SmartPhones

Comparing the Nokia 8 and the Samsung Galaxy S8+

Source: Nokia

At last, the Nokia 8 is here, and it comes with a great specs sheet. Just like other Nokia phones, the Nokia 8 is also manufactured by HMD Global. The new Nokia smartphone is the first actual Nokia Flagship running Android, that comes with an impressive specs sheet.  Given that the Galaxy S8+ just won the EISA best smartphone award, let us have a look and compare both phones’ specs sheets.

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Huawei is on the rise!

The smartphone industry has been divided between two players (at least that is how many saw it), Samsung and Apple, for many years now. What am I talking about? If you’ve lived in the Middle East, you would have realized that to most people, smartphones mean either a Galaxy or an iPhone. That has been the case for many years now, although the market was filled with phones by LG, HTC, Sony, and others. It was between 2011 and 2013 that Chinese manufacturers started to appear as serious players on the global board (via Statista). Since then companies such as Huawei, Oppo, and Xiaomi have been slowly gaining global market share, with Huawei announcing last year its plans to overtake Samsung and Apple by 2021 (via WSJ).  Continue reading “Huawei is on the rise!”

Tablets

Galaxy Tab S3 review: Much better than I expected!

I ordered the Galaxy Tab S3 the moment it became available back in May but couldn’t really get around to writing this review, up until now. Before purchasing the tablet I knew exactly what I was buying, I didn’t really expect much out of this device. It comes with a stunning screen, so it was perfect for my media consumption, and an S-Pen, which really got me excited as I was looking for a stylus for note taking. After using the device for the past 2 months, it is safe to say that the Tab S3 has exceeded my expectations.

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Tech

World’s first cinema LED display

Samsung has been the market leader in the TV manufacturing industry for more than 10 years now, having the highest market share at 21.6% (via Statista). The company is also the largest manufacturer of LCD panels and they practically dominate the AMOLED display market (Source: ColdFusion).  Well, now it is all about cinema displays! Last month, the company announced installing its first commercial cinema LED screen in Korea, at Lotte Cinema World Tower. The display is an HDR (high dynamic range) LED theater display, that offers “true-to-life” audio thanks to the recent acquisition of Harman.  Continue reading “World’s first cinema LED display”

Others, Tech

Samsung’s new artwork

Samsung’s newest TV The Frame, is a frame, a TV made to look like artwork hanging on your wall. The company announced last month that the TV is beginning its global roll out, after previously announcing the TV back in CES (The Verge).

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Others

Why is database marketing so difficult in Lebanon?

The question is why is database marketing so hard for companies in Lebanon? I had a rant recently on social media, on my personal account, on how most companies in Lebanon fail to take advantage of Email Marketing. My posts focused on how most companies fail to even send out an email to highlight their upcoming events/promotions, a problem that Samsungctc doesn’t seem to face. That is great, right? Well, not entirely… I have received a few emails since the release of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, marketing the new flagship and its features. The failure in their email marketing campaign happened last week when I received an email marketing the new Galaxy S8 accessories. Shouldn’t you go ahead and get me to buy the smartphone first before you try to sell me it’s accessories? Come on… your customer database is there for a reason. Identifying your customers, the products they have purchased, and possible upcoming interests, are key for a successful email marketing campaign.

If you enjoyed this post, then check out my previous post on Huawei’s failed video ad.

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Samsung begins mass production at it’s new semiconductor plant

Earlier this week there were predictions that Samsung is set to surpass Apple as the “world’s most profitable tech company”. This wasn’t only the result of the recent good performance of Samsung’s Galaxy flagships, but rather the result of the company’s semiconductor business. About 60% of the company’s profits come from their Semiconductor business (MarketWatch). Continue reading “Samsung begins mass production at it’s new semiconductor plant”

Tablets, Tech

Unboxing the Galaxy Tab S3

The Galaxy Tab S3 was announced back in February, during MWC, and it’s been a while since Samsung updated their Tab S line. The Tab S3 took its time to make its way to Lebanon, but it’s finally available. I bought the tablet immediately upon arrival about 3 weeks back, but due to many circumstances, it has taken me all this time till I was able to publish this unboxing. Continue reading “Unboxing the Galaxy Tab S3”

Others, Tech

Virtual Reality – A beginner’s guide!

Source: Samsung

A friend recently contacted me with an issue he was facing at work. He needed help coming up with an idea that might help special needs children have fun and perhaps learn at the same time. Some people, myself included, recommended the use of Virtual Reality. Some might wonder about the benefits of using VR to entertain and teach special needs children. Well it’s quite simple, VR is already being used in Healthcare, clinical therapies, and anxiety disorder treatments. Nevertheless, each case is different, and we should be careful when using VR with children (I’ll leave that to specialized personnel/therapists). But when considering virtual reality and all the options out there, one is left pondering and confused in front of all the possibilities out there. The article is not only meant for my friend, but for anyone looking to try out Virtual Reality. The question to ask is a simple one with many possible answers. Which VR headset should you buy?

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Xiaomi Yi 2 4k Camera

Let me start by saying that I’m absolutely in love with this little thing. I ordered the Yi 2 4K action camera a while back through AliExpress, and at last just received it. The Yi 2 is a second generation action camera by Xiaomi, that was released in 2016. Continue reading “Xiaomi Yi 2 4k Camera”