вторник, 8 августа 2017 г.

Продажи "флагмана для экстремалов" Samsung Galaxy S8 Active стартуют в США

Американский оператор связи AT&T опубликовал на своём сайте данные о смартфоне Galaxy S8 Active, продажи которого стартуют 08/08/2017. Поначалу Galaxy S8 Active будет доступен эксклюзивно в салонах AT&T. Будущим владельцам предложат на выбор два цветовых решения: Meteor Gray и Titanium Gold по цене $850 за любой вариант.
Напомним, что защищённая модификация нынешнего флагмана имеет на борту SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 с 8-ядерным процессором, 4Гб ОЗУ, 64Гб флэш-памяти. Также предусмотрено расширение памяти сменными картами microSD объёмом до 256 ГБ.
Устройство получило Super AMOLED-дисплей, защищённый стеклом Gorilla Glass 5. Размер экрана — 5,8 дюйма, разрешение — 2960 x 1440 пикселей. Камеры устройства имеют разрешение 8 (сэлфи) и 12 Мп (основная) соответственно. Обе камеры оснащены автофокусом, а основная имеет ещё и оптический стабилизатор. Аккумулятор увеличен по сравнению с базовой моделью, его ёмкость составляет 4000 мА∙ч. Производитель гарантирует степень защиты смартфона Galaxy S8 Active по протоколу IP68.

Enjoy Your Entertainment Virtually Anywhere with the Rugged and Durable Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, Available at AT&T on Aug. 8

Galaxy S8 Active, Samsung’s toughest Galaxy Smartphone yet, features reliable durability with a refined design and premium performance.
When You Buy a Samsung Galaxy S8 Active You Can Be Eligible for a $750 Credit Towards Another Samsung Galaxy Smartphone, $500 Off a Samsung TV and More.

Starting tomorrow, AT&T* customers can visit att.com/galaxys8active to pre-order the new Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, a Galaxy smartphone that offers a durable premium solution for life’s everyday missteps.  Designed around a metal frame with an improved, rugged structure, this device is shock-, shatter-, water-, and dust-resistant.1 The smartphone will be available in stores on Aug. 11 in either Meteor Gray or Titanium Gold. For a limited time, the latest Galaxy S8 Active device will be exclusively available from AT&T.
Customers can take advantage of all of the following offers when they purchase the Galaxy S8 Active or any of the latest Galaxy Smartphones – Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ – on AT&T Next with eligible wireless service:

* Get a Galaxy S8 FREE when you add a new line on AT&T Next® and add DIRECTV,2
* Get $500 towards a Samsung TV purchased online when you buy an eligible smartphone on AT&T Next and add DIRECTV,3
* Get a Samsung Gear S2 for 99-cents or the Gear S3 for $49.99 on a 2-year agreement when you purchase the smartphone on AT&T Next,4
* Get up to $200 in credits when you buy the eligible smartphone on AT&T Next and trade in an eligible smartphone.5

“Only AT&T is offering you access to entertainment on your terms with Samsung Galaxy S8 Active starting this week,” said Kevin Petersen, senior vice president, Device and Network Services Marketing, AT&T. “With the combination of its rugged and durable design and instant access to the DIRECTV NOW app, you can stream movies and TV at the pool, the beach or on the ski slopes anytime and anywhere.”
“Our new Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is designed with tested durability and strength to address the needs of consumers who need a more rugged device for their lifestyle,” said Tim Baxter, President and CEO, Samsung Electronics North America. “We are thrilled to introduce the fifth-generation Galaxy Active, which offers the best of Galaxy features in a tougher package.”

The Galaxy S8 Active delivers advanced entertainment features that everyone can enjoy, including hard-working parents, corporate athletes and outdoor enthusiasts. From virtually anywhere, your entertainment can always be within reach. Designed with even more resilience, this smartphone is built to withstand almost anything with its military-grade, dust and water-resistance body6 and shatter resistant screen.7

Features of the Galaxy S8 Active:

Durable Design – Constructed with military-grade materials for the utmost durability. This shatter, dust and water-resistant smartphone has a metal frame and bumper to protect against shock, abrasion, tilting or twisting. The back cover also has a rugged, tough texture for a secure grip.
Meet Bixby – Bixby is a smarter way to use your Galaxy S8 Active with an intelligent interface that learns from you to help you get more done. Bixby includes intelligent vision, voice, a personalized home page and smart reminders. It’s like having a personal and intelligent voice assistant at your fingertips.8
Activity Zone – With a simple swipe or press of a button, the Hello Bixby home screen greets you with quick access to active lifestyle features such as a stopwatch, barometer, compass, and flashlight. This makes Bixby a great companion for your outdoor adventures.
Expansive Screen & Durability – A shatter-resistant screen that provides a protective layer for the 5.8-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED Display. The screen’s 18.5:9 aspect ratio provides an expansive display making the device easier to hold, so you can enjoy bright, vivid colors while watching your favorite shows and movies on DIRECTV NOW.9
Long-lasting Battery – A battery that won’t slow you down. You can power up wirelessly with a large 4,000 mAh battery.9
Smart Camera – Samsung’s best smartphone camera is now even smarter. The advanced 12MP F1.7 Dual Pixel rear camera and 8MP F1.7 Smart autofocus front camera deliver bright, sharp photos, even in low-light conditions.
Strong Security – The Galaxy S8 Active is secured from the “chip up” with Samsung Knox, the defense-grade mobile security platform designed to protect the integrity of the device. It also offers a selection of biometric features such as fingerprint and iris scanners. Samsung Knox has become a trusted and robust security solution with 29 governments trusting it to secure their workforce.10
You can buy the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active on AT&T Next for $28.34 for 30 months when you have eligible service.11
The Galaxy S8 Active from AT&T comes ready with the DIRECTV NOW app. That makes it easy for AT&T Unlimited PlusSM and AT&T Unlimited ChoiceSM customers to watch their favorite movies and shows on the brilliant, expansive 5.8-inch display for as little as $10 more a month, after a $25 a month video credit.12
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is the latest 5G Evolution capable device, giving you a taste of the future of connectivity with our 5G Evolution technology in parts of Austin and Indianapolis, and in over 20 major metros by the end of the year.
With 5G Evolution, we’re aggressively deploying equipment, investing in the right mix of spectrum and technology, and laying the foundation on our path to 5G while standards are being finalized.
The Galaxy S8 Active gives you access to voice over LTE (VoLTE), making it possible to take advantage of certain AT&T services including:13

AT&T NumberSyncSM – Gives customers more ways to use their smartphone number on any compatible device, even when you don’t have your phone handy.
AT&T Wi-Fi Calling – Allows you to talk and text from almost anywhere you can get an active Wi-Fi connection.
AT&T HD VoiceSM – Provides crystal clear call quality with reduced background noise.
AT&T Video Calling – Let’s you make and receive HD Voice calls combined with real-time video.
Advanced Messaging – Allows you to send high-resolution photos and larger video files, up to 10MB per attachment.
AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk – Makes it possible for customers to quickly communicate with coworkers and work teams over 4G LTE and Wi-Fi.
In addition, with HD Voice capable devices like the Galaxy S8 Active, you can download free apps like AT&T Mobile Security & Call Protect to help you gain more control over nuisance calls and help you avoid downloading unsafe apps and files.14

For more information on the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, go to att.com/galaxys8active or visit one of our 5,000+ stores or Business Premier online.

1Shatter resistant for drops from 5 feet or less on a flat surface. Drops may cause scratches or other damage to device screen or body.
2 Buy One Get One: Limited time. Each req’s $750 on installment agmt & elig. svc. Req’s a new line. Free after $750 in credits over 30 months. Credits start in 2-3 bills. If svc cancelled, device balance due. Taxes, fees, & restr’s apply. See att.com/deals for details.
3 $500 TV Offer: Ends 8/31/17. Void in Puerto Rico & U.S.V.I. w/in  Req’s elig. wireless svc (min. $50/mo.) & new 24-mo. TV agmt w/elig. TV svc (min. $29.99/mo.).Excludes DIRECTV NOW. TV svc must be installed, eligible device must still be on its AT&T Next agmt & both accts must remain active. Activation, early termination & other fees, & restr’s apply. See att.com/deals for details.
4 Gear S2/S3 Bundles: Req’s elig. Service on both devices (min. $60/mo.). Tax due at sale. If wireless svc is cancelled, device balance due. Other charges & restr’s apply. Visit a store for details.
5 $200 Trade-In Offer: Limited Time. Online and select locations only. Req’s at a participating store trading in an elig. Smartphone w/min. $20 trade-in value & meet AT&T Trade-In Program reqmts. Not an upgrade program. Fees & restr’s apply. Details at att.com/gs8
6 Military Grade Design: This device passed military specification (MIL-STD-810G) testing against a subset of 21 specific environmental conditions, including temperature, dust, shock/vibration, and low pressure/high altitude. Device may not perform as shown in all extreme conditions. See user manual.
7 Shatter, Water & Dust Resistant Screen: Screen is shatter-resistant up to 5 feet on a flat surface. Water-resistant up to 5 feet of water for up to 30 minutes; rinse residue/dry after wet. This device passed military specification (MIL-STD-810G) testing against a subset of 21 specific environmental conditions, including temperature, dust, shock/vibration, and low pressure/high altitude. Device may not perform as shown in all extreme conditions. See user manual.
8 Bixby: Service ability may vary by country.
9 Screen measures diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners
10 Knox is a mark for a Samsung device tested for security and is specifically configured with enterprise use in mind. For information about Samsung’s Knox device, please refer to www.samsung.com/us/knox.
11 AT&T Next:  Req’s well-qualified credit & 0% APR installment agmt.  Tax due at sale. If wireless svc is cancelled, device balance due. Fees, other charges & restr’s apply. See store for details.
12 Video Credit: $10 after $25 monthly video credit. Credit starts in 3 bills. Pricing subject to change. Terms, conditions, and rest’s apply. See att.com/unlimited for details.
13 AT&T Services: Certain AT&T feature services require both caller/sender and recipient to be in an AT&T HD Voice coverage area and that each has a feature-capable device.  Other restrictions apply.  For each service, see landing page (linked above) for more details.
14 AT&T Mobile Security & Call Protect: HD Voice compatible device req’d. Data charges may apply for app download and usage. Add’l restr’s apply. AT&T Mobile Security only avail. to AT&T postpaid wireless customers with Android smartphones. AT&T Call Protect is avail. to AT&T consumer and business (except Government) postpaid wireless customers with iPhone 6 or above or Android smartphones.

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**Claim based on the Nielsen Certified Data Network Score. Score includes data reported by wireless consumers in the Nielsen Mobile Insights survey, network measurements from Nielsen Mobile Performance and Nielsen Drive Test Benchmarks for Q4 2016 + Q1 2017 across 121 markets.

Samsung удваивает своё присутствие на мобильном рынке Японии

Samsung Electronics фиксирует увеличение своей доли на мобильном рынке Японии, которое достигло 4-летнего максимума по итогам 2-го квартала 2017-го, которые были обнародованы 8 августа.
Согласно данным отраслевого трэкера Strategy Analytics, Samsung реализовал 700.000 смартфонов на свехконкурентном японском рынке, заняв долю в 8,8%. Это позволило южнокорейскому техногиганту стать N3 в местном топ-листе производителей мобильных гаджетов.
Увеличение продаж составило внушительные 3,8% по сравнению с тем же периодом 2016 года.
Ведущим игроком по итогам 2-го квартала стала Apple с рыночной долей 41,3% (3,3 миллиона проданных смартфонов). Sony заняла 2-е место, сумев реализовать 1,3 миллиона устройств (16,3%). Sharp и Fujitsu также имеют заметную долю - 6,3% и 6,1% соответственно.
Надо отметить, что японский рынок весьма специфичен и является, пожалуй единственным в Азии, где доминирует продукция Apple.

Samsung's smartphone market share doubles in Japan

Samsung Electronics saw its presence in the Japanese smartphone market reach a four-year high in the second quarter, data showed on Aug. 8.
According to data compiled by industry tracker Strategy Analytics, Samsung sold 700,000 smartphones in Japan over the April-June period, taking up 8.8 percent of the market to become the No. 3 player.
The figure marks a sharp rise from 3.8 percent posted in the second quarter of 2016.
Apple stood as the leading player by selling 3.3 million units in the second quarter with its market share standing at 41.3 percent. Japan’s Sony followed with 16.3 percent, or 1.3 million units.
Sharp and Fujitsu also held market shares of 6.3 percent and 6.1 percent, respectively, over the cited period.

Известные южнокорейские режиссёры высоко оценили преимущества первого в мире кинотеатрального LED-экарана Samsung Cimena

"Это действительно вызывает эмоции, которые я надеялся передать в своём фильме", - сказал южнокорейский кинорежиссёр Хун Чен после премьерного показа его нашумевшей ленты "A Taxi Driver" ("Таксист") в первом в мире "кинозале без проектора", который оборудован уникальным LED-экраном Samsung Cinema и звуковой установкой от американской JBL/HARMAN (с марта 2017-го также принадлежащей Samsung).
Напомним, что первый в мире кинозал Samsung Cinema LED Screen (SUPER S) смонтирован в мультиплексе Lotte Cinema World Tower, расположенном в центре Сеула.
Хун Чен, известный такими захватывающими триллерами как "Secret Reunion" ("Тайное воссоединение") и "The Front Line" ("Фронтлайн") уже посмотрел свой фильм в нескольких других театрах, однако ни один из них не мог сравниться с тем, на что способен SUPER S, обладающий выдающимися техническими параметрами по яркости, контрастности и точности цветопередачи (за последнюю отвечает система HDR).
"Мне очень любопытно, как может выглядеть этот новый экран", - говорит Джанг, показывая на  огромный дисплей шириной более 10 метров, который обеспечивает ультравысокое 4K разрешение и глубокий чёрный цвет. "Теперь я вижу, что качество изображения и звука позволит таким режиссёрам как я, более эффективно достигать намеченных результатов".
"При использовании обычных проекционных систем качество изображения может сильно меняться от театра к театру, но Samsung Cinema обеспечивает постоянное качество изображения, вне зависимости от места, где будет установлен светодиодный экран", - говорит Джанг.
Джанг - не единственный крупный деятель киноиндустрии, который был впечатлён визуальными возможностями нового дисплея.
Режиссёр Ву-сук Ён (известен по бестселлеру "Адвокат") отметил на стартовом мероприятии по запуску кинозала SUPER S, что открытие Samsung Cinema LED Screen являет собой "исторический момент" в 120-летней истории кинематографа, который положит начало революционным изменениям в технологии демонстрации визуального контента.      
"20 лет прошло с тех пор, как индустрия начала использовать термин "цифровой кинематограф" и только сейчас мы смогли наслаждаться его преимуществами в полной мере, без использования морально устаревшей проекционной установки", - сказал он. "В результате этого в кинопроизводстве начали происходить глобальные изменения - от процесса съёмки до процесса монтажа и постобработки".
В отличие от стандартных проекторов, которые теряют качество цвета по мере увеличения яркости, светодиодный экран Samsung Cinema поддерживает идеальную точность цветопередачи даже на пиковых уровнях яркости, которые в 10 раз больше, чем у обычных проекторов. Фактически изображение выглядит так, словно вы видите его в реальной жизни. Опыт совершенно нового визуального восприятия отлично дополняет передовая система окружающего звука от JBL/HARMAN.
По мере неуклонного роста требований к качеству кинопоказа, Samsung Cinema LED Screen способен удовлетворить даже самые строгие запросы благодаря невероятной универсальности (масштабировать экран можно практически до любого размера по желанию заказчика), а его неоспоримые преимущества подтверждают ведущие деятели киноиндустрии.  

Acclaimed South Korean Film Directors Praise Samsung’s Cinema LED Screen

“It truly delivers the emotions I hoped to convey in my film,” South Korean film director Hoon Jang said of Samsung’s Cinema LED Screen after watching his recently premiered film, “A Taxi Driver,” on the display for the first time at the Lotte Cinema World Tower in Seoul.
The director, who is known for his engaging, well-plotted thrillers such as “Secret Reunion” and “The Front Line,” had already seen the film in several other theaters. However, none of the screenings could compare to the one at the SUPER S theater, the home of the world’s first Cinema LED Screen, a projector-less, HDR screen that creates a captivating viewing experience through next-generation picture quality and true-to-life audio.
“I’ve been really curious as to what this new screen might be like,” Jang said, referring to the 10.3-meter-wide display, which provides ultra-sharp resolution, bright colors and deep blacks. “Now, I can see that its picture and audio quality will enable directors like myself to more effectively achieve their intended results.”
Jang also noted that the display will help to ensure that all audiences of a film can have the same visual experience, in the way the filmmaker intended. “With conventional projector-based systems, picture quality can differ from theater to theater,” he said. “But the Cinema LED Screen will provide consistent picture quality, no matter the venue in which the film is shown.”
Jang is not the only big name in the industry to be impressed by the visually captivating display.
Director Woo-suk Yang (“The Attorney”) noted at the launching event of the Cinema LED Screen earlier this month that the unveiling of the display marked a “monumental moment” in the 120-year-long history of film, and that Samsung’s technology will create a “revolutionary change” in the way we watch movies.
“It’s been 20 years since the industry began using the term ‘digital cinema’ and it’s only now that we can enjoy motion pictures in a theater directly from the light source, rather than from a projector,” he said. “As a result, there are about to be a lot of changes across the movie industry as a whole – from the actual filming to the editing and finishing processes.”
Unlike standard projectors, which lose color quality as brightness is increased, the Cinema LED Screen maintains perfect color accuracy at peak brightness levels, which are nearly 10 times greater than those of conventional theater projectors. This allows for a more vibrant and immersive viewing experience, as the characters and settings on the screen look exactly as they would in real life. These realistic visuals are complemented by an audio performance that’s just as lifelike, thanks to the screen’s integrated sound technologies from JBL by HARMAN.
As demands within the cinema space evolve, Samsung’s Cinema LED Screen offers the versatility to expand services to meet a wider range of needs. Having already garnered the attention of some of the biggest names in film, Samsung’s Cinema LED Screen is expected to continue to bring big changes to the industry for filmmakers and moviegoers alike.

Samsung рассказал о преимуществах новой беспроводной гарнитуры U Flex Headphones

Samsung представил новую беспроводную гарнитуру U Flex. Наушники придутся по вкусу активным пользователям: новинка получила шейный обод, который может сгибаться под углом до 100 градусов. Ещё одной особенностью U Flex стала кнопка активации голосового помощника, которую также можно использовать для работы с приложениями таймера и S Health.
За чистое и естественное звучание отвечают 11-мм низкочастотные и 8-мм высокочастотные динамики, которые воспроизводят мощный бас, глубокие средние и частоты. Samsung U Flex получили поддержку технологии Scalable Codec, которая берёт на себя оптимизацию Bluetooth-подключения и стабильное воспроизведение музыки при высоком уровне помех. Кодек совместим с устройствами под управлением Android 7.0 Nougat и выше.
Благодаря возможности доступа к S-Voice и другим голосовым помощникам, в том числе Bixby, посредством Samsung U Flex можно в любой момент узнать о текущем времени, сделать голосовую заметку или открыть одно из последних использованных приложений.
На гибком шейном ободе разместились клавиши регулировки громкости, кнопка воспроизведения, гнездо для зарядного устройства и кнопка для мгновенного доступа к голосовому помощнику. Samsung U Flex с магнитным креплением наушников проработают до 10 часов в режиме воспроизведения, до 9 часов в режиме разговора и до 250 часов в режиме ожидания. Вес модели — 51 грамм.
Беспроводная гарнитура Samsung U Flex в чёрном, белом и бирюзовом цвете уже доступна в России по цене 4 990 рублей.

* Кодек Scalable Codec совместим с рядом устройств Samsung с ОС Android 7.0 и выше
** Сервисы Bixby или S Voice совместимы с некоторыми смартфонами Samsung (например, Galaxy S8/S8+).
*** Узнать о поддержке вашим мобильным устройством сервисов Bixby или S Voice вы можете на официальном сайте Samsung. Доступность сервисов Bixby или S Voice зависит от региона.
**** Кнопка запуска настроенного приложения может быть недоступна в зависимости от подключённого устройства или приложения.

Samsung U Flex Headphones: Equipped with Premium Sound Technology, Designed to Flex with Life

Designed to flex with life, the Samsung U Flex Headphones deliver a top-notch sound experience with a lightweight, bendable, around-the-neck design. With improved Bluetooth connectivity, convenient smart features and a splash resistant coating, users can enjoy their favorite music wherever, whenever.

Shaped for Performance

With its incredibly flexible neckband adjustment, Samsung U Flex Headphones are designed to fit comfortably and withstand harsh conditions so they keep working when users need them, whether at the gym, commuting to work or out for a morning jog. Bendable by up to 100 degrees, the portable headset will not lose its shape or break, even when carried in a small bag or pocket.* Available in Black, Blue and Ivory, the Samsung U Flex Headphones also fit just about any style.

Premium Sound Experience

Offering a peerless audio experience, the headphones are engineered with two-way speaker units that consist of 11-millimeter woofers and 8-millimeter tweeters that deliver powerful bass, deep mids and clear highs. Combined, the speakers guarantee crisp, balanced sound across the entire frequency spectrum.

Keeping the Rhythm

Incorporating Samsung’s proprietary Scalable Codec technology,** Samsung U Flex Headphones continuously analyze ambient interference from Wi-Fi signals to optimize audio performance, thus ensuring a stable Bluetooth connection and seamless music playback.

Easy Access to Smart Functions

With the integrated Active Key, Samsung U Flex Headphones add convenience to everyday tasks. Users can easily utilize various functions such as the Clock, Timer, Samsung Health, Favorites and Samsung voice assistants such as Bixby, Samsung’s intelligent interface,*** with the touch of a button.
If users choose to activate the Active Key, Samsung U Flex will either play back the selected results, or summon up a personal voice assistant****. Users can control the advanced settings of these functions, among others, via the Samsung Level App on their paired Android device.

Built for Life

Samsung U Flex Headphones’ vibration notification feature ensures that users never miss a call, even in noisy surroundings, while P2i nano coating technology protects the device from splashes. Furthermore, a single charge equates to 10 hours of play time, meaning users can enjoy first-rate audio all day long. Should they want to customize their sound experience even further, users can adjust the equalizer, among other settings, with the Samsung Level app.

* Excessive neckband bending could result in product disfiguration and malfunction. Avoid bending the neckband more than 100 degrees. 
** The scalable Codec is compatible with select Samsung smartphones using Android 7.0 or later OS versions.
*** Bixby or S Voice is compatible with select Samsung mobile devices, including Galaxy S8 and S8+. Bixby or S Voice service availability may vary by country and by individual situation.
**** Bixby will be available for Samsung smartphone models of Galaxy S8 and S8+ and above. All other Samsung smartphones released before Galaxy S8 will use S Voice as the voice assistant.