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New Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, Z Flip3 5G, Watch4 series and Buds2 now available in Canada Following unprecedented pre-order demand, Canadians can now purchase the latest in Samsung foldable, watch & sound innovation – Financial Post

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MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Aug. 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Unveiled earlier in August, the brand new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, Galaxy Watch4 series and Galaxy Buds2 are now available for purchase at Samsung Experience Stores, online at Samsung.com/ca, and at major retail partners across Canada. Featuring category-defining improvements, premium craftsmanship and flagship innovation for optimized user experiences, these devices have seen high pre-order demand across the country, with some products temporarily on backorder. For up-to-date stock information and shipping estimates, visit each product page on Samsung.com/ca

“Early demand for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G is at an all-time high, with pre-order volume exceeding expectations. Canadians are clearly excited to experience the next in foldable innovation, with Watch4 Series and Buds2 equally driving interest.” said Raj Doshi, Head of Mobile Business at Samsung Electronics Canada. “We are proud to bring Canadians exciting Galaxy innovations that empower them to do more – whether it’s capturing new perspectives with their phones, achieving new levels of mobile productivity, or working to live a more vibrant life with the aid of intuitive, holistic wellness features.”

Power productivity and maximize every moment

Building upon groundbreaking innovations such as hands-free Flex Mode, enhanced Multitasking1 and dual displays, the 2021 Galaxy Z series takes the foldable experience to the next level with increased durability,2 and IPx8 water resistance.3

  • Galaxy Z Fold3 5G offers an uninterrupted Infinity Flex Display complete with Under Display Camera to deliver streamlined multitasking and breathtaking viewing experiences. Now with S Pen functionality4 – a Galaxy foldable first – the user can work across multiple apps at once with Multi-Active Window5 and navigate seamlessly between dual displays thanks to app continuity. The 256GB model is available in Phantom Black, Phantom Silver and Phantom Green for $2,269.99 (our regular price). The 512GB model is available in Phantom Black for $2,409.99 (our regular price). For more information and availability, please see https://samsung.com/ca/smartphones/galaxy-z-fold3-5g
  • Galaxy Z Flip3 5G provides a new way for users to express themselves hands-free with Flex Mode. Studio-quality camera features such as Auto Framing and a sleek, compact design balance style, function and fun. The 128GB model is available in Phantom Black, Lavender, Cream and Green for $1,259.99 (our regular price). The 256GB model is available in Phantom Black for $1,329.99 (our regular price). For more information and availability, please see https://samsung.com/ca/smartphones/galaxy-z-flip3-5g

Featuring all-new Wear OS Powered by Samsung, the Galaxy Watch4 series comes packed with an array of innovative and convenient features and powerful connectivity experiences that provide users with a holistic overview of their wellness.

  • Galaxy Watch4 features a sleek, modern design making it an ideal accessory for versatile, all-day use. The 40mm model will be available in Black, Silver and Pink Gold, while the 44mm model will be offered in Black, Silver and Green starting at $329.99 (our regular price) for the Bluetooth version and $399.99 (our regular price) for the LTE model. For more information and availability, please see https://www.samsung.com/ca/watches/all-watches/?galaxy-watch
  • Galaxy Watch4 Classic offers users a timeless smartwatch design featuring the Samsung fan-favourite rotating bezel. Available in 42mm (Black, Silver) and 46mm (Black only) models, starting at $459.99 (our regular price) for the Bluetooth version and $529.99 (our regular price) for the LTE version. For more information and availability, please see https://www.samsung.com/ca/watches/all-watches/?galaxy-watch

Thanks to dynamic two-way speakers, Active Noise Cancellation, long-lasting battery and a comfortable fit for prolonged use, Galaxy Buds2 further elevate the Galaxy ecosystem experience when paired with your Galaxy smartphone or smartwatch.

Early Bird Offer Details

While some customers will experience shipping delays due to backorder, the following deals can still be redeemed at purchase throughout September and October:

Gift With Purchase Offers
Canadians who purchase Galaxy Z Fold3 5G online at Samsung.com/ca or at a Samsung Experience Store location between August 27 and October 4, 2021 will receive a bonus Flip Cover and S Pen as a gift with purchase.6

Purchase Galaxy Buds2 between August 27 and October 4, 2021 on Samsung.com/ca, Samsung Experience Store locations, or at select national retailers and carriers and receive a bonus Wireless Charger Single.7

Galaxy Bundle E-Voucher Offers
Purchase Galaxy Z Fold3 5G at a Samsung Experience Store or a participating partner location on or before September 10, 2021 to receive an exclusive Galaxy Bundle E-voucher for Galaxy Buds2 (regular price $189.99), Samsung Wireless Charger Duo (regular price $79.99) and S Pen Fold Edition (regular price $59.99).8

Purchase Galaxy Z Flip3 5G at a Samsung Experience Store or a participating partner location between on or before September 10, 2021 to receive an exclusive Galaxy Bundle E-voucher for Galaxy Buds2 (regular price $189.99) and Samsung Wireless Charger Duo (regular price $79.99).9

AIR MILES® Offers
Purchase Galaxy Z Fold3 5G or Galaxy Z Flip3 5G between August 27 and September 30, 2021 on Samsung.com/ca, at Samsung Experience Store locations in Canada or on rewards.airmiles.ca and get up to 350 AIR MILES® Bonus Miles.10 Purchase Galaxy Buds2 between August 27 and September 30, 2021 on Samsung.com/ca, at Samsung Experience Store locations in Canada or on rewards.airmiles.ca and get up to 100 AIR MILES® Bonus Miles.11
Purchase Galaxy Watch4 Classic or Galaxy Watch4 between August 27 and September 30, 2021 on Samsung.com/ca, at Samsung Experience Store locations in Canada or on rewards.airmiles.ca or on rewards.airmiles.ca and get up to 100 AIR MILES® Bonus Miles.12

Trade-In Offers
Canadians can also trade in their old smartphone until October 4, 2021 and receive a credit of up to $785 towards the purchase of Galaxy Z Fold3 5G or Galaxy Z Flip3 5G.13 Until October 4, 2021, eligible customers can receive a $100 credit through the trade-in program by exchanging their old smartwatch or fitness band when purchasing a Galaxy Watch4 series device.

The trade-in program is being supported on Samsung.com/ca, SES locations and at select national retailers and carriers in Canada.14

Peace of Mind with Samsung Care+

With a Samsung Care+ Plan, Canadians can experience a total care service for their new Galaxy Smartphone, Laptop, Tablet or Wearable device. Users will be protected for up to two years against physical or liquid damage and mechanical malfunction or defects, with a team of dedicated Galaxy experts available to help them get back on track.15

Canadians who purchase the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G or Galaxy Z Flip3 5G at a Samsung Experience Store or participating partner location on or before September 10, 2021 will receive a Samsung Care+ 1 Year Bonus Plan by visiting the Benefit section of the Samsung Members app on their new device.16

Purchase Samsung Care+ between August 27 and September 30, 2021 on Samsung.com/ca and get 100 AIR MILES® Bonus Miles.17

To learn more, please see https://www.samsung.com/ca/offer/samsung-care-plus/

Premium Care Service

Your Galaxy Z Fold3 5G or Galaxy Z Flip3 5G device comes with dedicated customer care services designed specifically to deliver the best customer service experience to our valued customers. Specially trained experts are available 24/7 via Live Chat or by phone 9am-9pm EST at 1-888-970-FOLD to provide you with personalized and exclusive support for your device. Visit www.samsung.com/ca/support for more information

Door to Door Repair Service Across Canada

Enjoy convenient pick-up, speedy repair and contactless delivery to your home. If you need service support for your Samsung devices, you can arrange convenient Door-to-Door service pick-up through 1-800-SAMSUNG, Live Chat or text us at WECARE (932 273). Customers can also request a self-service repair and book simply through the Your Service portal found online at www.samsung.com/ca/galaxy-repair to arrange a convenient Door-to-Door device pick-up to their home. Pick-up and return of the Galaxy device is free of charge. Service is available for both In- and Out-of-Warranty customers. Coverage may vary. For more information on Door-to-Door Repair Service, please visit https://www.samsung.com/ca/galaxy-repair

For more information about the latest Samsung Galaxy devices including specifications:
www.samsung.com/ca/

About Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.
Samsung Electronics Canada inspires Canadians to reach their full potential through a transformative ecosystem of products and services that deliver innovation and distinct design to every aspect of their connected lives. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, virtual reality and wearable devices, tablets and digital appliances. Dedicated to helping make a difference in the lives of Canadians, Samsung’s award-winning corporate giving initiatives support public education and health-related issues in communities across the country. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.
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1 Certain applications may not support multi-tasking.
2 Compared to Galaxy Z Fold2 5G and Galaxy Z Flip 5G.
3 Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G is rated as IPx8. IPx8 is based on test conditions for submersion in up to 1.5 metres of freshwater for up to 30 minutes. Not advised for beach or pool use. Not dust resistant.
4 S Pen sold separately. Only the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G Main Screen has S Pen capability. Compatible only with the S Pen Fold Edition and S Pen Pro. All other S Pens or stylus pens not designed for Galaxy Z Fold3 5G (including those by other manufacturers) may damage the screen.
5 Multi-Active Windows works with select applications; compatible apps growing through third party developers

6 Some conditions apply. Offer valid from August 27, 2021 to October 4, 2021. Offer available exclusively online at Samsung.com/ca and Samsung Experience Stores in Canada. Now when you buy a Galaxy Z Fold3 (SM-F926WZKAXAC, SM-F926WZGAXAC, SM-F926WZSAXAC – regular price $2,269.99; F926WZKEXAC – regular price $2409.99) and you’ll receive one (1) bonus Flip Cover with S Pen (EF-FF92PCBEGCA- regular price $119.99) with your purchase.
While quantities last. Selection and availability may vary. No rain checks. Limit of one (1) bonus Flip Cover with S Pen per eligible Galaxy Z Fold3 device purchased per customer. Products may be purchased separately at regular prices. No rain checks. Open to Canadian Residents only. Samsung reserves the right to change or cancel the promotion without notice. Cannot be combined with any other offer, unless expressly permitted by Samsung. © 2021 Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. All rights reserved.
7 Some conditions apply. Offer valid from August 27, 2021 to October 4, 2021. Participating authorized Canadian retailers and carriers may vary. Purchases made at Samsung Experience Stores in Canada and samsung.com/ca are eligible for this promotion. Now when you purchase Galaxy Buds2 (SM-R177NZKAXAC, SM-R177NZGAXAC, SM-R177NLVAXAC, SM-R177NZWAXAC– regular price $189.99), you’ll receive one (1) bonus Wireless Charger Single (EP-P1300TBEGCA- regular price $54.99) with your purchase. While quantities last. Selection and availability may vary. No rain checks. Limit of one (1) bonus Wireless Charger Single per eligible Galaxy device purchased per customer. Products may be purchased separately at regular prices. No rain checks. Open to Canadian Residents only. Samsung reserves the right to change or cancel the promotion without notice. Cannot be combined with any other offer, unless expressly permitted by Samsung. © 2021 Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. All rights reserved
8 Either (i) pre-order from August 11, 2021 – August 26, 2021 and complete your purchase by September 10, 2021, or (ii) purchase from August 27, 2021 – September 10, 2021, the Samsung Galaxy Fold3 5G (ModelsSM-F926WZKAXAC/SM-F926WZGAXAC/ SM-F926WZSAXAC– regular price $2269.99, SM-F926WZKEXAC– regular price $2409.99) or Galaxy Z Flip3 5G (Models SM-F711WZKAXAC/SM-F711WZEAXAC/SM-F711WZGAXAC/SM-F711WLVAXAC – regular price $1259.99, SM-F711WZKEXAC- regular price $1329.99) and receive an Early Bird bonus consisting of a Samsung E-Voucher (redeemable only on samsung.com/ca between August 11 and September 30, 2021) upon completion of your device purchase for one of the following: Purchase of Galaxy Fold3 5G: Galaxy Buds 2 (Black – Model No SM-R177NZKAXAC; regular price $189.99 CDN), Samsung Wireless Charger Duo (Black – EP-P4300TBEGCA; regular price $79.99) and S Pen Fold Edition (EJ-PF926BBEGCA; regular price $59.99) Purchase of Galaxy Flip3 5G:Galaxy Buds 2 (Black – Model No SM-R177NZKAXAC; regular price $189.99 CDN), Samsung Wireless Charger Duo (Black – EP-P4300TBEGCA; regular price $79.99) There are 8,500 Early Bird bonuses available to eligible customers who qualify based on the conditions set out above on a first come basis. While quantities last. No rain checks. E-Voucher has no cash value, cannot be replaced if lost or stolen, is not transferrable and cannot be switched once selected. Limit of one bonus E-Voucher per device purchase. Open to Canadian Residents only. Participating authorized Canadian retailers and carriers may vary. Purchases made at Samsung Experience Stores are also eligible for this promotion. Purchases made at samsung.com/ca are not eligible for this promotion and Samsung reserves the right to request a bill of sale to verify date and location of purchase. Samsung reserves the right to change or cancel the promotion without notice. In order to download the E-Voucher for the Galaxy Fold3|Flip3 5G Early Bird bonus, customer must visit the “Benefit Section” in the Samsung Members App on their Galaxy Fold3 5G or Galaxy Flip3 5G device between August 11 and September 24, 2021. The Samsung Members App is available for download in the Samsung Galaxy Store at no charge. In order to install and register for the Samsung Members App, the user must have a Samsung Account. Setting up a Samsung Account is free. To set up your Samsung Account, please go to: (http://www.samsung.com/ca/samsungaccount/ http://www.samsung.com/ca_fr/samsungaccount/) Between August 11 and September 24, 2021, click on the Galaxy Fold3|Flip3 5G Early Bird bonus banner in the Samsung Members App to download the E-Voucher and access a link to the Early Bird bonus offer page on samsung.com/ca where you may select your gift and redeem the E-voucher. Once downloaded, the E-Voucher will be displayed in the Samsung Members My page Coupons section until September 30, 2021 and is valid for the applicable Early Bird bonus depending on the Galaxy Fold3 5G or Galaxy Flip3 5G model you have chosen, on samsung.com/ca between August 11 and September 30, 2021. Shipment of the Samsung Galaxy Fold3 5G or Galaxy Flip3 5G bonus is expected to take between 6 to 8 weeks from the date that you redeem your E-Voucher on samsung.com/ca, subject to completion of all the requirements set out above.
9 Either (i) pre-order from August 11, 2021 – August 26, 2021 and complete your purchase by September 10, 2021, or (ii) purchase from August 27, 2021 – September 10, 2021, the Samsung Galaxy Fold3 5G (ModelsSM-F926WZKAXAC/SM-F926WZGAXAC/ SM-F926WZSAXAC– regular price $2269.99, SM-F926WZKEXAC– regular price $2409.99) or Galaxy Flip3 5G (Models SM-F711WZKAXAC/SM-F711WZEAXAC/SM-F711WZGAXAC/SM-F711WLVAXAC – regular price $1259.99, SM-F711WZKEXAC- regular price $1329.99) and receive an Early Bird bonus consisting of a Samsung E-Voucher (redeemable only on samsung.com/ca between August 11 and September 30, 2021) upon completion of your device purchase for one of the following: Purchase of Galaxy Fold3 5G: Galaxy Buds 2 (Black – Model No SM-R177NZKAXAC; regular price $189.99 CDN), Samsung Wireless Charger Duo (Black – EP-P4300TBEGCA; regular price $79.99) and S Pen Fold Edition (EJ-PF926BBEGCA; regular price $59.99). Purchase of Galaxy Flip3 5G:Galaxy Buds 2 (Black – Model No SM-R177NZKAXAC; regular price $189.99 CDN), Samsung Wireless Charger Duo (Black – EP-P4300TBEGCA; regular price $79.99). There are 8,500 Early Bird bonuses available to eligible customers who qualify based on the conditions set out above on a first come basis. While quantities last. No rain checks. E-Voucher has no cash value, cannot be replaced if lost or stolen, is not transferrable and cannot be switched once selected. Limit of one bonus E-Voucher per device purchase. Open to Canadian Residents only. Participating authorized Canadian retailers and carriers may vary. Purchases made at Samsung Experience Stores are also eligible for this promotion. Purchases made at samsung.com/ca are not eligible for this promotion and Samsung reserves the right to request a bill of sale to verify date and location of purchase. Samsung reserves the right to change or cancel the promotion without notice. In order to download the E-Voucher for the Galaxy Fold3|Flip3 5G Early Bird bonus, customer must visit the “Benefit Section” in the Samsung Members App on their Galaxy Fold3 5G or Galaxy Flip3 5G device between August 11 and September 24, 2021. The Samsung Members App is available for download in the Samsung Galaxy Store at no charge. In order to install and register for the Samsung Members App, the user must have a Samsung Account. Setting up a Samsung Account is free. To set up your Samsung Account, please go to: (http://www.samsung.com/ca/samsungaccount/ http://www.samsung.com/ca_fr/samsungaccount/) Between August 11 and September 24, 2021, click on the Galaxy Fold3|Flip3 5G Early Bird bonus banner in the Samsung Members App to download the E-Voucher and access a link to the Early Bird bonus offer page on samsung.com/ca where you may select your gift and redeem the E-voucher. Once downloaded, the E-Voucher will be displayed in the Samsung Members My page Coupons section until September 30, 2021 and is valid for the applicable Early Bird bonus depending on the Galaxy Fold3 5G or Galaxy Flip3 5G model you have chosen, on samsung.com/ca between August 11 and September 30, 2021. Shipment of the Samsung Galaxy Fold3 5G or Galaxy Flip3 5G bonus is expected to take between 6 to 8 weeks from the date that you redeem your E-Voucher on samsung.com/ca, subject to completion of all the requirements set out above.
10 Offer valid from August 27 to September 30, 2021 (“Offer Period”). Offer available exclusively at samsung.com/ca, at Samsung Experience Store locations in Canada or on rewards.airmiles.ca. During the offer period: (i) purchase a Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 Phantom Black SM-F926WZKAXAC or Samsung GALAXY Z FOLD3 Phantom Black SM-F926WZKEXAC or Samsung GALAXY Z FOLD3 Phantom Silver SM-F926WZSAXAC or Samsung GALAXY Z FOLD3 Phantom Green SM-F926WZGAXAC and get 350 AIR MILES® Bonus Miles; or (ii) purchase a Samsung GALAXY Z FLIP3 Phantom Black SM-F711WZKAXAC or Samsung GALAXY Z FLIP3 Phantom Black SM-F711WZKEXAC or Samsung GALAXY Z FLIP3 Lavender SM-F711WLVAXAC or Samsung GALAXY Z FLIP3 Cream SM-F711WZEAXAC or Samsung GALAXY Z FLIP3 Green SM-F711WZGAXAC or Samsung GALAXY Z FLIP3 Light Pink SM-F711WLIAXAC or Samsung GALAXY Z FLIP3 Light Pink SM-F711WLIEXAC or Samsung GALAXY Z FLIP3 Gray SM-F711WZAAXAC or Samsung GALAXY Z FLIP3 Gray SM-F711WZAEXAC or Samsung GALAXY Z FLIP3 White SM-F711WZWAXAC or Samsung GALAXY Z FLIP3 White SM-F711WZWEXAC and get 250 Bonus Miles. AIR MILES Collector Number must be provided at the time of purchase. Bonus Miles will be posted to your Collector. Account within 60 days of purchase. AIR MILES Collector Number must be provided at the time of purchase. While quantities last. No rain checks. Availability and selection may vary. Outright purchases only. Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion unless specifically agreed to by Samsung. Offer may be cancelled or changed without notice. ®™ Trademarks of AM Royalties Limited Partnership used under license by LoyaltyOne, Co. and Samsung.
11 Offer valid August 27 and September 30, 2021 (“Offer Period”). Offer available exclusively at samsung.com/ca, at Samsung Experience Store locations in Canada or on rewards.airmiles.ca. During the Offer Period, purchase a Samsung Galaxy Buds2 (SM-R177NZKAXAC, SM-R177NZGAXAC, SM-R177NLVAXAC, SM-R177NZWAXAC) and get 50 AIR MILES® Bonus Miles. AIR MILES Collector Number must be provided at the time of purchase. Bonus Miles will be posted to your Collector Account within 60 days of purchase. AIR MILES Collector Number must be provided at the time of purchase. While quantities last. No rain checks. Availability and selection may vary. Outright purchases only. Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion unless specifically agreed to by Samsung. Offer may be cancelled or changed without notice. ®™ Trademarks of AM Royalties Limited Partnership used under license by LoyaltyOne, Co. and Samsung.
12 Offer valid August 27 and September 30, 2021 (“Offer Period”). Offer available exclusively at samsung.com/ca. During the Offer Period: (i) purchase a Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Classic LTE 46mm (SM-R895FZKAXAC, SM-895FZSAXAC) or Galaxy Watch4 Classic LTE 42mm (SM-R885FZSAXAC, SM-R885FZKAXAC) or Galaxy Watch4 Classic BT 46mm Black SM-R890NZKAXAC or Galaxy Watch4 Classic BT 42mm (SM-R880NZKAXAC, SM-R880NZSAXAC) and get 100 AIR MILES® Bonus Miles; or (ii) purchase a Galaxy Watch4 LTE 44mm (SM-R875FZKAXAC, SM-R875FZGAXAC, SM-R875FZSAXAC) or Galaxy Watch4 LTE 40mm (SM-R865FZDAXAC, SM-R865FZKAXAC, SM-R865FZSAXAC) or Galaxy Watch4 BT 44mm (SM-R870NZKAXAC, SM-R870NZSAXAC, SM-R870NZGAXAC) or Galaxy Watch4 BT 40mm (SM-R860NZKAXAC, SM-R860NZSAXAC, SM-R860NZDAXAC) and get 75 Bonus Miles.AIR MILES. AIR MILES Collector Number must be provided at the time of purchase. Bonus Miles will be posted to your Collector Account within 60 days of purchase. AIR MILES Collector Number must be provided at the time of purchase. While quantities last. No rain checks. Availability and selection may vary. Outright purchases only. Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion unless specifically agreed to by Samsung. Offer may be cancelled or changed without notice.
13 Certain conditions apply. Receive a trade-in promotional credit of up to $300, in addition to the trade-in value of the Eligible Trade-in Product, when you:
(i)   either (A) pre-order an eligible Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G / Galaxy Z Flip3 5G device between August 11th, 2021 and August 26th, 2021 (the “Pre-Order Period”) and complete the purchase by October 4, 2021 or, (B) purchase eligible Galaxy Z Fold3 5G / Galaxy Z Flip3 5G device between August 27th, 2021 and October 4th, 2021 (the “Purchase Period” and together with the Pre-Order Period, the “Offer Period”), from a participating authorized Canadian retailer or carrier, a Samsung Experience Store in Canada or online at http://www.samsung.com/ca/; and
(ii)   complete the trade-in of your eligible old smartphone (“Eligible Trade-In Product”) by October 4th, 2021; and
(iii)   ship the Eligible Trade-in Product by September 10th, 2021 if an eligible Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G / Galaxy Z Flip3 5G device was pre-ordered during Pre-Order Period, or ship the Eligible Trade-in Product within 14 calendar days of receiving the waybill if an eligible Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G / Galaxy Z Flip3 5G device was purchased during Purchase Period
Selection and availability may vary. While quantities last. No rain checks. No cash value. $300 credit based on completing the trade-in of an Eligible Trade-In Product and purchasing Galaxy Z Fold3 5G. Offer is subject to change or cancellation without notice, cannot be combined with any other offer and is available to Canadian residents only. Offer provided by Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. See https://www.samsung.com/ca/offer/ for Full Terms and Conditions.
14 Certain conditions apply. Receive a trade-in promotional credit of $100, in addition to the trade-in value of the Eligible Trade-In Product, when you: (i) either (A) pre-order an eligible Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Classic / Galaxy Watch4 device between August 11th, 2021 and August 26th, 2021 (the “Pre-Order Period”) and complete the purchase by October 4, 2021 or (B) purchase eligible Galaxy Watch4 Classic / Galaxy Watch4 device between August 27th, 2021 and October 4th, 2021 (the “Purchase Period” and together with the Pre-Order Period, the “Offer Period”), from a participating authorized Canadian retailer or carrier, a Samsung Experience Store in Canada or online at https://www.samsung.com/ca/; and (ii) complete the trade-in of your eligible old smartwatch / fitness band (“Eligible Trade-In Product”) by October 4th, 2021; and (iii) ship the Eligible Trade-in Product within 14 calendar days of receiving the waybill if an eligible Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Classic / Galaxy Watch4 device was purchased during Purchase Period. Selection and availability may vary. While quantities last. No rain checks. No cash value. $100 credit based on completing the trade-in of an eligible Trade-In product and purchasing Galaxy Watch4 Classic / Galaxy Watch4. Offer is subject to change or cancellation without notice, cannot be combined with any other offer and is available to Canadian residents only. Offer provided by Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. See https://www.samsung.com/ca/offer/ for Full Terms and Conditions.
15 Terms and Conditions apply. For full Terms and Conditions, please see https://support-ca.samsung.com/secaew/consumer/ca/terms
16 Either (i) pre-order from August 11, 2021 – August 26, 2021 and complete your purchase by September 10, 2021, or (ii) purchase from August 27, 2021 – September 10, 2021, the Samsung Galaxy Fold3 5G (ModelsSM-F926WZKAXAC/SM-F926WZGAXAC/ SM-F926WZSAXAC– regular price $2269.99, SM-F926WZKEXAC– regular price $2409.99) or Galaxy Flip3 5G (Models SM-F711WZKAXAC/SM-F711WZEAXAC/SM-F711WZGAXAC/SM-F711WLVAXAC – regular price $1259.99, SM-F711WZKEXAC- regular price $1329.99) (each an “Eligible Galaxy device”) and you can receive a bonus Samsung Care+ 1 Year Plan for your selected Samsung Galaxy Fold3 5G device for $0 ($225 value ) or Samsung Galaxy Flip3 5G for $0 ($200 value) (“Samsung Care+ 1 Year Bonus Plan”). While quantities last. No rain checks. Offer has no cash value, is not transferrable and cannot be switched once selected. Limit of one (1) Samsung Care+ 1 Year Bonus Plan per Eligible Galaxy device purchased. Open to Canadian Residents only. Participating authorized Canadian retailers and carriers may vary. Purchases made at Samsung Experience Stores are also eligible for this promotion. Purchases made at samsung.com/ca are not eligible for this promotion and Samsung reserves the right to request a bill of sale to verify date and location of purchase. Samsung reserves the right to change or cancel the promotion without notice. How to Redeem: In order to claim the bonus Samsung Care+ 1 Year Bonus Plan, customers must purchase an Eligible Galaxy device as set out above, and then visit the “Benefit Section” in the Samsung Members App on their Eligible Galaxy device between August 11 and September 30, 2021. Customers must follow the link in Samsung Members (Benefit Section) to the Samsung Care+ 1 Year bonus offer page at http://free.samsungcareplus.com between August 11th and September 30th, 2021 to redeem this offer. The Samsung Members App is available for download in the Samsung Galaxy Store at no charge. In order to install and register for the Samsung Members App, the user must have a Samsung Account. Setting up a Samsung Account is free. To set up your Samsung Account, please go to: (http://www.samsung.com/ca/samsungaccount/ http://www.samsung.com/ca_fr/samsungaccount/) Full terms and conditions for the Samsung Care+ 1 Year Bonus Plan are available at http://pages.samsung.com/ca/promotions/English/samsungcareplus_oneyearoffer_EN.pdf
17 Get 100 Bonus Miles when you purchase Samsung Care+ with your new eligible Samsung device between August 27,2021 and September 30, 2021. Offer available exclusively online at samsung.com/ca when you purchase Samsung Care+ together with any Samsung tablet, Galaxy Book laptop, or any eligible wearable or eligible Galaxy A series, Galaxy S8 series, Galaxy S9 series, Galaxy Note 9 series, Galaxy S10 series, Galaxy Note 10 series, Galaxy S20 series, Galaxy Note 20 series, Galaxy S20FE 5G or Galaxy S21series smartphone (“eligible Samsung device”). Purchase of eligible Samsung device and Samsung Care+ must be made at the same time and in a single transaction. Bonus Miles will be posted to your Collector Account within 60 days of the offer end date. AIR MILES Collector Number must be provided at the time of purchase. While quantities last. No rain checks. Availability and selection may vary. Products may be purchased separately at regular prices. Outright purchases only. Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion unless specifically agreed to by Samsung. Offer may be cancelled or changed without notice.

Katelin Onishi
North Strategic
613-883-4684
katelin.onishi@northstrategic.com

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U.S. social audio app Clubhouse launched a feature on Thursday to let users virtually wave at friends inside its audio-only chat app to show they are open to a private chat, in a move to expand beyond public rooms that can have thousands of listeners.

Clubhouse, which pioneered the “social audio” feature that has since been copied by Facebook and Twitter, wants to enable users to have private chats, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Paul Davison told Reuters.

“A lot of people know us for bigger conversations, but the reason people stay so long is they’re finding their friends and meeting new people,” he said in an interview.

Users of Clubhouse, which is backed by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, can “wave” at friends online in the app and a private audio chat room will open when a person accepts the wave. The user can then invite more contacts into the private room, or choose to open the chat to the public, Clubhouse said.

 

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All four of our iPhone 13 reviews are in, as are our benchmark results from testing. Apple promised gains with the new A15 Bionic chip, and while it’s an iterative upgrade over last year’s A14 Bionic in most respects, it crushes the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 that powers several of the best Android phones.

From synthetic benchmarks to real-world testing, the iPhone 13 series (especially the Pro models) pulled even further ahead from the best chips Apple’s competitors use. In some cases, the gap is incredibly wide. Qualcomm has its work cut out for it with the next-generation 800-series Snapdragon, not to mention the Tensor chip Google is working on to power the Pixel 6.

Apple even said that the A15 Bionic’s GPU in the Pro models would be 50% faster than the competition. (The best rival graphics engine right now is the Adreno 660 in the Snapdragon 888.) In our testing, that proved true in many cases. The A15’s performance hike over iPhone 12 phones is middling, but Apple upgraded the Neural Engine on its chipset this year. This has allowed for the new Cinematic mode and Photographic Styles, which heavily leverage AI to do their thing.

Measuring a phone’s performance goes beyond raw numbers. It’s more about what the phone can do in a real-world setting, and in that regard, the iPhone 13 certainly delivers. But those raw numbers do tell an important story, so here’s how the iPhone 13 stacks up to what’s already out there, for both the Pro, standard and mini models.

iPhone 13: Geekbench results

Geekbench 5 measures the CPU’s overall performance, broken out into single- and multi-core results.

Geekbench 5
Processor Single core Multicore
iPhone 13 Pro A15 Bionic 1733 4718
iPhone 13 A15 Bionic 1688 4436
iPhone 12 Pro A14 Bionic 1595 3880
iPhone 12 A14 Bionic 1593 3859
Galaxy S21 Ultra Snapdragon 888 1123 3440
Galaxy S21 Snapdragon 888 1048 3302
Galaxy Z Fold 3 Snapdragon 888 1107 3418
OnePlus 9 Pro Snapdragon 888 1126 3685
Asus ROG Phone 5 Snapdragon 888 1127 3672
Pixel 5 Snapdragon 765G 596 1617

Geekbench 5 scores are arbitrary in a vacuum, but they help measure a device’s performance in context to other devices — even if you get slightly different scores every time you run the test.

As you can see, the iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini models are quite a ways ahead of the Snapdragon 888 and Snapdragon 765G. More than a thousand points separates the iPhone 13 Pro from the two most powerful Android phones we’ve ever tested, the OnePlus 9 Pro and Asus ROG Phone 5. That’s not to mention that the new iPhones pull well ahead of the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Ultra and Galaxy Z Fold 3, the best that Samsung has to offer.

And we’ll just skip over that delta between the iPhone 13 and the Pixel 5. Let’s hope the Pixel 6 helps Google catch up a bit.

iPhone 13: Graphics benchmarks

A lot of people play games on their phones, with the iPhones leading the charge. For the following benchmark, we use 3DMark’s Wild Life Unlimited test, which produces a score and average frames per second. It’s meant to provide a realistic impression of a phone’s gaming performance.

The A15 Bionic pushes the boundaries on mobile gaming, as you’ll see in the results below.

3DMark Wild Life Unlimited
Processor Score Frames per second
iPhone 13 Pro A15 Bionic 11,693 70
iPhone 13 A15 Bionic 9331 56
iPhone 12 Pro A14 Bionic 8619 51
iPhone 12 A14 Bionic 8555 51
Galaxy S21 Ultra Snapdragon 888 5739 34
Galaxy S21 Snapdragon 888 5805 35
Galaxy Z Fold 3 Snapdragon 888 5622 34
OnePlus 9 Pro Snapdragon 888 5755 35
Asus ROG Phone 5 Snapdragon 888 5806 35
Pixel 5 Snapdragon 765G 1160 7

Like Geekbench, the Wild Life Unlimited score is meaningless on its own and should only be used for comparison to other devices. However, the important metric is the average FPS, which is a real-world benchmark. 

The iPhone 13 Pro with its five-core GPU smokes the competition, even its iPhone 13 sibling and that phone’s quad-core GPU — the extra core seems to really matter, based on these results. But look at how far ahead the A15 Bionic is compared to the Snapdragon 888 phones, which hadn’t caught up to the A14 Bionic from last year. 

The iPhone 13 Pro netted double the Snapdragon 888’s best framerate in our testing, which is insane. The Wild Life Unlimited benchmark is pretty hard on phones. (I didn’t even include the newer Wild Life Extreme Unlimited, which we’ve only recently started using in our testing.) So seeing the iPhone 13 Pro fare so well is a bit mind-boggling.

iPhone 13: Video encoding speeds

Another real-world application to gauge a phone’s performance is our Adobe Premiere Rush test. This tasks a phone to transcode a 4K video file to 1080p. The results below are listed as minutes:seconds.

Adobe Premiere Rush
Processor Time (Mins:Secs)
iPhone 13 Pro A15 Bionic 0:26
iPhone 13 A15 Bionic 0:26
iPhone 12 Pro A14 Bionic 0:27
iPhone 12 A14 Bionic 0:26
Galaxy S21 Ultra Snapdragon 888 1:03
Galaxy S21 Snapdragon 888 1:03
Galaxy Z Fold 3 Snapdragon 888 0:50
OnePlus 9 Pro Snapdragon 888 1:03
Asus ROG Phone 5 Snapdragon 888 1:00
Pixel 5 Snapdragon 765G 2:52

Year-over-year, there’s functionally no difference between the iPhone 13 and iPhone 12 — maybe a second here or there. However, Apple’s lead over Qualcomm remains, performing the transcode in half the time that most of the Snapdragon 888-equipped phones needed.

Transcoding is a CPU-intensive task, and it makes sense that Apple’s phones would lead the way on this particular benchmark. Apple has said that you can perform a full video workflow from shooting to rendering on the iPhone 13. The iPhone 13 can also record in the ProRes format natively, which is what many professionals use.

The poor Pixel 5 needed triple the time required by the other Android phones.

iPhone 13 performance outlook

Another year, and Apple has further cemented its lead over Qualcomm. Not only does the iPhone 13 series have excellent battery life (excluding the mini, which is below average) and stellar cameras, but it’s the most powerful suite of phones you can buy. If having the best performance is a top priority for you, then you’ll want to look at the iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 Pro/Pro Max.

Let’s hope Qualcomm’s next high-end Snapdragon or Google’s Tensor can narrow the gap with what Apple has built.

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Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio With Unique Hinge Design Unveiled, Surface Pro 8, Surface Duo 2 Launched – Gadgets 360

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Microsoft on Wednesday hosted its hardware-focussed event where it unveiled the new Surface range of devices that include the Surface Laptop Studio, Surface Pro 8, and Surface Go 3 — all running Windows 11 out-of-the-box. The event also brought the anticipated Surface Duo 2 dual-screen phone that is a successor to the earlier Surface Duo. Additionally, Microsoft launched its new accessories, namely the Surface Slim Pen 2, Surface Adaptive Kit, Ocean Plastic Mouse, and Microsoft Modern USB-C Headset. The existing Surface Pro 7+ and Surface Pro X also received updates to reach new customers.

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio, Surface Pro 8, Surface Go 3, Surface Duo 2 price

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio price begins at $1,599 (roughly Rs. 1,18,000). It is identical to the launch price of the Surface Book 3 that debuted last year as Microsoft’s 2-in-1 device. The Surface Pro 8, on the other hand, starts at $1,099 (roughly Rs. 81,100). It comes as a successor to the Surface Pro 7 that was launched with a starting price of $749 (roughly Rs. 55,200) in 2019. The Surface Go 3 price starts at $399 (roughly Rs. 29,400), which is just the same that we saw with the Surface Go 2 last year. Furthermore, the Surface Duo 2 carries a starting price of $1,499 (roughly Rs. 1,10,600). It is $100 (roughly Rs. 7,400) more than the initial launch pricing of the original Surface Duo that started at $1,399 (roughly Rs. 1,03,200).

Alongside the new devices, the Surface Pro 7+ is now coming in the consumer channel with a starting price of $799 (roughly Rs. 59,000) — an upgrade over its earlier commercial-only offering. The Surface Pro X has also received a new Wi-Fi only option that starts at $899 (roughly Rs. 66,300). The LTE variant of the Surface Pro X came with a starting price of $999 (roughly Rs. 73,700) in 2019.

In terms of accessories, the Surface Slim Pen 2 is priced at $129.99 (roughly Rs. 9,600), Surface Adaptive Kit at $9.99 (roughly Rs. 700), Ocean Plastic Mouse at $24.99 (roughly 1,800), and the Microsoft Modern USB-C Headset at $54.99 (roughly Rs. 4,100).

On the availability front, Microsoft said at the event that its new devices would go on sale starting October 5 — alongside the release of Windows 11. We can certainly expect some delay in the availability of the new devices in India as the official sale date is meant for the US and some other developed markets where pre-orders for the devices have already started.

The product listings on the Microsoft India site at the time of filing this story were showing that the Surface Laptop Studio and Surface Pro 8 would come early 2022, while the Surface Go 3 was tagged with a “coming soon” banner. Details about the India launch of the Surface Duo 2 are yet to be revealed.

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio specifications, features

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio was one of the biggest announcements at the Microsoft event on Wednesday. The new device is designed as an “evolution of Surface Book” and is touted to be “built on the heritage of both Surface Book and Surface Studio.” The device is targeted at developers, creative professionals, designers, and gamers, who want a creative studio with the portability of a laptop. The Surface Laptop Studio features a 14.4-inch PixelSense display with touch support that is attached to a Dynamic Woven Hinge, allowing the display to move in multiple angles. The hinge allows the device to transform from a traditional notebook to a tablet or a canvas. However, the display is non-detachable — unlike the Surface Book 3 where you could pull the screen from the keyboard and use it as a tablet.

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio comes with a Dynamic Woven Hinge
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Microsoft has provided three distinct modes on the Surface Laptop Studio. The first one is a Laptop mode in which you are provided with a full keyboard and touchpad for a regular notebook-like experience. You can, however, move the display to the Stage mode. This comes after pulling the display forward to an angle where the keyboard is covered but the touchpad is exposed to allow gaming, streaming, docking, and presentation in an immersive way. The third mode is called Studio mode where you can move the display on top of the keyboard to use it like a canvas or for writing notes.

The Surface Laptop Studio also includes an area underneath the keyboard where you can place the Surface Slim Pen 2 that magnetically attaches and charges when not in use.

Under the hood, Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio is powered by 11th-generation Intel Core H35 processors, along with Nvidia GeForce RTX GPUs. The device also includes studio microphones and 1080p webcam for an enhanced video conferencing experience. Further, the touchpad on the Surface Laptop Studio also includes haptic feedback.

Microsoft Surface Pro 8 specifications, features

Microsoft Surface Pro 8 is essentially Microsoft’s 2-in-1 flagship of this year as the Surface Laptop Studio doesn’t allow users to detach its display from the keyboard. The Surface Pro 8 comes with a 13-inch PixelSense display with touch support and a 120Hz refresh rate. It also supports Adaptive Colour Technology that is designed to adjust colour production on the display as per the ambient environment. The Surface Pro 8 also includes support for Dolby Vision display technology and Dolby Atmos sound.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 8 features a 120Hz PixelSense display
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For video chats, Microsoft Surface Pro 8 houses a 5-megapixel camera at the front. The tablet also includes a 10-megapixel 4K rear camera.

Microsoft claims that the Surface Pro 8 is more than twice as fast as the Surface Pro 7 — thanks to the 11th-generation Intel Core processors. The 2-in-1 device is also built on the Intel Evo platform that is specifically meant for premium, ultra-slim devices.

The Surface Pro 8 also includes two Thunderbolt 4 ports and supports a new Surface Pro Signature Keyboard as an optional accessory. The new keyboard includes storage and charging support for the Surface Slim Pen 2 — just like the Surface Pro X. Moreover, the Surface Pro 8 is rated to deliver up to 16 hours of battery life on a single charge.

Microsoft Surface Go 3 specifications, features

For consumers who don’t want to spend much on the Surface Pro 8, Microsoft has the Surface Go 3 as an affordable 2-in-1 option. The new Surface Go model is design-wise quite similar to its predecessor. However, Microsoft claims that it is 60 percent faster from the earlier model with up to Intel Core i3 processor. There is also an optional LTE Advanced support for an enhanced connectivity while on-the-go.

microsoft surface go 3 image Microsoft Surface Go 3

Microsoft Surface Go 3 looks quite similar to the Surface Go 2
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The Surface Go 3 comes with a 10.5-inch touch display with a 3:2 aspect ratio and features 1080p cameras on the front and back. It also includes Dolby Audio and studio microphones. Microsoft also claims that the Surface Go 3 is designed to deliver an all-day battery life.

Microsoft Surface Duo 2 specifications, features

The last major announcement of Microsoft’s hardware event this year was the Surface Duo 2. The new dual-screen phone by the Redmond company comes with a list of improvements over the original Surface Duo that was more like a concept in the market. However, there aren’t many changes at the design level.

Running on Android 11 out-of-the-box, the Surface Duo 2 features two 5.8-inch PixelSense displays that make a larger 8.3-inch viewing experience when the device is unfolded. There is also a glance bar that lets you check all the notifications when the phone is folded. You can also check battery levels when charging through the glance bar — without requiring to unfold the phone. Under the hood, there is an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, which is a significant upgrade over the Snapdragon 855 powering the first-generation Surface Duo.

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Microsoft Surface Duo 2 features two 5.8-inch PixelSense displays
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Microsoft Surface Duo 2 also carries a triple rear camera setup that houses a 16-megapixel sensor with an f/2.2 ultra-wide lens, a 12-megapixel sensor with an f/1.7 wide-angle lens and optical image stabilisation (OIS), and a 12-megapixel sensor with an f/2.4 telephoto lens and OIS support. This an upgrade over the single rear camera available on the original model. The rear camera setup is also accompanied by a time-of-flight (ToF) sensor and an LED flash. Additionally, the Surface Duo 2 carries a 12-megapixel selfie camera sensor at the front.

Connectivity options on the Surface Duo 2 include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. The phone also comes with a dedicated cover that can attach the Surface Slim Pen for an enhanced user experience. Further, the Surface Duo 2 includes a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.

The dual-screen form factor of the Surface Duo 2 is designed to run two apps simultaneously. Microsoft also claimed that it has worked with developers and game studios to bring 150 optimised games for the dual-screen setup. These games include Asphalt Legends 9, Modern Combat 5, and Dungeon Hunter 5.

Microsoft will bring the Surface Duo 2 in Glacier and Obsidian colour options.

Microsoft Surface Pro X specifications, features

The new Microsoft Surface Pro X is based on the same Microsoft SQ2 silicon that was powering the model launched previously. However, it brings Wi-Fi only connectivity over integrated LTE to deliver the earlier experience with some affordability. It is claimed to come with an all-day battery life and offer Windows 11 out-of-the-box.

Microsoft Surface Slim Pen 2, Surface Adaptive Kit, Ocean Plastic Mouse, Modern USB-C Headset details

Microsoft Surface Slim Pen 2 is an optional accessory that is designed to take the experience on the Surface Laptop Studio and Surface Pro 8 to new levels. The stylus is powered by a custom-designed Microsoft G6 chip and includes a digital ink that is meant to offer tactile feedback when drawing and writing on the screen. Microsoft claims that it has improved haptics and interaction feedback using the digital ink on the new Surface Slim Pen to give users the feel of pen on paper. The stylus can be stored and charged magnetically.

The second interesting accessory that Microsoft unveiled at the virtual event was the Surface Adaptive Kit that is specifically designed for differently abled people who want to use Surface devices. It includes stickers that can be attached to the keyboard, cable, and even the lid of Surface laptops and tablets for ease in their use — specifically for people with low vision, blindness, and/or limited strength.

Microsoft also brought the Ocean Plastic Mouse as a wireless accessory for computing users. It is claimed to be 20 percent recycled and has plastic that came from oceans and beaches. The device also comes in a plastic-free, recyclable packaging.

The last accessory of the event is the Microsoft Modern USB-C Headset that is certified for Microsoft Teams and is designed with a lightweight build to enable hours-long audio and video calling. It includes dedicated meeting controls and USB Type-C connectivity.


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