A few years ago, Samsung debuted mySamsung, an app that not only provided privileges and assistance to Samsung mobile phone users but also rewarded them and helped efficiently manage your device. Now, it’s getting some changes and Samsung says it’s even better than before.
Our younger readers might not know this but before iPhones and Samsung Galaxy phones became the staple, the smartphone market was once dominated by one name – BlackBerry. Back in the early 2000s, BlackBerry was the standard for mobile communications for business. BlackBerry devices like the Bold and Curve where the must have status symbols when you’re in the boardroom. Back then, if you wanted to be taken seriously in the workplace, you got to be seen with a BlackBerry.
Ok, the last line was an exaggeration but those who are familiar with BlackBerry will agree, like the personal computer, the internet and email, BlackBerry phones redefined how we worked. And today, with BlackBerry no longer making phones, you can argue that there is a hole where the brand used to occupy providing a reliable, secure and flexible business-friendly enterprise-level solution for mobile users.
Mobile World Congress is kicking off this week and you can expect smartphone launches happening back to back. Xiaomi wants to make headlines as well and they will be introducing a new smartphone in the next few days. They have just posted a teaser for their upcoming device with a random 6-digit number. What could this be?
The Samsung Galaxy S9‘s big launch is taking place this coming Monday, but leaks wait for nobody and today we get a look at what looks like the smartphone’s official product launch video.
Samsung’s huge launch for the upcoming Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ flagship phones is around the corner. Clearly, the thing on everybody’s mind are what’s on the spec sheet. How good is the new processor powering Samsung’s latest phones? How will the new camera system compare to the old one?
And yes, while headline grabbing specs are interesting, a truly great smartphone isn’t just the some of its parts. It’s also the smaller things, the things that many don’t notice or consider. Often, it’s the smallest details that differentiate a great phone from a good one — as Samsung demonstrates.
Sony will be announcing a couple of phones at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2018. After sticking to the same old block design for the past few flagships, Sony is finally doing something different for the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 compact.
With every new flagship smartphone release, one of the biggest concerns is the price. Just last year alone, the iPhone X has breached the RM5,000 mark, while Samsung’s latest and greatest Galaxy Note8 is priced just a hair below RM4,000. In just a few days, Samsung will be unveiling its new Galaxy S9/S9+ duo and now we have a rough indication of what the price could be.
Samsung had started rolling out its Android 8.0 Oreo update for Galaxy S8/S8+ users just before Chinese New Year. Unfortunately, they had to suspend it the next day due to some issues affecting some users.
For those who didn’t hit the download button on time, Samsung has finally resumed its software update roll out and it should reach Malaysian units very soon.
The Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ will be announced on 25 February but we’ve already seen countless of leaks and renders for the past few weeks. If you want to take a closer look at the device, @rquandt from German site WinFuture has shared a couple of high resolution renders for your viewing pleasure.
Remember that animation that we shared awhile back which was illustrated entirely on the Samsung Galaxy Note8? If you were wondering how it was done, Samsung Malaysia has released a bit of a behind the scenes look at the entire process.