Has been rumored to be working on a foldable display and a recent patent gives us a whole new concept which is the idea of a scrollable device. Such a device would have two states: a rolled state and an unrolled state. In the first state you would basically have a tube-like device which would give you the ability to pull using a small handle, thus revealing a large display. This would definitely prove pretty useful because you could easily carry the scroll around in your pocket and only pull the screen out when you need it.
An interesting feature
An interesting Feature of this design is the handle that you use to pull the screen out, which is called a tab. The tab is a mobile part of the scroll and it can either be put up or down on the tube, the latter unveiling your notifications in an elegant manner.
Another way of opening this gadget would be to press a certain icon on the side then when you pull the display out, it would open that exact app.
Another notable patent that Samsung submitted recently is the tab style smartphone which is a device resembling a book. This gadget would basically fold in half with a tab attached on the side with various apps so you would quickly open apps similar to what the previous scroll concept used.
The consumer version of Samsung’s Gear VR headset is out now and at $99 it’s priced well within reach of the average consumer. Initial response appears to have been great as both Amazon and Best Buy have sold out of inventory right now, though it’s still possible to purchase a unit from Samsung’s website. The company has released a new ad for the Gear VR which demonstrates just how easy the headset makes it to experience content in virtual reality.
This ad is part of Samsung’s “It’s Not a Phone, It’s a Galaxy”series, even with the Gear VR it won’t miss an opportunity to take a swing at Apple. It shows how easy the process is. Just push in the headset, only the Galaxy S6, the Galaxy S6 edge, the Galaxy S6 edge+ and the Galaxy Note 5 are supported, snap on the cover and you’re good to go. It really is that easy. There’s already quite a bit of content available for the Gear VR with Samsung working hard to add more. At $99 this really does make for a very interesting Christmas gift.
We exclusively reported earlier this year that Samsung had an 18.4-inch tablet in the pipeline, the company teased this device a couple of times before formally launching it as the Galaxy View “movable display.” It’s an entirely different category altogether since it’s not really meant to do the tasks you would with a normal tablet, the fact that it has a big 18.4-inch display shows that this device is meant for the express purpose of content consumption and it does come with software features that provide just that.
Folks in the United States can already purchase the movable display from Samsung but those who want to purchase it from a wireless carrier can soon purchase it from AT&T which is the only carrier in the country that’s selling this device. AT&T is selling the tablet for $0 down and equal monthly installments of $30 per month for 20 months on its tablet installment plan, customers can also choose to purchase it with a two year service contract for $499.99. The carrier is offering promotional pricing for DirecTV customers, new and existing. New customers can buy the Galaxy View for $99 with a two year contract when they sign up for a new service, all existing users have to do is activate a new line with a smartphone to also get the Galaxy View for $99.99 with a two year contract. The Galaxy View will be available from AT&T online and through its retail stores from November 20.
We exclusively reported earlier this year that Samsung is working on an 18.4-inch Android-powered tablet, a few months back the company teased this tablet that it has named the Galaxy View, and over the past couple of weeks there has been a steady stream of information about this new tablet. Today Samsung has finally unveiled the Galaxy View, the biggest selling point is its huge display and Samsung promises a video-optimized user interface as well a “long-lasting” battery life. There’s no mistaking the fact that this device has been created with content consumption in media and the display size is just perfect for that.
The Galaxy View has an 18.4-inch full HD display, Samsung says that it has been designed with a video-centric interface in mind, there’s a dedicated home screen for videos which showcases all of the different content sources in one place making it much easier for users to discover content they’d want to watch. Weighing in at a chunky 2.65kg the Galaxy View measures 275.8mm x 11.9mm x 451.8 mm, it even has an integrated kickstand which effortlessly props up the device when users want to watch content from a distance. It’s powered by a 1.6Ghz octa-core processor with 2GB RAM and 32/64GB internal storage, runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, has a 2.1-megapixel front camera and supports LTE. There’s support for microSD cards and the 5,700mAh battery promises eight hours of video playback.
Samsung has not yet confirmed when it will actually release the device, and even though a possible price was recently rumored, the company itself is yet to confirm just how much it will ask for the Galaxy View.
The Galaxy View has been fully detailed ahead of its launch thanks to a plethora of leaks, and the 18.4-inch tablet’s user manual has now popped up online on Samsung’s website, suggesting an official announcement could take place soon. The user manual details various features of the Galaxy View, including the detachable arching handle at its back that acts as a dock and also doubles up as a way of carrying the tablet.
The Galaxy View comes with stereo loudspeakers at the back, and it also sports a DC jack. The tablet does have a battery inside but it’s said to be only a 6,700 mAh unit, so Samsung has likely put in a DC jack to enable constant usage when users are at home and can connect the tablet to a power outlet instead of using the inbuilt battery. The manual also confirms a cellular variant, with the tablet to support LTE connectivity as we had exclusively revealed.
On the software front, the manual mentions a dedicated TV page and also reveals that the tablet will connect to Samsung Smart TVs from 2015 and beyond via Bluetooth. The manual also talks of a feature called Family Square. This is a way to share content with family members, and while Samsung doesn’t detail how the content will be shared, it’s likely a Bluetooth or a Wi-Fi connection will be used to connect to other Samsung devices.
The Galaxy View seems like an interesting device, and it’s clear that Samsung will be pitching it as something that can slot right in between a tablet and a full-fledged television. Would you be interested in buying the Galaxy View? Let us know in the comments, and check out its user manual by downloading it from the links below.
Consumers in the US looking for a new tablet, one with a stunning display at that, can pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 starting today, according to Engadget. Both the 8-inch and 9.7-inch models will be released on the four major carriers and US Cellular on September 3, and will also be available on a trade-in basis from Amazon and Best Buy in the near future. As for pricing, the 8-inch model will start at $399.99 for the Wi-Fi model and the 9.7-inch model will be $499.99. Pricing for the LTE versions aren’t available, but they should cost $100 more than the Wi-Fi variants whenever they become available.
The Galaxy Tab S2′s claim to fame is the Super AMOLED display adorning the front side, and the hardware includes an Exynos 5433 processor, 2048×1536 4:3 display resolution, 3GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, LTE connectivity, 32GB of expandable storage, and 4,000 mAh and 5,870 mAh batteries on the 8 and 9.7-inch models. You also get a fingerprint sensor, Android 5.0.2 on the software front, and a premium design that incorporates metal on the sides and soft-touch plastic on the back.
Are you getting the Galaxy Tab S2? Let us know in the comments, and do check out ourhands-on of the tablet to get an idea of whether it’s worth your money.
Samsung has already released a bunch of tablets this year including the Galaxy Tab E, the Galaxy Tab A, and the Galaxy Tab S2, but it has plans to bring more devices to the market. The company is working on a huge Android-based tablet that could be used in living rooms, offices, or schools.
According to the information that we’ve received, the SM-T670, which is codenamed ‘Tahoe’, is an Android 5.1 Lollipop-based tablet with an 18.4-inch display. It will feature a TFT LCD screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, an octa-core 64-bit 1.6GHz Exynos 7580 processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, a microSD card slot (supporting up to 128GB cards), and a 5,700 mAh battery. It will also come with an 8-megapixel primary camera and a 2.1-megapixel secondary camera. It will be 451.8 mm wide, 275.8 mm tall, and 11.9 mm thick.
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S was introduced in June at the Galaxy Premiere 2014 and it’s been attracting many tablet users’ attention. As we at Samsung Tomorrow have delivered, there are various reasons why the Galaxy Tab S changes the rules for tablets with its Super AMOLED display, sleek design, and various content services.
Today, we’re about to introduce the Galaxy Tab S’ three new accessories: Book cover, Simple cover, and Bluetooth Keyboard. Check out the infographic below that shows you how to maximize your tablet experience!
According to the designers of Samsung’s latest tablet, Galaxy Tab S, usability/user experience was one of their top priorities. For those who are looking for a new tablet that focuses on convenient use, here are some of the features designed to meet your need.
Where is the Charger Hole?
Many of you may have experienced automatic shutdown of your tablet when watching the last part of the movie due to a low battery, which is not an ideal situation. From the consumer surveys Samsung conducted, both the engineers and designers knew that many users had their tablets turn off in the middle of watching video clips.
The charger hole on the side of the Galaxy Tab S is unique, as most current tablets had their charger slots on the bottom of the tablet, not on the side. Therefore, placing the hole of the charger on the right side of the tablet was a simple change that made a lot of difference.
Since most users connected their chargers to the bottom of other tablets, underneath the home button, it was hard to find the right placement that maintains the balance while charging the tablet at the same time. However, the location of the charger hole of the Galaxy Tab S alone allows users to easily enjoy watching their favorite romantic comedy movie from start to finish, without having to pause for charging breaks. The side slot also adds to the overall design concept of minimalism, making for a simpler, sharper Galaxy Tab S.
Why the Squared Dotted Pattern?
Since the Galaxy Tab S embodies the next evolution in mobile display technology, the designers wanted to design a completely new pattern for the leading tablet. They also wanted a pattern that would provide the best sense of grip and usability.
Their solution was the ‘squared dotted pattern.’ It was the first time developing a squared dotted pattern, thus, a new technology had to be applied. For example, the engineers and designers had to go through extensive process of trial and error to find the perfect design – the layout and the space between the dots of the pattern – that creates the sense of balance they intended for the Galaxy Tab S.
Appearance-wise, since the pattern was inspired by modern urban architecture, the tablet is in sync with modern users’ surroundings.
It is Golden.
The designers believed that color was an important factor in presenting the character of the user. Therefore, Samsung designers invented new colors for the back panel of the Galaxy Tab S.
Matching with the gold frame, the designers put some gold shades onto the back panel, making the tablet glisten more in the light at various angles. To achieve the optimal glossiness of the back panel, the designers tested out every glossy level. They tried out every gloss they could find at different angles to develop the shimmery effect that shines the color of the tablet in natural shades reflected from the sunlight.
Moreover, the designers endeavored to develop colors that present differently when reflected in the light at diverse angles. For example, especially when producing a white color, the designers and cooperative firms had a hard time, as the color itself was very sensitive. However, the color came out so well that everyone who participated in the development process was satisfied. This color was Dazzling White, which was, in fact, a totally different white color from the original white used in previous devices.
There is something different with the Clicker.
The designers thought that what we usually use and where we regularly visit becomes a habit and eventually becomes a part of our lives, such as attaching and detaching accessories for their devices. They realized that the Book Cover, Simple Cover, and Bluetooth Keyboard of the Galaxy Tab S will play an essential part of the experience.
The designers wanted these accessories of the Galaxy Tab S to be firm when connecting and disconnecting the accessories to the tablet while maintaining the stylish design. They played with the idea of buttoning and unbuttoning the tablet on the tablet cover. This simple and intuitive solution would allow every user to understand and do it easily. Hence, they implemented the idea and designed something somewhat similar to a button, which led to the creation of the ‘Simple Clicker.’
The ‘Simple Clicker,’ Samsung’s unique click and lock method, enables the Simple Cover and Book Cover to be attached firmly to the tablet. The sound of attaching and detaching the tablet to the accessories, the clicking sound, was designed to be big so that the users would believe that the tablet is solid.
Overall, based on the users’ usability of the tablet, fashion style, diverse taste in color, and life style, it is clear that the Galaxy Tab S is a tablet that was made entirely for the convenience of the user. If you have your hands on it, it will truly feel like an extension of you, as you enjoy the ultimate viewing and most comfortable experience ever.
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