Samsung is trying hard to keep the Galaxy S8 under wraps but it looks like there won’t be much to reveal with leaks we’ve seen so far. This time, a case maker may have accidentally jumped the gun even before Samsung has announced the official launch date for the upcoming Galaxy.
Smartphone shipments in Malaysia had dropped by 5.9% in 2016 versus the previous year according to IDC Malaysia’s latest report. They reckon this was likely caused by negative economic factors which include our depreciating ringgit against the US dollar.
Despite the annual decline, smartphone shipments had picked up in the last quarter and the top 3 brands were still able to increase their respective market share.
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Finally, after months of beta trials, Samsung Pay is going official in Malaysia. This is a mobile payment service that allows you to make payments at card terminals using your Galaxy smartphone. Initially available only for Maybank VISA card holders, Malaysian Samsung Pay users will soon be able to cards issued from other banks and networks.
The Consumer Electronics Show is a big deal. It’s a show where a lot of really cool stuff gets showcased by all kinds of companies — big and small. But, not everything that gets showcased there will make it to our region.
That’s why Samsung‘s decided to host what I’d like to call a mini-CES here in the Southeast Asian region — only it’s all Samsung products, obviously. It’s called the Samsung Southeast Asia and Oceanic Forum and this year, they’ve got quite a few interesting things to showcase — most of which can be controlled by Samsung’s Smart Home app..
To make up for lost ground, the upcoming Galaxy S8 series is gonna be huge. Not just in terms of scale but in display size.
The new Samsung Galaxy A series for 2017 is now available in two more colour options. When it was launched in Malaysia last month, it came only in either Black Sky and Gold Sand. If you’re looking for something different, you can now get the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 in Blue Mist or Peach Cloud options.
In the last three months of 2016, Apple had overtaken Samsung for the number 1 position in global smartphone shipments as reported by Strategy Analytics. They had shipped a total of 78.3 million iPhone units while controlling a market share of 17.8% in Q4 2016. This shouldn’t come as a surprise as Apple had just reported their record-breaking sales for the last quarter.
Samsung is trying to put the Galaxy Note7 issue to rest by introducing a host of new measures for its design and manufacturing process. With the biggest mobile event taking place end of this month, Samsung has confirmed a press conference for a new device but it isn’t the flagship smartphone you’re looking for.
We saw, in an extensive leak a few days ago, that Samsung might be playing it safe with the battery capacities on their upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphones. That makes sense, but a recent report surfaced which claims that Samsung’s new flagship devices may instead have bigger cells than their predecessors.