Galaxy Music Duos gets listed at Price Rs. 9,199 on Samsung online store!!

Samsung Galaxy Music Duos finally listed on Company’s online store Rs. 9,199.

Samsung announced the Galaxy Music and Galaxy Music Duos smartphones back in October. They come with a 3.0-inch QVGA display, a 3-megapixel rear camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a 1300mAh battery. The smartphones target music lovers with a dedicated music key, music player with SoundAlive, 3.5mm ear jack, stereo FM radio with RDS, built-in FM antenna and frontal stereo loudspeaker with SRS surround audio effect.

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In case it isn’t clear from the names, the Galaxy Music Duos is a dual-SIM variant of the Galaxy Music. Other specifications of the phones include 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage (expandable by another 32GB) and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

While the dual-SIM Galaxy Music Duos (GT-S6012) is now listed on the Samsung online store, strangely, as of filing this report, the single-SIM Samsung Galaxy Music is not listed yet. The Galaxy Music Duos is listed as “Not In Stock” for both Blue and White options, so while customers get an idea about the price, Samsung isn’t taking orders for the smartphone yet.
Samsung Galaxy Music / Galaxy Music Duos key specifications

  • 3.0-inch QVGA(240×320) display
  • 4GB User memory + 512MB(RAM), microSD (up to 32 GB)
  • Dual-SIM GSM+GSM (Galaxy Music Duos only)
  • 3-megapixel fixed-focus rear camera w/ no flash
  • Music player with SoundAlive
  • 3.5mm ear jack, stereo FM radio with RDS
  • Built-in FM Antenna
  • Frontal stereo loudspeaker w/ SRS surround audio effect
  • GPS/ Glonass
  • Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
  • 110.1 x 59.0 x 12.25mm, 106.9g
  • Li-ion 1,300mAh battery
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Galaxy one more time: Samsung Galaxy S IV rumored for an April 2013 unveiling !!

The Galaxy S III just launched a mere six months or so ago, but rumors are already rife about the next S phone from Samsung, the Galaxy S IV. Codenamed “Project J”, it is rumored that the Korean giant may be releasing the phone something April 2013.

First popping up in a benchmark as the GT-I9400 (GSIII was GT-I9300 and GS2 was GT-I9100), the rumoured specs on the Galaxy S IV seem to be quite astounding. It will pack a 5-inch 1080p screen, along with 2GB of RAM and a 13 megapixel rear camera. No word on what processor or GPU it will run, but it could be the current Exynos chip found in the SIII, or a completely new SoC. Earlier, there were reports that Samsung was going to showcase an 8-core ARM based SoC, as part of ARM’s big.litle chip. It is possible that this is the same chip we might find inside the next Galaxy phone.

Samsung Galaxy S IV rumoured for an April 2013 unveiling

Speaking of things to come, there is also the idea floating around that a Note II-mini might be on the way. It will follow the same design principles that the Galaxy S III Mini did. Essentially, if it does become a reality, the Note II mini will come with a lower end AMOLED screen, along with removing the S-Pen functionality. If Samsung does come out with a Note II-Mini it would not make any sense to do away with the stylus as the Note II’s versatility is maximized thanks to the S-Pen and without it, the use of the device becomes cumbersome.

Whether the Galaxy S IV and the Note II Mini are realities or not is something we hope to find out at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in 2013, but given how Samsung hosted its own event for the Galaxy S III launch, there is the distinct possibility that the two new devices will get the same treatment. Bottomline, only time will tell.

First flexible smartphone by Samsung soon?

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Flexible smartphones could indeed debut in 2013, and the first offering would come from South Korean electronics giant Samsung.

Its already know fact that a host of mobile hardware companies like Sony, Nokia, LG, and Phillips are also working on the flexible smartphones.
BBC reports that Samsung will most likely be the first electronics manufacturer to launch such a device. There is no word on whether we could be seeing flexible screen technology on the next Galaxy S or Galaxy Note smartphone, or whether Samsung will introduce a new line of Galaxy ‘Flexible’smartphones.

Samsung has already repoted stating that its flexible displays will be “foldable, rollable, wearable and more, [and] will allow for a high degree of durability through their use of a plastic substrate that is thinner, lighter and more flexible than… conventional LCD technology.”

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Samsung Galaxy S Advance getting the Jelly Bean update in Jan 2013 !

Samsung has said that the Galaxy S Advance will receive the Jelly Bean update in January 2013.

The report comes from Samsung’s GermanFacebook page. Running the text through Google translator, we got the following. “Dear fans, more and more devices will now receive the update to Android Jelly Bean. Even the Galaxy S I9070 Advance gets this and is available in January on gravel or over-the-air is available.” Unfortunately, there is no concrete release date and we aren’t sure if the update will bring Android 4.1 or Android 4.2. When you pick up a Samsung Galaxy S Advance, it runs Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread straight out of the box. The fact that the phone will receive the Jelly Bean update has just prolonged its life in the hands of the users. Samsung Galaxy S Advance getting the Jelly Bean update in Jan 2013 Samsung has a long list of smartphones that will receive the Jelly Bean update. The devices includes the Samsung Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note, Galaxy S Advance, Galaxy Music, Galaxy S II LTE, Galaxy Chat, Galaxy Ace 2, Galaxy Beam, Galaxy Ace Plus, Galaxy Mini 2, Galaxy S Duos, Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (Galaxy Tab 2 310), Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and Galaxy Note 10.1 (Galaxy Note 800). All isn’t well for the Korean giant, however. In India, Samsung has suspended the OTA (Over The Air) Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S III. The Korean giant claims that the update contains bugs and was causing issues for the users that had already updated their devices. Read more at  here.

Samsung Galaxy Note II – Ready to Create History with 5 Million Sales Volume in Two Months!!

Crossing sales of nearly two million units in merely a time of three and a half weeks, Samsung is all set ready to create wonders in smartphone market by selling more than 5 million units of its highly appreciated phablet, Samsung Galaxy Note II. This smartphone is available for Rs. 35,999, which is a little bit higher priced than the third generation iPad from Apple. Within the first 5 weeks of its launch in the market, the company announced that Samsung Galaxy Note II had topped sale of 3 million units and now Samsung has come up with another piece of news that this amazing phablet has passed over a huge sale of another 2 million units in a time span of nearly 3 weeks.

Samsung Galaxy Note II was unveiled first at IFA on 29th August, 2012, and was launched in India on 27th September, 2012, with a price of Rs. 39,990 that was brought down later due to the intense competition in the smartphone market. Samsung Galaxy Note II is a smartphone tablet that is bestowed with a 5.5 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen that is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2. It has the most amazing S-Pen Stylus functionality that makes the experience with this droid unforgettable. Powered by a quad core Cortex A9 1.6GHz processor, Galaxy Note II runs on Android version 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system and has TouchWiz user interface on top of it.

The noteworthy 8 megapixels auto focus primary camera supports LED flash and there is a secondary 1.9 megapixels secondary camera also for video calls. The external memory can be extended up to 64GB and the internal storage capacity is up to 64GB, depending upon the variant you purchase. The powerful lithium ion 3,100 mAh battery delivers a long battery backup time.

Recently, Apple has also launched its Apple iPad Mini and the fourth generation Apple iPad 4 with Retina display in the Indian market. There is going to be an extensive hard core competition between the two rivals, where currently Samsung is heading the competition with Samsung Galaxy Note II in its hands.

Ericsson sues Samsung over 24 patent infringements!

Even as Samsung’s battle with arch rival Apple continues to swell, the New York Times has reported that the top smartphone maker has been sued by Ericsson for the alleged violation of patents.

Sweden-based Ericsson, a popular company in the mobile phone networking equipment space, has reportedly filed a lawsuit against Samsung Electronics in the US District Court in Tyler, Texas. Ericsson has alleged in its lawsuit that Samsung has infringed on 24 of its software and hardware patents. Reportedly, the alleged violated patents have been deemed important and are part of broad mobile industry standards. These also involve “nonessential patents covering elements of a device’s user interface”. Interestingly, one of the patents in question elaborates upon the software technology that the Swedish company uses to translate speech into digital information and back.

Ericsson sues Samsung over 24 patent infringements

Sued by Ericsson over patent infringements

In fact, this present lawsuit is Ericsson’s second against Samsung in six years.

It has been known that Samsung’s range of phones and tablets use some hardware and software that are developed and patented by Ericsson. The company’s chief intellectual property officer, Kasim Alfalahi, shared that the patents involved in the lawsuit deal with a host of patents involving GSM, GPRS, 3G and LTE mobile phone standards.

Alfalahi went on to share that the company’s earlier agreement for mobile patents with the South Korean giant expired in 2011. There have been negotiations since then, he added, but they bore no fruit.

The report reveals that the lawsuit seeks unspecified damages, and it is to make Samsung feel the heat to negotiate. “In its suit, Ericsson also alleged that Samsung, in a bid to compel Ericsson to lower its royalty demands, had refused to license Samsung’s own industry-standard patents that are essential for modern mobile telephony,” added the report further.

Alfalahi was quoted further, “We have more than 100 agreements with all of the major handset makers. Our way is usually to try to avoid filing lawsuits. We are doing this only as a last resort.”However, Alfalahi refused to reveal if the company had hiked its royalty demands, or by how much.

Samsung, on its part, has shared that Ericsson is seeking a “substantial increase in royalty payments” and has promised to fight. In its statement, the South Korean giant shared that, “This time Ericsson has demanded significantly higher royalty rates for the same patent portfolio. As we cannot accept such extreme demands, we will take all necessary legal measures to protect against Ericsson’s excessive claims.”

Samsung has been a lot in the news lately for its longstanding patent battle with Apple, among other things. The latest in this respect was Apple seeking the inclusion of the Samsung Galaxy Note II to the list of devices that allegedly infringe on Apple’s patents. As per the filings at the San Jose federal court in California, Apple not just wants Samsung’s Jelly Bean-running devices included in the list, but also those running the Ice Cream Sandwich version.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note II Is a Suparb Phablet aka Tablet + Phone!

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Samsung Galaxy Note II Hits the Samsung Galaxy Note II Hits Korean Store Shelves (Photo credit: samsungtomorrow)

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The official online color is: #A4C639 . 한국어: 공식 온라인 색은: #A4C639 . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Samsung Galaxy Note II could very well be the best high-end smartphone/phablet on the market today. It brings the best features of Android Jelly Bean to this combination of high-powered tablet and state-of-the-art phone.

The Note II has so many things to like, but if you have a phobia for really big form factors, beware. Its 5.5-inch super sharp Amoled HD display wrapped within a 6-inch-by-3 1/4 inch frame is a handful!

I passed up buying both the first generation Galaxy Note and the Samsung Galaxy S3 in the hopes that soon to follow would be the next bigger and better thing. That strategy bore really tasty fruit. The Note II leaves little to desire in both features and computing power.

I have not been able to keep my hands off this marvelous gadget. I have hardly touched myAsus Android 10.1-inch tablet since upgrading my two-year-old HTC phone for the Note II. This newest release is pricey — US$699, or $299 with a two-year contract — but it is very much worth the expense.

Perhaps the only drawback is its size. It may be too big for some people to take seriously. However, the feature-loaded performance, high-end processor and enhanced functionality from the stylus bring the mobile experience to new heights.

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This phone’s call quality is very pleasant. Both the ear speaker and the speakerphone are loud and clear. You might start using a Bluetooth earbud to avoid hoisting the massive device to the side of your face. This phablet in several ways resembles the Galaxy S III more than the first-generation Note.

The long-lasting battery, the Jelly bean Android OS version, the super-fast quad-core processor and the handwriting stylus apps make the Galaxy Note II a must-have phone and tablet combo — unless you have tiny hands. 😛

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