The new generation of smartphones has the ability to charge wirelessly, due to which Samsung has stopped providing chargers with its flagship smartphones. Meanwhile, customers don’t like this and are taking legal action against the company.
Following the report by the Ministry of Justice in Brazil, more than 900 Procon groups have teamed up to take legal action against Samsung and Apple for not providing charging adapters with new smartphones.
They are asking for an in-box charging adapter considering how high the smartphones cost. And, if the companies do not agree to settle the matter outside court, these Brazilian customers could file a formal lawsuit against them.
If the report is filed, Samsung and Apple will have to pay BRL26 million ($5.13). However, it is not clear whether these costs are combined or if the two will have to pay BRL 26 million separately.
The new report further claims that Apple already paid a fine of BRL 10.5 million ($2.07) to the Procon of Sao Paulo. Whereas, the Korean tech giant was also fined in Fortaleza.
Apple decided not to send in-box chargers with iPhone 12 series in 2020 and cited environmental reasons for its decision. Samsung on the other hand took this opportunity and copied it.
It is worth mentioning that not only the flagship but Samsung is also not sending the chargers with mid-range phones, the recently launched Galaxy A53 is an example.
Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S23 grabs December 2023 security update
Samsung has pushed the December 2023 security update for unlocked models of Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus, and Galaxy S23 Ultra smartphones in the US. The update is already rolled out for locked models in the US.
The company is dispatching the latest software update with system security improvements to keep your files and data safe on your phone. It also optimizes system stability to offer you uninterrupted and seamless functionality on your device.
December 2023 security update for unlocked Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus, and Galaxy S23 Ultra models can be identified through One UI build versions S911U1UES2BWKA, S916U1UES2BWKA, and S918U1UES2BWKA respectively. The installation package size of this update is 421.40MB
December 2023 Security Patch Details
The newest security patch fixes over 60 vulnerabilities mainly related to buffer overflow, AR Emoji, KnoxCustom Service, bootloader, SmartManager, Knox Guard, and Contacts. Check the full details here.
Users can check for the update manually by going to Settings > Software update > Download and install.
Galaxy AI: Samsung finalized Galaxy S24’s on-device AI name
Following the announcement of Gauss, Samsung unveiled Galaxy AI. It’s almost confirmed that the Galaxy AI will debut with the Galaxy S24 series next month. Today, an alleged poster surfaced, confirming that the Galaxy AI is the name of Samsung’s on-device AI.
Tipster revealed that Samsung alone is not responsible for the conception of Galaxy AI. To make Galaxy experiences epic, the company has been collaborating with several industry leaders, which certainly is a good thing. Notably, the Galaxy S24’s official unveiling is set to take place on January 17, 2024.
Samsung revealed that Galaxy AI will provide real-time translations of calls in different languages. There will be more interesting features such as image generation and the basic text-based work that other AI models are capable of handling.
Samsung sets Galaxy Fit 3 launch with 1 million shipments target
Samsung confirmed the launch of the Galaxy Fit 3 in the first half of next year. The company aims to ship a total of 1 million units of its upcoming fitness tracker device.
This wearable device simplifies features and reduces the pricing of smartwatches. The market predicted that Samsung would discontinue its smart band with the Galaxy Fit 2, which was released in October 2020.
The new product is expected to have an enlarged display and increased health measurement and fitness features. Samsung is significantly boosting the health functions of its smartwatches.
It has been reported that the launch of a sequel has been decided to expand the wearable device lineup as the healthcare market, which Samsung is focusing on as a new business, is growing.
Notably, the Galaxy Fit 3 launch could take place in the first half of 2024, separate from the January Unpacked. Samsung has been alternately unveiling wearable devices such as the Watch and Buds along with smartphones at Unpacked events in the first and second half.
Given that there are no new Samsung wearable devices for the time being, the Galaxy Fit 3 is expected to serve as a kind of stepping stone early next year. The Galaxy Watch 7 series and Galaxy Buds 3 series, successors to the current products, will be released in the second half of next year.