The Mobile World Congress (a.k.a MWC) 2018, one of the biggest events in the mobile industry has just recently ended last Friday in Barcelona. As we look back at the festivities, MWC this year felt a little underwhelming, probably because Samsung stole the show before the event even officially began with the launch of the Galaxy S9. Nevertheless, the show still had its fair share of highlights that is worth talking about. Hence, below are some of the most notable handsets that were seen last week.
Samsung smartphones are typically recognised as being the best Android phones on the market. After weeks of speculations, the Galaxy S9 has officially been launched during the Samsung Unpacked event held ahead of the Mobile World Congress last Sunday. On paper, the device looks like the new flagship phone to beat, setting new benchmarks and world’s-firsts.
2017 has been a great year for South Korean smartphone manufacturers, Samsung as it managed to regain its reputation as the top brand in the industry with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 smartphones. The company is planning to leverage on the momentum it has built by releasing its next flagship, the Galaxy S9.
|Release Date in Malaysia|
|Processor frequency||1.2 GHz|
|Display diagonal||10.2 cm (4")|
|Display resolution||480 x 800 pixels|
|Display number of colours||16.78 million colours|
|Ports & interfaces|
|USB connector type||Micro-USB|
|Headphone connectivity||3.5 mm|
|Weight & dimensions|
|SIM card capability||Single SIM|
|SIM card type||SIM|
|Wi-Fi standards||IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n|
|Bluetooth profiles||A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, Pan, PBAP|
|2G bands (primary SIM)||850,900,1800,1900 MHz|
|3G bands supported||900,2100 MHz|
|RAM capacity||0.5 GB|
|Internal storage capacity||4 GB|
|Compatible memory cards||MicroSD (TransFlash)|
|Maximum memory card size||64 GB|
|USB mass storage|
|Assisted GPS (A-GPS)|
|Operating system installed||Android|
|Rear camera type||Single camera|
|Rear camera resolution (numeric)||3 MP|
|Front camera type||Single camera|
|Front camera resolution (numeric)||0.3 MP|
|Battery capacity||1500 mAh|
|Talk time (3G)||8 h|
|Browsing time (Wi-Fi)||10 h|
|Browsing time (3G)||7 h|
|Continuous audio playback time||29 h|
|Continuous video playback time||6 h|
|Colour of product||Black|
|Subscription type||No subscription|
Smartphones can get extremely expensive and also have more features than we will ever utilize in our daily life. Instead of splurging so much on things we don't need, we sometimes should just take a step back and consider the little guy in the bigger picture.
That's exactly what the Samsung Galaxy V is. It's a smartphone in all views and considerations. Even with all the most minimalistic of specifications, the Samsung Galaxy V gets most daily smartphone tasks done. Its small size also helps to make it a more convenient device to carry around. It has got all of the key features that a smartphone should have to help you fulfill all your mobile needs for you especially in Malaysia.
Being a very basic device, the Galaxy V still manages to cover all of the important core components of a smartphone. It has a rather adequate single core 1.2 GHz processor that's paired with 4 inch display and powered by a 1500 mAh battery. The three components may not seem like much, but they come together great to form a very well performing smartphone.
The Samsung Galaxy V runs on Android with the TouchWiz Essence UX user interface that's placed on top of the operating system. The TouchWiz Essence UX makes it easier to navigate through the Android operating system and to access all the downloaded applications and media in your smartphone.
The Samsung Galaxy V runs on Google's Android operating system, Android Kit Kat 4.4. Android Kit Kat 4.4 is optimized to run well on most smartphones, whether they have very powerful internal hardware or more humble specifications. It also comes packed with many useful features for better usability, enhanced performance and greater productivity for the users in Malaysia.
The Galaxy V also comes with Samsung's suite of Galaxy Apps, including the texting application ChatON. All of Samsung's Galaxy Apps are optimized for use with all of their smartphones, allowing for optimized software functionality and performance.