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Samsung hints a big push with big screens on phones and tablets, improved S Pen and display tech in tow

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Samsung hints a big push with big screens on phones and tablets, improved S Pen and display tech in tow
At its quarterly earning conference call with analysts, Samsung execs hinted that they are planning a big push with big screens this year, both in regards to phones, and to tablets.

For the phone realm, it mentioned more phablets are on the way, with screens in the 5"-6" range, and the first of those might be the rumored Note 3 Lite edition, with a 5.5" HD display, hexacore Exynos, and an S Pen stylus tucked in. Hyunjoon Kim, senior vice president of Samsung’s mobile business said that when it comes to the big-screen handsets, also known as phablets, “these large smartphones were a space or category that we ourselves created in 2011…and we are the leaders in this segment... each Note generation has greatly outsold the previous generation. This reflects market awareness that large smartphones equals Samsung.”

No arguing there, but the Korean tech giant also plans an equally big push in the large tablet arena, obviously not intent to stop at the 12" NotePRO for your business needs, but gearing up for slates as big as 20". These would also sport very high resolution, he mentioned, so if you are a graphics designer, you might want to wait and see what Samsung is planning on in that category this year. 

Mr Kim also reiterated that there will be improved screen sensitivity in its big-screen devices, like the multi-hover we heard about and the multi-window mode, as well as advanced stylus functionality for the S Pen itself.

source: ZDNet.co.kr via G4Games

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posted on 24 Jan 2014, 04:52 4

1. alterecho (Posts: 1073; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


"This reflects market awareness that large smartphones equals Samsung.”
Large smartphones = Samsung = low grade plastic = unreliable = horrible customers service. recently.
I have had 1 Samsung phone, but had a good experience though (except for the OS).

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 05:07 11

5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7756; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Tell that to the 50+ million GS4 owners and see if they care.

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 05:22 3

8. Finalflash (Posts: 1597; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


They do care, I bought one and will not be buying Samsung next round if their focus is just on "big". People will notice the difference and now that all the Android manufacturers have gotten their act together, it won't be as easy for them. They need to stop flooding the market with crap now that their name is out there and focus on associating it with quality. He isn't kidding with their low quality plastic, my S3 developed that hairline crack on two sides within 3 months after purchase and they wouldn't even pretend to replace it.

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 05:49 8

10. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7756; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Had a S3 for a year - never got a crack. Family has S3s also and never experienced anything. Everyone I know who has a S3 or S4 is in love with their phone, regardless of the plastic. Same holds true with my family and friends.who own iPhones.

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 07:41 1

14. 14545 (Posts: 1101; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


I've had the S4 since June and don't have cracks or anything. Also, due to the inherent nature of polymer, it seems like the S#*(indicating all) would be less likely to develop a stress "crack" than a metal or glass phone. (Since polymer is mostly a more ductile material.) But what do I know. I will say this though, I wish Samsung would sit down with Motorola and license their antenna tech. That is my only beef with samsung. If they did that, I literally don't think I would see anything other than minor flaws(IMO) with samsungs lineup. (Such as the 5+ inch flagship trend that I personally don't like)

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 05:15 4

7. Just.Saying (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)


Please define "low grade plastic", in all the years i've used samsung i only had 2 problems. After 2 years of use my D600 developed a software issue but the phone had already served its purpose. Then years later, my I8510 inov8 stopped working after about 8 months but samsung replaced it with a I9000 Galaxy S. The galaxy s works great till today and people still get amazed by that amoled display. Next week saturday i will pick up the galaxy S4 since its now cheap on MTN.

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 05:29

9. tedkord (Posts: 4519; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


http://news.yahoo.com/study-apple-no-longer-consumers-favorite-tech-brand-144549989.html

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 05:50 3

11. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7756; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Amazon, Sony and Samsung surpassed them. Not surprised.

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 07:52 2

16. akki20892 (Posts: 3328; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Hell Yea My Friend.

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 04:54

2. aco96 (Posts: 189; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


Make next ATIV with S pen. That would be awesome. :)

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 06:14 3

12. SleepingOz (unregistered)


SPen is bound to the NOTE series which is based on Android. Besides, MS doesn't give enough freedom to the oems to customize its stupid OS as they like, so SPen on a WP wouldn't be what it is on the NOTE series without its bundled features and the power and versatility of Android.
A full Windows/Android tab with SPen, on the other hand,would be nice.

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 05:00

3. byczybyk (Posts: 18; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


what bout next wearble with oled, tablets with oled so many things there on conference call and you write about one of them ????????????? copy paste

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 05:00

4. byczybyk (Posts: 18; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


njoy sammytoday.com/news/q4-fiscal-year-2013-earnings-c​onference-call-highlights.html

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 05:08 1

6. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7756; Member since: 14 May 2012)


What does that have to do with anything? Just curious.

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 07:36 1

13. nctx77 (Posts: 461; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


LOL! Sammy is fresh out of ideas! Their idea of innovation is flood the market with phablet a lol!

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 07:51 3

15. Millenialssux (Posts: 10; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


Tell us your ideas for innovation Einstein. LOL!

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 08:26 3

18. 14545 (Posts: 1101; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Please go back to the rock, mountain or cave you crawled out of......

posted on 24 Jan 2014, 08:17

17. 1701nino (Posts: 251; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


Samsung will eventualy fail,this strategy of "flooding" the market will fail sooner or later,look at the GS4 as proof although it did sell good it didn't sell as expected.They even had to justify to their investers thats why my friends samsung is making a "quality material" phone this year, because i honestly believe they couldn't touch apple and and htc till now.

posted on 25 Jan 2014, 06:19

19. darkkjedii (Posts: 10576; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That means 20 variants of the note 4, and 33 of the s5.

posted on 26 Jan 2014, 02:21

20. pureviewuser (Posts: 127; Member since: 11 Nov 2012)


More galaxies for Captain Kirk to discover poor sod!!!

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