Samsung has made it official. According to CNet, the mobile giant will be rolling out its next giant phone and then hope and pray the exploding that’s going on is sales. The Galaxy Note 8 is slated for an August release and the company will be looking to put the disaster of the Note 7 behind it when the new Phablet launches.
The company allowed for the mention of the Galaxy Note 8 but then clammed up when it came time to give any details. What we do know is that this will be the first big test as to whether or not the company has actually fixed the issue it was running into when it came to an exploding battery.
There are other design flaws analysts are hoping Samsung will fix with this latest release. The company has released a kind of fingerprint scanner that is similar to what the iPhones offer. The problem so far, has been when those scanners are released, they tended to be above the glass.
This allowed them to get dirty and to scratch and would then stop working. Considering the scanners were used to unlock the phone and handle mobile payments, that became more than a small problem. Of course, there were ways to unlock the phone using a code, but that made the point of having the finger print scanner at all rather pointless.
Samsung is going to have to hit it out of the park, because they will have steep competition, especially in late August. Apple is expected to be rolling out its 10th-anniversary phone and most expect there to be some serious bells and whistles attached. Until either phone is officially announced, we’re going to have to wait and see just what the companies have decided to offer up to the public.
There have been a lot of changes to the entertainment industry. For one thing, the technology for watching movies and playing games always involved one aspect ratio. As a result, if there is anything that has been produced for a different ratio, then it has to either be cropped or letterboxed. As a result, there has been some confusion and disappointment in the results. Now, Samsung has been at work in bringing tons of innovation to people. For one thing, they have come up with different shapes of monitors beyond the 16:9 aspect ratio. They have brought forth 21:9, 2.4:1, and now 32:9.
These monitors come with a lot of good potential for entertainment. For one thing, it is no longer necessary to put up with those annoying black bars. This also encourages producers of games and movies to experiment with alternate aspect ratios. They no longer have to deal with the complaints of black bars from customers that just want to have their screens filled. Customers are also going to be made aware of different options for aspect ratios. This makes it really fun for people who may want to have different options for entertainment.
While these monitors are amazing to look at, it is highly unlikely that these monitors are going to be translated to televisions. HDTVs are going to maintain their 16:9 ratio for a long time to come. Another thing that is makes these monitors unique is that they have a slightly higher resolutions than UHD televisions. They are a bit closer to theatrical 4K as opposed to the home version of 4K. Therefore, as technology develops, people will eventually get to see how powerful these items can be.
While people are marveling at the change in aspect ratios for TVs, Samsung has been releasing a lot of new monitors of different aspect ratios for computers. The computer world already has TVs beat with the new 21:9 sets which are roughly the shape of CinemaScope theater screens. Now, Samsung has released two new aspect ratios. One is the 2.4:1 monitor and the staggering 32:9 monitor. The 32:9 monitor is the widest that one is going to get. To make things even better, the screens are curved for the monitors which give it a cinematic quality.
Customers are initially going to use it for gaming. However, there are other uses for it. For one thing, this gives people the chance to watch some of their favorite movies in their full aspect ratio without having to put up with black bars that come with letterboxing. However, as with the movie theaters, some movies are going to be in a smaller aspect ratio and will appear in the middle of the screen with black bars on the side of the image. For the 2.4:1 screen, some films will not have black bars. However, the 32:9 device is going to always have black bars on the side because there are no films that have been shot in that ratio. However, it is exciting to watch even ultra wide movies and experience the full effect of 70MM spectacles like How The West Was Won.
One of the best things about these different aspect ratios is that it is allowing more room for art. As one would know, many paintings are shown in a wide variety of aspect ratios. The attempts to make everything uniform is rather criminal.