Friday, December 15, 2017

CES 2018: Samsung will introduce the Galaxy A8/A8+ 2018 at CES, confirmed.


The Korean site ETNEWS is confirming that Samsung will introduce the Galaxy A8/A8+ 2018 at CES 2018 event in Las Vegas Jan 9-12.

The mobiles will have  18:9 Infinity Displays and inherits Galaxy S8 design that has almost zero bezel. They are also installed with AI (Artificial Intelligence) service called Bixby Home and Bixby Remind functions. However they are not installed with Bixby Voice function.

Galaxy A8 series are installed with Samsung Pay and fingerprint recognition function and have USB Type C Charging Port and 3.5mm earphone jack. They support ‘Split View’ that allows one to use multi-window screen and ‘Pop-Up View’ that allows one to use many windows at the same time. Galaxy A8 Plus will be the first Galaxy A series to have 6-inch super AMOLED display. The Galaxy A8 will have a 5.5 inch screen.

You will get 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a 16 MP main camera, a 16 MP + 8 MP dual selfie shooter, as well as a 3,500 mAh battery if you go for the bigger model.

Galaxy A8 series will be released in South Korea sometime during the middle of January.

Before related posts: What Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 color do you like? Infinity Display is flat. Pics.  and Samsung mid range smartphones will start coming with Infiniy Display. First Galaxy A8/A8+ 2018. Pics.Video.




What Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 color do you like? Infinity Display is flat. Pics.


Is well known the Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 will arrive anytime soon this late December or early January 2018 and in 4 colors: Gold, Blue, Orchid Gray and Black.

On the pictures below you can observe the Galaxy A8 in those 4 colors and also notice the Infinity Display is flat and does not reach to the edges like the Galaxy S8/S8+ and Note 8, in other words is not almost bezel less. Please compare with the last picture.






Samsung Galaxy S8 with flip cover:



Before related post:  Friday, December 15, 2017 Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530 flip covers with the device. New hands on video.

Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530 flip covers with the device. New hands on video.



Flip covers are on sale on mediamarkt from Greece in 4 colors : Gold, Blue, Orchid Gray and Black of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530 model and shows  very clear the look of the device.






New video hands on but not in English:


Related before postSamsung mid range smartphones will start coming with Infiniy Display. First Galaxy A8/A8+ 2018. Pics.Video.

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Microsoft`s Surface foldable tablet patent with new concept.


Microsoft has some history about foldable tablets and the company first intent was with the Courier. It did not go well.

Now Microsoft has presented a patent at the  WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)  with a new concept with different setups like folding handset, tablet mode, tent mode, notebook mode and folded mode.

The Surface handset will run a specially made version of Windows 10 with a custom Windows Shell that adapts depending from the mode, the custom Windows is codenamed as Andromeda.

The device brings also phone capabilities.

The pictures below shows the mechanism for a foldable device.









When this project will see the light is uncertain.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Samsung mid range smartphones will start coming with Infiniy Display. First Galaxy A8/A8+ 2018. Pics.Video.


We were thinking today a lot , when will mid-range Samsung smartphones sport the Infinity Display of the Galaxy S8/S8+, Galaxy Note8  and today we just recieved news from Asia about an upcoming Galaxy A8/A8+ 2018 with that feature. On the pictures below found on the user manual of the device the company is really confirming the Infinity Display:




Specifications:

The Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) bearing the model number “SM-A730” . Now, WinFuture.de has uncovered a manual for the Galaxy A8 (2018) with the model number “SM-A530” that gives a look at Samsung’s 2018 Galaxy A series, which features 18:9 displays.

The A8 (2018) is expected to have 4GB of RAM, while the larger A8 Plus (2018) willbe equipped with up to 6GB of RAM. The new devices are expected to be powered by the new Samsung Exynos 7885 SoC, which has a clock speed of 2.2GHz and will reportedly be fabricated on the company’s power-efficient 10nm process, and WinFuture.de reports that they’ll have a single 16MP camera on the back and a 16MP front camera.

The Galaxy A8 (2018) may have a 3000mAh battery, but it hasn’t been confirmed yet. According to the report, the A8 may have a 5.7 or 5.8-inch display and a 3000mAh battery, and both phones might launch with Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

The loudspeaker appears to be placed right above the power button on both handsets, opposite the volume rocker. In single-SIM models of the Galaxy A 2018 series, the SIM tray for the nano-SIM slot sits on the left, and the memory card slot’s housed in the upper edge of the device, where it’s accompanied by a dual nano SIM slot on dual-SIM models.

The Galaxy A8 and A8 Plus (2018) will reportedly have curved glass backs, giving them a look and feel similar to Samsung’s flagship devices. However, it should be noted that the top and bottom display bezels in the 2018 Galaxy A series will likely be bigger than the Galaxy S8 and Note 8.

The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) will have a 3.5mm headphone jack, but one thing it won’t have is a button that activate’s Samsung’s Bixby assistant.

The published user manual did indicate that Samsung will introduce the Infinity display with on-screen navigation keys to the 2018 A8 phones. An Always-On Display, as well as LED notification light, are both also making a return.

On the flip side, the user manual did confirm that the Galaxy A8/A8+ 2018 will feature a single rear camera with a LED flash by its side, while a fingerprint scanner sits below it.

The Galaxy 2018 Galaxy A series will come with dual front cameras. The presence of dual front cameras is an indication that the camera app will come with Live Focus feature for selfies.

Lastly, the manual did further reveal that A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) will boot Android 7.1.1 Nougat and support Samsung Pay over both NFC and MST.



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Apple confirms Shazan music recognition service acquisition.



Apple’s official confirmation below might give us some hints as to what we can expect from it in the future.

We are thrilled that shazam and its talented team will be joining apple. since the launch of the app store, shazam has consistently ranked as one of the most popular apps for ios. today, it’s used by hundreds of millions of people around the world, across multiple platforms.
Apple music and shazam are a natural fit, sharing a passion for music discovery and delivering great music experiences to our users. we have exciting plans in store, and we look forward to combining with shazam upon approval of today’s agreement.

Shazam has been around since 2002. Only, then it was an SMS service. Basically, it uses algorithms to identify audio or more precisely speaking, music clips. 

Now, it is a deeply rooted service inside the Apple ecosystem. It seems after the acquisition the service will be even more deeply integrated in Apple software. Shazam also has its presence on Android. 

What happens to its apps on the Play Store is yet to be seen.

The deal is expected to be worth $400 million and the biggest after Apple acquired Beats in 2014 for $3 billion.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

SONY Xperias smartphones full screen coming around the corner. Pics leaked.





There are two SONY Xperias smartphones full screen coming very soon. One will arrive with a glass body and the other with a metal housing. One  with rounded corners and the second with squared shaped design.

Both will arrive with dual cameras but with different layouts.

Specifications:

Full screen phones
Ultra narrow bezels
5.7 inch, 18:9, 4K
Metal housing model with finger scanner on the back
Glass body model with an under-glass fingerprint identification
Both Snapdragon 845
6GB RAM
Android 8.0
USB Type C
Price around $950.-

Is not yet officially confirmed these SONY Xperias smartphones and when SONY will unveil them.
CES 2018 or MWC 2018?



Friday, December 8, 2017

Samsung acquires Fluenty a Korean startup company specialized in AI.



Yonhap News Agency reports that Samsung has acquired Fluenty, a South Korean startup that specializes in Artificial Intelligence (AI), to help it improve Bixby's speech recognition system.

According to the news agency, the agreement would be the first acquisition of a South Korean startup company by Samsung. The agreed price is not known.

Fluenty is a company founded in 2015 by former employees of LG Electronics, Naver and Kakao, together with the local accelerator FuturePlay. He has developed an AI-based chat platform that uses automatic learning technology to propose answers.

Samsung introduced Bixby in March and, according to the company itself, is already available in 200 countries and territories. Thanks to this voice-based assistant, Samsung has placed itself in a good position against Apple's Siri, Amazon's Alexa and Microsoft's Cortana.

A few days ago, the giant smartphone manufacturer revealed its plans to create research facilities in AI, and in October opened an AI development laboratory in Canada, in order to accelerate the development of this technology. In 2016, the company acquired Viv Labs, an AI platform development firm, for an amount that could be around 215 million dollars (about 182 million euros).

5G: KDDI and Samsung perform a demonstration on a moving train.



The Japanese operator KDDI and Samsung have achieved speeds of more than 1 Gb / s in a recent demonstration of 5G technology in a moving train.

Samsung has contributed to the test with precommercial 5G equipment, which includes a router, a radio access unit, and virtualized RAN and kernel. A peak speed of 1.7 Gb / s has been reached when the train was traveling at 100 km / h over a 1.5 km stretch of road. 

The connection has also allowed uploads and downloads of data, which includes a download of an 8K video and an upload of a 4K video recorded by a camera that was in the train itself.

Both companies claim that the test has opened the door to several use cases, such as the Wi-Fi backhaul in the vehicle, the offer of better infotainment to passengers and greater security.

Yoshiaki Uchida, senior executive director of KDDI, affirms that the demonstration is "a milestone of great importance that announces that the marketing for the 5G is just near to begin".

Collaboration history.

Samsung and KDDI have cooperated in 5G mmWave demonstrations over the past few years. Thus, for example, they have carried out a multicellular data transfer using a device mounted on a car that circulated in the streets of Tokyo, and a high-speed test with a device incorporated in a car that traveled at almost 200 km / h. A race track in Yongin, South Korea.

KDDI says it will continue to collaborate with Samsung in the study of real-world use cases, as part of its effort to launch 5G services in 2020. In October, Fumio Watanabe, president of KDDI Research, indicated that the need to obtain Spectrum licensing, which in this case would be granted by the Japanese government, is the main obstacle faced by the operator to meet its objectives in 2020.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

MWC 2018: Samsung to launch the Galaxy S9 with 90% screen to body ratio.



Samsung is  going to launch the Galaxy S9/S9+ with nearly a 90% screen to body ratio almost 6% more than the GalaxyS8/S8+ that have a 84 % screen to body ratio.

That means the front can be almost completely covered by panels on the Galaxy S9.

We just posted a few days ago about the Samsung patent related to this matter: Samsung is working on a Galaxy smartphone with 180˚ curved edge display

Now the Korea Herald is confirming just that.



The speculation about Samsung making a preview of the Galaxy S9 at CES 2018, the company said : It`s unlikely.

We will see then the Galaxy S9/S9+ ready for an special UNPACKED 2018 event just before the MWC 2018 that starts in February.

KH




Friday, December 1, 2017

Samsung is working on a Galaxy smartphone with 180˚ curved edge display. Looks WOW.

Concept based on the illustrations below.

Samsung Galaxy smartphone with 180˚ curved edge display.

New Samsung patent shows Galaxy smartphone with fully curved display, up to the back of the device.




Today, a series of new Samsung patents have been published in the WIPO (World International Property Office) database. One of the patents concerns an application from May '17 for: an electronic device with a curved display on both sides of the device. So no rounded display, but really 180˚ curved, up to the back of the smartphone. There are a series of sketches attached to clarify the design.

On one sketch you can see the regular edge display, with a rounded screen (see illustration above). You also see a smartphone with a round edge. The display is bent 180˚ on each side and extended all the way to the rear of the unit.

Is this the new design for the Galaxy S9/S9+ and Note 9 ? 

How many upcoming devices will Samsung show at CES 2018 alongside the in-out and out-in foldable  phones aka Galaxy X?




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