Samsung Electronics’ flagship Galaxy S series surpassed the accumulated sales record of 100 million units from the supply side in only 2 years and 7 months after its launch in May 2010.
Samsung Galaxy S III is selling at much faster rate of 30 million in 5 months and 40 million in 7 months, after becoming a million seller in only 50 days after its release last May. Currently, its average daily sales are 190,000 units.
The driving force behind Samsung Electronics’ rise to the top on the global smartphone market is Galaxy S II which is gaining ground as a steady seller hitting the sales of over 40 million in only 20 months.
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.
Samsung’s Galaxy S line of flagships traditionally launches in Q2 – the original launched in June, the sequel in April and the Galaxy S III in May. What about the S IV? A post on Samsung Lebanon’s Facebook account points to May for the Samsung Galaxy S IV launch date.
While we know better than to take anything coming from a Facebook page for granted, we wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if the Galaxy S IV has a May launch (it’s when the S III launched after all).
Earlier, Reuters reported that the S IV will be launching in April, which doesn’t seems slightly less likely, given the enormous popularity the Galaxy S III and Note II are still enjoying.
That’s for the launch date, when the new phone might be announced is a completely different matter. The first two of the line were announced a few months before launch, while the Galaxy S III was announced and launched in May. We expect the forth Galaxy S flagship to follow the footsteps of its predecessor, though, and only go official a couple of weeks before it hits the shelves.
Now if everyone could please stop with the CES/MWC announcement rumors – it’s simply not happening. What we might see at CES though, is tech that will go into the Galaxy S IV like the rumored 5″ 1080p Super AMOLED or a Cortex-A15 based chipset, which are also going around the rumor mill.
Samsung has recently released the first video demonstrating the Android 4.1.2 update for the Galaxy S III that brings with it Samsung’s Premium Suite “bunsh of applications”, which are basically features that were previously exclusive to the Galaxy Note II.
Now they have released the second and what seems like the last video in the series, that showcases a few more features in this rather feature packed update.
One of the new features is called the Paper Artist app, which is now built-into the software. Another new feature is the low light mode in the camera, something that I really liked on the Galaxy Note II. This takes multiple shots and combines them to form a bright, noise-free image in low light situations and the results are often fantastic.
Other important features is Best Face mode, which takes multiple shots of people and then lets you choose the perfect facial expression from among the shots taken. Other than that there is the new Easy Mode for the homescreen and several accessibility features for the disabled.
Unfortunately, availability of the Premium Suite upgrade hasn’t been announced yet (because it’s mostly up to the carriers).
As we getting close to the CES 2013, Samsung has released teaser videos before major announcement events. The company has launched an 18-second trailer entitled “Get Ready”, which aims to get you excited about what’ll be in store for you.
The event will take place from January 8 through 13 in Las Vegas and will be a playground for all major companies to show their latest tech to the world.
Here’s the teaser in question.
What are we might have this time ? – from flexible OLED displays to a whole new line-up of Smart TVs. I guess we’ll have to just patiently wait and see.
Naturally, we’ll be there bringing you timely updates on whatever Samsung decides to throw our way.
Samsung has gradually become a one-stop-shop for Android smartphones, with devices available in almost every conceivable variety for almost any budget. It’s no real shocker that it is the number one smartphone manufacturer globally, and will likely continue to hold the lion’s share of the pie for some time to come.
UBS financial analytics estimate that some 61.5 million units will be sold in the final 3 month period of 2012. This will mark the first time a manufacturer ships more than 60 million units in a single quarter, but is hardly surprising given that Samsung shipped some 57 million handsets in Q3.
Sales of the Galaxy S III and Note II are expected to lead the way in sales, with the S III having shipped some 5.5 million units in October alone.
Samsung’s lesser-known devices, like the WP8-running Ativ S, and its Bada lineup, are not expected to have a significant impact on sales figures.
Samsung’s new La Fleur edition smartphones are almost ready to ship.
Samsung gave the Galaxy S III, Galaxy Ace 2, Galaxy Ace DUOS and Galaxy S DUOS a flower print on the back of the device and front of the device.
Samsung will use the same specification as in the current smartphones. The new La Fleur smartphones by Samsung will be available in the most countries. The devices are expected for January specially for valentine’s day. ( February 14th.)
Samsung dropped the rumored Galaxy Tab 2 7.0” La Fleur edition.
Well! While the humble touchscreen has become the standard interface for most smartphones, and capacitive displays make it a painless experience, the folk at start-up Qeexo think things could still be improved.
They developed a technology called FingerSense that could add even more functionality. Essentially, by using a small acoustic sensor, it measures the vibrations as objects tap the screen, and can tell the difference between them. So, for example, a knuckle tap could be used for “right-click.”
The tech is able to spot the difference between materials, too, so even when no finger is involved, it can register input, a great assistance to those with longer fingernails.
The fun doesn’t stop there, though, with the demo video that you can check it below, Demoed on a Galaxy SIII with a modified display, able to register stylus input, even without official support for it.
Sony is working on a high-end Android smartphone, ready to take on the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy SIII. Best of all, the company will have it on display at CES and MWC next year.
“In the near future we’ll finish a flagship model, which will be able to compete with Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy S III,” said Dennis van Schie, CVP, Head of Sales and Marketing for Sony Mobile Communications in conversation with Financial Times Deutschland.
Additionally, a spokesperson for Sony has also suggested that this flagship model would be available on display at CES in Las Vegas and at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona early next year.
According to Van Schie, currently, Sony doesn’t have any plans to release a Windows Phone device and the company will focus all of its mobile efforts on Android.
There are several rumored Sony phones and the only one that fits the description of a true iPhone/Galaxy S III competitor is the Sony C660X ‘Yuga’. It’s supposed to run on a quad-core Krait CPU, have a 13MP camera, and enjoy a 5-inch 1080p display. Of course, you can never know with these things as some rumors suggest an Xperia C650x Odin will be the company’s flagship for next year.
“We will unveil new tablets besides our existing Xperia S tablet, but not many,” Van Schie also shared. The reason for that is the cut-throat price competition in this segment. “It has become very difficult to make money with tablets.”
Source : ftd (German)
Samsung has just released three new commercials for its flagship Samsung Galaxy S III. Out of the trio of commerecials, only one takes a shot at the Apple iPhone.
Here’s brand new adds for the Samsung Galaxy S III :