Samsung hints a big push with big screens on phones and tablets, improved S Pen and display tech in tow
posted by Daniel P. / Jan 24, 2014, 4:42 AM
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.”
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.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"
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.
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"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 Jan 24, 2014, 4:52 AM 4
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Tell that to the 50+ million GS4 owners and see if they care.
posted on Jan 24, 2014, 5:07 AM 11
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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 Jan 24, 2014, 5:22 AM 3
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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 Jan 24, 2014, 5:49 AM 8
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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 Jan 24, 2014, 7:41 AM 1
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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 Jan 24, 2014, 5:15 AM 4
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posted on Jan 24, 2014, 5:29 AM 0
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Make next ATIV with S pen. That would be awesome. :)
posted on Jan 24, 2014, 4:54 AM 0
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 Jan 24, 2014, 6:14 AM 3
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posted on Jan 24, 2014, 5:00 AM 0
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LOL! Sammy is fresh out of ideas! Their idea of innovation is flood the market with phablet a lol!
posted on Jan 24, 2014, 7:36 AM 1
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 Jan 24, 2014, 8:17 AM 0
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