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Introducing the all new Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge – Next is Now

Introducing the all new Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge – Next is Now

Samsung has finally lifted the curtains and we got Two New devices, the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge. The Galaxy S6 was internally codenamed “Project Zero”, this was due to the overhaul it has taken in terms of appearance and built from the entire previous Galaxy lineup. The philosophy they have used for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge is innovation redesigned from inside out. Both the devices have identical specifications expect for the obvious first of its kind curved display found on the Galaxy S6 Edge. Design and Body The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are easily the most beautiful devices Samsung has created up to date. They have finally listened to the cries of the public and come with a device (or devices for that matter) which looks and feels like a premium device. The front and back of both devices is covered with glass i.e Gorilla Glass 4 (Pretty darn tough mind you ). The only concern for me is the smudges occurring at the back due to the glass other wise it is pretty solid. The rest of the device is made from an aluminum uni-body, which according to Samsung is 50% stronger than the metal used in competing smart phones. The metal body has some kind of a reflective material on the front and the back which gives it a unique effect. This is more apparent on the Emerald Green and Topaz Blue versions. Other colors include Platinum Gold, Sapphire Black and Pearl White. The green and the blue colors are exclusive for the S6 Edge and S6 respectively. Performance One thing we can always expect from Samsung is that their flagship devices always come up with impressive hardware. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge do not disappoint in that front at all.  At the heart of the device lies Samsung’s very own 14-nanometer Exynos 7420 64-bit Octa Core processor (Quad-core 2.1GHz processor and a quad-core 1.5GHz processor). The chip-set is still to be put up against the industry leading Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor found in the HTC One M9 to see how it fares against the competition. Though Samsung have mentioned it consumes 30% less energy, which is always good for a better battery life. The S6 and S6 Edge have their RAM bumped up to 3GB LPDDR4 as compared to the 2GB DDR3 found in the Galaxy S5 as well. Storage Samsung have done away with a 16GB variant of their flagship device, Finally! The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will come in three storage sizes 32GB, 64GB and 128GB. This is Samsung’s way of dealing with the lack of a...

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Samsung Gear S – The First Curved Standalone Sim Enabled Smart watch

Samsung Gear S – The First Curved Standalone Sim Enabled Smart watch

Samsung at the IFA 2014 in Berlin was on quite a role, unveiling two smart phones (Galaxy Note 4 and  Note Edge), a Virtual Reality headset and a smart watch. The smart watch in particular is what we going to talk about today.  The new member of the Gear family is called the Gear S. What sets this smart watch apart from the rest is that it is a “standalone” smart watch, meaning it can house a sim card and use data to work its wonders. It does not need to be paired with a smart phone via Bluetooth or WiFi, though you have the option to do that too. The Gear S is a curved smart watch, which fits comfortably on your wrist. The display on the watch is a 2 inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 360×480 pixels (300PPI). The front face of the watch houses a home button, similar to those found in other Gear watches. The OS running the Gear S is Samsung’s very own Tizen software, which has been improved quite a bit compared to its predecessors. Now as this particular smart watch has a sim card, you will surely be getting many texts, so the watch has its very own little keyboard, which you can use to reply back, Autocorrect really helps when typing. If, you find it hard to type on such a small screen then no worries, you can always use the Speech-to-text feature to reply back to your text messages. Now using the device is not all that hard either, when you swipe left from the clock face screen, a notification center appears where all the notifications of your various apps can be found. Now, if you swipe to the right a home screen comes up where it shows your recently used apps. Finally when you swipe up your app drawer open us, where you can use the numerous apps available at your disposal to really bring out the full potential of the smart watch. On the hard ware front, it has the industry par 512MB RAM and 4GB internal memory. At the heart of the device lies a 1 GHz Dual-core processor and is powered by a 300mAh battery which lasts for 2 days on a single charge. The smart watch also comes with your usual connectivity options which include WiFi 802.11n, GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.1 and USB 2.0. The watch is also IP67 certified making it resistant to mostly all weather conditions.  The Gear S also comes with a ton of sensors, an Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Heart Rate, Ambient Light, UV and Barometer. The watch will be available for around 399 Euros...

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LG G Flex opens gateway to new possibilities – Curved, Flexible Displays is the Future

LG G Flex opens gateway to new possibilities – Curved, Flexible Displays is the Future

The future of smartphones is here!, according to LG. The LG G Flex is the right step in the direction where smartphones will be either bendable or curved. Why get a flexible, bendable or curved phone? “Probably we got bored,” said LG’s Ramchan Woo ( Head of the LTE Product Planning Division at LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company) jokingly. The LG G Flex is a 6-inch smartphone that flexes and bends and even withstands some pretty decent force (ever sat on your own phone?). Not only that, it has Wolverine’s healing ability, minor scratches get healed, like it never happened! Sounds like a scene from a sci-fi movie right? Well its true and Woo sees this as the future. “A lot of form factors like curved, bendable, foldable or wearable — you know the future. You can dream for the future. It will not be the same as today.” said Woo. He continued that “All the phones today are just flat, However, when you project the future, it will not be the same as today. So the G Flex is on the right.” The LG G Flex is a masterpiece in itself,  every major part of the device flexes. From the display to the glass, to the battery, everything is bendable. So do you see yourself owning a flexible smartphone in the future? Leave a shout...

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Samsung to unveil customized 64-bit CPU’s and new 4K smartphone displays next year

Samsung to unveil customized 64-bit CPU’s and new 4K smartphone displays next year

These days every other person has been talking about Samsung and why wouldn’t they? Since the last few years, the South Korean tech giants are on an absolutely remarkable role when it comes to innovations and creativity and currently ranks alongside with the world’s best. These accolades have been largely dependent on the company’s vision for the future and that is exactly what it has in store for us in the next two years. A few days back Samsung held its first Analyst Day event in Korea in almost eight years where it showcased some of its plans for the coming year and what we should expect to see in the year after that as well. There were two major announcements that has surely left many people quite excited….to say the least! Samsung in affiliation with ARM are currently working on their upcoming range of powerful mobile processors that would be structured on the 64-bit core architecture. According to inside scoops, Samsung are said to be coming up with their very own customized processing chips based on ARM’s architecture and would be an integral part of most of the devices that are scheduled to be launched next year with rumors suggesting that these new powerful chips might make their debut in Samsung’s next flagship phone, the Galaxy S5 but nothing has been confirmed so far. Samsung also revealed its plans for smartphone displays that include devices with AMOLED panels sporting 560ppi (pixel per inch) pixel density. These devices are expected to launch with WQHD resolution (2560×1440) next year but so far no official timeline has been mentioned. If that’s not impressive enough, wait till you read further. The company are also planning to launch the world’s first smartphones having 4K displays along with a few other flexible devices sometime in 2015. One such device has already been unveiled recently, the  Samsung Galaxy Round which has most certainly opened a gateway for similar looking devices in the future. The future is definitely looking quite bright for Samsung and even though its too early for us to go overboard with the praises, it is safe to say that we are indeed heading in the right direction. This company never seems to stay out of the spotlight does it ? But for now its kudos to Samsung and its entire team from all of us at TAP. Keep it up you...

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Samsung’s First Curved Full HD Display Smartphone – The Galaxy Round

Samsung’s First Curved Full HD Display Smartphone – The Galaxy Round

Samsung have out done themselves again by innovating mobile phone displays as we know it. Samsung are the first company to officially launch color TFT-LCD, AMOLED and Super AMOLED flexible displays for its mobile devices. Samsung also launched their first flexible display smartphone (drum rolls please…) The Galaxy Round. The Galaxy Round is the first of its kind with a curved display and has some really impressive specifications under the hood. The display itself is 5.7 inches Full HD AMOLED display. The device itself is only 7.9mm thick and weighs around 154g fitting comfortably in your hands while giving that exclusive feeling. The rumors for the curved device being somewhat similar to the Galaxy Note 3 was not far off, as the Galaxy Round has almost similar internal specs expect having a S Pen. The Galaxy Round also has a faux-leather backcover, which gives it an elegant touch. The device itself is pack a powerful punch, look at the Specification list below to find out for yourself. 5.7” Full HD AMOLED Curved Display (1080p) 2.3GHz Exynos Quad-Core processor 13MP camera 2,800mAh battery 7.9mm thick, 154g Android 4.3 Jelly Bean MAIN CURVED FEATURES Now lets come to the main point, what makes a Curved smartphone different from a normal straight smartphone.  The Galaxy Round uses a feature called ”Roll Effect” that enables the user to check information such as date, time, missed calls and battery easily when home screen is turned off.  Another cool feature is called the ”Gravity Effect” which makes visual interactions with the screen when you tilt the device. Another new feature called the Bounce UX, enables you to switch between tracks when the phones homescreen is turned off, while a song is playing, just gently tilt the phone on the left to play the previous track, while tilting to the right gives you the nest track.  Finally a  “Side Mirror”  feature that enables users to gain access to list of the album content with a left and right tilt of the device. Check out the Roll Effect in the video below:     The Galaxy Round is currently only launched in Korea, so no news for a global release has surfaced yet, but it surely will go global, considering its the first of its kind.  Its definitely on the expensive side selling at 1,089,000 won which is approx $1000. So what are your thoughts on Samsung’s first curved display...

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