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Samsung Wons 49 iF Design Awards 2017

Samsung Wons 49 iF Design Awards 2017

SEOUL, Korea – 13 March 2017Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., announced that it won 49 iF Design Awards, including one Gold award, at the world-renowned International Forum Design Awards 2017. Thirty-five of the awards were given for superior product design, four for professional concept design, seven for communication design, and three for packaging design.

Samsung received the Gold award for the ArtPC Pulse, a premium desktop computer with advanced expandable modules. The ArtPC Pulse integrates a high-performance PC into a refined cylinder form. It can expand its function with extended modules for HDD storage and a 360-degree speaker in a detachable rotary structure. The award-winning design of the ArtPC Pulse includes minimalist styling on its fully metal body as the buttons and port are all located at the rear of the product.

 

Other iF Design Awards

In addition to the Gold award, Samsung won 34 other iF Design Awards in the product category:

  • Galaxy S7 Series, flagship smartphone designed with 3D forming glass technology to enhance grip
  • Gear S3, smartwatch with an innovative round bezel and spinning UI
  • Galaxy C9 Pro, 6.9mm thickness smartphone with full-metal unibody design, available in China and India
  • SUHD TV KS9500, premium TV with beautiful 360 design, including a floating screen in the front and a delicate real metal line on the back
  • RB38K7998S4 Smart Family Hub refrigerator features a 21.5” LCD touch screen allowing users to manage and see the food in the fridge without having to open the door
  • ActiveWash series touch controls located on the top back, it allows users to look inside the drum from a better viewing angle

Organized by the International Forum Design, the iF Design Awards began in Germany in 1953. Product submissions are based on a comprehensive evaluation of design, material suitability, innovativeness and seven additional categories: Product, Packaging, Communication, Interior Architecture, Professional Concept, Service Design, and Architecture.

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Samsung Holiday Offers From Dec 2016 To Feb 2017!

Kuala Lumpur, 16 December 2016 – From epoch to epoch, the variety of the most desirable gifts has changed over time. As man evolves, their curiosity for technology deepens with innovative gadgets becoming an essential part of almost everyone’s daily lives. So to enhance our day-to-day lifestyle this holiday, Samsung Malaysia Electronics is putting together the ultimate holiday gift guide – featuring devices that aren’t just great gifts, they open a galaxy of possibilities this festive season!

What’s even sweeter is that Samsung is offering these exciting devices at fantastic prices via the mySamsung app! From 19th December 2016 until 19th February 2017, Samsung fans can enjoy instant rebates of RM300 for purchase of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.

Additionally, to celebrate the official launch of the Gear S3 in Malaysia, Samsung is offering two (2) additional watch straps in different colours and a limited edition watch collector box with every purchase of the Gear S3 Frontier or Classic.

 

For Fitness Enthusiasts Desiring Freedom

For the fitness enthusiasts, Samsung has just the perfect on-the-go devices for you. The Gear Fit2 allows you to get the most out of your daily workout routine. An advanced fitness tracker, the sleek Gear Fit2 is embedded with a standalone GPS, heart rate monitor, gyro and barometer that provide instant feedback on workouts when paired with your smartphone.

The Gear IconX on the other hand, are cord-free earbuds that can track fitness information and provide feedback on running performance, perfect for those who wish to exercise without restrictions. Designed to fit snug in your ears in the most comfortable way, you can run, jump and carry out your usual workout routine without worrying about them falling out.

RRP: RM699 (Gear Fit2), RM699 (Gear IconX)
Colours available: Black, Blue, Pink (Gear Fit2 only) and White (Gear IconX only)

 

For the Wanderlusts and Virtual Travellers

For those who love travelling but can’t make the time to do so, the new Gear VR may just be the ideal device. The new Gear VR, powered by Oculus, allows the flexibility to experience a whole new world in 360° premium virtual reality, from almost anywhere when paired with the latest Samsung smartphones.

Now in Blue Black colour, the new hue not only enhances the device’s aesthetic, but it also helps to prevent light reflection to provide a more cinematic experience than the previous model. With two different device holders USB Type-C and Micro USB, the new Gear VR is compatible with even more Samsung smartphones, including the Galaxy S7, S7 edge, Note5, S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+.

RRP: RM399
Colour available: Blue Black

 

For Unique 360 Experiences

For those who take joy in capturing and sharing fond memories and unique experiences with loved ones and friends, the Gear 360 is a new, innovative way of doing so. With a light and compact, spherical-shaped design, the Gear 360 allows you to easily capture, edit and share snippets of your favourite experiences instantly on social media.

Leveraging on the best of the Samsung Galaxy experience, users can now become the creator of their own virtual reality content, then share with friends via platforms such as YouTube 360 and Facebook, and relive the moment with the ultra-immersive new Gear VR.

RRP: RM1,299

 

For The Ultimate Innovative Mobile Experience

Need we say more? Packed with great features and backed with powerful performance, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge make consumers rethink what a phone can do. The first smartphone ever to apply Dual Pixel Sensor technology with wide f1.7 aperture, the device captures high quality images in low light environment.

This sleek, curved-designed device also includes protection against dust and water (IP68). More than just a phone, this device is complemented with a galaxy of ecosystem, enhancing the mobile experience for users.

Now with the unique Blue Coral variant, the Galaxy S7 edge is the trendiest piece of technology that allows us to indulge in life’s adventures yet experience mobile innovation at its best.

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Special promo price: RM2,399 (Galaxy S7), RM2,799 (Galaxy S7 edge)
Colours available: Black Onyx, Silver Titanium, Gold Platinum, Blue Coral (Galaxy S7 edge only) and Pink Gold (Galaxy S7 edge only);

Spending time with family and loved ones are what truly makes the holiday season special. Nevertheless, picking the best holiday gifts that opens a myriad of possibilities make a merrier festive season! Thanks to Samsung, these aren’t just gifts – they are possibilities.

Samsung wishes you a wonderful and happy holidays!

 

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The Samsung Gear S3 Arrives in Malaysia!

1 Dec 2016Samsung Malaysia Electronics is set to reveal its much-anticipated latest generation of smartwatches, the Gear S3 here in Malaysia which will go on sale beginning December 8 at Samsung SES Stores and authorised dealers nationwide. The cutting-edge timepiece combines timeless design with the latest in mobile technology, and will be available in two designs – the rugged Gear S3 frontier (Amazon, Lazada) and the modern, sleek Gear S3 classic (AmazonLazada).

Inspired by the active explorer, the Gear S3 frontier (AmazonLazada) exudes a rugged outdoor look with durable materials that fuse form and function. The Gear S3 classic (AmazonLazada), meanwhile, pays homage to the minimalist, elegant styles embodied by traditional timepieces.

 

 

“A significant addition to our smartwatch portfolio, we drew inspiration from classic watch manufacturers to offer consumers a premium timepiece. The immensely intelligent Gear S3 is a testament to our focus on evolving and leading the wearables category and ultimately delivering a smartwatch unlike any other on the market,” said Lee Jui Siang, Vice President, IT & Mobile Business Unit, Samsung Malaysia Electronics.

Combining timeless design with the latest in mobile technology, the Samsung Gear S3 (AmazonLazada) is a smartwatch that is built to enhance various lifestyles. Whether you are an adventurer, an on-the-go professional, Super-dad or a gearhead, the Gear S3 adds both convenience and fun to everyday life.

 

Timeless Design and Enhanced Standalone Convenience

Both the Gear S3 frontier (AmazonLazada) and Gear S3 classic (AmazonLazada) take inspiration from traditional watchmakers, offering refinements in design, including Samsung’s trademark sleek circular bezel and carefully-crafted details on the watch face. Consumers can customize the watch face and switch the changeable 22mm watch band to fit their personal style. It also supports Always On Watch so the watch face always shows the time instead of automatically fading to black.

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Delivering the latest in mobile technology, the Gear S3 is IP68 water and dust resistant, and offers military grade durability. Equipped with a built-in GPS, as well as the S Health, Alti/barometer and Speedometer apps, users can track daily fitness activities and outdoor conditions from altitude and atmospheric pressure to sudden changes in weather, distance traveled and speed. Additionally, the long-lasting battery can last up to four days on a single charge.

To celebrate the official launch of the Gear S3 in Malaysia, Samsung is offering two (2) additional watch straps in different colours* and a limited edition watch collector box* with every purchase of the Gear S3 Frontier or Classic. This exclusive deal is also valid for purchases from Samsung online store on Lazada and 11street.

Both the Gear S3 Frontier (AmazonLazada) and Classic (AmazonLazada) edition will retail at RM1,399 / ~US$349 at all Samsung Brand and Experience Stores as well as authorized dealers.

*Limited units available, while stocks last only.

 

Gear S3 Frontier and Classic edition Specification

 

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Samsung Gear S3 – The True Smartwatch

28 November 2016 – As more and more products become ‘smarter’, retaining a sense of the status quo is increasingly becoming a focal point of discussion. Samsung’s contribution to this conversation is the Samsung Gear S3 (AmazonLazada).

The company has perfected a wearable device that exceeds the limitations of analogue with innovative digital technology, yet pays the deepest homage to the craftsmen who breathed life into timepieces of old. The watch you are familiar with fused with the smart technology; Samsung introduces the Gear S3, the smartwatch.

 

Exploring Collection: Gear S3 Frontier and Gear S3 Classic

Outdoors or in a board room, the Gear S3 frontier (AmazonLazada) performs in any environment. Nevertheless, it looks and acts the way it should—as a workhorse that is equally elegant in a three piece as it is rugged in the great wilderness of nature.

The Gear S3 classic (AmazonLazada) is aimed at stylish 20-30 somethings who value function and practicality. A hipper, younger design with no frills was the approach for this version of the device. Added to that is the diverse range of wristbands that let trendsetters express themselves in their own unique way.

Exploring Details: From Size and Materials to an Always On Display

Recently, consumers are seeing smartwatches not as smart devices but as multi-purpose timepieces. As such, refinement was the key concept for the design of the Gear S3. The company undertook an exhaustive study of timepieces, surveyed a wide range of users and attempted to define the size and form factor of a watch that makes it just that, a watch.

Stainless steel 316L, the most commonly used material for watches, was selected for the Gear S3. Adding to its durable surface are simple modification molding and tempering finishes that enable for a device that is not only sophisticated but sturdy and reliable.

The circular UX, first introduced in the Gear S2, was once again applied to the Gear S3, showcasing a new direction in wearable UX design.

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Like a master watchmaker carefully placing the hour and minute hands in place, the watch face of the Samsung Gear S3 (AmazonLazada) has been carefully set in place. The near microscopic details of a watch piece have been painstakingly recreated digitally in the Gear S3 with added function that can only be realized in a digital environment such as weather updates, schedule reminders and a heart rate monitor.

The new Samsung Gear S3 (AmazonLazada) is not just a new smart device but a wearable one that complements your way of life. That’s why the Always On Display has been improved upon. With a newly structured low energy setting, the watch face is always on, with more vibrant color and detail, like its active second hand.

Going beyond the basic functions of a smart device by innovating your way of life, the Samsung Gear S3 (AmazonLazada) begins your journey of Meaningful Innovation as a new vision in wearable technology.

 

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Samsung Gear S3 Smartwatch Unveiled

Berlin, 1 September 2016Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. unveiled the Gear S3 earlier this week, a striking and innovative smartwatch that further solidifies Samsung’s leadership in the wearables category. Inspired by traditional timepieces and the art of watchmaking, the Samsung Gear S3 combines timeless design with the latest in mobile technology, including IP68 water resistance, mobile payments, LTE connectivity, and built-in speaker and GPS, making it the ideal addition to any watch collection.

 

Samsung Gear S3

Samsung Gear S3 is available in two bold designs to suit different users’ lifestyles: frontier and classic. Inspired by the active explorer, the Gear S3 frontier evokes a rugged outdoor look with an enduring style that blends form and function. The frontier was designed to perform in any setting or environment – whether business or leisure.

The Samsung Gear S3 classic pays homage to the minimalist, elegant style found in the most iconic timepieces. The classic was designed with meticulous attention to detail – with its size and shape chosen to attain the same consistency and balance of a well-crafted luxury watch.

“With the Gear S3, we continue to build on our wearables heritage of offering diverse choices to enhance consumers’ unique lifestyles,” said Younghee Lee, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing and Wearable Business, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung Gear S2 achieved meaningful progress in the smartwatch category with a personalized watch face and a versatile rotating bezel that provided an intuitive smartwatch experience. Now with the new Gear S3, we expand our Gear collection and introduce not only a great smartwatch, but a great watch. With smart capabilities and sophisticated, elegant design, the Gear S3 marks a significant addition to our smartwatch portfolio.”

Speaking from the Samsung Gear S3 Showcase at IFA in Berlin, Ariel Adams, of ‘aBlogtoWatch’ commented: “I’ve always had a fascination with the intricate details found on luxury watches. With the Gear S3, Samsung is honing in on the level of craftsmanship that helps define fine watches – from the intuitive rotating bezel to the contrast surface finishing. The Gear S3 is a smartwatch that gives watch lovers a compelling reason to consider a device that marries traditional design and digital technology.”

In a quest to uncover what truly defines a watch, Samsung drew inspiration from manufacturers around the globe, paying particular attention to the skills and craft of assembling a delicate, yet highly complex timepiece. Influenced by the craftsmanship of traditional watches, the Gear S3 was created based on intensive research and surveys from consumers, industry leaders and watch experts all around the world. Every feature, from the circular bezel to the premium finishing and buckles, has been reimagined to elicit the look of a classic timepiece. In addition, the Gear S3 is compatible with 22mm watch bands so consumers can easily personalize their watch to match any outfit or special occasion.

“With the Gear S3, we sought to integrate tradition and technology, bringing to the forefront an immensely intelligent smartwatch. The large watch face was inspired by styles emerging from the world’s most premium watch brands. A classic timepiece combined with the latest innovations in technology, the Gear S3 is bound to withstand the test of time,” said Yvan Arpa, the Switzerland-based luxury watch designer, who was involved in the Gear S3 design process.

In addition to its sleek look, the Samsung Gear S3 meets IP68 standards for water resistance and offers military-level durability so consumers can get through their day, regardless of weather conditions. For the first time on the Gear series, the Gear S3 features Corning Gorilla Glass SR+, which is specifically designed for wearable devices to provide a tougher, more scratch resistant and crisp display.

The 16 million colors full-color Always On Display (AOD) and Super AMOLED technology further differentiates the Samsung Gear S3 from other smartwatches. The AOD always shows the time rather than automatically fading to black, embodying a sophisticated watch face that mimics the look and feel of luxury analog watch.

The Gear S3’s signature rotating bezel has been enhanced with new features. Without touching the screen, users can accept or reject a call or snooze an alarm. In addition, by writing on the display, messages will automatically convert to texts. Users can also create short reminders and to-do lists to manage even the most hectic schedules with the Reminders application.

The Samsung Gear S3 puts convenience at the flick of the wrist, allowing users to leave their smartphone behind when they don’t need it on-hand. The built-in GPS functionality enables users to accurately monitor their daily fitness activities while the Alti/barometer and Speedometer allow users to track everything from altitude and atmospheric pressure to sudden changes in weather, distance traveled and speed.

Never miss another phone call with LTE connection* making its Samsung smartwatch debut on the Gear S3 frontier. Additionally, with the built-in speaker, users can activate voice messaging and listen to their favorite tunes. With a battery that lasts up to four days on a single charge, users can enjoy their music, make calls and show off their stylish smartwatch longer.

Now Gear S3 users in select markets can use their smartwatch to make a purchase almost anywhere they can swipe or tap a card with Samsung Pay for Gear S3.* Samsung Pay, with Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) and Near Field Communication (NFC) support, means users can easily register a credit or debit card and use it to make mobile payments. Samsung Pay slims down users’ wallets and makes payments accessible on their wrist.

The Samsung Gear S3 was designed with consumers’ safety in mind. In case of an emergency, users can activate the SOS and location tracking capabilities to alert family, friends and emergency professionals about crisis situations, even when their phone isn’t in-hand.

Consumers can access a diverse range of apps, including fitness, music, news, sports and travel apps – all optimized for the Gear lineup of devices including the Gear S2 and the Gear S3. With a variety of customizable watch faces available for download, users can personalize the circular UI to fit their lifestyle. Select apps and watch faces will be available for download directly from the Gear S3 without the need to first download on a smartphone. Through an open collaboration with developers and partners, Samsung continues to enrich its wearables ecosystem and provide users with a unique smartwatch experience.

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Thanks to a special partnership with Arik Levy, renowned artist and industrial designer, Samsung will introduce artistic watch faces and strap designs. Arik Levy is best known for his sculptures – such as his signature Rock pieces, unique installations and limited-edition designs, all of which are rooted in his belief that “the world is about people, not objects.”

Arik Levy commented: “It was interesting and fun to collaborate with Samsung on creating unique and evolving watch face concepts and watch bands for the Samsung Gear S3. Inspired by my artwork, installations and sculptures, we created features that not only technology-savvy consumers will love but also those who place a high value on art, design, freedom of the mind and aesthetics.”

The modern watch faces and bands designed by Arik Levy will be introduced later this year through select channels.*

Adding to the Tizen ecosystem, Samsung introduces the integration of BMW’s personal mobility companion with the new Samsung Gear S3 – helping users stay on time, in touch and in control while further enhancing the connected automobile experience. With the BMW Connected app*, users can get alerts when it’s time to leave for their next trip, check their fuel level, unlock their BMW and more – all directly from the Gear S3 watch face.

For the first time ever on a smartwatch, the Samsung Knox Tizen Wearable SDK will be available to third-parties, enabling management capabilities and the development of customized applications for Samsung’s wearable ecosystem. With the Samsung Knox security platform, the Samsung Gear S3 will enable broader enterprise business opportunities.

 

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