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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

CES 2019: Honda to showcase a variety of Mobility, robotics, and energy management solutions.


The Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle.






Returning to CES with new technologies that aim to enhance people's lives, Honda will showcase a variety of mobility, robotics, energy management, and connected concepts at CES 2019, January 8-11, 2019, that have the potential to create a cleaner, safer, and more convenient world. The company will feature demonstrations of in-vehicle connected services in the all-new 2019 Honda Passport, and provide a first look at real-world testing of the off-road Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle, a new category of vehicle dreamed up by Honda engineers.

Honda's CES exhibit highlights the company's technology prowess in a broad range of areas and offers a vision of collaboration with business and technology partners to create new categories of products. Honda encourages potential collaboration partners to visit its CES booth #7900 in North Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Honda Innovations, the Silicon Valley arm of Honda R&D, will debut new collaborations with startups and major brand partners through its open innovation programs, Honda Developer Studio and Honda Xcelerator. Both serve as catalysts to discover and experiment with new technologies and concepts, further emphasizing Honda's commitment to open innovation.

"Honda is seeking new partners who want to join us in the development and user testing of our technology concepts, and CES provides a vast B2B marketplace to explore collaboration opportunities," said Nick Sugimoto, Honda Innovations CEO. "Through open innovation Honda can create new value for mobility, accommodate people's different lifestyles, and advance our vision toward a more enjoyable and collision-free society."

Honda will feature the following technology prototypes and concepts at CES 2019:

Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle: Increasing work efficiency.

Honda will show real-world testing scenarios of the Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle, a prototype off-road vehicle that is a combination of Honda's all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and emerging advanced autonomous technology. It was designed by Honda R&D Americas to bring efficiencies and increased safety to public, commercial, and consumer enterprises, such as construction, agriculture, search and rescue and firefighting. The Autonomous Work Vehicle is based on Honda's proven ATV chassis, which has a 30-year history of accessing hard-to-reach locations with its rugged four-wheel drive system. The vehicle features GPS and sensor-based autonomy capable of guiding the unit in almost any environment; a rail accessory mount system for limitless accessories and attachments; and onboard power plug-ins.

Since the Autonomous Work Vehicle's debut at CES 2018 under the name 3E-D18, Honda has worked with partners to beta-test and evaluate use cases in a broad array of work environments, including a large-scale solar operations company in North Carolina, a wildland firefighting division in Colorado, and an agricultural and environmental sciences college in California. As R&D efforts continue on the Autonomous Work Vehicle, Honda seeks to collaborate with partners to develop accessories and attachments that will expand the machine's potential uses, businesses that may have a need for the vehicle, and autonomy technology and sensor developers to further improve the platform's off-road autonomy. Interested businesses and technology partners may email AWV@hra.com.

SAFE SWARM™: Creating a safer driving experience
SAFE SWARM™ is a concept that demonstrates Honda's dream to realize a collision-free society through safe and smooth traffic flow using connected car technologies. Inspired by nature, Honda R&D developed this unique SAFE SWARM™ concept with the goal of enabling vehicles to wirelessly communicate and move fluidly and efficiently without a collision like a school of fish. Using Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) technology, Honda SAFE SWARM™ allows vehicles to communicate with surrounding vehicles and share key information such as location and speed. With this information, along with the sensor suite on the vehicle, the driver or automated vehicle systems can determine the safest course of action in merging with traffic or avoiding a road hazard. Ultimately, Honda believes that connecting all road users will create a safer transportation environment, mitigating and eventually eliminating all traffic fatalities.

Honda's SAFE SWARM™ concept can improve traffic flow by taking information from vehicles ahead to prevent potential traffic snarls, take early braking action to help avoid a wave of emergency braking, or to change lanes if needed. It does this through an on-board system with V2X communication, as well as the existing sensors on the vehicle and even sensors in the infrastructure.

After introducing the SAFE SWARM™  concept at CES 2017, Honda has been conducting closed course testing and will next evaluate the concept in a real-world environment on the 33 Smart Mobility Corridor in Ohio, planned to become the longest stretch of continuously connected vehicle-to-infrastructure roadway in the world. To accelerate SAFE SWARM™ testing, Honda is seeking research and development partners, particularly businesses involved in the field of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV).

Robotics: Enhancing people's lives.

Honda is developing a variety of robotics technologies to carry out its vision of a future where robotics devices support people and enhance human potential. The Honda P.A.T.H. (Predicting Action of the Human) Bot is a robot specialized in moving smoothly around public places without interfering with people. Equipped with artificial intelligence, Honda P.A.T.H. Bot uses an onboard camera and sensors to identify its location and recognize its surroundings, allowing it to move from one destination to the next while avoiding obstacles and selecting the optimal route. Honda is seeking P.A.T.H. Bot field demonstration testing partners.

To make the development of robotics solutions easier, Honda will introduce the Honda RaaS (Robotics as a Service) Platform. This software platform concept offers common functions, including data storage/sharing, communication control, state transition, and robot-to-robot cooperation through an interface or package such as API*2 and SDK*3. Honda aims to facilitate the seamless integration of robotics services by enabling coordination among robotics devices, systems and applications developed by Honda and various development partners. To realize this technology, Honda seeks to collaborate with robotics device developers and robotics solution providers.

Rounding out the Honda CES robotics display is Honda Omni Traction Drive System, a mechanism that enables omni-directional mobility. Originated from Honda robotics research, Honda Omni Traction Drive is the driving system of UNI-CUB, Honda's self-balancing personal mobility device.

Since the mechanism can be applied to a variety of mobility products and devices, Honda is pursuing collaborations with partners seeking to add new value in mobility and transportation. Honda's first collaboration is with Japan-based Nidec-Shimpo Corporation, which licensed the Honda Omni Traction Drive System for its S-CART automated guided vehicle.

Wireless Vehicle-to-Grid: Reducing CO2 while creating new customer value.

Honda will debut its Wireless Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G), a bi-directional energy management system that has the potential to reduce CO2 and create new value for customers. The growing popularity of electric vehicles (EVs) has the potential to strain the power grid, leading to the increased use of non-renewable energy sources to meet demand, which will result in greater carbon emissions. Recognizing that batteries in vehicles also can be used as storage to help balance supply and demand, Honda EV owners will be able to participate in the V2G program and receive compensation from utility operators who benefit from the use of Honda EVs to balance the grid's energy supply.

Unlike charging with a conventional charging cable, the system enables noncontact charging and discharging of an EV by parking on a charging pad, which makes the charging experience more convenient for customers. Honda has developed this Wireless Vehicle-to-Grid with WiTricity, the industry pioneer in wireless power transfer over distance. The Honda Wireless Vehicle-to-Grid can help eliminate the gap between supply and demand of electricity by charging EVs when power generation is greater than power consumption, and by discharging electricity from EVs to the power grid when consumption is greater than generation. To put this system in practical use, Honda is interested in collaborating with energy-related companies, including aggregators and electric companies.

Honda Innovations: Advancing collaboration.

Honda Innovations collaborates with startups and established corporate partners to create cutting edge products and services through its open innovation programs, Honda Developer Studio and Honda Xcelerator.

At CES, Honda Developer Studio will use the all-new 2019 Honda Passport to demonstrate the enhanced Honda Dream Drive experience. Honda Developer Studio and DreamWorks Animation teamed up to produce Honda Dream Drive, a virtual reality experience synchronized with the motion of the vehicle for CES 2017. Since then, the Honda Dream Drive platform has been expanded to provide more features and functionality and encompasses applications for both drivers and passengers.

Honda Dream Drive: Driver demonstrates the expansion of Honda's in-vehicle payment technology concept, first introduced at CES 2017. It enables customers to make restaurant reservations, pay for goods and services like fuel, movie tickets and parking, and share the driver's location – all from Honda's connected car mobile wallet. Honda Dream Drive: Passenger offers mixed reality games, movies and travel applications, as well as control of radio and cabin features – all from the passenger's mobile device. The more robust Honda Dream Drive platform will also debut a concept rewards system that allows customers to earn rewards. Honda Dream Drive experiences have been developed in collaboration with industry leaders in retail and entertainment and will be announced at CES 2019.  

As Honda's liaison to startup ecosystems in the U.S. and globally, Honda Xcelerator will highlight its collaborations with startups Noveto Systems and Perceptive Automata to develop driver assistive technologies.

Honda Xcelerator and Noveto will demonstrate 3D audio technology leveraging Noveto Smart Audio™ technology – developed independently by Noveto – that sends targeted audio signals to each of the user's ears enabling intuitive audible cues to be delivered to the driver without requiring them to take their eyes off the road. This technology will enhance the driver's spatial awareness of their surrounding environment by warning the driver of hard-to-see objects detected by on-board sensors, as well as delivering a more intuitive navigation experience.

With Perceptive Automata, Honda Xcelerator will showcase their collaboration for safer and smoother traffic flow for both human drivers and autonomous vehicles. Perceptive Automata gives autonomous vehicles human-like intuition to understand the state of mind of pedestrians, bicyclists, and human drivers through real-time analysis of onboard sensor data. CES attendees will learn more about these Honda Xcelerator collaborations through interactive exhibits.

Business and technology partners who are interested in collaboration opportunities are encouraged to contact Honda at https://global.honda/innovation/CES/2019.html.

To schedule a media interview with Honda representatives at CES, contact Rebecca Lee at rebecca@awapr.com and Jaymie Robinson at jaymie_robinson@hna.honda.com. Videos, images and additional details are available at HondaNews.com/CES2019.

About Honda Technology 
Honda is creating technologies and products including advancements in automated vehicles, connectivity and ultra-low carbon mobility. In North America, the company has more than 1.7 million vehicles combined on the road equipped with the Honda Sensing® or AcuraWatch™ safety and driver-assistive technologies and more than 2 million Honda and Acura vehicles featuring Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility. 

SOURCE Honda.


CES 2019: LG To Unveil New Gram Laptops.



Designed for Superb User Experiences, New Lineup Includes Innovative 14-inch 2-in-1 Solution, 17-inch High-res Display Laptop with Unprecedented Portability.

LG Electronics (LG) will debut the latest products in its ultra-light gram laptop lineup at CES® 2019 – the 14-inch LG gram 2-in-1 (model 14T990) and the new LG gram 17 (model 17Z990), both 2019 CES Innovation Award winners.

The 14-inch model is a 2-in-1 "convertible" laptop which conveniently folds to transform from laptop to tablet and back again, presenting users with unparalleled flexibility for a truly versatile on-the-go experience. Equipped with more processing power and all-around usability, the LG gram 17 stays true to the LG winning formula, combining the technology and features users demand with a level of portability previously thought impossible for a laptop this size.

LG gram 2-in-1
New to the 2019 lineup is the LG gram 2-in-1, a CES Innovation Award winner. This creative portable computer conveniently folds to transform from laptop to tablet and back again. Presenting users with unparalleled flexibility, the LG gram 2-in-1 is also sure to satisfy those seeking a truly versatile on-the-go experience.

The convertible model boasts a distinctive form factor with a 14-inch large touch screen maintaining ultra-light weight while cleverly integrating a 360-degree hinge to maximize versatility and creativity possibilities. Thanks to its unique hinge structure, the 2-in-1 functions as both a laptop and tablet, letting users choose the mode they prefer for their favorite activities such as browsing the web, watching videos or creating and viewing content while also meeting the U.S. military MIL-STD-810G standard for durability.

The convertible laptop comes with a Wacom AES 2.0 Pen with 4,096 pressure levels and tilt detection, enabling a natural, precise drawing experience. The LG gram 2-in-1 features Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5, which is known for its resistance against drops, scratches or bumps to help protect its gorgeous, vivid display. The 2-in-1 convertible also employs LG's premium IPS display technology guaranteeing outstanding picture quality from a wide viewing angle. Powered by a large 72W battery, this gram can operate for up to 21 hours between charges.1

LG gram 17
While many competing products require consumers to choose between portability and performance, the LG gram is redefining the 17-inch category so consumers don't have to sacrifice either. As a CES 2019 Innovation Awards honoree, it offers speed, power and an impressive 17-inch high-resolution display all within a 15.6-inch class body.

The 17-inch LG gram is equipped with a Wide Quad Extended Graphics Array (WQXGA) display that has twice the pixels (2560 x 1600) of a standard Full HD screen, resulting in highly detailed images with incredibly precise color reproduction. The display's 16:10 ratio offers more screen real estate than the usual 16:9 format, making it ideal for image- and video-editing, viewing multiple documents and a variety of other applications. The new model is a great choice for media and business professionals who require an extremely portable large-screen laptop that provides strong performance.

Where most 17-inch laptops tip the scale at more than four pounds, the LG gram 17 weighs in at a mere three pounds and is believed to be the lightest 17-inch laptop on the market. The new LG gram 17 features a highly efficient 72W battery that allows up to 19.5 hours of operation on a single charge1, giving users more time on the go. Slim and stylish, the LG gram also complies with the U.S. military MIL-STD-810G durability criteria, covering seven resilience factors including shock, dust and extreme temperatures.

Contrary to what its size might suggest, the 17-inch LG gram is a powerhouse portable workstation. With the newest 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processor and up to 16GB of DDR4 memory, the laptop works efficiently and smoothly, even when running the most resource-thirsty files and apps. The laptop comes with a 256GB solid-state drive (SSD) and has an extra slot for an additional SSD, allowing double the onboard storage.

The LG gram 17 incorporates a variety of features that bring more convenience to its everyday users. The inclusion of ThunderboltTM 3 means users can charge devices, transfer files and display content via a single port,[2] with transfer speeds of up to 40 GBs per second, eight times faster than a conventional USB 3.0 connection. Meanwhile, the laptop's Precision Glass Touchpad ensures responsive control and offers four-point touch recognition. A backlit keyboard with two brightness settings makes it possible to use the laptop in dim environments.

For immersive surround sound on the go, DTS Headphone X realistically simulates the 11.1 channel array found in movie theaters. Enhancing security and saving time, the accurate fingerprint reader enables users to power on and log in simultaneously.

"LG gram has evolved in accordance with what consumers have been asking for – super-light laptops that pair performance with optimum portability," said Jang Ik-hwan, head of LG's IT business division. "With beautiful displays, compelling design and enough power for productivity and play, the 2019 LG gram models deliver convenience on a whole new scale, bringing unprecedented value to the laptop experience."

Visitors to LG's booth (Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall #11100) at CES 2019 will experience first-hand the new features of the 2019 LG gram models.

For more information on the LG gram 2-in-1, visit https://www.lg.com/us/laptops/lg-14T990-UAAS8U1-ultra-slim-laptop.

For more information on the LG gram 17, visit https://www.lg.com/us/laptops/lg-17Z990-RAAS8U1-ultra-slim-laptop.

CES 2019: LG To Unveil Craft Beer System with free mobile companion app.



Automated Process and Exclusive Technologies Deliver Total DIY Solution for Beer Enthusiasts.

LG Electronics (LG) will debut a craft beer making machine, LG HomeBrew, at CES® 2019. A winner of a 2019 CES Innovation Award, the state-of-the-art device makes the brewing process incredibly easy thanks to its single-use capsules, optimized fermentation algorithm and convenient self-cleaning feature.

LG's unique capsule-based system brings revolutionary simplicity to the art of brewing with one-touch activation. With a set of single-use capsules – which contain malt, yeast, hop oil and flavoring – and the press of a button, users can relax as LG HomeBrew automates the whole procedure from fermentation, carbonation and aging to serving and cleaning. A free companion app (for Android and iOS devices) lets users check HomeBrew's status at anytime, anywhere.

HomeBrew not only offers an incredibly simple way to make craft beer, it also enhances the quality of beer it makes. An optimized fermentation algorithm intelligently controls the fermenting process with precise temperature and pressure control for guaranteed brewing success. The clever capsule system also removes all the cleaning-related frustrations associated with traditional home-brewing methods. It automatically sanitizes using nothing more than hot water, ensuring everything is hygienically clean for the next batch.

Designed with discerning beer lovers in mind, HomeBrew allows for the in-home production of more than a gallon of your favorite styles insuring excellent results with every batch. Five distinctive, richly-flavored beers are sure to impress: hoppy American IPA, golden American Pale Ale, full-bodied English Stout, zesty Belgian-style Witbier and dry Czech Pilsner. It can produce up to 10-1/2 pints of premium quality beer in approximately two weeks depending on the beer type.

"LG HomeBrew is the culmination of years of home appliance and water purification technologies that we've developed over the decades," said Dan Song, president of LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solutions Company. "Homebrewing has grown at an explosive pace, but there are still many beer lovers who haven't taken the jump because of the barriers to entry, like complexity, and these are the consumers we think will be attracted to LG HomeBrew."

Visitors to CES 2019 from January 8-11 will be able to experience LG's s revolutionary HomeBrew at booth #11100 in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Samsung Galaxy S10 + specifications leaked on AnTuTu with speedy benchmark .



The Samsung Galaxy S10+ tested benchmarks on AnTuTu with  325076 points.

Specifications of the smartphone:

Model SM-G975F
Processor: Exynos 9820
Display: 6.4 inch. 2280 x 1080
RAM 6GB
Storage; 128GB
Front camera: 10MP
Rear camera: 12MP

Samsung said the device Exynos 9820  was produced with  a 8nm LP process and has two independently developed Exynos M4 large core Two Cortex-A75 cores and four Cortex-A55 cores., at 2.7GHz. The performance is increased by 20% and the energy efficiency ratio is increased by 40% compared with the Exynos 9810.



antutu

Monday, November 26, 2018

Brian Culbertson piano jazz player new album COLOR OF LOVE is out.



Brian Culbertson new album COLOR OF LOVE is out and you can watch him playing that first song on this video:



I listened all the full new album and I liked it:




Monday, November 12, 2018

MWC 2019: Samsung to showcase its foldable smartphone and launch it in March.



According to Yonhap News from Korea their sources have said Samsung is planning to showcase its first foldable smartphone/tablet (without disguise) at the MWC 2019 of Barcelona, Spain and launch it in March alongside the Galaxy S10 5G model and maybe the other 3 Galaxy S10 models before rumored .

The Galaxy F as it is called apparently will not support 5G networks at this time and will be produced up to 1 million units as first batch.

The price will be around US$1.756  (2 million korean won) GBP 1.366.-

Yonhapnews

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Samsung launches external 10000 mAh battery USB and USB Type C for $20.-



Samsung selected China this time to launch the new external battery with 10,000mAh.

Type C & Dual USB. The price is about $ 20 (149 yuan), (20000 korean won=$17).




Friday, November 9, 2018

Samsung foldable smartphone/tablet displays specifications.


The smartphone cover display of the samsung foldable device has a 4.58 inches diagonal display, aspect ratio 21:9,  with a resolution of 840 x 1960, screen density 420 dpi, smallest screen width 320 dp and the tablet main display has 7.3 inches diagonal with an aspect ratio 4:2:3 QXGA+ , a resolution of 1536 x 2152, screen density 420 dpi, smallest screen width 585 dp.






Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Finally, Samsung unveils its first foldable smartphone/tablet.





Today Samsung unveiled for the first time live its upcoming foldable smartphone/tablet at the SDC 2018. The mobile is similar to the first concept Samsung presented back in 2013, but now in real, with an improved design and a very fast UX performance  for a well designed UI and new technologies replacing glass  and developed on the different layers of the device to keep it flexible and strong that can be folded/unfolded thousands of thousands times.

As said before the phone has  a 4.5 inch display and 7.3 inch when it is unfolded as a tablet. It is pocketable when it is folded.

Mass production of the Infinity Flex Display will start in a matter of months.

Samsung also showed a MULTI ACTIVE WINDOW when it is unfolded that allows to run 3 apps simultaneously on the same screen. Also if you are on an application on the phone,  you can open it wide on the tablet since the mobile is intuitive. (pictures above)

There is not an exact date for a public launch of the device, since we see the company will wait to have a very interesting amount of apps ready to download from the Google Play store from the developers for this device.







Tuesday, November 6, 2018

BREAKING: Samsung Galaxy SM-F900X foldable smartphone some specifications leaked.


Samsung is going to hold the Samsung Developer  Conference 2018 in San Francisco tomorrow for two days and is said to unveil some information about the foldable smartphone/tablet SM-F900X like pictures and specifications, but not presenting a live device just yet, but how the UI will work and what developers can do to make applications for the foldable device.

Keen to make its foldable smartphone the next big thing, Samsung Electronics Co will depart from its usual policy of keeping product plans highly secret and provide some details of the phone’s key features for app developers this week.

The goal is garnering critical feedback as new technologies will require developers to tweak apps to make sure they run smoothly when the phone folds out into tablet form, says Reuters.

Samsung SM-F900X some specifications:

7.3 inch display foldable
Qualcomm SnapDragon 8150
512GB of storage
Dual SIM
Silver color
Android UI specially developed by Google and Samsung.
4 dedicated applications inside and out.

Before information:
Samsung’s first foldable smartphone is said to feature a 7.3-inch OLED display, which can be folded inward with a curvature radius of 1.5 millimeters. An extra 4.6-inch OLED display is said to be installed on one side of the phone.

bbs forums and reuters

LG G7 Fit a ThinQ smartphone goes global. Specifications.

LG G7 FIT ARRIVES BRINGING POPULAR FEATURES FROM G SERIES TO WIDER AUDIENCE.

Delivering AI Capabilities and High Performance in a Competitively-Priced Package


Consumers in key markets will be able to take ownership of LG’s newest smartphone, the LG G7 Fit, starting this week. Originally unveiled at IFA 2018 in Berlin, the LG G7 Fit was developed for customers interested specifically in high-end camera, display and audio features at a more competitive price point than current flagship offerings.

The concept behind the LG G7 Fit was to offer the most popular advanced features from the LG G7 ThinQ without the price. With the same premium all-glass and polished metal rim of the LG G7 ThinQ, the G7 Fit is as tough as it looks with an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance as an added bonus.

Powered by the proven Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 and paired with 4GB of RAM and up to 64GB of internal storage, the smartphone is powerful enough for gaming, viewing or listening without any hiccups. 

The 6.1-inch QHD+ (3120 x 1440) FullVision display sporting 19.5:9 aspect ratio features Super Bright Display LCD technology turbocharged to a maximum 1,000 nits for visibility under even the brightest sun.

A host of intelligent camera features highlighted by AI CAM lets LG G7 Fit owners choose from 8 shooting modes optimized by the built-in artificial intelligence. If the AI CAM-recommended image doesn’t meet the user’s expectations, additional effect options can be manually applied in post-processing.

And because the LG G7 Fit was designed to deliver LG’s most advanced audio capabilities in one exceptional package, it is the perfect device for the music lover. Featuring LG’s unanimously-lauded 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC for high-quality sound when paired with quality earphones, the G7 Fit also delivers incredible bass with Boombox Speaker as well as virtual 3D sound up to 7.1 channel audio with DTS:X 3D Surround Sound.

“The LG G7 Fit plays an important role in our global lineup which is very focused on introducing meaningful smartphone technology and innovation to a new and wider audience,” said Ha Jeung-uk, senior vice president and head of LG’s mobile business division. “LG’s strategy to include our best technologies across our entire G series portfolio is to make it easier for more consumers to experience LG mobile innovation.”

Beginning this month and continuing throughout the fourth quarter, customers in Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East will be able to add the G7 Fit to their shortlist of phones to consider.

Key Specifications:*

Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 821 Mobile Platform
Display: 6.1-inch QHD+ 19.5:9 FullVision Super Bright Display (3120 x 1440)
Memory: 4GB RAM / 32GB or 64GB ROM / MicroSD (up to 2TB)
Camera:
– Rear: 16MP Standard Angle (F2.2 / 76°)
– Front: 8MP Wide Angle (F1.9 / 80°)
Battery: 3000mAh
Operating System: Android 8.1 Oreo
Size: 153.2 x 71.9 x 7.9mm
Weight: 158g
Network: LTE / 3G / 2G
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 4.2 BLE / NFC / USB Type-C 2.0 (3.1 compatible)
Color: New Aurora Black / New Platinum Gray
Other: New Second Screen / AI CAM / Boombox Speaker / Google Lens / QLens / 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC / DTS: X 3D Surround Sound / IP68 Water and Dust Resistance / HDR10 / Face Recognition / Fingerprint Sensor / Qualcomm Quick Charge™ 3.0 / MIL-STD 810G Compliant / FM Radio
 * Specifications, features and accessories may vary depending on the particular market.

Watch Live Stream Samsung Developer Conference Opening Key Note Nov 7, 2018. Schedule & Speakers.






Scheduled for Nov 7, 2018

SDC is where the present meets the future, and the Opening Keynote is where all the action begins. Hear directly from Samsung leadership about the newest
technology advances and partnerships for the now — plus, the company’s vision for the next.

Speakers:
- Adam Cheyer — CTO, Viv Labs / VP Mobile R&D, Samsung Electronics
- Dag Kittlaus — CEO, Viv Labs / VP Mobile R&D, Samsung Electronics
- DJ Koh — President and CEO, IT & Mobile Communications Samsung Electronics
- Eui-Suk Chung — Executive Vice President, Head of SW and AI, Mobile
Communications Business, Samsung Electronics
- Jaeyeon Jung — Vice President, Head of Service Security Technologies Group,
Samsung Electronics
- Magnus Ekenheim — VP Engineering - Works with SmartThings, SmartThings.

Monday, November 5, 2018

BREAKING: Samsung changed logo on Facebook and teases again the foldable smartphone with it.



Samsung today changed its logo on Facebook that seems going forward and backward as a sign the foldable smartphone is ready to go in November 7-8 at Samsung Developer Conference where the company is going to present the smartphone/tablet and probably announce an special UNPACKED event as next probably for early 2019.

Samsung’s first foldable smartphone is said to feature a 7.3-inch OLED display, which can be folded inward with a curvature radius of 1.5 millimeters. An extra 4.6-inch OLED display is said to be installed on one side of the phone.

This design means the larger, tablet-like display will be protected when it's not in use – something that's not possible with the design of the first-ever foldable smartphone, Royole FlexPai, which launched last month. The Royole handset keeps its display on the outside when it folds, exposing it the elements.



Before related news:



Saturday, November 3, 2018

Samsung foldable smartphone F pre-production units are tested in the USA. More information surged.



This is the firmware name of Samsung's first Foldable smartphone to be released in San Francisco SDC next week : SM-F 900 USQU0ARJ5 and corresponds to the US version that is being pre-tested in the USA territory 

By the other way it seems the security level for the Samsung F is high . The crew under the development  is short . Is also said the hardware design is very new . Almost a new level. And the Android  UI is unique for this mobile.

SM-F900F and SM-F900N are the models numbers for the European and Asia versions which means the device might go global. The Infinity Display will be called V and the main storage is 512GB.

We are just 4 days away for to know what is Samsung really presenting at the SDC 2018 this Nov7-8




According to sources, Samsung’s first foldable smartphone is said to feature a 7.3-inch OLED display, which can be folded inward with a curvature radius of 1.5 millimeters. An extra 4.6-inch OLED display is said to be installed on one side of the phone.



Friday, November 2, 2018

3Q 2018: Smartphones WorldWide market share: Samsung 20.3%, Huawei 14.6%, Apple 13.2%, says IDC.






According to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone vendors shipped a total of 355.2 million units during the third quarter of 2018 (3Q18), resulting in a year-over-year decline of 6.0%. This was the fourth consecutive quarter of year-over-year declines for the global smartphone market, which raises questions about the market's future. IDC maintains its view that the market will return to growth in 2019, but at this stage it is too early to tell what that growth will look like.

While the overall smartphone market has declined for four straight quarters, two things stand out as major factors in the third quarter. Samsung, the largest smartphone vendor in terms of market share, accounting for 20.3% of shipments in 3Q18, declined 13.4% year over year in the quarter. And secondly, China, which is the largest country market for smartphone consumption, accounting for roughly one third of global shipments, was down as well for the sixth consecutive quarter.

Samsung had a challenging quarter with shipments down 13.4% to 72.2 million units shipped. The market share leader continues to feel pressure from all directions, especially with Huawei inching closer to the top after its second consecutive quarter as the number two vendor. In addition, growing markets like India and Indonesia, where Samsung has held leading positions for many years, are being changed by the rapid growth of Chinese brands like Xiaomi, OPPO, and vivo.

Meanwhile, China’s domestic market, which represents roughly one third of all smartphones consumed, has been in decline since the second quarter of 2017, and 3Q18 was the sixth consecutive quarter where the market sees contraction. China was down 11% in the first half of 2018 (1H18), and the challenges continued into 3Q18. Overall IDC expects this decline to decelerate with the market returning to flat growth in 2019.

"China's domestic market continues to be challenged as overall consumer spending around smartphones has been down," said Ryan Reith, program vice president with IDC's Worldwide Mobile Device Trackers. "High penetration levels, mixed with some challenging economic times, has slowed the world's largest smartphone market. Despite this, we believe this market will begin to recover in 2019 and beyond, driven in the short term by a large, built up refresh cycle across all segments, and in the outer years of the forecast supported by 5G migration."

"The race at the top of the market continues to be a heated one as Huawei once again slipped past Apple to the second position," said Anthony Scarsella, research manager with IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. "Although Huawei may have beat out Apple in Q3, the holiday quarter could have Apple as the market leader thanks to the launch of three new bezel-less devices. No matter who leads in the overall market the holiday quarter should be an exciting one with a wide selection of new flagship devices available. With the new iPhones, Mate 20, Pixel 3, V40, Note 9, and OnePlus 6T, we can expect consumers will have a plethora of options when upgrade time approaches. The vast selection of high-priced handsets should move ASPs in a positive direction come next quarter."

Smartphone Company Highlights

Samsung had a very challenging quarter with smartphone shipments down 13.4% from 3Q17, with overall volumes of 72.2 million. While this was still enough to maintain the top market share position, the company does continue to lose share. The launch of the Galaxy Note 9 was successful and the device continues to build in shipments. However, Samsung's bigger challenge is the ground they are losing at the mid-range and low-end. Recent announcements of revamping the product portfolio to bring new features and awareness to non-flagship models could possibly help this slide. Samsung will most likely look to new A-Series devices to fill the gaps left in the mid-tier across numerous markets.

Huawei landed in the number two position for the second straight quarter. While its share was down slightly from last quarter's 15.9%, overall the company should be pleased with shipping 52.0 million handsets and grabbing 14.6% of the overall market. From a product perspective, its P-series and recent update to its Mate-series are keeping it as competitive as ever at the top of the market. And its Honor brand, which is primarily marketed toward a younger audience and online sales, has continued to do well in many markets.

Apple's newest iPhones helped push third quarter shipments to 46.9 million units, up 0.5% from the 46.7 million units last year. Apple once again launched three new devices at its Fall event, as the new 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max and 5.8-inch iPhone XS were joined by the more affordable iPhone XR in the Apple line-up. The new XS Max and XS continue off the success from last year's iPhone X but bring a new screen size option with more power and increased performance to the table. And Apple has once again improved the camera, upped the storage, and added a new faster processor via the A12 Bionic chip, which is the first 7-nanometer chip for Apple. 

Older iPhones, such as the 6S, 7, and 8, all received price cuts late in the quarter, which will balance the iPhone portfolio across all price tiers for the holiday quarter. The older SE and iPhone X from last year have been dropped from the Apple line-up. The fourth quarter will include shipments for the vastly popular iPhone XR, which have not been counted in IDC's Q3 figures.

Xiaomi once again grew its share to a new company high capturing 9.7% of all smartphones shipped worldwide in 3Q18. Xiaomi continues its global expansion with market share gains in countries where it has been growing it presence, including India and Indonesia, and making headway into European markets like Spain where it continues to cause disruption. Its Redmi 5A, Redmi 5 Plus, and Redmi Note 5 have continued to do well, with the newer Redmi 6/A/Pro successors ramping up quickly.

OPPO like Samsung saw shipments decline year over year, although on a much smaller scale. Despite that, OPPO remained the number 5 vendor in terms of market share with 29.9 million shipments in 3Q18, down 2.1% from a year ago. Like a few of its competitors that continue to climb the smartphone ladder, OPPO is beginning to gain global attention for some of its newer flagship devices that have come with highly marketed launch events.

Designs on the Find X and R17 products are raising the bar for OPPO, and in return they are continuing to see their user ASPs increase. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

MWC 2019: Samsung Galaxy S10 coming in 4, 6, 8 AND 12GB DRAM variants.


Samsung is launching in March 2019 at MWC 2019,  4 models of the Galaxy S10:

Galaxy S10 with 4GB DRAM, Galaxy S10 + (Plus) 6GB RAM, galaxy S10 X 8GB DRAM and Galaxy S10 X 5G with 12GB of DRAM.

Please note on the chart below thanks to /LEAKS the Huawei P30 Pro is also arriving with 12GB of DRAM and in March 2019 as well.

This information is not Official yet as well as the names of the 4 Galaxy S10 variants.


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4 Samsung Galaxy S10 models coming in 2019. One will be 5G ready.




Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Samsung confirms presentation of the foldable smartphone at SDC 2018 in Nov7-8 on a teaser.


Samsung is teasing on a tweet (below) the presentation  of its first foldable smartphone at the Samsung Developer Conference in Nov 7-8

The crossroads between the present and the future is saying Samsung on the tweet and Where Now meet Next on the gif video and clearly shows  an almost open device, like this:  > to end opening it at all like this: I

Samsung has been working on the foldable smartphone to tablet since 2013 and maybe is ready to let the world know what the company has on hand.

That is the reason we have been keeping the gif of the Samsung`s foldable smartphone prototype on our right up side banner of our blog.





According to sources, Samsung’s first foldable smartphone is said to feature a 7.3-inch OLED display, which can be folded inward with a curvature radius of 1.5 millimeters. An extra 4.6-inch OLED display is said to be installed on one side of the phone. 


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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N9600 Dual SIM (128GB/6GB, Midnight Black) 6.4" QHD+ sAMOLED Factory Unlocked GSM (No CDMA) - International Version (No Warranty)





Friday, October 19, 2018

Apple`s iPad Pro 11 inch and 12.9 inch coming and will look like the iPhone X/XS designs.




Apple will unveil new iPads at the October 30th event and one of them is the iPad Pro which is coming in two sizes 11 inch display and 12.9 inch display both with enhaced biometrics , pen funcionality, Face ID included and No Home Button.

The iPads will look like the iPhone X and iPhone XS designs, minimizing the bezel, and making it look bigger than its predecessors.

Apple is also expected to unveil new AirPods, and new MacBooks.

ETNEWS

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Apple is shaking the Apple in October 30 special event with new iPads, MacBooks and AirPods.




Thursday, October 18, 2018

Apple is shaking the Apple in October 30 special event with new iPads, MacBooks and AirPods.





Apple is inviting to watch an special event on October 30, live from Brooklyn, New York at the Brooklyn Academic of Music, 10 a.m EDT.

Apple is expected  to unveil new iPads including two sizes of the iPad Pro  probably with small bezels, rounded sceeen corners, no home button and Face ID .

A new MacBook Air model, Mac Mini update and new AirPods are probably on the list of  the products the company is going to present, as well.






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