Nature has worn new garniture with the tinge of winter. People bask in the pleasant sunshine in the morning or put on a jacket or a shawl at night to embrace the chilling winter wind. This is a time to sip on your warm cup of tea while gazing upon poetry. But the digital natives find warmth in new smart devices. Considering the ambience, Samsung Bangladesh is going to launch its latest smartphone Galaxy M30s. Already, the handset has made its landfall in India and waiting to be available in Bangladesh soon.
Usually, Samsung M series handsets offer more than just a known brand name. The speedy performance with a long-lasting battery and amazing latest features has already given this smartphone a special stature among the tech-savvy generation. Galaxy M30s is also not the exception. It is much handier than we expected, considering the mighty 6,000 mAh battery. The special features of the device include:
Display: Moving to the front, we are greeted
with a familiar 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with a Full HD+ resolution of
1080 x 2400 pixels and a small Infinity-U notch on the top.
Camera: The handset has a triple camera
setup at the back, consisting of a 48-megapixel main sensor and an 8-megapixel wide-angle
camera and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. A 16- megapixel camera is also attached
for creating amazing selfies.
Processor: The Exynos 9611 octa-core
processor of the smartphone is capable of delivering unparalleled gaming
experience without any hiccups. It is run by the Android 9 Pie version.
RAM: It also sports 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM
Battery: Galaxy M30s houses a massive
6,000mAh battery. A 15-watt fast charger is also included in the accessories.
To sum up, the Galaxy M series smartphones
have already been felicitated in the market. It is highly expected that the
Galaxy M30s will also uphold its reputation.
No one in South Korea or Lee Byung-Chul himself had ever thought that his small grocery store will one day become a multi-billion-dollar company. A company that will change the history of innovation in the world. This little venture, now as we know as Samsung, has reshaped the world with its incredible innovation and technology.
Since November 1, 1938, the beginning of the company; Samsung has expanded into various businesses including construction, insurance, retail business, and shipbuilding.
After 32 years of its inception, the company produced its first-ever electronic product – 12-inch black and white television.
Driven by the simple but profound goal of creating meaningful innovation, Samsung has pushed the limits of mobile technology and set the standard for what the smartphone can and should be. Right from the beginning, the company saw the potential of turning the mobile phone into a multi-functional device. The release of TV phone in 1999 brought entertainment to the palm of our hands, while the built-in 10-megapixel camera on the Samsung B600 brought high-quality photography and the mobile phone together.
The Galaxy series
In 2002, Samsung launched the True Color Phone, introducing the world to the active matrix LCD display, and paving the way for the innovations in mobile display technology that are synonymous with the Galaxy series. Over the years the Galaxy series continued to break new ground, improving and expanding the smartphone experience with each new device. With its Galaxy Note series, Samsung introduced a new category of smartphones – the phablet – which has been widely copied by competitors. Currently, Samsung is the world’s largest manufacturer of mobile phones.
Ever since the original black and
white TV, Samsung has been introducing cutting-edge technologies across its
consumer electronics, home appliances, and mobile businesses. The company’s
innovation process began with research conducted by multidisciplinary teams of
designers, engineers, marketers, ethnographers, musicians, and writers, who
searched for users’ unmet need and identify the cultural, technological, and
Style and substance
Samsung has built an impressive
record on design, garnering more awards than any other company in recent years.
The bold design of its televisions often defies conventional style. Samsung has
been the world’s number one TV manufacturer for 13 consecutive years now. The
company’s market-leading journey began in 2006 when Samsung unveiled the
Bordeaux TV with an LCD display.
Inspired by the round-shaped glasses, the Bordeaux laid the foundation for a new era of TV design. A couple of years later, Samsung launched the world’s first edge-lit TV, before introducing LED TVs in 2009, followed by a groundbreaking development of Smart TVs on 2011, where they enabled internet access on television. From then onwards, Samsung brought many other pioneering developments starting from first curved OLED to the latest QLED 8k TVs.
Let’s not forget, Samsung has also
developed various home and kitchen appliances. The company’s ground-breaking
and consumer-focused products have challenged the routines and stereotypes, by
leading the market into delivering true innovations and convenience to its
valued consumers. Samsung will maintain the market leadership position with
premium, innovative products like the FamilyHub refrigerator featuring advanced
voice recognition technology that is guaranteed to improve family communication,
the FlexWash washing machine which can support two simultaneous or separate
washes of different clothing capacities and fabric types, and the WindFree air
conditioner for staying cool without direct wind.
Samsung Electronics rapid rise and
technical achievements put the company in the spotlight in the semiconductor
industry. Its 4-megabit chip, in fact, had made the company the leading global
producer of DRAM (dynamic random-access memory) chips by early 1995. Currently,
Samsung is the largest memory chip manufacturer in the world.
Changing the world with innovation
The innovation that Samsung has
brought for the last 50 years has opened up the world to endless possibilities
for consumers everywhere. The next chapter of electronics industry story will
soon begin, and one thing can be said for sure: Samsung will continue to
develop meaningful breakthrough designs to help you do more of what you love.
In this new era, people are
increasingly using their smartphones to share live interactions – capturing
spontaneous photos, streaming live video, and connecting over on shared
experiences that are happening in real-time. And built to drive this evolution,
the Galaxy A-series offers compelling innovations: captivating full-screen
displays, innovative cameras, and intelligent batteries.
Consequently, Galaxy A-series has
been one of the best-selling smartphones in Bangladesh. The series has been
part of the mid-tier range introducing some of the innovative cameras in the
market, starting from ultra-wide to the first rotating camera. The innovative
cameras fit more of your world in the shot or capture moments in different lighting.
Your day shots stay crisp, and your night shots pull in more light for less
noise and sharp detail. You can even make your subjects stand out by playing
with the background blur. For example, Galaxy A50, one of the most popular
phones, has a triple camera which consists of a 123-degree field of vision like
the human eye and 25MP camera for bright clear photos. Several market research
sources have confirmed that Galaxy A10, Galaxy A20 and Galaxy A50 are already
in the top 10 bestselling smartphone list of 2019.
Photo isn’t just a photo with Galaxy
A-series. You can decorate your memories with fun AR stickers, stamps, and
filters to continue the fun even after you nailed the shot. Now you have even
more ways to express yourself and play around with personalized AR emojis – no
Additionally, with edge-to-edge Infinity-U Display, you will be able to immerse yourself in your favourite sitcom or games. With the near bezel-less screen, all the smartphones in Galaxy A-series, such as Galaxy A30s, is redesigning entertainment to give you more of what you love – dive into your favourite vlogs and Livestream.
Moreover, when you are doing live streaming,
you need a phone that can last throughout the entire time. For this reason,
Galaxy A-series batteries are both intelligent and powerful. Whether you are
having a texting marathon with your friends or live streaming, you don’t have
to worry about charging it for the entire day. And most importantly, the
smartphones support fast charging, so that you can get back to doing what you
do and not miss out on life.
Galaxy A-series have many other
innovative features to make your life easier. To continue the fun and the era
of `Ready for More’, Samsung is bringing a new smartphone for As-series –
Galaxy A50 has been a great phone –
budget-friendly, innovative triple camera, stunning display, sleek design,
solid performance, and powerful battery. Galaxy A50s will be the upgraded
version of this stunning phone which shook the mid-range phone market.
With a new design that has been
inspired by the geometric pattern and futuristic holographic effect on the
back, Galaxy A50s flaunts a stylish look and feel. It has enhanced the camera
features of Galaxy A50 and will take the photos to the next level. Galaxy A50s
will be a powerful smartphone and will deliver the next-level performance to
essential everyday features. So, get ready to impress the world with Samsung
Samsung Bangladesh has unveiled the QLED 8K TV, offering a new world of resolution that brings a new dimension of reality, on Saturday, September 28, 2019, at a grand launching event at Dhaka. Mr Seungwon Youn, Managing Director; M. Shahriar Bin Lutfor, Head of CE Business; Khandaker Ashik Iqbal, Head of Marketing, CE Business and other high officials of Samsung Bangladesh were present during the launch event.
Samsung QLED 8K TV comes with a real 8K resolution that is powered by a Quantum Processor 8K. This TV offers a completely new and unmatched realistic viewing experience. With its new world of resolution, the Samsung QLED 8K brings a new dimension of reality in the living room on a large screen. With 33 million pixels, this innovation from Samsung offers ultimate clarity with a resolution four times the resolution of 4K. It creates an incredibly natural, almost 3-dimensional depth, so objects appear much closer, while the background disappears into the distance. Without wearing 3D glasses, viewers can deeply immerse themselves in their favourite content. Quantum Processor 8K is the TV’s AI brain. It provides a truly holistic AI experience. With its artificial intelligence, this TV can upscale low-resolution picture into an 8K resolution.
The Samsung QLED 8K TV comes
with a unique lighting control technology that uses two different layers of
light to deliver accurate pictures from all viewing angles. With its Bixby 2.0
AI voice command technology users can command through One Remote control and
get relevant and useful information from TV. The Samsung QLED perfectly solves
the problem of cable clutter. Incidentally, the TV also offers a single box accommodating
all cables connecting to the TV and an all-in-one invisible cable connecting to
the TV ensuring absolute efficiency.
Regarding the launch of Samsung QLED 8K TV in Bangladesh, Managing Director of Samsung Bangladesh Mr Seungwon Youn said, “Samsung QLED 8K TV offers the ultimate viewing experience on television. In this era of digitization of entertainment contents, viewers are preferring television over any other media to fulfil the desire for entertainment. With real 8K resolution, your living room will turn in a window to the new dimension of realistic visual experience.” The Samsung QLED 8K TV will be available starting from BDT 15,90,000.
Samsung Electronics Bangladesh has recently launched its latest Smart TVs, R Series with industry-first unique benefits such as personal computer, music system, home cloud, live cast, and two-way sharing. It has been launched under the ‘Unbox Magic Everyday’ campaign which resonates with the lifestyle of millennials offering meaningful benefits to them.
Regarding the launch, Shahriar Bin Lutfor, Head of Business, Consumer Electronics, Samsung Bangladesh said, “With Samsung’s commitment to deliver the best in class products, we are proud to deliver our most innovative and immersive lineup to date, and to give users more than they ever thought was possible before.”
The new TV-line up along with these never-seen-before benefits will redefine the term ‘Smart’ in Smart TVs and take the home entertainment experience to a whole new level. Along with the revolutionary new smart features, all the Smart TVs come with unmatched picture quality ranging from the High Definition (HD) range with Ultra Pix technology to the Ultra High Definition (UHD) 4K models, featuring superior colors, stunning details, and contrast levels.
With the personal computer feature, people can now transform their TV into a computer. Customers can createPPT/Excel/Worddocumentsdirectly from the TVand share them. They can even mirror their laptop on the Smart TV wirelessly.Also,users canremotely access their laptop or personal computer fromhome oranyotherlocation.
The music system has colorful graphics and granular controls. Customers can manageUSBdevice playlists and create an immersive musical experience with external speakers. Now Samsung Smart TV will also transform into a virtual cloud to automatically store important files such as photos and videos from the customer’s smartphonethrough Samsung account.
The live cast feature will let people share a live video over bandwidth to the TVs using the SmartThings app, which is available on most Android devices. Moreover, two-way sharing will let customers share videos, music, and even live TV from phone to TV and vice versa.
Furthermore, Samsung has launched as many as 13 models on R-Series TV, starting with the 43-inch model that starts at BDT 56,900, while the top-most model comes with a 75-inch that is priced at BDT 449,900. Samsung Bangladesh is providing an introductory offer for the customers which will continue till September 30, 2019. During this campaign period, customers will receive cashback on all the 13 models for up to BDT 25,000. Exchange offercan also be availed in the campaign.
It is not always possible to buy expensive high-end smartphones. Especially, for those living in a budget. Here are a small recommendation of budget smartphones, all under Tk. 25,000. These smartphones pack a hefty amount of features that will satisfy your phone needs.
Samsung Galaxy A50
The Samsung Galaxy A50 was released in March of 2019. The smartphone comes with 6.4 inches of Super AMOLED glass notched touchscreen. It has a pixel density of 403 ppi and a 4000 mAh battery. It comes packed with fast charging to keep it going through the day. It’s also rocking an Exynos 9610 chipset that houses eight cores; either 4 or 6 gigabytes worth of ram and either 64 or 128 gigs of internal storage. In case that was not enough, it also offers expandable microSD storage up to a whopping one terabyte.
On the camera side, it boasts triple cameras on the back and one selfie camera.
The triple cameras on the back consist of 25 megapixels, 8 megapixels ultra-wide unit. The last one has 5 megapixels with a depth sensor. These also allow for video recordings at up to 1080p resolution and thirty frames per second and HDR functionality. The selfie camera is 25 megapixels. This allows for video recording at 1080p resolution and thirty frames per second and HDR functionality.
Besides these, A50 has a headphone jack, USB-C, Bluetooth 5.0, a fingerprint sensor under the screen, NFC, accelerometer, 4G, dual sim capabilities and other great small features. The screen to body ratio is an incredible 84.90%. Running everything under the hood is Android Pie (9.0) which is the latest version of Android. All this comes in only at a weight of 169 grams.
The first thing to mention for this smartphone is the teardrop notch on the screen. The screen itself is a 6.3 inches capacitive touchscreen. Packing a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and a pixel density of 409 ppi. The battery is 5000 mAh with fast charging.
Samsung Galaxy M20 comes with the Exynos 7904 chip and two variants for storage options. One option is to get 4 gigabytes of ram and 64 gigabytes of internal storage. Another option is to get 3 gigabytes of ram and 3 gigabytes of internal storage. Both allow expandable storage in the form of MicroSD slot up to one terabyte.
The M20 boasts dual cameras on the back and one selfie camera. The selfie camera is 8 megapixels and HDR-enabled which also records videos at 1080p resolution at 30fps. These also have HDR functionality and record videos at 1080p and 30 fps.
One of the dual cameras is 13 megapixels and the other is a 5-megapixel ultra-wide.
All the usual necessities also make appearances as expected. From USB Type-C to a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth 5.0 and 4g capabilities, dual sim and of course, a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Running everything is Android Oreo (8.0) which is upgradable to Android Pie (9.0). The whole smartphone weighs a respectable 186 grams.
The Honor 10 Lite comes in a total of five different variants. There is a 6 gigs ram version that can either have 64 gigs of internal storage or 128 gigs of internal storage. There are 64 gigs of internal storage option that either has 3 or 4 gigs of ram. Finally, there is a 32 gigs internal storage option with 3 gigabytes of ram. No matter which version you choose, you will also be getting expandable storage via micro SD card up to 1 terabyte. Although, the SD card will take up one sim slot.
The smartphone sports a 6.21 inches LCD capacitive notched display at a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and a 3400 mAh battery. On the back, it’s a dual-camera setup. One of the cameras is 13 megapixels and the other is 2 megapixels. They can record videos at 1080p resolution at 60 fps. The selfie camera is 24 megapixels which also records videos at 1080p at 30 fps. Both the front and back cameras have HDR functionality.
This device is geared towards taking selfies.
Under the hood, on the hardware side, running everything is the Hisilicon Kirin 710 octa-core CPU. On the software side, it comes with the latest Android operating system, Android Pie (9.0), with EMUI 9.1 on top of it. The Honor Lite 10 also comes with a 3.5 mm headphone jack, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, fast charging capability, and other miscellaneous features. It does not have a USB Type-C port though. Altogether, the device weighs only 162 grams.
Whether at home, outdoors or just hanging out with friends, good Bluetooth speakers are amazing accessories to have in one’s arsenal. Most gadget store in Dhaka these days offers a large range of speakers from cheap knock off to high-end sound systems.
But finding the perfect Bluetooth speaker for oneself can be quite exhausting with the seemingly endless options.
The price, brand, design, portability, sound quality, battery life and durability are some of the key factors to consider when buying a worthwhile Bluetooth speaker.
That’s where we come in with five of the best lower to mid-ranged (BDT 2500–6000), portable Bluetooth speakers you can find that will provide a worthy bang for the buck.
JBL Clip 3
The JBL brand is synonymous with great sound quality and durability and the clip 3 is no exception. Priced around 5100-5800 bdt, depending on where you buy it from, the clip 3 provides a powerful yet light and sleek option which can last for 10 hours at a stretch. With a durable exterior and being waterproof, it’s great for any adventure or indoor use. It’s also available in a number of colour variants. Overall it’s a versatile speaker with the signature JBL sounds.
Logitech X50 is a great budget speaker for anyone who’s looking for a cheaper alternative. It’ll cost around 2500 bdt but it is definitely worth the price. It has a battery life that can last for 7 to 10 hours straight with a light and compact build. This speaker may not be as durable as some of the others in our listwith its plastic body, but it is still quite tough and sturdy for its price with good sound quality. Also comes in three different colour variants.
Creative Muvo 2C
The Creative Muvo 2C is a pocket-sized dynamite in terms of portable Bluetooth speakers. The Creative Muvo 2C is a very light and compact yet strong and durable speaker as well as being water and dust resistant. The speaker also comes equipped with a bass radiator which is rarely seen in such small devices. Although its battery life is lower than other speakers on the list, clocking in just around 6hrs. It will cost around 3700 bdt.
Anker SoundCore Sport XL
If powerful sound, durability and long battery life is what anyone is looking for in Bluetooth speaker on a budget, then this is the one for them. It’s built like a tank and is shock-resistant, IP67 waterproof (completely submergible) and dustproof. The speaker’s huge battery can keep it running for over 15 hours as well as helping to achieve its powerful sound. The passive radiator on the back also provides for a richer sound. Depending on where you buy it from, it’ll cost anywhere between 4700 to 5500 bdt.
Remax has been a go-to brand for a lot of people here in Bangladesh for a few years now when it comes to affordable music accessories. Their RB – M10 line of portable speakers is solid cylindrical shaped portable Bluetooth speaker which is quite stylish, light and easy to carry around anywhere. Priced around 3600-4300 bdt, it gives off good sound quality with a durable body, although it isn’t water-resistant. It also has a good battery life and can play for 6-8 hours at a stretch.
Samsung Mobile Bangladesh has announced that the pre-order of its latest flagship device Galaxy Note 10+ has started from August 8 2019, in the Bangladesh market.
The Galaxy Note 10+ comes with the most powerful 7 nm Exynos 9825 processor, 12GB of LPDDR4X RAM, 256GB of ROM, 4300 mAh battery which gets fully charged within an hour, Quad rear cameras and much other industry-leading specifications, the Galaxy Note 10+ truly offers the new next level of power with an improved S pen.
All this power & creativity will be showcased on the glorious 6.8” WQHD+ Dynamic Amoled near bezel-less display. The rear quad cameras offer unparallel video stabilization, live focus on video, professional-grade video editing in the phone among other unique features.
Available in new, bold colours, Aura Black and Aura Glow, Galaxy Note 10+ will help its owner stand out from the crowd.
During the limited-time pre-order period Note 10+ will be available at the price of BDT 1,34,500, after a discount of BDT 10,000 from the regular price. The City Bank’s AMEX credit card users can avail another additional cashback of BDT. 5,000 when a purchase is made through EMI (0% interest, up to 18 months).
Also, for an exchange offer, up to BDT 20,000 additional cash back is offered on top of the determined exchange value (applicable for selected models of smartphones only from particular brands). Offer also includes up to BDT 100,000 discount voucher for selected Samsung Real 4K UHD Smart TV. Upon purchase of 2nd year warranty, one-time screen replacement (Never mind offer) is free.
Grameenphone subscribers can avail free 20 GB Internet
upon tagging and get upgraded to Platinum Plus Star in GP Star program. The
pre-order period is till August 31st.
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Recently, Samsung has been focusing on producing budget-friendly phones. This market strategy is no doubt implemented to capture the Indian market; which has in recent times been enamored with Xiaomi phones. For a subcontinental behavior which demands more for less, Samsung has provided phones like the M20/30 and the A30. This phone is more of the same strategy, but for a slightly higher price point. The Galaxy M40 might be the best option to go for on a roughly 30K budget.
First impression and specs
Out of the Galaxy M line of phones, this has the most processing beef; due to the Snapdragon 675 processor along with 6 GB RAM. The immediate impression upon getting this device in your hand is that Samsung is trying to make this feel like one of the premium phones. That’s the only reason I can think of for getting rid of the headphone jack. It has an Infinity-O display with 91.8% screen to body ratio. It is also a pinhole screen (selfie camera on the screen), no doubt a compensation for the lack of an AMOLED panel. However, watching videos and playing games on this phone is still a treat. The body is polycarbonate material.
The M40 is USB-C fast charging enabled. It has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, and also offers facial scanning. The device is very light and wieldy, proving significant attention to feel on the hand. Overall, it looks, feels and is modelled after the premium Samsung Galaxy phones.
Performance and software
While the specs offered are impressive, the utilization of the software on this phone feels a bit underwhelming. As opposed to the similarly priced M30 and A50, the M40 is a more basic experience. The UI is less intuitive and offers fewer options. It is missing some relatively small but important features; like a blue light filter, which Samsung has promised in an update. However, the M40 shows remarkable fortitude while multitasking. It is also very impressive at hardware intensive processes like editing and gaming. The positives are somewhat undercut by the measly 3500 mAh battery, even though it offers fast charging. Overall, a very fast and responsive phone; but leaves you wanting for more.
The M40 implements a vertically placed triple camera; with a 32mp primary lens, 5 mp depth sensor and 8mp 123 degree wide lens. There’s a 16mp front camera for selfies. There are a couple of neat features and filters in the camera software that might appeal to you. The picture output of the cameras can be summed up as “good”. It’s not the best out there, but it’s good enough given the specs and the price. Pictures look natural and vibrant with rich colors. And the only weakness of the camera seems to be blurry edges and a slight lack of detail. The real magic happens while capturing videos, as this seems to be the best stabilization on a camera at this price range.
While the lack of a headphone jack makes me want to remove this phone immediately out of consideration, the truth is that the M40 is a very reasonable choice at the price point. The similarly priced A50 might be a bit better for efficiency-oriented individuals. But the premium looks and feel the M40 offers places it into an entirely different bracket. Go for this if you want a good looking, ultraslim and wieldy, decent smartphone.
Samsung has revitalized Galaxy A series for the generation that prefers to stay ‘Live’ all the time. Samsung Mobile Bangladesh has launched its first rotating triple camera, Galaxy A80 on July 25, 2019.
Galaxy A80 uses a rotating camera setup, powered by a motorized mechanism which
allows people to take selfies with the rear camera. The phone features a triple
camera with 48MP as the primary lens, an 8MP ultra-wide sensor for a wider view
than what the human eye can see, and a 3D depth sensor for accurate bokeh
effect as well as AR-based measurement applications.
powerhouse performer packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 Processor along with 8 GM
of RAM and 128 GB of ROM.
Galaxy A80 also features Samsung’s first new Infinity Display, an expansive,
edge-to-edge, 6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED screen. This new display allows people
to immerse themselves in a cinematic multimedia experience. The phone also
packs in a 3,700mAh battery, backed by an ‘intelligent’ algorithm that will
identify the user’s usage patterns to reduce any wastage of power and will
offer the most engaging performance.
The Galaxy A80 is available in three colours – Ghost White, Phantom Black, and Angel Gold.
Special offers and promotions
heighten the excitement of the customers, Samsung will be running a launch
promotional campaign from 25th July to August 31, 2019, when
customers will be able to purchase the phone at a discounted price – BDT
74,490, instead of BDT 77,490.
the campaign, customers will also receive a discount voucher of up to BDT
60,000, which can be used when buying selected Samsung refrigerators.
Moreover, if the customers purchase Galaxy A80 with a credit card of either BRAC Bank or LankaBangla Finance, they will enjoy 0% interest EMI up to 12 months. BRAC Bank account holders will get an option of choosing the EMI option or receiving a cashback of BDT 1,000. Additionally, there is also 0% interest in EMI for 6 months for other selected leading banks. Furthermore, customers will enjoy 50% off on the ‘Never Mind’ offer upon purchasing the 2nd year extended warranty. And finally, in this limited time offer, customers will also get a premium back cover in the box.