Samsung Galaxy A9 – The Gigantic Phablet with 6-Inch Display and Massive Battery!

Samsung Galaxy A9

It is evident from the latest releases of smartphones that many flagship phones have stopped increasing the size of the smartphone at 5.5 inches. But here is one Samsung beast that manages to top that. Huge devices are trending as of now owing the advent of tablets and the crossover phablets everywhere. One should mention here that the smartphone market is actually veering the newest biggest device.

Enter Samsung’s new A series avatar. Samsung launched its latest smartphone in the Galaxy A series with the gigantic Galaxy A9 in China. The tech giant revealed one of the first 6-inch phablets that will sport a tremendous 4000 MaH battery to match its size. Galaxy A9 will feature support for Android 5.1.1 with powerful innards compared to any of the A-series phones.

The dual-SIM dual-standby phone sports a metal frame and a glass body design just like Galaxy Note 5. With its 6-inch full-HD Super Amoled display and a smart 2.5D curved glass, the phone features a pixel density of 367 ppi. The phone also sports a very thin 2.4-mm display bezel.

The Inside Out

  • The Galaxy A9 sports a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC which clocks 1.8GHz, along with Adreno 510.
  • Galaxy A9 also features a sizeable 3GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage that is scalable up to 128GB.
  • It does not have a hybrid dual-SIM slot.
  • On the camera front, it is loaded with a smart 13-megapixel rear autofocus camera which also includes LED flash, a powerful f/1.9 aperture, and an even rare optical image stabilisation (OIS). This allows the clickers to maintain a steady line of pictures.
  • The front facing cam has a 8-megapixel capability and even possesses varied modes such as wide selfie mode and self-portrait mode. The camera can be activated by double pressing the home button which also extends support to Samsung Pay. Now camera accessibility will not be a hassle in any way.

The Powerful Battery in a Slim Body

Samsung Galaxy A9

Samsung Galaxy A9 has a powerful 4000mAh battery that supports a technology for charging called the Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0. Galaxy A7 on the other hand features a 3300mAh battery. Samsung A9 also includes Bluetooth v4.1, GPS, NFC, and Wi-Fi under the hood. In spite of all running applications, Samsung A9 is making the best use of optimum silence to recreate the new tomorrow.

Following its predecessor, which is the 5.7-inch Galaxy A8, Samsung A9 is a slim and elegant smartphone, with specifications that even match the Galaxy S line of devices.

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Despite Samsung A9 launched in China exclusive, it is expected to go on floors in other countries in the near future. It is coming in close competition to Google Nexus 6P and even the trendy bestselling Apple iPhone 6S Plus. The choices might be limited but its own Galaxy Note 5 is going to be in loggerheads for the largest smartphone.

Most of the smartphones are now featuring 5 to 5.5-inch screens, Samsung is hence hoping to grab the share for bigger phablets for which there is a strong crowd for, like the Galaxy A9. The important improvements have hence driven the phone amidst the hoopla around Samsung Galaxy S6, which is in itself going great guns.

The enormous 4,000mAh battery is a huge plus for the smartphone since it would extend the phone’s battery life beyond the regular day that most smartphones can.

Round-up of Specifications

  • Octa-core Snapdragon 652 processor, incredible 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of scalable storage up to 128GB.
  • 13-megapixel camera and a 8-megapixel selfie cam.
  • Runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.
  • Fingerprint scanner and Samsung Pay support.
  • Glass and metal case that’s is 0.29 inches thin.

The phone will be available in varied colours including White, Gold, and Pink colours. The product is expected to be kept in shelves until and unless it can infuse some energy on a positive note.

Our Verdict

Samsung’s latest A series phone is a slight departure than the extremely sleek A8, since this model features a tremendous screen and a smart monstrous battery capacity to match its credentials.

The massive 6-inch screen with curved 2.5D edges featuring a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 652 processor is great even by S6 standards. The 0.3 inch-thick aluminum frame is its best attribute though the monstrous 4,000 mAh battery will drive the phone for more than a day.

All in, here is a decent phone from Samsung that will need big pockets for safekeeping especially within cargos instead of jeans. No details on pricing and availability has been conveyed until now.

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Keval Padia is a Founder & CEO of Nimblechapps. He is an Android Game Developer, with acute knowledge of Mobile App Design and User Experience Design. His vision is to become the best iPhone application company, which can transform people’s idea into fully functional application at a very affordable price.

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Samsung Electronics launches Galaxy Grand Quattro Smartphone in India

samsungKorean handset maker Samsung electronics has announced the launch of Galaxy Grand Quattro smartphone in India. Priced at Rs.16900, it features a 4.7-inch display, a dual-SIM handset and is powered by 1.2GHz quad-core processor. The Galaxy Grand Quattro has Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system and a 5 megapixel camera . It comes with an internal memory of 8GB. It has 3G, wi-fi, USB and bluetooth connectivity.
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Its Easy Mode feature helps users to access key functions such as favourite contacts, apps, dialer, etc on the homescreen with ease. The Galaxy Grand Quattro smartphone understands simple motions, thus enabling users to perform common actions simply by shaking the mobile (to update contents), turning it over (to instantly mute). Its Smart Alert feature informs a user of missed events when he/she picks up the phone again

As a special introductory offer, the device will come with a digital wallet of Rs 3,000 valid for 90 days applicable on games.

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Samsung Launches Galaxy Grand Smartphone In India

samsungOn Tuesday, Samsung announced the launch of Galaxy Grand Smartphone in India. Priced at Rs.21,500, the Galaxy Grand Smartphone is powered by Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. The device is available in White and Metallic Blue colour options.

The Galaxy Grand Smartphone runs on 1.2 GHz dual core processor. It has a 5.0″ screen with WVGA TFT display powered with mDNIe technology. Its bigger screen and slimmer body is ideal for playing games, watching videos or surfing the web. The smartphone is also equipped with Samsung’s multi window feature that is meant to enable multitasking. Users can enjoy videos, browse webpages and create memos all at once on a single screen.

The Galaxy Grand Smartphone is has an innovative Dual SIM feature that separates work and personal accounts for differing usage and pricing plans. It comes pre-loaded with ChatOn, a cross-platform communication service that enables users to socialize with friends and to do more than just instant messaging. The device also comes pre-loaded with applications including ‘Games Hub’ and ‘My Services’.

It has an 8 mega-pixel camera (with flash) and a 2 mega-pixel front camera. Users can enjoy effortless photo-taking with a high response camera with quick start-up and zero shutter lag. The Galaxy Grand has a 2,100 mAh battery and an internal memory of 8GB (user memory of 4GB and expandable up to 64GB). The Galaxy Grand Smartphone has connectivity features like 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, S Voice and microUSB.
The GALAXY Grand also comes with various intuitive features like Smart Stay, Direct Call, Smart Alert, Popup Play, S Voice etc.,that will enable users to seamlessly engage with the device. The Smart Stay uses the front camera to prevent the device from going into standby mode while it detects a user in front of the device. Direct Call feature enables users to automatically dial a call by raising the device up to the ear. Smart Alert shows missed events such as missed calls and new messages just by picking up the phone. Popup Play enables the users to watch video in a pop-up window anywhere on the screen while running other tasks. The S Voice feature helps the user to control the phone using their voice. The device also features a unique Face & Voice Unlock that enables the users to lock and unlock their device with face or voice recognition, providing greater security and convenience. Galaxy Grand will also have multi-app functionality, allowing users to access two apps simultaneously.

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Video: Samsung's New Launches at CES US, Check out the Cool Gadgets Samsung is Launching

Samsung CES 2013 Press Conference was held on January 7(PST) in Las Vagas with the theme of ‘Discover the world of possibilities’. At the conference, Samsung introduced full of innovative products including Smart TV F8000, 85′ UHD TV, Series 7 Chronos, NX 300.. Check out the Samsung’s Full Press  Video Conference at CES 2013

See the Press Conference (49 mints) Video (Full version) 

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Samsung Launches Galaxy SIII Mini

Samsung has launched Galaxy SIII mini, a compact version of the Galaxy SIII smartphone. It features a 4″ , 16M-color WVGA (480 x 800 pixels) super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. The Samsung Galaxy S III mini measures 121.6 x 63 x 9.9 mm, which is just about the size of the original Galaxy S.

The Samsung Galaxy SIII mini runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)  and has TouchWiz customizations like S Voice and Smart Stay. The main camera has a 5MP sensor and an LED flash and it’s capable of shooting 720p video. It also has a VGA front-facing camera.  It has a 1GHz dual-core processor and 1500mAh battery.

It offers quad-band 2G and tri-band 3G connectivity (with 14.4Mbps HSDPA and 5.76Mbps HSUPA), dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC. The internal storage comes in 8GB or 16GB versions and there’s a microSD card too. It also has a built-in accelerometer, multi-touch input, proximity sensor, Swype text input.

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Samsung Announces The Launch Of Galaxy Music And Galaxy Music Duos Smartphones

Samsung has officially announced the launch of two new smartphones – the Galaxy Music and Galaxy Music Duos. These smartphones, are aimed at music lovers on a tight budget, who want to get an Android-packing device with superb sound quality and advanced music player features. While both the devices have the same specifications, the Galaxy Music Duos has dual-SIM functionality. Some key features of the devices are:

  • weight 106.9 g and body dimensions are 110.1 x 59.0 x 12.25mm
  • run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 3.0-inch QVGA TFT touchscreen display with a 240×320 pixels resolution
  • 512MB of RAM, 4GB of built-in storage
  • a 1,300 mAh battery
  • a 3.15 MP camera with a 2048×1536 pixels resolution
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 3.0 and microUSB port connectivity

These smartphones are packed with some cool music enhancing features such as dual frontal stereo speakers, Sound Alive, SRS and Smart Volume. There’s also a dedicated Music key, which provides a quick access to the music player.

However, details regarding the pricing and availability of these devices has not yet been revealed.

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Video:Samsung Galaxey Note 2 and Galaxy Note 10.1

This is the Galaxy Note part of Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2012 in Berlin. Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Note 2 were introduced.

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Video: Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 Demo

Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 10.1 recently. Have a look at this demo video.

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Will you buy ? What feature excites you ? Leave a comment below.

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Maruti Suzuki – The Top most Indian Brand in the Social Media Space

According to a recent report by NM Incite, Maruti Suzuki has replaced Samsung to rank as the top most Indian brand in the social media space. Maruti Suzuki enjoys strong sentiments and high volumes of conversations on auto forums that include blogs, boards and social media sites Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, the report said.

Prashant Singh, MD, Media, Nielsen India said,” It is important to note the synergy between the offline and online reputation of Maruti Suzuki. Strong offline brand equity helps boost online conversations and sentiment. There is a strong brand advocacy online, with users engaging across social channels about brand initiatives like price changes and product launches”.

Nokia, brand IPL and Cafe Coffee Day make up the rest of the top five. According to the report, though IPL is a new entry, its inclusion in the top 20 is driven by its performance on video sharing site YouTube. This led to high engagement levels on social media in the run-up to the IPL for the year.

“Social media continues to be an integral part of our overall brand strategy. We have and continue to run innovative social media campaigns for our products like mobiles, smart televisions and other products which are giving us a strong presence in social media,” said Asim Warsi , VP, Samsung India. The Korean company’s spends on social media have doubled in the past one year.

Though the telecom sector has a strong presence with nine brands in the top 20, the fact that customer complaints are not being answered promptly has increased their negative sentiment. FMCG and food companies are new entrants on the list. Apart from Maruti Suzuki, the other auto brands in the top 20 include Mahindra & Mahindra at the eighth spot and Ford India which is ranked tenth.

About NM Incite

NM Incite is a joint venture between Nielsen and McKinsey & Company, bringing to bear deep expertise in measurement science and management consulting. As one of the largest global leaders in applying social media to solve marketing problems, NM Incite operates in over 30 markets, including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, China, India, Japan and Australia.


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Samsung leads in smartphones marketshare in India in July 2012: Cybermedia Study

Accroding to a latest study by CyberMedia Research ,Samsung has widened its lead in the smartphone segment in India over ace competitor Nokia in the January-March quarter of this year.

During the period January-March 2012 Quarter, following is the position :

Samsung – 40.4%
Nokia – 25.5%
BlackBerry maker Research In Motion – 12.3%

Smartphones made up 5.3% of the units sold and almost a quarter of total handset revenues in the January-March quarter. The study noted Indian mobile phone sales crossed 50 million mark during the quarter, a year-on-year growth of 9.1%.

In the first quarter, Samsung launched seven new smartphone models in India, further tightening its grip on sales in different price bands between Rs 7,500 to Rs 27,000. The study also noted Indian mobile handset vendors are widening their Android-based smartphones portfolio.

Brands like Motorola and Sony have clearly chosen to stay in the high value smartphones segment, while Nokia and RIM and Indian brands like Micromax, Karbonn, Lava and Spice are faced with the challenge to enhance their portfolio of products, models and services, to stay relevant and profitable in the long run,”” said lead analyst (telecom) Naveen Mishra.

However, Nokia continued to maintain its lead in the entry-level and feature phone segment of handsets priced at sub-Rs 5,000. The Finnish major controlled 21.8% share, followed by Samsung at 10.7% and Micromax with 6.4% share.

In the overall market, comprising of all the segments, Nokia retained leadership position with 23% share, followed by Samsung at second position with 14.1% and Micromax at third position with 5.8% in terms of units sold during the quarter.

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