KATHMANDU — Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has unveiled its new Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone, the Korean giant’s latest attempt to take on the iPhone after the embarrassing withdrawal of the fire-prone Note 7s.
The launch of the device is seen as a crucial moment for Samsung coming after the scandal that saw it forced to recall and cease production of the Galaxy Note 7, its previous top-end phone.
Galaxy S8 comes in two sizes, the 5.8-inch S8 and the 6.2-inch S8+ and both feature a new design in which the “infinity display” wraps around the device, meaning that the large screen takes up almost all the front of the phone.
The new device features Samsung`s new artificial intelligence service, Bixby, with functions including a voice-commanded assistant system similar to Apple`s Siri. The S8 can also be unlocked using facial recognition.
Samsung is hoping the design update and the new features — nothing revolutionary but focused on making life easier for consumers — including the very curved screens that have become staples of the Galaxy brand.
The new devices were unveiled at packed events in New York and London, at which the Company has also unveiled a new version of its virtual reality headset, the Gear VR, and DeX, a dock that allows the S8 to turn into a desktop computer.dibility.Follow @gorkhapost
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 launched in Nepal
KATHMANDU — Samsung has launched its Galaxy Tab A 7.0 in Nepali market which is one of the most affordable 4G tablets from Samsung that combines refined design, superior display and powerful battery to deliver enhanced performance.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 comes with features like Kids Mode and parental control to let parents provide their children with a secure experience. Parents can restrict app access and set usage time limits.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 (2018) is powered by 1.5GHz quad-core processor and it comes with 1.5GB of RAM. The tablet packs 8GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 200GB via a microSD card.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 (2018) comes with a 5-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 2-megapixel front shooter for selfies. The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 (2018) runs Android and is powered by a 4000mAh. It measures 186.90 x 108.80 x 8.70 (height x width x thickness) and weigh 289.00 grams.
It include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and FM and Accelerometer.
Users will be able to hold the Galaxy Tab A 7.0 in one hand thanks to its slim design, round edges and non-slip pattern. Weighing in at only 289g, the device is light enough to slip inside a backpack or purse, which further enhances its portability.
“With the Galaxy Tab A 7.0, we are providing our customers a device that is the perfect blend of refined design, superior display, great performance and non-stop entertainment,” said Pranaya Ratna Sthapit, head IM Biz at Samsung Nepal in a statement released by the company.
The device is priced at Rs 15,900 and available in two colours — White and Black.Follow @gorkhapost