On December 27, Samsung announced that it’s building a futuristic smart home in Busan EDC (Eco-Delta City), which is a national pilot city for smart cities in South Korea. Hosted by Korea Water Resources Corporation, the Eco-Delta City is a smart city built with 30,000 households on an 11.8 km square site in Gangseo-gu, Busan.
As an innovative technology operator in the smart home field, Samsung participated and supplied various home appliances and solutions to the 56th generation of Smart Village, a demonstration complex that is the first to move into Eco-Delta City.
In South Korea, Smart Village introduces innovative technologies in five fields that include:
- Living environment
These innovative technologies operate in the form of a ‘Living Lab’ where residents can experience a smart home while living in real life for the next five years.
And Samsung’s supplying 15 products including family hub refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, air dressers, dishwashers and vacuum cleaners, as well as QLED TVs, air monitors, and Galaxy Tabs.
Residents use SmartThings
In order to control home appliances, residents use Samsung’s SmartThings app, as well as control lighting, blinds, air conditioning, and heating, check absent visitors, manage unmanned parcels, and check notices. You can use it to live comfortably.
Besides, the Korean tech giant plans to play a role in suggesting an ideal model in the smart home field in the future smart city national pilot city by providing a variety of convergence services that help convenience in life.
Chan-Woo Park, vice president of Samsung Electronics Home Appliance Business Division said:
“Samsung Electronics is actively expanding the customized smart home experience based on premium home appliances and SmartThings, which boasts excellent expandability. We will continue to work hard to develop smart home solutions that allow people to enjoy a lifestyle that suits them.”
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.