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Samsung’s latest tablets arrive


A woman looks at a Samsung tablet yesterday at a dealer in Phnom Penh. Photograph: Meng Kimlong/Phnom Penh Post

Samsung, the largest mobile and smartphone maker in terms of number of sales and market share, officially launched its latest generation Samsung Galaxy Notes – Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 2 in Cambodia yesterday, two weeks after it lost a lawsuit against Apple over the patent infringements.

On August 24, a California jury decided that Samsung ripped off the technological innovations patented by Apple in its revolutionary iPhone and iPad, and ordered Samsung to pay Apple US$1.05 billion.

However, on September 5 a Japanese court ruled that Samsung hadn’t infringe on Apple’s patent for ‘synchronising music and video data with servers’ and Apple was ordered by Tokyo District Judge Tamotsu Shoji to pay the costs of the lawsuit after he passed his verdict in the latest decision in a global dispute between the technology giants over patents used in mobile devices, according to Reuters.

“As a global leader in digital media and world’s number one smartphone supplier, Samsung Electronics is proudly announcing today the latest generation Galaxy Notes, called Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 2 series,” Lee Gwi-han, director of Samsung for Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos, said.

“The Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy Tab 2 are driven by technology that fits the human dream in which life and technology converge while providing optimum performance, benefits and especially serve as a phone or tablet. The Galaxy Note 10.1’s large screen will provide people with a delightful multimedia experience and allow for efficient communication,” he said.

“Galaxy Note 10.1 offers a complete experience with encircled  multimedia contents, better communication capabilities such as 1.4 GHz CPU, 2GB of RAM, a Precise S-pen, multi-screen and Adobe Photoshop Touch, which is well-deserved for businessman and the creation industry,” he added.

Samsung recently received four EISA awards he continued. “Innovation and excellence are the core of everything we do at Samsung.”

Ekapak Phongohasura, production director of Samsung in Bangkok said a survey by an international company showed that the smartphone and the tablets markets are being overtaken by Apple products while Google’s Android takes around 40 per cent of market share.

“People are using the tablets for entertainment and for the business. Also in the enterprise segment, I mean within in the next five years, the tablets will be integrated into the enterprise segment,” he said.

The forecast from one international research company said that in 2016 the number of shipments of tablets would overtake the number of shipments of laptops, he added.

“As you can see, tablets will be used for entertainment and for the business purposes. The Galaxy Note 10.1 is designed for both entertainment and business purposes. The target users are the business professional, creative designer, citizen and also the journalist,” he continued.

Samsung smartphones are dominating Cambodia’s crowded mobile phone market in terms of market share and the number sold, according to a survey from Gross for Knowledge [GfK] research.

To contact the reporter on this story: May Kunmakara at



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