At IFA 2022, Samsung launched the Odyssey OLED G8 as its first OLED gaming monitor in global markets. Meanwhile, the company has now announced the retail availability of the Samsung Odyssey OLED G8 monitor in the US.
This monitor delivers brilliant brightness and faster performance in order to enhance the consumers’ gaming experience. Interested customers living in the United States can purchase the new Odyssey OLED G8 34-inch gaming monitor for $1,499.99 on official website and select retailers.
Samsung Odyssey OLED G8:
The Korean company has designed the Odyssey OLED G8 monitor for lightning-fast gameplay. It comes with full of premium gaming features including an incredibly low 0.1ms response time and 175Hz refresh rate to keep you one step ahead of the competition.
The 34-inch Odyssey OLED G8 is built to an ultra-slim thickness of 3.9mm. It is VESA DisplayHDR 400 True Black Certified which ensures that the content you see will appear vivid and life-like with accurate color and contrast reproduction.
For further visual immersion, the display equips the renowned CoreSync and Core Lighting+ from the Odyssey portfolio. This advanced lighting technology, found on the back of the monitor, matches the on-screen colors, bringing content to life with bright and vivid colors that create a more memorable, immersive experience.
Aside from these features, the Odyssey OLED G8 equips Micro HDMI (2.1), Mini DP (1.4), and USB-C ports for versatile connectivity, as well as 5W stereo speakers for crisp sound. You can learn more about how the Odyssey OLED G8 delivers a next-level gaming experience through the infographic below.
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.