On October 12, Samsung officially unveiled the new One UI 5 software iteration in presence of developers. The company fulfilled its promise by releasing the Stable Android 13 update for Galaxy S22 in October. Well, Samsung has now “confirmed” that One UI 5.0 update for Galaxy S21 FE coming in November 2022.
According to Samsung Germany, the Stable Android 13 update for Galaxy S21 FE smartphone users will start to release in November 2022. Recently, the Indian roadmap emerged online and revealed that the update will release in December, while the initial rollout is now confirmed to happen this month.
Germany always gets new updates first?
No doubt, Germany is one of Samsung’s most beloved countries to begin the rollout of new firmware updates. While the Indian variants are likely to get the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update in December 2022, users in Germany will have the same treatment in November itself.
One UI 5 – What’s new
Samsung highlighted the new One UI 5 iteration focuses on advancing the customization capabilities of Galaxy devices. The major update comes with a more personalizable lockscreen with customizable clock size, clock style, clock design, and clock type. Moreover, you can also add custom text on the lockscreen for emergency contact.
For multitasking, there are two new and advanced gestures added, which let you activate the split screen mode with just a swipe of two fingers. Moreover, the text extraction feature allows you to get rid of manually writing text from images by letting you grab it directly.
Apart from this, the capability of disabling RAM Plus makes it possible for users not to compromise their phone’s internal storage. And Material You is now applied across One UI as not only Samsung but Google and third-party apps’ icons can be colored in dynamic shades. Check all features here
Exynos is not rebranding but Dream Chip indeed exists, Samsung states
Recently, it was rumored that Samsung is going to rebrand Exynos as Dream Chip. In a recent development, it has been reported that Samsung Semiconductor disclosed Exynos is not rebranding to Dream Chip anytime soon.
In addition, the company’s semiconductor decision revealed that Dream Chip is an internal project name. Earlier, Samsung formed a Dream Team to research a chipset tailor-made for flagship Galaxy devices.
If Dream Chip is an internal project name, the existence of a Galaxy-exclusive chipset just confirmed. However, it will take time for the company to finally commercialize the processor on Galaxy smartphones.
“All rumors regarding rebranding are not true,” Samsung Semiconductor told us in response to AndroidAuthority’s follow-up question.
Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra: Samsung becomes Big Ten Conference official tablet partner
Recently, the Big Ten Conference and Big Ten Network announced that Samsung (Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra) became its official tablet partner for the Big Ten Conference.
To kick off the partnership, the Big Ten, Samsung and Indiana Sports Corp will host a high school football coaches workshop on Saturday, Dec. 2, at Lucas Oil Stadium led by Jake Butt and Gerry DiNardo.
A diverse group of 10 Indiana high school football coaches will utilize the Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra as they receive instruction from Butt and DiNardo on breaking down film and utilizing the tablet’s best-in-class features.
As a part of the partnership, the Big Ten Network will deliver Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra branded social content across its platforms, including coverage from the coaches workshop and the Big Ten Football Championship Game.
Additional partnership elements include Samsung’s ability to use the Big Ten’s registered trademarks, as well as various promotional signage assets at the Big Ten Football Championship game.
Global sport and entertainment agency, CSM, assisted Samsung in the development and negotiation of the partnership with the Big Ten Conference and Network.
Samsung Galaxy S23 and Z Flip/Fold 5 outshine predecessors in October 2023 sales
Samsung has reportedly experienced a decrease in smartphone sales in October 2023. In particular, the company’s smartphone sales dipped 8 percent year-over-year, and 2 percent compared to September 2023.
According to Hana Securities (via Revegnus), Samsung smartphone sales slowed down in October 2023 due to the lack of new launches. At the same time, Apple spent a fruitful October due to its recently released iPhone 15 series.
Despite intensified competition in the mid-range market, the sales of Samsung’s Galaxy A series remained steady. Talking about flagships, the S23 series and Z Flip/Fold 5 sales remained strong compared to their predecessors.
The 9-month sales of the Galaxy S23 reached 25.06 million units (S23 Ultra 11.63 million, S23 Plus 4.52 million, S23 8.91 million), surpassing the S22’s corresponding sales of 20.32 million units by 23%.
Apart from this, the 3-month sales of the Galaxy Z5 series recorded 4.86 million units (Z Flip 5: 3.08 million, Z Fold 5: 1.79 million), a 4% increase over the Z4 series’s 4.68 million units (Z Flip 4: 2.87 million, Z Fold 4: 1.81 million).
Samsung Smartphone Sales in October 2023:
– Experienced an 8% decrease compared to the same month last year and a 2% decrease compared to the previous month.
– Due to the absence of new models that could boost sales.
– However, despite intensified competition in the mid-range… pic.twitter.com/J558ABOk1e
— Revegnus (@Tech_Reve) November 28, 2023