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Cricket Wireless is the First U.S. Carrier to Offer Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

April 13, 2015 7:29 PM | MVNO | Samsung |

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Cricket recently launched the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime, an elegant 4G LTE smartphone that boasts a large 5" qHD screen, lightning fast quad-core processor, and 'selfie' inspiring 5-megapixel front facing wide-angle camera lens for $179.99, making this premium brand smartphone accessible for almost every budget.

The Grand Prime comes loaded with features and high-end components for the social media aficionado to the small business owner, and almost everyone in between.
  • Grand Prime's 8 megapixel rear-facing camera and wide-angle front-facing 5 megapixel camera turns 'selfies' and 'groupies' into crisp, high definition framers, and videos into full HD keepers
  • The 5" qHD screen, quad-core processor and large 2600 mAh battery means gamers can play faster and media lovers can stream their content longer
  • Android's KitKat 4.4 operating system means enhanced performance and greater productivity
"We are staying on trend and keeping up with what customers want by continuing to expand our lineup of high quality, affordable 4G LTE smartphones," said Janna Ducich, vice president and chief marketing officer, Cricket Wireless. "This is a great device for those looking for a larger screen and premium features without the high price tag." 
 

 

Get the Samsung Galaxy S 5 Mini From AT&T Starting March 20

March 16, 2015 9:35 PM | AT&T | Samsung |

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AT&T announced that it will carry the Samsung Galaxy S® 5 mini in its retail stores and on www.att.com starting March 20. AT&T currently offers the largest selection of Samsung devices.

Galaxy S 5 mini Features

The new compact design of the Samsung Galaxy S 5 mini gives you ultimate portability without compromising power. Experience movies come to life on the Samsung Galaxy S 5 mini’s vivid 4.5-inch HD display. HD (720x1280p) clarity provides rich colors, dark shadows and fast response times for an exceptional viewing experience. The device’s fast-action HD 8MP rear-camera with pro-editing tool helps you quickly capture memories. You can even enhance photos before you get the shot, and select the focus after you take the picture.

Additional key features include:
  • Front Camera: 2MP
  • Voice Calling: HD Voice capable3
  • Dimensions: 5.16 x 2.55 x 0.36-inches
  • Weight: 4.23 ounces
  • Operating System: Android™ 4.4.4 KitKat
  • Processor: 1.4GHz Quad-core
  • Memory: 16GB internal storage, supporting up to 128GB with external microSD card4
  • Battery Life: Up to 20 hours of talk time and up to 10 days standby time5
Galaxy S 5 mini Pricing

The Galaxy S 5 mini will run on the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network,1 keeping you connected in the places you need it most. Starting on March 20, you can purchase the Galaxy S 5 mini in Charcoal Black for $0 down on an AT&T Next plan6 at $14.30 per month on Next 24, $17.88 per month on Next 18 or $21.48 per month on AT&T 12. You can also get the cutting edge smartphone for $99.99 with a two-year agreement7 or at no annual commitment for $428.99.8
 

 

[Infographic] The Most Powerful S Pen

January 13, 2015 7:24 PM | Samsung |

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Samsung Introduces Galaxy A7

January 13, 2015 7:20 PM | Samsung | Smartphone |

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today unveiled the new Galaxy A7, one of the slimmest Galaxy smartphones equipped with premium hardware for a superior social experience. Combining powerful multitasking performance with sophisticated design, the Galaxy A7 expands on the popular services provided by the Galaxy A5 and A3, enabling users to capture and share every moment seamlessly on their social media platform.

“We strive to develop devices that appeal to a broad range of consumers and are ahead of the next big social trend,” said JK Shin, CEO and Head of IT & Mobile Communication at Samsung Electronics. “Combining both a stunning metallic design and a powerful performance, the Galaxy A7 is stylish while delivering the superior user experience.”

Setting a New Standard for Social Interaction

The Galaxy A7 is equipped with a multicore processor combining two separate quad core processors, enabling users to quickly and easily perform data intensive tasks. The Galaxy A7 has 16GB of memory and 2GB of RAM to power all of a user’s favorite apps and media, and is supported by a long-lasting 2,600mAh battery.
 

 

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Available in the U.S. Beginning Nov. 14

November 3, 2014 4:27 PM | Samsung |

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Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (Samsung) today announced that the Galaxy Note Edge will be available in the U.S. beginning Nov. 14. The Galaxy Note Edge is the first smartphone of its kind with a functional, curved display for interruption-free notifications.

The 5.6-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED screen has a high resolution with more pixels, making the display sharper, brighter and more immersive than ever. The Galaxy Note Edge delivers unique smartphone experiences with a scrollable screen that wraps around the right edge of the device, extending the screen with room to do and see more. The Edge screen gives access to email, Internet, apps, notifications, news and more without interrupting the content on the main screen. Night clock mode dimly displays the time, alarm and weather and is easily viewable when the Galaxy Note Edge is placed bedside. Consumers can customize the scrollable Edge menu panel with their favorite apps for quick access; the apps are always available, from any screen.

The Galaxy Note Edge is also equipped with all the advanced features of the new Galaxy Note 4, including:
  • A 16 MP rear-facing camera with 8x digital zoom and Optical Image Stabilization for decreased photo blurriness, and a 3.7 megapixel front facing camera with a wide angle lens that captures more friends and fun in the frame.
 

 

The Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 to Arrive at AT&T on Oct. 24

October 21, 2014 6:47 PM | AT&T | Samsung |

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The Galaxy Mega 2 is designed for those who want to get the most out of their large-screen smartphone, featuring a 6-inch High Definition screen with a smaller overall “just-right” size and one-hand operation mode that puts most everything within easier reach.

The new Samsung Galaxy Mega® 2 is set to join the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network1 on Oct. 24. It features a quad-core processor for speedy multi-tasking and responsiveness along with the added benefit of battery management features.

The Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 is available for purchase starting Oct. 24 at www.att.com and in AT&T2 retail stores for $19.80 a month with Next 18,3 $23.75 a month with Next 12,4 $149.99 with a new two-year contract, 5 or $474.99 with no annual commitment.6

You can also receive a $100 bill credit7 when you activate a new or existing line of service on AT&T NextSM with a smartphone.

The Galaxy Mega 2 is designed for those who want to get the most out of their large-screen smartphone, featuring a 6-inch High Definition screen with a smaller overall “just-right” size and one-hand operation mode that puts most everything within easier reach. It also includes key features such as:
 

 

The Samsung Rugby 4, to Arrive Exclusively at AT&T Oct. 10

October 7, 2014 8:51 PM | AT&T | Samsung |

AT&T announced the Samsung Rugby 4, the latest from Samsung’s series of rugged push-to-talk phones, will be available on Oct. 10 online at www.att.com and retail stores. Equally as affordable as it is durable, the device is available for $99.99 with a two-year agreement2 or $269.99 at no annual commitment.3

The Samsung Rugby 4 runs on 4G HSPA+ network and will support the AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk4 (AT&T EPTT) with Integrated Dispatch service, enabling business customers to communicate faster and to larger groups. Through Dec. 31, the Rugby 4 is also offered at $0.99 for eligible AT&T new activations and upgrades with a two-year commitment to an EPTT rate plan or bolt-on.5

“The added Wi-Fi connectivity that comes with the Samsung Rugby 4 combined with AT&T EPTT, make it more convenient for you to receive push to talk calls using compatible Wi-Fi networks,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president – Mobile Devices, AT&T. “The Rugby 4 is as functional as it is durable and is an excellent addition to AT&T’s leading device portfolio.”

The Samsung Rugby 4 includes new features, such as Wi-Fi connectivity and enhanced speaker volume, even an optional 2000mAH extended battery accessory making it even more useful and convenient for your every day. View this video to see more. Additional device features include:

 

Samsung Introduces the The Galaxy Note 4 and Showcases the Galaxy Note Edge

September 3, 2014 8:24 PM | Samsung |

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the expansion of its flagship Galaxy Note series with the new Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge. Blending an evolved S Pen with a superior viewing experience, the Galaxy Note 4 provides users with the most unique and powerful mobile experience on the market.

​“The Galaxy Note series signaled extraordinary innovation within the technology industry. Its larger screen size and iconic S Pen technology launched a new standard in smartphone culture,” said JK Shin, CEO and Head of IT & Mobile Communication at Samsung Electronics. “With the introduction of the Galaxy Note series, we brought the age-old culture of the pen and notepad into the digital world. The new Galaxy Note 4 introduces the most refined Note experience to-date by combining all the latest technology that users expect from the Galaxy series.”

​Powerful Performance that Matters the Most to You

​The Galaxy Note 4 embraces Samsung’s heritage of an unrivaled Galaxy mobile experience. Its extraordinary 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560x1440) Super AMOLED display reproduces clearer and more vivid images with deep contrast, better viewing angles, and response times as fast as a millionth of a second, providing a tremendous viewing experience.

​Due to its large screen, the refined Multi Window feature is able to maximize the user’s experience providing them with the key to easier multi-tasking. Users can choose how they access their applications with full, split or pop-up screens, and easily change the size and positioning of apps on the screen with one intuitive swipe.

​The Galaxy Note 4 also sports an advanced camera system that is able to reproduce brighter and clearer images. The device is equipped with a 16 megapixel rear-facing camera featuring a Smart Optical Image Stabilizer that counter-balances camera shake and automatically extends exposure time in dark settings. In addition, a 3.7 megapixel front-facing camera with f1.9 offers a default 90 degree shooting angle and up to 120 degree wide angle so users can take the best group shots with friends.
 

 

AT&T to Carry Samsung Rugby 4

August 4, 2014 10:12 PM | AT&T | Samsung |

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AT&T today confirmed it will offer the Samsung Rugby 4 in the coming months. AT&T’s Enhanced Push-To-Talk lineup now features more than 20 devices, including the Samsung Rugby 4.

“The Samsung Rugby 4 and AT&T’s network are two best in-class tools enabling you to be connected in demanding environments,” said Jeff Howard, vice president – Mobile Devices, AT&T. “The Samsung Rugby 4, coming exclusively to AT&T, will be the newest rugged push-to-talk device with all the great features you’ve come to expect from the Rugby series.”

Samsung Rugby 4 features include:

A bigger speaker with louder volume
Wi-Fi connectivity
Turn-by-turn navigation2
Military-grade protection3

For more information, visit www.att.com/samsungrugby4.

2 Requires a subscription to AT&T navigator.

3 Samsung has certified that the device satisfies military specification (MIL-STA-810G) testing against a subset of 20 specific environmental conditions, including temperature, dust and sand, shock/vibration, and low pressure/high altitude. Water-resistant and dustproof based on IP67 rating,  which tests submersion up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes. Covers must be tightly closed. Device tested to withstand a limited number of drops on flat surface from up to 48 inches.

 

 

Samsung Hub Music will no longer be available as of July 1, 2014.

June 11, 2014 8:54 PM | Samsung |

After that date, the music in your Samsung Music library will no longer be available for download. Please be sure to download all purchased music from Samsung Hub and to use any remaining vouchers for Samsung Music before July 1, 2014.The music you download from Samsung Music is DRM-free, which means you will be able to play, store, and transfer these files even after that date.

As alternatives, we are offering Milk MusicSM and Google Play Music, two new exciting music services we think will enhance your music experience with Samsung products.
Great New Music Services Available Now!

Milk Music is a free radio service with no ads*. With Milk, powered by Slacker, instantly hear the music you love – and what you didn’t even realize you’re into – with the turn of a dial. MILK Music is available on Google Play. Visit the website for details and device compatibility.

Samsung customers are eligible for 3 Months Free** of Google Play Music. Get unlimited access to over 22 million tracks across all of your devices. You can stream or download for offline listening. You can even add your own music collection to the cloud for free, and access it across all of your Samsung devices. 

Activate your 3-Months Free of Google Play Music Here.

For more information on Google Play Music, please visit g.co/playmusic.

For any additional questions, contact Samsung Customer Support.

*Milk Music is currently available on select Samsung devices.

**Credit card required at sign-up but will not be automatically charged until after the expiration of the extended trial ($9.99/mo). You can cancel your free trial at no charge at any time before the trial is over. Offer available to Samsung Music users who have not participated in an All Access trial in the past 12 months and who sign up and redeem this offer from 6/10/14 through 9/30/14. Offer requires a Google® account; limit one extended trial per account. Google and Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc.

 

 

 

Samsung Launches Industry's First Tizen Smartphone - the Samsung Z

June 2, 2014 7:17 PM | Samsung | Smartphone |

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, today introduced the Samsung Z, the first commercially available smartphone powered by the Tizen platform. The Samsung Z will be on show at the Tizen Developer Conference, San Francisco from June 3rd.

Built on top of unparalleled quality and the cutting-edge technology of Samsung’s latest premium smartphone, the Samsung Z is optimized with a Tizen platform that offers fast and powerful software performance. Complete with a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display and a 2.3 GHz Quad-core processor, the Samsung Z makes the perfect choice for consumers who want a differentiated user experience in an efficient and light-weight smartphone.

"Samsung is committed to enhancing the mobile experience of consumers with innovation that is both personal and unique to their needs," said DJ Lee, President and Head of Global Sales & Marketing Office, Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “The Samsung Z integrates the power and adaptability of the Tizen platform, enabling users to browse the web faster and utilize applications more effectively.”

Quick and Efficient

The Tizen platform delivers a fast, optimal performance with improved memory management. The Tizen-based Samsung Z offers a faster startup time and immediate multi-tasking capabilities, The Samsung Z fully supports superb 2D and 3D graphic qualities, smoother scrolling and an improved rendering performance for web browsing. Users will also be able to enjoy safe and secure privacy protection using the built-in fingerprint sensor.
 

 

Samsung Announces Worldwide Commercial Availability of KNOX 2.0 on Galaxy S5

May 8, 2014 8:11 PM | Samsung |

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, today announced the global availability of KNOX 2.0, the company’s end-to-end secure mobile platform designed to provide advanced data and privacy protection for enterprise users. It provides better support for IT departments looking for reassurance and convenience as they implement and manage their Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategies.

The Samsung KNOX platform is no longer one product but represents a portfolio of multiple products and services designed to better meet the rapidly evolving enterprise mobility needs of customers. As a result, the original product launched in 2013 as Samsung KNOX – the core security platform and app container –has now been renamed KNOX Workspace. Announced at MWC 2014, KNOX 2.0 includes KNOX Workspace, EMM, Marketplace and Customization. KNOX Workspace is currently available on the newly launched Samsung Galaxy S5, which can be activated by IT managers for later use. KNOX 2.0 will be available on other Samsung Galaxy devices through OS upgrades in the coming months. The MDM previously used with KNOX 1.0 is also fully compatible with KNOX 2.0. The workspace users of KNOX 1.0 will be automatically migrated to that of KNOX 2.0 with the OS upgrade.

"KNOX has been widely deployed by enterprises since it became first commercially available in the market in September 2013," said JK Shin, President and CEO, Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics. "As a result of this rapid adoption, we needed to evolve the Samsung KNOX platform to directly address the ever-changing needs of the enterprise as we demonstrate our commitment to protect and respond to future enterprise mobility and security challenges."

New and evolved features for the KNOX 2.0 platform include:

  • Cutting-edge Core Platform Security: As it evolves to be the most secure Android platform, KNOX Workspace offers a series of core security enhancements to better protect device integrity from kernel to apps. These upgraded features include TrustZone-Protected Certificate Management, KNOX Key Store, Real-Time Protection for System Integrity, TrustZone-Protected ODE, Two-factor Biometric Authentication and the Enhanced Generic Framework of KNOX.
 

 

Samsung Introduces the Galaxy K zoom, a New Camera Specialized-Smartphone

April 30, 2014 9:42 PM | Samsung |

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, yesterday announced the new camera specialized smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy K zoom. The Galaxy K zoom is a new smartphone that blends advanced digital camera technology with Samsung’s industry-leading Galaxy experience. It features effortless capturing ability, real optics, and a premium design, offering users the mobile solutions they need with the ability to create professional-quality visual content in a fun, easy–to-use device.

“With the introduction of the Galaxy K zoom, Samsung continues to demonstrate our commitment to creating products that meet the diverse demands of our consumers,” said Sun Hong Lim, Senior Vice President of Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. “The new Galaxy K zoom empowers users to effortlessly capture and share their most important everyday moments in stunning clarity, with the convenience and connectedness of a Galaxy smartphone, for a unique, all-in-one mobile experience.”

As a camera-specialized smartphone, the Galaxy K zoom offers an advanced technical camera system designed to offer the control and functionality of a professional camera, ensuring that the important moments are never missed and always captured with complete clarity. The Galaxy K zoom is equipped with new retracting lens technology that provides 10x optical zoom in a remarkably slim and chic body. Other notable features include the 20.7 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor for ultra-clear, ultra-detailed images. It excels in low light conditions, and provides Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) to reduce blur caused by movement. These specifications ensure the device delivers pictures and video (Full HD) that are crisp and sharp, even when zoomed and in low light. In addition, the device’s Xenon Flash provides a brighter light than LEDs to improve the quality of the image with natural brilliance.
 

 

Android 4.4 KitKat Now Available for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Customers

March 27, 2014 8:04 PM | Samsung |

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In addition, this update also includes key enhancements to the user interface, phone dialer app, focus and exposure, and gallery apps:

  • Improved user interface: The latest version of Android includes enhancements such as re-styled status and navigation bars, a new full-screen-immersive mode, color emoji support, improved closed captioning support, stronger security and smarter power use.
  • Default messaging app:  Choose a default messaging app when multiple messaging services are installed.
  • Improved GPS performance
  • Enhanced music access: Full screen album art and media controls are available from the lock screen when listening to music.
  • Camera access: The camera can also be accessed directly from the lock screen.
  • Location menu: An integrated location menu enables users to easily activate GPS and share location details.
  • Wireless printing: Integrated support for wireless printing available in enhanced settings.
  • New sound controls: Set sound for specific Samsung applications in enhanced settings.
 

 

AT&T Gears Up Pre-Orders for Samsung Galaxy S 5

March 24, 2014 9:00 PM | AT&T | Samsung |

 

AT&T2 announced that pre-orders begin tomorrow for the Samsung Galaxy S® 5 in the U.S. at att.com or at AT&T stores. Shipping for pre-orders will begin in early April.

The Galaxy S 5 is available at $25 per month with AT&T Next 18, $32.50 per month with AT&T Next 12 or $199.99 with a two-year agreement. Full retail price for the device with no commitment is $649.99.

For a closer look at the Samsung Galaxy S 5, check out this video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvEx5UpO5dY&feature=youtu.be.

“AT&T continues to grow its leading device line and is proud to add the Samsung Galaxy S 5 to the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president – Devices, AT&T. “AT&T was the first carrier to deliver Samsung’s Galaxy family of devices to consumers in the U.S and we look forward to adding to the best selection of Samsung Galaxy models in 2014.”

Galaxy S 5 Key Features

 

 

Tizen SDK for Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo Available Starting Today

March 17, 2014 10:05 PM | Samsung | Software |

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 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced today that Tizen Software Development Kit (SDK) for Wearables is now available for download at Tizen Developer website: http://developer.tizen.org.

With the new Tizen SDK for Wearables, a variety of applications for Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo are expected to be developed by active Tizen app developer community. Samsung continues to focus on shaping the future of the wearable technology as well as expanding more possibilities for app developers, partners, and consumers.

With more than 100 unique partnerships, Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo provide users with enhanced wearable experiences for fitness, shopping, social media, music, news, and sleep management.

Currently available Gear 2 apps include:

  · Atooma: Atooma is a context­-aware application to fully automate actions and tasks across your smartphone and Gear.
    Based on the simple logic of “IF something happens then DO that”, Atooma will execute your desired actions exactly
    when you want, and it is able to sense conditions and acts to free you from mundane and repetitive tasks.
 

 

Samsung's Comprehensive, Lifestyle-Focused Galaxy Gifts Package for Next Gen Galaxy S5

March 10, 2014 8:01 PM | Samsung |

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced its collaboration with 16 of the world’s leading mobile content and service providers to offer Galaxy S5 users  more than $600 worth of exclusive, pre-paid and discounted subscriptions. From fitness to news to productivity apps, the Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with meaningful rewards, to make the Galaxy S5 experience even more enjoyable and productive.
“We are continually looking for the best partners to help us expand and enhance the mobile experience for our dedicated users,” said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics. “The Galaxy S5 was designed to offer consumers the most advanced tool to help improve their everyday lives. These new partnerships perfectly compliment this mission with a comprehensive offering of some of the world’s best mobile resources to suit people’s active lives.”
 

 

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