Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Samsung launches Galaxy S10 US$550 trade-in program. Samsung, Apple, LG, Google and Motorola devices included.

Samsung has launched a Galaxy S10 US$550.- trade-in program for eligible devices. Check the lists below to see if your device is in the trade-in program. 

And will delivery by March 8th while supplies last. You can get it first with early access to pre-order . If you reserve today you can get a $50 instant credit on accesories.

In the US the Galaxy S10 family devices will be available in Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T, US Cellular and also you can get them UNLOCKED.

This offer is available when you sign up on Samsung website

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

All Samsung Galaxy S10 models specifications leaked.

Specifications of all Samsung Galaxy S10 models have leaked . The information was posted by GSM Arena. The technical specificacions charts are very detailed as you can see here below. At the end you can also see in what colors these smartphones models are coming.

Beyond 0= Galaxy S10e, 6GB 128GB, 8GB 256GB
Beyond 1= Galaxy S10,   6GB 128GB, 8GB 512GB
Beyond 2= Galaxy S10+, 6GB 128GB, 8GB 512GB,  12GB 1TB 

Before related post:

LG to launch the Q9 ONE smartphone running Android One platform.

LG Electronics Inc. announced Tuesday the South Korean release of its latest mid-range smartphone, Q9 One, which comes with smart functions at a reasonable price.

The Korean electronics maker said Q9 One runs on Android One, the "pure" version of the Android operating system that Google shares with device makers.

It features a 6.1-inch full-vision display with a screen resolution of 1440 x 3120 pixels, is 7.9 millimeter thick and weighs 159 grams.

The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset and packs 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

It has a 16MP primary camera on the back and an 8MP selfie snapper, as well as a fingerprint sensor.

"We will expand consumer choices by introducing products with various smart functions at reasonable prices," Ahn Byung-deok, director of mobile marketing at LG Electronics said in a release.

The device is set to be sold domestically for 599,500 won (US$532) and will be only available via subscription with LG Uplus Corp., LG's mobile carrier unit, starting from Friday, LG said.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S10+ with 1TB of storage Limited Edition in February 20th, as well.

Samsung announced a few days ago the mass production of its Industry’s First 1TB Embedded Universal Flash Storage for mobile and we posted on this blog as Your next smartphone will have 1TB of eUFS storage. Samsung has begun mass production.

We were not far away from reality, because Samsung is really unveiling an extra version of the Galaxy S10+ Option A with 1TB of storage capacity and 12GB of RAM (Limited Edition) in February 20th UNPACKED 2019 event alongside the Galaxy S10+ Option B, Galaxy S10 Option C and the Galaxy S10e Option D. And of course with the Samsung Foldable smartphone

The 1TB Galaxy S10+ will ship in March 15.

It would only likely be available for a limited time and in select markets. Considering it was leaked in Korea, that market could be one of the countries to get it. Other countries and availability details weren't shared with the leak.


Sunday, February 3, 2019

Your next smartphone will have 1TB of eUFS storage. Samsung has begun mass production.

Samsung Breaks Terabyte Threshold for Smartphone Storage with Industry’s First 1TB Embedded Universal Flash Storage

Powered by the company’s fifth-generation V-NAND, the new Universal Flash Storage offers 20x more storage than a 64GB internal memory and 10x the speed of a typical microSD card for data-intensive applications

Samsung Electronics, the world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced that it has begun mass producing the industry’s first one-terabyte (TB) embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) 2.1, for use in next-generation mobile applications. Just four years after introducing the first UFS solution, the 128-gigabyte (GB) eUFS, Samsung has passed the much-anticipated terabyte threshold in smartphone storage. Smartphone enthusiasts will soon be able to enjoy storage capacity comparable to a premium notebook PC, without having to pair their phones with additional memory cards. 

“The 1TB eUFS is expected to play a critical role in bringing a more notebook-like user experience to the next generation of mobile devices,” said Cheol Choi, executive vice president of Memory Sales & Marketing at Samsung Electronics. “What’s more, Samsung is committed to assuring the most reliable supply chain and adequate production quantities to support the timely launches of upcoming flagship smartphones in accelerating growth of the global mobile market.” 

Within the same package size (11.5mm x 13.0mm), the 1TB eUFS solution doubles the capacity of the previous 512GB version by combining 16 stacked layers of Samsung’s most advanced 512-gigabit (Gb) V-NAND flash memory and a newly developed proprietary controller. Smartphone users will now be able to store 260 10-minute videos in 4K UHD (3840×2160) format, whereas the 64GB eUFS widely used in many current high-end smartphones is capable of storing 13 videos of the same size. 

The 1TB eUFS also possesses exceptional speed, allowing users to transfer large amounts of multimedia content in significantly reduced time. At up to 1,000 megabytes per second (MB/s), the new eUFS features approximately twice the sequential read speed of a typical 2.5-inch SATA solid state drive (SSD). This means that 5GB-sized full HD videos can be offloaded to an NVMe SSD in as fast as five seconds, which is 10 times the speed of a typical microSD card. Furthermore, the random read speed has increased by up to 38 percent over the 512GB version, clocking in at up to 58,000 IOPS. Random writes are 500 times faster than a high-performance microSD card (100 IOPS), coming in at up to 50,000 IOPS. The random speeds allow for high-speed continuous shooting at 960 frames per second and will enable smartphone users to take full advantage of the multi-camera capabilities in today and tomorrow’s flagship models. 

Samsung plans to expand the production of its fifth-generation 512Gb V-NAND at its Pyeongtaek plant in Korea throughout the first half of 2019 to fully address the anticipated strong demand for the 1TB eUFS from mobile device manufacturers around the world.

* Reference: Comparison of Internal Memory Performance

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Samsung creates expectation for the Foldable and S10 smartphones on Promo video "What will be, will be?" Que serà, serà?

Samsung is clearly creating expectation about how the Galaxy Foldable smartphone will be as well as the Galaxy S10 family models.

The classic song What will be, will be? Que serà, serà? in Spanish 

The video starts with a little girl singing the song and shows a Samsung smartphone in her backpack  maybe the new Galaxy S10 start version.

After that there is a designer drawing on  a Samsung Tablet with a S Pen

Then a young woman is opening the Galaxy Foldable smartphone to convert it in a tablet

At the end of the video Samsung is showing a bunch on young people playing all of them the same AR game.

There is also a black young men on the video, playing with a 3 big display trying different virtual cloth on them.

Finally we believe Samsung message is about the future, reason why they wrote on the video this quote:

What we create today, lets you create the future.

From 5G to impossible displays, we’re creating the future of technology so you can create the future. #DoWhatYouCant, wrote the company on Youtube.

In February 20th , Samsung will hold an UNPACKED 2019 event in San Francisco, California, US.

Doris Day Que serà serà original song video

When I was just a little girl I asked my mother what will I be Will I be pretty will I be rich Here's what she said to me Que Sera Sera Whatever will be will be The future's not ours to see Que Sera Sera What will be will be When I grew up and fell in love I asked my sweetheart what lies ahead Will we have rainbows day after day Here's what my sweetheart said Que Sera Sera Whatever will be will be The future's not ours to see Que Sera Sera What will be will be Now I have children of my own They ask their mother what will I be Will I be handsome will I be rich I tell them tenderly Que Sera Sera Whatever will be will be The future's not ours to see Que Sera Sera What will be will be Que Sera Sera

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Calendar Year 2018 Worldwide Smartphone market share: Samsung 20.8 %, Apple 14.9%, Huawei 14.7% says IDC

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4Q 2018: WorldWide Smartphone Market share: Samsung 18.7%, Apple 18.2 %, Huawei 16.1% says IDC.

According to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDCWorldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone vendors shipped a total of 375.4 million units during the fourth quarter of 2018 (4Q18), down 4.9% year over year and the fifth consecutive quarter of decline. The challenging holiday quarter closes out the worst year ever for smartphone shipments with global smartphone volumes declining 4.1% in 2018 with a total of 1.4 billion units shipped for the full year. With challenging market conditions continuing into the first quarter of 2019, the likelihood of a declining market this year becomes more of a reality.
"Globally the smartphone market is a mess right now," said Ryan Reith, program vice president with IDC's Worldwide Mobile Device Trackers. "Outside of a handful of high-growth markets like India, Indonesia, Korea, and Vietnam, we did not see a lot of positive activity in 2018. We believe several factors are at play here, including lengthening replacement cycles, increasing penetration levels in many large markets, political and economic uncertainty, and growing consumer frustration around continuously rising price points."
Despite all the challenges the smartphone market is facing, the largest focal point remains the China market as recovery continues to get pushed further forward. China, which accounts for roughly 30% of the world's smartphone consumption, had an even worse 2018 than the previous year with volumes down just over 10%. High inventory continues to be a challenge across the market as is consumer spending on devices, which has been down overall. At the same time the top 4 brands, all of which are Chinese – Huawei, OPPO, vivo, and Xiaomi – grew their share of the China market to roughly 78%, up from 66% in 2017.
On a worldwide basis, the top 5 smartphone companies continue to get stronger and now account for 69% of smartphone volume, up from 63% a year ago. If vivo is included, which is currently number six and has been in and out of the top 5 in recent quarters, the share of the top companies is 75% and growing. While the market faces some very serious challenges in general, none are greater than the challenges facing the brands that continue to lose market share and channel positioning.
"With replacement rates continuing to slow across numerous markets, vendors will need to find a new equilibrium that balances the latest smartphone features, compelling design, and affordability," said Anthony Scarsella, research manager with IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. "The arrival of both 5G and foldable devices later this year could bring new life to the industry depending on how vendors and carriers market the real-life benefits of these technologies. However, we expect these new devices to elevate average selling prices as new displays, chipsets, and radios will bring an increased price to the BOM (bill of materials), which will translate to higher price points for consumers. To combat this, carriers and retailers will need to fully maximize trade-in offers for older devices as a type of subsidy to push upgrades throughout 2019."
Smartphone Company Highlights
Samsung saw smartphone volumes decline 5.5% in 4Q18 with total shipments of 70.4 million units. While this was enough to maintain the top position for the quarter, its share once again fell below 20% to 18.7%, just a few points above Apple and Huawei. Things weren't much better for the full year as 2018 volumes were down 8% to 292.3 million. With a barrage of 5G smartphones right around the corner, it will be interesting to see if Samsung has enough in the tank to weather the competitive environment and maintain the top spot in the market.
Apple saw iPhone volumes drop 11.5% in 4Q18 marking one of the more challenging iPhone quarters in terms of growth, despite the three new models. Total iPhone volumes were down 3.2% for the full year, which is understandable considering its two largest markets (the United States and China) both experienced the worst year for smartphone performance ever. Apple is certainly not out of the game, but the likelihood of not having a 5G iPhone in 2019 means it will need to tell a strong iPhone and, more importantly, ecosystem story to succeed. If anyone can do it, it is Apple. But it certainly won't be easy when faced with all the other downward market pressures.
Huawei continued to capitalize on strong momentum in some markets with 4Q18 volumes up 43.9% year over year and 2018 volumes up an impressive 33.6%. Huawei continues to see growing success from its Honor line of devices, which are now representing close to half of its overall volume. China represents about half of Huawei's smartphone business, but that is dropping as the company continues its international success with growth in almost every international market where they participated in 2018.
OPPO finished 4Q18 in the fourth position with full-year shipments of 113.1 million, up 1.3% from 2017. While the growth wasn't as high as in past years, growth is still a feat given current market conditions, especially for a company that still does most of its business in China. India and Indonesia continue to be OPPO's largest focus markets outside of China with ongoing success from its A-series devices.
Xiaomi rounded out the top 5 in 4Q18 with full-year shipments up 32.2% year over year and volumes surpassing the 100 million market. Like OPPO, India and Indonesia continue to be the focus markets outside of China. However, Xiaomi has done exceptionally well in a few markets in Western Europe, most notably Spain. Its Redmi series devices continue to lead in emerging markets, but its Mi Mix/Max/Pro devices are increasingly becoming flagship contenders with attractive price points. 

Monday, January 28, 2019

LG launches LG Gram 14 inch 2 in 1 laptop.

LG launched today in Korea and the US the new 14 inch LG Gram 2 in1 laptop , which can be converted into a tablet allowing users to draw and write on the full HD touch screen IPS display with LG Wacon`s Stylus pen. Can be rotated up to 360º.

The LG Wacon`s stylus pen recognizes the tilt and direction of the pen , including 4096 steps of pressure, so you can express the lines and text more precisely and accurately.

The LG Grammat is smaller and lighter than comparable notebooks. Weighs only 1.145 grams.

Equipped with Intel 8th Gen quad core processors, latest DDR4 memory , a slot for additional SSDs, a power button with fingertip recognition and a 72Watt (Wh) battery.

The LG Grammat is also durable through seven items : shock, dust, high temperature , low temperature, vibration, slat, low pressure, of the US Military standard test (MIL-STD) , known as the military specification.

US$1.688 to US$1.990 are the prices range between the LG Gram 2 in1  14 inch models, that you can see on the chart below.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Samsung laptops coming with world`s first UHD OLED displays.

Samsung Display Co. said Wednesday it has developed the world's first Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) display with ultra-high definition (UHD) for laptops.

The panel making unit of Samsung Electronics Co. said it will roll out the UHD OLED panels with pixel counts of 3,840 by 2,160 next month.Samsung Display said the displays have a high resolution, low blue light and a wide viewing angle, allowing it to tackle the premium segment.

The company said the OLED panels are thinner and more energy efficient than their LCD products, although they can be about $50-60 higher more expensive than a comparable LCD panel.

This year, market observers expect growing demand for laptops using UHD OLED panels, which are better for watching high-resolution content and playing games.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Are the Samsung Galaxy S10 models and Galaxy Foldable coming with self-healing screen ?

Speculation around the web are saying the Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphones family models might arrive not only with in-screen fingertip scanner but also with self-healing screen, meaning you will not need a screen protector anymore at all.

A Technical thought is suggesting is the only way to keep the in-screen fingertip scanner working smoothly.

Let`s talk about the patent:

Samsung has designed a revolutionary display that fixes itself. The so-called "self-healingscreen will repair scratches all by itself, keeping your device looking as good as new. The tech is revealed in a Samsung patent granted by the World Intellectual Property Organisation.

"There is a need for a protective material having improved properties, and which can be applied to an electronic device," Samsung explains in its patent filing.
Samsung describes how its concept solution – a thin film that lives on top of your smartphone screen, that could even be applied to foldable phones.
"The film may be self-healed after being scratched and has excellent flexibility, and thus may be applied to a flexible device and the like," Samsung writes.
The patent explains that the film would be made from "polyrotaxane, polyhedral silsesquioxane, and fluorinated (meth) acryl".

Samsung launches Galaxy S10 US$550 trade-in program. Samsung, Apple, LG, Google and Motorola devices included.

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