Samsung has announced two new Windows 8 devices which will be released in coming months. The updated Series 7 Chronos laptop will come with high-end specs such as Intel quad-core i7 processor with up to 16GB of memory, up to 1TB of storage and dedicated 2GB external graphics, up to 16GB RAM, JBL speakers and 11 hours of battery life.
Samsung also announced its new Ultrabook called Series 7 Ultra which is equipped with a 13.3-inch full HD 1920×1080 display with 350nits of brightness and optional touchscreen, choices of Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, optional 4G LTE support, USB 3.0 ports, up to 256GB SSD, AMD HD 8570M GPU, JBL speakers and a battery life of up to 8 hours.
Samsung will announce more details about the pricing and availability tomorrow at CES.
Samsung Unveils Enhanced Series 7 Chronos and New Ultrabooks at CES 2013
Samsung's unrivaled Series 7 product line offers professional performance, touch and seamless multimedia capabilities with increased mobility
LAS VEGAS, USA - January 2, 2012 - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced two additions to its high performance Series 7 PC lineup: the enhanced Series 7 Chronos, which delivers professional performance in a thin and light form factor, and the Series 7 Ultra, which takes Ultrabooks to the next level with enriched computing power, graphics and touch capability. The new Samsung Series 7 intuitive devices incorporate PCs into consumers' lives by enabling mobility and helping to keep them connected.
"2012 was a definitive year for Samsung's PC business - we expanded our lineup, taking advantage of the new form factors and consumer demand. This led to significant growth in the industry," said David Song, Senior Vice President of IT & Mobile Communications at Samsung Electronics. "In 2013, we will continue to focus on innovation delivering products that fit into customer lifestyles while maintaining Samsung's high-end design and performance standards. The new Series 7 Chronos and Ultra products are just two examples of what you can expect to see from us throughout the year."
New Series 7 Chronos - Professional, Powerful Performer
Delivering professional performance in a thinner and lighter form factor, the new Series 7 Chronos provides enhanced processing power for professional users and a new software solution RAMaccelerator**** that provides up to a 150 percent increase in speed for browsing and running apps by taking advantage of the existing memory. Ten-finger multi-touch capabilities enhance the overall experience, allowing the user to interact directly with the screen, as well as the touchpad and keyboard. With a full aluminum body, the new Series 7 Chronos follows the design DNA of its predecessor while packing a powerful Intel® quad-core processor with up to 16GB* of memory, up to 1TB*** of storage and dedicated 2GB external graphics into a slim chassis that measures just 20.9mm (0.82 inches).
The Series 7 Chronos enables creation of heavy content for professional use with increased efficiency and productivity, anywhere and anytime. Catering to the needs of professionals, the new Series 7 Chronos features a high resolution, Full HD display (1920×1080), with 300nit brightness, as well as rich sound with JBL® optimized speakers, enhanced graphics to run hardcore tasks, and an extended battery life of 11 hours**. The laptop wakes up in as little as two seconds and boots in under twelve seconds, making it ready at a moment's notice to access virtually anything the user needs for serious work.
Series 7 Ultra - A New Ultrabook Experience
As the first Ultra in the Series 7 family, the Series 7 Ultra embodies superior mobility and performance in an ultra-slim and light, full aluminum body. Designed as the ultimate Ultrabook for multimedia, the Series 7 Ultra offers crisp visuals as well as powerful sound features. Enjoy videos and images on a Full HD display (1920×1080) featuring 350nit brightness, while JBL optimized speakers and AMD® graphics complete the experience. The laptop's display is brighter and wider than previous models and features a 178-degree viewing angle, making it great for sharing multimedia with friends and family, or work content with colleagues.
Up to eight hours of battery life** keeps users connected all day, while the latest Intel® CoreTM i5 or i7 processors and up to 256GB SSD*** of storage provide the computing power required by even the most demanding users. The laptop's ten-finger intuitive touch capabilities and six second boot-up time maximize on-the-go productivity. The device will also be available with 4G LTE connectivity, further enhancing accessibility from anywhere (touch model based). Connecting to other devices is almost never an issue with three USB ports, as well as a LAN port and a slim security slot to help ensure the device is securely tethered when necessary.
Please visit our booth to experience this future technology firsthand. Samsung's product line will be displayed January 8-11 at booth #12004 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Full details, video content and product images are available at the Samsung microsite at: https://www.samsungces.com/ or mobile site at: https://m.samsungces.com as well.
The Samsung press conference and Samsung Tomorrow TV CES 2013 Specials will be streamed live on the Samsung Tomorrow blog at: https://global.samsungtomorrow.com and Samsung's microsite site also.
Samsung always registers trademarks for potential devices and most of these "potential handsets" don't get to be launched in the market. Moreover, when a series kicks off and is successful, the tech giant is always on its toes to trademark names for their follow-up devices. Recently, Samsung registered names of a few potential smartphones, which include Galaxy and ATIV devices. Hopefully, we get to see them pretty soon.
Some of the prospective devices under the Galaxy S series that were listed and registered in the US are Kit, Mate, Impact and Act. On the other hand, it also registered trademark for ATIV Zexy in the UK. No word yet as to whether this ATIV device is going to be a smartphone, tablet or a PC. It is actually suggestive of a new spin-off from ATIV S to ATIV Z or it could also very well be an entirely different device.
Samsung announced new series of feature phones and India Market will be the one of the first markets to get them. Starting with the top-end REX 90 model, the phone comes with a 3.5-inch 320×480 capacitive touchscreen display, Smart Dual-SIM with hot swap, TouchWiz UI, social networking support, 3.2MP camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 1000mAh battery with 15 hours of talk time.
The REX 80 sports a smaller 3-inch display with 320×240 resolution support, Smart Dual SIM support, 3MP camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 1000mAh battery.
REX 70 is similar to the REX 80 but drops Wi-Fi and lowers camera resolution to 2MP. Additionally, the phone features Smart Dual-SIM with true swap support.
REX 60 is the entry-level handset with 2.8-inch resistive touchscreen display (320×240), Smart Dual SIM, 1.3MP camera, Bluetooth and 1000mAh battery.
While Nokia Asha full-touch phones come with 40 free EA games, Samsung's REX series get 10 Gameloft games as well as popular IM services like Gtalk, Yahoo Messenger among others.
The prices for these devices start at INR4,280 ($79) for the REX 60 and go up to INR6,490 for the REX 90 ($120).
Samsung has finally announced the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 3 8.0. Samsung says the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 was "built to be the leading 10-inch tablet in the market." However, the fact that its 10.1 inch display only has a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution doesn't go too well with the "leading" part. Anyway, other features include: LTE connectivity, 3MP rear camera, 1.3MP front-facing camera, a 6,800 mAh battery, 1GB of RAM, 16GB / 32GB of internal memory, MicroSD card support, and a dual-core 1.6GHz processor. The processor manufacturer wasn't unveiled, but it's most probably Intel.
More details below:
Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 8-inch
• Exceptional Reading and Entertainment Experience: Designed to be held in one hand, the new GALAXY Tab 3 8-inch is the optimal device for viewing videos, playing enhanced games, and reading e-Books anytime, anywhere. Outstanding slim bezel for effective and maximum screen use makes Samsung's "reading mode" technology which optimizes the display to deliver perfect illumination and tone for comfortable paperlike readability in a variety of lighting conditions work better on its 8-inch screen. Samsung's Sound Alive for Audio and Dolby Surround for Video Play maximize every sound allow users to enjoy clearer dialogue, consistent volume levels, and superior audio to further enhance the overall multimedia experience with the new device. Also, the physical keys on the bezel at bottom give users a comfortable smartphone-like experience in navigating.
• Enhanced Smart Usability: Making travel and discovery more effortless, the GALAXY Tab 3 8-inch features S Translator, which provides instant translation through voice recognition and via text on applications including email, text message, and ChatON. This instant translation is possible both from speech-to-text and text-to-speech, ensuring that you can communicate with ease while traveling internationally. Also, S Travel, the Smart Travel Companion, provides real-time local information in need for travel along with user's travel paths. Users can get information and make reservation of the places classified in various categories such as Place, Hotel, Tickets, Food and Forum, and more. In addition, intuitive features such as Story Album and Group Play also allow users more ways to instantly share and enjoy music, photos, documents, and games with those around them.
Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 10.1-inch
• Amplified Multimedia Experience: Built to be the leading 10-inch tablet in the market, the GALAXY Tab 3 10.1-inch seamlessly combines sleek design and enhanced multimedia capabilities for home and family use. Stacked with a 1.6 GHz Dual Core processor, the GALAXY Tab 3 10.1-inch is the ideal device for everyday family use and multimedia consumption. Featuring a comprehensive suite of video, music, and photo software, and coupled with the clarity of its display, the GALAXY Tab 3 10.1 takes center stage for portable home entertainment.
• A Perfect Tablet for the Entire Family: Equipped with Smart Remote and MHL (TV Out) capabilities, the GALAXY Tab 3 10.1 seamlessly transitions from the perfect gaming device for kids to the ideal home media control device for the parents. Whether streaming movies to the family television or playing games at the highest resolution, the GALAXY Tab 3 10.1-inch smoothly integrates into the household media environment for an experience that can be enjoyed by the whole family.