Samsung usually organizes special events on Mobile World Congress, such as the announcement of new smartphones or tablets, etc. This year, there will be no special press conference but they will carry on with launching at least one new device, the Galaxy Note 8. According to reports, it will come in three types and these are the GT N5110, which has Wi-Fi only, the GT 5100, which has 3G connectivity and lastly, the GT N5105, which has 3G and LTE connectivity.
There is no definite word yet with regards to the pricing but anticipate the Galaxy Note 8 to sweep across Europe seamlessly. Moreover, expect Samsung not to overprice the Note 8 especially if it will go head on against the iPad mini, which starts at around $329. Folks are advised to keep guessing until the next Mobile World Congress on February 25th in Spain.
Three UK has formally launched the "Ultrafast" Galaxy S III smartphone. The phone is easily distinguished from its HSPA+ sibling because of the simple fact that it features full DC-HSDPA and LTE capabilities.
Users of the device will be treated to even faster data speeds when using the device compared to those using plain ol' 3G. Besides from the faster modems- the device will be like other typical Galaxy S III models by coming in Marble White and Pebble Blue colors, feature a quad-core processor and an awesome 8MP camera.
The device will cost a pretty penny as it will run customers about £34 a month with an upfront cost of £29 on the Ultimate Internet 500 plan and for £36 a month with an upfront cost of £29. Conversely, customers can go for the Pay As You Go for £449.99 plus a top up and go for one of the many unlimited plans
08 Feb 2013 16:00
Samsung Galaxy S III Ultrafast - available now on Three.
Enjoy the ultimate mobile internet experience with the Samsung Galaxy S III Ultrafast on our Ultrafast network. Now available online at www.three.co.uk and in all Three stores from the 12th February.
Inspired by nature and designed for humans, this beautifully crafted phone has a large 4.8-inch, HD Super AMOLED display which fits more of the content people love on one screen.
It comes in Marble White and Pebble Blue, is loaded with smart features and even knows when you're looking at it so the screen doesn't turn off. By vibrating, the Galaxy S III Ultrafast lets you know when you have missed a message or call, and you can call your friends by simply moving the phone towards your ear. A simple voice command is enough to wake the phone from the lock screen.
Boasting a quad-core processor, it comes with a large battery capacity to match so there's less worry about the device unexpectedly powering down while enjoying HD clips on your commute home. The intuitive smartphone also includes an 8 megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash as well as a 1.9 megapixel front camera for video calls with friends and family.
Sylvia Chind, Head of Devices at Three said, "Following the phenomenal success of the Samsung Galaxy S III last year, we're pleased to now offer the Ultrafast ready Galaxy S III. Built with the technology to work on our advanced network* you'll be able to enjoy the ultimate mobile internet experience on Three.
The Samsung Galaxy S III Ultrafast is available for £34 a month with an upfront cost of £29 on the Ultimate Internet 500 plan and for £36 a month with an upfront cost of £29 on The One Plan both with a guarantee of no surprise out-of-bundle data charges and All-You-Can-Eat data - giving you the latest technology with no price premium.
The device is also available on Pay As You Go for £449.99 plus a top up. All in One 15 costs £15 and gives 30-day access to all-you-can-eat data along with 300 any-network minutes and 3,000 texts. Or All in One 25 costs £25 and offers 500 minutes, 3,000 texts and all-you-can-eat data for a 30-day period.
- Ultra brilliant meets Ultrafast - compatible with Three's Ultrafast network
- Large 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display (1280 x 720)
- Super-fast 1.4 GHz quad-core processor
- 8 megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash
- Large 2100mAh battery
- 1.9 megapixel front camera with BSI
- Full HD video recording, playback and image capture
- Up to 16GB internal memory
- Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System
- Notification light
- * Three's Ultrafast network, currently supported by DC-HSDPA technology, already covers 55% of the UK population with an initial focus on 50 towns and cities. It will reach 80% population coverage by the end of March.
For more information contact:
Three Consumer PR Team
t:020 7009 3142
Samsung is planning to deck up its 4.3-inch Galaxy S4 Mini in three new color options, as a refresh from the drab black and white they're already sold in. These include Arctic Blue, Ruby Wine (red), and Brown Autumn.
Samsung also plans to offer its 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 in two color options of its own, Garnet Red and Gold Brown. Galaxy S4 Mini should roll out in its new trims in the week of August 26, while Galaxy Tab 3 should roll out in its shiny new trims in the week of September 30.
To Recap, the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini features a dual-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon 400 processor with Adreno 305 GPU, 1.5GB of RAM, a 4.3″ qHD (540 x 960 pixels) display, 8-megapixel rear camera, 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera, 8GB storage expandable via microSD cards, Wi-Fi, HSPA+, LTE and NFC connectivity, a 1,900mAh battery, and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz Nature UX 2.0. Samsung also launched a dual-mode LTE variant of the S4 mini today, which might or might not get the new color treatment.
Engadget has received a document which shows that Three UK should start selling the Galaxy Note III on September 16. The Sony Xperia Z1 is expected to arrive a bit later - on September 24. At the very bottom of the screenshot we can see that the LG G2 is also headed to Three, being scheduled to go on sale on October 1.
The two most anticipated smartphones of next week's IFA show, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Sony Xperia Z1, haven't been officially announced, but neither manufacturer has made any secret of their existence.