Samsung announced the release of the SIM card-compliant curvy smart watch, Gear S. It will be released to the world starting in October, but its price has not been announced yet.
Gear S features a SIM card that is compatible with 3G networks so that users can make phone calls or send messages without connecting another smartphone device. The other interesting feature is that it supports healthcare or fitness functions like S Health and Nike+ Running.
Samsung announced the release of the Wi-Fi version of their Android tablet GALAXY Tab S in Japan. Its 10.5-inch and 8.4-inch Wi-Fi models will go on sale on August 1.
GALAXY Tab S has Super AMOLED display (2560 x 1600 pixel resolution). It produces a 1.3 times wider color gamut compared with regular LCD displays, which allows dark emerald green that was not possible to reproduce in the past.
On May 28 (U.S.A. time) in San Francisco, Samsung introduced their latest project, which focuses on healthcare related technology, called Samsung Digital Health. It is to encourage start-ups to develop highly-sophisticated health control devices or services that combine advanced sensor, algorithm, data collection, and analysis capability.
Samsung unveiled their latest Chrome OS notebook PC Chromebook 2. The 11.6-inch model (USD319.99) and 13.3-inch model (USD399.99) will be released in April in the U.S.
Since 2012, Samsung hasn't introduced a new Chromebook model. The new Chromebook 2 adopts a new CPU and is fully integrated with Google Hangouts, Google's video-chat platform, and HD 720p Web camera and 2 2W speakers. It is able to come back to active from sleep mode within less than a second and also from power-off mode within less than 10 seconds.