Samsung Galaxy S III hits 20 million in global sales in just 100 days

Samsung really knows how to make successful flagship smartphones. The South Korean company just announced that their Samsung Galaxy S III has already hit the 20 million mark in unit sales in just 100 days since its debut last May. That’s just over three months! It is now Samsung’s most successful smartphone to date, breaking records set by its predecessors. For comparison, the older Samsung Galaxy S II reached its 10 million sales in 5 months which was also a sales record at that time. The original Samsung Galaxy S, on the other hand, was able to achieve 5 million unit sales in 4 months. “The GALAXY S III has enjoyed tremendous attention and popularity since its launch in May, and we are thrilled with its success,” said JK Shin, President and Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. “I would like to express my sincere appreciation to customers who have chosen the GALAXY S III. We will never stop providing the latest smart mobile technologies to help users live a life extraordinary.” Related posts: Samsung Galaxy S III officially arrives in the Philippines Samsung Galaxy S finally getting Gingerbread, as well as other Galaxy phones Samsung Galaxy SII reaches 5 million mark, still not yet done 5 killer features of the Samsung Galaxy Note Samsung unveils new superphone, the Galaxy S III Samsung drops price on premium Android...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 now available, starts at P12,990

If you can’t wait for the Google Nexus 7-inch tablet and its Jelly bean goodness, then maybe the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and its price could be the next best thing for you. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is not much different from their earlier Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. It has the same 7-inch PLS LCD Display at 1024 x 600 resolution and same ports and features. Probably the glaring difference between the two is the 1GHz dual-core TI OMAP processor (same used on the BlackBerry PlayBook, LG Prada 3.0, and Amazon Kindle Fire) instead of the Plus’ 1.2GHz dual-core Exynos chip. This one also runs on Android Ice Cream Sandwich which users are saying far more responsive and better user experience than the Plus 7.0’s Honeycomb OS. Just like the Plus 7.0, the Tab 2 7.0 also has a 3.2-megapixel camera capable of 720p HD recording. There’s also a front VGA cam available for video chatting. You will get 16GB internal storage from this tablet with a microSD slot for expanded storage. Samsung Philippines recently announced on their Facebook page the availability of this which starts at P12,990 for the WiFi version and P16,990 for the 3G version. If you want a bigger tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is also available for P22,990. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Specs: 7.0″ 16M-color PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen of WSVGA resolution (1024 x 600 pixels) TI OMAP 4430 chipset: Dual-core 1GHz processor, PowerVR SGX540 GPU Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich with TouchWiz UX UI Optional quad-band GPRS/EDGE and tri-band HSPA connectivity (HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps) 1GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage, microSD up to 64GB 3.2 MP camera, 2048×1536 pixels, geotagging VGA front-facing camera 720p HD video recording @ 30 fps Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Direct, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot Stereo Bluetooth v3.0 GPS with A-GPS support; digital compass Accelerometer and proximity sensor; three-axis Gyroscope sensor 4000 mAh Li-Po rechargeable battery 3.44 g SRP: Php12,990 Related posts: Samsung drops price on premium Android...

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Samsung Galaxy S III officially arrives in the Philippines

May 29, 12 Samsung Galaxy S III officially arrives in the Philippines

Posted by in Mobile, Tech News

Yesterday, the much awaited Samsung Galaxy SIII was finally launched and we couldn’t wait to get our hands on it. Luckily, we were part of the company’s global launch in over 28 countries where the phone is expected to be released this coming June. Now on to the details. The Galaxy SIII comes in blue pebble and white colors. It seems that the standard of today’s phones have to come in alternate colors to cater to a wider market. The pebble blue has a brushed metal finish while the marble white has a glossy one. Which one would you go for? Expect the phone to have a bigger screen size of 4.8” which still feels like a phone rather than the Galaxy Note which is a cross between a phone and tablet. Even with the big screen, the Galaxy SIII still manages to maintain a slim fit to the hand (unless you’re a small girl) with ample weight and still feels pretty solid, another true flagship phone from Samsung. As for the hardware, the Galaxy SIII comes packed with a whopping 1.4GHz quad core processor, 1GB Ram with choices of 16, 32 or 64GB of storage and is also expandable with micro SD slot. Now it may surprise you or if you already knew it, the Galaxy SIII does have a micro SIM slot so you’ll need to think twice if you’re going to have your SIM card trimmed for this. This makes it the first Samsung phone to utilize a micro SIM card from the likes of iPhone and Nokia’s Lumia. The camera is an 8MP shooter with autofocus and LED flash and can record 1080p videos at 30fps. Like the Galaxy Nexus, it also has the burst shooting feature. The Galaxy SIII comes with the latest Android ICS and inherits the features of the Galaxy Nexus like the S-Beam, Face unlock, Smart Voice and the such but more features were added to make this phone step up. It has the Smart Stay in which...

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Samsung drops price on premium Android devices

Samsung recently announced that they dropped the price of their premium Android devices namely, the Galaxy SII, the Galaxy Note, and the Galaxy Tab 7.7. Making way for the Samsung Galaxy SIII, and probably the most successful Android phone to date, the Galaxy SII gets a three thousand price cut and can now be had for Php24,990. You’ll get a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus Display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, and a phone that can turn into a WiFi hotspot that supports HSPA+ networks. Another winner from Samsung is the 5.3-inch Galaxy Note which now retails for Php29,990 (previously Php33,490). It’s a perfect device for those wanting a pocketable tablet where you can jot down notes, sketch, and draw or mark on pictures with the included S-Pen. This smartphone is powered by a 1.4GHz dual core processor and has an HD Super AMOLED Screen making it also very suitable for watching videos. Probably the best tablet Samsung ever produced in terms of specs, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 is now priced at Php27,990 (previously Php32,990). This tablet has a 7.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen and is powered by a 1.4GHz dual-core processor. You can even use it to place calls and connect to an HSPA+ network. So take your pick. Or would you rather wait for the Galaxy SIII? Related posts: Samsung Galaxy S finally getting Gingerbread, as well as other Galaxy phones Get ready for the Samsung Galaxy S II, should land this month Samsung Galaxy SII reaches 5 million mark, still not yet done Deciphering the letters on the new Samsung Galaxy phones Samsung Galaxy Note FREE on Smart’s Plan 2000 Android phones are getting cheaper with the Samsung Galaxy...

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First Impressions: Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7

Yesterday, we attended the launch of the latest addition to the Samsung Galaxy Tab family, the Galaxy Tab 7.7. You have to be wondering why Samsung decided to create a tablet between the 7.0 and 8.9 but no concrete answer was given to me. I guess they just want to give consumers a lot of options and I heard that an 11-inch Galaxy tab is also on its way. Anyway, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 is their first tablet in our market that has the brushed metal back giving it a premium look. Pair it with high-end specs such as a Super AMOLED Plus display at 1280 x 800 resolution, their 1.4GHz dual-core Exynos chip, HSPA+ capability, and you’ll get a high-end tablet rivaling the Samsung Galaxy Note. The only thing we can complain about is the 3-megapixel rear camera but how often would you use it on a tablet anyway?   One thing I noticed with the Tab 7.7 is that despite the 0.7-inch increase in display, the overall size difference from the 7.0 Plus is not that big. The Galaxy Tab 7.7 is just 3mm x 10mm bigger and this is due to the smaller bezel compared to previous Samsung tablets. This one has a thinner profile too. It’s also important to note that the Galaxy Tab 7.7 is only one of the two current Samsung tablets (the other one is the 7.0 Plus) running on Honeycomb that supports Call and SMS feature. Even if the Tab 8.9 and 10.1 already runs on Android 3.2, it lacks the necessary hardware to use the Call and SMS function of the latest Honeycomb OS. The Galaxy Tab 7.7 also has a microSD slot aside from its 16GB internal storage making it more flexible than the Tab 8.9 and 10.1. Aside from that, everything looks and feels pretty much the same as other current tablets from Samsung. You’ll get a smooth performance on Sammy’s familiar TouchWiz UI out of this new tablet. It’s also upgradeable to...

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Samsung offers Galaxy Note at a special price of P33,990 for early adopters

It’s not uncommon now for Samsung to offer the first batch of their flagship products at a discount and some freebies to go along with it. Such is the case for their upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note where early birds can get a P2,000 discount from its suggested retail price of P35,990. Also included in this special package is a free flip cover valued at P1,450 plus a free 45-day subscription of Philippine daily Inquirer Digital Edition valued at P1,120. You can also get hold of the Galaxy Note for free when you subscribe to Smart’s Postpaid Plan 2000. To go with this, you will also get a month’s free of service (P2,000) and also a free flip cover (P1,450). The Samsung Galaxy Note is a humongous smartphone with its 5.3” HD Super AMOLED display and packs an 8-megapixel camera, HSPA+ internet speed, and the S-Pen stylus for jotting down notes. You can start reserving your Galaxy Note over at on November 15, 2011. Related posts: 5 killer features of the Samsung Galaxy Note Samsung Galaxy devices goes on Super Sale Samsung Galaxy Note can’t decide whether to be a smartphone or a tablet Samsung Galaxy Note unofficially available for...

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5 killer features of the Samsung Galaxy Note

Nov 10, 11 5 killer features of the Samsung Galaxy Note

Posted by in Featured, From the editor, Mobile

I find the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note a very curious device. Is it just a Samsung Galaxy S update? Or is it something entirely different coming from Samsung? I was able to play with one yesterday and it reminds me of the Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 with its big, flat and light profile. The Galaxy Note won’t be launched here until end of next week but looking at the specs and reviews over the net, here’s what I think are its 5 killer features which might warrant people from getting this instead of having a phone/tablet combination. 1. Size. The first 5-inch smartphone we held was the Dell Streak. It was chunky and too heavy for our taste. On the other hand, the Galaxy Note has a bigger 5.3-inch screen yet it has the form of the slim and light Samsung Galaxy S2. Weight is not an issue for this device. You can easily handle it with one hand without feeling any fatigue. It’s slim enough to be portable (even pocketable) and at the same time you’ll have ample space for reading books or surfing the web. With its big display size, it can also double as a worthy GPS. 2. Display. Brilliant and gorgeous! It has a Super AMOLED display for vibrant colors and deeper contrast. Then it also has a whopping 1280 x 800 resolution which is even higher than most netbooks. Only the new Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the iPhone 4/4S has a higher pixel density than the Note. I really enjoyed watching high-def videos on it and it is even watchable in different angles due to its IPS screen. 3. S-Pen. This is probably the unique selling point of the Note compared to other Galaxy devices. You may not have much use for a stylus but it’s really usable on its 5.3-inch screen for jotting down notes quickly. It even has a feature where you can take a screen capture with a press of a button and immediately annotate...

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Deciphering the letters on the new Samsung Galaxy phones

Samsung has a lot of Android phones which is their Galaxy line. Off my head there’s the S, SII, SL, Ace, Fit, Pro, Mini, 5 and the 551 slider phone. Unless you really keep track of these Galaxy phones, you won’t be able to understand which phone is suited to what market. Moving forward, Samsung introduced a new naming convention for their upcoming Galaxy phones. They will now be categorized to S, R, W, M and Y and the Pro suffix which simply indicates it has a portrait QWERTY keyboard. The Galaxy S won’t change. It will still be the cream of the crop. Samsung’s flagship phone in different iterations. Right now Galaxy SII rules Samsung’s Galaxy. The Galaxy R for “Royal” or “Refined” would be the brother of the Galaxy S, usually built with less premium components like SLCD vs. SAMOLED. The Galaxy SL would fall into this category and the SLCD version of the Galaxy SII which is the first phone to use the Galaxy R name. The Galaxy W which means “Wonder” are the mid-range phones. If you’re wondering what mid-range is from Samsung’s perspective, the Galaxy W (pictured above) has a 1.4GHz processor and a 3.7-inch with 800 x 480 pixel display. Other features include a HSDPA 14.4 Mbps connectivity, 5-megapixel camera, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. It also has Kies Air which allows users to track the phone if it is stolen or lost, as well as accessing the phone from your PC via Wi-Fi. Neat huh? The Galaxy M for “Magical” is the affordable yet high-performance Galaxy phone. Pictured above is the Galaxy M Pro and it sports a 1 GHz processor, has enterprise support for Exchange Active Sync, Sybase Afaria, CISCO Mobile and CISCO WebEx. There’s also an optical touchpad, 5-megapixel rear camera, VGA front-facing camera, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA, Bluetooth 3.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. The Galaxy Y which stands for “Young” will be the entry-level phones aimed for a younger audience with their hip and colorful designs....

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Samsung Galaxy SII reaches 5 million mark, still not yet done

Samsung recently announced that their latest flagship phone, the dual-core Galaxy SII, just passed the turning point of 10 million global sales. It has marked the accumulated global sales of 5 million units only 85 days (on July 22) after its release. It took the Samsung Galaxy SII 40 days faster than the original Galaxy S to reach the same sales mark. It acquired 56% of the mobile phone market in Korea last month and topped mobile market share in 10 European countries. And get this, it hasn’t even reach China yet which we all know is the world’s largest market. “In just a few months the Galaxy S II has led the way in driving Samsung’s unmatched performance in the smartphone industry” said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business. “Since being launched into the retail market in late April, the Galaxy S II has seen tremendous growth. This reflects the strong support from carrier partners globally, who in choosing the Galaxy S II as their flagship device have reaffirmed the device’s status as a premium, market-defining Smartphone”. Makes you feel good about getting the phone don’t it? Related posts: Get ready for the Samsung Galaxy S II, should land this month Samsung Galaxy SII Pre-order Promo Samsung Galaxy SII officially launched, unlocked units out on July Samsung Galaxy SII, 3 million units sold in 55 days Samsung Galaxy S finally getting Gingerbread, as well as other Galaxy phones Samsung Philippines announces “bada”, their new mobile...

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Get ready for the Samsung Galaxy S II, should land this month

It was Globe, not Samsung, that first announced the availability of the Samsung Galaxy S2. This superphone will initially be exclusive to Globe subscribers once it becomes available this June 27. My SuperSurf Plan 3799 subscribers can get it for free while prepaid subscribers can get it for P29,990. The Samsung GALAXY S II (Model: GT-I9100) is the first 4G phone to hit the country. It is beautifully thin (8.49mm), lightweight and extremely powerful. The Samsung GALAXY S II bears with it the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS. Complementing this latest operating system is an uber fast 1.2 GHz Dual Core processor and the most vivid and brilliant Super AMOLED Plus screen. Incorporating a 1.2GHz dual-core application processor and advanced 4G wireless network (HSPA+ 21) connectivity, the Samsung GALAXY S II has the speed and power to provide the best mobile performance. The 1.2 GHz Dual-core application processor offers  features such as fast web browsing, multi-tasking comparable to a PC-like environment, supreme graphics quality and instantly responsive 3D user interface on the large screen. With super-fast HSPA+ connectivity, the GALAXY S II offers rapid download speeds while Bluetooth 3.0+HS reduces data transfer times.  The Samsung GALAXY S II is equipped with an 8MP, high-profile camera and camcorder with 1080p full HD recording and playback. With Samsung’s patented AllShare technology capture, create and share experiences hassle-free. The Super AMOLED Plus introduces the best in quality in color gamut, contrast ratio and edge sharpness. Using RealStripe screen technology and a greatly increased sub-pixel count, Super AMOLED Plus complements the human eye in its ability to recognize images. With a wider viewing angle and increased visibility outdoors, the Samsung GALAXY S II provides a more vibrant viewing experience than any other mobile device. The Super AMOLED Plus display does not compromise battery performance. A significant reduction in power consumption from Super AMOLED display makes it more energy-efficient than other comparably-sized devices. For the enterprise too Samsung has introduced a new range of enterprise mobility solutions that help enterprise customers empower a flexible and connected mobile...

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