Samsung is going to launch the Galaxy F04 entry-level smartphone on January 4 in India. The device will be packed with great hardware specs and features at the INR 7×99 price segment. Meanwhile, support of two major OS upgrades is the hero of Samsung’s latest announcement for the Galaxy F04.
According to Flipkart listing, the Galaxy F04 runs Android 12-based One UI 4.x software out of the box. Moreover, it’s guaranteed to have two big software upgrades including the Android 13 and Android 14 along with four years of regular security updates.
Samsung has mastered the Android and software updates department and now giving the heaviest support to mobile consumers. It’s worth noting that the company is already promising two Android OS upgrades for a device that starts at just INR 7×99 (~ $85).
Software part aside, the Galaxy F04 comes with up to 8GB RAM (with RAM Plus enabled), stylish gloss design panel, 6.5-inch HD+ display, Mediatek P35 processor, and a long-lasting 5000mAh battery. It will be a 4G network-supported device and Samsung will share detailed information on January 4th.
WhatsApp Unveils Innovative Features to Enhance Everyday Convenience for Users
On September 20, WhatsApp introduced several new features, which will help speed up how to get things done with businesses in a WhatsApp chat. The new features include faster chat experiences with Flows and choose your Payments Service such as cards.
WhatsApp launched ” Flows” making it possible for businesses to offer more experiences like quickly choosing your train seat, ordering a meal, or booking an appointment – all without leaving your chat.
With Flows, businesses will be able to provide rich menus and customizable forms that support different needs. We’ll make Flows available to businesses around the world using the WhatsApp Business Platform in the coming weeks.
Payment via UPI, debit/credit cards
People in India can now add items to their cart and send a payment using the method of their choice from all supported UPI apps, debit and credit cards, and more. Meta revealed that it’s working with partners Razorpay and PayU to make paying for something as simple as sending a message.
Meta says that it’s making it possible for businesses to receive verification, helping you know you’re chatting with the right business. To become Meta Verified, businesses demonstrate their authenticity to Meta and in return receive a verified badge, enhanced account support, and impersonation protection.
Meta Verified Features:
- Ability to create a custom WhatsApp page that is easily discoverable via a web search
- Multi-device support so multiple employees can respond to customers
In near future, the testing of Meta Verified will start with small businesses using the WhatsApp Business app.
Emoji 15.1 introduced for Android and iOS devices: 118 new emojis coming
Emoji 15.1 is the latest set of emojis approved by the Unicode Consortium, the organization that regulates the text encoding standard used by most digital devices. The latest version of Emoji adds 118 new emojis, including six new concepts, four new family combinations, and 108 new directions for six existing people emojis. These new emojis are expected to appear on various platforms in the first half of the next year.
All of these new emojis are created by combining existing emoji characters or sequences with a special character called a zero-width joiner (ZWJ). This allows for new designs without adding new characters to the Unicode Standard.
Emoji 15.1 is the first update to the Unicode Standard that does not introduce any new emoji characters since Unicode 12.1 in 2019. However, Unicode 15.1 does add several hundred new non-emoji characters to the standard. The total number of emojis recommended by Unicode is now 3,782.
- Head-Shaking Horizontally
- Head-Shaking Vertically
- Brown Mushroom
- Broken Chain
New Family Combinations
- Family: Adult, Adult, Child
- Family: Adult, Child, Child
- Family: Adult, Child
- Family: Adult, Adult, Child, Child
- Person Walking Facing Right
- Person Running Facing Right
- Person Kneeling Facing Right
- Person with White Cane Facing Right
- Person in Manual Wheelchair Facing Right
- Person in Motorized Wheelchair Facing Right
Samsung’s Galaxy S24 with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3: Will It Eclipse Apple’s A17 Pro?
Apple recently launched its iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro handsets. As an answer, the Galaxy S24 series is coming early next year. Meanwhile, there’s a question arises! Will the Samsung Galaxy S24 smartphone equipped with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy beat Apple’s A17 Pro chipset?
Let’s compare benchmark results.
Apple A17 Pro (iPhone 15 Pro/Pro Max)
According to Geekbench 6, Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro featuring the A17 Pro chipset managed 2,908 single-core points and a 7,238 multi-core score. Over the last year’s processor, the new product translates to a 16% single-core score improvement and a 13% multi-core gain.
In addition, Geekbench revealed a 3.78GHz base frequency for the CPU performance cores inside the A17 Pro. Well, it will be interesting to see how Apple’s new 3nm-based A17 Pro chip fares in terms of efficiency given the new 3nm process.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy (S24 Ultra)
While the official launch of the Galaxy S24 series is yet to happen, early (possible) benchmark results surfaced in the recent past. Similar to the Galaxy S23, the next year’s flagship models will use an overclocked Snapdragon chipset, an edge over the upcoming Android rivals.
In the Geekbench 6 test, the unreleased S24 Plus, powered by 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, scored 2233 and 6661 points in single-core and multi-core tests, respectively. For Galaxy chip’s three-core cluster is clocked at 3.15GHz instead of 2.96GHz, and the single high-performance core runs at 3.30GHz, up from 3.19GHz.
Left – A17 Pro, Right – 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy
Geekbench results make the Apple A17 Pro a clear winner with higher scores in both multi-core and single-core tests. Since Qualcomm is yet to unveil the next-gen Snapdragon chipset, the performance might significantly improve prior to the commercialization.
What do you think, will Samsung Galaxy S24’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy beat Apple’s A17 Pro chipset?