We can't deny that Samsung has greatly improved the build quality of its products lately. According to Bloomberg, Samsung plans to focus on launching more Smartphones with high-quality metal chases, slim designs and High-definition displays this year.
According to Kwon Oh Hyun, who leads the components business, Samsung will also focus on smart home and health devices, as well as business-to-business market.
"Samsung Electronics aims to consolidate its leadership in the premium market and plans to newly change the smartphone line-up to strengthen competitiveness," - said Co-CEO JK Shin, Mobile phone business head.
Samsung's upcoming phablet will be released on September later this year, to be called the "Galaxy Note 5". According to the latest reports from the Korean giant, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will be pack Dual-edge curved display very similar to the one used on the Galaxy S6 edge.
The Galaxy S6 edge received overwhelmingly positive reception both from critics and users. The VP of Samsung Products Strategy Team confirmed in a Q&A session that Samsung is considering using the same display solution for the next Galaxy Note device. It is unclear whether Samsung is planning to release just one Note with curved display or two separate models as the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge.
Let's wait till September to see what Samsung has in stores for us.
It looks like Samsung will soon reveal a successor to its Galaxy Tab S line-up (Galaxy Tab S 8.4 - Galaxy Tab S 10.5). The upcoming 2015 line-up will be called "Samsung Galaxy Tab S2" and Samsung around opted to use 4:3 aspect ratios this time, favored by Apple for all of its iPads, and by Google recently for the Nexus 9.
The Leaked Specifications belongs to Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7" (Model number SM-T815) which will pack a 9.7-inch touchscreen with 2,048x1,536 resolution, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of built-in storage, an 8MP rear camera, and a 2MP front snapper. Ignore the 9.6" listing for screen size, as this particular benchmark can get that wrong sometimes.
The Tab S2 runs Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, and it's powered by one of Samsung's own Exynos chipsets, which has a big.LITTLE CPU configuration, with four Cortex-A57 cores and four Cortex-A53 ones. The maximum clock speed is 1.9 GHz. The GPU is a hexa-core Mali-T760MP6. So the SoC has been updated from the Exynos 5420 in the original Tab S tablets, which had older Cortex-A15 and Cortex-A7 cores. Meanwhile, the RAM amount has stayed the same, as have the cameras.
We might see this 9.7 Tab S2 released officially during the Q2,2015, it may get announced on March,1st along with the Galaxy S6.
Samsung is truly a formidable giant in the tech world and this is definitely not confined to mobile devices. The Korean company makes a huge part of its profit from chip sales and buying silicon from Samsung is a pretty common practice in the business. Apple for one has had a long history of relying on the Korean company for its mobile CPU chips and paying heftily for them on an annual basis, despite all the rivalry and legal issues on consumer markets.
A new report from the Korean Times has come out today stating that Samsung has struck yet another major supply deal. This time it is for the LPDDR4 RAM module that the company created way back in 2013. This new memory standard is increasingly gaining popularity and has already appeared in LG's latest flagship device the LG G Flex 2. It is quickly becoming the norm and consequently LG has signed up to receive all of the aforementioned module it needs from Samsung.
The report also states that Samsung will manufacture 50% and perhaps even more of DDR4 modules for future Apple devices. As some of you surely remember, the Korean giant recently announced a new kind of memory module, dubbed ePoP, which stacks RAM and internal storage into a single chip. That technology is also sure to catch on quick and might even find its way into the iPhone 6s.
Today, Samsung released an Infographic that showcases the Evolution of communication technology starting from 1st Generation (1G) to the 4th Generation (4G LTE-A) smartphones.
The infographic first presents the Samsung SH-100, a bulky device that was launched way back in 1988 as Samsung's very first mobile phone. It then takes us through the mid 1990s (with the Samsung SCH-100, the world's first commercialized CDMA phone), and through the early 2000s (when the SCH-E100 was released as the world's first 3G, 1X EV-DO handset).
Not long after that, HSDPA became available at about the same time with the rise of smartphones. Next was LTE, however, the world's first LTE-capable handset wasn't a smartphone: it was the Samsung SCH-R900, a featurephone with a WVGA touchscreen display and a sliding QWERTY keyboard. The Galaxy S II, Galaxy S III, Galaxy S4 LTE-A, and the Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE are also mentioned.