New Synaptics tech to find its way in the Galaxy S5 and Note 4, improving Air Gestures and S Pen input
1. twens (Posts: 704; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)
Now am beginning to feel like my note 3 is already outdated. F**k you Samsung and phonearena.
3. SleepingOz (unregistered)
It's still the best smartphone available right now.
4. tech2 (Posts: 2580; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
ikr ! All of a sudden, on reading this news, my GS4 seems slower and the pixels begin to appear. The touchscreen is not responding anymore ! Even the camera has started taking poorer pictures.
I mean how stupid is Samsung ! Who would've thought they would release another flagship in a year's time ?!
Yeah FU Samsung !!!
9. tech2 (Posts: 2580; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
'trade in' doesn't work in every country, my SARCASMLY impaired friend :)
5. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
LOL...what does that have to do with PhoneArena?
18. hipnotika (Posts: 317; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)
this is the real thing. we couldnt catch the technology if we arent too rich :)
2. jcdz89 (Posts: 78; Member since: 01 Mar 2013)
Its good to have something new but these features have limited applications apart from s-pen.. its better to focus on battery life & touchwiz refinements..
6. byazatt (Posts: 159; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
I'm planning on getting note 3 my anxious friend.
8. Just.Saying (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)
In South Africa, You can get the note 3 free on a 24month voice and data plan for +-$40 per month. Thats 200 Voice minutes, 200 Mb Data, 200 SMS and you can get the S4 on the same plan for $29. Here we pay for the plan, Not the handset.
12. orca99 (Posts: 87; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)
You must be new to the mobile phone industry. Included in your $40 monthly plan is the cost of the phone. The trick is that your carrier just doesn't tell you it's hidden in there, making you beliveve you get your phone for free. The "service" you get, measly 200 min voice, 200 mb data, 200 sms actually cost the carrier less than $10.
13. Just.Saying (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)
I actualy work for Virgin Mobile South Africa. That measly 200 min voice would cost R450 ($45) on a prepaid plan without a handset to go along with it. I know the cost is included in the subscription but high end phones are heavily subsidised by carriers here. Did i also mention the FREE unlimited incoming calls?
(i heared you'll pay to recieve calls in the US)
14. Just.Saying (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)
Oh, For $90 a month on another carrier, You choose whatever handset you want (Only 1 though). In that plan you get unlimited voice, text, data and handset insurance
15. orca99 (Posts: 87; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)
Free incoming calls? Incoming calls have been free for god-know-how long in the US. You've basically proved my point by saying that the high-end phones are heavily subsidized by carriers. Guess where they're coming up with subsidies? By charging the customers!!! I've audited mobile phone companies. Customers are ultimately paying for the phone in the end. Believe the "heavily subsidized free phone" marketing gimmick if that makes you feel better but that won't change the fact that you, as a consumer, is the one that actually forks out the phone purchase cost.
11. sam3k (Posts: 34; Member since: 02 May 2013)
Hope we will be getting air pinch zoom and air typing.
16. JMartin22 (Posts: 1298; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
You don't need air gestures, it's faster to just flick one of your fingers on the screen lol... I like Samsung for their hardware offerings.
17. Blazers (Posts: 258; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
So if the S5 is going to have S-Pen functionality with an alleged 5+ in screen, I wonder what will set the Note 4 apart. Another two month exclusive for another Galaxy Gear? Samsung is starting to cannibalize on their own products.