Samsung’s One UI 5.0 software is based on Google’s Android 13 operating system. The Korean company adopts most of the features from Android 13 but implements them on Galaxy devices in a different way. So let’s check out how the Android 13 Dynamic theme differs from One UI 5.0.
The Dynamic theme is basically a feature of Android 12 and by now everyone might get familiar with it. It enables users to personalize their devices to align tonally with the color scheme of their personal wallpaper through a selected color in the wallpaper picker.
One UI 5.0 Dynamic theme:
On Samsung smartphones, the Dynamic theme is known as ‘Color Palette’, which offers 16 different themes that sync with the current wallpaper of your lock screen or home screen. At the same time, One UI 5.0 software also offers 8 single plus 4 dual tone Basic colors to theme your UI.
When you choose one palette, the whole theme will be applied to menus, buttons, backgrounds, and apps throughout your phone. The new software further expands the dynamic theming to more Samsung, Google, and other third-party applications so that when you apply the color palette to app icons, all applications will look similar.
Other than these, the company also provides users with the ability to completely disable the Color Palette so if they won’t like to add a color foul tough to the system UI they can go for the default – Blue, Black, and White theme combination.
Android 13 Dynamic theme:
With Google’s Material You, it became possible for Pixel phone users to have their whole system and even some apps recolored to match their wallpaper’s colors. The company has further expanded the functionality by offering multiple color palettes with Android 13 OS.
As expected, the theme matches the app icons on your home screen with the colors from your wallpaper to provide Pixel phones with an even better look. Obviously, not all third-party apps support these features, therefore, their icons don’t apply this theme.
However, the good thing is that you can still give your app screen a similar theme by not applying a dynamic theme to the app screen, at the same time, you can apply it on the home screen so the home screen will look fully personalized. Yes, Google has the ability that only enables the theme for home screen app icons and not for all app screen icons so both your screens will have a pleasant and neat look.
Android 13 vs One UI 5.0 – Dynamic theme:
Well, in my opinion, both Android 13’s and One UI 5.0’s Dynamic theming are best in their own ways. However, what I like about the stock Android 13 feature is that it offers the ability to apply the theme only on the home screen.
With this functionality, we can add applications that support dynamic themes on the home screen and apply themes to them and all these will look similar even without spoiling the look of the App screen that will show some app icons themed and others regular.
At the same time, this is the only thing I don’t like about the One UI 5.0 Dynamic theme, it applies a theme to the whole app screen and makes it look ugly. See the image below, Dynamic theme applied on Pixel 7 Pro and Galaxy S22 Ultra’s app screens.
US price of Samsung’s Galaxy S23 FE revealed
According to MySmartPrice report, Samsung’s Galaxy S23 FE could come with a price tag of $599 in the US. This would make it $100 more cheaper than the S21 FE, as part of promoting it as the best budget flagship of this year.
This year’s FE smartphone doensn’t pack the same chipset as the flagship models. Rumors say that the S23 FE will be equipped with Exynos 2200 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipsets, availability country-wise.
Google’s upcoming Pixel 8 handset reportedly starts at $699. Hence, the Galaxy S23 FE’s lower starting price could help Samsung capture those consumers who don’t care too much about camera performance.
Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5 Shipments To Hit Historic 10 Million Unit Milestone
Shipments of Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5 are approximately 10% higher than last year’s models. If 7 million new products and 3 million units of legacy models are shipped this year, the number will reach 10 million units for the first time in history.
According to the info, shipments of the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Fold 5 were found to be 8-10% higher than the shipments of their predecessors. In terms of shipment volume by model, Z Flip 5 accounts for 60-65%, and Z Fold 5 accounts for 30-35%.
Component partners of Samsung say that the number of parts ordered for the two recent models did not change significantly or decrease slightly compared to expectations.
Earlier, it was expected that the Korean tech giant would order 12 to 13 million units of parts for the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Fold 5 by the end of this year. However, recent reports revealed that there may be a decrease of about 1 million units.
Samsung Powers Up: Delivering a Whopping 70 Million OLED Display for iPhone 15 Series!
By the end of 2023, Samsung Display is likely to supply nearly 70 million units of OLED for the iPhone 15 series to Apple. The company’s OLED volume by model is estimated to be in the low 20 million units for the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus, 9 to 10 million for Pro, and ~ 30 million for Pro Max.
Among the four iPhone 15 models, the 15 Pro Max OLED estimate, which Apple plans to produce the most, is four times higher for Samsung than for LG Display. Industry watchers say that Samsung Display’s iPhone 15 Pro Max OLED volume is in the mid-20 million units, three times that of LG Display.
The prevailing view is that LG Display will have 15% more OLED volume than Samsung Display (9 million to early 10 million units). Those who see it differently predict that Samsung Display will secure around 20 million units of 15% OLED, which will be more than LG Display.