Samsung Expands Galaxy Ecosystem
4 new products to boost seamless connectivity across gadgets
Samsung unveiled four new products on Friday (10 August 2018) in a star-studded event, expanding its Galaxy ecosystem.
This will allow better and more seamless connectivity across gadgets, allowing consumers to access materials and control appliances across various platforms.
The exclusive event saw the unveiling of the latest member of the Galaxy Note series together with a meet-and-greet with fan-favourite Hallyu artistes, “What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim” lead actress Park Min Young and “Running Man” Sparta Kim Jong Kook.
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1) Samsung Galaxy Note9
The Samsung Galaxy Note9 is the latest addition to the premium Note series.
S Pen Stylus
The signature feature of the phone – the S Pen – has now been upgraded. Previously, the S Pen was used mainly as a tool for writing and drawing. It’s now equipped with Bluetooth Low-Energy support. Among other functions, it can take selfies and group pictures, present slides, pause and play videos.
The organisation claims the Samsung Galaxy Note9 boasts its most intelligent camera yet. So everyone can just snap photographs – and they’ll look like they were taken by professionals.
This is because Samsung Galaxy Note9’s camera uses artificial intelligence to automatically classify and optimise photographs according to one of 20 categories.
There’s also flaw detection technology, where the camera will alert you, for example, if the image is blurry or if subjects close their eyes.
Its Dual Aperture lens can also adjust to light like how the human eye can. No matter what the lighting conditions are, Samsung claims the Galaxy Note9 will deliver a crystal-clear shot.
Here’s a sample of a photo I took using the smartphone.
There are two internal storage options – 128GB or 512GB. For external storage, there’s also a microSD card slot (up to 512GB). This means that you can potentially have up to 1 TB of storage.
The smartphone’s 4,000mAh battery is the largest ever on a flagship Galaxy phone, providing battery power for the entire day.
Availability & Pricing
The Samsung Galaxy Note9 comes in three colours: Ocean Blue, Metallic Copper and Midnight Black.
It’s priced at S$1,398 for 128GB built in memory and S$1,728 for 512GB built-in memory.
It will be available from 25 August 2018 at local telecommunications operators (M1, Singtel and StarHub), major consumer electronics and IT stores, Samsung Experience Stores, Lazada Singapore, selected marketplace and at all authorised mobile retailers.
Pre-order/ Registration of interest with M1, Singtel and StarHub will start from 10 August, 3pm.
There’s a promotion for early birds too!
Those who successfully purchase the Galaxy Note9 (128GB) during pre-order will get a free upgrade to 512GB worth $330. This will be at the point of collection or delivery (upon full payment) of their phones from 22 August 2018.
2) Samsung Galaxy Watch
The Samsung Galaxy Watch is a premium, powerful smartwatch with better connectivity and wellness tracking.
For those who want to do it all – and look good while doing so – you may want to consider this watch.
It looks like a fashion accessory with Samsung’s signature, circular rotating bezels.
There’re more sizes and styles – a 46mm version in silver, as well as a 42mm option in Midnight Black and Rose Gold. Its interfaces are also customisable, giving it the look of traditional timepieces.
It is certified military-level durability with Corning Gorilla Glass DX+ and 5ATM water resistance.
Connectivity Across Ecosystem
With LTE connectivty, users can answer calls, respond to text messages, use GPS mapping, stream music from their wrist, without a smartphone in their pocket.
As part of the Galaxy Ecosystem, users can also use Samsung Health, Samsung Pay, Bixby, SmartThings and select partnerships such as with Spotify and Under Armour, as well as IoT compatible devices.
It’s expected to be available in Q4 and more details will be given closer to date.
3) Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
Productivity with Samsung DeX and S Pen
The premium Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 is going big on productivity.
For the first time, Samsung DeX is available on the tablet. When connected to the optional Book Cover keyboard (sold separately) or launched from the Quick Panel, the Galaxy Tab S4 powers on Samsung DeX, giving users the option to switch from the Android interface to a desktop experience.
With Samsung DeX, you can open multiple desktop-style windows for your Android apps, including the Microsoft Office suite, directly on the Galaxy Tab S4, and re-size them when needed. You can also drag and drop content between apps and use keyboard shortcuts and commands.
there is also an option to extend Samsung DeX to an external monitor with a compatible HDMI to USB-C multi-port adapter (not included).
Samsung’s S Pen comes in the box with the Galaxy Tab S4. You can use it to take notes on the fly
through the Screen-Off Memo feature, as well as navigate, translate and organise notes through
Samsung Notes, and even send personalised texts through Samsung Live Message.
More details to come.
4) Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5″
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5’’ is designed for family-friendly entertainment. Friends and family can watch movies, play games or listen to music together on a 10.5-inch display featuring a 16:10 screen-to-body ratio. Four speakers are built into each corner of the tablet with support from Dolby Atmos®, to allow for surround audio.
More details to come.