Samsung Galaxy S10 models outsell Galaxy S9 series in the US during launch week

The latest flagship smartphones from Samsung feature the Snapdragon 855 chipset and a punch-hole display

A new report from research firm Counterpoint states that the new Samsung Galaxy S10 series managed to sell 16 percent more units in the first week of sales in the US, compared with the Galaxy S9 series in 2018. Out of the latest S10 trio, the Galaxy S10+ sold the highest number of units, whereas the standard S10 came in second and the S10e sold the least. However, it was thanks to the S10e sales that Samsung managed the 16 percent overall increase.

According to Counterpoint, the total sales of the Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S10+ weren’t that much higher compared to the Galaxy S9 and S9+. Most of the increase comes due to the addition of the smaller Galaxy S10e, which is probably one of the best small-sized phones available in the market today. The firm believes that the Galaxy S10 sales could help Samsung gain the number one spot in the US since 2017. It expects Samsung to ship over 40 million units of the S10 series this year.

Galaxy S10e

The premium smartphone market in the US is currently led by Apple but that might change soon. Apple’s latest iPhones haven’t been doing well in the country, with predicted sales to be much below expectations. Jeff Fieldhack, Research Director at Counterpoint Research stated:

“The US is a key market for Samsung as this is where the majority of its premium smartphones are sold. The Galaxy S10e is not cannibalizing older models like the Galaxy S8 or the Galaxy S9. It is actually helping Samsung gain share.”

Counterpoint research is also working on a report to see if the new Galaxy S10 sales were due to customers switching over from Apple devices. This report should be ready once Apple releases its Q2 earnings report later this month. The new Galaxy S10 series offers a lot more than what Apple has to offer with the iPhone XS and XR. You get more cameras, more screen estate with slimmer bezels, better displays, larger battery and a lot more. 

HP Chromebook 15 with IPS display and full-sized keyboard goes official

The new HP Chromebook 15 is the first from the brand in this display size and comes with Intel Pentium Gold 4417U and Core i5 processor options

Leading computing brand HP has expanded its Chromebook lineup with the launch of its latest product, the Chromebook 15. The company has recently announced the Chromebook 15, which comes packing a decent spec sheet for its price tag. The newest laptop flaunts backlit IPS touchscreen display, fullscreen keyboard with number pad and Chrome OS as its highlights.

HP Chromebook 15 specifications

The HP Chromebook 15 comes with 15.6-inch IPS BrightView micro-edge WLED backlit touchscreen featuring a screen resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. The 1.8kg chassis of the new laptop is also home to a full-sized backlit keyboard with a number pad on the side. The base variant of the Chromebook 15 is equipped with Intel Pentium Gold 4417U processor, paired with 4GB of DDR4 RAM, whereas, the high-end model features Intel Core i5 chipset. For graphics, both variants get the Intel HD Graphics 610. HP also claims that the Chromebook 15 can deliver up to 13 hours of backup on a single full charge.

The newest Chromebook from the company features a front-facing, wide-angle webcam with dual microphones, and built-in speakers courtesy of Bang & Olufsen. The Chrome OS-powered laptop features  Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.2 for connectivity.

Xiaomi Mi TV E series with full-frame display and Dolby audio announced, alongside 65-inch Mural TV

Xiaomi has launched a ‘full-screen’ Mi TV series and a 65-inch Mural TV or ART TV at an event in China. The latest full-frame Mi TV E series models come in 32-inch, 43-inch, 55-inch, and 65-inch display sizes and feature ultra-narrow bezels, full-screen design, and a Bluetooth-powered remote control that can also be operated using voice commands. The 65-inch Mural TV comes with a 4K display, far-field microphones for better voice controls, and is just 13.9mm in thickness. 

Xiaomi Mi TV E series, Mural TV specifications

The Mi TV E32, as the name suggests, sports a 32-inch display with 1,366 × 768 pixels resolutions, 178-degree viewing angles, and 60Hz refresh rate. The TV is powered by the quad-core 64-bit processor coupled with 1GB RAM and 4GB flash storage. It has support for 2.4GHZ Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Infrared, and comes with two 6W speakers. The 43-inch model comes with full-HD (1,920 × 1,080 pixels) resolution display with 1GB RAM and 8GB flash storage. It features double 8W stereo speakers and DTS- HD audio decoding. 

The 55-inch and 65-inch Mi TVs come with a 4K display with HDR support, 3,840 × 2,160 pixels resolution, and 178-degree viewing angles. Both the TVs are powered by the 64-bit quad-core processor coupled with 2GB RAM and 8GB storage. These have support for dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and infrared. The TV comes with two 8W speakers and support for Dolby Audio, DTS-HD audio double decoding. All the TVs run on Patchwall OS, the company’s custom skin for televisions built on top of Android.

Lastly, the 65-inch Mural TV features a picture frame mode and AI voice assistant for hands-free voice controls. Similar to Samsung’s The Wall, this TV is being promoted as a television that can be used as a piece of art thanks to its inconspicuous design and thickness of just 13.9mm. It can show not only artwork but also personal photos, family portraits, etc. The Xiaomi ART TV sports a 65-inch 4K display with HDR support and 3,840×2,160 pixels resolution. It comes with a soundbar and subwoofer bundle and far-field microphones for better voice controls. The TV is powered by the 1.8GHz quad-core processor with Mali-T830 750MHz, 2GB RAM, and 32GB onboard storage. There is support for dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and infrared onboard. The TV comes with two 12W speakers and support for Dolby Audio, DTS- HD audio double decoding.