SAMSUNG PROMISES NEW PHONES WILL DELIVER MORE FOR LESS MONEY
Techlife News|Techlife News #481
Samsung’s next crop of smartphones will boast bigger screens, better cameras, and longer-lasting batteries at lower prices than last year’s lineup that came out just before the pandemic toppled the economy.

The three Galaxy S21 phones unveiled at a virtual event will face some of the same challenges in an economy still hobbled by a crisis that has left millions of people unemployed and forced millions of others to do their jobs or attend school from their homes.

But this time Samsung has made some pricing adjustments that reflect the hard times.

All three phones will be less expensive than last year’s comparable models, with the reductions ranging from 7% to 20%. Part of the price drops stems from the falling cost for making devices compatible with faster 5G wireless networks, but Samsung also is trying to make its devices more affordable to consumers struggling to make ends meet, said Drew Blackard, the South Korean company’s vice president of product management.

“We are always looking at what is happening in the market and try to be responsive of that,” Blackard said.

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the magazine

MORE STORIES FROM TECHLIFE NEWSView All

LAUNCH OF NEW NASA SPACE TELESCOPE DELAYED AFTER INCIDENT

The European Space Agency says the launch of a new NASA telescope to replace the famed Hubble observatory is being postponed to allow experts to check the device for possible damage following an incident at its spaceport in French Guiana.

1 min read
Techlife News
27, November 2021

IS TRAVEL SAFE DURING THE PANDEMIC THIS HOLIDAY SEASON?

Is travel safe during the pandemic this holiday season?

1 min read
Techlife News
27, November 2021

AFRICAN INTERNET RICHES THREATENED BY LAWSUIT AND CORRUPTION

Outsiders have long profited from Africa’s riches of gold, diamonds, and even people. Digital resources have proven no different.

7 mins read
Techlife News
27, November 2021

NASA LAUNCHES SPACECRAFT TO TEST ASTEROID DEFENSE CONCEPT

NASA launched a spacecraft Tuesday night on a mission to smash into an asteroid and test whether it would be possible to knock a speeding space rock off course if one were to threaten Earth.

2 mins read
Techlife News
27, November 2021

ITALIAN COMPETITION WATCHDOG FINES APPLE, AMAZON $225M

Italy’s antitrust watchdog has fined Apple and Amazon a total of more than 200 million euros ($225 million) for cooperating to restrict competition in the sale of Apple and Beats branded products in violation of European Union rules.

1 min read
Techlife News
27, November 2021

US FUND KKR INTERESTED IN ITALIAN TELECOMS GIANT TIM

The Italian telecommunications company TIM is assessing a non-binding “indication of interest” by the U.S. investment fund KKR to acquire the entire capital share, a potential 11 billion-euro deal.

2 mins read
Techlife News
27, November 2021

JAPAN, VIETNAM LOOK TO CYBER DEFENSE AGAINST CHINA

Japan and Vietnam signed a cybersecurity agreement as the two Asian nations rapidly step up their military ties amid concerns over China’s growing assertiveness.

2 mins read
Techlife News
27, November 2021

NASA SEEKS IDEAS FOR A NUCLEAR REACTOR ON THE MOON

If anyone has a good idea on how to put a nuclear fission power plant on the moon, the U.S. government wants to hear about it.

2 mins read
Techlife News
27, November 2021

NEW MEXICO EES TV TECH AS ONE FIX TO K-12 INTERNET DIVIDE

Internet problems continue to slow down many students in the U.S. state of New Mexico, but a pilot project using TV signals to transmit computer files may help.

2 mins read
Techlife News
27, November 2021

WHATSAPP PUSHES PRIVACY UPDATE TO COMPLY WITH IRISH RULING

WhatsApp is adding more details to its privacy policy and flagging that information for European users, after Irish regulators slapped the chat service with a record fine for breaching strict EU data privacy rules.

1 min read
Techlife News
27, November 2021
RELATED STORIES

SAMSUNG EXPECTED TO BUILD $17B CHIP FACTORY IN TEXAS

Samsung is planning to build a $17 billion semiconductor factory outside of Austin, Texas, amid a global shortage of chips used in phones, cars and other electronic devices.

4 mins read
AppleMagazine
November 26, 2021

LCD Reloaded

IN 2020, Sound & Vision tested Samsung’s 65-inch Q90T series TV, an LCD model that lacked some of the features and refinements found in the company’s flagship sets from the previous year.

10+ mins read
Sound & Vision
October - November 2021

Why this $240 5G phone is worth checking out

The OnePlus Nord N200 5G is surprisingly good for the price.

3 mins read
PCWorld
September 2021

The periscope lens

How submarine tech could mean better iPhone photos

5 mins read
Mac Life
September 2021

SAMSUNG SLASHES PRICES IN BID TO BOOST FOLDABLE PHONE SALES

Samsung is hoping cheaper but more durable versions of its foldable phones will broaden the appeal of a high-concept design that’s so far fizzled with consumers.

2 mins read
AppleMagazine
August 13, 2021

Mushkin Gamma: High-Performance SSD

In recent years, computer memory producer Mushkin has made a name for itself in the market for low-priced internal SSDs, but with its Gamma drive, the company has tried a change in tack—and largely pulls it off.

7 mins read
PC Magazine
August 2021

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 40mm

TIME IS THE MOST valuable thing we have in our lives. It’s finite, fluid, fleeting, and often not appreciated until it’s gone.

2 mins read
Maximum PC
August 2021

Android loses a huge innovator as LG quits making phones

LG phones pushed the bleeding edge of innovation, but it wasn’t enough.

2 mins read
PCWorld
May 2021

OnePlus 9 Pro: Excellent Performance, Display, and Camera

The OnePlus 9 Pro smartphone delivers a streamlined flagship experience to T-Mobile and Verizon subscribers, finally catching up to its competitors. The phone itself is light in the hand, and the user experience is weightless as well.

10+ mins read
PC Magazine
May 2021

Ceramic Shield

It’s the toughest glass on any smartphone. So what is it and how does it work?

5 mins read
Mac Life
April 2021