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Samsung to Unveil ‘Galaxy On’ Smartphone with Infinity Display in India Next Week

Samsung will also roll out a digital campaign before the launch as it refreshes the "Galaxy On" series

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The South Korean tech giant also wants to focus on consumers' ease of use and convenience.

Samsung India is set to launch a new online exclusive smartphone under its ‘Galaxy On’ brand with Infinity Display in the first week of July.

The new ‘Galaxy On’ smartphone will come with Super-Amoled display technology and will sport 4GB RAM and 64 GB of internal storage, industry sources told IANS on Tuesday.

The device, running on Samsung’s Exynos processor will be in the highly-competitive mid-price segment dominated by the Chinese players.

Samsung will also roll out a digital campaign before the launch as it refreshes the “Galaxy On” series.

In January, Samsung India launched “Galaxy On7 Prime” with a “Make for India” feature named Samsung Mall.

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Making use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), Samsung Mall does all the smart work and finds out the product within seconds.

The South Korean major last month launched Galaxy A6+, A6, J8 and J6 smartphones housing the “Infinity Display” technology.

The success of these new Galaxy smartphones may have prompted Samsung to introduce a new “Galaxy On” model with “Infinity Display”. (IANS)

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Samsung Galaxy Fold Launch Postponed in China: Report

The Galaxy Fold is expected to be priced around Rs 1,40,790 in India

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FILE - The Samsung Galaxy Fold phone is shown on a screen at Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.’s Unpacked event in San Francisco, Feb. 20, 2019. Samsung says it will look into some reports of flickering or cracking screens. VOA

Samsung has postponed the Galaxy Fold’s launch events in Hong Kong and Shanghai, which were originally scheduled for April 23 and 24, days after some units of the $2,000 foldable phone encountered major display issues.

“The firm is blaming the decision on a last minute issue with the venue, according to someone claiming to be familiar with the matter.

“But that seems a little too convenient seeing as the handset has been under heavy fire all week, after a number of units broke after being in the hands of reviewers for less than a day,” the SamMobile reported late on Sunday.

Tech reviewers from renowned media brands like The Verge and the CNBC noted issues like screen flickering, display distortion and unexplainable bulges bugging the industry-first device, reports said last week.

The handset maker obviously doesn’t want to associate these delays with the broken review units, but given the timing, chances are Samsung wants to buy more time to address these issues before the next wave of shipments, according to the Engadget.

Sub-titling the review “Yikes”, The Verge said that the flaws were “distressing to be discovered just two days after receiving the review unit”.

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DJ Koh, president and CEO of IT and Mobile Communications, holds up the new Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone during an event, Feb. 20, 2019, in San Francisco. VOA

Defending its devices just days before its roll-out, a Samsung spokesperson assured that the firm would “thoroughly inspect” the units.

The super-expensive foldable smartphone was launched during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February followed by Huawei launching its own foldable phone, the Mate X.

According to market research firm Gartner, foldable phones would make up 5 per cent of high-end phones sales by 2023 with around 30 million units.

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The phone comes with the world’s first 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display, which folds into a compact device with a cover display that is capable of opening up to three active apps simultaneously on the main display.

The Galaxy Fold is expected to be priced around Rs 1,40,790 in India. (IANS)