On December 30, Samsung announced that it has appointed Hubert H. Lee as EVP and Head of Samsung MX (Mobile eXperience) Design Team to design Galaxy devices. No doubt, the company introduces premium smartphones with the best design in the industry, for which, Lee is now responsible.
Previously worked as Chief Design Officer of Mercedes-Benz China, Lee conveys over two decades of design and leadership experience to Samsung. Hubert H. Lee, who became the Head of Samsung’s MX Design Team received multiple awards for his outstanding leadership of Mercedes-Benz design teams in the US and China.
Samsung confirmed to SammyFans, in his new role, Hubert H. Lee will lead the MX Design Team, which is responsible for creating Galaxy products like S Series, Z Series, Galaxy Tab, Galaxy Watch and more. We are sure that future Galaxy devices will be seeing meaningful design changes.
The company also hopes that Lee’s unique and visionary perspective will help shape the look and feel of Galaxy as part of building the distinct design ethos that users know and love. Lee is also happy to join Samsung and excited to create new mobile experiences through the art of design.
“I am excited to join a company that is on the bleeding edge of mobile innovation and lead the team responsible for creating new mobile experiences through the art of design,” said Hubert H. Lee.
Since the Galaxy S23 series is all set to launch in February, the design changes might be applied in the upcoming Galaxy foldables and 2024 lineup of Galaxy S. The wearable section also requires radical improvements and we expect the Galaxy Watch 6 series will set a new example of design.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 Plus with Snapdragon chip spotted on Google Play Console
Google Play Console listing doesn’t reveal much about its specs, while its existence is almost confirmed. The Galaxy Tab A9 Plus will feature a 1200 x 1920 pixels resolution display, while the size remains unknown at the moment.
Past reports revealed that this tablet will be equipped with Snapdragon 695 processor, coupled with 4GB RAM. However, the Tab A9 is said to sport MediaTek’s Helio G99 chipset and a 1340 x 800 pixels resolution display.
Samsung enhances Smart View feature through new update
Now, the company is enhancing the Samsung Smart View feature through a new update. It fixes some issues that users spotted in previous versions to improve the performance and stability of the app.
The installtion package size of this update is 5.73MB, available on the Galaxy Store. If you use the Smart View function of a Samsung smartphone, then you should install the latest update of it.
You can get the Samsung Smart View 220.127.116.11 update through Galaxy Store >> Menu option >> Updates. Also, you can download it through the link mentioned here.
Don’t wait for One UI 6 on these Samsung smartphones
It’s not possible for any smartphone maker to provide users with never-ending software support. With Android 13, various Galaxy devices ended major upgrade support, and the same case will happen with One UI 6 for some popular Samsung smartphones.
Preparation to deliver 2023’s Android version is already underway by Google. While Pixel users have started experiencing the Android 14 OS through the Beta Program, Samsung didn’t see that side. However, the company is running the One UI Beta Program, which started on August 10.
This year, popular Samsung flagships such as Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 series won’t receive the One UI 6. Both lineups have finished their striking era of continuous software upgrades, still, an additional year of security patches is remaining.
Samsung has always remained the king of after-sales services to Galaxy consumers. Presently, the company provides up to four years of major OS upgrades, which will be extended further for the time being. It has also raised the bar of security updates to five years, letting consumers keep their phones longer.
Citing sadly, but don’t wait for One UI 6 on these Samsung smartphones:
- Galaxy S20
- Galaxy S20 Plus
- Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Galaxy S20 FE LTE/5G
- Galaxy Z Flip – LTE/5G
- Galaxy Note20
- Galaxy Note20 Ultra
- Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Sizzling era ends at 5.1
Samsung delivered the One UI 5.1 upgrade to all flagship smartphones upgraded to the Android 13-based One UI 5.0. The new version means more new features, and there’s no exception with the One UI 5.1 software system.
Customization is at its peak level on the One UI 5.1 and the upgraded capabilities of Good Lock (and family) make you wow! Screenshots no longer collide with photos captured by the camera and creating a cutout of the object is as simple as copying a text!