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Samsung plans to launch 5G network by 2020 with speed of 1Gbps In tests

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Samsung Electronics has developed core technology that will allow it to deliver high-speed 5G wireless data connections to consumers by 2020, the company announced today. The system allows data transmission up to several hundred times faster than current 4G networks.

5G mobile communications technology is the next generation of 4G LTE networks tech and can offer data transmission speeds of up to several tens of Gbps per base station. Once 5G networks are commercialized, they will allow users to transmit massive data files, including UHD movies and remote medical services, “practically without limitation,” Samsung claims.

4G connections have gradually become available to consumers around the world since 2008, but many countries, including China, are still working toward launching their LTE networks. Samsung says, however, that its new adaptive array transceiver technology overcomes the limitations that millimeter-wave bands had when transmitting data over long distances. It transmits data in the millimeter-wave band at a frequency of 28 GHz at a speed of up to 1.056 Gbps to a distance of up to 2 kilometers.

“The millimeter-wave band is the most effective solution to recent surges in wireless Internet usage. Samsung’s recent success in developing the adaptive array transceiver technology has brought us one step closer to the commercialization of 5G mobile communications in the millimeter-wave bands,” said Samsung executive vice president and head of digital medial and communication R&D ChangYeong Kim.

Samsung isn’t the only company to announce that it has developed 5G core tech. In February, NTT DoCoMo confirmed that it had successfully conducted a 10Gbps wireless test.

SAMSUNG VS HTC “Dirty War”

Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission is investigating Samsung over fabricated posts in local online forums that defamed HTC products, which could lead to Samsung receiving penalties for false advertising and a potential fine of around €640,000.

The investigation was started after a Taiwanese blog called “TaiwanSamsungLeaks” was set up, accusing the handset manufacturer of “evil marketing” – i.e. paying Taiwanese students to anonymously post comments on local gadget site forums which criticised rival products, particularly the HTC One X and HTC Sensation XL devices.

The website published a series of documents which catalogued the various disparaging forum posts, that are allegedly from the marketing firm hired by Samsung in Taiwan.

When we tried, it was still possible to download an outlook email xml file showing an email sent from the marketing firm to several individuals in Samsung Taiwan, with an “S3 Viral Plan” powerpoint presentation on how to market the Samsung Galaxy S3, including targeting local bloggers and social media.

Internal viral plan showing the Taiwanese marketing firm’s plans to market the Galaxy S3

“We are disappointed that a competitor would resort to misleading consumers to discredit our innovation. HTC values its product innovation and design, and we will take appropriate actions to protect the interests of the company and our customers,” commented a HTC spokesperson.

Besides posts from users complaining about the HTC One X not working properly, benchmark reviews favourably comparing Samsung’s Galaxy S3 to the HTC One X were posted, stating that the S3 outperformed the HTC One X in terms of graphics and battery life, as well as comments praising Samsung.

Some of the forum posts made about Samsung and HTC

Samsung Electronics has admitted to the “unfortunate incident” which it “regrets” and has promised to “reinforce education and training” for its employees.

“Samsung Electronics Taiwan (SET) has ceased all marketing activities that involve the posting of anonymous comments, and will ensure that all SET online marketing activities will be fully compliant with the company’s Online Communications Credo,” said a Samsung spokesperson.

“Samsung Electronics remains committed to engaging in transparent and honest communications with consumers as outlined in the company’s Online Communications Credo.

“We have encouraged all Samsung Electronics employees worldwide to remain faithful to our Credo. The recent incident was unfortunate, and occurred due to insufficient understanding of these fundamental principles.”

Samsung S4 on 26 of April in UK

Samsung S4 launches in UK on 26 April

The UK will be able to get their hands on the Samsung Galaxy S4 from 26 April, with retailers hailing a ‘powerhouse’ device.

The smartphone was unveiled last night at a gala event in New York City. It boasts a dizzying array of features which Samsung is confident will cement its position as the world’s biggest phone maker.

Pricing for the handset has yet to be confirmed but all of the UK’s operators and retailers have said they will stock it. Scott Hooton, chief commercial officer at Phones 4u, said: ‘The anticipation surrounding the next Samsung Galaxy device has been astounding and it has already received the most pre-registrations at Phones 4u of any other smartphone launch in 2013, as well as a 40% increase on pre-registrations for the Galaxy SIII in the first 48 hours.

‘We know from YouGov research that 46% of smartphone owners in the UK are considering getting a Samsung  smartphone next, and so we’re predicting that the Galaxy S 4 could be in with a strong chance of becoming the biggest selling smartphone of 2013.’

Paul Jevons, director of products and devices at EE, said: ‘The interest we’ve received from consumers and businesses has almost reached fever-pitch levels, so we’re delighted to be the only UK operator to offer the Samsung Galaxy S 4 enabled with 4G from launch. ‘When paired with our unique superfast 4G network, customers really will be able to make the most from the powerhouse performance the Samsung Galaxy S 4 provides – utilising its capabilities to the maximum.’

As rumoured, the phone is able to be controlled by looking at it. Videos can be paused when a consumer looks away from it, and emails and the web browser can be navigated by tilting the device and eye movements. Consumers can also preview content of emails, images or video by hovering their fingers over it. In a feature reminiscent of the film Minority Report, web pages can be scrolled up and down and calls accepted by waving your hand.

The handset is the thinnest Galaxy device yet, with a 5 inch screen in a 130g device that is 7.9mm thick. It runs Android Jelly Bean, has a 13MP camera, memory up to 64GB and a 1.6GHz octa-core processor. Among the camera’s features are the ability to take front and rear facing video and photos simultaneously.

Simon Stanford, vice-president of IM division at Samsung Electronics UK & Ireland said: ‘At Samsung, we are restless about innovation, and are constantly striving to create unique experiences for our customers that will transform their lives. The Galaxy S 4 does just that. We have listened to what consumers around the world want and taken the intuitive technology from the Galaxy S III a step further. Combining this with superior hardware has led us to develop the Galaxy S 4, the ultimate smartphone inspired by our customers.’

Rumours – Samsung to introduce the Galaxy Pocket Neo

There is a rumour that Samsung is soon going to launch another low-range Galaxy product – Galaxy Pocket Neo. Samsung having the widest range of Android smartphones probably wants to target mobile users in emerging economies with this new product.samsung_logo

The Galaxy Pocket Neo comes in 2 versions with and without dual sim option. The Galaxy Pocket Neo features a 3.0” display with QVGA resolution, 2 megapixel camera, bluetooth version 4.0, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and A-GPS. The dimension of the device would be 104.95 × 57.8 ×11.8mm. Samsung’s new low-range Galaxy Pocket Neo is 3G ready. The Galaxy Pocket Neo uses GT-S5310 as its model number and the DUOS variant uses GT-S5312.

Samsung wants to bring the Galaxy Pocket Neo in Silver and will be launched before week 20. The Galaxy Pocket Neo would be Samsung’s fourth low-range Android device this year. After the Galaxy Young, Galaxy Fame and Galaxy Star (not announced yet).

Via: Sammobile

Samsung takes three prizes at GSMA Global Mobile Awards

Samsung wins three prizes at GSMA Global Mobile Awards

Manufacturer retains titles in the best device manufacturer and smartphone categories

Samsung has won three prizes at the GSMA Global Mobile Awards 2013, including ‘Device Manufacturer of the Year’ and ‘Best Smartphone’, both for the second year running.

The manufacturer, which achieved number one status in the total mobile phone market as well as in the smartphone market last year, said the Device Manufacturer of the Year award recognised its “continued innovation and industry leading device portfolio”.

The Galaxy S III (pictured) was named Best Smartphone. It has achieved global sales of more than 40 million units since going on sale last May, making it the fastest selling device in Samsung’s history.

It was the successor to the Galaxy S II, which won the award at last year’s ceremony at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Samsung’s third award was won by its Galaxy Camera in the ‘Best Mobile Enabled Consumer Electronics Device’ category. The product, which enables 3G/4G and Wi-Fi connectivity, runs the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system.

Samsung Electronics head of IT and mobile communications division JK Shin said: “2012 was a defining year for Samsung that saw us set new records in the mobile industry. The judges have recognised Samsung’s innovation across multiple categories.”

Other winners included Nokia, which won the award for ‘Best Feature Phone or Entry Level Phone’ with its Asha 305 handset, and Google and Asus in the ‘Best Mobile Tablet’ category with the Nexus 7.