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Samsung leads smartphone market in Q3 2022, Apple stays on 2nd

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Market research agency Canalys has recently published a new report citing that Samsung led the global smartphone market in Q3 2022 by grabbing a 22% share of the market.

With the highest shipments share, Samsung led the worldwide smartphone market, as per Canalys report in the third quarter (Q3 2022). On the other hand, Apple stayed the 2nd largest vendor, followed by Xiaomi in third.

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Compared to the same period last year, Samsung recorded a growth of 1%, while, it was a good period for Apple as it grew its market share by 3%, to 18% from 15% in the third quarter of 2021.

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Back in August, Samsung released the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 foldable smartphones. The former comes with a starting price tag of $1,800, while the latter starts at $1,000.

In September, the US tech giant introduced the new iPhone 14 series, containing iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, whose prices range from $800 to $1,100.

Canalys also pointed out that the global smartphone market recorded its third consecutive decline this year, dropping 9% year-on-year, marking the worst Q3 since 2014, in Q3 2022.

Canalys Q3 2022 Smartphone Market

“For most vendors, the priority is to reduce the risk of inventory building up given deteriorating demand,” said Canalys analyst Amber Liu in a statement. “Vendors had significant stockpiles going into July, but sell-through gradually improved from September owing to aggressive discounting and promotions. The pricing strategy of new products is cautiously crafted, even for Apple, to avoid significant pushback from consumers who now tend to be very sensitive to any price hike.”

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Filmed by Galaxy S22 Ultra, ‘Jackals and Fireflies’ unveiling at Samsung Unpacked

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Samsung partnered with Oscar-winning writer and director Charlie Kaufman to show how you can take advantage of Galaxy flagship smartphones’ camera capabilities. Kaufman took advantage of Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra’s filming features to create a short visual art film in beautiful, crystal-clear detail.

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Titled ‘Jackals and Fireflies,’ the film is based on a poem by Eva H.D. who plays the role of the poet, narrator, and lead actor in this uniquely Kaufmanesque love letter to New York City. The Nightography feature of Galaxy S22 Ultra helped photographer to capture New York’s famous night scenes.

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And interestingly, Kaufman’s ‘Jackals and Fireflies’ is set to be unveiled at the Galaxy Experience Space in San Francisco during the Galaxy Unpacked on February 1, 2023. Later on, Kaufman will also present the film in New York City.

According to Kaufman, shooting with Galaxy to be an “effective approach” for bringing the film to life, and is very happy with the final result, adding that “…the finished product is beautiful.”

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Breaking: Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra price drop chart may force you to wait for three months

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Samsung’s going to unveil the Galaxy S23 series smartphones tomorrow, which starts at $799.99 and goes up to $1199.99 in the US. Through the Galaxy S23 reservation promotion, you can get $50 Samsung Credit for free but, this price drop prediction may force you to wait for a few months.

Idealo recently predicted that the Galaxy S23 series smartphones could see a big price drop in just three/four months after release. The analysts have also explained the authenticity of their forecast by comparing previous price drops of Samsung flagships.

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According to the report, the Galaxy S23 Ultra could be 20% cheaper after only three months of release, landing at a price tag of 1,100 Euros. After this massive price drop, the speed would slow down radically and the device would be available for 1,000 Euros after at least 11 months.

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Aside from this, the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus could also see a serious price drop in the initial months of release. The vanilla model’s price may drop by 10% (around 90 Euros) in just 8 weeks and could go down further by 18% (about 170 Euros) sometime after four months of release.

If you are thinking to upgrade to the Galaxy s23 Plus, the report recommends that around four months after, it will be a great time to purchase this phone to save 300 Euros from the launch price. Below, you can check the expected price of the Galaxy S23 series for Europe.

  • Galaxy S23: 989 Euros
  • Galaxy S23 Plus: 1,249 Euros
  • Galaxy S23 Ultra: 1,449 Euros

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[Download Now] Samsung Wallet makes its early debut in India, will available for download soon

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Samsung recently made an official announcement that its Wallet app will be released in India on January 30, 2023. As promised, the company has listed Samsung Wallet on the Play Store today.

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The Korean tech giant has unveiled the Samsung Wallet app in India and it will soon be available for download. As of now, it has been spotted on the Play Store of Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, so this app might be the first to be released for the flagship smartphone.

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Samsung Wallet India

Samsung Wallet app is currently not available for download, only it is listed. It is expected that the users of Galaxy devices in India will be able to download this app and enjoys its features.

Samsug Wallet India

Earlier this month, Samsung officially announced the expansion of the availability of the Samsung Wallet app in 8 more markets including India, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, and Taiwan starting in late January 2023.

So users of Samsung devices are not far away to get a better Samsung Pay app in India. To be mentioned, the Samsung Wallet app combines Samsung Pay and Samsung Pass in a sophisticated interface to store and access digital IDs, payment and loyalty cards, keys, and more.

Updated: Janaury 31, 2023

Users can now download the latest Samsung Wallet (Samsung Pay) on their Galaxy devices.

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