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New Samsung ads mock Apple’s new iPhone, watch and event

Published by on Sep 11th, 2014, 1 Comment

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Less than 48-hours after Apple introduced the world to the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung has released a series of ads that, once again, mocks the competition.

Staying true to their advertising form, Samsung’s new ads unashamedly bashes almost everything that happened at Apple’s event on Tuesday. From the new iPhones to the watch and even the event itself – Samsung shows no signs of diverting from their mocking advertising formula.

The ads, which were released as a playlist entitled ‘It Doesn’t Take a Genius’ on YouTube yesterday, feature two guys in blue shirts – seemingly portraying Apple Store employees. It also has an accompanying hashtag; #NoteTheDifference.

The two guys are shown discussing Apple’s new devices as well as the keynote address.  (more…)

Samsung Unpacked 2014: Episode 2

Published by on Sep 7th, 2014, No Comments

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It is that time of the year again, where everybody awaits the next move from the pioneers and leaders in the “phablet” industry – Samsung. After the performance and usability of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 announced at last year’s Unpacked event great things were expected and Samsung did more more than just live up to our expectations. Not only did we get the Galaxy Note 4 but we also got a two new unexpected products that were pleasant surprises.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini now available in SA

Published by on Sep 4th, 2014, 1 Comment

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Samsung Electronics South Africa has announced the local availability of the GALAXY S5 Mini. The smaller version of Samsung’s flagship device isn’t quite the blockbuster its larger sibling is, with lower specs, but the smaller size is sure to be enticing to many customers.

If you’re taken with the Galaxy S5′s design, fingerprint scanner and heart rate monitor, but can’t afford its lofty price tag – or want a handset that’s more manageable in the hand – then the Galaxy S5 Mini is a strong replacement.

Shop around a little more though and the likes of the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact and HTC One Mini 2 make for some tough competition.

Check out the full press release below: (more…)

Galaxy Note 4 teaser makes bold claims (video)

Published by on Sep 2nd, 2014, 2 Comments

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We are only a couple of days away from the launch of the Galaxy Note 4 at Samsung’s IFA keynote. Samsung has launched a final teaser video to make sure people are as fired up as they can be before the wraps are taken off its latest phablet.

The teaser only offers a silhouette of the phone, unfortunately, so in fact there isn’t much to see in the video. But what it does tell us, or claim rather, is that the new S Pen will be more functional than ever.

Make of the video what you may, but luckily we only have a couple of days to go before we see what the new Note is all about. Check out the teaser below: (more…)

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom Review: Ultimate cameraphone?

Published by on Sep 1st, 2014, 1 Comment

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The Korean electronics giant that brought the Galaxy brand name to the world – and made it extremely successful – is trying to fill every single niche in the smartphone market and slap the Galaxy name on it. Samsung realised with the Galaxy S4 Zoom that it took the shine from its flagship device, so completely renamed it this year.

What would have been the Galaxy S5 Zoom has become the Galaxy K Zoom and it is ready to take on any cameraphone on the market. It is equipped with a 10x optical zoom and OIS and if you were to see only its back, you would hardly recognize you are staring at an Android smartphone with a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED screen on the other side.

Check out some of the key features of the Galaxy K Zoom: (more…)

Note 4 teaser reveals writing is still important

Published by on Aug 25th, 2014, No Comments

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Samsung’s next Unpacked event helps kick-off IFA 2014 on September 3, and though the event may hold a few surprises, we’ve been able to develop a pretty good sense of what to expect. While Samsung’s holding a few cards close to its chest, it hasn’t exactly been shy about suggesting that we’re going to see the Galaxy Note 4 make its debut. (more…)

Galaxy Gear smartwatches getting Tizen update in SA

Published by on Aug 19th, 2014, No Comments

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Samsung Electronics has announced the availability of a new Tizen operating system (OS) replacement for its first generation GALAXY Gear devices. This change enhances the user experience with a new interface, enlarged app ecosystem and additional features, such as a standalone music player and fitness tracking.

Craige Fleischer, Director of Mobile Communications at Samsung Electronics SA: “Samsung is committed to achieving continuity among current Gear devices by providing more benefits to the end user. This OS replacement for the Gear 1 offers a richer user experience with improvements that allow for greater flexibility, to complement the consumer’s lifestyle.”

Samsung’s long-term investment in Tizen and the Tizen developer community also means ongoing enhancements and improvements to these devices in the future.

Below are some of the changed features, as per the press release: (more…)

Samsung SA helps the Sokhulumi Community

Published by on Aug 18th, 2014, 2 Comments

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Samsung Electronics South Africa recently supported Mahlenga Secondary School in Sokhulumi with a Samsung Solar Powered Internet School (SPIS). Sokhulumi is a small developing town in the North West and Samsung made this significant donation to the school in hope of creating accessibility that will allow it to benefit academically for years to come.

The handover that took place on the 08th August 2014 saw Samsung, joined by the Local Traditional Council led by Ikosi MP, hand over the (SPIS) to Mahlenga Secondary School. This initiative serves to empower learners through a more interactive augmented educational experience. (more…)

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