Liveblog: Samsung Press Conference
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Jan 6, 2014, 4:00 PM by Rich Brome @rbrome
Samsung dominates CES like no other company. Some years, they announce new phones. Tune in to our liveblog right here for any and all phone-related news from their press conference the second it's announced.
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Jan 6, 2014, 6:00 PM: Yep, that's it! No new phones, not even so much as a mention of anything Galaxy S or the Galaxy Round. Just tablets and a Michael Bay implosion. Good night!
Jan 6, 2014, 5:56 PM: Looks like wrap-up time.
Jan 6, 2014, 5:55 PM: Galaxy Camera 2 gets a mention, but that's it.
Jan 6, 2014, 5:55 PM: Now on to cameras... starting with new lenses.
Jan 6, 2014, 5:53 PM: The Tab Pro also comes in 10-inch and 8.4-inch sizes.
Jan 6, 2014, 5:53 PM: These can download over LTE AND Wi-Fi at the same time for maximum speed. Neat-o!
Jan 6, 2014, 5:52 PM: Specs: Android 4.4, 3 GB RAM, and Wi-Fi 802.11ac with MIMO.
Jan 6, 2014, 5:51 PM: S Pen on the 12" Note Pro works just like on the Note 3, including drawing a box to summon a mini-app.
Jan 6, 2014, 5:50 PM: Multi-window feature allows 2-4 apps on screen at once. (This is all for the 12-inch Note Pro and Tab Pro, so far, by the way.)
Jan 6, 2014, 5:49 PM: Um, this "Magazine UX" looks exactly... exactly like FlipBoard.
Jan 6, 2014, 5:48 PM: "It all begins with this expensive display." I think he meant expansive...
Jan 6, 2014, 5:47 PM: Announcing the Tab|Pro and Note|Pro. Note|Pros have the S Pen, of course.
Jan 6, 2014, 5:45 PM: It's looking like mostly just tablets based on the promo video, and that's the rumor we heard in advance.
Jan 6, 2014, 5:44 PM: Now mobile devices... finally!
Jan 6, 2014, 5:42 PM: "Now on to dishwashers" (loud "woo!" from the audience) (laughter)
Jan 6, 2014, 5:36 PM: Now on to kitchen appliances. Dramatic shot of butter melting, followed by dramatic shot of water boiling. No joke.
Jan 6, 2014, 5:33 PM: Maybe I should start TV Scoop. This stuff is neat. They just announced some impressive partnerships for Ultra HD content. And a bendable TV! You press a button and your Ultra HD flat-screen becomes a curved screen. Neat!
Jan 6, 2014, 5:29 PM: Samsung's 2014 TVs have quad-core processors.
Jan 6, 2014, 5:27 PM: That was reeeally awkward.
Jan 6, 2014, 5:25 PM: Now Michael Bay on stage, flubbing it because his teleprompter isn;t working. Awkward silence. Michael Bay got weirdly flustered, apologized, and left the stage.
Jan 6, 2014, 5:24 PM: Massive curved TVs are flying out of trap doors and across the stage. The big one is 105". It looks pretty bonkers.
Jan 6, 2014, 5:20 PM: Next up: Joe Stinziano, Executive Vive President, Samsung Electronics America, to talk Ultra HD.
Jan 6, 2014, 5:19 PM: "Second screen and UHD are awesome". Paraphrasing, but that's pretty much all Mark had to say in his 20 seconds on stage.
Jan 6, 2014, 5:16 PM: Mark Cuban on stage.
Jan 6, 2014, 5:15 PM: Now talking sports: basketball integration and a PGA partnership for a golf app, for TVs and mobile devices.
Jan 6, 2014, 5:14 PM: "Samsung Smart Home" is an app for Samsung TVs and mobile devices. It accepts pre-defined voice commands like "Going out" and "movie mode". You can trigger it from a Galaxy Gear, for example. It will control your Samsung (and other brand) devices to dim lights, turn off A/C, adjust TV, etc. Opening up the protocol to other manufacturer is a good step, but of course needs partner support.
Jan 6, 2014, 5:11 PM: Tablets are big. People watch TV online. Chromebooks are "a thing" now.
Jan 6, 2014, 5:10 PM: The CEO's remarks were predictably generic. The future will be great, and Samsung will bring it to you. Got it. Next up: Tim Baxter, President, Samsung Electronics America.
Jan 6, 2014, 5:09 PM: The stage is massive.
Jan 6, 2014, 5:01 PM: Samsung President & CEO BK Yoon is on stage.
Jan 6, 2014, 5:00 PM: Here we go.
Jan 6, 2014, 4:59 PM: Starting any minute now!
Jan 6, 2014, 4:56 PM: FYI, with a few thousand people in this room, our connection could be iffy. Unfortunately, photo uploading is especially sketchy. We'll do our best.
Jan 6, 2014, 4:36 PM: We're seated up front and ready to go!
Feb 9, 2022
Samsung today announced its lineup of flagship phones for 2022: the Galaxy S22 series. The top-end S22 Ultra sees the biggest changes as it essentially absorbs Samsung's Note series with an integrated S Pen stylus and a more Note-like shape and design, instead of the Contour Cut design of the other models.
Sep 7, 2022
Apple has revealed the iPhone 14 series, with new features, improved specs, and new size options. In place of a Mini option, the iPhone 14 will come in the same 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch screen size options as the Pro models.
Aug 10, 2022
Samsung has announced its newest generation of foldable phones: the Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4. Both have similar designs and features compared to their predecessors, with a slew of small updates and refinements across the board.
TCL is showing off a concept phone at CES that it calls the NXTPAPER Phone, a phone that implements the paper-like display technology the company has put in some of its recents tablets. Unlike almost all other phones on the market today, the display surface has a matte finish, somewhat like paper, instead of the usual glossy glass.
Jan 11, 2021
TCL today formally unveiled the TCL 20 Series, a lineup of five TCL-branded phones for 2021. The company provided details on the first two models launching this month — the TCL 20 5G and TCL 20 SE (shown) — and teased three additional models "coming soon": the TCL 20 Pro 5G, TCL 20L, and TCL 20S.
In the words of the admirable Captain Jean-Luc Picard:
Make it so!
Btw, what benefits come from a TV that bends?