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Samsung unlikely to achieve tablet shipment goals for the year

Posted by wicked August - 4 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off


Regardless of the fact that Samsung has been filling tablet production lines and slashing prices of its tablets, the company will most likely not hit its shipment goal of 60 million tablets shipped in 2014. Although, the company has shipped 20 million devices in  the first half of the year 16.6 percent higher on the year.

To help get closer to its goals for the year, Samsung may offer more promotional items on top of price cuts. Current devices have seen price changes as well. For example, the Galaxy Tab S — that debuted at $499 — is now $399.

It could very well be that with the quality sub-$300 tablets on the market now, the need for more expensive tablets is fading away. Of course that’s speculation.

source: Digitimes


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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 specs revealed in benchmark filing

Posted by wicked May - 27 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

We’ve seen several leaks related to the Galaxy Tab S lineup. But up until this point they have seemed to focus on the 10.5-inch model. In fact, a recent FCC filing revealed several images of the 10.5-inch Galaxy Tab S sporting a model number of SM-T800. Along with that model — there had also been talk of an 8.4-inch model.

The specs for this smaller model appear to have been revealed. The details come by way of a recently discovered AnTuTu benchmark report. The tablet is shown with a model number of SM-T700 and with a display resolution of 2560 x 1600. The display is expected to be a Super AMOLED touchscreen.


There was also mention of the tablet being powered by a 1.9GHz Samsung Exynos 5420 octa-core processor. Other specs revealed by the report include 32GB of internal storage with 3GB of RAM, a 2.0 megapixel front-facing camera and an 8.0 megapixel rear-facing camera.

Missing from this report was any confirmation for a microSD memory card slot. Of course, given what we’ve seen from Samsung tablets in the past — it seems like it would be more surprising if the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 didn’t have an available card slot. That all having been said, while we now have a good idea of the specs, we need to remember nothing is official until we hear direct from Samsung.

VIA: unwired view


Samsung Hosting “Premiere” Event on June 12, Looking Like New Tablets

Posted by Kellex May - 15 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off
Samsung Hosting “Premiere” Event on June 12, Looking Like New Tablets

This morning, Samsung invited us to a press event that will take place on June 12 in New York City. They are calling this a “PREMIERE” event that will focus on having us “Tab Into Color.” The word “tab” normally refers to tablets, so we will assume that new tablets from Samsung will be on hand in some capacity.

And that’s about all we know. The show starts at 7PM Eastern in NYC, with a live stream for the world to watch along.

We will be sure to be on hand for whatever it is that Samsung has in store.

Care to take any guesses?


Samsung Hosting “Premiere” Event on June 12, Looking Like New Tablets is a post from: Droid Life

Samsung Galaxy Tab S surfaces in image leak

Posted by wicked May - 9 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

We’ve been seeing details about the yet-to-be-announced Galaxy Tab S, and today is appears we are getting a first look at the tablet. Well, specifically, a first look at one of the models that will make up the Galaxy Tab S family of devices. The earlier rumors mentioned an 8.4-inch and a 10.5-inch model and today an image of the larger has surfaced.

The pics come courtesy of SamMobile and they are offering a clear look at the front and back of the device. As we saw the Galaxy Note Pro take the look of the Galaxy Note 3, it appears the Galaxy Tab S will be taking the look of the Galaxy S5. Simply put, as you’ll notice in the image — the back of the tablet has the same ‘band-aid’ style of the S5.


The display is expected to be AMOLED and with a resolution of 2560 x 1600. You will also notice the front facing camera sitting centered up top with the Samsung logo, with the physical home button flanked by two capacitive buttons towards the bottom.

Along with the Galaxy S5 styling on the back, there is also the Samsung logo as well as a camera and flash on the back. The camera setup is expected to be 8MP on the back and 2.1MP on the front.

Otherwise, it would appear the charging port is on the side. Looking at the image of the back of the device and it looks like that is on the left (of the image). Also spotted in the image is the headphone jack sitting towards the top corner (on the opposite side of the charging port). There is still plenty of confirmation needed regarding the Galaxy Tab S, but what we are seeing appears to be lining up with earlier rumors.

SOURCE: SamMobile

Ultrathin Logitech keyboard and case combo for Galaxy Tab 4

Posted by Tom May - 1 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

The popular Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 just got a little safer and nicer to use thanks to the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Folio keyboard and case.

Combining the two’s a smooth move. It’s a case that acts as a dual-view stand for various viewing options and the Bluetooth keyboard is contained within it for easy typing. It also also Android hotkeys and charge lasts for three months (rechargeable via USB).

It’s out this month and retails for US$99.

Via slashgear

Samsung mislead everyone about Galaxy Tab sales figures

Posted by wicked April - 11 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

A new document introduced in the latest Apple versus Samsung trial shines a light on an ongoing point of contention for market share statistics: sales versus shipments. Sales of devices don’t always translate to shipments, but the two are often confused. It seems the document suggests that Samsung’s performance in the tablet market may not have been as successful as we have been led to believe. In fact, they may not have had much success at all.

The trial, which has mushroomed into a war on integrity at this point, produced an internal Samsung document that showed their sales of Galaxy Tab devices was so slight they were being eclipsed by Kindle devices and Nook sales. Not only were sales known to be diminutive, Samsung knew about them, and purposefully mislead analysts and investors about the health of their tablet business.

In slides from the trial, which you can see below, Samsung spells out Galaxy Tab sales both quarterly and annually in the US. Quarterly sales were in the hundreds of thousands, while annual sales were roughly one million tablets for 2011. This was a contrast to — by Samsung’s own metrics — 17.4 million iPads sold, 5 million Kindle Fire tablets, and 1.5 million Nook devices sold in the US for 2011.


This opens up discussion on two fronts: sales versus shipments, and device use statistics. Time and again, we find reports suggesting iOS devices — specifically iPads — have better web usage statistics. These reports are prominently rolled out just after the holiday shopping season, where it’s found that Apple’s devices command a much larger slice of both the browsing and online purchasing pie. Use of a device can be used to directly relate to sales.

It seems we now have a reason for those numbers, and it has to do with sales versus shipments — and how they’re reported, both to analysts, and to us. Samsung tablet sales simply weren’t what analysts and investors were led to believe, causing inflated metrics and market share statistics. That, in turn, is related to us as a false sense of popularity for Samsung tablets. We’ll keep in mind the slides shown are internal Samsung documents, which lends a damning credence to the revelations.

Source: Apple Insider

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 specs leaked

Posted by wicked February - 11 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

Samsung is set to debut a new lineup of Galaxy Tablets, appropriately dubbed Galaxy Tab 4. The trio (yeah, three variants) of devices are likely to crest into the world at MWC this year. With little news of what’s coming from Samsung in regard to tablets, we now have some spec speculation, which is always fun.

Three variants — that might throw you off in a normal situation, but from Samsung? Not really. The Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 (that’s just one of the three) is said to be offered in a WiFi, 3G, and LTE version. All three (or eight, really) are set to be offered in black and white, which likely means Samsung will keep their plastic build. Considering the rest of the spec sheet aside from connectivity options, that’s probably a smart bet. A top-end tablet the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 may not be.

The 8-inch LCD screen may have an underwhelming 1280 x 800 resolution, and quad-core 1.2 GHZ processor, likely Exynos. There will be 1GB RAM, save for the LTE version which has 1.5GB. The usual 16 GB Memory is there, and is expandable via microSD Card. A rear 3MP camera opposes a 1.3MP shooter around front, and a 6800mAh battery keeps it going.


Aside from the 8-inch variety, there are also 7-inch and 10-inch Tab 4 tablets. The 7-inch device will keep the same resolution as the 8-incher, but come in WiFi and 3G variants — no LTE. It will also have the same processor, RAM, but cut the onboard memory down to 8GB. The same camera set-up is around, as is the microSD card slot. A smaller 4450mAh battery keeps this one going.

The 10.1-inch Tab 4 will allegedly have the three variants offered on the 8-inch, so your desire for connectivity will be met. It also keeps almost every spec from the other two, save for a standard 1.5GB RAM on board, and different cameras. The bigger Tab 4 will house an 8MP/3MP camera ensemble, and be powered by a 6800mAh battery, just like the 8-inch tablet. All three will come with Android 4.4.

If true, this leaves us with three decidedly middle of the road tablets from Samsung, and a rather confused lineup. We have the PRO series announced at CES, and now up to eight different Tab 4 devices are on offer. Round that out with massive smartphones like the Note 3 (replete with all its variants!), and we’ve got a lot of devices. Too many? You tell us.

VIA: Phone Arena

Samsung Galaxy Tab for Education unveiled with Android 4.4 Kit Kat

Posted by wicked January - 30 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

Samsung has recently unveiled their latest tablet, which is a Galaxy Tab 10.1 intended for the education market. This one is dubbed the Galaxy Tab for Education and is said to have been “designed for integration with Google Play for Education.” Samsung plans to have this model ready by April, which should be good timing for those planning purchases for the 2014-2015 school year.

The hardware may bit a bit familiar in terms of the overall specs, but Samsung has put in some work in regards to the education setup. To begin with, the Google Play for Education integration means there will be content available for K-12 schools. The setup includes previously approved apps, books and videos. As for teachers, this means they will be able to search for content by grade level or subject.

Teachers can also find Common Core curriculum and when necessary, they will be able to make purchases using a pre-loaded school PO. Basically, that last bit means the teachers will be able to avoid using a credit card. The content, purchased or otherwise, is then able to be delivered to student tablets.

This bring another feature of the Galaxy Tab for Education — NFC. While NFC is often associated with mobile payments, there is more involved here. The tablet having NFC should simply the setup process. Samsung noted how administrators will be able to “quickly and easily set up a classroom of devices with a few taps.” There will also be a Google-provided web-based management console for device management.

Lastly, the Galaxy Tab for Education will arrive running Android 4.4 Kit Kat with WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n and a camera on the front and rear of the tablet.

SOURCE: Business Wire

Samsung Galaxy Tab3 Lite get official as latest 7-inch tablet

Posted by wicked January - 16 - 2014 - Thursday Comments Off

Following up on some of the recent rumors and sightings, Samsung has officially announced the latest in the Galaxy Tab lineup. The new entry is the Galaxy Tab3 Lite. This will be a 7-inch tablet that is powered by a dual-core processor and running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Samsung hasn’t offered anything in terms of pricing, but based on the specs it seems this one will be serving the entry-level market.

Touching back on the display and processor, those considering a purchase can expect to find a resolution of 1024 x 600 and a speed of 1.2GHz. Other specs here include 8GB of storage, a microSD card slot, 1GB of RAM and a 3600 mAh battery. While real world use tends to very from person to person, Samsung has said that means the potential of up to 8 hours of video playback time.

The Galaxy Tab3 Lite will also have a 2 megapixel camera, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0 and GPS + GLONASS. While the camera setup will be limited to 2MP, there will be plenty of Samsung specifics in terms of camera shooting options. These include everything from Smile Shot, to Shoot & Share to Panorama Shot.

Otherwise, the tablet will weigh in at 310 grams with measurements of 116.4 x 193.4 x 9.7mm. Similar to the lack of specifics in terms of the pricing, Samsung has yet to announce a firm release date. For now they have said the Galaxy Tab3 Lite will be available globally. And, also in black and white.

SOURCE: Samsung

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 spec leak suggests octa-core Exynos CPU

Posted by wicked January - 3 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

This isn’t the first time we have seen talk of the still unannounced Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1, however it seems this latest mention has brought some spec related details. It is important to remember that nothing is official until we hear direct from Samsung, but with that warning out of the way — what we are seeing comes by way of an AnTuTu benchmark filing. Details here begin with the display, which while we seen 10.1 in terms of inches, we now have the resolution, 2560 x 1600.

The tablet is then expected to be powered by an Exynos 5420 octa-core processor at 1.9GHz with 2GB of RAM. Running down the remaining specs and we see mention of 32GB of internal storage, 2 megapixel front-facing camera, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera and running Android 4.4.2 Jelly Bean. Couple this with an earlier discovered FCC filing and we also have the tablet with GPS, Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac.


Along with talk of the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 (SM-T520), details of the 12.2-inch Galaxy Note Pro (SM-P905) also turned up in an AnTuTu benchmark filing. Details for the Note Pro 12.2 surfaced a few days earlier and brought mention of a similar display resolution, 2560 x 1600. This one is then expected to have a Snapdragon 800 processor with 3GB of RAM as well as the S Pen. An image of the Galaxy Note Pro also leaked showing a tablet that looks like an oversized Galaxy Note 3.

The Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 and Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 are two tablets expected from Samsung, however those two do not make up the full list. There was also mention of a Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 and Galaxy Tab 3 Lite. The Tab Pro (as implied by the name) will have an 8.4-inch display and the other will have a 7-inch display.

That all being said, Samsung is expected to announce these new tablets sooner rather than later, however the rumors haven’t necessarily been suggesting this is something we will see at CES.

VIA: G4Games