Samsung electronics and Axis bank have partnered to launch two new credit cards in India – Visa Signature and Visa Infinite. Using these Samsung Axis bank credit cards customers will get 10% cashback across all Samsung products and services.
As an added pleasure moment for the consumers, the 10% cashback offer via Samsung Axis Bank credit card will be over and above the existing Samsung offers on both EMI and non-EMI transactions.
Samsung says the new Credit Cards are designed to reward consumers every time they use the card to purchase Samsung products and services. Consumers can get 10% cash back on purchases of products such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, TVs, refrigerators, ACs, and washing machines.
In addition, the 10% cashback is also valid on the purchase of other Samsung services including service center payments, Samsung Care+ mobile protection plans, and extended warranties.
Furthermore, this 10% cashback applies to offline channels selling Samsung products through Pine Labs and Benow payment interfaces, as well as online at Samsung.com, Samsung Shop App, Flipkart, and authorized Samsung service centers.
On the Visa Signature credit card variant, cardholders can avail of up to INR 10,000 cashback annually, with a monthly cashback limit of INR 2500.
These customers can avail of up to INR 20,000 cashback annually, with a monthly cashback limit of INR 5,000. There is no minimum transaction value, which means cardholders can get 10% cash back on the smallest of Samsung purchases.
Furthermore, with consumer trends and preferences in mind, Samsung India and Axis Bank are partnering with industry-leading partners to provide cardholders faster rewards for their day-to-day spending with major partner merchants such as BigBasket, Myntra, Tata 1mg, Urban Company, and Zomato.
Interested customers can apply for a card through the Samsung Axis Bank credit card website at Samsung.com, Samsung’s app ecosystem – Samsung Shop, Samsung Pay, Samsung Members, and Axis Bank channels.
For more information, visit Samsung Newsroom.
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.