In mid-March, Samsung launched the Galaxy A54 and Galaxy A34, which are now up for purchase in South Africa. At the same time, the company confirmed that another mid-range – Galaxy A24 – will be available for purchase in May 2023.
Samsung revealed that the Galaxy A54 and A34 are now available in South Africa in two color options including Awesome Graphite and Awesome Lime. In addition, the LTE variant of the Galaxy A14 also goes official in the country, which is a budget device.
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The new Galaxy A54 and A34 smartphones come with a brighter display, more advanced cameras, and longer battery life than previous models. At comparatively affordable pricing, the new Galaxy A-series phones deliver outstanding mobile technology.
Both new mid-range phones deliver stunning images with clear quality even in bright conditions, making use of Samsung Galaxy’s incredible Nightography and AI capabilities. The Galaxy A54 brings a 50-megapixel rear primary camera along with a 32-megapixel selfie snapper.
The device boasts a whopping 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 1TB with an optional microSD card. The A34 brings a 48-megapixel rear primary camera and packs 6GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage.
With software support of up to four generations of OS upgrades and five years of security updates, users can keep these devices longer. Moreover, the 120Hz refresh rate ensures you will have a smoother experience while using the A54 or A34.
“Cutting-edge mobile experiences are increasingly essential to everyday life. With continuous enhancements to the Galaxy A series, we are ensuring that more people around the world can access our transformative innovations.” – TM Roh, head of Samsung MX.
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.