Android 4.4 Kitkat Coming To Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2

Do you feel like your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 or Galaxy S3 is outdated and you want to get a new one? This news might make you hold your phone more for a few months or so.  Samsung has announced that the much-awaited Android 4.4 Kitkat update will be coming to your Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 soon!

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According to foreign blog TalkAndroid, the update for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 owner will come this month while Samsung Galaxy S3 owner will get the update in early May. No word yet what kind of changes will it bring to the your phones. Stay tuned.

Globe Offers Samsung Galaxy Forever Plan

Are you a loyal Samsung Galaxy user? Do replace your Galaxy device every year? We have some good news for you! Globe Telecom has  recently launched a unique postpaid plan for Samsung Galaxy users called the Galaxy Forever Plan. It is quite similar to Globe’s iPhone Forever Plan in which a subscriber can own a new Samsung Galaxy flagship every year without waiting for its 24-month contract to finish.

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The Samsung Galaxy S5

A subscriber will get a Samsung Galaxy device after 12 months by renewing their contract and trading in their old Galaxy device and pay for a smaller cash out of the new device or pay the full one time fee if the subscriber wants to retain the old device.

Here are the available Galaxy Forever Plans:

Galaxy Forever Plan 1599

  • Samsung Galaxy S5 with P16,800 cash out
  • 1.5GB GoSurf consumable data
  • Free 6 months Spotify premium
  • Unlimited calls and text to Globe/TM or unlimited texts to all networks

Galaxy Forever Plan 1999

  • Samsung Galaxy S5 with P14,800 cash out
  • 3GB GoSurf consumable data
  • Free 6 months Spotify premium
  • Unlimited calls and texts to Globe/TM or unlimited texts to all networks

Galaxy Forever Plan 2499

  • Samsung Galaxy S5 with 12,800 cash out
  • 5GB GoSurf consumable data
  • Free 6 months Spotify premium
  • Unlimited calls and texts to Globe/TM or unlimited texts to all networks

Subscribers can sign up for the new Galaxy Forever Plan until July 31, 2014. Check out more about the Samsung Galaxy S5 here.

 

Samsung Galaxy S5 Unboxing and Initial Impressions

Samsung Galaxy S5 is officially out today and we are lucky to be one of the first to own one. Unveiled in February earlier this year, one notable feature  is bein water and dust resistant, a feature present in Sony Xperia Z2. Another additional features are the heart rate monitor and the fingerprint scanner. Before we get excited, let’s unbox it first.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 specs:

  • 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16/32GB internal memory expandable via MicroSD up to 128GB – WOW!!!
  • 5.1-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display (1080 x 1920 pixels) 432 ppi
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • IP67 – water and dust resistant
  • 16 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus, image stabilization and LED flash
  • 2 megapixel rear facing camera
  • LTE, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, DLNA, WIFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, Infrared Port
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Nano SIM
  • 2,800 mAh battery
  • Android 4.4 Kitkat

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So what’s inside the box? We have here some manuals, USB, headset, extra earbuds, and adapter. Now let’s get focused with the unit itself.

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We have the white variant here and we do like it. The S5 has less curves, a bit taller and thinner than its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S5.  Samsung has opted to let go of the shiny back cover for a matte dotted design and finish which we really do like.

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 (left) and the Samsung Galaxy S5 (right)

A bigger screen is a big welcome to from 4.95-inches of the S4, the S5 now has a 5.1-inches. It is still the same beautiful screen we’ve seen from the Galaxy S4 only bigger.

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Overall, it is a big improvement when it comes to design alone. Its a good move that Samsung ditched the S4’s shiny back cover in favor for matte finish. We will reserve the Antutu Benchmarks, speed tests, camera and software performance on our full review.

 

Fourth Generation Samsung Galaxy Tab Series Announced

This is actually a late post already. Weeks ago, Samsung has announced the fourth generation Galaxy Tab series. These are few changes from its predecessors so let’s check out the specs.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 specs:

  • comes with LTE + WiFi, 3G only and WiFi only models
  • 1.2GHz Quad Core processor
  • 1.5GB RAM
  • 8/16GB internal storage expandable via MicroSD up to 64GB
  • 7-inch TFT display (1280 x 800 pixels) 216 ppi
  • 3.15 megapixel rear facing camera
  • 1.3 megapixel front facing camera
  • LTE, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 specs:

  • comes with LTE + WiFi, 3G only and WiFi only models
  • 1.2GHz Quad Core processor
  • 1.5GB RAM
  • 16GB internal memory expandable via MicroSD up to 32GB
  • 8-inch TFT display (1280 x 800 pixels)
  • 3.15 megapixel rear facing camera
  • 1.3 megapixel front facing camera
  • LTE, WiFi, WiFi Direct, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0
  •  GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
  • 4,450 mAh battery
  • Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 specs:

  • comes with LTE _ WiFi, 3G only and WiFi only models
  • 1.2GHz Quad Core processor
  • 1.5GB RAM
  • 16GB  internal memory expandable via MicroSD up to 64GB
  • 10.1-inch TFT  display (1280 x 800 pixels)
  • 3.15 megapixel rear facing camera
  • 1.3 megapixel front facing camera
  • LTE, WiFi, WiFi Direct, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
  • 6,800 mAh battery
  • Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Samsung Galaxy Ace Style Announced

Samsung has announced its latest entry level Android smartphone called the Samsung Galaxy Ace Style. Now, what’s so special about this phone is its NFC capabilities.

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Samsung Galaxy Ace Style specs:

  • 1.2GHz Dual Core processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB internal memory expandable via MicroSD up to 64GB
  • 4-inch WVGA TFT display (800 x 480) 233 ppi
  • 5 megapixel camera with autofocus
  • VGA front facing camera
  • 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
  • 1,500 mAh battery
  • Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

The Samsung Galaxy Ace Style will be available globally this April.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 and Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 Launched Locally

Samsung Mobile Philippines has launched the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 and Galaxy Note Pro 12.2. It seems that Samsung will be offering WiFi only versions of these tablets on our shores.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 specs;

  • 2.3GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor
  • Adreno 330 graphics
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage expandable via MicroSD up to 64GB
  • 8.4-inch HD Super Clear LCD display (1600 x 2560 pixels) 359 ppi
  • 8 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • 2 megapixel front facing camera
  • WiFi, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS, GLONASS
  • 4,800 mAh battery
  • Android 4.4 Kitkat
  • SRP: P18,990

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Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 specs

  • 1.9GHz Quad Core Cortex A15 and 1.3GHz Quad Core Cortex A7 Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5420 processor
  • Mali T628 MP6 processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal memory expandable via MicroSD up to 64GB
  • 12.2-inch HD Super Clear LCD display (2560 x 1600 pixels) 247ppi
  • 8 megapixel front facing camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • 2 megapixel front facing camera
  • WiFi, WiFi direct, Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS, GLONASS
  • Android 4.4 Kitkat
  • SRP: P36,990

Both tablets are now available on Samsung stores and retailers.

Globe Bares Pricing For The Samsung Galaxy S5

Globe has announced its postpaid pricing for the Samsung Galaxy S5. Check it out below:

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Globe has not released any pricing for its prepaid subscribers. We are lucky enough to place a pre-order of the Samsung Galaxy S5. Our unit will be delivered probably on April 11, 2014 which is also the Philippine launch of the new Samsung flagship. Expect our unboxing and first impressions ASAP.

Do you want to place your pre-order for the Samsung Galaxy S5? Click here.