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Widen Your World with the Galaxy A7

 

Samsung Electronics today announced the Galaxy A7, the latest addition to the Galaxy A series family. With a powerful rear triple camera, sleek design and must have everyday features, the innovative Galaxy A7 is the ultimate device for wherever life leads you.

 

“Samsung is committed to delivering meaningful innovation to all consumers across the Galaxy family, no matter who they are or where they are in the world” said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. “That’s why we’re excited to introduce innovative new features to the A series with the Galaxy A7, a practical but powerful device that is built to help make your everyday both convenient and extraordinary.”

 

Snap and share experiences with the Galaxy A7’s powerful triple camera;

 

  • Never miss a moment with the Galaxy A7’s 8MP 120° Ultra Wide Lens. With the same viewing angle as the human eye, the Galaxy A7 captures the world exactly as you see it for unrestricted wide-angle photos.
  • With the 24MP Lens and Depth Lens, the Galaxy A7’s Live Focus feature lets you control the depth of field by allowing you to adjust the bokeh effect to create stunning photos.
  • Get crisp clear photos in both bright and low light conditions. The Galaxy A7’s 24MP Lens automatically lets more light in by combining four pixels into one pixel in low light conditions.
  • The Galaxy A7 brings out the best in what it sees. Featuring Samsung’s intelligent Scene Optimizer, the Galaxy A7’s camera categorizes your subject and adjusts the color, contrast and brightness to instantly optimize image quality1.

Snap bright, clear selfies any time of day and never worry about searching for the ideal lighting again, with the Galaxy A7’s 24MP front camera and adjustable LED flash. Take bokeh effect selfies with Selfie Focus, and mimic professional studio lighting with Pro Lighting Mode. Add a personal touch and express yourself with AR emoji, and flattering filters.

 

Featuring a premium 6.0-inch Super AMOLED display, the Galaxy A7 lets you experience and share the world as you see it. Adding on, Samsung’s signature Infinity Display makes the most of uninterrupted, immersive viewing. The Galaxy A7 also supports Dolby Atmos®2 immersive sound technology, which brings entertainment to life through moving audio that flows all around you. When it comes to style, the Galaxy A7 does not compromise. Coming with a premium glass design, a side fingerprint sensor for greater convenience and smooth seamless curves, it’s both practical and comfortable in your hand. Available in four stylish colors to suit your personal style – blue, black, gold and pink3 – expressing yourself with the Galaxy A7 has never been easier.

 

Designed to make life more convenient, the Galaxy A7 comes with Bixby4, Samsung Pay5 and Samsung Health.

 

The Galaxy A7 will be available in select European and Asian markets from this fall and expand to additional markets in the near future.

 

On October 11, 2018, Samsung Electronics will welcome a new member to the Galaxy family. To celebrate the launch of the upcoming device, the company is hosting a Samsung A Galaxy Event on October 11, 2018 at 5:00pm (MYT).

 

For more information about Galaxy A7, visit news.samsung.com/galaxy, www.samsungmobilepress.com, or www.samsung.com/galaxy.

 

 

Galaxy A7 Product Specifications:

 

Galaxy A7

Display 6.0” FHD+ (1080×2220) Super AMOLED
*Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners
Camera Rear: Triple camera
– 24MP AF (F1.7)
– Ultra Wide: 8MP (F2.4), 120°
– Depth: 5MP(F2.2)
Front: 24MP FF (F2.0)
Body 159.8 x 76.8 x 7.5 mm, 168g
AP Octa Core 2.2GHz
*May differ by market and mobile operator
Memory 4GB RAM, 64 Internal Storage+MicroSD Slot(Up to 512GB)
4GB RAM, 128 Internal Storage
6GB RAM, 128 Internal Storage
*May differ by market and mobile operator
Battery 3,300mAh
OS Android 8.0
Network LTE Cat.6, 2CA
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80, Bluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-B, NFC(optional*), Location (GPS, Glonass, BeiDou**)
*May vary by country
**BeiDou coverage may be limited.
Payment NFC*
*May vary by country
Sensor Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor
Audio MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
Video MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

 

1 19 categories available: Food, Portraits, Flowers, Indoor scenes, Animals, Landscapes, Greenery, Trees, Sky, Mountains, Beaches, Sunrises and sunsets, Watersides, Street scenes, Night scenes, Waterfalls, Snow, Birds, Text

2 Dolby Atmos sound supported on headphones only

3 Available colors may vary by country

4 Bixby voice is not available on the Galaxy A7. Availability of Bixby services may vary by market.

5 The availability of Samsung Pay may vary by country, device, feature, card issuer, and merchant

 

Samsung and Disney Reveal Zootopia-Themed AR Emojis

Messaging is much more fun with Samsung’s AR Emojis—augmented-reality avatars that mimic users’ expressions, transforming you via the camera app and offering a unique and creative way to inject personality into your messages.

 

Since the feature’s introduction with the Galaxy S9, Samsung Electronics and Disney have teamed up to bring a number of Disney characters to life as downloadable AR Emojis. Now, the addition of three beloved characters from Disney’s hit movie Zootopia has made messaging on Galaxy devices even more magical.

 

 

Judy Hopps, Nick Wilde and Flash join the ever-growing roster of animated Disney characters that are currently available for users to download, including Mickey Mouse and friends as well as characters from The Incredibles and Frozen.

 

To download the new characters, simply access the camera’s AR Emoji mode, tap the plus icon on the right-hand side, and select the Zootopia AR Emoji pack from the Galaxy Apps store.

 

Once downloaded, you’ll be able to easily create and share the animated emojis as images, videos or gifs in your favorite messaging app*. And if you simply can’t get enough of their cuteness, you can also apply an AR Emoji of Judy, Nick, Flash, or any of the other characters listed above as a GIF and pin it on your device’s Always On Display, or apply it as a video on your lock screen’s wallpaper**.

 

Head over to the Galaxy Apps store to download Samsung and Disney’s latest AR Emoji characters.

 

*Apps that do not support animated GIFs may still send AR Emoji stickers as a still image.

**Function supports videos up to 15 seconds in length.

4 Tips to Get the Most Out of the Galaxy Note9’s Powerful S Pen

The Galaxy Note9 was designed to offer users the levels of power and performance they need to get the most out of work, play and everything in between. Perhaps no feature embodies this all-encompassing approach to productivity more than the Galaxy Note series’ signature stylus: the S Pen.

 

Over the years, Samsung has enhanced the smartphones’ trademark tool with innovations that have transformed the way users manage their mobile lives. Here, we’ll show you how to utilize the S Pen’s new Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) connectivity and other convenient enhancements to enjoy a more fun (and efficient) mobile experience.

 

 

Tip #1: Customize Clicks for the S Pen’s Remote Control Function

Settings > Advanced features > S Pen > S Pen remote

 

New BLE technology transforms the S Pen into a handy remote control that allows Galaxy Note9 users to manage a wide variety of functions and apps from within 10 meters of their device.

 

Users can customize clicks of the S Pen’s button to perform specific actions within specific apps. Single clicks and double clicks can designate different actions, while holding down the pen button can be assigned to opening other apps and the S Pen features. This means that you can open the camera by holding down the S Pen’s button, click once to take a picture and twice to switch cameras, without the need to touch the smartphone’s screen at all.

 

The S Pen’s single and double press functions are compatible with more than 10 apps and is expected to expand to further apps thanks to the S Pen’s open SDK. You can pick and choose which remote control functions you’d like to enable by accessing the S Pen’s settings.

 

 

Tip #2: Flex Your Creative Muscles with Photo Drawing and Live Drawing

Photo Drawing: PENUP > Drawing > Set background image

 

Good news for those of us who’d like to fine-tune our artistic skills: the Galaxy Note9’s new Photo Drawing and Live Drawing features offer simple tools to add an effortless creative flourish to your images.

 

Both feature integration with PENUP—a social network for creative types to share S Pen-created artwork. Photo Drawing allows you to use the S Pen to draw over images as you would with a sheet of tracing paper. Once you’re finished, you can delete the original photo or drawing and save your new creation as a separate image.

 

Live Drawing: PENUP > Live drawings

 

Live Drawing, meanwhile, allows you to see for yourself how seasoned S Pen artists create impressive works of art. The feature’s wide selection of step-by-step tutorials offer simple instructions for drawing everything from everyday objects to cute characters and scenic landscapes. The videos make it easy to see exactly which colors and brushes the artists used, and you can also trace over the featured objects, scenes and characters to practice drawing them.

 

 

Tip #3: Make Your Emojis More Meaningful

 

Keyboard/Air Command > Live message

 

Introduced in the Galaxy Note8, Live message allows users to easily send handwritten notes, make animated GIFs, and create the perfect emoticon to capture the emotion they wish to express. The feature was recently enriched for the Galaxy Note9, with three new pen effects bringing the total number to six effects, and various pen colors to choose from. Live message can also be added to users’ AR Emoji Stickers, bringing an even more personal touch to their messages.

 

Introduced with the Galaxy S9, Samsung’s augmented reality-based emoji feature utilizes machine learning and facial recognition technology to create a 3D model that matches your appearance and facial expressions. From a simple selfie, the function automatically generates a total of 36 sharable stickers that feature your unique AR Emoji expressing a wide range of emotions.

 

The combination of AR Emojis and Live message creates a unique way to make your messages more personal, and makes messaging friends and family that much more fun.

 

 

Tip #4: Take Advantage of User-favorite S Pen Functions

 

In addition to introducing an array of brand-new functions and innovations, the Galaxy Note9’s S Pen includes the great collection of fan-favorite features that have enabled Galaxy Note users around the world to experience new levels of convenience in their daily lives.

 

Screen off memo has been a user-favorite feature ever since it was first introduced with the Galaxy Note5. The function gives you the freedom to jot down notes or ideas whenever you need by writing directly on your device’s off screen. The memo can be pinned to AOD (Always On Display) and automatically saved in Samsung Notes.

 

The Galaxy Note9 has made Screen off memos more dynamic by adding color to the mix. Now, when users compose a note, the S Pen’s markings match the color of the S Pen itself—either yellow, light gray, lavender purple or metallic copper. Users who prefer Screen off memo’s classic gray pen can easily select this option in the function’s settings.

 

Settings > Advanced features > S Pen > Air command

 

The S Pen’s Air command menu offers users instant access to some of its most convenient functions. The menu can be customized with up to ten of your most frequently used functions with S Pen and shortcuts. Such S Pen functions include Smart select, which allows users to select, clip and collect content in one quick move with the S Pen in a desired shape, and the Translate function which lets users highlight and translate text on the screen, without the need to navigate away to another app. The Air command menu can be accessed simple by taking out the S Pen or by hovering S Pen over the screen then clicking the S Pen’s button.

 

Settings > Advanced features > S Pen > Air view

 

Air view is another convenient function that offers instant insight into your phone’s content, simply by hovering the S Pen over the device. With Air view, you can see a short preview of your schedule in the Calendar app, text of webpages, and enlarged thumbnails of your pictures saved in the Gallery.

 

With innovative features designed to enhance your work and play, the S Pen for the Galaxy Note9 has redefined the mobile lifestyle, as the connected stylus brings even greater convenience and fun to both work and play.

[Video] Power Up: See the Galaxy Note9’s All-Day Battery in Action

Be it to catch up on work emails and calls, peruse the latest updates on social media apps or to stay entertained with our favorite tracks and clips, we all need our smartphone to be able to keep up with us throughout the day.

 

In order to help you to be your most productive, Samsung Electronics has equipped the Galaxy Note9 with the largest battery seen yet in the Galaxy series. The 4,000mAh battery allows you to go longer between charges while still making full use of all the Galaxy Note9’s capabilities. Check out the video below to see how the Galaxy Note9 helps everyday users make the most out of their days.

 

Samsung Announces Latest Updates to Samsung Health for a More Interactive and Personalized Health and Wellness Experience

Samsung Electronics today announced a new version of the Samsung Health app, Samsung Health1 6.0, including updated health and fitness tools, a new UI, and increased personalization to empower users to take greater control of their health and wellness. Now with over 65 million monthly active users worldwide, Samsung Health’s next iteration delivers a more personalized digital health platform.

 

“At Samsung, we are committed to empowering users with the tools to manage their own health and well-being,” said Peter Koo, SVP and Head of the Health Service Team at Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “We’re proud to deliver a service that continues to redefine the health and fitness experience, with new features to help our users to achieve and exceed their health goals.”

 

 

More Interactive and Personalized Content Built Around You  

With an updated user experience, more user-friendly visual design and new features, Samsung Health 6.0 is more intuitive, interactive, personalized and easier to navigate. Taking user feedback and the latest design trends into consideration, the Samsung Health home screen is now simplified, categorized and prioritized according to the user’s personal needs and habits, so that users can quickly view and access preferred features.

 

 

The improved ‘Together’ tab now allows users to share photos and celebrate fitness milestones and achievements with friends all within the app. Users can also connect with Samsung’s community of users around the world to exchange texts and photos, compare achievements and encourage each other to do more to reach wellness goals together by participating in the monthly ‘Global Challenge’. The updated ‘Discover2’ tab provides a more tailored user experience, allowing users to easily find health-related content – including articles, programs and partner apps – based on their interests and level of fitness. Additionally, users can now purchase wearables, accessories, and health-related goods and services all within the platform3.

 

 

Samsung Health is also committed to strengthening its collaboration with partners to expand its digital health ecosystem and provide the best experience to users. Samsung Health now supports a complete set of SDKs for app and web service integration. This enables strategic partners to expand their services and enhance user experience. With the latest user interface and updated ‘Discover’ feature, users can find services quickly and easily, giving partners enhanced visibility of their apps, products, and content4.

 

 

Samsung Health on Samsung Smartwatches – the Ultimate Fitness Companion

The newly enhanced Samsung Health interface on Samsung wearables and smartwatches features more at-a-glance information, a workout countdown, GPS and heart rate tracking information, all available with the tap of a button. With the latest update, users can now choose from 39 different exercises and track their fitness progress when they pair with a Samsung wearable device or smartwatch. The latest Samsung smartwatch, Galaxy Watch, also allows the application to detect one of the 39 different exercises, and record data even when users switch between activities – such as from running to cycling – tracking the entire workout from start to finish5.

 

Users can get more out of their Samsung smartwatch, even when the workout is over, with Samsung Health’s new wellness and stress management features. With ‘Sleep Stage Detection,’ users can track their sleep cycles to improve sleep habits. Users can also manage stress in real-time through heart rate and heart rate variability monitoring, as well as with a guided breathing exercise program.

 

 

 

Samsung Health’s Telehealth Offerings Put You in Control

Samsung Health strives to provide more intuitive and accessible healthcare options for consumers globally. Samsung Health includes ‘Symptom Checker’ and ‘Ask an Expert6,’ which allow users to access medical information, look up symptoms, manage prescriptions and even chat live with certified doctors, all within a single application.  Additionally, Samsung Health has built a partner ecosystem with well-known health brands, like Babylon (UK) and American Well (US), creating many more ways for users to improve their health and wellbeing.

 

Since its launch in 2012, “S Health”, a basic nutrition and fitness tracker available on select Galaxy smartphones, has grown to “Samsung Health,” a comprehensive digital health platform. It now includes interactive health features – such as telemedicine, competitions and personalized tips – across a broad range of Samsung and non-Samsung devices.

 

The latest Samsung Health app can be downloaded via the Google Play Store or Samsung Galaxy Apps2 . To find out more about Samsung Health, please go to: http://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/apps/samsung-health/.

 

 

About Samsung Health
Samsung Health is an all-in-one companion for your healthy lifestyle. With Samsung Health, you can track your everyday activities, get coaching to reach your goals, and even connect with healthcare professionals in real time, straight from your phone or wearable device. Samsung Health opens up a global health community by enabling users to compete in challenges or go head-to-head with friends to achieve milestones. Through new technologies, combined with a wide range of partners in fitness, wellness, and healthcare management, Samsung Health offers secure, easily accessible, highly personalized and continuous health management. This reflects Samsung Electronics’ commitment to empowering users and delivering innovations that help improve people’s lives. Please visit http://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/apps/samsung-health/ to learn more.

 

1Samsung Health is intended for fitness and wellness purposes only and is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease. Tablets and some mobile devices may not be supported. Samsung Health requires Android OS 5.0 or above, iPhone 5 and above with iOS 9 and above installed. Available functions, features and addable applications may vary by region, service provider, and device specifications.

2Availability varies by region.

3Product listings may vary by market.

4Samsung Health continues to support all third-party applications using Samsung’s SDK. Data integration of some third-party vendors may not be compatible.

5Continuous tracking is currently available for Galaxy Watch.

6 Service currently available in U.S. and U.K. for Symptom Checker and in China, India, U.S. and U.K for Ask an Expert.

Samsung and Google Collaborate on RCS Messaging for Android

Samsung Electronics and Google announced they are working together to offer an enhanced smartphone messaging experience, accelerating the industry initiative toward global Rich Communication Services (RCS) coverage and interoperability. This collaboration will ensure that Android Messages and Samsung Messages will work seamlessly together and with RCS messaging, enabling features like the ability to chat over WiFi, create rich group chats, see typing indicators and read receipts, and share high-resolution photos and videos across platforms.

 

Working together, Google and Samsung will ensure that their messaging clients, Android Messages and Samsung Messages, work seamlessly with each company’s RCS technology, including cloud and business messaging platforms. To date, Google and Samsung have collaborated to introduce RCS to select Samsung devices; as part of this expanded collaboration, Samsung will work to bring these RCS features to existing mobile phones* beginning with the Galaxy S8 and S8+. New Samsung Galaxy smartphones will also natively support RCS messaging**, starting with those on a set of carriers that have or will soon launch RCS. This means that consumers and brands will be able to enjoy richer chats with both Android Messages and Samsung Messages users.

 

“At Samsung, we adhere to a model of open collaboration to bring premium experiences to our customers across products,” said Patrick Chomet, EVP and Head of Product & Services Innovation Team, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. “By furthering our robust partnership with Google, we will bring a richer messaging experience to our customers, letting them seamlessly chat with their friends and family across messaging platforms. This collaboration will help further the industry’s momentum toward advanced messaging and global RCS coverage.”

 

“We’ve been working with the mobile industry to upgrade the messaging experience on Android with RCS,” said Anil Sabharwal, Vice President for Communications Products and Photos at Google. “Samsung has been a major contributor to this initiative, and our partnership will further advance our shared vision of a substantially improved messaging experience on Android for users, brands and the broader Android ecosystem.”

 

As a further benefit of this expanded partnership, developers and brands that create RCS Business Messaging experiences (based on GSMA Universal Profile 2.0) using the Google or Samsung Messaging-as-a-Platform (MaaP) services will be able to reach both Android Messages and Samsung Messages users, bringing richer business messaging to many more users.

 

This collaboration further accelerates the adoption and availability of RCS globally, enabling an enhanced messaging experience across the entire Android ecosystem.

 

*Will include Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, S8 Active, S9, S9+, Note8, Note9, and select A and J series running Android 9.0 or later. Subject to carrier and market availability.

**RCS capabilities will be available for select Galaxy smartphones on carriers that support RCS.

 

About Google

Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Through products and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube, Google plays a meaningful role in the daily lives of billions of people and has become one of the most widely-known companies in the world. Google is a subsidiary of Alphabet.

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Bringing Galaxy Note9’s Scene Optimizer to Life

Designed to transform everyday moments into memorable tales, Galaxy Note9’s Scene Optimizer takes Samsung’s best-in-class smartphone camera to the next level. Even if you haven’t a clue what saturation or white balance means, no one would know by the stunning pictures this feature helps you produce. But how did Samsung bring this feature to life? Read on to find out more.

 

 

01. The Problem

 

Ask any professional photographer and they will tell you how difficult it is to excel at all genres of photography. Whether it’s portraits, landscape photography, or food shots, they all require different techniques and camera settings for the best results. But when shooting with smartphones, most people don’t have time (or simply don’t know how) to adjust technical details, such as saturation, brightness, and white balance.

 

 

02. The Goal

 

When designing the Galaxy Note9, we aimed to create a camera that produces pictures even professional photographers would be satisfied with. To ensure stunning images with every shot, we also wanted to make the feature as easy to use as shooting with Auto Mode.

 

 

03. The Idea

Since photographers always look at what they are shooting first before deciding on settings and equipment, Galaxy Note9’s camera needed the ability to distinguish different subject matters automatically for our idea to work. It was also important for us to build settings that appeal to everyone.

 

 

04. The Solution

 

To turn our vision into reality, we developed an algorithm which sorts and categorizes complex scenery and objects. By passing the image on the preview screen through multiple filters, each specialized in analyzing different shapes and tones, the algorithm can determine what the camera is looking at. In addition to processing the object in focus, it also analyzes characteristics of the background scenery to allow the entire image to be enhanced accordingly.

 

To understand how users judge photographs, we conducted surveys to find the most popular color and tone combinations for different types of images. We also fine-tuned the settings based on users’ feedback on photos taken by past Galaxy phones.

 

 

05. The Result

 

The result is Galaxy Note9’s Scene Optimizer. By analyzing the main objects, scenery and time elements of a photo, the smart feature can categorize the image into 20 different types including food, flowers, animals, landscapes, and more1. When the photo is taken, Scene Optimizer automatically selects the appropriate color and tone settings to boost the overall quality. No matter their skills or experience, users can always rely on the Galaxy Note9 to make their photos pop.

 

1 Accuracy may differ by settings and surrounding conditions.

[Video] Boost Your Mobile Productivity with Galaxy Tab S4 and S Pen

With more attention devoted to remote work and the digital nomad lifestyle, there is a growing recognition of the benefits engendered by greater freedom and mobility at the workplace. But working on the go can be a drag if you are stuck with the wrong tools.

 

Building on a design heritage focused on serving a hypermobile workforce, Galaxy Tab S4 continues to offer tried and tested productivity tools. Featuring the innovative S Pen and Air Command, which are also trademarks of the Galaxy Note series, the tablet can rise to any challenge anytime, anywhere:

 

  • Translate: Need a quick translation? Select Translate under Air Command and hover the stylus over the text. You’ll see results in an instant.
  • Live Message: Why explain things over the phone when you can illustrate the steps with Live Message. With the S Pen, you can draw and write animated messages for easy communication.
  • Smart Select: Smart Select helps you save hours of typing time by extracting text directly from images. Simply select the text you need with the S Pen and the feature will take care of the rest. You can also capture and share key moments in videos with Smart Select by transforming them into GIFs.
  • Screen off memo: Got an idea? Just pop the S Pen out and start scribbling without even unlocking the device.

 

Want to boost your mobile productivity? Check out the video below to find out more.

 

Guide to the Galaxy #4: Become a Productivity Powerhouse with Samsung DeX

Introduced with the Galaxy S8 and compatible with the new Galaxy Note9, Samsung DeX, the company’s ultimate mobile productivity solution, allows users to easily connect their Galaxy device to an external display to enjoy a PC-like experience powered entirely by their phone.

 

 

Offering a simple setup and easy access to your phone’s apps and files, Samsung DeX allows you to transform virtually any place into a workplace. And now, thanks to the solution’s new support for easy-to-carry HDMI adapters, as well as its deep compatibility with the Galaxy Note9’s S Pen, mobile multitasking has never been simpler.

 

Let’s explore how the Galaxy Note9 and Samsung DeX can help you become a productivity powerhouse.

 

 

Made for Mobile Lifestyles

Samsung DeX offers an Android-based, PC-like interface that allows you to seamlessly access your phone’s apps, and adds comfort and convenience to viewing and editing documents and presentations, watching a favorite show or movie, mobile gaming, and much more.

 

 

The interface is easy to navigate, supports keyboard and mouse gestures such as shortcuts, scrolling and dragging and dropping, and features a variety of optimized apps that allow users to get the most out of working on a larger display. The ability to effortlessly toggle between apps and view their contents on a bigger screen makes multitasking a breeze, and makes working on your smartphone more convenient and efficient.

 

Your phone still functions as a phone when it’s plugged in, and calls, texts and settings are all accessible via the taskbar located in the lower right corner of your monitor.

 

 

More Ways to Connect

Convenience has always been key for Samsung DeX, which is why the solution offers a variety of simple ways to connect your Galaxy smartphone to a display and get down to work (or play). These include the previously introduced DeX Station and DeX Pad, as well as the solution’s new support for HDMI adapters*. To get started, simply connect your Galaxy Note9 to a monitor with one of those choices. It’s just that easy.

 

 

The solution’s support for HDMI connectivity means that the HDMI adapters can be easily dropped in a bag, creating more opportunities to enjoy a PC-like experience at home, at the office, or on the go.  Meanwhile, the DeX Station and DeX Pad support multiple screen resolutions (up to HD+ and WQHD) and open even more apps at once. With all choices, Samsung DeX is compatible with a broad range of accessories, including keyboards, mice, headsets and more.

 

Pick the (right) one that best suits your needs and start enjoying a more productive and convenient mobile experience with Samsung DeX.

 

 

Even Better with the Galaxy Note9

Samsung’s latest flagship device has introduced exciting ways for users to utilize Samsung DeX to streamline more aspects of their day. The Galaxy Note9’s newly added connectivity support for Samsung DeX enables users to enjoy a full Samsung DeX experience by simply connecting the smartphone to a display via compatible HDMI adapters.

 

 

Samsung DeX’s new dual mode support enhances multitasking, allowing you to work simultaneously on your display and on your Galaxy Note9, so you can watch a video on the display while jotting down notes on your Galaxy Note9 with S Pen. Samsung DeX on the Galaxy Note9 also lets you utilize the smartphone as a touch keyboard, touchpad, or a surface for drawing with the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) S Pen.

 

 

Speaking of, the S Pen’s deep Samsung DeX integration allows you to access its full range of capabilities when using the solution. And with its new remote control capability, the S Pen also functions as a handy clicker for delivering presentations on Samsung DeX-connected displays.

 

 

 

An Ever-expanding Samsung Ecosystem

When Samsung DeX launched in 2017, the solution had almost 40 strategic partners. Now, that number has almost doubled. The company continues to work closely with their ever-expanding list of partners—including popular software such as Microsoft Office, Adobe, Blackberry, Hancom Office and many more.

 

The service also includes support for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions, including those from Citrix, VMware and Amazon Web Service. This means that Samsung DeX can enhance mobility for business users, such as financial institutions. Mobile professionals can utilize Samsung DeX to enjoy PC-like experience that combines Windows and Android into one powerful productivity platform, and offers access to their Windows PC from virtually anywhere in the world.

 

 

The list of Samsung DeX-compatible devices continues to grow, and now, with the Galaxy Tab S4, extends to tablets as well. Samsung DeX on the Galaxy Tab S4 can be accessed standalone, or the device can be linked to a larger display using a HDMI connection. Samsung DeX integration creates more opportunities for users to multitask efficiently, and helps cement the Galaxy Tab S4’s status as the go-to-tablet for mobile productivity.

 

See for yourself how Samsung DeX and the new Galaxy Note9 can help you master multitasking.

 

*HDMI support is currently available with the Galaxy Note9. Samsung’s HDMI adapters include HDMI Adapter (EE-HG950), Multi Port Adapter (EE-P5000) and DeX Cable (EE-I1300).

A Game-changer: How Samsung Optimized the Galaxy Note9 for Next-level Gaming

The Galaxy Note9 holds absolutely nothing back when it comes to speed, power and performance because today’s users need a smartphone that allows them to get the most out of work and play. That’s why Samsung Electronics packed its latest flagship device with innovations in software and hardware that not only take mobile productivity to the next level, but mobile gaming as well.

 

In games where timing and accuracy are everything, the slightest changes in performance, such as unstable FPS (frames per second) rates, can mean the difference between life and death. Mobile gamers want to ensure that their device is equipped with hardware and software they can rely on.

 

Let’s take a closer look at some of the innovative technologies that make gaming on the Galaxy Note9 so much fun.

 

 

 

Smooth, Stable Performance

Many of today’s most popular mobile games place players in vast open worlds that can be wonderfully immersive, and incredibly taxing on a phone’s processor. When you’re in the midst of an epic battle or ever so close to setting a new high score, there are few things more frustrating than when an overworked processor causes a sudden drop in frame rate that leads you to lose focus or fall prey to an enemy attack.

 

Because a phone’s CPU and GPU performance can make or break your gaming experience, Samsung optimized the Galaxy Note9 with a cutting-edge 10-nanometer processor that handles graphics-intensive games with ease. This allows the device to provide 33 and 23 percent better CPU and GPU performance than the Galaxy Note8, helping gamers stay engaged and in the zone.

 

 

The Galaxy Note9 also features an on-device AI-based performance-adjusting algorithm that regularly monitors the device’s heat and performance, supporting up to 40 percent more stable FPS when gaming. Thanks to machine-learning technology, the device can predict a change in temperature before it occurs and adjust the CPU and GPU, before a drop in FPS occurs. That means smoother visuals and a more enjoyable experience when playing graphics-intensive games like Fortnite.

 

 

Cool Under Pressure

Playing graphics-intensive games for extended periods of time can place a great deal of strain on a phone’s CPU and GPU. To help the Galaxy Note9 perform consistently at a maximum level throughout gaming, the new cooling system needed to be faster and more efficient than previous generations.

 

The Galaxy Note9’s specially designed Water Carbon Cooling system allows the device to run cool throughout heavy gaming sessions. The system, which was first introduced in the Galaxy S7, utilizes changes in the phases of water to efficiently radiate heat – in a cycle where water in a porous structure absorbs heat, turns into steam, moves through pipes and eventually cools down turning back into water.

Samsung enhanced the system for the Galaxy Note9 with a heat pipe, or ‘thermal spreader’, that’s three times larger than the Galaxy Note8’s, and dissipates heat more effectively. The company also increased the system’s internal water intake to foster greater heat absorption, and incorporated an enhanced carbon fiber TIM (thermal interface material) that transfers heat from the processor to the thermal spreader with 3.5 times greater efficiency, thus boosting thermal conductivity.

 

Together, these innovations enable the Galaxy Note9 to run smoothly during extended gaming sessions, creating more opportunities to play the games you love.

 

 

Giving Gamers More Control

Distractions like phone call and text message notifications can be the worst when playing games on a smartphone. Game Launcher, a one-stop hub for mobile gaming on Samsung’s Galaxy Devices, is the solution to deal with such problems. Offering a range of innovative tools and features, the Game Launcher allows players to streamline and concentrate fully on their mobile gaming sessions by preventing alerts and unintended screen touch. Users can also share their gameplay using the launcher’s screenshot and video record functions.

 

 

 

Game Launcher has been enhanced even further for the Galaxy Note9 to let users to get more out of gaming sessions. The Galaxy Note9’s improved Game Launcher now allows users to customize performance settings for individual games. Users can specify the frame rate, resolution and battery usage level for each game in their collection, fostering a gaming experience optimized for enjoyment. In addition, a pop-up window function has been added to the launcher, allowing players to effortlessly launch certain apps – like looking for winning tips and tricks on YouTube or sharing game information online – during gameplay.

 

Game Launcher on the Galaxy Note9 brings games such as Fortnite, Black Desert and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds to even more fans*. Galaxy users are also offered special discounts and in-game bonus items, such as an exclusive Galaxy Skin for Fortnite**.

 

 

Power to the Players

The Galaxy Note9’s all-day battery is Samsung’s most powerful and reliable yet, offering users more than enough charge to enjoy hours of intense, immersive gameplay.

 

 

The battery’s 4,000mAh capacity makes it especially well-suited for graphics-intensive games, whose impressive visuals can drain a battery quite quickly. The Galaxy Note9 allows users to enjoy their games uninterrupted, without needing to constantly keep an eye on the battery’s charge level, or worry about connecting their phone to a charger to extend a gaming session.

 

 

With stereo speakers powered by AKG, the Galaxy Note9 offers players a critical edge, with the rich sounds offering mobile gamers a more immersive experience.

 

The Galaxy Note9’s high-performance specs and immersion-amplifying enhancements prove that Samsung’s newest flagship was designed for those who work and play hard.

 

*Availability of games may vary by region.

**The exclusive Galaxy Skin can be redeemed by following the instructions found here.

[Video] Samsung Reveals TV Commercial Starring the New Galaxy Note9

All day battery with 4,000mAh. Generous built-in storage option of 128GB or 512GB. Use the S Pen remote functions to capture a group selfie, from within 10 meters of the device. Remarkably fast download speed of up to 1.2Gbps.

 

These are some super powerful features offered by the Galaxy Note9. Check out the new TV commercial to see how it will empower the everyday lives of users.

 

Galaxy Note9 Lands in India

On August 22, Samsung Electronics hosted a launch event for the Galaxy Note9 in Gurgaon, New Delhi, India. Highlighting Samsung’s entrance into the Indian premium market, around 800 participants including local partners, media and Indian Galaxy fans joined the event.

 

DJ Koh announces the launch of the Galaxy Note9 in India. Samsung’s partnership with India has proven successful over the years, driving digital transformation around the globe

 

At the launch event, distinguished users of the Samsung Members app – where Samsung users share tips and receive access to special rewards, exclusive events, such as Unpacked itself, and discounts – were invited as special guests. Some of the most active users were named ‘ambassadors’ and received the Galaxy Note9 as a recognition of their brand loyalty. Other participants also received presents, as well as their pre-ordered phones, and everyone was able to get a hands-on experience of the Galaxy Note9.

 

The most active first-generation users of Samsung Members were selected as
community ambassadors and, in recognition received the Galaxy Note9

 

 

 

 

The Galaxy Note9 will officially launch on August 24 in three different color options: Ocean Blue, Midnight Black, and Metallic Copper. The smartphone also implements the S Pen and 128GB·512GB built-in memory.

 

 

Deep Commitment to Indian Consumers

In order to provide products and services that are specialized for India, Samsung Electronics operates five R&D centers, one design center and two production sites in the country, along with a sales-focused corporate body.

 

In July, the size of the Noida production site was increased to a total of 250,000 square meters, to expand smartphone production up to 120 million devices annually through the end of 2020. The expansion is in response to rapidly growing demand in the Indian smartphone market and an increase in Indian exports.

 

In addition, Samsung Electronics continues to develop various functions and services reflecting the needs of Indian consumers. The ‘Chat on Video’ service enables users to chat with others through a translucent chat window while watching YouTube videos. ‘Samsung Mall’ will help search for a product that you are looking when you take a picture of a similar product, and ‘S-Bike Mode’ manages calls for you while you are riding your bike so you are not disturbed.

 

Samsung and India’s constructive cooperation has proven fruitful since the company first entered the market in 1995. The launch of Galaxy Note9 will be another momentum to drive continued co-growth for the two partners.

[Infographic] Samsung Galaxy Watch: Designed for All Lifestyles

Bringing the best of the Galaxy ecosystem to the smart watch, Samsung’s Galaxy Watch is designed to match your lifestyle.

 

Improved battery life and LTE connectivity create a true standalone device. Understanding the importance of both the mind and the body on our health, the Galaxy Watch can also track sleep and stress, as well as exercise. In addition to displaying your schedule at a glance on the My Day watch face, the Galaxy Watch provides morning and evening briefings for intelligent timekeeping.

 

Check out the infographic below for more information about the Galaxy Watch.

 

[Infographic] Samsung Mobile Innovation: Pushing Boundaries Towards a Productivity Revolution

Sometimes bigger is better. Samsung proved that in 2011, when they changed the smartphone market with the launch of the Galaxy Note, popularizing phablets and starting a legacy of premium products designed to help high-achievers do bigger things. From modernizing the smartphone stylus to creative innovations in the way we text like Live Message, Samsung sets the bar for what a high-end smartphone should be. Let’s take a look at where the phablet craze began.

 

[Design Story] Designing a Galaxy Watch that Matches Every Lifestyle

The Galaxy Watch represents the meeting of connectivity, wellness and design. Individuality, innovation, and refinement towards perfection were all key steps in its progression. At the center of this process were the endless contemplation and fierce passion of the smart watch’s design team.

 

To learn more about the story behind the wearable, the Newsroom team sat down with the designers of the Galaxy Watch – Tommy Choi, Hyemin Bae, Jaehyung Hong and Sanhui Oh – as they introduced the new addition to the Galaxy family of devices.

 

Designers of the Galaxy Watch – Tommy Choi, Hyemin Bae, Jaehyung Hong and Sanhui Oh

 

 

Q. The Galaxy Watch showcases a wide array of new options, with two different sizes and various colors available. How did you approach designing the new Galaxy Watch?

 

A. The newest Galaxy Watch’s design focused on millennials, a generation that prioritizes stylishness and loves being active without bounds. Our answer to the needs of this generation was an outer design that covers a wide range of styles – from classical moods with elegance to casual moods with a dose of freedom. We also made sure to preserve the legacy of the real watch philosophy that we have held over the years to instill the watch with a complete identity.

 

The design embodies the spirit of activeness, inspired by the remarkably sporty racing watch. The index design with the inverted triangle is one of the results of this design. The tip of the index triangle is designed to precisely align with the hands of the watch so that users can accurately tell time even in active and dynamic conditions.

 

 

 

 

Q. What kinds of changes were made to its outer design?

 

A. Whereas the previous model featured a more masculine identity with its weighty body and bold thickness, the Galaxy Watch puts focus on micro details to create a more sensitive design. This design has a tight-knit and low-cut knurling finish of the bezel to minimize malfunctions and create a natural style suitable for women as well.

 

 

Low-cut knurling finish of the bezel

 

 

 

Q. How does the strap accentuate the Galaxy Watch’s design?

 

A. We tried to capture not only the style of the Galaxy Watch, but also the various preferences of our users with the strap. The silicon strap features a new stripe pattern design that wraps around your wrist to express a sense of speediness and activity.

 

Furthermore, each product comes with straps in multiple colors, which users can mix and match with the body to give a unique makeover of the Galaxy Watch’s mood.

 

 

 

 

Q. Could you elaborate further on the multiple color combinations available?

 

A. The 46mm Silver’s Onyx Black, Deep Ocean Blue, and Basalt Gray straps bring an exquisite finish to the product’s charm. The 42mm Midnight Black comes with Onyx Black, Lunar Gray, Terracotta Red, Lime Yellow, and Cosmo Purple straps, and the 42mm Rose Gold can be paired with Pink Beige, Cloud Gray, and Natural Brown straps for users to blend different colors and express distinctive moods for every occasion.

 

These colorful Galaxy Watch straps can be matched with the Galaxy Note9’s case as well, so users can stylize their smartphone and smart watch with a singular visual identity.

 

 

46mm Silver model’s straps(22mm), from left, deep ocean blue, onyx black and basalt gray

 

42mm midnight black model’s straps(20mm), from left, lunar gray, tera-cotta red, onyx black, yellow and violet

 

42mm rose gold model’s straps(20mm), from left, natural brown, pink beige and cloud gray

 

 

Q. How did you take concerns such as battery life into consideration?

 

A. The Galaxy Watch isn’t a device you can easily and regularly charge as you would with a smartphone, so there has always been a consumer need for a longer battery life. That’s why we put a lot of effort into the battery every time we released a new product in the series. With a 10nm (nanometer) chipset, the Galaxy Watch’s processor is smaller and consumes less power than previous models – but it is also more powerful than ever before. The Galaxy Watch 46mm model, for example, can achieve 80+ hours of battery life with typical usage1.

 

 

Q. Were there any other changes to the hardware?

 

A. The Galaxy Watch’s hardware has gone through a comprehensive transformation. The most noticeable part is the sensor located on the back of the product. We increased the number of rear sensors that touch the body to more precisely and quickly detect information regarding user conditions. On the other hand, we decreased the surface area of the sensor that touches the skin and designed it to protrude slightly to better detect user conditions, while eliminating inconveniences such as the accumulation of humidity.

 

 

A Smart Guide to Using the Galaxy Watch

 

The Galaxy Watch goes beyond the previous capabilities of wearables and explores new functions for its users. To optimize your experience, check out these suggestions from a designer on how to make the most of the Galaxy Watch’s intuitive UX.

 

 

Pick 1. A Smart Way to Manage Time with the Galaxy Watch

The Galaxy Watch doesn’t just tell you the time, it helps you plan and efficiently use your time as well.

 

  • My Day Watch: Your schedule for the day can be displayed based on the pertaining times on the watchface.
  • Daily Briefing: Every morning, you can be briefed on weather and health information. At night, a summarized report of your health throughout the day and reminders for uncompleted tasks will help you efficiently manage time, with just your Galaxy Watch alone. The device pairs with the Galaxy Series so that you can easily check schedules you saved on your phone through the Galaxy Watch.
  • Dual Time Watch: A function useful for travelers and global business professionals, this helps users check times from different time zones all at once on the watchface. When the watch detects that a user’s time zone has changed, it preemptively suggests the Dual Time Watch.

 

 

Pick 2. Quickly Shift Modes to Wholly Focus on Your Needs

The Galaxy Watch allows users to quickly shift through different modes to accommodate different situations, which helps users wholly focus on the moment.

 

  • Theater Mode: The smart watch screen is always brightly lit, which can cause inconvenience for users depending on the situation they are in. The Theater Mode prevents all elements of interruption, such as light or alarms, when users are in a theater.
  • Goodnight Mode: Whether you’re sleeping or simply want to get some uninterrupted rest, the Goodnight Mode will make sure you’re not bothered by any alarms other than the ones you’ve set yourself.

 

 

Pick 3. A Personally Customized Way to Care for Your Health

The Galaxy Watch will detect a user’s physical condition and help maintain a healthy day-to-day life.

 

  • Stress Tracker: This tracker will check your stress levels and help manage it through stress-relieving breathing exercises. When using the consecutive tracking settings, you can see the real-time trends of your stress level.
  • Sleep Tracker: Your sleep patterns are tracked automatically and analyzed into four different stages to help you organize and manage your sleep cycle better.
  • Various Workouts: The Galaxy Watch’s fitness function now features 39 total exercises, which is a powerful upgrade from the previous selection of only 18 exercises. You can choose and edit an exercise and gradually build up your own exercise report.
  • Back-to-back Workout: Once an exercise is over, you can designate the next exercise through a questionnaire, so that your workout routine carries on without pausing. Even if you do multiple exercises, your records will be tracked through the multiple workout report, which can help you maintain a well-organized workout routine all on your own.

 

In the evolution of the wearable device, the Galaxy Watch now encompasses the smart lifestyle. The Galaxy Watch is the perfect complement to Millennials, never ceasing to take on the new challenges of the unknown.

 

1 Typical Usage: Galaxy Watch 46mm up to 80+ hours; Galaxy Watch 42mm up to 48+ hours. Battery life with typical usage using combined actions including notifications (55 times), checking time (56 times), checking text messages (25 times), talk time (13 minutes), music streaming (15 minutes), workouts (30 minutes), basic controls (30 minutes) and sleep mode

 

Samsung Unveils the Galaxy J2 Core; An Introductory Smartphone Packed with Performance

 

Samsung Electronics today announced its first Android Go smartphone, the Galaxy J2 Core, delivering the essential features smartphone users need at an affordable price.

 

“At Samsung, we are committed to providing our customers with inspiring technology and leading innovation across all our devices, in every category to fit their needs,” said Junho Park, Vice President of Global Product Planning, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. “The Galaxy J2 Core offers an smarter and simple user experience with improved battery, storage and performance that is particularly appealing to first time owners.”

 

 

Outstanding Performance

The Galaxy J2 Core with Android Go brings improved performance to introductory smartphones by offering long-lasting battery life, spacious storage capacity and lightning-quick processing power and performance.

 

  • Faster Speed and Better Performance: Featuring an Android Oreo(Go edition), the Galaxy J2 Core delivers faster performance speeds compared to the previous models built specifically for Android Oreo(Go1 edition) and Optimized Data Control for easy management without worry of exceeding data limits.
  • More Storage Capacity to Enjoy Your Phone: Equipped with more available memory and greater storage capacity, the Galaxy J2 Core has the power and storage needed in a smartphone. Working with Android Oreo (Go edition), it comes pre-loaded with fewer apps that use less memory and storage providing up to 1.5 times the available storage capacity compared to previous offerings.
  • All Day Battery Life: Featuring a 2,600 mAh battery with optimized applications, users can enjoy long-lasting smartphone power from morning to night.

 

 

Fully Featured, Affordable and Easy to Use

The Galaxy J2 Core was designed to enhance the multi-media experience smartphones are known for while maintaining the traditional look and feel of Samsung Galaxy devices. Featuring a 5-inch qHD display with a resolution of 540 x 960, the Galaxy J2 Core provides a high-quality screen that delivers clear and stunning visuals. Additionally, with its Ultra Data Saving feature, the Galaxy J2 Core provides options and suggestions for efficient data use allowing users to stream and watch their favorite content online without worrying about exceeding their data limit.

 

The Galaxy J2 Core comes equipped with two cameras: 8MP camera with flash in the rear and 5MP camera in the front. Both cameras have an F 2.2 aperture for improved wide-angle photography, and features such as Beauty Mode are included for users to take better portraits and selfies.

 

The Samsung Galaxy J2 Core will initially be available in Malaysia and India beginning August 24th, 2018 and expand to additional markets in the near future.

 

For more information about Galaxy J2 Core, please visit news.samsung.com/galaxywww.samsungmobilepress.com or www.samsung.com/galaxy.

 

 

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core Specifications

Display 5.0” TFT, 540 x 960
Camera Rear: 8MP F2.2
Front: 5MP F2.2
Dimension 143.4 x 72.1 x 8.9mm, (154g)
Memory 1GB RAM , 8GB
Battery 2,600mAh
OS Android Oreo (Go edition)
AP Exynos 7570
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz),  Bluetooth® v 4.2, USB 2.0,
Location (GPS, Glonass, BeiDou*) *BeiDou coverage may be limited.
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity
Audio MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF,  IMY
Video MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, WEBM

* Features and functions will vary by market and mobile operator

* 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 or obligation.

 

1 Optimized Android Oreo(Go edition) applications include Google Go, Assistant Go, YouTube Go, Gboard, Chrome, Maps Go, Files Go, Gmail Go, and  Google Play.

Samsung Electronics Officially Launches Galaxy Note9 in Global Markets

 

Samsung Electronics has officially launched the Galaxy Note9 in markets around the world. The company’s latest flagship smartphone will be available in stores today, August 24, in 56 markets, including Korea, the U.S., Canada, China, India and all of Europe and Southeast Asia, and will roll out to over 130 countries.

 

The Galaxy Note9 was designed to offer the top level of speed, power and performance that today’s power users want and need. The device features a 4,000mAh all-day battery as well as support for the market’s fastest network speeds*. The Galaxy Note9 is available in a choice of 128GB and 512GB models, with support for up to 1TB** of storage via expandable memory.

 

The Galaxy Note9 also features a new Bluetooth Low-Energy S Pen that serves as a handy remote control for taking selfies and group pictures, presenting slides, and more***. The device’s intelligent camera builds on Samsung’s industry-leading camera technologies by introducing new deep-learning based capabilities, including Flaw Detection and Scene Optimizer, that take the work out of capturing the perfect picture.

 

The launch of the Galaxy Note9 is complimented by an ecosystem of convenient devices and services including Samsung DeX, which allows users to enjoy a PC-like experience powered entirely by their phone, as well as Bixby, Samsung’s intelligent assistant.

 

For more information about the Galaxy Note9, visit http://news.samsung.com/galaxy  or www.samsung.com/galaxynote9.

 

 

*Up to 1.2 gigabits per second.

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

***S Pen remote function reaches about 10 meters in an open space.

Samsung×HotDocs Collaboration Premieres at Canada’s Renowned International Documentary Festival

A screenshot from The Little Trumpet Boy by Charles Officer, featuring 17-year old William Leathers, a boy with perfect pitch and synaesthesia

 

Samsung Canada has introduced an exciting collaboration project – documentary films shot entirely on smartphone devices. Samsung reached out to six unique content creators for this effort: filmmakers Nimisha Mukerji, Charles Officer and Yung Chang, as well as YouTube creators Sabrina Cruz, Corey Vidal and Emile Roy.

 

The documentary project was intended to show how easy it is to tell a story using Samsung’s innovative features. Filmmakers Nimisha Mukerji, Charles Officer, Yung Chang and YouTuber Emile Roy used the Galaxy Note 8 devices, while YouTube creators Sabrina Cruz and Corey Vidal used the Galaxy S9+ to depict their unique styles to tell their stories.

 

The six-part documentary series was screened at the Hot Docs Festival, the largest documentary festival in North America, which was held in Toronto from April 26 to May 6 this year. Each director brought a different perspective to the human experience with their work. The Little Trumpet Boy by Charles Officer introduced 17-year old William Leathers, a boy with perfect pitch and synaesthesia. Award-winning film and television director Nimisha Mukerji shot a personal documentary chronicling her pregnancy, while Sabrina Cruz, best known for her YouTube channel NerdyandQuirky, created a piece titled Sourtoe Cocktail about her quest to the Yukon to get a taste of the world famous “Sourtoe Cocktail,” seasoned with an amputated toe that has been dehydrated and preserved in salt. Yung Chang created Home Movie, featuring a memorable movie for his daughter, and Corey Vidal’s video titled Remembering takes a very personal trip down memory lane using his Galaxy S9+. All of these documentaries can be seen online for free on the Samsung Canada YouTube channel.

 

Among the documentaries, The Little Trumpet Boy and Home Movie touched the heart of a representative from EBS, an educational television and radio network in Korea. As a result, the two documentaries are scheduled to be screened at the upcoming 18th EBS International Documentary Festival (EIDF) that will be held from August 20 to 26 in Goyang, Korea.

[Video] Factory Tour Offers a Peek at How Samsung Makes Each Galaxy Note9

We are just a day away from the official release of the Galaxy Note9—a smartphone whose innovative technologies allow users to get the most out of everything they do.

 

In anticipation of the device’s August 24 launch, Samsung Electronics’ factories in Gumi, South Korea have been busy manufacturing Galaxy Note9 units to ship to markets around the world. Check out the video below to see how the company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing line produces each Galaxy Note9 to ensure the highest level of quality.

 

Samsung Pay Now Available in Six Continents, Accelerating Global Expansion

 

Samsung Electronics today celebrated the third anniversary of its mobile payment platform, Samsung Pay. Originally launched in South Korea on August 20, 2015, Samsung Pay has experienced significant global growth and is now available in six continents1 and 24 markets2, including the latest market, South Africa. Thanks to the support and partnership of thousands of banks and countless network, merchant and service providers across the globe, Samsung recently passed more than 1.3 billion transactions globally.

 

“Since we launched Samsung Pay three years ago, we have been dedicated to delivering a mobile wallet platform that is simple, secure and works almost anywhere. We have been expanding its availability and forming strategic partnerships in each market to meet the unique needs of their users,” said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics. “And we’re not limiting ourselves to a mobile wallet – by integrating with our other mobile services, consumers will be able to earn Samsung Rewards points, use Bixby for a more seamless payment experience and more.”

 

The growth of Samsung Pay highlights the company’s localized and open approach to mobile payments. With approximately 2,000 banking and financial partners globally, Samsung Pay offers value-added services based on local market needs, including3:

 

  • Online payments, now available in 15 markets, including Australia, Brazil, Switzerland and Taiwan
  • Transit cards in 5 markets, including China, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and the U.K.
  • Loyalty and membership cards in 20 markets, including Canada, France, Mexico and Sweden
  • ATM transactions in 5 markets including Russia, South Korea, UAE, U.S. and Vietnam
  • Samsung Rewards, offering points to purchase merchant partner vouchers and Samsung products and services, available in 10 markets, including India, Malaysia, Spain and the U.S.
  • Pay Planner, helping users spend more wisely by tracking their transaction history and analysing their consumption pattern in South Korea and the UAE
  • Bixby integration, allowing users to make purchases at popular merchants with one simple request.

 

Samsung takes a localized approach for every launch, ensuring that the partnerships, value-added services and capabilities of Samsung Pay are customized for each market to provide the optimum mobile wallet service. Samsung also works with existing payment services so that when the service is introduced in the market, it’s seamlessly integrated into the payment infrastructure. For example, in Hong Kong, Samsung exclusively partnered with the Octopus Card Limited to bring NFC-enabled Octopus payments to the market’s diverse transit and retail establishments, offering customers a fast and simple payment experience. Samsung’s partnership network extends with support from retail and corporate leaders, including Ticket®, one of the largest benefits card providers for organizations in Brazil, and El Corte Inglés department store in Spain. By taking a localized approach to partnerships like these, millions of users benefit from having a centralized and secure payments platform across multiple card types, and exclusive rewards such as product vouchers, instant rebates and extra loyalty points.

 

Samsung’s model of open collaboration extends into the broader payments industry through partnerships with major financial institutions, including Alipay (China), WeChat Pay (China), BHIM UPI (India), PAYCO (South Korea), Chase Pay (U.S.), PayPal (U.S.), and NAPAS (Vietnam). By partnering with these financial leaders, Samsung Pay provides consumers with a more functional mobile payment platform. Additionally, with PayPal, users can now pay offline, and soon online via Samsung Pay. Other partnerships, such as those with Chase Pay (U.S.) and PAYCO (South Korea) use Samsung’s MST technology, giving customers even greater flexibility in how they make payments.

 

 

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

 

1Samsung Pay is available in six continents: North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania.

2Samsung Pay is available in 24 markets, including South Korea, U.S., China, Spain, Singapore, Australia, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Russia, Thailand, Malaysia, India, Sweden, UAE, Taiwan, Switzerland, Hong Kong, U.K., Vietnam, Mexico, Italy, Canada and South Africa. Preliminary access is also currently available in France.

3Service functionality and device compatibility may vary by market and conditions.

[Photo] Celebrating the Launch of the Galaxy Note9 at Events Across the World

Samsung Electronics is kicking off the launch of the Galaxy Note9 with a series of showcases, introducing the smartphone to the public around the world. Following the first unveiling of the Galaxy Note9 at the Barclays Center, New York, on August 9, local events have been held in China, Russia, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, South Africa, Vietnam, Singapore and others. Media and fans alike were able to learn more about the features that boost productivity and enhance play on the latest addition to the Galaxy lineup.

 

Take a look at the pictures of the interactive events below.

 

 

Shanghai, China

DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics, introduced the Galaxy Note9 to approximately 300 Chinese media and fans at the 1862 Theater in Shanghai, China on August 15.

 

At the event, Koh highlighted the company’s commitment to the Chinese market, announcing performance optimizing partnerships with social media platform, WeChat, and about 40 popular local games, which will allow customers to enjoy high spec games without impacting performance.

 

Visitors get hands-on with the Note9’s S Pen, which features Bluetooth Low-Energy connectivity allowing the S Pen to act as a remote control for the device’s key functions.

 

 

Moscow, Russia

Guests gather at the Galaxy Studio in Gorky Park in Moscow, Russia.

 

A unique performance was held for visitors to the Moscow Galaxy Studio: 15 Galaxy Note9 devices played an impressive musical symphony, conducted using a single S Pen.

 

Manila, the Philippines

The launch event for the Philippines took place at the Marriott Hotel in Manila and was attended by Galaxy Note9 brand ambassador Heart Evangelista-Escudero.

 

 

Taipei, Taiwan

Media and fans are introduced to the Galaxy Note9 at the launch event at the Marriott Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan.

 

Galaxy Note9 ambassador Jolin Tsai stands for a pose with other event attendees.

 

 

Bangkok, Thailand

Visitors strike a pose at the launch event held in the Siam Paragon shopping Mall in Bangkok, Thailand.

 

 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Capturing the moment at the Axiata Arena Bukit Jalil, Malaysia’s largest indoor arena, in Kuala Lumpur.

 

 

Johannesburg, South Africa

The South African event was hosted at the Marble restaurant in Johannesburg.

 

 

Hanoi, Vietnam

A guest at My Dinh stadium snaps a selfie on the Galaxy Note9 using the S Pen, which allows you to manage key functions, such as the device’s camera, from within 10 meters of the device.

 

 

Singapore

A Galaxy Studio in VIVO CITY, a commercial hub in Singapore, allows guests to explore the innovative features of the Galaxy Note9 for themselves.

[Video] Feast Your Ears on the Galaxy Note9’s S Pen-Inspired Alerts

Each new addition to the Note family introduces enhancements that make the smartphones’ iconic design even more distinctive. Recently, these refinements have resulted in the series developing a signature sound inspired by the smartphones’ inimitable S Pen.

 

Last year, Samsung’s audio UX team collaborated with a group of talented musicians to craft an exclusive set of S Pen-inspired ring- and notification tones for the Galaxy Note8. For the Galaxy Note9, the company asked Andrew Huang, a versatile and prolific musician, video producer and YouTube star, to compose a brand-new set of creative songs and sounds using ordinary pens and paper.

 

The Toronto-based artist was more than up to the challenge of crafting unique sounds with unconventional instruments. As any of his 1.4 million (and counting) YouTube subscribers will tell you, Huang has a reputation for working musical magic, and is particularly well known for his ability to produce dynamic beats using everyday objects.

 

The three ringtones and two notifications that Huang produced feature beats that incorporate a variety of pen and paper-created sounds, including light taps, tears and the crinkling of paper, accompanied by a keyboard, synths and guitar. Huang even added his ‘signature sound’ to the mix—i.e., he recorded the actual sound of signing his signature. The resulting set of ringtones and notifications is at once soothing, upbeat, and brimming with energy.

 

Check out the video below to watch Huang introduce the Galaxy Note9’s new sounds and walk us through his creative process.

 

[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.

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.

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.

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