The Gear VR just might be the next big thing, but unless consumers can try it out, they will never understand the full potential of the device. That’s why Samsung will provide demo units to Best Buy stores for consumers to experience the world of virtual reality themselves.
Samsung has today announced the Galaxy Grand Prime — the latest addition to its budget-friendly line up. The handset is set to launch in India this week off-contract for INR 15,499, which equates to approximately $250.
Just yesterday we told you about the design flaw in Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 where the gap between the screen and the bezel was wide enough to fit a business card into. That’s more than a slight imperfection, and Samsung has come forward with a statement about the issue today.
A Samsung PR rep said “the reported issue does not impact the functionality or quality of the Galaxy Note 4. We assure our customers that all Galaxy Note 4 units meet our strict manufacturing and quality control standards.” That doesn’t really add up to much, except that if your device has this issue it shouldn’t affect actually using the device. It’s not clear if Samsung will end up replacing affected units or if it will be fixed by the time the phone launches globally in October, but you might want to wait until a few review units get out before you make a decision on buying one.
There are three new versions of the Galaxy Alpha series floating around, but the A5 seems to be the least shy of the bunch. That usually means that it’s close to release, but another clue is the needed FCC approval.
The Galaxy A5 has officially cleared the FCC, but interestingly enough, it’s only sporting the LTE-FDD Band 5. Could this be a US Cellular only phone? There could be other variants as well, but we at least know that US Cellular customers will have a chance to buy the device.
The Galaxy Note Edge is one unique phone in that it offers an Edge Screen giving you quick access to apps and/or information. Unfortunately it’s going to be quite limited so getting your hands on one won’t be easy, not to mention it won’t be cheap. If you want to learn more about what the Edge Screen will offer than check out the infographic after the break. It highlights 5 key features of the device.
If purchasing a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is in your future, you might want to go ahead and download the user manual now. This way you can know all about your noteworthy device before you even take it out of the box.
We have links for both the English and German version below.
For those in the UK who are waiting on the Galaxy Note Edge to become available for pre-order, Clove has you covered. The online retailer currently has the curved hybrid on its web site available for pre-order. The device, as expected, costs a fair amount with Clove asking for £650 (roughly $1,055) with VAT included and £541.67 (roughly $849) without. This makes the concept device a bit more expensive than the Note 4 as it goes for £575 (roughly $933) with VAT. This is expected as the device is considered to be a niche device.
On the plus side, with the device going up for pre-order in the UK, it’s only short matter of time before it does in the US as well. We’ll let you know when and where it does. Stay tuned!
Along with the Galaxy Note 4 announcement, Samsung announced the Gear VR. The virtual reality device will only be compatible with Note 4 for the time being and cost somewhere between $100 to $200. So in order to experience the new world that is VR, you’ll be paying a pretty penny to do so. Even so, your wallet will be happy to know that when you first get the device, you won’t have to pay for games. According to a report Oculus won’t be allowing developers to charge for their games for the first few months and while that may be good for the consumer, it may cause developers to lose interest in the new tech.
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab Pro may be slightly outdated next to the Galaxy Tab S line, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t still solid tablets. Best Buy has marked down the 8.4-inch variant of the Tab Pro by $80 today, so you can snag one in white or black for just $249. That puts the device at the same price range that Samsung asks for the significantly weaker Galaxy Tab 4 line, so if you were planning on picking up a Samsung tablet soon, this deal might be worth looking at.
The Tab Pro packs a 2k display, a Snapdragon 800 CPU clocked at 2.3 GHz, and 16 GB of internal storage plus a slot for a microSD card. Hit the link below to check out the deal.
source: Best Buy
It looks like Apple’s newest flagship isn’t the only new smartphone having issues. Despite Samsung’s attempts at poking fun at Apple for bendgate, the company could be facing something like gapgate with its newest Note. According to a report by the Korean media the Note 4 has an issue where there’s considerable space between the display and the phone’s casing and it’s reportedly a considerable space.