Update – November 15…
After various certifications, Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy A14 has now passed the Bluetooth SIG certification. According to the document, the upcoming budget phone bears model numbers SM-A146U, SM-A146VL, SM-A146W, SM-A146U, SM-A146U1/DS, SM-A146P, SM-A146P/N, SM-A146P/DSN.
The model numbers suggest that the company is preparing (via SFCNation) to introduce the Galaxy A14 5G smartphone in different markets such as Canada, South Korea, and the USA. We are guessing that the Korean tech giant may announce the Galaxy A14 later this month or in early December.
Initial story – November 4…
Samsung Galaxy A14 is appearing in the rumor mill for some time now. The device was recently spotted on an online benchmark and now the Galaxy A14 5G visits the Indian authority’s certification, which suggests that the India launch could happen soon.
Tipster @stufflislings has shared the screenshot of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certification listing, which shows a Samsung Galaxy A14 smartphone with an SM-A146B/DS model number. However, the listing does not reveal anything more than this.
Meanwhile, we already know some of the key specifications of the Galaxy A14 smartphone. As per the information, the device will equip a larger 6.8-inches FHD+ LCD display compared to the predecessor Galaxy A14.
It equips MediaTek Hello G80 processor that is paired with 8GB of RAM and a typical battery of 5000mAh. Furthermore, the 50MP primary camera of the device is similar to its predecessor while the front camera will be 13MP, an upgrade from a 5MP and 8MP selfie camera of A13 4G and A13 5G, respectively.
While considering the software, the Geekbench report reveals it will come with the Android 13 operating system. However, it’s not clear, whether the software will be One UI 5.0 or One UI 5.1. We can expect that if the phone will launch after Galaxy S23 series, it will feature One UI 5.1.
Besides the specifications, the design of the upcoming affordable 5G smartphone is also revealed through OnLeak. The renders show that A14 will Infinity-U display instead of Infinity-V. And, the back side of the device has a circular triple camera design.
Apple to reduce iPhone 15 ‘hotness’ w/ new iOS 17 update
Apple’s newly released iPhone 15 Pro models evolved controversial over the heating problems. Various users complain that their device gets warm even without heavy usage. Well, Apple has finally decided to acknowledge overheating issues with the iPhone 15 Pro.
The iPhone maker issued a statement via Forbes, as to how it plans to address the problems. Apple has finally acknowledged that the iPhone 15 Pro series is having overheating problems. The company will release a new iOS 17 update for the devices soon.
Apple said the following: “We have identified a few conditions which can cause iPhone to run warmer than expected. The device may feel warmer during the first few days after setting up or restoring the device because of increased background activity”.
Apple’s statement notes that recent updates to some third-party apps on iOS 17, like Instagram, Asphalt 9, and Uber, overload the A17 Pro chip’s CPU, causing the iPhone to get warmer than normal. The optimization work is underway along with implementing necessary fixes to completely address the problem.
Feature image – Ian Zelbo!
Samsung’s Galaxy S24 Ultra with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 will be the next king of gaming
Samsung is returning the Exynos chip, while the next Galaxy S Ultra will solely use the Snapdragon chipset. Equipped with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, the Galaxy S23 Ultra already surpasses the iPhone 15 Pro Max in graphics tests, the Galaxy S24 Ultra will be the next gaming king.
In a recent GPU compute test on Geekbench 6, Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 scored over 15,000 points, 60% higher than the GPU score (9,000 points) of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. Since the Galaxy S24 Ultra will boast the 8 Gen 3’s “for Galaxy” variant, the GPU performance will likely be even better.
The time for Snapdragon has returned.
The GPU score for 8 Gen 3+ has been leaked.
8G3+ 15K. pic.twitter.com/PdR8S6RzWA
— Revegnus (@Tech_Reve) September 25, 2023
Previous reports revealed that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 brings one ARM Cortex-X4 CPU core, five ARM Cortex-A720 CPU cores, and two Cortex-A520 CPU cores. In particular, it packs the Adreno 750 GPU with hardware ray-tracing acceleration, offering 50% better graphics than its predecessor.
Samsung’s Galaxy S23 FE with Exynos 2200 launching on October 4
Samsung is ready to return the Exynos chip with its next Fan Edition smartphone. The Galaxy S23 FE will come with Exynos 2200 processor and is set to officially debut on October 4. The aggressive pricing strategy of this device will help Samsung boost sales in key markets like India.
Earlier, tipster @stufflistings made an X post, revealing that the upcoming Galaxy S23 FE uses Exynos 2200 chip in India. In other markets like the United States, the device will get Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 AP, the same as the Galaxy S22 flagships.
Apart from the S23 FE, the South Korean tech giant will also unveil the Galaxy Tab S9 FE and Tab S9+ FE tablets alongside the Galaxy Buds FE on the same day. It’s worth mentioning that Google will also hold its made by Google event to introduce the Pixel 8 series.
[Exclusive] Here’s a real-life image of the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE.
Plus, here's the Geekbench score comparison between the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE (right) with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (left).
Furthermore, I can confirm that the Exynos 2200 variant of the Galaxy S23 FE will launch in… pic.twitter.com/5872oKbh6Q
— Mukul Sharma (@stufflistings) September 30, 2023