Samsung Galaxy A6 Targets Mid-Market

Samsung’s flagship S9 model currently costs about $1,045. This high price tag excludes a lot of potential customers. The company, therefore, launched the A8 phone in its Galaxy A-series in order to offer a slightly less expensive model. The problem is that it’s still a fairly expensive phone and priced similarly to S8. Samsung had to rethink the price point once again and finally decided to launch the 5.6-inch Samsung Galaxy A6 and the larger 6-inch A6 Plus. These two A6 phones are cheaper than Galaxy A8 and target price-sensitive consumers. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy A6 Targets Mid-Market”

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus & S9 Launch On Sunday

The latest top model from Samsung will launch on Sunday the 25th of February, which means Monday morning NZ time. Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus and S9 are one of the main product launches in 2018. There have been multiple leaks online including leaks from the well-known Roland Quandt, and we’ll summarise the most important ones in this post.

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Samsung Fridges and Freezers Receive Bixby Assistant

The second generation of Samsung’s AI assistant Bixby will be integrated into various smart home products that the company sell. Samsung fridges, freezers and also TVs will soon get a lot smarter and talkative due to Bixby 2.0 support.

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Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro Employs Water Proof Design

The latest activity tracker band from Samsung offers consumers good value as a cross between a smartwatch and a sports band. However, the price of the new Samsung Gear Fit 2 Prois expected to be higher than the predecessor Gear Fit 2. Continue reading “Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro Employs Water Proof Design”

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Will Cost More Than $1,700

Online leaks reveal details about Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The notorious leakster Evan Blass is normally well-informed and has a relatively accurate track record. He has recently released detailed information and specs regarding this new phablet. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Will Cost More Than $1,700”

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active for Rough Conditions

The first leaked images have appeared online for the rugged version of the S8 phone. Samsung Galaxy S8 Active possesses military-grade for additional durability. It’s also thicker than the standard S8 model. The other specs and features found on S8 remain the same including a 5.8-inch AMOLED screen. The phone will initially only be available for sale in North-America and it remains to be seen whether it reaches New Zealand shores. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S8 Active for Rough Conditions”

Samsung Galaxy S8 Now Available For Pre Order

Now is the time to act if you want to become one of the first owners of a Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus phone in New Zealand. Samsung’s online store, main telcos and select retailers now take pre-orders. Shipping starts from April 28th. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S8 Now Available For Pre Order”

Samsung Galaxy S8 Revealed

Samsung revealed its new flagship phones Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus in London this week. The screen coverage ratios are very high, which means that the two phones feel larger than they actually are. The edges of the Infinity Display screen are curved similar to the Edge series. The aspect ratio of the screen is 18.5 x 9. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S8 Revealed”

Samsung Galaxy S7 Receives Android Nougat Update

Samsung Galaxy S7  and S7 Edge have received the Android 7 Nougat firmware update. This is possibly the largest firmware update that Samsung has done so far. The roll-out of Nougat for S6 has commenced in several large overseas markets such as Great Britain and Germany. Furthermore, Asus Zenfone 3 has also been upgraded to the latest version of Android. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S7 Receives Android Nougat Update”

Samsung Galaxy S8+ With Massive 6.2-Inch Screen

A lot of information has surfaced about features that are common on both Samsung Galaxy S8+ and S8 or that are specific only to the smaller S8 model. Trusted informant EVleaks has obtained detailed information about S8+ that points to a massive 6.2-inch screen with a 2,560 x 1,440 px resolution. A lot of physical space around the edges has been reduced by extending the screen to the edges.  Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S8+ With Massive 6.2-Inch Screen”

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier LTE Model Launches

Samsung’s latest Gear S3 Frontier smartphone is getting more powerful and independent as the Korean company releases an LTE version. This implies that a user can make and receive phone calls and messages without having to rely on the accompanying smartphone for the communication. Hence, leave the phone behind and just wear the smartphone when you’re on the run. Continue reading “Samsung Gear S3 Frontier LTE Model Launches”

Samsung FlexWash FlexDry 2-1 Customised Laundry

Most of us sometimes think that doing the laundry takes too much time. It’s a rather time-consuming process to wash different colours and fabrics separately in one load after another. Luckily, Samsung has addressed this issue with its new 2-in-1 Samsung FlexWash washing machine and FlexDry dryer duo. Combining these two appliances yields a powerful laundry system for large families that can wash and dry multiple loads at the same time at different settings. Continue reading “Samsung FlexWash FlexDry 2-1 Customised Laundry”

Samsung Family Hub 2.0 Enables Smart Fridge Integration

Samsung has announced the second generation of its smart fridges at the ongoing CES fair. Family Hub 2.0 allows effortless communication and interaction between user and fridge. For example, a user can talk to the fridge using voice recognition, add user lists and even enjoy music organised by Spotify. Continue reading “Samsung Family Hub 2.0 Enables Smart Fridge Integration”

Samsung Galaxy A5 & A7 2017 Upgrades

Samsung releases two upgraded versions of its affordable Galaxy A range of phones: the 5.2-inch Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) and the larger 5.7-inch Galaxy A7 (2017). The screen size is the only main difference and both phones otherwise exhibit more or less identical specs. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy A5 & A7 2017 Upgrades”

Samsung Gear S3 Smart Watches Launch Shortly in NZ

Samsung has begun the global rollout of its latest generation of Gear smart watches called S3. It includes a GPS, which enables various forms of fitness tracking. It also functions as golf watch for golfers. Continue reading “Samsung Gear S3 Smart Watches Launch Shortly in NZ”

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 – Expected to Launch August 2nd

Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the latest phone/phablet from Samsung, is expected to be revealed at a Samsung launch event in New York on the 2nd of August. Product images of the new phone, as well as the specs, have already been leaked online. Here’s a rundown of what this highly anticipated device has to offer. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy Note 7 – Expected to Launch August 2nd”

Samsung Galaxy S7 Soon in Pink Gold Colour

The successful Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will soon also be available in “pink gold” colour in New Zealand. This colour option was only available in South Korea at release time. The roll-out to other markets has started and smartphone buyers in Singapore, for example, could purchase pink gold coloured S7 phones starting this week. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S7 Soon in Pink Gold Colour”

Samsung Washing Machine Recalls Under Fire

Six Samsung washing machine models are faulty and could catch fire in case of moisture that condenses and drips on an electric component. Samsung started the recalls of 36,000 affected washing machines back in 2013, and it has so far recalled 78% of these washing machines. This implies that there are still more than 7,900 faulty washing machines out there that might catch fire anytime (assuming that the majority sold are still in used, which is likely given the lifespan of typical washing machines). The owners of these hazardous home appliances have either ignored the recalls or for some reason haven’t been notified yet. Continue reading “Samsung Washing Machine Recalls Under Fire”

Smartphone Cases Reveal Four Samsung Galaxy S7 Models

More and more clues point to four different models for the soon to be released Samsung Galaxy S7 phone. The latest clue is a set of listings of smartphone cases on Amazon by Spigen, a large manufacturer of smartphone cases. Spigen has prepared four different cases for the Samsung Galaxy S7 product line. These models are: Continue reading “Smartphone Cases Reveal Four Samsung Galaxy S7 Models”