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Samsung Electronics Launches New Data Monetization Solution for IoT using Samsung ARTIK™ Cloud

Samsung Electronics today announced Samsung ARTIK™ Cloud Monetization for the Internet of Things (IoT), a new service to monetize the data shared by IoT devices and enable an IoT data economy. For the first time, device manufacturers and service providers can tap into an open ecosystem and create service plans that generate revenue directly from the interactions of devices and services. With this unique data monetization model, device manufacturers can take advantage of Samsung ARTIK™ Cloud’s extensive interoperability features to generate new revenue streams and implement new business models, such as hardware as a service.For device manufacturers, IoT shifts their operating model from selling hardware to selling hardware products connected to digital applications. Today, device manufacturers often have trouble recouping data costs associated with free applications and supporting an ecosystem of third-party devices, apps and services. Manufacturers have to either absorb the data costs…

New Data Monetization Solution for IoT launched by Samsung

Samsung today announced the launch of a new Data Monetization Solution for Internet of Things devices using Samsung ARTIK Cloud. This service will enable users to monetize the data that’s shared by IoT devices, thus enabling an IoT data economy.“Samsung ARTIKTM Cloud Monetization is out front in addressing a crucial need in the market. It can help hardware developers monetize solutions without necessarily putting in all the effort themselves,” said Dilip Sarangan, global research director, IoT & digital transformation at Frost & Sullivan.Samsung ARTIK Cloud Monetization for the Internet of Things will allow device manufacturers and service providers to tap into an open ecosystem for the first time. They can then create service plans that generate revenue directly from the interactions of devices and services.Device manufacturers can take advantage of Samsung ARTIK Cloud’s interoperability features to open up new revenue streams and implement new business models. Samsung’s aim …

Samsung to launch new flip phone on August 3

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We have heard a lot of rumors and reports about Samsung’s new flip phone so far. The handset is referred to by its model number, SM-G9298. It’s not known right now what Samsung will end up calling it.This week, we’ve seen multiple leaks concerning the upcoming handset. Purported press renders have already been leaked online. Live images of the device itself were leaked online earlier today.Samsung hasn’t confirmed so far when it’s going to unveil this handset. If a new leak out of China is believed, it appears that the announcement will be made on August 3.The leaked poster comes from Twitter user @mmddj_china who has a good track record in such matters. Samsung will conduct a press briefing in Beijing, China on August 3, according to the poster.Samsung’s new flip phone is expected to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor with 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage. Additional specs include a 12-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front camera. Samsung Pay, wireless charging and a 2,300mAh may …

Galaxy C7 (2017) support page goes online on Samsung China’s website

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The Galaxy C7 (2017) (SM-C7100) looks to be nearing its official launch, as the device’s support page has now been put online on Samsung China’s website. The C7 (2017) may well become the first Samsung phone to hit retail with dual rear cameras, given the handset was recently certified by TENAA and has now been officially listed by Samsung.The C7 (2017)’s user manual isn’t available for download just yet, but the FAQs on the support page confirm that the device will feature the Samsung Experience user interface that debuted on the Galaxy S8, although that shouldn’t be surprising as all new Samsung handsets that have launched after the S8 have the new UI. As for the dual camera, TENAA says it will be a combination of 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors, with the two sensors laid out in a vertical fashion.The front camera will be a 16-megapixel sensor, double that of the original Galaxy C7. Other known specs of the C7 (2017) include an octa-core processor with a maximum clock speed of …

Daily Deal: Save 16% on a Fast Charge Wireless Charging Stand

You can currently bag yourself a Fast Charge Wireless Charging Stand for just $33.49 (16% off). Don’t let its name fool you, though. This charger isn’t only compatible with Quick Charge-enabled devices; it also supports regular charging speeds on standard Qi-enabled handsets.Review:Samsung Fast Wireless Charging Stand makes charging very convenientIf you like the sound of this particular promotion and want to take advantage of it, hit the Buy Now button below. We’d advise you to hurry though, as Amazon only has a limited amount of inventory available and it’s safe to say it won’t be around for too long.The post Daily Deal: Save 16% on a Fast Charge Wireless Charging Stand appeared first on SamMobile.

Live images of Samsung’s new flip phone leaked

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Samsung will soon launch a new flip phone which bears model number SM-G9298. This particular handset previously made the rounds online bearing model number SM-W2018. It’s highly likely that like some of Samsung’s other flip phones, the SM-G9298 will only be released in China.We’ve only seen leaked renders of the handset so far. Today, live pictures of the SM-G9298 flip phone have been leaked online, giving us a good look at Samsung’s upcoming handset.The handset evidently features a 4.2-inch external display which will be complimented by an internal display of the same size. Both displays are said to be of full HD 1080p resolution.As far as the specifications of this handset are concerned, reports suggest that it’s going to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage and a 2,300mAh battery. It may also feature a 12-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front camera, wireless charging, NFC and Samsung Pay.Samsung hasn’t even confirmed the existence of this handset so fa…

Samsung Launches Samsung Newsroom Bharat

Samsung India today launched Samsung Newsroom Bharat, a new resource that will publish press releases, stories, interviews and opinions from Samsung India in Hindi.Samsung Newsroom Bharat follows the successful launch of Samsung Newsroom India, Samsung India’s English language newsroom introduced in October 2016. Like Samsung Newsroom India, Samsung Newsroom Bharat will provide a one-stop shop for information regarding Samsung’s operations, events, products and services, as well as inspirational stories about its people and citizenship activities.Part of Samsung’s Make for INDIA initiative, Samsung Newsroom Bharat will help Samsung reach millions of additional consumers in smaller cities and towns where Hindi is the primary language. It will also give vernacular journalists access to Samsung India’s press releases, stories and a vast library of images and other assets such as infographics and livestreams.As Samsung Electronics’ twelfth newsroom, following the Global and local editions…

Samsung starts rolling out Android 7.0 to Galaxy A3 (2017) in Russia

We had reported earlier that Samsung could roll out the Android 7.0 update to the Galaxy A3 (2017) soon. All the smartphones in the Galaxy A (2017) series, including the Galaxy A3 (2017), had recently received certifications from the Wi-Fi Alliance while running Android 7.0. Now, the South Korean smartphone giant has started rolling out the update to the Galaxy A3 (2017) in Russia.The Galaxy A3 (2017) with model number SM-A320F started receiving the Nougat update on July 26, but if you didn’t receive the update notification yet, you can download the full 2.21GB firmware file from our firmware section and flash it manually. Moreover, the update with firmware version A320FXXU2BQG5 also brings July 2017 Android security patch to the Galaxy A3 (2017).If you’re in Russia, have you received the Android 7.0 update yet? Let us know in the comments section below. Also, let us know if you find any new feature after installing the update.Firmware DetailsModelSM-A320FModel nameGalaxy A3CountryRus…

Firmware update magazine: July 31, 2017

Welcome to the newest edition of our weekly Firmware Magazine. You can think of it as your go-to resource to find out which of your Samsung devices has received a new update or if it’s going to receive a new firmware update in the near future.To keep things interesting, we present the Firmware Magazine in new designs every week. It will always include the important details about firmware updates such as the firmware versions, device model numbers, Android OS versions and the country where said update is out already. Keep in mind, however, that these firmware details are based on the firmware that are available in our database, and in some cases, the latest updates might not show in the same week as the full firmware files take additional time to make it to our database.The purpose of this magazine is to bring all of that important information about firmware updates to you, the reader, in a manner that’s easy to comprehend. So even if you’re new to the world of firmware you’ll have no …

Samsung Australia kicks off pre-registration for the Galaxy Note 8

Samsung is going to unveil its new flagship smartphone in New York City next month. It goes without saying that there’s a lot of excitement among fans for the new flagship. After all, it’s the successor to Samsung’s ill-fated Galaxy Note 7.The company hasn’t said much about the handset itself. It did mention recently that the Galaxy Note 8 is going to be the perfect device for media consumption. Everything else that we know so far about the Galaxy Note 8 is based on unverified leaks and reports from unofficial sources.Samsung is only going to unveil the Galaxy Note 8 on August 23. It remains to be seen when the handset is actually going to be released. However, it’s likely that pre-orders will go live soon after the device is announced.In order to drum up the hype for the new handset, Samsung Australia has already kicked off pre-registration for the Galaxy Note 8. Filling out the form isn’t going to save customers a spot in the line. They will just be the first to know about the new h…

Samsung to start full-fledged sales of Harman products

Samsung has said that it’s going to start full-fledged sales of audio products from Harman International in its home country of South Korea. The company announced in November last year that it was going to acquire Harman for $8 billion. This was Samsung Electronics’ biggest acquisition yet, aimed it giving it a major presence in the connected and automotive technologies market.Harman has long been working on designing and integrating sophisticated in-car technologies and already has deep relationships with major car manufacturers. It also owns a variety of premium audio brands that are known across the globe for their superior quality and performance. Brands owned by Harman include Lexicon, Revel, Infinity and Mark Levinson. It also licenses Bowers & Wilkins and Bang & Olufsen brands for automotive use.Samsung has said that it will begin full-fledged sales of audio products from Harman International brands such as Harman Kardon, JBL and AKG. The company is going to sell these …

Samsung’s new 6CA LTE modem supports download speeds of up to 1.2Gbps

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Earlier this year, Samsung had unveiled the Exynos 8895 chipset with an integrated Cat.16 LTE modem (and 5CA) and download speeds of up to 1Gbps. Now, the South Korean smartphone giant has announced that it has developed a new LTE modem that employs 6CA (Carrier Aggregation) technology to support download speeds of up to 1.2Gbps for the first time in the industry.Samsung has worked closely with Anritsu, a Japanese telecommunication measuring instrument provider, to achieve download speeds of up to 1.2Gbps using its new Cat.18 LTE modem with industry’s first 6CA support. This 20 percent improvement in download speeds would allow smartphone users to download full-length HD movies in just 10 seconds or enjoy buffer-less video calls and mobile live-broadcasting.Carrier aggregation combines multiple component carriers with various bandwidths, thereby improving data transfer rates. Compared to the previous generation modem’s 5CA technology, the new 6CA technology offers more consistent and …

We?ve Been Busy ? Introducing the All-New Samsung Mobile Press Website

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[Invitation] Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2017: Do Bigger Things

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Samsung Expands Bixby Voice Capabilities in U.S. English

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Take Charge of Your Summer with the Gear S3

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Samsung Pay Announces Partnership to Allow Users to Pay via PayPal

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How Samsung DeX Expands the Smart Mobile Experience

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No Matter Where Life Takes You, Samsung Knox Has You Covered

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Samsung's Creativity Wins Awards at Cannes 2017

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New Galaxy Phone, Same Old Memories: Upgrade Seamlessly with Smart Switch

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Samsung’s New LTE Modem Technology Supports Industry-First 6CA, Delivering Fast and Seamless Mobile Communication Experiences

Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced that it has developed LTE modem technology for the company’s next-generation mobile processors that supports 6CA (carrier aggregation) for the first time in the industry. The new technology has successfully achieved a maximum downlink speed of 1.2 gigabits per second (Gbps).Earlier this year, the Samsung Exynos 9 Series (8895) SoC presented its Cat.16 LTE modem with 1.0 gigabit (Gb) downlink speed and the industry’s first 5CA support. By working closely with Anritsu, a telecommunication measuring instrument provider, Samsung’s new Cat.18 6CA-supported LTE modem technology achieves up to 1.2 Gbps downlink speed. The 20-percent improvement in maximum downlink speed can allow mobile device users to download a full-length movie in HD resolution within 10 seconds. Users will also be able to enjoy buffer-less video calls and mobile live-broadcasting.Carrier aggregation (CA) combines a given number of c…

Samsung still leads the smartphone market in India

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India is one of the most lucrative smartphone markets on the planet and Samsung continues to enjoy a strong leadership position there. The company has been able to hold on to its lead despite tough competition from Chinese rivals.Some of China’s top smartphone vendors that also sell their products in India actually managed to push out all local manufacturers from the top five rankings in the final quarter of 2016. Samsung also shipped fewer smartphones in India during Q4 2016 due to mounting competition from Chinese rivals, but it held on to the lead.The latest data from market analysis company Counterpoint Research reveals that Samsung leads the Indian smartphone market with a 24.1 percent market share. Samsung also leads the feature phone market with 26.6 percent market share.It’s the same story in Q2 2017, as well. No local manufacturer is in the top five. Samsung is followed by Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo and Lenovo. All four of them are based in China.Segment-wise break-up shows that Sams…

Press render of high-end Samsung flip phone leaked

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It has consistently been rumored over the past couple of weeks that Samsung has a new flip phone in the pipeline. Like some of Samsung’s other clamshell smartphones, it’s possibly going to be released in China only. Reports suggest that this handset carries model number SM-G9298, though it was previously referred to as the SM-W2018, and that it’s going to have high-end specifications.One of the first purported press renders of the SM-G9298 surfaced online recently. We can see that the handset has a 4.2-inch external display, as expected, as well as an internal display of the same size. The displays are said to be of full HD 1080p resolution.A recent report claimed that the SM-G9298 is going to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. Additional specs are said to include a 12-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front camera, 64GB storage and a 2,300mAh battery.Since the handset is expected to have NFC, it’s going to support Samsung Pay. Wireless charging …

Samsung’s foldable Galaxy X smartphone receives Bluetooth certification

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For a couple of years now, we have been hearing rumors about Samsung working on a foldable smartphone. Samsung is said to have shown prototypes of the handset to partners on multiple occasions. The company hasn’t officially confirmed this device but the rumor mill believes that it may not be long before it does that. Now, it appears that Samsung’s foldable Galaxy X smartphone has received its Bluetooth certification.A Samsung device bearing model number SM-G888N0 has been spotted at the Bluetooth SIG which has awarded the device the required certification. This model number doesn’t correspond to any device in Samsung’s lineup right now, hence the possibility that it belongs to the unreleased Galaxy X handset.The same model number was spotted at the Wi-Fi Alliance four months ago where the SM-G888N0 received its Wi-Fi certification. The Bluetooth certification document shows that the SM-G888N0 is carrying Bluetooth 4.2.This seems a bit odd because recent flagships like the Galaxy S8 ha…

Samsung may have revealed some Galaxy Note 8 camera features

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There have been countless rumors about the Galaxy Note 8’s camera. It’s widely believed that the Galaxy Note 8 is going to be Samsung’s first flagship with a dual camera system. We can expect the flagship to come with several new camera features as well, some of which might have been revealed by Samsung itself.Previous reports have suggested that Samsung Electro-Mechanics will be supplying the dual camera system for the Galaxy Note 8. There’s informational material available on the company’s own website detailing some of the capabilities of its dual camera sensor. It’s highly likely that this sensor might be used for the Galaxy Note 8 so the new flagship may have some of these features.One of the features powered by this camera module is called “Smart Zoom,” and as per recent reports, it enables 3x optical zoom. The “Refocus” feature is the logical application of a dual camera sensor as it measures depth which can be used to blur the foreground or background after a picture has been t…

Gear S3 frontier TUMI Special Edition blends luxury and technology

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Samsung has teamed up with TUMI to launch the Gear S3 frontier TUMI Special Edition. For those who are unaware, TUMI is a leading global travel lifestyle brand. This smartwatch blends luxury and technology in a stylish design.This special edition of the Gear S3 frontier takes inspiration from TUMI’s world-class design to serve as the ideal travel companion for users. The special edition watchband has been designed by TUMI in its signature Earl Grey colorway.The band itself is made from an Italian canvas and features a stainless-steel buckle with stitched edge detailing. It’s also quite durable. The watchband is resistant to water, dust and rough conditions.The custom look of this smartwatch is completed by a custom TUMI watchface. Everything else remains the same, it’s still the same Gear S3 frontier smartwatch that has been out for about a year now. All of the specifications and features are also the same so it’s not like customers will get more out of this smartwatch as far as funct…

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 makes its way through the FCC

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The Galaxy Note 8 is set to be unveiled on August 23, and if recent history is any guide, Samsung’s anticipated Note flagship should go on sale in markets like the US and South Korea within three weeks of going official. But no matter when the Note 8 will become available for purchase, it will need to be given the go ahead by the FCC, and the phone has now cleared that task.As usual, the FCC certification isn’t giving us any details on the device. It does show the general shape of the handset, although the figure in the FCC listing looks too wide and short for it to be the official design. Samsung’s new Infinity displays on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are tall and narrow, and the Note 8 is going to following the same design scheme, as revealed by the company’s official press invite for the phone’s launch.Also Read: Samsung says the Galaxy Note 8 will be the best handset for media consumptionThe Galaxy Note 8 is expected to feature a 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display and will be the fir…

Leaked training manual reveals Galaxy S8 Active specs and official renders

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The August 1 launch date of the Galaxy S8 Active is looking very probable at this point. Live images of the device were leaked online recently, and now, a leaked Samsung employee training manual obtained by Android Police is giving us more details on the Galaxy S8 Active’s features in addition to a few official-looking renders.The renders show us the military-grade (and IP68-certified) body of the Galaxy S8 Active from all angles, including the dedicated Bixby key below the volume buttons. The body will surround a shatter resistant 5.8-inch Super AMOLED Infinity display (without the curves seen on the standard Galaxy S8 and S8+), and the battery will be getting an upgrade to a 4,000 mAh unit, same as last year’s Galaxy S Active handset, with fast wired and wireless charging carrying over intact.The rest of the Galaxy S8 Active specs will match that of the standard Galaxy S8. There’s 4GB of RAM, 12-megapixel rear and 8-megapixel front cameras, 64GB of internal storage, and Android 7.0 …

Samsung launches Gear S3 frontier TUMI Special Edition

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Samsung launches Gear S3 frontier TUMI Special EditionJuly 29, 2017 By Leave a CommentSamsung has teamed up with TUMI to bring a special edition for its Gear S3 frontier smartwatch. Announced for the United States market, the Gear S3 frontier TUMI Special Edition is now available for purchase on Best Buy’s website and Samsung.com with in-store availability in Best Buy starting from August 6 (in select locations).So what does the special edition have? Well, it’s a regular Gear S3 frontier when you consider hardware-wise but TUMI’s collaboration brings a watchband designed by TUMI and a custom watchface. According to Samsung, the watchband sports “signature Earl Grey colorway and is constructed from an Italian canvas, which features a stainless-steel buckle and stitched edge detailing”. It also claims to resist water, dust, and rough conditions.As with the other Gear S3 smartwatches, this special edition also supports Samsung Pay and comes with built-in GPS, Super AMOLED display wi…

Watchface Friday: Here are four of this week’s best watchfaces

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It’s Friday, which means it’s time for another edition of Watchface Friday! For those unaware, every Friday, we highlight a selection of our favorite watchfaces for the Gear S3 classic and Gear S3 frontier. All of the offerings are available to download through the Galaxy Apps Store, so you can rest assured that you won’t have to search all over the Internet to find something we’ve listed.Gear S3 classicAnt Clock by GuozjMK Rose Gold by Anthony PersichiniGear S3 frontierAirplex Blue W by Watch Face IndustriesColor Digital by Sky Watch

SamMobile Daily Recap: July 28, 2017 — Galaxy S6, Galaxy S8 Active and more!

We publish a lot of stories on a daily basis. Unfortunately, the majority of news breaks during our European hours of operation, which makes it difficult for our readers in the US (and other regions) to keep up. However, we think we’ve come up with a fantastic solution — a daily recap.Here’s what went out today.BusinessSamsung ends Intel’s 24-year reign, becomes the largest chipmaker in the worldDealsDaily Deal: Save 20% on a SmartThings HubFirmware NewsJuly security update landing on the Galaxy S6 in EuropePhonesSamsung Galaxy S8 Active detailed specs revealed ahead of official announcementThe post SamMobile Daily Recap: July 28, 2017 — Galaxy S6, Galaxy S8 Active and more! appeared first on SamMobile.

Samsung Netherlands to pre-install In-Reply Traffic app on new handsets

Samsung Netherlands launched a new app called In-Traffic Reply four months ago. The company aims to help drivers keep their attention on the road when they’re driving and not on their phone. It goes without saying that texting while driving is very dangerous and is not something that drivers should be doing.The company highlighted a survey conducted by PanelWizard when it launched the app. The survey revealed that one-third of the road users in the Netherlands have used their phones behind the wheel. They mostly did that because they felt social pressure to reply to messages and answer calls immediately.The app was initially launched by Samsung in beta before it was eventually released on the Google Play Store. In-Traffic Reply automatically replies to incoming messages and calls with standard responses such as “I’m sitting in traffic, so I can not answer at this time.”Samsung Netherlands has now confirmed that the In-Traffic Reply app will be installed on all handsets sold in the cou…

Daily Deal: Save 20% on a SmartThings Hub

You can currently snag yourself a SmartThings Hub for $79.98 (20% off), which is a fantastic price to pay for a device that sits at the centre of the IoT household, allowing users to connect a host of appliances to the internet.If you’d like to take advantage of this promotion, all you need to do is hit the Buy Now button below — but Amazon only has a limited amount of inventory available, so you’re probably going to want to act fast.The post Daily Deal: Save 20% on a SmartThings Hub appeared first on SamMobile.

July security update landing on the Galaxy S6 in Europe

Samsung has started pushing out an update, which transports all of the patches included in this month’s security release, as well as a couple of additional bug fixes and stability improvements, for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge in Europe.Related:Samsung details contents of July security patchThe Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge have already reached the end of their two-year support period, so it’s nice to see Samsung release regular maintenance updates for them — but exactly how long it’s planning to keep it up for remains unknown.Recommended:Galaxy S6 edge Nougat update appears to be rolling outTo check to see if the upgrade is ready for your Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge, open up Settings, tap Software Update, then press Download Updates Manually. Alternatively, you can wait until you receive an alert prompting you to download and install the OTA.The post July security update landing on the Galaxy S6 in Europe appeared first on SamMobile.

Samsung Marks Portuguese Air Force’s 65th Anniversary with High-flying Innovations

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To commemorate the Portuguese Air Force’s (PoAF) 65th anniversary, Samsung Electronics Portugal recently partnered with the military branch on a pair of exciting projects – one offering pilots a precision instrument to help them traverse the skies, the other providing civilians with a chance to experience the thrill of flying for themselves.Check out the results of Samsung’s high-flying initiatives below.The First Smartwatch Trusted by AviatorsThe world of aviation has historically inspired exceptional examples of watchmaking. Samsung’s Gear S3 frontier Special Edition, the first smartwatch to be associated with military aeronautics, is the latest product of this innovative history.The Gear S3’s IP68 dust and water resistance and military-grade durability distinguish the device as capable of adapting to the requirements of military missions. The PoAF’s special edition enhances that utility with an exclusive watch face – one that combines exceptional functionality with aesthetic cues t…

Samsung ends Intel’s 24-year reign, becomes the largest chipmaker in the world

Samsung announced its quarterly results yesterday, and became the most profitable company in the world. However, the company broke a few other records as well. It ended Intel’s 24-year reign as the largest semiconductor-based chipmaker in the world. Samsung has now leapfrogged Intel by posting a higher revenue as well as operating profits during Q2 2017.The South Korean electronics giant consistently developed new DRAM and flash storage technologies. However, what helped Samsung in become the king of semiconductor chips is that it quickly responded to the changes in the industry. On the other hand, Intel couldn’t make successful chipsets for mobile devices, failed in capitalizing on the growing smartphone, tablet, and wearable devices segment.Samsung’s chip business posted a revenue of KRW 17 trillion ($15 billion) and an operating profit of KRW 8.03 trillion ($7.1 billion) for Q2 2017, which is a huge increase over Q2 2016’s operating profit of KRW 2.64 trillion ($2.4 billion). The r…

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active detailed specs revealed ahead of official announcement

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It’s been more than a year since the rugged version of the Galaxy S7 made its way to the US, and Samsung could soon launch its successor. Named Galaxy S8 Active, the durable smartphone has already been certified by the FCC and the Wi-Fi Alliance. Moreover, its images were leaked earlier this week, revealing a flat display and a 4,000 mAh battery. Now, detailed specifications of the smartphone have been revealed.According to the images of presentation slides that appeared online, the Galaxy S8 Active features a 5.8-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED display with 18.5: aspect ratio and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It runs Android 7.0, and comes equipped with a 4,000 mAh battery that’s compatible with fast wireless charging. It features a Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and a microSD card slot. It weighs a hefty 208.09 grams and its dimensions are 152.15 x 74.93 x 9.91mm.The phone is supposed to be quite durable, thanks to IP68 certification (for dust and water resistance…

Themes Thursday: This week’s four best new themes

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It’s Themes Thursday! We’re bringing you a fresh list of best new themes that have been released over the past seven days, and there are four theme packs in today’s list that you might want to have a look at. All these themes are premium, and cost around $2 each, but the price can vary slightly, depending on the country.The [Binod] CloudsUI is a good-looking theme with really well-done iconography and a brighter UI design. The Flat OS (Live) has a purple background, equally well-done icons, and a live wallpaper for the lockscreen. The Japan theme has interesting looking icons and a picture that looks like Mount Fuji in the background. The letgo_maldives [Premium] theme pack has a holiday-esque background and an AoD wallpaper to match.Which theme did you like the most? I personally like the Flat OS (Live) theme. Let us know your choice in the comments section below.[Binod] CloudsUI | Paid
Flat OS (Live) | Paid
Japan | Paid
letgo_maldives [Premium] | Paid
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