After the Galaxy S22 series blunders, Samsung assuredly can’t wait to release a traditional smartphone that consumers can actually get excited about. Add to that the incredible iPhone 14 Pro sales and Apple’s manufacturing issues in China, and Samsung has plenty of reasons to launch the Galaxy S23 series as quickly as possible next year.
A report from Korea says the launch event will take place in the US in early February. But we don’t have an actual date for the event yet.
We’ve always expected the Galaxy S23 series to hit stores in the first quarter of 2023 after a two-week preorder period. That’s been Samsung’s strategy in recent years. But this is the first time that a more specific launch window has leaked this early.
According to Korean media, an unnamed Samsung executive confirmed the launch period.
“The S23 series will be shown during our own Unpacked event in the United States, which will be held in February,” the person said. They didn’t mention a date or city, but local media said the Galaxy S23 launch event would take place in San Francisco in the first week of the month.
February 1st falls on a Wednesday next year. If the claim is accurate, Samsung will launch the handset by Sunday, February 5th. Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S22 on February 9th.
Galaxy S23 Plus renders reveal redesign. Image source: @OnLeaks/Smartprix The Galaxy S23 could hit stores before the 2023 edition of the Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona on February 27th. MWC was once the home of the Galaxy S launch event. But in recent years, Samsung moved away from the big Spanish mobile show.
The report notes that the Galaxy S23 series might be more expensive. But the good news is that Qualcomm’s brand new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will power all Galaxy S23 models. This should prevent any performance issues similar to the Galaxy S22 series.
Galaxy S22 issues aside, Samsung’s mobile business isn’t doing great compared to Apple’s iPhone. Samsung handset sales fell 11% last month, according to the report. Apple’s iPhone sales rose by 10% as the company launched the iPhone 14.
Demand for the iPhone 14 Pro remains high in December, as Apple is dealing with massive COVID-related production issues in China that have further delayed shipments. An early Galaxy S23 launch might help Samsung take advantage of that.
Samsung has yet to announce anything officially. Invites for the Galaxy S23 media event should go out in January if the early February launch event claim is accurate.
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Amazon’s massive Prime Day 2022 sales event is just a few weeks away. That means there will soon be an avalanche of unbelievable deals on anything and everything you can think of. In fact, there are already some outstanding early Prime Day deals available right now — including free money from Amazon! But Prime Day isn’t the only game in town this summer. The huge Discover Samsung event you’ve been waiting for is now underway, and it’s packed full of terrific deals on popular Samsung devices.
🚨 SHOP DISCOVER SAMSUNG NOW 🚨 From Galaxy phones and tablets to headphones, kitchen appliances, and stunning Samsung smart TVs. It’s all on sale right now in Samsung’s online store!
Discover Samsung is the company’s biggest event of the year, and we’re going to highlight our favorite deals for you right here.
Discover Samsung event: Best smartphone & tablet deals
Anyone in search of a new Galaxy smartphone has come to the right place. During the big Discover Samsung event of June 2022, there are some seriously impressive deals on the latest Samsung Galaxy phones.
First up, you can get a Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G with free Galaxy Buds Live for as low as $599.99 with a trade-in. You can even trade in an old smartphone with a cracked screen and still get a credit up to $800. Plus, you’ll get 30% off when you also buy a Galaxy Tab S8 series tablet.
Speaking of Galaxy S8 Tablets, Samsung is offering free $200 Galaxy Buds Pro with the purchase of any S8 series tablet.
And if you think those deals are impressive, wait until you see Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 3 offer.
Between now and the end of the Discover Samsung event, you can buy a new Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G with free Galaxy Watch 4 for the same low price of $599.99 with a trade-in. That means you’ll get a trade-in credit of up to $1,200!
And last but not least, you’ll get a free memory upgrade and a trade-in credit of up to $1,000 when you buy a Galaxy S22 Ultra or a Galaxy S22/S22+. That means you can score a Galaxy S22 256GB starting at $99.99 or a Galaxy S22 Ultra 256GB for $199.99.
Here’s a recap of those five great deals:
Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G with free Galaxy Buds Live: $599.99+ with trade-in Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G with free Galaxy Watch 4: $599+ with trade-in Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra & free memory upgrade: $199.99+ with trade-in Galaxy S22/S22+ & free memory upgrade: $99.99+ with trade-in Galaxy S8 Series Tablet & free Galaxy Buds Pro: $149.99+ More great Samsung deals
The deals listed above are terrific for anyone in search of a new smartphone or tablet. Of course, that’s just the tip of the iceberg in the Discover Samsung summer sales event.
There are also fantastic deals available on Samsung TVs, kitchen appliances, smartwatches, laptops, and more. Here are five additional deals that we love:
Galaxy Watch 4: Save $70 and get an extra charger free Samsung The Frame 4K smart TV: Prices start at just $459.99, save up to $1,000 Galaxy Chromebook, 256GB, 8GB RAM, Fiesta Red: $649.00 (save $350) Bespoke AirDresser Clothing Care System: $1,149.00 (save $450) Bespoke 4-Door French Door Refrigerator: $2,499.00 (save $1,300) Do you want to see more of the deep discounts from the big Discover Samsung event? Start shopping now because this Samsung mega-sale is set to end on Sunday, June 26.
🚨 SHOP DISCOVER SAMSUNG NOW 🚨 Go here to see this month’s best deals online!
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On January 6th, Samsung Electronics virtually unveiled its 2021 TV product portfolio at the company’s annual First Look 2021 event.
The latest additions to the Samsung Visual Display lineup range from products that provide new premium entertainment experiences to purpose-driven inclusivity features – and more. In case you missed the event, check out these five highlights from the First Look 2021 presentation.
1. A Sustainable and Accessible Future for All
Samsung will seek to decrease its overall carbon footprint across the TV manufacturing, packaging design and product power efficiency areas.
In 2021, Samsung TVs will come with a solar-powered remote control that can be recharged by indoor light, outdoor light or USB—a first-of-its-kind innovation for the brand. This will help prevent waste from a projected 99 million AA batteries over seven years.
The 2021 TV lines will also include the latest advances in technology and AI to give those with the hard of hearing, the deaf, people with low vision, and the blind the power to comfortably enjoy their TV experiences through new features that include Caption Moving, Sign Language Zoom, Multi-Output Audio and Voice Guide.
2. Hailing a New Era of Breathtaking Picture Quality and Design
In 2018, Samsung’s first MICRO LED display was introduced in the form of “The Wall”— a system of configurable modules that could be installed professionally. In December 2020, Samsung then announced the launch and pre-sale of the groundbreaking 110” Samsung MICRO LED in Korea.
Unlike any other displays currently available on the market, Samsung MICRO LED produces astonishing color vibrancy and brightness with self-emissive LED display technology along with an all-new Micro AI processor that delivers stunning 4K HDR content.
3. Neo QLED Takes a Quantum Leap in LED Technology
By incorporating Quantum Mini LEDs based on Quantum Matrix Technology into their visual display products, Samsung is taking QLED to the next level by enabling displays to have precise control of the individual LED pixels, which can prevent blooming and maximize display longevity. Samsung’s 2021 8K Neo QLED features a new Infinity One Design—a nearly bezel-less form factor that provides an even more immersive viewing experience – as well as an all-new cable management system with the Slim One Connect box that can be attached to the TV’s back.
The 2021 8K Neo QLED also features several premium, room-filling audio functionalities that correspond to the movement of objects onscreen and uses AI to analyze a TV’s physical environment to deliver an immersive sound tailored specifically to a user’s space.
4. Enhancing the Award-Winning Lifestyle TV Portfolio
In addition to bolstering their QLED lineup, Samsung is also enhancing its 2021 Lifestyle TV line with new design and form factors to reflect the changing interests and tastes of consumers. Since launching in 2017, The Frame has redefined the concept of the television, transforming displays into stunning works of art – with over one million units sold. In 2021, The Frame will become 46% thinner and offer five color options and two different customizable styles—Modern and Beveled—to match the aesthetic of each and every room The Frame is placed in.
5. New Smart TV Features for 2021
During the past year, we have all witnessed seen the pivotal role technology has played in helping us carry on with our lives and stay connected to each other. Samsung’s 8K and 4K 2021 Neo QLED models offer smart features that expand the role of the TV and adapt to the changing needs of consumers in the fields of fitness, entertainment and the home office.
Samsung’s 2021 TVs will sport new productivity features, including Google Duo for large-screen video conference calls right from your living room; Super Ultrawide Gameview and Game Bar for gamers enjoying next-generation 4K gaming consoles; and Samsung Health’s Smart Trainer, a feature that tracks and analyzes your workouts via AI and provides feedback on form, rep improvement and estimated calories burnt.
As the company heads into its 15th year as the leading global TV brand, Samsung announced its ‘Screens Everywhere, Screens for All’ vision, underscoring their commitment to closely aligning business operations with a series of long-term sustainability and accessibility endeavors. Stay tuned to learn more about the innovations for the future of the display Samsung has in store in 2021.
* Revision has been made from ‘AAA batteries’ to ‘AA batteries’ with regards to the Solar Cell Remote Control on March 4, 2021.
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Travel Virtually through Samsung’s The Frame TV, Featuring a New 20-Piece Collection from Magnum PhotosBy STF News
Samsung Electronics in collaboration with photography agency Magnum Photos, announced the release of 20 new photographs on The Frame, available exclusively through Samsung Art Store.
The campaign, which will run globally from November 14 to December 14, 2020, will allow users to embark on a virtual journey on The Frame with enchanting photographs of global travel destinations provided by Magnum. Users can enjoy these photographs on The Frame at no charge for one month. After December 14, the photographs will be available both under a single purchase and monthly subscription.
The photographs in the new Magnum collection were taken by world renowned artists and photographers that include Elliott Erwitt, Burt Glinn, Stuart Franklin, Thomas Hoepker and Bruno Barbey and feature specially curated pieces that capture iconic destinations and memorable eras from across the world.
“We know that people today across the world are traveling less and spending more time at home,” said Jongsuk Chu, Executive Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “By offering these breathtaking photographs from iconic locations across the world and pairing them with The Frame’s vivid QLED picture quality, we hope to give consumers a premium virtual travel experience in the comfort of their home.”
With new pictures from Magnum Photos joining the collection, The Frame now boasts a catalogue with over 1,400 works of art that consumers can enjoy in 4K picture quality from museums and galleries around the world, including the Prado Museum in Madrid, the Albertina Museum in Vienna, the Tate Modern in London, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, the Hermitage State Museum in Saint Petersburg and LUMAS. These partnerships allowed users to experience The Frame not just as a television, but also as a discovery hub to explore the world’s most beautiful art pieces.
With a new purchase of The Frame, users can now enjoy a three-month free trial of the Art Store via the ‘Promotion’ app. The new collection will be supported on 2018 models and onward. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
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Start Date Mar 31, 2020
We are excited to announce our Progressive Web Apps (PWA) evening talks, a virtual event by GDG Oslo, GDG Bergen, GDG Sorlandet, and GDG Stavanger collaboration. Tonight's meetup includes Laura from the Samsung Internet team.
Watch the meetup here.
Taking your web app offline (in a good sense)
Speaker: Maxim Salnikov - Microsoft
Web as an application platform is amazing: evergreen browsers or some form of web views exist almost on every device with UI, we have native APIs to access the hardware, we use versatile language with the excellent tooling, we are the huge (the largest ever) developer community after all! But the web historically tightly coupled with the connection state... In my session, we confirm: the modern web APIs and some best practices allow us to build offline-first web apps: always available, caring about data consumption, preserving and sync, providing UX which is comparable (if not better) to the native apps, regardless of the connection. Plus, the current state of the tooling makes it possible to add these features in a fast and reliable way. Let's explore the offline web in a very practical manner - by building the offline-first app! This session will be useful for web front-end developers who have heard about progressive web apps (who haven't :), maybe even tired of PWA-hype, and thus want to understand some of UX benefits on practice. As this is not another "What is PWA" session, I focus exclusively on the modern APIs making offline-first approach possible, in a form of task+solution sections - to maximize the usefulness.
Backend developers and mobile developers will get a nice overview of what web can do today (they will be impressed).
Make your app installable
Speaker: Laura Morinigo - Samsung Internet
A progressive web app is a way to bring a native-app experience into the browser. One of the main features is the ability to make your app installable on different platforms like desktop and smartphones. During this talk, we are going to review what we need to make our app installable, the best practices and standards that we have to follow in order to bring a good user experience, trends, and a reference to the manifest file. View the full blog at its source