Samsung officially teased the Galaxy Book3 series and announced that the reservation is live in India. The company mentioned on the landing page that “A new era of Galaxy innovation is coming. With ultra-premium features, uncover a new way to PC.”
According to Samsung, the upcoming products will deliver a whole new experience to create, innovate and inspire the world. The Book3 laptops will go official alongside the Galaxy S23 series phones as the company is raising the bar of incredible possibilities.
Reservation is live in India
Similar to the Galaxy S23 series, Samsung India is allowing you to reserve the Galaxy Book3 laptops ahead of the Unpacked event. Just visit the official reservation site, fill out basic details with just a few taps and pre-reserve Galaxy Book3 laptop for great benefits.
— Samsung India (@SamsungIndia) January 21, 2023
If you reserve the Galaxy Book3 ahead of Unpacked, you will be eligible for benefits worth INR 5000. Tune in to Samsung Live to get exclusive offers & early delivery and be the 1st to own Galaxy innovation. Moreover, you can avail ₹ 2000* Welcome Voucher & 2% loyalty points* with Samsung Shop App.
After three years of virtual events, Samsung will hold an in-person Unpacked event in San Francisco on February 1st (11:30PM IST). You can also join the event through live stream to witness the mega show of unveiling the S23, Book3 and One UI 5.1.
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.