Last year we have heard the news that Samsung topped the global smartphone market in the third quarter last year by a 21.2 percent share, and it’s interesting to know that Samsung is followed by Apple (15.9 percent), Oppo (15.7 percent), Xiaomi (13.7 percent), and Vivo (10.5 percent).
Samsung said its sales growth is driven by the Galaxy Z Flip 3, the Galaxy Fold 3, and Galaxy A series, which gained huge popularity in North America and Europe. Samsung has huge popularity in the North American smartphone market.
One of the most interesting things is that Samsungs market share was 37 percent, which is just double that of Apple’s 14 percent, and this is quite strange for a US-based company.
Samsung has topped another survey done by a market research firm Canalys with 23 percent of the market share, Apple came second with 15 percent followed by Vivo, Oppo, and Realme, with 10, and 5 percent.
The company’s flagship smartphone S22 in Korea surpassed one million sales within less than one and half months. Its predecessor’s Galaxy Z Flip 3 and the Galaxy Fold 3 gathered its attention with more than one million sales in a month after Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy S8.
There is a lot of difference between the Samsung and Apple sales, Samsung with 69.3 million units and Apple with 48 million units, you can clearly see a difference.
Chinese Smartphones Makers Imitating Samsung’s Foldable Phones
Chinese manufacturers are increasingly imitating Samsung Electronics in the foldable smartphone market. At the same time, the former foldable phones are expected to be cheaper and their shares are likely to go up fast in emerging markets in particular.
The manufacturer has tried to improve their technologies too. The new Oppo came with a few middle wrinkles and on the other hand, Huawei was said to have more improved heat handling capability than Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3, but practically cannot be seen on the ground.
The foldable phones of Samsung Electronics and Oppo used the same glass supplied by Samsung Display, but wrinkles are not visible on the latter one.
Samsung Electronics has used this design from the beginning and it may not be easy for the Chinese company to imitate the design completely, said the industry insider.
Samsung Still Ahead of Chinese Markers in Foldable Phone Technology
While Chinese companies are releasing foldable phones imitating Samsung’s Galaxy Z series one after another, industry analysts say there is a lot of difference between Samsung models and Chinese products.
YouTube and social media (SNS) channels like Weibo are studded with posts comparing foldable models from Samsung Electronics and China’s Huawei. Compared to these phones many times from the durability point of view P50 Pocket collapsed but the Z flip 3 expressed confidence.
The same is the case with the present Samsung and Chinese series of smartphones. Talking about this Oppo said that it’s ahead of Samsung, stressing that it has lesser wrinkles than Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 but Oppo Find N has fewer wrinkles, despite knowing the fact that it is also based on Samsung’s Display technology.
What does Samsung tend to bring?
The Samsung Galaxy tri-fold smartphone renders have also started appearing online, which are showing that Samsung’s new foldable could feature a tri-fold design. It would be featured with a Rear sub-display, front under-panel camera, and Triple rear camera. In-display fingerprint sensor, as well as an HDMI connector.
How do we know that?
Samsung Electronics reportedly developing a tri-fold smartphone that folds twice, its patent document on the new form factor was filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization and has been disclosed.
LetsGoDigital, an information technology media outlet based in the Netherlands has previously unveiled a computer-rendered image of the Samsung Galaxy Tri-Fold based on the patent document.
Earlier in August, Samsung Display unveiled a prototype of the Galaxy Tri-Fold under the name flex in and out at the Korean Display Exhibition.
Present Samsung phones Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, and Galaxy S22 are rocking the world with their presence. So, you can hope that the z fold technology to be launched soon.
However, it’s our factful opinion, what’s yours, write in the comment below.
Here’s why Samsung apps start getting One UI 6 support ahead of official release
After One UI 5.1, we started hearing a lot of news, leaks, and rumors about the upcoming One UI 6. Recently, Samsung has also started releasing One UI 6.0 support for stock apps, starting with the Calculator app.
Looking at all this, we can expect that Samsung will provide this support to more apps in the future too. But the question is, why is Samsung providing One UI 6.0 support to its stocks apps before the official release? If you are thinking that by getting their support, you will get some new features in your apps, then it is not only the reason.
Samsung One UI 6.0 support can also bring new features for apps, but the main reason for this is something else. But what? The answer is that Samsung is going to release a new One UI update in the coming weeks or months and the company aims to make its stock apps compatible with that accordingly. Once the app is supported, the app will not stop working or get crash whenever the company releases that update for the smartphone.
A recent report revealed that Samsung’s stable Android 14 update will be available in October. This is the same time frame as last year’s UI rollout, with the latest Galaxy S lineup being the first to secure it. Meanwhile, beta activity is seeing an early start if everything goes as planned by the internals.
Still, for the time being, we can consider this information as a pinch of salt as the company has not yet announced any official timeline for One UI 6.0.
Instead of Camera, Samsung should bring battery upgrade to flagships
Nowadays, smartphones are being heavily used for gaming and photography. Accordingly, phone makers are focussing more and more on upgrading the imaging capabilities and performance of chipsets. So why not, Samsung should now bring battery upgrade to Galaxy flagships.
Battery upgrade should be the next aim
The recently launched Galaxy S23 Ultra brings a high-profile 200-megapixel camera, allowing users to capture lossless shots, even when cropped. With great collaboration between hardware and software, the new Samsung flagships offer peace of mind to consumers, when it comes to battery life.
In addition to camera lovers, people prefer buying a smartphone, which offers great battery life without compromising features and power specifications. In the same way, Samsung is reportedly working, and there’s still room for improvements in flagships battery life.
The Galaxy S24 Ultra could come with a new battery technology inspired by electronic vehicles. The company is considering stacked battery technology for smartphones, which will reduce the size keeping the same mAh and enhanced lifespan.
Since the stacked battery tech could leave more gap inside the phone, Samsung might not think about increasing mAh on flagship phones. Instead, the company may use an additional vacant area for upgrading other hardware elements and better placement.
The S23 Ultra even defeated the years-old leader iPhone in terms of battery performance, thanks to the “Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy” processor. Exynos 2400 is reportedly coming to the S24 series in certain markets, which re-creates concern about the phone’s battery life and performance.
That said, Samsung should focus on increasing premium Galaxy phones’ battery life so users can use them longer with a single charge. 45W fast charging is doing quite well, just improvements to battery life would prove as cherry on the cake.
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Poll Results: May 12, 2023
We ran a poll that received 106 votes from our readers’ community. Among all, about 70 percent of readers voted in favor of a battery upgrade instead of the camera, while 23.6 percent want both upgrades together. Meanwhile, 6.6 percent of voters still want Samsung to focus on flagship camera upgrade.
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Samsung 4+5 strategy meets today’s demands of consumers
Tech industry is currently facing a global downturn, forcing companies to shut down businesses in hopeless markets. Promotion no longer remains the only way to sell more smartphones as consumers start comparing products on different aspects; reliability, security and software support.
Samsung, unquestionably meets the demands of consumers, thanks to its 4+5 strategy, ensuring longer Android OS and security updates support. The company is the biggest Android seller in the world, and of course leads the market too, beating rivals like Apple.
Since the Samsung 4+5 strategy still lags behind Apple, when it comes to software support, it is record-breaking in the Android segment. As vendors stop including pre-built charging adapters to reduce e-waste, the EU also mandated longer software support so consumers can keep using a phone longer.
“At Samsung, you get not 1, not 2, not 3, but 4 times Android OS updates. And 5 years is a long time, so your palm-sized pal will be in good hands with new regular security patches.”
Software updates play a key role in continuing great smartphone experiences, as well as the releases come with new features and optimization. Android is open source and gets packed with numerous flaws, Google patches them through security releases every month.
Accordingly, Samsung rolls out monthly patches to a large number of Galaxy devices, which ensures the most reliable system and user data protection. Android OS usually gets a new version in the second half of every year, bringing new useful features and life-saving tools to consumers.
Samsung, with its amazing One UI, dominated the Android market. The custom skin is neat, clean, and intuitive, ensuring smoother and more stunning experiences on Galaxy smartphones and tablets. Google introduces 1 each year, but Samsung utilizes it thrice (x.0/x.1/x.1.1), cool enough?
Until the second half of 2020, Samsung supplied two OS updates to all Galaxy devices. Later, the company raised the bar of software and reached up to 3, matching the Android maker. With the S22 launch, the Korean tech giant promised to bring up to 4 OS and 5 years of patches to select Galaxy models.