The Samsung Group is set to showcase eight innovative new projects related to Artificial Intelligence (AI), developed from its C-Lab (Creative Lab) program, from January 8-11 at CES 2019 Eureka Park in Las Vegas. One of them is the “Girin,” which is basically an auto-adjusting monitor stand that ensures users have proper posture while on their computers at work. This sensor embedded stand automatically tracks the user’s posture, especially neck and head, in real-time. When bad posture is detected, it subtly moves the monitor which naturally trains users to assume better posture without actually noticing the change in monitor position. Read more for additional images from around the web.
Tom Brewster, a Forbes reporter, spent roughly $378 USD on a 3D-printed model of his own head using gypsum powder to test the face unlocking systems of a range of smartphones — an iPhone X, an LG G7 ThinQ, a Samsung S9, Samsung Note 8 and a OnePlus 6. The Samsung and LG phones came with an option to turn on a slower and more thorough version of facial recognition, but both facial recognition systems were bypassed by the head. “Face recognition is a secondary unlock method that results in your phone being less secure,” said LG. Read more to see if the iPhone X succumbed to the same fate.
Samsung Electronics revealed its largest-ever 3D-ready Onyx screen at Capital Cinema located in the Xicheng district in Beijing, China at a grand opening ceremony on December 7. This high-tech display installed at Capital Theater combines 4K resolution, HDR picture quality and peak brightness level of 88fL — almost six times greater than standard projector technologies. The Onyx LED technology is also 3D-ready and Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI)-certified. “Our new Onyx display reflects a momentous step for the industry, as we usher in the next generation of cinema around the globe. We’re excited to partner with Capital Cinema to help showcase the new industry standard for picture quality on the big screen,” said Seog-gi Kim, Executive Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. Read more for two more videos and additional information.
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The Samsung Galaxy S10 may still be months from its official release, but leaks have already given us a glimpse at its successor, which may be the S11 (XI). Both the Galaxy S11 and Galaxy S11 Edge are expected to be unveiled in late 2019, after the launch of the Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10 Edge. Patents show that at least one model could feature a bezel-less AMOLED display, in which the four sides of the device also are also touch surfaces. This also means that the speaker(s), front-facing camera and various other sensors will be integrated directly beneath the display. Read more for additional pictures of the patents and information.
Samsung’s “The Wall” is touted as the world’s first consumer modular MicroLED TV, measuring in at a massive 146-inches. Thanks to its module-based, bezel-less design, this display enables users to customize their television to the size and shape of their choice. Plus, the modular screen can be used to create a wall-sized display, or just used to increase their traditional screen size to suit a new room in any living space. Unfortunately, there’s no word yet on pricing or availability. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
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An alleged Samsung Galaxy S10 screen protector was leaked and it shows that at least one of the devices will not have a notch, and that the bezels are almost non-existent. Samsung is rumored to launch a total of four variants of the Galaxy S10, including a 6.7-inch model, codenamed Beyond X, that supports 5G and comes equipped with six cameras; two in the front and four around the back. The other three Galaxy S10 models will offer screens between 5-inches to 5.4-inches, and sport three to five cameras. Read more for another video and additional information.
Samsung’s UH750 28″ QLED 4K Display blends quantum dots with 1 billion shades of color to present images vividly and accurately, all for $349 shipped, today only, originally $499.99. Samsung’s Picture-by-Picture capabilities let you connect to two different devices at the same time while still maintaining the original image quality. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Before the Galaxy tablets of today, there was the $5,000 Samsung PenMaster from 1992. The device featured a sleek case, or at least for that time, and was based around an Intel i386SL CPU processor. One other interesting fact is that a re-bodied version was sold as the GRiDPad SL. It ran Microsoft’s newly released Windows for Pen Computing operating system, while the touchscreen relies on a chipset by Wacom, paired with a battery-powered pen. Read More of two more in-action videos and additional information.
Whether Samsung’s new foldable phone will be called the Galaxy X or Galaxy F, nobody really knows yet, but one thing’s for sure, at least one device with the company’s new Infinity Flex Display is coming. If you missed the official unveiling, this foldable smartphone will automatically transfer the screen’s contents in the folded-up “closed” position to the “open” position. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Samsung’s Justin Denison unveiled the company’s prototype folding smartphone at the developer conference yesterday, and despite being heavily disguised, it was easy to see that the device could open to reveal a 7.3-inch display, perfect for entertainment options. This was made possible due to an Infinity Flex Display that folds from a 5-inch LCD to a 7.3-inch flexible OLED panel. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.