Samsung Unveils the Galaxy Tab 4 Tablet Series

Apr 02, 14 Samsung Unveils the Galaxy Tab 4 Tablet Series

Posted by in Gadgets, Laptops & Tablets

Samsung has just announced the new Galaxy Tab 4 series. The Galaxy Tab 4 consist of 3 new tablets with varying sizes namely, 7-inch, 8-inch and 10.1-inch. Aside from the screen sizes, these 3 new Galaxy Tab 4 tablets also vary in storage capacity as well as battery sizes. The Galaxy Tab 4 tablets will all feature a WXGA display with 1280×800 resolution, 1.5GB of RAM, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 16GB of internal storage, microSD support, 3MP camera, 1.3MP front-facing camera, GPS, GLOSNASS and 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi. Of course, these tablets will be running Android 4.4 KitKat with Samsung’s own TouchWIZ UI. The Galaxy Tab 4 8-inch and 10.1-inch models will be packing 4450mAh and 6800 mAh batteries respectively. Samsung has yet to announced the battery size of the Galaxy Tab 4 7-inch. Additionally, the three tablets will be available in Wi-Fi only, 3G and 4G versions, in white or black color designs. Looking at the photos of the Galaxy Tab 4 won’t really reveal its difference with the look and feel of the previous Galaxy Tab 3. So, we just have to wait until these tablets become available in the market before we can distinguish the Galaxy Tab 4 from the Galaxy Tab 3. Samsung said that the Galaxy Tab 4 will be released in Q2 2014. Expect it to hit Philippine stores possibly next month. via Related posts: No related...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 to hit stores on April 13, free phones to early buyers

Samsung recently launched their Galaxy Note 8.0, a portable phone/tablet for people who want an all-in-one device with ample screen size to really get productive with the included S-Pen. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 takes the telephony features of the Galaxy Note 2 and the tablet features of the Galaxy Note 10.1, and puts it in a portable 8-inch device. It packs a 1.6GHz quad-core processor with 2GB RAM and comes with 16GB internal storage with a microSD option. It runs on Android Jelly Bean and has a 5-megapixel camera at the back plus a 1.3-megapixel lens in front. Now this device will officially be available in Samsung stores on April 13 with an SRP of Php23,990. As a treat to early buyers, there’s a special first-day selling event at the SM Mall of Asia Atrium. Those who will line up from 10AM to 12NN to purchase a Galaxy Note 8.0 will get to pick a prize from Samsung. Up for grabs are the Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S III Mini, Galaxy Grand, Galaxy S Duos, Galaxy Y Reloaded, and the E1200. Each buyer of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 on that day are also entitled to a free Samsung book cover worth Php1,699. Sun Cellular will also be bundling a WiFi version of the Galaxy Note 8.0 with the Galaxy S III mini on their Plan 1699 soon after the release date. Related: 8 cool things you can do with the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Specs: 8.0-inch capacitive touchscreen (1280 x 800), 189 ppi 1.6GHz quad-core Samsung Exynos 4412 Mali-400MP GPU 2GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, microSD up to 32GB Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz UX 5-megapixel rear camera (no flash) 1.3-megapixel front camera S-Pen Bluetooth 4.0 GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps Li-Ion 4600 mAh battery 210.8 X 135.9 x 7.9mm 338g SRP: Phpo23,990 Related posts: Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 becomes official 8 cool things you can do with...

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8 cool things you can do with the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

Mar 30, 13 8 cool things you can do with the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

Posted by in Featured, Laptops & Tablets

Samsung created the Galaxy Note 8.0 to fill the screen size void between the S-Pen powered Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy Note 10.1. Having an 8-inch display, the Note 8 gives you a bigger screen real estate for you to play with the stylus, yet still portable enough to bring with you anywhere. This phone/tablet is equipped with a 1.6GHz quad-core processor, a hefty 2GB RAM, and 16GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot for more space. It also has a 5-megapixel camera at the back capable of Full HD video recording and a 1.3-megapixel one at the front. The Galaxy Note 8.0 makes for a nice all-in-one electronic device that can effectively replace your planner or journal, E-Book reader, notebook, and even your smartphone if you wish to. You can do a lot of things with it that you can’t do on an ordinary smartphone or tablet and here are just 8 of them: Split-screen multitasking Split-screen is not a new feature for Samsung but what good is it when you can’t effectively work with it due to a small screen. 8-inch is ample enough so you can properly put an entry on your calendar while viewing your e-mail at the same time, or surf the web while your music playlist is easily accessible on the right side. The Galaxy Note 8.0 has a sidebar where you can put up to 20 apps supported by split-screen that you can call on to any time. Hover to preview Do you hate opening your long list of e-mails one at a time looking for a specific one? With the Note’s Air View, you can simply hover your S-Pen on each e-mail to get a preview of its content. You can also use Air View on folders, galleries, scanning videos, and even third-party apps such as Flipboard. Quick Command The Note 8.0 offers Quick Command that gives the S-Pen the ability to do things such as pulling up a contact, or sending somebody a...

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Samsung introduces ambassadors for the Galaxy Note 10.1

Sep 02, 12 Samsung introduces ambassadors for the Galaxy Note 10.1

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is a different breed of tablet that’s made with people who want to get the most out of their device. It’s a 10.1-inch Android tablet that utilizes its S-Pen stylus for creativity, Call and SMS feature for productivity, and powerful specs for entertainment. Samsung held the launch of its Galaxy Note 10.1 last Thursday where they introduced its ambassadors to champion the new tablet. These three personalities gave a glimpse on how the Galaxy Note 10.1 made their everyday tasks easier. Veejay Floresca (fashion designer), Carlo Calma (architect), and Stephanie Kienle (furniture designer), embodies the type of people Samsung designed the Galaxy Note 10.1 for. Successful in their respective fields with eye for detail, creativity, and style that makes the Galaxy Note 10.1 perfect in their lives. We already gave our first impressions on Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 but here’s a rundown of its specs nonetheless. This 10.1 tablet is equipped with a 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos processor and 2GB RAM which should efficiently power its true multitasking capabilities. Put in your SIM and enjoy HSPA+ speeds browsing the web or make and receive calls straight from your tablet. Digital artists would love the accompanying S-Pen which is light and thin, pressure sensitive and pinpoint accurate, giving you the feel and ease of a regular pen. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is already available in the market for Php32,990. Samsunng Galaxy Note 10.1 Specs: 1.4GHz Quad-core Exynos 4412 processor Mali 400MP GPU 10.1” PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen (1280 x 800) Samsung TouchWiz UI Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps with full phone support 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, microSD up to 64GB 5-megapixel rear camera with flash, 720p @ 30 fps video recording 1.9-megapixel front camera S Pen stylus Multi-screen Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP Infrared port microUSB (MHL) v2.0, USB Host support (via an adapter) 262 x 180 x 8.9 mm 600g Li-ion 7,000mAh battery SRP: Php...

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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 Galaxy S Advance Review

Mar 06, 12 Samsung Galaxy S Advance Review

Posted by in Featured, Mobile, Reviews

Recently announced last January 2012, the Galaxy S Advance I9070 is one of Samsung’s latest addition to the Galaxy S lineup. It’s been quite a while since the release of the Galaxy S Plus and now the Galaxy S Advance comes to join the ranks. Now, you might be expecting that this will be a souped up single-core phone but what we are looking at here is a ticking 1GHz dual core chipset. Having been a former owner of a Galaxy S, I have my expectations set for this smartphone as I try to play along with it. Design The overall design has deviated from the original Galaxy S look and has come to almost mimic the Galaxy Nexus look and feel. The phone is really light and doesn’t feel all too solid since it’s mostly made of plastic but it still fits well on the hand. At the front we’ll find the 1.3mp secondary camera for video calls and camwhoring. The usual Android menu and Back capacitive buttons can be located below the screen surrounding the physical home button at the middle. The screen sports a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, that is made of Gorilla glass with a WVGA resolution (480 x 800 pixels). At the back you’ll find the 5MP snapper with LED flash and the speaker right next to it.   At the left side, you’ll find the volume rocker while on the right side is where the power button is located. There’s nothing to see on top, the usual 3.5mm headphone jack is now located below the phone with the micro-USB port. I find it convenient to have the ports located below since the wires will only be from one place instead of having your phone wired from the top and bottom. Features and Performance As previously mentioned, the Galaxy S Advance sports a 1GHz dual core processor. It has 768 megabytes of RAM and runs on an Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread with the same TouchWiz 4.0 UI we saw on...

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Samsung Galaxy Note unofficially available for Php36,400

I know somebody who’s itching to get his hands on the Samsung Galaxy Note. For those who are using the old Samsung Galaxy Tab as their tablet/smartphone, the more handy Galaxy Note is going to be available unofficially on Thursday at Widget City for Php36,400. The keyword here is unofficial. Your device will not qualify for official support from Samsung service centers even if it already becomes available in the market (serial not registered in the country). Widget City however offers 1 year service warranty from their shop. Anyway, at Php36,400 it’s higher than the Samsung Galaxy SII or the Galaxy Tab 10.1 when they first came out but I guess nothing is expensive for those who can’t wait. We don’t have any word yet from Samsung Philippines when the Galaxy Note will be available here. Just to recap, the Galaxy Note is a 5.3-inch Android Gingerbread device with a stylus (hence “Note”) they call the S Pen. It has a Super AMOLED Plus 800 x 1280 display on Gorilla Glass and is powered by a dual-core 1.4GHz Exynos chip. The Galaxy Note is also HSPA+ capable and has an 8-megapixel camera to boot. Check out the Samsung Galaxy Note video:   Samsung Galaxy Note Specs: Dual-core 1.4GHz ARM Cortex-A9 proccessor, Mali-400MP GPU, Exynos chipset Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread) 5.3” Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen (800 x 1280 pixels) S Pen stylus 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash Full HD 1080p video recording 2 MP front camera 16GB/32GB storage, 1 GB RAM, microSD up to 32GB HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot Bluetooth 3.0 TV-out (via MHL A/V link) Li-Ion 2500 mAh 146.9 x 83 x 9.7 mm 178 g Related posts: Samsung Galaxy Note can’t decide whether to be a smartphone or a...

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Samsung Galaxy Note can’t decide whether to be a smartphone or a tablet

The other half of our Samsung IFA update is the introduction of the Galaxy Note. We’re not quite sure how to classify this device. Is it a smartphone because you can still place it over your ear to place calls without people staring at you? Or is it a tablet because of its 5.3″ display and the inclusion of its own stylus to jot down notes? I guess this is a “tweener” device but despite the identity problem it is still one helluva device. The Samsung Galaxy Note has a 5.3″ Super AMOLED Plus display with a very high pixel density due to its 1280 x 800 resolution making things look really sharp on its screen. Knowing Samsung’s affinity for thin mobile devices, the Galaxy Note has a 9.65mm slim body, anything less than 10mm on a phone or tablet I consider thin. It’s an upgrade from the Samsung Galaxy SII with its dual core 1.4GHz processor and runs on the latest Android Gingerbread OS. It even features some app shortcuts on the lockscreen which you can use to unlock the device. Kind of similar to the lockscreen on the HTC Sense 3.0 (HTC Sensation and HTC Flyer) and the Cherry Mobile Magnum HD. Then it also has what Samsung calls the S Pen which is a digital pen that people who’ve used the device claim to be way better than the stylus on the HTC Flyer.  It is very accurate and produces thin lines without bleeding which can make you replace the notepad you always bring with you. Other specs include an 8-megapixel camera, 16GB or 32GB internal storage, 1GB RAM, LTE and HSPA+ support, and a whopping 2500 mAh battery. The Samsung Galaxy SII has a 1,650 mAh for comparison but do note that bigger screen eats up more power. Same as with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, local pricing and availability is yet to be determined. We’ll keep you posted once we have it don’t worry. When all’s been said and done,...

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Samsung Galaxy Xcover brings toughness to Android phones

The Samsung Xcover type of phones are usually those cheap, candybar dumbphones that could withstand your occasional bumps, drops and exposure to rain and dust — in short they are your rugged phones. Something that doesn’t really equate to being a smartphone until Samsung showed up at the IFA with their Galaxy Xcover which was announced early last month. The Samsung Galaxy Xcover is your typical mid-range Android phone with a rugged exterior making it suitable for active or just plain clumsy people. It runs on an 800Mhz processor with Android Gingerbread, has a 3.65″ HVGA Gorilla Glass touchscreen display, 3-megapixel camera with a flash that also doubles as a flashlight. Then there’s the IP67 certified dust proof, shock and water resistant exterior. We’ll keep you posted when Samsung decided to bring this phone here which I think they would to bolster their Android phone portfolio. Samsung Galaxy Xcover Specs: 800 MHz Marvell MG2 processor  3.65 inches touchscreen display, 320 x 480 resolution, Gorilla Glass display Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread) IP67 certified – dust and water proof (up to 1m for 30 mins) 150 MB storage, 512 MB RAM, microSD support of up to 32GB 3.2 MP camera, 2048×1536 pixels, LED flash HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot FM Radio Bluetooth 3.0 GPS with A-GPS 116 g Related posts: No related...

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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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