Samsung set to launch new flagship smartphones

Visitors try out Samsung Electronics’ VR at its booth near the Medal Plaza in Pyeongchang. (Reuters)
Updated 21 February 2018
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Samsung set to launch new flagship smartphones

SEOUL: Samsung Electronics will unveil its next flagship smartphones — the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ — on Sunday, after it reported record profits in recent weeks and its vice chairman was released from prison.
Samsung, the flagship subsidiary of South Korea’s biggest business group, suffered a humiliating recall of its Galaxy Note 7 device in 2016, and was then embroiled in the sprawling corruption scandal that brought down ousted president Park Guen-hye.
But its Galaxy S8 smartphone was a consumer and critical success and financially it has gone from strength to strength.
It enjoyed net profit of more than 42 trillion won ($39 billion) last year, and this month Lee Jae-yong, heir to the founding family, was released from prison after most of his bribery convictions were quashed on appeal.
Its latest phones will be launched at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, with teasers suggesting the major changes will be to the camera.
Visually they will resemble their predecessors but with a slightly smaller bottom bezel, a spate of leaks suggest.
Both Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ have upgraded cameras with variable apertures capable of shooting up to 960 frames per second for “super slow-motion” videos, according to tech website WinFuture, and stereo speakers.
Samsung has also revamped the series’ internals with faster processors, it added, and their batteries — the issue at the heart of the Galaxy Note 7 debacle — can last a full working day.

- AFP


Lenovo appoints new data center country manager in Saudi Arabia

Lenovo’s data center portfolio spans servers, storage, converged and hyperconverged, networking, hyperscale, software and services. (File/AFP)
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Lenovo appoints new data center country manager in Saudi Arabia

  • “The Middle East is witnessing rapid transformation and The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a major market player, leading the charge in the adoption of new-age technologies,” said a Lenovo official
  • He also said Lenovo's data center can be “an integral technology partner for enterprises and governments across the region.”

DUBAI: China-based tech giant Lenovo has appointed a new data center country manager for Saudi Arabia – a move the company has aligned with the kingdom’s Vision 2030. 

Emad Aldaous will be heading the company’s vision to “transform the data center industry regionally.”

“The Middle East is witnessing rapid transformation and The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a major market player, leading the charge in the adoption of new-age technologies like IoT, AI and blockchain, underpinned by the Saudi Arabia Vision 2030,” said Richard Wilcox, DCG Regional Director for Lenovo Middle East.

Wilcox also said the DCG can be “an integral technology partner for enterprises and governments across the region.”

Lenovo aims to be a top data center player in the industry, becoming the largest and fastest growing supercomputing company by 2020.

Lenovo’s data center portfolio spans servers, storage, converged and hyperconverged, networking, hyperscale, software and services.

The Vision 2030 provides an ambitious blueprint for the future of the kingdom, covering several aspects of development including technology.