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[Infographic] Samsung DeX Sparks a Productivity Revolution on the Galaxy Tab S4

In a world dominated by spontaneous team meetings and weekend business travel, it is vital for companies to help employees detach from the desk and make it easier to work on the go. As the landscape of remote work is rapidly shifting, and a workforce of 1 billion digital nomads expected in the not-too-distant future, the tools we use to get the job done need to evolve with the times. Samsung has answered that call with the next evolution in mobile productivity: the Galaxy Tab S4, Samsung’s first DeX-compatible tablet.

 

Check out the story below to see how DeX and the Galaxy Tab S4 are making it easier for tech-savvy professionals to unplug and get more done on the move.

 

[In-Depth Look #4] Beautiful From Every Angle: The Design of the Galaxy Note9

Samsung approached the Galaxy Note9’s design with equal focus on usability and on empowering users’ expression.

 

As a result, the latest addition to the Note family is not only easy to use, with its customizable, Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) connected S Pen, it’s also easy on the eyes, with a thoughtfully refined display and frame design. And with a total of four standout color options, which users are encouraged to mix and match with S Pens and accessories of various hues, the Galaxy Note9 offers users more ways to express their fashion and style.

 

 

Enhancing an Iconic Design

The Galaxy Note9 furthers the Note series’ stunning design heritage with a sleek and square form factor, as well as enhancements that enable users to multitask more efficiently and enjoy immersive multimedia experiences.

 

A cornerstone of Samsung’s design legacy, the Infinity Display is known for its seamless form and captivating visuals. Measuring 6.4 inches, the Galaxy Note9’s Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display is the series’ largest yet, offering more room for work, play and everything in between. That means a bigger screen to immerse yourself in a favorite movie or game, and more space to write or create with the S Pen.

 

 

To amplify users’ immersion, Samsung rounded the corners of the display to a bare minimum, and refined the Galaxy Note9’s barely-there bezels to conceal its iris sensor. The screen itself is also a deeper black, which allows it to blend in with the bezels when the device is off and enhances the overall aesthetic. Other enhancements include the redesigned camera deco, which now matches the color of the device, and the repositioned fingerprint sensor, which is now found beneath the camera.

 

The smartphone’s design is rounded off with a choice of four expressive color options: Ocean Blue, Midnight Black, Metallic Copper and Lavender Purple.

 

 

 

A Standout S Pen

Each Note adds new capabilities to the smartphones’ signature feature: the S Pen. Over the years, these enhancements have unlocked innovative ways for users to manage their mobile lives more comfortably and freely. When designing the Galaxy Note9, Samsung’s team focused on enhancements that would take the S Pen’s ‘freeing’ aspects to the next level, transforming it into more than a tool, but rather a device in its own right, complete with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connectivity and its own independent functions.

 

The S Pen’s individuality is also reflected in aesthetic elements of the Galaxy Note9’s design. For example, unlike the other colorways, which each feature an S Pen in a matching hue, the stylish Ocean Blue model comes with a vibrant Yellow S Pen that stands out from the rest. And because each model’s S Pen is compatible with any other Galaxy Note9, you can easily swap your S Pen for another if you feel like a different color would better suit your style*.

 

 

The S Pen’s significance to the line is also reflected in the new flagship’s packaging, which prominently displays an image of the S Pen in place of the devices’ traditional logo. This adjustment was made to honor the S Pen as the symbol of the Note series, and a key reason why the smartphones have garnered countless fans.

 

 

 

A Refined Frame

One of the first things you’ll notice when holding the Galaxy Note9 is just how nicely it sits in the hand. The smartphone’s comfortable contours are the result of a frame design that reflects thoughtful consideration for both usability and aesthetics.

 

The metal frame was forged using a cutting process known as Dia-cutting, which utilizes a fast-rotating artificial diamond tool to create smooth, glossy surfaces that accentuate design details. The process involved tapering the surfaces of the frame that blend into the device’s front and back, and carefully rounding the middle section, which comes into contact with your palm the most. The tapered parts of the frame feature a glossy finish, while the rounded middle section is matte.

 

The resulting frame is sleek and slim, and features an interplay of glossy and matte finishes that complements the Galaxy Note9’s premium design cues.

 

  • The video above illustrates the dia-cutting process, followed by the coloring procedure of the Galaxy Note9.

 

Exceptional Accessories

The Galaxy Note9’s accessories selection includes a wide range of stylish covers that offer users more ways to customize their smartphone’s aesthetic. Designed to suit a wide array of tastes, the protective covers span from fine leather to military-grade options.

 

The new Leather Wallet Cover is perhaps the most eye-catching of the bunch. Crafted from genuine calf leather, it features a handy card pocket as well as a soft microfiber lining that helps protect the Galaxy Note9 from scratches. It’s available in a choice of five colors—black, brown, red, blue and yellow—which users are encouraged to mix and match with their Galaxy Note9 to showcase their style.

 

 

Also included in the Galaxy Note9’s collection of compatible accessories is Samsung’s new Wireless Charger Duo. A combination of the Fast Charge Wireless Charging Stand and the Wireless Charging Pad, the fast-charging two-in-one allows users to quickly charge their phone alongside another Qi-compatible phone or wearable. The charger eliminates the need to fumble with cables each time you need to top up your devices’ batteries, and its built-in stand offers easy access to your phone’s screen.

 

 

*Each model’s S Pen is also available for individual sale.

**Certified MIL-STD-810G-516.7 compliant.

Samsung and Harman Kardon Collaborate to Provide Perfect Sound in New Premium Soundbar Lineup

 

Samsung Electronics announced today that it released two co-branded premium soundbars – the HW-N950 and HW-N850, in collaboration with Harman Kardon, the renowned consumer audio brand. Available beginning August 20, the HW-N950 and HW-N850 feature both Samsung and Harman Kardon’s logos to represent their new partnership.

 

Following Samsung’s acquisition of Harman International in March 2017, the two companies have been collaborating on mobile products including the AKG headphones bundled with certain Samsung mobile phones and tablets tuned by AKG, as well as professional solutions for cinemas with the JBL Professional brand. The HW-N950 and HW-N850 soundbars are the first major collaboration between Samsung and Harman Kardon to enter the premium category. Also, thanks to the addition of DTS’ proprietary DTS:X technology as well as Dolby Atmos, consumers can enjoy immersive and rich three-dimensional sound.

 

“Our collaboration with Harman Kardon – an audio leader for 65 years – is a major leap forward as we continue to push the boundaries of premium sound and design for our consumers,” said Jongsuk Chu, Senior Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung’s market leading display technology and design paired with premium sound quality of Harman Kardon products is a winning combination for consumers.”

 

With the HW-N950 and HW-N850, consumers will feel like they are in a theater without leaving home thanks to Dolby Atmos and DTS:X technologies, plus up and side-firing speakers that move sound naturally above and around listeners. The HW-N950 especially is equipped with a main unit, four speakers and two wireless surround sound speakers, offering an incredibly immersive sound experience. Also, thanks to its 7.1.4 channels, the largest number of channels currently available in a soundbar, the HW-N950 features a built-in wireless subwoofer and rear wireless speaker kit to round out the premium audio experience. The HW-N850, a more simplified version of the HW-N950, boasts a 5.1.2 channel featuring a main unit speaker and woofer.

 

“Samsung is the world leader in soundbars and we are extremely proud that they are enlisting HARMAN to enhance their audio quality and play a key role in growing their premium soundbar business,” said Dave Rogers, President of Consumer Audio at HARMAN. “Partnering with Samsung, one of the most admired brands in the world, will broaden the reach and appeal of Harman Kardon and help us build our business in other consumer and car audio branded solutions. Introducing the new co-branded Samsung Harman Kardon premium soundbars is a win for Samsung, HARMAN and consumers, who now will have the best of video, sound and design altogether in one striking package.”

 

For more information on Samsung and Harman Kardon audio products, please visit www.samsung.com.

 

 

About HARMAN

HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman/Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 50 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics.

[Infographic] Samsung’s New Modem to Accelerate the Commercialization of 5G

Consumers are a step closer to the commercialization of the new 5G technology-based services including autonomous driving applications, Virtual Reality (VR) and Internet of Things (IoT). Samsung Electronics has unveiled the Exynos Modem 5100, a multi-mode communication chip developed in line with 5G mobile communication standards. The end-user equipment prototype embedded with the new modem successfully passed the 5G access network-based over-the-air (OTA) 5G-NR (New Radio) data call test under a wireless environment utilizing Samsung’s 5G base station. Find out more about the Exynos Modem 5100, the accelerator of 5G commercialization, in the infographic below.

 

Samsung Announces Exynos Modem 5100, Industry’s First 5G Modem Fully Compliant with 3GPP Standards

 

Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced that it has developed Exynos Modem 5100, the industry’s first 5G modem that is fully compatible with 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Release 15 (Rel.15), the most up-to-date standard specification for 5G New Radio (5G-NR). Built on power-efficient 10-nanometer (nm) process technology, the new modem also supports legacy radio access technologies designed into a single chip.

 

“Samsung’s leadership in communication technologies and market-proven knowledge allowed us to develop the industry’s first 5G modem, the Exynos Modem 5100, which fully complies with the latest 3GPP standards,” said Dr. Inyup Kang, president and head of System LSI Business at Samsung Electronics. “As the industry prepares the shift toward 5G, Samsung will continue to drive the growth of innovative ideas and new services in mobile applications and other emerging industries.”

 

Samsung successfully conducted an over-the-air (OTA) 5G-NR data call test under a wireless environment utilizing a 5G base station and 5G end-user equipment prototype embedded with Exynos Modem 5100. As the test simulated real-world cellular network conditions, this will ensure faster development and commercialization of 5G mobile devices that adopt this new modem. Samsung is also working closely with a number of global mobile carriers and partners to quickly bring 5G mobile communications to the market.

 

The Exynos Modem 5100 supports both sub-6GHz and mmWave spectrums specified in 3GPP’s 5G standard as well as legacy networks, including 2G GSM/CDMA, 3G WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, HSPA, and 4G LTE, with a single chip solution. As 5G is expected to be first deployed over existing network infrastructures, commercial implementation will benefit from the single-chip design that maximizes data transmission efficiency and reliability between other communication networks.

 

The modem delivers a maximum downlink speed of up to 2-gigabits per second (Gbps) in 5G’s sub-6-gigahertz (GHz) settings and 6Gbps in mmWave settings, which are about 1.7 and five times the data transfer speeds of its predecessor respectively. Fast and stable data communication can also be secured in 4G networks with the downlink speed of 1.6Gbps.

 

5G’s capability to transmit large-capacity data and real-time low-latency communication is expected to bring new user experiences not only in mobile but also in areas such as the Internet of Things (IoT), ultra-high resolution videos, holograms, real-time artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous driving.

 

Exynos Modem 5100 is also offered with radio frequency IC (RFIC), Envelope Tracking (ET) and power management IC (PMIC) solutions, and will be available to customers by the end of 2018.
More information about Samsung’s Exynos products can be found at: http://www.samsung.com/exynos.

An Unexpected Path: From a Go Player to a Marketer – Soolim Lee

Summary

  • Soolim Lee, before joining Samsung Electronics, was an advanced amateur 4 dan Go player, a title she was awarded at just age 14
  • Having played Go from a young age, Lee entered the Hanguk Kiwon in lieu of middle school to pursue her dream of becoming a Go commentator – but ultimately pulled out after a year
  • Rediscovering her passion during high school, Lee became determined to contribute to people’s lives around the world by joining a global brand
  • Today, she helps people in Europe and CIS to discover Galaxy products as an essential part of daily life that users can’t do without

 

Go, also known as Baduk in Korea, is believed to be the oldest existing board game in the world, with a legacy that stretches back some 3,000 years.  Go requires skill, strategy and subtlety to navigate its infinite move combinations, and yet its rules are so simple that a child can play.

 

One individual who has played since childhood is Samsung Electronics employee Soolim Lee, whose professional life almost took a very different turn – she was an up-and-coming member of the Hanguk Kiwon [Korean Baduk Association] at the young age of 14. The unique story of Lee’s journey to Samsung is just one example of the diverse range of backgrounds the people that make up Samsung come from.

 

Samsung employee Soolim Lee sets up the board for a game of Go

 

 

A Go Sensation

Aspiring Go professionals typically begin apprenticeships at a young age and train for many years. Having encountered the game when she was a child, Lee obtained a 4 dan advanced amateur ranking at just age 14, the fourth highest among the 25 levels of amateur Go in Korea.

 

A Go player from a young age, Lee won her first award even before hitting her teens

 

This passion led Lee to eschew traditional education and enter the Hanguk Kiwon instead of middle school. Lee aspired to be a Go commentator and decided that she needed to properly learn the trade in order to achieve this. “I wanted to be around the game,” says Lee. “To be good at Go, I believed I shouldn’t divide my attention between it and studying, so I chose to go to the Kiwon.”

 

Daily life was very different for Lee in the Kiwon than it was for other 14-year-olds. Instead of days spent studying a variety of subjects, Lee and her fellow Hanguk Kiwon members only played Go. This training granted Lee precision, discipline and, with her 4 dan advanced amateur ranking, the skill to embark on a professional career. But this was not the path Lee was to take.

 

 

Change of Heart

After a year of life in the Kiwon, Lee had a realization. “Everyone’s dream at the Kiwon is to become a pro,” she notes. “But it is not that easy. I couldn’t help but notice the big gap between what I wanted and what everyone else was pursuing.” The culture that emphasized ‘Soodam’ (手談, to communicate with only hand gestures during gameplay) over verbal conversations also impacted the 14 year-old aspiring commentator. And so, Lee left the Kiwon and returned to the classroom.

 

Life for Lee back in regular education was not simple; not only did she struggle academically because of her time away from school, coming 300th out of 500 students in standardized tests, she also felt displaced, having turned her back on the career as a commentator she had pursued for many years. She felt lost – until a new opportunity arose in the form of a year of studying abroad in the U.S.

 

Lee poses with friends on a trip to Horseshoe Bend, Arizona, during her year abroad

 

Lee recalls this time in the U.S. as especially formative. “I remember how amazed and proud I was by the Korean brands I came across during my travels. I visited New York City and saw the Samsung billboard in the heart of Times Square. My heart beat so hard when I saw that.” Returning to Korea, Lee found motivation in her new goal – to contribute to a global brand and to make her mark there.

 

 

Global Ambitions

Much like how the dedication she’d exhibited for Go had led her to the Hanguk Kiwon, Lee’s new focus drove her to work harder than ever. “I don’t remember working so hard in my life,” she recalls. “I ate lunch as I was studying to save time.” Consequently, her high school ranking went from 300th to 1st, and she was then able to study French at the university of her choice.

 

After graduating, Lee was accepted into the Europe & CIS Product Marketing Group of the Mobile Communications business at Samsung Electronics. “Our products are essential electronics that affect people daily,” says Lee of Samsung’s global impact. “From the alarms that wake people up in the morning to the smartphones they go to bed with, our products are things that people can’t do without.”

 

Lee still values the things she learnt during her time spent in the Hanguk Kiwon, but now she boasts not just a prolific past in Go but also a promising future in international marketing

 

Now Lee is able to bring her passion for worldwide integration into the work she does every day. “It makes me proud to see people on the streets using a Galaxy smartphone, especially when they’re on the other side of the globe.”

 

The character-building experiences had by Lee are what make her a dedicated and valued part of the Samsung family. Lee’s story is an example of the complex and diverse journey individuals take in order to achieve their goals, and also that a change of heart is not always a bad thing.

DisplayMate: Galaxy Note9’s Display Performance Raises the Bar ‘Significantly Higher’

 

DisplayMate Technologies has completed its comprehensive evaluation of the Galaxy Note9’s Infinity Display, and the results are clear: “The level of display performance and excellence has been increasing each year, and the Galaxy Note9 has raised the bar significantly higher.”

 

According to the world’s leading evaluator of video screens, the Galaxy Note9 features “the most innovative and high-performance smartphone display that we have ever lab tested.” The smartphone established several display performance records during DisplayMate’s in-depth analysis, ultimately earning the firm’s highest-ever A+ grade.

 

The Galaxy Note9’s 6.4-inch, 3K (2960×1440) Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display matched or set records for a number of important measurements, including screen reflectance, absolute color accuracy, peak brightness, native color gamut, contrast ratio and screen resolution.

 

The smartphone’s enhanced High Brightness Mode produces vibrant visuals when users need them, such as when they’re under direct sunlight or in environments with lots of ambient light. DisplayMate’s evaluators tested the feature by displaying an all-white full screen, which is the most challenging image for an OLED display to produce, as it requires all the pixels to shine at full power.

 

The Galaxy Note9 set a new record for this brightness measurement that was 27 percent brighter than last year’s Galaxy Note8. The device also featured a contrast rating for high ambient light that was 32 percent higher than that of its predecessor.

 

Each of the Galaxy Note9’s screen modes demonstrated record-setting absolute color accuracy, which is measured in units of Just Noticeable Color Differences, or JNCD. This measurement refers to the bare minimum color difference that the human eye can perceive. The Galaxy Note9’s 0.5 JNCD rating is not only 85 percent better than the Galaxy Note8. According to DisplayMate, the record-setting rating makes the Galaxy Note9’s Infinity Display “the most color accurate display we have ever measured,” and “visually indistinguishable from perfect.”

 

In addition to featuring enhanced brightness and accuracy, the Galaxy Note9’s display offers improved power efficiency. DisplayMate’s evaluation also included a measurement of the display’s average power consumption when portraying a wide range of content. The Galaxy Note9 consumed just 1.10 watts of power, which makes it 8 percent more power efficient than the Galaxy Note8.

 

The Galaxy Note9 will officially launch on August 24. To learn more about Samsung’s newest flagship phone and its record-setting display, check out Samsung Newsroom’s roundup of all things Galaxy Note9.

Samsung’s 16Gb GDDR6 Memory Powers Latest NVIDIA Quadro Professional Graphics Solution

Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced that its 16-gigabit (Gb) Graphics Double Data Rate 6 (GDDR6) memory is being used in NVIDIA’s new Turing architecture-based Quadro® RTX™ GPUs.

 

Thanks to Samsung’s industry-leading 16Gb GDDR6 memory, end users can expect improved performance and energy efficiency in the widest array of graphics-intensive applications, including computer-aided design (CAD), digital content creation (DCC) and scientific visualization applications. Samsung’s 16Gb GDDR6 can also be used in rapidly growing fields such as 8K Ultra HD video processing, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI).

 

Samsung is leading the graphics market by offering the first available 16Gb GDDR6, which doubles the device capacity of the company’s 20-nanometer 8Gb GDDR5 memory. The new solution performs at a 14-gigabits-per-second (Gbps) pin speed with data transfers of 56 gigabytes per second (GB/s), which represents a 75 percent increase over 8Gb GDDR5 with its 8Gbps pin speed.

 

Moreover, Samsung’s GDDR6 consumes 35 percent less power than that required by the leading GDDR5 graphics solutions. Using a state-of-the-art low-power circuit design, the Samsung 16Gb GDDR6 operates at 1.35V compared to the 1.55V consumed by GDDR5 commonly found in the market today.

 

“It’s a tremendous privilege to have been selected by NVIDIA to launch Samsung’s 16Gb GDDR6, and to have enjoyed the full confidence of their design team in making our key contribution to the NVIDIA Quadro RTX GPUs,” said Jim Elliott, Corporate Senior Vice President at Samsung Semiconductor.

 

 

Unveiled today by NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang at the annual SIGGRAPH conference, the NVIDIA® Quadro RTX 8000, Quadro RTX 6000 and Quadro RTX 5000 GPUs bring hardware-accelerated ray tracing, AI, advanced shading and simulation to creative professionals. The new Quadro RTX GPUs will be available worldwide starting in October 2018.

 

“Our new Quadro RTX professional GPUs are the industry’s first to integrate Samsung’s high-speed GDDR6 memory technology,” said Bob Pette, Vice President, Professional Visualization, NVIDIA. “With up to 48GB capacity, our GPUs accommodate the largest models and scenes, and increase application performance, enabling professionals to design, develop and deliver much better results with faster turnaround.”

Galaxy Note9 Billboard Captivates People Around the World

The highly anticipated Galaxy Note9 was unveiled at Samsung’s Unpacked event in New York on August 9. To share the launch with as many consumers as possible, Samsung Electronics continued its legacy of eye-catching out-of-home (OOH) advertising with its latest presentations in a variety of locations around the world. Launched right after the unveiling of the brand new Galaxy Note9 at Unpacked the campaigns feature crystal-clear displays in high-traffic areas in order to best share the innovative features of the Galaxy Note9 with consumers. The captivating campaigns went live in New York, London and Moscow.

 

Take a look at the campaign in action in the pictures below.

 

 

New York

Two Galaxy Note9 billboards light up the bustling Times Square in New York

 

 

The Galaxy Note9 billboard takes center stage in New York’s famed Times Square

 

 

London

The Samsung Galaxy Note9 on display in Piccadilly Circus, London

 

Pedestrians brave the London rain under the dynamic display of the Galaxy Note9 Campaign in Piccadilly Circus

 

The Galaxy Note9 on display. The display provides viewers with a dynamic, efficient overview of the Galaxy Note9’s key features and design

 

 

Moscow

 

Drivers catch a glimpse of the dynamic Galaxy Note9 OOH campaign during their evening commute in Moscow, Russia

 

Pedestrians in Moscow go about their day with the Galaxy Note9 campaign on full display behind them

[Photo] The Galaxy Note9 Unpacked 2018 Takes a Leap Toward a More Connected World

At the Galaxy Note9 Unpacked 2018, Samsung Electronics showcased the latest addition to the Galaxy Note lineup and redefined expectations for mobile devices. The Galaxy Note9 was unveiled at an interactive launch event held at the Barclays Center in New York City on August 9, 2018.

 

After the presentation, attendees were able to test out the innovative features in a hands-on experience zone, allowing them to learn more about the speed, power, and performance that make the Galaxy Note9 the device for those that demand the best.

 

Check out highlights from the event below!

 

Journalists, partners, and invitees gather outside the Barclay Center in anticipation of Galaxy Note9 Unpacked 2018

 

The crowd takes their seats under the glow of the towering LCD panels that will soon reveal the Galaxy Note9

 

DJ Koh, President and Head of Samsung’s IT and Mobile Communications Division, welcomes nearly 4,000 global media, partners, and Note fans to the Galaxy Note9 unveiling

 

DJ Koh unveils the Galaxy Note9, which he describes as “a device for those who seek lives filled with purpose and are motivated by a desire to do more”

 

Drew Blackard, Director of Product Marketing at Samsung Electronics America, highlights the Galaxy Note9’s all-new performance features and intelligent camera that takes the work out of capturing stunning photos

 

Attendees hear about the Galaxy Note9’s true all-day battery that allows you to power through an entire day with just the phone in your pocket

 

Guest Speaker Tim Sweeney from Epic Games reveals a partnership with Samsung to bring Fortnite to Android starting with Samsung Galaxy devices, powered by Galaxy Note9’s unparalleled performance

 

Blackard introduces the industry-leading water/carbon fiber cooling system and smart performance adjusting algorithm that makes high-end gaming on the Galaxy Note9 possible

 

Blackard demonstrates how to use the S Pen as a remote to snap a selfie

 

Jonathan Wong, Director of Product Marketing at Samsung Electronics America, demonstrates how the S Pen can be used as a remote to play and pause YouTube videos, take pictures in Snapchat, and even flip through a PowerPoint

 

British artist Mr. Doodle shows off his skills with the S Pen in a doodle demonstration

 

Elina Vives, Director of Mobile DG MC&E, unveils the Galaxy Watch and demonstrates how it can act as a digital assistant so you can plan your day, track your health, and take calls right from your wrist

 

Ji-soo Yi, VP of AI Strategy at Samsung Electronics America, explains how the updated Bixby works with you to help cross items off your to-do list, free up your time, and make life easier

 

Yi unveils Galaxy Home, an intelligent speaker powered by Bixby that lets you take control of all the smart devices in your home

 

Guest speaker Daniel Ek of Spotify introduces the partnership with Samsung to make listening across multiple devices a more integrated experience, bringing you music that travels with you

 

DJ Koh announces that the Galaxy Note9 will be released on August 24 and that Samsung believes “the future of connected devices and seamless experiences begins here.”

 

Event attendees get hands-on with the Galaxy Note9 in the Experience Zone

 

Event attendees snap group selfies with the all-new remote feature of the S Pen

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2018 Full Video Replay

 

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2018 is officially in the books, and what an event it was! Samsung’s most jam-packed Unpacked yet revealed a number of exciting additions to the Galaxy family, including the Galaxy Note9, Galaxy Watch, and Galaxy Home.

 

Those who missed the big launch event can click the video above to view a replay of the showcase in its entirety. And to learn more about Samsung’s latest flagship and the other innovations that were unveiled at the event, be sure to check out Samsung Newsroom’s comprehensive coverage.

[Infographic] Spec Comparison: The Galaxy Note9 vs. the Galaxy Note8

The latest addition to a series that continues to raise the bar for smartphone power and performance, the Galaxy Note9 features an array of innovative technologies that help users get the most out of everything they do.

 

The Galaxy Note9’s all-day, 4,000mAh battery is the largest ever featured in a Galaxy flagship phone, and offers enough charge to power through an entire day’s worth of work, play, and everything in between. The device also features generous built-in storage options (either 128GB or 512GB) that allow users to put the days of deleting photos, videos and apps to make room for more behind them.

 

A new, Bluetooth Low-Energy enabled S Pen makes the series’ signature feature even more dynamic, allowing you to utilize the powerful tool as a customizable control for managing apps and functions. The device also introduces a camera that combines Samsung’s industry-leading innovations with deep-learning technology that takes the work out of snapping the perfect photo.

 

These are just a few of the exciting innovations that make the Galaxy Note9 ideal for those who demand the best of the best. Check out the infographic below to learn more about how Samsung enhanced its latest flagship device.

 

[Video] Hands-On: Here’s What’s New with the Galaxy Note9

These days, whether we’re connecting with friends and family, leading a conference call on the go, snapping photos, or playing a favorite mobile game, we rely on our smartphones for almost everything we do.

 

Combining fan-favorite Note features with an all-day battery, a Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) connected S Pen and Samsung Electronics’ most intelligent camera yet, the Galaxy Note9 raises the bar for smartphone performance and power with innovations that help users get the most out of work, play and everything in between.

 

 

A Signature Design

The premium design cues that Note users know and love have been updated for the Galaxy Note9 to foster a more comfortable and streamlined mobile experience.

 

The Galaxy Note9’s 6.4-inch Infinity Display is the largest the series has ever seen, with plenty of room to enjoy a favorite movie or game, or write, draw or play with the connected S Pen. The device’s Dia-cut metal frame looks sleek and slim, and features an interplay of glossy and non-glossy finishes that exudes a premium look. The Galaxy Note9 is available in a selection of four standout color options: Midnight Black, Metallic Copper, Ocean Blue and Lavender Purple.

 

 

A Mobile Remote Control

The Galaxy Note9’s enhanced S Pen introduces entirely new ways for users to manage their device and express their creativity.

 

 

The addition of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology has transformed the S Pen into a convenient and customizable remote control that allows you to easily manage apps and functions, including the camera, from within 10 meters of the Galaxy Note9. The PENUP-powered Live Drawing and Photo Drawing features, meanwhile, offer users simple tools to create dynamic works of art that showcase their artistic skills.

 

 

In addition to functioning as an intuitive remote control, the Galaxy Note9’s S Pen also includes support for Samsung DeX, Samsung’s powerful productivity solution. Users who connect the Galaxy Note9 to a screen via Samsung DeX will be able to utilize the S Pen to streamline a wide array of tasks, such as delivering presentations.

 

 

An Intelligent Camera

 

To make capturing the perfect picture as simple as possible, the Galaxy Note9 enhances Samsung’s industry-leading camera technologies with deep-learning capabilities that make it easy to snap stunning shots.

 

The camera’s new Flaw Detection and Scene Optimizer features utilize advanced AI to help users take the best possible picture. The former automatically notifies you of any flaws in your photos, such as blinking eyes, so you can capture another shot, while the latter automatically analyzes objects, scenery and time elements in the camera’s frame in order to recognize the type of scene you’re photographing and optimize color tones accordingly.

 

 

Premium Power and Performance

As teased before the Unpacked event, the Galaxy Note9 offers users the very best in terms of battery life, speed and storage.

 

The Galaxy Note9’s all-day, 4,000mAh battery is Samsung’s most powerful and reliable yet, and the device’s 128GB of baseline storage offers more than enough room for all of your photos, videos and apps. An industry leading cooling system provides optimal performance during graphics-intensive activities like gaming, while a 10-nanometer processor and support for mobile carriers’ fastest network speeds ensure that you’re never stuck in the slow lane when downloading or streaming your favorite content.

 

 

Even More Dynamic with Samsung DeX

 

Samsung’s powerful productivity solution, Samsung DeX, becomes even more versatile when paired with the Galaxy Note9.

 

The new, easy-to-carry HDMI Adaptor makes utilizing Samsung DeX even more convenient, creating more opportunities to enjoy a PC-like experience at the office, at home or on the go. The solution’s dual-screen support allows users to work simultaneously on the Galaxy Note9 and on a connected display, and lets you utilize the phone as touch keyboard, a touchpad, or a surface for drawing with the enhanced S Pen.

[In-Depth Look #1] A Mobile Remote Control: The Galaxy Note9’s Connected S Pen

Each new addition to the Note family introduces exciting capabilities to the smartphones’ signature feature: the S Pen. Over the years, these refinements have unlocked innovative ways for users to communicate with others and streamline work, play and everything in between.

 

The Galaxy Note9’s S Pen raises the bar with an array of convenient additions, including Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) connectivity, Samsung DeX compatibility, and integration with several fan-favorite Note features. Together, these enhancements offer much greater control over your mobile experience, making it easier to get the most out of everything you do.

 

 

 

Even Better with Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE)

The S Pen has always been a boundary-pushing innovation, but adding BLE connectivity takes it to another level, literally expanding the boundaries within which you can use your S Pen to manage your device.

 

The S Pen’s connectivity allows it to serve as an intuitive remote control for your Galaxy Note9 that lets you easily manage key functions, including the device’s camera, from within 10 meters of the device. This means that when taking a selfie or a fun photo with friends, after launching the camera, rather than reaching for the shutter button (and possibly jeopardizing your carefully framed shot), you can instantly snap your pic with a click of the S Pen’s button. A double-click will switch from the front to the rear camera, and vice versa.

 

 

Other apps that support the use of the S Pen as a remote control include the Gallery app and various presentation and media-player apps1. A simple click or double-click will allow you to play/pause a song, skip to the next track or video, or view the next/previous image in an album. You can even utilize the S Pen as a convenient clicker for presenting with the Galaxy Note9 and Samsung DeX. And with its open SDK (software development kit), developers will be able to integrate the S Pen’s intuitive controls into a wide range of apps that will allow you to streamline more tasks with a simple click.

 

 

The S Pen also allows you to easily launch a favorite app or feature with a long press, regardless of the currently opened app. You can also customize clicks in the S Pen’s settings2.

 

 

BLE technology ensures that the S Pen is always ready whenever you need it, enabling the device to pair with the Galaxy Note9 as soon as it’s removed, and maintaining a stable connection even when Bluetooth is turned off. The S Pen’s Super Capacitor takes just 40 seconds to reach full charge, and offers 30 minutes of power—or up to 200 clicks.

 

Made for Multitaskers

Note users are true multitaskers who require a phone that’s as versatile as they are. That’s why Samsung enhanced the Galaxy Note9’s S Pen with Samsung DeX support: to offer users more ways to get down to work.

 

Samsung’s ultimate productivity service solution has been enhanced for the Galaxy Note9 with highly portable HDMI adapters, which users can easily plug in to a display when on the go without the need for a separate device. In addition, there’s also the dual screen support that allows you to work simultaneously on the smartphone’s display and on a connected monitor.

 

 

Connecting the Galaxy Note9 to a monitor will also allow you to utilize the device as a touch keyboard, a touch pad, or a surface for writing or drawing with the S Pen. The S Pen’s pressure-sensitive tip delivers a realistic and efficient writing experience when working on Samsung DeX, making it easy to, for instance, take notes on an interesting video that you’re watching on the monitor, or fine tune an image or illustration using your Galaxy Note9 and the Adobe software suite.

 

More Ways to Make Your Mark

Last year’s Galaxy Note8 introduced Live Message, a particularly fun feature that allows you to inject more emotion into messages by drawing your own emojis, making animated GIFs, and customizing photos with pen effects and handwritten notes.

 

The Galaxy Note9 expands Live Message’s expressive capabilities by integrating support for Samsung’s ever-emotive, user-resembling AR Emoji stickers. The S Pen adds new layers of fun to sharing AR Emoji stickers by allowing you to customize them with personalized messages, drawings and more effects, which may be shared via messaging apps.

 

 

And the fun doesn’t stop there, thanks to the new PENUP-powered Photo Drawing and Live Drawing features. The former adds a creative twist to the Gallery app, allowing you to draw over your own pics to create impressive works of art, while the latter offers video tutorials to help you fine-tune your artistic skills.

 

 

Screen off memo has also been made more dynamic, as the color of the pen’s markings now matches the color of the S pen itself—either yellow (for the Ocean Blue Galaxy Note9), light grey (for the Midnight Black model), lavender purple or metallic copper.

A Refined Design

The Galaxy Note9’s S Pen is comfortable in the hand, measuring 106 millimeters in length and weighing in at 3.1 grams. Its 0.7-millimeter tip and 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity provide impeccable precision, adding comfort and accuracy to note taking and drawing.

 

Like the Galaxy Note9 itself, the S Pen is IP68 water and dust resistant3. So wherever your day takes you, and no matter conditions, you can rest assured that it’ll be ready to work.

 

 

1Compatible apps include Camera, Gallery, Voice Recorder, Samsung Music, Samsung Video, Microsoft PowerPoint, Hancom SHOW, B162, Snow, YouTube, Snapchat and almost all music apps. Additional apps available after launch.

2App compatibility may vary.

3Water resistance rating is based on test conditions of submersion in up to 1.5 meters of fresh water for up to 30 minutes.

[In-Depth Look #2] Stellar Shots Every Time: The Galaxy Note9’s Intelligent Camera

 

The Galaxy Note9 builds on Samsung Electronics’ legacy of innovative camera technologies with an intelligent camera that takes the work out of capturing the perfect photo.

 

Brand new functions including Scene Optimizer and Flaw Detection utilize artificial intelligence to help users get the most out of the device’s advanced camera. Together, this powerful combination of smarts and specs makes it easier than ever to snap stunning shots.

 

Optimal Color Every Time

Picture this: When catching a sunset during your vacation, you snap a pic with your phone only to find that the image on the screen hasn’t quite captured the majesty of the moment. The Galaxy Note9’s new Scene Optimizer function makes it easy to photograph breathtaking moments just like this by automatically optimizing camera settings to capture the full beauty of the scene.

 

Scene Optimizer utilizes deep-learning technology to analyze objects, scenery and time elements in the camera’s frame in order to identify exactly which type of scene you’re about to photograph. The function is currently capable of recognizing 20 types of scenes—including ‘Food’, ‘Flowers’, ‘Indoor scenes’ and ‘Landscapes’— and automatically adjusts the color tone based on how the scene is classified1.

 

 

 

The function corrects the saturation, white balance, brightness and contrast in order to provide the best possible image. And because it does not require a network connection, it’s always available to help make your photos look great.

 

Snap Flawless Photos

Even the best photos can be spoiled by a simple blink, a blur, a smudge on the lens, or by harsh, overpowering light behind the picture’s subject. That’s where the Galaxy Note9’s Flaw Detection function comes in. Once a photo has been snapped, the feature automatically scans it for flaws and notifies you if any are found2.

 

 

The function helps users capture and save more memorable moments by ensuring that the picture they take is the best possible shot. Say you’re enjoying a special evening with friends and decide to immortalize it with a fun photo. Rather than realizing later that your eyes were closed, with Flaw Detection you’ll be immediately informed of any flaws in your photo so you can capture the memory with an additional shot.

 

 

Crisp Images In Any Lighting

Whether we’re at a restaurant, a concert, or simply enjoying a balmy evening under the summer sky, we’re constantly snapping photos in low-light environments. That’s why Samsung outfitted the Galaxy Note9’s camera with an array of innovative technologies that allow it to produce stunning shots day or night.

 

 

Combining an F2.4 aperture lens with an F1.5, the brightest currently available on a smartphone, the Dual Aperture lens automatically adjusts to light just like the human eye, letting in more light when it’s dark and less when it’s bright to produce images that are crisp and clear.

 

The Galaxy Note9’s multi-frame processing technology adds further clarity to photos taken under less-than-ideal lighting conditions. This technology, which combines several photos into one to create an optimal image, allows the camera to provide better HDR at night, and enriches the Live Focus feature with improved brightness and noise when taking pictures in low-light environments.

 

Capture More Moments In Epic Detail

The Galaxy Note9’s camera also includes support for Samsung’s recently introduced Super Slow-mo function, which ramps the camera’s shutter speed up to 960 frames per second to allow users to record spectacular slow-mo videos.

 

Four times slower than traditional slow-motion video, Super Slow-mo is powered by the camera’s Super Speed Dual Pixel image sensor, which supports much faster image processing thanks in part to its integrated DRAM memory chip. The feature also includes an automatic Motion Detection function that instantly starts recording as soon as it detects movement.

The Galaxy Note9 allows users to transform 0.4 seconds of footage into approximately 12 seconds of Super Slow-mo video when taken in single shot mode3. Once a video is recorded, the feature automatically adds appropriate background music that makes the recorded moment even more epic.

 

 

More Customizable AR Emoji

The Galaxy Note9 is absolutely packed with innovations that empower users’ creativity and self-expression, and the camera’s refined AR Emoji feature is one of the most dynamic examples of this.

 

Capable of mimicking users’ movements in addition to supporting dozens of pre-set expressions, AR Emoji stickers offer a fun way to express yourself and inject personality into messages. The Galaxy Note9 analyzes your distinct facial features to generate a 3D avatar that matches your appearance.

 

 

The feature, whose face-tracking function was recently enriched with more landmark detector points, has been enhanced for the Galaxy Note9 with an array of customization options that make it easier for AR Emojis to copy your distinct style. With loads of new outfits and accessories to choose from, as well as the ability to fine-tune details like your hair style, skin tone and facial features, the opportunities for expression are endless.

 

Galaxy Note9 users will also be able to customize the backgrounds of their stickers with an array of new options, and enjoy access to Samsung and partners like Disney’s ever-growing roster of AR Emojis based on iconic cartoon characters—a roster that’s set to become even more fun and diverse with the feature’s open SDK (software development kit).

 

 

1Accuracy may differ by settings and surrounding conditions.

2Accuracy of Flaw Detection function may differ depending on surrounding conditions or subject. Blink detection works within 1.5 meters and a maximum of 3 people are detectable at the same time. Blur detection feature senses when the camera shakes, and recognizes face blur in the photo.

3Video is initially recorded at 480fps and digitally converted into 960fps footage.

[In-Depth Look #3] The Power to Do More: The Galaxy Note9’s High-Performance Features

The Galaxy Note9 introduces exciting enhancements to the same great collection of high-performance Galaxy features that have, over the last few years, redefined the mobile experience.

 

Featuring an all-day battery, expanded storage, fast processing and network speeds, and Samsung Electronics’ latest advancements in cooling technologies, the newest addition to the Note lineup has been engineered to offer the highest levels of power and performance.

 

 

 

All-Day Performance

A phone designed for power users requires a likewise powerful battery. That’s why Samsung equipped the Galaxy Note9 with an all-day1, 4,000mAh battery—the largest ever featured on a flagship Galaxy device. Offering 21 percent more power than the Galaxy Note8’s 3,300mAh unit, the powerhouse battery allows you to spend more time being productive and less time tied down by chargers and power packs.

 

 

The fast-charging, wireless-capable battery is not only the most powerful that the Galaxy family has ever seen; it’s also the most reliable. That’s because its power and performance are backed by Samsung’s 8-Point Battery Safety Check—the most rigorous in the industry—and have also been validated by the experts at UL (Underwriters Laboratories) and Exponent.

 

So you can rest assured that from morning meetings to meet-ups with friends, and whatever else you have planned for your day, your Galaxy Note9 will be ready to help you get things done and enjoy each day to the fullest.

 

 

Save More, Delete Less

Samsung designed the Galaxy Note9 with a belief that not only should you not need to plan your day around our smartphone’s battery life, you shouldn’t need to delete your favorite photos, files and apps to make room for more either.

 

To offer users more freedom to create and store dynamic content, the Galaxy Note9 comes with a default base storage of 128GB, including 6GB of RAM, and is also available in a 512GB model with 8GB of RAM2. The latter opens the door for over one terabyte of storage via microSD card3.

 

 

Just how much dynamic content can the Galaxy Note9 hold? The 128GB model offers enough space for approximately 545 full HD (FHD) videos, or over 22,000 images, while the 512GB version features room for some 2,315 FHD videos, or over 93,000 images4. The smartphone’s combination of ample storage and microSD support means that users will likely never need to erase old content to make room for more apps, files, or stunning photos or videos captured with its innovative camera.

 

Built for the Fast Lane

Like storage space, a phone’s processing speeds and network capabilities can directly impact users’ ability to get the most out of a given day.

 

To offer users superior speed, the Galaxy Note9 comes equipped with a 10-nanometer processor that, in addition to boosting CPU and GPU performance by 33 and 23 percent, respectively5, supports the fastest network speeds available, with downloads of up to 1.2 gigabits per second (Gbps)6.

 

The Galaxy Note9’s connections ensure that you’re never stuck in the slow lane when downloading or streaming your favorite content.

 

 

Cool Under Pressure

The Galaxy Note9’s combination of premium power and performance is made possible, in part, thanks to its Water Carbon Cooling system, which allows the phone to run smoothly during heavy use.

 

Samsung’s cooling system counteracts heat with a heat pipe, or ‘thermal spreader’, that ensures that the processor functions at optimal levels. The system, which was first introduced in the Galaxy S7, utilizes changes in the phases of water to efficiently radiate heat. First, a porous structure filled with water absorbs the heat, then the water is turned into steam and moved through pipes. The steam then begins to cool and turns back into water and the process begins again, dispelling more heat with each subsequent cycle.

 

 

To help ensure that the Galaxy Note9 remains cool under pressure, Samsung equipped the device with a heat pipe that’s three times larger than the Galaxy Note8’s, and increased the system’s internal water intake to allow for greater heat absorption. The system also benefits from an enhanced carbon fiber TIM (thermal interface material) that transfers heat from the processor to the thermal spreader with 3.5 times greater efficiency, boosts thermal conductivity, and helps prevent overheating.

 

The Galaxy Note9 also features an on-device AI-based, performance-adjusting algorithm that provides up to 40 percent more stable FPS (frames per second) when gaming. This allows the smartphone to provide smoother visuals and a more enjoyable experience when playing top games like “Fortnite”.

 

 

In an action-packed game like “Fortnite”, FPS drops can mean the difference between life and death. Timing and accuracy are everything, and unstable FPS can hinder your ability to anticipate an attack, and can cause a carefully aimed shot to hit just off the mark. The Galaxy Note9’s smooth and stable gameplay makes it easier to immerse yourself in the on-screen action, offering a competitive edge in your quest to become the last player standing.

 

 

1Estimated against the usage profile of an average/typical user. Independently assessed by Strategy Analytics between 11-24 July 2018 in Santa Monica, CA, U.S. and Milton Keynes, U.K. with pre-release versions of SM-N960 (128GB). Actual battery life may vary.

2Availability may vary depending on region.

3For 512GB models equipped with a 512GB external SD card (sold separately). Availability of 512GB SD card may vary by country and manufacturer. Actual storage space availability may vary depending on pre-installed software.

4Full HD is the Galaxy Note9’s default setting. Figures describe files 60 seconds in length and 200MB in size. Photo figures describe images 5MB in size.

5Compared to the Galaxy Note8.

6Speeds may vary by carrier and region.

The New, Super Powerful Galaxy Note9: For Those Who Want it All

 

Samsung Electronics today announced the latest addition to its premium Note series with Galaxy Note9. The Note series has been recognized for including the company’s latest groundbreaking innovations, and Galaxy Note9 builds on this legacy with a premium smartphone that delivers the ultimate in performance; a new S Pen with connectivity for the first time ever; and Samsung’s most intelligent camera yet.

 

“The Note has always been our showcase for premium technology and industry-defining innovation, and Galaxy Note9 is no exception. It’s designed for a level of performance, power and intelligence that today’s power users want and need,” said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics. “Note fans are Samsung’s most loyal; we know they want it all, to get the most out of work and play, and Galaxy Note9 is the only phone that can keep up with their busy lives.”

 

 

All Day Performance

People rely on their smartphones for almost everything they do – all-day, every day. They need a phone that can keep up without having to find the nearest outlet to recharge, delete pictures to free up storage for their next snap, anxiously wait for their video to download before boarding their flight, or deal with any lag time when gaming.

 

They need a phone that won’t let them down and Galaxy Note9 delivers.

 

  • All Day Battery: Galaxy Note9’s 4,000mAh battery, the largest ever on a flagship Galaxy phone for long-lasting power to use all-day to talk, text, play games and watch movies from morning to night.

 

  • Store More, Delete Less: Galaxy Note9 is available with two internal storage options – choose from 128GB or 512GB. And with the ability to insert a microSD card, Galaxy Note9 is 1TB ready1 to have peace of mind knowing there is enough room for favorite photos, videos and apps.

 

  • Speed and Power: Galaxy Note9 is a super powerful smartphone with cutting-edge 10nm processor and support for the fastest network speeds available in the market (up to 1.2 gigabits per second) to stream and download without slowing down. Galaxy Note9 also includes an industry-leading and Samsung developed Water Carbon Cooling system and on-device AI-based performance adjusting algorithm to deliver the powerful yet stable performance.

 

 

The Evolution of the S Pen

The S Pen is the signature feature of the Note series – it’s how users have made their mark, and how Samsung has expanded the notion of what a smartphone can do. What began as a tool for writing and drawing is now putting more power and control in their hands.

 

Now with Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) support, the new S Pen delivers an entirely new way to use the Note. With just a click, it’s now possible to take selfies and group pictures, present slides, pause and play video, and more. Developers can even integrate the S Pen’s new, advanced BLE functionalities into their apps later this year.

 

The Intelligent Camera That Makes Pictures Perfect

It can be hard to take a picture that looks just like the ones the pros take – but it shouldn’t be. Galaxy Note9 builds on Samsung’s industry-leading camera technologies with new capabilities that take the work out of getting the perfect picture.

 

  • Scene Optimizer: Galaxy Note9’s camera is Samsung’s smartest yet. It uses intelligence to identify elements of a photo, such as scene and subject, to automatically classify it into one of 20 categories and instantly optimize it based on the category. The result is a stunning, lifelike image with bold colors and dynamic definition.

 

  • Flaw Detection: The first shot doesn’t always come out right, but the Galaxy Note9 lets users know if there’s something wrong, so they can take another picture without losing the moment. An immediate notification will appear if the image is blurry, the subject blinked, there is a smudge on the lens, or there’s backlight impacting the quality of the image.

 

  • Premium Camera: With the unique combination of advanced intelligence features and leading premium hardware, Galaxy Note9’s camera is the best on the market. It comes with advanced noise reduction technology, and a Dual Aperture2 lens, which adjusts to light just like the human eye. No matter the lighting conditions, Galaxy Note9’s top-tier camera delivers a crystal-clear shot.

 

 

Premium Experiences: From Work to Play

The Infinity Display is the cornerstone of Samsung’s design heritage, and Galaxy Note9 has the largest edge-to-edge display ever on a Note. The 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Display provides a truly immersive multimedia experience. Galaxy Note9’s Infinity Display is complemented by stereo speakers, which are tuned by AKG, and ability to deliver Dolby Atmos® immersive audio for a life like experience. Mobile video has never looked or sounded better than it does on Galaxy Note9. YouTube named Galaxy Note9 as a Signature Device able to deliver a best-in-class YouTube experience.

 

Galaxy Note9 also delivers a PC-like experience with Samsung DeX. Users can work on presentations, edit photos, and watch their favorite show all powered by their phone. Experience Samsung DeX with easy-to-carry HDMI adapters3. When connected to a monitor, Galaxy Note9 can power a virtualized desktop and even serve as a fully-functional second screen. Take notes with the S Pen while watching a video, or use Galaxy Note9 as a trackpad, to right-click, drag and drop, and use multiple windows on a monitor. It’s never been easier to be more productive.

 

Galaxy and Beyond

The premium Galaxy technologies come standard with Note9: fast wireless charging, IP68 water and dust resistance4 and Samsung services such as Samsung Health and Samsung Pay. Galaxy Note9 features Samsung’s trusted, defense-grade Knox security platform and biometric security options including fingerprint scanning, iris scanning and facial recognition capabilities to keep important information safe.

 

Galaxy Note9 opens up a world of possibilities – it’s a portal to the full Samsung ecosystem of devices and services. For instance, use Galaxy Note9 and SmartThings to control connected devices, or get more done with Bixby5, a personalized, intelligent assistant. And with the launch of Galaxy Note9, Samsung is making it easier to enjoy music with a new long-term partner, Spotify6. The partnership makes Spotify easily accessible to seamlessly sync and transfer music, playlists and podcasts across Galaxy Note9, Galaxy Watch and Smart TV products.

 

Galaxy Note9 will be available starting August 24, 2018 in select markets and will be offered in Midnight Black, Lavender Purple, Metallic Copper with matching S Pen, and Ocean Blue with a Yellow S Pen.

 

For more information about Galaxy Note9, visit news.samsung.com/galaxyhttp://www.samsungmobilepress.com or www.samsung.com/galaxy.

 

 

Samsung Galaxy Note9 Product Specifications

 

1 512GB internal memory as standard. 512GB models available in select countries. Up to 512GB additional storage with external SD card (sold separately).

2 The Dual Aperture supports F1.5 mode and F2.4 mode. Dual Aperture is installed on the rear wide-camera.

3 Samsung’s HDMI adapters includes HDMI Adapter (EE-HG950), Multi Port Adapter (EE-P5000) and DeX Cable (EE-I1300)

4 Based on test conditions for submersion in up to 1.5 meters of freshwater for up to 30 minutes. Rinse residue/dry if wet.

5 Bixby service availability and features may vary by country or carrier. Voice Command recognizes English (U.S.), Mandarin Chinese and Korean. Not all accents, dialects and expressions are recognized. Voice command works with a select, growing list of Samsung and third-party apps. See “Apps with Voice” in Bixby for a list of compatible apps.

6 Spotify service availability and features may vary by country or carrier. (For more details go to www.spotify.com)

[Infographic] Experience the Power of the Galaxy Note9

Sure, we love our smartphones, but when they have an off-day, we’re ready to throw our beloved devices out the window.

 

Imagine a device that never has an off-day. Building on the Galaxy Note heritage, Samsung delivers in Galaxy Note9 the most seamless mobile experience to date. The latest Note offering transforms how you interact with the device, helping you achieve more in work and life.

 

[Infographic] Think You Know the S Pen? Think Again

In just a short time, Samsung’s S Pen has revolutionized the way people use their phones. Over the years, this trademark of the Note series has evolved dramatically in style, design, as well as capabilities.

 

The Galaxy Note9’s S Pen with remote control takes the iconic stylus to the next level, further transforming simple gestures into powerful actions. If you think you already know the S Pen, you’re in for a surprise.

 

Stay Connected No Matter Where You Are with the New Samsung Galaxy Watch

 

Samsung Electronics today introduced the new Samsung Galaxy Watch. Galaxy Watch brings the best of the Samsung’s Galaxy ecosystem with long-lasting battery life, LTE connectivity, wellness capabilities and a timeless and personalized design. Galaxy Watch helps users accomplish more with new stress and sleep monitoring capabilities, in addition to offering a more robust line up of style options including three new watch faces in Silver, Midnight Black and Rose Gold, and new customizable watch band colors.

 

“At Samsung, we have a long history of providing consumers with choice, while maintaining innovation within our products, and we are excited to continue the proud heritage of our Galaxy line with our wearables,” said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics. “The new Galaxy Watch was designed for all lifestyles to help meet consumer needs, such as more efficient battery life to stay connected longer, and better wellness tracking to help users maintain their goals – we are delivering them with connected experiences, all at the touch of a wrist.”

 

 

Stay Connected – No Matter Where Your Day Takes You

Galaxy Watch’s improved battery life of up to 80+1 hours eliminates the need for daily charging and helps consumers keep up with their busy week. With a longer battery life, untethering from their smartphone has never been easier with Galaxy Watch’s LTE connectivity – across 30+ carriers and 15+ countries – for a true standalone experience across devices through messaging, calls, mapping and music. Users can also start and end their day with morning and evening briefings to help stay on top of reminders, weather and their latest schedule.

 

 

Live a Balanced Life

Designed with wellness in mind, Galaxy Watch offers a true holistic health experience with its new stress management tracker2, which automatically detects high levels of stress and offers breathing exercises to help keep users centered and focused. In addition, a new advanced sleep tracker3 monitors all levels of sleep, including REM cycles, to help users adjust sleeping habits and get the rest they need to take on their day.

 

With sleep and stress under control, Galaxy Watch also helps users achieve other health and wellness goals, including fitness. Galaxy Watch adds 21 new indoor exercises, tracking a total of 39 workouts that allow consumers to customize and change up their routines. Because balanced nutrition is as important as exercise, Galaxy Watch makes it easier than ever with intuitive calorie tracking and personalized alerts. In addition, users can stay on track of their meals using Bixby Vision on their Galaxy device. To take a photo of each meal and instantly log nutritional information in Samsung Health and on Galaxy Watch for better calorie management.

 

 

Flaunt a Stylish and Timeless Design

Galaxy Watch caters to more sizes and styles with a silver, 46mm version and 42mm option in black or rose gold. Users can customize Galaxy Watch even more with a selection of watch faces and straps including options from Braloba, a manufacturer of high quality watch straps. Galaxy Watch carries the legacy of Samsung’s smartwatches with its trademark circular, rotating bezel while embracing the digital look with Always On Display, in addition to improved usability. For the first time, Galaxy Watch features analog watch ticks and hourly chimes, and a depth effect that casts shadows defining every detail on the watch face for a traditional look and feel. In addition, Galaxy Watch’s certified military-level durability4 with Corning® Gorilla® Glass DX+ and industry-leading water resistance with a 5 ATM rating5 allows for long-lasting use, no matter the environment.

 

 

Experience the Best of Samsung’s Galaxy Ecosystem

Galaxy Watch brings users all the benefits from the Galaxy Ecosystem creating a seamless experience with SmartThings, Samsung Health, Samsung Flow, Samsung Knox, Samsung Pay6, Bixby and with partnerships like Spotify and Under Armour. Easily access and control devices on Galaxy Watch with SmartThings – all at the touch of a wrist – from turning on the lights and TV in the morning to adjusting the temperature before bed. Samsung makes music and multimedia control even easier on Galaxy Watch with Spotify allowing users to listen to songs offline or without a smartphone with Spotify7 Offline mode in addition to keeping information secure with Samsung Knox and easily unlocking PCs or tablets using Samsung Flow.

 

Galaxy Watch will be available starting in the U.S. on August 24, 2018, at select carriers and retail locations, in Korea on August 31, 2018, and in additional select markets on September 14, 2018. For additional product information, please visit http://www.samsungmobilepress.com.

 

 

Galaxy Watch Specifications

 

1 Battery life varies by device and usage: Galaxy Watch 46mm (80+ hours with typical usage; up to 168 hours with low usage) and Galaxy Watch 42mm (45+ hours with typical usage; up to 120 hours with low usage). The actual time of battery life may vary depending on the network connection, component, setting, signal strength, noise and many other elements.

2 Measured value is not appropriate for medical use

3 Measured value is not appropriate for medical use

4 MIL-STD-810: Environmental Engineering Considerations and Laboratory Tests is a United States Military Standard that emphasizes tailoring an equipment’s environmental design and test limits to the conditions; MIL-STD-810G: + Humidity, Altitude Storage, Altitude Operational, Immersion

5 Galaxy Watch has an ISO 22810:2010 certification for wristwatches for 5 ATM rating of 50 meters (165 feet) under defined conditions of pressure, time, velocity and temperature. This means that both devices are safe to wear while walking in the rain or showering and may be used for shallow-water activities like swimming in a pool or the ocean. However, Galaxy Watch should not be used for scuba diving, water skiing, or other activities involving sudden temperature changes, high-velocity water activities or submersion below shallow depth. Rinse in fresh water and dry after use in sea water.

6 NFC support only. Service availability may vary by country.

7 Requires a Spotify Premium Membership (For more details, please visit www.spotify.com)

 

*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice.

Samsung’s Industry-Leading Washing Machines Continue to Garner Acclaim for their Disruptive Innovation

Samsung Electronics’ premium washing machines continue to receive acclaim from around the globe. The 2018 Which? Awards recently announced Samsung Electronics as the leading Large Appliance brand for its range of home appliances. This award comes as the latest in a string of media and industry recognition from around the world for Samsung’s QuickDrive™ technology and FlexWash™ machines.

 

But what is it about Samsung’s laundry solutions that have captivated the industry and consumers alike? Demand for premium home appliances has increased in recent years, and Samsung’s success in this burgeoning field is due to its ability to create simple yet innovative laundry solutions, informed by consumer needs and enhanced by the power of IoT and AI. In an industry that has long been dominated by conventional solutions, Samsung’s disruptive technology redefines the laundry process as we know it.

 

 

 

Breakthrough Washing Performance

With convenience that doesn’t compromise performance being the top priority for consumers when choosing home appliances, Samsung has cemented its status within the market thanks to the key features of its two most advanced washers – the speed of QuickDrive™ and the flexibility of FlexWash™. Though washing methods have significantly changed over time and improved throughout the industry, these latest laundry solutions are a testament to Samsung’s history of innovation, and rewrite the very definition of washing performance.

 

 

QuickDrive™ technology provides a full wash cycle in half the time of conventional machines*, with all the fabric care, performance and durability users value. This unrivaled technology caters to the lifestyles of modern consumers by saving them valuable time to do more of the things they love. Its status as a leading laundry innovation was commended by this year’s CES Innovation Awards.

 

The FlexWash™ system offers the award-winning option to wash two loads of laundry at the same time, meeting the needs of consumers who require flexibility in their machine usage. Samsung’s unique dual laundry system and its unprecedented flexibility have transformed how people tackle multiple loads of laundry.

Intuitive Smart Features

Samsung washing machines with QuickDrive™ technology are also equipped with Q-rator**, the company’s AI-powered intelligent laundry assistant, to further simplify the laundry process.

 

Q-rator provides users with intelligent and intuitive assistance through three main features: Laundry Planner enables consumers to specify a laundry finishing time; Laundry Recipe provides recommendations on the best wash cycle for a specific load; and HomeCare Wizard monitors a wash remotely for quick and responsive troubleshooting.

 

 

The difference that these ingenious features make in the washing process has been widely acknowledged by the industry. This year’s ‘Best of KBIS’ awards recognized both washers as leading in their fields, with QuickDrive™ receiving the ‘Smart Home Technology’ award for its best-in-class laundry innovation, and FlexWash™ receiving the ‘Kitchen Silver’ award for the flexibility that its multi-load and remote smartphone-control features provide.

 

 

Prudent Product Design

The innovation found in Samsung’s laundry solutions goes beyond the advanced technology built in to each washer. Both QuickDrive™ and FlexWash™ machines have been designed to provide the highest quality of performance and user experience.

 

At the heart of the QuickDrive™ offerings is the Q-Drum, consisting of a main drum as well as a back plate that rotate independently, unique in the industry. Unlike conventional washing machines, QuickDrive™ moves clothes dynamically around the drum in different directions.

 

 

The FlexWash™ washing machine’s dual washer capacity, combining a small upper washer with a bigger lower washer, enables users to run two different load types simultaneously and completely separately. This unique technology has won recognition from the Asian Conference on Ergonomics and Design for its holistic and compact design.

 

The two award-winning laundry solutions, QuickDrive™ and FlexWash™, represent the fruition of Samsung’s drive to innovate while reflecting consumers’ lifestyles. Consumers, industry leaders and media around the world continue to recognize how these technologies allow people to do laundry more flexibly, so that they can achieve their highest quality wash yet – all while freeing up more time to spend on the important things in life.

 

 

*Based on tests comparing the WW8800M with Samsungs WW8500K model. Saves 50 percent of time during Cotton (a half load at 40 ) and eCotton cycles, with washing performance within ±2 percent. Reduces energy consumption by 20 percent during Cotton (half load at 40) and Super Speed cycles (5kg load at 40), based on Intertek data. The exact amount of time that QuickDrive™ saves users varies by region.

 

**Compatible with both Android and iOS devices. A Samsung account and Wi-Fi connection are required.

Helping People Detect and Prepare for Hearing Loss

Summary
 

  • Last week in Purmamarca, Jujuy Province, Argentina, the Government of Jujuy, uSound and Samsung Electronics Argentina signed an agreement to help residents of Jujuy detect potential hearing loss and provide steps to minimize its impact
  • The project, dubbed uSound for Samsung, will help give Jujueños access to a simple three-step preliminary diagnosis* that can be done on a smartphone

 

 

The Problem

According to WHO, over 5% of the world’s population – or 466 million people – have disabling hearing loss. In Argentina, hearing impairment constitutes 18% of the existing disabilities – 86.6% of which experience hearing difficulties; 13.4% are deaf.

 

While those diagnosed with hearing loss can take necessary actions for their individual cases – taking preventive measures to avoid total deafness, getting hearing aids, learning sign language, etc. – those who do not know what’s happening to them are subject to a more frustrating experience. This is especially true for children who may lose the chance to develop their cognitive skills and pursue higher education.

 

 

Using Technology to Bridge the Gap

uSound for Samsung is an initiative designed to bring technology to people with hearing loss – to help detect the risk of hearing loss and thus improve their quality of life in such essential aspects as communication and education.

 

uSound for Samsung enables users to detect risk of hearing loss free of charge

 

uSound Test is an application that allows users to detect their risk of hearing loss for free. In about 10 minutes, the app reproduces pre-calibrated sounds that users give feedback to. Comparing the results with its database, the app detects specific frequencies the user has difficulty hearing. uSound Test then analyzes the auditory curve that results from the whole test to determine the degree of risk of hearing loss in the person.

 

Once finalized, uSound for Samsung issues a report with the result, which is a risk indicator that allows users to take corresponding actions. This test is not a medical diagnosis so the app will recommend support from hearing health specialists when needed.

 

Through uSound for Samsung, the company hopes to use its technology and resources to:

 

  • Raise awareness about hearing loss and improve public policies
  • Avoid irreversible damage to hearing organs
  • Encourage learning and cognitive development for children
  • Develop speech and facilitate social inclusion
  • Contribute to a more egalitarian society

Working with the Community

The Government of Jujuy will provide support in resources and workspaces for the hearing loss-detection campaign. uSound will continue to help improve hearing experiences with its products, including the aforementioned test and an app that turns the cell phone into an auditory assistant**. Samsung Electronics will provide the necessary technology to carry out a first pilot test of uSound Test in health centers across Jujuy as well as financially supporting the project.

 

As a team, the Government of Jujuy, uSound and Samsung Electronics Argentina will help give a larger part of the Argentine community access to tools to potentially change lives through the use of technology.

 

Eduardo Ezequiel Escobar, CEO, uSound (fifth from left), Sang Jik Lee, President, Samsung Electronics Argentina (seventh from left), Governor Gerardo Rubén Morales, Jujuy Province (eighth from left) and Dr. Gustavo Alfredo Bouhid, Minister of Health, Jujuy Province (ninth from left) pose with other related parties for a group picture commemorating the signing event

 

 

Quotes***

  • Governor Gerardo Rubén Morales, Jujuy Province: “It is a pleasure to accompany uSound, a company from Jujuy, take on its challenges. With the support of Samsung, this project will impact thousands of people with hearing problems. It is great that this project started in Jujuy. We hope it can be replicated throughout Argentina and in other countries – technological innovation knows no boundaries.”
  • Ezequiel Escobar, CEO and co-founder, uSound: “We witnessed a truly historic opportunity for our company and for Jujuy. This plan, using our technologies, will benefit many people from Jujuy and has the potential to expand to help many more people around the world. We are talking about a huge impact that grows even more with the support from Samsung and the Ministry of Health of Jujuy.”
  • Cynthia Giolito, Senior Manager, Corporate Citizenship, Samsung Electronics Argentina: “uSound for Samsung reinforces our mission to offer technology with a purpose that improves quality of life. We are very proud to embark on this path and we hope to have solid results that will promote hearing accessibility in more places.”

 

 

Additional Image

Left to right: Eduardo Ezequiel Escobar, CEO, uSound, Sang Jik Lee, President, Samsung Electronics Argentina, Governor Gerardo Rubén Morales, Jujuy Province and Dr. Gustavo Alfredo Bouhid, Minister of Health, Jujuy Province sign an agreement to distribute uSound for Samsung in the Jujuy province to help residents detect risk of hearing loss

 

* Not a medical diagnosis

** Not a hearing aid

*** Translated from Spanish and edited for clarity

[Video] Unveil: How Samsung Puts Productivity at the Heart of the Galaxy Tab S4

In an age of iterative updates, isn’t it time your tablet evolved? Samsung is answering that call with the Galaxy Tab S4 to take the productivity, entertainment and connectivity experience to the next level. With Samsung DeX on tablets for the very first time, a refined S Pen, an immersive display optimized for entertainment, and the ability to offer true-to-life audio quality, this isn’t your traditional tablet—it’s a leap forward in power and productivity so you can get more done wherever you are.

 

Built for the digital savvy, tech-forward professional, the Galaxy Tab S4 introduces a range of new updates that will change the way you interact with your portable devices. Check out the video below as Hassan Anjum and Jonathan Wong, directors of product marketing at Samsung Electronics, walk you through the latest addition to the Samsung Galaxy family.

 

[Infographic] Spec Comparison: Galaxy Tab S3 vs. Galaxy Tab S4

The Galaxy Tab S4 is the newest addition to the Tab series, and offers users the very latest in tablet productivity, connectivity and usage, designed to help you both work smarter and play harder.

 

The Galaxy Tab S4 comes equipped with a wealth of enhanced features so that users can make the most out of their tablet. The Tab S4 is the first tablet to be integrated with Samsung DeX. It also boasts enhanced LTE support and smart features such as the S Pen, Samsung Flow and SmartThings for seamless productivity across all your Samsung devices. Long-lasting battery allows you to do more, with cinematic surround sound and immersive display visuals providing the very best in on-the-go entertainment.

 

Check out the infographic below to discover more about how Samsung has enhanced the latest in its Galaxy Tab series.

 

[Infographic] Galaxy Tab S4: Building on a Legacy

If theres one value which captures the modern work culture, its multitasking. For many people, working outside the office is now the norm; having the right tools to maintain personal productivity and make the remote working experience as smooth as being in the office is now more important than ever.

 

Packed with best-in-class productivity and entertainment features, the Galaxy Tab S4 is designed to help users power through their work and make the most of every day. Take a look at the infographic below to learn more about the latest addition to Samsungs Galaxy Tab family.

 

 

 

*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice.

The New Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Helps You Get More Done from Wherever You Are

 

Samsung Electronics today announced the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4, a new 2-in-1 Android tablet designed for people who want to do more on the go—from home to the office and everywhere in between. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 delivers an experience that helps you work smarter by keeping you operating at the highest levels. Paired with a polished modern design, an immersive display, four speakers and enhanced entertainment features, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 is the perfect device for those who need something portable like a tablet and capable like a PC.

 

“At Samsung, we believe tablets play an increasingly important role in making lives easier and improving the mobile experience for everyone,” said DJ Koh, President and CEO of Samsung Electronics. “With the Galaxy Tab S4, we’re introducing a premium tablet, equipped with Samsung DeX that helps consumers perform their absolute best wherever they go. We look forward to providing our customers with a sense of leisure and comfort knowing that this new addition to our ecosystem of connected devices is also packed with features to help them stay entertained.”

 

 

Productivity with Samsung DeX and S Pen

With the Galaxy Tab S4, Samsung is bringing Samsung DeX to the tablet for the first time. When connected to the optional Book Cover Keyboard (sold separately) or launched from the Quick Panel, the Galaxy Tab S4 powers on Samsung DeX, giving users the option to switch from the Android interface to a desktop experience. With Samsung DeX, you can open multiple desktop-style windows for your Android apps, including the Microsoft Office suite, directly on the Galaxy Tab S4, and re-size them when needed. Drag and drop content between apps and use keyboard shortcuts and commands for efficiency.

 

If more screen is needed, there is also an option to extend Samsung DeX to an external monitor with a compatible HDMI to USB-C multi-port adapter (not included). When connected, the Galaxy Tab S4 can serve as a track pad or a sketch pad, and new this year, the Galaxy Tab S4 can continue to work as a fully functional Android tablet, giving users two screens to accomplish tasks.

 

Whether at the office, at home, or on-the-go, the Galaxy Tab S4 keeps you going with a 7,300mAh battery that provides up to 16 hours of video playback.1 Additionally, with Samsung Knox, Samsung’s defense-grade mobile security platform, customers and companies can ensure critical information is protected at multiple levels of the device. IT managers can also tailor the employee interface to align with business needs.

 

Samsung’s S Pen comes in the box with the Galaxy Tab S4 to satisfy even more productive needs. It offers users a great way to express their creativity and communicate. They can take notes on the fly through the Screen-Off Memo feature, as well as navigate, translate and organize notes through Samsung Notes, and even send personalized texts through Samsung Live Message – all with the S Pen.

 

 

A Screen Fit for Any Job – or Movie

It’s easier to get more done when you have the right screen. Even the busiest professionals still take time to sit back with a game or movie. Now you can enjoy a more immersive experience on a device you can take anywhere. While similar in size to the Galaxy Tab S3, the Galaxy Tab S4 sports narrower bezels to fit a large 10.5-inch display with Super AMOLED technology, as well as a 16:10 screen ratio with 2560×1600, 287 pixels per inch (PPI) resolution for vivid picture detail and true-to-life visuals. When it comes to audio, the Galaxy Tab S4 also comes with four speakers tuned by AKG and Dolby Atmos® immersive sound technology, which brings entertainment to life through moving audio that flows all around you. With Dolby Atmos®, the Galaxy Tab S4 supports crisper dialogue, enveloping sound fields, maximized loudness without distortion, and consistent playback volume.

 

 

Enhanced Connectivity to Make Your Life Easier

The Galaxy Tab S4 also features new and improved capabilities designed to manage your connected devices and lifestyle. Samsung Flow allows users to manage all of their devices easily by connecting and transferring files, tasks and notifications seamlessly. The SmartThings app2 on the Galaxy Tab S4 makes it easy to monitor and control your smart home devices right from the tablet. Plus, the Galaxy Tab S4’s Daily Board3 allows you to view your favorite photos and everyday information such as the weather, calendar and time in one, easy-to-access place.

 

For more information about the Galaxy Tab S4, visit news.samsung.com/galaxyhttp://www.samsungmobilepress.com or https://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/galaxy-tab-s4/.

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Product Specifications

DISPLAY 10.5” WQXGA (2560×1600) sAMOLED
CHIPSET Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Octa Core (2.35GHz + 1.9GHz)
LTE SUPPORT LTE Cat.16 DLCA, 4X4 MIMO
MEMORY / STORAGE 4GB + 64GB / 256GB, microSD up to 400GB4
CAMERA 13MP AF + 8.0MP, Flash
PORT USB3.1 (Type C), POGO
SENSORS Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, RGB, Proximity, Iris Scanner, Hall Sensor
WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth® 5.0
GPS GPS + GLONASS, BEIDOU, GALILEO
DIMENSION, WEIGHT 249.3 x 164.3 x 7.1mm
482g (Wi-Fi) / 483g (LTE)
BATTERY 7,300mAh, Fast Charging
OS/UPGRADE Android 8.1
ACCESSORIES S Pen (included)
VIDEO Recording: UHD 4K (3840×2160) @ 30fps
Playback: UHD 4K (3840×2160) @ 60fps
AUDIO 4 speakers tuned by AKG, Dolby Atmos®

 

1 Battery life may vary depending on usage and settings. Based on laboratory testing.

2 Availability of features varies by region.

3 At the time of availability, Daily Board will feature Photo Gallery, Weather, Clock and Calendar.

4 Memory and storage capacities vary by region.

 

*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice.

Fit for the Whole Family: Samsung Introduces the Galaxy Tab A 10.5″

Samsung Electronics today launched the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5’’, a new tablet that keeps you and the family entertained while at home or on the go. Featuring new family-friendly entertainment options and enhanced audio and visual features, the Galaxy Tab A 10.5’’ is ideal for enjoying your favorite movies or shows at home or on the go. Whether you’re lounging on the couch or enjoying a long drive with your family, the Galaxy Tab A 10.5’’ can keep you and your children entertained for hours. And with added connectivity features like Samsung’s SmartThings, managing your home has never been easier.

 

“We are proud to announce the Galaxy Tab A 10.5’’, Samsung’s latest addition to the tablet lineup with capabilities that make life easier, and more entertaining for the whole family,” said Jason Lee, Director and Head of Tablet Product Strategy Group at Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “Featuring a refreshed design, enhanced parental controls and new home connectivity capabilities, the Galaxy Tab A 10.5’’ is the perfect complement for the modern household.”

 

With the Galaxy Tab A 10.5’’, friends and family can watch movies, play games, listen to music or browse content together on a 10.5-inch display featuring a generous 16:10 screen-to-body ratio thanks to its slimmer bezels. Four speakers are built into each corner of the tablet with support from Dolby Atmos®, which transforms your mobile entertainment experience with moving audio that flows all around you.

 

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5’’ also gives parents the control to manage content and usage time with Kids Mode, Samsung’s child-friendly tablet interface designed to make learning and entertainment simple, safe and fun. This mode features Kids Browser, Galaxy Apps for Kids and eight free child-friendly apps from family favorite brands including Toca Hair Salon 3 and BRIO World – Railway. Families can also use Multi User Mode on the Galaxy Tab A 10.5’’ to create various accounts on the same device, such as one account for a child with separate accounts for the parents— for greater functionality on a single tablet.

 

Managing the family and home has never been easier with the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5’’ through enhanced connectivity features. Samsung’s Always On Daily Board brings integral daily information to one easy-to-view home hub including a clock, calendar and weather updates as well as a digital photo library. And now users can easily control their home environment from their family-friendly tablet with SmartThings1 on the Galaxy Tab A 10.5’’. Control your connected home appliances via SmartThings with the touch of a button. Whether you’re getting the kids ready for bed or need to turn up the heat during a rainy day, smart home controls make it easy to manage your connected home.2

 

For more information about the Galaxy Tab A 10.5”, visit news.samsung.com/galaxy or http://www.samsungmobilepress.com.

 

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5’’ Product Specifications

DISPLAY 10.5” WUXGA (1920×1200) TFT LCD
CHIPSET Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 450 Octa Core (1.8GHz)
LTE SUPPORT LTE Cat.6
MEMORY 3GB + 32GB, microSD up to 400GB
CAMERA 8MP AF + 5MP with Flash
PORT USB 2.0 (Type C)
SENSORS Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, RGB, Hall Sensor
WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth® 4.2
GPS GPS + GLONASS + BeiDou3
DIMENSION, WEIGHT 260.0 x 161.1 x 8.0
529g (Wi-Fi), 534g (LTE)
BATTERY 7,300mAh
OS/UPGRADE Android 8.1
VIDEO Recording: FHD @ 30fps
Playback: FHD @ 60fps

 

1 Availability of features varies by region.

2 SmartThings compatible devices vary by region.

3 Availability varies by region.

 

*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice.

Introducing Samsung Newsroom Ukraine

Samsung Electronics today launched Samsung Newsroom Ukraine, its latest platform intended to keep local media and consumers up to date with the latest news, product launches, and content from Samsung.

 

Samsung Galaxy Studio at one of the biggest music festivals in the world, Atlas Weekend 2018 in Kiev, Ukraine

 

Samsung Newsroom Ukraine aims to give the local public a better understanding of the company and its activities. Visitors to the Newsroom will be able to explore domestic and international stories, interviews and infographics. The platform will provide visitors with insights into the company’s operations in the Ukraine, as well as information on citizenship activities in the country.

 

Samsung Newsroom Ukraine will also serve as a platform for the live broadcasting of important industry events and product launches from around the world.

 

Samsung opened its representative office in the Ukraine in 1996, and the Samsung Research and Development Institute Ukraine was established in Kiev in 2009.

 

Samsung Electronics Ukraine office, Kiev

 

For more information on Samsung’s activities in the Ukraine, please visit Samsung Newsroom Ukraine at news.samsung.com/ua.

Samsung and Disney Release Ice Cool New AR Emojis

Samsung Electronics has revealed the latest set of popular Disney characters to be brought to life by the Galaxy S9 series as AR Emojis – users are now able to transform themselves into characters from Disney Frozen. The beloved animated singing stars are the latest fan favorites to join the line-up, which features classic Disney characters Mickey & Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck, Goofy and The Incredibles’ Super family.

 

 

Galaxy S9 and S9+ users can create AR (augmented reality) avatars of Anna, Elsa, Olaf and Kristoff. To start animating messages as one of your favorite Disney Frozen characters, just open the Galaxy S9/S9+’s AR Emoji mode, tap the plus icon on the right-hand side to access the Galaxy Apps Store and download the Disney Frozen pack.

 

AR Emojis are a fun and versatile way to personalize communications with friends, harnessing expressions through facial recognition technology, and are shareable across all platforms. The Disney Frozen AR Emoji pack is now available for download on the Galaxy Apps Store. Be sure to stay tuned for more AR Emoji releases from the collaboration coming soon.

Samsung Electronics Announces Second Quarter 2018 Results

Samsung Electronics reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018. The Company posted KRW 58.48 trillion in consolidated quarterly revenue, down 4 percent from a year earlier, and KRW 14.87 trillion in quarterly operating profit, up 6 percent.

 

Second quarter revenue fell due to softer sales of smartphones and display panels, despite robust demand for memory chips. The continued strength of the Company’s memory business contributed to the higher operating profit. Net profit was little changed from a year earlier due to higher income tax.

 

Both revenue and operating profit decreased from the previous quarter. The Korean won weakened against the US dollar but rose against the euro and several other key currencies, resulting in a negative impact of net KRW 400 billion on the quarterly operating profit compared with the previous quarter.

 

By business unit, the Semiconductor Business continued to deliver strong earnings, driven by demand for DRAM chips used in data centers and NAND flash memory for high-capacity storage, amid a softening of NAND prices. Samsung solidified its competitive positioning by focusing on value-added products, including 64GB and higher-density server DRAM based on the 1X nanometer technology and 128GB and higher for NAND mobile storage.

 

In the Display Business, the Company saw weak demand for flexible OLED panels in the second quarter while the shipment and price for LCD panels also fell.

 

Amid the stagnant high-end smartphone market, the IT & Mobile Communications Division reported a drop in earnings, both year-on-year and quarter-on-quarter, over slow sales of the Galaxy S9. The network business, however, achieved solid growth led by investments in LTE networks by key global customers.

 

Stronger sales of premium TVs such as the QLED models, helped by a major global soccer event, lifted profits from the Consumer Electronics Division, although the Digital Appliances Business saw earnings decline due to weak demand for air conditioners.

 

Looking ahead, Samsung expects sustained strength in the memory market and growing demand for flexible OLED panels to drive earnings higher in the second half.

 

The outlook for the memory chip business remains strong across all applications thanks to demand for server and PC memory as well as new mobile product launches. Samsung will proactively address demand for differentiated products such as high-density server memory and High Bandwidth Memory. The Company will also strengthen its technological leadership by increasing the portion of 10 nanometer-class products and expanding mass production of 5th generation V-NAND.

 

The System LSI and Foundry businesses are set to benefit from higher demand for mobile APs and image sensors. Flexible OLED shipments are expected to rise, even as competition is seen intensifying over rigid products.

 

The mobile market condition will likely remain challenging in the second half amid pricing competition and new product launches. The Company will respond through the early introduction of the Galaxy Note and competitive mid- and low-end models with new features. Earnings from the TV business will continue to improve as Samsung expands sales of new innovative premium models including QLED and 8K TVs.

 

Over the mid- and long-term, Samsung expects new opportunities in the component business from the ongoing transformation in the industry, led by the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and 5G technologies. The set businesses will also benefit from the introduction of new form factors and innovative technologies to support growing demand for connected devices.

 

In the component business, Samsung will use its cutting-edge semiconductor technology to capitalize on new demand for chipsets used in automotive and AI applications. The Company will also leverage its strength in OLED panels to take advantage of wider applications in the IT and automotive industries.

 

The Company’s capital expenditure in the second quarter was KRW 8.0 trillion, including KRW 6.1 trillion for the Semiconductor Business and KRW 1.1 trillion for the Display Business. It brings the total spent in the first half of 2018 to KRW 16.6 trillion.

 

 

Semiconductor to see Continued Strong Demand in Second Half

The Semiconductor Business posted consolidated revenue of KRW 21.99 trillion and operating profit of KRW 11.61 trillion for the quarter. The memory business achieved strong results despite weak seasonality, as overall demand growth was solid, driven by servers for data centers.

 

For NAND, demand remained robust on the back of the continuing trend toward higher density for smartphones and the increase in demand for server SSD due to expansion of cloud infrastructure. Samsung posted solid earnings by responding to new mobile device launches and demand for higher density products. The Company also focused on value-added and high-density SSD for servers.

 

For DRAM, server demand stayed strong owing to the ongoing shift to higher density and expansion of data center infrastructure. PC demand remained robust, driven by increasing demand from large OEMs, while strong gaming demand helped the graphics segment. In the mobile market, despite concerns over a slowdown in smartphone growth, increase in memory content per device continued.

 

For the second half outlook for NAND, adoption of SSD is expected to expand into more sectors and all product segments are projected to use more high-density eStorage. For servers, demand for SSD for data centers is forecast to remain strong, while for enterprise, adoption of high-density server SSD over 8TB is expected to continue.

 

In mobile, demand for high-density storage for new smartphones and high-end models is likely to remain robust. Samsung will increase server SSD supply and respond to high-density eStorage demand based on 64-layer 3D NAND products and competitiveness of high-density solutions.

 

As for the second half DRAM outlook, strong demand from all applications is expected to continue. For servers, demand growth is forecast to persist due to expansion of data center demand from the US and Chinese markets, while high-performance cloud services are also projected to launch.

 

In mobile, in addition to new flagship smartphone launches, memory content is projected to increase in mid-range models as they begin to support high-specification mobile games, on-device AI and dual camera features. In addition, PC demand will be driven by back to school sales, while graphics demand will be led by the buildup for game consoles. Samsung will focus on strengthening product competitiveness via continuous expansion of 10 nanometer-class technology migration and expanding sales of high value-added products, such as high-density server DRAM, HBM2 and LPDDR4X.

 

In the mid- to long-term, the trend toward high-performance and higher density servers for data centers is expected to continue due to expansion of AI-related services based on machine learning and adoption of in-memory database. In mobile, demand growth is projected to continue, as the need for high-performance devices increases with the rise of high-density content. Samsung will closely monitor the market condition and the supply and demand conditions of each segment to maintain sustainable earnings in the mid- to long-term with the industry’s leading technology.

 

For the System LSI Business, overall earnings declined due to weaker demand for mobile application processors and DDIs, but demand for image sensors continued to increase on the back of higher adoption of dual cameras from Chinese smartphone manufacturers. In the third quarter, earnings are expected in increase QoQ on demand for image sensors and DDIs amid strong seasonality for smartphones.

 

In the second half, overall earnings are projected to improve compared with the first half, led by strong demand for OLED DDIs and high-pixel image sensors. In addition, Samsung plans to diversify its customer base for mobile APs from China and develop chips for use in automotive and IoT applications. Mid- to long-term, the Company will focus on developing chipsets for 5G, multiple cameras and display panels, seeking to achieve higher growth compared to that of the market.

 

For the Foundry Business, total earnings continued to grow QoQ due to strong demand for High Performance Computing (HPC) chipsets, mobile APs and image sensors. In addition, by securing orders for 8-inch specialty products, the Company has established a base for achieving stable earnings going forward. Earnings are expected to be solid in the second half on the back of higher demand for mobile APs and image sensors. Samsung will also strengthen process technology leadership by beginning 8-nanometer mass production and EUV-based 7-nanometer test production.

 

The Company expects revenue to exceed USD 10 billion in 2018, following sales of USD 9.8 billion in 2017, securing a strong second place in the foundry market.

 

 

Display to Rebound in Second Half Led by Flexible OLED

The Display Panel Business posted KRW 5.67 trillion in consolidated revenue and KRW 0.14 trillion in operating profit for the quarter.

 

For OLED, earnings decreased QoQ despite improved factory utilization for rigid products, as demand from major customers for flexible panels remained slow. Earnings from LCD also declined from the previous quarter as the shipment and average panel price continued the downward trend.

 

Looking ahead to the second half, OLED sales are expected to rebound on recovering demand for flexible displays. Samsung aims to increase market share by actively addressing customer demand while enhancing technological and price competitiveness. The Company will incorporate more value-added features into panels and reinforce its competencies in new applications such as foldable displays, seeking new growth drivers.

 

For LCD, Samsung expects demand to grow in the second half for premium TV panels that are used in high-resolution and ultra-large models, amid peak seasonality. Intensified competition and the industry’s capacity expansion will limit improvements in profits, but the Company will continue to focus on profit with differentiated high-end products such as Quantum Dot and 8K resolution TV panels.

 

 

Mobile Posts Sluggish Sales, Networks Grows on LTE Expansion

The IT & Mobile Communications Division posted KRW 24.0 trillion in consolidated revenue and KRW 2.67 trillion in operating profit for the quarter.

 

Amid the sluggish premium smartphone market and intensifying competition, Samsung’s smartphone shipments and revenue declined QoQ due to the slow sales of Galaxy S9 and S9+ as well as the phasing out of older low-end models.

 

The Company posted a drop in quarterly operating profit due to higher marketing expenses. Meanwhile, the Networks Business saw a healthy sales growth as major overseas carrier partners increased investments in LTE expansion.

 

Demand for smartphones and tablets is forecast to increase in the second half as the market enters a period of strong seasonality, but competition is seen intensifying as new smartphone models are released. In response, Samsung will seek to expand sales by introducing a new Galaxy Note earlier than usual, which offers exceptional performance for a reasonable price. Also, Samsung plans to strengthen price competitiveness and adopt advanced technology in the mass models.

 

Looking to the future, the Company will continue to reinforce product competitiveness based on hardware leadership, by adopting cutting-edge technology and new form factors and gaining leadership in 5G. Furthermore, based on the ever-evolving Bixby ecosystem which connects smartphones, TVs, refrigerators and other IoT devices, Samsung aims to offer personalized service to customers and create synergy with other services such as Samsung Pay.

 

As for the Networks Business, the Company will supply its major partners with 5G network solutions and continue to invest to become the global leader in next-generation network solutions.

 

 

Consumer Electronics to Maintain Premium Market Leadership

The Consumer Electronics Division, including the Visual Display and Digital Appliances businesses, posted KRW 10.4 trillion in consolidated revenue and KRW 0.51 trillion in operating profit for the second quarter.

 

The overall TV market saw demand grow from a year ago as a major global soccer event lifted sales. Samsung reported a significant boost in earnings in the TV business due to strong sales of its premium products, including QLED and ultra-large screen TVs.

 

Following a successful restructuring of its product line-up, Samsung led expansion of the premium TV market, winning more than 50% market share in the ultra-large screen segment of 75-inches and above.

 

For the Digital Appliances Business, the overall market decreased YoY largely due to the instability in emerging markets, although developed markets posted a moderate growth. Samsung continued to expand sales of its premium products in the second quarter, including the Family Hub refrigerator and premium air purifier “CUBE”. However, earnings decreased slightly YoY, due to weak demand for air conditioners.

 

Looking to the second half, the TV market is projected to grow YoY, especially in developed economies. Samsung will work to further improve profitability by focusing on sales of premium TVs and maximizing shipments during the year-end peak season. The Company’s second half release of the industry’s first AI- based 8K QLED TV is expected to further solidify its position as a leader in the premium TV market.

 

As for the Digital Appliances Business, the Company will focus on profits by enhancing peak-season promotions in key regions including Black Friday, and expanding sales of premium products and built-in home appliances.

 

 

Consolidated Sales and Operating Profit by Segment based on K-IFRS (2016~2018 2Q)

 

Note 1: Sales for each business include intersegment sales

Note 2: CE (Consumer Electronics), IM (IT & Mobile Communications), DS (Device Solutions), DP (Display Panel)

Note 3: Information on annual earnings is stated according to the business divisions as of 2018.

Note 4: From Q1 2018, earnings from the Health & Medical Equipment Business (HME) are excluded from the CE Division

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