Today, Samsung released its first-quarter 2021 results, which reveal a hike in operating profit and revenue, in a comparison with the figures of Q1 2020. Moreover, it became possible with the record sales of consumers’ products including TVs, smartphones, home appliances, and more.
However, hearable products including Galaxy Buds also play a vital role in the company’s profitable growth as these gadgets also achieving some great sales numbers in the current scenario.
On the other hand, Apple just reducing the production of AirPods by 30 percent as it plans to produce 75-85 million AirPods rather than 110 million units. This implies the Cupertino-based company has reduced planned production of its wireless earphones by 25-35 million units this year.
Meanwhile, the company’s laptops and desktops clocked their best sales quarter ever during the second fiscal quarter amounting to $9.1 billion in sales. Therefore it is quite strange to see Apple reducing its Airpods production.
Apple faces tough competition from Samsung
Following the launch of AirPods, Samsung has also provided similar wireless earphones in the market, which in this case are recording good sales online as well in the offline business.
These hearables are even priced lesser than what Airpod costs ($159), providing rich and immersive sound quality. In addition, the same tactics applied to other products leading to less profit margin for Apple.
Therefore, this strategy of Samsung generated tough competition for Apple, not only in terms of the earphone market but also in the category of smartphones and other smart gadgets.
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Here’s when Samsung will start Stable Android 13 One UI 5.0 update rollout
On August 15, Google released the Android 13 update for Pixel devices, while Samsung started the One UI 5.0 Beta testing program for the Galaxy devices earlier this month. Google confirmed that the stable Android 13 update coming to your Galaxy devices “later this year.”
Samsung will surely start bringing the Android 13 update as One UI 5.0 to some eligible Galaxy devices later this year. Meanwhile, the company has already showcased most of the new features of this major upgrade including stackable widgets, more Color Palettes, optional call backgrounds for each contact, and much more.
Samsung Android 13 Release Date?
As always, Samsung has not shared the release date of the Galaxy Android 13 update. Well, we can accurately speculate when will Samsung release the One UI 5.0 update atop the Android 13 OS for the qualified Galaxy devices, thanks to records of past rollouts.
Let’s have a look at the recent past:
On October 4, 2021, the US tech giant seeded the Android 12 update for Pixel devices and Samsung bring it to the Galaxy devices as One UI 4.0 in mid-November. Well, the OEM was not able to run the rollout seamlessly as bugs and issues forced it to stop update delivery, which later on resumed in December.
Aside from this, the Android 11-based One UI 3.0 update took nearly three months to start rolling out for the flagship Samsung devices after the official debut of the base OS version. Seeing the big development with Android 12, we can expect that the company will start providing Android 13 to its flagships starting October this year.
Similar to previous rollouts, the South Korean tech giant will first upgrade its flagship Galaxy smartphones and then tablets. Later on, the company will gradually push the One UI 5.0 update to mid-range and budget phones in different markets globally.
Samsung Android 13 Eligible Devices
As of now, the Galaxy S22 series is just officially confirmed for the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update. Aside from this, Samsung has not said anything about the Android 13 update distribution to other Galaxies, however, a number of phones and tablets are already confirmed to get One UI 5.0.
- Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4
- Galaxy S22 series
- Galaxy Tab S8 series
- Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3
- Galaxy S21 series
- Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Z Flip, Flip 5G
- Galaxy S20 series
- Galaxy Note 20 series
- Galaxy Tab S7 series
- Galaxy A52 and A53
- Galaxy A71, A72, and A73
Aside from the above-listed smartphones, more Galaxy devices that were launched pre-installed with the Android 11-based One UI 3.x software will be supported for the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update as Samsung provides at least two major upgrades to all Galaxies.
You can check our dedicated article for the biggest Samsung Android 13-based One UI 5.0 eligible devices list, which consists of Galaxy M, Galaxy F, and more lineups. Still, some devices are no longer eligible for Android 13, however, Samsung will give them satisfaction with some new security updates.
Update: October 5
We are listing 11 Samsung devices that will get the Stable Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update by the end of this year.
- Samsung Galaxy S22
- Samsung Galaxy S22+
- Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy S21
- Samsung Galaxy S21+
- Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
- Samsung Galaxy A53
Update: September 25
Flagship phones including the Galaxy S series and Galaxy Z series are unquestionably the top priority of Samsung. Meanwhile, it’s good to see that the company doesn’t want even mid-range smartphone users to wait longer for the new Android version.
These Galaxy phones will get Android 13 before 2022 ends
- Galaxy S22
- Galaxy S22 Plus
- Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Galaxy S21
- Galaxy S21 Plus
- Galaxy S21 Ultra
- Galaxy Z Fold 4
- Galaxy Z Flip 4
- Galaxy Z Fold 3
- Galaxy Z Flip 3
- Galaxy A53
Update: September 11
Samsung officially confirmed the SDC 2022 event for October 12, where, it will unveil new software advancements for Galaxy ecosystem. At the same time, the South Korean tech giant will introduce the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 software.
Samsung opens first Bespoke Home flagship store in Mexico
Samsung has opened its first Bespoke Home flagship store in Mexico City in Latin America. The stop is located at Centro Comercial Perisur, which is a large shopping mall visited by around 2 million people every month.
Samsung Bespoke Home flagship store offers a variety of Bespoke products including refrigerators, dishwashers, microwave ovens, washers, dryers, cleaners, and others in one place. Now customers will not have to go to different shops to purchase different home appliances.
This shop also includes Home life services through the SmartThings integration, as well as a special panel in collaboration with local well-known artists such as Juan Latapi and El Cha.
Furthermore, Samsung invited local media, influencers, and interior designers on October 3, 2022, to spread the launch information of its Bespoke flagship store and get more reach to the people in Mexico City.
So far, the Korean company has launched Bespoke dishwashers and refrigerators but now it is planning to further expand its bespoke ecosystem with the launch of microwaves, gas ovens, and cleaners this October to open the era of custom appliances in Mexico.
Noh Kyung-Rae, general manager of CE Division at Samsung Electronics Mexico, said, “Samsung Electronics Bispock Appliances has received a good response from Mexican consumers for its colorful colors and features that reflect lifestyle. We will continue our efforts to convey the value of Bispock Home at various consumer touchpoints, including the flagship store that we have opened this time.”
Source – Samsung Newsroom
Samsung Galaxy A23 is now available in Malaysia: Check price, specs, offers
Samsung has now unveiled the low-cost Galaxy A23 5G smartphones in Malaysia. The device comes with some excellent features including a 120Hz display, a 50MP OIS camera, a 5000mAh battery with 25W fast charge support, and more.
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G is now public to purchase in Malaysia. It is available in three snappy colors – Light Blue, Orange, and Black and you can buy them from Samsung Online Store.
Price and Offers:
The company is selling the Galaxy A23 smartphone at Recommended Retail Price (RRP) of RM 1,399 (~$300). Meanwhile, if you purchase this smartphone before October 31, you will get a discount of RM 300 (~$65) so the phone can be yours at just RM 1,099 (~$236).
The Galaxy A23 phone sports a 6.6-inch Full HD+ display with a V-shaped notch for the selfie camera. It supports a 120Hz refresh rate for smoother scrolling. It is powered by a Snapdragon 695 processor that is paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage that you can further expand to 1TB via MicroSD.
Furthermore, the device features a 50MP OIS main camera along with an Ultra-Wide 5MP and Depth 2MP camera and an 8MP Selfie Camera. Where the 50MP OIS main camera lets you capture the finest details of far-away objects.
Moreover, the Galaxy A23 5G holds a large 5000mAh battery so you can enjoy your phone for longer and focus on what’s important to you. At the same time, the battery supports up to 25W super fast charging.
While considering the software, it comes pre-installed with Android 12-based One UI 4.1 software, which let you customize your phone as you please. In addition to these, the device supports Samsung Knox Security with Private Share to help you protect your data.
Besides these, the smartphone seamlessly with other Galaxy devices including the newly launched Galaxy Watch 5 series and Galaxy Buds 2 Pro for the full connected Galaxy ecosystem experience.
For more information, visit Samsung Newsroom.