Touch to print

  • TECH
  • Monday, 17 Mar 2014

Samsung has merged two key technologies in its Xpress printer range to allow users to wirelessly print pictures, texts, e-mail messages or web ­content from their smartphone.

The new mono laser printer Xpress M2885 and colour laser printer Xpress C1865 feature WiFi Direct and NFC (near field communication). And all the users need to do is install Samsung’s app, switch on the phone’s NFC function and tap the device on the printer whenever they need to print.

The MobilePrint app can be downloaded from the Google Play and Apple App stores for free.

“In 2013, Samsung released the world’s very first NFC printer, the Xpress C460,” said Samsung Electronics senior vice-president of sales and marketing for printing ­business, Sungwon Song.

“In 2014 and beyond, the company will continue to focus on providing easy, user-oriented ­technologies.”

The mono printer churns out pages at 28ppm (pages per minute) and the colour printer at 18ppm.

New shooters

The company also announced two additions to its camera range, the NX30 interchangeable-lens camera and Galaxy Camera 2. The NX30 is a professionally-inspired compact camera while the Galaxy is one of the few models to run on Android, the popular mobile operating system.

The NX30 has a 20.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS for capturing images with dramatic foreground and background blur while its AF System II boasts faster and more ­accurate autofocusing.

It also features 1/8,000 second ­shutter speed and 9fps (frames per second) Continuous Shooting mode for capturing fast-paced moments in perfect clarity. The company says these features help to break down the action and capture movement beyond what the eye can see.

NX30 interchangeable-lens camera
NX30 interchangeable-lens camera

The NX30 also has a swivel screen for selfies and a tiltable Electronic Viewfinder for creative angles, as well as NFC and WiFi capabilities for easily sharing photos.

Meanwhile, the Galaxy Camera lets users enjoy the benefits of the Android platform. Users can easily navigate the camera’s ­functions and focus on capturing the perfect shot rather than having to filter through complex settings.

Its 16-megapxiel BSI CMOS sensor ­produces vivid images that are rich in ­colour and sharp in detail while the huge 21x optical zoom allows photographers to get closer than ever to their subjects.

A Smart Mode allows users to choose from 28 different preset settings, all of which are designed to address different shooting scenarios. For those unsure which mode to select, the Smart Mode Suggest feature provides a helping hand in securing winning shots.

The camera comes preloaded with the Dropbox app and users will enjoy 50GB of free Cloud storage for up to two years.

Size matters

If you find the tablets on the market too small then you should get your hands on the TabPro which has a 12.2in screen. The widescreen has a resolution of 2,560 x1,600-pixels which adds up to more than four million pixels, making it an ideal ­platform for enjoying Full HD videos and viewing more information at a glance.

It comes with Content Home, an ­alternative to the Android interface, for users to tailor their tablet experience. The interface enables them to organise their favourite content in an easy-to-use dashboard with automatic feeds and news updates to get a magazine-like look-and-feel.

Galaxy TabPro 10.1in
Galaxy TabPro 10.1in

But if you prefer a smaller screen, the TabPro also comes in two other screen sizes — 10.1in or 8.4in.

All three models run on Android 4.4 Kit Kat which is the most recent vesion of the operating system.

The TabPro’s other features include multi-window mode to allow users to view up to four windows on the screen at once, remote PC, interactive e-meeting and video conferencing.

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