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Samsung unveils Galaxy A13 and Galaxy A23 5G



Samsung Galaxy A23 5G May 2023 update

Samsung officially unveiled two new budget 5G supported smartphones: Galaxy A13 5G and Galaxy A23 5G in Taiwan. As a freebie, early buyers will get a wall charger for free, alongside some additional bonuses, however, the sale will start on September 16.

The Galaxy A13 5G will be available at Samsung Smart Hall, Samsung Mall, and other retail stores, while the Galaxy A23 5G in Samsung Smart Pavilion, Samsung Mall, and retail partners in Taiwan. The former features 4GB RAM + 64GB or 128GB, while the latter 4GB + 64GB and 6GB + 128GB storage options.

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Under the hood, the Galaxy A23 5G and Galaxy A13 5G pack Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 695 SoC and MediaTek Dimensity 700 processor, respectively. The Galaxy A23 has 6.6 inch FHD+ Infinity V display with a 120Hz refresh rate, while the Galaxy A13 comes with a 6.5 inch HD+ display with 90Hz refresh rate.

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Coming to photography, the Galaxy A23 5G is equipped with a quad rear camera setup consisting of a 50MP (F1.8) main lens with OIS, a 5MP (F2.2) ultrawide sensor, a 2MP (F2.4) depth sensor, and a 2MP (F2.4) macro lens, plus 8MP front-facing selfie camera.

On the other hand, the Galaxy A13 5G camera hardware includes a 50MP (F1.8) primary lens, a 2MP (F2.4) depth camera, and a 2MP (F2.4) macro sensor, alongside a 5MP selfie shooter.

Talking about color variants, the Galaxy A23 5G offers Black, Blue and Peach color options, while the Galaxy A13 features Black, Blue and White color shades in Taiwan.

Not only flagships but mid-range and budget Samsung phones are not offering a charging adapter inside the retail box due to regulations and environmental concerns.

Meanwhile, early buyers of the Galaxy A23 5G and Galaxy A13 5G will be eligible for a 15W charger for free, you just need to order one of these devices before October 15 and September 30, respectively.


Galaxy A23 5G:

  • 4GB + 64GB – NT$8,990 ($298)
  • 6GB + 128GB – NT$9,990 ($331)

Samsung Galaxy A23 5G

Galaxy A13 5G:

  • 4GB + 64GB – NT$6,990 ($231)
  • 4GB + 128GB – NT$7,990 ($265)

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James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Galaxy S4 and continues to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.


Samsung and other Korean giants stumble as global economy slows



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Due to sluggish chip and energy sectors amid a global economic slowdown, South Korea’s major companies performed far worse than their US counterparts in the first half of 2023.

According to FKI report, South Korea’s top 100 nonfinancial firms listed on the main local bourse saw their combined sales edge up 0.3 percent on-year to $746.3 billion in the January-June period.

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Samsung saw its sales, operating profit, and net profit dip 21.5%, 95.4% and 86.9% on-year, respectively. Comparable figures of its US counterpart, Apple, dropped 4.2%, 10% and 9.2%.

The FKI stressed the need for South Korean big businesses to establish stable profit sources as they remain more vulnerable to external shocks than big U.S. companies.

The combined operating profit of the Korean companies tumbled 63.4 percent on-year to $24.8 billion won in the six-month period, while that of the U.S. corporations shrank 3.9 percent to $638.5 billion.


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Biased camera ranking puts iPhone 15 Pro Max 2nd and Galaxy S23 Ultra 15th: DXOMARK vs Practical Triumph



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Camera evaluation firm DXOMARK has recently published its Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max review. In the global ranking, Apple’s hottest (LOL!) iPhone is listed second, after Huawei’s P60 Pro, while the real winner – Samsung’s Galaxy S23 Ultra is 15th.

The new iPhone 15 Pro Max comes with a 40-megapixel primary, a 12-megapixel ultrawide, and a 12-megapixel telephoto camera. Besides, the A17 Pro chipset gives a further boost to the device, enhancing the camera capabilities and photography skills.

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DXOMARK blessed the iPhone 15 Pro Max with 154 points and praised vivid brightness and contrast, accurate exposure, pleasant and natural color rendering, and skin tones, excellent detail in bright light, fast and accurate autofocus, and effective video stabilization.

iPhone 15 Pro Max Camera Specs


  • 48MP sensor, 2.44µm quad pixels, 24mm equivalent f/1.78-aperture lens, Dual Pixel AF, OIS


  • 12MP sensor, 13mm equivalent f/2.2-aperture lens, Dual Pixel AF


  • 12MP sensor, 1.12µm pixels, 120 mm equivalent f/2.8-aperture lens, Dual Pixel AF

At the same time, reviewers listed some cons of the latest Apple phone such as noise in low-light photos, unwanted artifacts, including flare, ghosting, and aliasing, slightly limited dynamic range in photos, and inconsistent detail across all zoom ranges.


Galaxy S23 Ultra secured 140 points, and no one cared about DXOMARK numbers. The device is equipped with 200-megapixel primary, 12-megapixel ultrawide and a dual 10-megapixel telephoto sensor setup. In practical, S23 Ultra is miles ahead of the iPhone in overall capabilities and use of technologies.

Galaxy S23 Ultra Camera Specs


  • 200MP 1/1.3″ sensor, 0.6 μm pixels, f/1.7-aperture lens, PDAF, AF, OIS


  • 12MP 1/2.55″ sensor, 1.4 μm pixels, f/2.2-aperture lens, PDAF, AF, OIS

Telephoto 1

  • 10MP 1/3.52″ sensor, 1.12 μm pixels, f/2.4-aperture lens, PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom

Telephoto 2

  • 10MP 1/3.52″ sensor, 1.12 μm pixels, f/4.9-aperture lens, PDAF, OIS, 10x optical zoom


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Samsung’s Attempt to Ease Galaxy Browser Defaults Thwarted by Google



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Samsung has reportedly tried to make changes in the Galaxy smartphones’ internet browsers design, as part of making it easier to pick the preferred Seach Engine (browser) as default. The company ultimately backed down as Google reminded it about the breach of the agreement.

According to WallStreetJournal, Samsung had attempted to tweak the way of altering the default Galaxy Browser (search engine) for consumer convenience. Meanwhile, Google had opposed the move and emphasized to Samsung that such a move would be a breach of the agreement.

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In the past, it was rumored that the South Korean tech giant was considering Microsoft’s ChatGPT-powered Bing as the default search engine on Galaxy devices. However, Google assured it to enhance the search engine as well as bring AI capabilities for competition.

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ChatGPT to power Samsung AI Chatbot: Samsung’s Strategic Leap into AI Development with Microsoft

According to a recent report from Korean media outlet, Samsung is developing a “Samsung AI Chatbot” that will assist with tasks such as translation and document summarization using the Large Language Model (LLM) developed by OpenAI.

Edaily disclosed that the company is using Microsoft’s “Azure OpenAI Service” to create an AI chatbot for work assistance to be used within the company. If Samsung tries to develop its own generative AI using OpenAI’s LLM, it must use MS Azure Cloud.

  • Samsung Electronics is known to have linked OpenAI’s LLM to this service and is undergoing a technology verification (PoC) process.


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