Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Launch: Cape Town

Published by on Oct 20th, 2014, No Comments


The evening of Thursday, October 16th saw Samsung Electronics launch a flurry of new products in Cape Town, South Africa under the banner of the official Galaxy Note 4 World Tour. Hosted in the Execujet Hangar at the Cape Town International Airport, the launch featured local celebrity hosting via Top Billing presenter Michael Moll.

Launched in South Africa at the event, The Galaxy Note 4 arrives with a revised, modernised look, sporting a metal frame with the same plastic leather back the Galaxy range has become (in)famous for. Instead of the stitched look though, it has been revamped and modernised. With a display reaching 5.7 inches, the Note sits firmly in phablet territory – positioned in what Samsung terms the “fastest growing segment in the smartphone environment.” (more…)

The Galaxy Note 4 drop test (video)

Published by on Oct 10th, 2014, No Comments


Samsung wants to make sure people think their new phablet can handle some abuse. In order to do that, they are abusing it themselves.

If you don’t use a cover on your phones, as we prefer, you may want to watch this. Especially if you intend to get a Samsung phone anytime soon. Check it out in the video below: (more…)

This is the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active

Published by on Oct 9th, 2014, 1 Comment


Unveiled at last month’s IFA in Berlin, the new Galaxy Tab Active is a productivity tablet meant for people who work in a rugged environment (think factories, shipyards, etc.).

It is of the same ilk as we saw with the Galaxy S4 Active and Galaxy S5 active, being dust- and water-resistant and is very tough to boot. It certainly isn’t a flagship specified tablet, but then again it was never meant to be. (more…)

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 may be banned in the US

Published by on Oct 9th, 2014, 18 Comments

NVIDIAvsSAMSamsung can’t seem to catch a break. The company recently revealed that they expect a significant decline in Q3 operating profits after a less than successful year. Now it seems like the Korean giant will have to face another legal barrage regarding its devices. Over the past couple of years Samsung has been embroiled in patent lawsuits with Apple and they have lost far more battles than they won. Now a new patent challenger has come to the fore and should the accusations prove to be true the US may not be seeing the Galaxy Note 4 and S5 for a long while… (more…)

Samsung sees drop in Q3 operating profit

Published by on Oct 7th, 2014, No Comments

Samsung-signThe Juggernaut that is Samsung is slowly losing speed. The company warned against their huge profits last year stating that it might not last forever and true to that statement they are repeating the message now. Samsung issued a forecast to its forthcoming Q3 2014 earnings yesterday telling investors and the media that they expect operating profits of 4.1 trillion won (which is $3.8 billion) for the quarter. This is down a hefty 60% from the 10.6 trillion won ($9.8 billion) this time last year… (more…)

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SA price revealed

Published by on Oct 7th, 2014, No Comments


We are only days away from the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in South Africa (according to a Samsung post it should be available October 18th), and finally we get some official word on the price, both on and off contract.

Vodacom will be offering the device for R11 759 off-contract, which makes it one of the most expensive phones you can buy. (more…)

Samsung Galaxy S5 running Android L (video)

Published by on Oct 3rd, 2014, 1 Comment


Do you have a Samsung Galaxy S5 and wondered what changes the new version of Android would look like on your beloved smartphone? Well, the folks over at SamMobile have received an alpha copy of the upgraded TouchWiz interface, and this is what you can expect.

Obviously this isn’t the final version of the software, so things may change somewhat from what you see in the video below. (more…)

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to release in SA on October 18th

Published by on Oct 2nd, 2014, No Comments


The Galaxy Note 4 has launched in a couple of countries already, but hasn’t seen a worldwide rollout yet. Samsung promised that it would be released in over 140 countries by the end of October, and now we finally get confirmation of when to expect it in SA.

Samsung has posted a picture to Facebook where it shows which countries can expect the device during the coming weeks, and SA will have an official release on October 18th, a day after it releases in the USA. (more…)