Samsung At IFA 2012: A Complete Roundup

A look at the range of gadgets showcased by Samsung at the recent tech event.

 
Samsung At IFA 2012: A Complete Roundup

You've already checked out Sony’s products at IFA 2012, so let's take a look at what Samsung has to offer to us in the next few months.

One might say Samsung’s luck has run out ever since it lost almost over a billion dollars to Apple, and is in a danger of having eight of its devices removed from the US market, but the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event at the IFA in Berlin was still quite eventful. With a little help from Microsoft, Samsung seems to have learnt to turn life’s lemons into lemonade!

You've already read about the GALAXY Note II, GALAXY Camera and ATIV Tab, and a sneak peek into the ATIV S Windows 8 smartphone. Let's start this round-up with the ATIV S Smartphone.


ATIV S
Samsung has branded Windows 8 tablets and phones as ATIV. What is Samsung offering on the first official Windows Phone 8 phone? Well, the 1.5 GHz dual-core processor with 1GB RAM is perfect for running Windows Phone 8. It has a 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED screen, and it comes with an 8 megapixel Auto Focus rear snapper able to shoot videos in Full HD with LED Flash and a front 1.9 megapixel VT camera. It is powered by a 2,300 mAh Li-ion battery, and will be available in 16 and 32 GB variants. Have a detailed look at the specs below:

  • Windows Phone 8.
  • 1.5 GHz dual-core processor with 1 GB of RAM.
  • HSPA 42Mbps 850/900/1900/2100MHz; EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900MHz.
  • 8 megapixel auto focus rear camera with led flash with full HD 1080p recording capability and a 1.9 megapixel VT secondary front camera.
  • 4.8" (121.9mm) HD Super AMOLED display.
  • Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5 GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Channel Bonding, NFC, A-GPS and Glonass.
  • 3.5mm Ear Jack.
  • 16/32GB User memory with microSD (SDXC support).
  • Proximity, Accelerometer, Geomagnetic, Ambient Light, Gyroscope sensors.
  • Li-ion 2300 mAh battery.
  • 5.4" (l) x 2.8" (w) x 0.4" (d); weighs 135 grammes.
  • Supported audio codecs: MP3, WMA, MP4, M4A, AAC.
  • Supported video codecs: H.263, H.264, WMV, MP4, M4V, MOV.
  • Sharing features such as Tap and Send (File sharing with NFC and BT/Wi-Fi) & Samsung Family Story.
  • Content Features & Services include Samsung ChatOn mobile communication service, Samsung Zone available at Windows Phone Marketplace, Photo Editor, Mini Diary, a daily briefing app named Now, Media and Music hub (currently restricted to the US).

There is no official information right now on availability and pricing.

Samsung At IFA 2012: A Complete Roundup
 

Samsung ATIV Smart PC and ATIV Smart PC Pro
So what do you get when you combine a notebook PC with a tablet PC — and throw in an S-Pen? The ATIV Smart PC and ATIV Smart PC Pro. Both these have an 11.6" 10-finger multi touch display and come with Windows 8. The S-Pen now comes with 1024-level pressure sensitivity for catering to the demands of professional designers. Both devices are missing additional video memory, and have settled for Intel HD Graphics. They come with a microHDMI port miniSD slot and two extra USB 2.0 ports on the keyboard dock. 

Let’s have a look the differences between the two: As the name suggests, the Smart PC Pro has higher specs — Intel Core i5 processor, 4 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, USB 3.0 port and Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution display. The Smart PC is slimmer, and has lower specs: Next-gen Intel Atom processor, 128 GB flash memory, a USB 2.0 port and a 1366 x 768 resolution display. What baffles us most is that despite being the higher-specced version, the Smart PC Pro has a 5 MP camera (on the rear), while the Smart PC has an 8 MP one. The front camera is the same (2MP).

Detailed specs of the ATIV Smart PC:

  • OS: Windows 8.
  • Processor: Next generation Intel Atom Processor.
  • RAM: LPDDR 2GB.
  • Storage: 128GB eMMC.
  • Interfaces: Wired LAN - USB-to-Ethernet Dongle, Wireless LAN - 802.11 a/b/g/n/, Wireless WAN - 4G/LTE, 3G, Bluetooth: 4.0.
  • Ports: USB2.0x1, USB2.0x2 (on the Key board dock), mHDMI, microSD.
  • Display: 11.6" PLS type, HD (1366 x 768) display with 400nit brightness.
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics.
  • Camera: Front 2MP, Rear 8MP (w/ flash).
  • Weight: 750g (without keyboard) / 1.48kg (with keyboard).
  • Dimensions: 11.96" (l) x 7.45" (w) x 0.38" (d) (without keyboard); 0.78" (d) with keyboard.
  • Battery: 31Wh capacity, 13.5 hours of backup.
  • Input Devices: Keyboard dock (80/81keys), Digitizer Pen, Multi-Touch.
  • Included AC adapter.

Samsung At IFA 2012: A Complete Roundup

Detailed specs of the ATIV Smart PC Pro:

  • OS: Windows 8.
  • Processor: Intel Core i5.
  • RAM: DDR 4GB.
  • Storage: Up to 256GB SSD.
  • Interfaces: Wired LAN - USB-to-Ethernet Dongle, Wireless LAN - 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wireless WAN - 4G/LTE, 3G.
  • Bluetooth: 4.0.
  • I/O Ports: USB3.0x1, USB2.0x2 (on keyboard dock), mHDMI, microSD.
  • Display: 11.6” PLS type Full HD (1920 x 1080), 400nit brightness.
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics.
  • Camera: Front 2MP, Rear 5MP.
  • Weight: 884 g (without keyboard) / 1.6 kg (with keyboard).
  • Dimensions: 11.96" (l) x 7.45" (w) x 0.46" (d) (without keyboard), 0.86" (d) with keyboard.
  • Battery: 47 Wh capacity, 8 hours of backup.
  • Input Devices: Keyboard dock (80/81keys), Digitizer Pen, Multi-Touch.
  • Included AC adapter.

There's no information so far on pricing and availability.

Samsung At IFA 2012: A Complete Roundup

Samsung Series 7 and Series 5 AIOs
Windows 8 has given manufacturers the leeway to come up with some really nifty products. Sony has already done the Vaio Duo 11 and Vaio Tap 20. Samsung has the Samsung Series 7 and Series 5 AIOs. These make use of 10-finger multi-touch control and hand gesture commands to interact with Windows 8, which runs on 3rd-generation Intel Core processors. The RAM can be up to 8GB, depending on the customer's choice, and dedicated HD graphics is sure to bring life to its 1920 x 1080 resolution display. Users have been given the option to go up to 1TB memory space using standard HDDs, or they can opt for 64GB SSD.

There are two variants of the Series 7 AIOs — 27" and 23". Here are the individual technical specs:

Samsung AIO Series 7 (27”)

  • WQHD / Full HD, Glossy, PLS/ TN 27" display; 300nit / 300nit brightness.
  • Capacitive type (10 points multi touch).
  • (W x D x H): 25.6" x 19" x 7.4";Weight: 11.2 Kg.
  • Keyboard: Wireless.
  • Operating System: Genuine Windows 8 32/64-bit.
  • Processor:  Intel Core i7/i5/i3.
  • Main Chipset: Intel 7 Series Express Chipset (H77).
  • System Memory: Up to 8GB DDR3 1600MHz.
  • Memory Slot: 2 x SoDIMM.
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7850M Up to GDDR5 2GB.
  • HD Audio sound with Dolby Home Theater; 14W Speaker.
  • Integrated Camera: 720p HD (Hand Gesture Recognition).
  • Hard Disk Drive: Up to 1TB HDD + 64GB SSD; Optical Disk Drive: Blu-ray/DVD-SM.
  • Wired LAN: 10/100/1000 Gigabit LAN, Wi-Fi 802.11 abgn;Bluetooth 4.0.
  • I\O Ports: 3xUSB 2.0, HDMI in/out, LAN, DC-in, DP-in, TV (rear); 2xUSB 3.0, Audio(in/out), 3-in-1 Multi-card slot (side); Security Slot.
  • Input Devices: Wireless Keyboard/Mouse, Remote Controller.
  • AC Adapter: 200W.
  • Colours: Black.

The 23-inch version differs from the 27-inch one in the following, with other specs being the same:

  • Dimension (W x D x H): 22.6" x 17.3" x 7.4".
  • Weight: 8.5Kg.
  • Processor: Intel Core i5/i3/PDC.
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7690M Up to GDDR5 1GB.
  • Hard Disk Drive: Up to 1TB HDD.

The Samsung Series 7 and Series 7 All-In-One PCs will be available from October 26, 2012. Prices start from $1,099 (Rs 61K) and go up to $1,699 (Rs 95K), while the series 5 comes at $749 (Rs 42K). Get more details from the official press release.

Samsung At IFA 2012: A Complete Roundup
 

The Samsung Series 5 AIO will be available for $749 (Rs 41K), but the availability date is still unknown. The detailed specifications include:

  • Full HD, Glossy, PLS/ TN, 27" screen.
  • Brightness: 300nit / 300nit.
  • Capacitive type (10 points multi touch).
  • Keyboard: Wireless.
  • Operating System: Genuine Windows 8 32/64-bit.
  • Processor:  Intel Core i3-3220T Processor.
  • System Memory: Up to 8GB DDR3 1600MHz.
  • Memory Slot: 2 x SoDIMM.
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000.
  • HD Audio sound with Dolby Home Theater; 14W Speaker.
  • Integrated Camera: 720p HD (Hand Gesture Recognition).
  • Hard Disk Drive: 500GB, Optical Disk Drive: DVD +/-RW Super Multi Dual Layer (S-ATA).
  • Wired LAN: 10/100/1000 Gigabit LAN, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0 HS.
  • I/O Ports: 3xUSB 2.0, HDMI in/out, LAN, DC-in, DP-in, TV (rear); 2xUSB 3.0, Audio(in/out), 3-in-1 Multi-card slot (side); Security Slot.
  • Input Devices: Wireless Keyboard/Mouse, Remote Controller.
  • AC Adapter: 200W.

Samsung At IFA 2012: A Complete Roundup


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