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For a limited time only, you can snag yourself a Dual-Port Car Fast Charger for just $18.98 (59% off). Without a doubt, the best thing about this charger is that it features Samsung’s Adaptive Fast Charging technology, which is capable of charging a handset from 0 to 50% in half an hour.

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Galaxy S9 to sport the same Infinity Display as the Galaxy S8

The Galaxy S9 should sport the same shape screen as the Galaxy S8, according to The Bell, which also claims that the firm has already placed an order for the 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch Infinity Display panels for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, respectively.

Looking to the future, Samsung is also believed to have commissioned its screen-making division, Samsung Display, to start manufacturing the 6.3-inch Infinity Display that’s set to be on board the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 for the Galaxy Note 9.

In addition, the report notes that Samsung is working tirelessly to find a way to feature the on-screen fingerprint recognition technology that was scrapped from the Galaxy S8 at the last minute on the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9.

If a recent hands-on image is anything to go by, the company should have the optical scanner ready in time as the only technical hurdle it needs to overcome is matching the brightness of the area containing the sensor to the rest of the screen.

It’s a little too early to speculate about both the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9, though we expect them to feature a Snapdragon 845 processor, at least 6GB of RAM and a dual-camera. They should also ship running Android O.

Samsung and LG following different strategies to sell their 4K TVs

The TV market has been stagnant for quite a while now, and the world’s two largest TV brands LG and Samsung are following different strategies to sell their 4K TVs. While LG is trying to ramp up the sales of its 4K TVs by launching cheaper models, Samsung is planning to launch Tizen software-based ultra-premium QLED TVs. The two companies will showcase their new TV next month right before the start of IFA 2017.

Apart from the Galaxy Note 8, Samsung will also unveil its costliest QLED TV, the 88-inch Q9, which could be priced at KRW 15 million (or about $13,000). This will be Samsung’s costliest TV offering this year. “We are planning to launch an 88-inch QLED TV at the end of August. We are also considering adding new TV models with bigger screens because many consumers are demanding various sizes as the Frame is a frame-type TV,” a Samsung official said.

LG is expected to launch three 4K TVs in its UJ6200 series: 43-inch, 49-inch, and 55-inch. The 43-inch model could be priced below KRW 1 million (about $886), while the 55-inch model could be priced above KRW 1 million. “The UJ6200 is the cheapest among UHD TVs and will hit shelves beginning in August. We will put the product on the market at a price lower than that of the UJ6600, the cheapest model currently selling,” said an official at LG Electronics.

Samsung and LG will try to diversify their 4K product portfolio ahead of the upcoming holiday season. While Samsung will expand its QLED lineup of ultra-high TVs, LG will also introduce high-end OLED TVs. Even Sony launched an OLED TV earlier this year that features HDR capability, Android TV operating system, and a screen that vibrates to double up as a speaker. Samsung’s QLED TVs can go brighter than any other brand’s TVs for better HDR.

Samsung-owned Harman acquires Hi-Fi audio equipment manufacturer Arcam

Samsung lapped up Harman International last year for $8 billion to strengthen its connected automobile and consumer audio portfolio. Later, the company started using Harman-owned AKG’s audio technologies into its mobile devices and accessories. Harman and Samsung recently showcased new entertainment products that are a result of their close collaboration. Now, Harman has announced that it has acquired the UK-based A&R Cambridge Ltd. (also known as Arcam).

Arcam was founded by two Cambridge University students in 1976, and it sells high-end amplifiers, AV receivers, Blu-ray players, DACs, and speakers. Some of its products feature Dolby Atmos and Spotify Connect. The company has 35 employees, and they work out of Cambridge. Arcam’s current management team, including its managing director Charlie Brennan, will remain in Cambridge and become a part of Harman’s Lifestyle Audio division. Arcam and Harman haven’t disclosed the terms of the deal.

We are extremely grateful to Jam Industries for their loyal support over the last decade and believe that we will be able to develop even better products for music lovers who demand great sound as part of Harman,” Brennan said.

We are proud of what we have accomplished with Arcam over the last 10 years, expanding the company from its U.K. roots to become a globally-recognized hi-fi brand. Now with Harman, a world leader in professional, lifestyle, and automotive audio and sound management, Arcam will join the best in the business to grow its engineering capabilities and extend its product reach into new markets,” said Martin Szpiro, president and CEO of Jam Industries.

Christopher M. Dragon, Harman senior director of marketing, said, “We have found in Arcam a like-minded passion for bringing the highest quality sound into people’s lives. With impressive technologies and outstanding talent, Arcam will be an exceptional addition to Haman’s luxury audio team. As demand for higher quality audio rapidly accelerates, we are eager to seize the many opportunities in front of us.

Galaxy S8 buy one get one free offer returns with trade-in condition

Samsung previously launched a buy one get one free promotion for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ back in May. It has now launched a similar promotion with a slight change. There’s a trade-in condition and Samsung has revealed the devices that it’s going to accept as a trade-in for this promotion.

Customers can trade-in a Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, Galaxy S7, S7 edge, iPhone 6s, 6s Plus and the iPhone 7, 7 Plus. No other device is eligible for trade-in.

Samsung says that the devices have to meet certain conditions. The phone has to power on and hold charge. It must not have a cracked screen and the display should be functioning. It shouldn’t be bricked or blacklisted with no software locks. Normal wear and tear is acceptable.

Customers have to send their trade-in device to Samsung within 15 days of receiving their new device. If the trade-in device is not in good condition or not eligible for trade-in, the customer will have to pay Samsung the full trade-in value.

Those who are willing to trade-in any of the devices mentioned above can get two Galaxy S8s from Samsung for the price of one. They can also get the Galaxy S8+ by paying $100 extra for the second device.

This is a limited time promotion available on Samsung.com and the Shop Samsung App.


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