Monday, September 15, 2014

Samsung Show Off It's First Ever Tizen Smartphone - the Samsung Z

Samsung debuted the industry's first Tizen powered smartphone, dubbed the Samsung Z. The homegrown Tizen OS was first appeared on the Gear 2 smartwatches, and then the original Galaxy Gear smartwatch was switches from Android to Tizen after the latest update.

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This Tizen-based smartphone looks alike the Android-based Galaxy S devices, featuring a similar leather back cover with squarish design. The Samsung Z comes with a 4.8 inch HD (1280 x 720) Super AMOLED display, a Quad-core 2.3 GHz CPU, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot (support up to 64 GB).

The Samsung Z has a decent 8 MP rear camera and a 2.1 MP front shooter. It also support LTE connectivity and equipped with a fingerprint scanner and heart rate sensor beside the LED flash as the Galaxy S5. Inside, there is a 2,600 mAh battery with Ultra Power Saving Mode.

The software wise, the Samsung Z runs on Tizen Operating System with version 2.2.1. It will be available in black and gold on June 3rd at Tizen developer conference in San Francisco. The Samsung Z will launch in Russia in Q3 and other markets shortly thereafter. Unfortunately, Samsung has yet to announced the price of its Tizen smartphone.

Source: Samsung

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Nvidia Shield Tablet is an Ultimate Android Gaming Tablet

Nvidia announced the company's first consumer product, the Shield Portable gaming machine at CES 2013. After a year, Nvidia officially announced its second generation Shield device in the form of a tablet: the Shield Tablet.

The new Shield Tablet boosts a larger 8 inch Full HD display compared to original Shield's 5 inch HD screen and swaps out the original Tegra 4 in favor of the more powerful Tegra K1 chip.

The Nvidia Shield Tablet is powered by a Tegra K1 Quad-core 2.2 GHz ARM Cortex A15 CPU featuring 192 core Kepler GPU. The dedicated graphics cores have the same GPU architecture that uses for PC graphics card which deliver ultimate gaming experiences to the Shield Tablet.

Built with an 8 inch 1920 x 1200 IPS display, front facing stereo speakers and dual bass reflex port with build-in microphone provided users the best visual and incredible crisp and clear audio enjoyment.

It is also equipped with 2 GB of RAM alongside 16 or 32 GB of internal storage option. The 16 GB model comes with WiFi only and the 32 GB model offers 4G LTE connectivity. Both variants will support microSD card up to addition 128 GB.

Other features included 5 MP auto-focus HDR rear camera and 5 MP front-shooter, DirectStylus 2, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, 19.75 Watt battery and runs on Android KitKat.

The Nvidia Shield Tablet carries a price tag of USD 299 (around RM960) for 16 GB variant while USD 399 (RM1,282) for 32 GB model and the optional gamepad will cost you another USD 60 (around RM192). It will be available in the end of this month for US and Canada, follow by Europe in mid-August and other regions at later this year.

Sources: Shield.NvidiaBlogs.Nvidia


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Samsung Galaxy Alpha is the First Galaxy Smartphone with Metal Frame and Premium Feel and Look

Samsung finally debuted the long-rumored premium design Galaxy smartphone, dubbed the Galaxy Alpha. Previously, this handset was also being tipped as the Galaxy F and Galaxy S5 Prime.

The Galaxy Alpha sports a stunning new design language, built with metal frame, thin and light weight design which is slimmer and lighter than its flagship S5 sibling at just 6.7 mm thick and weighs 115 grams.

As for the internal, the premium device packs a 4.7 inch HD Super AMOLED (1280 x 720) display, powered by an Exynos Octa-core CPU  (Quad 1.8 GHz + Quad 1.3 GHz), 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage (no microSD card slot).

The Galaxy Alpha also features a 12 MP rear camera, 2.1 MP front-facing camera, 4K video recording, a fingerprint scanner, Ultra Power Saving Mode, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, LTE and a 1,860 mAh battery. It will also support connectivity with Samsung Gear wearable devices.

The device will run on Android 4.4.4 KitKat out of the box and will be available in Charcoal Black, Dazzling White, Frosted Gold, Sleek Silver and Scuba Blue. The Galaxy Alpha will be arrive starting from September, but Samsung has yet to announce the pricing.

Source: Samsung

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Samsung's Gear S is a Tizen Smartwatch and Also a Wrist Phone

Samsung announced yet another new smart wearable device, the Gear S which has an extra feature: it comes with a 3G modern inside. The new smartwatch is the company's first wearable device to equipped with 3G connectivity.

With built-in 3G, even when outside the range of Bluetooth-connected phone and WiFi, the Gear S still manage to send and receive messages or make calls. It can be used as a standalone device too, users can simply reply to messages by using its onscreen keyboard.

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The Samsung Gear 2 sports a 2 inch Super AMOLED 360 x 480 curved display, powered by a Dual-core 1 GHz processor, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage and a 300 mAh battery Samsung claims can last for 2 days.

Other features included a GPS, Bluetooth 4.1, heart rate and motion sensors, S Health and Nike+ Running. The Gear 2 run on Tizen OS instead of Android Wear. Furthermore, it's IP67 certified dust and water resistant. The smartwatch will be available globally starting from October and Samsung has yet to announced the pricing.

Source: Samsung

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