scale. Left: M4580FX Monochrome MFP; Right: K4350LX Monochrome MFP.

In line with Samsung’s focus to develop printer solutions that fit seamlessly into the IT and Smart office ecosystem, the new Android-based multi-function printers (MFPs) operate independently without a PC while offering application scalability and a user friendly interface.

Samsung K4350LX A3 Monochrome MFP.

Samsung K4350LX A3 Monochrome MFP.

The new Smart MultiXpress MFPs each feature a 10.1-inch full touchscreen panel that enables users to search and print from web browsers, emails, maps, images and other types of content – without the need to connect to a PC or server.

The touchscreen also offers the ability to preview documents, as well as editing and annotating capabilities.

The Smart MultiXpress series MFPs comprise eight new models from four different printer categories, including:

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New arrivals: Samsung 2015 SUHD TVs & audio solutions for Singapore

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Samsung today introduced its new SUHD TVs, and launched its latest range of UHD TVs and audio products. Complete price list below.

The curved soundbars are designed to match the curved TVs in Samsung's latest lineup of TV and audio products for 2015.

The curved soundbars are designed to match the curved TVs in Samsung’s latest lineup of TV and audio products for 2015.

Below are Samsung’s SUHD TV limited period promotions.

SUHD Launch Event Special

With every purchase of selected Samsung SUHD TVs and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge 4G+ from participating authorised Samsung dealers, consumers are entitled to receive a Complimentary Gift Pack worth $614.

The complimentary gift pack consists of:

  • Samsung Level On Wireless headphones
  • Samsung Level Link (Bluetooth streaming dongle)
  • Wireless Charging Pad

SUHD Launch Special for DBS/POSB Cardmembers

With every purchase of a Samsung SUHD TV from any authorised Samsung dealer, consumers are entitled to a complimentary 28” luggage (worth $200).

This applies to DBS/POSB credit and debit cardmembers only, and is only valid with purchase of selected Samsung SUHD TVs via payment by DBS/POSB credit or debit cards.

Below are the prices for Samsung’s 2015 range of TVs and audio solutions.

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New arrivals: Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 edge arives in Singapore

Monday, March 30th, 2015

The new Samsung Galaxy S6 4G+ (from S$998 for 32GB) and Galaxy S6 edge 4G+ (from S$1,168) will be available in Singapore from 10 April 2015.

Pre-order and registration of interest commences from 31 March 2015 – from M1, Singtel, StarHub as well as Samsung Experience Stores.

Update (1 April, 2015):

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge were launched in Singapore this evening at a showcase celebrating fashion, technology and the best of regional artistes, signaling the start of the Galaxy S6 World Tour 2015.

Models in stylish outfits posing with the Samsung Galaxy S6 4G+ and Galaxy S6 edge 4G+ at the Galaxy S6 World Tour event at Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa in Singapore.

Models in stylish outfits posing with the Samsung Galaxy S6 4G+ and Galaxy S6 edge 4G+ at the Galaxy S6 World Tour event at Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa in Singapore.

For now, both models will be available in White Pearl, Black Sapphire and Gold Platinum. Blue Topaz will be available for the Galaxy S6 4G+ and Green Emerald for the Galaxy S6 edge 4G+ at a later date.

For now, both models will be available in White Pearl, Black Sapphire and Gold Platinum. Blue Topaz will be available for the Galaxy S6 4G+ and Green Emerald for the Galaxy S6 edge 4G+ at a later date.

Samsung first unveiled its latest flagship Android smartphones during Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain in the beginning of March this year.

Registration of interest with Telecommunication Operators for the Galaxy S6 4G+ and Galaxy S6 edge 4G+ will commence from 31 March 2015, 10am.

Pricing

Samsung Galaxy S6 4G+ S6 edge 4G+
32GB S$998 S$1,168
64GB S$1,148 S$1,298
128GB S$1,288 S$1,448

All successful pre-order customers will be getting exclusive pre-order complimentary gifts worth S$146 comprising a Samsung Wireless Charging Pad and Clear Cover on collection date.

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MWC 2015: Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge smartphones unveiled

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Samsung unveiled during Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain its latest flagship smartphone – the Galaxy S6 – as well as the curved edge version – the Galaxy S6 edge. Global availability: 10 April, 2015.

The Galaxy S6 (right) measures 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8mm and weighs 138g; while the Galaxy S6 edge (left) measures 142.1 x 70.1 x 7.0mm and weighs 132g. Both run Android 5.0 Lollipop.

The Galaxy S6 (right) measures 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8mm and weighs 138g; while the Galaxy S6 edge (left) measures 142.1 x 70.1 x 7.0mm and weighs 132g. Both run Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Going further than the Galaxy Note edge which only has one curved edge, the new Galaxy S6 edge has curved displays on both edges.

Its glass body is made from tough Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and is available in an array of colorful jewel tones, including White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Blue Topaz and Green Emerald.

Both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are equipped with F1.9 lenses for both the front 5-megapixel and rear 16-megapixel cameras.

A new “Quick Launch” feature give users fast, direct access to the camera from any screen in just 0.7 seconds by simply double clicking the home key button.

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