Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy Music smartphone that promises excellent sound quality and music player features. As we had reported earlier, Galaxy Music comes with Android 4.0 onboard and features music-centric features like dual-front stereo speakers, Sound Alive, SRS, Smart Volume, Music Hub, dedicated music key and FM Radio with built-in FM Antenna.
The phone also features HSPA support, 850MHz CPU, 512MB RAM, 3-inch QVGA display, 3MP fixed focus camera, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, 4GB internal memory, microSD card slot and 1300mAh battery.
Samsung will also launch a dual-SIM version of the phone known as Galaxy Music Duos.
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Samsung Galaxy S III refresh its lineup, with not less than four additional new colors : Amber Brown, Garnet Red, Sapphire Black and Titanium Grey.
Up until recently, Garnet Red was available exclusively from AT&T, but now Samsung has decided it should be released globally. Joining it are some business-approved colors like Titanium Grey and Sapphire Black – the former already hinted at being on the way.
The last color is Amber Brown, which comes as a bit of a surprise, since we don’t remember the last time Samsung made a smartphone rocking this color. Still, this brings the total number of available Galaxy S III color versions to six.
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Samsung has posted a short video, which takes us through all the ideas that went into the design and even shows us a few glimpses of the manufacturing process. While the design and material choice of the Galaxy S III aren’t every tech geek’s cup of tee there’s no denying that the smartphone’s build quality is worthy of a flagship.
So here’s the mean video, be sure to tell us after the break what you think, and tell us your first impression. Enjoy the show :
Samsung might turn out to be the big lucky winner in the second quarter of 2012, the official numbers aren’t available yet, but according to Reuters, Samsung might have broken the smartphone sales record in what is otherwise considered a pretty slow quarter. selling much more smartphones than Apple and beating Nokia in feature phone sales by an even wider margin than in the last quarter, according to estimates by analysts including companies like JP Morgan, Bank of America and Citi.
Reuters polled 41 analysts and, based on their estimates, claim that the Korean company shipped 50 million smartphones in Q2. That would make Samsung an undisputed smartphone leader as the second-placed Apple reportedly experienced a drop in its sales and shipped 30 million units compared to 35 million in Q1.
Undoubtedly the strong performance of Samsung is helped by the launch of its flagship device – the Galaxy S III, which first became available at the end of May. With the smartphone only finding its way to the US shelves in Q3 we should probably expect more good news from Samsung in three months’ time.
As for Apple – the demand for the iPhone was naturally weaker in Q2 as it’s starting to show signs of age (the 4S was already 8 months old at the end of the quarter). There are also rumors that this has forced Apple to move the launch of the iPhone 5 to an earlier date, reportedly at the start of August, instead of the planned October release.
The Reuters report also points at Samsung as the World’s number one cellphone manufacturer in general, a title the company holds for a second consecutive quarter after overtaking Nokia in Q1. According to the analysts the Koreans sold a total of 95.8 million mobile phones (that’s smartphones and featurephones) during Q2, compared to the 80.1 million that Nokia managed.
The bit of good news for Nokia is that the company managed to ship 3.71 million Windows Phone smartphones, which is a more than 65% increase over the 2.2 million in the first three months of the year. If the Finns manage to retain the same level of growth through the year they might be back in the smartphone game come the holiday quarter.
Source : Reuters
Today’s add effort is mostly focused on the Samsung Galaxy S III and, naturally, so is the Samsung’s newest video.
Enjoy it and tell us after the break what you think in the comment section.
According to Reuters, Samsung’s head of telecommunications JK Shin expects the Galaxy S III to settl the record of 10 million units by the end of July.
Last we heard, that the Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy S II had moved over 52 million units worldwide between them. According to earlier reports there were 9 million Galaxy S III pre-orders before the official launch of the smartphone.
It’s yet unclear if those 10 million units are sold or shipped worldwide, but it’s an impressive number either way. The Galaxy S III has been available for just under a month now, with lots of countries and carries still waiting to get it and some unable to fulfill orders due to “overwhelming demand”.
Source : Reuters
Until now, if you wanted Samsung Galaxy S III with LTE support, you’d have to sacrifice some processing power, namely the quad-core Exynos chipset, which does not support LTE. Evidence of this can be found in both the US and Japanese versions of the S III with LTE support, both of which are set to have dual-core processors.
It seems that Samsung has confirmed earlier rumors that there will be a version that will bring the best of both worlds, by being able to stuff in a separate LTE modem chip alongside the quad-core Exynos. This will allegedly bump the thickness of Galaxy S III up to 9mm, but that’s not a major increase considering the device currently comes in at around 8.6 mm. Word has it that it will also retain its 2100mAh battery.
Samsung has announced that the quad-core LTE model should hit the Korean market sometime next month. There’s no word whether it will come to other markets as of yet.
Source : Theverge