Samsung Galaxy Q with foldable Super AMOLED HD display could get unveiled at MWC

About a year and half ago a Samsung Galaxy Q surfaced, but at that time it was a lower-end QWERTY phone. Fast forward to now and it features a foldable dual Super AMOLED HD (1920 x 1080) display. This one recently hit the GLBenchmarks with the model GT-B9150, so it’s definitely in existence, but will it really be the first Samsung  phone to feature a flexible display?

Other specs include an Exynos 5 dual core clocked at 1.7GHz, 2GB of RAM, an 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, and a 3500mAh battery. It’s unclear of the screen(s) size, but in looking at the battery size, this won’t be small. It could come in at a total of 6-inches or two 3-inch displays. The most interesting news is that it’s rumored to be unveiled at MWC later this month. I’m not buying it. I think they might show a prototype, but Samsung would want their own event for something like this.

sources: GLBenchmark, Mobile Geeks

 

Samsung Shows Off Extended Version Of Its Next Big Thing Super Bowl Commercial

 

We know that most of you Android fanatics out there were no doubt tickled seeing Sammy’s Super Bowl teaser last week— but viewers of the Big Game were treated to an even better version of the ad. In this extended version of the advertisement, Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen each take some time to go back and forth about who should be featured in the ad and why they should be featured, while highlighting a typical Samsung device’s noteworthy feature (i.e. being able to take a photo and scribble on the photo with the Galaxy Note II). Of course when given the opportunity, they are each given the chance to pitch their reasoning to a top Samsung exec on what should be featured in the ad— only to realize that the advertisement should feature the world’s greatest basketball player featured as opposed to something with Rogen and Rudd in the ad.

Of course only reading about the funny ad is only half the story— hit the flip to get a good chuckle from the 2:00 min ad.


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Benchmarks For The Samsung GT-P3200 Tablet Surface, Brings Us One Step Closer To Possibly Seeing The Galaxy Tab 3 In All Its Glory

 

It certainly appears that Sammy is pulling no stops when it comes the developing some sweet tablets for 2013. We are already aware of the Galaxy Note 8.0 that’s on the way, but a leaked GLBenchmark has recently surfaced indicating yet another beast is currently in the works. If you recall, we recently told you about Sammy’s plans on bringing some new additions to the Galaxy Tab family— and we now have a nifty little benchmark which helps to prove what we’d heard before. According to the screenshot you see above, the device is currently codenamed “Santos” and has a model number of GT-P3200. In addition, the device features the latest build of Jelly Bean (Android 4.2.1), has a 1,200 x 800 resolution and has a peak frequency of something around 1.5GHz.

Additional details are scarce for now, but it’s probably a safe bet to assume that we’re getting our first glimpse of what could possibly be the Galaxy Tab 3 tablet. But then again— it could be something else entirely different. Nevertheless, we’ll be keeping our eyes and ears open of this mysterious little toy that Sammy has in development.

source: GLBenchmark

Judge denies Apple’s appeal against Samsung for sales ban on the Galaxy Nexus

Apple initially filed a request with the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in October asking the panel to revisit the rejected sales ban that was briefly placed on the Galaxy Nexus last year. Today the court has officially ruled on the matter, rejecting the Cupertino company’s request for an injunction. The reasoning behind the decision remains unclear as the court failed to include any sort of detailed documentation with the ruling.
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Samsung buys up 5% of Wacom to back up the stylus fad

Personally, I think the stylus is awesome. Fortunately for those of you that agree with me, Samsung thinks so, too. And considering the amount of marketing power Samsung has invested in their Note brand, it’s pretty easy to see why they just bought 5% of Wacom, the manufacturer of the Note’s S-Pen. That 5% turned out to be around 58 million dollars, which is pocket change for Samsung, but it’s clear that Samsung is intending to evolve the stylus into a pretty large part of their smartphone and tablet lineup. Hit the source below to read up on Wacom’s side of the story.

source: Wacom

Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd Tease Super Bowl Ad For Samsung’s “Next Big Thing” (Video)

Well, it’s that time of year again and I’m not talking about the Super Bowl.  I’m referring to that time of year when everyone’s wondering what’s Samsung got under their sleeve now?  Check out the teaser below where Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen, two of Hollywood’s funniest comedians team up to bring you this year’s Super Bowl ad for Samsung’s “Next Big Thing“.

Dubbed “The Big Game”, this multi-million dollar spot will air at half time for this year’s kick-off between the San Francisco “50 minus 1ers” and the Baltimore “Blackbirds.”  Who? Yeah, it’s gotten a little nuts but check out the video of the teaser below and it’ll all make sense.  And as usual, in typical Samsung style, our curiosity is peaked once more as we’re dying to know what the mega smartphone manufacturer is going to showcase.  Here’s to being patient for the day to arrive and if history has any indication, we’re sure they’ll take a little bite out of Apple during the air.  I’m really looking forward to that. Samsung has proven before their ads can be effective with the launch of the Galaxy S III and Note/Note II devices. Not only were people walking around saying “dude, you’re a Barista” for months, but it’s definitely swayed many towards the larger screen when push came to shove. I think the numbers can attest to that.  
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Trio of Samsung Galaxy Tab models pop up with varying screen resolution

The closer we get to Mobile World Congress, the more leaks we’re going to see, especially something as high-profile as Samsung’s Galaxy Tab lineup. Engadget’s recently discovered three new models of Samsung tablets in their user agent profiles, dubbed the GT-P3200, GT-P5200 and the GT-P8200. If Samsung follows their standard naming conventions, these will fall into the Galaxy Tab line, but there’s not much else as far as details go. The low end 3200 sports a 1,024 x 600 resolution on its screen, which is pretty lackluster, especially for Samsung. The 5200 showed a 1280 x 800 resolution, and the 8200 packed a Nexus 10 matching 2,560 x 1,600 resolution. Some leaked AnTuTu benchmarks for the GT-P8200 suggest it’ll carry a 1.7 GHz processor, would back up that extraordinary screen resolution. Like with all other rumors, though, it’s best to take them with a healthy dose of skepticism. And we fortunately won’t have to wait long to see what Samsung officially unveils next month.

source: Engadget

Judge Finds Samsung Did Not Willfully Infringe Against Apple Patents, Still Owes Over $1 Billion In Damages

 

Chalk one up for Samsung in the epic (and ongoing) cat fight it has has against Apple. In a sudden turn of events, Judge Lucy Koh recently ruled that Sammy did not willfully infringe on various Apple patents in question, despite the original jury panel finding that seven patents were infringed in the landmark decision late last year. Judge Koh asserted that there was an “objectively high likelihood that its [Samsung's] actions constituted infringement of a valid patent“. Essentially what this means is that Samsung and its legal team had a reasonable understanding and belief that it could go into its legal fight against Apple knowing it hasn’t done anything wrong… at least willingly.

So what this means is that Apple won’t get any additional damages for the willful infringement, though it still does get its big prize in the form of a $1.049 billion check. Judge Koh’s decision only applies to the fact that Samsung did not infringe Apple patents willfully, the original patent infringement ruling still stays intact. Then again— on the flipside, Judge Koh could hypothetically reduce the damages that Sammy owes, though nothing has been said or decided at this time. Still— Samsung can’t help but be happy at this recent outcome as it looks to move past the issue and have unprecedented success to rub in Apple’s face and all.

source: The Verge

 

 

Possible Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 could hit market before MWC?

You’ve seen some pictures, and more pictures, and read the leaked information about the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, Samsung’s latest version of a device utilizing their S Pen. All indications up to now were that the device would be officially unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. However, European site Mobile Geeks has discovered several online retailers listing the Galaxy Note 8.0 as being available starting on February 19, 2013, about a week prior to MWC. It appears two versions of the GT-N5100, the 3G capable model, will be available with either 16GB of 32GB of memory. There is no information available regarding the GT-N5110 wi-fi only model, but we would expect it to be available at the same time if the dates are accurate.

The question now is whether these sites listing the Galaxy Note 8.0 have revealed actual availability information or whether they are just creating placeholder pages in anticipation of the device being available later in February after MWC.

source: Mobile Geeks