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Samsung teases ‘something new’ for CES 2013


Ladies and gentlemen, start the speculation. Samsung has dropped a short teaser for whatever it is they are planning on unveiling at CES from January 8th through 11th, but if you were hoping for any insight as to what that might be you’re out of luck.

The short video offers the promise that we will see “something new” at the yearly trade show encompassing all of the consumer electronics industry (with an increasing focus on mobile). If you have ever been to CES or followed our coverage of the event you will know there is no shortage of new things to be found, so the “innovation, ideas, wonder, technology,” etc. that we all await do not offer any specific hints.

It could be that Samsung is merely teasing all that they will offer at CES, from televisions to smartphones. Or they could be teasing a specific product, which most will immediately assume is the the Galaxy S4. Rumors have already pegged CES as the venue for the debut of new OLED technology that will enable full HD displays in future Samsung smartphones. This display has been linked to the GS4, so there is a chance we will see the phone at CES.

But Samsung typically has a small mobile showing at the Vegas show, saving the bigger announcements for February’s Mobile World Congress. Could that change this year? Or is Samsung’s video merely a red herring of sorts, leaving us frothing at the mouth over nothing specific at all?

[via SamsungTomorrow]

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  • http://twitter.com/Vanakatherock Vanakatherock

    Hopefully it won’t fall flat like the “next big thing” announcement Sprint & Kyocera made a couple of years ago.

    • http://twitter.com/inguatu ingua2

      or actually more relative… the iphone and ipad mini releases.

      • NIGHTSCOUT

        You can knock on Apple all you want, but at least they know how to make a keynote without screw ups. So far, every Google, Samsung and Motorola keynote I’ve seen, had flaws. Either the device was glitching, or the WIFI, etc.

        • Freddy

          but how about releasing hardware without glitches and screw ups each year eh? Not saying that the Google alternatives are flawless but it has been well documented that the new IPhones have teething glitches and problems just weeks after use.

          • NIGHTSCOUT

            Absolutely agree. I was not referring to Apple’s hardware and software though, I was referring to the presentation and marketing tactics. These are things Google, Sammy, and Moto can learn from.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jamille-Browne/1184321457 Jamille Browne

            Apple Maps is still an unsolved issue.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jamille-Browne/1184321457 Jamille Browne

          Just 1 thing… Apple Maps that is all and this is how Aussies are dealing with it http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2012/12/10/apple-maps-australia-error/1759991/

          • NIGHTSCOUT

            Yes, iOS6 Maps suck, we all know :)
            But i was referring to the keynotes.
            For the record, All apple products are garbage. Somehow you guys think that since I am defending Apple’s Marketing skills, that I in fact like Apple products.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jamille-Browne/1184321457 Jamille Browne

            I never insinuated such a thing, just merely stating fact within reason, reason being that apple isn’t perfect.

          • NIGHTSCOUT

            Yes. Matter of fact, I’ll go as far as saying that the ONLY thing Apple has done right, is the Marketing. The products themselves are polished turds.

        • http://twitter.com/Vanakatherock Vanakatherock

          So, you must have missed the WiFi issues Apple had at one of their events with Steve Jobs having to ask the crowds to unclog the wifi of the auditorium so he could properly demonstrate the iPhone 4?

          iBiased much?

          • NIGHTSCOUT

            Apple had way less flaws during keynotes than everyone else. How come i can’t give Apple props for having a great marketing strategy? The products suck, but the presentation is superb. Why else do you think people buy so much iCrap? They get brainwashed by the keynotes.

          • http://twitter.com/Vanakatherock Vanakatherock

            I’m not going to disagree with them being mostly brainwashed, but the simple fact that you basically ignored their flaws tends to show a bias towards them. Yes, they do put on big keynotes, but they also have issues just like Samsung, HTC, and any other maker out there. When Samsung or HTC has the issue, everyone’s response is “ZOMG, IT’S FLAWED” while when Apple has an issue, the response is “ZOMG, EVERYONE IN THE CROWD IS AT FAULT” – see how that works? Apple cannot be at fault for any wrong doing.

          • NIGHTSCOUT

            Again you seem to think, that I think Apple is invincible. This is after I’ve said that all Apple products are crap.

  • Dustin Wood

    if they put thought into what the video shows, my guess would be something TV related. The way it ends the video is like the old CRT TV’s.

    • http://twitter.com/inguatu ingua2

      yeah because my OG driod has the old CRT TV thing as a close screen. You are thinking too hard about it.

      • Dustin Wood

        Nope. Took no effort to see the only thing related to anything in the video was the old way TV’s powered off. But thanks for your concern.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jamille-Browne/1184321457 Jamille Browne

        And Every Nexus has that now.

    • No_Nickname90

      But you have to remember that a lot of people like CRT animation on their phone. Maybe they thought it would be a cool way. I mean you’re watching it on a screen, so it would look like your screen turned off or something. LoL!!

      Ooo!! A new screen!! Remember when they were talking about having the entire phone morph with designs and stuff? Maybe they have that ready now.

  • Mike

    Google galaxy TV ;)

    • kev2684

      I think me gusta

    • http://www.facebook.com/ZaprenKostadinov Zapren Kostadinov

      I hate the galaxy name.. but I gotta say that would probably sell more than current models.

    • http://www.phandroid.com Kevin Krause

      we could only hope…

  • Butters619

    Samsung (and Moto) last year showed they are done with introducing phones at trade shows. It is too early and doesn’t bring enough hype.

    My guess is displays, but you won’t see any new phones.

    • Sam Keaser

      Most likely, but I’ll still be holding out until the 11th before upgrading.

    • http://www.phandroid.com Kevin Krause

      I will be legitimately surprised to see the GS4 at CES.

  • No_Nickname90

    The Galaxy S4 isn’t new. The entire world knows it’s going to come out. What would be new is a different line-up, or a feature or hardware ON or IN the Galaxy S4 that’s new. =.3

    Ooo!! 124GB internal Memory, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, 2Ghz Video Processor. LoL!! Talk about wishful thinking. I might as well get a laptop. =.P

    And who would really want that in a phone? What would you do with all that? Take photos really fast? LoL!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jamille-Browne/1184321457 Jamille Browne

      You mean 128gb but of usable memory you’d prolly be right in it being 124gb’s and might as well get a laptop? why should those specs be reserved for that? Might as well live in the stone age where technology is non-existent with that type of thinking….

      Someone who appreciates technology and its advancements aka me I would want that. Remember it wasn’t too long ago when people had that same train of thought with cell phones in general. Why do I need a cell phone that has a mp3 player feature and a 3inch screen? “If anybody needs me they can page me and call me from a landline” fast forward today here you are rocking android asking why do I need that? Its not about need anymore its about want, get with the times “old man”.

      • No_Nickname90

        Well my main point for asking who would want that is because there is no need for that as of now. I was imagining they come out with that in a phone. Of course as phones become slowly more powerful apps will be made to accommodate.

        I’d love to have that. I know I’d never use all that power but I would still want it. LoL!!

        But I get what you’re saying. I like to have as few devices as possible. So a more powerful phone would mean me needing my laptop less.

  • Darrien Glasser

    Those a**holes at Samsung, they always release just a little bit, but nothing more. It drives me insane.

  • alex

    who cares really? Samsung and this the whole worlds waiting garbage is lame – the s3 just came out now buy something else that has specs you’ll never use now instead.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jamille-Browne/1184321457 Jamille Browne

      The s3 came out a long time ago in tech time.. actually last summer its december now and by the time its released it’ll be next summer or spring at the earliest

  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.gilboy Richard Gilboy

    Possibilities:

    Chromebook

    Google TV

    Windows Tablet

    Chrome OS Tablet

  • jeremyseattle

    What happened to the smart window they introduced last year?

  • jeremyseattle
    • Carl Rood

      Probably.

  • mike

    They’ve added CRT OFF animation when locking device on the stock ROMs. No new hardware or updates. Just that. The clue was the video.

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  • Carl Rood

    I read somewhere that they were planning a logo change.