[Interview] Galaxy S20 Designers Discuss Making the Smartphone Experience More Sustainable

According to a 2018 report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) entitled “Single-Use Plastics: A Roadmap for Sustainability,” unless the world improves its consumption patterns and waste management practices, by 2050, there will be roughly 12 million metric tons of plastic litter polluting landfills and the environment.   It’s hard to overstate the urgency of this issue. Thankfully, people around the world, especially the younger generation, are realizing the importance of environmentally conscious consumption, and are adopting products and solutions that put the planet first. Samsung Electronics is deeply…

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[Video] Our Lives Have Changed. But the Games Must Go On.

From the crack of a bat to the smell of a freshly mowed field, there are so many things that we love about baseball – and so many things that we’ve missed since the pandemic brought the sports world to a standstill.   Recently, the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) gave people around the world something to cheer for by becoming one of the first sports leagues to get back to playing ball. With thorough cleaning protocols in place to protect the health and safety of players and staff, the KBO…

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Galaxy A is Officially Awesome: AWESOME Campaign Celebrated by the Creative Industry

Samsung Electronics today announced that it has been recognized by the world-renowned Design and Art Direction Awards (D&AD) 2020 in U.K. for creativity in showcasing the newest Galaxy A smartphones.   The Samsung Galaxy A smartphone lineup focuses on features that matter the most to users, such as an immersive screen, a powerful camera and long-lasting battery life, perfectly suited for people who want to unleash their creativity and share their experiences on social media.     Awesome Is For Everyone With the ‘Awesome is for Everyone’ campaign, Samsung celebrated…

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[Interview] Galaxy S20 Display Developers on What Makes the 120Hz Display Special

Once you enter the world of high refresh displays, there is no going back. A refresh rate refers to the number of still images that can appear on a screen in the space of a single second, meaning that a higher refresh rate makes for smoother video playback and display motions. In today’s market, most solutions offer displays with 60Hz refresh rates (60 images displayed per second), and any solution with a refresh rate higher than this is referred to as a ‘high refresh rate display’. With its 120Hz refresh…

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Samsung Launches the Samsung Health Monitor Application with Blood Pressure Measurement

  From today, Galaxy Watch Active2 users in South Korea can measure and track their blood pressure via the Samsung Health Monitor App anytime, anywhere1       Samsung Electronics announced today that the Samsung Health Monitor application has launched in South Korea, following its clearance by South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) earlier this year. From today, Galaxy Watch Active2 users in Korea can access the Samsung Health Monitor app.2   To monitor blood pressure on the Galaxy Watch Active2, users will need to first calibrate with a traditional cuff.…

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[Photo] Discover a Whole New World of Detail with the Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A71’s Macro Camera ③ Plants and Flowers

It is thanks to plants that we are able to breathe fresh air, enjoy colorful landscapes and benefit from golden harvests, and so, in order to raise awareness of the importance they have to our global ecosystem, the United Nations has designated the year 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health.   Samsung Newsroom harnessed the power of the Galaxy A51’s 5MP Macro camera in order to get closer to the natural beauty of plants and flowers and learn more about these living, breathing flora.     Seasonal Hues…

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I Purple You: Introducing Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G, S20+ and Galaxy Buds+ BTS Editions

  Samsung Electronics, in collaboration with global pop music and cultural sensation, BTS, today revealed the Galaxy S20+ 5G BTS Edition, Galaxy S20+ BTS Edition and Galaxy Buds+ BTS Edition, giving an exclusive opportunity for fans worldwide to connect more closely than ever with their favorite band.   The new design of the Galaxy S20+ BTS Edition features a purple glass and metal exterior. The Galaxy Buds+ BTS Edition and Buds+ charging case, also available in purple, carry the band’s logo and purple heart iconography, allowing fans all over the…

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[A Greener Galaxy] ② Making the Shopping Experience More Sustainable

  Each time a Galaxy product is released, countless consumers, after watching review after review, make their way to Samsung’s retail stores to experience the company’s latest innovations for themselves.   As soon as they walk through the doors, they’re greeted with a smile and offered a chance to test out the new devices’ impressive features. The entire shopping experience is simple and seamless. And now, thanks to the tireless efforts of Samsung’s retail team, it’s more environmentally conscious than ever.   Read on to find out how the team…

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[Interview] How Designers Have Made One UI’s Usability Even Better for Galaxy Users

Unlike in the past when cellphones had physical buttons and a limited number of features, smartphones now offer a wide range of functions that we access by interacting with our devices’ touchscreens. However, using the same component that serves as the device’s viewing medium for the primary input tool can sometimes present difficulties for users.   This is where the device’s user interface (UI) comes into play, with the experience of the users in interacting with it referred to as the user experience (UX). In 2018, Samsung introduced an improved…

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[A Greener Galaxy] ① Smartphone Chargers That Put the Planet First

  Today’s mobile devices may come in all shapes and sizes, but they share one crucial thing in common: they all need to charge.   Yes, as powerful as they’ve become, most mobile devices still require charging every day. To help prevent this daily ritual from becoming a drain on the planet, Samsung Electronics has spent the last few decades refining its charger technology to make the process as environmentally conscious as possible. This not only includes prioritizing various power-saving technologies, but also reducing the use of potentially harmful substances…

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