Posts Tagged ‘unveil’

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 arrival: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Android smartphone (S$1,168)

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be available in Singapore from 20 August at S$1,168. Pre-orders / registration of interest (with M1, Singtel, StarHub) begin today with delivery on 19 August. Free Note 7 Lens Kit (S$198) for pre orders.

The newest flagship phablet from Samsung has a 5.7-inch Quad HD Dual Edge SUPER AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 (518ppi). The Galaxy Note 7 ships with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

The newest flagship phablet from Samsung has a 5.7-inch Quad HD Dual Edge SUPER AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 (518ppi). The Galaxy Note 7 ships with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

The Galaxy Note series skips a number and goes directly from Note 5 to Note 7.

The latest flagship model is now in line with the Galaxy S7 to reduce confusion among consumers.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is available in Black Onyx, Gold Platinum, or Silver Titanium.

More importantly, Samsung is probably hoping that some of the success of the S7 will rub off on the Note 7 and continue turning around the fortunes of the Korean phone maker.

So the most “eye-catching” – forgive the pun – new feature must be the iris-scanner, another security to ensure only the right eyes get to eyeball the contents of the Note 7.

I tried it during the launch and it’s mighty fast and responsive, removing my initial reservation that it might be slow and wonky.

The S Pen also gets enhanced, software wise.

New functionalities include Screen Off Memo, Smart Select function, Air Command and Samsung Notes, as well as the ability to create and share GIF animations.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 comes with Dual SIM support, where one of the two nano-SIM slots can be used to accept a microSD memory card (up to 256GB) instead. This will extend the 64GB internal memory that comes with the phone.

Also, the Galaxy Note 7 and its S Pen are now both IP68-certified water and dust resistant, so you can now use them underwater – if you want/need to.

More details and technical specifications in the press release below.

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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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MWC 2015: Sony unveils Xperia Z4 tablet & M4 Aqua smartphone

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Both new devices ship with Android 5.0 Lollipop and are waterproof (IP65 & IP68) & dust-tight.

Sony Mobile unveils the Xperia Z4 tablet (left) and Xperia M4 Aqua smartphone (right), during MWC 2015 in Barcelona, Spain.

Sony Mobile unveils the Xperia Z4 tablet (left) and Xperia M4 Aqua smartphone (right), during MWC 2015 in Barcelona, Spain.

Sony Mobile Communications (Sony Mobile) introduced its class-leading Xperia Z4 10.1-inch tablet, and its mid-range Xperia M4 Aqua smartphone at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain.

Xperia Z4 tablet

Sony boasts that the Xperia Z4 is the world’s lightest and slimmest 10-inch tablet, as well as the world’s brightest 10.1-inch 2K display (2560 x 1600 pixels), with a long battery life for up to 17 hours of video playback.

The Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet will launch globally, in 4G LTE and Wi-Fi variants, from June 2015.

The Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet will launch globally, in 4G LTE and Wi-Fi variants, from June 2015.

The Xperia Z4 measures 167 x 254 x 6.1mm and weighs 389g for the Wi-Fi version (393g for Wi-Fi + LTE version).

The Android 5.0 Lollipop tablet runs on a 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core 64 bit processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal memory, with up to an additional 128GB through the microSD card slot.

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MWC 2015: Microsoft unveils Lumia 640 & foldable keyboard

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Microsoft unveiled new devices, services and partner offerings during Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain.

Update (16 April, 2015):

The Lumia 640 (S$299) and Lumia 640 XL (S$429) was launched in Singapore today and will hit the shelves on Saturday, 18 April, 2015.

Left: Lumia 640 pricing is estimated at 139 Euros for 3G and 159 Euros for LTE. Right: Lumia 640 XL pricing is estimated at 189 Euros for 3G and 219 Euros for LTE Actual market pricing may vary.

Left: Lumia 640 pricing is estimated at 139 Euros for 3G and 159 Euros for LTE. Right: Lumia 640 XL pricing is estimated at 189 Euros for 3G and 219 Euros for LTE Actual market pricing may vary.

The new offerings include:

Lumia 640 & Lumia 640 XL. Affordable smartphones running Windows Phone 8.1.

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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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New arrivals: Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet with Windows 8.1

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

Here are the local pricing, availability and promotions for the new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet in Singapore.

Prices start from S$1,108 with availability expected before the end of August 2014.

Update (6 August, 2014):

Microsoft has just announced that the Surface Pro 3 will be available for purchase at retail outlets and commercial resellers on 28 August in Singapore.

Customers can pre-orders for Surface Pro 3 now at the Microsoft Store online, as well as at authorized retailers Challenger, Newstead and Harvey Norman.

The Microsoft Suface Pro 3 tablet is now available for pre-order online now.

The Microsoft Suface Pro 3 tablet is now available for pre-order online now.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 was unveiled last month in New York City.

Here are the tech specs for the Windows tablet that promises to be a replacement for laptops and is targeted for both personal and business use.

Surface Pro Type Cover features a double-fold hinge enabling you to magnetically lock it to the display’s lower bezel.

Surface Pro Type Cover features a double-fold hinge enabling you to magnetically lock it to the display’s lower bezel.

Pricing and promotions below.

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Tech specs: Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet with Windows 8.1

Monday, May 26th, 2014

Here are the technical specifications for the key features for the new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet that was unveiled in New York City on last week.

Here are the local pricing, promotions and availability for the tablet in Singapore.

Surface Pro 3 is available with an Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processor with up to 512 GB of storage and up to 8 GB of RAM.

Surface Pro 3 is available with an Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processor with up to 512 GB of storage and up to 8 GB of RAM.

The new tablet is positioned as a laptop replacement and is targeting both consumers for personal use as well as enterprises for business use.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet features a more adjustable, continuous kickstand than its predecessors.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet features a more adjustable, continuous kickstand than its predecessors.

BMW Group, the Coca-Cola Company and LVMH Group have already committed to deploying Surface Pro 3 in their respective organisations, using the tablet in a business environment.

Tech specs for the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 below.

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Microsoft unveils the Surface Pro 3 tablet with Windows 8.1

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

The new Surface Pro 3 is targeted to replace your laptop and ships with a 12-inch ClearType Full HD display, 4th-generation Intel Core processor and up to 8 GB of RAM in a sleek frame — just 9.1mm thin and 800g.

Likely to be available in Singapore in August from S$1,100.

Update (26 June, 2014):

The local pricing, availability and promotions for the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet in Singapore has been released. Prices start from S$1,108 with availability expected before the end of August 2014.

Surface Pro 3 is available with an Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processor with up to 512 GB of storage and up to 8 GB of RAM.

Surface Pro 3 is available with an Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processor with up to 512 GB of storage and up to 8 GB of RAM.

The new model for the Surface family was unveiled in New York City and boasts up to nine hours of Web-browsing battery life, promising the power, performance and mobility of a laptop in a lightweight, versatile form.

Here are the tech specs for the Microsoft Surface Pro 3.

Top features and benefits

  • Replace your laptop. Surface Pro 3 transforms from tablet to laptop and back with the optional Surface Pro Type Cover and Docking Station. Prop Surface Pro 3 and Surface Pro Type Cover up on your lap to type on the go, flip the cover back and use Surface Pro 3 like a tablet. Connect Surface Pro 3 to the docking station to create a powerful desktop rig.
  • Power and performance. Option of three different 4th-generation Intel Core processor models and packing up to 8 GB of RAM – Surface Pro 3 can be used for work and business.
  • Write, draw and create. Surface Pro 3 includes the Surface Pen that is pressure-sensitive and precise, for creative drawing and note-taking. Surface Pen makes it easy to mark presentations, PDFs and documents just like you would on paper.
  • Cameras. Features two 1080p HD video cameras, 5MP rear- and front-facing cameras, capturing image stills or video chatting is easy and beautiful.
  • Software. Surface Pro 3 is compatible with Windows software, including Microsoft Office.With Windows 8.1 Pro, you can download apps from the Windows Store and use them side by side with Snap View, or load custom line-of-business apps for your workforce.

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Samsung unveils three new GEAR smartwatches at MWC 2014

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Samsung has just unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona its GALAXY S5, as well as the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit.

Worldwide release on 11 April 2014 in almost 150 countries. Prices TBA.

Samsung has just unveiled the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit together with the GALAXY S5 at the MWC 2014 in Barcelona this morning.

Samsung has just unveiled the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit together with the GALAXY S5 at the MWC 2014 in Barcelona this morning.

All of the new Samsung GEAR smartwatches have foregone the Android OS used in the original Gear and gone for the Tizen – the Linux-based operating system by Intel and Samsung.

Samsung GALAXY GEAR 2 comes with camera, microphone and speaker on the phone itself instead of the strap, allowing the latter to be interchangeable.

Samsung Gear 2 comes with camera, microphone and speaker on the phone itself instead of the strap, allowing the latter to be interchangeable.

And they come with a HOME button to get back to the start screen.

Samsung claims the new smartwatches last 3 times as long, with 3 days of typical usage and six days of low usage.

The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo have 1.63-inch, 320 x 320 Super AMOLED displays and run on 1GHz dual-core processors.

Screen size has therefore remained the same, with a slightly faster processor, viz the 800MHz in the original Gear.

The 2-megapixel camera, speaker and mic are now on the bezel of the smartwatch so you can change the straps, which comes in six colours.

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