Monday November 19, 2018
Home Science & Technology Samsung’s lat...

Samsung’s latest bid for mobile supremacy

0
//
Republish
Reprint

In the war to deliver the world’s most successful mobile, there are two brands that have gained a reputation for impressive innovation and stylish design. And whilst Apple’s much-anticipated iPhone 7 looks like it won’t be released until at least September, Samsung look to be delivering us the most impressive mobile device yet with their brand new Galaxy S7.

The mobile was finally unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona where the world’s top tech companies revealed their latest products in this hugely-competitive market. And with just days until the Samsung device becomes available in our shops, here’s a look at the way that it can aid productivity and even provide a great casino game-playing experience.

On basic physical appearances, the Samsung Galaxy S7 bears many similarities to its predecessor and features both a standard model, and the ‘Edge’ variant with its famous ‘wrap-around’ screen. But it’s what lurks within the sleek metal and glass chassis that has excited most tech fans.

As well as the much larger 3600mAh battery that can facilitate many hours of entertainment such as watching online TV series and casino gaming, the Galaxy S7 features a powerful processor that utilises an Octa-core with Samsung Exynos chip, or a quad-core with Snapdragon 820 depending on the user’s region.

samsung11Such features will benefit the Edge device which features a massive 5.94 inch screen that will seek to cater to the rising wave of gamers who use mobile tech to explore the new graphical capacities of modern gaming.

Action games such as Modern Combat 5 will look great on the big screen, and one of Lucky Nugget’s new releases such as their online slots games that allow for an immersive recreation of these famous casino games will also benefit greatly from the improved graphical facilities. The casino games also feature a handy ‘instant-play’ feature that means that you won’t clog up your phone with unnecessary software, and can just get straight on with the great Flash-based gaming fun.

Other features that could benefit the online gaming experience include a special water-cooling system that is able to keep the processors cooled during a particularly arduous online casino session.

The ability to game on the go has also benefitted from Samsung’s innovative features such as wireless charging and a Game Launcher system. And with the device being able to stand being submerged for up to 30 minutes in one metre of water, it’s further proof of just how resilient our mobile devices have become.

A smartphone’s camera is another pivotal feature, and the S7 looks to have this covered through the 12-megapixel camera that boasts new auto-focus technology and special adaptions for low-light environments.

And with a range of further exciting features such as an always-on screen, and three attractive colours to choose from, it looks like whether we’re playing online casino games or taking a selfie, our mobile futures have become a little brighter thanks to the Samsung Galaxy S7.

 

Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2016 NewsGram

Next Story

Samsung Plans To Launch its First Foldable Smartphone in 2019

A foldable smartphone will soon reach near you

0
Samsung, galaxy, Ultrasound system
Samsung sets up 2019 innovation war with foldable smartphone (Tech Trend) . Flickr

D.J. Koh, President and CEO at the IT and Mobile Communications Division of Samsung Electronics, knows what boredom can eventually do to technology — especially to smartphones that are lately witnessing incremental enhancements amid sales slowing down globally.

Barring design changes and offering Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled hardware, smartphones are currently offering nothing out-of-the-box.

The charismatic Samsung executive now wants you to fold the smartphone in half and use it like a tablet.

While other players like Huawei, LG, Motorola and arch rival Apple have secured patents on foldable devices, Samsung has taken a definitive lead with a real one.

Setting the stage for the Next-Gen innovation war, Koh teased us in an interview with tech portal CNET last month: “Possibly when we start selling the foldable phone, it may be a niche market… but definitely, it will expand. I’m positive that we do need a foldable phone.”

The world finally saw a glimpse of the foldable phone during the Samsung Developer Conference 2018 in New York on November 7 when Justin Dennison, Senior Vice President of Mobile Marketing, took out a real foldable smartphone from his jacket.

Reports now say Samsung Electronics plans to launch its first foldable smartphone in March next year and the shipment volume will be at least one million.

Will Samsung’s next big innovation change the fortune of the smartphone industry in 2019?

Apple
While other players like Huawei, LG, Motorola and arch rival Apple have secured patents on foldable devices, Samsung has taken a definitive lead with a real one.

“Tab in your pocket is a great idea. The consumers’ reactions and real use cases will tell us whether this extreme device will succeed or not, but at the moment, it is a remarkable innovation and now very much in existence,” Jaipal Singh, Associate Research Manager, Client Devices, IDC India, told IANS.

Industry experts say Samsung may showcase the foldable smartphone at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in February, ahead of the official launch in the following month.

While the price of the foldable smartphone has not been decided, it is said that it may cost around $1,770 to begin with.

According to Tarun Pathak, Associate Director at Counterpoint Research, Samsung has set a high bar for smartphone vendors, especially at a time when innovation is perceived to have reached its peak.

“With the upgrade cycle getting longer, smartphones with curved displays have potential to become popular with early adopters. This will also have implications on supply chain and developers,” Pathak told IANS.

Positioning of components and creating content for developers is equally important in case of such devices.

“While the concept of foldable devices was always there, the Samsung announcement has put a lot of weight behind such a category that is ready for commercial deployment,” Pathak added.

Experts have various suggestions about the upcoming device — that it should not be bulky, should consume less battery and fit easily into the palm; but Samsung must have deliberated on such factors while developing the device.

Samsung
The charismatic Samsung executive now wants you to fold the smartphone in half and use it like a tablet.

“Multi-tasking is the future and this device fulfills that. The experience has to be seamless for the consumers. The durability is also important for heavy users,” said Singh.

The upcoming device will fold inward and sport a 7.4-inch screen when unfolded and have a 4.6-inch display like a regular smartphone when folded, said a report in Yonhap news agency.

According to Prabhu Ram, Head-Industry Intelligence Group (IIG), CyberMedia Research (CMR), the Samsung foldable phone will mark the beginning of a long road of new innovation.

“Smartphones have not seen much disruptive innovations for a long time now — in form factor and display. Samsung has now achieved a technical breakthrough in display manufacturing,” Ram told IANS.

Also Read- Trending Jewellery Styles For This Wedding Season

A foldable smartphone will soon reach near you. Koh, who understands the global smartphone market inside-out, says the foldable phone will not be a “gimmick product that will disappear after six to nine months after it’s delivered”.

Whether it will perfectly slip into your pocket and fit into your budget is yet to be seen, but foldable displays have rekindled hope in a market that reached its peak in 2018 and is waiting for the next big thing. (IANS)