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Samsung Galaxy J Officially launched at Japan’s NTT Docomo

Samsung has launched yet another smartphone running under the Android operating system, namely the recently leaked Galaxy J for the Japanese market. Samsung Galaxy J arriving as an enhanced version of the Qualcomm-based Galaxy S4. The new Galaxy device will be heading to NTT DoCoMo as a part of Japanese operator’s winter smartphone line-up.
The Samsung Galaxy J features a 5-inch full-HD Super AMOLED display and is powered by 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) processor. Like Galaxy Note 3, It has 3GB of RAM.The Galaxy J includes 32GB inbuilt storage expandable up to additional 64GB with the help of microSD card. The device runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box.
It sports 13.2-megapixel rear camera with BSI CMOS sensor and LED flash, while also housing a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera. It packs a 2600mAh battery and comes with connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/A-GPS, NFC and even supports Xi LTE networks (Japan).
Galaxy J will be available in three colors namely Coral Pink, Satin White, and Lapis Blue. The mobile phone measures 137mm x 70mm x 8.6mm and weighs 146 grams. The Samsung Galaxy J is expected to be available by the end of October, however, no pricing details have been revealed. Further, there is no word on the possibility of global availability for the smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy J key specifications
  • 5-inch full-HD Super AMOLED display
  • 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon MSM8974 processor
  • 3GB of RAM
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
  • 13.2-megapixel rear camera with BSI CMOS sensor and LED flash
  • 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 32GB inbuilt storage, expandable up to 64GB via microSD card
  • 2600mAh battery

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Samsung announces Galaxy Round with a curved display in Korea

Samsung has taken the wrapper off its rumored smartphone with a curved OLED display in Korea, moving a step closer to introducing wearable devices with flexible screens.
In terms of the design, the device looks like a Galaxy Note 3 but with a prominent concave display. It is 7.9mm thick and flaunts a 5.7-inch (1920×1080 pixels) Super AMOLED display. Device is Powered by a 2.3GHz quad-core processor and 3gb RAM.The camera is 13 megapixels, like the Galaxy S4 and Note 3, and the phone runs Android 4.3. Galaxy round has a 2800mAh battery.
Samsung has added a whole lot of software add-ons that take advantage of the curved display like ‘Roll Effect’ that lets users check the date, time and missed calls when the home screen is off and the ‘Gravity Effect’ which creates a sort of visualization when the device is tilted. Additionally, the ‘Bounce UI’ lets users control the music player, a short press to the left of the device will play the previous track while a short press to the right will play the next track. By pressing on the sides of the display to skip tracks and finally the ‘Side Mirror’ feature allows users to access their video or photo albums with a left or right tilt.
Samsung Galaxy Round is available in Korea in Luxury Brown, and it will be available in more colours soon.no details of an international launch have been made available. take a look on samsung galaxy round in video below:

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Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch coming on Sept. 25

Samsung today officially unveiled its first wearable device, Samsung Galaxy Gear at the IFA show in Berlin Germany. The Gear is a smartwatch, a wrist-worn touch-screen timepiece that talks to your phone, so you don’t have to be forever fetching your phone from purse or pocket. It sits on your wrist and happily controls your music, tracks your exercise, installs your favourite apps and it even makes phone calls.
Gear is a combination of simplicity with function: it’s incredibly easy to control, yet does enough useful things to have this gadget fans need. Weighing in at 73.8g, it’s a lot less chunky and will in fact feel practically slimline to anyone who’s ever worn a musclebound exercise tracker like a Nike+ or Adidas MiCoach sporty watch.

Specifications

It is powered by an 800MHz processor and 512MB of RAM. Watch comes with 4GB of storage. The touch interface is sleekly responsive, and the 1.63-inch, 320×320-pixel super AMOLED screen enormously bright and clear.Other features available are Bluetooth 4.0, an accelerometer, a gyroscope. According to Samsung, with a 315mAh battery this should provide 25 hours of standby. Watch will initially work only with the Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Note 10.1 that were also announced at today’s event. Samsung will release software updates that will make it compatible with the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S III and the Galaxy Note II.

The watch 

The Galaxy Gear has a metal face and adjustable buckle set on a flexible rubberised and subtly ridged strap. The rubberised strap certainly feels sturdy. We’d like to see a version with a metal band, which would feel more grown-up.
To charge the Gear there’s a row of copper charging dots on the inside. You have to clip it into an odd-shaped dock. The dock has a standard Micro-USB socket. That means carrying the dock around or risking the battery dying and leaving you with no way to charge the thing.
 It comes in six colours: black, gray, orange, lime green, and beige all with a silver face and buckle; and a sixth version with a beige strap and champagne-toned gold metal accoutrements.

The interface 

White text and simple icons pop from the background color of your choice, each function sitting in its own clear, friendly square that you can swipe between to find the one you want.
You can control the watch by swiping left and right through a selection of screens. You can change the order according to your preferences. By default it goes  from the home screen to notifications, then voice memos, then S Voice commands, then your photo gallery, the music player, a pedometer, settings, and an apps shortcut. Scroll to the left and you see your contacts followed by a phone call log.
The home screen can be customised with a variety of watch faces, or to display extra information. It can show your next calendar appointment, or the temperature and a little icon saying whether it’s sunny or cloudy, which you can tap to see a forecast for the next few days. You can choose the home screen display you want either in the settings menu, or in the companion app on your phone.
Notifications show you what new messages and alerts arrives. Tap on them and your phone will show you the message. You can record voice memos up to 5 minutes long, or command the watch by scrolling to the S Voice app. Swipe up from the home screen and you launch the camera. Swipe down from the home screen and you get your dialer keypad, where you can enter a phone number and make a call.
By tapping the photo gallery you get thumbnails of your photos and videos. No more getting your phone out of your pocket to skip a track now, Tap the music player and you get a basic set of controls (play, pause, skipping backward and forward) which control the music playing on your phone.
At any point, swiping in from the top of the screen takes you back a step. And to return to the home screen, there’s a single physical home button on the side of the watch to the top right of the screen.

The camera 

On the side of the strap there’s a small 1.9-megapixel camera, bulging slightly from the strap. Samsung calls it a memographer, emphasising the capture of moments with low-resolution snaps and bite-size videos. To take a picture, swipe up from the home screen and tap on the screen. The camera options are pretty basic: choose from auto or macro focus, and a couple of different sizes. It can capture photos of 1,392×1,392 or 1,280×960 pixels. Videos last 10 seconds, with sound, and can be 720p, 640×640, 640×480, or 480×480 pixels.
One potential problem with the placement of the camera is that it sits under your wrist when your hands are upright, so could scratch against surfaces.

Talking to your phone 

The Galaxy Gear uses low-power Bluetooth to communicate with your smartphone. When you pair the Galaxy Gear smartwatch with the Note 3, the watch talks to the phone to let you control music or view notifications without taking the phone out of your pocket.
And it works the other way, too: the Gear Manager companion app installed on your phone lets you adjust the settings of your watch. Other options include the Find My Device feature which hekps to keep track of your phone, and you can use your watch to signal the errant blower, which will make a racket until you locate it. And vice versa use the companion app on your phone to set the watch ringing so you can locate it.

Apps 

Samsung says at launch there’ll be around 70 apps optimised for the Gear’s small screen, most of which are basic apps like a calendar. There are some big names though, including Evernote and Pinterest, which can record and share your quick snaps.
Whether buying another gadget is the answer to reducing your dependence on an earlier gadget is a philosophical question for another time, but the Galaxy Gear has the potential to cut down on the amount your mobile shouts for your attention.  The product will be released around the world on 25 September at the same time as the new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 but customers in the US and Japan will need to wait until October.

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