Samsung recently updated the Samsung Internet Beta which includes new features, an enhancement to existing features, and UI refinements. According to the official announcement, Samsung will release the stable Samsung Internet 13.0 later this year. You can check the latest addition in detail below:
ONE UI 3.0 ENHANCEMENTS
Samsung added One UI 3.0 enhancement on the Samsung Internet 13.0 beta. One of these changes is the immersive scroll. This will make non-scrollable elements like the status and navigation UI hide when you are scrolling, allowing you to focus on the content you are manipulating.
The One UI 3 also brings an expandable app bar into bookmarks, saved pages, history, downloads, ad blocker, add-ins, and settings. This expandable info provides useful information on the tap of a button.
Additionally, the company is bringing the “more menu” button down to the lower bar for better reach to sections like tab manager and downloads.
PERMISSION REQUEST UI
Samsung is changing the permission request UI to display a warning message if the website looks malicious. This feature will stop notifications from those sites that like to mislead their users into accepting notifications.
DOUBLE-TAP TO PLAY/PAUSE YOUR VIDEOS
With Samsung Internet 13.0 beta, users can play or pause content while in video assistant fullscreen by double-tapping the center area of the screen.
EASY EDITING OF YOUR BOOKMARKS
Just press the bookmark icon and you will get a toast notification to edit your bookmark on the Internet 13.0 beta.
ADD-ON EXTENSION API EXPANSION
Samsung has expanded the browser extension APIs available on Samsung Internet. These are the new API modules available: WebRequest, Proxy, Cookies, Types, History, Alarms, Privacy, Notifications, Permissions, Idle, and Management.
BETTER USER PRIVACY IN SECRET MODE
There is now a better and more detailed explanation of what Secret Mode consists of. We have added this to the initial Secret Mode launch page. Samsung also added an ‘About Secret Mode’ section in the settings to make it absolutely transparent how it helps you protect your privacy.
STATUS BAR VISIBILITY
The company is now allowing users to hide or show the status bar while viewing websites. If you enable this, the status bar disappears when scrolling up and reappear when scrolling down.
You can now use High Contrast mode when Dark mode is on. Samsung Internet now displays a Secret mode icon next to the address bar in order to make it easier to know when you are browsing in secret mode. There is a new sleek tab design that features a rounded tab shape. There is an under the hood upgrade of the web engine: version 13.0 will be based on M83.
Samsung Powers Up: Delivering a Whopping 70 Million OLED Display for iPhone 15 Series!
By the end of 2023, Samsung Display is likely to supply nearly 70 million units of OLED for the iPhone 15 series to Apple. The company’s OLED volume by model is estimated to be in the low 20 million units for the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus, 9 to 10 million for Pro, and ~ 30 million for Pro Max.
Among the four iPhone 15 models, the 15 Pro Max OLED estimate, which Apple plans to produce the most, is four times higher for Samsung than for LG Display. Industry watchers say that Samsung Display’s iPhone 15 Pro Max OLED volume is in the mid-20 million units, three times that of LG Display.
The prevailing view is that LG Display will have 15% more OLED volume than Samsung Display (9 million to early 10 million units). Those who see it differently predict that Samsung Display will secure around 20 million units of 15% OLED, which will be more than LG Display.
Apple’s Surprising Victory: Takes the Crown in Indian Smartphone Exports, Samsung Drops to Second
For the first time, Apple surpassed Samsung in smartphone export from India. The company shipped 49% of the country’s total 12 million shipments in the second quarter. Samsung, on the other hand, secured 45% of India’s total smartphone shipments in the same period.
Apple clocked a rapid growth in export volumes in the last year by making iPhones through contract manufacturers in India. The Cupertino-based company’s share of exports soared from just 9% of the roughly 8 million smartphones shipped in Q2 2022, to almost half the total smartphone exports in Q2 2023.
Samsung’s share of export volumes fell from 50% in Q1 2023 to 45% in Q2 2023. This marks a sharp decline from Q2 2022 when the company had a dominating 84% of the export market from India. Meanwhile, exports by other Android brands (Xiaomi, Motorola, Vivo) declined from 10% in Q1 2023, to 6% in Q2 2023.
Google Messages adds waveforms to Voice Recorder UI
Instead of holding down the mic to record, you will now see a panel with a start/stop button and options to cancel, delete, or attach the recording. You will also see a waveform and a timer while recording, and you can play back the recording before sending it.
The voice messages preview will also show a waveform between the play/pause button and the timer, making it more noticeable than the current straight line.
These changes are not widely available yet, but some users have reported seeing them on their phones. These new changes are part of a bigger redesign that Google is working on for Messages, which includes a revamped home screen that is still in beta testing. Google might announce new features soon.