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.
According to the website iNews24, JK Shin, who is the global head of mobile division at Samsung have confirmed that the Galaxy Tab 8.0 will be unveiled at the MWC!
According to the website ,the 8-inch slate is named GT-N5100 and comes in 2 versions (WiFi and 3G) .
In the specs side of the Galaxy Note 8.0 will have a 1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos processor coupled with 2GB RAM, 16 or 32GB storage space, a 8.0-inch TFT touch display (Super Clear LCD) with a resolution of (1280 × 800 pixles), a microSD slot, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n, A-GPS, a 5MP sensor in the back and a frontal camera of 1.3MP, and of course the compatibility with the S-pen PEN, all under Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The battery is 4600 mAh and the dimensions is 211.3 × 136.3 × 7.95 mm for 330g.
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.