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Samsung announces Galaxy A70

Design

The Galaxy A70 is Samsung’s latest mid-range smartphone, available in the UK since the 26th of April. Four colour choices are available: Blue, Black, White and Coral. Each colour features a prism effect, reflecting different tones dependent on the lighting and angle. Featuring the largest screen to date on any A Series, the Galaxy A70 sports a 6.7″ Infinity display. Value for money is impressive as the A70 provides a powerful camera system, battery and larger display for just £369.00.

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Camera capabilities

The triple camera set-up features a 32 mega-pixel resolution on the front and rear lens, alongside an 8 mega-pixel Ultra Wide Lens and 5 mega-pixel Depth Sensor. This means you can take advantage of brighter, sharper shots, even in low-light conditions. The Depth Lens will allow you to adjust the depth of field to focus, before and after you’ve taken a shot, so that you can choose what and where you want to highlight. While the Ultra Wide Lens allows for expansive shooting. Combined with the A70’s Scene Optimiser, you’ll be able to seriously enhance your imagery.

Spec overview

  • 6.7” FHD+ (1080×2400) Super AMOLED Infinity-U Display
  • 32MP Main Camera, Ultra Wide 8MP Rear Camera with 5MP Depth, Front 32MP Selfie Camera
  • 164.3 x 76.7 x 7.9mm Body
  • 6GB / 8GB RAM
  • 128 GB Internal Storage
    Expandable up to 512GB via the Micro SD card slot
  • Octa Core, (Dual 2.0GHz + Hexa 1.7GHz)
  • 4,500 mAh battery
    with Super Fast Charging
  • Android 9.0 Pie
  • Fingerprint Sensor and Facial Recognition

Feature rich

The A70 offers a powerful 4,500 mAh battery, with Super-Fast Charging at 25W, ensuring you can stay connected throughout the day. An ideal business device, the A70 features Samsung Knox, aka Samsung’s defense-grade security platform, that is designed to protect your device from chipset to software. Samsung Knox provides piece of mind and enables secure ways of logging into apps and websites. Paired with Samsung Pass, you will be able to sign in using biometric authentication while the fingerprint scanner provides seamless unlocking.

Additional extras include Samsung Health, Samsung Pay, Bixby (Your personal voice assistant), One UI Night Mode, Galaxy App Timer and more.  One UI Night Mode allows you to switch your display to evening time viewing while the App Timer provides visibility over your screen usage levels.

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Time to upgrade? All new Samsung Galaxy S10 flagship revealed

In comparison to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9 range, the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus are the first to offer a considerably larger display. The S10 has a 6.1-inch diagonal display — nearly as large as the previous Plus models — with a 19:9 aspect ratio while the S10 Plus screen is an impressive 6.4 inches. For those looking for a larger model, however, the innovative Galaxy Fold offers a whopping 7.3-inches. Despite the larger display, the actual dimensions of the phones are relatively similar due to a near bezel-less display. Resolution has been further improved since the S9 to accommodate the size increase, from  2960 x 1440 to a 3040 x 1440 QHD+ resolution. Both devices have curved top and bottom bezels, 3.5mm headphone jacks and USB-C charging ports.

Notably, the S10 incorporates the brand new ultrasonic scanner into the front display for luxurious unlocking, and packs the largest amount of storage yet (without the use of a microSD card). Starting with a minimum of 128GB storage, the S10 is also available with 512GB of storage. The performance of the latest phones should also improve with 8GB of RAM, pushed up to 12GB with the 1TB version of the S10 Plus. For previous owners of the S8 or S9 whose battery is no longer taking them through the day, the S10 features a powerful 4,100mAh battery with reverse wireless charging – allowing you to charge your earbuds or other devices directly from the device, neat.

Furthermore, both the S10 and S10 Plus feature a triple-camera system, previously the dual-camera was only available on the S9 Plus device. The latest devices offer a 12-megapixel f/2.4 telephoto lens, a 12-megapixel f/1.5 wide lens, and a 16-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide lens. Both also have a front-facing 10-megapixel f/1.9 lens, with the S10 Plus adding an extra 8-megapixel f/2.2 lens. In summary, upgrading to the S10 will benefit those looking for a superior device that provides a larger display, more storage and more power. Prices start from £799 for the S10 and from £899 for the S10 Plus, for more details, please get in touch!

A year of innovation: Samsung releases foldable smartphone

South Korean manufacturing giant, Samsung, has released the Galaxy Fold, a foldable smartphone that is claimed to withstand hundreds of thousands of folds. Featuring a 4.6″ Infinity Flex Display that opens like a book to reveal a larger 7.3″ display, astonishingly, without visible lines or crinkles. Available in both 4G and 5G versions, the Galaxy Fold is a truly innovative device.

Key spec overview:

  • Display: 4.6-inch Super AMOLED; 7.3-inch QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED
  • Operating system: Android 9.0
  • Camera: 16-megapixel (ultra-wide angle), 12-megapixel (wide-angle) and 12-megapixel (telephoto)
  • Front-facing cameras: 10-megapixel (F2.2), 8-megapixel RGB depth camera (F1.9)
  • Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • Storage: 512GB
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Battery: 4,380mAh
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Wireless charging

Pricing and release date

 

One step closer to 5G! Samsung’s latest announcement

Once 5G is up and running, it will be able to carry more data, at higher speeds, and will be able to move around obstacles, giving you greater coverage. 5G is expected to be capable of delivering extremely fast data with estimates between 10 – 50 Gbit/s compared with today’s average 4G download speed of 15 Mbit/s. In fact, back in 2013 Samsung tested 5G at 1Gbps and journalists reported that a HD movie could be downloaded in less than 30 seconds. Fast track to 2014 and Samsung set a mobile speed record of 7.5Gb/s in another 5G trail, while estimates predict the speed will reach 10Gb/s, with transfer rates as high as 800Gb/s further down the line, taking your download time of a full length film to around a second! Roll on to 2018 and Samsung has announced it successfully tested a 5G smartphone, offering users 4x faster speeds.

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The manufacturer connected the handset to 400MHz bandwidth in the 28GHz millimetre wave (mmWave) spectrum band and achieved speeds of over 1.7Gbps. Collaborating with Verizon and Qualcomm, Samsung’s Business Senior Vice President, WooJune Kim announced,

“Successful interoperation of multiple network technologies takes us another step closer to the commercialisation of 5G mobility services…We are proud to join with Verizon and Qualcomm Technologies to spotlight the next steps driving network evolution.”

The tests were conducted in San Diego in the Qualcomm Technologies lab and follow the announcement from Verizon that the carrier had transmitted 5G to an smartphone using a commercial 5G network. That transmission was made using a Samsung 5G New Radio (NR) technology and the same Snapdragon X50 5G modem and Qualcomm QtM052 antennas.

Samsung announces the new Note 9

The Note 9 has been announced by Samsung and is their most expensive flagship to date.  The devices will be released on August 24th in two variants, a 128GB model at £899 and a 512GB model at £1,099, making the new Note 9/s more expensive than the Apple iPhone X. The specs and features, however, make up the price tag. The 6.4″ device provides a whopping 4,000mAh battery that offers all-day performance, while one of the variants available allows for over 1TB of memory. Users will be able to insert an expandable 512GB SD card that can take the 512GB model past 1TB of memory, offering a tremendous amount of  storage.  To put this into perspective, the average size photo is 500K so 1TB has the potential to hold around 2 million photos! The only downfall? The external memory may only be used for media such as photos, videos and music files but not applications.
samsung note 9Additional specs include an improved dual camera with a 12MP rear camera set up that has dual-aperture technology. The new features include automatic optimisation of colour settings such as contrast, white balance and exposure, making it nearly impossible to take a bad shot. A further key feature is the S Pen, designed to create a similar sensation as putting pen to paper, allowing you to create your very own electronic notebook, personalise messages and emails with your signature and even create art. Conveniently the S Pen can be used to remotely access the camera, removing the need for self-timers or straining for a selfie, and can be used to command your presentation slideshows. Finally, the stylus can be used to play, pause or switch media from photos in the Gallery to YouTube videos.

Image of person changing presentation slides with S Pen

The Note 9 will be available in Ocean Blue, Lavender Purple and Black and Copper colours, however the availability is expected to differ in each region. The monochrome metal frames surround Samsung’s largest Infinity display yet, with a near bezel-less, full-frontal glass, edge-to-edge screen. Each colour variant is available with a matching stylus. Under the hood, the Note 9 features the Snapdragon 845 processor and 6GB of RAM for superior multi-tasking.

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Samsung has revealed the new Galaxy S9

Samsung has revealed the highly anticipated Galaxy S9. The S9 continues the popular trend of bezel-less screens, sporting a 5.8″ full frontal glass, edge-to-edge display, termed by Samsung as an “Infinity Display”. The Infinity displays have been showcased on previous Samsung models including the S8, the S8 Plus and Note 8. For those keen on previous designs, the Galaxy S9 follows closely to the look of S8 and has been released alongside a second, larger version, the Galaxy S9+, which sports a 6.”2 Infinity Display.

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The latest flagship packs a next generation dual-aperture camera, designed to adapt to super low and bright light automatically. In dark or nighttime settings, the S9 camera lens will open to F1.5 mode, providing multi-frame noise reduction so that you can capture nighttime shots with clarity. In the daylight, the lens will shift to F2.4 mode.  For those with a creative spark, the aperture can also be toggled manually to create a mood.

(Left: F1.5 aperture mode, Right: F2.4 aperture mode)

(Left: F1.5 aperture mode, Right: F2.4 aperture mode)

The camera also features new super slow-motion abilities, allowing you to shoot 960 frames per second in 6 second clips. This feature however only supports HD resolution which can drain both your storage (roughly, 100-200MB per minute of HD video) and battery life. However with the option to expand the memory and wireless quick charging, this is less of an issue for S9 users. Finally, the camera is equipped with upgraded optical image stabilisation so you’ll be able to minimise any vibrations from your hands for a steady shot.

The S9 has an improved version of Bixby, the Samsung virtual assistant, that can work alongside the updated camera to provide real-time language translation. Similarly to Google translate, with the S9 you can now point the camera (In Bixby mode) at some foreign text and Bixby will generate translated information overlaid onto the image it’s viewing in real-time, whether you wish to translate a road sign while navigating or decipher the lunch menu.

Further features include the latest version of Android – 8.0 Oreo, a waterproof body and improved stereo speakers, claimed by Samsung to provide 1.4x more powerful sound than any previous Galaxy model.  Security has also been given a boost with a new combination of facial recognition and a iris scan when unlocking your device. This is also useful for identification in low light settings as the two can work together to ensure you can be verified. This means the galaxy flagship now offers six different ways to secure your device, whether you choose the iris scanner, facial recognition technology, fingerprint sensor, a simple password, pattern or pin.

Spec overview

  • 5.8″ Quad HD SuperAMOLED Infinity Display
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • 12MP rear camera with OIS
  • 8MP camera
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB storage, expandable up to 400GB via microSD
  • Waterproof IP68
  • Wireless charging

Although unveiled, the new devices will be not be released until March 13th 2018.

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