Samsung is now selling the Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500) smartphone on Amazon in India for Rs. 17,999. It was originally launched for Rs. 41,500 in India back in April 2013. It got several buy back offers and EMI schemes in India soon after the launch and received a price cut to Rs. 29,499 in March last year. It is listed at Rs. 21,900 on the official Samsung eStore, but it is currently out of stock there.
The Galaxy S4 packs in a 5-inch Full HD (1920×1080 pixels) Super AMOLED display, 1.6 GHz Quad-Core processor and it event got Android 5.0 (Lollipop) update in India recently. It has a 13MP auto focus rear camera with LED flash and 2MP front facing camera. It has 2GB RAM, 16GB of internal memory and comes with a 2,600 mAh battery. Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo (GT-I9300I) got a price cut to Rs. 12499 in India last month.
Samsung Launched Galaxy A7 with 5.5-inch Super AMOLED HD Display Octacore 64-bit SoC 2GB RAM Android 4.4 KitKat At Rs 30,499
The Samsung Galaxy A7 features a 5.5-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, Android 4.4 KitKat operating system, 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, microSD card slot, 4G LTE connectivity, and 2,600 mAh battery. On the imaging front, the device is equipped with a 13-megapixel primary camera with 1080p video recording, and a 5-megapixel front-facing secondary camera. Samsung had also reaffirmed last month that the Galaxy A series smartphones would be updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop very soon.
However, at a price of Rs. 30,499, the Galaxy A7 competes with some of the company’s own smartphones such as the Galaxy Alpha and the Galaxy S5. The Galaxy Alpha’s price was dropped from the original launch price of Rs. 39,900 to Rs. 26,990 last week. If Samsung drops the price of the Galaxy A7 to Rs. 25,000, it would be a good choice to users who want a slim metal smartphone with dual-SIM connectivity
It looks like Samsung is working on two new tablets. A report from SamMobile is stating that the South Korean company is making GalaxyTab A and Galaxy Tab A Plus tablets.
Specifications of the two new tablets states that both the tablets will comes in 8-inch, and 9.7-inch versions. Screen resolution on the 8 inch version of the tablet will be 1024 x 768 pixels (and 4:3 aspect ratios) and it will be powered by a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 quadcore processor. Other specs include 2 megapixel front and 5 megapixel rear camera, 16GB onboard storage and a 4,200mAh battery.
Galaxy Tab A Plus will be the first tablet outside of the Note series to come with the S Pen.The 9.7-inch models will have more or less the same specifications however, it will come with a 1.2Ghz Qualcomm APQ8016 processor and 6,000mAh battery. Both the tablets will be 7.4mm thin and will come with both Wi-Fi-only and LTE-enabled variants. Considering the specs of the tablet, it looks like upcoming tablets will be mid rangers. In December, a report stated that Samsung is working on a 10 inch Galaxy Tab 5.
The official Samsung firmware for the Galaxy S4 has been pushed in Russia, bringing Android 5.0.1 Lollipop to the device. This means the international rollout is not far away either. But you can get Android 5.0.1 on the Galaxy S4 right now, by following our install tutorial below.
You can get Android 5.0.1 Lollipop on the Galaxy S4 right now
The easiest way to install the update is by using Samsung Kies. Just download the latest version of Samsung Kies on your computer and connect your Galaxy S4 with a USB cable. Kies should notify you that there is an update available. Simply follow the steps. If Kies doesn’t let you update the Android 5.0.1 firmware, you can flash it manually using Odin.
Here’s how to do that.
Note: the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop firmware, build number I9500XXUHOA7, is official Samsung firmware for the Galaxy S4, GT-I9500. While it is Russian firmware it will also work on any international S4. Attempting to flash this firmware on carrier-branded S4’s may cause problems so we don’t advise it. As always, manually tinkering with your device has risks involved. Please be aware of them before proceeding.
Install Lollipop on Galaxy S4 instructions
1. Unzip the downloaded firmware zip file on your computer.
2. Launch Odin.
3. Reboot your Galaxy S4 in download mode (Volume Down + Power + Home button).
4. Connect your Galaxy S4 via USB cable to your computer and wait for Odin to recognize it (a blue box should appear next to ID:COM).
5. Make sure only Auto-Reboot and F.Reset Time are checked in Odin.
6. Make sure Re-Partition IS NOT CHECKED.
7. locate the tar.md5 file in the unzipped firmware file and hit Start.
8. Wait patiently until the procedure ends and do not disconnect your S4. It may take a while.
9. You should see a green PASS message when successful.
10. Once your Galaxy S4 restarts, you should be running Android 5.0.1 Lollipop!
Restore any backed up data and if you get stuck in a bootloop or encounter some buggy behavior, reboot your S4 in Fastboot (press and hold Volume up + Power + Home) and use the volume keys to navigate and Power button to access Recovery Mode. You wan to clear cache partition and then reboot.
If you have any major bugs at startup, do a factory reset on your Galaxy S4 from Recovery Mode and then restore your data again.
Samsung Galaxy S6 will come with 5.5-inch 2k Display,64-bit Processor,Swipe based fingerprint scanner and Toned Down TouchWiz UI Android 5.0
The Samsung Galaxy S6 will allegedly offer a 5.5-inch QHD display with a pixel density of 534ppi”
The Samsung Galaxy S6 been doing rounds in rumourland for quite a while. Now, a User Agent profile of the alleged Galaxy S6 has been spotted on the vendor’s website, which has spilled the beans on the phone’s specifications.
According to the User Agent profile, the Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920A) will flaunt a quad-HD display. If early reports are true, the device will feature a 5.5-inch display, which will result in a pixel density of 534ppi. The UA profile also reveals that the smartphone will be powered by a 64-bit processor.
Image Credit -GSMArena
Alongside, another report by SamMobile claims that Samsung will be moving to a different type of fingerprint sensor for its upcoming flagship. As per the source, the vendor will ditch the swipe-based scanner for a new sensor, which will work with a touch of finger, similar to Apple’s Touch ID and and the Huawei Ascend Mate 7.
Recently leaked screenshots indicated that the Samsung Galaxy S6 will sport a toned-down version of its TouchWiz user interface.