Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Deal: SanDisk's 400GB microSD card drops to $190

If your phone has a microSD slot (which is quick becoming a rarity), you might want to check out the SanDisk 400GB microSD card. It started at a hefty $230, but you can now have it for $190.

B&H Photo VideoAmazon and NewEgg have it at that price. Best Buy is charging $200.

There are smaller cards too, the 256GB ones start at $100 if you don’t need so much storage (there are faster, pricier versions of the 256GB card too).

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ to launch in India on March 6

Samsung will be launching the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones in India on March 6 at an event in New Delhi. The company has started sending out invitations to the media for the same.

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ are already up for pre-ordering on Samsung's website. Both devices are available in a choice of 64GB or 256GB in either Lilac Purple, Midnight Black or Coral Blue. Samsung is currently accepting INR 2000 as booking amount and the rest will have to be paid when the devices launch next week.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ can measure your blood pressure

When we read Samsung’s patent about measuring blood pressure with an optical sensor, we imagined it will be used on smartwatches in the future. So imagine our surprise to find out that the Galaxy S9 and S9+ have just such a sensor.

Besides blood pressure, the phone can measure your stress levels as well. Samsung also plans to expand Bixbi’s skills to allow it to judge the calories of a meal just by looking at it through the camera.

This tech was co-developed with the University of California San Francisco in a collaboration dubbed My BP Lab.

Sony announces A7 III full-frame mirrorless camera

Sony has announced the new A7 III, which includes a whole host of new features and improvements that brings it in line with the more prolific members of the A7 series, such as the A7R III and the A9.

The A7 III features a brand new full-frame 24.2MP backside illuminated EXMOR R CMOS sensor and an updated BIONZ X image processor. The ISO range has been expanded to ISO 100 - 51200. The dynamic range has been expanded to 15-stop but no one really knows what that means. The camera can shoot full resolution images at 10fps with continuous AF/AE for up to 177 JPEGs, 80 compressed RAWs and 40 uncompressed RAWs. It also includes in-body image stabilization for 5-axis stability when used with stabilized lenses.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ pricing for India leaks out

You can already pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in India but until now, we didn't know the official prices.

An alleged official listing clears things up, and details just how pricey Samsung's new flagship duo will be. According to the list prices the Galaxy S9 starts at around €780 for the 64GB and tops out at nearly €900. The Galaxy S9+ is almost €900 for the base 64GB model and stops just shy of €1000 for the 256 gig one.

Samsung Galaxy S9 64GB
INR 62,500
Samsung Galaxy S9 256GB
INR 71,000
Samsung Galaxy S9+ 64GB
INR 70,000
Samsung Galaxy S9+ 256GB
INR 79,000

Those prices are about what we expected from Samsung. Pre-orders for the Galaxy S9 duo are up in the USCanada and the UK and orders are expected to start shipping in early March.

Source: gsmarena

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Samsung's new ISOCELL sensor has on-board DRAM, shoots 960fps video

With the Galaxy S9 phones, the focus was on improving the camera. To that end, Samsung unveiled the ISOCELL Fast 2L3 image sensor with on-board DRAM and 960fps video recording.

The new ISOCELL Fast 2L3 sensor has a 3-layer design. Usually, the first layer holds the pixels that capture light, the second layer converts that into a digital information to be sent to the chipset for processing and finally to the phone’s RAM. Samsung has added a third layer, 512MB DRAM, that can quickly read and store the data from the sensor – much faster than the chipset can.

This enables video capture at 960fps for a cool 32x slow down. The sensor also features motion detection so it can start the slow-motion recording faster than you can.

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ go official with new hardware, old looks

Samsung has just unpacked the new Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ flagship duo in Barcelona. The new devices are helming Samsung's 2018 smartphone portfolio with new hardware but old looks.

Both S9 and S9+ retain the familiar glass-sandwich design with water-proofing, aluminum frame, curved Gorilla glasses, and everything. Samsung has trimmed the screen bezels a bit and thus both phones have smaller footprints than their respective predecessors - if insignificantly so.

Deal: SanDisk's 400GB microSD card drops to $190

If your phone has a microSD slot (which is quick becoming a rarity), you might want to check out the  SanDisk 400GB microSD card . It star...