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European Samsung Galaxy S23 with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 benchmarks [US]

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[Nov. 16] Update…

A month back, US variant of the Galaxy S23 visited Geekbench with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. There’s good news for European users (via IceUniverse), the Galaxy S23 Ultra carrying model number SM-S918B benchmarked with a highly optimized Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor.

[Oct. 17] Initial story…

We are around three months away from the official unveiling of the next flagship smartphone lineup by Samsung, meanwhile, the US variant of the Galaxy S23 has been recently tested on Geekbench with Android 13, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and 8GB of RAM.

According to the info (via GalaxyClub), the US variant of the Galaxy S23 visited Geekbench, which is a famous benchmarking platform. The device was equipped with a rumored Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, codenamed Kalama.

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Moreover, the benchmark revealed that the device runs Android 13 and has 8GB of RAM. Talking about the processor, the 8 Gen 2 is packed with a core with a clock speed of up to 3.36 GHz, four cores at 2.8 GHz and three energy-efficient cores at a clock speed of up to 2.02 GHz alongside Adreno 740 GPU.

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The tested Galaxy S23 smartphone with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, Android 13 and 8GB RAM scored 1524 in the single-core test and 4597 in the multi-core test. Do note, it’s just a test version and Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is still unreleased, therefore, the performance and efficiency will be improved.

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The US versions will surely feature the Snapdragon chipset, while there is still confusion among European consumers about whether they will get Qualcomm’s chip variant or not. Earlier, it was reported that Exynos won’t die and Samsung wants to ship Exynos models in some countries.

Recently, the protective cases of the Galaxy S23 trio have been leaked revealing the rear design of the upcoming smartphones. Furthermore, Onleaks shared a number of CAD renders of these phones that suggest no changes in S23 Ultra while new camera setup in the Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus.

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Samsung Galaxy M04 India launch scheduled for December 9

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Samsung is all set to expand its budget smartphone lineup in India. The upcoming Galaxy M04 smartphone is appeared in new teaser posters which suggest that Samsung will launch the phone on December 9 at 12 noon in India.

These posters further reveal that the smartphone will feature up to 8GB RAM through RAM Plus feature and up to 128GB internal storage. Additionally, it will come with major software upgrade support for two years.

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Furthermore, Samsung will launch the Galaxy M04 smartphone under INR 10,000 in India. The exact price could be INR 8999 as the poster mentions INR 8xxx, but we cannot confirm it right now.

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As far as the specifications are concerned, the Galaxy M04 could sport a 6.5-inch HD+ Infinity-V display with a 1560 × 720 pixels resolution, an octa-core MediaTek Helio G35 mobile processor, and a large 5000mAh battery.

It has a dual rear camera setup that may include a 50MP primary camera and a 2MP depth lens. Meanwhile, on the front side, there could be a 5MP selfie shooter. Aside from these, the phone should run Android 12-based One UI 4.1 out of the box.

Last but least, the company will offer at least two color variants to the users including Mint Green and Black. We might see more colors when the phone gets launched on December 9.

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Apple ‘finally’ begins foldable product development: Report

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Apple has reportedly begun a 20.25-inch foldable product development project with South Korean display panel makers. As per the report, Apple has started the development of core elements and foldable technology, while, there’s no plan for commercialization until 2026 or 2027.

Since Apple has gradually increased the usage of OLED panels in its products, it’s now entering the foldable segment. TheElec sources revealed that Apple is working on a 20.25-inch foldable product project with major Korean parts makers. When fully unfolded, the product’s screen expands to 20.25 inches.

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This huge screen size claim suggests that the product won’t be an iPhone or iPad, and the first foldable screen product of Apple could be a MacBook laptop. When folded, the device turns 15.3 inches, similar to a huge touchscreen tablet.

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At present, Apple only uses OLED panels in iPhones and Watches, while other products including iPads, MacBooks, and iMacs use LCD panels. The development project indicates the US tech giant will first bring OLED iPads, MacBooks, and iMacs before entering the foldable segment.

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Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra night camera improved with new test firmware: Leak

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Samsung is reportedly launching its next flagship smartphone lineup in February next year. Ahead of launch, the company is internally testing the device and working on firmware development too. As per the recent input, new firmware of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra improved night camera performance.

According to tipster IceUniverse, Samsung improved the night camera performance of the Galaxy S23 Ultra with the latest firmware. It’s worth mentioning that the Galaxy S23 series may come pre-installed with One UI 5.1, which is under development.

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Tipster also stated that users can expect even better night shots on the Galaxy S23 Ultra, as there are still 2 months in the official launch. Notably, the company will be shipping the S23 Ultra with 200MP primary camera, which features different modes; 12.5MP, 50MP and 200MP.

Samsung debuted Nightography feature with the launch of the Galaxy S22 series. Using artificial intelligence, the flagship devices capture stunning shots even in low light and night. It’s expected that the upcoming lineup will bring notable improvements in night photography.

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