Samsung Gear S2 by de GRISOGONO Smartwatch Announced

Samsung Gear S2 by de GRISOGONO

Samsung has announced a new version of their latest smartwatch, the Samsung Gear S2 by de GRISOGONO.

The Samsung Gear S2 by de GRISOGONO is a luxury version of the Gear S2 which will debit at Baselworld 2016.

The Samsung Gear S2 by de GRISOGONO channels inspiration from traditional jewelry and watchmaking, evoking the distinctive de GRISOGONO design heritage. The smartwatch is transformed into smart fashion with rose gold, over 100 black and white diamonds and a bracelet studded with de GRISOGONO’s signature galuchat. The diamond-set gold bezel turns freely around the dial, allowing consumers to access the Gear S2’s library of applications and features, including notifications, activity logs.

Dedicated to perfection, innovation and imagination, de GRISOGONO has spent the last 20 years creating a characteristic and distinguished style expressed through collections that have made a lasting impression on the watch and jewelry industry. The designer’s signature look blends glamour and artistry, and brings his bold vision to life. Both Samsung and de GRISOGONO share a barrier-breaking vision and cherish craftsmanship along with the beauty of design, thereby fueling the co-creation of the Samsung Gear S2 by de GRISOGONO and a partnership that further unites fashion and technology.

Samsung have said that the device will go on sale this summer, although they have not revealed how much this limited edition smartwatch will cost.

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) Spotted in More Leaked Images

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) Spotted in More Leaked Images

We have been witnessing leaks and rumours for the Samsung Galaxy J (2016) smartphone series for quite a while now. The handsets have already been leaked in images and have gone through some benchmarking websites as well. The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) has once again made the news with leaked images hitting the Web. The images give us a clearer picture of the smartphone’s overall design.

The leaked images of the China Mobile version of the Samsung Galaxy 5 (2016), first spotted by Winfuture website (via GSMArena), suggest an inclusion of metal frame and a design similar to that of the premium Galaxy A (2016) lineup. It is worth mentioning that the previously leaked manual of the upcoming Galaxy J5 also hinted it to sport metal side frame. The manual also showed images of a removable back panel and the battery.

In the newly leaked shots a small notch on the back cover is visible, indicating it can be removed. The back cover is seen having a brushed metal texture as well. Images show the White and Gold colour variants of the smartphone.

As per latest reports, the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) features a 5.2-inch HD display. A recent Tenaa listing suggested the handset to include 2GB of RAM along with a 13-megapixel rear camera, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera (with LED flash). The listing also shows the handset running Android 5.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box.

It is worth pointing out that while the Galaxy J5 2016 in the Tenaa listing images was seen featuring what appears to be a laser autofocus module along with the rear camera, in the latest leaked images the cut out now seems to include a speaker instead.

Samsung Galaxy S5, Note 4, Note Edge Get March Security Update

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung has apparently started to roll out the March Security Update for Android for a number of its smartphones in both the UK and the Netherlands.

The update has apparently been released for the Samsung Galaxy S5, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge.

The updates comes with the latest Android security patches from Google and you can check to see if they are available for your device by going to Settings > About device > Software update.

If you receive the March Security Update for your Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4 or Galaxy Edge, leave a comment below and let us know.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Mini Specifications Leak; Tipped to Rival iPhone SE

Samsung Galaxy S7 Mini Specifications Leak; Tipped to Rival iPhone SE

Samsung at its pre-MWC 2016 event launched its Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge, andreportedly sold 100,000 units within the first two days on its home turf recently. Now, a new rumour about the smaller Samsung Galaxy S7 Mini has started making rounds on the Web.

It is worth mentioning that while the Samsung Galaxy S6 Mini was also rumoured last year, it never saw the light of the day so the following piece of information for the Galaxy S7 Mini too should be taken with a pinch of salt. The last mini version of the ‘S’ series handset we saw was the Galaxy S5 Mini.

A report coming from Taiwan suggests that the rumoured Samsung Galaxy S7 Mini smartphone will be looked upon as a competitor to the much-talked-about iPhone SE handset, which is likely to launch on March 21. The Galaxy S7 Mini is also said to be the first ‘Mini’ smartphone to feature high-end specifications, says Apple Daily website.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Mini will reportedly sport a 4.6-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) resolution display and will either be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor or Samsung’s own Exynos 8890 SoC. It would also include 3GB of RAM, 12-megapixel rear camera, and will be 9.9mm thick. A separate accessory namely the “Periscope Lens” with 3x optical zoom is also mentioned for the handset.

The iPhone SE on the other hand is rumoured to feature a 4-inch display and come powered by A9 SoC and M9 coprocessor. It is also likely to feature hardware and software capability to support Live Photos, a feature that Apple introduced with iOS 9 last year. As for connectivity features, the iPhone SE will support 802.11ac Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, and VoLTE, as seen on the iPhone 6s. It will come in Gold, Silver, and Space Grey colour options and in 16GB and 64GB inbuilt storage variants.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Costs Roughly $255 to Make IHS Teardown

Samsung Galaxy S7 Costs Roughly $255 to Make: IHS Teardown

Samsung launched the Galaxy S7 smartphone in India at a price point of Rs. 48,900 earlier this month. But do you know how much that device must have cost Samsung to put together? A lot less. According to an estimation, the components used in Samsung’s new flagship smartphone cost a total of $255 (roughly Rs. 17,200).

According to research firm IHS, which has assessed each component inside the Galaxy S7 in its teardown, $255 is nearly all that Samsung must have spent on manufacturing one smartphone. Sounds bad? The iPhone 6s Plus had an even lower production cost, shying under $240 (roughly Rs. 16,100). IHS says that the innards inside the Galaxy S7 cost roughly same as they did with the Galaxy S6.

The costliest material used in the Samsung Galaxy S7 is its processor. The Snapdragon 820 SoC fromQualcomm apparently costs $62 (roughly Rs. 4,150). Interestingly, the price of the Samsung Galaxy S7 model powered by Exynos processor is slightly less as the South Korean’s homegrown SoC, paired with baseband radio, cost roughly $44.50 (3,000).

IHS adds that the camera module on the Samsung Galaxy S7 costs $13.70 (roughly Rs. 920). To recall, the figure is actually slightly less the $18.50 (roughly Rs. 1,250) worth screen on Samsung Galaxy S6. The price of the display isn’t clear, though given the similarities between the display (and their resolution) between Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S6, it is likely to be in the same range. The display on the Galaxy S6 estimated to have $55 (roughly Rs. 3,700) price tag.

What we’re not taking into consideration is the money spent on marketing of the device as well as logistics, apart from of course, the research and development investment.