Samsung want to have more control in each country about updates and sales. Samsung wants to know exactly how many devices has been sold in all countries.
Samsung’s plan is to stop the retailers that are shipping for example French based software devices to The Netherlands. Samsung won’t give devices updates if you bought a phone outside your home country. This could mean retailers need to pay more for devices and the prices could go higher. Also customers could have to wait longer on their new devices. So far we can conclude from our information Samsung will start to test this way by no longer notification trough OTA (over the air).
Another thing to know is that Samsung will still use both KIES and OTA services. But could test in the future IMEI based updates. If Samsung decides to use IMEI tracking for updates this is most worst way for developers. We do not expect Samsung to choose this way at the moment. For Samsung at the moment KIES and OTA are fine. IMEI could be dangerous for Samsung self too.
What does this all mean for Samsung, retailer and customer?
- – Control of updates in each country. (faster way of updates)
- – Exact sales numbers.
- – Could bring the price up / down if needed or cancel device that do not sell well.
- – Retailer must ship country based devices otherwise customer isn’t able to update.
- – Retailer shop price could be more expensive.
- – Delay in new device.
- – Customer isn’t able to update their device outside the country of origin.
- – Price can be higher.
Samsung upcoming flaghsip device has being built under codename “Project J” and now has been changed to codename “Altius(J)”. The Samsung Altius will come in 2 colours black and white. Samsung will of course give the colours a glamourous names but we are currently unaware of them.
Samsung is planning to ship the Altius starting from week 16, which simply means April 15. We expect Samsung to hold an unpacked event at MWC or sometime in March. Samsung could hold one of its mobile unpacked events in London, New York or even Korea.
Some details about Samsung’s next flagship device which are 100% confirmed are listed below :
- Code Name: Altius
- Model Number: GT-I9500
- Colours: Black / White
- Battery Capacity: 2600 mAh
- Special: Wireless Charging Kit
The rumoured specs of the next generation Galaxy S device are :
The next Galaxy S is rumoured to feature an Exynos 5 Octa (8-Core) CPU, Mali-T658 (8-Core) GPU, 4.99″ Super AMOLED Full HD Resolution Display, 2GB of RAM, 13 Megapixel Rear facing Camera capable of shooting 1080p Full HD Videos at 30FPS, 2 Megapixel front facing camera capable of shooting 720p HD Videos and running Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean out of the box.
The Samsung Galaxy S IV next Samsung flagship keeps talking about himself.
An image alleged to be of Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S IV smartphone was published on Friday by SamMobile. If authentic, the image reveals that Samsung will finally ditch its traditional home and navigational buttons for on-screen keys.
The bezel around the device is thinner, giving the upcoming Galaxy smartphone a near edge-to-edge display, similar to Motorola’s DROID RAZR M.
The Galaxy S IV is rumored to feature a 4.99-inch Super AMOLED full HD 1920 X 1080 display, and include a 2GHz quad-core Exynos processor, 2GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel rear camera.
It should be noted, however, that SamMobile could not 100% confirm that the image is authentic. The most recent rumors suggest the Galaxy S IV will be released in April. But with the Samsung Lebanon facebook’s account hinting a realese date to May, we will hear a lot about the GS IV.
In the mean time you should take this rumors with a pinch of salt, until we hear an official word from Samsung.