Previously, Samsung had targeted the Japanese smartphone market with the ‘Galaxy S22’. As Apple captures almost half of Japan’s smartphone market, the priority is whether the company can overcome Apple’s obstacles and achieve box office success.
Now, South Korean media is reporting that the Samsung Galaxy S22 series is attracting a response from Japanese consumers. Recently, the company announced that it had achieved a 50 percent increase in pre-sales before the official launch of the Galaxy S22 series in Japan.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 series was officially launched in Japan on the 21st by Japanese carriers such as KDDI and NTT DoCoMo and pre-sold for two weeks from the 7th to the 20th before its release.
Unlike in Korea, with the exception of the Galaxy S22 Plus model, two models, the Galaxy S22 Ultra and the Galaxy S22, have been released in Japan. In this pre-sale, it was found that the Galaxy S22 Ultra with S Pen is getting a good response. Samsung is expected to grow to become the second-largest market share in Japan.
According to Strategy Analytics, a market research firm, Apple (60%) will dominate the Japanese smartphone market in 2021. Sharp (10%) was in second place and Samsung (9.7%) was in third place. Samsung Electronics is strengthening its marketing in Japan.
Samsung’s One UI 6: A Patient Perfectionist’s Approach – Stable Release Set for October End!
Samsung is running the One UI 6 Beta testing for a handful of Galaxy devices. In a recent development, a reliable source revealed that the Stable One UI 6 update will be released at the end of October.
According to UniverseIce, Samsung will release the Stable One UI 6 at the end of October. The update will first come to the Galaxy S23 series, however, older flagships will join sequentially.
The tipster praised Samsung’s decision to push the Stable version without any rush. Instead of becoming the first, the company should deploy a bug-free and stable One UI firmware, based on Android 14.
So far, Samsung released five major One UI 6 Beta updates to the Galaxy S23 series. The Beta build is available for Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S21 series as well, which could turn into Stable by November this year.
The stable version of One UI 6 will be released at the end of October, which is good. I don’t want Samsung to rush to launch the stable version. I hope they can optimize it better.
— ICE UNIVERSE (@UniverseIce) October 2, 2023
Samsung’s Latest USB-C Plugin Update for Headphones Rolling Out
Samsung has pushed a new update for its USB-C app, which provides users with the latest codec of bundle earphones. The fresh update for the USB-C app brings the ability to update the latest codec of bundle earphones.
The Korean tech giant aims to improve the sound quality and performance of the earphones through this update. It also fixes some issues that users may have encountered with the app in the last version. However, there is no new feature or change noted.
Users can easily update the Samsung USB-C app on their smartphones by opening the Galaxy Store, tapping on the Menu option, and then clicking on Updates. If you have received the update, tap on the refresh icon next to the USB-C app to get the latest codec and enjoy the best sound quality from their earphones.
Galaxy Z Flip 5 AR Zone: Elevate Your Selfies and Videos with AR Magic!
Smartphone camera can’t be defined with just a higher number of megapixels. Other than a solid hardware configuration, software plays a key role, in bringing user-friendly features. Thankfully, photos are even cooler with AR Zone, as you can complete your expressions with cute stickers on Galaxy Z Flip 5.
The AR (augmented reality) technology which combines 2D and 3D has been translated into filters on various platforms. On Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 5, AR is summarized in an application called AR Zone. Using it, you can choose emojis, stickers, or create doodle sketches when taking videos in real-time.
In addition, users can get AR Zone automatically embedded in the camera by downloading it first at the Galaxy Store. Once downloaded, the AR Zone can be accessed by selecting another menu on the camera screen. There are six menus available in the AR Zone that you must know, including:
- AR Emoji Studio for designing emojis in the form of self-portraits
- AR Emoji Camera for taking photos and videos with AR emojis
- AR Emoji Stickers for making emoji stickers
- AR Doodles for drawing doodle on the camera
- Deco Pic for adding stickers to photos and videos
- Quick Measure for taking measurements using AR on the camera.
Users only need to shift the menu option on the camera to ‘other’. After that, you can see the words AR Zone automatically embedded in the top right menu option.
Once done, you can choose the menu option you want to create, for example, when you select the AR Doodle menu in Flex Mode, the screen at the bottom of the Galaxy Z Flip 5 will display a pen icon that you can use to paint a sketch on your face or other photos you want to take.
As it uses AR technology, the images you embed can follow moving objects. So, the experience of working with images on the Galaxy Z Flip 5 will certainly be very different. Just by folding the phone in FlexMode, you can freely arrange emojis, stickers or create your best doodles with two hands.