Samsung will launch its all-new flagship Galaxy S23 series smartphones at the Galaxy Unpacked event scheduled for February 1. At the same time, TM Roh, the President & Head of Samsung MX Business, will share the Galaxy dedicated chip development status.
Earlier it was rumored that Samsung’s smartphone division is working on its own flagship mobile chip for the premium Galaxy S series phones. Now as per a recent leak from tipster Ice Universe, we will get more information about this Exynos processor that the upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event.
The tipster did not mention what kind of information we would get about the chipset. However, it is expected that Samsung MX Division CEO TM Roh may give fans a teaser about the high-end smartphone at the event.
It’s worth mentioning that Samsung is creating this chipset for the 2025’S Galaxy S25 series phones. The company has already assembled a “Dream Team” for the project that is suggested to be built using Samsung Foundry’s second or third-generation 3nm GAA fabrication process.
Earlier information also claims that the Samsung Galaxy S25 series’ Exynos chipset will use a tri-cluster, nine-core CPU in a 4-4-1 configuration with four Cortex-X cores, four Cortex-A7xx cores, and one Cortex-A5xx core.
As of now, the company has decided not to bring the Exynos processor to its Galaxy S23 series due to its low performance compared to Snapdragon and the same could be the case with next year’s Galaxy S24.
Samsung Exynos chip development status will be an interesting topic at the Galaxy Unpacked. Let’s see how the Korean company will improve its Exynos processor in these years.
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.
Apple’s Surprising Victory: Takes the Crown in Indian Smartphone Exports, Samsung Drops to Second
For the first time, Apple surpassed Samsung in smartphone export from India. The company shipped 49% of the country’s total 12 million shipments in the second quarter. Samsung, on the other hand, secured 45% of India’s total smartphone shipments in the same period.
Apple clocked a rapid growth in export volumes in the last year by making iPhones through contract manufacturers in India. The Cupertino-based company’s share of exports soared from just 9% of the roughly 8 million smartphones shipped in Q2 2022, to almost half the total smartphone exports in Q2 2023.
Samsung’s share of export volumes fell from 50% in Q1 2023 to 45% in Q2 2023. This marks a sharp decline from Q2 2022 when the company had a dominating 84% of the export market from India. Meanwhile, exports by other Android brands (Xiaomi, Motorola, Vivo) declined from 10% in Q1 2023, to 6% in Q2 2023.
Google Messages adds waveforms to Voice Recorder UI
Instead of holding down the mic to record, you will now see a panel with a start/stop button and options to cancel, delete, or attach the recording. You will also see a waveform and a timer while recording, and you can play back the recording before sending it.
The voice messages preview will also show a waveform between the play/pause button and the timer, making it more noticeable than the current straight line.
These changes are not widely available yet, but some users have reported seeing them on their phones. These new changes are part of a bigger redesign that Google is working on for Messages, which includes a revamped home screen that is still in beta testing. Google might announce new features soon.