Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Western Europe 4Q 2017 Finals: WorldWide Detacahable Tablets market share: Apple 24.1%, Samsung 19.8%, Amazon 9.1%, says IDC.




According to the latest figures published by International Data Corporation (IDC), the overall tablet market for Western Europe declined 13.1% YoY, shipping 10.6 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017 (2017Q4), indicating a continued weakening of the market. Slate tablets continue to be the primary driver of this market erosion, declining by 15.4% YoY, as their productive use cases pale in comparison to newer form factors, and they increasingly become relegated to simple media consumption devices. Detachable tablets have slowed down but continue to see traction in certain areas. They posted a minor 2.0% YoY decline, but thanks to increasing interest in premium devices, coupled with a very strong commercial performance of 8.5% YoY growth, the value of their sales (in euros) rose by 3.2%.

Overall, the commercial segment performed slightly negatively with a 1.4% decline YoY. Despite this, detachable tablets experienced growth of 8.5%, driven by increased adoption into enterprise, where they are poised to address the increasing portable needs of the mobile workforce.

On the consumer side, seasonal promotions were sufficient to grow the market QoQ but the market continued to weaken YoY, with a decline of 15.5%. Slate tablets' value proposition for consumers continues to diminish. Certain vendors pushed a considerable volume of this form factor as a gateway into their larger ecosystems, but this did not make up for the growing consumer disinterest, leading to a 16.8% decline YoY. Detachable tablets also contracted in this segment, declining 7.1% YoY, as the rapid adoption of convertibles cannibalizes their sales.

"Profitability is increasingly becoming the focus among the most important tablet manufacturers," said Daniel Goncalves, senior research analyst at IDC Western Europe. "The performance of Apple and Samsung, the two main players in the Western European market, together representing over 40% of all tablet shipments, reflects the increasing concern for value over volume. Both posted double-digit growth in revenue YoY, despite the single-digit declines YoY in units."

Goncalves said Apple's results were driven by the good traction of the newer iPad Pro detachables, particularly among professionals and prosumers, through notebook replacement. Additionally, this device is appealing to tablet users upgrading to a premium device with keyboard capabilities and enhanced specs. "This is a trend we observe across the whole device spectrum, where consumers are increasingly willing to invest more to obtain better user experiences, and to be able to enhance their device's longevity," said Goncalves.

Company Analysis

Apple ranked first with 24.1% market share, but decreasing 1.0% YoY. Its solid lead was upheld by good traction of the newer iPad detachables in the commercial and prosumer space.

Samsung ranked second, recording a market share of 19.8%, but decreasing 5.2% YoY. Despite the decline in units, a solid performance from its premium android range enabled Samsung to grow in value by 8.2% YoY.

Amazon ranked third with a market share of 9.1%, despite a large YoY decline of 19.2%. Steep discounts around the holiday period, and the inclusion of the Alexa voice assistant, led to very strong sales this quarter.

Lenovo ranked fourth after growing 0.2% YoY in market share to 7.6%. This was driven by a robust commercial performance for its detachable range.

Huawei was the only top 5 vendor that grew YoY (27.7%), maintaining its fifth-place spot with 5.6% market share. This growth has been leveraged from an increased presence in distribution.

Note: Tablets are portable, battery-powered computing devices inclusive of both slate and detachable form factors. Tablets may use LCD or OLED displays (epaper-based ereaders are not included here). Tablets are both slate and detachable keyboard form factor devices with color displays equal to or larger than 7.0in. and smaller than 16.0in.


IDC's Quarterly PCD Tracker provides unmatched market coverage and forecasts for the entire device space, covering PCs and tablets, in more than 80 countries — providing fast, essential, and comprehensive market information across the entire personal computing device market.


Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Samsung mid-range smartphones will sport Infinity Display



In December we said Samsung will start delivering mid-range smartphones with INFINITY DISPLAY and started with the Galaxy A8/A8+ in late 2017.

Now after Apple cut orders of OLED Display from Samsung since the iPhone X sales are slowing down, Samsung is going to start launching all kind of mid-range smartphones with Infinity Display all the way 2018 and will get more satisfactories results on OLED inventory and  will increase sales with a better offer in the mid-range field.


Samsung has to confirm officialy this rumors.




Monday, February 19, 2018

MWC 2018: SONY press conference in Feb 26th. Video Teaser.




SONY will hold a press conference at MWC 2018 in Barcelona Spain in February 26th as is teased on the video below:





SONY is expected to present new Xperia smartphones. Speculations around the web are saying SONY plans to bring the Xperia XZ2, XZ2 pro, as well as the Xperia XZ2 compact, will all be unveiled at the MWC 2018. These devices look set to a 4K edge-to-edge display, dual-lens rear camera, flagship SD 845 SoC .

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Official pictures of the Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ and specifications are out.


Official press pictures of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ smartphones as well as specifications  are out. Beloww you can find the full chart of those specifications and after that the official pictures.


High-end camera: The Galaxy S9/S9+ offer variable aperture.

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Samsung launches "OVER THE HORIZON" 2018 ringtone for the Galaxy S9/S9+. Video.





Each generation of Samsung’s Galaxy devices comes preloaded with a fresh new rendition of “Over the Horizon”, Samsung’s signature, six-note sound. This year, Samsung teamed up with Icelandic composer Pétur Jónsson to craft a minimalist arrangement that takes listeners on an atmospheric journey of discovery. 

Samsung classic ringtone OVER THE HORIZON 2018 version for the Galaxy S series smartphones since 2011, has been launched and will be included on the new GalaxyS9/S9+ smartphones coming this February 25 at MWC 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.

Press Release:
Pétur Jónsson’s ‘Over the Horizon’ Takes New Galaxy Smartphone Users on a Soundscape Journey.

As smart phones become an increasingly essential tool of everyday life, the ringtone, too, has made a presence in today’s modern world. “Over the Horizon” is perhaps one of the most recognizable ringtones, as it has been the default ringtone of Galaxy devices since 2011. It is so recognizable, in fact, that when heard from a distance, you might even wonder if it’s coming from your own device. 

Each year, with each new generation of Galaxy devices, “Over the Horizon” is rearranged to mirror the aesthetic transformation of the devices themselves. For 2018, Samsung reached out to Icelandic composer Pétur Jónsson to reimagine the melody. 

Delicately layering instruments, Jónsson’s minimalist arrangement takes you away on an atmospheric journey of discovery. The piece begins with the soft tones of a single piano playing the refrain. As additional instruments are gradually introduced, the sound rises to a crescendo before melting away. As the video cuts away from the opening scene of Jónsson at the piano, it prompts you to imagine travelling over the remote Icelandic countryside. Capturing the beauty of Nordic nature, the camera pans over misty mountains and jagged cliffs, steaming geysers and snow-blanketed hills. 

Listening to this year’s piece by Jónsson, you will find that the notes arouse the most pure, fundamental elements of the human sentiment that often remain hidden in our daily lives. In this way, the latest version of Samsung’s brand sound has the power to relax the mind and heal the soul, thus resonating with all who hear it, regardless of their age. 

Get a first listen of Jónsson’s version of “Over the Horizon” in the video above.




Sunday, February 18, 2018

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 octa-core tablet SM-T835 specifications leaked.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 tablet SM-T835 specifications may be leaked at GFXBench , as you can see on the picture below:



Samsung Galaxy Tab S3.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 was unveiled at MWC 2017 last year, we don`t know if Samsung will do the same with the Galaxy Tab S4, but there is an Unpacked event for the Galaxy S9/S9+ in Barcelona in February 25, so maybe is not the right time for the tablet. Samsung will problably confirm it, in the coming days.



Saturday, February 17, 2018

You can buy the Samsung Notebook 9 Pen, Notebook 9 and Notebook 7 Spin, 2018 models, in February 18.


Ultraslim, lightweight and durable PCs that allow consumers to stay connected and maximize productivity while on the go.

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced that three new PCs will be available for purchase starting February 18. The Samsung Notebook 9 Pen will be available on Samsung.com and Amazon.com for $1,399.99, along with the Samsung Notebook 9 (2018), which comes in 13-inch and 15-inch models, starting at $1,199.99 and $1,299.99, respectively. 

The Samsung Notebook 7 Spin (2018) will be available at Best Buy and on Samsung.com and Bestbuy.com for $899.99.


Samsung Notebook 9 Pen with the built-in S pen

Samsung Notebook 9 Pen: Lightweight convertible with embedded S Pen.


Available in a 13-inch model ($1,399.99), the Notebook 9 Pen is Samsung’s lightest 2-in-1 PC weighing 2.2 pounds that comes with the creative power of the S Pen, popularized in Samsung Galaxy Note devices. It is equipped with an 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor and engineered with Metal12™, a premium magnesium alloy built for ultimate portability and durability.


Samsung Notebook 9 Pen Product Specifications*

Samsung Notebook 9 Pen 
13” (930QAA-K01)
PRICING 1399.99
AVAILABILITY Samsung.com
Amazon.com
PROCESSOR 8 th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
MEMORY 8GB
STORAGE 256GB
GRAPHICS Intel® UHD Graphics 620
POWER 39Wh
WEIGHT 2.2 lbs
CMF Light Titan
DIMENSION 12.22 x 8.13 x 0.57-0.65 inches
PORTS 1 x USB-C™ [up to 5Gbps*, 4K display out with optional adapter, Charging] 
1 x USB3.0
MATERIAL Metal12™(Mg)
DISPLAY 13.3” Samsung RealView Touch | FHD (1920 x 1080) | Max 500nits
CAMERA IR camera, 720p
SPEAKER 1.5w X 2
STYLUS Samsung (S) Pen
SECURITY Fingerprint, Windows Hello, Privacy Folder
KEYBOARD Backlit




Samsung Notebook 9 (2018)

Samsung Notebook 9 (2018): Strong and durable in our slimmest form factor.


The Samsung Notebook 9 (2018) 13-inch model comes with an 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 ($1,199.99) or i7 ($1,299.99) processor. The two 15-inch models (starting at $1,299.99) come with 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors with an option to upgrade to an external NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics card ($1,499.99). Also made with Metal12™, the Notebook 9 (2018) is as powerful as it is durable thanks to its 75Wh Hexacell battery that keeps users connected.








Samsung Notebook 7 Spin (2018)

Samsung Notebook 7 Spin (2018): An easy-to-use PC for everyday consumers

Available for $899.99, the Samsung Notebook 7 Spin (2018) is a versatile 13-inch notebook designed to help students and professionals maximize their time throughout the day. Like the Notebook 9 Pen, it has a 360 degree convertible hinge for ultimate convenience. The PC uses an 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor and is also Active Pen enabled (sold separately) for on-the-fly note taking.



Samsung Notebook 7 Spin (2018)
13.3” (NP730QAA-K01)
PRICING 899.99
AVAILABILITY Samsung.com
Bestybuy.com (including in-store)
PROCESSOR 8 th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 Processor
MEMORY 8GB
STORAGE 256GB
GRAPHICS Intel® UHD Graphics 620
POWER 43Wh
WEIGHT 3.2 lbs
CMF Stealth Silver
DIMENSION 12.43 x 8.48 x 0.73inches
PORTS 1 x USB-C™ [up to 5Gbps*, 4K display out with optional adapter, charging]
1 x USB3.0
1 x USB2.0
MATERIAL A/C Metal
DISPLAY 13.3” Samsung RealView Touch | FHD (1920 x 1080) | 300nits
CAMERA Web camera, 480p
SPEAKER 1.5w X 2
STYLUS Active Pen (sold separately)
SECURITY Fingerprint, Windows Hello, Privacy Folder

KEYBOARD Backlit.

These three new ultraslim notebooks all running on Windows operating system provide consumers with choice, and allow them to do everything, everywhere. Learn more here

**All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.








Friday, February 16, 2018

LG G7 6.1 inch Snapdragon 845 smartphone coming in June. Specifications.




LG will not announce a new smartphone at MWC 2018 this time. Instead the company is taking a deep device development to make a better job with the new flagship mobile and it is rumored that will arrive with a 6.1 inch display 18:9 aspect ratio and with  a new technology called MLCD+ which thanks to the RGBW matrix will be able to deliver an 800-nit level of brightness. The panel will also be very economical, representing a 35% energy save from the standard LCD IPS screens. 

The LG G7 will sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor that gets its graphical power from the newest Adreno 630 GPU. The multitasking power will be ensured by the amount of 4GB of RAM, but there is no word if a 6GB variant will also be available. The smartphone will support up to 64GB onboard storage, but thanks to the microSD support it can be further expanded. 

Camera wise the smartphone will sport a dual sensor on the rear, which consists of two 13MP units with f/1.6 lens aperture. Selfie enthusiasts will get covered by the addition of an 8MP sensor on the front.

IP 68 water and dust protection.

The smartphone is also rumored to come with a military approved case, similar to the one found in LG V30, and Stereo Speakers.

We are just guessing about the name of the smartphone as LG G7 which could be the succesor of the last year LG G6.


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Epson Introduces New WorkForce Pro WF-C5000 Series with Next Generation Replaceable Ink Pack System Technology.

WorkForce Pro WF-C5710/C5790 Network Multifunction Color Printer with Replaceable Ink Pack System.
WorkForce Pro WF-C5210 Network Color Printer with Replaceable Ink Pack

Epson Expands its Workgroup Business InkJet Portfolio for Busy Network Environments with Compact, Cost-Saving Network Printers Built for Productivity.

Epson America, Inc., a leading provider of superior performing printing solutions, today announced the new WorkForce® Pro WF-C5000 Series. Powered by PrecisionCore® printing technology, the printers feature Epson's innovative Replaceable Ink Pack System technology in a new compact form factor for a streamlined, efficient workstation. With print speeds of 24 ISO ppm (black/color)† and a fast first page out with no warmup time, the WF-C5000 Series drives productivity. Businesses can save up to 45 percent on total printing costs vs. color laser1, can print up to 5,000 ISO pages without changing the ink packs2, and minimize user interventions with auto two-sided capabilities and large paper tray capacities up to 830 sheets with an optional second paper tray.

"Epson recognizes the needs of busy workgroups and continues to deliver innovative products to help drive productivity," said Larry Trevarthen, director of business imaging, Epson America, Inc. "By bringing some of the advanced technology featured in our WorkForce Enterprise Series MFPs to our WorkForce Pro A3/Tabloid class of printers, and now down to the desktop workgroup class of printers, we are extending our advanced technology features throughout our portfolio."


With Epson's Replaceable Ink Pack System technology, an intuitive user interface and nozzle verification technology previously introduced on the WorkForce Enterprise Series MFPs and the WorkForce Pro WF-C869R, the WF-C5000 Series is built for productivity. The series also provides advanced security features and is enabled for remote printer data collection. Through Epson Open Platform, Epson has expanded its support for ISVs such as Nuance Equitrac® Office/Express, Nuance eCopy ShareScan, PaperCut, and nddPrint.

Availability

The WorkForce Pro WF-C5000 Series is now available through authorized BusinessFirstSM resellers. For more information and availability, please visit www.epson.com.

† Black and color print speeds are measured in accordance with ISO/IEC 24734. Actual print times will vary based on factors including system configuration, software, and page complexity. For more information, visit www.epson.com/

1 Compared with best-selling, color laser printers priced at $499 (USD) or less and 30 ppm or less, as of October 2017. Calculation based on continuous printing with highest-capacity individual cartridges. Actual savings will vary based on print task and use conditions.

2 Replacement ink pack yields are estimated based on ISO/IEC 24711 test in Default Mode printing continuously. Ink pack yields vary considerably for reasons including images printed, print settings, temperature and humidity. Yields may be lower when printing infrequently or predominantly with one ink color. All ink colors are used for printing and printer maintenance, and all colors have to be installed for printing. For print quality, part of the ink from the included ink packs is used for printer startup and a variable amount of ink remains in the ink pack after the "replace ink pack" signal. For details, see www.epson.com/inkinfo.



Samsung shoots New Video Ad: The Camera Reimagened.


Yesterday we just posted 3 videos ads made by Samsung Korea here, where shows the new Camera features and 3D Emojis that will arrive with the Galaxy S9/S9+ this February 25 at MWC 2018.

Now Samsung today uploaded a new video ad with new camera features on one solo video as follows:







Western Europe 4Q 2017 Finals: WorldWide Detacahable Tablets market share: Apple 24.1%, Samsung 19.8%, Amazon 9.1%, says IDC.

According to the latest figures published by International Data Corporation (IDC), the overall tablet market for Western Europe declin...

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