Samsung is introducing a new service to Samsung Free, a stand-alone entertainment app on the Galaxy smartphone. With the Listen tab, Galaxy users now have direct access to a wide selection of top international language and German language podcasts, all available for free and by swiping the screen.
The Listen tab eliminates the need to download additional apps. Popular podcast products from publishers ProSiebenSat, Axel Springer Group, Podimo and Red Bull can be accessed in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Additionally, there is a save section on the Listen tab, where Samsung Galaxy users can view the latest on the platform, which podcasts are especially fashionable and they may like.
Samsung Free now integrates TV content, games, news and podcasts into pre-installed and free content sources that can be easily accessed with a single right swipe. Samsung Free is running Android 11 and is pre-installed on all Samsung Galaxy devices from 2021. Bixby Home and Samsung Daily users can download Samsung Free from Galaxy Store.
The Samsung Free Listen Tab is available in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, France and Italy. You can find more information about Samsung Free or the new functions in the Listen tab at www.samsung.com/de/apps/samsung-free/.
Samsung to drop low-cost phone business in India
Every year Samsung launches a bunch of new smartphones including budgets, mid-ranges, and flagships. Meanwhile, it looks like the company plans to gradually drop the low-cost phone business in India.
According to the report, Samsung will introduce the last batch of budget smartphones, manufactured by contract manufacturing partner Dixon in the country in December this year.
Samsung appears to be focusing on flagship devices as they are being loved by customers and help the company gain more profit than budget. On the other hand, some sources also claim that the tech giant will bring smartphones that cost above 15,000.
Looks like Samsung is exiting the budget smartphone market https://t.co/KKimP32go2
As per the article they will bring mostly new smartphones above 15k segment.
— Ranjit (@geekyranjit) May 25, 2022
The move comes with the Korean company, one of the two major multinational contributors to the government’s Production-Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme. It is mandated to avail exemption only on production of handsets of factory value above Rs 15,000.
And with the average selling price in India rising, market experts say that the Rs 10,000 to Rs 20,000 price segment is witnessing maximum traction in terms of volume.
However, Samsung is yet to say any words on this matter. It should be noted that Samsung used to be a leader in the segment till some years back, but its feature phone shipment has dropped 39% year on year in the Indian smartphone market.
Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 4K 240Hz Gaming Display to be offered at $1499
According to tom’s hardware, the new monitors will be launched in June 2022, and they will be priced at 1499 US dollars.
Features of Neo G8 odyssey:
- Display – 31.5-inch Quantum Mini LED panel, with 1000R curve
- featuring 1196 individual zones for backlight
- The peak brightness of 2000 nits
- It is certified with DisplayHDR 1000
- Two HDMI 2.1 PORT
- One DisplayPort 1.4
- Two USB 3.0 (Type-A) ports
- AMD FreeSync and Nvidia G-Sync (Adaptive Synchronization Technology)
Samsung Odyssey was initially launched with a 144Hz refresh rate, and now it has come along with 240Hz. This new monitor sounds like a good prospect for our best 4K gaming monitor list.
Still Samsung has something in its surprise bag, it has not revealed everything. It is going to launch Odyssey Neo G7. It also has more similar features compared to the G8, which just looks like its, little sister as it will be launched with a 165Hz refresh rate.
Samsung’s smartphone shipment to decrease by 10%, presently focuses on cost reduction!
Samsung Electronics is in the news that it has lowered its smartphone shipment by ten percent. Treated as companies counteraction to respond to the global market contraction.
Business Korea has reportedly revealed that Samsung is expected to implement the strategy of cost reduction to overcome the falling market of Samsung smartphones. As Samsung has set its smartphone target to 333 million units in 2022.
Suspiciously the Samsung smartphone market has fallen below 300 million units comparing the four consecutive years and comparing with the current year’s Samsung shipment targets.
MediaTek and Qualcomm have also significantly reduced their orders for the application processor for the second half of the year 2022, therefore Samsung does not have any choice except drastically lower the smartphone price.
Roh Tae-moon is currently working on a new strategy to enhance profitability in response to the present and ongoing crisis in the smartphone industry. The company has already increased its operating profits to 11.47 trillion won and has increased its operating profit margin by 23.7%.
Samsung should put an effort into manufacturing cost-saving. This particular thing can lead him to reduce the smartphone cost to get rid of end-of-the-year marketing competition. Samsung’s last mid-priced smartphone Galaxy A23 released in March 2022 featured a Chinese BOE-made LCD display. By this, we can see the heat is on, and you are soon going to see that Samsung will source some low-priced camera modules for its upcoming smartphones.