Camera Assistant is a stunning plugin of Samsung’s Good Lock suite. At present, the Camera Assistant app is limited to select flagship models, while Samsung plans to bring it to Galaxy A series phones (such as A54, A53, and A73) with the One UI 6.0 upgrade.
Samsung community moderator informed a user that support for the Camera Assistant app will be provided to Galaxy A series in the second half of the year when the One UI version will change. The moderator didn’t reveal the exact version number of One UI but Samsung fans are well aware of that.
The mod didn’t confirm which Galaxy A series phones will gain support for the Camera Assistant app with the One UI 6.0 upgrade. However, we expect that the feature may be available for just a few A series models such as the Galaxy A54, Galaxy A53, and Galaxy A73.
Meanwhile, the camera in charge stopped saying that the schedule will be announced in the community as soon as it gets confirmed. The developers are trying to offer the Camera Assistant plugin to as many Galaxy models as possible, however, hardware restrictions are the only concern.
One UI 6 coming second half
The Korean community’s camera in charge hinted that the Camera Assistant will be distributed to Galaxy A phones with One UI 6.0 in the second half. Samsung’s Android 14-based One UI version will land in the second half of this year, and it’s not surprising news!
The company is expected to start the Beta program in late July this year, and the official rollout could begin as early as October. Last year, the Galaxy-maker promised fans that it is closely working with industry leaders to make Android and One UI update deployment faster.
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.